Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Molly Yanity, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Linebacker E.J. Savannah, Washington's leading tackler in 2007, broke his arm last weekend (one report says he did it arm wrestling) and could miss the first two games of the season.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: The loss of Mike Williams is a huge blow to Syracuse considering the receiver scored 10 of the team's 24 touchdowns a year ago.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: As the trend of players graduating high school a semester early and putting their college careers on fast-forward continues to grow, coaches question whether 17- and 18-year-olds are socially ready to be thrust into college life in the middle of the academic year.

Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Former Iowa player Abe Satterfield sexually assaulted a woman and allowed teammate Cedric Everson to perform a sex act on her in a Hillcrest dorm room, according to criminal complaints.

Eric Petersen, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State's transition to a new logo will end up costing well into six figures.

Brian Bennett, Louisville Courier-Journal: Dale Martin, one of the top running back prospects ever to sign with Louisville, has decided to transfer.

Allen Trieu, Quintin Patilla, a linebacker and fullback who is transferring from Michigan to Grand Valley State, took a few shots at Rich Rod's staff before he left Ann Arbor.

Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Yes, Digger Phelps wants to be Notre Dame's athletic director.

Associated Press: A Hubbell, Neb., woman could have had an all-expenses paid trip to the Rose Bowl. Instead, she settled for lunch with the "College GameDay" crew. Thanks to Get The Picture.

Peter St. Onge, Charlotte Observer: Charlotte wants to start a football program and gain entrance into Division I-A by 2016, but where will it get the money?

Wally Hall, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: The days of old when a sports reporter was an extension of the team are long gone.

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