Finally eligible, Kansas’ Sam Cunliffe prioritizes defensive responsibilities

Redshirt sophomore guard Sam Cunliffe realized how important defensive responsibilities were to Kansas basketball just 10 minutes into his first practice. Finally eligible to play on Saturday evening against Nebraska, Cunliffe has spent the last several months with assistant coach Kurtis Townsend on his back every single practice. “It didn’t matter if I air-balled a […]

Notebook: Kansas Hopes to Avoid 3 Game Losing Streak

Three-game losing streaks very rare for Kansas basketball under Bill Self | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.comBut while those numbers sound somewhat astonishing, it’s worth pointing out that, in both of the instances when the two-game skid turned to three, Game No. 3 was on the road, which will be the case Saturday night, […]

Trio of Kansas volleyball seniors earn AVCA All-American honors

Kansas’ core trio of seniors Kelsie Payne, Madison Rigdon and Ainise Havili repeated their status of All-Americans for the 2017 volleyball season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Wednesday. Right-side hitter Payne was named to AVCA Third Team All-American, while outside hitter Rigdon and setter Havili were both given AVCA All-American honorable mentions. All three athletes were […]

Notebook; Cunliff Ready to Play; DeSousa Should know Status by Friday

Is Friday the big day for some Silvio De Sousa news for Kansas? | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.comSpeaking with Kyle McFadden of marylandsportsaccess.com following a recent IMG Academy victory, De Sousa said he believed he would know the results of his latest SAT test on Friday. And, as many KU fans speculated recently […]

Podcast: It’s still not time to panic about Kansas Basketball.

The podcast is officially down to one episode a week, at least through the holiday season, but the last week has given us plenty to talk about. Kansas lost two games badly, and today we look at what information we can draw from those results and look ahead. Topics discussed: -Quick wrapup of the Women’s […]

Notebook: Kansas Looking to Regroup after two losses

Bill Self’s hints of ‘change’ more complicated than just flipping a switch | KUsports.com“Maybe I shouldn’t be as surprised,” Self said when asked after Sunday’s loss what he thought of his team’s inability to answer his recent call for toughness. “And maybe I need to change. I’m not ready to accept that that’s the best […]

Notebook: Another Pac-12 Team Mauls Kansas

More Miscues: Jayhawks struggle defensively, fall at home to Arizona State | KUsports.comBack-to-back men’s basketball losses don’t happen all that often at Kansas, so when they do the aftermath often includes some harsh words and serious reality checks. Former KU golfer Chris Thompson qualifies for Web.com Tour | KUsports.comLawrence resident Chris Thompson, a two-time golf […]

Kansas women’s basketball makes crucial free throws in win over SEMO

As the game wound down to the final seconds with the Jayhawks up by three, senior guard Chayla Cheadle was fouled hard, forcing Kansas coach Brandon Schneider to make a substitution. With nine seconds to go, his choice in the game-deciding moment was walk-on senior guard Sydney Benoit. Because of a new NCAA rule change, […]

Johnson comes off the bench to lead Kansas women’s basketball to victory

Despite the fact that her team lost on Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse, Southeast Missouri coach Rekha Patterson was grateful for one thing: that her team wouldn’t have to play against Kansas redshirt sophomore center Tyler Johnson again this season. “You don’t move her,” she said during the post-game press conference. “Thank God we don’t […]

Goodwin: Jayhawks lack toughness on defense in loss to Sun Devils

The comeback wasn’t going to happen. No. 2 Kansas could score as many points as it wanted, but poor defensive effort was always going to hold it back. No matter how long No. 16 Arizona State held the ball on offense, an open man on the edge of the arc could usually be found. The […]

Arizona State fans make a last-minute journey to watch their Alma Mater

It can be said that some of the best moments in life stem from decisions made on the go. For Ben Miller and Wade Patrick, an opportunity arose Saturday to make the drive from Dallas to Lawrence to watch their beloved Sun Devils. Miller’s father told Miller and Patrick that he would pay for tickets […]