Thursday, May 29, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: Former Minnesota and Kansas coach Glen Mason is now vice president of business development for Marquette Asset Management, a small financial company in Minneapolis.

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: The Southeastern Conference talks at creating its own TV network have taken urgency because the league's contracts with network partners expire in the next year.

Tim Stephens, Orlando Sentinel: Perhaps it's time for the SEC to eye a hostile takeover of the college football marketplace.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: SEC coaches have voted, 9-3, in favor of a proposal for an early signing day.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Another player is leaving Notre Dame. Linebacker Aaron Nagel has decided to transfer. Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Illinois are possible destinations.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin: The University of Hawaii and former football coach June Jones will attempt to resolve a contract dispute through mediation.

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Tommy Bowden's new contract at Clemson includes $1.8 million in annual guaranteed compensation, with potential for nearly $700,000 in bonuses and perks.

Todd Milles, Tacoma News Tribune: Washington State quarterback signee Calvin Schmidtke has been released from his football letter of intent by the school after facing several legal issues.

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The aggregate numbers involving the Iowa football program include 17 arrests — five felonies — since April 2007.

Natalie Sayewich, Sun Journal: East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland remains particularly cagey when discussing the Pirates' future conference ties. Thanks to EDSBS.

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former San Diego State defensive lineman Martin Miller has been sentenced to life in prison after his conviction on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

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