John Hunt, Oregonian: Oregon running back LaMichael James, who is facing five misdemeanor charges stemming from a fight with his girlfriend, will be required to wear an electronic surveillance ankle bracelet as part of his release agreement.
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: It started last September when LeGarrette Blount punched his way off the field in Boise. It continued Wednesday with the arrest of LaMichael James. Is Chip Kelly's Oregon program out of control?
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State said it will investigate the phone records of the search committee that was commissioned to find a new athletic director in an effort to identify who "leaked" candidates' names to the Union-Tribune during the interview process. Thanks to Mike!
David Hale, Bulldogs Blog: A look at which Bowl Championship Series conference teams really have the huevos to challenge themselves routinely in nonconference play. USC tops the list. Thanks to Get The Picture.
Matt Melton, Statistically Speaking: An examination of the past five seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference shows how the mighty (Florida State) have fallen.
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh senior safety/linebacker Elijah Fields has been dismissed from the team. Fields had issues throughout his career, but his dismissal came after he posted a video on this Twitter page of himself partying with friends and apparently drinking alcohol. Link to Twitpics said to be from Fields.
Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas is making slight changes to its uniforms, including having players' names removed from the back of jerseys. "The reasoning behind not having the individual's names is to support what we are expecting from our team and program," coach Turner Gill said. "Our program is about team. We are representing the University of Kansas. You will see that name on the front of our jerseys."
Brandon Marcello, Whole Hog Sports: Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is expected to miss the next three to four months because of a broken bone in his left foot.
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami quarterback Jacory Harris will miss spring drills because of surgery on the thumb of his throwing hand.
Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn will plead guilty in the assault case against him. Clayborn was charged with assault causing bodily injury after he allegedly punched a taxicab driver in January 2009.
Hartford Courant: Hakim A. Muhammad, a suspect in the killing of Connecticut player Jasper Howard, was released from jail after posting bail.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn said the school has not had conversations with Pacific 10 Conference officials about joining the league.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Bob Elliott, who was once considered the heir apparent to Hayden Fry at Iowa, was named defensive coordinator at Iowa State.Associated Press: Bobby Bowden will serve as the keynote speaker at this spring's clinic for Nebraska coaches.
Idaho Statesman: Boise State hired Bob Gregory as defensive coordinator. Gregory had been at California for the past eight years.
Jim Workman, Beckley Register-Herald: Former West Virginia fullback Owen Schmitt is a head-banger no more. He's now into country music.
Associated Press: Former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant said the NCAA was "unfair" in suspending him last season. He said Deion Sanders did not introduce him to agent Eugene Parker during an offseason meeting. Bryant, who declared himself eligible for the NFL draft after his junior season, ended up hiring Parker as his agent.
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