Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: The dispute over whether former coach June Jones owes Hawaii $400,008 for the early termination of his contract is apparently at an impasse and headed to binding arbitration

Sunday Morning Quarterback: Newspapers will never — probably should never — stop publishing the names of anyone arrested or charged with a felon, but sometimes it seems that newspapers should include a disclaimer reminding readers that the accused are "innocent until proven guilty."

Molly Yanity, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Center Juan Garcia, who has started 25 consecutive games for Washington, may have played his last game after suffering an injury to his left foot in a scrimmage last Friday.

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: The 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2009.

Tim Stephens, Orlando Sentinel: Why are Georgia State, North Carolina Charlotte and South Alabama announcing they will field Division I-AA teams? It's all about conference realignment.

Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post: Receiver Preston Parker, who was named Florida State's MVP last season, was arrested on gun and drug charges.

Boston Herald: Boston College defensive end Brady Smith pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on charges of rape and breaking and entering that stemmed from an alleged weekend attack.

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan sat out practice after "tweaking" his knee.

Beckley Register-Herald: Rich Rodriguez obviously isn't as smart as he thought he was, and neither are his agent and lawyer.

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