Tale of the Tait

Kansas football coach David Beaty kicks off Q&A with heartfelt tribute to Dallas PD

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/18/309335/ A year ago, at this very event, we learned that new Kansas football coach David Beaty was the son of a former Dallas police officer and his father was within arm’s reach of Lee Harvey Oswald when the man who assassinated president John F. Kennedy was shot. So it’s ...

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby unleashes new buzzword for Big 12 business

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/jul/18/309336/ The eyes of the Big 12 are upon Texas this week. But, hey, what’s new? Specifically, the conference is hosting its annual Big 12 media days at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas today and Tuesday. Included in the festivities, along with interview opportunities with players and coaches from ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 7 - OL D'Andre Banks

Matt Tait

Back-to-back entries for the offensive line on our list of the Most Crucial Jayhawks of 2016, with senior D'Andre Banks following up Thursday's No. 8 player on the list, sophomore Clyde McCauley. From the left side of the line yesterday to the right today, KU's tackle positions now are manned ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 8 - OL Clyde McCauley

Matt Tait

As we continue to climb toward the top spot in this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 college football season, we run into the fourth offensive lineman on our list so far at No. 8. KU's offensive line, which OL coach Zach Yenser said back in June was starting ...

When They Were Gold: Today marks 1-year anniversary of KU's World University Games triumph

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jul/12/team-usa-vs-russia/112005/ In a lot of ways, it seems like much longer than one year ago that the Kansas men’s basketball players were standing on a podium in South Korea with USA splashed across their chests awaiting the presentation of their gold medals. So much happened between now and then, from ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 9 - QB Montell Cozart

Matt Tait

It's on to No. 9 on our countdown of the Most Crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season and that's where we find everyone's favorite KU quarterback from recent years. No Kansas player has taken as much criticism and, at the same time, been given as many different opportunities in the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 10 - WR Jeremiah Booker

Matt Tait

As we jump into the Top 10, it's offense that's up first. In fact, 7 of the final 10 in this summer's list of the Most Crucial Jayhawks for 2016 come from the offensive side of the ball, lending support to the claim that it's the KU offense that has ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 12 - S Fish Smithson

Matt Tait

Today's entry on the Most Crucial Jayhawks of 2016 list is a name that's both wildly familiar to KU fans and wildly unusual in the dictionary of baby names. It also belongs to one of KU's top returning players from 2015 and likely falls a little lower on the list ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 16 - OL Jordan Shelley-Smith

Matt Tait

We've reached the end of another week and the beginning of July. That means, the next time the calendar turns it will be football season, with the Jayhawks slated to report to campus Aug. 3, begin preseason camp Aug. 4 and kickoff this year's annual media day on Aug. 6. ...

Change of plans should benefit Malik Newman big time

Matt Tait

What started as a sure-fire one-and-done college career will now likely extend to at least three seasons. And that might wind up being an absolute blessing for the young man involved. Malik Newman, the former McDonald’s All-American who played his freshman season at Mississippi State, is transferring to Kansas after ...

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