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Say something nice about Kansas football: Speedier Joe Dineen primed for big junior season

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/07/298991/ Linebacker Joe Dineen not only had a productive season as a sophomore at a brand-new position for him, he showed during the spring that it pays to work hard during the offseason. Dineen improved his speed noticeably, which will put him in position to make more plays on runs ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Lone Star state recruiting paying off

Tom Keegan

SportsDayHS.com ranked the top 100 high school football recruits in North Texas and three of them already have committed to Kansas. Fortunately for the Jayhawks, one of them is a running back. Kansas will need to have a little luck to make it through the season with enough healthy backs ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: On Cajun Country recruiting

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/apr/05/305756/ Only five schools from the state of Louisiana compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision: LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech and Tulane. Only one of those five schools, LSU, is a member of one of college football’s Power Five conferences. The SEC is recruiting the state of Texas harder ...

A different view on Brannen Greene's decision

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/feb/09/303014/ I agree with colleague [Matt Tait's opinion that Brannen Greene made the right decision][1] in leaving Kansas, but disagree that he did the right thing by declaring for the NBA draft and hiring an agent. Transferring to a school that would have built its offense around his three-point shooting ...

Say something nice about Kansas football

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/28/299840/ Welcome to the first “Say something nice about Kansas football,” blog, which will appear here every Monday. Here’s how it works: I’ll say something nice about the KU football program and challenge you to do the same. Sure, it’s not necessarily easy given that the Jayhawks have gone 4-57 ...

Video of poignant pint-sized patriot with KU family ties goes viral

Tom Keegan

Starting with Bob Frederick, late athletic director of Kansas University, the Frederick family has built a rich Final Four tradition. Bob served as the chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee and hired Roy Williams, who took the Jayhawks to four Final Fours. Bob’s son, Brad Frederick, director of operations ...

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops holds key to stopping KU football coaching staff door from spinning

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/26/289312/ Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops comes from the tree of Kansas State’s Bill Snyder, so Stoops knows how to keep a secret. That makes it difficult to gauge what Stoops will do to hire a defensive line coach for the third time in less than 13 months. The last ...

A suggestion for reviving NBA All-Star Game

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/apr/30/290806/ Don’t forget to include never having coached an NBA All-Star at Kansas on your list of reasons you are grateful Bill Self is your school’s basketball coach. After all, if a Kansas player participated in the game you might be tempted to watch it and your eyes might never ...

Udoka Azubuike a legitimate center

Tom Keegan

Watching video clips of the 6-foot-11, 260-pound Udoka Azubuike, calls to mind Cliff Alexander dominating Chicago high school competitors with a series of dunks, plus three inches in height, 20 pounds in weight, less body fat, and broader shoulders. In other words, he is tall enough, big enough and aggressive ...

Hunch says Bragg best of bunch today

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/02/301344/ Skid row brims with men who relied too heavily on hollow hunches, so when I tell you I have a hunch, wish me luck. But I do have a strong one heading into today’s basketball game between Kansas and TCU, a 1 p.m. tipoff in Allen Fieldhouse. Something tells ...

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