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
Kansas University junior Wayne Selden Jr. has the strength and quickness advantage on most college basketball small forwards, yet he had such poor offensive rebounding numbers his first two seasons. By Tom Keegan
Under international and NBA rules, teams have 24 seconds from the time they gain possession of the ball to the time a shot must go up.
Call Thomas Robinson a journeyman or reach a more harsh conclusion and label him a bust, but don’t call him anything but brilliant in the judgment he used in making the most important financial decision he’ll ever make.By Tom Keegan
Too often, Jamari Traylor looked like a young man whose emotions were residing in a cave, dark and damp. He didn’t look that way Tuesday night at Sprint Center, where he helped Team KU/USA to an entertaining 91-83 victory against Canada.
It was just a sparring session in advance of a tournament that won’t budge the Kansas University basketball team’s 2015-16 record from 0-0. Consequently, heading into the night, it didn’t feel as if it meant anything. Then the players started diving for loose balls and exchanging the lead by answering clutch shots with clutch shots and it felt for a while as if the gold medal was at stake. Column by Tom Keegan
I much prefer to watch golf tournaments played on courses that don’t look thirsty, don’t have multi-colored greens, don’t need dots to inform where the fairway ends and the green begins. By Tom Keegan
I think Gary Woodland is the best bet on the board at 100/1 odds to win the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Chambers Bay in Seattle. By Tom Keegan
An early, extra letter-of-intent signing window of three days in mid-December could be voted into existence as early as today or Wednesday for college football recruits. As it stands, football signing day is the first Wednesday of February. By Tom Keegan