Tale of the Tait

Kansas cracks latest cut for pair of 4-star Class of 2019 hoops prospects

With the July evaluation period now behind us, several Class of 2019 prospects have started to get serious about their recruitment. And that means, first and foremost, the making and trimming of lists, with official visit dates and, ultimately, decisions to follow in the months ahead. ...

KU’s Charlie Moore a steady second PG option for USA squad

The second consecutive summer Italian tour for Kansas point guard Charlie Moore is nearing its end, and the KU sophomore has delivered a mixed bag of results thus far. Moore, in three games for the USA East Coast squad coached by Larry Brown, is averaging just over seven points per game in ...

Report: Malik Newman signs with Miami Heat

Former Kansas guard Malik Newman, who helped lead the Jayhawks to the 2018 Final Four and was one of the hottest guards in the country during the NCAA Tournament, has landed with his second NBA team since going undrafted in June. Michael Scotto, who covers the NBA for The Athletic, tweeted ...

Former KU guard Sam Cunliffe eyeing Washington as next stop

One of the big factors in former KU guard Sam Cunliffe's decision to leave Kansas was the desire to get closer to home. Eight days after [announcing his departure from Lawrence,][1] Cunliffe is closing in on making that happen. According to a source familiar with Cunliffe’s plans, the ...

Rivalry Renewed an important part of keeping the Border War alive

Scenes that, 10 years ago, would have made people on both sides of the Border War cringe, instead produced a whole lot of smiles on Saturday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Mo. And before you cringe just reading that sentence, let's take a minute to consider exactly ...

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl talks recruiting as another big weekend arrives

Another big time recruiting weekend is on tap in the Lawrence and Kansas City area this weekend, with Session 2 of the Hardwood Classic taking place in Lawrence and the Jayhawk Summer Finale happening over in Overland Park. Both events are expected to draw dozens of big time prospects from ...

‘Rivalry Renewed’ KU-MU Border War revival on tap for Saturday night

It’s Border War time in Kansas City again and Jayhawks and Tigers everywhere have people on both sides of the storied rivalry to thank. At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Mo., nearly 20 former KU and MU players will get together for what’s ...

4-star Class of 2019 forward Chandler Lawson keeping a close eye on Kansas

Out in Southern California last weekend for yet another AAU event, Class of 2019 power forward Chandler Lawson, the younger brother of current Kansas players Dedric and K.J. Lawson, took a break from the action to discuss his game and his recruitment with a handful of reporters. KUsports.com ...

KU point guard Charlie Moore is headed back to Italy

Kansas point guard Charlie Moore is headed back to Italy for the second summer in a row. After playing with his new teammates [during KU’s four-game exhibition trip to Italy 11 months ago,][1] Moore will be the lone Jayhawk on a USA team that will be one of four squads participating in the ...

Jayhawks offer scholarship to rising 4-star forward

According to multiple reports from a number of national recruiting analysts, the Kansas men’s basketball program has offered a scholarship to four-star Class of 2019 power forward Kai Jones. Jones is currently ranked No. 123 in the 2019 class by Rivals.com, but appears to be well on his way ...

Former KU guard Ben McLemore headed back to Sacramento in two-team trade

The Memphis Grizzlies are down a Jayhawk and Ben McLemore is headed back to the place where he began his NBA career. That much became known early Tuesday, when ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported a trade between the two franchises that sends McLemore back to Sacramento — along with ...

Final Four to continue to call massive venues home through at least 2026

It’s more of the same in college basketball when it comes to awarding the sport’s signature event to a host city. Long gone are the days when a venue like Kansas City’s Kemper Arena — I still marvel at this every time I drive by it — and in to stay are massive buildings, many of ...

New Kansas AD Jeff Long addresses still-defunct KU-MU Border War

For the past seven years, after watching Missouri leave the Big 12 for the SEC, Kansas, as an unofficial athletic department policy, has been steadfastly against scheduling the rival Tigers for any regular season games in any sport. But with recently hired athletic director Jeff Long now ...

Senior guard Lagerald Vick off to good start in return to KU basketball program

The experiment known as [Lagerald Vick’s return to Kansas][1] evidently is off to a good start. Talking with reporters shortly after [the official introduction of new athletic director Jeff Long,][2] KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday classified Vick and him as being ...

How to watch Jeff Long’s 11 a.m. introductory press conference

After a week of waiting, we have officially arrived at Jeff Long Day at the University of Kansas. Today, at 11 a.m. central time, Long, KU's newly hired athletic director, officially will be introduced as the 11th AD in KU history at a joint news conference with KU chancellor Doug Girod and ...

Lightfoot ready for leadership role regardless of his place in KU’s rotation

As he enters his third season with the Kansas basketball program, [up a few pounds and dozens of memorable moments,][1] KU forward Mitch Lightfoot heads out on an interesting adventure. As arguably the most naturally gifted leader in the program — from the standpoint of energy, action and ...