Chad Lawhorn, Lawrence Journal-World: City commissioners on Tuesday will take up a proposal to change the name of a portion of Missouri Street to Fambrough Drive, in honor of former Kansas coach and eternal Missouri hater Don Fambrough. Commissioner Boog Highberger opposes the idea. "The idea that we hate Missouri and we're going to change the name of the street because of that, just seems wrong. The idea of changing the name of a street for a sports rivalry seems really petty and childish to me."
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: The NCAA basketball tournament is lucrative, but it's no Bowl Championship Series. According to NCAA records, for a five-year period from 2002 to 2007, the Southeastern Conference received an average $11.5 million per year from NCAA tournament money. During that same five-year period, the SEC picked up an average $17.8 million per year from its BCS share — and that does not include the non-BCS bowl revenue the SEC also took in.
Associated Press: The licensing agent for the University of Missouri has contacted the Harrisburg School District, saying the southeastern South Dakota school's tiger logo is "confusingly similar" to the Missouri tiger.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado linebacker Lynn Katoa's brief and troubled time in the program could come to an end as soon as the completion of the spring semester.
John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Michigan is beefing up its spring game activities, with a goal of drawing 40,000 fans to Michigan Stadium on April 11.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse junior receiver Mike Williams makes his return to practice on Monday after a year away from the team. Williams, who led the team with 10 touchdown catches in 2007, was suspended from school after the 2008 spring semester over academic issues. He attended a junior college in Massachusetts and was re-instated by the university in January.
Lori Dann, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Former Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane has been packing on the pounds, and it could hurt his stock in the NFL draft.
Steve Ellis, Florida Today: Florida State president T.K. Wetherell has apologized to Samford University and its president after he made a disparaging comment toward the school. PDF of Wetherell's letter to Samford's Andrew Westmoreland.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: NCAA president Myles Brand has rejected a suggestion by Wetherell that the governing body create a "blue ribbon" committee to review penalties against Florida State.
Rick Cantu, Austin American-Statesman: Texas now has commitments from 21 players for its class of 2010.
Doug Zaleski, Muncie Star-Press: Only one NFL team — the Indianapolis Colts — showed up for former Ball State quarterback Nate Davis' pro day workout.
Associated Press: Students will vote this week on whether to raise their annual athletics fees to $243, up from $113. Utah State athletics director Scott Barnes says all the school's sports teams are in financial crisis because the school didn't budget enough money for the transition to Western Athletic Conference membership four years ago.
Larry Hartstein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Actor Quenton Aaron, who will play the lead role in the movie "The Blind Side," based on Michael Lewis' best-seller about Mississippi lineman Michael Oher, will be participating in Georgia Tech's spring practice in preparation for the role.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: Suspended South Carolina defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye was arrested, booked and released last month after Richland County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators said they observed Ajiboye participate in a drug deal in Columbia.
Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times: Louisiana Tech walk-on receiver Carnelius Allen was charged with second-degree battery, a felony, while tight end Dennis Morris and linebacker Brian White were each charged with simple battery and disturbing the peace after an incident at a local restaurant and bar.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee players spent spring break getting a grasp on the team's new playbook.
Coach Sark: New Washington coach Steve Sarkisian now has a website.
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