Stories for August 3, 2007


Lead stories

Lending probe intended to protect students

Prosecutors said Thursday that an investigation into the relationship between major college athletic departments - including Kansas University - and a student lender is being conducted to protect students.

KU adds staffer

Kansas University's athletic department has announced the hiring of Katy Lonergan as assistant media relations director.

Mayer: Seniors stabilizing influence

College basketball coaches such as Bill Self probably dream of recruiting classes hubbed by the likes of Russell Robinson, Sasha Kaun, Danny Manning, Kirk Hinrich, Nick Collison and Jacque Vaughn. Not just because of the talent but because they're the caliber of four-year men around whom you can build a solid, self-perpetuating program.

Huskers hire ex-columnist

Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson has hired a former Lincoln sports reporter to the top communications post for the athletic department as part of a restructuring of the athletic department, the athletic department said Thursday.

KU football to hold first practice today

Kansas University's football veterans and newcomers reported to campus Thursday and will practice for the first time this season this morning.

Names back on OU jerseys

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops provided the answer to the No. 2 question on the minds of Sooners fans Thursday night.

Kansas not on prep Czyz's narrowed list

College basketball recruiting update... Rising Reno (Nev.) High senior forward Olek Czyz narrowed his college list to Duke, Florida and Louisville on Thursday before heading to his homeland of Poland for a three-week trip.