Dick Harmon, Deseret News: This week Senator Orrin Hatch will either trigger a meaningful debate on the legality of how our college football system works, or he'll be castigated as a grandstanding gasbag crying foul because a team from his state didn't play for a national championship in January.
Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Jewel Hampton, Iowa's starting running back, reportedly sustained a knee injury during non-contract drills Friday.
Katie Thomas, New York Times: Former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller on his class-action lawsuit against EA Sports and the NCAA: "We signed a paper at the beginning of college saying we couldn't benefit from our name. So why was the NCAA turning a blind eye to this and allowing EA Sports to take our likenesses and make big bucks off it?" Plus, an interactive graphic.
Nick Sunderland-Saied, Capital Times: Wisconsin officials want to put a stop to students scalping their season tickets.
Brian Dohn, Los Angeles Daily News: Former Notre Dame tight end Joseph Fauria is transferring to UCLA.
Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel: Financial considerations have resulted in Conference USA, the Ohio Valley Conference, the Sun Belt Conference and the Big Sky Conference doing away with their media day gatherings.
Dave Matter Columbia Daily Tribune: A look at the best of Big 12 backfields.
J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: East Carolina's Skip Holtz is facing a nonconference schedule of Appalachian State, West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. "There are a lot of people who play nobody and then beat their chest and go 'Look at us, we're 11-1.' "
Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Former Michigan quarterback Chad Henne says Rich Rodriguez's spread offense would be fun to run, but he's not sure if it will help quarterbacks in their transition to the NFL.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: His weekly notes column, leading with Florida State's decision to continue to fight the NCAA for the reinstatement of 14 victories for Bobby Bowden.
Curtis Lum, Honolulu Advertiser: Former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang was arrested for investigation of one count of second-degree robbery.
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