Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: A look at the hottest bowl tickets on the open market. The average price for a ticket to the Bowl Championship Series title game is $1300.
Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune: It's not a done deal, but Oregon State and Texas Christian are discussing opening the 2010 season with a game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: An internal audit by Texas A&M found that the athletic department "requires significant improvement in its financial controls and processes." One finding showed that about $2.5 million in revenues and expenses were not part of the department's financial statements.
Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman: Faculty at Texas are upset with the school giving Mack Brown a pay package worth $5 milion annually.
Ben Volin, Gator Bytes: A Florida recruit who posed for photos holding a gun and then posted the image on his Facebook page has apologized.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's average home attendance will dip below 100,000 for the first time since 1995.
Associated Press: Lane Kiffin's biggest challenge of his first year as Tennessee coach? "Following the rules," a smiling Kiffin said.
Jay Koester, El Paso Times: An open letter from an El Paso resident to Oklahoma fans who might be thinking twice about traveling to that West Texas Town for the Sun Bowl.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: When it comes to star power straight out of Hollywood, Temple has UCLA beat.
Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: Notre Dame has no interest in joining the Big Ten.
Ann Arbor.com: The Michigan Stadium press box is in the process of being torn down.
Helen Altoon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii athletes were vaccinated with the H1N1 nasal spray vaccine as part of a state effort to encourage other young people to get the vaccine.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: The three Georgia assistant coaches fired earlier this month will receive their bowl bonuses even though they turned down a chance to remain with the team through the Independence Bowl.
Lincoln Journal Star: Chris Williams was one of the most touted names in Nebraska's 2009 recruiting class, is leaving the program.
Gary Peterson, Oakland Tribune: The best choice for California running back Jahvid Best, who will not play in the Poinsettia Bowl, is to turn pro.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State cornerback Kennard Banks has been suspended from the Insight Bowl for violating team rules.
Jack Moran, Eugene Register-Guard: Three Oregon players have been cited in a pellet gun incident in Eugene.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Texas kick returner D.J. Monroe, who was arrested on a DWI charge Nov. 15, had the charge dismissed. He is expected to rejoin the team for the BCS title game.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will give up his senior season of eligibility and declare himself available for the NFL draft.
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