Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Maryland has cut $310,000 from its football budget. The team will travel by bus instead of chartered flight to an Oct. 24 game against Duke and may do the same for games at Wake Forest and North Carolina State.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC quarterback Aaron Corp will miss two weeks of drills after cracking a bone in his left leg, possibly clearing the way for freshman Matt Barkley to start the Sept. 5 opener against San Jose State.
Randy King, Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech tailback Darren Evans, who rushed for 11 touchdowns and was the MVP of the Orange Bowl, will sit out the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee.
Jim Young, ACC Sports Journal: Despite losing Evans, panic is not warranted in Blacksburg. Frank Beamer will find a capable replacement to run the ball for Virginia Tech.
John Helsley, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State freshman safety Joe Mitchell has been sent home to Houston while the NCAA investigates his eligibility amid allegations his transcript might have been changed in high school.
Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina players are testing a pill that can give body temperature readings. The pill contains a battery, thermometer and radio transmitter and lodges in a player's intestine, where it sticks around for one to two days to measure core body heat.
Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan athletic director Bill Martin says he plans to take a look at the recruiting process for all sports after quarterback/receiver Justin Feagin was dismissed from the football team following his involvement in a botched cocaine deal.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Two more Michigan players could be looking to transfer. Junior linebacker Marell Evans and junior defensive tackle Vince Helmuth have asked to look into playing at other programs.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida kicker Maikon Bonani talks about his 35-foot fall from a Busch Gardens Skyride. "Once I lay there, I made sure I could move my fingers and toes and legs and all that stuff. Once I was able to do that, I relaxed a lot more."
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia's Mark Richt is trying to keep a lid on injuries, but the word is getting out through Facebook accounts belonging to Bulldog players.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: The five softest schedules in the Pacific 10.
J. Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: Offensive lineman Ben Lueken has left the Kansas program. He had suffered head injuries during an accident in April.
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