Tale of the Tait

Kansas basketball stays at No. 6 in latest AP poll

The top six spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 stayed the same, with Kansas (10-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12) again landing at No. 6 behind Gonzaga, Baylor, Villanova, Texas and Iowa. The Jayhawks’ spot in the AP Top 25 extends their NCAA record to 228 consecutive weeks in the poll and ...

Dunk you very much: Jayhawks trending in right direction above the rim

Evidently, dunking a basketball can be contagious. After recording just 16 dunks through their first 10 games of the season, the sixth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks recorded a whopping total of seven in [Tuesday night’s runaway win at TCU.][1] While the dunks were worth 14 points in a game the ...

Redshirt freshman point guard Dajuan Harris shines in first career start for Kansas

Kansas freshman Dajuan Harris knew well in advance of [Tuesday’s 93-64 victory at TCU][1] that senior Marcus Garrett might be out because of a head injury and that he might be asked to step up in Garrett’s absence. And he played like he was perfectly comfortable with that being the case. ...

5-star Kansas guard Gradey Dick trims list to 8 schools

The Kansas men’s basketball program made the latest cut for five-star, Class of 2022 guard Gradey Dick, who narrowed his list to a final eight earlier this week. Joining KU on the list of programs still alive for the services of Rivals.com’s No. 37-ranked player in the 2022 class are: ...

College football’s playoff problem nothing new; so why all the fuss?

Everybody seems to have an opinion on why the College Football Playoff got it wrong this year or why the system is broken. I just have a question: What’s new? Sure, there have been seasons when it has been much more clear who the four best teams in college football have been. But there ...

Four-star Class of 2022 combo guard Kyle Cuffe Jr. commits to Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program picked up its first commitment from the Class of 2022 on Saturday evening, when four-star guard Kyle Cuffe Jr. picked the Jayhawks. There’s been talk about Cuffe Jr. reclassifying into the 2021 class and joining the Jayhawks next season. But nothing ...

Crazy 3-game stretch to open Big 12 play looms for Kansas basketball

You won’t find many bigger fans of looking in advance at the start of the Kansas men’s basketball team’s Big 12 schedule than me. And I was at it again earlier this week, before KU closed out its non-conference slate with wins over Creighton and Omaha at Allen Fieldhouse. Conference ...

‘Who knows what the correct formula is?’ Kansas basketball coach Bill Self responds to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s questions about college basketball in a pandemic

Mere minutes before news broke that the Duke men’s basketball program was cancelling the rest of its non-conference schedule in the wake of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s recent questions about whether it was wise to be playing basketball, Kansas coach Bill Self explained why he thought it ...

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson confirms Chicago as his next stop

Nothing about Wednesday night's NBA draft went the way former Kansas point guard expected it to go. But after working with his agent and family [to find the best landing spot after unexpectedly going undrafted,][1] Dotson took to Twitter on Thursday night to show that he was doing just fine. ...

4-star forward Zach Clemence makes commitment to KU basketball program official

With family members surrounding him inside the Sunrise Christian Academy gymnasium, four-star Class of 2021 forward Zach Clemence made his commitment to Kansas official on Saturday morning by signing his national letter of intent. "This day has been great so far," Clemence told Jacob ...