Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Reporters' Notebooks

Michael Vega, Boston Globe: ACC notebook, with this gem: When North Carolina State's penalty-prone team made its "Walk of Champions" through the crowd into Carter-Finley Stadium for the game against Clemson, one fan tossed a yellow flag in the Wolfpack's path (registration).

Sean Keeler: Des Moines Register: Is Dan McCarney's job on the line at slumping Iowa State, which has blown second-half leads against Nebraska, Baylor and Missouri?

Bob Clark, Eugene Register-Guard: His Pac-10 notebook starts with the Push by Bush and ends by ranking California as the sixth-best team in the conference.

Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: Fresno State Coach Pat Hill opens up about his team's poll position.

Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: The Big Ten record for pass attempts in a game is 83. Might Indiana's Blake Powers be preparing to break that mark against Ohio State?

Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Southeastern Conference notebook, breaking down the Eastern and the Western divisions (registration).

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: There is parity in the Mountain West Conference, but it could come at a steep price.

Paul J. Letlow, Lafayette Advertiser: Louisiana Monroe can enjoy being in first place in the Sun Belt Conference. It is starting a 20-day stretch between games.

Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: West Virginia Coach Rich Rodriguez is busy trying to prevent another late-season collapse by the Mountaineers.

Charles Polansky, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A look at the Big 12 Conference, from top to bottom (registration).

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: The process of elimination is well under way in the Big 12 North.

Michael Pointer, Indianapolis Star: Struggling Purdue is starting to lose in-state recruits to improving Indiana and Joe Tiller doesn't like it.

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