Friday, August 22, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Givens, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas is expected to extend its deal to play games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock through 2016. Arkansas will not be required to play more than two games a season at War Memorial in the remaining eight years of the contract.

On Campus, Orlando Sentinel: Best theme for a college football special section? It belongs to the Sentinel, which got Barack Obama and John McCain to pose for the cover shot. Plus a link to the section, which carries a political theme throughout.

Tom D'Angelo: Palm Beach Post: Florida State is preparing a written response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations of academic fraud and should release the document on or around Sept. 12.

Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Quarterback Tyler Graunke, the expected starter for Hawaii until he was suspended because of "academic issues," has been reinstated to the team.

Curtis Anderson, Eugene Register-Guard: Quarterback Nate Costa, Oregon's expected starter, suffered an injury of unknown severity to his left knee.

Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle: Sophomore Kevin Riley was named the starting quarterback for California, edging out senior incumbent Nate Longshore.

Jeremy Fowler, Orlando Sentinel: Florida defensive tackle Torrey Davis has been cited twice since April of driving with knowledge of a suspended license. He has a court date of Sept. 22.

Chip Cosby, Lexington Herald-Leader: Former Kentucky quarterback Curtis Pulley has enrolled at Florida A&M. Thanks to Scott.

Sports By Brooks: Penn State's opener against Coastal Carolina just got easier. Chanticleer receiver William Chandler was suspended after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Mercedes Mayer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian unveiled a 40,000 square-foot facility that houses a team meeting room, a players-only club, six suites, club-level seating, an academic center and a dining area.

Shannon Shelton, Detroit Free Press: Michigan State held a dedication ceremony for a 25,000-square-foot addition to the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.

College Football Walk On: The new site plans to establish an award to honor the collegiate walk-on player of the year.

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