Thursday, May 17, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Frank Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia Inquirer: Better than 90% of Division I athletic programs spend more than they earn, by an average of $7.1 million annually.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A decision on where the Atlantic Coast Conference will hold its 2008 title game won't be made until December.

Brian Davis, Dallas Morning News: Dallas mayor Laura Miller is upset that Cowboy owner Jerry Jones might be trying to lure two Texas Tech-Oklahoma State games planned for the Cotton Bowl to his new stadium in Arlington.

Omar Kelly, Sun-Sentinel: Instead of moving games to Dolphin Stadium, Miami should consider a better investment: buy the Orange Bowl.

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: Tickets for the Dec. 1 Big 12 championship game in San Antonio are going on sale, with Alamo Bowl officials hopeful that early sales will help persuade conference officials to bring future title games to the city.

Jeffrey Martin, Wichita Eagle: What were Urban Meyer, Pete Carroll and Bob Stoops doing in Wichita? Checking out prep talent.

Dennis Brackin, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota coach Tim Brewster can earn $700,000 in bonuses and up to $1.7 million annually.

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: The nation's top prep quarterback has picked Nebraska over Missouri and Alabama.

Dick Harmon, Deseret Morning News: The Mountain West Conference's network, The mtn., has done a remarkable job in its first year.

John Pruett, Huntsville Times: Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges is quick to point out that the Tigers have won 33 of 38 games since he arrived in 2004.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Here is why Hawaii fans might want to be wishing that Conference USA has a monster season from top to bottom.

Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii coach June Jones is proud that Colt Brennan, the Rainbows' Heisman candidate, sounded off about the need for better facilities.

James Wensits, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis and his wife, Maura, have won approval to build a 30-acre residential center for developmentally disabled adults.

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