Charles Goldberg and Kevin Scarbinsky, al.com: Sports agent Kenny Rogers claimed he witnessed the father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton tell two Mississippi State coaches that the school would have to pay to sign the player.
Sports Radio Interviews: Charles Barkley on the asking price for Newton: "If that guy only asked for $200K for Cam Newton they should fire him anyway."
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal Constitution: The Newton story is reaching critical mass.
Mark McCarter, Huntsville Times: An open letter to Newton: You messed up, kid.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: In college football, as in life, cheating is worth it.
Larry Brown Sports: The Newton investigation: Why now and where it is coming from?
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Just a guess here, as college football and its multi-controversies hit the homestretch: Auburn's toast. And if it is, another guess: Texas Christian or Boise State is going to find itself playing in the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Losers With Socks: Quicken by Newton.
Chip Brown, Orangebloods.com: Texas stands to increase its TV revenue by $12 million per year thanks to an agreement reached with ESPN to distribute the Longhorn Network on cable systems beginning in the fall of 2011. The sources said the deal is for 10 years and guarantees Texas $12 million annually on top of the TV revenue Texas would receive as part of the Big 12's current television contracts with ABC/ESPN and Fox.
Argus Leader: Check out the roll on this amazing 86-yard punt. Thanks to Sean!
Benn Hodapp, Valley Community Newspapers: A look at the off-field life of David Lambros, a retired police officer who has been a Pacific 10 Conference official since 2001.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Things could have been a lot different in Tucson. In 2003, Arizona had a chance to hire Dan Hawkins. Instead, it took a shot with Mike Stoops.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Former Colorado coach Gary Barnett said the outside expectations at Boulder don't match financial support.
Craig Bennett and Thomas O'Toole, Campus Rivalry: Major college football teams are on pace for the second-highest scoring season of all time. Teams are averaging 28.1 points a game, just behind the record of 28.4 set in 2007.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: Because of scholarship reductions mandated by NCAA sanctions, USC's Lane Kiffin needs to find nine players who can enroll in January and will not count against the team's 15-scholarship limit.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa and Northwestern fans may not view each other as they view themselves.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: If San Diego State beats Texas Christian, the Aztecs and other Mountain West teams stand to lose about $300,000 in revenue sharing because the Horned Frogs would likely be bounced from a BCS game.
Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: Versus plans to air its air first 3-D telecast Saturday with telecast of the Oregon-California game.
David Barron, Houston Chronicle: The BCS Countdown show this year on ESPN is averaging 1.1 million viewers. Last year's weekly updates were seen by an average of 12.1 million viewers on Fox's NFL postgame shows (in notes section). Thanks to Ben Maller.
Sports Media Watch: Ratings for ABC's Saturday Night Football tied a four-year low last Saturday.
Ken Tysiac, ACC Now: North Carolina has sent a disassociation letter severing ties with Jennifer Wiley, the former tutor associated with the school and NCAA's investigation into possible academic misconduct within the Tar Heels program.
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