John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: The rich get richer. Athletic director DeLoss Dodds estimates the Texas athletic department will make about $1.2 million from its appearance in the Fiesta Bowl.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Anyone can rent a limo, but has anybody ever gotten more bang for their buck than Auburn did last week when the four-day Tiger Prowl rolled through Alabama?
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Star Journal: Would things have been different for Frank Solich at Nebraska had Carl Crawford honored his commitment to play football? Crawford stole six bases Sunday for Tampa Bay, tying a modern major-league record.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Sports Foundation, which is trying to bring a third bowl game to Orlando for the 2010 season, was granted nonprofit status. It also started a Facebook page.
Dennis Brackin, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota has been penalized three scholarships because its Academic Progress Report (APR) score for the four years from 2004-05 through 2007-08 fell below the NCAA's minimum 925 and at least three players who left the program were academically ineligible at the time.
Mark Wogenrich, Allentown Morning Call: Penn State police searched an on-campus apartment of four players for marijuana the night of last month's Blue-White Game, according to court records. Thanks to Penn State Clips.
Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa players James Ferentz, son of coach Kirk Ferentz, and Zach Derby have pleaded guilty to public intoxication.
Jacob Messer, Charleston Daily Mail: Tough spot for Marshall coach Mark Snyder, who is entering a make-or-break season. He will be pressured to dismiss two of his best players after they were arrested last weekend. If he doesn't take action, then he likely loses the respect of his team and its fans.
Scott Bordow, East Valley Tribune: Are practice bubbles safe? Perhaps it's time for Arizona State, which saw its bubble destroyed last Aug. 29, to re-evaluate its safety standards.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia has filled out its 2011 schedule by adding New Mexico State for a November game at Sanford Stadium. The Western Athletic Conference team will receive a contract guarantee worth $925,000.
Jill Painter, Inside UCLA: Running back Aundre Dean is looking into transferring from UCLA.
Associated Press: Former Alabama standout Tyrone Prothro is hoping to get into coaching.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Former Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman will be back in South Bend on Sunday. He's coming to town as a member of Maryland's lacrosse team.
Joe Turner, Daily Trojan: This is what it's like when your former roommate gets selected in the NFL draft.
Robert Cessna, Bryan/College Station Eagle: The best way to quiet Mike Leach is to beat him.
CBS Sports.com: A database of the top draft prospects by position for 2010 and beyond.
Paul Myerberg, The Quad: The New York Times blogs begins its countdown. At No. 120 is Western Kentucky.