Monday, January 29, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: The high price of success. Florida is raising ticket prices by 14.3%.

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona is about to lose another coach off Mike Stoops' staff, the sixth coach or support staffer to leave since late November.

Blaine Newnham, Seattle Times: Why does Washington charge $60 for a ticket to a Husky game? To help pay for everything else, including women's basketball (lost nearly $1 million), volleyball (lost $800,000) and men's and women's rowing (each lost $600,000).

Nick Jezierny, Idaho Statesman: Former Washington State defensive coordinator Robb Akey, the new coach at Idaho, sits down for an extended interview.

Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Is Louisville falling beastly prey to risky recruiting?

Sam Ross Jr., Tribune-Review: Who needs players from Florida? Penn State has punctuated its past two seasons with victories in Florida bowl games without a single Florida player on the roster.

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