Thursday, June 08, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Quarterback Brian Brohm should be fully recovered from ligament surgery on his right knee when Louisville opens camp this fall.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback was selected by Baltimore in the 45th round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Aaron Fentress, Oregonian: An Oregon recruit who has been charged with first-degree sex abuse and first-degree burglary could be nearing a plea bargain deal.

Pete Thamel, New York Times: The NCAA has drawn up an initial list of 15 secondary schools it considers invalid and will no longer accept transcripts from the so-called "diploma mills." (registration)

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: What is behind the creation of "diploma mills," which are designed to give eligibility to prospective college athletes? It's called money.

Joe Starkey, Tribune-Review: There's only one place left in Pennsylvania where you can find Pittsburgh and Penn State players engaged in competition.

Steve Ellis and Jim Henry, Tallahassee Democrat: Brent Brewer, a receiver who had signed with Florida State, decided to take a bonus believed to be around $500,000 and continue his baseball career with the Milwaukee Brewers.

1 comment:

Josh Centor said...

I've followed the diploma mill story closely and find it all very unsettling. While it's easy to assume that all correspondence schools are like University High, some are quite legitimate. Yesterday, a mother of a Division I hockey player who received his diploma from a correspondence school, chimed in on the issue on the NCAA's blog.