Saturday, June 17, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Jason Feder, Daily Bruin: UCLA has added Brian Callahan, the son of Nebraska coach Bill Callahan, to its staff. He will be a graduate assistant.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: A wedding reception in a press box? Beginning in October, Iowa fans will be able to rent the President's Suite at Kinnick Stadium on non-game days.

Lisa Rossi, Des Moines Register: Iowa State officials are seeking approval of a plan that calls for $35 million in improvements to Jack Trice Stadium.

Jay Heater, Contra Costa Times: Standout California tailback Marshawn Lynch was nearly shot during an incident at an Oakland high school (thanks to EDSBS).

Craig Smith, Seattle Times: Former Kansas State quarterback Kevin Lopina says he will transfer to Washington State.

Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal & Courier: Purdue receiver Dorien Bryant says the field at Ross-Ade Stadium became so bad last season that he preferred to play games on the road.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: What's next for Notre Dame safety Tom Zbikowski? He will sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch of a July 16 Chicago Cubs game.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: A Nebraska recruit who is facing sex abuse and burglary charges in Oregon is scrambling to find an attorney.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Where would Auburn or Alabama turn in the event of an unexpected departure of Tommy Tuberville or Mike Shula?

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: The return of running back Gary Russell to Minnesota appears highly doubtful.

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