Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Andrea Cohen, Oklahoman: The economy is so bad that even the big guys are getting hurt. Oklahoma State's plans to start construction on an indoor practice facility will likely be pushed back. The reason? The high price of oil has impacted the value of Boone Pickens' hedge fund, which the university uses as collateral when borrowing funds for new projects.

Jeremy Fowler and Brian Steele, Orlando Sentinel: Florida tight end Cornelius Ingram, who had his college career end after a torn anterior cruciate ligament, owes back rent and has been issued a complaint for eviction from a Gainesville apartment complex.

Mick Elliott, Tampa Tribune: Two more Florida players are out for the season because of torn ACLs, Five Gators have suffered torn ACLs in the past month.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Officials who are behind a proposal for a new Seattle Bowl are hoping their game can begin in 2010.

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Season ticket sales at Arizona are down 13.7% from last year.

Marc Isenberg, Money Players: The real reason the NCAA decided it was in the best interest not to challenge CBS' incorporation of college sports into fantasy games.

Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: West Virginia defensive lineman Pat Liebig was granted a sixth season of eligibility.

Don Markus, Baltimore Sun: Navy quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada has a strained hamstring and could miss the opener against dreaded Towson.

Here is today's disturbing mystery link. Thanks to Gordon Keith.

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