Thursday, May 03, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Pete Thamel, New York Times: Arizona was the only BCS team to lose football scholarships in the latest round of the NCAA's academic progress data. The Wildcats lost four. Other losers: Florida International (nine), San Jose State (seven), Buffalo (four), Toledo (four), Middle Tennessee State (four), Nevada Las Vegas (three), Louisiana Lafayette (two), Western Michigan (two), Alabama Birmingham (one) and Hawaii (one).

Andy Staples, Tampa Tribune: Florida's appearance in the BCS title game and its $17 million-a-team payout actually cost the athletic department $155,411 and the figure could go higher.

Brian Davis, Dallas Morning News: The Cotton Bowl is likely to play host to Texas Tech-Oklahoma State games in 2008 and 2009.

Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times: Virginia and USC have agreed to a two-game series beginning in 2008 in Charlottesville. The Trojans will play host to the Cavaliers in 2010.

Joe Ovies, 850 The Blog: Former Boston College safety Ryan Glasper rips on North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien, his former coach at B.C., for derailing his NFL career. Additional links here, here and here. Thanks to William for the tip!

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry is trying to keep his mind off coaching. New Falcon coach Troy Calhoun is moving his team to the west side of Falcon Stadium.

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Jason Forcier, Michigan's backup quarterback last season, is transferring to Stanford.

George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: A struggling football team is partially to blame for Fresno State falling further behind in reaching financial goals set by the Western Athletic Conference.

Business of College Football: Duke vs. Northwestern one of the Big Ten games of the year? Here is one man's look at the most interesting games for each week of the Big Ten season.

Rivals Radio: Dave Farris of Project 119, who is trying to visit all 119 Division I-A stadiums, is interviewed by Bill King. Hear it by clicking here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually Middle Tennessee State is not losing four scholarships. According to the Nashville Tennessean, "...MTSU, which had an 885 APR in football, would have lost four scholarships after being penalized eight last year. But the Blue Raiders are under a waiver delaying that punishment as long as they keep improving academically and will not lose any scholarship in 2007-08....."