Tale of the Tait

The ultimate KU fan favorites of the Bill Self era

Matt Tait

The other night, when I was perusing yet another NBA Summer League box score, a thought occurred to me that inspired a little extra examination. Why is it that a short story about an average game by new Sacramento Kings point guard Frank Mason III gets a ton of love ...

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

Matt Tait

Wayne Selden Jr. showing that his mind, body and soul are in a good place

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/jul/11/318001/ The best thing that ever happened to Wayne Selden Jr., came on draft night 2016, when 30 NBA teams told him for 60 picks that they did not believe he was good enough to play in their league. Until that very moment, Selden spent most of his life thinking ...

Frank Mason III explodes during 3rd NBA game; plans summer camps after summer league

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/jul/11/318000/ The wild ride as an NBA rookie soon may be slowing down for former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III, but that does not mean the reigning national player of the year will be. Mason, who will wrap up summer league action in Las Vegas with the Kings later ...

Reports: Marcus Morris traded to Boston

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/jul/07/317947/ With a surplus of guards and a need up front, the Boston Celtics made somewhat of an inevitable move on Friday. And it involved a former Kansas basketball player. According to multiple reports citing sources, the Celtics have agreed to send guard Avery Bradley to Detroit for former KU ...

KU coach Bill Self joins the #VoteMoose craze

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/CoachBillSelf/status/883042109036666882 July 4, as you well know, is known as Independence Day in the United State of America, but there’s a developing situation for another, lesser-known holiday a couple of days later. Thanks to the last-chance vote for this year’s Major League Baseball All Star Game, July 6 might forever ...

Former KU lottery pick Julian Wright running with the Utah Jazz this summer

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/feb/28/230795/ In 2007, Kansas forward Julian Wright, whom some called a young Magic Johnson because of his size, athletic ability and vision as a passer, became an NBA lottery pick when the New Orleans Hornets made him the No. 13 overall pick following two stellar seasons at Kansas. Today, Wright ...

Landen Lucas ready to tip off his time with the Celtics

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/22/315631/ With recent draft picks Josh Jackson and Frank Mason III preparing for their first taste of life in the NBA during their upcoming summer league sessions, former Jackson and Mason teammate Landen Lucas will be beating both draftees to the punch. Lucas, an undrafted free agent center with the ...

KU basketball newcomers reveal chosen jersey numbers for 2017-18 season

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/KUHoops/status/878357059409858562 Although it's unlikely that he’ll be asked to fill Frank Mason III’s shoes in Kansas’ starting lineup, KU freshman Marcus Garrett will be looking to do just that in his chosen jersey. Garrett, one of nine newcomers on this year’s Kansas basketball team, will wear No. 0 during his ...

$300 million Memorial Stadium project about much more than KU's shiny new digs

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/sep/06/278639/ Last week, while Kansas fans were speculating, dreaming and debating about what [the $300 million announced renovation budget for Memorial Stadium][1] could look like and include, Dennis Dodd of CBSsports.com had another thought. [And it was a good one.][2] Sure, Kansas fans everywhere would like to know what that ...

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