Sports Opinion

Tom Keegan: Freshman Jackson shows elite poise

The word expectations appears a lot in stories about pre-ordained “one and done” basketball talents. Mine generally are very low in terms of how interview sessions go with them.Short, formulaic answers. Minimal or no eye contact. Teenagers schooled to believe the interviews are burdens, not ...

Tom Keegan: Jackson doesn’t fall far from Apples’ tree

If Josh Jackson, the nation’s No. 1 recruit, can bring to the Kansas University basketball team in his one season what his mother brought to UTEP in her one year in El Paso, he will make Allen Fieldhouse rock even louder, predicts someone who would know.A descendant of a long line of East ...

Tom Keegan: Don’t bet on Kansas to go over or under

A year ago, oddsmakers put the over/under for Kansas University football victories at 1.5, and I urged readers who might find themselves in front of a window in Las Vegas to jump through it with a fist full of cash and plunk it down on the under.It was as easy a call as I could ever recall ...

Tom Keegan: A stab at the Kansas football defense 2-deep

Kansas University football coach David Beaty didn’t go public with a depth chart until the brink of the 2015 season-opener and doesn’t have one now, which makes it fun to cobble together an educated guess.Here’s a stab at the two-deep on defense heading into summer conditioning, listed ...

Tom Keegan: No question about it, Ali was the greatest

The Greatest is the greatest of all sports nicknames. It needs no third word, no explanation, no debate about whether Joe Louis was a greater boxer, Michael Jordan a greater competitor, Charles Barkley a greater comedian.It’s an all-encompassing moniker. He was a great boxer, a great-looking ...

Tom Keegan: Newman would be good get for Kansas

Any time a McDonald’s All-American advertised as a one-and-done sensation struggles to find consistency as a freshman and transfers, the spoiled-brat radar goes up, especially when a parent does his talking for him.Then you look at what Horatio Webster said about his son, Malik Newman, ...