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, 51, 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.
Wayne Selden, the second-highest-ranked recruit in Kansas University's next basketball recruiting class, sizes up his classmates. By Tom Keegan
Monte Johnson, who played with Kansas University legend Wilt Chamberlain and was athletic director during the Danny Manning era, is looking forward to watching the next great Jayhawk, Andrew Wiggins. Column by Tom Keegan
It took a catcher with skin thicker than his coach’s nose was hard for the Kansas University baseball team to go to a place where it never had been and hasn’t gone since. By Tom Keegan
The toughest players to impress with good glove work are slick fielders themselves. The Kansas University baseball team has an abundance of those, and even they drop a jaw at some of the web gems created by teammates. Column by Tom Keegan
Paris Daniels earned 23 points, Diamond Dixon 20, Andrea Geubelle 18 and Francine Simpson 15 in helping the Kansas University women’s track and field team to its first outdoor Big 12 title in school history in a three-day meet that concluded Sunday. By Tom Keegan
Think of the college basketball we watch on television as the most beautiful stretch of landscape you ever have seen. But under that beautiful slice of earth lies the foul underworld of college basketball that involves the pursuit of top NBA prospects by disreputable agents who pay recruiters. Think of that underworld as the tunnel that carries away raw sewage. Thanks to a USA Today report over the weekend that detailed accusations made by Kansas star Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, we all have had a window to the underworld opened for us. By Tom Keegan
Earth to NBA prospects: Read Eric Prisbell’s outstanding reporting job for USA Today on the shoving match to get to the front of the line to start milking cash cow Ben McLemore, projected to be among the first few picks in the NBA Draft. Column by Tom Keegan
Nothing quite compares to that first glove, even for the Kansas University baseball players who execute such smooth fielding magic on the Hoglund Ballpark diamond. By Tom Keegan
A baseball game pitting nonconference rivals Wichita State and Kansas University offered a little bit of everything Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark — everything except runs for the first 10 innings. By Tom Keegan
I have no idea whether former NBA guard Mitchell Wiggins has any coaching experience, but I sure would ask him if he has any interest in trying out the profession if I were one of the four schools recruiting his son, Andrew Wiggins. By Tom Keegan