Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern, Tim Brewster of Minnesota and Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints were among coaches in attendance at an emotional memorial service to honor Terry Hoeppner, the Indiana coach who died Tuesday. "I promise we're going to go to a bowl game. Not just for our seniors, but for coach Hep," receiver James Hardy said.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: For the next commissioner of the Big 12, changing the current revenue sharing model should be a non-issue.
Robert DeWitt, Tuscaloosa News: Authorities suspect someone intentionally killed a row of live oak trees that stood between Bryant-Denny Stadium and a new, pricey luxury condominium development aimed at attracting Alabama fans as buyers. Thanks to Losers With Socks.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: The obsession with maintaining the "purity" of Michigan Stadium as its father, Fielding H. Yost, saw it 80 years ago never made any sense.
Joe Vardon, Toledo Blade: The father of Harvey "Scooter" McDougle, Jr., says his son will not be indicted by federal prosecutors in an alleged point-shaving case. And Toledo player's grandmother wants the running back to be reinstated to the team.
Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Breaking down the schedules of Big 12 teams, with a look at the six best conference and the six best nonconference games.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Bob Stoops says Oklahoma's quarterback situation really isn't an issue at all.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: Former South Carolina quarterback and current play-by-play announcer Todd Ellis has made in excess of $200,000 in a three-year period for his involvement in BurnLounge, an online music retailer that is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission.
Seth Emerson, Columbia State: South Carolina has reported eight secondary violations to the NCAA, including three involving the football team.
Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Clemson will unveil a "seat equity" plan to begin with the 2008 season, but any details are guarded at the moment to protect against pre-emptive outrage.
Associated Press: Former Oklahoma State quarterback Al Pena has received a waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play this fall at Houston.
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