David Broughton, Sports Business Journal: A list of what players will get in for participating in bowl games, from wool hats to $300 in Sony Electronics.
Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker: Exploring the difficulty in projecting a college quarterback’s NFL potential. The case study is Missouri’s Chase Daniel.
Ted Jackovics, Tampa Tribune: Brokers are asking more than $1,000 on average for a ticket to the Florida-Oklahoma game, according to a survey of 800 brokers. A ticket to the Rose Bowl is commanding $420.36.
Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida president John Hitt promised a thorough review after freshman running back Brandon Davis collapsed during an offseason conditioning workout last week.
Cherie Ward and Collin Mickle, Mississippi Press: A high school running back who had scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Oregon, among others, died from a single gunshot blast moments after a deputy stopped him for an undisclosed traffic violation, the sheriff said.
Joey Johnston, Tampa Tribune: Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game between Virginia Tech and Boston College drew an actual attendance of 27,360 to Raymond James Stadium, according to figures from the Tampa Sports Authority. And thousands of those were not paying customers.
Luke DeCock, Charlotte Observer: Here are five teams that are not fans of the Bowl Championship Series.
Chas Sisk, Tennessean: Hotels and restaurants in Nashville hopeful of an economic boost from the Music City Bowl are worried after the hometown Vanderbilt Commodores were selected for the game.
Dave Fairbank, Newport News Daily Press: It's being called Virginia's useless little shakeup, with coach Al Groh dismissing offensive coordinator Mike Groh, his son.
Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is the new coach at New Mexico.