Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Get this: Michigan and Appalachian State each turned down offers to play Hawaii this season, Warrior athletic director Herman Frazier said.
Heather A. Dinich, Baltimore Sun: A former Maryland student said that Terrapin backup quarterback Josh Portis copied off his paper for a pop quiz during the spring semester — an incident that has led to the team's fastest and most hyped quarterback being declared ineligible for the 2007 season.
Adam Rose, Los Angeles Times: USC's Pete Carroll earned over $2.4 million in 2004, or $229,000 a week from the university, according to tax returns.
Ron Wood, Springdale Morning News: Fort Smith Attorney Eddie Christian Jr., was found in contempt of court for ignoring an order that he stop discovery in a lawsuit over emails to former Razorback quarterback Mitch Mustain. He also turned over information obtained through subpoenas to Mustain's mother, Beck Campbell.
Associated Press: Appalachian State's victory over Michigan has sparked demand for Mountaineer apparel in Columbus, home of Ohio State. "Maized and Confused!!" and "We Brought Down the House" T-shirts can also be purchased at this link.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: Temple, which is favored by 3.5 points over Buffalo, has not been favored in a game since Oct. 25, 2003, when it was a four-point choice over Rutgers. The Owls lost, 30-14.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Sign of desperation? Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlies Weis is throwing prized freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen to the Nittany Lions.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State receiver Sammie Stroughter will play Thursday night against Cincinnati.
Associated Press: Arkansas State coach Steve Roberts said he was told that officials wrongly overturned his team's recovery of an onside kick in the final minute of its 21-13 loss at Texas.
Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri's Gary Pinkel acknowledges his odd decision to go for a two-point conversion in the victory against Illinois was a coaching blunder.
Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State sideline reporter Robert Allen had to report on a botched punt snap by his son, deep snapper Zach Allen, in the loss at Georgia.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Four people were shot Monday night outside of Birmingham's Legion Field.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Dan Beebe was named Big 12 commissioner.
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