Oh well, at least nothing was falling from the sky during the Kansas University football team’s annual spring game. Yet, plenty else was falling, including the sky itself. The big black cloud that hovered over the stadium seemed appropriate. By Tom Keegan
Because of her Tuesday class schedule, Kansas University women’s basketball point guard Lauren Aldridge — and the rest of the KU women’s team — was unable to attend the news conference introducing new coach Brandon Schneider. By Matt Tait
Most coaches, by nature, are control freaks: “Go here. Don’t go there. Do this. Don’t do that.” Almost to a man, coaches who have worked with male and female basketball players say that women follow instruction better. New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider said it Tuesday at his colorful introductory news conference. By Tom Keegan
So little depth at so many positions combined with a brutal schedule puts the Kansas University football team in danger of going 0-12 in 2015. By Tom Keegan
Five years of interviewing shot putters and watching them compete sparked a light bulb in my head, a genuinely good idea, one I’m putting down on paper here before it dies of loneliness or gets trampled by the debris that flies around up there in stops and starts, billions of tumbleweeds caught in that ceaseless wind storm between my left and right ears.
Just about everything in life has a face. Here, Bill Self is the face of basketball, Jim Ryun the face of the mile, Mike Amyx, barber shears in hand, the face of Lawrence politics.
Now that Perry Ellis has eased tension about next season’s outlook by announcing his return, the Kansas University basketball program has one necessity and one luxury remaining. By Tom Keegan
Late-blooming, world-class shot put athlete Kurt Roberts has competed all over the world, thanks to his ability to launch a 16-pound lead ball long distances. His favorite venue? The Kansas Relays Downtown Shot Put. By Tom Keegan
The more I learn about Iowa Western Community College basketball coach Jim Turgeon, the more I think he is the right fit to succeed Bonnie Henrickson to lead Kansas University’s women’s basketball program. By Tom Keegan
Both starting safeties are gone, as are cornerbacks JaCorey Shepherd and Dexter McDonald, both potential NFL draft picks. And a pile of fast-paced Big 12 football offenses will be eager to run up scores to impress the selection committee that chooses the four schools that will vie for the national title.
I feel sorry for Cliff Alexander. By Tom Keegan
It can’t be anything but good for college basketball that two of the top three most-efficient offensive teams in the nation, per Kenpom.com rankings, play for the national title tonight in Indiana. By Tom Keegan
The No. 1 required quality for success in coaching is the ability to communicate clearly. After all, coaching is nothing if not teaching
Many a football season the mind naturally drifted to the same question: If Kansas University just had a good quarterback, how many more victories could it squeeze out of its brutal schedule?
Sheahon Zenger wants to get it right, even if that means the naming of Kansas University’s next women’s basketball coach might not happen for another fortnight, even longer.