Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: A controversial plan to play the Washington-Washington State game at Qwest Field died as officials at both schools said plans on how to best allocate tickets proved to be a deal-breaker.
J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates suffered an injury to the thumb of his right (throwing) hand while playing Ultimate Frisbee and will have to wear a splint during that time.
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Alabama's Nick Saban is serving as the grand marshal of the Aaron's 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
Adam Rose, Fabulous Forum: USC's Pete Carroll remains frustrated by a two-year-old rule prohibiting head coaches from going on the road to recruit during the month of May.
Brett McMurphy and Josh Poltilove, Tampa Tribune: South Florida tight end Trent Pupello is facing charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count each of aggravated assault with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public after an incident earlier this month.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Attorneys representing the University of Central Florida are seeking a summary judgment in response to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Ereck Plancher. UCF claims Plancher signed waivers clearing the school of all liability for injuries he suffered playing football.
Sal Interdonato, Middletown Times-Herald Record: The decision by Army coach Rich Ellerson to put 6-foot-10 junior Ali Villanueva at receiver could turn out to be a work of genius.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida scout team running back Marquis Hannah was charged with a second-degree felony for unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling and a first-degree misdemeanor for battery.
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