Tale of the Tait

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge makes its way to KU

Matt Tait

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, on Friday, answered the call in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken the world by storm in the past few weeks. The challenge, which has helped raise a boat load of money and brought greater awareness to ALS, also known as Lou ...

What caught my eye at Friday's practice: Aug. 15

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/15/277606/ It always blows my mind how, when I go out to these portions of practice that are open to the media, I kind of ignore the most talented and proven players. That's not to say I don't toss a glance over to the linebackers to see what Ben Heeney's ...

What caught my eye at Thursday's practice: Aug. 14

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/14/277591/ Thursday's practice was one of the hottest of preseason camp so far for the Kansas University football team.... not that anyone was complaining. As far as mid-August goes, what these guys have enjoyed the past couple of weeks, weather-wise, has been about as good as you could ask for. ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Aug. 13

Matt Tait

It's been a lot of firsts for the Kansas University football program this week and Wednesday morning brought another: First day of two-a-days. Session one kicked off early this morning at 9 a.m. and, appropriately, they kicked things off with “Let's Get It Started” from the Black Eyed Peas. It's ...

KU football unveils "Crimson Chrome" uniforms

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/12/277509/ The Kansas University football program late Tuesday night released yet another new-look uniform which will be worn during the upcoming season. The uniform, dubbed Crimson Chrome features red pants, red jerseys, a red helmet (complete with a chrome face mask) with a huge Jayhawk head on the top and ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Aug. 12

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/12/277503/ Pads were popping and it finally looked like the first day of football season at the Kansas University practice fields on Tuesday. The Jayhawks, after four days of drills in jerseys, helmets and shells, strapped on pads for the first time and showed a different look. Some guys maintained ...

What caught my eye at Monday's practice: Aug. 11

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/11/277439/ We're getting closer to seeing what this team looks like in full pads... Monday marked the first day with shoulder pads at KU football camp and, starting Tuesday, they'll be allowed to suit up in full gear. Coaches have said for decades that the one sure way to tell ...

What caught my eye at Saturday's practice: Aug. 9

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/09/277401/ Saturday marked Day 2 of preseason camp for KU football. Still no pads (per NCAA rules), but still plenty of action to take in during the 20 minutes of practice open to the media. We're fortunate enough to get this kind of first-hand look at the team nearly every ...

What caught my eye at Friday's practice: Aug. 8

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/08/277388/ The first day of practice for the Kansas University football team meant the first chance to get a look at the newcomers and made-over faces who make up this year's roster. For some reason, I always find myself drawn to the offensive linemen during these deals. Could be because ...

Tracking the progress at Memorial Stadium, Part III

Matt Tait

With fall camp set to open at the end of the week, construction on the new turf going down in place of the old track at Memorial Stadium is nearing its completion. Construction crews began installing the turf on Thursday morning and are expected to tie together the final touches ...

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