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.
Gene Frenette, Florida Times-Union: Florida's Will Muschamp is going to have to make some changes to keep his job. Otherwise, the boss will soon be signing the divorce papers.
Al Gaspeny, Florida Times-Union: If Muschamp is canned, should Florida take a chance on Bobby Petrino?
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Hlist: You can win anywhere. Look at how far the Baylor and Stanford programs have come in recent seasons.
Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports: The Forde-Yard Dash: Funny things happen in November, making it important to watch the race for No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings.
Stefan Stevenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Bill Snyder is at it again. Kansas State stumbled to a 2-4 start but has won its last three in relatively dominating fashion.
Nate Mink, Syracuse Post-Standard: An oddsmaker explains why Syracuse is a 38.5-point underdog to Florida State, believed to be the largest pointspread the Orange has faced since at least 1993.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: The Marcus Mariota situation shows why it's time for the Pacific 12 to have a league-wide injury report.
Ron Higgins, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State's loss to Alabama can be explained in two words: talent gap.
Jason Lieser, Gator Bytes: The almighty Southeastern Conference likely won't have enough teams eligibile to fill its 10 bowl commitments.
Jon Solomon, AL.com: A judge's partial certification of a lawsuit concerning the use of college athlete's names, images and likenesses was a blow to former players but could pave the way for changes that would fundamentally change the way the NCAA does business.
George Schroeder, USA Today: Is Oregon's flash-and-dash style suited for the championship level?
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: It's not easy to fairly assess Sonny Dykes' first season at California, but the Golden Bears' already-wretched season could get worse with a loss at Colorado.
Tag Seats: An app in development will allow you to see where your friends are sitting at games.
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