Tale of the Tait

16 years later, Paul Pierce falling to No. 10 remains a mystery

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jun/27/257707/ To this day, many people (myself included) are still trying to figure out how in the heck the Boston Celtics ended up getting Paul Pierce with the No. 10 pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. Pierce, then a junior who lit up the Big 12 at KU and was ...

Foot injury sends Joel Embiid falling in most NBA mock drafts

Matt Tait

Thursday's news that former KU center Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and would have surgery today and miss out on attending next week's NBA Draft in New York was one of the biggest pieces of pre-draft news in recent memory. Most years, the mock drafts ...

Heaps not the wrong player, just perhaps in the wrong time

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/12/271803/ Now that quarterback Jake Heaps' transfer out of the Kansas University football program is official, it's time to put the finishing touches on the former top-rated high school prospect's time at Kansas. If there's one wish I could grant Heaps before his college career is over, it would be ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU hoops scrimmage

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jun/11/ku-basketball-alumni-scrimmage/104766/ It was just one scrimmage and there were no coaches involved and not many sets run, but since when has that stopped any of us from sharing some observations about KU basketball? Wednesday's scrimmage, which mostly boiled down to the returners in blue against the alums and newcomers in ...

FINAL: Blue tops Red alums/newcomers, 79-67, at Bill Self Basketball Camp

Matt Tait

**5:59 p.m. Update:** Here's the audio from Jamari Traylor and Brannen Greene talking after Wednesday's camp scrimmage: http://www2.kusports.com/podcasts/spodcasters/2014/jun/11/jamari-traylor-and-brannen-greene-talk-about-their/ And here's the Nick Krug photo gallery: http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jun/11/ku-basketball-alumni-scrimmage/ **4:16 p.m. Update: FINAL: Blue 79, Red 67** The Blue squad led from start to finish. Here are a few unofficial totals. Brannen Greene ...

Notesblog: Heaps still looking, recruiting about to pick up and more talent on the way?

Matt Tait

A couple of quick notes and newsy items while we continue to wait for the outcome of senior quarterback Jake Heaps' decision whether to stay at Kansas or go play elsewhere... **• It's been pretty quiet on the Heaps front for the past few weeks** but the more people I've ...

Jayhawks well represented on Phil Steele's preseason all-Big 12 teams

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/nov/10/244564/ College football analyst and magazine guru Phil Steele released his preseason all-Big 12 teams earlier today and the Jayhawks, believe it or not, were fairly well represented. Now, it's not as if KU landed as many guys on Steele's four preseason teams as Baylor, K-State or Oklahoma, but Charlie ...

It's bow tie time for Kansas football

Matt Tait

Tuesday was head shot day for the Kansas University football program and 81 Jayhawks paraded through the photo shoot decked out in their Sunday best to pose for pictures that will appear in this year's media guide and other promotional materials for the upcoming season. Most years, it's a snooze ...

KU football's 2013 recruiting class the Class of 2014's best friend

Matt Tait

Now that the first wave of the Class of 2014 has made its way to campus and started summer school — a little more than half of the 20 guys left to report in the incoming class are here and all but a couple of them should be here by ...

A more in-depth look at the DeBruce Center, which will house James Naismith's original 'Rules of Basket Ball'

Matt Tait

A few weeks ago, administrators and coaches at Kansas University joined the DeBruce family and members of the community and officially broke ground on the forthcoming $18 million facility just north of Allen Fieldhouse that will house James Naismith's original rules of basketball. In addition to being the permanent home ...

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