Marcus R. Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Sam Maresh, Minnesota's top incoming recruit, must undergo open-heart surgery and his playing career is on hold. Doctors won't know until after the June 26 procedure if the linebacker will be able to return to playing.
Bill Kline, Allentown Morning Call: ESPN's "Outside the Lines" is pursuing a story about the legal issues involving the Penn State team since April 2007. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington's schedule, which includes nonconference games against Brigham Young, Oklahoma and Notre Dame, plus five Pacific 10 road games, is rated the toughest in the nation.
Sports By Brooks: Louisiana State says junior receiver Trindon Holliday is the fastest player in college football. Ever.
Mr. SEC: Interesting piece comparing Las Vegas' opening lines for the 2008 season with the updated numbers. Thanks to Get The Picture.
Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World: Two players have left Kansas. Senior defensive lineman Todd Haselhorst said he departed for "health reasons." Junior cornerback Anthony Webb was dismissed for violation of team policy.
Kent Faulk, Birmingham News: Wes Colley, a Huntsville astrophysicist whose ranking system influences which college football teams get into the top four bowls each year. is taking aim at predicting presidential races.
Ian R. Rapoport and Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Alabama says it plans to support former quarterback Ken Stabler after his third arrest of driving while intoxicated, but is it time for Alabama to tell Stabler to take a hike?
Jacob Threadgill, Daily Mississippian: It certainly doesn't feel like Mississippi went an abysmal 0-8 in the Southeastern Conference last season.
Ryan Suchomel, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Is Iowa's streak of home sellouts — currently at 30 — about to end?
Gobbler Country: Something called Nubian Peak might be headed to Virginia Tech.
Larry Brown Sports: Are Reggie Bush and Kim Kardassian talking marriage?
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