Tale of the Tait

Memphis loss puts backing of many KU football fans on life support

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/sep/17/ku-football-v-memphis/118399/ If you’ve followed Kansas football for any length of time — 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, even 50 years — you’ve seen, or perhaps even been a part of, a fan base that has suffered through all kinds of frustration, dashed hopes and disappointment. Few stretches have been ...

Waiting game roars on in Big 12 expansion saga

Matt Tait

My favorite part about the ongoing Big 12 expansion saga is how often it compels people to state the obvious. The most recent and notable example of that came earlier this week when Oklahoma president David Boren, speaking after the Oklahoma board of regents meeting Wednesday night, so eloquently declared ...

Gonzalez gaffe a good example of great mindset, poor execution

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/sep/10/ku-football-v-ohio/118321/ When the ball bounced off of LaQuvionte Gonzalez’s shoulder pads late the second quarter of last week’s loss to Ohio, the sneaking suspicion I had at the time was that the muffed punt came because Gonzalez was dying to take another kick back to the house. Just one kick ...

KU hoops well represented at Rock Chalk Choice Awards

Matt Tait

The Kansas men’s basketball team, as one might expect, received plenty of love Sunday night at the annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards at the Lied Center. In addition to celebrating the academic and athletic achievements of the past year, along with highlighting some of the top individual plays and team ...

KU's Carlton Bragg ear-marked as breakout candidate for 2016-17 season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/04/298835/ Of all of the sophomores in all of college basketball, Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn believes the one guy ready to make the biggest leap might reside in Lawrence, Kansas. In the eighth edition of Winn's Sophomore Breakout Formula, KU's Carlton Bragg landed at the top of the list of ...

Life after Ayton: Quick look at 2017 big men still available

Matt Tait

The Kansas men’s basketball team missed out on one of their top targets on Tuesday, when 7-foot center DeAndre Ayton, the nation’s top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2017, opted for Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky. Ayton’s decision, though not crippling, certainly served as a blow to KU’s recruitment of ...

Top-ranked 2017 hoops prospect DeAndre Ayton set to announce decision at 5 p.m.

Matt Tait

DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1-ranked player in the 2017 high school basketball recruiting class, announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he will be revealing the identity of his future school on ESPN's SportsCenter at 5 p.m. Ayton, a 7-foot, 250-pound center from Phoenix's Hillcrest Academy will choose between Kansas, Kentucky ...

KU guard Frank Mason needs your help

Matt Tait

The hair's a bit longer than it was a year ago, but that's the least of senior guard Frank Mason's concerns heading into the 2016-17 season. Mason, who appears to be in the best shape of his life and — believe it or not — looks leaner, stronger and more ...

Even as things change, it's more of the same with Big 12 expansion talk

Matt Tait

I’m as interested as the next guy in seeing exactly what happens with all of this Big 12 expansion talk, chatter that makes the possibility of new schools joining the league seem more and more real every day. Wednesday, news surfaced across the country from various Big 12 expansion candidates ...

Bottoms up with Bill Self?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2010/feb/22/187246/ More feedback from CBSsports.com, which has been conducting a “Candid Coaches” series all summer long. After revealing earlier this week that Self was one of the top three vote-getters among his peers to the question, [“Which college coach would you want coaching your own son,”][1] it seems that there’s ...

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