Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: If the Mountain West Conference is to gain entrance into the Bowl Championship Series country club, it's going to need better performances from bottom-dwellers San Diego State and New Mexico.
Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is scheduled to be the featured speaker at a Nebraska football leadership seminar on May 25. Thomas ran onto the field with the Cornhuskers before Bo Pelini’s first spring game as coach. He also addressed the team before the 2007 home game against USC.
Rowan Kavner, Daily Reveille: Louisiana State counts media members and people working events in attendance figures at Tiger Stadium.
Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune: According to Connecticut's Randy Edsall, there is growing sentiment that supports an ultimatum for Notre Dame: Join the Big East completely, or leave altogether.
Lake The Posts: Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune talks Big Ten expansion.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive, in his scholarly way, goes Dirty Harry on Big Ten counterpart Jim Delany.
Chase Goodbread, Tuscaloosa News: The SEC's efforts to reduce the number of idled opponents Alabama will play in 2010 may find cooperation from Mississippi State.
Michael Rothstein, Ann Arbor.com: Big Ten medical staffs will examine concussion policies next week.
Darren Rovell, CNBC: The microphone flag is the next advertising space in sports.
Don Kausler Jr. Birmingham News: "I don't think any justification is necessary," Nick Saban says of raises for some but not all Alabama assistants.
Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn has named Cam Newton as its No. 1 quarterback.
Associated Press: Phillip Fulmer will be Tennessee's commencement speaker.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: How expansion could be stalled.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: Ranking Pacific 10 Conference coaches based on wins vs. players selected in the NFL draft.
Sam Elliott, News Record: Expansion could leave Cincinnati out of a Bowl Championship Series conference.
Geert De Lombaerde, Nashville Post: Athlon Sports will launch a monthly magazine to be distributed inside daily newspapers.
Nicolas Roesler, Daily Kansas: Kansas needs to expand Memorial Stadium.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Defensive end Andru Pulu pleaded guilty to felony second-degree assault and will be sentenced May 7, leaving his future with the Washington team in doubt.
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