Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald: By moving to the Big Ten, Nebraska gains massive benefits academically, nails down long-term athletic security and never has to deal with Texas braggadocio and politics again. By anyone’s definition, that's a Triple Crown.
Greg Auman, St. Petersburg Times: Former Colorado running back Darrell Scott posted on his Facebook page that he's transferring to South Florida.
Cory Giger, Altoona Mirror: Many Penn State fans remain upset with the athletic department's decision to institute a seat-licensing program. Jim Williamson, 84, a seat-ticket holder since 1960, has been paying $400 in Nittany Lion Club dues each year to purchase four seats near midfield. His dues will jump to $2400 in 2011. "We can't afford that," he said. "It's just not possible. On our income, we can't do it." This fall will be his final season.
George Hostetter and Daniel Lyght, Fresno Bee: Fresno State's athletics financing has reached the crisis stage, raising questions about the Bulldogs' future in Division I athletics.
John Smallwood, Philadelphia Daily News: The Pacific 10 fumbled in its bid to expand.
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young fans are having a tough time with rival Utah's ascent to the Pac-10.
David Climer, Tennessean: For years — decades, really — Tennessee had an extensive waiting list for season tickets. The Volunteers couldn't expand Neyland Stadium quickly enough to accommodate the backlog. Those days are long gone. The primary suspects are a bad economy and mediocre football — not necessarily in that order.
John Henderson, Denver Post: Colorado is expected to get $14.5 million a year from TV revenues after it joins the Pac-10.
Sal Interdonato, Middletown Times Herald-Record: Is Oregon State scared of playing Army?
Paul Crewe, And The Valley Shook: Something has to give at Louisiana State. The Tigers have 85 scholarship players and only nine will use up their eligibility this fall. LSU already has 11 commitments for next year.
Tim May, Columbus Dispatch: Nebraska's move to the Big Ten will mean a change in recruiting strategy. The Cornhuskers have dipped into Texas for 22 players in their last three signing classes, but a switch to players from the Midwest and East Coast seems likely.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: The Western Athletic Conference is looking to expand after Boise State announced it would join the Mountain West. Is North Texas a possible target?
Kevin Tresolini, Wilmington News Journal: The Delaware school that is home to the 13-year-old USC quarterback recruit is being investigated for improperly recruiting players.
Michael Grant and Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Demar Dorsey, the former Michigan recruit who was denied admission to the school, appears headed to Louisville. The defensive back was arrested on felony charges as a teenager in Florida but was never convicted. Is signing Dorsey a risky move?
Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: Citi has bowed out of its sponsorship of the Rose Bowl, the second Bowl Championship Series game to lose its title sponsor since ESPN took over all marketing and advertising inventory of BCS games under its four-year deal. Plus, the Citrus Bowl, hoping to put the mud debacle of the Capital One Bowl behind it, plans to install AstroTurf.
Bob Hertzel, Times West Virginian: New Marshall coach Doc Holliday denied speculation that he was the unnamed source behind a story that stated West Virginia had self-reported to the NCAA violations of using personnel in coaching roles over the limit of nine.
Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn has approved construction of a $16.5 million indoor practice facility.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: Florida is honoring Tim Tebow, Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier with bronze statues outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but aren't the Gators forgetting the two most important people to the program? How about statues for the Unnamed Bail Bondsman and Huntley Johnson, the attorney who traditionally gets Florida's players out of trouble when they get arrested?
Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State recruit Jamel Turner was upgraded from critical to stable condition after being shot several times early Saturday. Turner was also shot in a drive-by shooting on April 16.
Oregonian: Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is expected to enter the NFL supplemental draft.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone, who was arrested last month on suspicion of possessing marijuana, is expected back on the team this fall.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Catching up on the countdown: No. 91 East Carolina, No. 90 Utah State, No. 89 Bowling Green, No. 88 Iowa State, No. 87 San Diego State, No. 86 Arizona State, No. 85 Army, No. 84 Louisville, No. 83 Minnesota, No. 82, Central Michigan, No. 81 Colorado, No. 80 Syracuse, No. 79 Marshall, No. 78 Baylor, No. 77 Indiana, No. 76 Wyoming, No. 75 Idaho, No. 74 Maryland and No. 73 Mississippi State.
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