Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida, which has one of the nation's worst Academic Progress Rates, has implemented a new academic accountability policy. A fifth unexcused absence from class will result in a one-game suspension, and each subsequent absence will result in another game missed.
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports.com: Orrin Hatch needs to get it straight: Blame the voters, not the Bowl Championship Series.
Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times: Washington offensive lineman Skyler Fancher, who is recovering from a broken leg, helped chase down a purse snatcher.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Not every player is upset with having their likeness represented in a video game. Several former Nebraska players consider it an honor.
Solid Verbal Podcast: EA Sports NCAA 10 designer Russ Kiniry talks about the creation of the video game and tricks to playing defense.
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Urban Meyer doubts Utah could survive the grind of the Southeastern Conference.
Biloxi Sun Herald: Damion Fletcher, the all-time leading rusher at Southern Mississippi, has been reinstated by coach Larry Fedora. Fletcher was suspended in February after he was arrested for discharging a firearm at the his off-campus apartment.
Eagle in Atlanta: Boston College's marketing department is at it again, this time with a video spot.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: The Illinois board of trustees is expected to approve a one-year contract extension for Ron Zook next week.
Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado's Dan Hawkins underwent a surgical procedure to have a kidney stone removed.
Christopher Walsh, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama senior linebacker/defensive end Brandon Fanney is close to transferring, with North Alabama a likely destination. He started all 14 games last season and was third on the team in tackles with 66.
Husker Locker: Nebraska welcomed the voluntary services of TDAmeritrade Holding Corporation Chairman Joe Moglia in its LifeSkills Department.
Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee receiver Denarius Moore has undergone surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot. He is expected to be out 8-10 weeks.
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: Utah is offering 12 sideline passes to fans for each home game at the cost of $500. The package includes the passes, a tour, food and drinks and VIP parking.
Sal Interdonato,Times Herald-Record: Army and Notre Dame have agreed to play next year at the new Yankee Stadium, according to several Army sources. Army will also play one game against an undetermined opponent at Yankee Stadium in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Athens Banner-Herald: Fox Sports Net will televise seven SEC games this season.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg takes a look at No. 47 Northwestern.
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