Brent D. Wistrom, Wichita Eagle: Hizzoner decides to punt. Carlos Mayans, the mayor of Wichita, has agreed to abandon his crusade to bring football back to Wichita State. Our earlier report (and a thank you to reader John for this).
Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson coach Tommy Bowden deflected questions about a potential NCAA violation that surfaced in a tragic accident that killed assistant track and field coach Jarrett Foster.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Fort Worth Bowl is expected to announce that it has reached a sponsorship deal with a wireless telephone company.
Matthew Kredell, L.A. Daily News: USC has filed its request to reinstate receiver Dwayne Jarrett, and former Trojan running back Whitney Lewis is expected to transfer to Northern Iowa.
Dan Zeiger, East Valley Tribune: Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller plans to switch his jersey number to honor receiver Angelo Richardson, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a shooting incident in March.
Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn News: Auburn cornerback Montavis Pitts was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Tuskegee.
Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi receiver J.D. Lawhorn has decided to leave the team "for personal reasons." (registration).
Associated Press: Tennessee reserve quarterback Jim Bob Cooter's preliminary hearing on a drunken driving charge has been postponed until Aug. 17.
The Mighty MJD: The Federal Communications Commission is asking networks for tapes of sporting events in an attempt to step up enforcement of indecency rules. This could possibly include profanity from players, coaches and fans.