Friday, July 04, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chip Towers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia suspended defensive lineman Michael Lemon, who turned himself into authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest on battery charges. Starting offensive guard Clint Boling, who had been arrested for DUI back in the spring, was suspended for two games. Charges were dropped against defensive end Jeremy Lomax, who was cited last month for carrying a concealed weapon. Coach Mark Richt said in a news release that he doesn't think the team has a discipline problem. Seriously. ...

Mark Heller, East Valley Tribune: Arizona State announced a preseason practice schedule that includes only one day at Camp Tontozona — the Sun Devils' August retreat since 1960.

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Among the attractions at Kansas' new 80,000-square-foot football complex: Scout team players have their own meeting room.

Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: The final autopsy on Central Florida player Ereck Plancher still has not been completed, 15 weeks after his death.

Brian Brennett and Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier-Journal: Junior receiver JaJuan Spillman's career with the Louisville team likely is over after his second arrest in less than 18 months.

Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The Memphis real estate company creating Birmingham's entertainment district wants to build a tourist attraction devoted to the Southeastern Conference. The venue would include a merchandise store, restaurant and catering services and an interactive history of the SEC.

Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Alex Daniels, one of four players dismissed from Minnesota in July 2007 for his involvement in an on-campus incident with an 18-year-old woman, will be allowed to play at Cincinnati.

Athens Banner-Herald: An audio slideshow of UGA VI's funeral.

Baltimore Sun: Navy and Rice have scheduled a game on Oct. 10, 2009, at Rice Stadium.

Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun: They've started the main event at the World Series of Poker in beautiful Las Vegas.

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