Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: No team will be impacted by high fuel costs more than Hawaii, which is 2,500 miles from its nearest I-A opponent. A year ago, a chartered flight for the team's game at San Jose State cost $85,000. This year's trip to nearby Fresno State will cost $319,000.
Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Elsa Murano, Texas A&M's new president, hails from Cuba and has one request for new coach Mike Sherman: beat Miami. "I'm counting on a win," she says. "I've told coach Sherman if you win nothing else, you've got to win this game for me."
Steve Yanda, Washington Post: Is bigger really better? A look at the Atlantic Coast Conference, five years after expansion.
Kevin Van Valkenburg, Baltimore Sun: Maryland fans have a problem, especially when it involves Penn State, which, for whatever reason, is one of the biggest lightning rods for any Terrapin fan. But perhaps it's a state of denial.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida safety Dorian Munroe suffered a right knee injury during a drill and will require surgery. The Gators have lost five safeties this offseason for various reasons, and depth at the position is at a critical level.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Something strange has happened in Tallahassee. Florida State is a football school no more.
Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate: A purely unscientific top-six ranking of Southeastern Conference stadiums. Guess which venue is No. 1?