Tale of the Tait

How KU freshman Josh Jackson fits at 4 different positions

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/08/308033/ Freshman forward Josh Jackson during Thursday’s media day [told reporters that he expected to play four different positions][1] at times during what is likely to be his lone season of college basketball. As much as that sounds like a heavy workload, it actually is a step in the other ...

KU freshman Josh Jackson: 'We're trying to go undefeated'

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/oct/12/310960/ Five tiny words on the cover of [USA Today’s College Basketball preview section][1] figure to get all kinds of attention across the country and particularly in Lawrence. With freshman guard Josh Jackson seated on the Allen Fieldhouse bleachers and dominating the cover, the words “Title Talk” appear just above ...

Notes and nuggets from Bill Self's appearance on Jon Rothstein's Monday podcast

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/31/305624/ A few more notes and nuggets from Bill Self’s appearance on Monday's podcast with Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. **• Self was asked briefly to preview the upcoming season in the Big 12 Conference.** After noting that the teams at the top of the standings in 2015-16 — most ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/feb/27/303970/ It's time to head to the bench for the latest in our series He Will, He Won't, He Might, which has sought to outline what we should and should not expect from each member of the Kansas men's basketball team during the upcoming 2016-17 season. We began the series ...

A deeper look at who might lead the Jayhawks in scoring this season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/12/304738/ With another season of Kansas basketball officially under way and the Jayhawks slated to host their first actual practice of the 2016-17 season today, all of the usual questions surrounding the Jayhawks have started to pop up. Will Kansas keep alive its streak of 12 consecutive Big 12 regular ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Landen Lucas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/19/305120/ The arrival of Late Night, which I'm sure you all read and watched plenty about in the past several days, brought a momentary interruption to our He Will, He Won't, He Might series, but we'll pick back up today with one of the unquestioned leaders of this Kansas team. ...

Jayhawks get strong reviews from Late Night visitors

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ Class of 2019 point guard Markese Jacobs may have been [impressed enough to commit to Kansas][1] following Saturday's Late Night in the Phog event at Allen Fieldhouse, but he was not the only weekend visitor who enjoyed his trip to Kansas. The following is a quick look at some ...

What caught my eye during Saturday's Late Night scrimmage

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/01/late-night-phog-2016/118566/ It was just a scrimmage, one Kansas coach Bill Self dubbed “pick-up ball.” But there still were enough reasons to watch and dissect what was happening on the Allen Fieldhouse floor Saturday night during the men’s basketball portion of the 32nd annual Late Night in the Phog extravaganza. It’s ...

The case for KU coach David Beaty picking one QB and sticking with him

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/sep/29/kansas-football-v-texas-tech/118496/ It was almost as if Kansas football coach David Beaty checked Twitter or a couple of KU message boards before hitting the postgame press conference following Thursday night’s 55-19 loss at Texas Tech. Without hesitating, and with a certain amount of conviction, Beaty came off a little defensive when ...

Late Night visitor list grows by one very big name

Matt Tait

If you’ve been following along closely during the past couple of months, you probably can recite most of the list yourself. More than a dozen men’s basketball recruits from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be in attendance Saturday night at the 32nd annual Late Night in the ...

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