Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Despite more and more research that suggests there is no direct correlation between athletic success and spending, athletic departments keep spending.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: Lou Holtz's autobiography "Wins, Losses, and Lessons" should only be read with a copy of "Under the Tarnished Dome" sitting nearby so the reader can get the other side of Holtz's life story.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Entertaining piece on the carnival atmosphere surrounding Iowa's media day (subscription, so story is in comments).
Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune: Imagine if quarterback Tommy Grady had stayed at Oklahoma instead of transferring to Utah.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: You have questions? We have answers. Ten questions and 10 answers about the Washington Huskies.
Tim Wise, Washington Post: It's time for Maryland and coach Ralph Friedgen to run another reverse (registration).
Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Sun: Entertaining off-topic piece from our favorite city. Sports journalists say anything you can do while drinking a beer and/or holding a cigarette cannot be considered a sport. They've never seen John Daly play golf.