Monday, July 24, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Omar Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Linebacker Willie Williams might be returning to Miami, but Hurricane players won't be rolling out the red carpet.

Joey Johnston, Tampa Tribune: Florida State and Miami don't play each other for six weeks, but the war of words has already started.

Mike Shalin, Boston Herald: The bowl trips are nice. The bowl winning streak, which stands at six, is the longest in the nation. But for Boston College, there's more work to be done.

Dow Jones News Service: Schools in the Big 12 Conference want to attract more venture investment to their states, with football as the bait. (thanks Kevin!)

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: A look at the 12 best Big 12 games for the upcoming season.

Tom Knott, Washington Times: The lawsuit filed by a one-eyed official against the Big Ten raises unsettling questions.

Brian Vernellis, Shreveport Times: Louisiana State fans are paying more for tickets because of athletic department losses from Hurricane Katrina.

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