Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun: Florida running back Jeff Demps clocked 10.11 seconds in the 100 meters at the Florida Relays. It's the fastest 100-meter time in the world this year. "Actually he did quite a few things wrong in the race, but we're pleased with the run," Gator coach Mike Holloway said. "We don't need to get excited — it's only April 2. We still need to get to the (NCAA outdoor championships on June 9-12). We expect him to run a lot faster than that this year."
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: College basketball beats college football every day of the week and twice on Final Four Saturday, but don’t just take my word for it. Ask Butler's Brad Stevens and Boise State's Chris Petersen. Both of them can tell their teams that anything's possible, but only one of them can say it and mean it.
Mark Whicker, Orange County Register: The Pacific 10 Conference and NCAA basketball tournament share something in common. Both want to expand, and both would be making a big mistake.
Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle: California is getting ready to take a meat cleaver to the athletic budget.
Ted Sickinger, Oregonian: Legal experts continue to question Oregon's $2.3 million golden handshake for Mike Bellotti.
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon president Richard Lariviere and Belloti are scheduled to meet with reporters on Tuesday, a move that should have come weeks ago.
Burt Grossman, National Football Post: A player's not-so-fond memoir of agents. Mob money, free gifts, lots of cash. Now those were the days.
Mike Carmin, Lafayette Journal & Courier: Ralph Bolden, who led Purdue in rushing last season with 935 yards, suffered a "significant knee injury" during spring drills. His status for this fall is in doubt.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State faces the toughest schedule of anyone in the Big 12 this fall. Five teams listed in last season's final Associated Press top 25 are included during coach Paul Rhoads' second season.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada's Mackay Stadium will be getting a new synthetic turf before the start of the 2010 season.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: Sizing up the Pac-10 race. Has the path to the championship been cleared?
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's Derek Dooley, who closed practices to the media, should be more concerned about pleasing the fans instead of reporters.
Sarah Owen, Panama City News Herald: Matt James, a Notre Dame recruit, died after falling off the balcony of a Days Inn in Panama City Beach. Witnesses and friends told police that James was "drunk and belligerent" before his five-story fall.
Craig Harris, Arizona Republic: The Pat Tillman Foundation, founded after Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in April 2004, gave away $642,000 last year to help with college expenses for those serving in the military, veterans and their family members. The initial 52 Tillman Military Scholars are studying at 21 universities in 16 states.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia linebacker Montez Robinson was dismissed from the team after being arrested for for a misdemeanor charge of simple battery/family violence.
Chuck Landon, Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Two Marshall players got in trouble over the weekend. DeQuan Starling, who prefers the last name of Bembry, was charged with assaulting a police officer and public intoxication. T.J. Drakeford was charged with battery on a police officer and obstruction.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan spent more than $124,000 on its search for an athletic director. The search ended with the hiring of Dave Brandon, a former regent of the University of Michigan.
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