Thursday, August 16, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Bob Gillespie, Columbia State: Three South Carolina boosters have filed a lawsuit against the school for breach of contract, claiming officials have taken away their right to free parking at Williams-Brice Stadium — a right they say they earned between 1978 and 1984 by contributing $140,000 to the Gamecock Club for three lifetime Silver Spur memberships.

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Tailback Emmanuel Moody, USC's second-leading rusher last season, reportedly will transfer to another school. Scott Wolf of the L.A. Daily News says that school could be Oklahoma State.

Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: The husband of Shari Acho, Michigan's associate athletic director and football academic counselor, authored a commentary for Sports Review Magazine titled "Was Jim Harbaugh Drunk, Or Merely Truculent?"

Noah Bierman, Miami Herald: Florida's athletic department is giving $6 million to the academic side of the operation. And winning apparently has helped attract students. More than 25,000 high-school students applied for 6,600 spots in this year's fall class — a record.

Jack Stripling, Gainesville Sun: An update from Florida's Urban Meyer: "We stink now. Our attitude is good, but our execution is awful."

J. Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: Another Arkansas player is transferring, and it's a former Springdale High player. Receiver Andrew Norman is headed to Kansas.

Ryan Thorburn, Boulder Daily Camera: It's looking like freshman Cody Hawkins, son of coach Dan Hawkins, will be Colorado's starting quarterback. Plus a video interview with Cody by Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post.

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: All-Big 12 receiver Limas Sweed sprained his left wrist during a Texas scrimmage and could miss the opener against Arkansas State.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Here's a vote for Miami to stay in the Orange Bowl, at least through the 2009 season.

Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Something called Romeen Abdollmohammadi could be Washington State's kicker.

Jenn Kistler, Las Cruces Sun-News: New Mexico State players will sport pink socks and stickers on their helmets, their coaches will wear pink golf shirts and the marching band will wear pink in the Aggies' Sept. 29 game against Arkansas Pine Bluff in a push to raise money for breast cancer research.

To bypass registration, go to Bug Me Not. Here is today's mystery link.


greg6363 said...

Actually, New Mexico State's home opener is Thursday night, August 30th against Southeast Louisiana (Mumme's previous coaching stop).

dawizofodds said...

Thanks for this, Greg! Correction made.

gerry dorsey said...

go slu fightin' lions!!!! locally known as "southeasy."

Anonymous said...

Re your Mystery Link:

If you dig deeper you will also find lots of Monday Morning QB'ing Democrats climing that we should have gone to Bagdad instead of pulling out of Iraq. Of course, they're the ones claiming we shouldn't have gone to Iraq now.

dawizofodds said...

Anonymous: You are correct about that. Funny how these politicians work. :-)

Anonymous said...

"Something called Romeen Abdollmohammadi"? Is this a typo?