Stories for July 19, 2007


Lead stories

6Sports video: 'Hawks predicted fourth

The 2007 preseason Big 12 football media poll is out and to ?? the Jayhawks will finish fourth in the north.

6Sports video: Rush discusses rehab, return

Seven weeks down, still months of rehabilitation to go for Kansas junior Brandon Rush. The Kansas City native fielded questions from the media today at Allen Fieldhouse about his recovery.

KU tapped 4th in North in Big 12 preseason poll

The Big 12 Conference on Thursday released its preseason football poll, as voted on by 24 media members covering Big 12 football. Missouri received 16 first-place votes, thus making them the favorite in the North. Nebraska was the only other North school to get first place votes, garnering eight. Voters tapped Kansas State third, Kansas University fourth, Colorado fifth and Iowa State sixth.

Keegan: Self made a monster in Gillispie

Wearing a white lab coat in a dark, damp basement several years ago, Bill Self, the mad scientist, created a monster on an operating table. The monster sat up straight, removed the bolts from his neck, and took a name: Billy Gillispie.

Golfer Woodland earns medalist honors

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland tied for medalist honors at the Kansas Amateur at Shawnee Country Club and will enter match play as the second seed.

Recruit Warren lists Kansas third

Highly touted guard ranks his top eight schools; Mom has KU second

One of the top basketball players in the Class of 2008 has not only pared his list of schools to eight, but - in an interesting, maybe even unprecedented move in the wild world of recruiting - ranked the schools in order.

Uniforms tweaked again

Football, basketball duds to don Trajan font

Kansas University's athletic department is sticking to its commitment, and the team uniforms are getting replaced as a result.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Williams has vertigo: Former Kansas University coach Roy Williams, now fifth-year head coach at North Carolina, struggled to make it through his annual summertime media conference Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Williams, 56, spoke slowly and softly, barely able to move upon entering the room.