Mark Baker and Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: The state Department of Justice plans to review the $2.3 million severance payment from the University of Oregon to departing athletic director Mike Bellotti. Plus, suspended quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has decided to remain at Oregon. Speculation abounded that Masoli might transfer rather than sit out a season as a redshirt before returning to play as a senior in 2011. Eugene police have also released their report into the Masoli and Garrett Embry theft incident. Thanks to Ryan!
Bob Smith, Penn Live: After Tim Tebow, would you send your son to play quarterback for Urban Meyer?
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Former Louisville staffers Brent Guy and Joe Kenn filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit for nearly a half-million dollars against the university's Athletic Association for the full compensation of their contracts.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins is refusing to do interviews with beat reporters from the Camera, the Longmont Times-Call and Denver Post. The reason? "Cody is not talking to reporters he feels have been attacking his dad [Dan]," according to the sports information office.
Jeff Arnold, Ann Arbor.com: A 6-inch by 4-foot portion of FieldTurf near the Block "M" at the center of the Michigan Stadium field was removed by vandals last weekend.