Friday, August 24, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell was one of three players suspended for the opener against dreaded Louisiana Lafayette. Mitchell is appealing. You might remember Mitchell from this post two weeks ago.

Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune: The starting quarterback for Notre Dame is no longer a mystery. For Crewcut Charlie Weis, that is. The rest of us humanoids will have to wait to until Sept. 1. Of course, Crewcut's choice is Evan Sharpley and has been for months.

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: No secret here. Drew Weatherford was named Florida State's starting quarterback.

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: How did four Miami Hurricane linemen end up in the middle of Iowa?

Doug Nye, Columbia State: Former South Carolina running back Duce Staley is the newest member of the Gamecocks Radio Network.

Frank Litsky, New York Times: Some Army alumni were disturbed when the Black Knights hired Stan Brock, whose only head coaching experience was in the Arena Football League.

Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star: I want my Big Ten TV! If you are a Comcast subscriber, it's not going to happen, at least for a while.

Gary Rivlin, New York Times: Antigua and Barbuda, a tiny nation in the Caribbean with a population of around 70,000, has put the U.S. in a bind, saying the Bush Administration's efforts to prohibit online gambling restricts trade. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: Louisiana State linebacker Derrick Odom was arrested on various charges related to Odom allegedly breaking into an apartment and damaging an automobile at a complex near campus.

Michael Murphy, Houston Chronicle: Quarterback Al Pena, who transferred from Oklahoma State, has left the Houston program to pursue a coaching opportunity.

Wendy Beckman, University of Cincinnati News: An assistant professor of operations management has mathematically figured out how to be a winner at Fantasy Football. Thanks to Ken!

Here is today's mystery link.

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