Tale of the Tait

Rankings place KU football dead last in Big 12 in 6 of 8 position groups

Matt Tait

ESPN.com recently wrapped up its [annual look at the post-spring position rankings][1] among Big 12 football teams and, to no one’s surprise, Kansas finished at the bottom. There is good news here, though, KU fans — the Jayhawks did not rank dead last at every position. And let’s face it; ...

Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/09/307000/ Junior catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400 took a pretty big hit on Tuesday night, when he finished 0-for-3 during [the Jayhawks' 7-6 loss at Wichita State.][1] Tinsley, who has been in a bit of a mini-slump since watching his average climb above .400 in the final game of ...

Is a new, red, Jayhawk-themed helmet in the works for KU football?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/18/307395/ Recruiting news, be it on the basketball front or the football trail, always seems to drum up serious interest from fans of Kansas University athletics. And this week certainly has provided plenty of excitement. Second-year KU football coach David Beaty and company landed three oral commitments from athletes in ...

Break time: KU basketball irrelevant in NBA Draft lottery for first time since 2009

Matt Tait

Think back for a minute, if you will, to the summer of 2009, when Barack Obama was in his first year in the White House, the swine flu was causing a panic throughout the United States, the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson and the Kansas basketball program was irrelevant ...

Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/09/307000/ One day after going hitless for just the second time since April 5, KU catcher Michael Tinsley returned to the hit column in KU's series finale at Kansas State. Tinsley, who actually made four plate appearances [in Sunday's 8-5, rubber-match loss to the Wildcats,][1] recorded an RBI sacrifice fly ...

Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/09/307000/ KU catcher Michael Tinsley’s quest to finish the season above .400 took a blow and a break on Saturday in Manhattan. Tinsley, who was removed late in the game for some extra rest heading into Sunday’s huge series finale, was part of [a KU offense that struggled for most ...

Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/09/307000/ The Kansas baseball team picked up a huuuuuuge [Game 1 victory at Kansas State on Friday night,][1] riding the strong pitching of senior ace Ben Krauth to victory. Junior catcher Michael Tinsley managed one hit in four official at-bats and helped the KU offense do just enough to bring ...

OU president David Boren taps the brakes on Big 12 expansion talk

Matt Tait

Leave it to Oklahoma president David Boren, to date the loudest and most adamant opinion sharer in the Big 12 expansion saga, to flip this thing on its head the other direction. Talking with reporters on Thursday in Norman, Oklahoma, Boren gave a very feet-on-the-ground, rooted-in-reality indication of exactly where ...

Five Jayhawks who helped themselves the most during spring football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/apr/09/kansas-spring-game/116996/ It’s been a few weeks since the end of Kansas football coach David Beaty’s second round of spring football, but there’s still plenty to sort through in terms of what we heard and learned from the players and coaches this spring. As the years have gone on, I’ve grasped ...

TV sets, as much football programs, fueling Big 12 expansion talk

Matt Tait

Let’s face it. By now we all know that any talk about [Big 12 expansion][1] or even conference realignment as a whole throughout college athletics is focused on one thing — football. Taking that one step further, however, leads to the conclusion that, really, this whole thing is about television ...

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