Sunday, July 09, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Mike Kaszuba, Minneapolis Star Tribune: The $35 million deal that TCF Financial Corp. struck for naming rights to the new Minnesota stadium is loaded with perks.

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville says improving the play of the offensive line will be a priority when the Tigers begin fall practice (registration).

Bill Sanders, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Central Florida's George O'Leary has rebounded from the embarrassing resume episode that resulted in his resignation as Notre Dame coach after only five days. (registration).

Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada's top recruit will not play this fall. He has decided to take a grayshirt.

Geoff Grammer, Las Cruces Sun-News: A New Mexico State linebacker was shot in killed in Long Beach, an apparent victim of a drive-by shooting.

Philip Morgan, Tampa Tribune: A baby Brahman bull has been donated to South Florida, which plans to unveil the live mascot in 2007.

Iliana Limon, Albuquerque Tribune: It appears legal troubles will keep safety Aleem Harris from being reinstated by New Mexico.

Associated Press: Harvard's captain has been indefinitely suspended and could be kicked off the team after he allegedly broke into his former girlfriend's dorm room and later assaulted her.

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