I wish every freshman college basketball player considering leaping to the pros could have been in the Alvamar Country Club fireside room Sunday night to hear Mario Chalmers answer a question about what was a happier feeling, winning a national championship with Kansas University or an NBA title with the Miami Heat. By Tom Keegan
When the World University Games stretch of basketball started for Kansas University at Sprint Center with a pair of exhibitions vs. Canada, Carlton Bragg was getting tossed across the lane by a Canadian post player. No whistle. Hello basketball vs. men. Goodbye basketball vs. boys. By the end of the South Korean experience, Bragg was diving for loose balls, giving no thought to protecting his broken nose. It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it.
Quarterback Michael Cummings, entering his senior season with KU, took a helmet to his left knee in the program’s spring game. The injury looked bad that afternoon, and the result proved worse. Cummings had surgery on the knee in June and is likely to miss the entire 2015 season. By Benton Smith
Instead of accepting that Kansas University will have a decline in average attendance for a seventh consecutive season, it is within your power to make sure that doesn’t happen and start a streak that heads in the other direction.
Just as the 2007 Kansas University football season that ended 12-1 with an Orange Bowl victory wasn’t built in months, the decay didn’t happen all at once. By Tom Keegan
All things considered, Monday wasn’t a bad day for Kansas University golf coach Jamie Bermel to be on the road recruiting. By Tom Keegan
There are plenty of compelling story lines heading into the final round of the British Open. Here's a cheat sheet to reference when your co-workers start talking golf and you don’t want to be left out of the conversation because, well, like most people, you prefer to talk rather than listen. By Tom Keegan
One of the players key to the 2015-16 Kansas University basketball season hasn’t come up much in conversation lately because he wasn’t eligibile to play in the World University Games.
Having innate ability to control situations that easily could spin chaotically out of control is one of the qualities that makes good coaches successful.
Chris Beatty, now running-backs coach at Virginia, knows what a big-time football prospect looks like, even when the athlete doesn’t have a single football play on film. By Tom Keegan
If your goal is to minimize the gold medal that Kansas-dominated Team USA won in the World University Games, you can find fodder to do so. By Tom Keegan
Of the top 21 Kansas University football players in The Keegan Ratings last year, only two possibly will suit up this season. By Tom Keegan
Lack of depth is KU’s greatest concern in the upcoming season, one played against a particularly brutal schedule. But unlike last season, when depth was a problem, star power also is lacking. By Tom Keegan
It’s evident from the stories, photographs and videos posted on KUsports.com by reporter Bobby Nightengale Jr. and photographer Mike Yoder that the Kansas University basketball players are having a blast on their basketball/culture-learning trip to Gwangju, South Korea.
According to multiple eyewitnesses, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Ryan Willis has been a monster this summer, flashing good leadership skills, tremendous work ethic and his big arm on a regular basis. By Matt Tait