Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: That's what I'm talking about! Count Lamar Thomas among those who oppose Miami leaving the Orange Bowl for Dolphin Stadium. If you don't remember Thomas, click here.

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Nearly all of of the 80-plus players on Michigan's 1997 national championship team returned last weekend to Ann Arbor for a 10-year reunion.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson is pushing for a rule that would give athletes a fifth year of playing eligibility.

Chip Alexander, Raleigh News & Observer: Tracking where some North Carolina State assistants landed after the firing of Chuck Amato.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida quarterback Matt Grothe is expected to have a charge of serving alcohol to an underage person at a sports bar dropped if he completes 16 hours of community service.

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Linebacker Antonio Clay, who started 11 games last fall for Clemson then left the team after the death of his sister, is back and ready to enroll in summer school.

Steroid Nation: Loren Wade, the former Arizona State player accused of murdering teammate Brandon Falkner, tested positive for steroids after the shooting.

John F. Berry, Riverside Press-Enterprise: Opening statements in the trial of former San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy and Iowa receiver Ivory Webb were delayed after the wife of his defense attorney went into labor. Video of shooting.

Dan Gelston, Associated Press: Penn State coach Joe Paterno called the incident that has two players in legal trouble a "little skirmish downtown."

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