Saturday, May 27, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

John Pruett, Huntsville Times: Can you believe it? We are less than 100 days from the first big weekend of games.

Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: If there were ever any doubts about Central Florida's intention to become a football school, they were answered when the university decided to pay its coach a million bucks a year.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Joe Fields, who started six games at quarterback for Syracuse, is moving to free safety.

Heisman Pundit: Nice work by the Pundit, which has a complete breakdown of the ABC/ESPN and ESPN2 broadcast teams. To correct an earlier post, Kirk Herbstreit will remain on the "College GameDay" crew.

Burnt Orange Nation: The Texas site has an interview with Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls.

Jake Curtis, San Francisco Chronicle: Did the $3 million settlement with former coach Gary Barnett and the $700,000 buyout of replacement Dan Hawkins of Boise State lead to the termination of the Colorado men's tennis program?

Hilary Kindschuh, Lincoln Journal Star: Police have released the details of an incident with a Nebraska recruit who is facing burglary and sexual abuse charges in Oregon.

Dennis Dodd, Sportsline: A new rule that allows players with a fifth year of eligibility (essentially redshirts) to transfer immediately without penalty provided they have graduated with a bachelor's degree is getting a cool reception from coaches.

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Several former Colorado assistants will get a shot at beating the Buffaloes this fall.

1 comment:

greg6363 said...

This isn't the first time the University of Colorado has dropped a mens sports program due to financial issues involving football. After Chuck Fairbanks' disasterous reign in Boulder, CU dropped baseball back in 1982 after Fairbanks' settlement caused a deficit in the athletic department budget.