Tale of the Tait

Kemper Arena soon will have a new name

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2007/oct/11/139348/ Imagine the following conversation, set well in the future, creating some serious confusion for Kansas basketball fans. **Fan 1:** I still can’t believe that magical run the Jayhawks made in 1988 at Mosaic Arena. **Fan 2:** Mosaic? What are you talking about? **Fan 1:** You know, the venue right ...

Are the Big 12 and its TV partners bumping heads over expansion?

Matt Tait

Well, isn’t this just completely fitting? Just when you start to think that the Big 12 Conference is making moves in the right direction regarding expansion, something pops up that completely calls into question what the conference is doing and now, if they’re not careful, the conference could have a ...

How hiring Matt Baty to lead the Williams Fund can help KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/sep/12/296600/ Thursday’s news that former KU baseball standout Matt Baty had been hired to lead the Williams Education Fund included one key quote from athletic director Sheahon Zenger that figures to have a huge impact on the future of Kansas football. “It’s now time to focus on Memorial Stadium,” Zenger ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 2 - WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez

Matt Tait

We've reached the Top 2 spots in our summer countdown and one of them comes from the offense and the other comes from the defense. In all, our list of the Top 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season includes 13 offensive players and 12 defensive players, which speaks ...

Sizing up what the top Big 12 expansion candidates mean for Kansas

Matt Tait

If you’ve followed any of the Big 12 expansion talk, whether in the past few years or just the past few days, you’ve probably heard it all. From which universities are most likely to join the conference to which are the best fit and whether those who already are in ...

Could former Big 12 members be in the expansion mix? Bill Snyder thinks so

Matt Tait

Big 12 expansion is hot again — maybe hotter than ever — and universities all across the country are making comments, pushes, pleas even, to the Big 12 brass to find a way to place themselves on the VIP list. This, of course, is a reaction to the Big 12’s ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 4 - LB Joe Dineen

Matt Tait

As we head down the stretch of our summer countdown of the most crucial Jayhawks on the 2016 football team, we start to find some of the most talented and accomplished Jayhawks on the roster. Beyond that, the names at the top of this list seem to be among the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 5 - DT Daniel Wise

Matt Tait

We've reached the Top 5 of this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and it's time to get to some of the heaviest hitters on this year's team. No. 5 is a name that many have heard but not everyone is incredibly familiar with. But we expect that to change in ...

How difficult is the Kansas football job?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/jul/18/309339/ During the past few decades bigger, taller, meaner, older men and all kinds in between have tried to tackle the job entrusted to second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty. And very few of them have succeeded. So just how difficult is the Kansas football job? Beaty was asked that ...

KU coach David Beaty: The Jayhawk Nation deserves better

Matt Tait

Heading into Year 2 in charge of the Kansas football program, David Beaty brings with him an 0-12 career record that no coach would enjoy having. But Beaty never has tried to dodge the facts nor has he sought sympathy for what can only be described as a tough 2015 ...

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