Sunday, June 04, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Pete Thamel, New York Times: The NCAA is expected to release its first list of high schools lacking proper academic rigor, which means those schools' transcripts will no longer be accepted by the governing body (registration).

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: ESPN has approached Mississippi about moving its opener against Memphis to Sept. 3, a Sunday (registration).

Jim Beseda, Oregonian: Oregon and Oregon State have agreed to move their game to Nov. 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: The Big 12 will announce Monday that it will play the 2007 title game in the Alamodome.

Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is considering moving two weekday practices to mornings.

Chris Low, Tennessean: The Southeastern Conference distributed approximately $116.1 million to its 12 schools for the 2005-06 fiscal year.

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: The Arizona State-Arizona game, scheduled for Nov. 25 in Tucson, will be broadcast nationally by FSN and played under the lights.

Rob Biertempfel, Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh kicker David Abdul will have open-heart surgery June 12 to correct a congenital and potentially life-threatening abnormality.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A look at five burning questions about the SEC as we enter summer (registration).

No comments: