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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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Tom Keegan: Look for some changes now that Bill Self has been elected president

Now that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has been elected president (of the National Association of College Basketball Coaches) what exactly does that mean to the state of college basketball?

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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson would make a great Celtic

Nobody can dispute the identity of the greatest champion in the history of team sports. Bill Russell won 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics.

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Tom Keegan: Ross Randall Par 3 Shootout set for Twin Oaks in June

The mad scientist in long-time club pro Jeff Burey has come up with another terrific idea for an unconventional, entertaining day of golf.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks will go as far as Udoka Azubuike can take them

It’s that time of year again when a national media outlet picks Kansas No. 1 in its way-too-early college basketball top 25.

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Kansas takes baseball series opener from Kansas State, 5-4

Tie ballgame, bottom of the eighth inning at Hoglund Ballpark in the Sunflower Showdown. Two balls, two strikes, two outs, two men on base, too much work left to be done to convince the NCAA baseball tournament selection committee to grant an at-large bid to Kansas for the Jayhawks to let this opportunity slip away.

Tom Keegan: California Dreamer took indirect path to Big 12 weekend pitcher

When Taylor Turski was 10, he told his father he wanted to play baseball in the Big 12. When he was 13, he told his dad he couldn’t wait to turn 18, so that he could begin the process of covering himself in tattoos. When he was 21, nearly three full years from last having thrown a baseball, he told his father he wanted to resume his baseball career.

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Tom Keegan: Lawson family could make Lawrence a high school basketball hotbed too

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self understandably was delighted to welcome not one, but two talented Lawson brothers into the program from native Memphis. Try to imagine the extent of euphoria a high school coach would experience if he could do the same and welcome a pair of Lawson brothers into his basketball program.

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Tom Keegan: Jack Whitman addition makes sense on many levels for Kansas

When a basketball player transfers from William & Mary to Kansas, it’s not difficult to predict the questions that immediately surface, such as: William and Mary? Jack Whitman? Why Jack Whitman?

Tom Keegan: Kansas men's golf coach Jamie Bermel has team in NCAA regionals again

The fifth year of a rebuilding project generally is considered the first truly fair time to take the temperature of a college coach in any sport. Enough time has passed that the entire roster was brought in by the coach, who also has had ample opportunity to establish a culture.

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Tom Keegan: Seven original KU recruits plus seven transfers equals one talented roster

By the time Kansas basketball players start summer school in June, the roster will be down to 13 scholarship players. At the moment, it stands at 14 and exactly half are originally signed with Kansas. That makes it easy to split the rosters into two teams: The Originals vs. the Transfers. By Tom Keegan

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