Ron Morris, Columbia State: If you needed a perfect example of how television runs college football, you got one this week when North Carolina pulled out of its scheduled 2010 game against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville has asked the social networking site Twitter to shut down accounts that it says were falsely established in the names of coaches Steve Kragthorpe and Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii coach Greg McMackin has apologized for a gay slur he uttered three times to describe a chant by Notre Dame players at a banquet preceding last year's Hawaii Bowl. Audio of slur and apology.
David Wharton, Los Angeles Times: UCLA coaches Rick Neuheisel and Ben Howland and athletic director Dan Guerrero have agreed to take pay cuts of up to 10%. The three were not required to take the cuts, but agreed to do so after state employees were ordered to take cuts to help ease California's budget crisis.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: USC can't win the Pacific 10 every year, can it?
Lonnie White, Versus: Notes from Pac-10 media day.
Scott Wolf, Inside USC: Pete Carroll, on what he would do if he were in charge of the NCAA for a day: "We would have an awesome playoff system, that's all I care about."
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Season ticket sales are up 8.3% at Cincinnati.
Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh has scheduled a two-game series starting in 2010 with Utah.
Zac Boyer, Hartford Courant: Connecticut and Michigan have reached an agreement on a home-and-home series that will see the Huskies open the 2010 season at Michigan Stadium and the Wolverines play at Rentschler Field in 2013.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: The Hawaii Bowl Bowl is expected to announce a four-year extension of an agreement for a Conference USA team to play opposite a Western Athletic Conference team in its game.
Sports Radio Interviews: Utah's Kyle Whittingham talks to WKNR in Cleveland about the Bowl Championship Series. "What we're looking for is equality and equal accessibility. And that's something that's an ongoing fight."
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist's June Jones is confident his team's home opener against Stephen F. Austin will be sold out, which would mark only the third time 32,000-seat Ford Stadium has been sold out since it opened in 2000.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg continues his countdown with a look at No. 33 Oregon State.
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