Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Rod Leveque, Ontario Daily Bulletin: The San Bernardino district attorney will announce Tuesday what, if any, charges will be filed against sheriff's deputy Ivory Webb. Five weeks ago, Webb, the former Iowa receiver who started in the 1982 Rose Bowl, was caught on videotape shooting an unarmed man.

Allison T. Williams, Suffolk News-Herald: Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct for brandishing a firearm at a Suffolk McDonald's.

Mobile Register: Auburn has lost fullback Mike McLaughlin for the 2006 season after he suffered a tear of an ACL in a scrimmage.

William Kalec, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State quarterback JaMarcus Russell is working his way back into shape after an injury to his right wrist.

Furman Bisher, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Texas coach Mack Brown comes from a football family, but at one point he wanted to become an attorney (registration).

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska coach Bill Callahan has circled October on his calendar as the decisive month for his Cornhuskers.

Michael Murphy, Houston Chronicle: Jackie Battle could be a force in Houston's backfield now that he has dropped weight.

Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt shuffled the duties of three assistants and added two graduate assistants.

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