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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 ...

KU volleyball, Royals ride to rescue for last-minute shoppers

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/dec/18/300855/ Last-minute Christmas shoppers seeking ideas to put a smile on the faces of sports fans on their lists ought to think Kansas volleyball and Kansas City Royals because everybody loves a winner. **1 - Two season tickets for Kansas volleyball, 2016:** After becoming the first in the program’s history ...

KU volleyball getting red-carpet treatment

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/dec/17/300776/ The Kansas volleyball team fueled itself for tonight's 8:30 tipoff in a national semifinal vs. Nebraska with a 4:30 meal at the Embassy Suites, the team hotel. The athletes filled their plates by choosing from: salad, roasted-potato wedges, small sirloin strips, small chicken breasts, mixed vegetables (squash, zucchini, carrots), ...

Jayhawks appreciate men who drove them on road to Omaha

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/04/300195/ OMAHA — The road to the Final Four can’t be traveled without bus drivers behind the wheel. The Kansas volleyball team has a way of making fans out of those transporting them. “My favorite team,” said John Bialek, bus driver for KU’s basketball teams, baseball, softball, soccer, track, cheerleading, ...

Flyover country is volleyball country now

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/dec/16/300729/ OMAHA — USC headed to the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament West regional in San Diego last week on a quest to win a seventh national championship. It’s more difficult than ever to win one, isn’t it? “No question that that’s true,” Trojans coach Mick Haley answered, two days before ...

Flyover country is volleyball country now

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/dec/16/300729/ OMAHA — USC headed to the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament West regional in San Diego last week on a quest to win a seventh national championship. It’s more difficult than ever to win one, isn’t it? “No question that that’s true,” Trojans coach Mick Haley answered, two days before ...

Where the KU volleyball comeback ranks

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/06/301501/ OMAHA — In the moments after such a devastating volleyball setback to Kansas last weekend in San Diego, USC coach Mick Haley was asked where the loss ranked. “Yeah, I think the worst,” Haley said. “But you know, the next win will be the best. That’s the way it ...

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