Friday, June 15, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star: Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner will miss the 2007 season to continue his battle against cancer. Offensive coordinator Bill Lynch will take over on an interim basis and the situation will be reevaluated after the season.

George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: The days of routine contract extensions for Fresno State coach Pat Hill are over.

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: Florida guard Ronnie Wilson will be charged with one count battery and one count of discharging a firearm in public. Both are misdemeanors and carry a maximum punishment of a year in county jail and a $1,000 fine. He will be arraigned July 3.

Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: A big blow to Southern Methodist. All-Conference USA linebacker Reggie Carrington, a sixth-year senior, has left the team.

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Outgoing Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg, who is leaving to become a vice president for the Big Ten Network, is taking a step down in terms of influence and prestige. Plus a look at the Big 12's hits and misses in Weiberg's nine years. And what the conference needs in a new leader.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Weiberg's resignation rates low on sports fans' radars, but the Big 12 might not be around or what it is today if not for him.

Scott D. Pierce, Deseret Morning News: The people running The mtn., the Mountain West Conference's TV network, just don't seem to get it.

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