Tale of the Tait

Azubuike, Dotson throw up historic testing numbers ahead of 2020 NBA draft

The 2020 NBA draft is now just a couple of weeks away and no one should be surprised if former Jayhawks Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike go higher than previously expected. That's not to say that either former KU All-American is headed for the draft lottery, or even a cushy spot in the middle ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Christian Braun

It’s easy to remember the big game Christian Braun had against Kansas State last season and to think of that as the highlight of his freshman year. But to do that would be underselling the impact Braun made during his first season with the Jayhawks. Particularly during the Big 12 portion of ...

Report: KU-Gonzaga in the works for November

A matchup that Kansas basketball fans have been intrigued by for years may be just a few weeks away from happening. CBS Sports college basketball analyst Matt Norlander reported Tuesday morning that sources have told him that Kansas and Gonzaga are slated to open the college basketball season ...

ESPN no longer planning to host college basketball events in Orlando

ESPN is canceling plans to host its men's college basketball events in Orlando, the network announced Monday afternoon. "ESPN Events set out to create a protected environment for teams to participate in early-season events in Orlando," an official statement from ESPN read. "Based on certain ...

The 5 most intriguing games on KU’s rebuilt 2020-21 basketball schedule

We’ve been waiting a while to see [the revamped Kansas men’s basketball schedule][1] and now that it’s out, we have a much better idea of what the upcoming season will look like. Sort of. There’s a lot of work still to do between now and Nov. 25, when the NCAA has said that the ...

Examining a variety of 5-guard lineups Kansas basketball could play this season

One of my favorite things to do with my blog is create lists and draw up potential lineups based on the way we think the Jayhawks might play. And while the most likely plan for the 2020-21 Jayhawks is to play four guards around one big man, [KU coach Bill Self on Thursday said he and his ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Tyon Grant-Foster

Junior college transfers are a rare sight in the Kansas basketball program, but the Jayhawks believe they found a good one in 6-foot-7 wing Tyon Grant-Foster. Just how good remains to be seen, but there are some high hopes and big expectations being attached to Grant-Foster, who comes to KU ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self unsure of what’s next for Silvio De Sousa

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Thursday that he has talked to Silvio De Sousa “a lot” [since the senior announced last Friday that he was stepping away from basketball,][1] but Self still does not know what’s next for the former KU forward. “I don’t think he’s made a ...

KU, Tennessee paired up in 2021 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Rock Chalk will head to Rocky Top in 2021, when the Kansas men's basketball program travels to Tennessee to take on the Volunteers in the 2021 SEC/Big 12 Challenge. While the rest of the Kansas men’s basketball program’s 2020-21 schedule remains a work in progress, ESPN on Wednesday ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: David McCormack

Even with all of the talent, versatility and excitement in the Kansas backcourt this season, the one player many KU fans can’t wait to see is junior forward David McCormack. For the first time in his Kansas career, McCormack will be playing without Udoka Azubuike in the mix, opening the ...

Examining the impact of the departure of former Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa

It’s been a couple of years since now-former KU forward Silvio De Sousa made a real impact for the Kansas basketball program on game night, so it’s hard to say his recent decision to step away from basketball will hurt the Jayhawks much. But that doesn't mean De Sousa’s departure won't ...

Harsh realities starting to surface for struggling Kansas football team

For nearly three full quarters of Saturday’s 38-17 loss to West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., the Kansas football team did all that its disgruntled fan base has ever asked it to do. It competed. Before Leddie Brown’s 87-yard touchdown run put the Mountaineers up 24-10 with 3:37 to play ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Ochai Agbaji

Two years into his Kansas basketball career, junior guard Ochai Agbaji appears to be ready to take on more responsibility than ever within the program. In addition to suddenly being one of KU’s most experienced players, Agbaji also is one of the team’s most versatile scorers and ...

A month out from the 2020 NBA draft, Azubuike and Dotson remain unknowns

Now that the 2019-20 NBA season is finally over — four months later than it usually ends — the focus shifts to the 2020 draft, which is slated for Nov. 18. Between Oct. 16 and Nov. 16, draft prospects are allowed to go through a slightly altered pre-draft routine that includes virtual ...

Markieff Morris becomes the latest former Jayhawk to win an NBA title

Add Markieff Morris’ name to the list of former Jayhawks who have won an NBA title. His place as the 13th former Kansas basketball player to win a world championship became official Sunday night, when Morris and the Los Angeles Lakers knocked off the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 of the NBA ...