Gary Klein, L.A. Times: After hotshot recruit Vidal Hazelton was certified to join USC by the NCAA Clearinghouse, coach Pete Carroll — dressed as Ricky Bobby — and the team celebrated with alum Will Ferrell.
Rich Kaipust, Omaha World-Herald: Running back Leon Jackson is leaving Nebraska and could be headed to a Pac-10 team.
Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Running back Tony Temple, Missouri's expected starter, remained on the practice field and out of Boone County Circuit Court (registration).
Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: Houston Bowl no more. The postseason game at Reliant Stadium will now be called the Texas Bowl.
Bill Knight, El Paso Times: Sun Bowl no more. It's now the Brut Sun Bowl and the game has a new TV deal with CBS.
Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal: Former Kansas State quarterback Allan Evridge is interested in transferring to Wisconsin, but Texas Christian is also in the running.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Joe Kleinsmith, who was Indiana's kicker last season, is moving to cornerback.
Bloomberg: Jamie Gold, 36, a former Hollywood talent agent, won the 37th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas to collect a prize of $12 million.