Tale of the Tait

Wayne Selden announcement seems unnecessary

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/oct/02/279850/ Let me start by saying I thought Wayne Selden's announcement — via press release — that he was returning to Kansas University for his junior season was handled perfectly. Selden, who enjoyed a solid freshman season but took a step back in a few areas as a sophomore, sounded ...

Ranking KU basketball's one-and-dones

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/02/286225/ With Cliff Alexander officially announcing his decision to leave school after one season on Tuesday, we can finish the chapter of Kansas University's one-and-done players, at least for another year. Alexander and teammate Kelly Oubre, who announced his decision to turn pro a week earlier, become the sixth and ...

What caught my eye at Day 6 & 7 of KU football's 2015 spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/apr/07/289685/ Other than the 80-plus degree temperatures that made the Memorial Stadium turf feel like it would in the middle of a summer day, the main thing that jumped out to me at Monday and Tuesday's sixth and seventh spring practices for the KU football program was the attention to ...

Analysts expect KU hoops to be right in the mix in 2015-16

Matt Tait

The 2014-15 college basketball season may just have ended — in thrilling fashion, no less; I mean, how about those Kentucky-Wisconsin and Duke-Wisconsin games to finish things off! — but there are plenty of people already looking ahead to the 2015-16 season, which is still six months away. The folks ...

NFL Draft Chatter regarding a few former Jayhawks

Matt Tait

We've reached April, known in NFL circles as draft month, and it's time to do some quick inventory on the former Jayhawks hoping to get their chance to catch on with an NFL team for the 2015 season and possibly beyond. As you know, Ben Heeney and JaCorey Shepherd are ...

What caught my eye at Day 5 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/apr/03/289492/ Thursday's KU football practice included the first full-on scrimmage of the spring, which, according to the feedback gathered from social media, went pretty well. We were only able to stay for the first 20 minutes of practice, so we did not get to see how the 11-on-11 action looked ...

With Shaka Smart headed to Texas, let's rank the men's hoops coaches in the Big 12

Matt Tait

While the addition of new Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart to the Big 12 certainly figures to have a major impact on the balance of power in the conference, it still will take the new kid on the block several years to unseat KU coach Bill Self as the best ...

What caught my eye at Day 4 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/mar/31/289329/ Although the first things that truly caught my eye at Tuesday's KU football practice — No. 4 of the spring season — were the red pants worn by the defense (first time I can recall seeing that in the past six years), the presence of a former KU quarterback ...

Texas basketball's job opening creates exciting time for Big 12, Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/feb/16/249628/ Saturday afternoon news broke that the Texas Longhorns were prepared to move on from men's basketball coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Regardless of whether it goes down as a firing, a resignation or a force-out, the mere fact that Barnes is moving on and the UT job is ...

What caught my eye at Day 3 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/mar/28/289222/ Here's the deal about Saturday's 10 a.m. KU football practice which wound up lasting three hours and featured a — it neither looked like an early-morning practice nor one that took place on the third day of spring ball. The energy was way up, even by David Beaty's standards, ...

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