Ohio State has suspended reserve defense back Eugene Clifford for the BCS National Championship Game. On Thursday, it was reported that starting cornerback Donald Washington would also be suspended. That did not happen, however, as OSU only announced Clifford's punishment. According to a story by the Columbus Dispatch, Washington has appealed his suspension and his status may not be known for days. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Washington's status.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the bowl season.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on how the Buckeyes will handle the layoff before the title game. The DDN also has a story on Tressel's preference to keep the Big Ten football schedule the way it is.
The Dispatch has a story on LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini as he prepares for his finale before going to Nebraska.
Freshman Evan Turner is the subject of a feature story by the Dispatch.
The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on the Buckeyes saying they've learned from last season.
The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer) has a story on New Orleans preparing for the bowl season.
Finally, Troy Smith will get his first NFL start Sunday at Seattle. The Baltimore Sun has the story.
The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate has a story on whether LSU lineman Will Arnold will be ready for the title game.