Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Randy Ellis, Oklahoman: The Oklahoma Publishing Company and Oklahoman sportswriter Jake Trotter filed a lawsuit against a Nebraska fan who admitted creating a fake Internet article about two Oklahoma quarterbacks.

John Ourand and Michael Smith, Orlando Business Journal: The University of Florida and Fox's Sun Sports have signed a media rights deal that is not only one of the most lucrative in the country, but also could end the likelihood of an Southeastern Conference channel being created any time soon. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star: A federal jury ruled that Joe-College.com, Lawrence T-shirt company, infringed on the trademark of the University of Kansas, awarding the university $127,000. But the decision was not a total victory for the university.

Joe Varden, Toledo Blade: Michigan can afford to pay Rich Rod's buyout. The Wolverines' new jerseys are part of an eight-year, $60 million agreement with Adidas.

EDSBS: Times must be tough in Tallahassee. Florida State is now selling tickets to Tallahassee Community College students.

Terry Foster, Detroit News: Big Ten commish Jim Delany says the league plans to expand its streaming capabilities, which means more games will be shown on the conference's website.

Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Conference commissioners say a football playoff is not in the picture.

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