Austin Meek has an excellent analysis of the difficulty in measuring the academic success of student athletes.
I don't have time to read it this morning, but others have highly recommended the Poynter Insitute's Kelly McBride's examination of ESPN's "suspension" of Bruce Feldman last week.
I haven't seen any actual news stories on this, but apparently there is a rumor that Texas A&M is once again interested in moving to the SEC. Peter lays waste to Texas A&M's mindset. Of course, Beergut's primary concern is how much guts and pride Oklahoma has in standing up to big, bad Texas (I think my favorite part was where he said UT needs the Red River Shootout for monetary purposes).