Tale of the Tait

Darrell Stuckey one of a kind among KU football greats

There were dozens of Kansas football players who embodied everything former KU coach Mark Mangino was about as a football coach. But few of them did it with the likable blend of character, class, passion and dogged pursuit of safety Darrell Stuckey. On Thursday, [KU announced that Stuckey ...

Jayhawks’ beat down of Boston College a real attention grabber

OK, Kansas Jayhawks. You have our attention. Now what? For the first time in who knows how long — years if you’re going by the calendar, 1,000 lifetimes if you’re measuring in heartache — the Kansas football team stepped onto the field and thoroughly dominated an opponent to the ...

KU football’s 1-1 start not in sync with high bar of hope, expectations

Kansas football head coach Les Miles said all the right things after [Saturday’s disheartening, haven’t-we-seen-this-before 12-7 home loss][1] to Coastal Carolina. From calling the setback painful to making it clear he was “unhappy” and even explaining that the rough result was an ...

KU football player greeted with show of support at local burger joint

Thursday night, after playing a little basketball with some friends, I stumbled onto a pretty cool moment at Five Guys while grabbing a hard-earned burger on my way home. While I waited for my food, KU defensive lineman Codey Cole III walked in and approached the counter to place his ...

Former KU AD Sheahon Zenger named athletic director at the University of New Haven

Former KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who spent the past year in a combined academic and athletic role at TCU, is back in the AD's office. Zenger on Thursday morning was officially introduced as the new AD at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Conn., roughly 15 months after ...

4-star center Mady Sissoko visiting KU this weekend

Let the onslaught of fall visits officially begin. This weekend, the Kansas men’s basketball program will host four-star Class of 2020 center Mady Sissoko for an official visit during the opening weekend of the college football season. In years past, KU coach Bill Self often has talked ...

Recruiting update: In-state prospect Gradey Dick plans KU visit for Late Night

In-state hoops prospect Gradey Dick is planning to make an unofficial visit to Kansas for Late Night on Oct. 4, a source told KUsports.com on Monday. Dick, a 6-foot-5, 170-pound guard in the class of 2022 from Wichita Collegiate, received a scholarship offer from the Jayhawks this summer and ...

Max Falkenstien celebration of life set for Saturday

When former radio broadcaster [Max Falkenstien died in late July at the age of 95,][1] Jayhawks everywhere jumped at the chance to share their best stories of the man who called KU games for 60 years. On Saturday, the party will continue at the Lied Center on KU’s campus. In conjunction ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2019: Devon Dotson

Now that we’re deep into August and the start of the 2019-20 school year is just a week away, it’s time to kick off another round of “He Will, He Won’t, He Might,” here at Kusports.com. If you’re not familiar with this feature, here’s a quick explanation: Over the next few ...

2020 point guard Caleb Love sets Kansas visit, 4 others

With the start of another school year right around the corner, things are beginning to heat up in the 2020 college basketball recruiting class. And that usually means official visits, trimmed-down lists and fall commitments are forthcoming. Caleb Love, a 4-star point guard from St. Louis, ...

Relax; Not all is lost with Andrea Hudy leaving Kansas basketball

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/jan/18/229104/ Let’s take a rational look at the news that strength coach extraordinaire Andrea Hudy is leaving the Kansas basketball program, shall we? OK. I get it. A lot of you are out-of-your-minds upset — both angry and emotional — about [the ...

One of the top prep football players in Alabama eyeing Kansas for basketball, too

Conner Teahan tried it, Mario Kinsey did it before that, Clint Normore won a national championship by doing it back in 1988, and James Sosinski is the most recent name you might recognize who pulled off the feat. Today, there’s an interesting prospect who appears to be eyeing the idea of ...

Agbaji, Azubuike impress at Nike Skills Academy in California

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/jun/11/329301/ A couple of current Jayhawks recently spent some time in Southern California, showing off their bodies and abilities at the annual Nike Skills Academy. Dozens of pro scouts were on hand to watch the select group that included KU sophomore ...

KU walk-on Chris Teahan taking upperclassman role seriously

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/jun/11/329298/ Former walk-on Tyler Self played just 95 minutes in 45 games during his five-year Kansas career and, outside of a memorable 3-point shot in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, very few of them produced any kind of lasting memories. But after paying ...

Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson enjoying adjustment to becoming a Jayhawk

It’s been a little more than six weeks since Jalen Wilson first stepped foot on KU’s campus with the knowledge that he would be wearing crimson and blue next season. And in that short time, Wilson has immersed himself in all things Kansas basketball tradition. Talking about his ...

Wisconsin Herd name former Jayhawk Chase Buford next head coach

Add another head coach to the Bill Self coaching tree. Former Kansas walk-on Chase Buford, who played for Self at KU from 2007-10, has been named the head coach of the Wisconsin Herd, the NBA’s G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks. Buford, 30, becomes the second head coach in Herd ...

NCAA.com’s Andy Katz picks KU in 2020 Final Four

With all of those way-too-early preseason polls now a thing of the past, it’s time to transition into the era of media types making their Final Four picks long before the 2019-20 college basketball season begins or the bracket is even formed. One such prognosticator made his picks public on ...