Friday, April 28, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: A decision on the fate of the financially troubled Houston Bowl was delayed until June 26 by an NCAA committee, which also approved new games in Toronto, Birmingham and Albuquerque, bringing the postseason total to 31.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey is passing the play-calling duties to coordinator Patrick Nix (registration).

Michael Pointer, Indianapolis Star: Purdue, which will wear throwback jerseys for its opener against Indiana State, will also offer throwback prices with 3,000 tickets being sold for $5, the price of a ticket in 1966.

Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia has landed a quarterback for its recruiting class of 2007.

Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Sun: The Mountain West's move to College Sports TV is like announcing sliced bread but not having a bakery in which to cook it.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska coach Bill Callahan tells the Cornhusker Nation not to worry about a slow start to recruiting efforts for 2007.

Austin American-Statesman: Texas, which has dominated the 2007 recruiting war, is not about to sit back and take it easy (registration).

Phil Richards, Indianapolis Star: He's back! Ryan Leaf talks about his new job as quarterbacks coach at Division II West Texas A&M.

Pete Bosak, Centre Daily Times: Former Penn State defensive lineman Scott Paxson plans to sue the Centre County District Attorney's Office if he is acquitted of an assault charge.

George Schroeder, Oklahoman: So how did Dusty Dvoracek do it? The former Oklahoma defensive lineman notched the highest Wonderlic score of prospects at the NFL combine (registration).

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