Thursday, July 10, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Josh Margolin and Ted Sherman, Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers will scale back its $102 million stadium expansion project in the face of skyrocketing fuel, concrete and steel costs.

Syracuse Post-Standard: Suspended Syracuse receiver Mike Williams didn't sign up for summer classes at a community college, likely dashing any hope of his return this fall to the Orange.

Heisman Pundit: Ranking the teams that have either the talent, schedule or coaching (or best combination of the three) to win a national title in any given season.

Randy Kennedy, Mobile Press-Register: Paul Finebaum is taking a leave of absence from his writing duties because of complications from eye surgery three years ago to repair a detached retina.

Sports By Brooks: T. Boone Pickens' $193 million gift to Oklahoma State athletics is now valued at $400 million.

Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: There is talk of Miami and Notre Dame scheduling a game

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington center Juan Garcia, who feared his career might be over when he suffered a serious foot injury during spring practice, said he could be ready to return by mid-to-late September.

Adam Rose, All Things Trojan: USC's Pete Carroll recently took a turn at the controls of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Daily Kent Stater: Two Kent State players pleaded guilty to burglary, a fourth-degree felony.

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