Tale of the Tait

Border War not dead yet?

Matt Tait

It started earlier last week with Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel proclaiming that one of the main reasons the Border War rivalry between Kansas and Missouri had not been renewed since the Tigers left the Big 12 for the SEC two years ago was because, “there's some pouting going on ...

KU coach Charlie Weis talks Johnny Football

Matt Tait

The story of the night concerning Round 1 of the NFL Draft on Thursday was not No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney, the rapid rise of a surprise prospect or the New York Jets fans booing the daylights out of their team's pick. Instead, it was the saga surrounding polarizing Texas ...

NFL Draft history - KU football's first-round picks

Matt Tait

With tonight marking Round 1 of the 2014 NFL Draft and the Kansas University football program's only draft hopefuls being sixth or seventh round possibilities at best, let's take a quick look back at all of the Jayhawks first-round picks throughout the years. Whether you're talking NFL Drafts or AFL ...

NFL Draft and the moments that follow worth keeping an eye on for KU fans

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/nov/02/264045/ While the rest of the world watches to see where South Carolina stud Jadeveon Clowney, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and the rest this year's talented and deep NFL Draft class are taken in this week's draft, fans of Kansas University football find themselves in a familiar position — ...

Devonte' Graham highlights

Matt Tait

In the blink of an eye, KU's point guard position went from having a seasoned veteran leading the way to a list of inexperienced players who will be counted on big time during the 2014-15 season. Gone is Naadir Tharpe, who announced he was transferring on Thursday, and in his ...

Tharpe's departure no reason to cheer

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/nov/12/264516/ It always amazes me when fans celebrate the departure of a player and back up their stance by banging the drum for an unproven replacement. Twitter is a dangerous place to do research, but, given that the news of veteran point guard Naadir Tharpe's decision to transfer away from ...

Former Jayhawks to host NFL-style combine Saturday

Matt Tait

A handful of well-known former Kansas University football players are getting together this weekend to help out young athletes who hope to have a future in football. Several of the Jayhawks running this weekend's Next Level Youth Training Combine on Saturday morning (April 26) at YSI Sports Complex in Lawrence ...

What Montell Cozart as the starting QB means for Kansas football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/oct/26/263675/ Charlie Weis' decision to name sophomore Montell Cozart Kansas University's starting quarterback for the 2014 season has everything to do with Cozart, his ability, his development and his potential and nothing to do with anything else. The move, which Weis announced Thursday morning in a press release, was not ...

Spring Game Rewind

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/apr/12/ku-football-spring-game/103867/ Just like that, another session of spring practice is in the books and, despite what the weather looks like in Lawrence today, we're moving on to the offseason, the upcoming summer and the final stretch of preparation for fall camp. As always, the spring ended with last Saturday's spring ...

Danny Manning gets hero's welcome at Wake Forest

Matt Tait

By now, you've all surely heard that former Kansas University assistant coach and one of the school's all-time great players landed a head coaching job at Wake Forest after two successful seasons at Tulsa. The stories we posted got a lot of hits and comments and, as has been the ...

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