David Owens, Hartford Courant: A Connecticut freshman faces a host of charges in connection with comments he posted on Internet message boards that threatened potential witnesses to the slaying of Husky player Jasper Howard.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: The Southeastern Conference is putting its foot down on coaches who criticize officiating. Coaches who violate policy will no longer be sent a letter of warning, instead they will be suspended and fined.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Should Jim Tressel run for political office? Tom Osborne, who served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, says "we need people like Jim Tressel in government, because he's not your typical bureaucrat type."
Losers With Socks: More on those South Carolina full-service gas stations.
Darren Everson, Wall Street Journal: Just in time for Halloween, the forgotten ghosts of college football.
Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas sportsbooks took a severe beating Sunday, with estimated losses in the $8 million range, according to various sources.
Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com: Former New Mexico assistant J.B. Gerald said he "could taste the blood in my mouth" after he was attacked by coach Mike Locksley during a Sept. 20 staff meeting.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Few regular-season games in Pete Carroll's eight-plus season have put him on the spot as he will be on Halloween night at Oregon's Autzen Stadium.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: Why the Pacific 10 Conference needs Oregon to beat USC.
Scott D. Pierce, Deseret News: Maybe we've all been wrong the The mtn.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Poinsettia Bowl officials have the hometown San Diego State Aztecs on the radar. Plus, the Aztecs' Vincent Brown, the nation's sixth-leading receiver, is out at least two or three weeks after undergoing surgery on his right thumb.
Brett McMurphy, FanHouse: South Florida is the only team in the nation to start each of the past three seasons 5-0 — which, of course, makes the Bulls the only team to finish the past two seasons unranked after starting 5-0 and climbing into the Top 10. Why does the team collapse down the stretch?
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State center Reggie Stephens, who has started 36 games in a row, will not play against Texas A&M. He had an appendectomy Wednesday night. The loss of Stephens could be a huge blow to the Cyclones.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: An irreverent look at the week in the Pac-10.
Sports Radio Interviews: Pete Carroll talks about on whether Stafon Johnson will play again. Johnson, according to Carroll, is eligible to redshirt and return for a fifth season.
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