Tale of the Tait

KU football team pumped not pouting about Andrew Wiggins joining Jayhawks

Matt Tait

Minutes after the nation's No. 1 prep prospect, Andrew Wiggins, announced that he was heading to Kansas, many KU fans and national writers took to Twitter to share their joke about Jayhawk fans having yet another reason to wish for football season to pass quickly. True or not, don't expect ...

Addition of Andrew Wiggins brings clarity to KU basketball lineup

Matt Tait

The Andrew-Wiggins-to-Kansas news that overjoyed Jayhawk Nation at 11:09 a.m. today and continues to send waves of happiness throughout Lawrence brings to town the latest can't-miss, one-and-done college hoops prospect. Regardless of your opinion on OADs, the addition of Wiggins, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing from Huntington, W.V., who can do ...

Let's Go Camping: Several former Jayhawks set for first taste of life in the NFL

Matt Tait

**• CINCINNATI BENGALS — May 10-12** **Tanner Hawkinson, OL** Like several other NFL teams, the Bengals open rookie mini camp Friday, when fifth-round draft pick and former Kansas University standout Tanner Hawkinson officially will begin his pro career. Because he was drafted, there is a lot less pressure on Hawkinson ...

Preseason projection says KU's 2013 football schedule loaded with bowl teams once again

Matt Tait

According to Jerry Palm of, the 2013 season will be another rough one for the Kansas University football team. It's not that Palm projected the Jayhawks to win just one or two games — he may, but that's not what's in the news today — but rather that Palm ...

Realignment Today: Does the ACC's granting of rights agreement mean realignment is finally finished?

Matt Tait

During the past couple of weeks, I've been asked a few times when I was going to do another conference realignment update in the wake of the ACC announcing its granting of rights agreement that will run through 2026-27. I certainly understand the interest, and, yes, the ACC news was ...

Dates, times for Weis' regional Kansas Football Preview Party tour

Matt Tait

Last year, KU coach Charlie Weis spent the month of May touring the state to drum up support for his new football program. This year, Weis is taking his show farther afield. KU recently announced the dates of an eight-city regional tour that includes stops at several major KU alumni ...

NFL Free Agent Tracker: Chiefs invite 3 Jayhawks to mini-camp; 3 others earn shots elsewhere

Matt Tait

Moments ago the identity of the NFL Draft's 38th Mr. Irrelevant was revealed, marking the end of a seven-round affair that saw KU offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson get picked by Cincinnati with the 23rd pick in the 5th round. Bradley McDougald, the other Jayhawk most likely to get drafted, was ...

How Jake Heaps' big spring game was different from Dayne Crist's in 2012

Matt Tait

For the second year in a row, last Saturday's Kansas University football spring game featured a strong performance from a new quarterback to whom KU fans, coaches and players alike have tied their wagon for the upcoming season. So, for the second year in a row, I wrote about the ...

Weis releases KU football spring game format

Matt Tait

The weather outside might not be a good indicator, but, yes, we are just a few days away from KU football's annual spring game at Memorial Stadium. *-- Despite today's wintry weather, the good news is that the forecast calls for sunny and 60s on Saturday, so hang in there ...

Annual KU football coaching clinic mixes good entertainment with wealth of knowledge and coaching advice

Matt Tait

The Kansas University football program wrapped up its annual coaching clinic on Saturday with the back end of a two-day clinic that drew dozens of college and high school coaches from around the area and focused on everything from X's and O's to the way KU coach Charlie Weis and ...

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