In the event Cheick Diallo is cleared to play basketball for Kansas University, the Jayhawks will become fashionable picks for the No. 1 spot in the nation and with good reason. Someone, somewhere will then connect the dots and claim that the school with the nation’s best basketball program also has the worst football team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. By Tom Keegan
First-year head coach David Beaty had four options from which to choose Saturday early in the second quarter of Kansas University’s 38-13 loss to Iowa State in packed Jack Trice Stadium. The situation called for an aggressive play, not a passive one. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University basketball media day, 2014: The youngest college basketball player in the nation sat on his assigned chair — eyes a little wide, expression on the reserved side — doing his best to answer the questions sent his way. By Tom Keegan
Driving a wooden peg into the ground, putting a dimpled golf ball on top of it, taking dead aim with a stick from 140 yards a way and hitting it so precisely that it drops into a hole in the ground that measures 4.25 inches in diameter isn’t supposed to be as easy as Alvamar Country Club fixture Jerry Waugh makes it look. By Tom Keegan
Stop me if this sounds familiar, but the next opponent on the Kansas University football schedule presents the best opportunity for a Jayhawks victory of all remaining games. By Tom Keegan
Playing so short-handed in terms of depth, talent and experience, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty’s stated goal was for his team to become the smartest football team in America.So far, not so good on that front. By Tom Keegan
The Kansas University football program has arrived at the birthplace of college football to bury a monster, otherwise known as a 33-game losing streak in games played outside of Lawrence.
Saturday was supposed to be a triumphant homecoming for Charlie Weis, who 26 years ago led Franklin High to a New Jersey state championship. By Tom Keegan
A football team that doesn’t complete down-field passes faces defenses that have the advantage of forever playing as if it’s in the red zone, crowding the short field with bodies.
Team Imperfect has been Team Perfect in the kicking department. Meet Mr. and Mr. Perfect, aka Nick Bartolotta and Matthew Wyman. By Tom Keegan
Late last month, Bill Self said he didn’t expect to hear anything conclusive from the NCAA Eligibility Center about prize recruit Cheick Diallo’s eligibility for the upcoming season until mid-September, “at the earliest.” So it’s too early to panic, but not premature to wonder what Kansas University’s experienced basketball team might look like with and without the 6-foot-9, 220-pound freshman from Kayes, Mali, Africa. By Tom Keegan
Six arrested Rutgers football players, two charged in a home invasion, four with assault, have been dismissed from the team in the past two weeks. By Tom Keegan
Poll Lawrence residents as to where they saw Charlie Weis during his short stay in Lawrence and the answer, aside from the football complex, is bound to include one of two places.
Break with the crack of the bat, gracefully sprint toward the center-field wall, look over his shoulder and catch a baseball that everyone on hand with a scorebook and pencil already had marked a double? Easy. Same for catching up to a pass thrown by a college quarterback. But write a book? And not a scorebook, but a novel? By Tom Keegan
No matter the level of effort and creativity of the scheming, Kansas University’s football team could play its way into the record books. By Tom Keegan