Susanne Craig, New York Times: Cantor Fitzgerald is one of the biggest brokers of United States government securities. He has expanded his business to Las Vegas and is banking on the next frontier in gambling: a license that would allow sports betting on mobile devices anywhere in Nevada, as long as the bettor had an account at a casino.
Mike Poorman, State College.com: Is Joe Paterno about ready to retire? No. This story is about the power of the Internet and its ability to take octane-fuel and untrue rumors and rocket them literally across the country.
Courthouse News Service: Lane Kiffin is still causing lawsuits in Tennessee. A body shop worker claims a Toyota dealer fired and defamed him because he had evidence that the dealer committed insurance fraud "for the benefit of then University of Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin." Thanks to Ben Maller.
Dan Steinberg, D.C. Sports Bog: ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, one of the most visible Maryland fans in the country, says the only viable option now is for the school to hire Mike Leach.
Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald: Bowl games are not to blame for teams running up a huge deficit going to a postseason event. It is the schools that through the years have entered into lopsided agreements with bowls, and it is the schools that have purposely overspent their bowl allowances.
Ron Maly: The most idiotic quarterback and the dumbest athletic director in America.
Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch: The mother of DeVier Posey, one of the five to-be-suspended Ohio State players, said the NCAA — not her son and not the school — is the guilty party.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports: The NCAA's default setting on two of the highest-profile cases of the past decade — all within the past two months — is, The kid(s) didn't know.
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports: The NCAA wasn't protecting the Buckeyes. The NCAA was protecting fans — it was protecting you.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Like the NCAA system, the Ohio State ruling makes no sense.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: Stanford's Jim Harbaugh says he has not discussed a new contract with athletic director Bob Bowlsby. The Cardinal has sold approximately 9,000 tickets to the Orange Bowl, triple what the school sold last year for the team's trip to the Sun Bowl.
Jimmy Burch, Dallas Morning News: The last time Baylor was in a bowl game the price of a gallon of gas was $1.09.
James Gardner, San Francisco Business Times: There's a shortage of hotel rooms for fans planning to attend next month's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl because of a biotech conventions in San Francisco.
Tom Oates, Wisconsin State Journal: ESPN's money is enough to sustain many of the bowls — even if there's no one in the stands to watch them.
Edward Robinson, ACC Now: East Carolina has exhausted its 10,000 ticket allotment for the Military Bowl.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Judging by the results, one would think that the latter of the two Mountain West teams (San Diego State) would be heading to the Pacific 10, not the former (Utah).
Pete Bigelow, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan officials say it's too early to determine the extent of damage or a timetable for repairs after a water pipe burst at Michigan Stadium. Water spilled onto the concourse and through a first-floor area that housed the stadium’s VIP lobby.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News: Former Hawaii, Arizona and San Jose State coach Dick Tomey believes Brigham Young is making the right move in becoming an independent.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame-Miami was good for the networks. It was good for advertisers. It was great theater for fans. And that begs an obvious question: Why did the series come to an end?
Serena Marie Daniels, Chicago Tribune: Sun Bowl officials are discouraging fans from traveling to Ciudad Juárez because, as a battleground of drug-related violence, it has become one of the most dangerous cities in the world. "Don't go over the border, or you may not come back," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said.
Matt Fortuna, Tribune-Review: A Q&A with Penn State president Graham Spanier, the chairman of the 12-member Bowl Championship Series Presidential Oversight Committee.
Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: USC's hearing with the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee will take place Jan. 22, less than two weeks before signing date for recruits. The university hopes the governing body will decide the case before Feb. 2 in case it wins and receives some scholarships back, but the NCAA is not compelled to do anything within that time period.
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune: A shot at the Rose Bowl comes next for Utah. So does getting thumped each week in the Pacific 10.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: The loss of 25 seniors won't lower the standards of Louisville coach Charlie Strong.
Bryant-Jon Anteola, Fresno Bee: Fresno State coaches will use the offseason to study schemes and plays from across the nation that emphasize the passing game, coach Pat Hill said. The Bulldogs are gearing up for an offensive transition with highly touted quarterback Derek Carr in line to take over the starting role next season.
Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Four Georgia Tech players, including starting safety Mario Edwards and starting receiver Stephen Hill, will miss the Independence Bowl because of academic issues.
Chris Day, Stillwater News-Press: Oklahoma State kickoff specialist and punter Quinn Sharp and a long snapper Marc Yerry will not play in the Alamo Bowl because of academic shortcomings.
Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: Al Golden has hired Pete Carroll's son Brennan as tight ends coach for the Miami Hurricanes.
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