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Matt Tait

KU to a bowl game? It’s possible
September 2, 2011
Last month, ESPN.com’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.
Golfers approve of new-look Eagle Bend
July 24, 2011
About three months ago, newly named Eagle Bend Golf Course superintendent Darin “Lumpy” Pearson hit the links with the idea of transforming Lawrence’s city-owned public course from a place locals dealt with to one people drove miles to enjoy.
Jayhawks’ schedule not kind
July 21, 2011
We’re approaching the end of July — like it or not — and now is the time that many fans start seriously scouting the season ahead and gearing up to make their predictions that can make or break their status as true sports fans with their friends.
QB Brock Berglund committed to playing football at Kansas
July 8, 2011
For weeks, the here-today-gone-tomorrow status of Kansas University freshman quarterback Brock Berglund has been one of the most talked about topics within the KU football community.
DP, AJ’ Kansas football video clever concept
June 18, 2011
With the start of football season still three months away, Kansas University seniors Daymond Patterson and AJ Steward dreamed up an idea to keep them busy and entertain their friends and fans at the same time. But not everybody found the idea amusing.
Morris twins to Bobcats? It’s possible
June 9, 2011
With the 2011 NBA Draft two weeks away, here’s an exercise that can be both challenging and therapeutic for Kansas University basketball fans who can’t wait to find out which NBA teams will land former Jayhawks Marcus and Markieff Morris in the June 23 draft in New Jersey.
Lions stung by loss
May 29, 2011
Losing always stinks, but it tends to hurt a little more when everything you’ve done for the past 36 weeks was done to prevent it.
KU softball catcher Brittany Hile stoked for pros
May 24, 2011
Last weekend, while dozens of friends and teammates walked down the hill and crept closer to life after college, Kansas University softball senior Brittany Hile calmly clapped and grinned. Hers wasn’t exactly the face of a fellow graduate freaking out over the future.
Ross Johnson critical for LHS baseball
May 17, 2011
They have a couple of legitimate pitching arms, three or four hitters capable of launching any pitch out of the yard and a handful of guys who, through osmosis, gained the experience of winning it all by hanging out in the dugout in 2009, when Lawrence High won the Class 6A state title.
FSHS baseball’s Showdown win a total team victory
May 13, 2011
When taking in a Free State High baseball game, it can be easy — too easy, in fact — to become infatuated with watching all-world senior Cody Kukuk at the plate or on the mound.
KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s approach refreshing
May 6, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I observed new Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger on the job.
LHS boys block out criticism
March 4, 2011
If you listened to the critics, you heard that the Lawrence High boys basketball team had nothing but problems heading into Wednesday’s shocking upset of Olathe South in the opening round of sub-state.

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