Wakeup Call: A new plan to pay the players in the works

UConn fell in a weird but compelling OT game at Marquette Tuesday night. More details in the links below.. (US Presswire)

More than anything, I'm thankful 2013's here because all the hackneyed Mayan jokes are gone for good. Now, let's bring on the links. As always, you can email or tweet me them as well. I welcome the help! Matt.norlander@cbsinteractive.com.

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Now that 2013 is here, know this year will be a big one for anniversaries of all sorts. || A fantastic profile on a pickpocketer who's considered an all-time great at the trade. || Did you catch the huge news in the comic-book world? || We already have early indications for the next iteration of iPhone. || Uh ... oh my God? Check out this chaos of horror at a not-so-frozen lake. Thankfully, everyone survived.

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»» Get a load of this dunk -- from a sophomore in high school. His name is Victor Dukes and he attends Nettleton High School in Jonesboro, Ark. Mike Anderson needs to start courting this kid heavy yesterday. It almost doesn't seem real how high he gets. 

You want a band with a sound that's as a garage as it is gargantuan? Earl Greyhound is a treasure of an outfit. Hard rock but good attitude -- and incredible drumming. This one's "Oye Vaya," but seek out the Suspicious Package album. Dynamite release from 2010.

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his eighth season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics,... Full Bio

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