Friday, July 25, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Bryan Mullen and David Climer, Tennessean: Tennessee's Phil Fulmer acknowledged that he was served with a subpoena during the Southeastern Conference media days.

John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Last time Fulmer was threatened with legal action, it ended up much worse for Alabama, which was put on probation by the NCAA.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Serving a subpoena on a coach is just the kind of knucklehead stuff that the SEC has been trying to get rid of under commissioner Mike Slive. It's time to move the league's media days out of Alabama and to Atlanta.

Andy Hamilton, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz said he reluctantly met with the alleged victim in a sexual assault case involving two of his former players, days after the attack. The victim's father said during the meeting Iowa officials talked to him and his daughter about all the options. He said they were told, "if we contact police it goes formal, it will take a long time." He added: "I've been working in the sales business for 27 years. They sold this to us."

Erin Jordan, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Letters from the mother of an alleged sexual assault victim were not the only documents that Iowa officials failed to turn over to the Board of Regents during the initial investigation of how the assault report was handled, university president Sally Mason acknowledged.

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin's Bret Bielema gets a bit fiesty when defending a nonconference home schedule that includes Akron, Marshall and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Centre Daily Times: A Penn State student was charged with burglary after police say he got drunk while celebrating his 21st birthday and decided to trespass on the football team practice field and break into the Lasch Football Building.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson announced that the athletic department had raised $21 million, $5.6 million more than the previous year, "due in part to the new seat equity plan" that restructured the seat distribution policy for season ticket holders.

Randy Shannon, Miami Herald: Maybe the move to Dolphin Stadium is paying off for Miami. Despite a souring economy, Hurricane season tickets are expected to total more than 28,000.

Kevin Clark, Sun-Sentinel: Former Miami quarterback Kenny Kelly has been arrested and charged with three felony drug charges.

Laurence Miedema, San Jose Mercury News: Yonus Davis, the eighth-leading rusher in San Jose State history, was granted a sixth season of eligibility.

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