Tale of the Tait

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), ...

The Day After: A rally vs. the Red Raiders

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/oct/16/ku-football-v-texas-tech/113304/ The Kansas University players and coaches said they sensed something a little different in the hours leading up to Saturday's loss to Texas Tech. And, judging by the way things looked on the field, they certainly were on to something. The winless Jayhawks and their outmanned and overmatched defense ...

The Day After: Burned by Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/oct/10/ku-football-v-baylor/113160/ It wasn't the worst beating in school history, it wasn't anything unexpected and it wasn't particularly ugly. It was just a little taste of reality setting in for the Kansas football team, which was walloped, 66-7, by No. 3 Baylor on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Bears, favored by ...

Ever seen a 6-foot-7, 410-pound tight end? You might Saturday when KU takes on Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/oct/08/297671/ Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen had a unique way to describe Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan, who stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs a whopping 410 pounds. “There's a couple of plays (on Baylor's game film) that looks like the end of the movie when a team ...

The Day After: Blown out by the Cyclones in Ames

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/oct/03/ku-football-v-iowa-state/113028/ Many believed Saturday's showdown at Iowa State looked to be a winnable game on paper. And, for a little more than a quarter, the Jayhawks hung in there and appeared ready to compete with the Cyclones, whom they defeated 34-14 a year ago. But a couple of costly mistakes ...

The Day After: In a rut at Rutgers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/26/kansas-football-v-rutgers/112843/ If you look only at the score, you might think to yourself, 'Huh, it looks like the Jayhawks had a chance.' However, if you watched Saturday's 27-14 loss at Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey — be it on television or as one of the brave souls sitting in the ...

East Coast Bias: KU safeties Chevy Graham, Tevin Shaw share past experiences

Matt Tait

Their bond comes because they occasionally feel like fish out of water, East Coast dudes living smack dab in the middle of the country. But Kansas University football players Chevy Graham and Tevin Shaw want everyone to know that there is a different between New York, where Graham calls home, ...

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