WSBT-TV: A controversial billboard has gone up in South Bend. It reads, "Best wishes to Charlie Weis in his fifth year of his college coaching internship. — Linebacker Alumni."
Suzette Parmley, Philadelphia Inquirer: A federal appeals court limited Delaware's plans for a new sports betting lottery to parlay bets on NFL games only — similar to what the state offered in 1976 with limited success. The state is prohibited from offering parlay betting on other professional sports and college athletics.
Jon Gold, Los Angeles Daily News: UCLA's opener against San Diego State at the Rose Bowl might have to be rescheduled or moved because of air quality issues related to the Station Fire that is burning out of control north of Los Angeles. A decision is expected Wednesday.
Mark W. Smith, Detroit Free Press: Some Michigan fans are turning to the Internet in a display of anger toward the Free Press. There is a Facebook group, "Michigan fans boycotting the Detroit Free Press." There is also an online petition titled, "Do your research Freep!" Wiz take: Get a life!
Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: Former ESPN sideline reporter Stacey Dales has joined the NFL Network.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young coach Bronco Mendenhall said his team would be "competitive week in, week out" in the Pacific 10 or Big Ten.
Stephanie Taylor, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama starting defensive end Brandon Deaderick was shot in an arm during an apparent robbery attempt late Monday night. He is listed in "good" condition and is expected to be released later Tuesday. Deaderick started all 14 games last season as a junior and was the Crimson Tide's top returning pass rusher.
Cosby Woodruff, Montgomery Advertiser: Colonial Bank founder and Auburn trustee Bobby Lowder lost almost $164 million in stock value when the bank collapsed over the past two years and the share price ended at zero with Colonial's seizure by regulators.
Randy Riggs, Austin American-Statesman: Will the Big 12 North ever rise again? League commissioner Dan Beebe said he isn't ready to consider extreme moves in an attempt to level the field but adds, "If you ask me in five years and it's continued the way it is, then we have to look at what the possibilities are."
Ben Volin, Gator Bytes: Charleston Southern is "thankful for the opportunity" to get is brains beaten in by the Florida Gators.
Tom Hoffarth, Farther Off the Wall: The Versus channel, which will carry several college games this fall, has been dropped from DirecTV's lineup. A message on Channel 603 reads: "Versus is no longer available on this channel. Comcast, which owns Versus, has forced us to take down the channel because we will not submit to their unfair and outrageous demands. For more information, go to www.directv.com/versus."
Randy Rosetta and Gary Laney, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State's trip to Seattle to play Washington is its first junket to the West Coast since 1984.
T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: Listening to UCLA's Rick Neuheisel is a brutal undertaking.
Associated Press: The NCAA got a temporary stay in its fight to keep records of its investigation of an academic cheating scandal at Florida State from being released to the public.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma middle linebacker Mike Balogun won't play Saturday against Brigham Young, according to the player's attorney.
Oklahoman: Sophomore Jamal Mosley, who was listed as Oklahoma State's starting tight end earlier this week, is no longer a member of the team.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC starting cornerback Shareece Wright was declared academically ineligible.
Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Jewel Hampton, expected to be Iowa's starting running back, will miss the season because of a knee injury.
Tommy Bowman, Winston-Salem Journal: Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards is not expected to play in the opener at East Carolina.
Zach Silka, Toledo Blade: Three Toledo players have been suspended, including Morgan WIlliams, the team's leading rusher in 2008.
Andrew Gribble, Opelika-Auburn News: Auburn running back Eric Smith has filed charges of harassment against the student he allegedly assaulted outside a local hotel.
Awful Announcing: The Week 1 announcing schedule.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg takes a look at No. 4 Oklahoma.