Sunday, March 30, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Richard Sandomir, New York Times: A Michigan judge dismissed a lawsuit over the exhumation of the remains of George Gipp, but the legal squabble is far from over.

Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: Thousands of friends and family members crowded Lely High to pay tribute to Ereck Plancher, the Central Florida receiver who died March 18 after an offseason conditioning workout on campus.

Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Mike McKenzie, who was a central figure in former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione's secret newsletter scandal, is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at a College Station journalism convention.

Bob Thomas, Florida Times-Union: Bobby Bowden and Lou Holtz spun tales and anecdotes and offered plenty of advice over the course of a 90-minute discussion about coaching philosophy at Florida State.

Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: Construction is well underway on phase one of the two-part renovation of Rutgers Stadium that will eventually raise the capacity to close to 56,000.

Rob Oller, Columbus Dispatch: Rich Rodriguez needs to be more like Bo Schembechler.

Rick Scoppe, Greenville News: Police dropped two charges against South Carolina offensive guard Kevin Young.

Jim Mashek, Biloxi Sun Herald: Two Mississippi State players were dismissed from school after their arrests near a gunfire incident on campus.

Cincinnati Enquirer: Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati's All-America defensive tackle, has been suspended for the Bearcats' Aug. 28 season opener against Eastern Kentucky. He was cited for smoking marijuana on March 5.

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