KU Sports Hour

Regular weekly podcasts about KU basketball and KU football from the sports staff at The Lawrence Journal-World and KUsports.com.

Wrapping up KU football’s atypical spring

KU football beat writer Benton Smith is joined by Tom Keegan and Matt Tait to discuss an injury-plagued spring for the program. They examine the unresolved quarterback battle, the Jayhawks' receiving corps, how Kansas will try and replace Dorance Armstrong, KU's cornerbacks and more.

Full speed ahead into KU basketball’s off-season

On the latest installment of KU Sports Hour, KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait looks ahead to the NBA Draft potential for six Jayhawks, before diving into what Kansas could do with its 13th scholarship and what KU's roster will might look like next season, now that Romeo Langford is headed ...

FBI talk and reviewing 2017-18 predictions

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff talks about the recent news surrounding the FBI investigation into college basketball and how it pertains to KU. Topics include: Silvio De Sousa's playing status for next season, the ...

Reminiscing on 2017-18 and NBA decisions

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff talks through the recent NBA decisions by Malik Newman and Lagerald Vick and rehashes KU basketball's 2017-18 season.

From Duke to Villanova: One memorable March Madness matchup leads to another

On an abbreviated edition of the KU Sports Hour, form San Antonio, KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait joins Tom Keegan and Benton Smith to discuss the Jayhawks’ memorable Elite Eight win over Duke and provide some initial thoughts on the upcoming Final Four matchup between KU and Villanova.

KU advances to the second weekend

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff takes you back through the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Topics include: Malik Newman's big game, Udoka Azubuike fighting through injury and KU's upcoming matchup against Clemson.

NCAA tournament preview

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff discusses KU's NCAA tournament draw, as well as the recent conclusion to the Big 12 tournament and breakout games by Silvio De Sousa. The bracket preview begins at the 30:30 mark of ...

Giving out KU basketball awards

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff discusses the Big 12 awards and hands out some additional honors to the KU basketball team — based off the Oscars. Topics include: KU-Oklahoma State, the Big 12 tournament and which ...

Reflecting on KU’s senior class

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff reflects on KU's 14th straight Big 12 title and on each of KU's three seniors — Devonte' Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Clay Young.

Previewing KU-Tech and a chance at 14 straight

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps the Big 12 race with the Jayhawks on the doorstep of a 14th-straight Big 12 title. Topics include: KU vs. Texas Tech, predicting KU's postseason spot and Svi Mykhailiuk and ...

KU basketball progress report

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU basketball’s win over Iowa State. The second half of this podcast features a progress report for KU basketball nearing the end of conference play, with 10 questions about ...

Grading Mitch Lightfoot’s start and Udoka Azubuike’s rebound

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU basketball’s win over TCU. Topics include: Devonte' Graham's heavy usage, Mitch Lightfoot's start over Lagerald Vick, Udoka Azubuike's big outing vs. TCU and Svi ...

Sweeping the Sunflower Showdown

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU basketball’s road win over Kansas State. Topics include: Svi Mykhailiuk’s development (open-13:40), the KU zone and other takeaways from K-State (13:30-25:25), ...

Is 14 straight on the way?

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU basketball’s road win over West Virginia. Topics include: Big 12 travel stories (open-8:00), How KU's win shapes the Big 12 race (8:00-23:20), Udoka Azubuike and Silvio De ...

Malik Newman’s breakout game?

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU basketball’s wins over Iowa State and TCU. Topics include: KU’s defense and rebounding issues (open-16:00), Malik Newman’s breakout game (16:00-31:05), Devonte’ ...

New Year’s resolutions for KU basketball

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by sports editor Tom Keegan, the KUsports.com staff recaps an early KU basketball loss in Big 12 play. Topics include: What went wrong vs. Texas Tech? (starting: 0:00), the KUsports.com basketball mailbag — driving the ball, roster construction ...

The Nick Schwerdt Episode

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, Lawrence radio personality and host of KLWN's Rock Chalk Sports Talk Nick Schwerdt joins the show to talk about his rise in KU media and the current KU basketball team, as well as for a special KU Sports ...

Is KU basketball back?

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU basketball’s bounce-back week. Topics include: James Sosinski and Sam Cunliffe's KU debuts (open-18:35), KU's backup point guard (18:35-28:40), Svi Mykhailiuk's big week ...

Keys for a KU basketball bounce back

On this episode of the KU Sports Hour, hosted by KU basketball beat writer Matt Tait, the KUsports.com staff recaps KU’s basketball’s rare two-loss week. Topics include: KU’s defensive issues (open-17:30), Malik Newman’s struggles (17:30-26:45), KU basketball in need of a “dog” ...