Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

J.P. Giglio and Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: The Atlantic Coast Conference will adopt a standard guideline for reporting injuries during the week, resembling the weekly injury report produced by the NFL.

Josh Margolin and Ted Sherman, Newark Star-Ledger: Five months after agreeing to terms that will pay him as much as $2 million annually with bonuses, Rutgers Greg Schiano quietly signed a side agreement providing for an additional $250,000 a year from the university in payments made through a vendor.

Associated Press: The University of Kansas is concerned it might look like it is supporting Barack Obama after governor Kathleen Sebelius was pictured holding a T-shirt with the words "Barack Chalk Jayhawk" across the front.

Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: The Iowa state Board of Regents is planning to have a special meeting this week to address a letter sent to University of Iowa officials by the mother of the alleged victim of a sexual assault involving Iowa players last fall. Board president David Miles also confirmed the existence of a second letter the mother allegedly sent to Iowa president Sally Mason on May 16.

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: We are in the early stages of what could prove to be some of the darkest days for University of Iowa athletics.

Adam Rose, All Things Trojan: Our man Mr. Rose has the scoop on what will be replacing USC and UCLA "Rewind."

Jon Wilner, Mercury News: Bet best in Vegas? Take California over 5.5 victories.

Kristy Eppley Rupon, Columbia State: A tanking economy and overbuilding are blamed for 40 condos near South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium being put on the auction block.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado receiver Markques Simas is one of three Buffaloes who failed to make the grades and will be ineligible this fall.

Dick Harmon, Deseret News: It's put up or shut up time for Mountain West Conference coaches.

Lawrence Journal-World: If you're in need of weightlifting equipment, you should check out the sale going on at Kansas.

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