James Rainey, Los Angeles Times: Sportswriter Christine Daniels, the former Mike Penner who stunned colleagues with an 823-word essay announcing she was a transitioning transsexual, talks about the decision to go public. Plus, L.A. Times comments page and Sports Journalists message board.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: In a decision that is sure to spark controversy, Ben Olson was named UCLA's starting quarterback over Patrick Cowan.
Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The decision by the NCAA to do away with text messaging should be cheered. It's a victory for athletes' privacy.
Lafayette Journal and Courier: Former Purdue player Kyle Williams is facing up to 28 years in prison after a conviction on five of six criminal counts.
Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian players Stephen Hodge and Robert Henson have been charged with weapons-related misdemeanors.