Roundup: Syracuse Fired Assistant Coach Bernie Fine, Kris Humphries' Ex-Girlfriend Speaks & UCLA's Rick Neuheisel Will Be Fired

Leighton Meester … any Andy Borowitz fans out there? … “Drunk man thought squad car was taxi, climbed in back seat” … Grandpa gets bodyslammed, bloodied in Walmart bedlam on Black Friday … good read on the birth of television news … should be a post: “When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?’ … the NYT writes about drama at Waffle Houses everywhere … “Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years ” … he was viewing child porn on a flight … “South Florida toilet paper scam to net prison time for three” …

Bernie Fine, the longtime Syracuse assistant coach, was fired by the school Sunday night. [Post Standard]

Rick Neuheisel will get the boot from UCLA after the Pac-12 title game. [LA Times]

Indiana 75, Butler 59. The Hoosiers are unbeaten. [Indy Star]

Matt Leinart suffered a broken collarbone Sunday and is out for the season. Houston now needs a backup for TJ Yates. [Chronicle]

Buffalo’s not happy with Stevie Johnson today, even though he though he beat Darrelle Revis repeatedly Sunday. [Buffalo News]

Must-read story about the Northwestern offensive lineman who was kidnapped when he was 14 months old. [Tribune]

Kris Humphries’ ex-girlfriend – not bad! – decided she wanted some fame, so she sold her story. [Daily Mail]

This should piss you off: ” … details suggest taxpayers paid a price beyond dollars as the secret funding helped preserve a broken status quo and enabled the biggest banks to grow even bigger.” [Bloomberg]

Big, big changes for the Lakers this year. [Times]

Memphis football coach Larry Porter was fired Sunday. Athletic director RC Johnson is on his way out, as welll. [Commercial Appeal]

An angry Phil Mushnick rant: “… in a long, on-air simplistic, facts-barren and bigoted spew that seemed taken from the Josef Goebbels How-To Handbook, Francesa …” [NY Post]

Adios, Dennis Erickson. Arizona State’s new coach will be … Kevin Sumlin? That’s my guess. Assuming UCLA doesn’t try to hire him first. [Republic]

If you think the BCS is terrible, check out how this Connecticut high school football tiebreaker was determined. [Courant]

So, uh, who wins the Heisman? [WSJ]

What life is like for a walk-on at USC. [LA Times]

High school RB rushes for 516 yards, six TDs … his team loses. [Tribune]

Guess who benefited from owners’ concessions in the NBA lockout? The Heat. [True Hoop]

About a week old, but here are two Arkansas fans fighting. The commentary is … annoying. [via Guyism]

This dog isn’t a bad pool player. Quick, unrelated question: Pool or ping pong? The right answer is both, obviously.

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