Stories for September 14, 2007


Lead stories

6Sports video: Jayhawks looking for revenge against Toledo

After losing to Toledo in overtime last season, the Kansas Jayhawks are out for revenge this Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Big-time recruit Morgan visits KU

One of the best - and definitely one of the biggest - high school basketball players in the country will be on Kansas University's campus this weekend. J'Mison Morgan, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound shot-blocking and rebounding machine out of Dallas South Oak Cliff High, makes his official recruiting visit to KU this afternoon through Sunday morning.

Texas safety Gatewood arrested, suspended

Texas senior safety Tyrell Gatewood was suspended indefinitely Thursday after his arrest on drug charges, the fifth arrest of a Longhorns player since June.

Mayer: It's time to enjoy schedule

Enough of the purist wailing about Kansas University's soft football schedule. It's here, let's relish it. KU has needed a break like this for a long time. If it can get through four live scrimmages unbeaten and without injuries and can go to Kansas State 4-0, there's no telling what might happen. KU badly needs an 8-4 or even 9-3 record to prove it has finally arrived. Either of those is in reach.

Laptad grows into role

Eight meals a day bulked up KU lineman

Go ahead and call Jake Laptad a pig. For a while there, he couldn't argue. Kansas University's freshman defensive end was merely a toothpick one year ago, at least by defensive-lineman standards. Finishing up his senior season at Jenks (Okla.) High, Laptad weighed 212 pounds. His 6-foot-4 frame was ready for more weight, and Laptad's college career depended on it.