Campus Union, SI.com: Another bullying incident? A fight involving two California players resulted in freshman running back Fabiano Hale being taken to the hospital.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii's Norm Chow, in the second year of a five-year contract, says he has no intention of quitting. The Warriors are 0-8 this season and 3-17 overall under Chow.
Sports Media Watch: The Miami/Florida State "Saturday Night Football" game drew a 5.4 overnight rating on ABC, up 184% from Oklahoma State/Kansas State last year (5.4), up 157% from regional action in 2011 (2.1), and the third-highest of the season for college football on any network.
Associated Press: Some Missouri students are criticizing Tiger fans for booing a reference to President Barack Obama during a halftime ceremony last Saturday.
Jon Solomon, AL.com: Faking injuries is a growing concern, says national coordinator of officiating Rogers Redding.
Curtis Eichelberger, Bloomberg.com and Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle: Texas A&M said Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy brought only $20,000 into the university's coffers. But is the university just putting on the spin after an official earlier said the impact would be an eye-popping $250 million.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fifty teams are now eligible for bowl games, meaning there are only 20 slots that need to be filled by Selection Sunday on Dec. 8.
Pat Forde, Yahoo! The Forde-Yard Dash: Lengthy piece takes a look at Thursday night's games. He also evaluates coaches in year No. 3. Brady Hoke and Will Muschamp trending down. Randy Edsall and Al Golden trending up.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas says the Ducks "should score at least 40" against Stanford.
Associated Press: The Pacific 12 is closing the gap on the Southeastern Conference.
Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle: Karl Kapchinski, Texas A&M’s head athletics trainer since 1982, has been fired for no specific reason. His involvement with Kevin Sumlin's football program had become minimal this fall for an unknown reason.
Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune: During their last three seasons in the Mountain West, Utah and Texas Christian staged a series of November games that helped determine bids to major bowl games. But if they played this week, would anybody notice?
Stefan Stevenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Is TCU's Gary Patterson planning a shakeup of his staff? "I'm not speaking about that kind of stuff yet."
David Scott, Charlotte Observer: Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is looking to expand the league's footprint into Charlotte.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Sizing up the Pacific 12 as the league enters the telling games of November.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Why Art Briles is the perfect fit for Baylor.
Jessie Simonton, Miami Herald: They're jumping ship (or being pushed) in Gainesville. Jon Haskins, Florida's director of player personnel since January 2012, has resigned.
Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: Northwestern, losers of five in a row, has 20 players battling injuries.
Nate Leonard, Texas San Antonio: The junior center has a blog. This week's entry: It's not always how you draw it up.
Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: South Florida radio station WMEN has fired host Dan Sileo after he offered a bounty to any Miami player to take out a Florida State player.
Doug Haller, Arizona Republic: Arizona State's Todd Graham was aboard a Cessna Citation on Saturday that lost cabin pressure and fell 25,000 feet before the pilots were able to get aircraft under control.
Joey Johnston, Tampa Tribune: Another aircraft incident. Members of South Florida's team were stuck on a plane for seven hours after a loss at Houston, and it took nearly 11 hours to get home.
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