John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Michigan's Preferred Seating Program, which mandates a donation for certain season ticket holders, has added $9.5 million to the athletic department's annual fund.
Sophia Voravong, Lafayette Journal and Courier: Former Purdue receiver Vinny Sutherland, in town for the Boilermakers' spring game, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin defensive end Jamal Cooper has been suspended for the opener against Bowling Green.
South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame will open the 2008 season against San Diego State and the 2009 season — as expected — against Nevada.
Doug Segrest, Birmingham News: David Swank, a former chairman of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, is critical of how the governing body handled its investigation of recruiting violations at Alabama.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: It's clear that Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is intent on establishing a strong recruiting foothold in Texas (registration).
William Kalec, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State defensive end Al Jones, Jr. was arrested on misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace.
Chris Low, Tennessean: Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has dismissed a reserve defensive lineman after the player was arrested.
Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: A more detailed interview with the alleged victim of an assault led to charges being filed against two UCLA players.