Kansas will get better, but not in the way a meal gets hotter by sticking it in the microwave. It’s going to be more of a slow, bumpy road with stops and starts, on the way to hotter performances. By Tom Keegan
When the young players reach a deeper understanding of what their coach wants them to do, things could become extremely interesting. By Tom Keegan
Andrew Wiggins played one lousy basketball game in the Bahamas. During the three-game Battle 4 Atlantis, he was no better than Kansas University’s third-best freshman, ranking behind Joel Embiid and Frank Mason. Columnist Tom Keegan has two words to say about that: So what?
Nearly everybody returned from last year’s Kansas University volleyball team, but one question hung in the air like a 50-50 ball above the net: How were they going to replace the long, lean star middle blocker, first name Tayler, who came to KU from an area high school? It didn’t take long to find an answer. Column by Tom Keegan
Freshman center Joel Embiid, who has emerged as KU’s most dominant, most important player, must learn how to stay out of foul trouble. By Tom Keegan
Just one player from this Kansas University senior class will be remembered for a long time by the average football fan. Running back James Sims finished his KU career in disappointing fashion Saturday, but a case could be made for ranking him in the top half-dozen rushers in KU history. Column by Tom Keegan
How does Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder keep winning? Snyder’s relentless attention to every detail plays a huge role in his success. And so does the football genius Kansas University coach Charlie Weis referenced Tuesday in his weekly presser. Column by Tom Keegan
Unless you don’t put 100-percent faith in comparative scores, something just didn’t add up Saturday in Ames, where the Jayhawks spent the night running not to fall down, and the Cyclones adjusted to the grass-and-ice field far better. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University football's last victory away from Memorial Stadium and Lawrence came four-and-a-half seasons ago in El Paso, Texas, against UTEP. Columnist Tom Keegan picks apart the Jayhawks' 27-game road losing streak.
The grass near the boundaries of the football field at Jack Trice Stadium was covered with ice and for most of the night, it looked as if Iowa State wore ice skates and Kansas University roller skates. By Tom Keegan
Subtle isn’t a word that comes to the minds of tongues-hanging spectators when an Andrew Wiggins highlight video plays on the big board. Amazing, freakish, did I really just see that? Did he really get that high above the rim? Nothing quiet about the gifts he flashes on those plays. By Tom Keegan
If you have the misfortune of needing assistance and the firefighter who helps you out of your jam stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 305 pounds, thank him for his service. And then thank him for his service to the Kansas University football program. Riley Spencer, a fifth-year senior left tackle from Hesston, has doubled as a volunteer firefighter for the Wakarusa Township Fire Department. Column by Tom Keegan
Playing in a basketball program that conceivably could have the first pick of the NBA draft for the next two years — freshman Andrew Wiggins this year and Joel Embiid the next — it’s easy to leave the Perry Ellis conversation for another day. By Tom Keegan
The TV partnership with Time Warner helps increase the Kansas brand, even though it means for two exhibitions and four real games ripping the remote out of the hands of so many people who cherish KU basketball as the most important form of entertainment in their lives. By Tom Keegan
Karma’s a bewitching thing sometimes, even if the spell it casts must be delayed a year. By Tom Keegan