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Tom Keegan: Biggest X factor for Kansas basketball is biggest player

Udoka Azubuike, a 7-foot, 280-pound center from Lagos, Nigeria, has a very high ceiling but just turned 17 eight days ago, so projecting how close he'll come to his ceiling as a freshman qualifies as one of the more intriguing aspects of a deep and talented Kansas basketball team.

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Tom Keegan: Next chancellor must make football a priority

Tom Keegan believes Bernadette Gray-Little's successor has a chance to make football a priority and in the long run the investment will pay off.

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Tom Keegan: Chancellor timetable benefits Sheahon Zenger and David Beaty

Athletic director Sheahon Zenger and football coach David Beaty haven't had much cause for smiling in recent weeks, but chancellor Bernadette-Gray Little's decision to step down in the summer of 2017 bodes well for the job security of both men.

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Tom Keegan: Two sets of numbers tell tale of Montell Cozart

Montell Cozart has an impressive statistical portfolio vs. FCS competition, an unimpressive one vs. FBS schools. Given that the rest of the schedule is against FBS competition, it's time to see what Ryan Willis can do.

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Tom Keegan: Football heading south under Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who hired and fired Charlie Weis, won't get to make another hire if David Beaty doesn't turn around a Kansas football team that was creamed in Memphis, 43-7.

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Tom Keegan: Less is more for Beaty, Jayhawks

Seemingly in disbelief that the team he coaches vomited the football over and over for the second week in a row and made it so easy on the opponent, Kansas second-year head coach David Beaty belly-flopped onto the sword to open Saturday’s post-game press conference. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football team tries to get off the road to dubious record

Kansas football team running out of chances to get off the path to the worst road losing streak in college football history. The Jayhawks take a 35-game road skid into Memphis and the all-time record, held by Western State, is 44.

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Tom Keegan: Second time the charm for Gary Woodland and Butch Harmon

Gary Woodland, one of the final 30 golfers still standing in the FedEx Playoffs, has improved since reuniting with world-famous swing coach Butch Harmon.

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Tom Keegan: Giving it to Kinner key to coming out of Memphis a winner

Ke'aun Kinner rushed for 113 yards vs. Memphis last season and provided the high point of an 0-12 season with a touchdown that gave KU its biggest lead of the season, 10-0, on the way to a 55-23 loss. Might as well hand him the ball over and over Saturday in Memphis.

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Tom Keegan: New year, same story for powerhouse Kansas program

The Kansas volleyball team, ranked fourth in the nation for the past three weeks, has not lost its mojo from a 30-3 season that ended in the Final four.

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Tom Keegan: Too early for KU to pass on run

First, a moment to wish everyone involved in the historic day a happy anniversary. That’s right, today is the seven-year anniversary of the Kansas football team’s most recent road victory, a 34-7 blasting of UTEP.

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Tom Keegan: Sloppy Jayhawks on the menu at Memorial Stadium

For the second week in a row, Kansas showed it has faster football players than a year ago, but the football they played resulted in a not-so-fast verdict in declaring the Jayhawks a much better football team than when they went 0-12. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Saturday presents a chance to show football rebuilding project on schedule

Considering how few recruits Kansas has remaining from its recruiting classes of 2012 and 2013 compared to Ohio University, a victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium would say a great deal about how well second-year football coach David Beaty's reconstruction project is progressing.

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Tom Keegan: Contrasting styles of Ohio and Kansas make for intriguing football clash Saturday

From their head coaches to their playing styles, Ohio and Kansas have little in common, which should make for an entertaining, tough-to-forecast game Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Could a 2-QB system be right for Kansas?

Playing two quarterbacks all season might not be the obvious recipe for success. But it certainly did not hurt the Jayhawks on Saturday night in a 55-6, season-opening victory over Rhode Island.By Matt Tait

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