Lenn Robbins, New York Post: A hint of the next move? Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, on the value of the Washington D.C.-to-Boston corridor, whose epicenter is New York. "Anyone who forgets that forgets at their peril. It's the center, it has been the center of media activity for a hundred years. It's the center of financial activity and it has been that way for 150 years. To me it's sort of where a lot of things start in the county." He added: "I consider the East Coast to be as important to us as the West Coast is even though the West Coast has got the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten-Pac-10 relationship. And it's so because of the recruitment of students, the recruitment of athletes, the size and scope of the markets. I hope it becomes more important."
David Brandt, Clarion-Ledger: The University of Mississippi administration is investigating the background of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who has expressed an interest in transferring to Oxford. Brandt writes: "From everyone I've talked to this evening, there's a good chance this happens. But as [coach Houston] Nutt recently informed me via text, it's not done yet."
Tyson Alger, Oregonian: The last remaining hurdle for Masoli would be for his chosen university to file a waiver request to Oregon allowing for the quarterback to play immediately. The Oregonian has learned that Oregon officials have yet to receive any waiver regarding Masoli.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Another indication of the level of importance Nebraska is putting on its Oct. 16 game against Texas. Cornhusker receiver Niles Paul arrived at media day wearing a red wrist band that reads "0.01" and "Finish." It's a reminder of Nebraska's 13-12 loss to Texas in the Big 12 title game. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Cornhusker players had sheets of paper with the message ":01" hanging in lockers during spring drills.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe said "it makes the most sense" for Colorado to leave the Big 12 for the Pacific 10 in 2011 instead of the 2012, and he believes that is likely to happen.
Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald: Beebe doesn't expect a court fight over fees to be paid by Nebraska and Colorado for leaving the league. "The odds on that are zero. Nobody wants that. We have great relationships, and I think we'll work it out."
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Mississippi State's Dan Mullen takes a shot at Alabama's Nick Saban: "I've had a lot more first-round quarterbacks drafted than he has in his career as a head coach."
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: The Tennessee Titans filed a lawsuit against Lane Kiffin and USC over the hiring of Titans assistant Kennedy Pola as offensive coordinator. Wiz comment: This is nothing more than a publicity stunt.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State is considering cutting out-of-state recruiting to reduce costs. A one-year scholarship costs $29,767 for out-of-state students and $17,491 for California residents. That means that SDSU could give 17 in-state scholarships for about the same cost as 10 out-of-state scholarships. If the proposal becomes policy, it likely would not have much of an effect on the football and men's basketball programs.
Cole Manbeck, Manhattan Mercury: Why Kansas State could have a shot of winning its case against former coach Ron Prince.
Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: Is the end near for the Coal Bowl? Political moves could mean the 2012 game between West Virginia and Marshall will be the last.
Chadd Cripe and Nick Jezierny, Idaho Statesman: Another series might be coming to an end. Boise State's Chris Petersen doesn't want to play Idaho after this year's game in Moscow.
Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Maurice Clarett, student. The former Ohio State running back, recently released from prison, has started classes at the school. Thanks to Eric!
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: Why the Atlantic Coast Conference blows away the Southeastern Conference in the field of media access.
Zach Silka, Toledo Blade: Toledo will play host to Miami in a 2015 game. It's already being called the biggest game in the history of the Glass Bowl.
Ken Belson, New York Times: The Pac-10's plan to raise its profile includes commercials and billboard advertisements in Times Square.
Austin Ward, Knoxville News-Sentinel: The Bryce Brown watch continues. The running back has yet to ask for his release from Tennessee. Speculation continues that he will transfer to Kansas State.
David J. Neal, Miami Herald: NCAA rules — not agents — are to blame.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: The Western Athletic Conference was flattened by a haymaker from Boise State, but the league is used to getting up from the canvas.
Adam Sparks, Murfreesboro Daily News Journal: Rating the Sun Belt coaches.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Conference USA is poised to make about $7-$8 million a year off its latest contract with CBS College Sports.
David Harris, Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M has hired Troy Walters to be its receivers coach. He replaces Steve Kragthorpe, who resigned because of family health issues.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: Brigham Young running back Malosi Te'o is transferring to Hawaii.
Bill Cole, Winston-Salem Journal: Rashard Smith, a possible starter in North Carolina State's secondary, will miss the 2010 season because of knee surgery.
Andrew Carter and Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel: Florida State linebacker Nigel Carr is facing two counts of burglary of a structure and one count of property damage, theft of a credit card and fraud. All of the charges are felonies.
Bill Haisten, Tulsa World: Oklahoma State safety Victor Johnson, who is expected to contend for a starting job, was arrested on a complaint of obstructing an campus police officer and possession of marijuana.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Breaking down No. 38 Texas Tech.