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Matt Tait

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.
About that name … it’s ZENG-er
January 4, 2011
Jayhawk fans worried about nailing down the pronunciation of new Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s first name need look no farther than Tom Cross for help.
Wide-receivers coach Wyatt crucial to KU
January 2, 2011
More than eight months out from the first game of the 2011 college football season, Kansas University coach Turner Gill is staring down the first huge decision of his second season at KU.
KU football’s Christmas gift? QB commit Berglund
December 25, 2010
Last Monday night, shortly after hearing about prep quarterback Brock Berglund switching his commitment from Colorado to Kansas, I couldn’t help but think of Bubba Cunningham.
KU women’s basketball team unselfish, thriving
December 9, 2010
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is no different from any other coach in America.
Season in review: Reporter Matt Tait hands out his KU football postseason awards
December 5, 2010
Those who preceded me in this position often penned a few paragraphs to put the finishing touches on the football seasons that were. After a two-year hiatus, it’s time to bring that back. There’s no flashy name for the following awards, nor does there need to be since very little about this year’s Kansas University football team had much flash.
Contract favors Turner Gill
October 21, 2010
Antsy fans of Kansas University football already dreaming of a coaching change won’t like the reality of Turner Gill’s contract. It’s as one-sided in Gill’s favor as the recent outcomes have been for KU’s opponents.
With UT, there is no deadline
June 8, 2010
Texas remains king of the Big 12 and any attempt by any other school to force the conference’s hand won’t work. Commissioner Dan Beebe made that clear by setting deadlines for Nebraska and Missouri to declare their intentions. Notice that Beebe didn’t put any such pressure on Texas.
Spotlight remains on Gill
December 17, 2009
Though he’s clearly aware that names such as Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley and Earl Thomas are not on his new roster, one could hardly blame new Kansas University football coach Turner Gill if he were to hear a few bars of the popular University of Texas victory song in his head during the next few weeks.
Fieldhouse one-stop shopping for scouts
December 10, 2009
They bounce around from college town to college town, pregame meal to pregame meal, all in the name of talent.
Coaching your son not easy
October 14, 2009
Whoever coined the phrase, “Hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports,” probably never coached his son.

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