Wes Rucker, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Trouble overnight involving several Tennessee players, who were involved in a brawl at a Knoxville nightclub. Bar Knoxville co-owner Sandy Morton said the players "had a falling out with another gentleman. ... I want to guess there was seven to 10 guys beating up this one gentleman. All the security then rushed in and were trying to break it up. My husband saw them picking up bar stools and starting to swing them. We got them out the door with security. There happened to be a friend of ours who was an off-duty police officer outside. He tried to help, and he ended up getting knocked out in the street and proceeded to be kicked while he was down on the ground in the middle of Cumberland."
David Climer, Tennessean: Six months after he burned bridges while Tennessee fans burned mattresses, Lane Kiffin keeps inserting himself back into the conversation. Give the guy credit. He knows how to create a story out of thin air.
Dave Sittler, Tulsa World: The Big 12 can learn from Kansas State's Bill Snyder. Don't back down when playing those bullies from Texas. Believe it or not, Kansas State is the only league member to win more than it lost against Texas. The Wildcats are 4-2 versus the Longhorns, with two of those victories coming on Texas' home turf.
Thomas O'Toole, USA Today: USC will not be eligible for this season's USA Today coaches poll because of NCAA penalties that include a bowl ban.
Caulton Tudor, Raleigh News & Observer: The Atlantic Coast Conference's new 12-year TV deal with ESPN is worth a reported $1.86 billion.
Shelly Smith, ESPN.com: USC junior fullback D.J. Shoemate said he is transferring to Connecticut.
Rhonda Cook, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A Georgia Tech student has filed suit against the school and a Cobb County metal fabricator, blaming them for injuries he suffered when a hand rail broke and he fell off Tech's iconic car, the Ramblin' Wreck. Thanks to Get The Picture.
Greg Auman, St. Petersburg Times: Former Auburn running back Dontae Aycock will walk on at South Florida.
Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: A list of Colorado's best and worst moments in the Big 12.
Jason Riley, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick was in court facing a misdemeanor charge of assault on allegations that he argued with a woman and then threw her to the ground last month.
Sports By Brooks: ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Green, the son of former NFL and college coach Dennis Green, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was in custody on $750,000 cash bail.
Sam Dillon, New York Times: Colleges are spending more on recreation than class.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Breaking down No. 56 Central Florida.
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