Saturday, April 22, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Jason King, Kansas City Star: Kansas is working on extension for Mark Mangino, despite a list of NCAA violations that allegedly occurred under the coach's watch (registration).

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: The price tag for the facility that Clemson coach Tommy Bowden — the father of Lauren Bowden — envisioned when he was hired seven years ago could hit $70 million, officials say.

Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: Kirby Freeman, a backup quarterback, says he will remain at Miami. "There were no promises made," he said.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame, after reportedly getting a commitment from hotshot quarterback Jimmy Clausen, will be out to impress some elite prospects in attendance at its spring game.

Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: It's clear San Diego State coach Chuck Long still has much work to do with his offense.

Neil Milbert, Chicago Tribune: Illinois officials say they have received a financial vote of confidence from donors who have committed to lease yet-to-be-built skyboxes at Memorial Stadium (registration).

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