Tale of the Tait

Even as things change, it's more of the same with Big 12 expansion talk

Matt Tait

I’m as interested as the next guy in seeing exactly what happens with all of this Big 12 expansion talk, chatter that makes the possibility of new schools joining the league seem more and more real every day. Wednesday, news surfaced across the country from various Big 12 expansion candidates ...

Bottoms up with Bill Self?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2010/feb/22/187246/ More feedback from CBSsports.com, which has been conducting a “Candid Coaches” series all summer long. After revealing earlier this week that Self was one of the top three vote-getters among his peers to the question, [“Which college coach would you want coaching your own son,”][1] it seems that there’s ...

KU's Bill Self tapped by peers as one of the coaches they'd want their sons to play for

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/12/304726/ When CBSsports.com’s Gary Parrish asked his latest Candid Coaches question of the summer, just three college basketball coaches received double-digit votes. The question, asked of more than 100 college hoops coaches across the country, read: [“Which college coach would you want coaching your own son?”][1] Answering under the condition ...

Why KU freshman Josh Jackson wears No. 11 and how he got it

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/15/308365/ If you’re like most fans, you occasionally find yourself wondering why some of your favorite athletes wear the numbers they wear. It’s pretty much automatic to assume that a basketball player wearing No. 23 is doing so to honor Michael Jordan, even if that’s not the case. And there ...

Frank Mason set to fire first pitch at KU Day at The K

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/aug/16/309830/ KU senior Frank Mason Tweeted on Tuesday that he will be throwing out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on Sunday. Sunday is KU Day at The K and several Jayhawks from all across the athletic department, including players, coaches and administrators, will be in attendance ...

It's never too early for some preseason college hoops predictions

Matt Tait

So here we sit, a little more than three weeks away from the start of football season and that means it’s time to start looking at preseason basketball predictions.... Wait, what? As much as that might not be a reality anywhere else in the country, it certainly is the case ...

Wiggins' star continues to shine brighter with new shoe release

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/27/289135/ Shortly after becoming one of the prized signings of Kansas coach Bill Self, former KU star Andrew Wiggins became one of the premiere spokesmen for Adidas basketball. Earlier this summer, Wiggins took another step toward becoming a mega shoe mogul when he helped Adidas launch its newest basketball shoe, ...

KU's Jackson, Graham among most coveted players in the country

Matt Tait

There’s no doubting that college coaches across the country would enjoy the opportunity to coach more than a few members of the Kansas men’s basketball team. Year after year, KU coach Bill Self beats out a varying number of college coaches for some of the top talent in the country. ...

Bowlsby's strong strategy helps Big 12 navigate latest expansion saga

Matt Tait

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has faced recent criticism for being a commissioner that changes with the wind and not putting forth a strong enough presence to lead the conference through what only can be described as a crucial stretch. While it’s true that Bowlsby has not presided over the ...

Further proof that Kansas, Missouri don't mix

Matt Tait

Tim Kaine, the democratic nominee for vice president and running mate of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has been in the news for a number of reasons since his name was announced on the ticket with Clinton. But one of the most intriguing reasons, at least for readers of this site, ...

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