Ryan Greene, Las Vegas Sun: Nevada Las Vegas has hired Bobby Hauck as coach. Hauck spent the past seven seasons at Montana, going 80-17.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Attorneys for Michigan's Rich Rodriguez filed a motion in federal district court earlier this month asking that Rodriguez’s business partners be brought in on a lawsuit over a real estate deal.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Does Arizona even deserve to be on the same field as Nebraska in next week's Holiday Bowl? Arizona had football revenues of $21 million in 2008. Nebraska hauled in $55 million.
Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: The Big 12 won't fine or penalize Bo Pelini for comments the Nebraska coach made after his team's loss to Texas in the Big 12 title game.
Gait Striker, Penn Line: Playing in a Jan. 1 bowl game used to mean something. Those days are long gone.
Tony Krausz, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly said he would have coached Cincinnati instead of leaving early to take over the Fighting Irish had the Bearcats been invited to the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Chuck Woodling, Lawrence Journal-World: A search of old photo files produces a shot of new Kansas coach Turner Gill playing shortstop for Nebraska 25 years ago.
Inside Higher Education: Bowling on a budget. More teams are cutting back in the number of guests they bring to bowl games.
Joshua Kinder, Manhattan Mercury: Kansas State's Bill Snyder, not one for giving interviews, discusses his first season back on the job.
Jeff Lockridge, Tennessean: Vanderbilt committed and self-reported a NCAA rules violation during the recruitment of Jordan Rodgers, a junior college quarterback who is the younger brother of Aaron Rodgers, starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
Ryan Dunleavy, Scarlet Scuttlebutt: There's more optimism than uncertainty surrounding Rutgers after its victory over Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: Tailback Joe McKnight did not accompany USC to San Francisco and his chances of playing in the Emerald Bowl appear dim. Tight end Anthony McCoy, offensive tackle Tyron Smith and defensive lineman Averell Spicer have been ruled academically ineligible.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: UCLA starting center Kai Maiava and backup tight end Morrell Presley have been ruled academically ineligible. Reserve guard Stanley Hasiak has been sent home to Hawaii for personal reasons.
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt said there is room for playoffs and bowls, and that people who criticize bowl games are missing the bigger picture: they are a small reward for players who put in a lot of hours and a lot of hard work.
Sports Radio Interviews: Florida State's Bobby Bowden talks about wanting to coach another season, but being told that was not an option.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State has injury troubles on the offensive line and might have to start a freshman in the Fiesta Bowl.
Louisville Courier-Journal: Former Nevada Las Vegas coach Mike Sanford has been named offensive coordinator at Louisville.
Mike Fish, ESPN.com: The Southeastern Conference's issue: Is bigger better?
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports.com: Independence isn't free — just ask Notre Dame.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: The Sun Bowl is a no-win situation for Oklahoma's Bob Stoops.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma linebacker Ryan Reynolds lost his appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver that would have given him an extra year of eligibility because of injuries.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn fullbacks John Douglas and Jason King were suspended for the Outback Bowl after their arrests in separate drunk driving incidents.
Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: Florida receiver/kick returner Brandon James won't play in the Sugar Bowl after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Did Florida's Urban Meyer make the right move when he reinstated defensive end Carlos Dunlap to the team?
Eric Lacy, Detroit News: All nine current and former Michigan State players charged with misdemeanors stemming from a Nov. 22 on-campus altercation have turned themselves into police. The Spartan Nine have all pleaded not guilty.
Paul Myerberg, New York Times: A preview of the Poinsettia Bowl, featuring Utah vs. California.
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