Thursday, May 22, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: According to the latest federal tax records, Notre Dame paid Tyrone Willingham more than Crewcut Charlie Weis in base compensation. List of Notre Dame's top salaries.

Ed Miller, Virginian-Pilot: Joining the Atlantic Coast Conference has paid off for Virginia Tech, which reported football income of $40.75 million last season, the most in the league.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: A reader outlines why it might be wise for the Big East to consider expansion, with Central Florida being a target for football.

Scott Carter, Tampa Tribune: Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford is almost fully recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Les Miles is trying to assure fans about Louisiana State's quarterbacking situation. "We're going to have one in every formation," he said.

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas junior running back Brandon Barnett was arrested and charged with contempt of court for failing to pay a speeding ticket.

Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: Plans for the first phase of renovations at North Carolina's Keenan Stadium have cleared a hurdle.

Jason Kaneshiro, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii's athletic department is facing an expected deficit of $1.7 million in 2009. The loss would add to a cumulative deficit estimated at a minimum of $4.5 million.

Don Williams and Jeff Walker, Lubbock Avalanche Journal: Texas Tech starting center Stephen Hamby was arrested for aggravated assault. He allegedly punched a man twice in the face in March. The victim suffered a fractured jaw.

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