Michael Deak, East Brunswick Home News Tribune: Ryan Hart, who was Rutgers' quarterback from 2002-05, and Troy Taylor, who was California's quarterback from 1986-89, have filed a lawsuit against EA Sports. The suit alleges the video game manufacturer used the players' likeness without permission. Former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller filed a suit in May with the same claims.
Rey Melick, Birmingham News: An online betting service has posted odds on teams most likely to commit the next NCAA violation. USC tops the list at 8-1. Ohio State is No. 2 at 9-1, followed by Florida, Memphis and Mississippi at 10-1. North Carolina, Connecticut, Michigan State and Florida State are 12-1. Alabama is 13-1.
Doug Zaleski, Muncie Star Press: The Ball State athletic department has been accused of failing to provide equal intercollegiate athletic opportunities for men and women under the structure of Title IX. A four-person team from the Department of Education interviewed Ball State officials earlier this month.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: There is no buyout in Nick Saban's contract with Alabama, meaning his deal has less teeth than the front row at Neyland Stadium.
J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina, which at one point had 29 commitments for 12 available scholarships, has trimmed its roster to the point that it now has three scholarships open.