Sal Interdonato, Middletown Times Herald-Record: Army has hired Rich Ellerson of Cal Poly as its coach.
Matt Hinton, Dr. Saturday: More trouble at Indiana, where four players are alleged to be involved in a robbery case.
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Long snapper Chris Ivory became the fifth Miami player to be suspended for the Emerald Bowl.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: The Hawaii Bowl drew a record 43,487, but coming up with an encore will be difficult because of a tie-in with the Pacific 10 Conference and the hometown Warriors' increasingly difficult nonconference schedule.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: New Washington coach Steve Sarkisian might be rethinking some of the scholarship offers made by the previous coaching staff.
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: With the Sugar Bowl a week away, some Alabama fans who purchased tickets through Utah have yet to receive their tickets by mail.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Aiona Key will play in two Bowl Championship Series games with two different teams. The receiver played for Boise State in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and will compete for Utah in next week's Sugar Bowl.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Two years ago, Louisville was preparing to play in the Orange Bowl. Will the Cardinals ever reach such heights again? Plus, an interview with former Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger.
Chris Talbott, Associated Press: Teams are frequently spending more than $1 million annually on academic support for athletes, with some spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more in 2008 than they did in 2004.
Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: Big hat no cattle does not apply to Craig James. The broadcaster is a rancher in Texas and one of the state's biggest hay producers.
Maurice Patton, Tennessean: Vanderbilt's players are learning about all of the perks involved in a trip to a bowl game.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: The last time North Carolina State played a bowl game in Birmingham, the opponent had a quarterback named Brett Favre.