Tale of the Tait

Draft night snub sets up perfect storm for Wayne Selden

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/feb/02/287703/ Jump with me, for a minute, into the mind of Wayne Selden to see why not getting drafted might actually wind up being the best thing that could have happened to the former Jayhawk’s chances at a pro career. Here’s why. Selden, as you know, has always been the ...

NBA Draft delivers latest reasons NBA, NCAA should tweak draft rules

Matt Tait

One day, who knows how long from now, we’ll be talking about the NBA/NCAA 2-year rule like it was always in place. That rule, which would require any player who chooses to attend college to stay a minimum of two years, does not exist yet, of course, but after watching ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 21 - DE Anthony Olobia

Matt Tait

The end of the first week of our summer series brings us to our first defensive veteran, Anthony Olobia. Although Olobia has played just one season in a KU uniform, he has been in Lawrence for two seasons and is heading into his third after two standout seasons at junior ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 22 - WR Steven Sims Jr.

Matt Tait

It took a few days, but we've reached our first play maker on offense in this year's summer series that lists the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for 2016. It's no secret that scoring points, snagging first downs and producing on offense has been a challenge for the Jayhawks during recent ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 24 - CB Kyle Mayberry

Matt Tait

It's time for the second installment of this summer's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and, [after starting off on the offensive side of the ball at arguably the most important position on the team on Monday,][1] we hop over to defense for No. 24. When you're coming off of an 0-12 ...

Is KU football facing a favorable schedule?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/26/289109/ Finally, the Kansas football team may be catching a break. It’s been a rough six seasons for the Jayhawks, who have piled up losses at a record pace since enjoying wild success under former head coach Mark Mangino. And there’s no doubting that in order to crawl out from ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 25 - OL Jayson Rhodes

Matt Tait

Each summer, across the country, football fans spend time watching, waiting and anticipating the arrival of another college football season. And while that might not always be a favorite pastime of KU fans, many still get sucked in to the journey. Will this be a better season? Is this the ...

Addition of Thornton, Newman would improve Jayhawks even during red-shirt seasons

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jun/15/kansas-basketball-scrimmage/117731/ Watching Kansas guards Frank Mason (blue) and Devonte’ Graham (red) get after each other again during Wednesday’s camp scrimmage took my mind to a wild place that I think KU fans would love to go. We all know by now — and have for some time — that both ...

Big 12 coaches give honest assessment of KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/24/288980/ The Big 12 crew over at ESPN.com recently talked to a bunch of different Big 12 football coaches to get the inside scoop on how each program is perceived by the rest of the conference. The full story will appear in ESPN's College Football Preview Magazine and, for Insider ...

Another 2017 O-Lineman de-commits from KU Football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300763/ Back in January, as the Kansas football coaching staff was racing to finalize its 2016 recruiting class, David Beaty and company picked up a couple of commitments from 2017 offensive linemen within hours of one another. Today, neither lineman remains committed to Kansas. Grant Polley (6-5, 275, Denton (Texas) ...

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