Tim May and Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State is investigating whether several of its players traded signed memorabilia for tattoos and perhaps other favors from the owner of a Columbus tattoo parlor, actions that could put their eligibility for the Sugar Bowl and beyond in jeopardy. Update: Five players, including Pryor, will be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting illegal benefits. but all five will be eligible for the Sugar Bowl.
Eleven Warriors: The two minutes that brought down the Ohio State-Arkansas line in Las Vegas sportsbooks.
Matthew T. Hall, San Diego Union-Tribune: Crews worked overnight to try and pump water out of Qualcomm Stadium, site of Thursday night's Poinsettia Bowl.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: After a beatdown loss to Boise State, it's time for Utah to get in the Pac-10.
David Jones, Harrisburg Patriot-News: Temple may have made a big mistake in hiring Steve Addazio as coach.
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama officials say there is nothing outlandish about the university paying thousands of dollars to upgrade facilities at an Orlando high school where the Crimson Tide will be practicing for the Capital One Bowl. The school is home to Hasean Clinton-Dix, a safety who has given Alabama a commitment, and Dee Hart, an all-purpose back who has been reported to be wavering on his commitment to Michigan.
Jordan Blum and Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate: The NCAA is requesting additional information from Louisiana State regarding self-reported recruiting and benefits violations involving its program. Plus, starting tailback Stevan Ridley has been ruled ineligible for the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers are appealing the NCAA's decision.
Bill Kline, Allentown Morning Call: Joe Paterno needs to call it quits after the 2011 season.
Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News: Here are the biggest locks of the bowl season.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Auburn is cashing in on a new apparel agreement with Under Armour that the university values at $27.45 million in cash and products over seven years.