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Tale of the Tait

Spring Game Rewind

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/apr/12/ku-football-spring-game/103867/ Just like that, another session of spring practice is in the books and, despite what the weather looks like in Lawrence today, we're moving on to the offseason, the upcoming summer and the final stretch of preparation for fall camp. As always, the spring ended with last Saturday's spring ...

Danny Manning gets hero's welcome at Wake Forest

Matt Tait

By now, you've all surely heard that former Kansas University assistant coach and one of the school's all-time great players landed a head coaching job at Wake Forest after two successful seasons at Tulsa. The stories we posted got a lot of hits and comments and, as has been the ...

What caught my eye on Day 12 of KU football's spring practices

Matt Tait

After going through much of the spring without getting a look at the 2014 version of the Kansas University football, we got a peek and then some on Saturday morning. Not only as the media able to attend the annual Hannah & Friends football clinic where the Jayhawks and dozens ...

With Manning moving on, Tulsa's next coach could be easy to find

Matt Tait

While the news about Danny Manning being hired by Wake Forest obviously is a big deal for the former Kansas University star and assistant coach, it's also potentially huge news for another former Jayhawk. Brett Ballard, a former KU player and assistant in his own right, now sits in the ...

Questions remain, but KU's offensive line starting to take shape

Matt Tait

By now, you've surely heard KU football coach Charlie Weis and offensive line coach John Reagan say — on separate occasions — that they have eight offensive linemen that they feel pretty good about at this point in the spring. With five spots making up an O-line that means the ...

What caught my ear on Day 11 of KU football's spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/videos/2014/apr/01/35884/ Tuesday afternoon marked our second chance this spring to chat with a handful of Kansas University football players and all five offensive position groups were represented. As the Jayhawks prepared for their ninth practice of the spring, several offensive players discussed the team's progress thus far and the evolution ...

Wiggins' Monday announcement won't surprise but will be meaningful

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/mar/05/270045/ So 2 p.m. central time Monday (or today, depending upon when you're reading this) is the official time for the announcement we've all known was coming since last May. All signs point to Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins being headed to the NBA. Almost everyone I know, along with ...

What caught my ear on Day 6 of KU football's spring practices

Matt Tait

A few quick thoughts from today's news conference with KU football coach Charlie Weis and a handful of offensive assistant coaches. The Jayhawks returned to practice for Day No. 5 on Sunday night and are out there for Day No. 6 this afternoon. We did learn today that we'll get ...

The Day After: An early exit from the NCAA Tournament

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/mar/23/kansas-v-stanford/103454/ It seems fitting that in the hours following KU's 60-57, season-ending loss to Stanford in the round of 32 at the NCAA Tournament in St. Louis, that snow is falling in Lawrence on a rather gray day. After all, the end of the college basketball season — no matter ...

The Day After: An Eastern Kentucky scare

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/mar/21/kansas-basketball-v-eastern-kentucky-ncaa-round-1/103385/ The Kansas University basketball team survived an opening-round NCAA Tournament scare on Friday afternoon in the form of an 80-69 victory over 15th-seeded Eastern Kentucky at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. In all actuality, that final score should probably read a little closer, as this one had the feel ...

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