Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former San Diego State player Nick Sandford has filed a lawsuit accusing former coach Chuck Long and others at the university of a "cover up" and negligent supervision related to their handling of his alleged beating at the hands of a teammate in November 2008. Thanks to Mike.
Travis Sawchik, Charleston Post and Courier: Dabo Swinney has an idea to liven up spring practice — have Clemson play an exhibition game against another team. "Let's go play Georgia," he said. "Don't you think that could generate some good money with all the Clemson fans and Georgia fans? Let's split the gate down the middle."
Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: What type of coach are you? Take the quiz and find out.
Associated Press: Bill Hancock, the head of the Bowl Championship Series, thinks Congress "has more important things to do" than look into the way his group distributes money to conferences. But he plans to respond to a question-filled letter sent to him by two U.S. Senators.
Bob Condotta and Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times: Freshman defensive end Andru Pulu has been suspended indefinitely from Washington team. He was allegedly involved in an altercation that left a man with a broken nose, possible cheek fracture and a boot print on his right temple. Thanks to Gordie.
Frank Deford, SI.com: A lawsuit filed against the NCAA by former UCLA basketball standout Ed O'Bannon could lead to the end of amateurism. Alex Gilbert, a starter on Indiana State's 1979 team that featured Larry Bird, has also joined the lawsuit, as have members of Texas Western's 1966 NCAA championship basketball team.
Cliff Kirkpatrick, Corvallis Gazette-Times: Oregon State slotback Casey Kjos, a three-year letterman, has quit playing because of lingering back injuries.
Chase Goodbread, Tuscaloosa News: The incredible shrinking nose guard. Terrence Cody, once at 370 pounds, weighed 349 at Alabama's Pro Day.
Eric Lacy, Detroit News: Former Michigan State running back Ashton Leggett was sentenced to 18 months probation and 150 hours of community service for his involvement in a Nov. 22 fight on campus. He is currently enrolled at Illinois State.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Former Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao is considering becoming a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. His dad is a sergeant with the LAPD.
Jonathan Okanes, Oakland Tribune: California and Stanford have moved the date of the Big Game from Dec. 4 to Nov. 20. The change was made so the game wouldn't conflict with Stanford's final exams.
Steve Berkowitz, USA Today: The trend of rapidly accelerating pay for major-college coaches is being replicated — and then some — for their top assistants.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: A judge is expected to rule whether Central Florida coach George O'Leary will be deposed publicly in the Ereck Plancher case.
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