Friday, December 16, 2005

Reporters' Notebooks

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The ACC will be making adjustments to its bowl-selection process after Georgia Tech and Boston College were sent on cross-country ventures. Knobler also chips in with this gem: The No. 24 team in the AP poll has won its bowl game each of the past six seasons (registration).

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech has suspended two receivers for violation of team rules.

Joe LaPointe, New York Times: Joe Paterno's political ties could clear the way for Penn State's Tamba Hali to be reunited with his mother for the first time in 11 years (registration).

Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Former Nebraska standout Turner Gill will be named Buffalo's coach on Friday.

Adam Schmadtke, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida fans are bowled over by the high cost of seeing the Golden Knights play in the Hawaii Bowl. Schmadtke also reports on Central Florida's plans for a 45,000-seat stadium.

Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona coach Mike Stoops has added the nation's top junior college prospect to his recruiting class.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Chick-fil-A is eating the Peach. The fast-food giant will acquire exclusive naming rights to the Atlanta bowl next season, when it will simply be called the Chick-fil-A Bowl (registration).

Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk is dating the older sister of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.

Margaret Fosmoe, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame fans will find out Monday who won and who lost in the lottery for Fiesta Bowl tickets

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan's Lloyd Carr has come out in favor of a 16-team playoff.

Michael Smith, Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky's Rich Brooks, winner of nine of 34 games, is talking bowl for his Wildcats in 2006.

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: Houston's passing game doesn't worry Kansas as much as the Cougars' running game.

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