Saturday, May 06, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Michigan's Preferred Seating Program, which mandates a donation for certain season ticket holders, has added $9.5 million to the athletic department's annual fund.

Sophia Voravong, Lafayette Journal and Courier: Former Purdue receiver Vinny Sutherland, in town for the Boilermakers' spring game, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin defensive end Jamal Cooper has been suspended for the opener against Bowling Green.

South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame will open the 2008 season against San Diego State and the 2009 season — as expected — against Nevada.

Doug Segrest, Birmingham News: David Swank, a former chairman of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, is critical of how the governing body handled its investigation of recruiting violations at Alabama.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: It's clear that Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is intent on establishing a strong recruiting foothold in Texas (registration).

William Kalec, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State defensive end Al Jones, Jr. was arrested on misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace.

Chris Low, Tennessean: Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has dismissed a reserve defensive lineman after the player was arrested.

Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: A more detailed interview with the alleged victim of an assault led to charges being filed against two UCLA players.

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