Tale of the Tait

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 19

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/nov/19/282473/ I've been going to KU football practice for years now and, after a while, you start to wonder how much you really can see when you're there and, this coach or that coach, how different practices really can be. I don't wonder any more. Each week of the Clint ...

The Day After: A UK embarrassment

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/18/kansas-basketball-v-kentucky-champions-classic/107406/ By now, if you've even taken the time to read, listen or pay attention to any of the aftermath of Tuesday night's bloodbath in Indy, you know that KU's 72-40 loss to No. 1 Kentucky was an historically bad outing for a Bill Self-coached Kansas team. So there's really ...

KU football momentarily relevant again on national stage

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/15/kansas-football-v-tcu/107332/ They may be small steps, but, at least for a few moments in the past week, Kansas University football was relevant once again. Don't get me wrong, I fully recognize that there are plenty of die-hard KU football fans who live and die (and most often agonize) with the ...

The Day After: A Senior Day heartbreaker vs. No. 5 TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/15/kansas-football-v-tcu/107317/ The Kansas University football team did not win Saturday's thrilling showdown with No. 5 TCU at Memorial Stadium, but you'd never know that from the reaction that came after it. Smiles radiated, pride beamed and the Jayhawks walked, talked, looked and sounded like a real football team again. There ...

The Day After: A grinder with the Gauchos

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/14/kansas-basketball-v-uc-santa-barbara/107290/ The Kansas University men's basketball team got a little bit from both factions of its roster during Friday's 69-59 season-opening victory over UC Santa Barbara at Allen Fieldhouse. Veterans like Perry Ellis (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Jamari Traylor (10 rebounds, praise from KU coach Bill Self) chipped in ...

Saturday's senior sendoff figures to be special for KU football

Matt Tait

As you all surely know by now, Saturday will mark the final home football game in the careers of several Jayhawks. And while the task at hand seems daunting — TCU enters ranked No. 5 in the nation and favored by 28 points — there are plenty of ways Saturday ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 12

Matt Tait

Wednesday's KU football practice was one that closely resembled what the game time temperatures are expected to be this weekend when the Jayhawks and TCU Horned Frogs kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday. Biting winds that dropped the temperature to around 12 degrees made Wednesday a little different than most ...

The Day After: Dominating Emporia State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/11/kansas-baskeball-v-emporia-state-exhibition/107235/ Another exhibition season is in the books for the Kansas University men's basketball team and like most exhibition seasons that came before it, the Jayhawks learned a little, questioned a lot and got a few of the kinks worked out before kicking off the regular season against tougher competition ...

The Day After: A memorable win over Iowa State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/08/kansas-football-v-iowa-state/107170/ Saturday afternoon marked just the ninth victory in the career of KU linebacker Ben Heeney and the senior captain could not have cared less about it because it felt like a million bucks. The biggest reason for that, Heeney said, was because it marked interim head coach Clint Bowen's ...

Steven Johnson to make it a trio of former Jayhawks starting in Denver

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/sep/27/kansas-football-v-texas/105988/ When the Denver Broncos, fresh off of last week's whipping at the hands of the New England Patriots, line up for the first defensive play of this weekend's game against Oakland, 27 percent of their starting lineup will be former Jayhawks. Although Chris Harris and Aqib Talib — both ...

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