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.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: New Washington coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff was introduced at halftime of the basketball game against UCLA, saying "this is the greatest coaching staff in America right here, guys."
John Hunt, Oregonian: An unsettled situation with its coaching staff is starting to hurt Oregon on the recruiting trail.
Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh quarterback Kevan Smith, who started three games in 2007, has left the team to play for the school's baseball team. He fell to fourth on the depth chart and coach Dave Wannstedt and offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh asked him to change positions.
Brian Dohn, Los Angeles Daily News: UCLA has agreed to a two-year deal with Nevada Las Vegas to play in 2015 and 2016.
Indianapolis Star: Suspended Indiana players Dennis Zeigler, an offensive lineman, and Cortez Smith, a cornerback, will not be back with the team.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: New Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson said he reached out to Rich Rod to initiate conversation about joining the Wolverine staff. "I called him and said I'd like to work for him," Robinson said.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: On the list of history's great traitors, assistant coaches don't even deserve honorable mention.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Eleven things that must happen for Orlando to get a third bowl game.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young's Bronco Mendenhall talks about the emphasis of religion in the Cougar program.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: An arrest warrant has been issued for former South Florida strong safety Carlton Williams for violating probation. Williams had started 26 consecutive games before he was benched in the St. Petersburg Bowl for a violation of team rules.