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: Lochte deserves lifetime ban from swimming for USA

Tom Keegan believes that it's ridiculous to even think about giving Ryan Lochte another opportunity to represent the USA in swimming after the hateful lies he told at the expense of Brazil, the host country of the just-concluded Olympic Games.

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Tom Keegan: 7 Kansas football concerns linger

Tom Keegan writes that Kansas won't have any trouble winning its season opener but after that, envisioning another victory gets a little murkier. Quarterback and offensive line are two of seven concerns about the 2016 Jayhawks.

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Tom Keegan: Flyover country no more for college volleyball

Kansas was in the first all-Central time zone Final Four last fall and is ranked No. 5 in a preseason poll that features three Big Ten and two Big 12 schools. The Jayhawks remain hungry and eager to start the season with today's public exhibition at Horejsi Center.

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Tom Keegan: Al Kelley represented 'the greatest generation' of Jayhawks

The loyal KU lettermen who attend various sporting events on the campus of their alma mater lost one from their ranks when Al Kelley, member of the 1952 national-championship team and a 1960 Olympic gold medalist, died last week.

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Tom Keegan: A vote for KU volleyball and women's basketball sharing new venue

Both the Kansas volleyball and women's basketball programs would benefit from a new facility for their home games — a larger venue for volleyball and a smaller one for women's basketball. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Horejsi Center is the place to be Saturday afternoon

The Kansas volleyball team, coming off a 30-3 record and Final Four appearance, has grown so popular that the entire season is sold out. Saturday's 1 p.m. scrimmage at Horejsi will be the last chance for many to see the team live this season.

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Tom Keegan: Field coming into focus for Ryan Willis

On-the-job-training for a true freshman, brutally painful though it was at times, has helped Ryan Willis prepare for his sophomore season. Still, he'll only be as good as the protection in front of him.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football roster family tree full of notable branches

From the NBA Development League record for three-pointers to the only triple-double in UT-Arlington history, relatives of several current Kansas football players have achieved big things in sports.

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Tom Keegan: Take away one starter and Kansas still team to beat in Big 12 basketball race

Kansas is so deep that Tom Keegan believes that if the Big 12 were allowed to choose one starter to remove from KU's roster it still would be favored to win a 13th consecutive Big 12 title.

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Tom Keegan: Bigger, stronger, faster KU football team still needs to get bigger, stronger, faster

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty is upbeat about the gains the program has made in strength, speed and recruiting, but also sounds a realistic voice about how far Kansas has to go to compete at Big 12 standards.

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