Tale of the Tait

Bill Self: Late Night 2017 to feature entertainment young people will 'absolutely love'

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/01/310752/ With Late Night in the Phog now just five days away, the anticipation and preparation for the annual season tip-off event are beginning to reach new levels. While the week leading up to Late Night typically drags for Kansas fans who have been counting down the days since the ...

Impact of McCormack commitment goes beyond big man boost

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/sep/12/319166/ While the immediate reaction to and impact from Kansas basketball’s ability to land Class of 2018 big man David McCormack took the minds of most people to the KU front court and just how loaded the forward/center position will/could be during the 2018-19 season, there was an overlooked aspect ...

Class of 2018 big man David McCormack picks Kansas

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/KUTheShiver/status/912103486011080705 The Kansas men's basketball program picked up another big time commitment in the Class of 2018 on Sunday evening when four-star center David McCormack (6-foot-9, 260 pounds) chose the Jayhawks. McCormack officially announced his decision during a live appearance on a local news broadcast in Virginia. With UCLA, NC ...

Decisions coming tonight and Sunday for 2 Class of 2018 KU hoops targets

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ The next couple of days will determine quite a bit about the Kansas basketball program’s 2018 recruiting class. With 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa already committed, the Jayhawks will learn this weekend about the decisions of a couple more highly touted 2018 prospects. Around 5 p.m. today, five-star ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might 2017: Svi Mykhailiuk

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/04/314278/ Despite still being younger than most players on his team, sharp-shooter Svi Mykhailiuk enters his final season as a Jayhawk with a huge opportunity and plenty of motivation. Leaving his name in the 2017 NBA draft pool until the last possible minute to pull it out, the Ukrainian guard ...

How much longer will Bill Self coach?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/17/313004/ [In a Wednesday interview with ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf,][1] Kansas basketball coach Bill Self shed a sliver of light on just how much longer he might like to coach. Brace yourselves, Kansas fans. Self’s answer was not, “forever.” Self, who will turn 55 in late December, often has shared the ...

Say What? Tait's weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

Matt Tait

National championship chatter already audible in KU camp

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/18/312071/ As many of you probably know, the Kansas men’s basketball team often breaks down the end of each practice with a simple and strong chant of “Big 12 champs.” For the past 13 seasons (and counting), that target goal has proven profitable, with the Jayhawks winning a record-tying 13 ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might 2017: Lagerald Vick

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/23/315700/ When Lagerald Vick first showed up on the KU campus, he was viewed as a solid pick-up but not a star, a player the Kansas basketball program would be happy to have in three or four years. Well, Year 3 for Vick has arrived, and I think fans, teammates ...

Former Jayhawk Brandon Rush eyeing roster spot with Milwaukee

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/29/317856/ Priority Sports, the agency that represents him, said Monday that former Kansas guard Brandon Rush has joined the Milwaukee Bucks, his fifth team in a 10-year NBA career. But there appears to be at least a little ways to go before the Kansas City native slaps on Milwaukee green. ...

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