Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: The search to find a replacement for quarterback Brad Smith has started as Missouri held its first practice of the spring.
Will Vandervort, Columbia State: How much progress has Clemson made this spring? Coach Tommy Bowden, father of Lauren Bowden, should know more after a scrimmage on Saturday.
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: Linda Will, the mother of late Northwestern safety Rashidi Wheeler, was awarded an estimated $10.7 million to end a wrongful-death lawsuit.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Mikhail Kafentzis, a freshman running back at Hawaii, is transferring, probably to Portland State.
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Would you move from Honolulu to Boise? Keith Bhonapha, a graduate assistant at Hawaii, is doing just that.
Josh Nelson, Ames Tribune: Iowa State running back Greg Coleman was reinstated to the team after assault charges against him were dropped.