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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Tom Keegan: Biggest X factor for Kansas basketball is biggest player

Udoka Azubuike, a 7-foot, 280-pound center from Lagos, Nigeria, has a very high ceiling but just turned 17 eight days ago, so projecting how close he'll come to his ceiling as a freshman qualifies as one of the more intriguing aspects of a deep and talented Kansas basketball team.

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Tom Keegan: Next chancellor must make football a priority

Tom Keegan believes Bernadette Gray-Little's successor has a chance to make football a priority and in the long run the investment will pay off.

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Tom Keegan: Chancellor timetable benefits Sheahon Zenger and David Beaty

Athletic director Sheahon Zenger and football coach David Beaty haven't had much cause for smiling in recent weeks, but chancellor Bernadette-Gray Little's decision to step down in the summer of 2017 bodes well for the job security of both men.

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Freshman trio helps Kansas execute volleyball sweep of Oklahoma

Signs of growth among Kansas volleyball freshmen were easy to find in Wednesday night in sweep of Oklahoma in the Big 12 opener.

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Tom Keegan: Two sets of numbers tell tale of Montell Cozart

Montell Cozart has an impressive statistical portfolio vs. FCS competition, an unimpressive one vs. FBS schools. Given that the rest of the schedule is against FBS competition, it's time to see what Ryan Willis can do.

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Tom Keegan: Football heading south under Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who hired and fired Charlie Weis, won't get to make another hire if David Beaty doesn't turn around a Kansas football team that was creamed in Memphis, 43-7.

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Tom Keegan: Less is more for Beaty, Jayhawks

Seemingly in disbelief that the team he coaches vomited the football over and over for the second week in a row and made it so easy on the opponent, Kansas second-year head coach David Beaty belly-flopped onto the sword to open Saturday’s post-game press conference. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas volleyball undergoes final tuneup for Big 12 play

Kansas plays three matches on the campus of Purdue this weekend to get ready for Big 12 play, which opens Wednesday at home against Oklahoma.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football team tries to get off the road to dubious record

Kansas football team running out of chances to get off the path to the worst road losing streak in college football history. The Jayhawks take a 35-game road skid into Memphis and the all-time record, held by Western State, is 44.

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Tom Keegan: Second time the charm for Gary Woodland and Butch Harmon

Gary Woodland, one of the final 30 golfers still standing in the FedEx Playoffs, has improved since reuniting with world-famous swing coach Butch Harmon.

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