HEADLINES

News and commentary on LSU, college sports and recruiting from outside sources.

TRACKING THE TIGERS

Football in the air: LSU opens preseason drills this week (By Carl Dubois, The Advocate)

Former LSU golfer Duncan helps U.S. claim Cup lead (Associated Press)

Diligence elevates Ferdinand's game (By William Weathers, The Advocate)

LSU will win with ball control offense, solid defense (By Sam King, The Advocate)

Jason Banks emerges from brother Jonathon's shadow (By William Weathers, The Advocate)

AROUND THE SEC

At Ole Miss, Passing the Torch (By William Gildea, Washington Post

Ole Miss extends Barnes through 2006 (Associated Press)

Five questions that need to be answered in USC's training camp (By Steve Wiseman, The State)

With Spurrier gone, fans will demand more of Fulmer's Vols  (By Joe Biddle, The Tennessean)

Georgia: Secondary is primary need (By Mark Schlabach, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Bulldogs QB wasn't born to position (By Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal)

New deal give control to Franchione (By Ray Melick, Birmingham Post Herald)

Hope for Bama? (By Thomas Murphy, Mobile Register)

Most Tiders expected to be redshirted (By Thomas Murphy, Mobile Register)

Tuberville wants frosh on the field (By Neal McCready, Mobile Register)

UK vs. U of L: This year's opener bigger than usual (By John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader)

OTHER COLLEGE NEWS OF NOTE

Hall Mumme: At the Bottom of the Fall (By Josh Peter, Times-Picayune)

Cajun freshman check in for start of fall drills (By Dan McDonald, Daily Advertiser)

First practice pleases Solich (Associated Press)

Texas takes a whack at No. 1 (By Bill Campbell, Dallas Morning News)

Clarence Moore quits Yellow Jackets (Associated Press)

Ohio St. FB suspended for preseason camp, first game (Associated Press)

Legal questions in Northwestern-Wheeler lawsuit still unanswered (By Ariel Alexovich, Daily Northwestern)

Barnett's contract extension raises questions at Colorado (By Fred Baerkircher, Colorado Daily)

New look for New Mexico football: woman on the field (By Mary Perea, Assocated Press)

College football a different world for some former high school stars (By Cedric Golden, Austin American-Statesman)

Wisconsin basketball recruit charged with sexual assault (By Lars Russell, Badger Herald)

Despite battling rough home and disorder, Penn State LB Toles prospers (Rick Burchfield, Daily Collegian)


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