Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Authorities are investigating reports of gunfire after an altercation involving South Carolina players and gang members at an off-campus fraternity party hours after the Gamecocks' spring game.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: A Southeastern Conference team backing down from a game against Hawaii? Mississippi State has passed on a chance to play the Rainbows in Starkville.

David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta: A former San Jose State player who was convicted of a pizza parlor robbery is now facing charges that he's the "Craigslist bandit" who robbed and assaulted people he met through for-sale ads on the site.

Marisa Schultz, Detroit News: The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America want a judge to ban construction at Michigan Stadium until university officials revamp the plan to include more than 700 additional wheelchair seats dispersed throughout the Big House.

Michael Marot, Associated Press: Indiana players are beginning to wonder when coach Terry Hoeppner will return to the team.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Money talks, and it appears priority seating is coming to Clemson for the 2008 season.

John Packett, Times-Dispatch: Virginia Tech, rocked by Monday's campus shootings, has canceled its spring game scheduled for Saturday.

Rachel Cohen and Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: The Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth will change its date to Dec. 31. The game matches teams from the Pacific 10 and Mountain West conferences.

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