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Weigh in on Dorance Armstrong's draft selection

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/mar/27/324683/ Two factors weigh against Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, an early entry into the NFL draft: His 40 time of 4.87 and 2017 sack total of 1.5. [Factors weighing in Armstrong's favor:][1] Arm length (34.75 inches), hand size (10 inches), three-cone drill time (7.12), 20-yard shuttle time (4.23), 2016 ...

Meet the man with the toughest job in the Big 12

Tom Keegan

Before taking one look at the name on his diploma and deciding you don’t like him, first consider that new Kansas offensive line coach A.J. Ricker once inspired a big ovation from you at Memorial Stadium. “Out on that field right there, with Brad Smith at quarterback, he was (calling ...

David Beaty has no trouble identifying team's most improved position

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/18/321927/ David Beaty has toned down his wild-eyed optimism this spring, a conscious move that has resulted in the compliments he does pay to certain aspects of his fourth team carry more credibility. Beaty singled out the cornerback position as the most improved on the team, which is a good ...

Declaring for draft, attending combine, returning to school no-lose path for Udoka Azubuike

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/mar/31/324827/ The beauty of the rule that allows college players to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent and then attend the NBA draft combine is that some of the best basketball mechanics in the world give them a free look under the hood and then present them ...

Jayhawks competing on three PGA tours

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/04/322960/ Bookmark pgatour.com to follow former three University of Kansas golfers who are members of three different PGA tours. Gary Woodland scored his third career PGA Tour victory at the Pheonix Open on Super Bowl Sunday. After missing the cut at The Masters, Woodland is taking off a second week ...

Precious few college basketball coaches have won more than one NCAA tournament title

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/15/311979/ You likely have heard it uttered about Jim Boeheim, John Calipari, Tom Izzo or Bill Self, if not all four, at least once: "Yeah, but he's only won one national title." As if coaches who have won multiple titles are walking all over the place at the Final Four. ...

Ryan Willis, Jace Sternberger star in spring games

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/apr/16/325144/ The Montell Cozart who played one season for Boise State was so superior to the quarterback who played parts of four seasons with Kansas that it became easy to draw a couple of conclusions. First, Cozart must have had better blockers and receivers surrounding him in his final season. ...

NBA expresses interest in Villanova's Jay Wright, might Bill Self be next?

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/apr/06/324964/ Shortly after the Boston Celtics hired as head coach Brad Stevens away from Butler in 2013, I had an informal discussion with someone who works in the NBA about what type of college coaches are best equipped to make the transition and whether Bill Self was among them. He ...

Kansas football crowds smallest in power five

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/sep/23/319435/ Entering his 11th season in Durham, head football coach David Cutcliffe really has things humming at Duke, former perennial football doormat. Cutcliffe's Blue Devils, who hammered Kansas 41-3 in 2013, have had a winning record in four of the past five seasons. His 2012 squad ended the school's 18-year ...

Athletic department specializes in rough baptisms for chancellors

Tom Keegan

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2017/oct/31/320365/ Most children dream about becoming rock stars and professional athletes, lottery winners and world-famous fashion designers, cops and firefighters, doctors and lawyers, stuff along those lines. Just in case a boy or girl out there with eyes closed is imaging the pageantry of inauguration day and that first year ...

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