Thursday, May 18, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: The sexual-assault case against USC quarterback Mark Sanchez is considered weak, according to sources close to the investigation.

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush and his family reportedly have declined to be interviewed by NCAA and Pacific 10 officials investigating their relationship with a sports marketing agency.

Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State offensive line recruit Whitley Fehoko was recently crowned junior division champion of Hawaii's strongest man competition.

Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Cornerback Ryan Perry, the son of former NFL standout Rod Perry, is finalizing details to transfer to Hawaii.

Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: Officials say a new training facility that recently opened puts Nevada in a class with the nation's upper-echelon programs.

Chip Cosby, Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky coach Rich Brooks dismissed his best defensive player and had another suspended by the NCAA for six games.

Rich Kaipust, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska and Virginia Tech have reached agreement on a home-and-home series beginning in 2008 (registration).

Michael Pointer, Indianapolis Star: Defensive lineman J.B. Paxson has been released from his letter of intent by Purdue coach Joe Tiller.

Brian Landman, St. Petersburg Times: Former Florida State offensive guard Matt Meinrod, who we featured earlier, is still seeking employment after being bypassed in the NFL draft.

Richard Sandomir, New York Times: College administrators are facing a new challenge: Keeping misbehavior of athletes from being exposed on the Internet (registration).

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