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.