John Canzano, Oregonian: The Morrison Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland is blanketed in Washington-themed purple and gold lights this week, which has outraged Oregon fans because the teams meet Saturday in Seattle. How did this come to be? The color of the bridge lights can be purchased for $500 a week and a Seattle attorney got the idea to take a jab at his friends down the road.
Israel Gutierrez, Miami Herald: It practically is a sin to write it. Maybe even to think it. But the truth is, Tim Tebow isn't deserving of all this Heisman talk.
Shelia Byrd, Associated Press: The University of Mississippi has shortened one of its fight songs to discourage fans from chanting "the South will rise again" during part of the tune, which critics say is an offensive reminder of the region's intolerant past.
Don Banks, SI.com: The NFL's college advisory committee may find it next to impossible to render informed opinions on the readiness of juniors who are potential 2010 draft prospects because the league has been locked in a multi-million dollar standoff with a Boston-area company that produces and disseminates digitized content of NCAA games for eight major conferences.
Jim Rossow, Champaign News-Gazette: A Q&A with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The Southeastern Conference reprimanded Arkansas' Bobby Petrino for publicly criticizing officials.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee is expected to offer a scholarship to Matt Simms, the former Louisville quarterback. Simms, who now plays for El Camino Community College in California, is the son of former New York Giant quarterback Phil Simms.
Steve Kelley, Seattle Times: Are we entering the final days of Jake Locker's tenure as Washington quarterback? The junior would be a high choice in the NFL draft if he decided to leave a year early.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: How did Louisville fall so far so fast?
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State is now chartering flights to games, including Saturday's trip to Hawaii.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Will Saturday night mark Boise State's last game at Hawaii? The Broncos are scheduled to play in Honolulu in 2011, but could be a member of the Mountain West Conference by then.
Matt James, Fresno Bee: Maybe there is reason to cheer for Boise State. If the Broncos go undefeated, they can once again show expose the BCS for what it is — a sham.
Peter Finney, Times-Picayune: If the BCS is not completely broken, don't fix it.
Sarah Nightengale, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech’s governing board approved a budget increase of more than $7 million to complete the east side expansion of Jones AT&T Stadium.
Oklahoman: Crews have started to lay new turf at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, which was the site of a U2 concert last Sunday. The touring group representing U2 agreed to pay for the cost of resodding the field.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier had a charge of driving with a suspended license dismissed in Ann Arbor district court.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Kyle Williams, Arizona State's leading receiver, is questionable for Saturday's game at Stanford.
Camille Powell, Washington Post: Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs will not play against Wake Forest because of a crack in his right kneecap. Sophomore Kriss Proctor will make his first start.
Tony Dobies, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: West Virginia starting quarterback Jarrett Brown will be a game-time decision against Connecticut. Brown suffered a concussion against Marshall last Saturday.
Dustin Dopirak, Hoosier Scoop: Indiana has a lengthy injury report entering its game at Northwestern.
Phil Kegler, Fort Myers News-Press: Florida could be without as many as four key defensive players in its game at Mississippi State.
Don Kausler Jr., Birmingham News: Alabama is warning fans to be on lookout for counterfeit tickets as the team prepares to play Tennessee at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: An irreverent look at the week in the Pacific 10.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame added Western Michigan to its 2010 schedule.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former San Diego State offensive lineman Lance Louis has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from his alleged attack against a teammate in a team meeting room last November.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: The Florida beat writer learns that sarcasm doesn't go over with some Mississippi State fans.
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