Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com
The state of New Jersey's announcement that it will begin issuing sports betting licenses on January 9 has provoked a quick and powerwful response from the NCAA.
College sports' governing body has pulled the hosting rights to five NCAA championship events that are due to take place in New Jersey in 2013. The most prominent among them is the East Regional round of the Division I women's basketball tournament, which was to be played at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.
As the NCAA said in a statement issued Monday night: