Saturday, June 07, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: A series of storms severely damaged the turf at Indiana's Memorial Stadium, creating a 10-inch deep sinkhole from the middle of the field inside the south end zone to the fence separating the field from fans. Officials are not sure if the field can be fixed or will need to be replaced.

Justin D. Anderson and Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia president Mike Garrison will resign, effective Sept.1, amid the controversial master's degree he provided the daughter of the West Virginia governor. Garrison's exit could benefit Rich Rodriguez in his legal dispute with the university.

Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: West Virginia hopes to have the website for Heisman Trophy candidate Pat White up and running by July 1, if not sooner.

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia fullback Brannan Southerland, a three-year starter, could miss at least the first five games after surgery on his left foot to repair a fracture.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: What is the benefit of South Florida playing a home-and-home series against Western Kentucky and Ball State instead of Central Florida?

Steven Kreytak, Austin American-Statesman: A judge used the Texas-Arkansas football rivalry for his decision on where the deposition of the plaintiff would take place in a wrongful-death lawsuit against Wal-Mart.

Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World: A new outdoor luxury seating section will be installed behind the south end zone of Kansas' Memorial Stadium. The plan calls for the 56-seat section to include 22 flat-screen televisions, an exclusive hospitality area with complimentary beverages and upscale buffets, and luxury chair-back seating.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington quarterback Jake Locker was back on the baseball diamond, getting one hit in three at-bats for the Bellingham Bells.

Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Texas A&M starting kicker Matt Szymanski is transferring for "personal reasons." He made 17 of 30 field goals over two seasons.

Saturday in Blogtober: Another round of the popular Southeaatern Conference limericks.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: "A Lynch Mob Mentality: Ronnie Cottrell vs. NCAA, The Untold Story," has (supposedly) been written by Steve Wilson, the retired judge in the infamous lawsuit. It should be worth a few laughs.

St. Paul Pioneer Press: Yet another outdoor hockey game in a football stadium is in the works. The one would be between Minnesota and Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

Oklahoman: Tulsa and Oklahoma have agreed to add three games to the series, which already includes games in 2009 and 2011.

Here is today's mystery link.

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