Friday, May 19, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Joe Rexrode, Lansing State Journal: A prison sentence began and a Michigan State career ended for cornerback Cole Corey.

Doug Lesmerisis, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State and Jim Tressel have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will make him one of college football's highest-paid coaches.

Jeff Rice, Centre Daily Times: Good luck if you're a Penn State fan looking for a hotel room in South Bend for the weekend of the Notre Dame game.

David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel: So it's no longer "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party." Maybe we are taking this political correctness stuff too far.

Joe Biddle, Tennessean: Georgia president Michael Adams' attempt to throw cold water on the Florida-Georgia game won't change a thing.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech will keep its 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference title but will be limited to 79 scholarship players the next two seasons because of infractions (registration).

Ron Morris, Columbia State: Steve Spurrier and Phillip Fulmer are enemies, right? Think again. They actually enjoy each other's company.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina is having second thoughts about changing its season-ticket policy.

John Helsley, Oklahoman: Offensive lineman Joe Baressi has left Arizona and could be headed to Oklahoma to join his brother, Ben (registration).

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Running back Jaslee Rouson, one of Colorado's 2006 recruits, will not join the Buffaloes after all (registration).

Andrew J. Beckner, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia has a two-year hole in its schedule after Maryland decided to back out of games in 2008 and 2009.

Gary Klein and David Wharton, L.A. Times: USC has responded to a letter from a women's organization that called on the university to crack down on players' off-the-field behavior.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Marshall running back Ahmad Bradshaw was sentenced to two years of probation for the theft of a PlayStation2 console from another student's dorm room.

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