Friday, April 07, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Aron Kahn, St. Paul Pioneer Press: A plan for a campus stadium at Minnesota has cleared a legislative hurdle (registration).

Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal & Courier: Purdue players say the team needs an attitude adjustment after a disappointing 5-6 record in 2005.

Larry Milian, Miami Herald: Miami offensive lineman John Rochford has started practicing at fullback and tight end (registration).

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia coach Mark Richt wants an alcohol-free nightclub on campus. What's next, a crackdown on the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party? (registration)

John Henderson, Denver Post: Eight recruits admitted that they committed rape, at least 25 said they had nonconsensual sex and 27% consumed alcohol on their trips, according to an NCAA survey of more than 5,000 student-athletes who took recruiting trips from 1999-2005. Thanks to Fan Blogs for digging this up.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Joe Gaston has suffered a knee injury that will keep the Georgia Tech safety sidelined for the 2006 season (registration).

Benita Y. Williams, Kansas City Star: Kansas fullback Bruce Ringwood is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery after he allegedly beat his roommate (registration).

Associated Press: Former Georgia Tech cornerback Reuben Houston, charged with conspiracy and attempt to distribute 92 pounds of marijuana, was sentenced to nine months probation.

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