Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: What recession? Rutgers has raised ticket prices by $10. That's an increase of $280 for the season package of seven home games. The hike is aimed at defraying some of the cost of the $102 million Rutgers Stadium expansion project that is on schedule to be ready for the opener against Cincinnati on Sept. 5.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: The Ernie Davis statue has been returned to its place on the campus of Syracuse University — without the word Nike or its iconic swooshes.
Eleven Warriors: Ohio State has dipped into the cheerleader ranks in search of a receiver.
Rivals: Here it is, the long-awaited Rivals top 100 prospects for the class of 2010.
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Was Gene Chizik a "hire of convenience" for Auburn? Recruiting guru Tom Luginbill thinks so.
Josh Katzenstein, Minnesota Daily: Minnesota's new stadium, scheduled to open this fall, could eventually host outdoor hockey games, concerts and recreational sports.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan's Rich Rodriguez refuses to answer questions about departed starting quarterback Steven Threet.
Joe Henderson, Tampa Tribune: Is Bobby Bowden getting a bum rap in the Florida State scandal?
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Florida State now is tied for the second-most major infractions cases (seven) in history. That's one behind Arizona State and Southern Methodist.
Paul Strelow, Pawsitive Press: The battle between Kyle Parker and Willy Korn to become Clemson's starting quarterback won't be settled anytime soon.
Robbi Pickeral, ACC Now: Former North Carolina quarterback Cameron Sexton will transfer to Division II Catawba for his final season of eligibility.
Mike Lucas, Badger Beat: Wisconsin's Henry Mason has returned in a new role: director of player personnel and external relations. The former Badger receivers coach suffered damage to his spinal cord in July 2007, an injury which has prevented him from returning to coaching.
Alex Abrams, Springdale Morning News: Arkansas linebacker Ryan Powers was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting.
Arkansas Traveler: The Arkansas student newspaper explains in an editorial why it didn't immediately report on the arrest of quarterback Ryan Mallet on a public intoxication charge.