Monday, August 07, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Get this: Ohio State left tackle Alex Boone, 19, has dropped 50 pounds of beer weight after giving up drinking in April.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, the third-highest paid coach in the land, says the money "won't affect me at all."

Dave Rahme, Post-Standard: Syracuse has fielded a team for 110 years, but none were as bad as the 2005 edition. So where do we go from here?

Jeffrey Martin, Wichita Eagle: Coach Ron Prince has released a list of the 14 Kansas State players who failed a conditioning test on Saturday.

Steven M. Sipple and Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska cornerback Zackary Bowman is done for the season after tearing up a knee. And quarterback Harrison Beck was AWOL again, leaving his future with the team in doubt.

Chris Dempsey, Denver Post: They aren't playing EA Sports' NCAA Football '07 at Colorado. It's a serious video game called Pro Simulator, first unveiled at Arizona State.

Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer: What, me worry? Temple coach Al Golden, whose team lost nine scholarships for failing to meet an APR of 900, is not concerned about tougher NCAA penalties for missing the mark.

Casper Star-Tribune: Two Wyoming running backs have had their suspensions reduced from three games to one game.

Doug Smock, Charleston Gazette: The controversial 3-2-5-e rule isn't the only change that has been made to the game.

Kyle Nagel, Dayton Daily News: With ESPN dangling dollars, more teams are switching games from Saturday to gain national exposure (registration).

Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Just from the look of the press guide, life remains far from normal at Tulane.

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