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.
Austin Meek, Topeka Capital-Journal: Bob Krause resigned as Kansas State athletic director, less than a year after he replaced Tim Weiser. He will become director of development at Kansas State's Olathe campus.
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: A week after becoming receivers coach at Washington, Aaron Roderick returned to Utah. "The longer I was up there, the more and more I wanted to be at Utah. I went to [Steve Sarkisian] and said, 'Look, I'm cheating you right now. My heart isn't in this. You deserve better.' "
Shandel Richardson, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Mark Whipple is the new offensive coordinator at Miami. He spent the past two seasons as an offensive assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles. He becomes the Hurricanes' fourth offensive coordinator in five seasons.
Brian Dohn, Los Angeles Daily News: UCLA promoted Chuck Bullough to defensive coordinator and hired former NFL all-pro defensive back Carnell Lake to coach its cornerbacks. Bullough spent the past three seasons as UCLA's linebackers coach. He takes over for DeWayne Walker, who became the coach at New Mexico State.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati has announced that it has reached an agreement with IMG College for a 12-year multi-media rights partnership worth more than $30 million in guaranteed payments to the school. The new deal goes into effect July 1.
Matt Forman, Daily Northwestern: Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips would be advised to sign Pat Fitzgerald to a contract extension.
Matthew Leib, North by Northwestern: How football spelled the end of the life-saving team on the Northwestern campus. Thanks to Lake The Posts.
ACC Sports Journal: Former North Carolina coach John Bunting's recruiting tales. Link to part one and part two.