Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: UCLA, which will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, withheld expense checks to several players, many of whom say they use the money to buy food.
Gina Mizell, Oklahoman: A look at how voters are selected for the USA Today coaches' poll.
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: Kyle Whittingham, who has been mentioned as a candidate for openings at Arizona State and Penn State, is about to be offered a contract extension by Utah.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan's Brady Hoke will receive a $125,000 bonus for guiding his team to a BCS game.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young, which plays in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30, won't hold its first bowl practice until Dec. 19.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: It's up to new Washington State coach Mike Leach to prove he's not a risk.
Matt Murschel, College Gridiron 365: It's bowl season, and that means plenty of good seats are still available. You can get into the Orange Bowl for as low as $41 through online ticket brokers. (Editor's note: Updated from earlier post. $2 tickets were for Orange Bowl Fanfest.)
Andrew Carter, Raleigh News & Observer: A look at the contract of new North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. He has a seven-year deal worth a base of $1.7 million a year. He will receive a one-time payment of $400,000 before Jan. 31, 2012 and have an annual expense allowance of $30,000.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: The BCS mess didn't do Michigan State any favors.
Robert Kuwada, Fresno Bee: Fresno State, which fired Pat Hill, says it will increase spending on its program.
Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune: Utah State coach Gary Anderson, who is expected to sign an extension to his contract this week, kept a promise to his team and got a tattoo. He told his players he would do so if they earned a bowl berth.
Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press: How the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl has survived the tough economic conditions that have gripped the Detroit area.
John Infante, Bylaw Blog: Should college football be year-round?
Clay Travis, Outkick the Coverage: It says here that the Southeastern Conference's brand value is second only to the NFL.
Charles Goldberg, Al.com: Auburn has suspended leading rusher Mike Dyer for the Chick-fil-A Bowl after he violated team rules.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa was lucky to have the likes of Norm Parker as defensive coordinator.
Tammy Nunez, Times-Picayune: Tulane says it is getting serious about upgrading its program, including the building of a $60 million on-campus stadium that is expected to be completed in time for the 2014 season.
Associated Press: Penn State will no longer license the name, likeness or image of former coach Joe Paterno.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: It's time for the 2011 Mike Locksley trophy presentation.
Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: Former Hawaii, Arizona and San Jose State coach Dick Tomey is out of a job after Greg McMackin stepped down at Hawaii, but he'd like to remain in the game.
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