Joe Schad, ESPN: Sources: Cam Newton and his father acknowledged in phone conversations that money would determine the quarterback's college choice.
Josh Moon, Montgomery Advertiser: "Sources." This is apparently the way the media game is now played. As in, Cam Newton is a terrible human being, a source faimiliar with human beings has revealed.
David Payne, Covers.com: A sportsbook in Las Vegas took the Georgia-Auburn game off the board Wednesday morning. "We're hearing reports that Cameron Newton's status may be a game-time decision," MGM Mirage sportsbook manager Jeff Stoneback said. "A professional player came in this morning bet Georgia and soon after we got an alert from one of our services about the news."
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Another bomb dropped Tuesday night, but like every other alleged piece of ammunition in the ongoing war against Newton, it's not clear if this one is more than a dud.
Darren Rovell, CNBC: If Newton’s record comes up clean, he'll still be living with this cloud for the rest of his life.
Rachel George: Urban Meyer has denied being the source for a story alleging academic cheating by Newton during his time at Florida. Whoever leaked the info, however, could face legal repercussions.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: The ongoing allegations against Newton have put his Heisman candidacy in question.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Newton still gets his Heisman vote.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Maybe it's time for Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive to put his foot down again.
Mark Kiszla, Denver Post: Colorado's problem: It wants to hire a miracle worker at 50% off the going rate.
Paul Fallon, Charleston Daily Mail: A disgruntled West Virginia fan is marketing T-shirts and other items such as insulated beverage holders that carry a message: Fire Bill Stewart. Here is a link to the website.
Chase Goodbread, Tuscaloosa News: Cupcake city! Alabama will pay Kent State, North Texas and Georgia Southern a combined $2.35 milion for visiting Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2011.
Dan McCarney, San Antonio Express-News: Is Texas San Antonio ready to join the Western Athletic Conference?
Matt Ehlers and Eric Ferreri, Charlotte Observer: Duke has suspended student tailgating after a teenager was found passed out in a portable toilet.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Longtime Boise State donors have pledged $5 million toward expansion of Bronco Stadium.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington athletic director Scott Woodward has been asked to make additional apologies for comments he make last week about the University of Oregon.
Jack Moran, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon is cracking down on sales of counterfeit merchandise.
Associated Press: Southington High prep coach D.J. Hernandez, a 24-year-old former Connecticut player and brother of New England Patriots tight end Alex Hernandez, was suspended for a game by the state high school athletic association after acknowledging he used a list of coded plays from an armband lost by a Manchester High player. Southington beat Manchester, 28-14, on Oct. 22.
Andrew Gribble, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee defensive end Jacques Smith pled guilty to a simple assault charge, but will have the transgression dropped from his record in a year if he adheres to his judicial diversion.
Will Carroll, Press Coverage: Find him a blogger and he'll show you someone who's likely not getting the same money as someone at a newspaper, even with the shells of newspapers that we have today. Thanks to National Sports Journalism Center.
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