Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

John Rohde, Oklahoman: When it comes to this week's Bowl Championship Series top-10 standings, Ohio State is the costliest program. Georgia is the most profitable, Missouri the most affordable. Plus, who makes and who spends. And basketball is still king at Kansas.

Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Texas' Mack Brown said his players were pelted with bottles and other objects Saturday after the comeback win at Oklahoma State.

Mark Viera, Daily Collegian: Purdue's Joe Tiller said he filed a complaint to the Big Ten regarding an "inordinate amount" of missed calls in the Boilermaker's game Saturday against Penn State.

Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel: The Internet has made it easier for fans to insult college athletes, crossing the line from heckling to harassment.

Alex Abrams, Springdale Morning News: Arkansas has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from an attorney representing Mitch Mustain by turning over more than 1,000 pages of documents relating to the former Razorbacks quarterback.

Rocky Mountain News: Oregon's Dennis Dixon is the new leader in the paper's Heisman watch, which has predicted the winner 17 of the previous 20 seasons.

Terrance Harris, Houston Chronicle: Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione declined to discuss his tenuous job status or rumors that he had accepted a buyout.

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Another coach goes down firing. Nebraska's Bill Callahan: "Resignation is not in our vocabulary."

Jonathan Kealing, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas fans, having discovered football, are becoming road warriors.

Jenni Carlson, Oklahoman: Parity doesn't make a parody of college football.

Darren Sabedra, Contra Costa Times: Stanford's leading receiver, Richard Sherman, has been suspended indefinitely for poor behavior during the team's 27-9 loss to Washington.

Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Conference USA is actually in danger of not qualifying enough teams to fill its six bowl tie-ins.

Shannon Shelton, Detroit Free Press: Some 6-6 Big Ten teams could be left out of the bowl picture.

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Navy has all but locked up a bid to the Poinsettia Bowl, with Utah or New Mexico the likely opponent.

Graham Couch, Kalamazoo Gazette: Central Michigan secured the West Division of the Mid-American Conference with a wild 34-31 victory at Western Michigan.

Rob Gray, Des Moines Register: Scott Frost, who as a quarterback helped Nebraska to the 1997 national championship, is now a linebackers coach at I-AA powerhouse Northern Iowa.

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