David Jones, PennLive.com: He's fed up with the Southeastern Conference. He's tired of Southerners who don't care about anything but football, who can't take care of their poor, fat, litter-strewn, illiterate states, telling him the way it should be — about anything. And he's tired of them crowing about their seven consecutive Bowl Championship Series titles. He wants to see them suffer a little.
Douglas Smith, Washtenaw Watchdogs: The coverup of the arrest of Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons.
Eric Chemi, Business Week: The odds of Auburn returning a missed field goal for a touchdown were 0.0007 percent. Consider this grim reality: A college player is more likely to die in a game than ever see a missed field goal returned for a touchdown.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: USC, a storied football colossus that uses national championship and Heisman trophies for doorstops and paperweights, hired a guy (Steve Sarkisian) whose conference head-coaching record at a highly respected school (Washington) was exactly 24-21.
Josh Bolander, Daily Iowan: A tale of two coaches. Fifteen years ago, Oklahoma hired Bob Stoops and Iowa hired Kirk Ferentz. But what happened? Wasn't Stoops the slamdunk choice to take over for Hayden Fry at Iowa?
Adi Robertson, The Verge: An Auburn college student who held up a sign that read, "Hi Mom Send Bitcoin" at ESPN's "College GameDay" broadcast last Saturday has received approximately $24,000 in donations.
Stefanie Loh, U-T San Diego: San Diego State’s 45-19 defeat to Nevada Las Vegas, coupled with San Jose State’s victory over Fresno State, might end up costing the Aztecs (7-5) a bowl bid.
Doug Haller, Arizona Republic: Arizona State's Todd Graham, whose annual salary is $2.3 million, has earned $771,667 in performance bonuses, and that could increase.
Ben Strauss, New York Times: Why was behind Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany's push to get Rutgers and Maryland into the league? It's all about the TV footprint.
Alan Peppard, Dallas Morning News: Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens, 85, who was granted a divorce from Madeleine Pickens last year after a seven-year marriage, is engaged to Toni Brinker. She is the widow of Dallas restaurant entrepreneur Norman Brinker, founder of Steak & Ale who had been, at various times, head of Jack in the Box, Burger King, Chili's and Bennigan's. Brinker's estimated net worth is $950 million.
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