Norm Wood, Newport News Daily Press: Cheryl Beamer, the wife of Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, was seriously injured after taking a fall at the couple's lake house near Greensboro, Ga. She suffered six broken ribs, a broken clavicle and underwent surgery to have rods put in both legs after falling while carrying one of her grandchildren. The child was not injured.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: While the Big Ten Network is rolling in cash, the only other conference with a dedicated network — the Mountain West — is not. The Mtn, which was launched a year before the Big Ten Network in 2006, has yet to turn a profit.
Libby Sander, Chronicle of Higher Education: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany talks about a variety of topics other than expansion, including the need for stricter enforcement of NCAA rules and the importance of allowing institutions that create commercially successful products to reap the benefits without sharing. Thanks to Get The Picture.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Would mega-expansion get us closer to a playoff? Probably not.
John Walters, FanHouse: The Super 64. A modest attempt at rational thought in college football. It's better to have divisions than it is divisiveness.
Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: If the Big Ten adds teams, scheduling headaches await athletic directors.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan and Notre Dame have yet to sign a 20-year contract they agreed to three years ago that extended the storied rivalry into the 2030s.
Mike Herndon, Mobile Press-Register: The Southeastern Conference has only one reason to expand: More money.
Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Big Ten coaches are pushing for June official visits for prospects and the possibility of an early signing period.
Gregg Krupa, Detroit News: Penalties handed down by the NCAA against Michigan could include sanctions against Rich Rodriguez.
Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: Big East Conference coaches, administrators and executives descend upon Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., this weekend for the most important round of league meetings since, well, the last time a rival conference readied for a raid.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State starting offensive tackle Scott Haughton was dismissed from the team "for violating team rules."
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Harvey Unga's career at Brigham Young is over after school officials ruled that the running back will not be allowed back into school until January, thus exhausting his eligibility. Unga, the leading rusher in team history with 3,455 career yards, withdrew from the school on April 16, saying that he had run afoul of BYU's strict honor code.
Dirk Facer, Deseret News: Tyler Shreve, an 18-year-old California quarterback who signed a letter of intent with Utah on Feb. 3, has had his scholarship suspended indefinitely. Shreve faces misdemeanor battery charges after allegedly assaulting his high school baseball coach in an incident on Feb. 24.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: The countdown continues with No. 106 Arkansas State.
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