Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Preston Parker, a junior receiver at
Florida State, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with
driving under the influence after a Tallahassee police officer found
him asleep behind the wheel of his car in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald's near campus.
Tom Witosky and Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register: Bernie O'Brien, a former chairman of the Outback Bowl and a friend of Ed Podolak's for 19 years, said his friend is simply trying to get back into the radio booth and is not interested in seeking professional treatment. "He doesn't need rehabilitation," O'Brien said. "That's just something to please the people that are pissed off at him. It was just wrong, what happened. He was set up."
Lester Munson, ESPN.com: A former Arizona State student who was reportedly raped in her dorm room by football player Darnel Henderson in 2004 will collect $850,000. Some legal experts are calling this a landmark settlement.
Austin Meek, Topeka Capital-Journal: Two former Kansas State assistant coaches named in the university's petition for declaratory relief intend to file a counter claim, an attorney for the coaches said.
Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Is Washington's Steve Sarkisian too slick? He has committed three NCAA violations in two weeks and is starting to bring back memories of Mr. Slick himself, Rick Neuheisel.
Mike Sorensen, Deseret News: What's the difference between two-star recruits and five-star recruits? Two-star recruits (Utah) beat the five-stars (Alabama) in the Sugar Bowl.
Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com: Ten recruiting dos and don'ts.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: College programs continue to outsource their recruiting homework to private companies willing to provide game film, player evaluations and potential recruits' contact information. North Carolina, North Carolina State, East Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina spent more than $172,000 combined in 2007-08 on outside recruiting assistance.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Big 12 teams are having more success in recent years securing commitments from top-flight talent in Texas.
Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Running back Drew Temple has quit the Missouri team. His brother, Tony, was a former 1,000-yard rusher for the Tigers. "It's hard for him to sit," Tony said. "He wants to know he can play."
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Nick Saban gave a pep talk to the Alabama basketball team the night before it played Georgia. The Crimson Tide then went out and beat the Bulldogs, 75-70.
Geoff Grammer, Tucson Citizen: Hotshot Tucson prep receiver Adam Hall couldn't answer Mike Bellotti's question, so he made a commitment to the hometown Arizona Wildcats over the Oregon Ducks.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: A look at the previous 10 Parade Magazine All-Americans who played at Arizona. They did not flourish.
John Werner, Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor's Art Briles has established a recruiting pipeline to Canada.
Matthew Stafford, Athens Banner-Herald: The quarterback writes a farewell column to Georgia fans.
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