John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee asked members of the media to pay $50 to watch Saturday's scrimmage. It's not like the Volunteers are hurting for money. Tennessee's athletics board announced a $102.45 million budget for 2009-10 and a $2.7 million cash surplus at its spring meeting.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: A new lease agreement between San Diego State and the City of San Diego for the use of Qualcomm Stadium resulted in proceeds that were less than expected. Nonethless, it's better than the previous deal, which cost the city about $30,000 a game. Thanks to Mike!
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: Illinois' Ron Zook has a supporter in Ohio's Frank Solich.
Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin is ending a licensing agreement with Nike because the university says the company has not addressed labor issues with factories in Honduras that make licensed clothing for colleges.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Will the Southeastern Conference grant Alabama's request for scheduling relief?
Nishi Gupta, KTVB-TV: Boise State has already spent the $2.8 million it received for playing in the Fiesta Bowl.
Eric Schmoldt, Casper Star-Tribune: Coaches from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterey, Mexico, have been in Laramie for an in-depth look at the offense of Wyoming's Dave Christensen.
Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer: Players from Hofstra and Northeastern, which folded their programs after last season, have found a new home at Temple.
Rachel Gallegos, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Former Iowa player Abeberell Satterfield pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to testify against former teammate Cedric Everson in a sexual abuse trial.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama junior safety Robby Green has been declared ineligible for the 2010 season for violating NCAA policy.
Jeff Latzke, Associated Press: An external audit of Oklahoma's athletic department found no major issues with the school's policies on practices as it tries to move out of an NCAA-imposed probation for major violations by the football and men's basketball programs.
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