Tale of the Tait

Recent fuss over potential KU-Mizzou reunion in Big 12/SEC Challenge much ado about nothing

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/feb/25/230693/ Thursday, the college basketball world on both sides of the Kansas/Missouri state line became a little more fired up than it normally is in late May. See, [Thursday was the day when the folks at ESPN announced the match-ups for the 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge][1] — 10 games between ...

Mason says goodbye in Players' Tribune tribute to KU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/12/311858/ By now, you all know the story of former Kansas standout Frank Mason III. From how his rough upbringing to his failed government class to that showcase in Vegas where assistant coach Kurtis Townsend first saw him and, of course, through his incredible KU career that left him in ...

Why Svi Mykhailiuk's decision to stay at Kansas is an even bigger deal than some may think

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/25/312301/ While most people I talked to, both in our business and others, eventually came to believe that Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk would stay in the NBA Draft and skip his senior season at Kansas, nearly everyone I talked to seemed to think that Svi’s return to Kansas, should it ...

Former Jayhawk Josh Jackson projects as more than just KU's latest Top 5 pick

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/13/311016/ Those familiar with basketball, at just about any level, know that there typically are five positions on the floor – point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center. There are, of course, variations of each position — point forward and stretch 4 are two of the better ...

Five guesses on what Svi Mykhailiuk will decide this week

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/18/312071/ It’s a big week for Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk, perhaps his biggest since the end of the 2016-17 season. Mykhailiuk, who has spent the past two months working on his game and working toward the goal of catching the eye of any number of NBA teams, has until Wednesday ...

Five things we learned from the 2016-17 KU basketball season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/04/315046/ Now that enough time has passed — for most — between the rough ending to another amazing season of Kansas basketball and today, it’s time to take a quick look back at what we learned about the KU program during the 2016-17 season. These things we already knew: Kansas ...

Perry Ellis inks contract Down Under

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/SydneyKings/status/865409165941813248 The Sydney Kings professional basketball team in the National Basketball League in Australia announced with gusto on Thursday night the signing of former KU standout Perry Ellis. Ellis, who went undrafted after his four-year Kansas career, bounced around the NBA's D League during his first season away from Kansas ...

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

Matt Tait

*Recorded Tuesday, May 16, 2017*

So what happens if Svi leaves Kansas?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/28/314109/ Who would have thought a couple of weeks, or even a couple of days, ago that the Kansas men’s basketball program would be one decision away from having some flexibility? With [senior big man Dwight Coleby transferring out][1] and junior guard Svi Mykhailiuk now a week away from having ...

This time around, Williams hires Frederick

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2009/jun/17/172743/ College athletics can be a funny place if you’re around them long enough. Take the latest situation at North Carolina for example, where the defending national champion Tar Heels have been looking for a replacement on the coaching staff of Roy Williams ever since C.B. McGrath left to become ...


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