Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan has spent more than $500,000 in attorney fees preparing for Saturday's appearance in Seattle before the NCAA Infractions Committee.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: It's 2010 or bust for Rich Rodriguez.
Dustin Hockensmith, Patriot-News: Penn State's Joe Paterno to reporters: "I've got one request. Please don't ask me if I'm going to die today. Believe me, I've got a few more days left."
Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News: Paterno announced he would no longer do his Thursday night statewide call-in show. "It's a pain in the rear end. I want to get home and start doodling, figuring out a couple of things for the game on Saturday. It does wear on you a little bit."
Eric Schmoldt, Casper Star-Tribune: Why is Dax Crum suddenly the most famous Wyoming player in the country? It has something to do with ESPN.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: USC made $8,790,335 more in revenue from the Pacific 10 over a two-year period than the league's lowest earner, Stanford.
Scott Wolf, Inside USC: Some USC coaches are now carrying a notepad to log every call on their cell phones because they must tell the compliance office who they spoke to, in order to make sure they do not call recruits more times than allowed.
Knoxville News Sentinel: USC's Lane Kiffin is the cover story for new issue of Men’s Journal. The piece is titled "Crunch Time for Boy Wonder."
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC athletic director Pat Haden said that he spoke last week with a contrite Reggie Bush, but that embattled 2005 Heisman Trophy winner did not apologize for actions that played a major role in the NCAA’s decision to hit the school with severe sanctions.
Sports Radio Interviews: LeGarrette Blount says Byron Hout said something "way more harsh and disrespectful than 'how about that ass-whuppin?' "
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: North Carolina has hired an attorney who used to work for the NCAA to advise the school while the governing body investigates Butch Davis' program.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: The NCAA is investigating the living arrangements of several South Carolina players at a Columbia hotel.
Jason Lieser, Gator Bytes: Florida and Alabama are involved in the six most expensive games on StubHub.
Mike Graham, Dallas Morning News: The Texas Tech athletic department is set to try its hand in reality TV show production with a weekly TV series called "The Ride." It will give viewers an inside look into Red Raider athletic programs.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech has designated its Sept. 18 game against Texas as a "red out" game. It's the second such game the Longhorns will be facing. Nebraska told its fans to go all red for its Oct. 16 game against Texas.
Robbie Neiswanger, Arkansas News Bureau: Arkansas is putting the squeeze on fans for more money.
Greg Auman, St. Petersburg Times: South Florida's Skip Holtz says there will be no ban on using Twitter for his players.
Heisman Pundit: The most underrated players by conference.
Doug Smock Charleston Gazette: Willy Korn, the former Clemson quarterback who transferred to Marshall, has been moved to safety. Plus, Antwon Chisholm, a former Thundering Herd player, faces a criminal charge stemming from the recent holdup of a pizza delivery driver.
John Werner, Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor is on a promotional kick as the season nears, putting up billboards along Interstate 35 featuring quarterback Robert Griffin, offensive lineman Danny Watkins and linebacker Antonio Johnson.
Richard Justice, Houston Chronicle: Emory Bellard, 82, who helped invent the wishbone offense, has Lou Gehrig's disease.
Kevin Hoffman, City Pages: Did Deadspin violate a source's confidentiality in its Brett Favre story?
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