Pete Thamel, New York Times: The Pacific 10 Conference announced that Larry Scott, the chief executive and chairman of the WTA, would become the league's new commissioner on July 1, replacing Tom Hansen. Perhaps Scott’s biggest strengths — television and marketing — matches the Pac-10's greatest weakness. "I've picked up on the sense that some people feel that the Pac-10 may not be boxing at their appropriate weight, so to speak," Scott said of the league's television deal.
Harvey Araton, New York Times: The specter of losing as many as 14 victories from his grand total of 382 has moved Bobby Bowden to accuse the NCAA of "killing a flea with a hammer." If he believes that institutional classroom cheating is an insect on the face of big-time college football, it is time for Bowden, 79, to flee Florida State.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Maryland has promised to pay offensive coordinator James Franklin $1 million if he is not named to succeed Ralph Friedgen as head coach, according to a copy of Franklin's agreement with the university. Friedgen's contract expires Jan. 2, 2012. If Friedgen remained after that, Franklin could either remain as offensive coordinator or resign and collect $1 million.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: The spring top 25, with an explanation why the Iowa Hawkeyes are not included.
Tim Stephens, College Gridiron 365: When a coalition led by Tulane President Scott Cowen in 2004 won better access to college football’s Bowl Championship Series, was the price of their victory actually the BCSification of basketball?
Bill Beckner, Jr., Valley News Dispatch: Receiver Toney Clemons, the cousin of Steve Breaston, has been released from his scholarship and will transfer from Michigan.
Joseph Person, Miami Herald: Florida begins spring practice on Wednesday, with expectations for another national championship chiseled in stone.