Monday, June 25, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: Somebody needs to pull Jim Delany aside and tell the Big Ten commissioner he sounded like a kook last week.

Scott Cacciola, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Imagine 400 screaming women paying $125 each to hear Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron, well, scream.

Wally Hall, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: The new voice of Arkansas football, who once compared anti-Houston Nutt supporters to terrorists, could further split Razorback fans.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics, a group of professors from 55 major college schools, want players to maintain a 2.0 grade-point average to stay eligible. Here is a link to the group's site.

Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville fields questions about facilities and recruiting.

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: A messy situation at Hoover High, the dominant high school program in Alabama, where there are concerns that some athletes — get this — were getting special academic treatment.

Jeff Wilkinson and Seth Emerson, Columbia State: Quintin Richardson, a South Carolina recruit, was stabbed at a Columbia apartment complex early Sunday morning.

Bart Wright, Greenville News: For the first time in several years, the Sept. 3 Bowden Bowl between Florida State and Clemson has a lot riding on the outcome.

And here is today's mystery link.

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