Sunday, August 03, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: The NCAA may be close to ruling that former USC running back Reggie Bush is retroactively ineligible, which could cause Bush to lose his 2005 Heisman Trophy and the Trojans to forfeit games in 2004 and 2005. Thanks to Mike.

Rick Malwitz and Keith Sargeant, East Brunswick Home News-Tribune: Athletic director Robert Mulcahy said there is no clause in Greg Schiano's contract that would allow the coach to break his 10-year deal without penalty if Rutgers is unable to complete an expansion of its stadium by 2009. Thanks to Jon and Stephen.

Keith Sargeant, East Brunswick Home News-Tribune: Where is Tony Soprano when you need him? Mulcahy is defending his approval of a no-bid contract with Nelligan Sports Marketing Inc. in February 2000. The marketing firm employed Mulcahy's son, Robert J. Mulcahy.

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: A wild weekend in Athens that resulted in one Georgia player being arrested and two others sent to the hospital. Long snapper Jeff Henson and defensive back Donavon Baldwin have been suspended.

Detroit Free Press: Retired Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, along with athletic director Bill Martin and hockey coach Red Berenson, have been diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record: Army coach Stan Brock was back at practice, only days after surgery to treat prostate cancer.

Associated Press: Elected officials in Ohio have spent more than $400,000 on Ohio State tickets since 1996, purchasing hundreds of seats each year through their campaign funds, according to state records. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Arizona Daily Star: Arizona president Robert Shelton says the Wildcats are going to a bowl game. "We're going to a bowl. You heard it here. Probably not on January 1 or after." And what if they don't get a bowl bid? "If we don't go to a bowl, we have to really examine our program and what we're doing."

Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: The parents of Ereck Plancher have notified Central Florida that they plan to file a lawsuit against the university over the death of their son.

Rick Scoppe, Greenville News: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier didn't vote Duke in his preseason top 25 after he was asked to stop the practice by Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association. Plus, five long-time boosters filed a lawsuit against South Carolina and its athletic booster club, saying the athletic department reneged on a seat-licensing agreement made under former athletic director Mike McGee.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: What would happen if, for one day, a college football game was played and nobody came?

Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Quarterback Tyler Graunke will be withheld from participating in Hawaii's training camp until he resolves a personal issue.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: The expansion on Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium is complete. Tramel writes: "I walked out onto the east-side landing of the stadium Saturday, and only one word came to mind: amazing. Simply amazing."

Maurice Patton, Tennessean: Vanderbilt suspended freshman running back Jermaine Doster for the season after his arrest two weeks ago on three misdemeanor charges in his hometown of Tampa.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If they take away Bush's Heisman Trophy, would it be vacated or would they give it to Vince Young, who finished second?