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Tom Keegan: Kansas pitcher Jackson Goddard knows power more powerful with change of pace

Any day that Jackson Goddard is scheduled to pitch for the Jayhawks projects as a good one and those days fall every week on Saturday, the middle day of three-game Big 12 series. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Predicting statistical leaders for Kansas football offense in 2017

Now that spring football has ended for Kansas, it no longer is too early to take a guess at statistical leaders in various categories.

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Tom Keegan: KU Relays set to blast off at Rock Chalk Park

The 90th Kansas Relays get underway today at Rock Chalk Park when the starter's gun for the 100-meters portion of the decathlon blasts at 10 a.m., the beginning of four days of track and field, the biggest events scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson best of Bill Self one-and-done players

Josh Jackson clearly established himself as the best of the Kansas one-and-done players. Two-thirds of the one-and-dones were worth recruiting, another way of saying that 33 percent were net negatives. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Safety Mike Lee adds teammate to his greatest hits collection in spring game

Alabama transfer Daylon Charlot made the prettiest play of the day, pulling a Peyton Bender pass out of the sky in traffic and keeping a foot inbounds for a 28-yard reception. The loudest moment came courtesy of none other than the Water Moccasin himself, rising sophomore safety Mike Lee.

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Tom Keegan: Too many Kansas football fans in show-me state of mind

Sure, when Todd Reesing was tougher to catch than the wind, scrambling in every direction and still managing to keep his eyes downfield, spectators flocked to Memorial Stadium to watch him lead Kansas to victory. It became very fashionable to attend games and talk about them all week.

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Tom Keegan: Taking transfers has its advantages

I was walking along whatever the name of that street is in the French Quarter of New Orleans where inexperienced drinkers on vacation drink hurricanes as if they’re strawberry lemonades and then leave proof of their foolishness in unsightly globs that leave the rest on alert with every step.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas receiver Daylon Charlot can't wait to show his talent in games

A la any talented wide receiver, Kansas sophomore Daylon Charlot is absolutely convinced that if the season started Saturday he would be good for two, maybe three touchdowns. Instead, it starts 21 Saturdays from Saturday and that's eating at him.

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Tom Keegan: Frank Mason has chance to become first Jayhawk to win Triple Crown of national awards

His ability to maximize his opportunities in life probably had as much as anything to do with Frank Mason becoming such a popular figure in his four seasons as a Kansas basketball player.

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Tom Keegan: Loss to Oregon cuts deepest of Elite Eight setbacks

It will take more than the rain that fell on Lawrence on Sunday night to wash away the melancholy hovering since the Kansas basketball team’s 74-60, Saturday night loss to Oregon at Sprint Center.

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Tom Keegan: Despite finale, Devonté Graham one of many winners for KU

A man wearing a blue shirt that covered his black heart took the opportunity late during the quiet of a 74-60 Oregon victory to lean over the wall that separates the first row of seats from press row and unloaded with words that Devonte' Graham never should have had to hear after the season he had, and the tremendous three games he played to help Kansas get to the brink of the Final Four. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Kansas confidence flying high heading into Elite Eight game against Oregon

The way Frank Mason III, then a freshman, answered my question about whether he thought he would before his Kansas career ended duplicate his 50-point game in a high school summer All-Star game in Richmond, Va., was when I first realized this was an athlete armed with boundless confidence. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Kansas proves it has tournament's best backcourt

On a wildly entertaining display of fast-break basketball Thursday night at Sprint Center, Kansas showed why it has the best backcourt in America, Frank Mason III buried any debate as to the most deserving candidate for national player-of-the-year honors, and Devonte’ Graham established himself as one of the favorites to win them next year. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Passing key to Kansas running game

The buildup for this Sweet 16 game that pits Purdue against Kansas has the feel of a college football bowl week, all the talk centering on the big bodies of the Big Ten clashing with the sleek speed of the Big 12, tanks vs. sports cars. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Stealth weapons have a way of resurfacing in March

The NCAA tournament has a way of bringing on flashbacks of regular-season moments that stood out as different, went back under the radar, and resurface in March to enable a team to survive and advance. By Tom Keegan

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