Tim Stevens, Raleigh News & Observer: Rivals has named Florida State as having the best recruiting class in the Atlantic Coast Conference three of the past five years. The Seminoles won the league title in 2005, but haven't reached the league championship game since. Virginia Tech's classes were ranked as Nos. 7, 3, 6, 7 and 4 in the ACC, yet the Hokies won league titles in 2004, 2007 and 2008.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: About 230 South Carolina fans have filed a lawsuit against the athletic department saying they should not have to pay a seat-licensing fee for season tickets.
Ben Volin, Palm Beach Post: Social networking sites such as Facebook aren't supposed to be recruiting grounds — but they are.
Associated Press: Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says the economic downturn should not force his 23-program department into making cuts. Nebraska has a $75.2 million budget for fiscal year 2009, and a small surplus is expected. There are 230 full-time employees in the department.
Josh Flory, Knoxville News-Sentinel: The name of a donor to Tennessee athletics had his name removed from a sports complex on campus after he failed to follow through on a $2 million pledge.