Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: A lawyer representing two Texas players said deputies unnecessarily used a Taser on the players before they were arrested (registration, thanks to Covers).

Gregg Becnel and Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida starting tight end Will Bleakley was arrested and starting running back Moise Plancher will miss the season after suffering a knee injury.

Bob Clark, Eugene Register-Guard: Pac-10 notebook, leading with California struggling to solve its problems at quarterback.

Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette: The Big East has reason to strut. League teams won seven of eight games to open the season.

John Pruett, Huntsville Times: Southeastern Conference official Steve Shaw is used to boos, but he got a standing ovation on Tuesday night.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Leftovers from the slugfest between Florida State and Miami (registration).

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas coach Mark Mangino's new contract allows him to leave without paying a penalty.

Doug Segrest, Birmingham News: A look at the snapshots from the opening week.

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