Thursday, June 15, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Matthew Futterman, Newark Star-Ledger: A consultant has recommended to Rutgers that it spend $20 million to construct a luxury suite and premium seating in its stadium.

Mike Joseph, Centre Daily Times: A Penn State student who assaulted a police officer after last season's game against Ohio State will be spending at least four months in prison.

Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has talked with Alabama about a home-and-home series (thanks to reader Trent).

Bob Flounders, Harrisburg Patriot-News: Controversy at the Big 33 prep all-star game, where Pennsylvania officials might be ready to give opponent Ohio the boot (thanks to reader Kevin).

Matt Kredell, L.A. Daily News: Marc Tyler, the son of former UCLA and NFL running back Wendell Tyler, said no to the Bruins and will attend USC.

Dick Harmon, Deseret Morning News: Brigham Young already has 11 commitments for its class of 2007, but is securing commitments so early in the game the right strategy?

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado State's fundraising campaign is more than $600,000 short of its $1.85 million goal.

John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader: Here is one man's opinion on what to expect this fall out of the Southeastern Conference.

John Pruett, Huntsville Times: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville talked about discipline, then he talked about the Tigers' prospects for this fall.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma has its fortune tied to quarterback Rhett Bomar, who has twice been cited for underage drinking and once for hosting a nuisance party since September. Plus a link to video (registration).

Jason King, Kansas City Star: Even Baylor fans have to wonder if the decision to join the Big 12 was a good one (registration).

Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register: Former Iowa State quarterback Cris Love, 24, died of cancer, less than three weeks after his illness was announced.

Richard Stevens, Albuquerque Tribune: The recent NFL failure of former New Mexico standout running back DonTrell Moore was more of a statement of where he came from — the Mountain West Conference.

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