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Tale of the Tait

Realignment Today: 3:02 p.m. Update - ACC issues statement as talk about further Big Ten expansion continues

Matt Tait

**3:02 p.m. Update:** Well, by now I'm sure many of you have heard that the ACC issued a joint statement which indicated that the rumors about ACC schools going to other conferences are false. That's what they're saying, anyway. Here's the link: http://www.theacc.com/genrel/120612aab.html I applaud the ACC for saying something, ...

Realignment Today: Is Florida State still in play for potential Big 12 expansion?

Matt Tait

I’m still working on that granting of rights story to help bring a little clarity to the issue of why KU and the rest of the Big 12 schools can’t or, more likely, won’t leave for another conference any time soon. I’ll make sure you all see that when it’s ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Nov. 28

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/nov/28/245503/ Seeing how Wednesday night’s KU football practice was the last one I’ll be at until next spring — that’s if KU coach **Charlie Weis** is kind enough to let us observe again — I figured I’d spend my time watching the one position that I think could be the ...

Realignment Today: 3:44 p.m. update — KU coach Bill Self chimes in on realignment; ACC expansion and more rumors from Big Ten country

Matt Tait

**3:44 p.m. Update:** Still working on a few things and waiting on a few calls to see if I can get some more info on all of this, but nearly all of the people I have talked to continue to point to the Big 12's comfort at 10 teams as ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Nov. 27

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/nov/27/245471/ It was a dark and cold evening at the latest Kansas University football practice, but you never would have known it from watching what went down on the field. From players bouncing around with energy and excitement to coaches screaming and smiling, it looked like just another week on ...

Realignment Today: What the Maryland/Rutgers to the Big Ten news means for the Big 12 and the rest of college athletics — if anything

Matt Tait

Remember when things happened in college athletics without the rest of the world following them up with panic, hysteria and unnecessary — sometimes even awful — reactions? OK, me neither, but if you stretch your brain really far, you might be able to remember a time when a school or ...

Big 12-best 19 KU football players earn Academic All-League honors

Matt Tait

Already known as one of the smartest and hardest working dudes on the team, Kansas University senior Trevor Marrongelli now has a little more proof to back that up. Marrongelli, a center from Austin, Texas, was one of 19 KU football players named to the Big 12 all-academic squads released ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Nov. 14

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/nov/14/244814/ As I stood there and watched tonight’s practice with just one other member of the media and two members of KU’s sports information staff, it occurred to me that we now have just two practice reports remaining in the 2012 season. The Jayhawks are off next week and then ...

Three & Out with Iowa State...

Matt Tait

**• Kansas Jayhawks (1-9 overall, 0-7 Big 12) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (5-5 overall, 2-5 Big 12) •** *— 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas —* **Opening Las Vegas Line:** Iowa State -8 **Current Las Vegas Line:** Iowa State -6 **Television:** FSN Three and out, with Iowa ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Nov. 13

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/nov/13/244761/ There’s no better sign that the end of the season is approaching than the image of bright lights standing tall above a Kansas University football practice. That was the scene Tuesday, where the Jayhawks began preparations for Saturday’s 6 p.m. Senior Day showdown with Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. ...

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