Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli won't be joining the Hawaii team. Masoli had contacted the school about a possible transfer, but it was mutually decided that he would not join the Warriors.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: Brigham Young athletic director Tom Holmoe acknowledged that joining the Pacific 10 Conference was never an option for the Cougars. He also didn't rule out BYU leaving the Mountain West in the future to become an independent. "Independence is an option. We will look at everything," he said.
Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: USC receiver Brandon Carswell is considering a transfer to Cincinnati. Carswell's former USC teammate, receiver Vidal Hazelton, is currently playing for the Bearcats. Plus, the future at USC looks shaky for the football team and athletic director Mike Garrett.
Marcia C. Smith, Orange County Register: A scathing review of Pete Carroll's new book.
Scott Bordow, Arizona Republic: Former Arizona State linebacker Paul Reynolds has hired a rival from the 1997 Rose Bowl. Reynolds, the athletic director at Queen Creek (Ariz.) High, has brought in former Ohio State quarterback Joe Germaine to be his football coach.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: NCAA investigators looking into North Carolina's program have interviewed defensive tackle Marvin Austin and receiver Greg Little. Sources familiar with the situation said the players were interviewed in connection with possible improper involvement with sports agents.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: A Louisville restaurant has named a sandwich after new Cardinal coach Charlie Strong.
WNDU: Eight Notre Dame players, including backup quarterback Nate Montana, the son of football great Joe Montana, were arrested at a party in South Bend.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: In the weeks leading to his June 30 DUI arrest, former Georgia athletic director Damon Evans exchanged more than 250 text messages with the woman who was in the car with him when he was stopped.
Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State sophomore Dominique Allen, listed as the starting fullback coming out of spring practice, has been suspended from the team.
Karen Voyles, Gainesville Sun: Florida sophomore receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. was sentenced to probation and fined as part of a plea deal in his DUI case.
M Victors: The latest on the 1997 Michigan championship ring that was pulled from an eBay auction.
Dave Kindred, National Sports Journalism Center: Raising hell about Mitch Albom, this year's Red Smith award winner.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Breaking down No. 48 Air Force.