Paul Buker, Oregonian: Mike Riley says an interference call against Oregon State during a two-point conversion try by Utah was the wrong call. "The ball was never going to be caught,'' he said. "It was way behind [the Utah receiver] and way behind [safety] Greg [Laybourn}.'' Riley also said the Utes receiver might have stepped out of bounds. "But it's history now,'' he said.
Brian Dohn, Los Angeles Daily News: It now appears USC's Pete Carroll committed an NCAA violation when he attended Loyola High games against Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach and Concord De La Salle on separate days last month. One of the most highly recruited juniors in Southern California is Loyola running back Anthony Barr.
Adam Rose, All Things Trojan: USC students who are feeling sick have been urged to stay home and not attend the Trojans' game against Oregon. The university issued a campus-wide alert warning about a suspected "highly contagious gastrointestinal virus."
Mike Miller, Capital Times: Wisconsin announced that its marching band has been suspended for Saturday night's game against Ohio State and won't play again until an investigation into allegations of hazing and inappropriate sexual activity is finished. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: The Texas Tech ticket office is warning fans about existing counterfeit general admission tickets to the Red Raiders' game against Nebraska on Oct. 11 in Lubbock.
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Is Pittsburgh's win at South Florida the turning point for Dave Wannstedt's program?
Mark Heller, East Valley Tribune: It has played host to 16.2 million ticket-holders, 36 Fiesta Bowls, four national championships, blockbuster concerts, two massive expansions, two seasons of USFL, a Super Bowl and one pope. Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium has just turned 50.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Former Syracuse fullback Rob Konrad has sent a letter to athletic director Daryl Gross asking that Florida offensive line coach Steve Addazio be considered as the next coach of the Orange.
Ben Prather, FanBlogs: Has the Pacific 10 waited too long to expand. Utah and Brigham Young are likely candidates to join the league, but the Mountain West's strides this season could make it difficult for the teams to leave the league.
Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post: Howard Schnellenberger has had enough. He ripped into his Florida Atlantic team after it gave up a game-winning Hail Mary pass on the final play of a 14-13 loss at Middle Tennessee.
Connor Ennis, New York Times: Former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assault with a deadly weapon.
Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times: A jury convicted former USC running back O.J. Simpson of armed robbery and kidnapping Friday night, 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of killing his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles.
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