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Five steals from 2017 NBA draft

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/28/314110/ Five players who will prove they are better than the positions at which they were drafted: Josh Jackson, Kansas (fourth): He had a hand in dropping by not working out with the Celtics and there was a reason for that. He’s a perfect fit, the defensive dynamo the Suns ...

Stadium renovation proves Kansas a football school too

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/22/317747/ The big news about an impending $300 million renovation project for Memorial Stadium came with no details, but since it’s such a huge undertaking it’s easy to draw a few conclusions. First, naming rights are certain to go to the biggest donor or donors. Second, the renovation will come ...

NBA draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/23/315730/ Now that the Sixers moved into the No. 1 slot of the NBA draft and the Lakers reportedly traded their point guard, D’Angelo Russell, clearing the way to select a point guard (Lonzo Ball or De’Aaron Fox) with the No. 2 pick, all the intrigue shifts to the Celtics ...

Time for KU to kick bad-kicking reputation to curb

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/19/312137/ Kansas has had trouble blocking, passing and running in recent seasons. Consequently, the Jayhawks tend to have fewer drives into field-goal range than the the rest of the teams in the Big 12. Still, more than that has led to the Jayhawks consistently ranking last in the Big 12 ...

Best guess: Josh Jackson goes to Lakers with second pick in draft

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/25/315781/ My only question regarding Josh Jackson’s since-deleted, late-night tweet seemingly aimed at projected No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz is why delete the tweet? It read: “lol anybody with the smallest bit of talent can look good and lose it’s not that hard”. It serves as a reminder that Jackson ...

Mitch Lightfoot working on expanding body, shooting range

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/14/317512/ He moved from Kansas City to Tucson, Ariz., when he was 5, but he grew up in a household loyal to Kansas basketball, so wearing the jersey means a lot to sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot. Given the makeup of the coming season’s roster, his presence means a lot to ...

Lonzo has ball at pushy dad's expense in Foot Locker commercial

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/14/317496/ It’s cooler than Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi commercial, better than Mean Joe Greene’s Coca Cola commercial, more memorable than Larry Bird and Michael Jordan shooting h-o-r-s-e, tougher to shake than the Alka Seltzer plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is jingle. It’ll cure your Excedrin Headache No. ...

NBA draft propositions include over/under on Lonzo Ball sneakers

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/14/317496/ Oddsmakers and mock draft makers are in lockstep on which one-and-done talent will go first in the NBA draft. Sportsbettingdime.com set odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft as: Markelle Fultz (Washington): 1/5, Lonzo Ball (UCLA): 7/1 and the field 19/1. Shocking that ...

Kansas women's basketball program subtracts three sophomores and welcomes seven newcomers

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/13/311898/ It has been another offseason of roster upheaval for the Kansas women’s basketball program headed by Brandon Schneider. One year after two-year starter Lauren Aldridge’s surprising decision to transfer to Missouri, three sophomores who combined for 30 starts this past season have left the program. The departure of McKenzie ...

Kansas not singing same old tune in recruiting

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/01/314181/ Verbal commitments from five high school prospects from Louisiana, including a five-star and a four-star, form the heart of a Kansas football recruiting Class of 2018 that has soared to No. 12 nationally in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings. The Louisiana recruits understandably have generated so much excitement that another ...

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