Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Alabama's Nick Saban said that he favors a state-run lottery to help fund athletics. In this case, Nick Saban is wrong.
Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: LaMarcus Coker, the top returning rusher for Tennessee, has been suspended by Phillip Fulmer.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati and Oklahoma will play a home-and-home series beginning in 2008, when the Bearcats travel to Norman for a Sept. 6 game.
Bob Thomas, Florida Times-Union: Former Florida State standout Terrell Buckley is returning to Tallahassee and will be a student assistant with the team.
Seth Emerson, Columbia State: Despite a public outcry to ease admission standards for South Carolina athletes, there are some people who believe the university should stand firm against any change.
Kevin Scarbinksy, Birmingham News: It ain't football season in the Southeastern Conference until Steve Spurrier pops off. So now it's official.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida has sold about 18,300 season tickets, nearly 1,200 more than last year's total of 17,166.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Texas running backs coach Ken Rucker will undergo surgery for prostate cancer.
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