Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Near-perfection in Austin, Texas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/24/kansas-basketball-v-texas/108974/ By several accounts, Saturday's 75-62 victory over Texas in Austin was the Jayhawks' best game of the 2014-15 season. It's hard to argue that. So many positive things went in KU's direction, with a convincing victory over a solid team being the result. The game was on the road ...

NFL Pro Bowl to include 3 Jayhawks for first time since 1963

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/jan/23/285624/ When the best of the best in the NFL hit the field for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Arizona, the rosters will include three former Jayhawks for the first time in more than 50 years. Chris Harris (2007-10), Darrell Stuckey (2006-09) and Aqib Talib (2005-07), who shared the same KU ...

As expected, President Obama talks basketball during visit to KU

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/jan/22/285511/ President Barack Obama visited Kansas University this morning to visit with KU students and several Lawrence residents on the heels of this week's State of the Union address. Obama, a huge and well-known college basketball fan, opened his speech at Anschutz Sports Pavilion by talking a little KU basketball. ...

The Day After: Overcoming OU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/19/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/108792/ It was one of the wildest games in Allen Fieldhouse in quite some time and featured two teams fighting from start to finish that played at an incredibly high level. In short, it was everything we love about college basketball. Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan remarked after KU's 85-78 ...

The Day After: Slapped by the Cyclones

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/17/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/108748/ With College Gameday in the building and hype around the game growing throughout the week, Iowa State answered the challenge of welcoming the Kansas men's basketball team to town in a big way and in convincing fashion. The game, although no doubt a thrill for the home fans, did ...

Toughness, teamwork common themes on David Beaty's coaching staff

Matt Tait

Today marked the third time since 2010 that I've found myself in the position of having to walk into a room full of football coaches whom I did not know and explain to them that I planned to spend the next however many years covering and caring about just about ...

The Day After: Cutting down the Cowboys

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/13/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/108580/ The Kansas University men's basketball team jumped out to 3-0 in Big 12 play with a 67-57 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Despite the double-digit victory, this one was not easy. KU had to earn everything it got and did that more often than ...

The Day After: A barn-burner at Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/07/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/108458/ Toughness can be defined in different ways and covers everything from physical strength to mental triumph. During Wednesday's 56-55 road win at Baylor, I must have seen KU coach Bill Self scream down at his team at least half a dozen times — particularly during that intense second half ...

Jump to Kansas represents huge opportunity for growth for former Cal assistants

Matt Tait

The past couple of days in the Kansas University football world have brought several answers and a couple of questions regarding first-year KU coach David Beaty's staff. Beaty on Tuesday confirmed the hiring of six assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Rob Likens, who joins the Jayhawks after successful stints at ...

New KU football OC Rob Likens full of energy just like head coach David Beaty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/jan/06/284566/ Given last night's news that Rob Likens was coming to Kansas to join David Beaty's staff as the Jayhawks' offensive coordinator, I decided it would be worth asking around to see what I could learn about Likens, who comes to KU on the heels of a decade working with ...

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