Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona coach Mike Stoops is expected to receive a two-year extension to his contract, but no raise.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii is planning an advertising blitz in an effort boost sales of season tickets. Plus, a link to our earlier report.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Help is on the way for South Carolina's financially struggling athletic department in the form of a $2.74 million subsidy.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama coach Mike Shula could learn a thing or two from South Carolina counterpart Steve Spurrier.

Chip Towers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former Georgia coach Ray Goff is part of a group that sold a plane to the university for $1.6 million (registration).

Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun: Avery Atkins, a potential starter in Florida's secondary, is accused of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor domestic battery of a woman he has a child with.

Lawrence Buser, Commercial Appeal: Logan Young Jr., the former Alabama booster who was convicted of bribery, racketeering and money structuring last year, has had the convictions vacated after his death on April 11 (registration).

Lubbock Avalanche Journal: Former Texas Tech receiver Brandon Douglas was indicted on charges of aggravated assault. He allegedly hit a nightclub bouncer with a metal chair only days after being dismissed from the team.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska is among several teams looking to raid the state of Missouri of standout prep quarterback Logan Gray of Columbia. Plus, defensive end Adam Blankenship has transferred to Illinois State.

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