Wisconsin reportedly will hire Utah State's Gary Andersen, 48, to replace football coach Bret Bielema, who left the Badgers earlier this month to take the Arkansas job.
The news broke Tuesday night, but neither Utah State nor Wisconsin had anything official to say about Andersen on Wednesday. The delay is at least in part tied to laws in Wisconsin that require a state job to be posted for at least two weeks before it can be filled. The two-week posting was up at the end of business on Wednesday.
The school was expected to introduce Andersen at a news conference Thursday.
Andersen just completed his fourth and best season at Utah State. The 18th-ranked Aggies went 11-2 with a bowl victory against Toledo and won the Western Athletic Conference.
FCS game stays in Texas
The FCS championship game is staying in North Texas for at least three more seasons.
The NCAA announced a three-year extension to stage its Football Championship Subdivision title game at FC Dallas Stadium, a state-of-the-art soccer stadium in Frisco. That will keep the game in the growing suburb north of Dallas through at least the 2015 season.
Defending champion North Dakota State (13-1) and Sam Houston State (11-3) will play in this season's title game on Jan. 5.
Prep star picks Gators
Will Grier, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound high school quarterback who led the nation in passing yards and touchdowns this season, has committed to Florida, the Huntersville (N.C.) Herald reported.
At Davidson Day School in North Carolina, the junior passed for state-record totals of 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns, with just six interceptions. He plans to graduate next December.
Guilty pleas in attack
Two of the three men accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball in the summer pleaded guilty in Madison, Wis.
Wendell J. Venerable, 21, and Robert A. Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. But instead of imposing a prison sentence, Dane County Judge Rebecca St. John placed them in a first-offenders program.
Oregon issue unresolved
Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that Oregon likely is headed toward a hearing with the NCAA committee on infractions after it couldn't resolve an investigation of the football coaching staff's use of a scouting service.
The NCAA investigated Oregon after questions arose over a 2010 payment of $25,000 to Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service. Lyles had a relationship with a player from Texas who committed to Oregon.
Clemson player out
Clemson starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland will miss the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve because of a groin injury.