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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: NBA draft packed with suspenseful moments

Two suspenseful moments in the NBA draft came and went without hearing the name of a Kansas basketball player. By Tom Keegan

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Generations of friends reflect on life of Keith Loneker Sr., ex-Kansas offensive lineman

A remote family connection to former Kansas football coach Glen Mason led to Keith Loneker coming from Roselle Park, N.J., to Lawrence to play college football for Kansas. Loneker came to call Lawrence home after his professional football career ended.

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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson attractive trade bait

This year’s NBA draft makes for a particularly interesting guessing game, thanks to a deep pool of one-and-done prospects and to the presence of a team near the top of the draft closer to contending for a title than is typical for lottery participants. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Optimism surrounding KU defense starts up front

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, with his long-and-strong arms and growing list of accomplishments, casts such a wide shadow it leaves little room for teammates from a 2-10 squad to get much of the spotlight, but Daniel Wise manages. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Conner VanCleave makes leap from Holcomb to Hoglund

Conner VanCleave isn’t like most athletes packed with baseball potential. For one thing, he stands 6-foot-7. For another, he plays three sports. Also, he’s not easy to label. Is he a pitcher? A first baseman? An outfielder? Yes, yes and yes. Give him a ball and he’ll have a ball playing with it until the classroom bell or dinner bell rings. By Tom Keegan

Former KU All-American Chris Thompson posts top 10 finish in web.com event

Brad Ziegler is not unlike everybody else who has played golf with Chris Thompson at Lawrence Country Club in that he tracks his progress in professional tournaments on his phone, hoping to see another birdie pop up.

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Tom Keegan: Four-deep frontcourt not too shallow, per Mitch Lightfoot

Combined, KU's four frontcourt players have 49 minutes of playing time vs. Big 12 competition, all from Mitch Lightfoot.

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Tom Keegan: Bob Stoops did not say he is retired from coaching

Two banners and one big bummer in a wild eight-day stretch for the Oklahoma athletic department left Sooners fans little time to boast and a great deal of time to scratch their heads.

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Tom Keegan: Udoka Azubuike huge in every way in return to court

It takes a big, big man to make Darnell Jackson look small by comparison but Udoka Azubuike did it in Wednesday's camp scrimmage.

Tom Keegan: Winning ways generally requirement for No. 1 overall draft pick

Bill Walton so dominated right from the start of his UCLA career that it was unthinkable that anyone could get the better of him in the post. So when LaRue Martin totaled 19 points and 18 rebounds, compared to Walton’s 18 points and 16 rebounds, Martin instantly was deemed a terrific NBA prospect.

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