Tale of the Tait

Sizing up the current NBA landscape by school

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/16/283764/ It's an exercise that could be done and could change every NBA season and never stop being enjoyable and entertaining. And it hit me last night while I was watching Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Cleveland and Atlanta. As Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague had his ...

Pro Football Focus taps Chris Harris the 4th best NFL player in 2014

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/oct/15/242967/ Sure the NFL season remains several months down the road and, yeah, most of the pro football news of late has been about the recent NFL Draft or Tom Brady and Deflategate, but it's not every day that a former Kansas University football player gets tapped as the fourth ...

Beaty back on the road to promote KU football

Matt Tait

Between recruiting, returning to Texas to see his family and touring the state to drum up interest for his new program, Kansas University football coach David Beaty has spent a lot of time on the road since being named KU's newest football coach. This week, in some of KU's most ...

11 former Jayhawks set to begin journey to make NFL rosters

Matt Tait

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and, by now, you've surely heard all about the 11 different Kansas University players who either were drafted or picked up by pro teams via free agency in the hours following the draft. But rather than just knowing that this guy landed here ...

Coming Thursday: David Beaty vs. KU in a cornhole challenge

Matt Tait

There aren't a whole lot of details out there about this event, which is slated to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday on the lawn of Watson Library on KU's campus, but the KU video department put this video together and its intent is clear. First-year ...

What caught my eye at Day 11 of KU football's 2015 spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/apr/17/290244/ Friday's spring practice for the KU football team — No. 11 of 15 — kicked off with strength coach Je'Ney Jackson sending his guys back to the goal line after a lackluster breakdown that followed their warm-up. “We're about to scrimmage, fellas,” Jackson and other coaches yelled. “Have some ...

What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football's 2015 spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/apr/16/290184/ I'm not sure why but I've kind of overlooked the defensive line this spring — at least in terms of how often I've watched them work at practice. Maybe it's because we've heard so much about how the D-Line is one of the strengths of the team and so ...

What caught my eye at Day 9 of KU football's 2015 spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/apr/14/290045/ If you're looking for signs of optimism regarding the progress of the Kansas University football team this spring, here's a nugget that might interest you. On Tuesday, at the ninth practice of the spring, the Jayhawks jumped right into a special teams period following the stretching and warm-up session ...

Sounds like some time as a Small Forward is in Perry Ellis' future

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/02/286236/ Through his first three seasons as a Jayhawk, we've seen KU forward Perry Ellis do just about everything. He's been good in the post and hit from the outside. He's shown the ability to put the ball on the deck and create for himself and score by hitting the ...

What caught my eye at Day 8 of KU football's 2015 spring practices

Matt Tait

No need to be alarmed, but Friday's eighth practice of the spring session for the Kansas University football program may have been the first in which special teams coach Gary Hyman did not sport his signature look of a turtleneck and pants. According to one KU official, who also noticed ...

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