Saturday, January 21, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

David Stratton, Gaming Today: Casino gambling revenue in Nevada rose 16% in November, but the 168 sportsbooks collectively lost $8.1 million. It occurs so infrequently that officials couldn't recall the last time sportsbooks reported such a loss.

Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Score another one for Madman Ed Orgeron. Quarterback Brent Schaeffer said yes to Mississippi (registration).

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Receiver Fred Rouse and offensive guard Cornelius Lewis have been kicked off the Florida State team.

John McClain, Houston Chronicle: Vince Young or Reggie Bush? The NFL's Houston Texans, owners of the No. 1 pick, have a unique problem.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Register: The real lie in college athletics? It's when university administrators say that fatcat alumni have no influence in how things are run.

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: An interesting piece about the movement by Louisiana State fans to put up a billboard near the USC campus.

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione and Arkansas' Houston Nutt are the coaches for Saturday's Shrine Game, but each found time this week for recruiting trips. Rosters (registration).

Brandon Masuoka, Honolulu Advertiser: The Hula Bowl has lost much of its luster, but officials are hoping that returning the game to Aloha Stadium will give it new life (rosters at end of story).

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