Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said it would be at least six years before there is a chance the plus-one model for the Bowl Championship Series could be implemented. Swofford indicated that negotiations on a four-year extension with Fox should be done by Christmas, thus locking in the current format through 2014.

Gregg Hennigan, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The University of Iowa was trying to protect an alleged sexual assault victim's privacy when it kept secret from the state Board of Regents two letters from the alleged victim's mother, university president Sally Mason said.

Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Is Boise State ready to jump to the Mountain West Conference?

Dirk Facer, Deseret News: Utah's rifts with Nevada Las Vegas and Wyoming are apparently over.

Ryan Autullo, Toledo Blade: Bowling Green coach Gregg Brandon is defending his program after seven players and a former captain were arrested in the offseason.

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Mike Gundy is still a man. And he's still 40. "I am for about two weeks," he said.

Heisman Pundit: Here is what Missouri's Chase Daniel has to do to win the Heisman.

Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: More than half of the 65,837 seats at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa have been sold for the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida defensive line coach John Hendrick is returning to his job, three weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Marcus Nelson, Palm Beach Post: The Sun Belt Conference reached agreement with three bowl games that could put a team other than the conference champion in the postseason beginning in December.

Steroid Nation: A Louisiana steroid bust identified at least 100 users — some of them high school students.

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