Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Iowa State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jan/29/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/102243/ There was no bank shot and no overtime in this one, but the Jayhawks' latest victory over Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse certainly had plenty of drama. A game that began with the look of a Kansas blowout turned into a one-possession game late, with the 16th-ranked Cyclones charging ...

Super Bowl smiles: Chris Harris, Steven Johnson fired up to represent KU at Super Bowl XLVIII

Matt Tait

With the big game now just a few days a way, here's a quick look at the vibe surrounding former KU football players Chris Harris and Steven Johnson, members of the Denver Broncos, who will take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday evening. Harris, a starter ...

Cyclones vs. Jayhawks: Still a long way to go before calling this one a true rivalry

Matt Tait

One of the best things about rivalry games is that every time the two teams involved take the floor or take the field, both have a legitimate chance to win. While that certainly has been true in the recent match-ups between Kansas and Iowa State, a quick look back at ...

Former KU linebacker Steven Johnson's journey from walk-on to the Super Bowl

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/jan/28/268090/ It's Media Day at Super Bowl XLVIII, so let's join the fun with a quick look at one of the two former Kansas University players representing the Jayhawks at this year's big game. ---- There are a million reasons to feel good about former Kansas University football standout Steven ...

The Day After: TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jan/25/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/102179/ Andrew Wiggins was sensational (27 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds) and the KU bench stepped up, as well, to help lead Kansas to a 91-69 beating of TCU on Saturday night in Fort Worth, Texas. Kansas came into the game at 5-0 in the Big 12 and the Horned ...

Embiid, Wiggins crack blogger's list of today's Top 25 college players

Matt Tait

In a recent blog ranking the 25 best players in college basketball today, ESPN.com's John Gasaway placed two Jayhawks on his list but perhaps not as high as many of you might expect. Because the blog falls under the ESPN Insider pay wall, I can't link to it here because ...

The Day After: Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jan/20/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/102046/ The feat the Kansas University basketball team just pulled off cannot be overlooked. Not only did the Jayhawks just rip off four consecutive victories against ranked teams for the first time in school history — and the first time for any program since North Carolina did it in 1997 ...

Selden save worth watching over and over and over...

Matt Tait

It's a play that everyone was talking about (and probably still is) and one of the finest displays of all-out hustle I've ever seen in person. So why not take another look (or 10) back at the spectacular save made by KU freshman Wayne Selden during Monday's 78-68 victory over ...

The Day After: Oklahoma State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jan/18/ku-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/101984/ Behind another monster scoring day from junior point guard Naadir Tharpe, the Kansas University men's basketball team picked up its third consecutive victory over a ranked team on Saturday, 80-78 over No. 9 Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse. As expected, the game featured a wild — and loud — ...

Bill Self press conference notes: Jan. 16

Matt Tait

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self spoke with the media at Allen Fieldhouse today about No. 15 Kansas' upcoming showdown — 3 p.m. Saturday — against No. 9 Oklahoma State. Self broke down the Cowboys' team and talked about last year's home loss to OSU. Here's a brief look as ...

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