Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports: No SpyGate in college football. Rule 1-4-9-g was approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel. It reads: "Any attempt to record, either through audio or video means, any signals given by an opposing player, coach or other team personnel is prohibited."

Matt Markey, Toledo Blade: Can the Ohio State lacrosse team better the all-time attendance record of 52,004? Jim Tressel thinks so. He has invited the lacrosse team to play its game against Denver in the Horseshoe before the Buckeyes' spring game, which drew 75,301 last year.

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC's starting quarterback in the opener at Virginia will be Mark Sanchez.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Has Nick Saban become bigger than Bear Bryant? Has Alabama football hit an all-time high? Crazy questions. But don't laugh.

Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Saban gives a thumbs-up to many of the new rules changes.

Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald-Review: Ron Zook says his Illinois defense has a chance to be special: "We're big and we can run and now we have some older guys who have done it for a while.''

Detroit Free Press: Tom Izzo a football coach? The Michigan State basketball coach will be an honorary coach for the Spartans' spring game. He gave his Green team a pep talk on Tuesday.

Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia is planning a promotional campaign to help the Heisman chances of quarterback Patrick White.

Patrick Ridgell, Longmont Times-Call: Colorado is looking thin at linebacker after the dismissal of Jake Duren.

Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel: The tragic death of Central Florida's Ereck Plancher will likely impact the team this fall.

Dave Matter and Derek Kravitz, Columbia Tribune: Missouri offensive lineman Austin Wuebbels was arrested on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol by a minor and false identification.

Luciana Chavez, Raleigh News & Observer: Two-year starting left tackle Cameron Goldberg was suspended from the Duke team for a violation of team policy.

Kevin Gorman, Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh safety Sherod Murdock has been suspended from the team, apparently after an on-campus altercation last weekend.

1 comment:

TB said...

I thought Tom Izzo already was a football coach. Oh, never mind, it was just Big 10 basketball. Got confused there for a second.