Sunday, June 25, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Todd Finkelmeyer, Capital Times: A Wisconsin fan who has been a season-ticket holder for more than 50 years said the Badger athletic department wanted a donation of $1,700 in order for him to retain a disabled parking space directly north of Camp Randall Stadium.

Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette-Mail: Attention Florida State: West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez signed a three-year extension to his contract, but had his buyout clause reduced beginning in 2008.

Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida season ticket sales are up by nearly 2,600, adding $800,000 in revenue.

Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Voluntary workouts? Nevada Las Vegas players know summer drills might as well be mandatory.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: In a trend some might consider disturbing, more and more high school players are marketing themselves in hopes of landing a college scholarship.

Phil Stukenborg, Commercial Appeal: The Liberty Bowl is moving its date from Dec. 31 to Dec. 29 and will feature a matchup between teams from the SEC and Conference USA (registration).

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: Is Houston Nutt crazy? Arkansas opens against USC, and the Razorback coach says incoming freshman quarterback Mitch Mustain will get a chance to be the starter (registration).

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