Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State is still without a lease to play its games in Qualcomm Stadium. The team has been without one since the end of the 2007 season and city officials estimated that it lost more than $300,000 combined on Aztecs games in 2006 and 2007 because of poor attendance. Thanks to Mike.
Bob Hertzel, Times West Virginian: Rich Rodriguez still hasn't apologized for leaving West Virginia.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: By the time we reach 2013, the last year of NCAA probation for any school currently impacted by major penalties, Alabama will have spent at least 10 of the previous 25 years on probation.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Someone apparently is posing as Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson via email. Officials are investigating an email that was sent to a Kansas prep coach, purportedly from Watson, asking for insight and information on particular players.
Associated Press: Bill Snyder says he was former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius' first choice for lieutenant governor after he retired from coaching in 2005. Sebelius, now secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, confirmed that Snyder was on the list. "I talked to a variety of people about their potential interest in running for public office, and he was one of them," she said.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: The collected wisdom of T. Boone Pickens.
Mike Whitson, San Angelo Standard-Times: Texas Tech's Mike Leach on last season's 39-33 victory over Texas: "It was definitely a good win. But, I coached a 13-year-old all-star team and we beat Cheyenne one time and I thought that was a bigger win." Thanks to Ben Maller.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Pacific 10 fans who have long clamored for a shake-up in the league's bowl partners could begin to see some change with the 2010 season. The conference is in discussions with the Alamo Bowl for a possible contract to begin after this season's pacts expire.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Todd Dickey, USC's senior vice president for administration, and Mike Garrett, the athletic director, responded to criticism that the university failed to independently investigate allegations that led to a probe of its athletic program.
Knoxville News Sentinel: The NCAA has declared that college sports camps are off limits for media unless the camps are open to the public.
Lexington Herald-Leader: E.J. Adams, who started nine games at receiver last season for Kentucky, is among three players who have left the team.
Seth Emerson, Columbia State: South Carolina's athletic department is projecting a $1 million surplus in its operating budget next year despite a drop in season ticket sales. The reason? A seat-licensing program and the Southeastern Conference's TV deal with ESPN. South Carolina will pay Florida Atlantic $800,000 to visit Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 19, believed to be the largest guarantee the Gamecocks have ever paid out in football.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Washington State safeties Tyree Toomer and LeAndre Daniels have been suspended from team activities after their arrest by campus police in connection with the alleged theft of bicycles.
Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State recruit Jaamal Berry admitted to buying and planning to smoke the marijuana found in his car Thursday morning, a Miami-Dade County arrest report shows.
Stephanie Sanchez, El Paso Times: Two Texas El Paso players are suspected of assaulting a salesman and stealing a home entertainment system from him.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Justin Chaisson, the troubled Oklahoma recruit who pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanors, has been cleared to join the team.
Dave Sittler, Tulsa World: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is taking another gamble by allowing Chaisson to join the Sooners.
Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin's athletic board approved a new bonus policy that cuts the maximum award coaches receive for appearing in the Big Ten’s less prestigious bowls.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg's countdown continues with No. 82 Ohio, No. 81 Virginia and No. 80 Northern Illinois.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Former Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick died after a bicycling accident. He was 69.
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