Saturday, May 24, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington and Louisiana State have agreed to a home-and-home series, starting with a 2009 game in Seattle. The Huskies and Tigers will meet in 2012 in Baton Rouge. Washington is never shy when it comes to scheduling big-time opponents.

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: Rick Neuheisel can receive up to $1.75 million a season in salary and bonuses, plus a $1.5 million home loan and other perks, according to the terms of a five-year contract finalized last week.

Howard Richman, Kansas City Star: Defensive end Jeffrey Fitzgerald, a freshman All-American and two-year starter at Virginia, is transferring to Kansas State.

Mark Brennan, Fight On State: What is Iowa's Kirk Ferentz doing on the Penn State campus, talking with Nittany Lion athletic director Tim Curley? Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: A new contract is in the works for Kansas' Mark Manginio.

Dick Harmon, Deseret News: Brigham Young recruit Stephen Wirthlin is on the mend after breaking his neck in an automobile accident.

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State's Gene Chizik says he won't make a decision on a starting quarterback until late August. Austen Arnaud and Philip Bates are battling for the job.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii is seeking approval to lower some ticket prices for the upcoming season.

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