Tale of the Tait

Talent in Kansas? Big 12 football programs found plenty

Matt Tait

With national signing day now in the rearview mirror, ESPN.com Big 12 blogger Jake Trotter recently scoured the conference's recruiting classes and found that 115 of the 229 players who signed with Big 12 schools this February were from Texas. Big surprise, right? Of course not. But the state that ...

Iowa State's Big Monday loss at Oklahoma a big development in Big 12 race

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/02/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/109266/ For roughly the first 15 minutes of the Iowa State-Oklahoma Big Monday basketball game in Norman, Oklahoma, the Cyclones looked like they were ready to put some real pressure on Kansas for the top spot in the Big 12 standings. A victory by ISU would've pulled the Cyclones within ...

The Day After: Outplayed in Oklahoma

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/07/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/109393/ Saturday's 67-62 loss at Oklahoma State by the Kansas University men's basketball team continued the Jekyll and Hyde pace of the season for the Jayhawks, who have shown a wild tendency to look amazing one game and lousy the next, sometimes even good and bad from half to half. ...

Rise & Sign: 2015 KU football class ready to make it official on National Signing Day

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/feb/04/286304/ **12:29 p.m. Update:** One more comprehensive look at the Class of 2015, with quotes from several KU coaches… **DE Dorance Armstrong – 6-4, 225, 3 stars, North Shore High, Galena Park, Texas –** Powerful pass rusher chose Kansas over offers from nine other Power 5 Conference programs, including Cal, ...

The Day After: Getting even with ISU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/feb/02/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/109253/ Let's be honest, tomorrow is national signing day for KU football and I'm neck deep in stories, blurbs and obligations to get ready for that — don't forget to follow the Tale of the Tait blog all morning Wednesday for updates on all the signees as their letters roll ...

The Day After: Trouble at TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/28/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/109127/ Wednesday's 64-61 Kansas University basketball victory over TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, was such a dud from a pure basketball standpoint, that it's not really worth spending too much time recapping it. That's especially true with Allen Fieldhouse games against Kansas State (Saturday) at Iowa State (Monday) on the ...

New turf being installed at KU's Memorial Stadium

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/jan/29/286016/ Construction crews and Bobcats have taken over Memorial Stadium. But, no, it's not the start of any major stadium renovations that KU fans are dying to see. Instead, the Kansas University athletic department is replacing the turf at Memorial Stadium in preparation for the upcoming spring football season. The ...

Big 12 getting serious respect from national hoops analysts

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/07/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/108461/ With the calendar turning to February in just a few days, and March being the month that follows February, it doesn't seem all that ridiculous to start looking ahead at the upcoming NCAA Tournament. While ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi and others do this year round, even in the offseason when ...

Wild world of recruiting strikes again as KU commitment Josh Moore backs out

Matt Tait

Late Tuesday night, Kansas University football commitment Josh Moore took to Twitter to announce that he no longer was headed to KU. Moore, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end who many believed could easily develop into a defensive end or offensive tackle, played for new KU on-campus recruiting coordinator Gene Wier ...

The Day After: Near-perfection in Austin, Texas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/24/kansas-basketball-v-texas/108974/ By several accounts, Saturday's 75-62 victory over Texas in Austin was the Jayhawks' best game of the 2014-15 season. It's hard to argue that. So many positive things went in KU's direction, with a convincing victory over a solid team being the result. The game was on the road ...

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