Jared Hunt, Charleston Daily Mail: A week to go before the Orange Bowl and West Virginia has sold only 7,700 of the 17,500 tickets it was allotted. That means the team will be on the hook for thousands of tickets priced between $75 and $225.
Associated Press: More than 75 schools have objected to an NCAA plan to allow multiyear scholarships rather than the one-year renewable awards schools currently provide.
Jared Hunt, Charleston Daily Mail: A judge denied a West Virginia motion to dismiss the Big East's civil lawsuit against the school, which wants to jump to the Big 12 on July 1, 2012.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: Nine Oregon players spent two hours trapped in a Hyatt Regency Century Plaza elevator. Then members of the media went through an uncomfortable experience at the "Happiest Place on Earth."
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The newspaper asks several top players and insiders to tackle the tough questions. Here's one for starters: What should be done with the Bowl Championship Series?
Mark Rosner, Austin American-Statesman: Texas' Mack Brown, 60, who has a deal that pays $5.2 million annually through 2016, is "excited" that athletic director DeLoss Dodds wants to extend his contract.
Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee might actually save money by sitting out the bowl season.
Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union: The writer says Florida fans should be ashamed for purchasing only 7,500 of the 15,000 tickets allotted to the team for the Taxslayer.com Bowl. Jacksonville, site of the game, is 75 miles from Gainesville.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: No college football on Jan. 1? Has the world gone mad?
Pate Forde, Yahoo! Sports: Several Illinois assistant coaches are in a contract dispute with school administrators. The coaches were promised two-year contracts in 2010 that would roll over each season, but those terms weren't included in the actual contracts.
Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Alabama and Louisiana State will combine to spend $1 million to have their bands in attendance at the BCS title game.
Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times: It's learn on the job for new UCLA coach Jim Mora.
Caulton Tudor, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina should have stayed in Chapel Hill rather than visited Shreveport for the Independence Bowl.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Texas is best served by remaining in the Big 12.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M and Arkansas are expected to move to a home-and-home series after playing the past three games in Cowboys Stadium.
Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: An irritated Kirk Ferentz of Iowa gave a gassy response to a question.
Ed McGranahan, TigersNow.com: Clemson receiver Deandre Hopkins suffered a concussion in an automobile accident and it's unclear if he will play in the Orange Bowl.
Michael Bradley, National Sports Journalism Center: Dollars, digital, dissemination: Sports media trends that dominated 2011.
Jim Romenesko: Should a news organization credit YouTube or the video creator?
John Briggs, New York Times: Can a company profit and claim ownership of an employee's Twitter account?
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