Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Controversy in Oklahoma, where many fans shout "home of the Sooners" instead of "home of the brave" at the end of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Army veteran Dick Murphy said, "I just feel it's disrespectful to the flag and to the nation. It bugs me."
Hannah Karp, Wall Street Journal: Fraternities, which have long been given some of the best seats in the stadium at schools like Auburn, are facing the prospect of losing the privilege. To avoid this, they're taking a page from their fathers and grandfathers before them: Putting on coats and ties and showing up with a date. Thanks to Get The Picture.
Phil Stukenborg, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Larry Porter, Rick Stockstill, Terry Bowden, Gunter Brewer and Bud Foster have emerged as leading candidates to become the next coach at Memphis.
Scott Bordow, East Valley Tribune: Does Arizona State have too many knuckleheads on its team?
Vittorio Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle: Ranking the Pacific 10 coaches. Pete Carroll and Mike Riley top the list and Rick Neuheisel and Paul Wulff bring up the bottom.
Todd Cooper, Omaha World-Herald: Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins was sentenced to life for first-degree murder. More than 30 eighth-graders packed the courtroom to get a glimpse of how the criminal justice system works, but that didn't stop Collins from taking several parting shots.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: Can USC's troubles be traced to bad recruiting? The Trojans used to have the depth to overcome injuries, but that's not the case this season.
Sports Media Watch: Currently, CBS stands as the highest-rated, most-viewed college football broadcaster, edging second-place ABC. Versus, despite getting bumped by DirecTV, continues to see increased viewership.
Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle: NCAA rules once did not allow ball carriers to hurdle an opponent, much like Jahvid Best did when the California running back was injured against Oregon State.
Scott Carter, Tampa Tribune: South Florida is searching for answers after the debacle at Rutgers.
Knoxville News-Sentinel: The three Tennessee players arrested in an attempted robbery will not be making the trip to Mississippi for Saturday's game.
Penn State Clips: Penn State played a significant role in the civil rights movement by exemplifying the word "team."
Ken Goe, Oregonian: An irreverent look at the week in Pacific 10 football.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada and California have announced a three-game series beginning in 2010, when the Golden Bears come to Mackay Stadium.
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