Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: How did the video of Iowa offensive lineman Josh Koeppel and his motorcycle colliding with a truck Monday morning end up on YouTube? An investigation determined that Koeppel asked for, and was provided, a copy of the video by the Iowa City police department. When he showed the video to friends, some recorded it on their cell phones and the video made it to the Internet. There is no criminal violation for posting the video, which was determined to be a public record. Link to full-length video of the incident.
Wall Street Journal: A fantastic statistical database for all 120 Division I-A teams, with data ranging from team's strength of schedule to the experience of their kick returners.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The Southeastern Conference is great, just not as great as it thinks it is. Fifty-six percent of SEC nonconference opponents come from either a Division I-AA or a I-A team that hasn't had a winning record in at least four years. That statistic looks like this for other leagues: Big East (50%), Big Ten (39%), Big 12 (38%), Atlantic Coast (38%), Pacific 10 (32%). Plus, the Birmingham Bowl, which recently lost Papa John's as its title sponsor, is raising prices on most tickets.
Zach Geiger, Daily Collegian: Penn State Nittany Lion mascot Clint Gyory, was charged last week with public drunkenness and criminal mischief. Gyory, 20, was intoxicated and crawled into the bed of a pickup truck where he passed out, according to police. Gyory also broke a rear view mirror off of a vehicle and took it. A breathalyzer test measured Gyory's blood-alcohol content at .187 when he was cited.
Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: It would cost Louisiana State up to $15 million to fire Les Miles.
Mac Engel, Dallas Morning News: There could be a lot of empty seats in Cowboys Stadium for Saturday's Oregon State-Texas Christian game.
Jay Christensen, Covers: Some clown actually thinks I-A teams should have the number of scholarships they can offer reduced from 85 to 70.
David Harris, Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne on the why the school decided to stay in the Big 12 instead of joining the SEC: "I was concerned with changing conferences that we may not be ready for the level of competition if we decided to leave."
Michael Levy, Orange County Register: USC as an independent? "You have to consider every alternative," athletic director Pat Haden said.
Ben Maller: Fun SEC gambling facts.
Curtis Krueger, St. Petersburg Times: Former South Florida coach Jim Leavitt has lawyered up. He will be represented by Hulk Hogan's attorney in his lawsuit against his former employer.
Business Wire: In case you were wondering, UPS has become the official package delivery and logistics sponsor of the SEC.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Like it or not, the Internet gives college athletic directors a closer glimpse of public opinion.
Associated Press: Mountaintop removal mining activists are demanding Nike pull its promotional ad for a new West Virginia uniform because it features a strip mine.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops thinks USC should give back its 2004 BCS title.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Is Boise State this good or is the Western Athletic Conference this bad.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The NCAA is wrong to rule Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli ineligible for the season.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: The Mountain West Conference plans to "take the conversation to the next level" with Conference USA on various issues affecting to the leagues, including access to the Bowl Championship Series.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Paul Wulff, 3-22 in two seasons as Washington State coach, needs time to succeed.
Lost Lettermen: A brief history of ESPN's "College GameDay."
Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who has been interviewed as part of the NCAA's investigation into possible improper benefits provided to players by sports agents, was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules and neglecting his responsibilities to the Tar Heels.
Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star: Missouri acted too fast when it decided to permanently suspend senior tailback Derrick Washington.
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette: Former Ohio State and Iowa State coach Earle Bruce's grandson Zach Smith is receivers coach at Marshall.
KNBR: This did not go as planned. Jay Christensen's appearance on the Murph & Mac Show.
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