Get The Picture: Remember when Texas Rep. Joe Barton threatened to push through legislation to get the Bowl Championship Series to move toward a playoff? How is that bill coming along?
Stephanie Desmon, Baltimore Sun: Maryland's Ralph Friedgen has now dropped 105 pounds since October.
Ben Cohen, Duke Chronicle: The Greg Paulus World Tour, hatched as a parody in May, is very much a real thing. Pauluspalooza T-shirts are being sold for the Syracuse quarterback's homecoming tour.
Team Speed Kills: A look at Tim Tebow's Wikipedia entry in 2070.
Eleven Warriors: The family of Ohio State's Tyler Moeller confirmed the linebacker was injured in an assault while the family was on vacation in Florida. Moeller suffered head injuries and will miss the season.
Joe Muench, El Paso Times: The artificial turf that was installed in Texas El Paso's Sun Bowl in 2001 was to last 12 years, but it's already being replaced.
Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press: Just the mention of Mike Price's name on the Mobile Press-Register brings out the best/worst in Alabama fans in the comments section.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Lane Kiffin has the Tennessee fan base energized. The Volunteers have sold more than 70,000 season tickets.
Matt Murschel, College Gridiron 365: Part one of the 15 games to watch this season.
Steve Wieberg, USA Today: The NCAA is considering raising the application fee for teams wishing to reclassify to Division I to $1 million. It's currently $15,000.
Ivan Maisel, ESPN: In the new book "Always Compete," Steve Bisheff gets Pete Carroll and UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow to confirm that Chow left USC in 2005 because Carroll took away Chow's play-calling duties to keep Lane Kiffin and newly rehired Steve Sarkisian happy.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The SEC's top five "trap games."
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: When the Associated Press preseason poll is released on Aug. 22, it’s doubtful a Big East team will be ranked in the Top 25. If so, it will be only the third weekly poll since the league began in 1991 that the Big East is not represented in the AP rankings.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: The five toughest schedules in the Pacific 10.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State and Oregon are talking about extending their series.
John Hunt, Oregonian: Oregon quarterbacks started wearing helmet cams during practice on Thursday.
Randy Ludlow, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio defensive tackle Corey Moncrief pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg's countdown continues with No. 19 Iowa.
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