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The worse the conditions the better for KU's gritty golfers

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jul/04/293851/ Many who never took up golf cling to the false notion that it takes no toughness to play it. Some even maintain it’s not a sport because it doesn’t feature contact with other humans. Anyone who thinks that should watch the best Kansas golf team since 2000 compete. These ...

A look at 21st-century Jayhawks selected in NFL draft

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2007/oct/14/133671/ The NFL draft starts Thursday night and concludes Saturday, by which time it is likely that for the seventh time in the 21st century, no Kansas player will be selected, unless safety Fish Smithson is snagged with a late-round pick. Sixteen Jayhawks have been selected this century. By position: ...

Jayhawks lack power, speed, defense, experience and stand alone in fourth place in Big 12 baseball

Tom Keegan

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2016/may/07/306972/ No hitter ranked in the top 10 in Big 12 play in on-base percentage or slugging percentage. Last in the conference by a long shot with three home runs and last with four stolen bases. Also, last in the Big 12 with a .963 fielding percentage. So the Jayhawks ...

Kansas OC/WR coach Doug Meacham explains the traits of each letter in the receiver alphabet

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/apr/11/316087/ The ability to communicate in terms that are easy to understand is a trait successful coaches in all sports share. First-year Kansas offensive coordinator/receivers coach Doug Meacham does a nice job of sifting through the alphabet soup that comes with spread offenses favored by so many college football coaches ...

Twelve AP All-Americans in nine seasons for Kansas basketball

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/mar/25/232203/ The Bill Self statement that resonated most loudly at the team banquet came in reference to Malik Newman, who practiced with Kansas last season after transferring from Mississippi State. “I’ll be disappointed if Malik’s not an all-league or All-American player next year,” Self said. The KU coach ought to ...

Keith Loneker Jr. shapes up as key to stopping the run

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/19/312272/ Sophomore safety Mike Lee is the lone returner in the five-man secondary, so opponents will look to shred Kansas with the pass. Or will they? The Jayhawks have allowed higher than a five-yards-per-carry average and ranked outside the top 100 among 128 FBS schools in that statistical category. So ...

So far so good for Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/apr/15/316181/ Not particularly tall, broad or mobile, Kansas junior quarterback Peyton Bender doesn’t need to be any taller, broader or more mobile to become the best prospect the Jayhawks have had standing in the shotgun since Todd Reesing. Bender need do no more than he did in Saturday’s spring game ...

Ryan Schadler sums up Doug Meacham offense in three words: go, go, go

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/sep/05/296288/ Kansas sophomore Ryan Schadler started his collegiate athletic career as a sprinter for Wichita State and even he is taken aback at the amount of sprinting demanded of receivers in Doug Meacham’s offense. “The first couple of spring practices I was like, ‘Man, this isn’t running back anymore,’ ” ...

Derrick Neal finding home at nickel, his twin specializing in dimes

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/sep/17/310396/ Nickel back, the football position in the secondary, not the widely mocked band, sometimes is filled by hybrid linebacker/safety, other times by a cornerback/safety hybrid. Tevin Shaw fell into the former category for Kansas the past couple of years. Looking to field a quicker unit, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen ...

Hosannas for Hasan Defense

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/28/315865/ Injuries and lack of experience have made cornerback the position with the least depth during Kansas’ spring football practice, which has made a productive spring from junior college transfer Hasan Defense all the more important. Defense, a 5-11, 180-pound sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., spent one season at Kilgore College ...

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