Doug Smock, Charleston Gazette: The Willy Korn saga continues. The former Clemson quarterback has left Marshall after he was moved to defensive backfield. He has begun workouts at Division II North Greenville University, formerly a junior college that is about 20 miles from Korn's Lyman, S.C. home.
Dan Patrick Show: Former Hog Sports Radio broadcaster Renee Gork said that she wore the Florida Gators hat to Bobby Petrino's post-scrimmage press conference by accident and didn't mean anything by it. It was raining and she reached for it without thinking.
John Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel: Derek Dooley's Tilley Airflo hat is all the rage in Tennessee.
Brian Murphy and Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Sports Illustrated's college preview section with Boise State on the cover has sold out in Idaho. Another 30,000 copies are on the way. Plus, Boise State plans to announce an expansion campaign for Bronco Stadium.
Austin Ward, Knoxville News Sentinel: Here's one way to turn around a program. Tennessee is expected to buy its way out of a two-game series against North Carolina that was scheduled to start next season. The replacement opponent would likely be Buffalo, giving the Volunteers eight home games in 2011.
Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star: Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins should pass on accepting a $600,000 bonus from the school.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Two-a-day practices aren't what they used to be. Today's players have it easy. Consider that when Bo Schembechler took over at Michigan in 1969, 140 players started his first training camp and 75 emerged still in the program.
Chip Cosby, Lexington Herald-Leader: Elliott Porter, the player who left Louisiana State after being asked to grayshirt by Les Miles, has landed at Kentucky. He also visited Texas A&M and Oregon. The Ducks reportedly took a pass because of concerns over surgery to one of Porter's knees that was done several months ago. Wiz take: Is that the reason Miles asked Porter to grayshirt?
Darren Everson, Wall Street Journal: In 1980, there were 128 nonconference games between big-name powerhouses — that’s a total of about 62% of all nonconference games. In 1990, that fell to 114, or about 58%. In 2000 it was down to 76, or just 38%. In 2006, an extra week was added to the season, which did generate more marquee matchups. There are 96 this season. But in percentage terms, the rate at which these games have been played has remained flat.
Stefan Stevenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian announced a $105 million renovation project for Amon G. Carter Stadium. The construction will begin after the regular season and force the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to move to Southern Methodist's Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: A state agency plans to investigate whether any agent broke the law in connection with the allegations swirling around South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders.
Associated Press: Laws on sports agents are rarely enforced.
Jim Henry, FanHouse: Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker signed a deal with the Colorado Rockies that will allow him to play football this fall. LSU quarterback Zach Lee, another first-round pick in June's Major League Draft, agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers and is no longer a member of the Tiger team.
Greg Dooley, M Victors: Michigan has altered its Block M. The iconic logo has lost its blue border and now features a clean, crisp, all-maize look.
Sports Radio Interviews: Paul Finebaum has a few suggestions on what makes a great interview.
Laken Litman, Dallas Morning News: Texas' Mack Brown believes 16-team superconferences are coming sooner rather than later.
Richard Deitsch, SI.com: An interview with Mike Leach, who has been hired as an analyst by CBS College Sports.
Sports Media Watch: ESPN's Craig James, who was involved in the controversy that led to Leach's firing, will not be working Texas Tech games this year.
Larry Brown Sports: ESPN's "The File Blog" shows a lot of promise. Example: It cost the Alabama team $97,327 to visit the White House in March.
The Big Lead: Award-winning columnist Jason Whitlock has left the Kansas City Star to "pursue other interests."
Indianapolis Star: The NCAA's executive committee approved cost-cutting changes in the drug-testing program. Ephedrine will be eliminated from all test samples and future steroids testing at NCAA championships will target higher-risk sports.
Joe Muench, El Paso Times: The Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game is leaving El Paso and nobody seems to care.
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