Adam Rose, LAist: A personal injury lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against former USC assistant Dave Watson, as well as the university and a local auto dealership. The plaintiff, Alaric Valentin, was a passenger in a vehicle struck by Watson's car on May 17, 2008. Watson was arrested at the time on suspicion of driving under the influence. The suit alleges that he had taken as many as seven Vicodin and several Soma pills.
College Game Balls: A statistical look at the last five seasons. USC is the nation's top program, Tulsa, Navy and Hawaii have won more games than Florida State and Kansas has an abysmal 32% winning percentage on the road.
Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona was unable to reach agreement with its previous cable-satellite network, so it decided to launch its own network. The Arizona Wildcats Sports Network will be the new home to football and men's basketball games that had been aired on Fox Sports Arizona for more than 10 years. The network will cost between $800,000 and $1.2 million to run each year.
Andrea Cohen, Oklahoman: How bad was the summer of 2008 for T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State? Athletic director Mike Holder said his department lost $280 million in investments in a two-month period. "I guess the good news is you had that money to lose," he said. "The bad news is, how could you lose $280 million?"
Jennie Nicholls, Deseret News: What to do with that blank wall in the basement. A fan has re-created a photo from the 2006 Brigham Young-Utah game with 104,650 golf tees. You must check this out. Very cool!
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Apparently Kansas State fans aren't interested in seeing the Wildcats in their Sept. 5 opener against Division I-AA Massachusetts. The school is rolling back ticket prices to $9, the cost to get into a game in 1989.
Rachel Bachman, Oregonian: What recession? About 94% of Oregon season-ticket holders renewed for this fall, and the total of 43,240 season tickets sold already ranks third all time at the school. It's only two seats shy of the 2007 total and less than 1,000 behind last year's season-ticket record of 44,182.
Jay Jenkins, Daily Progress: Sales of Virginia season tickets are down 14.6% from a year ago.
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Florida's Urban Meyer: "I'm not going to Notre Dame. Ever. I'm going to be the coach at Florida for a long time, as long as they want me."
Dirk Chatelain, Omaha World-Herald: Because you can never have enough Kiffins in the coaching profession. Chris Kiffin, 27, is the son of Monte and brother of Lane. He's an intern for Bo Pelini at Nebraska.
Phil Stukenborg, Commercial Appeal: Memphis sophomore running back Brandon Ross, who rushed for 111 yards in a road victory at Southern Methodist last season, and senior defensive lineman Demetrius Culpepper, who played mostly on special teams a year ago, have left the team.
Ron Green Jr., Charlotte Observer: Charlotte is making another push to launch a program in 2013, with officials saying they need to sell 5,000 seat licenses by Sept. 17. So far, only 1,850 have been sold.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg takes a look at No. 50 Stanford.