Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Tyler Graunke, Hawaii's expected starting quarterback, said he is being withheld from training camp because of "academic issues" and did "not do as well as I would have liked" in a summer-session class. Thanks to Sam of Bleed Crimson.

Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Florida State's Bobby Bowden said a third consecutive mediocre finish might not necessarily be enough to send him into retirement but that the Seminoles have "got to do better or I'm going to have to get out of here."

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado wants Folsom Field to become the first zero-waste stadium at the major college or pro sports level. Officials want to funnel all food and beverage containers and other stadium debris into either recyclable or compost bins.

Brett Dawson, Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky's Rich Brooks dismissed quarterback Curtis Pulley for violation of team rules. In June, Pulley was cited for marijuana possession. In July, he was arrested and charged with multiple traffic violations, eventually pleading guilty to speeding.

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Dennis Franchione is about to resurface, this time as a analyst for ESPN Radio.

Brandon George, Dallas Morning News: Cotton Bowl officials have pulled out of the bidding for the Army-Navy game.

Jeff Call, Deseret News: Junior Tom Sorensen, projected to be Brigham Young's starting center, is expected to be out up to six weeks because of a shoulder injury.

Associated Press: Ohio State has begun selling reserved spaces for recreational vehicles. The price? A mere $90 a game. Last year tailgaters paid $50 to park at Ohio State.

Joe Ovies, 850 The Blog: The NCAA mistakenly declared a North Carolina recruit ineligible because it used the wrong clearing house rules.

FanBlogs: With reports that the NCAA is about to put the hammer down on USC, maybe Auburn will get that 2004 national title.

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