Monday, July 28, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer: Big Ten coaches are still fighting the perception that their conference is stuck in the dark ages of college football — all run and no pass — and, thus, one of the lesser weights among Bowl Championship Series conferences.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Alabama's Nick Saban, worried about his security when the Crimson Tide plays at Louisiana State on Nov. 8, says he is considering traveling separately from the team (second item).

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: Didn't even know Stony Brook had a football team, but it will play at South Florida to open the 2010 season.

Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Views on where the Southeastern Conference is headed over the next 25 years. Here are some predictions.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: The SEC is not likely to follow the lead of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which has adopted an NFL-style guideline for reporting injuries.

Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State starting defensive tackle Doug Worthington was arrested over the weekend and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Alex Abrams, Springdale Morning News: Arkansas receiver Marques Wade was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and careless driving. According to a police report, Wade nearly struck an officer when he slid to stop at a stop sign.

Christopher Walsh, Tuscaloosa News: It was a particularly long offseason for many teams, with the overall list of off-field transgressions running the full gamut of charges, including alcohol-related incidents, assault, weapons and drugs.

Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati season ticket sales have reached the 11,000 mark — the highest in team history.

Bob Hammond, Laramie Boomerang: Former Alabama receiver and defensive back Tarence Farmer is transferring to Wyoming.

John Coon, Deseret News: A story on Utah sports bloggers, mentioning our friends at Block U.

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