J. Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins has been identified as a victim of blackmail, according to a Lawrence police report. The report says that Perkins was a victim of the alleged blackmail for seven months, from Sept. 15 to April 15, and that a computer was involved.
John Grupp, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Andy Fellingham, managing director of Inter-Collegiate Athletic Consulting, on threats to the Big East: "If they lose two members in football, they are no longer a football conference."
Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Joe Paterno was the highest-paid Penn State employee in 2008 with compensation of $1,109,977.
Rick Wills, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh basketball coach Jamie Dixon had a higher salary than football coach Dave Wannstedt in 2008. Dixon made $1.39 million and Wannstedt $1.01 million.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee's 2007 recruiting class was rated one of the top five in the nation. But 17 of the 32 members failed to complete their eligibility at Tennessee and only eight players became true starters.
Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com: How the economic downturn has affected Rust Belt states and recruiting.