William Kalec, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State running back Alley Broussard is far from a full recovery eight months after having surgery on his right knee.
Bradley Olson and Andrea F. Siegel, Baltimore Sun: The rape case against Lamar Owens has focused attention on drinking by Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy (registration).
Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal and Courier: Former Purdue safety Bernard Pollard was not allowed to participate in on-campus workouts for NFL scouts after having a falling out with coach Joe Tiller.
Ryan Thorburn, Boulder Daily Camera: There is much work to do for new Colorado coach Dan Hawkins, including erasing the memory of that 70-7 loss to Texas. Plus five keys to the Buffs' spring (registration).
Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri learned that it has an abundance of depth at safety after an injury to William Moore in the Independence Bowl.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Marlon Lucky will get the first shot at replacing the productive Cory Ross as Nebraska's I-back.