David Climer, Tennessean: A running back who signed a letter of intent to Oklahoma State was told the team overbooked its scholarship limit for incoming freshmen. He was given his release and is headed to Kentucky.
Chris Low, Tennessean: A Tennessee recruit has failed to make the grade on his standardized test and will attend a prep academy.
Rich Kaipust, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska recruit Major Culbert reached a plea-bargain agreement to settle his legal case in Eugene. It is up to the Cornhusker staff to decide whether he retains his scholarship.
Pete Thamel, New York Times: The NCAA released a second list of high schools from which it will no longer accept transcripts (registration).
Jacob Messer, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia's biggest challenge could be its schedule, which will feature three games in "short weeks."
Tim Gayle, Montgomery Advertiser: Former Alabama coach Mike DuBose says his return to coaching was in part a business decision.
Greg Hardwig, Naples News: The death of Randy Walker was felt in Naples, where Walker owned a condominium and had made many friends.
John L. Micek, Morning Call: Former ABC sideline reporter Lynn Swann's campaign to become governor of Pennsylvania continues to flounder.
Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times: The Independence Bowl, without a title sponsor for two years, could be nearing an agreement with a "worldwide" company.