Tale of the Tait

Jayhawks in Maui: Chaminade not afraid to score points

Matt Tait

During Friday's long flight over the Pacific Ocean, I spent some time looking over the stats for the Chaminade Silverswords, KU's first opponent at the 2015 Maui Invitational — 8 p.m. central Monday night — and a couple of things jumped out immediately. The biggest, by far, had to do ...

The Day After: Spanked by Sparty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/nov/17/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/113852/ The Kansas University men's basketball team had a golden opportunity to start the season with a statement victory in a prime-time event that would have served notice that this season was going to be different. It still might, but the Jayhawks blew that opportunity by collapsing down the stretch ...

The Day After: So close vs. TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/nov/14/kansas-football-tcu/113800/ There's just something about Kansas and TCU on the football field that tends to create entertaining and competitive games. But who would've thought that would be the case this year, when the winless Jayhawks traveled to No. 13 TCU on Saturday? Not me. I picked a TCU blowout, both ...

The Day After: Beat in the Heart of Texas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/nov/07/kansas-football-v-texas/113655/ The scoreboard shows another beating suffered by the overmatched and outmanned Kansas University football team. But those who witnessed Saturday's 59-20 loss at Texas — including the 90,000 UT fans in attendance — know that things got pretty intense there for the Longhorns in the second quarter. After racing ...

Official explains non-call of Texas player going out of bounds before recovering muffed punt

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/07/299003/ Before leaving Austin, Texas, I spoke with one of the Big 12 officials who worked Saturday's KU-Texas game to see if I could get a clarification on the situation surrounding the punt that was muffed by Derrick Neal in the first half of KU's 59-20 loss. The ruling on ...

Goalpost stunt unfairly makes KU, KU football look foolish

Matt Tait

The first thing I saw when I woke up Monday morning was a text from a friend informing me that someone had quite literally broken into Memorial Stadium, torn the goalpost down in the south end zone and dumped the broken metal in Potter Lake, as is the custom when ...

The Day After: Overwhelmed by Oklahoma

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/oct/31/kansas-football-v-oklahoma/113495/ It was another rough day for the overmatched Kansas football team, which was drubbed, on Homecoming weekend no less, 62-7 by an Oklahoma team that probably could have scored a lot more. OU's Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepard did all kinds of damage through the air and the three-headed ...

Physical play, advanced freshmen highlight early KU hoops practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/oct/15/297987/ They banged into walls, tangled for loose balls and committed fouls without the whistle blowing to stop the action. There is no denying the insane amount of depth and talent on the 2015-16 Kansas University men's basketball team. A legit argument could be made that KU's second five could ...

Big news dominates Big 12 on Monday

Matt Tait

Monday marked a day full of big news for the Big 12 Conference, which learned about a key injury to one of the conference's best players, heard a head coach laugh at the mention that he's a candidate for another high-profile job that came open suddenly and saw the dismissal, ...

Rough Response: Momentum tough to come by for KU football following recent solid outings

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/oct/05/ku-football-v-texas-tech/100115/ Call it false hope, fool's gold or the this is why we can't have nice things syndrome. Whatever you dub it, it has become a heck of a pattern for Kansas University football during the past five-plus seasons. Despite KU's dismal 12-53 record in the post-Mark Mangino era (2010-present), ...

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