Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Suspended Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount, could return for the Ducks' Nov. 7 game at Stanford. Coach Chip Kelly said any reinstatement would have to be approved by the Pacific 10. "He has a rigid set of conditions he must live up to and there are certainly no guarantees in place," Kelly said. "This merely provides him the opportunity for my reconsideration in the future should he meet those demands." If Blount returns, it would mean he served a seven-game suspension for hitting Boise State's Byron Hout after a Sept. 3 game.
Thomas Burr, Salt Lake Tribune: A group of fans have started a political action committee designed to raise funds for politicians who support a playoff system. The Playoff PAC will attempt to mobilize the movement to bust up the Bowl Championship Series. The group has a website explaining why the BCS should be jettisoned in favor of a true playoff system and also has Facebook and Twitter pages.
Pete Manzo, Covers: Great story about the night the lights went out in Las Vegas — a betting scandal that likely slipped under your radar.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: The top stadiums in college football. No. 1 is the Rose Bowl.
David Jones, Florida Today: The cost for Florida to send two extra airplanes to Kentucky carrying sick players — including Tim Tebow — cost $4,055.
Katie Thomas, New York Times: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by retired NFL player Jim Brown against video-game publisher Electronic Arts. The decision could hint at the outcome of a class-action lawsuit filed by Sam Keller, a former Nebraska and Arizona State player who sued Electronic Arts and the NCAA, arguing that they are illegally profiting from images of football and basketball players.
Alan Schwarz, New York Times: Players continue to get bigger and faster, leading to increased concerns about helmet-to-helmet hits. Even advanced helmet technology does not yet protect against dramatic rotational, rather than linear, forces.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii quarterback Greg Alexander could miss next week's game against Fresno State because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star: Former Auburn cornerback Jerraud Powers talks about the incident at the 2007 Iron Bowl when a dog bit his hand after a play in the end zone. "I've still got the marks," he said. Link to video.
Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle: Take this football cliche and run with it.
National Championship Issue: Digging deeper into the fraud that is the coaches poll.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame's streak of 207 consecutive home sellouts was in danger of ending until a late rush of ticket sales on Friday.
Terrance Harris, FanHouse: New Mexico's Mike Locksley talks about the exchange that led to his knuckle sandwich delivered to assistant J.B. Gerald.Paul Flemming, Tallahassee Democrat: A three-judge panel ruled that records in Florida State's fight with the NCAA should be made public.
Geoff Calkins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Message boards running wild. A post that stated Memphis coach Tommy West had been fired is a big, fat lie.
Mike Lopresti, Gannett: Haters be warned: Notre Dame is returning to greatness.
Max Olson, Daily Nebraskan: The game Nebraska fans want to see the most? The Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: An irreverent look at the week in the Pacific 10.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Redshirt freshman Landry Jones will start at quarterback for Oklahoma in Saturday's game against Miami.
Eugene Register-Guard: A total of 125 spectators were ejected from Autzen Stadium last Saturday during the California-Oregon game. Fifty-nine ejections were for alcohol-related violations, while 44 more were for ticket-related offenses.
Jenna Ross, Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Minnesota students who get kicked out of TCF Bank Stadium will have to pass a Breathalyzer test to get back into future games.
Chad Finn, Boston Globe: The jet-setting life of ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit.
Jesse Fray, Lawrence Journal-World: Police are now associating two crimes with a public fight that broke out between members of the Kansas football and basketball teams.
Associated Press: Police are seeking suspects in a tailgate fracas before the Iowa-Penn State game.
Tommy Hicks, Mobile Press-Register: The Senior Bowl could be moving from Mobile to Jacksonville.Find out when the Wiz is updated by following Jay Christensen on Twitter. To bypass pesky registrations, go to Bug Me Not. Join the Wiz on Facebook. Interested in sponsoring the site or have a tip? Contact: jayzuma (at) gmail.com.