Mark Fagan, Lawrence Journal-World: The owners of Joe-College.com must pay Kansas Athletics Inc. $667,507 in attorney fees and expenses generated during a court case over the content of loosely — and perhaps not-so-loosely — Kansas University-themed T-shirts, a federal judge ruled. "I don't have it [the money], I can tell you that," said Larry Sinks, who runs the business.
Jane Glenn Cannon, Oklahoman: When is it the right time to get married in Oklahoma? It's when the Sooners are not scheduled to play. According to the Cleveland County court clerk’s records, 34 couples applied for marriage licenses last week when the Sooners had a bye week. This is about double the number of those who applied the week before when Oklahoma played Tulsa.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC running back Stafon Johnson's physique and fitness saved his life, according to the trauma director at California Hospital Medical Center.
Oklahoman: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford had another strong practice, throwing more passes Tuesday than he did on Monday. "Looked good," Bob Stoops said.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow continues to have headaches from the concussion he sustained in Saturday's game at Kentucky.
Eric Prisbell and Steve Yanda, Washington Post: Ralph Friedgen on the hot seat. The Maryland coach is in danger of having his fourth losing season in six years.
Dustin Dopirak, Hoosier Scoop: The piece of gum Bill Lynch took out of his mouth and whipped at his sideline after Saturday’s controversial interception call at Michigan apparently managed to land without causing any damage. Video of gum whipping.
Jay Walker, KPEL Lafayette, La.: The Southeastern Conference might think it has a great atmosphere, but college football nirvana is in Lincoln, Neb. Thanks to the Midwest Correspondent.
Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: Before it's all said and tweeted, the rights of players to bare their souls in 120 characters or less could become a First Amendment issue.
Al Lesar, South Bend Tribune: A coaching blunder by Danny Hope helped Notre Dame defeated Purdue.
David Jones, Patriot-News: Ron Zook's Fighting Illini are showing signs of cracking.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: The Big East just can't seem to get noticed.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: The combined salaries of Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads’ nine full-time assistants is $1.3 million, less than half what league-leader Texas pays, and $300,000 less than the Kansas State staff that will be on the opposite sideline during Saturday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Don Kausler Jr., Birmingham News: Rogers Redding, the SEC coordinator of football officiating, says blocking below the waist is a controversial rule that probably will be reviewed.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Peter Warrick is disappointed in the current Florida State team.
National Sports Journalism Center: Is ESPN localization "one more nail in the coffin" for newspapers?
Sports Media Watch: ABC averaged a 4.2 overnight for its college football doubleheader on Saturday, up 27% from a 3.3 last year. ESPN and ESPN2 each put up good numbers on the strength of SEC football last week.
Larry Brown Sports: Joe Paterno is not happy after the loss to Iowa.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Why Boise State can't play in the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoma: The college career of Jermaine Gresham is over. The Oklahoma tight end, out for the year because of a knee injury, plans to enter the NFL draft next spring.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada coach Chris Ault's job is safe — for now.
Bryant-Jon Anteola, Fresno Bee: In case you haven't noticed, Idaho is 3-1, its best start since 1994.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: His weekly college football insider.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: The NCAA enacted legislation on Aug. 1 to keep missionaries from being contacted by colleges. It is now known as the "Riley Nelson Rule."
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas safety Christian Scott and receiver Brandon Collins will not play this season because of NCAA academic eligibility issues.
Vince Grippi, Spokesman Review: Jeff Tuel is Washington State's new starting quarterback.
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