Tale of the Tait

Oddsmakers still believe in Kansas, Wiggins

Matt Tait

For all of the struggles that the non-conference schedule brought — four losses, tough road environments, a month away from Allen Fieldhouse — the folks in the betting industry still seem to have a great deal of faith in the Kansas University basketball team. According to a press release sent ...

In case you missed it: KU coach Charlie Weis joined Keith Olbermann to break down national title game

Matt Tait

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis joined ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann, in studio, last night following the national championship game to break down the big moments and major adjustments delivered by Florida State and Auburn in the final game of the BCS era. Weis was introduced as the head coach ...

Mark Mangino back in the Big 12

Matt Tait

According to a report from Bobby LaGesse, of the Ames Tribune, Iowa State is poised to announce the hiring of former Kansas coach Mark Mangino as its new offensive coordinator under head coach Paul Rhoads. A press conference is set for 4:30 p.m. today. “I am beyond thrilled to welcome ...

Charlie Strong a rock solid hire for Texas

Matt Tait

I have to admit when I first heard the reports that Texas had zeroed in on Louisville's Charlie Strong as its new football coach, I was a little surprised. Not because I don't think Strong is a fantastic coach, an energetic dude and a great face for any program. He's ...

KU basketball press conference notes: Jan. 3

Matt Tait

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and a couple of KU players will talk to the media at 2:30 p.m. today. Stay logged in right here for a blow-by-blow account of what Self and the Jayhawks have to say about this weekend's match-up with No. 21 San Diego State — ...

14 Questions about KU football as we enter 2014

Matt Tait

The new year is just a couple of days old, the beginning of football season is still eight months away and college basketball is dominating the thoughts of KU fans at the moment. But that doesn't mean it's too early to look ahead to the coming year of Kansas football. ...

Top 10 gifts given to KU fans in 2013

Matt Tait

The lights came on around Thanksgiving (if not sooner) and will stay up for another couple of weeks, but after the usual build-up and anticipation, Christmas has come and gone. Just like that, weeks worth of picking, purchasing and wrapping presents is now a thing of the past – at ...

Bill Self press conference notes: Dec. 20

Matt Tait

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self joined the media on Friday morning to preview KU's upcoming Georgetown game and the winter break. Here's a blow-by-blow look at Self's comments: **Self says he expects Georgetown to play great** on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse (11 a.m. tipoff). Their reputation speaks for ...

Sunday, Monday night football intros of Jayhawk alums not necessarily a snub toward KU football

Matt Tait

I didn't catch it, but more than a few people brought to my attention the fact that former Kansas University offensive lineman Anthony Collins, now a starter for the Cincinnati Bengals, introduced himself with his high school (Central High in Beaumont, Texas) instead of his college during the Bengals' loss ...

KU's three-point struggles impacting Perry Ellis' offensive flow

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/dec/10/kansas-basketball-v-florida/101265/ Counting the Jayhawks' two exhibition games, sophomore forward Perry Ellis scored in double figures in six consecutive games to open the season and averaged 16 points per night. In the past five games (three of them losses) Ellis has reached double digits three times and has averaged just over ...

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