Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: Former Iowa receiver Ivory Webb, now a sheriff's deputy in San Bernardino County, was charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter. Link contains path to video of shooting (on right-hand side).

Dave Curtis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida football signee Percy Harvin has been banned by Virginia officials from further competition in high school because of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Phillip Marshall, Huntsville Times: Auburn defensive tackle Pat Sims, who quit the team last fall, is making the most of his second chance.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune-Herald: Linebackers coach Gary Joe Kinne, who has recovered from a gunshot wound received last April, is quickly fitting in at Baylor.

Robbie Neiswanger, Clarion Ledger: Corey Actis, an offensive lineman, became at least the fifth member of Mississippi's football team to be arrested since January.

Bob Wieneke, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis got a non-binding commitment from a Chicago-area linebacker.

Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal: Former Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk is now engaged to Laura Quinn, sister of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.

Eugene Scott, Arizona Republic: Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter is named in a lawsuit brought by the father of Brandon Falkner, the former Sun Devil player who was killed by teammate Loren Wade.

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