Jeremy Fowler, Orlando Sentinel: A Florida official says Tim Tebow's mother, Pam, apparently paid for her son's floor-level seat for last Saturday's Orlando Magic game.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's athletic department will owe strength and conditioning coach Mark Smith more than $300,000 if it can't prove it has justified cause to fire him.
Andy Gribble, Opelika-Auburn News: The rolling of Toomer's Corner during Auburn's "Big Cat" recruiting weekend — when a couple of secondary violations may have occurred — had the appearance of a planned event. At least seven police officers were on the scene for the "impromptu" event. One officer showed up 45 minutes before the celebration began.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: A big spike in season ticket sales at Mississippi State.
Samuel McKewon, Nebraska State Paper: Making a case for defensive players to win the Heisman Trophy.
Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The price of cupcakes is going up. Georgia will pay North Texas $975,000 to open the 2013 season in Sanford Stadium — the most the Bulldogs have ever guaranteed a visiting team and the latest example of the rising cost of scheduling anticipated easy victories.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Bobby Lowder was once considered the most powerful college football booster in America. Now he may not even be the most influential trustee on Auburn's board.
Bob Condotta and Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Washington has not given up on plans to renovate Husky Stadium, which will cost $300 million. Rival Washington State is looking at adding 2,200 seats, plus luxury suites, loge boxes and club seats to Martin Stadium. A look at stadiums in the Pacific 10.
Get The Picture: Remember U.S. Representative Corrine Brown from Florida? Perhaps this video will refresh your memory. She's considering a run for U.S. Senate and said an internal statewide poll shows her comfortably ahead of any Democratic contender.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins was arrested last weekend and charged with two misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, for his involvement in a brawl outside a Gainesville nightclub. Jenkins is the third Florida player to be arrested in 2009 and the 24th to be arrested in the past four years.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Steiner Sports has an authentic Notre Dame scoreboard up for auction on its website, with the auction ending in late July.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: The final details on a new contract for Cincinnati's Brian Kelly could be completed this week.
Robbie Neiswanger, Springdale Morning News: Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett broke the ring finger on his right (throwing) hand while lifting weights. He earlier broke the thumb on his throwing hand. He is expected to miss at least two weeks of summer workouts. Razorback defensive tackle Lavunce Askew has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a laptop.
Mike Carmin, Lafayette Courier & Journal: Purdue is in discussions with Notre Dame about extending the series past 2015.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State president Gordon Gee committed a minor NCAA violation last spring when he took linebacker James Laurinaitis out to dinner at Mitchell's Steakhouse in Columbus.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: More fallout from the terrific investigative piece by the Columbus Dispatch. Oklahoma committed a secondary violation in 2008, when a Sooner player traveled to an NFL draft party as the guest of a former college teammate. The $1,300 trip, which included use of a credit card, was paid for by the former teammate’s agent.
Ted Lewis, Times-Picayune: Conference USA presidents approved several cost-cutting moves, including reducing football travel squads to 66 players. Tulane, still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, is taking even more drastic measures after a year in which revenue fell 30% short of expectations.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Cory Mackay, the Washington State defensive end seriously injured in a truck accident on May 7, could be back in school this fall.
Loren Tate, Champaign News-Gazette: Illinois and Missouri have agreed to end the "Arch Rivalry" game in St. Louis after the 2010 season.
Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Sun: If Nevada Las Vegas' athletic department was really serious about saving money, here are some ways.
M Go Blog: Kelvin Grady, a backup point guard on for Michigan's basketball team, is expected to join the football team.
Norm Maves Jr., Oregonian: Portland State offensive coordinator Mouse Davis, 76, announced his retirement. He is credited with developing the run-and-shoot offense.
The Quad: No. 92 Rice is next on Paul Myerberg's countdown.