Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times: UCLA's Rick Neuheisel, on the recent Seattle Times' series that detailed several players on his 2000 Washington team had run afoul of the law: "I am not going to run and hide."

Jonathan Kealing, Lawrence Journal-World: Boondoggle City: The Orange Bowl travel cost for Kansas, which took more than 500 people to south Florida, is about $2 million.

Howard Richman, Kansas City Star: The NCAA closed an investigation into Kansas State's football program without any findings.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Sedrick Johnson, who signed letters of intent with Iowa State and Texas A&M, is likely headed to Iowa State.

Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports: Although momentum for a plus-one system continues to build, the Big Ten and Pacific 10 remain adamantly opposed.

Keith Claverie, Daily Reveille: Quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, suspended once again by Louisiana State's Les Miles, is too talented of a player to be released. Besides, if Miles was going to kick Perrilloux off the team for good, it would have happened by now. Thanks to UWire.

John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: In the last six weeks, eight Tennessee players have either been arrested or disciplined for breaking team rules. Now it's time for Phil Fulmer to be replaced as Volunteer coach.

Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia running back Noel Devine and running back and receiver Jock Sanders were allegedly involved in a weekend incident outside a nightclub in Morgantown. Police are investigating.

Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette: Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese says, "Right now there's not a lot of support to add a ninth team" to the league.

Christopher Walsh, Tuscaloosa News: The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to hear an appeal in the defamation lawsuit filed by two former Alabama assistant coaches against the NCAA and recruiting analyst Tom Culpepper.

David Wasson, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama defensive lineman Jeremy Elder is facing two counts of first-degree robbery.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Although quarterback will command lots of attention, plenty of other position battles are looming when Miami begins spring practice next week.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Heisman winner Tim Tebow says there is no lack of motivation for himself or his Florida teammates. "You want to prove people wrong, but I'm just worried about our team winning the Southeastern Conference championship. We didn't get that accomplished last year."

Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel: Athlete tutoring is not only a concern at Florida State. Schools across the country run the risks of tutors bending the rules to better athletes' grade-point averages.

Brad Gray, Daily Texan: Vince Young, back on the Texas' campus to finish work on his degree, has once headache: Parking tickets. Thanks again to UWire.

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Paterno Lives! said...
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Paterno Lives! said...

Dodd fails math:

Big 12 Comish:
"We'd be open to adjustments with some very strict parameters," Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe said. "No players engaged in more than 14 games. No intrusion on finals (in December) or the next semester. No (impact on) the bowl structure or regular season."

quick math: season (12) + ccg (1) + first round (1) + championship (1) = 15.

Not sure how he can support both, but then again Dodd doesn't worry about facts very often.