Saturday, July 22, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Pete Thamel, New York Times: Auburn's interim president outlined several proposals to change the university's academic policies in the wake of reports that suggested some athletes were receiving preferential treatment (registration).

Omar Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: In a bizarre story, Miami safety Willie Cooper was shot in the buttocks during a shootout that also involved teammate and roommate Brandon Meriweather. The players rent a house owned by defensive backs coach Tim Walton, with the approval of the university's compliance office.

Bradley Olson, Baltimore Sun: The military jury that acquitted former Navy quarterback Lamar Owens of rape spared him from having to serve time in prison on two related felonies stemming from a sexual encounter with a female midshipman (registration).

Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News: Opponents of a plan to add luxury boxes to Michigan Stadium, including a former speechwriter for President Clinton, voiced their displeasure during a meeting of the Board of Regents.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington running back J.R. Hasty is likely to be academically ineligible.

Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times: Louisiana Tech has lost its defensive coordinator two weeks before the start of fall drills.

1 comment:

The Big Picture said...

not good news about Hasty. he's really the only big recruit Willingham's brought in. bad, bad times for the dawgs.