Tale of the Tait

Sensing a Silvio-type emergence from KU forward David McCormack? You’re not alone

Kansas freshman David McCormack calls it “sort of an unspoken thing” and junior forward Mitch Lightfoot says you’d have to be crazy not to see the parallels. Regardless of how you classify it, if you find yourself wondering, dreaming or even just contemplating whether McCormack could be ...

Bill Self: KU senior Lagerald Vick not expected back from leave of absence

Already well-versed in answering questions of the Lagerald Vick nature, Kansas coach Bill Self on Monday provided an answer that is likely to be the last. Asked at the end of his regularly scheduled press conference if there were any roster changes in store for the Jayhawks as they begin ...

Jayhawks in no mood for excuses after somber end to incredible Big 12 title streak

Norman, Okla. — The streak is over, and as the rest of the Big 12 Conference no doubt was doing a happy dance at the expense of 14-time defending champion Kansas following Tuesday’s loss at Oklahoma, one man’s name came up that had not been mentioned in a while. It was that of Kansas ...

Jayhawks jump 2 spots to Lucky No. 13 in latest AP Poll

A Monday win over Kansas State and road victory at Oklahoma State over the weekend propelled the Kansas men’s basketball team to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25. It marks just the second time in the past six weeks that the Jayhawks have moved up in the AP poll, which opened ...

Breaking down what’s left in the Big 12 race for KU, K-State and Texas Tech

A big Saturday in the Big 12 Conference has come and gone and the only change at the top trimmed things down from a 4-horse race to 3. Baylor’s loss at Kansas State on Saturday night dropped the Bears two games back of co-leaders K-State and Texas Tech with two games to go, and all but ...

Quick updates on a few Kansas basketball personnel situations

Sidelined for KU’s past five games because of a high ankle sprain suffered in practice on Feb. 1, Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett is expected to be in uniform for Saturday’s massive showdown with Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. “I can tell you right now my decision is that he’s going to ...

KU guard Marcus Garrett is back practicing, getting closer to a return

The prognosis for a Marcus Garrett return to the lineup is starting to look better and better for the Kansas men’s basketball program. KU coach Bill Self on Tuesday night during his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio show said that Garrett practiced both Monday and Tuesday and was making progress ...

Jayhawks jump 2 spots to No. 12 in latest AP poll

After falling week after week during a rough stretch that saw them lose 4 out of 6 games, the Kansas Jayhawks this week began moving their way back up the rankings in the Associated Press Top 25. Wins last week over TCU and West Virginia moved Kansas up two spots to No. 12 in the latest AP ...

Jayhawks to wear Retro ’70s uniforms Saturday vs. West Virginia

So it seems like Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard was the first to unofficially break the news about KU's newest throwback uniform day. Because why wouldn't he be? Howard will be the first to tell you that he has the best style of anyone on the team and his shoe collection and fancy game day ...

Lightfoot, McCormack finding footing in new-look KU basketball rotation

There’s a funny flow for how injuries impact athletics that kind of falls in line with that idea of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. Take the case of current Kansas junior Mitch Lightfoot as a good example. Buried on the bench despite a significant role in 2017-18, ...

Status of injured KU sophomore Marcus Garrett still in question

The hope all along was that injured sophomore Marcus Garrett would return by Saturday’s home game against West Virginia. But that timeline appears to be moving back just a little. KU coach Bill Self, during his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio show Tuesday night, said the sophomore guard and ...

Marcus Garrett ruled out for Saturday’s game vs. Oklahoma State

Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett will miss his third consecutive game because of the high ankle sprain he suffered a week ago. KU coach Bill Self confirmed Garrett’s status in a meeting with reporters before Friday’s practice. “Marcus will be out tomorrow,” Self said. “So ...