Richard Cirminiello, College Football News: Exactly what happened to those five-star prospects from 2004? While some lived up to their billing, others fizzled. Plus, re-ranking the 2004 recruiting classes. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: A South Florida recruit who planned to sign with the team has been denied admission by the university's newly formed academic committee.
Carl DuBose, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State and North Texas agreed to reschedule their matchup for Sept. 13 in Tiger Stadium, creating an Aug. 30 opening on the Tigers’ schedule. Any challengers?
George Hostetter, Fresno Bee: Fresno State has stopped accepting corporate matching gifts for athletics, saying changes in the policies of many companies have caused the stream of money to largely dry up.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: Buyout clauses are all the buzz these days, but how much weight do they hold in the court of law?
Pat Caputo, Journal Register News Service: Maybe Michigan's hiring Rich Rodriguez wasn't such a good idea.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: It will be interesting to see how Notre Dame handles the arrest of tight end Will Yeatman, who allegedly was operating a vehicle while impared on Jan. 28.
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Grading the 10 recruiting classes of Texas' Mack Brown.
Maurice Patton, Tennessean: Vanderbilt will be king of Thursday nights. The Commodores will play two Thursday night games.
Reuters and Gaming Today: Nevada casinos lost $2.6 million to Super Bowl gamblers. One race and sportsbook director said it was the biggest loss the house has experienced in his 25 years in the business.