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Matt Tait

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.
Brady Morningstar’s name resonates
March 2, 2011
The only visible signs of his playing days are the letters of his name on the record board and an 8x11 photo plaque celebrating his all-state season of 2004-05 that hangs outside the gym.
Seniors on the Free State boys basketball team enjoying turnaround
February 24, 2011
There’s just something about a son or daughter’s high school years that makes parents go wild. They take pictures before prom, chronicle accomplishments in scrapbooks and brag non-stop to their friends. That’s what made the 2008-09 Free State High boys basketball season so tough for so many parents and, in turn, what makes this year so special for those same people.
KU softball’s Hull twins celebrate differences
February 10, 2011
For the better part of the first two decades of their lives, Kansas University softball sophomores Maggie and Rosie Hull were known simply as the Hull twins.
Allen Fieldhouse helps Turner Gill recruit for KU football, too
February 7, 2011
“There’s no better place to coach, there’s no better place to go to school, there’s no better place to play.” Those words about Allen Fieldhouse, uttered by former Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown, have given goosebumps to thousands of Jayhawk fans. Aside from providing one of the biggest home-court advantages in the country, KU’s gym plays another role that, at times, flies under the radar.

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