Thursday, April 03, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Eric Petersen, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State will not be selling single-game tickets for the Nebraska game at Ames, meaning many Cornhusker fans will have to purchase a Cyclone season-ticket package in order to gain entrance into the Oct. 18 game. Iowa State used a similar policy last year for its home game against Iowa and it resulted in a team-record sale of 36,610 season tickets.

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fifteen of the 39 players from Iowa's 2005 and 2006 signing classes have left the program.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: James Johnson, one of the top 20 pass-catchers in Georgia Tech history, has left the team. "He just felt it was time to move on with his life," receivers coach Buzz Preston said.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado is considering building a hotel-conference center on campus, with one of the sites being an area outside the northeast corner of Folsom Field. "An on-campus hotel would be a boost to recruiting and for the hospitality of boosters and visitors to complement the other outstanding properties in Boulder," athletic director Mike Bohn said.

Jon Naito, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Paul Wulff probably wishes he were back at Division I-AA Eastern Washington, where he had 63 scholarship players. He has fewer than 60 scholarship players participating in spring drills at Washington State.

Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times: Virginia linebacker J'Courtney Williams, facing charges of credit card theft and credit card fraud, was booted off the team by coach Al Groh.

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri’s depth at linebacker took another hit when Connell Davis returned from spring break and quit the team. Two weeks ago, Marquis Booker was dismissed from the squad after his arrest for suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Eight representatives of the American football club at Hosei University in Tokyo are spending two weeks observing Boise State's spring practices.

Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times: For Washington fans, there's no middle ground when it comes to Tyrone Willingham.

Mickey Furfari, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia has scheduled a 2009 game against always tough Liberty.

Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: Let the litigation begin! The first in a series of legal hearings in the battle between Rich Rodriguez and West Virginia will be held Thursday.

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