Thursday, April 26, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Mike Penner, Los Angeles Times: A 23-year veteran of the sports department announces that he is transsexual and changing his name to Christine Daniels.

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Bowl Championship Series officials discussed but did not enact a rule that would allow more than two teams from one conference to play in a BCS game. For the upcoming season, no changes will be made in the BCS.

Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: As many as six Penn State players could be charged in an on-campus assault. "You know more about it than I do," coach Joe Paterno said.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier on Florida State, his former season-ending opponent at Florida: "Back then FSU was pretty good. Almost everybody’s beating them now. But they were pretty tough back in the early '90s, mid '90s and so forth.”

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle is headed overseas to take nine hours of classes this summer.

Ryan Malashock, Arkansas Morning News: Arkansas officials say a lawsuit filed against the university is "totally without any legal basis."

Joshua Mayers, Washington Daily: Washington, which split the 1991 national title with Miami, is now staking a claim to the 1960 national title. Thanks to reader Bruce!

Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State coach Mike Riley, 38-34 in six seasons, signed a contract extension through 2012.

Heather A. Dinich, Baltimore Sun: Maryland officials unveiled plans to renovate and expand Byrd Stadium's seating capacity to 60,000.

Paul Dellinger, Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech receiver Josh Hyman lost his driving privileges for a year after pleading no contest to operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A wrapup of Big Ten Conference spring football.

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