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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 ...

Kansas hires Todd Bradford to coach linebackers

Tom Keegan

Kansas University head football coach David Beaty has chosen Todd Bradford, former defensive coordinator at University of Maryland, to replace Kevin Kane as the Jayhawks’ linebackers coach. Kane left for the defensive coordinator job at Northern Illinois, where he had worked before coming to Kansas. Bradford, 52, last worked in ...

My Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Tom Keegan

My baseball Hall of Fame ballot: http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/jan/06/301513/ Two of my nine choices, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza, received the required 75 percent of votes to gain enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. The players for whom I voted, listed in the order of how easy ...

Traylor carries big load in triple-overtime thriller

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/04/301415/ Crowded out of prominence by the drama that unfolded over and over and over again later in a Big Monday night, Jamari Traylor’s terrific stretch at the opening of the second half of a 109-106, triple overtime victory over Oklahoma was not lost on his coach. “I thought Mari ...

Two feel-good KU sports moments in 2015

Tom Keegan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toasMKQ5ivc Sometimes the best moments at sporting events take place before the main attractions start. The worst moment of the Kansas spring football game happened when Michael Cummings suffered a career-ending knee injury. The best came on the last play of the annual alumni football game. World War II veteran ...

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