Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Brian Hawkins and Travis Downey, Starkville Daily News: Five Mississippi State players are each facing a charge of felony assault after an incident with an off-duty officer. The great site EDSBS had this first, and you should check out the Fulmer Cup, a scoreboard of off-season shenanigans.

David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel: Florida is the NCAA basketball champion, but more important, when is the spring game?

Phil Kornblut, Columbia State: Offensive lineman Quintin Richardson, one of the top high school juniors in South Carolina, plans to announce his college choice Friday.

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche Journal: Texas Tech coach Mike Leach stopped practice twice to rip into the play of his offense.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Several Nebraska players, including backup quarterback Harrison Beck, are hurting after Saturday's scrimmage.

Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: It's clear that the strength of Oklahoma State's team in 2006 will be the defensive line (registration).

Randy King, Roanoke Times: Quarterback Ike Whitaker, who was suspended after his arrest on March 2, was reinstated by Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer.

Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times: Virginia coach Al Groh made it clear that 2006 will be a season of rebuilding.

Andy Hamilton, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Former Iowa cornerback Jovon Johnson said he did not receive benefits from a former cellular phone employee. Also, Jovon Johnson's site.

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin receiver Marcus Randle El reached a plea agreement for his alleged role in a December fight. Video report.

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona has completed only five practices, but the team continues to show a marked improvement.

Chadd Cripe, Boise Statesman: Boise State is the latest team to hike ticket prices, with some seats going up 18%.

Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star Bulletin: Hawaii returns to practice after spring break, a departure from past workout schedules.

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