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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: Count on Silvio De Sousa rebounding from scandal

Silvio De Sousa remains a member of the Kansas basketball program, but will he ever play another game for the Jayhawks? Probably not. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Longtime scout projects driven Dorance Armstrong to go in fourth or fifth round

Every college football player fueled by NFL aspirations needs to listen to what Dan Shonka of Ourlads scouting service has to say about why he likes former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong.

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Tom Keegan: Downtown Shot Put was great while it lasted

The posters were printed. The field of nine professional athletes, including two 2016 Olympic medal winners and two other competitors in the Rio Games, was set.

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Tom Keegan: Najee Stevens-McKenzie back at fighting weight, battling for job

Considering how long it took Najee Stevens-McKenzie to reach Lawrence, his new address just might mean more to him than it means to most Kansas football players. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Is Adidas money worth the embarrassment for Kansas Athletics?

The Kansas athletic department finds itself in an interesting pickle, having negotiated a 14-year, $191 million sponsorship and apparel agreement scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2019.

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Tom Keegan: Adidas cloud hovers where all college basketball roads lead

Finally, the ominous, sneaker-shaped cloud that has hovered over college basketball for nearly six months settled over Lawrence in an under-the-chin way on Tuesday, and it doesn’t seem as if it’s in any hurry to move on down the road.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas men, women preparing for competitive Kansas Relays field

Suspenseful college quadrangular meets that have been known to come down to the final race have softened the blow of the Kansas Relays no longer attracting big-name professional athletes to the event.

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Tom Keegan: Talented Dom Williams hunting big sophomore season

A smorgasbord of excuses for a so so freshman season lies well within reach for running back Dom Williams should he choose to go there.

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Tom Keegan: David Beaty says Kansas will commit to running game

During the same session in which he avoided to the best of his ability hyperbolic compliments, David Beaty actually uttered a 17-word sentence that I found more encouraging than any words I ever have heard him speak. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Kansas offense can't crackle and pop until it snaps

Before the coaches decide who takes the snap, they must find someone who can make the snap. By Tom Keegan

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