Tale of the Tait

Five Jayhawks who helped themselves the most during spring football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/apr/09/kansas-spring-game/116996/ It’s been a few weeks since the end of Kansas football coach David Beaty’s second round of spring football, but there’s still plenty to sort through in terms of what we heard and learned from the players and coaches this spring. As the years have gone on, I’ve grasped ...

TV sets, as much football programs, fueling Big 12 expansion talk

Matt Tait

Let’s face it. By now we all know that any talk about [Big 12 expansion][1] or even conference realignment as a whole throughout college athletics is focused on one thing — football. Taking that one step further, however, leads to the conclusion that, really, this whole thing is about television ...

Thunder fans show off college atmosphere vibe

Matt Tait

Remember those times during the past few years when KU basketball coach Bill Self was asked about jumping to the NBA and responded with something about the situation in Oklahoma City, with their beloved Thunder, being as close as there is to a college atmosphere in the NBA? Well, the ...

Did Brannen Greene make the right decision in leaving Kansas?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/30/302553/ With the NBA combine kicking off today, we already know that former Kansas University sharp-shooter Brannen Greene did not receive an invitation to the event, which runs today through Sunday in Chicago, and, therefore, will have to go about earning a spot in the NBA through team workouts and ...

Denver Broncos add another former Jayhawk

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2011/sep/03/220153/ Denver Broncos’ GM John Elway’s love of former Kansas football players has been well documented throughout the past several years. Dating back to the addition of former Kansas cornerback Chris Harris as an undrafted free agent in 2011 to the addition of linebacker Steven Johnson a year later and ...

KU football coach David Beaty visits the Mile High City

Matt Tait

Throughout his time as the head coach at Kansas, head football coach David Beaty has been a master at getting out and visiting fans. From Kansas City to Dodge City, Wichita to Topeka and a bunch of areas in between, Beaty and some of his staff have pounded the pavement ...

Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/may/09/307000/ There are all kinds of numbers and statistics in the game of baseball that stand alone and are universally recognized as milestones that dozens of baseball players chase year after year. Few are as powerful as the .406 batting average delivered by legendary Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams ...

2017 Texas offensive lineman prospect Grant Polley de-commits from Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300763/ While the Kansas University football coaching staff continues to mine the country for talent and send out offers to athletes in the Class of 2017 and beyond, one previously committed KU target has decided to go a different direction. Class of 2017 offensive lineman Grant Polley, of Denton, Texas, ...

10 reasons why Bill Self is not leaving Kansas for the Houston Rockets

Matt Tait

ESPN’s Marc Stein sent a jolt through the Kansas University basketball world on Wednesday when he Tweeted that the Houston Rockets are “intrigued” by the idea of Bill Self as their next head coach. As many have mentioned on Twitter already, just because the Rockets are intrigued by Self does ...

Former KU QB Jake Heaps getting another shot at the NFL

Matt Tait

Do your best to hide your shock after reading this, but former Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps is getting another shot at the NFL. Earlier this week, Heaps revealed that he had signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks — his hometown team — and will attend minicamps ...

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