Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: Texas alone pulled in $111,000 in royalties from the sale of EA Sports' NCAA Football '06 (registration).

Chris Low, Tennessean: Tennessee is coming off a disastrous 5-6 season, but California coach Jeff Tedford wishes that weren't the case.

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: In the next six seasons, Arizona State will play 14 of its 18 nonconference games at home. The exceptions are away games against Colorado (Sept. 16), Georgia (2009), Wisconsin (2010) and Brigham Young (2011).

Jason King, Kansas City Star: Less than a month remains before Kansas' appearance in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, but Jayhawk athletic director Lew Perkins doesn't appear worried (registration).

Jeff Wright, Manhattan Mercury: Kansas State running back Thomas Clayton, convicted of misdemeanor battery in June, has been sentenced to 12 months probation.

Marcus Nelson, Palm Beach Post: Looks like the move to Division I-A in football is paying off for Florida Atlantic. The athletic department broke even for the first time in years.

Associated Press: Notre Dame officials are warning fans about counterfeit tickets and scalpers. Home games against Penn State (Sept. 9) and Michigan (Sept. 16) are causing the most concern.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida and Notre Dame officials are discussing a home-and-home series. And a whopping eight players from the Bulls' 2006 recruiting class failed to meet entry requirements.

Seth Emerson, Columbia State: Another example of why early commitments mean nothing. A defensive back who said he was headed to South Carolina is now considering Notre Dame.

Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: Maybe there are good reasons new Temple coach Al Golden looks a little worn down.

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