• Rob Moseley weighs the pros and cons of Pac-10 expansion in a feature story which appeared in the R-G on Sunday and finds the big winners are Colorado and Utah.
Last year Oregon's share of television money was $5 million. Contrast that with Utah's $1.2 million. The conservative estimate for a new television deal in 2012 is $11.6 million for each member of the Pac-10.
That’s one reason former UO football coach and athletic director Mike Bellotti said, “The people who have won in this are Colorado and Utah.”
• After a seven year relationship, Citigroup Inc. has decided to end their sponsorship of the Rose Bowl according to Ted Miller.
According to the report, Citi balked at the season-long college football sponsorship that is being asked of all BCS sponsors, saying that was more ad inventory than it wanted.
Sources said AT&T, which in 1999 became the Rose Bowl's first presenting sponsor, is considering resuming its sponsorship of the game, according to the report.
• Defensive end Kenny Rowe is included on the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top defensive player and offensive tackle Bo Thran is on the watch list for the Outland Trophy as the country’s top interior lineman.
Good luck guys and have a great season.