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.
Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike boils the game of basketball down to six words: See the ball, dunk the ball.
Josh Jackson says one of his talented, experienced teammates has improved so much that he "will surprise a lot of people."
Bookmakers entice gamblers to bet on Kansas by giving them a lot of points, but even at that, Kansas is tied with Connecticut for the worst FBS winning percentage against the spread in the past five seasons.
Kansas' defense statistically ranks among the best in the Big 12 and it all starts up front, where all-conference-worthy sophomores Daniel Wise and Dorance Armstrong already have developed into disruptive forces.
Montell Cozart bounced back from a two-week benching well enough for head coach David Beaty to say Cozart will start Saturday in Norman vs. Oklahoma. Reading what else Beaty said leads to conclusion that he Cozart will start the remainder of the season, barring injuries. By Tom Keegan
Kansas, ranked No. 6 in the nation, ran its streak of consecutive sweeps to four matches.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy must prepare for both Ryan Willis and Montell Cozart this week. Statistically, neither one has emerged as more deserving than the other.
Red-shirt freshman Tyriek Starks, a dual-threat quarterback from New Orleans, will compete for starting QB job during spring football.
Sidelined two seasons by a stress fracture of the right foot, former Kansas center Joel Embiid is coming off of a 20-minute, 15-point effort for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Detroit Pistons.
Every laughable performance deserves a punch line and Kansas center Joe Gibson unwittingly supplied one Saturday in Baylor’s merciful 49-7 execution of the Jayhawks at McLane Stadium. By Tom Keegan