Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Passing the Harvard test

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/04/kansas-basketball-v-harvard/114299/ Saturday afternoon, the Kansas University basketball team jumped out to a 32-16 lead over Harvard, saw that lead trimmed to nine points by halftime and, eventually, found itself tied with the Crimson at 56 with 7 minutes to play. While a lot of the things that led to Harvard ...

Seven 2015 KU football red-shirts to watch next fall

Matt Tait

Every season at just about every school, one of the most-asked questions around football programs is about red-shirts. Who are they? How many will there be? Which ones will help most in the future? And have you told them yet? It may be handled differently at different places and at ...

KSU coach Bill Snyder sends KU QB Ryan Willis a note of encouragement

Matt Tait

Say what you will about Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and his dominance of the Jayhawks over the years. That has not taken away from the man's ability to operate as a classy individual. We've seen plenty of instances of this throughout the years and we recently got another one ...

The Day After: Grinding past the Greyhounds

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/01/kansas-basketball-v-loyola-md/114181/ The Cheick Diallo Show did not disappoint. KU's freshman forward who sat out the first five games of the season while awaiting clearance from the NCAA poured in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 16 minutes in his debut and brought all kinds of excitement and energy ...

Richt to Kansas? You must be out of your minds

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/oct/24/298361/ It's probably just a small number of people out there on Twitter, and I realize that social media sites can be dangerous places to do any kind of real research. But I'm going to head down that path anyway because I just don't get it. During the past 24 ...

Jayhawks in Maui: Hoisting the trophy

Matt Tait

Thanks to a pair of blowouts in the opening rounds and a hard-fought 70-63 victory over 19th-ranked Vanderbilt in Wednesday's title game, the Kansas University men's basketball team hoisted some hardware in paradise. Taking the Maui Invitational was the first step in what fifth-ranked Kansas (4-1) hopes will be a ...

Jayhawks in Maui: Chaminade not afraid to score points

Matt Tait

During Friday's long flight over the Pacific Ocean, I spent some time looking over the stats for the Chaminade Silverswords, KU's first opponent at the 2015 Maui Invitational — 8 p.m. central Monday night — and a couple of things jumped out immediately. The biggest, by far, had to do ...

The Day After: Spanked by Sparty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/nov/17/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/113852/ The Kansas University men's basketball team had a golden opportunity to start the season with a statement victory in a prime-time event that would have served notice that this season was going to be different. It still might, but the Jayhawks blew that opportunity by collapsing down the stretch ...

The Day After: So close vs. TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/nov/14/kansas-football-tcu/113800/ There's just something about Kansas and TCU on the football field that tends to create entertaining and competitive games. But who would've thought that would be the case this year, when the winless Jayhawks traveled to No. 13 TCU on Saturday? Not me. I picked a TCU blowout, both ...

The Day After: Beat in the Heart of Texas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/nov/07/kansas-football-v-texas/113655/ The scoreboard shows another beating suffered by the overmatched and outmanned Kansas University football team. But those who witnessed Saturday's 59-20 loss at Texas — including the 90,000 UT fans in attendance — know that things got pretty intense there for the Longhorns in the second quarter. After racing ...

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