Sports By Brooks: Arkansas' Darren McFadden was spotted driving a new Cadillac Escalade and there may be questions surrounding his eligibility.
Greg Moore, Charleston Gazette: West Virginia has filed a lawsuit against its former coach, Rich Rodriguez, in an effort to secure a $4 million buyout from Rodriguez for breaking his contract with the school.
Manny Navarro and Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami quarterback Kirby Freeman has requested a release from his scholarship, according to multiple sources.
Chadd Cripe and Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: About 24,000 tickets have been sold for Monday's Humanitarian Bowl in Boise.
Greg Johnson, Los Angeles Times: Money talks, playoff walks in the Bowl Championship Series.
Randy King, Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech will be without the services of leading rusher Branden Ore for at least 15 minutes of the Orange Bowl. He showed up 45 minutes late for practice and is being disciplined.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida, preparing for the Sun Bowl at El Paso's Canutillo High, practiced in 44-degree weather, with wind gusts to 44 mph that dropped the wind chill to 33 degrees.
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