Rick Maese, Baltimore Sun: Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen has big plans for the Pro Simulator, a pricey computer program that is a cross between a simulator and a video game (registration).
Kent Babb, Columbia State: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is making a pitch for upgraded facilities during his tour of Gamecock Clubs.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Half of the teams in the Big 12 are auditioning new quarterbacks and in many cases a decision on a starter won't be made until fall (registration).
Doug Lesmerises, Plain Dealer: Ohio State players returned to practice, but their minds were on teammate Tyson Gentry, who has undergone two surgeries for a neck injury suffered in practice.
Gary Klein and Greg Johnson, L.A. Times: USC completed its spring drills with a light practice. Now it's back to the recruiting trail for the coaching staff. Also, former quarterback Matt Leinart completed the switch to agent Tom Condon.
Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: The Mountain West will have a majority of its games broadcast by a new regional cable network.
Mike Herndon, Mobile Press-Register: Miami has received a commitment for the class of 2007 from a Mobile-area defensive back.