Thursday, March 06, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Mark Berman, Roanoke Times: Department of Opps: An error caused some online Virginia Tech season-ticket buyers to have funds taken from their bank accounts to pay for old tickets they had already paid for.

Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A look at six Washington financial backers, including former Everett mayor Ed Hansen, who says, "Frankly, I will make no further financial contributions ... until and unless a new football coach is hired." Plus a look at the impact of winning on contributions.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: He's breaking down the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal and Atlantic divisions.

Nate Allen, Northwest Arkansas Times: Mississippi coach Houston Nutt, his wife Diana, brothers Danny and Dickey Nutt were in attendance when the Rebels played host to Arkansas.

Dave Dye, Detroit News: Chances like this don't come along often, but Michigan State has an opportunity to close the gap with rival Michigan.

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska's decision to move about 2,000 seats reserved for students from the lower half of Memorial Stadium to the upper half is creating an uproar.

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: Urban Meyer said he sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to re-evaluate how the league's draft advisory board projects the draft status of juniors considering leaving college early.

Jeff Rice, Centre Daily Times: Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Lauren Bertolini and Matt Gelb, Daily Orange: Syracuse police chased down Orange players Paul Chiara and Mikhail Marinovich after they allegedly were caught breaking into the Manley Field House equipment room.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: First-year South Florida defensive tackle coach John Hendrick, an ordained minister, will not allow any profanity from players.

The Warriors Will Throw: Hawaii has unveiled the designs for its new home and away uniforms. So far the new unis are meeting with rave reviews.

Troy Phillips, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Todd Dodge, whose North Texas team gave up 45.08 points a game last season, is looking for help from several newcomers.

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1 comment:

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

No wonder Syracuse stinks. Their players can't even outrun cops!

"Officers from the SU Department of Public Safety chased Paul Chiara and Mikhail Marinovich on foot, when the Syracuse Police Department arrived at Manley Sunday at 12:25 a.m., Sgt. Tom Connellan of the SPD said."