Dirk Chatelain, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska's game against Texas is 83 days away, but the obsession with beating the Longhorns has already reached the boiling point for Cornhusker fans.
Austin Meek, Topeka Capital-Journal: Former Kansas State coach Ron Prince testified that former athletic director Tim Weiser sketched a preliminary contract proposal on a napkin after the Wildcats' 73-31 loss at Nebraska in 2007. That contract — and Prince's accompanying buyout agreement — would become the basis for the ongoing legal battle between the school and its former coach.
Tim Feran, Columbus Dispatch: Time Warner Cable customers could miss Ohio State's game against the Miami Hurricanes in September if a contract dispute between the company and ESPN is not resolved.
David Brandt, Clarion-Ledger: With No. 2 quarterback Raymond Cotton deciding to transfer, might Mississippi be interested in Jeremiah Masoli?
Joseph Person, Columbia State: There is little privacy these days for college athletes.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Nick Saban's most important season at Alabama is almost here.
Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: When Georgia's Mark Richt completes the 2010 season, he will have accomplished something not many have done in the past 30 years: last a decade with a Southeastern Conference team.
Ray Glier, New York Times: The SEC saw its kickoff week partly spoiled by off-field troubles.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: Why is Vanderbilt and not Central Florida in the SEC?
Ken Tysiac and J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: The Atlantic Coast Conference is still king of basketball, but the league has its strong points in football, beginning with a hefty number of NFL prospects.
Jeff Faraudo and Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group: Pacific 10 Conference officials will gather Friday in Los Angeles to discuss the most contentious issue related to expansion: How to divide the 12-team league into two divisions once newcomers Utah and Colorado begin play — Utah in the fall of 2011, Colorado no later than 2012.
John Branch, New York Times: The legal battle over Jim Thorpe's remains.
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Dave Kindred, National Sports Journalism Center: If he was wrong in criticizing Mitch Albom, it would not be the first two-hop ground ball that he has kicked.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Checking out No. 40 UCLA.