Each day during the noon hour, we'll offer five reading recommendations from around the Web.
1. USC's Pete Carroll tops national salary list [By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times]: Pete Carroll is the highest-paid private university employee in the United States during the 2006-07 fiscal year.
2. When stars collide [By Mike Wise, Washington Post]: Hockey's two young puck deities got chippy in Washington yesterday.
3. At Binghamton, Division I move brings recognition and regret [By Pete Thamel, The New York Times]: At what cost a chance to play in the NCAA tournament?
4. No. 1 ranking in April is Pitt's goal [By Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]: Jamie Dixon's Panthers still searching for big March run to Final Four.
5. Texas Rangers' Hamilton rids himself of another vice [By Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas Morning News]: Add smokeless tobacco to the list of addictive substances Josh Hamilton has given up.