Monday, July 03, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Any ideas to renovate Washington's Husky Stadium might have to be put on hold until 2015 because of transit projects in the area.

Cecil Hurt, Tuscaloosa News: When the renovation of Bryant-Denny is complete, the Alabama stadium will be the seventh-largest on-campus facility in the country. The move to improve the facility is a smart one (registration).

Jim Kleinpeter, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State's renovation of Tiger Stadium is nearing completion, despite the interruptions from two major hurricanes.

Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Vanderbilt quarterback Richard Kovalcheck, who took advantage of a new NCAA rule that allowed him to be immediately eligible after transferring from Arizona, is ready for the challenge on the field and in the classroom.

Ian R. Rapoport, Clarion-Ledger: Mississippi State players are turning to yoga in their off-season conditioning drills.

Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: Bo Schembechler is 77, but the former Michigan coach remains a man on the go.

Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State defensive tackle Joel Penton, a man of faith, has become an in-demand speaker.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is the first to acknowledge he is taking a big risk by giving linebacker Chris Collins a scholarship (registration).

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida's Carlton Hill, the most highly regarded recruit in program history, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: The lazy days of summer? Try telling that to Florida State assistant Kevin Steele.

Richard Stevens, Albuquerque Tribune: The columnist is no fan of the Mountain West's new deal with CSTV.

Honolulu Advertiser: The American Football Coaches Association has ended its 10-year relationship with the Hula Bowl (thanks to Ben Maller).

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