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Tale of the Tait

Realignment Today: 6:36 p.m. — KU AD Zenger on MU to SEC becoming official: 'This news doesn't surprise us'

Matt Tait

**6:36 p.m. Update:** Here's a statement from KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who does not seem to be too torn up about the Tigers leaving. *"This news doesn’t surprise us. We wish Missouri all the best in the future. The University of Kansas can now focus on TCU, West Virginia ...

Realignment Today: 1:37 p.m. - Big 12 announces West Virginia as newest member; Self, Zenger and Gray-Little welcome Mountaineers

Matt Tait

**1:37 p.m. Update** Kansas head men's basketball coach Bill Self is on board with the addition of the Mountaineers as well. “I think West Virginia is a great addition (to the Big 12 Conference)," Self said. "Obviously, they bring a national name in multiple sports. And for me selfishly, I ...

Realignment Today: 1:51 p.m. - Circus atmosphere surrounds Big 12 once again

Matt Tait

**1:51 p.m. Update:** With plenty of uncertainty and nearly all of the focus surrounding the Big 12's plans for expansion, Missouri's exit to the SEC has dipped below the radar a little bit. I'm sure that's just fine with Missouri, which, according to this report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ...

Realignment Today: 5:50 p.m. - More signs point to Big 12 liking 10 as U.S. government gets involved

Matt Tait

**5:50 p.m. Update:** More signs starting to roll in that the Big 12 is prepared to stay at 10, whenever it gets there. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave his thoughts on the ongoing realignment saga. Pitino, who firmly is against the idea of the Big East's demise, said he ...

Realignment Today: 2:28 p.m. - All systems go: Mizzou to leave Big 12; West Virginia set to join

Matt Tait

**2:28 p.m. Update:** At this point, it would be far more shocking if the Tigers did not leave and West Virginia did not become the Big 12's 10th team. That's where we're at with regard to conference realignment and how it affects the Big 12. What we don't know, though ...

Realignment Today: 4:17 - KU AD Zenger releases statement as all signs point to Mizzou exit from Big 12

Matt Tait

**4:17 p.m. Update:** The following statement from KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger was released a few minutes ago. *“KU-Missouri is a great rivalry. The University of Kansas is a great Midwestern school, loyal to our Midwestern conference and to our Midwestern roots. The KU-Missouri rivalry belongs in the Big 12 ...

Mangino speaks out on returning to coaching

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2007/nov/24/136315/ Congrats to Bill Reiter, of FOXSports.com, who landed the much-coveted interview with former KU coach Mark Mangino this week. Mangino, out of coaching since being forced to resign at Kansas following the 2009 season, has been quiet about all things coaching since leaving Lawrence and moving to Florida with ...

Mid-Season Grades: Sizing up the KU offense, defense and special teams through 6 games

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2011/oct/01/ku-vs-texas-tech/86525/ Well, here we are at the midway point of the 2011 season and the Kansas University football team has been hard to figure throughout the season. Although I’m guessing the Jayhawks, at 2-4 overall and 0-3 in Big 12 play, are about where most people predicted they would be ...

Realignment Today: 3:27 p.m. - The latest on where Mizzou stands. Didn't you miss this?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2008/jan/19/139474/ Good afternoon and welcome to another week of conference realignment madness. While things have calmed substantially in terms of where Kansas University might be headed — it’s clear that the Jayhawks are staying in the Big 12 — the threat of realignment still looms and currently seems to be ...

K-State Week: Rivalry put on hold as Jayhawks, Wildcats fight for Jamie's Wish

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/matt_tait/photos/2011/oct/17/222979/ When Jamie Pursley was in college, she cheered passionately for Kansas State, despised nearly everything about Kansas University and would never be caught for a second so much as thinking a positive thought about KU, the Jayhawks or Lawrence. Today, a little more than six months after Jamie passed ...

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