Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Adam Schmadtke, Orlando Sentinel: Dick Butkus is suing the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, which annually gives out the Dick Butkus Award to the nation's top linebacker.

Political Insider, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Atlanta Gator Club, the official organization for Florida graduates, has submitted its application to the state Department of Revenue for a special Georgia license plate.

Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: The tent-rent. Vanderbilt will rent two tents behind the north end zone for home games at a cost of $50 per person for SEC games and $35 for nonconference games. Each tent can accommodate 100 people.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii is preparing a DVD titled "A Colt Following" to promote the Heisman campaign of quarterback Colt Brennan.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: The SEC will be keeping a close eye on the Big Ten Network, which is set to launch on Aug. 30.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press Register: It's Nick Saban and Alabama against the world.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Bob Stoops' selection of a quarterback will go far past whether Oklahoma plays in the Fiesta Bowl again or have to spend Christmas in Shreveport.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Former Notre Dame quarterback Zach Frazer is transferring to Connecticut.

Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Florida offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson has been suspended for the 2007 season and running back Brandon James was suspended for the opener against dreaded Western Kentucky because of separate off-the-field incidents.

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