Sunday, June 10, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Adam Smeltz, Centre Daily Times: Days after student tickets sold out for Penn State home games, a voracious black market sprouted on the Internet, with some scalpers apparently seeking more than $1,000 for each $190 season seat.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Big 12 athletic directors discuss several topics, including the use of pricey search firms that serve as third parties in coaching searches.

George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: A lofty goal for Fresno State athletics. Fans or businesses will fund the scholarship for each starting position in six sports, 60 scholarships in all. So far, 12 are funded.

Stephen Tsai and Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii will review its controversial policy of restricting the release of information of players' injuries. Hawaii was the only school in the nine-member Western Athletic Conference to adopt such a policy.

Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina coach Butch Davis, recovering after a cancerous growth that was found in his mouth in February, said, "I'm feeling great."

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive sees CBS as part of the equation should the league decide to start its own network.

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Maybe it’s for the best that Nick Saban is at Alabama now. For him and for Louisiana State.

Jason Ryan, Columbia State: Former South Carolina running back Rob DeBoer is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for his involvement with an online music retailer that is accused of being a pyramid scheme.

Eric Thomas, Carlisle Sentinel: Quarterback Zach Frazer, the odd-man out in the Notre Dame quarterback derby, is expected to transfer. Update from Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Miami, Louisville, Rutgers, East Carolina and Connecticut are among the teams interested in Frazer. And coach Crewcut Charlie Weis said the Irish will wear green jerseys in their Oct. 20 home game against USC.

Ryan Suchomel, Iowa City Press-Citizen: The Iowa athletic department has decided to end — for now — its controversial relationship with the state lottery.

Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: Iowa State’s plan to renovate and expand skybox and club seating at Jack Trice Stadium has cleared a key hurdle.

Dave Sittler, Tulsa World: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Bradford could be the next Colt McCoy.

Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Safety Robert Joseph became the second Texas player arrested in eight days.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska receiver Maurice Purify was suspended indefinitely from the team after his second arrest in just over a month.

Steroid Nation: Former Arizona State running back Loren Wade was convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of former Sun Devil player Brandon Falkner.

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