Friday, April 25, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Justin D. Anderson, Charleston Daily Mail: Joe Manchin, the governor of the great state of West Virginia, says money and a slick agent changed Rich Rodriguez.

Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida attorneys have started to interview players in an investigation into the death of Ereck Plancher.

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Air Force coach Troy Calhoun wants to soften the team's schedule, following the lead of Navy.

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC's compliance department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the sale of a T-shirt that used quarterback Mark Sanchez's name. The T-shirt featured an image of the Mexican flag and included the words "Viva Sanchez."

Brian Bennett, Louisville Courier-Journal: It seemed like only yesterday they were giving away tickets to Louisville games. Now plans call for a 21,000-seat expansion of Cardinal Stadium.

Lauren Boyer, Centre Daily Times: Almost a year after student section seats sold out in 59 minutes, Penn State developed a plan to halt the influx of thousands of season ticket hopefuls to its Ticketmaster Web site.

Mason Kerns, Des Moines Register: Iowa defensive tackle Cody Hundertmark was charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age. He is the 15th Hawkeye player to encounter legal trouble since last April.

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State will seek permission to continue with architectural planning for the second phase of its Jack Trice Stadium renovation project when it meets with the Iowa state Board of Regents next week.

Dave Reardon and Brian McInnis, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii has switched the date of its 2009 home game against Navy from Sept. 5 to Nov. 21.

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