Tale of the Tait

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 12

Matt Tait

Wednesday's KU football practice was one that closely resembled what the game time temperatures are expected to be this weekend when the Jayhawks and TCU Horned Frogs kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday. Biting winds that dropped the temperature to around 12 degrees made Wednesday a little different than most ...

The Day After: Dominating Emporia State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/11/kansas-baskeball-v-emporia-state-exhibition/107235/ Another exhibition season is in the books for the Kansas University men's basketball team and like most exhibition seasons that came before it, the Jayhawks learned a little, questioned a lot and got a few of the kinks worked out before kicking off the regular season against tougher competition ...

The Day After: A memorable win over Iowa State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/08/kansas-football-v-iowa-state/107170/ Saturday afternoon marked just the ninth victory in the career of KU linebacker Ben Heeney and the senior captain could not have cared less about it because it felt like a million bucks. The biggest reason for that, Heeney said, was because it marked interim head coach Clint Bowen's ...

Steven Johnson to make it a trio of former Jayhawks starting in Denver

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/sep/27/kansas-football-v-texas/105988/ When the Denver Broncos, fresh off of last week's whipping at the hands of the New England Patriots, line up for the first defensive play of this weekend's game against Oakland, 27 percent of their starting lineup will be former Jayhawks. Although Chris Harris and Aqib Talib — both ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 5

Matt Tait

As has been the case throughout the past few weeks, interim KU coach Clint Bowen kicked off Wednesday's practice with a visit from a former Jayhawk. And this one meant a little more to Bowen than some of the others. Charley Bowen, the older brother of the interim KU coach, ...

Jayhawks among NCAA title favorites for 2014-15 season

Matt Tait

It happens this way almost every year. As soon as the first exhibition game arrives and fans of Kansas University hoops get their first vision of the Jayhawks beating up an overmatched opponent inside Allen Fieldhouse, their minds wander toward the idea of whether this will be the year that ...

The Day After: Running over Washburn

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/03/kansas-basketball-v-washburn-exhibition/106973/ No Andrew Wiggins, no Joel Embiid, no Naadir Tharpe? No problem. Monday night, the new-look Kansas University men's basketball team unofficially got its season off to a strong start with an 85-53 victory over Washburn in its exhibition season opener. Fifteen different Jayhawks played, 11 of them received minutes ...

Injury update on KU football players Derrick Neal and Keon Stowers

Matt Tait

Kansas University football officials on Sunday night released an update on the status of freshman defensive back Derrick Neal and senior defensive lineman Keon Stowers, both of whom were injured and carted off the field during Saturday's 60-14 loss at Baylor. Both players were taken to a nearby hospital for ...

The Day After: Blasted at Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/01/kansas-football-v-baylor/106927/ There's no denying that Saturday's 60-14 loss at Baylor was the first significant blow in interim head coach Clint Bowen's campaign to become the Kansas University football program's full-time head coach at the end of the season. But the Jayhawks' shortcomings were hardly all on Bowen. Kansas committed six ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Oct. 29

Matt Tait

Wednesday afternoon marked the full return to a game-week practice for the Kansas University football team, which is slated to take on Baylor, at 3 p.m. in Waco, Texas, on Saturday. The Jayhawks had a bye week last week and, therefore, went through a little different practice schedule than normal. ...

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