Sports Opinion

Tom Keegan: Kansas golfer ‘Mook’ always learning

Winning golfers never stop learning, forever turn bad experiences into growth opportunities. Watch Jordan Spieth next April at Augusta eat up No. 12, the hole that ate him up last month in the Masters. If it takes him more than one Masters to conquer that demon of a par 3, so be it. He’ll ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas’ streak should hit 13

On paper at least, barring a major, major upset, Kansas University will earn at least a share of the Big 12 basketball title for a remarkable 13th consecutive season.Sure, basketball games are played on hardwood, not paper, and surprises do happen. For example, not many saw it coming when ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas pitcher Krauth simply a winner

In Big 12 play, when left-hander Ben Krauth is the starting pitcher for Kansas University, the Jayhawks win. When it’s somebody else, they lose. It’s almost that simple, although Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma was a welcome exception.Krauth, the team’s Friday night starter, ...

Tom Keegan: Lions quickly get back to work

Nobody disputes that Shawnee Mission East is the team to beat in next month’s Class 6A state baseball playoffs, a feat that requires winning five games in a row and usually means knocking off one or both of Lawrence’s public high schools, never an easy challenge.The Lancers played both Free ...

Tom Keegan: Hadl deserves a bust in Canton

I intended to write about the professional football draft history of players from Kansas University, but then I glanced at the opposite page in the media guide and the lid flew off my head again, courtesy of one of the greatest injustices in sports.I saw John Hadl’s name under Jayhawks in the ...

Tom Keegan: Firebirds take their cuts against SME ace

Even if Shawnee Mission East left-hander Joey Wentz’s reputation had not preceded him to the mound at his high school Tuesday, the Free State High players would have quickly deduced this was not going to be just any day on the diamond.“It was pretty easy to tell from the 30 to 40 scouts ...