Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Dirk Facer, Deseret Morning News: Details are emerging in the weekend assault on two Utah players. One of the players was stabbed in the ribs and abdomen with a knife. The other was stabbed twice in the back with a screwdriver. A third man, a recruit who plans to sign next month with the Utes, was hit in the right cheek with a hard metal object, believed to be brass knuckles.

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: A St. Louis attorney is in a legal battle with Missouri officials over the domain name, which he first registered seven years ago.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida is expected to announce that it has scheduled a game at Notre Dame in 2011.

Sunday Morning Quarterback: Breaking down six years of Rivals recruiting rankings. Does signing top-flight players translate to wins and losses?

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: The most successful season in team history helped Hawaii nearly double its pay-per-view proceeds.

Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: Commitments work both ways as a Texas prep offensive lineman found out when Southern Methodist made a coaching change.

Jeff Darlington, Miami Herald: Former UCLA coach Karl Dorrell is expected to be named receivers coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Irv Moss, Denver Post: Troy Calhoun will be paid $645,899 under terms of his new contract with Air Force. He will get a bonus of $28,000 if his Falcons win the Commander-in-Chief's trophy.

Andrea Cohen, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew plead not guilty to felony assault on a police officer.

Daily Camera: Department of Boondoggle: Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, Louisiana State athletic director Skip Bertman and outgoing Washington athletic director Todd Turner are in Vietnam as part of a Nike-sponsored trip in an effort to combat allegations that the company operates sweatshops overseas.

Tony Phifer, Coloradoan: Another school is going to try and cash in on signing day. Colorado State is going to charge fans up to $27 to hear coach Steve Fairchild give his assessment of his first recruiting class.

Detroit Free Press: Readers submit their best Michigan and Michigan State jokes.

Rivals: A good collection of notebook items from practices leading to the Senior Bowl.

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