Thursday, February 28, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press: A high school player from Boise is suing the University of Hawaii for allegedly revoking his scholarship offer after coach June Jones' resignation.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: There is a clear conflict of interest at work when a coach whose multimillion dollar salary that depends on certain players being on the field is also charged with discipline of those players. It has gotten to the point that such discipline needs to be taken over by someone else.

Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: Former Iowa receiver Dominique Douglas, featured Wednesday on the Wiz, and current football player Anthony Bowman attempted to go on a $2,000 spending spree for hats and shoes last May with credit cards stolen from the rooms of two students who lived in the same dormitory as the athletes, newly released court records show.

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Dick Tomey will return as San Jose State's coach after dropping out of the pool of candidates seeking to become Hawaii's athletic director.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii could end up with as many as seven national or major regional TV appearances.

Mercedes Mayer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian is moving back the start of spring practice to March 18 in order to give injured players more time to recover. "We have a lot of kids recovering from surgery," coach Gary Patterson said.

Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports: USC's Pete Carroll, the ultimate recruiter, is upset at a new piece of NCAA legislation that keeps head coaches at home during the traditional evaluation period in April and May.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Five burning questions about the Atlantic Coast Conference as spring practices begin. Plus five burning questions about the Southeastern Conference.

Steve Korris, The West Virginia Record: West Virginia University's Board of Governors wants to expedite resolution of a $4 million claim against former coach Rich Rodriguez so football season won't interfere with the litigation.

Scott Carter, Tampa Tribune: George Butler, whose 1977 film "Pumping Iron" documented the bodybuilding efforts of five-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger and his young rival, Lou Ferrigno, is doing a documentary based on Florida State's Bobby Bowden.

Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: June Jones' first game as Southern Methodist coach — against Rice on Friday, Aug. 29 — will be telecast by ESPN.

Brian Bennett, Louisville Courier-Journal: A look at some of the most intriguing Big East games that won't involve Louisville.

Detroit Free Press: The pros and cons of the four finalists for hotshot prep quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

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2 comments:

We Are...Penn State email list said...

USC's Pete Carroll, the ultimate recruiter, is upset at a new piece of NCAA legislation that keeps head coaches at home during the traditional evaluation period in April and May.

Is Pete Carroll truly "the ultimate recruiter"? Some would argue Darth Meyer is "the ultimate recruiter." Too bad they're on opposite coasts. Would be fun to see them go head-to-head more often.

III said...

Only problem with Melick's premise is that Saban himself believes that it is in his own best interest to have disciplined players.