Tale of the Tait

Bill Self press conference notes from Nov. 18

Matt Tait

Bill Self's weekly press conference just wrapped. Here's a quick look back at some of the highlights, as the Jayhawks prepare to take on Iona at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Full audio here **• Self: It's not too early to have an idea of what kind of ...

One-win Iowa State a 6-point favorite over Kansas; what a break for the Jayhawks

Matt Tait

It was just one win and the Jayhawks still are 1-27 in their last 28 Big 12 Conference games, but there was just something about it that gave people the feeling that Saturday's 31-19 victory over West Virginia might have been the turning point for the KU football program. Several ...

KU locker room explodes following Saturday win over West Virginia

Matt Tait

We get great access to the Kansas University football team following its games on Saturday, but we don't get to go into the locker room. Our interviews take place in the auditorium and lounge at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Thanks to the folks at KU Athletics, though, we were ...

Video from the celebration following KU's 31-19 victory over West Virginia

Matt Tait

The Kansas University football team snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 31-19 victory over West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Here are a few sights and sounds from the field following the victory, including the fall of the goal posts toward the end of the celebration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjgFFo-nVBk

Keegan vs. Tait: Week 10

Matt Tait

As much as I'd like to think of it as a display of my genius when it comes to picking college football games, it's more likely that it was karma that cost Tom Keegan this week. A 9-1 week by me and a sub-par 6-4 showing by Keegan evened us ...

Cliff notes: A closer look at KU's latest basketball commitment, Cliff Alexander

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/nov/15/264635/ Moments ago, Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-ranked recruit in the Class of 2014, announced that he would play his college ball at Kansas University, giving the Jayhawks the fourth and 12th-ranked (Kelly Oubre) prospects in the class. Alexander, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward from Chicago's Curie High, chose Kansas ...

Contract Talk: Evaluating KU football's salary structure and how we got there

Matt Tait

There's been a lot of message board chatter lately about KU football coach Charlie Weis' contract — how much money he makes, how much he's worth and how much KU would owe him if the two sides chose to part ways before reaching the end of his contract, which runs ...

Friday quickly becomes huge day for KU hoops recruiting

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/nov/10/kansas-womens-basketball-vs-oral-roberts/100794/ I'm sure our own Gary Bedore is all over this and will have more throughout the week, but since he's in his hometown of Chicago getting ready for tomorrow night's KU-Duke game, I figured I'd post this quickly so you guys were in the loop. It looks like Friday ...

Monday Rewind - Oklahoma State: Michael Reynolds quietly continues solid season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/oct/12/263051/ When it became clear during the offseason that junior-college transfer Chris Martin would not be around this fall to intimidate offenses, wreak havoc off the edge of the defensive line and give the Kansas University football team its first true pass rushing threat with double-digit sack potential, the focus ...

Tempo Talk: KU assistant Clint Bowen says KU ready for OSU's pace

Matt Tait

For the sixth consecutive week, the Kansas football team is facing an opponent that prefers up-tempo football as its offensive attack of choice. Oklahoma State, which enters the game ranked 14th in the country with a 7-1 record (4-1 in Big 12 play), has averaged 77 plays per game and ...

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