Sunday, December 25, 2005

Reporters' Notebook

Jeff D'Alessio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A recruiting analyst breaks down ACC and SEC recruiting and lists the top remaining targets for all the teams (registration).

Idaho Statesman: Boise State senior safety Cam Hall has been declared academically ineligible and will not play in the MPC Computers Bowl.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Not a bad haul for players from Nebraska and Michigan. Each received an XBox 360 as the primary gift from the Alamo Bowl.

Phil Stukenborg, Commercial Appeal: Ticket sales for the Motor City Bowl are brisk and officials are optimistic about setting an attendance record (registration).

Jim Masilak, Commercial Appeal: A loss to USC took its toll on Fresno State, but the Bulldogs are grateful for one more game (registration).

Duff Wilson, New York Times: University High, a correspondence school in Miami being investigated for giving fast, high grades to qualify high school athletes for college scholarships, is going out of business Dec. 31, its founder says (registration).

Mick McGrane and Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Oregon coach Mike Bellotti says there is an East Coast bias in college football.

Jason King, Kansas City Star: The victory over Houston in the Fort Worth Bowl will give Kansas and its fans plenty of reason to be optimistic entering 2006 (registration).

Chris Low, Nashville Tennessean: Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe says he's back at Tennessee because "it was the right thing to do."

Patrick Obley, Columbia State: Clemson offensive lineman Christopher Capote had to have his right ear essentially reattached after a harrowing automobile accident.

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