Thursday, June 14, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A Washington State fan checks in on Washington coach Tyrone Willingham. "The man concerns me. He appears to be turning the team around and doing it with players who don't break the law."

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: When it comes to ranking the top teams in the Pacific 10 for the past 20 years, Washington's 1991 unit earns top billing.

Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: Offensive lineman Whitley Fehoko, considered the gem of San Diego State coach Chuck Long's first recruiting class, has been granted a release from his scholarship. He is considering Texas Tech, Tulane, Oregon State, Texas A&M and Washington.

Kathy Boccella, Philadelphia Inquirer: Not so Happy Valley. Penn State students remain upset after the school's 21,520 allotment of season tickets sold out in 59 minutes.

Jacob Summers, Crimson White: Alabama students planning to attend the Iron Bowl at Auburn might have to make other plans, because Crimson Tide officials said students who have not earned 92 hours as of the fall semester will not be able to purchase tickets to the game. Thanks to Mike!

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is preparing to run a half-marathon next month in Australia.

Erin Jordan and Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: A $19.5 million renovation and expansion project at Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium, which includes 24 luxury skyboxes, received final approval.

Steve Irvine, Birmingham News: The father of a former backup quarterback at Alabama said his son left the team because of the way Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban was "treating kids."

And here is today's mystery link.

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