Tale of the Tait

Big 12 spring meetings under way in Dallas; not surprisingly, expansion not among topics being discussed

Matt Tait

Every year, right around the time when the weather reaches the point where it's just too uncomfortable to don long pants and a dress shirt and walk across the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., an alarm clock goes off inside my head. That ring-a-ding-ding sounded loudly the other day, when, ...

Examining the situation facing KU quarterback Jake Heaps

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/oct/05/262684/ With rumors and speculation that Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps is looking to transfer still unsolved, I thought I'd take a quick stab at clearing up a couple of things while we wait to see what happens. First of all, it definitely seems possible that Heaps could transfer. It ...

Situation regarding Weis' compensation from Notre Dame grossly overblown

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/oct/26/263709/ Earlier this week, a report from USA Today brought up that old story about Notre Dame paying Charlie Weis more in 2012 than it paid current Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly. I'm not sure I get it. For one, four seasons have passed since Weis last coached at ...

Hype and expectations high for KU's Ukrainian sensation; but are they fair?

Matt Tait

It's been happening in the NBA for the past dozen or so years and now seems to have trickled its way down to college basketball, as well. Foreign-born players making an impact in the NBA and college basketball certainly is nothing new. But holding such players to the ridiculous standards ...

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk highlights

Matt Tait

By now, you've surely heard the news that Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 16-year-old Ukrainian basketball standout, chose Kansas and will join the Jayhawks this fall. And thanks to the magical world of the Internet, we don't have to wait until Late Night to see him play. Here's a quick look at ...

KU football's usual suspects getting the most national love this offseason

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/nov/16/264698/ The Big 12 blogging crew over at ESPN.com has been awfully busy lately wrapping up its spring football coverage with a bunch of different looks at each of the 10 teams in the Big 12 Conference. They've done everything from a quick look at each team's most indispensable players ...

How Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid fit with the NBA lottery's Top 3 teams

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/nov/30/265345/ Now that we know the order of this year's NBA Draft Lottery, we can take a little closer look at where we think former Jayhawks Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid might be drafted in late June. It seems safe to say that both will be top 3 picks. That's ...

Five big winners from Spring football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/12/271801/ Now that spring football has come and gone and the Kansas University athletes eagerly looking for to the 2014 season have shifted into full off-season mode, it's time to look back at the biggest winners from spring ball. The list of guys who helped themselves and their standing on ...

Thomas Robinson then and now: One and the same?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/may/13/273472/ If you've been watching any of the NBA Playoff series between Portland and San Antonio — particularly Monday night's game — you might have had a moment or two where you thought you went back in time to the 2010-11 Kansas University basketball season. That was the year before ...

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 ...

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