Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: A spokesman for Condoleezza Rice said the former Secretary of State was approached about being the new commissioner of the Pacific 10, but Rice does not plan to pursue the job further and will instead head to Stanford to teach.
Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado is raising ticket prices. Approximately 34% of the seats in Folsom Field — the two highest-priced levels — will be affected by the increase. Tickets in those areas, amounting to about 18,000 seats, will increase $8 per seat, bumping the per-game price to $58.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Welcome to the world of techno recruiting. An Atlanta-based company offers high-end marketing and promotional services that are used by 35 teams trying to get an edge with prospects.
Joe Williams, Orlando Sentinel: Some recruits are deciding to stay close to home because of the bad economy, and some parents are deciding to move closer to their son's school of choice rather than spend money traveling to and from games.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is trying to sell his home in Auburn, Ala., which is across the street from the home former Cyclone coach Gene Chizik is renting.
Trae Thompson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: T. Boone Pickens talks recruiting and how his money will help make Oklahoma State a consistent winner.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News: Knute Rockne wouldn't recognize recruiting today. Back in 1920, only 17% of Americans graduated from high school.
Tom Markowski, Detroit News: What 15 blue chippers thing about the recruiting process.
Associated Press: Another piece on how scouting services often miss the best recruits. Bottom line: The services are right about 50% of the time.
Adam Clark, Daily Collegian: Penn State defensive tackle Abe Koroma and former Nittany Lion defensive end Maurice Evans were put on Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, five months after police said they found a small amount of marijuana at the players' residence.