Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Andy Staples, Tampa Tribune: Florida president Bernie Machen will unveil his playoff proposal at the SEC meetings. And what a 16-team playoff might look like.

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: The SEC is expected to distribute about $10.2 million to each league member, topping the $9.7 million handed out last season.

Bart Wright, Greenville News: The vibe is good in the SEC, which is more than you can say for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: The Big 12 will hold its 2009 and 2010 championship games in the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington. Also, Baylor and Notre Dame are looking at playing a game in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2012.

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Here are 12 newcomers to keep an eye on in the Big 12.

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: An audit of the San Diego State athletic department has cited several areas of concern in management and operations, including “cash control weaknesses” in the ticket office. Audit report in pdf.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington players are visiting public schools in Seattle as part of a program started by coach Tyrone Willingham. And the Huskies may have found themselves a running back.

David Ammons, Associated Press: Norm Dicks, a star linebacker for Washington in the early 1960s, is making a name for himself in the political arena. Thanks to College Football Resource.

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