Rebecca Ferrar, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Bar Knoxville, the site of a July 9 brawl allegedly involving a number of Tennessee players, has been cited numerous times by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Knoxville police department for violations of beer and liquor laws, including advertising free liquor, failure to maintain law and order and allowing sexual or pornographic conduct on the premises. Thanks to Paul!
Ray Glier, New York Times: Are agents merely pimps, as suggested by Alabama's Nick Saban. "I would never tolerate nor permit Saban or any other coach to lump me in that category," agent Ralph Cindrich said. "In terms of him throwing that out there, most agents know what goes on in college programs and what programs are clean or not. You want to find out who has the dirty programs, give immunity and go off the record with agents, and it would be like a cockfight, the last one standing wins."
David Whitley, FanHouse: Saban owes pimps an apology.
Bylaw Blog: The identity of the person behind the Bylaw Blog is revealed. It's John Infante, assistant director of compliance at Loyola Marymount.
Susan Shan: There are some women who are just an embarrassment to the women in sports reporting, broadcasting and writing. A prime example is Jenn Sterger.
Iliana Limón, College Gridiron 365: Taking a closer look at conference television contracts.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: The San Diego State athletic department finished with a $1.5 million net deficit for its fiscal year ending June 30 and this week laid off seven employees, including four assistant coaches in men’s and women’s tennis, men’s soccer and women’s crew. An undisclosed donor then committed $90,000 to the athletic department to fund the reinstatement of two of the assistant coaches.
Samantha Frank, Palm Beach Post: Florida Atlantic's board of trustees unanimously approved a plan to seek $44.6 million in financing to build a 30,000-seat stadium.
LaMond Pope, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Indiana's Memorial Stadium is getting a new scoreboard with a 36-foot high by 91-foot wide high-definition video screen.
Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star: Former Kansas State president Jon Wefald said it took him about five months to realize that his trusted friend Bob Krause didn't have enough experience to be the school's athletic director. "I made a mistake in appointing him the athletic director," Wefald said. "That was a mistake on my part." Krause negotiated a secret deal with Ron Prince to pay the coach $3.2 million in deferred compensation.
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal: Is Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick good against the bad teams and bad against the good teams?
John P. Wise, One Great Season: A Q&A with SI.com's Stewart Mandel, who gives a shout-out to the Wiz. Thanks Stewart!
Deb Peterson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The six-member sports staff of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat resigned. "We are leaving to pursue other interests," sports editor Rob Rains said. Thanks to Ken!
Katie Thomas, New York Times: A judge ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport, a blow to universities that classify competitive cheer as a varsity sport to comply with Title IX, the federal law mandating gender equity in education.
Doug Haller, Arizona Republic: Where are they now? Former Arizona State and Michigan State coach Darryl Rogers is retired and living on a golf course in Friant, Calif.