Malia Wollan, New York Times: Fresno State loves its Bulldogs, but so does a violent gang, which at its height was responsible for 70% of the city's shootings. Three of four inmates in the Fresno County jail are members of the Bulldogs. Things have gotten so out of hand that school officials once considered dropping the Bulldog logo. "My advice was absolutely not. Do not touch the logo ... If you change it, the gang wins," Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s police chief, said.
Matt Trogdon, Streaking The Lawn: Mike London might be close to losing his job, but is the Virginia coach to blame for a 2-8 record? There's evidence suggesting that the problems extend beyond the players and staff and into the athletic department, where an over-eager administrator has been making decisions that are out of his depth.
Keith Sargeant, Asbury Park Press: Rutgers announced a hike in ticket prices for next season, but an analysis of ticket distribution revealed complimentary tickets accounted for an average of more than 20% of the stadium capacity last season, even ballooning to one third of the announced attendance for one game.
Associated Press: Colorful comments by Evan Spencer suggesting that Ohio State would "wipe the field" with Alabama or Florida State have been twisted. Read his full exchange with a reporter by clicking here.
Geoff Liesik, Deseret News: Ute tribal officials and University of Utah administrators are scheduled to meet Nov. 22 to negotiate the conditions for the school's future use of the Ute name and the drum and feather logo worn by its sports teams.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: What is Michigan made of? We will learn a lot in the next three games.
Sports Media Watch: CBS earned the second-largest college football overnight of the season for its telecast of the Louisiana State-Alabama game.