We step away from the gridiron for a moment for a fun story on Cincinnati baseball's postgame antics, from The New York Times' Tony Gervino.
Former Houston and current Raiders corner D.J. Hayden is out until training camp after undergoing abdominal surgery to have scar tissue removed. Our AFC West blogger Bill Williamson says he hopes that this is a minor step in a wonderful recovery.
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal's Tim Sullivan says that Rutgers has chosen to compound its mistake in the Julie Hermann mess.
The (Newark) Star-Ledger's Steve Politi says that Gov. Chris Christie gave a weak response to the latest Rutgers fiasco. The Washington Post's Mike Wise says the Rutgers case offers a window into the murky world of teaching discipline. The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' David Jones says that Hermann's survival at the school is business, not personal. SI.com's Michael Rosenberg wonders if Rutgers even knows how to run an athletic department.
New USF quarterback Steven Bench talks about his arrival with the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman.