Tale of the Tait

Keegan vs. Tait: Week 4

Matt Tait

With a perfect third week, my boss, the veteran, Mr. College Football, Tom Keegan, has climbed into the lead in our Keegan vs. Tait college football pick 'em contest. Now, it's worth pointing out that there's a lonnnngggg way to go in this thing, and he leads by just a ...

KU football commitment Andre Maloney passes away after suffering stroke on the field

Matt Tait

One minute, he was scoring a touchdown for the Shawnee Mission West High Vikings during a regular high school football game. The next, he was fighting for his life in a Kansas City-area hospital, a battle that ended Friday evening, according to Shawnee Mission School District and KU officials. That's ...

Former Jayhawk DT Marquel Combs finds new home

Matt Tait

His arrival was hyped to the Nth degree and his departure came as quite a surprise. Now former Kansas University defensive tackle Marquel Combs has a new home. Combs, who last week received his release from KU after deciding to transfer, has joined the Southeastern Louisiana University program, head coach ...

Self Scout: A look back at my preseason predictions and a look ahead to Big 12 play

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/sep/21/ku-football-v-louisiana-tech/99759/ With KU's second and final bye week of 2013 nearly finished and the Jayhawks on the verge of getting back to a regular work week, I figured now was as good a time as any to do a quick self scout. After all, KU coach Charlie Weis and KU ...

Believe it or not, it's time for KU basketball media day...

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/sep/25/kansas-basketball-media-day/99811/ **Here's a quick video of a few of the Jayhawks answering some random questions at today's media day at Allen Fieldhouse:** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ydYC6ij3Fg **Here's our media day photo gallery:** http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/sep/25/kansas-basketball-media-day/ **Complete Bill Self audio from today's media day news conference:** http://www2.kusports.com/podcasts/press_conferences_postgame_interviews/2013/sep/25/ku-coach-bill-self-talks-about-hype-and-expectatio/ **3:25 p.m.** KU coach Bill Self, dressed in a ...

Loss of Combs far from devastating for KU football

Matt Tait

So defensive tackle Marquel Combs is leaving the Kansas University football program after spending less than four months in Lawrence. On the surface, the news certainly comes as a surprise, but, a closer look at all that has unfolded during his time at KU provides evidence that we should have ...

Monday Rewind: Louisiana Tech

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/sep/21/ku-football-v-louisiana-tech/99760/ Lost in the craziness of Saturday's 52-yard game-winning field goal by KU sophomore Matthew Wyman and the wild celebration that followed it was an important aspect of the game that was just as critical to the win as Wyman's kick. No, it wasn't junior tailback Tony Pierson's 29-yard catch ...

Keegan vs. Tait: Week 3

Matt Tait

Both of us went 7-3 last week, even though we missed a couple of different games. That allowed me to keep my one-game lead heading into Week 3, when we a couple different picks yet again. As you can see, we're both looking for an easy KU victory today over ...

Monday Rewind: Rice

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/sep/14/kansas-football-v-rice/99598/ By now, those who follow Kansas University football know that dropped passes have plagued the KU offense during the first two weeks of the 2013 season. But instead of using the Monday Rewind to look back at which players dropped the most passes and who is struggling the most ...

Keegan vs. Tait: Week 2

Matt Tait

Here we go with Week 2 of our Keegan vs. Tait college football picks showdown. The younger generation jumped out to an early lead with an 8-2 record last week and there are a couple of differences in this week's picks as well, so the lead could grow or change ...

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