Brendan A. McGrail and Allison Bennett, Bloomberg: The University of Texas System, which has the fifth-highest endowment among U.S. colleges, sold $516.2 million in Build America Bonds as its flagship campus is audited by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS is examining the University of Texas at Austin for executive compensation and matters related to taxable income, preliminary offering documents show. Coach Mack Brown, the highest-paid state employee at $5.1 million per year, earns almost seven times more than Francisco Cigarroa, who is paid $750,000 as chancellor of the University of Texas System. By contrast, Texas Governor Rick Perry receives $150,000 a year. Thanks to Ben Maller.
Associated Press: Erin Andrews on her future with ESPN: "I'm in a position where I'm not talking to people about that." Her contract with the network expires July 1, and the College World Series could be her last assignment.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: Winners and losers in expansion/realignment. Loser: ESPN. A rough month for the sports media kingpin: After missing badly on the timing of USC sanctions, the network got its clocked cleaned by Orangebloods.com on the final, fateful day. Maybe it should hire Chip Brown. Plus, Pacific 10 commissioner Larry Scott talks about the league adding Colorado and Utah.
Richard Deitsch, SI.com: How Chip Brown won the Big 12 realignment story from start to finish.
Brandon Marcello, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Vuvuzelas, the noisemakers that have annoyed millions at the World Cup, could be coming to Southeastern Conference stadiums. The noisemakers are manufactured in China for about 30 cents apiece, according to the L.A. Times. Thanks to Get The Picture.
John Pennington, Mr. SEC: A Knoxville radio personalty's site is soliciting donations for a billboard in Los Angeles poking fun at USC's Lane Kiffin.
Charley Walters, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Heralded recruit Seantrel Henderson appears to be rethinking his decision to attend USC.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: ESPN has an out-clause in its contract with the Western Athletic Conference.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: The Pac-10 has come a long way since Arizona State and Arizona joined the league in 1978. Sun Devil coach Frank Kush said at the time, "We're going out of the bass pond and into the ocean to fight sharks."
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The NCAA has proposed capping support personnel at four for Division I-A teams.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: The recent Knight Commission report on balancing college athletics and academics reads more like a doctoral thesis hypothesizing on what's wrong with our society and how to fix it rather than addressing the reality of college athletics.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has once again shot down talk about his slimmed-down league adding teams.
Oregonian: Former Texas defensive back Marcus Davis will transfer to Oregon.
Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona receiver Delashaun Dean was suspended indefinitely from the team after he was arrested and charged with one count of suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor.
Gregg Krupa, Detroit News: Boubacar Cissoko, once perceived as the cornerback who would help solidify the Michigan defense, faces a maximum of 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to four robbery charges.
Associated Press: An expert in cheerleading has testified that cheerleading should not be a competitive sport, saying that making it so would threaten "classical sideline cheerleading."
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