Saturday, June 14, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Dan Zeiger, East Valley Tribune: Dane Guthrie, projected as Arizona State's starting tight end, will not return for his senior season. No reason was given, but he missed part of spring drills because of academics.

Andrea Cohen, Oklahoman: In part because of a $20 million donation from alumnus Sherman Smith, Oklahoma State will soon become the 10th team in the Big 12 to have an indoor practice facility. Plus a look at other indoor practice facilities in the Big 12.

Yoon Kim, The Technique: Georgia Tech is switching to more earth-friendly lights in Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett, a native of West Virginia and former Mountaineer assistant, on recruiting kids from his home state: "If you sign five kids in West Virginia, that’s three too many.”

Detroit Free Press: Former Michigan State backup quarterback Connor Dixon is transferring to Duquesne.

FanBlogs: A look at the Orange Bowl, before, during and after.

College Baseball Blog: A preview of all the teams in the College World Series, which begins Saturday in Omaha.

Newshoggers: Bloggers beware: Associated Press is starting bogus copyright suits against those linking and quoting even the merest fraction of an AP news report.

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