Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Pete Pelegrin, Miami Herald: Stephen Schnellenberger, 48, son of Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger, died Sunday. He had suffered from a rare form of cancer.

Mike White, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Terrelle Pryor will likely find out Tuesday if he has been suspended for his involvement in a fight after his Jeannette High team defeated North Catholic in a prep basketball playoff game.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida's Jim Leavitt has signed his new contract that runs through 2014. Leavitt's deal will pay him $12.6 million during the next seven years.

Luis Zaragoza, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida officials say the findings of a special engineering study on the structural integrity of the 45,000-seat Bright House Networks Stadium won't be completed for several months.

Lori Pilger, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska offensive lineman Andy Christensen, accused of reaching up a woman's skirt in a bar and assaulting her last weekend, won't be getting out of jail soon. His bail was set was $500,000.

Marisa Schultz, Detroit News: The decision to beef up seating for the disabled at Michigan Stadium sends a strong signal that even older stadiums need to be wheelchair friendly, disability advocates say.

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona's Mike Stoops has instituted a 14-man team council to enforce team rules, following a Pacific 10 Conference trend.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Breaking down the West and East divisions of the Southeastern Conference.

Dirk Facer, Deseret Morning News: Utah welcomes back 55 lettermen and 16 starters when it opens spring practice.

Maurice Patton, Tennessean: Vanderbilt begins the process of replacing five starters on the offensive line in what should be an interesting spring.

Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Tennessee is breaking in a new quarterback (Jonathan Crompton) and offensive coordinator (Dave Clawson) when it takes the field for spring drills.

Larry Vaught, Advocate-Messenger: Middle Tennessee has replaced Akron on Kentucky's 2008 schedule.

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