Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: As expected, a proposal to allow coaches to challenge a call was approved by the NCAA. The rule allows for one challenge each game (registration).
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Air Force and Colorado haven't played since 1974, when tensions between Boulder's liberal set and the Academy regarding the Vietnam War led to hard feelings, but the Colorado athletic director wants that to change. The Buffaloes also received an oral commitment from a Pennsylvania defensive back (registration).
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: A Tampa automobile dealer is donating $3 million to the South Florida athletic department, part of an overall gift of $10 million.
Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska has offered a scholarship to a junior college quarterback who could join the team this summer and begin his sophomore season of eligibility.
Kent Baker, Baltimore Sun: Navy has reached an agreement that could make it a regular visitor to the Meineke Car Care bowl (registration).
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State has lost its last four regular-season night games, including three on the road. No wonder Buckeye fans are worried.
Joe Rexrode, Lansing State Journal: Michigan State's plans for a Duffy Daugherty Football Building remain just that — plans.
Frank Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia Inquirer: After Penn State's victory in the Orange Bowl, applications for enrollment went through the roof (registration).
Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State received an oral commitment from one of the top quarterback prospects in Texas.
WCTV, Tallahassee: Fred Rouse, a freshman receiver who was recently kicked off the Florida State team, is in trouble with the law (thanks to reader Sam). Update: Story has blossomed quite a bit. Rouse and former teammate A.J. Nicholson, who also was booted from the team, are charged with burglarizing the home of current Seminole running back Lorenzo Booker, ESPN reports.