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Heeney lives up to wild man reputation at Kauffman Stadium

Matt Tait

Sunday was KU night at the K, where the Kansas City Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians as part of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball national broadcast. Before the Royals and Indians took the field, the Jayhawks held court at Kauffman Stadium, entertaining hundreds of KU fans with autographs, high fives and ...

McDougald, Patmon latest former Jayhawks to find NFL success

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/sep/01/240512/ Kansas University's run of having undrafted players land on 53-man NFL rosters continued rolling along last weekend, as four former Jayhawks who were passed up during their respective NFL Drafts survived their teams' final cuts and enter the season ready for work in the NFL. Not a bad first ...

7 KU football players flying under the radar entering 2014

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/aug/16/kansas-football-fan-appreciation-day/105335/ With the 2014 Kansas University football opener now just 11 days away, it's time for what has become one of my favorite blogs to write. It's not a prediction blog. That one's always tough. Because I spend so much time around these guys and see how much time, effort ...

Weis Jr. works with Patriots; Willis returns to KU; another Mitchell on board and more

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/nov/09/264360/ Friday was the final day of our access to KU's preseason camp, and rather than talking to players or position coaches, we were given the chance to speak with some of the support staff, people who help make KU football go. It offered a rare opportunity to get to ...

Latest KU football injury news as unfair as it gets

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jul/08/240586/ My heart breaks for Brandon Bourbon. There's no other way to put it. Few players on this Kansas University football team have been through as much adversity during their KU careers, fought through it all with determination and a smile, and still found tough break after tough break at ...

What caught my eye at Monday's practice: Aug. 18th

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/18/277724/ Couple of quick notes now before jumping back in to an expanded version a little later from Monday's KU football practice. Check back in a while for more, but here are a couple that needed to get up quickly. First, KU coach Charlie Weis called the team together during ...

What caught my eye at Saturday's open practice: Aug. 16

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/16/277661/ Saturday's Fan Appreciation Day and open practice gave us our first extended look at the 2014 Kansas University football team. And there was plenty to watch. It's always nice to get at least one practice where we get more than the 20 minutes at the beginning. Not because we ...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge makes its way to KU

Matt Tait

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, on Friday, answered the call in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken the world by storm in the past few weeks. The challenge, which has helped raise a boat load of money and brought greater awareness to ALS, also known as Lou ...

What caught my eye at Friday's practice: Aug. 15

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/15/277606/ It always blows my mind how, when I go out to these portions of practice that are open to the media, I kind of ignore the most talented and proven players. That's not to say I don't toss a glance over to the linebackers to see what Ben Heeney's ...

What caught my eye at Thursday's practice: Aug. 14

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/14/277591/ Thursday's practice was one of the hottest of preseason camp so far for the Kansas University football team.... not that anyone was complaining. As far as mid-August goes, what these guys have enjoyed the past couple of weeks, weather-wise, has been about as good as you could ask for. ...

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