Sunday, May 07, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Tim Bisel, Topeka Capital-Journal: Kansas State and Miami have reached agreement on a home-and-home series for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Howard Richman, Kansas City Star: Fear of commitment? Not a problem for Kansas State, which has 13 players lined up for its class of 2007 (registration).

Chris Low, Tennessean: A decline in prep talent in the state of Tennessee might be part of the problem for Volunteer coach Phillip Fulmer.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Don't count out Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom, who has taken his lumps but remains confident that he is building a winner.

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: Florida coach Urban Meyer isn't afraid to say that his team sits on the brink of greatness.

Andrew J. Beckner, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia is on pace to sell more than 40,000 season tickets.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson coach Tommy Bowden's pitch for a new building to house football operations appears to be gaining momentum.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wants to add up to 8,000 seats to Williams-Brice Stadium.

Michael Kiefer, Arizona Republic: Former Arizona State running back Loren Wade, charged with first-degree murder, was denied a request for a plea deal.

Steve Batterson, Quad City Times: Iowa received an oral commitment from a receiver who is regarded as the state's top prep prospect.

Armando Salguero, Miami Herald: Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick, invited to the Miami Dolphins' minicamp, is not expected to get an offer from the team (registration).

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