Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry, Seattle Times: The paper continues its fantastic series on the 2000 Washington Huskies. To Washington fans, Curtis Williams was a tragic hero. To the courts, he was a wanted felon. Link to series.

Rick Plumlee, Wichita Eagle: Kansas' Mark Mangino, 51, was expected to be released from the intensive care unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after being admitted Sunday night for undisclosed reasons.

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Larry Smith, 68, who coached at Tulane, Arizona, USC and Missouri during a 24-year career and compiled a 143-126-7 record, died after a long battle with chronic lymphatic leukemia.

Jerry Crowe, Los Angeles Times: Smith, who was fired by USC three days after the Trojans lost to Fresno State in the Freedom Bowl, said of the 1992 loss, "Our guys didn't give a damn about being there."

Steve Bauer, News-Gazette: Erique Robertson, a freshman linebacker at Illinois, was arrested after a gun was fired in front of a bar in Champaign. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Gil Lebreton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas' Mack Brown hasn't spent his offseason watching old Rose Bowl reruns.

Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times: Appalachian State offensive lineman Kerry Brown is still talking about the victory at Michigan. "We knew we were going to win."

Parsons Real Estate Group: ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit is putting is Columbus-area home on the market. Thanks to EDSBS and TSD Magazine.

With Leather: Photos of Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner allegedly showing off his Demon Deacon have surfaced.

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