Thursday, July 03, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Alex Abrams, Springdale Morning News: Bizarre story out of Fayetteville, where Arkansas linebacker Wendel Davis was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree criminal mischief. Davis also was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries to his right hand while punching a car belonging to Onyebuchi Odunukwe. Davis claimed Odunukwe had rear-ended his scooter and said the man had sent him threatening messages in the days leading to the incident after Davis kissed Odunukwe's girlfriend last Saturday.

Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: It's never a good thing when your coach is listed among 30 potential witnesses in a sex abuse trial of two former players, but Iowa's Kirk Ferentz finds himself in that position.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii has issued an apology, promised improved openness and will pay the Honolulu Advertiser's attorney fees in return for the newspaper dropping its six-week-old lawsuit seeking the release of a complete list of people who traveled to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on the university dime.

Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mediacom is negotiating to get the Big Ten Network on its cable lineup.

Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: Even if West Virginia wins its case against Rich Rodriguez and collects the $4 million, it's going to take a significant hit in legal fees.

Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: In a move we applaud, Southern Methodist is bringing back its white helmets.

Ben Prather, FanBlogs: Nevada Las Vegas has unveiled what could be the ugliest uniform design in the history of mankind. Take a look.

Deep South Sports: Mississippi State knows how to bust the balls of rival Mississippi. Put up a billboard!

Chip Towers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Georgia defensive end Michael Lemon, who is wanted on aggravated battery. Lemon reportedly punched DeMarius Jackson in the face Saturday night and Jackson suffered a blowout fracture of his left eye socket. ... Thanks to Art!

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: The decision on whether Clemson sophomore safety DeAndre McDaniel can play pending a criminal charge appears to be in Tommy Bowden's hands. McDaniel was arrested June 21 on charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after an incident with his girlfriend at his off-campus apartment.

Kyle Tucker, Virginian-Pilot: Virginia Tech receiver Brandon Dillard ruptured his Achilles' tendon during a game of toss and will miss the 2008 season. Thanks to Ryan of Gobbler Country.

Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Phil Fulmer not only got his first raise in three years, he got his contract extended through 2014.

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan junior tailback Kevin Grady is facing a driving while intoxicated charge after blowing 3.5 times over the legal limit.

Oklahoman: Oklahoma State receiver Damian Davis was arrested and charged with being underage in a bar, possessing a fake ID and presenting a fake ID to a police officer with the intent of deceiving the officer and obstructing an investigation.

Mississippi State Sports Blog: Mississippi State is installing a $6.1 million HD video board over the south end zone at Scott Field.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The UNLV uniforms look more amateurish than ugly. Something like a high school program would use. Oops, I forgot, college football is played at the amateur level. Maybe, sort of.