Vance Joseph, an assistant Colorado football coach suspended last week for undisclosed reasons, has reportedly interviewed for a job at Bowling Green. Joseph spent Thursday at Bowling Green's spring practice, coach and former Colorado assistant Gregg Brandon told the Rocky Mountain News. Colorado and Bowling Green officials would not confirm the report. Colorado has not said why Joseph, 31, was put on paid leave pending "an investigation of possible violation of university policy."
Colorado center David Harrison abruptly canceled a news conference Friday, saying he needs more time to decide whether to forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft. The deadline for early draft declaration is May 10. Harrison, a 7-footer from Nashville, Tenn., is the school's career leader in blocked shots and field-goal percentage. He averaged 17.1 points and 8.8 rebounds a game this season, which ended with a first-round loss to Oregon in the NIT.
Quarterback Brad Smith, tailback Beau Viehmann, linebacker James Kinney and defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellison will be the captains for Missouri during the 2004 season, coach Gary Pinkel said. The captains were chosen by a vote of the team. All four will be seniors except Smith, a junior who is listed on several preseason Heisman Trophy watch lists and was an honorable mention All-American last season. In just two seasons, he has accounted for 6,745 total yards. Kinney will be a captain for the third straight season. He needs just 94 tackles to become Missouri's career leader. Ellison was third team All Big 12 last season. Viehmann played in 13 games last season and was named Missouri's walk-on player of the year.
When the U.S. Davis Cup team needed a comeback, Andy Roddick came through. Roddick beat Thomas Enqvist 6-4, 7-5, 6-2, leaving the United States and Sweden tied 1-all at the end of a long opening day in their best-of-five quarterfinal. American Mardy Fish lost the first match to Jonas Bjorkman, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Counting four rain delays that totaled more than three hours, the two matches took nearly nine hours to complete. Bjorkman must bounce back quickly for his doubles match Saturday with Thomas Johansson against top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan.-- From wire reports