Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Nobody spends more on recruiting in the Southeastern Conference than Tennessee, which averaged $1.15 million in expenditures from 2006-08. Auburn is second at $705,125 and Louisiana State third at $662,773. Alabama is 10th at $285,649, ahead of only South Carolina $273,909. A look at school-by-school spending.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida kicker Maikon Bonani fell 35 feet while working on the Skyride ride at Busch Gardens Saturday. Bonani remained hospitalized with injuries that are not considering life-threatening, coach Jim Leavitt said.
Heisman Pundit: The difference between scheduling in the Pacific 10 and the SEC? The Pac-10's round-robin schedule assures the league of another five losses. Meanwhile, the SEC gets fat on cupcake nonconference opponents. Yes, it's time for scheduling reform in college football.
Chad Conine, Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor is the latest team to have a uniform makeover from Nike, giving the Bears several pants-jerseys-helmets combinations.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is putting the clamps on reporters covering the team, a stark change from recent years under Sylvester Croom.
Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Recent years have been lean for the Bowden clan, the first family of college football. Are they losing their luster?
Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle: If the Mountain West wants changes to the Bowl Championship Series, it will have to do it on the field.
Jeff Latzke, Associated Press: The NCAA has asked Oklahoma to enhance its compliance education program relating to the employment of athletes as part of the school’s continuing probation after rules violations by former quarterback Rhett Bomar.
Keith Pompey, Philadelphia Inquirer: A nonconference schedule of Akron, Syracuse, Temple and Eastern Illinois could come back and haunt Penn State.
Bob Hodge, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Phil Fulmer has become spokesman for the Tennessee Wildlife Federation and the Hunters For the Hungry Program.
Lawrence Journal-World: Jose Rodriguez, a reserve offensive lineman at Kansas, along with his brother Cesar, a former Jayhawk player, were arrested after a bar fight.
Don Chavez: Cracking the Erin Andrews case.
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