Tale of the Tait

Addition of Kansas athletes a nice lift for KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/oct/09/297750/ It may have taken a little while, but, late in the recruiting process for the Class of 2016, the Kansas University football coaching staff began to make good on its stated goal of adding more in-state players to the KU roster. Here's the thing about that quest that KU ...

The Day After: Quieting Kentucky

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/29/kansas-basketball-v-kentucky/115412/ Although neither team played a perfect game, the Saturday showdown between Kansas and Kentucky as part of the Big 12-SEC challenge did not disappoint. Big time players came up with big time plays and the Jayhawks and Wildcats went to overtime in a wild building, where Kansas outlasted UK, ...

Latest KU scholarship offer no freebie; Torneden earned it

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2014/nov/07/281908/ The reality of the Kansas University football program's current recruiting class is this: Because the numbers are down and the program is rebuilding, there are not a ton of athletes in the 2016 class who, up front, look like players to get fired up about. That changed a little ...

A closer look at new KU big man Udoka Azubuike

Matt Tait

All right. By now, you guys surely know how these highlight videos work. They're exactly that. Highlights. You don't see the mistakes, the benchings, the rough stretches or the moments of confusion and missed steps. And, frankly, with most of the top high school prospects, guys who dominate the competition ...

Epic OU victory no longer an excuse for KU's current struggles

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114879/ Surely you've heard the chatter by now. For a couple of weeks, one of the most common excuses tossed out to help explain why the Kansas University men's basketball team has struggled during the past six games dates back to KU's triple-overtime thriller over Oklahoma and how that victory ...

The Day After: Eaten up in Ames

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/24/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/115311/ For 20 minutes or so on a cold, snowy Monday night in Ames, Iowa, the Kansas University men's basketball team appeared to be back. The Jayhawks shared the ball, played with confidence, attacked relentlessly and never allowed 14th-ranked Iowa State to gain control of either end of the floor. ...

Former Jayhawks Harris, Talib Super Bowl bound

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/jan/25/302307/ Former Kansas University cornerback Chris Harris is headed back to the Super Bowl. And this time he'll be playing. Harris, the fifth-year pro who joined the Denver Broncos after going undrafted following his four-year career at KU, joined fellow former Jayhawk Aqib Talib in playing a huge role in ...

The Day After: Lapping the Longhorns

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/22/kansas-basketball-v-texas/115245/ For a little more than 10 minutes β€” and, really, most of the first half β€” the Texas Longhorns walked into Allen Fieldhouse, flexed their muscles and looked like a team more that ready to knock off the Kansas Jayhawks. But KU, this time buoyed much more by the ...

With Bledsoe OU-bound, the focus on KU's D-Line shifts to Isaiah Bean

Matt Tait

πŸ”΅πŸ”΄πŸ”΅πŸ”΄ pic.twitter.com/64cqF4uRZU— Isaiah Bean (@IsaiahBean_8) January 7, 2016 While Thursday's news that four-star defensive end and Lawrence High prospect Amani Bledsoe had picked Oklahoma over Kansas certainly qualified as disappointing for the KU football program, all is not lost. The Jayhawks, who threw all they had at the local standout ...

The Day After: A Cowboy crumble

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/18/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/115189/ If you would have told me before Tuesday's KU basketball game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that the third-ranked Jayhawks would leave OSU with a loss for the third year in a row, I definitely would have believed that could be possible. If you would have told me that the Jayhawks ...

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