Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota's athletics department reported fiscal losses for the second year in a row. Much of a disclosed operating loss of $6 million for the 2006-07 school year was blamed on buyouts given to football coach Glen Mason and basketball coach Dan Monson.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: A Florida State professor says his online music course, which is the focal point of Florida State's investigation into academic fraud, was a "state-of-the-art class."
Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: He didn't ask to be dragged into it, but here's what was wrong with the Seattle Times series on Washington's 2000 Rose Bowl team.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Is a new NCAA rule aimed at stopping Alabama's Nick Saban?
Fred Girard, Detroit News: Rich Rodriguez filed papers seeking to keep West Virginia's $4 million lawsuit in federal court rather than returned to a county court in Morgantown, home of the university, where he is something less than popular.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina will be paid $50.6 million under a nine-year, multimedia rights contract with ISP Sports and Learfield Communications. The agreement represents a 150% increase in annual revenue from South Carolina's current deal with ISP/Learfield.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State quarterback Michael Henig says he has given up football because every time he takes a step, he can hear his hip pop.
Fanblogs: Wake Forest, Rutgers, Kansas, USC, Alabama and Georgia. Six teams that fit the profile to be the 2008 Bowl Championship Series champion.
Pete Pelegrin, Miami Herald: Florida International's $50 million stadium is beginning to take shape.
Jeff Sanders, North County Times: National signing day isn't the end of the line for many athletes. It can be just a starting point for dreams that eventually go sour.
Eleven Warriors: Did alleged sexual misconduct cost Massillon's DeVoe Torrence his scholarship ride to Ohio State?
Matt Hayes, Sporting News: Arkansas is contemplating an appeal for former Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett to play this fall.
Waiting For Next Year: Blogger Brian Cook of MGoBlog and Fanhouse fame tries to break down the Terrelle Pryor sweepstakes. Thanks to Rick.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: Pryor is the Kid Who Could Change Everything for Rich Rod.
Trae Thompson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The harsh side of recruiting. More stories of scholarship offers being pulled from prep standouts.
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