Ron Bellamy, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon is in discussions with Nike co-founder Phil Knight about constructing a new football office. The building would be constructed under the same mechanism by which Knight financed two other projects on campus. In both cases, Oregon temporarily leased the space to a Knight corporation, which built the structures and then donated them as gifts to the university. That mechanism gave Knight control over the high-end projects and enabled the university to profess no knowledge about the actual costs.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Did Tim Tebow miss his chance to take a stand when he signed with Nike?
David Climer, Tennessean: Tennessee is wrong to charge members of the media $50 to attend a scrimmage.
Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune: Penn State's Joe Paterno said expansion is coming to the Big Ten, and most of his coaching colleagues in the league agree.
Michael Grabell and Sebastian Jones, Pro Publica: Are college booster clubs and athletic programs for Alabama and Mississippi breaking the law when they block the tracking of aircraft used for coaching searches and recruiting trips?
Joshua Kinder, Manhattan Mercury: Kansas State's Bill Snyder suffered torn ligaments in a knee after two players fell on him during practice.
Covers.com: The Philadelphia Daily News has launched an online betting outlet labeled Instant Fantasy Games through its website, Philly.com.
Mark Schlueb, Orlando Sentinel: The Citrus Bowl is planning to install artificial turf, a move that is meant to avoid a repeat of the Capital One Bowl, when a pregame downpour turned the field into a sea of mud.
Jason Fry, National Sports Journalism Center: Look at the rosters of writers at the web’s top sports destinations and you’ll see that few of them have web pedigrees. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but perhaps the next great sportswriter will come from outside the established mainstream web and print media.
Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press: The real tragedy of a Notre Dame recruit's spring break death.
J. Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: The legal battle between the Kansas athletic department and Joe-College.com came to an end with the T-shirt manufacturer being ordered to pay $127,000 in damages.
Tammy Nunez, Times-Picayune: Tulane, which plays home games in the Superdome, is considering building a 25,000-35,000 seat on-campus stadium. Cost of the facility is estimated at $60 million.
Jerry Tipton, Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky has approved a hike in ticket prices. Individual seats will increase by $6, with season tickets rising $37. Fans wishing to buy priority seats will have to contribute another $50 per-seat to the K Fund.
Mike Graham, Dallas Morning News: Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville does not expect fans to lash out at receiver/tight end Adam James during Saturday's spring game.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Former coaching villain Jackie Sherrill gets his due.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn will go 9-3 this fall, but lose to Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
Andrea Adelson, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida must think bigger than the Big East if it wants to get into a power conference.
Kevin Bull, Detroit Free Press: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio has reinstated receiver Fred Smith to the team. Smith served four days in jail for his role in the Nov. 22 altercation at a fraternity.
Jeff Rabjohns, Indianapolis Star: Purdue's Danny Hope thinks there is a chance running back Ralph Bolden, who suffered a knee injury in practice last month, could play in the fall.
Cheryl Hatch, Corvallis Gazette-Times: Al Reser, whose contributions to Oregon State totaled more than $35 million, had died. He was 74.
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