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Never mind Waldo, where's Wichita State?

Tom Keegan

**Gainesville, Fla.** — The second consecutive brutal travel day was halfway done when I checked my phone for messages during a layover in Atlanta. Uh-oh. Four voice mails from the Associated Press man in charge of compiling the college basketball poll from his 65 voters, the first coming a few ...

Nick Harwell likely to be big hit for Kansas football, based on performances of other recent transfers from four-year schools

Tom Keegan

Dayne Crist, Anthony McDonald and Mike Ragone from Notre Dame. Jake Heaps from Brigham Young. Josh Williams from Nebraska. All five were highly rated out of high school and for various reasons were not able to either earn or keep starting assignments at their original colleges. Based on those five ...

Kansas drops from second to sixth in Associated Press college basketball poll

Tom Keegan

The voters in the Associated Press college basketball poll didn't punish Kansas too severely for losing to Villanova in a Battle 4 Atlantis semi-final game played in the Bahamas. The Jayhawks (6-1) dropped from second to sixth, one spot behind Ohio State, one spot ahead of defending national-champion Louisville. The ...

James Sims-led rushing attack gives Kansas a shot to make a game of it against Kansas State

Tom Keegan

Spread the field and run the football. It worked for Kansas against West Virginia and it worked for Oklahoma against Kansas State. Sometimes, it pays to take the obvious approach. I’ll be shocked if Charlie Weis makes the mistake of thinking that just because K-State knows it’s coming means it’s ...

Giving thanks for getting to watch Joel Embiid so early in his basketball career

Tom Keegan

When giving thanks today, don't forget to send a little the way of the basketball gods for enabling you to watch potential superstar Joel Embiid play during his formative years. Shockingly, this is only his third year of organized basketball. Embiid played more soccer and volleyball growing up and the ...

Charlie Weis makes wise decision in bringing John Reagan on board as OC/O-line coach

Tom Keegan

Charlie Weis is coming back for his third season as Kansas University’s football coach, but his offense isn’t. That’s why news that John Reagan will join KU as offensive coordinator/O-line coach is a win-win for a football program that can’t keep firing its head coach every two years and can’t ...

Kansas part of 2015 Maui Classic field

Tom Keegan

If you passed on taking a Thanksgiving trip to the Bahamas to watch the Kansas basketball team compete in a tournament and are regretting that decision, start planning now to work on the tan two Novembers from now. Kansas is one of eight schools that will participate in the championship ...

Kansas remains second in AP poll, first on eight ballots

Tom Keegan

Louisville lost Sunday to North Carolina in the biggest game of the weekend in college basketball, which changed how the top of my ballot looked, but not how the final Associated Press poll shaped up. Michigan State remains first, Kansas University second. The AP top 25, with first-place votes in ...

Frank Mason latest to market KU basketball with dunk

Tom Keegan

It certainly doesn’t rank in the top five of reasons the Kansas basketball program is the No. 1 choice of so many elite athletes, but the lob play might just be the most subtle factor that never is discussed. Basketball prospects watch SportsCenter highlights. So often they feature a player ...

The time has come for Ben Goodman to give Benny Goodman a listen

Tom Keegan

I asked Kansas sophomore Buck (hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker) Ben Goodman during summer camp if he had ever listened to big band leader/clarinet player Benny Goodman, to whom my father used to tap his foot and snap his fingers while wearing the sort of grin Ben wore after starring in ...

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