Todd Jones and Jill Riepenhoff, Columbus Dispatch: A look at the NCAA's expanding arsenal of ways to dim the public spotlight aimed at collegiate athletic scandals.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: The NCAA has no plans to look into questionable financial dealings uncovered by an audit at Kansas State.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: There are signs that Florida and Georgia are ready to sign an extension to keep their annual game in Jacksonville.
Holly Anderson, Dr. Saturday: Traditional molting season has arrived again in Oregon.
Andrea Adelsen, Orlando Sentinel: With universities and athletic programs cutting back because of the economic crisis, Florida's athletic budget increased 7% to $89 million for the 2009-10 school year.
Gary Jacobson, Dallas Morning News: The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex economy could get a boost of over $100 million from nine games this season.
Cedric K. Brown, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati's Brian Kelly finally got his contract extended. The new deal runs through 2013.
Bruce Cadwallader, Columbus Dispatch: Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has asked the governor to let him out of prison after having served less than half of his 7.5-year sentence.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State gets a commitment from a punter who didn't even punt last season.
Connor Ennis, The Quad: Things could have been different for Texas A&M had it kept T. Boone Pickens on a $25 basketball scholarship in 1947.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Maurice Harris, a reserve linebacker for Florida State, was charged with felony grand theft and possession of a motor vehicle with altered identification numbers, another felony.
Adam Emerson, Tampa Tribune: Florida State officials, responding to losing an appeal to the NCAA over sanctions in an academic cheating scandal, say they will continue to fight to keep Bobby Bowden from losing as many as 14 victories.
Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Air Force's Saj El-Amin, a guard on the basketball team, will join the football team as a receiver.
Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Jerry Schemmel has been named the new voice of Colorado State radio broadcasts.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: Brigham Young junior defensive lineman Bernard Afutiti, who was expected to be a major contributor this season, has been ruled academically ineligible.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg's countdown continues with No. 75 Memphis, No. 74 Temple, 73 Colorado State, No. 72 Texas A&M, No. 71 Hawaii and No. 70 Kansas State.
Waterloo Courier: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Aplington-Parkersburg High coach Ed Thomas, who was shot to death at the school Wednesday morning.
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