Thayer Evans, Fox Sports: Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton had three different instances of academic cheating while attending the University of Florida and faced potential expulsion from the university, according to a source.
Kyle Ringo and Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: Dan Hawkins is out as Colorado coach, with an announcement coming later Tuesday. The final blow came Saturday when the Buffaloes blew a 45-17 lead in the fourth quarter and lost to Kansas, 52-45. What should Colorado look for in a new coach? Here are a few suggestions.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: The documentary "The Best That Never Was" airs Tuesday night on ESPN. It details former Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree, who now drives a truck in Gulfport, Miss.
Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic: Where do we stand in the race for 70 bowl-eligible teams? Currently, 47 teams are eligible. Twenty-two have been eliminated and 51 remain in contention.
Athens News: Ohio quarterback Franshaw "Boo" Jackson is listed as questionable for the team's Nov. 16 game against Temple after suffering injuries in a bar fight Friday night. A teammate who requested anonymity told the Ohio student newsite Speakeasymag.com that the senior had suffered a bone fracture above an eyelid and is out for the season. Thanks to the Midwest Correspondent.
Chadd Cripe and Nick Jezierny, Idaho Statesman: Idaho running back Deonte Jackson was asked about comments made by Boise State president Bob Kustra in July that the Vandal fan base was "nasty, inebriated." Jackson said, "I wouldn’t expect anything different coming from the blue and orange snot."
Sports Media Watch: ABC's regional coverage of the Arizona-Stanford game drew only a 2.8 rating, the lowest of the season. The Alabama-Louisiana State game earned a 4.4, lowest for a Crimson Tide telecast on CBS this season.
Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: Is Bill Stewart in danger of losing his job as West Virginia coach?
Todd Henrichs, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska is the latest team to start using huge placards to signal assignments from the sideline. One of the placards featured a photo of Larry The Cable Guy.
Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Never mind Texas Christian, Villanova or any of the other candidates mentioned in Big East expansion. There are four teams that can help turn around the league: Louisville, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: Suddenly, going to the Pacific 12 doesn't look so inviting to Utah.
Sports By Brooks: Washington athletic director Scott Woodward has apologized for comments he made about Oregon, including calling the rival Pacific 10 university an "embarrassment."
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: The Replaygate controversy involving San Diego State and Brigham Young won't end. While there apparently were two camera angles on the botched call, the two officials in the booth with ties to BYU failed to alert the head replay official of the angle that could have overturned the on-field ruling.
Chase Goodbread, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama could open the 2013 season against Florida State.
Todd Jones, Columbus Dispatch: There's a push to get former Denison University coach Keith Piper, who won 200 games and gave new life to the single wing offense, into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has received a contract extension through 2015.
Desmond Conner, Hartford Courant: Connecticut junior defensive end Marcus Campbell has been arrested and charged with fifth-degree larceny for his role in the theft of a backpack that contained a laptop computer.
Doug Haller, Arizona Republic: Arizona State punter Trevor Hankins missed Saturday's 34-33 loss at USC because of a DUI arrest.
Dallas Morning News: The first-year Dallas Football Classic is changing its name to the TicketCity Bowl.
Associated Press: How bad did Democrats in Alabama get beaten last Tuesday? "Alabama Coach Nick Saban running on the Democratic ticket could not have beaten a one-legged child molester running as a Republican," Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said. Thanks to Ben Maller.
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