Thursday, September 06, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Get this: Michigan and Appalachian State each turned down offers to play Hawaii this season, Warrior athletic director Herman Frazier said.

Heather A. Dinich, Baltimore Sun: A former Maryland student said that Terrapin backup quarterback Josh Portis copied off his paper for a pop quiz during the spring semester — an incident that has led to the team's fastest and most hyped quarterback being declared ineligible for the 2007 season.

Adam Rose, Los Angeles Times: USC's Pete Carroll earned over $2.4 million in 2004, or $229,000 a week from the university, according to tax returns.

Ron Wood, Springdale Morning News: Fort Smith Attorney Eddie Christian Jr., was found in contempt of court for ignoring an order that he stop discovery in a lawsuit over emails to former Razorback quarterback Mitch Mustain. He also turned over information obtained through subpoenas to Mustain's mother, Beck Campbell.

Associated Press: Appalachian State's victory over Michigan has sparked demand for Mountaineer apparel in Columbus, home of Ohio State. "Maized and Confused!!" and "We Brought Down the House" T-shirts can also be purchased at this link.

Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: Temple, which is favored by 3.5 points over Buffalo, has not been favored in a game since Oct. 25, 2003, when it was a four-point choice over Rutgers. The Owls lost, 30-14.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Sign of desperation? Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlies Weis is throwing prized freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen to the Nittany Lions.

Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State receiver Sammie Stroughter will play Thursday night against Cincinnati.

Associated Press: Arkansas State coach Steve Roberts said he was told that officials wrongly overturned his team's recovery of an onside kick in the final minute of its 21-13 loss at Texas.

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri's Gary Pinkel acknowledges his odd decision to go for a two-point conversion in the victory against Illinois was a coaching blunder.

Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State sideline reporter Robert Allen had to report on a botched punt snap by his son, deep snapper Zach Allen, in the loss at Georgia.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Four people were shot Monday night outside of Birmingham's Legion Field.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Dan Beebe was named Big 12 commissioner.

Here is today's mystery link.


Anonymous said...

If you follow the last, non-mystery link, I believe you'll find that Dan Beebe was named Big XII commissioner and Joe Castiglione is just quoted in the article.

dawizofodds said...

That is correct. The Wiz regrets the error and has made the correction. Thanks for pointing that out.