Tale of the Tait

Former KU LB Ben Heeney shines at NFL Combine

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/oct/11/287352/ During the several weeks he spent in Florida training for the NFL scouting combine, former Kansas University linebacker Ben Heeney's main goal was to prepare himself to run a 40-yard dash time in the 4.6-second range. Sunday, on the Lucas Oil Stadium turf in Indianapolis, Heeney did one better ...

The Day After: Taking down TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/21/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/109742/ There was nothing about Saturday's match-up with TCU that made the excite-o-meter go off. It wasn't a big game against one of the top challengers in the Big 12, it wasn't hyped up national showdown against a Top 25 team and it wasn't even a game that included a ...

The Day After: Another battle with the Bears

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/14/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/109582/ The Kansas University men's basketball team took an important step toward wrapping up Big 12 title No. 11 in a row on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, with a 74-64 victory over 16th-ranked Baylor. The reason the victory was important — other than the fact that they're all important — ...

The Day After: A three-point takedown at Texas Tech

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/10/kansas-basketball-v-texas-tech/109489/ Judging by the response on Twitter, our live game blog and the comments section below the stories from last night's 73-51 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, we may have entered the point in the season where three-point lovers have separated themselves from three-point likers. Tuesday night in ...

Talent in Kansas? Big 12 football programs found plenty

Matt Tait

With national signing day now in the rearview mirror, ESPN.com Big 12 blogger Jake Trotter recently scoured the conference's recruiting classes and found that 115 of the 229 players who signed with Big 12 schools this February were from Texas. Big surprise, right? Of course not. But the state that ...

Iowa State's Big Monday loss at Oklahoma a big development in Big 12 race

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/02/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/109266/ For roughly the first 15 minutes of the Iowa State-Oklahoma Big Monday basketball game in Norman, Oklahoma, the Cyclones looked like they were ready to put some real pressure on Kansas for the top spot in the Big 12 standings. A victory by ISU would've pulled the Cyclones within ...

The Day After: Outplayed in Oklahoma

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/07/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/109393/ Saturday's 67-62 loss at Oklahoma State by the Kansas University men's basketball team continued the Jekyll and Hyde pace of the season for the Jayhawks, who have shown a wild tendency to look amazing one game and lousy the next, sometimes even good and bad from half to half. ...

Rise & Sign: 2015 KU football class ready to make it official on National Signing Day

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/feb/04/286304/ **12:29 p.m. Update:** One more comprehensive look at the Class of 2015, with quotes from several KU coaches… **DE Dorance Armstrong – 6-4, 225, 3 stars, North Shore High, Galena Park, Texas –** Powerful pass rusher chose Kansas over offers from nine other Power 5 Conference programs, including Cal, ...

The Day After: Getting even with ISU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/02/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/109253/ Let's be honest, tomorrow is national signing day for KU football and I'm neck deep in stories, blurbs and obligations to get ready for that — don't forget to follow the Tale of the Tait blog all morning Wednesday for updates on all the signees as their letters roll ...

The Day After: Trouble at TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/28/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/109127/ Wednesday's 64-61 Kansas University basketball victory over TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, was such a dud from a pure basketball standpoint, that it's not really worth spending too much time recapping it. That's especially true with Allen Fieldhouse games against Kansas State (Saturday) at Iowa State (Monday) on the ...

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