Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

John Maher and Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas made only $100,000 from its Rose Bowl victory over USC in the Bowl Championship Series title game. And Longhorn assistants are getting sizable raises (registration).

Dave Matter, Columbia Daily Tribune: A look at the Big 12 Conference's 12 best nonconference games for the 2006 season.

Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washington received word that prized quarterback recruit Jake Locker will put a pro baseball career on hold join the Huskies in the fall.

Scott Hotard, Naples News: How tough is the Atlantic Coast Conference? Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said to look at the first round of the NFL draft to gauge the strength of the conference.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama's Mike Shula has a fat, new contract, but what happens if his team continues to lose to Auburn?

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina is spending $1.2 million to add a new videoboard to Williams-Brice Stadium.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor has an oral commitment from a prep offensive lineman ranked among the best in Texas.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: You think you had it tough? Colorado recruit Marquez Herrod lived with his mother on the streets of San Diego (registration).

Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: A $116 million renovation of Illinois' Memorial Stadium has been approved.

Sportsline: A change in rules cleared the way for Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Geoff Grammer, Las Cruces Sun-News: New Mexico State has pulled a scholarship offer to a Kentucky prep after he was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl. Thanks to FanBlogs and EDSBS for finding the story.

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