Matt Tait

Thrills absent in July sports schedule
July 15, 2012
With the NBA Draft, NBA Finals, and, really, this year’s entire thrilling NBA postseason now over, it’s time to roll into the leanest and meanest days of the summer months.
KU football’s GPA jump a ‘big stinkin’ deal’
June 6, 2012
Kansas University associate athletic director for student support Paul Buskirk has been employed by the department since 1987.
LHS searches for silver lining in state loss
May 26, 2012
With the sting of Friday’s quarterfinal state baseball loss fresh in their minds and the pain still showing in their eyes, the Lawrence High baseball team tried to find a silver lining to the 1-0 loss to Blue Valley West that ended the season.
LHS iron man clutch for champs
May 16, 2012
Just call him Kirk Gibson. Sure, the ball stayed in the yard, and, yeah, this big hit came in the early innings of Tuesday’s 3-2 regional championship victory against Olathe Northwest instead of stacked against the drama of the late innings. But still, there was something about the way LHS senior Troy Willoughby limped between first and second base that brought visions of the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers slugger to mind.
’Mates respect Tyshawn Taylor
March 29, 2012
When Kansas University senior Conner Teahan reflects on the season that led the Jayhawks to the Final Four, he finds himself in the Kansas locker room in the Lahaina Civic Center, site of the Maui Invitational. KU had just lost to Duke, 68-61, to drop its record to 3-2.
Reserves contribute early, often for Kansas
December 30, 2011
Kansas University’s basketball coaching staff might not throw the game film into a time capsule, but for this team Thursday’s 89-34 victory against Howard University might wind up being noteworthy.
A look back at the highs and lows of KU football in 2011
November 30, 2011
Even though the Kansas University football season officially ended just four days ago, most people have moved on and are focused solely on the ongoing coaching search that could take another couple of days or another couple of weeks.
Though KU football future uncertain, players deserve support in finale
November 19, 2011
If Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could get his players to execute on the field the way he has them talking in the media room, he might be on to something.
Legends provide relief
September 25, 2011
For the past few weeks, on a very public stage, Kansas University had been reduced to the role of second-class citizen because of the turbulent conference realignment talk that, at times, left KU in the very unfamiliar position of feeling like an outsider.
Beebe doesn’t deserve all the blame
September 23, 2011
Imagine, for a second, if Kansas University football coach Turner Gill had stayed at Buffalo for the 2010 season instead of coming to Kansas.
In time of conference realignment madness, KU silence golden
September 21, 2011
Late Tuesday night, as one of the wildest days of the conference realignment saga was starting to wind down, the Pac-12 Conference released a statement saying it was not interested in expanding past its current 12-member set-up.
KU to a bowl game? It’s possible
September 2, 2011
Last month,’s Brad Edwards revealed that he picked Kansas University’s football team to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl this December.
Translation: A&M will still bolt
August 16, 2011
Two days ago, the easy answer to the question, “Will Texas A&M leave the Big 12 for the SEC,” was “Definitely.” But now? Don’t be fooled. That’s still the answer. It’s just a matter of how and when.
Realignment a matter of perspective
Jayhawks’ only move to remain loyal to Big 12
August 15, 2011
With Texas A&M clamoring to bolt for the SEC and the rest of the Big 12 Conference working to keep the Aggies, the future of the league once again is ambiguous at best.
Cool, calm, collected: Turner Gill appears more comfortable, prepared in Year 2
July 29, 2011
A year ago, about this time, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill stepped to the podium in Dallas and introduced himself to the scores of media members that had descended upon Big D for the annual Big 12 media days.

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