Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State president Bob Kustra, who has made no secret of his desire to get the Broncos into the Mountain West Conference, said the best way to gain entrance "is to keep beating them in everything we play." Boise State is 12-1 against current MWC teams since 1996.
Rick Kaipust, Omaha World-Herald: Ticket sales for Nebraska's spring game will begin next week. More than 22,000 tickets were purchased on the first day of sales last year, and 25,000 reserved seats were sold in less than a week. This year's game is scheduled for April 18.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee is investigating a possible secondary violation involving the use of smoke machines as recruits entered the field from the tunnel inside Neyland Stadium.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Chris Petersen won't be signing a contract extension this winter with Boise State. "I think at this point we're just going to leave it as it is and then deal with it in the future," athletic director Gene Bleymaier said. "He seems to be fine with it. Obviously we want to keep coach Pete around and have every intention of doing so." Petersen, who was unavailable for comment, is entering the third year of a five-year deal.
Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost is now the receivers coach at Oregon.