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Tom Keegan: Kansas banking on three blockers from same juco to upgrade offensive line

Running back Pooka Williams and quarterback Miles Kendrick were the most celebrated signings recruited to spice up a sluggish offense, but unless Kansas significantly upgrades its offensive line, newcomers and holdovers alike at skill positions won’t have space to show their talent.

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Tom Keegan: Ochai Agbaji, KU's stealth recruit, fits right in

His junior year soccer season at Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo., was winding down, basketball season around the corner, when Ochai Agbaji received a couple of scholarship offers to play Division I basketball.

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Tom Keegan: Does anybody care who wins Kansas QB job?

Nobody knows the identity of the starting quarterback for the upcoming Kansas football season. Nothing new there. That has been the case pretty much every summer since gunslinger Todd Reesing hopped on his horse and rode it back to Austin.

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Tom Keegan: Chris Thompson inches up Web.com Tour money list

The beauty of golf’s version of baseball’s Triple A is that unlike baseball players, golfers don’t reach a point where their paths to the big leagues are blocked by the dreaded “non-prospect” label.

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Tom Keegan: Michael Jordan won championships playing with guards of Devonte' Graham's ilk

It’s not at all surprising that Devonte’ Graham was acquired on NBA draft night by Michael Jordan’s franchise, the Charlotte Hornets.

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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.