Sunday, January 27, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Dan Galindo, Winston-Salem Journal: Luke Caparelli, a reserve running back at Wake Forest, is no longer enrolled at the university after he posted a note on his Facebook page saying that he threatened to "blow up the campus." The note, written in the third person, also included the threat, “for those left standing he will have an Uzi locked and loaded in his bag.”

Richard Justice, Houston Chronicle: It's a common theme in college sports these days. If you need a friend, get a dog.

Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Tennessee's rough start to 2008 continued when All-Southeastern Conference offensive lineman Anthony Parker was arrested early Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct.

Todd Wills, Dallas Morning News: Former San Diego State quarterback Kevin Craft, who spent last season at Mount San Antonio Junior College, could be bound for Southern Methodist.

Waco Tribune-Herald: The top 100 high school recruits in Texas and where they are headed for college.

Jake Trotter and Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: Oklahoma and Oklahoma State officials discuss the policies in place to evaluate the character of prospective student-athletes.

George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: Money trouble for Fresno State's main sports booster group and a possible student backlash are adding new challenges to the university's efforts to retool its athletic department.

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