Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said the economic downturn hasn't had a major impact on the Big Ten Network. "It's doing fine. In fact, they're adding a little bit of personnel. They are quite a bright spot in the overall pantheon of the media story. They're profitable. They have more than met their advertising goals for the year."
George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: Fresno State athletic director Thomas Boeh will ask the Western Athletic Conference to reduce its dues. "It seems entirely reasonable for the league to find ways to be more efficient," he said.
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and his staff were in Austin last week to study Texas' spread offense.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee junior quarterback Nick Stephens is out of action for three to four weeks after fracturing his right throwing wrist.
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: The noble bill that would require Oregon's state colleges and universities to interview minority candidates before hiring head football coaches is flawed for several reasons. Among them: the legislature has more pressing priorities.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Texas great Steve Worster, 59, is rebuilding his life after Hurricane Ike destroyed his home, along with every possession he had but the blue jeans he was wearing and the old Longhorn tear-away jersey he had stored in a trunk.
Keith Groller, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Urban Meyer delivered an R-rated speech on football and family during a speech at a coaches clinic.
Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Former Virginia offensive coordinator Mike Groh is set to become a graduate assistant at Alabama.
Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: Is the Atlantic Coast Conference looking at divisional realignment?
Larry Brown Sports: Tony Mandarich explains how he passed NCAA urine tests.
Matt Murschel, College Gridiron 365: Don't like your coach? Build a website.
John DeShazier, Times-Picayune: Bryce Brown isn't the problem, we are.
Sal Interdonato, Middletown Times Herald-Record: Army's home game against Rutgers has been moved to Friday, Oct., 23, and will be televised on ESPN2.
Tony Dobies, Daily Athenaeum: Quinton Andrews, who started 33 games at safety for West Virginia, will not return for his senior season.
Associated Press: Marshall defensive back DeQuan Bembry has been charged with three misdemeanors after a residence hall incident.