Larry Williams, Charleston Post and Courier: A follow to our post from Friday. The Atlantic Coast Conference has determined that Clemson cornerback Ramon McElrathbey is prohibited from receiving any sort of monetary assistance despite his extenuating circumstances. Also, an entry from the blog of the Tiger Net's Mickey Plyler. Thanks to reader Dan!
Tom Mulher, Wisconsin State Journal: The mother of Jamathan Lyle, a freshman cornerback who recently left the Wisconsin team, is taking exception to comments made by Badger coach Bret Bielema.
Mark Rosner, Austin American-Statesman: Former Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar has almost no chance of playing when his new team, Sam Houston State, meets Texas on Sept. 30 (registration).
Lee Jenkins, New York Times: Meet Northern Illinois, the team from the pesky Mid-American Conference that nobody wants to play (registration).
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii players, who have been practicing the Maori war dance every day after practice, don't plan to showcase their new steps in the opener at Alabama.
Rick Harmon, Tampa Tribune: How much clout does Notre Dame carry? A Tampa TV station had planned to pre-empt the telecast of the Fighting Irish's opener against Georgia Tech to show hometown South Florida's game against McNeese State. But after several complaints, the South Florida telecast is being moved to another channel.
Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: An Oklahoma State receiver who thought his playing career was over after it was discovered he has only one kidney has been cleared to return to the team (registration).
Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Scalpers are making a small fortune on tickets for the Notre Dame-Georgia Tech game, with an average ticket going for $195, almost four times the face value (registration).
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida coach Jim Leavitt didn't score any points with the media during his 1 minute 59 second press conference.
Craig Smith, Seattle Times: Washington State coach Bill Doba, who lost his wife of 43 years to cancer in April, says "it's tough going home at night" without her there.
Peter Hockaday, Casper Star-Tribune: The mtn., the Mountain West's new television network, still isn't on a single TV in Wyoming.
Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: So what happened to Paris? Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart and Trojan women's basketball player Brynn Cameron are expecting a baby boy in November.
Irish Round Table: An interview with Don Criqui, the new voice of Notre Dame football.