Tale of the Tait

Penn State match in early 2014 gave KU volleyball first-hand look at what it takes

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/11/ku-volleyball-vs-loyola-marymount/114378/ Early last season, while several of this year's Final Four-bound Kansas University volleyball players were still freshmen figuring out how to adjust to the college game, the Jayhawks met up with defending national champion Penn State and 2013 NCAA tournament MVP Micha Hancock during a tournament in Philadelphia. The ...

Unprecedented KU volleyball success a few years in the making

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/13/ku-usc-ncaa-volleyball-elite-eight/114418/ One of the coolest things about Saturday night's thrilling Kansas University volleyball victory over top-seeded USC in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament was the aftermath that followed. No, I'm not talking about the eruption on the floor, the celebration in the locker room that included head coach ...

Bledsoe decision similar to past KU football great Gilbert Brown

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/oct/09/297727/ When news broke Friday morning that four-star Lawrence High defensive end Amani Bledsoe was making an official visit to the Kansas University football program this weekend, the question begged, how much of a shot do the Jayhawks really have at landing him? Kansas coaches can't talk about Bledsoe — ...

Former Jayhawk Darrell Stuckey lands on prestigious list

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/dec/10/300479/ The NFL finally has caught up with what fans of Kansas football have known for years — Darrell Stuckey is one hell of a guy. Stuckey, the sixth-year NFL pro and 2010 KU graduate who starred in KU's secondary and helped the Jayhawks win the 2008 Orange Bowl, recently ...

The Day After: Passing the Harvard test

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/04/kansas-basketball-v-harvard/114299/ Saturday afternoon, the Kansas University basketball team jumped out to a 32-16 lead over Harvard, saw that lead trimmed to nine points by halftime and, eventually, found itself tied with the Crimson at 56 with 7 minutes to play. While a lot of the things that led to Harvard ...

Seven 2015 KU football red-shirts to watch next fall

Matt Tait

Every season at just about every school, one of the most-asked questions around football programs is about red-shirts. Who are they? How many will there be? Which ones will help most in the future? And have you told them yet? It may be handled differently at different places and at ...

KSU coach Bill Snyder sends KU QB Ryan Willis a note of encouragement

Matt Tait

Say what you will about Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and his dominance of the Jayhawks over the years. That has not taken away from the man's ability to operate as a classy individual. We've seen plenty of instances of this throughout the years and we recently got another one ...

The Day After: Grinding past the Greyhounds

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/dec/01/kansas-basketball-v-loyola-md/114181/ The Cheick Diallo Show did not disappoint. KU's freshman forward who sat out the first five games of the season while awaiting clearance from the NCAA poured in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 16 minutes in his debut and brought all kinds of excitement and energy ...

Richt to Kansas? You must be out of your minds

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/oct/24/298361/ It's probably just a small number of people out there on Twitter, and I realize that social media sites can be dangerous places to do any kind of real research. But I'm going to head down that path anyway because I just don't get it. During the past 24 ...

Jayhawks in Maui: Hoisting the trophy

Matt Tait

Thanks to a pair of blowouts in the opening rounds and a hard-fought 70-63 victory over 19th-ranked Vanderbilt in Wednesday's title game, the Kansas University men's basketball team hoisted some hardware in paradise. Taking the Maui Invitational was the first step in what fifth-ranked Kansas (4-1) hopes will be a ...

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