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2016 NBA rookie of the year odds include one former Jayhawk

Matt Tait

By now, if you've been a longtime reader of KUsports.com, you know that every once in a while we post various odds that are sent to us from the folks at Bovada.lv, an online betting service that dabbles in all kinds of college and professional sports propositions. If that sounds ...

So, about those KU hoops uniforms for Korea…

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/jun/30/293635/ By now, even if you weren't one of the thousands of people who packed the Sprint Center last week to check out the latest and slightly modified version of the KU basketball team in its two exhibition games with Canada, you surely have seen the uniforms. Whether you saw ...

Looking ahead to the 2016 NBA Draft and KU's place in it

Matt Tait

Because this has become one of the most enjoyable — if not ridiculous — exercises in sports, let's take a quick look ahead to the 2016 NBA Draft to see what might happen for the current members of the Kansas University men's basketball team. Last night, in Brooklyn, New York, ...

NBA Draft experience changing with time

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/02/286225/ Thursday will mark the first NBA Draft since 2009 that I have not been in attendance. Most years, draft day sticks out to me like a lighthouse on a rocky shore both because there is so much planning that goes into covering it and also because it's always been ...

Chris Harris: Better cornerback or conductor?

Matt Tait

From the "in case you missed it" folder, check out the following video of former Kansas University football standouts Chris Harris and Steven Johnson leading a Colorado symphony in the KU fight song during a recent event put on by the Denver Broncos. Harris and Johnson were two of a ...

Loss of Corey Avery brings questions to KU's RB position

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/oct/18/280770/ For years, the one constant with the Kansas University football team — other than all of the losing, of course — has been the Jayhawks' ability to put together a deep and talented stable of running backs that, in many ways, have been interchangeable. Whether you're talking about the ...

KU Football camps provide benefits to both sides

Matt Tait

Tuesday marked the second day of the Team Camp circuit at the Kansas University football facilities, and, like Monday, hundreds of high school athletes from nearby schools braved the heat and took their turn on the turf at KU. Monday's camp welcomed 17 teams to Lawrence and 16 returned for ...

Hoiberg bolting a bummer for the Big 12

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/jan/13/267355/ Just when things were lining up for the Big 12 Conference to have one heck of a trio of men's basketball coaches at the top of the list — and an even deeper top-tier lineup farther down — Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg went and did something everybody knew he ...

KU athletic department 23rd nationally in total revenue

Matt Tait

The Kansas University athletic department finished the past year ranked 23rd nationally in total revenue earned, this despite continuing to field a football program that severely limits the earning potential of the department. According to numbers published by USA Today on Friday, Kansas, led primarily by its elite men's basketball ...

Court-storming now has serious consequences in Big 12 Conference

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/24/287406/ Not too long ago, the Big 12 Conference's spring meetings were all about conference realignment, athletic directors and presidents ducking out of back exits and reporters stalking the halls of some hotels near the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, hoping to discover some sort of breaking news. Times have ...

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