David Owens, Christine Dempsey and Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant: John W. Lomax III, a 21-year-old from Bloomfield, Conn., has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of Connecticut cornerback Jasper Howard.
Ron Mizutani, KHON-TV: Hawaii coach Greg McMackin, the state's highest-paid employee at $1.1 million a year, is feeling the heat from fans who are upset with the team's 2-5 record. One has started a Fire Greg McMackin Facebook page. Thanks to Ben Maller.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State's James Rodgers chipped a tooth and got poked in the eye Saturday when his helmet was ripped off by USC's Taylor Mays, but the receiver isn't holding a grudge. "It wasn't bad,'' he said. "He was trying to make a play and he accidentally pulled my helmet off.'' Video of play. Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield also said that if the Beavers could have gotten the ball back one more time, "we would have scored."
Greg Doyel, CBS Sports.com: We're no longer living in a world where the Southeastern Conference rules.
Jeff Lockridge, Tennessean: Add Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson to the growing list of SEC coaches annoyed over questionable calls. Johnson wants an explanation for two official reviews that went against his team in Saturday's 14-10 loss to South Carolina.
Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle: Some professors at California want the university to stop subsidizing sports.
Sports Media Watch: Big numbers for ESPN's telecast of the Mississippi State-Florida game. It did better than three of the five games between the Dodgers-Phillies National League Championship Series on TBS.
Ira Schoffel, Miami Herald: More proof that postseason awards are a joke. Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder did not make the list of 15 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's top quarterback. Ponder is ranked in the top 10 nationally for all major passing categories.
T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: Are things falling apart at UCLA? Depends who you ask.
Jay Koester, Turn Up the Orange: Texas El Paso's final two home games begin at 1 p.m., but officials refuse to allow tailgating on the inner campus before noon. Koester writes, "Sometimes I wonder if the UTEP administration really wants football fans on their campus at all."