Rob White, Rich Kaipust and Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: New Nebraska Omaha athletic director Trev Alberts will earn $150,000 a year, with $25,000 of that coming from private contributions. Alberts said he's convinced "this is the right thing. And I'm thrilled to be part of the Maverick family." As crazy as this seems, it just might work.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: A House subcommittee will hold a hearing Friday on whether the Bowl Championship Series is fair. BCS commissioner John Swofford, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson, Football Bowl Association president Paul Hoolahan and Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier have been invited to testify.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: The Big 12's athletic directors have directed their coaches to discuss the conference's controversial tiebreaking procedure at the league meetings next week in Phoenix.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Mike Leach won't let it rest: "The remarkable thing is, all my life I've never been upset with the Aggies one time. They get upset with me anywhere from every four to six months. However, of all the times they've gotten upset with me, our fans or anything I've ever said, it takes a heck of a detective to find something offensive in what I had to say about the draft."
George Schroeder, Football Writers Association of America: Joe Paterno was not alone in restricting access to players. BCS commissioners adopted a rule to mandate access to standout players during pregame interview sessions at BCS games — a direct response to actions of Ohio State's Jim Tressel during the Buckeyes' last two bowl appearances.
Nate Mink, Daily Collegian: Joe Paterno says he plans to be coaching from the sideline when the Nittany Lions play host to Akron to open the season.
Steve Silver, Las Vegas Sun: Oklahoma football signee Justin Chaisson, accused of holding a screwdriver to the neck of his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her, has agreed to a plea deal that would have his three felony charges reduced to gross misdemeanors.
Kelly Whiteside, USA Today: Louisiana State coach Les Miles says he plans to twitter before games, at halftime and after games.
Andy Staples, SI.com: Never too early for a preseason top 25. This one has Florida at No. 1 and Texas at No. 2.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: For the third time in as many weeks, Oklahoma had a player served with a municipal warrant by Norman police. Outside linebacker Keenan Clayton was detained for failing to pay a Feb. 21 citation for driving without proof of insurance.
Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada has reached agreements for a three-game series against UCLA and a two-game series with Arizona.
Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record: Army's Rich Ellerson is now recruiting from the track team.
Bill Wagner, Annapolis Capital: Navy has signed an agreement to appear in the 2013 edition of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
Arizona Republic: Pregame tailgating hours for Arizona State games have been extended by 90 minutes, meaning parking lots will open five hours before kickoff.
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