Saturday, September 01, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Let the gushing begin for Washington freshman quarterback Jake Locker, who played like a veteran in the Huskies' 42-12 victory at Syracuse.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Here we go again. After being overpowered by Washington, it appears Syracuse has not solved problems that resulted in a 4-8 record in 2006.

Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer: At least Temple, which played before its largest home crowd since 2003, put up a fight against Navy.

Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn has suspended starting tailback Brad Lester for "unresolved academic issues."

Brian Hamilton and Bob Sakamoto, Chicago Tribune: All signs point to Demetrius Jones starting at quarterback for Notre Dame.

George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: Season ticket sales have nose-dived at Fresno State, raising budget worries for the athletic department.

Dirk Facer, Deseret Morning News: Utah lost tailback Matt Asiata for the season and quarterback Brian Johnson for up to five weeks in the loss to Oregon State.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Welcome to New York City, a place that ranked 54th out of the top 55 markets last season for ABC's prime-time college football telecasts.

James S. Tyree and Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Receiver Ryan Broyles has been suspended by Oklahoma after being arrested on a complaint of stealing gasoline.

Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas receiver Billy Pittman was suspended for three games after it was ruled he violated amateurism rules.

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: Big 12 insider. The definitive list of sons who have played quarterback for their father in college football.

Coloradoan: Officials are promising to beef up patrols to curb drinking at the Colorado State-Colorado game.

Associated Press: A Las Vegas sportsbook is set to release betting lines on players' projected fantasy statistics.

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