Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Florida's Urban Meyer and his wife, vacationing in Hawaii, were evacuated from their hotel Saturday morning because of the tsunami caused by the earthquake in Chile.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina broke even on its trip to the Papajohns.com Bowl. The biggest single-line expenditure was the $329,866 doled out for security and coaches' bonuses. Associate athletics director Charles Waddell said of the $270,000 in bonus money, $50,000 went to coach Steve Spurrier.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: In the early 1990s, Brigham Young made a "quiet run" at joining the Pacific 10 Conference. How close were the Cougars to getting into the Pac-10? Depending on whom you ask, it was either somewhat plausible or razor close.
Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune: Ron Turner, who was Stanford offensive coordinator all of four weeks, is leaving to join the staff of the Indianapolis Colts.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A team-by-team look at Big 12 spring football.
Gregory Hardy, Columbia State: If one Southeastern Conference team wants an obscure Star Wars' character as its mascot, all of them will want one. Here are a few possibilities.