Friday, April 14, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Conley, Commercial Appeal: Police detailed the tragic last minutes of Logan Young, the former Alabama booster who died after falling backward down 13 stairs and hit his head on a wrought iron post at the bottom (registration).

Pete Bosak, Centre Daily Times: A sexual-assault charge against former Penn State defensive lineman Scott Paxson was dismissed, but he still could be tried on two lesser counts. Thanks to reader Kevin for the heads-up.

Tom Oates, Wisconsin State Journal: With 10 practices down and five to go, it's clear that Wisconsin needs work on offense.

Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Does the addition of a 12th game mean the end of the Big 12 championship game?

Dave Rahme, Post-Standard: Syracuse's offense received much of the blame for last season's 1-10 showing, but now the defense, which lost seven starters, is a concern.

Tim Stevens, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest received good news on the recruiting front (registration).

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Where does a coach turn when his staff needs coaching? Arizona's Mike Stoops turned to a New York Jet assistant.

Matthew Kredell, L.A. Daily News: Who is Brad Walker? You might recognize him if you watched USC's loss in the Rose Bowl.

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