Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Ron Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Coach Todd Therrien of defending California state champion St. Bonaventure High said "Oregon is not welcome" to recruit his players after the Ducks ended their pursuit of safety Xavier Ramos on Monday.

Maria Matzer Rose, Columbus Dispatch: Columbus-based Victoria's Secret is rolling out loungewear lines for 33 universities, including Michigan, but not Ohio State — at least not yet. The CEO of the parent company also serves on Ohio State's board of trustees, creating possible conflict-of-interest issues.

Marcus R. Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Quarterback Clint Brewster, son of Minnesota coach Tim Brewster, is transferring. Destination unknown.

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Excerpts from the affidavit used by University of Iowa police to get a warrant to search rooms in connection with a sex assault investigation. Thanks to Gary at Steroid Nation.

Jesse DeConto and Javier Serna, Raleigh News & Observer: Defensive lineman Jared McAdoo, a North Carolina recruit from Chapel Hill High, faces a criminal charge for allegedly selling the prescription painkiller Percocet at a graduation after-party intended to be free of alcohol and drugs.

Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Liberty Bowl founder A.F. "Bud" Dudley died at the age of 88 after an extended illness.

Kyle Hightower and Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida president John Hitt says the school could have done a better job of handling the aftermath of player Ereck Plancher's death. Then he criticized the media's coverage of the incident.

Scott Wright, Oklahoman: Offensive lineman Britt Mitchell has left Oklahoma and enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: He has a confession to make: Don't follow the recruiting hype, especially his.

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Defensive lineman Pat Kuntz, who spent the spring semester at Ivy Tech, is back at Notre Dame.

Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Sun: Five-year contracts might be considered the "industry standard," but it's a bad practice for Nevada Las Vegas. Example 1A: Football coach Mike "6-29" Sanford.

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Starting Air Force Z-receiver Ty Paffett is scheduled to undergo surgery for a herniated disc, but he hopes to be ready for fall drills.

Jay Paterno, Obama '08: Yes, that's right. The son of the Penn State coach is a blogger. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Joe Ovies, 850 The Blog: The sports sections of the Raleigh News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer are merging.

Here is today's highly recommended rockin' mystery link. Thanks to Houston.

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