Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Associated Press: North Carolina governor Mike Easley signed a measure into law that temporarily legalizes ticket scalping over the Internet.

John Rohde, Oklahoman: No surprise here. The favorite drink of Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy is Red Bull.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Jacksonville State's Ryan Perrilloux: "When I leave, I want to be remembered not for getting into trouble but for leading this football team to a championship, getting a degree and for doing positive things in the community."

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan running back Kevin Grady, who was said to be suspended after a July 2 arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, practiced on Monday. "He's still suspended as far as actual games," Rich Rod clarified.

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Reserve running back Lance Smith, who is facing up to a year in jail, has likely played his last game for Wisconsin.

Chip Cosby, Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky starting cornerback Paul Warford has been ruled academically ineligible.

Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida cornerback Johnell Neal, who was shot in the left arm in May, was practicing Monday.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Linebacker E.J. Savannah, Washington's leading tackler last season, is academically ineligible.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State receiver Jeremy Childs, who set a team record last season with 82 receptions, will be suspended for the opener against Idaho State. And Bronco games will be available to Spanish radio listeners.

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