Monday, June 19, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Robbie Neiswanger and Rick Cleveland, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi players might start feeling better about their season if Madman Ed Orgeron's starting quarterback would arrive in Oxford. But is Brent Schaeffer really the savior?

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Iowa offensive lineman Austin Postler was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Arrest blotter.

Tim May, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State quarterbacks coach Joe Daniels, 63, was hospitalized after suffering chest discomfort. This follows offensive coordinator Jim Bollman's heart bypass surgery in May.

Andy Baggot, Wisconsin State Journal: Attention members of the media: Wisconsin's press guide is fast becoming a full-fledged recruiting tool, but necessary statistical information will be available at

John Helsley, Oklahoman: Oklahoma is being very picky on who to offer scholarships to because of its youth-laden roster (registration).

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Progress is being made toward the installation of FieldTurf at Texas Tech's Jones Stadium.

Eric Sorrentino, Lawrence Journal-World: Former Kansas safety Charley Bowen says he was born to fish, but forced to work.

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: So what can the Big 12 do to improve as a conference? There's plenty of work to be done (registration).

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlie Weis on safety Tom Zbikowski's pro boxing debut: "As soon as they named the opponent, the first thing I tried to figure out is, 'Who is this guy.' "

Dan Steinberg, Washington Post: Maryland is considering a proposal for a $50 million expansion of Byrd Stadium.

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: Receiver Whitney Lewis, who announced his intention to transfer from USC, will visit Montana State. He's also reportedly considering Northern Arizona and Northern Iowa.

Zach Duncan, Wichita Falls Times Record News: The winner of the Oil Bowl? It's Texas, which scored a 17-0 victory over Oklahoma. But the star of the game is headed to Oklahoma.

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