Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska has sold 63,000 tickets for its spring game, with officials expecting a sellout of 81,067. A reserved ticket is $10.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: The daily Lane Kiffin update: Tennessee is reporting another secondary violation involving its coach. Kiffin mentioned recruit Bryce Brown by name and called the uncommitted running back "a great player," a no-no according to NCAA rules, during a radio show. Plus, offensive lineman Preston Bailey has left the team.
Ken Murray, Baltimore Sun: The Naval Academy denied graduating fullback Eric Kettani permission to participate in next week's NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "It wasn't a political invitation," said Gil Brandt, a former NFL personnel director who works at the combine for NFL.com. "The guy ran under 4.6 [seconds in the 40-yard dash] at his pro day [last year], and he weighed 243 pounds. He had a good vertical [jump], and he's really a good athlete. This kid's the real deal."
Bart Wright, Greenville News: Clemson has another embarrassingly weak nonconference schedule, and this time there is no excuse. There used to be reason for it. Tommy Bowden started getting bonus money for six wins, and scheduling three cupcakes was an easy way to get the cash.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Texas has contracted with FieldTurf to install a new synthetic playing surface for Royal-Memorial Stadium, with construction scheduled to begin after the spring game on April 5. The company has installed turf in stadiums of 39 of the 119 Division I-A programs.
Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: As first reported in December by Deadspin, ESPN sideline reporter Stacey Dales has left the network over a travel provision. Dales reportedly was unhappy flying coach while many of her colleagues were flying first class.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Recruitaholics will love this. Meet David Sills, the next great quarterback prospect. One catch: He's only 12. Probably already a five-star prospect on Rivals and Scout!
Stewart Mandel, SI.com: The 10 offseason storylines to watch as teams transition from recruiting season to spring practice and summer workouts.
Jeffrey Martin, Kansas City Star: Before he became the athletic director at Kansas State, Bob Krause was paid nearly $250,000 by the athletic department. It's the latest in a string of financial deals to come to light within K-State’s athletic department.
Bobbi Roquemore, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist athletic director Steve Orsini defended the statement issued by coach June Jones that violations of "department policies and/or team rules" applied to all nine players released from the program. A second player, sophomore linebacker Taylor Bon, sought to clear his name Friday.
Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle: The estimated cost of building North Texas' new stadium has soared to $78 million, $18 million more than previous cost estimates.
Matt Hinton, Dr. Saturday: The All-11, a super-sized spread offense that made it possible for 11 players to be eligible to receive a pass on every down, was effectively declared illegal by the National Federation of State High School Associations.