Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati athletic director Mike Thomas said the school basically broke even on its trip to the Orange Bowl. "People have the perception that because you went to the Orange Bowl you have all kinds of loose change falling out of your pocket," he said. "For us, the Orange Bowl was about a wash."
Scott Wright, Oklahoman: Suspended Oklahoma State receiver Bo Bowling will stand trial for felony and misdemeanor drug charges, and those charges have been amended to include possession of an anabolic steroid, according to court documents.
Nathan Sandals, New York Times: Michigan's Rich Rodriguez on the state of the program: "I wish I could sit here and say I know that we're going to do this and that this year, but I'm still a little nervous because we're going to have a lot of youth still there. The vision of this program is taking steps each and every year. We’re on track."
Roger Vanderhorst, Releigh News & Observer: Two boosters have given $10 million to the Duke program. The donation will be used to upgrade the visiting locker room at Wallace Wade Stadium, add an artificial turf practice field and build a fieldhouse with a full-length practice field.
Jack Carey and Andy Gardiner, USA Today: Texas Tech is holding a garage sale in conjunction with its spring scrimmage, selling apparel and equipment that is no longer being used.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Mark your calendars. The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will continue to be played on Dec. 31 for the third consecutive year.
Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado State canceled its spring game after a winter storm roared into Fort Collins.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: The NCAA is expecting universities to step up and help it enforce recruiting rules in the decidedly unruly online world of Facebook.
Adam Jones, Tuscaloosa News: An expansion to Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium should cost about $15 million less than expected.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington announced plans to install a new FieldTurf synthetic playing surface next month in Husky Stadium, replacing the nine-year-old field that was originally installed during the summer of 2000. The cost will be approximately $350,000.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Leftover Bruce Snyder quotes from a 2006 interview. Snyder, on beating two-time defending national champion Nebraska in 1996: "After just a little bit of the game, in the first half someplace, I recall thinking we are much faster [than Nebraska]."
John Bridges, Austin American-Statesman: Maybe this secession idea put forth by Texas governor Rick Perry isn't such a good idea after all.
Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee said Lane Kiffin's latest run-in with rules "is not an NCAA violation," but rather a "national letter of intent infraction," according to director of public relations Tiffany Carpenter.
Associated Press: Former Arizona State and NFL quarterback Jake Plummer will be the quarterbacks coach at Sandpoint High in Idaho this season.