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.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech and Alabama are negotiating for a 2012 game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Don Kausler Jr., Birmingham News: Check that. Yes, Alabama has entered discussions for a nonconference game at a neutral site, possibly in 2012, but Texas Tech probably would not be the opponent.
Mike Graham, Dallas Morning News: Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville said Adam Jones, son of ESPN analyst Craig James, could be moved to tight end.
Ben Koo: Google News is a disservice to the sports blogosphere.
Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: Arizona has moved spring practice to a local high school field after tearing up the turf at Arizona Stadium. The regular practice facility is unavailable because it is being renovated.
Ralph N. Paulk, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Dave Wannstedt, who guided Pittsburgh to its first 10-win season since 1981, was awarded a two-year contract extension through January 2015.
Cliff Kirkpatrick, Gazette-Times Reporter: Senior defensive end Matt LaGrone left the Oregon State team and school to be with wife and two daughters in Reno.
Nathan Summers, Daily Reflector: East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill dismissed running back Brandon Jackson and suspended running back Giavanni Ruffin after the players were arrested early Sunday morning.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former San Diego State player Lance Louis pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery stemming from his beating of an Aztec teammate in a team meeting room in November 2008. Plus, San Diego State’s investigation into who "leaked" the names of athletic director candidates to the Union-Tribune apparently has not turned up any culprits. Thanks to Mike!
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