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Tom Keegan: Legalized gambling will make sports more exciting, more dangerous

Before getting too euphoric over the Supreme Court’s decision to put the fate of legalized sports gambling in the hands of the states, consider the reason that an inordinate number of gamblers still wear polyester disco shirts that went into and out of style in the early 1970s.

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Tom Keegan: Competing in third language doesn't keep KU scholar-athlete from winning award

When an athlete takes up track and field at the age of 17 and within four months becomes the national junior champion of Moldova, word has a way of spreading to college coaches in the United States.

Tom Keegan: Jamie Stanclift latest success story from family coaching tree

Playing softball during her teenage years for the Lawrence Legends, which became the Kansas City Fusion, Jamie Stanclift’s head coach was her father, former University of Kansas softball coach Bob Stanclift and his long-time assistant, Gary Hines.

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Tom Keegan: Billionaires latest to hear Matt Baty's stadium-renovation pitch

The search committee, multiple people who would know have told me, recommended University of Kansas Provost Neeli Bendapudi as successor to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, but the regents went with their own choice, Dr. Doug Girod.

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Tom Keegan: Competitive football teams, not shiny stadiums, draw crowds

“Raise the Chant,” seems far too ambitious a slogan for the fundraising campaign aimed at giving David Booth company in trying to bring state-of-the-art upgrades to the Kansas football stadium.

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Tom Keegan: 11 players remain from David Beaty's first Kansas recruiting class

Signing day always makes ever-energetic Kansas football coach David Beaty percolate faster and louder than ever. Beaty loves talking about the fruits of the staff’s recruiting. So far, his best two recruits came from his first class.

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Tom Keegan: Spring slump grows deeper by day for Kansas Athletics

The weekend that just concluded pretty much summarized how things have been going of late for Kansas Athletics.

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Tom Keegan: Former teammates, coaches celebrate launch of Dorance Armstrong's pro career

His Kansas playing days behind him, Dorance Armstrong Jr. gave his teammates one more thrill Saturday.

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Tom Keegan: Commission on College Basketball report includes toothless threats designed to end one-and-done rule

Even if you’re in the camp that believes that the one-and-done college basketball system is at the root of all corruption, don’t applaud the Commission on College Basketball (CCB) for doing anything to accelerate its demise. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Changes coming this week in college basketball

The commission charged with cleaning up college has been at work for several months in presents its findings Wednesday to the NCAA. Before going to the trouble of rolling your eyes, let NCAA president Mark Emmert do it for you.

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Tom Keegan: Count on Silvio De Sousa rebounding from scandal

Silvio De Sousa remains a member of the Kansas basketball program, but will he ever play another game for the Jayhawks? Probably not. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Longtime scout projects driven Dorance Armstrong to go in fourth or fifth round

Every college football player fueled by NFL aspirations needs to listen to what Dan Shonka of Ourlads scouting service has to say about why he likes former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong.

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Tom Keegan: Najee Stevens-McKenzie back at fighting weight, battling for job

Considering how long it took Najee Stevens-McKenzie to reach Lawrence, his new address just might mean more to him than it means to most Kansas football players. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Is Adidas money worth the embarrassment for Kansas Athletics?

The Kansas athletic department finds itself in an interesting pickle, having negotiated a 14-year, $191 million sponsorship and apparel agreement scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2019.

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Tom Keegan: Adidas cloud hovers where all college basketball roads lead

Finally, the ominous, sneaker-shaped cloud that has hovered over college basketball for nearly six months settled over Lawrence in an under-the-chin way on Tuesday, and it doesn’t seem as if it’s in any hurry to move on down the road.