Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota has new uniforms designed by Nike. There are six different uniform combinations that feature a number of changes in design and material, including the return of white pants for the first time since 1967. Photos: click here. Reaction: click here.

The Warriors Will Throw: Hawaii also unveiled new uniforms, designed by Under Armour. Photos: click here.

Randy Riggs, Austin American-Statesman: Texas Tech's Mike Leach says unlike South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier, Notre Dame’s Charlie Weis and Maryland’s Ralph Friedgen, he has no plans to relinquish play-calling duty. "Because I'm younger than those guys... I got into coaching to coach. Otherwise, you’re just a handshaker."

Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant: Connecticut legislators announced they have reached and agreement that will allow the Huskies to play "home" games in a series against Notre Dame at out-of-state stadiums.

Tim May, Columbus Dispatch: As expected, offensive lineman Justin Boren has decided to transfer from Michigan to Ohio State. Because of Big Ten rules, Boren can never be on scholarship at Ohio State and will have to pay his own way.

Patrick Ridgell, Longmont Times-Call: Kai Maiava, the final member of Colorado's 2007 recruiting class who turned out to be a starting guard that earned some freshman All-American honors, told coaches he wants to transfer.

Andrew Jones, Wilmington Star-News: There's no spring in the step of Atlantic Coast Conference football.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida's home game against Connecticut has been moved back a day to Sunday, Nov. 23 and will be televised on ESPN.

Bill Free, Baltimore Sun: Mark your calendars: Navy and Ohio State will open the 2009 season in Columbus and meet again in 2014, possibly in Baltimore.

Chip Alexander, Raleigh News & Observer: A Q&A with North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien.

Rock Kubatko, Baltimore Sun: Brady Smith, the Boston College defensive end accused of gaining access to a residence hall and assaulting a female student early Saturday morning, has been dismissed from the team.

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado State is planning a $20 million expansion of its facilities. Included in the project is an indoor practice venue for the football team.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Lawmakers who are seeking a government probe of the Bowl Championship Series are offsides.

George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon's offensive linemen are featured in a calendar. Thanks to EDSBS.

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: San Jose State has scheduled a 2009 game against USC. A four-game series against Navy is set to begin in 2011.

Fred Girard, Detroit News: Rich Rodriguez pursued the opening at Michigan, according to documents Rich Rod was forced to turn over as part of West Virginia's $4 million lawsuit against him. Thanks to John.

Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: The attorney for Larry Aschebrook, the former West Virginia fundraiser who was accused of making racial comments toward former Mountaineer offensive coordinator Calvin Magee, said his client is leaving his legal options open.

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