Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: The Southeastern Conference is considering starting a television network. What it all means and outlining the pros and cons of such a move.

Tim Stephens, Orlando Sentinel: Is the Bowl Championship Series 'restraint of trade' or simply the marketplace at work?

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Wait a minute. Alabama's Nick Saban can create an associate athletic director for football operations position, and he can hire a buddy from Pennsylvania to come in and work with the entire athletic department on motivation, but he can't afford a baby sitter?

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: In a state where white residents outnumber blacks 47 to 1, playing ball might be the easiest part for black athletes coming to Iowa.

Ana M. Alaya, Newark Star-Ledger: A state audit took Rutgers to task for spending thousands of dollars to send friends and family of athletic staff members to the Texas Bowl in 2006.

Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: A police report is expected to implicate West Virginia safety Charles Pugh in the theft of a credit card from a car that was parked at the university and its subsequent use in fraudulent purchases.

Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: More goodies from the deposition of Rich Rod agent Mike Brown, who told West Virginia attorney Bob Fitzsimmons that Michigan was a great school because "people earn their degrees there instead of giving them out for free.''

Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: Why doesn't Colorado schedule top-notch opponents like it used to, when Bill McCartney was winning conference championships?

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: A Q&A with Boise State coach Chris Petersen.

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Dan McCarney, who was shoved out as Iowa State coach near the end of the 2006 season, has resurrected his career and is assistant head coach/defensive line coach at Florida.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse receiver Mike Williams, who caught 14 touchdown passes in two seasons, has been suspended by the school over an academic issue.

Daniel Lyght, Fresno Bee: Fresno State's Pat Hill testified in former player Jason Shirley's defense against four misdemeanor counts.

Amy Donaldson, Deseret News: Utah's Kyle Whittingham says he likely will rescind the scholarship of defensive lineman Keni Kaufusi, who was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of unlawful purchase of alcohol, a weapons violation and a weapons violation with the intent to assault.

Jeff Dahn, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The final copy of the final newspaper will appear on somebody's doorstep one day in 2043.

1 comment:

Three N Out said...

uhhhmmm colorado has played FSU, ASU, and Georgia the last few years... Not THAT weak of a schedule