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Tom Keegan

Sports editor

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Tom Keegan, sports editor/columnist/Spodcaster/panelist for "The Drive" television show for the World Company, has a diverse media background as a baseball writer, author, and sports talk radio host.

A 1981 graduate of Marquette University, Keegan has written for the Orange County Register, National Sports Daily, Daily Southtown, Baltimore Sun and New York Post. Keegan also was co-host of an afternoon drive-time radio show on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York.

Keegan has written three baseball books: He co-authored "Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms," the autobiography of late K-State great Elden Auker; authored "Ernie Harwell: My 60 Years in Baseball," an authorized biography of the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame broadcaster; authored "The First Baseman," a look at the nuances of the position through interviews with several major league first basemen, past and present. During his career, Keegan has interviewed, among others, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Jim Brown, John Hadl, Michael Jordan, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Willie Mays, Liza Minelli, Denny McLain (in prison), Terrell Owens, Cal Ripken, Jim Ryun, Wes Santee, Gale Sayers, Mike Tyson and Dwyane Wade. Keegan was named Marquette University 2005 Communicator of the Year at the Alumni Association Awards. He earned a second-place finish in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest, breaking news category, in 2006.

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Column: 'Uncertain' future ahead for KU football

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

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Column: SFA senior says new KU women's coach discourages ‘robots’

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

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Schneider takes over as Kansas women's basketball coach

New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider didn’t have to look outside of his family to fully appreciate where the program he has taken over stands on the school’s hoops pecking order.

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Challenge awaits new KU women’s coach

Brandon Schneider, new women’s basketball coach at Kansas University, will be introduced to the program’s small fan base via a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday. The session with the media will offer the first clues as to whether Schneider has what it takes to bring relevance to a program dwarfed by the perennial-powerhouse men’s basketball team. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas announces Brandon Schneider as new KU women's basketball coach

The Kansas University athletic department has announced that Stephen F. Austin coach Brandon Schneider has been hired as KU's new women’s basketball coach. KU will hold a 10 a.m. Tuesday press conference to formally announce the hiring.

Column: Blame Weis for ’15 struggles

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

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Sources: KU to name SFA's Schneider next women's coach Tuesday

Brandon Schneider will be announced as Kansas University’s next women’s basketball coach at a Tuesday news conference, according to sources with inside knowledge of the hiring process. By Tom Keegan

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SFA’s Schneider front-runner for KU post

Kansas University moved three steps closer last week to naming Stephen F. Austin coach Brandon Schneider as its next head women’s basketball coach. By Tom Keegan

Column: Shot put circuit perfect for TV

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.

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Column: Downtown event made for Hoffa

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.

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