Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Randy Ellis, Oklahoman: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops confirmed he invested in an online digital music business that federal regulators allege is an illegal pyramid scheme.

Christopher Walsh, Tuscaloosa News: Did USC defend its title as best college program? The Tuscaloosa News ranks them, 1 through 25.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Is Alabama coach Nick Saban worth his eight-year, $32 million contract? Absolutely not. In fact, he's probably worth twice that amount.

Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Beginning Aug. 1, each Southeastern Conference athletics department must have a class attendance policy. Each school can decide its policies, but penalties must include suspension from competition.

Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press: Michigan's plans to renovate the Big House got a $5-million boost from alumnus and longtime supporter Stephen M. Ross.

Ann Arbor News: The Michigan Fantasy Football Experience will allow participants — for a fee of $2,500 — to enjoy a "recruitment'' dinner, analyze game film, discuss recruiting and game strategy and attend a team meeting.

Rob Keys, Northwest Arkansas Times: A look back at the top 10 season openers for Arkansas in the past 30 years. There is a surprising entry at No. 1.

And here is today's mystery link.

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