Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: UCLA and Kansas State are close to announcing a two-year home-and-home series that will begin in 2009.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington's star-crossed recruiting class of 2002 — none of whom has participated in a winning season — will hear nothing but cheers on Saturday.
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami has lost another quarterback recruit. Daniel Stegall will pursue a career in baseball after being drafted by the New York Mets (registration).
Ted Lewis, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State coach Les Miles is preparing for a USO tour of Kuwait and Iraq.
Jacob Messer, Charleston Daily Mail: Tailback Jason Gwaltney, who left West Virginia last winter, is reportedly interested in returning but appears to have academic issues at Nassau Community College.
Mike Kaszuba, Star Tribune: The architectural firm that designed Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles, was hired by Minnesota to draw up plans for the Golden Gophers' new stadium. Also, a look at other Big Ten stadiums.
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State and Toledo will play a two-game series beginning in 2009, with the first game at Cleveland Browns Stadium (subscription, so story is in comments).
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner is rediscovering his family five months after having surgery to remove a brain tumor.