Tale of the Tait

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 ...

Sizing up the current NBA landscape by school

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/16/283764/ It's an exercise that could be done and could change every NBA season and never stop being enjoyable and entertaining. And it hit me last night while I was watching Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Cleveland and Atlanta. As Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague had his ...

Pro Football Focus taps Chris Harris the 4th best NFL player in 2014

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/oct/15/242967/ Sure the NFL season remains several months down the road and, yeah, most of the pro football news of late has been about the recent NFL Draft or Tom Brady and Deflategate, but it's not every day that a former Kansas University football player gets tapped as the fourth ...

Beaty back on the road to promote KU football

Matt Tait

Between recruiting, returning to Texas to see his family and touring the state to drum up interest for his new program, Kansas University football coach David Beaty has spent a lot of time on the road since being named KU's newest football coach. This week, in some of KU's most ...

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