Simply put, a few links worth passing along tonight. …
— Bud Withers writes a little about the USA Today report I linked in the earlier entry today examining college athletic finances. One question I’ve seen is the nature of UW’s listed $2.4 million subsidy. I wrote about that a few years ago when we did a series of stories examining college athletic financial issues. Here’s that story.
— UW sophomore defensive tackle Danny Shelton is rated No. 2 by Bruce Feldman on his list of the top 10 biggest surprise players of the spring.
— The Philadelphia Daily News offers a column on Chris Polk.
— Brock Huard says he likes Oregon’s chances at winning the BCS title.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller examines the 3-4 defense in his latest mailbag.
— SI.com says many California players are waiting to commit this year.
— Heisman Pundit makes an interesting case about whether the scholarship reductions have actually helped USC.
— Big Ten athletic directors said today they prefer to keep the existing bowl games for potential playoff sites.