Tale of the Tait

Monday Report Card: Duke

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/sep/13/kansas-football-v-duke/105721/ We've already covered The Day After so now here's a quick look back at a few grades from Saturday's 41-3 loss at Duke.... • BEN HEENEY — B+ --------------- What can you say about an accomplished, all-Big 12 guy who ties his career-high for tackles, with 15, and, once ...

The Day After: Disappointment at Duke

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/sep/13/kansas-football-v-duke/105741/ The road losing streak hit 28, the final score left Kansas 38 points shy and an unknown number of KU fans were up in arms about it. It was that kind of day for the KU football team in Durham, North Carolina on Saturday, a time and place that ...

5-foot-11 JaCorey Shepherd goes over how to cover 6-6 Duke WR Issac Blakeney

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/dec/01/245679/ Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to tonight's main event. In the red corner, standing at 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing in at 195 pounds.... He hails from Mesquite, Texas, and is a senior in his final season at Kansas.... The receiver of the secondary, the king ...

Three & Out with Duke...

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/sep/10/278792/ **• Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) at Duke (2-0)** *2:30 p.m. (central) Saturday, Sept. 13, Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina* Three and out, with the Duke Blue Devils... 1st Down -------- Duke enters this week’s game vs. Kansas with an 18-11 non-conference record under current coach David Cutcliffe. One of ...

The challenges — and advantages — of coaching football at a basketball school

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/jul/30/238506/ Saturday's match-up between 1-0 Kansas and 2-0 Duke no doubt would grab much more attention if it were played in Allen Fieldhouse or Cameroon Indoor Stadium instead of outside on the turf at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Let's face it: Duke and Kansas are both basketball ...

Monday Report Card: SEMO

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/sep/06/kansas-football-v-southeast-missouri-state/105606/ With the usual Monday Rewind blog being overtaken by our our Day After blog, which went up Sunday afternoon, I figured something else needed to fill its place. With that, the Monday Report Card was born. Unlike most report cards, which typically provide a detailed look at everything a ...

The Day After: A scary victory over SEMO

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/sep/06/kansas-football-v-southeast-missouri-state/105625/ If you just watched the first quarter of KU's season-opening football victory over Southeast Missouri State, you probably came away pretty impressed. And with good reason. That quarter, in which KU built a 24-0 lead by scoring on four straight possessions and not giving up a single first down, ...

My picks for the 2014 KU football season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/aug/16/kansas-football-fan-appreciation-day/105342/ I like this Kansas football team. And I'm not afraid to say it. I like that it's made up of tough, talented, hungry football players who have a good blend of experience and disappointment driving them, and that, after two seasons of disappointment and misery, it's a team that ...

Three & Out with Southeast Missouri State...

Matt Tait

**• KANSAS JAYHAWKS (0-0) vs. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS (1-0) •** *— 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS —* Three and out, with SEMO... 1st Down -------- Before moving on to the match-up with Kansas, let's look back at a couple of the more notable accomplishments from ...

Heeney lives up to wild man reputation at Kauffman Stadium

Matt Tait

Sunday was KU night at the K, where the Kansas City Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians as part of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball national broadcast. Before the Royals and Indians took the field, the Jayhawks held court at Kauffman Stadium, entertaining hundreds of KU fans with autographs, high fives and ...

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