Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Are the Pacific 10 and the Big Ten alone in standing in the way of a playoff? Plus, Ed Goren, the president of Fox Sports, says the network doesn't care if there is a change in title format, it just wants to stay in the game.

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: If Alabama fans thought losing to Louisiana Monroe was a low point, it wasn't. Draft weekend was.

Jason Siffring, Big Red Network: The site's annual look at spring game attendance. You can compare the 2008 numbers to 2007 and 2006.

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: E.J. Jones, dismissed from the Minnesota team a year ago after being linked to but not charged in a sexual assault, would like to rejoin the team. But Golden Gopher officials say that is unlikely to happen.

Mike Feigen
, Daily Evergreen: Washington State is likely to lose six scholarships next year because of a poor Academic Performance Rate.

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia has completed its 2009 schedule with what promises to be a bruising home game against Tennessee Tech.

Phillip B. Wilson, Indianapolis Star: A look at the future of sports coverage, merging high-definition TVs with the Internet.

Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Tuscaloosa police chief Ken Swindle, who has become a controversial figure to Alabama fans, announced he is retiring on Oct. 1.

Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: As expected, five Penn State players who were suspended from spring drills have rejoined the team. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Howie Stalwick, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washington State player Andy Roof was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault. He allegedly head-butted a bouncer when denied entry into a private party; punched a man in the face; then smashed a man's face into the sharp edge of a stop sign.

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