Tale of the Tait

Tracking the progress at Memorial Stadium

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/jul/03/275996/ It's now been a full week since construction began to remove the track from around the playing surface at Memorial Stadium and, as you'll see in the photos below, the crews in charge of doing the work have made significant progress. The old track was removed quickly last on ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 22 - OL Zach Fondal

Matt Tait

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/jul/03/275977/ No. 22: Zach Fondal, Senior OL ------------------------------ A few weeks ago, Fondal would have been much higher on this list. As one of the few returning ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 24 - DB Greg Allen

Matt Tait

Here's the second installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/12/271798/ No. 24: Greg Allen, Sophomore DB – ---------------------------------- Last spring was breakout time for Allen, who has played very little during his first three years in ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks: A look at 25 impact players for KU this fall; No. 25 - LB Jake Love

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/apr/12/ku-football-spring-game/103863/ Each summer, across the country, football fans spend time watching, waiting and anticipating the arrival of another college football season. And while that might not always be a favorite pastime of KU fans, many still get sucked in to the journey. Will this be a better season? Is this ...

Big Apple Bloggin' — It's the final day of draft prep for Andrew Wiggins in NYC

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/jun/25/275630/ **3:15 P.M. UPDATE:** Here are the photo highlights from Wiggins' trip to a local school for an NBA Cares event. http://twitter.com/mctait/status/481879140048437248 http://twitter.com/mctait/status/481890544906272768 http://twitter.com/mctait/status/481891895006621696 http://twitter.com/mctait/status/481892176318590979 http://twitter.com/mctait/status/481892573707902976 http://twitter.com/mctait/status/481893167470370817 As high as Wiggins flies on the basketball court, jumping rope didn't seem to be part of his regimen — at least not ...

How the upcoming track removal at Memorial Stadium could make fans feel closer to the action on Saturdays

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/nov/16/264702/ The prevailing thought with most KU football fans seems to be that the biggest reason the track needed to come out of Memorial Stadium was because the seats are too far away from the action. While the idea of lowering the field and adding seats closer to the sideline ...

16 years later, Paul Pierce falling to No. 10 remains a mystery

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jun/27/257707/ To this day, many people (myself included) are still trying to figure out how in the heck the Boston Celtics ended up getting Paul Pierce with the No. 10 pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. Pierce, then a junior who lit up the Big 12 at KU and was ...

Foot injury sends Joel Embiid falling in most NBA mock drafts

Matt Tait

Thursday's news that former KU center Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and would have surgery today and miss out on attending next week's NBA Draft in New York was one of the biggest pieces of pre-draft news in recent memory. Most years, the mock drafts ...

Heaps not the wrong player, just perhaps in the wrong time

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/12/271803/ Now that quarterback Jake Heaps' transfer out of the Kansas University football program is official, it's time to put the finishing touches on the former top-rated high school prospect's time at Kansas. If there's one wish I could grant Heaps before his college career is over, it would be ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU hoops scrimmage

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/jun/11/ku-basketball-alumni-scrimmage/104766/ It was just one scrimmage and there were no coaches involved and not many sets run, but since when has that stopped any of us from sharing some observations about KU basketball? Wednesday's scrimmage, which mostly boiled down to the returners in blue against the alums and newcomers in ...

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