Friday, January 18, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Linda Shaw and Ralph Thomas, Seattle Times: Washington is asking for $150 million in public funds to help in a planned $300 million renovation of Husky Stadium.

Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Jameel Sewell, Virginia's starting quarterback, is one of four Cavalier players not enrolled in spring classes.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Pat Kuntz, Notre Dame's best defensive lineman, is not enrolled at the university for the spring semester. He cites "personal reasons" and says he intends to return.

Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald: Herman Frazier, who was fired as Hawaii's athletic director after June Jones left for Southern Methodist, is interviewing for the athletic director's job at Miami.

Pete Pelegrin, Miami Herald: Florida International offensive lineman Xavier Shannon is transferring to Miami to attend graduate school and play for his father, Randy Shannon, the Hurricanes head coach.

Dick Harmon, Deseret Morning News: Brigham Young athletic director Tom Holmoe is defending adding Northern Iowa to the 2008 schedule, pointing to an estimated 41 of 64 Bowl Championship Series teams that scheduled I-AA opponents in 2007.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson linebacker Antonio Clay has withdrawn from school.

Terry J. Wood, Northwest Arkansas Times: Former Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett is now officially a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

FanBlogs: A new economics study from the University of Colorado at Denver finds that college football causes crime.

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