Bud Withers, Seattle Times: The Pacific 10 summer meetings begin at the posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, with officials ready to discuss cost-cutting measures. Proposals include the elimination of all printed media and recruiting guides and the practice of teams staying in hotels the night before home games.
NCAA: The governing body announced it would suspend membership dues for the next school year. Dues range from $900-$1,800, depending on division affiliation. The action will result in a collective savings of about $1.3 million for the membership. Thanks to Tim!
Des Moines Register: Iowa State becomes the latest athletic department to announce it won't print sports media guides for the upcoming school year in a cost-cutting move.
Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Missouri coaches are taking exception to predictions that the Tigers are going to tumble and land near the bottom of the Big 12 North standings.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: How about eradicating the USA Today coaches’ poll? Yep, just blow it up. No harm, no foul. It would save 61 coaches a lot of time and energy.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn's Gene Chizik on possible secondary violations: "I'm not really at liberty to discuss any of that. Obviously our people take all the precautions necessary to do what we need to do."
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Attention fans of the Southeastern Conference: Somebody has to pay for the league's fat, TV deals, so open up your wallets. Thanks to Raman!
Josh Helmholdt, Detroit Free Press: Michigan's Big House BBQ, which featured chicken, burgers and hot dogs as well as baked beans and macaroni and cheese, made a big impression on recruits.
George Dohrmann, SI.com: Interesting piece on former Oregon linemen Jeff Kendall and Cole Linehan, who decided to shed weight after realizing they had no future in football after college.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: USC's Pete Carroll says the NCAA investigation is old news. "We did everything three years ago and we haven't been asked anything to update the situation. The NCAA hasn't asked a question or revisited the matter. It's all been done."
Matt Hinton, Dr. Saturday: Is Iowa's Ricky Stanzi really the next Tom Brady? An entertaining look at anonymous comments that have popped up in various magazines over the years.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Washington prep standout Jake Heaps, who is rated by some recruiting websites as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country, has chosen Brigham Young and will make the announcement Thursday afternoon.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Season ticket sales are up at not only Mississippi State, but Mississippi and Southern Mississippi as well. The Rebels have already sold 40,000 season seats, up about 15% from a year ago. The Golden Eagles are less than 2,000 season seats from a team record.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Will former Boston College quarterback Dominique Davis end up at Central Florida?
Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: The year was 1922, and after Jack Best finished speaking to the Nebraska team, Notre Dame and the Four Horsemen didn't stand a chance.
Heisman Pundit: Hopefully all the Heisman contenders will make it through the season without serious injury. On the chance they don't, who is backing them up?
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Why all the secrecy surrounding the NCAA's investigation of Florida State? The governing body has figured out a way to circumvent Florida's open records laws.
Joe Henderson, Tampa Tribune: It sure seems like the decision to make Florida State forfeit as many as 14 games is going to hold — at least in some form. Otherwise, why would there be any need for a second appeal from Florida Sate, which is where we're at now?
Jason Kaneshiro, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii and USC officially announced the addition of two games to their series and changed the 2010 game to a Thursday night so it can be broadcast by ESPN.
The Quad: Just like the Wiz, Paul Myerberg never takes a day off. No. 90 San Jose State.
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