Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Ben Malcolmson, USC Rips It: USC's Pete Carroll says he was involved in a fender bender Tuesday night with an L.A. County Sheriff's squad car on Pacific Coast Highway. "Everything’s OK, I was a little shaken up then, but I’m good now,” Carroll said. “Obviously there’s damage to the car, but fortunately there’s nothing worse." Plus, the scoop on Malcolmson's site.

Rodrigo Zamith, Minneapolis Star Tribune: A change of heart by Minnesota officials, who have notified they do not want mascot Goldy Gopher associated with Victoria's Secret upcoming Pink Collegiate Collection.

Mike Lucas, Capital Times: Former Nebraska and Wisconsin defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove is now a volunteer assistant for his son's high school team.

Addicted to Quack: Bad TV contracts, bad bowl games, unwillingness to look to the future. Outgoing Pacific 10 commissioner Tom Hansen is full of excuses.

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri backup quarterback Dominic Grooms has left the team because of personal reasons.

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: A new indoor athletic facility appears to be on the horizon for Air Force.

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa, which opened the 2007 season with a game against Northern Illinois in Chicago’s Soldier Field, wants to schedule another game at the venue, possibly in 2010.

Scott Wright, Oklahoman: Oklahoma senior starting left tackle Phil Loadholt was arrested Saturday along Interstate 35 on suspicion of driving under the influence and for allegedly transporting an open container.

College Baseball Blog: Coverage of Fresno State's improbable championship at the College World Series in Omaha.

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