Adam H. Beasley, Miami Herald: Florida International has sold only a few hundred tickets to the Little Caesars Bowl.
Daniel Lyght and Matt James, Fresno Bee: It's estimated that Fresno State sold about 250 tickets of its 3,000 allotment for the Humanitarian Bowl. The school gave 2,000 to charity.
Paul Doyle, Hartford Courant: Connecticut is likely to lose a lot of money on its trip to the Fiesta Bowl. As of Friday, the Huskies had sold only 4,500 tickets. The school is on the hook for 17,500.
Darren Rovell, CNBC: Want tickets for under face value? A company called ScoreBig gets its inventory from teams and — much like Priceline — allows you submit a price for a ticket. Plus, why it's time for schools to say no to ticket arrangements with bowl games.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Why the attendance figure for the Insight Bowl could be inflated. Phoenix-area residents who buy tickets to the Bowl Championship Series title game also have to purchase tickets to the Fiesta and Insight bowls, which floods the market with cheap tickets for those games. Iowa, which is on the hook for 11,000 tickets for the Insight, expects to sell only 6,000.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Ralph Friedgen has still not agreed to step down as Maryland coach.
Matt Jones, Northwest Arkansas Times: Big problem for the Sugar Bowl. Approximately 1,680 duplicate tickets have been printed for the game. Ticket barcodes will be scanned before entry to the Sugar Bowl, meaning that if a duplicate ticket is scanned before the original, the original ticket will not be honored.
Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State's self-imposed sanctions stemming from the recruitment of Akiem Hicks by former assistant coach D.J. McCarthy should not have any long-term impact.
Izzy Gould, Al.com: Nick Saban challenges the credibility of sourced reports.
Randy Hollis, Deseret News: As the number of bowls increase, the interest wanes.
Joe Starkey, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck came clean Thursday. Steve Pederson, his counterpart at Pittsburgh, did not.
Joe Muench, El Paso Times: This was to be Mike Price's comeback year, a nice winning season as a result of fielding a senior-dominated team, 26 on the roster. But after beating some early season peashooters, Texas El Paso never got better and lost six of its last seven games.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly addresses the Elizabeth Seeberg case. Seeberg, a Saint Mary's College freshman, had told Notre Dame police she was sexually assaulted Aug. 31 in a Notre Dame residence hall by a Fighting Irish player. She committed suicide nine days after filing the Sept. 1 report.
Brandon Chatmon, Oklahoman: The price of approximately 20% of the seats in Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium will decrease in 2011. In addition, the school offers a payment plan that allows fans to complete their purchase over eight months if the tickets are purchased in December.
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun: Will Muschamp says he will have a code of conduct for his Florida players, many of whom have had run-ins with the law. Good luck with that.
Graham Watson, FanHouse: Michael Haywood, Pittsburgh's new coach, got a classy sendoff from Miami (Ohio).
Tom Mattingly, Knoxville News Sentinel: Conspiracy theories still swirl around the 1971 Liberty Bowl.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The NCAA hopes suspending coaches will curb seconday violations.
Bob Flounders, Harrisburg Patriot-News: What goes into winterizing a stadium? It's more involved — and costly — than you think.
With Leather: Interpreting ESPN's launch of yet another "It's Not Crazy ... It's Sports" ads.
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