Oh, those dreaded trips to the West Coast.
A year after being picked by many to win the Big Ten in its first season in the conference, Nebraska isn't even the favorite in its division.
Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown said he opposes a proposed Lincoln ordinance to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination, but he won't speak against it at Monday's public hearing.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long made it perfectly clear what he expects from his staff as he put coach Bobby Petrino on leave for keeping him in the dark about a sordid-looking relationship with a female employee.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was careful not to talk too much before Monday's Capital One Bowl about what finishing the season with a school-record 11 wins could do for a program that had waded through a lot of adversity this season.
South Carolina and Nebraska both entered the 2011 college football season primed to make a run at conference championships.
Carl Pelini helped turn around Nebraska's defense. He's now taking on a significantly bigger challenge.
A sampling of reaction from Penn State players, coaches, alumni and others on Joe Paterno's decision to retire as coach after the season following child sex-abuse charges against former assistant Jerry Sandusky:
There wasn't any real need for it, no matter how much Arizona was embarrassed by losing to woeful Oregon State.