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Short quarterbacks long on success at Kansas in recent years

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2006/dec/16/113058/ All three bowl-game starting quarterbacks for Kansas were vertically challenged by Big 12 standards, but not challenged at stretching the field vertically, which of course is far more important. Bill Whittemore, Jason Swanson and Todd Reesing combined to go 3-1 in bowl games at Kansas. Reesing was listed at ...

Big 12 standings from different vantage points

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/oct/17/243115/ Morgantown, W. Va. — Four schools established themselves very early in this Big 12 season as the top tier of the conference and sure enough all four are tied atop the standings with a 4-1 record. The other six schools all have losing records and everyone has at least ...

Silvio De Sousa on a conditioning crash course

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/dec/29/321890/ Once cleared — could today be the day? — Kansas freshman Silvio De Sousa needs time before he can play long stretches in games for reasons that extend beyond learning the plays and understanding defensive principles. “I do think his conditioning is lacking,” Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said. ...

Daniel Wise return means Kansas should improve on defense

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/aug/18/318644/ I know you have read this opinion in many previous seasons only to be disappointed, but this time it seems as if it can't possibly be anything but accurate: Kansas should have a better defense this coming season than last. Now that Daniel Wise decided to return, that means ...

Time for NCAA to stand up and clear Silvio De Sousa

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/dec/29/321891/ Devonte' Graham knows how to feed the hot hand, but it's also on shooters to know when they have the hot hand and senior Svi Mykhailiuk seems to be doing a better job of it than in past years. On the topic of hot hands, I'm here to tell ...

Tropical Bowl a reunion for 2016 Kansas Jayhawks football offense

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/dec/15/321605/ It’s becoming increasingly popular for top NFL prospects to blow off bowl games so as not to risk injury. No such players fill the rosters for the Tropical Bowl, where non-prospects attempt to remove the word before the hyphen one last time. The Tropical Bowl, played at 8 a.m. ...

Big 12 point guards even better than advertised

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/jan/06/322101/ One reason the Big 12 has exceeded preseason expectations has to do with conference point guards, hyped plenty, performing even better than projected. Numbers guru Ken Pomeroy of kenpom.com uses a statistical formula for his player-of-the-year rankings and has four point guards among his top 10. Three of them ...

Juco recruiting: David Beaty's Dream Team II bound to perform better than Charlie Weis' Dream Team I

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jul/10/258329/ Kansas hasn't recruited so many highly rated football recruits from junior colleges since Charlie Weis assembled a Class of 2013 that came to be known as #DreamTeam on Twitter. It's not fair to say that entire class turned into #NightmareTeam because 2 of 7 recruits cited in the Rivals ...

Road warriors on fire in deep Big 12

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/22/313950/ By the time all 90 Big 12 games are played, obviously, the majority of games will be won by the home team. But it’s going to be tougher than ever to turn back road warriors throughout the conference. Even so, nobody could have predicted it would be as tough ...

Bill Self blasts his team's lack of hunger

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/jan/02/322003/ Kansas coach Bill Self didn't hold back during the post-game radio interview on just how frustrated he is with his team in the wake of Tuesday night's 85-73 loss to Texas in Allen Fieldhouse. "It's unbelievable, 41 points out of our softness or lack of ball-handling ability," Self said. ...

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