Stefan Stevenson, Dallas Morning News: Five Texas Christian players, including running back Ed Wesley, have contracted swine flu, coach Gary Patterson said. The Daily Skiff, the student newspaper, reported 10 cases on campus Monday.
John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: More expert analysis from ESPN. Beano Cook predicts Notre Dame will play Florida for the Bowl Championship Series title this season. He joins Lou Holtz in predicting big things for the Fighting Irish. Cook is also known for his prediction that former Notre Dame quarterback Ron Powlus would win two Heisman trophies.
Mike Thomas, Orlando Sentinel: The death of Central Florida player Ereck Plancher has gone beyond a tragic sports story. It now threatens to taint the entire university. President John Hitt has a responsibility to keep that from happening. And that means he needs to clean house in the athletics department and football team and bring in new leadership.
Josh Langenbacher, Patriot-News: Several Penn State players were asked who they would like to see on the Nittany Lions' nonconference schedule. USC was a popular choice. "Let's bring USC back up north and show them what it's like to play in Happy Valley," linebacker Navorrow Bowman said. "We always want a rematch, revenge, whatever you want to call it."
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami backup quarterbacks Taylor Cook and Cannon Smith have decided to transfer, leaving the Hurricanes thin at the position. The new No. 2 quarterback behind Jacory Harris is true freshman A.J. Highsmith, son of former Miami great Alonzo Highsmith.
Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News: Five ways to fix the BCS. No. 1. In with the Mountain West, out with the Big East.
John Helsley, Oklahoman: Georgia fans will have to pay the price to see the Bulldogs play Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Many are willing to do so.
Woody Wommack, Naples Daily News: A minor league baseball team has changed a Tim Tebow promotion after receiving a cease and desist e-mail from the University of Florida.
Larry Lage, Associated Press: A suite in Michigan Stadium will go for between $55,000 and $85,000 and require at least a three-year commitment.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee freshman tailback Bryce Brown has been cleared by the NCAA after an appeal by the Volunteers. Coach Lane Kiffin said the original penalty was a four-game suspension for Brown and a significant financial penalty to repay the travel costs for trips he took to college campuses during his sophomore season at East High in Wichita.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Former Southern Methodist starting quarterback Justin Willis, who was moved to receiver, has quit the team.
Martin Fennelly, Tampa Tribune: The BCS needs all the transparency it can get, and forcing coaches to make their ballots public is a step in the right direction.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg has California at No. 9 in his countdown.
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