Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State has brought in an outside consultant to help figure out ways to part with former coach Chuck Long, who is being paid $715,900 per year until his contract runs out on Dec. 31, 2010. Thanks to Mike.
Doug Tucker, Associated Press: The Kansas Board of Regents voted to require state universities to conduct regular audits that include their athletics departments after revelations that Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and others received tens of thousands of dollars in undocumented payments.
Alex Ebert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Under pressure from legislators angered by the Minnesota's plan to sell alcohol only in the private suites and premium seats at the new TCF Bank Stadium, the regents voted, 10-2, to make all athletic events on campus alcohol free.
Conquest Chronicles: Another year, the same result: Southeastern Conference and Big 12 teams are out-of-conference scheduling cowards. The Pacific 10 is full of idiots.
Ian Rapoport, Birmingham News: Alabama's Nick Saban is in negotiations for a contract extension.
Losers With Socks: Hmmmm. About that Marlon Brown Facebook account.
Brian Whitley, Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers approved a minor update to Greg Schiano's contract. A payment of $250,000 to Schiano from Nelligan Sports Marketing, the university's marketing agent, was terminated as part of the amendments. Instead, Rutgers will make the payment directly to the coach, in exchange for his participation in promotional activities.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez says tailback Kevin Grady, who served a seven-day jail sentence last month after pleading guilty to violating probation for a drunken driving conviction a year ago, is expected to rejoin the team this fall.
James S. Tyree, Oklahoman: Oklahoma president David Boren defends hefty raises given to Bob Stoops and members of his coaching staff.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame tight end Joseph Fauria is not enrolled in school and will not play this fall because of "personal reasons."
Andy Bitter, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Auburn safety Christian Thompson, defensive tackle Jomarcus Savage and linebacker Marcus Jemison are no longer with the team and will not return.
Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle: Aaron Ausmus has resigned from his job as North Texas’ strength and conditioning coach and will join the staff at Tennessee in a similar capacity.
Sports Radio Interviews: UCLA's Slick Rick Neuheisel talks about staying in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces.
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