Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Total domination at TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/05/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/115551/ The three-game road losing streak is over, the Kansas Jayhawks are back on track and they have roughly a day or two — maybe little more than the length of today’s Super Bowl — to actually enjoy it. Because if anyone on this team thinks that the efforts they ...

Did Bill Self overreact to Brannen Greene's dunk vs. K-State?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/03/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/115491/ Did Bill Self overreact to Brannen Greene’s meaningless and unnecessary dunk in the final seconds of Wednesday’s blowout victory over Kansas State? The thought had not even crossed my mind until I was flipping channels Thursday morning looking for a little Super Bowl coverage to kick-start my day. There, ...

Breaking Down the 2016 KU Football Recruiting Class

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/feb/03/302684/ Breaking down the 2016 class ---------------------------- **Total signees:** 17 **High school players:** 14 **Junior college players:** 3 **From Texas:** 10 **From Kansas:** 2 **From Oklahoma:** 2 **From Florida, Louisiana, California:** 1 each **Defensive backs**: 6 **Offensive linemen:** 4 **Wide receivers:** 1 **Defensive linemen:** 3 **Running backs:** 1 **Quarterbacks:** 1 ...

Rise & Sign: KU Football set to usher in 2016 recruiting class

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/feb/03/302668/ **11:26 a.m. Update:** I didn't want to copy and paste this here because it would've made this blog one that you could scroll down on forever. But I wanted to make sure you all caught my breakdown of the 2016 class that I posted in another blog. It includes ...

Addition of Kansas athletes a nice lift for KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/oct/09/297750/ It may have taken a little while, but, late in the recruiting process for the Class of 2016, the Kansas University football coaching staff began to make good on its stated goal of adding more in-state players to the KU roster. Here's the thing about that quest that KU ...

The Day After: Quieting Kentucky

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/29/kansas-basketball-v-kentucky/115412/ Although neither team played a perfect game, the Saturday showdown between Kansas and Kentucky as part of the Big 12-SEC challenge did not disappoint. Big time players came up with big time plays and the Jayhawks and Wildcats went to overtime in a wild building, where Kansas outlasted UK, ...

Latest KU scholarship offer no freebie; Torneden earned it

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2014/nov/07/281908/ The reality of the Kansas University football program's current recruiting class is this: Because the numbers are down and the program is rebuilding, there are not a ton of athletes in the 2016 class who, up front, look like players to get fired up about. That changed a little ...

A closer look at new KU big man Udoka Azubuike

Matt Tait

All right. By now, you guys surely know how these highlight videos work. They're exactly that. Highlights. You don't see the mistakes, the benchings, the rough stretches or the moments of confusion and missed steps. And, frankly, with most of the top high school prospects, guys who dominate the competition ...

Epic OU victory no longer an excuse for KU's current struggles

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114879/ Surely you've heard the chatter by now. For a couple of weeks, one of the most common excuses tossed out to help explain why the Kansas University men's basketball team has struggled during the past six games dates back to KU's triple-overtime thriller over Oklahoma and how that victory ...

The Day After: Eaten up in Ames

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/24/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/115311/ For 20 minutes or so on a cold, snowy Monday night in Ames, Iowa, the Kansas University men's basketball team appeared to be back. The Jayhawks shared the ball, played with confidence, attacked relentlessly and never allowed 14th-ranked Iowa State to gain control of either end of the floor. ...

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