Courtney Ratkowiak and Andy Reid, Michigan Daily: Michigan quarterback Nick Sheridan was seen on campus with crutches and a large, black boot on his right leg. He is thought to have broken the leg during practice earlier Wednesday. Steven Threet transferred before spring practice, leaving Sheridan as the frontrunner to become the starter. If Sheridan's injury keeps him out of spring practice, it opens the door for early enrollee Tate Forcier to take the majority of snaps in practice.
John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: The Big 12 Conference has dropped a sponsorship deal with Training Day, a product that contains creatine, which coaches aren't allowed to give athletes.
Don Williams and Joshua Hull, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech and Baylor will play their 2009 game in the Dallas Cowboys new stadium in Arlington and the 2010 game at the Cotton Bowl. Lubbock businesses are not happy about the loss of a home game, saying the move will cost the community between $5 and $7 million.
B.G. Brooks In Denver Times: Colorado's Dan Hawkins, whose team finished 6-7 in 2008, says of his 2009 team: "Ten wins and no excuses." Plus, the Buffaloes are expected to announced they have added Toledo to their 2009 schedule, with the game to be played at the Glass Bowl in Toledo.
Andy Staples, SI.com: Recruits are flocking to seven-on-seven all-star team tournaments, and some critics say as such events could empower "street agents."
Nick Miller, SEC Junky: The hottest models/celebs/actresses from the Southeastern Conference.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Auburn's Gene Chizik kept the media out of practice. "I think there's enough pressure on these guys already to deliver. We just feel like this is a deal where we don't want any outside or any extra pressure on these guys. We just want them to go out and practice and not worry about what anybody thinks or writes or hears."
Tony Barnhart, Mr. College Football: Lane Kiffin appears to be taking a page out of Steve Spurrier's playbook.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina expects to clear about $148,000 from its trip to the Outback Bowl despite a lukewarm fan following to the New Year's Day game in Tampa. The biggest expense was $247,465 in unsold tickets. South Carolina sold 7,284 of its 11,000-ticket allotment and used another 1,342 tickets as comps for players' and coaches' families, athletics department staffers, university trustees and others.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: David Beddingfield, the Columbia police officer accused of using excessive force against South Carolina offensive lineman Kevin Young, faces a second charge in connection with last year’s incident.
John Hunt, Oregonian: Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount, who was suspended last month for "failure to fulfill team obligations" was reinstated to the team.
John Moredich, Tucson Citizen: Arizona's Mike Stoops moved up the start time of practice on Friday so members of his team could watch the Wildcats play in the NCAA tournament.
Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: A recently installed plaque on the exterior of Florida's Heavener Football Complex features the words of Tim Tebow, who promised the Gators would not lose another game last season after a 31-30 loss to Mississippi.
Associated Press: Utah State students have voted in favor of a $65-per-semester increase in fees that go to the athletic department. The proposal passed with 53% approval.
Coloradoan: Sonny Lubick is back at Colorado State, 18 months after being fired as coach. He will become the director of community leadership outreach for Colorado State's College of Business.
Mike Martindale, Detroit News: Former Michigan State receiver Charles Rogers was sentenced to serve a 30-day jail term after failing yet another court-ordered substance abuse test and deciding that a special court for drug and alcohol offenders was not for him.