Carol Slezak, Chicago Sun-Times: Terrific piece on the NCAA's findings from the "Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics." In other words, a bunch of hogwash. Thanks to reader Dan for sending this.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Busy day in Lubbock. The Texas Tech staff, feeling their team was ripped off in the loss to Texas, sent a videotape of controversial calls to the Big 12. Then three players were arrested in connection with a residential burglary. Thanks to the Midwest Correspondent.
Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Tempers are flaring among the brave fighting men of the Air Force football team.
Jeff D'Alessio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The best one-loss team? Former coaches say it won't be the loser of the West Virginia-Louisville game (registration).
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Indiana might be one win from becoming bowl eligible, but the Hoosiers still can't draw flies (subscription, so story is in comments).
Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal: Penn State's Joe Paterno nixed a Wisconsin suggestion to play Saturday's game at night because "we had to come home and play the next week [against Temple]."
Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Pacific 10 notebook. Oregon State's stunning victory over USC might be an indication that other teams in the conference are catching up with the Trojans.
Jim Masilak, Commercial Appeal: Conference USA notebook. East Carolina, under Skip Holtz, has taken a giant step back to respectability (registration).
Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: If two plays had been different, Louisiana State might be 8-0 instead of 6-2.