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Tom Keegan: Nice guys don't always finish last

Sometimes good things really do happen to good people.

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Tom Keegan: A 10-year look back at 2008 NBA draft

Even 10 years later, looking at who should have gone where in the 2008 NBA draft has a subjective element to it.

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Tom Keegan: How Bill Self has grown as coach the past three years

Bill Self’s basketball teams always have been known to play tough defense, but in recent seasons it sunk it to me that what they actually do best is play with an extreme degree of confidence offensively.

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Tom Keegan: Ben McLemore still reaching for the stars

That time of year arrived again again Thursday night, that time when Ben McLemore dominates the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic and leaves everyone in the packed gymnasium at Free State High wondering the same thing to themselves as they either line up for autographs or head outside for fresh air.

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Tom Keegan: Devon Dotson knows freshman season won't be easy

For freshmen, one of the more enjoyable aspects of the first days as Kansas basketball players involves playing with and against NBA athletes that they in the past they had seen only on television.

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Tom Keegan: Charlie Moore leads with confidence

It seems not at all uncommon for a team’s most confident athlete in the huddle, on the diamond or in the layup line to double as the most confident. Think: Todd Reesing, Jose Altuve, Allen Iverson.

Tom Keegan: Andy Spencer defends Watson Challenge title, edges Tom Watson by one stroke

Olathe — All in all, not a bad Sunday afternoon for University of Kansas rising junior golfer Andy Spencer.

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Tom Keegan: It just might pay for Kansas coach Bill Self to think bigger than ever

Here’s how the popular storyline goes for Kansas and its perennial powerhouse basketball program: After a two-year, personnel-driven shift from a lineup with two post players to just one big man, Hall of Fame basketball coach Bill Self will return to his comfort zone and send two big men onto the court again.

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Tom Keegan: David McCormack doesn't look, sound or play basketball like a teenager

I always tamp down my expectations when taking a first look at a young big man playing basketball. And then there was Tuesday afternoon’s scrimmage at Horejsi, home of the Bill Self basketball camp.

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Tom Keegan: KU pitcher Jackson Goddard gives MLB scouts plenty to like

For college baseball players, it’s not the first impression that lasts the longest, it’s the last one.

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Tom Keegan: Decision benefits Udoka Azubuike and KU

He returned to work on his game, which he will do with the extra motivation of trying to make those who told him that his game wasn’t yet worthy of NBA dollars regret they didn't guarantee him a spot in the first round.

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Tom Keegan: Loose deadline enables Kansas to take AD search beyond obvious candidates

Kansas needs a strong leader loaded with common sense and a forceful, charismatic personality that wears well. The department needs a leader who has experience working with massive budgets, hitting aggressive financial targets, can demonstrate a history of growing a business.

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Tom Keegan: KU needs to find the department leader who can find the football leader

If the recent Scottsdale pow-wow attended by billionaires (with a ‘b’) didn’t cost Sheahon Zenger his job, it obviously didn’t save it.

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Tom Keegan: Class of 2020 basketball prospect N'Faly Dante worthy of hype

The best basketball prospect playing Saturday night on Court 3 at Lawrence Sports Pavilion wasn’t difficult to spot. He was the one calling for the ball and more often than not, not having it passed to him.

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Tom Keegan: Legalized gambling will make sports more exciting, more dangerous

Before getting too euphoric over the Supreme Court’s decision to put the fate of legalized sports gambling in the hands of the states, consider the reason that an inordinate number of gamblers still wear polyester disco shirts that went into and out of style in the early 1970s.

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