Dave Levinthal, Dallas Morning News: A deal has been reached to keep the Oklahoma-Texas game at the Cotton Bowl through 2015.
Adam Jones, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama coach Nick Saban got the job in January, but he has yet to sign an employment contract.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: The question remains: Is former Alabama player Juwan Simpson worthy of leaving his mark in the Walk of Fame?
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: The NCAA has granted San Diego State a waiver from scholarship reduction penalties on the basis of improved player retention and academic eligibility.
Carl DuBois, Baton Rouge Advocate: Three Louisiana State players have been dismissed from the team.
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