Tale of the Tait

Top 10 gifts given to KU fans in 2013

Matt Tait

The lights came on around Thanksgiving (if not sooner) and will stay up for another couple of weeks, but after the usual build-up and anticipation, Christmas has come and gone. Just like that, weeks worth of picking, purchasing and wrapping presents is now a thing of the past – at ...

Bill Self press conference notes: Dec. 20

Matt Tait

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self joined the media on Friday morning to preview KU's upcoming Georgetown game and the winter break. Here's a blow-by-blow look at Self's comments: **Self says he expects Georgetown to play great** on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse (11 a.m. tipoff). Their reputation speaks for ...

Sunday, Monday night football intros of Jayhawk alums not necessarily a snub toward KU football

Matt Tait

I didn't catch it, but more than a few people brought to my attention the fact that former Kansas University offensive lineman Anthony Collins, now a starter for the Cincinnati Bengals, introduced himself with his high school (Central High in Beaumont, Texas) instead of his college during the Bengals' loss ...

KU's three-point struggles impacting Perry Ellis' offensive flow

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/dec/10/kansas-basketball-v-florida/101265/ Counting the Jayhawks' two exhibition games, sophomore forward Perry Ellis scored in double figures in six consecutive games to open the season and averaged 16 points per night. In the past five games (three of them losses) Ellis has reached double digits three times and has averaged just over ...

Former Jayhawk Micah Brown provides an inside look at KU football recruiting

Matt Tait

Former Kansas University football player and current Steven Spielberg in the making, Micah Brown, was at it again recently on behalf of his alma mater. Brown, whose video production company, Second Wind Creative, has created some incredible documentary-type projects at schools such as Kansas, Michigan State and Notre Dame, recently ...

My take on why this KU volleyball team has been so much fun to cover

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/dec/07/ncaa-volleyball-tournament-kansas-vs-creighton/101247/ Unless this is your first visit to KUsports.com in the last month, you're surely aware by now that the Kansas University volleyball team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and will take on Washington on Friday in Los ...

A quick look at some of KU football's top recruiting targets in the Class of 2014

Matt Tait

With a week remaining until the mid-year transfer signing day (Dec. 18) and the Kansas University football coaches, including new offensive coordinator John Reagan, still out on the road in search of talent, the clock is ticking on KU's 2014 recruiting class. Unlike a year ago, when KU coach Charlie ...

Despite win total, KU football boasts a handful of All-Big 12-worthy performers

Matt Tait

In the coming days, various media organizations that cover college football will be releasing their all-conference teams and a year's worth of hard work, sweat and sacrifice will pay off for a whole bunch of college athletes. For some, landing on this all-conference team or that one will represent just ...

Bill Self's decision to start Frank Mason at PG not the end of the road for Naadir Tharpe

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2013/11/28/ku_bkc_wake_01.jpg Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said Thursday that freshman guard Frank Mason would start for the Jayhawks in Boulder, Colo., this weekend, when they take on CU. So, naturally, as president and founder of the #TharpeFanClub, I, once again, caught some flack for KU junior Naadir Tharpe being ...

What's in store (if anything) for KU football coach Charlie Weis' staff this offseason?

Matt Tait

We already know that offensive line coach Tim Grunhard is leaving the Kansas University football staff, so that's at least one change that KU coach Charlie Weis will make to his coaching staff. But will there be any more? Weis was asked that very question following KU's loss to Kansas ...

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