Saturday, November 03, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Under NCAA rules, only official members of the coaching staff can recruit, but the governing body has given athletic director Steve Orsini and two members of his staff a rare waiver allowing them to recruit.

Scott Wright, Oklahoman: Oklahoma issued its final rebuttal to the NCAA regarding the university's appeal of NCAA infractions.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: An official supplier of South Florida merchandise is selling "Finish Strong" bracelets without the knowledge of the school. The slogan has become a mantra of the team.

Rainer Sabin, Northwest Arkansas Times: More than 250 former players and friends turned out to celebrate Frank Broyles' legacy at Arkansas, and the field at Razorback Stadium will be named after him during halftime of the Arkansas-South Carolina game.

Sara Ganim, Centre Daily Times: A man seen in a YouTube video throwing beer cans at an Ohio State student during a tailgate party in State College has been identified by police as a Pittsburgh student, and the fraternity that hosted the party will be cited in connection with the “melee,” police said.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Could Auburn fans possibly be cheering for Alabama?

Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Mentors say running back LaMarcus Coker, who was booted from the team, squandered many chances.

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