Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital-Journal: Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, with his team leading Baylor by 34 points, decided to challenge a call with 2:05 remaining in the game.

Dave Dye, Detroit News: Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said friend Steve Mariucci would be a good fit to run the football program.

Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post: Florida Atlantic is considering building a $146.9 million domed on-campus stadium.

Emily Badger, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Holiday in Boise? Miami and Florida State are in the mix for the MPC Computers Bowl.

Andy Staples, Tampa Tribune: Florida receiver Nyan Boateng has been suspended from the team after he was stabbed in the leg during a fight with a female student.

Ray Parrillo, Philadelphia Inquirer: Even if Rutgers were to go undefeated, it might not be enough to make the BCS title game.

Chuck Finder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Big East soft? West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez says other conferences are "way overrated."

Doug Lesmerises, Plain Dealer: Louisville and Ohio State in the BCS title game? It might be a more competitive game than you think.

Curt McKeever, Lincoln Journal Star: Big 12 stock report. Kansas is on the rise and Kansas State is set to take a tumble.

Gary Estwick, Fresno Bee: Fresno State athletic director Thomas Boeh is evaluating the merits of a softer schedule for the Bulldogs.

Irv Moss, Denver Post: For the first time in 169 games, Notre Dame fans in South Bend won't be able to see the Irish on free or cable TV.

Doug Segrest, Birmingham News: Second look. Snapshots from the past weekend's games.

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