Monday, August 21, 2006

Columnists' Corner

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: With big-time college teams swimming in money, should donations to athletic departments remain tax exempt?

Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Those hotshot recruiting classes signed by Florida in 2003 and '04? Of the 49 players signed, only 23 remain in the program.

Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Can Texas do it again? The answer is a bold and definitive yes (registration).

Lenox Rawlings, Winston-Salem Journal: North Carolina State's Chuck Amato and Miami's Larry Coker need to have big seasons to save their jobs.

Mark Bradley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A program gets only so many chances to prove its worth before it proves instead that serious consideration is unwarranted. Such is the case for Georgia Tech (registration).

Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada Las Vegas safety Jay Staggs, a senior, has vowed not to cut his hair until the Rebels make a bowl game. He hasn't been to a barber in 18 months.

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