Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Miami and Florida State to the Southeastern Conference? Here's how it could happen.
Carolyn Jones, San Francisco Chronicle: The University of California has agreed to pay a Berkeley neighborhood group's legal fees and strictly limit non-football events at Memorial Stadium to settle a high-profile lawsuit over noise and safety at the landmark venue. The settlement ends a four-year legal battle.
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Fifth-year senior quarterback Nick Stephens quit the Tennessee team. His departure leaves junior college transfer Matt Simms as the leading candidate to succeed Jonathan Crompton as the Volunteers' starting quarterback.
Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star: Erin Andrews looks more ballroom bimbo, less reporter, on "Dancing With the Stars." DiManno writes: "Andrews — daughter of an investigative TV reporter in Tampa — is no bimbo, though her sideline features are more popcorn than insightful. But this DWTS is colossally unwise. She's made a fool out of herself and a sham of her profession. Bush league, Erin."
Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is on the witness list submitted by a defense attorney for former player Abeberell Satterfield, whose sexual abuse trial starts Monday.
John E. Hoover, Tulsa World: Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione says he would not support a move of the Sooners' game against Texas from the Cotton Bowl to Cowboys Stadium. "Not sure how many people in this room have been down to the Cotton Bowl since it expanded, but it's a neat deal. It's a really neat deal. Now, is it as opulent as Cowboys Stadium? No. But I can tell you, unequivocally, as an athletic director, 9-to-1, I hear — maybe more than that — the vast majority of our fans favor keeping the Red River Rivalry right where it is, the Cotton Bowl Stadium, year after year. I know that."
Ben Volin, Gator Bytes: Florida's Urban Meyer tells his players, "No stealing, no drugs, no weapons!"
Jon Gold, L.A. Daily News: UCLA receiver Josh Smith, a transfer from Colorado, injured his right knee in practice and will miss the rest of spring drills.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: A look at nonconference schedules of Pacific 10 teams from 2010-13.
Bob Ferrante, Palm Beach Post: Florida State's Jimbo Fisher is hoping for a record turnout of 50,000 at Saturday's spring scrimmage.
Matt Tait, Lawrence Journal-World: A new $3.2 million video board in Kansas' Memorial Stadium will be ready for the April 24 spring scrimmage.
Tom Mulhern, Capital Times: Wisconsin might not be any closer to scheduling a series against either Nebraska or Notre Dame, but Bret Bielema said his Twitter post on the subject has sparked interest from three other teams.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, secondary coach Scott Lakatos and inside linebackers coach Warren Belin — all hired this past winter — are living in an upscale high-rise condominium less than 2 miles from the football offices. The living arrangements will end when their families will move to Athens this summer.
Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn State sophomore kicker Anthony Fera has been cited for purchase/possession of alcohol by a minor.
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