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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 25 - OL Jayson Rhodes

Matt Tait

Each summer, across the country, football fans spend time watching, waiting and anticipating the arrival of another college football season. And while that might not always be a favorite pastime of KU fans, many still get sucked in to the journey. Will this be a better season? Is this the ...

Addition of Thornton, Newman would improve Jayhawks even during red-shirt seasons

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jun/15/kansas-basketball-scrimmage/117731/ Watching Kansas guards Frank Mason (blue) and Devonte’ Graham (red) get after each other again during Wednesday’s camp scrimmage took my mind to a wild place that I think KU fans would love to go. We all know by now — and have for some time — that both ...

Big 12 coaches give honest assessment of KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/24/288980/ The Big 12 crew over at ESPN.com recently talked to a bunch of different Big 12 football coaches to get the inside scoop on how each program is perceived by the rest of the conference. The full story will appear in ESPN's College Football Preview Magazine and, for Insider ...

Another 2017 O-Lineman de-commits from KU Football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300763/ Back in January, as the Kansas football coaching staff was racing to finalize its 2016 recruiting class, David Beaty and company picked up a couple of commitments from 2017 offensive linemen within hours of one another. Today, neither lineman remains committed to Kansas. Grant Polley (6-5, 275, Denton (Texas) ...

If you could change the outcome of one KU game in history, which would you pick?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2011/mar/27/210957/ I recently saw something on Deadspin that seemed like it might be a good idea to bring to Jayhawk Nation. [The article,][1] which ran last Thursday and was inspired by a Tweet from Grantland writer @SheaSerrano, was short and sweet and asked one simple question: If You Could Change ...

Arkansas RB transferring to KU?

Matt Tait

The Kansas University football program’s continued efforts to add depth and talent to its suddenly thin backfield ventured into SEC territory recently and may have found something of value. According to the Twitter accounts of both his brother and his girlfriend, Arkansas running back Denzel Evans is transferring to Kansas. ...

Ranking KU basketball's 2016-17 non-conference games

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/11/286720/ Now that the schedule has been released and we know that KU fans only have to wait 151 more days until the exhibition opener for the 2016-17 men’s basketball season — Nov. 1 vs. Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse — let’s dive into the non-con portion of the schedule a ...

Big 12 summer meetings not likely to produce major headlines but still big nonetheless

Matt Tait

There are a thousand reasons why but only one way to say it — this is a big week for the Big 12 Conference. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not expecting the Big 12 presidents, ADs and other brass to emerge from this week’s meetings in Dallas with everything ...

Monday Morning QB writer goes one-on-one with Chris Harris

Matt Tait

I know there are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of you out there who always have wondered how well you'd fare against a professional athlete in your chosen sport. Well, so did Monday Morning Quarterback writer Andy Benoit, a 29-year-old who recently challenged for Kansas University cornerback to a ...

KU football locker room renovations under way

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/26/307606/ You may have read a couple of weeks ago [about the $2-2.5 million Anderson Family Football Complex upgrades][1] planned for the Kansas University football program. A new-look locker room, new players lounge and updated Mrkonic Auditorium film and meeting room were the cornerstones of the project and the goal ...

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