Tale of the Tait

How a phone call played a key role in Quentin Grimes' decision to pick Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/nov/16/320804/ Kansas coach Bill Self has coached and recruited a couple dozen supremely talented players who went on to enjoy success in the NBA and beyond during his coaching career. In the past month, one of those helped [five-star guard Quentin Grimes, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound combo guard from The Woodlands, ...

Five-star guard Quentin Grimes picks Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ With an elite point guard and two Top 40 big men already signed, sealed and delivered, the Kansas men's basketball program's 2018 recruiting class added another gem on Wednesday, when five-star shooting guard Quentin Grimes orally committed to KU during a ceremony at College Park High in The Woodlands, ...

Postgame Report Card: No. 4 Kansas 65, No. 7 Kentucky 61

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/14/320733/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky in the 2017 Champions Classic at United Center in Chicago. Offense: C- ---------- The Jayhawks made a couple of big shots and plays when they had to have them. And Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman delivered ...

Say What? Tait's weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

Matt Tait

Matt Tait's game day thoughts from The Windy City ahead of Kansas vs. Kentucky in the 2017 Champions Classic in Chicago.

Jayhawks no strangers to killing time on game day

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/24/320167/ Ever since Kansas fans started really looking ahead to today's Champions Classic showdown with Kentucky in The Windy City, one of the most popular rants I've heard has been about how KU allllwwwaaays seems to play the late game in the Champions Classic. They're not wrong. Five of the ...

Self vs. Calipari almost as big as Kansas vs. Kentucky

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/30/302551/ If you've watched Kansas play Kentucky even just once in the past 10 years, you know the game means a little more than a regular game. Whether you're talking about the media hype leading up to tipoff, the craziness the game brings out in fans from both sides or ...

KU-Kentucky set to renew unique rivalry Tuesday in Chicago

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/apr/02/232793/ Because they aren’t in the same conference, they do not play each other every year, although some quality scheduling during recent years has made the matchup more common. The two teams enter Tuesday’s clash at the Champions Classic in Chicago as the No. 1 and No. 2 winningest college ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 92, Tennessee State 56

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/nov/10/kansas-v-tennessee-state/122324/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 92-56 season-opening victory over Tennessee State at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- It would’ve been an A+ if not for the 20 turnovers. The Jayhawks shot 60 percent from the floor, dished 23 assists on 36 field goals, knocked in 12 of ...

Jayhawks a popular Final Four pick among ESPN college hoops analysts

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2006/jul/20/102568/ The college basketball staff at ESPN this week [released its predictions][1] for this seasons’s Final Four, national champion, player of the year and coach of the year. Not surprisingly, Kansas received more than a little love. Of the 26 staffers who gave their picks, seven had Kansas advancing to ...

A little clarity on the Silvio De Sousa situation

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/aug/28/318818/ A handful of Twitter messages that surfaced Thursday suggesting that Class of 2018 power forward Silvio De Sousa had been authorized to join the Kansas basketball program in time for the second semester of the current season were not accurate, according to a source with knowledge of De Sousa's ...

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