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September 23, 2017 7:41 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


Finally, FSU opens home schedule Saturday


Welcome back, FSU football


Florida State rediscovers football


GAMEPLAN: FSU depth chart


GAMEPLAN: Three-step drop


James Blackman's time has come at Florida State


Podcast: Previewing FSU-NCST and James Blackman's first start


FSU QB James Blackman has been here before


An O-line of chairs? Old drill shows FSU QB James Blackman handles pressure


Jimbo Fisher's first true freshman quarterback gives advice to James

Blackman
If there's one person who can identify with what James Blackman is going
through as he prepares for his first start as Florida State's starting
quarterback, it's former Major League Baseball outfielder Gabe Gross.


Why a true freshman quarterback doesn't kill FSU's title hopes


How have Fisher's quarterbacks performed in their first start?

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UP NEXT:


First and 10: No. 12 Florida State vs. NC State


Florida State-N.C. State: Just the facts


Breaking down No. 12 Florida State's home opener against NC State


FSU defense hopes to stifle NC State's Jaylen Samuels, Ryan Finley


NC State has another shot to beat a top-25 team. Will Saturday be day it

happens?

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Volleyball Tops Virginia in Conference Opener


Seminoles Finish Strong On Day One at Debbie Southern Fall Classic


FSU's Castellanos a finalist for The Best FIFA Women's Player 2017 award

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Wish the Bucs had taken Dalvin Cook? Read this


Giants' Bobby Hart: Remains sidelined Week 3


Lamarcus Joyner injures hamstring


Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Questionable for Week 3


Pilar Sanders breaks her silence on messy divorce from Deion Sanders,

denying she was unfaithful to the ex-NFL superstar and declaring she is
fighting his defamation lawsuit after she accused him of abuse

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Kevin Cash: 'We gotta be able to come back and get some runs'


Nationals' Stephen Drew: Hoping to return next week


Who's hot (Weaver), who's not (Wong) for Cards

Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Fans seven for seventh win

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Seminoles' talent belies ho-hum showings


FSU's Goodman on verge of breakout season


Greenlee Released From Hospital

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


Florida State gives big bonus, raise to President Thrasher

School's trustees on Friday bumped up President John Thrasher's salary by 7
percent and awarded him a $200,000 bonus.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Tigers' youngsters should shine against BC Eagles


Why Clemson no longer has trap games


Here are 4 ways Duke's offense needs to excel heading into its game at UNC


Georgia Tech drops efforts for 12th game


Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo


How Chazz Surratt went from a Duke football commitment to UNC's starting

quarterback


Andre Smith, UNC's star linebacker, is out for the season. Here's who will

replace him.


Suspension over, Jordan Whitehead instills confidence in Pitt's defense

The return of junior safety Jordan Whitehead should give Pitt its best
player back in the secondary for a trip to Atlanta vs. Georgia Tech.


Reading between the lines on Pitt's quarterback situation

ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill thinks the Panthers should go with the more
athletic Ben DiNucci over Max Browne, but what's Pat Narduzzi saying?


Virginia hands Boise State its worst home loss since 2001

Kurt Benkert threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to lead Virginia past
Boise State 42-23 in the Broncos' worst home loss since 2001.


Breaking down the Virginia Tech-Old Dominion matchup


Fans file into Lane to witness a successful Virginia Tech football team


Bringing it back: Wake Forest-App State set to kick off for first time in

16 years


Crucial start: Wake Forest, App State target early momentum ahead of

showdown

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ACC BASKETBALL:


When Duke starts basketball practice Sept. 29, Coach K will be there


Duke's Jeff Capel fills in well for Krzyzewski, but down the road? Who

knows?


How UNC's Roy Williams plans to rebuild his frontcourt after losing 4 to

the NBA draft


What NC State's Kevin Keatts has to say about his new team and his old coach


Paradise Jam moving from Virgin Islands; tournament field included Wake

Forest

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OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
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OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule


5 must-see college football games this weekend

North Carolina State vs. No.12 Florida State (ABC/ESPN2)


Bold predictions for Week 4 in college football

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Gators out to finish what they started on defense


Jordan playing key role on Florida's offensive line


Kentucky seeks end to 30-game losing streak vs. Florida


Inside Kentucky: Once-porous defense now stingy against run

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Kansas reveals $350M in sports projects focused on football


Notre Dame defense has come a long way since last time it faced Michigan

State


Ohio State backup QB Joe Burrow takes shot at NCAA

Burrow was critical of the fact that the football players in the program
aren't allowed to be paid.


NCAA hits Rutgers with two-year probation


No. 23 Utah recovers late fumble to hold off Arizona

Chris Hart recovered Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins' fumble at Utah's
20-yard line with 2:33 left, preserving the 23rd-ranked Utes' 30-24 victory
in the Pac-12 opener for both schools.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


NFL intends to 'vigorously' contest lawsuit from Aaron Hernandez's family

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Bucs-Vikings: What could make Tampa Bay's defense elite again


Bucs journal: Vikings rule QB Sam Bradford out for Sunday's game

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Dirk ready to pass the torch to Dennis Smith Jr.? 'We're hoping he'll be a

cornerstone' for Mavericks

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France threatens to withdraw from Winter Olympics over South Korea safety

concerns

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Tebow's record day carries UF

With the game on the line, Tim Tebow walked up to his coach and got in his
face. The baby-faced 20-year-old quarterback wasn't about to lose his first
road start. He made sure his 43-year-old coach knew that.


It's a joke: Oden may never play but gets $8 million

After reading the story on former Lawrence North High School star Greg Oden
missing the upcoming NBA season, I have got to say, only in America. Oden,
20, has never stepped foot on an NBA court, has never made one play in his
chosen profession, plays one year of college ball and has $8 million in the
bank.


New name enters rink

Gung-ho Tampa attorney Steve Burton joins group attempting to buy Lightning.

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September 22, 2017 7:21 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


Jimbo Fisher Thursday Press Conference


Noles Ready To Tangle With Stout NC State Front Seven


Florida State healthy for home opener against NC State


FSU injury report for NC State: Brief list heading into home opener

The player that will miss Florida State's home opener.


Should Akers or Patrick be FSU's feature back?


Fisher stresses RB Cam Akers will not play in wildcat sets


Florida State's tight ends could be James Blackman's biggest friends


Saunders Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Florida State redshirt junior tight end Mavin Saunders was one of 11 FBS
players named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.


Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo's family inspires his tireless worth ethic


The not-so-special teams of Florida State


FSU's Leonard to carry American flag into stadium


The Florida State football program is worth over $385 million


Elite safety prospect says current star Seminoles DB his favorite college

football player

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UP NEXT:


FSU/NC State Preview: Seminoles Finally Back in Action


NC State Wolfpack vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction


Pack has to keep the pressure to win on new Seminole QB


Doeren: 'It's all about the players'

In speaking with the media Thursday, Dave Doeren emphasized how much he
cares about his players being successful and more


Jerod Fernandez on last game against FSU: 'It's real personal'


Stevens' return boosts NC State secondary for FSU matchup


Dexter Wright questionable for FSU game


Close calls and crushed souls, NC State's recent run against top 25 teams

is not for the faint of heart


NC State vs. FSU: TV info, betting line, matchup to watch

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FSU BASKETBALL:


Five-star center Balsa Koprivica to take unofficial visit

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Soccer Tops Cardinals, 2-1


Noles Open ACC Play At Home


Women's Tennis Begin 2017 Fall Season at Debbie Southern Fall Classic


Swim & Dive Opens Season at All-Florida Invite


Polish World Juniors Medalist Karol Ostrowski Gives Verbal to Florida State

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Dalvin Cook is a budding superstar, and you should not be surprised


Edwards Jr. 'believing in Myself Again' After Rough Stretch


Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Absent from Thursday's practice


Deion Sanders brings grassroots grants to Dallas


Former NFL and MLB star Deion Sanders signs with Allergan for Botox pitch

for men


John Riggins says the Redskins need to start Chris Thompson


Redskins RB Chris Thompson enjoys success, but continues seeking perfection


Chris Thompson Learning From His Mistakes In Breakout Season


Redskins RB Chris Thompson moves forward by living in the past


Miami Dolphins turn Lawrence Timmons matter over to Mike Tannenbaum


Could financial concessions be part of Lawrence Timmons' path back to

Dolphins?

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Jonathan Isaac Analysis Entering 2017-18 Season

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Kevin Cash: Blake Snell has really turned his season around


Stephen Drew, putting off surgery, instead makes his own playoff push


Mientkiewicz plans to learn from sudden Twins firing


Luke Weaver aids a fragmented 2017 Cardinals rotation

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


CBS likely to air FSU-Alabama


Greenlee still in hospital

Outlook positive for Seminoles' Greenlee
Freshman offensive lineman Antwane Greenlee is still in a Tallahassee
hospital under the observation of doctors after sustaining a neck injury
during practice Wednesday.


FSU's Hayes, Surratt Arrested After Incident Outside Bar

The first break for FSU's football team had a sour start after linebacker
Geno Hayes was Tasered and arrested with fullback Joe Surratt by
Tallahassee police outside a popular bar early this morning.


Booker's benching no bother

Lorenzo Booker has yet to be activated for a regular-season game, much less
get his first NFL carry or reception. The Dolphins' rookie running back
insists, however, that he's not frustrated.


Mientkiewicz could have prominent role for Yankees in postseason

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


Physics team nets $4.5M NSF grant to further nuclear physics research

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Gameday Guide: Clemson vs. Boston College TV info, how to watch online, more


Clemson offense just scratching the surface of what it can be


Clemson kicker Huegel out for season, hurt knee in practice

No. 2 Clemson has lost its kicker for the season after he was injured on
the last play of practice.


Tommy Bowden: Respect comes with consistency for Clemson


Pat Narduzzi: Georgia Tech using 'dangerous' blocks


10 things to know about Georgia Tech vs. Pitt


UofL pays $200K more than Clemson for Kent St. game


Miami Hurricanes defense wants to reach high standard after playing 'very

poorly' in opener


UNC loses 3 injured starters for year ahead of Duke game

North Carolina says three starters _ linebacker Andre Smith, offensive
tackle William Sweet and receiver Thomas Jackson _ are out for the season
due to injuries.


Pitt fullback George Aston 'probable' for Georgia Tech game

Cornerback Phillipie Motley, meanwhile, has been ruled out for Saturday, as
has outside linebacker Anthony McKee.


Key matchup: Pitt LB Saleem Brightwell vs. Georgia Tech QB TaQuon Marshall

The Yellow Jackets QB is so athletic that Pat Narduzzi has resorted to
using a defensive back to play him on Pitt's scout team offense.


Pitt's latest defensive showing continued a troubling trend

The Panthers have only allowed fewer than 31 points in one of their past 13
games vs. Power Five foes.


Is the 'Pitt might as well have kept Dave Wannstedt' crowd correct?

How high should the bar be for a program that hasn't finished in the top 10
since the early 1980s?


Syracuse football to wear new chrome facemask at LSU


ESPN analyst on Syracuse-LSU: 'This seems like a perfect concoction for an

upset'


Cavaliers wary of slow start against Broncos


Scouting report: Boise State beat writer breaks down the Broncos


Virginia at Boise State: Matchup breakdowns


Virginia at Boise State: Keys to victory


Old Dominion to start freshman QB vs No. 13 Virginia Tech

Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder will start 17-year-old freshman Steven
Williams Jr. against No. 13 Virginia Tech.


From the Wake Forest side: Deacons know Mountaineers' strengths, lack of

weakness

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ACC BASKETBALL:


ACC Preview #8 - Miami

Jim Larranaga has put together a talented team that's going to make some
noise.

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OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
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OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule

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Alabama's Bo Scarbrough not piling up big numbers _ yet


Arkansas won't let Aggie commit attend Saturday's game unless he decommits

from Texas A&M


Eyes on the Enemy: Florida State rival rundown

FUN FACT: UF has as many offensive touchdowns (9) in its last 8 games as it
has currently suspended players


Florida flashback: The top 10 fantastic finishes in the Swamp in the 2000s

November 30, 2003: Florida State 38, Florida 34


Florida quarterbacks still striving to move up, contributing


Kentucky game 'is really about Florida'


UF asst. coach: We're an elite program, they're not


Kentucky's once-porous defense is now stingy against the run


UK athletics director condemns 'offensive' Hurricane Irma sign before

Florida game
Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart on Thursday condemned an
offensive banner that has been floating around social media this week that
references Hurricane Irma and the Florida football team.


SEC Notebook: Is the next Le'Veon Bell currently playing for Mississippi

State?


Missouri's struggles weighing on many ahead of Auburn game

Things were supposed to be better this season for Missouri under
second-year coach Barry Odom.


Skip Holtz: A deal was in place for him to become South Carolina head

football coach
Instead of Skip Holtz, Steve Spurrier was named Gamecocks head football
coach at the end of the 2004 season.


It's not all on Butch Jones

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Nebraska fires athletic director after 5 years


Rover Drue Tranquill on where Notre Dame's defense has improved in 2017


Notre Dame LB Greer Martini: 'We have a point to prove' against Michigan

State


USF thrashes Temple to stay unbeaten; too bad not many saw it in person


USF defense feeds on Temple offense to take NCAA interceptions lead

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


College basketball season starts in 50 days, so here's 50 fun facts to get

you ready

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


State attorney expects case details on 9 suspended Florida players early

next week


Ricky Williams arrested in Texas for outstanding traffic warrants


Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Patriots

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Miami Dolphins dealing with defensive problems, challenge defensive backs

to improve


Bucs probe how to fix deep-ball chances missed vs. Bears


NFLPA's decision to re-elect DeMaurice Smith sets stage for next NFL labor

battle

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Countdown to Mavericks camp: Why picking a starting lineup won't be so easy

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MLB Scores

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Kyle Stanley is your leader after a busy first round at East Lake


Field for Round 2 on Friday


PGA Tour releases 2017-18 schedule, adds two events to updated slate

Next season's FedEx Cup is full of opportunity with $363 million on the line


Rory McIlroy believes Europe will be the underdogs in the Ryder Cup for the

next TEN years


From the archives: Account of famed Riggs-King match heightens Tampa mob

intrigue

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


NFL destroys all 'spygate' materials from Pats


Bonds, Giants parting ways next season


Landis' attorney: Nobody can win

Floyd Landis' attorney figures if the American cyclist couldn't win his
doping case, nobody can.

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September 21, 2017 11:21 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


James, Samuels Set To Square Off In Showcase Of Versatility


Jimbo Fisher ACC Teleconference recap: Florida State is 'anxious to play'


Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher worried about rust after three-week layoff


Florida State's Jimbo Fisher praises wide receiver DJ Matthews, true

freshman class


Former FSU QB Sean Maguire feels for Francois, knows Blackman will be

prepared


James Blackman is an "alpha personality"


Expectations for remainder of 2017 season


Writing off FSU season is premature


Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show updates/takeaways: NC State week


Way-too-early FSU bowl predictions


On This Day at FSU: Peter Warrick's Career Day Secures Bowden's 200th Win


Commitment to change already evident for Wesley Chapel

One stands 6 feet 9, holds numerous college offers and has already verbally
committed to play at Florida State.

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UP NEXT:


Top 3 things to look for against NC State


NCST H-Back Jaylen Samuels' versatility has FSU on high alert


FSU's James, NC State's Samuels to showcase versatility


N.C. State's experienced, talented front-6 a big challenge for the Florida

State offense


N.C. State coach Dave Doeren digs deep to scout Florida State QB James

Blackman


NC State coach Dave Doeren discusses FSU quarterback James Blackman ahead

of showdown


Film study helps NC State's Dave Doeren curb intrigue on matchup against FSU

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FSU BASEBALL:


Bryan Henry: Football, baseball seasons collide

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


ACC Cross Country Performer of the Week Sweep


FSU Soccer Heads To Louisville and VT

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Held out Wednesday with knee injury


Bucs still high on Vikings RB Dalvin Cook


Minnesota Vikings: Offense must feature Dalvin Cook more creatively


This stat proves that Dalvin Cook only gets better as the game goes on


Raiders' Rodney Hudson a center worth attention

Veteran has been in the middle of exceptional play through two weeks on
O-line


Redskins RB Chris Thompson enjoys success, but continues seeking perfection


Suspended Timmons remains a topic of conversation for Dolphins


This story is about Timmons, but the statement is about Gase in full charge


Dolphins players would "100 percent" welcome back Lawrence Timmons


Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh sticks up for Lawrence Timmons


Adam Gase does not rule out Lawrence Timmons returning to Dolphins


Is a Pittsburgh Steelers reunion with Lawrence Timmons on the horizon?


Lawrence Timmons could lose guaranteed money after suspension


Next up for Vikings' up-and-down defense: Bucs QB Jameis Winston


'Coach me harder': Tough talk just how Jameis Winston wants it


Vikings' corner Xavier Rhodes noticed Jameis Winston's competitiveness

early on at Florida State

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Rays' Kevin Cash doesn't mind following in Joe Maddon's steps


Kevin Cash: That was a very well-pitched game


Nationals' Stephen Drew: Takes at-bats in sim game


Should the Twins have fired Doug Mientkiewicz?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Back to the drawing board

As offense continues to struggle, Fisher will look for answers with extra
time to prepare for Alabama


Bye before Bama

FSU will use extra week to get healthy, fix struggling offense


Tackle injured during drill

Florida State freshman tackle Antwane Greenlee remained in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital on Thursday after injuring his neck during a blocking
drill in Wednesday's practice


Florida State baseball begins fall practice

The team welcomes 20 newcomers for the 2008 season

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Week 4 ACC Power Rankings: What do you know, Clemson had another good week

2. Florida State.


Week 4 ACC football power poll

3. Florida State, 0-1/0-0 (4).

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Backup Clemson DE Logan Rudolph to miss rest of season with shoulder injury


Dorian O'Daniel is the latest Clemson player to blossom into a star

Clemson senior linebacker Dorian O'Daniel is playing like one of the best
linebackers in the country after patiently waiting for his opportunity.


Goodbye bayou: Why Clemson working out better than LSU for Travis Etienne

Travis Etienne is playing football for the Clemson Tigers instead of the
LSU Tigers partly because his mom encouraged him to get out of Louisiana.


Tavien Feaster: Clemson's depth at RB is a plus for the Tigers


Why Clemson has had so much success winning road games

The Clemson Tigers football team has won 11 consecutive road games dating
back to 2014.

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Shawn Davis gets start for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech kicker Shawn Davis will start for the Yellow Jackets in
Saturday's game

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Playoff Watch: How could U of L still make it?


5 reasons why U of L's season isn't over yet

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Toledo QB Logan Woodside could be best passer Miami faces in 2017


UM's Ahmmon Richards still questionable after 'severe' hamstring pull

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Pitt embraces its clean slate in ACC play

Sure, the Panthers have started 1-2, but the goal of an ACC title is still
there. That "pursuit" begins Saturday.


Georgia Tech opposing player to watch, offense: Pitt quarterback


Georgia Tech opposing player to watch, defense: Pitt LB Seun Idowu

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Ed Orgeron wasn't a candidate for Syracuse football job, but his time here

was meaningful

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UVa's offensive line was lost before finding the right lineup

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Virginia Tech keen on Dalton Keene, the team's 'Rambo' and 'Swiss Army

Knife'
Bud Foster first noted Dalton Keene's toughness well over a decade ago.

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Explosive Wake Forest's best offensive strategy after Wakeyleaks:

Counter-espionage?
Since the Wakeyleaks scandal became public last December, and Wake Forest's
playbook once again presumably became private, the Demon Deacons have
become an offensive juggernaut.


Behind Kenny graduate Wolford, Wake Forest offense is running smooth

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ACC BASKETBALL:


Duke removes longtime 'crow's nest' seating section at Cameron due to

safety concerns
Duke Blue Devils have removed its crow's nest structure at Cameron Indoor
Stadium, where the men's basketball team plays due to safety concerns. It
housed broadcast teams and was accessible only by a portable ladder. ESPN's
Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas, along with Duke's Bob Harris have all used the
structure.


Syracuse basketball offers scholarship to 2020 prospect Andre Jackson


Manning, Deacons pick up third commitment for Class of 2018, 6-foot-8

forward Isaiah Mucius

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OTHER ACC NEWS:


Has ESPN already cheaped out on the upcoming ACC Network?

ESPN's decision to base the new ACC Network in Connecticut instead of
Charlotte - with the SEC Network - raises questions about whether the new
channel will be done on the cheap.

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OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
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OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule


5 Games to Watch This Saturday

#12 Florida State vs. NC State - 9:00am PST, ABC/ESPN2


Bottom 25 college football rankings: The ACC is starting to take over this

list
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Five most underrated college football coaches: Mike Gundy, Dan Mullen

shining


Bowl projections: San Diego State rises into New Year's Six bowl, while USC

hangs on


FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far

Football Bowl Subdivision sees 73-percent increase in targeting penalties
enforced through comparable point in 2016.

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Cleveland rocks: Sophomore speedster is becoming Florida's go-to receiver


UF's Dawson still in 'concussion protocol'


Quiet off the field, Gators CB C.J. Henderson has been making noisy plays

on it


QB Ryan Nassib gets in first work with Jaguars, ready to help when needed


Gators' correct 2018 football schedule, with three changes


Five reasons why Kentucky can beat Florida for the first time since 1986

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Freshmen prove to be integral part of Notre Dame defensive improvements


Martini stirring Notre Dame defense on more regular basis

Shedding blocks is tough enough, but along the way, Notre Dame linebacker
Greer Martini has also had to shed being typecast.


Experienced Oklahoma St. offensive line getting the job done


No. 21 USF eager for another crack at Temple in AAC opener

No. 21 South Florida can't wait for a rematch against Temple, which
derailed the Bulls' push for a conference title last season.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAA punishes Pacific men's basketball for violations

The men's basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for
academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin.

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OTHER BASEBALL:


More national love for South Carolina baseball recruiting class

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Ex-Penn State president's suit against ex-FBI boss dismissed

A defamation lawsuit filed by Penn State's former president against former
FBI director Louis Freeh has been thrown out.


4 Utah students charged in painting of BYU cougar statue


New Syracuse basketball walk-on accused of sex crime

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Improved Bucs defense making a name for itself


Bucs indoor facility is not completed, but they used it anyway


Richard Sherman rips NFL for catering to gamblers with league injury report

system


Jay-Z reportedly turns down Super Bowl LII halftime show in Minneapolis

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The authoritative, indisputable, official list of the NBA's 30 most

interesting players


Charles Barkley says Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. is in two-man race for

Rookie of the Year with this guy...

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MLB Scores


Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

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Legendary boxer Jake LaMotta, the inspiration for "Raging Bull', dies at 95

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Vick's Va. charges may be delayed


Appeals court backs O'Brien

Ohio State must pay former coach.


PGA Tour to start drug testing


Landis found guilty of doping

Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive case yesterday when two of
three arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de
France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular
comeback victory.

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September 20, 2017 6:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


Business Unusual


Back to work: No. 12 Florida State prepares for long grind


First game without Deondre Francois big test for Jimbo Fisher, James

Blackman


FSU faces stiff challenge keeping James Blackman upright against NC State

defensive line


Tarvarus McFadden Sept. 19


Tarvarus McFadden explains how Florida State is staying focused


Brian Burns is ready for FSU's long layoff to end


Matthew Thomas Sept. 19


Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas wants to 'play to his talent'


FSU linebacker Matthew Thomas talks about his return


FSU linebacker Matthew Thomas: I want to show people what I can really do


Matthew Thomas is trying not to take football for granted


Latest Vegas odds on FSU's national title chances

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UP NEXT:


Recent success masks FSU's shaky history vs. NC State


Game Week Hub: NC State vs. Florida State 2017

Everything Wolfpack fans need to know about the ACC opener against Florida
State


The 'JaySam' fan club continues to grow. Add another opposing coach to the

list


Wolfpack O-line doing the job


Florida State to have flyover prior to home opener vs. NC State

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FSU BASKETBALL:


Women's Basketball: Hoops Abroad

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Volleyball Falls to No. 3 Florida in Three

This marks the Seminoles' fifth loss to the Gators in the last nine matches
of the series.


Gators make quick work of Seminoles


Florida dominates in third set, sweeps FSU


Lessons from our favorite Brit, party hats & another victory!

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Noles in the NFL: Florida State makes its case for Running Back University


Rams' Lamarcus Joyner: Records nine tackles in losing effort


Deion Sanders: Dez Bryant doesn't measure up against prime defensive backs


Redskins to play it safe with RB Chris Thompson


Chris Thompson's versatility is a major asset for the Redskins


Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after linebacker went AWOL

on Saturday


Dolphins trade for Saints linebacker Anthony after suspending AWOL Timmons


Five thoughts on Timmons' suspension, Dolphins' trade for Anthony

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Doug Mientkiewicz aftermath: It's a bad look

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Regain confidence, and swagger will follow

The best and perhaps only way to develop a swagger, once the trademark of
the Seminoles offense, is to experience some success on the field. So far,
it hasn't come easy for this team.


Kelly Reinstated After Academic Ineligibility

FSU LB Anthony Kelly, who was ruled academically ineligible after his
spring semester, returned to practice in shorts Wednesday, but has not yet
been officially cleared.


Seminole Men's Golf Team Ranked Eighth Nationally

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


FSU grads improve, FAMU grads struggle with Bar exam passage rate


The FSU Marching Chiefs Have Gone Green

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:


Boston College notebook: Defense tries to limit big plays

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Wait, is Clemson football actually better this year?


Dorian O'Daniel is the latest Clemson player to blossom into a star


Clemson has its starter at cornerback opposite senior Ryan Carter

Clemson has plenty of depth at the cornerback position, but the starting
jobs are starting to take shape.


Why Clemson should be ranked No. 1 ahead of Alabama

_________


Duke's Cutcliffe: 'It must be November, we're playing North Carolina'

_________


5 things to know from Paul Johnson's news conference


Johnson interested in adding 12th Georgia Tech game

_________


Petrino's Clemson review missed something | Greer


Why is Louisville football struggling on defense?


Louisville running back Jeremy Smith hopes to return for fifth year, father

says

_________


Miami Hurricanes are practicing in Central Florida after Hurricane Irma


UM quarterback Malik Rosier says he's 'never gone this long without

playing'but is staying focused for Toledo


After Hurricane Irma, Miami Hurricanes' offense trying to regain timing


Toledo feels like a second season opener for Miami Hurricanes


UM counting on fan support, donations for hurricane relief Saturday


Hard Rock Stadium quickly cleans up after Irma. See the before and after

_________


Pitt players, Pat Narduzzi sweating the technique on defensive struggles

From coaches to players, the Panthers believe their breakdowns are stemming
from youth and inexperience manifesting themselves in technique.


If Oklahoma State can't fill Heinz Field, why does Pitt bother playing them?

Pitt's home loss to Oklahoma State drew fewer fans than a game against
Youngstown State. So why do the Panthers schedule top 10 opponents?

_________


Babers not backing away from breakthrough at LSU


Syracuse football to open 2021 season against Albany

_________


Cavaliers adjusting to handle running QBs

_________


Long-standing bond with Wiles, Foster paying off for Virginia Tech with

H-back Dalton Keene

_________


Wake Forest offense won't rest on historic performance


Wake-ASU is more than a football game, it's a football necessity

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OTHER ACC NEWS:


Disputed UNC course about big-time college sports will be offered again

UNC-Chapel Hill administrators initially declined to schedule the course on
the history of big-time college sports this year, prompting outcry from
faculty and free speech groups. The course, taught by a frequent critic of
administration, will now be offered in the spring.

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OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________
OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule


Donor of $10 million to have name put on hedges of Rose Bowl field

Rose Bowl field has its first name in 95 years

_________


Gators' Feleipe Franks threw same game-winning TD in practice in July


Instant excitement: UF's freshmen on offense stepping out


Florida stars suspended prior to game at UK


Five reasons UK can end streak vs. Florida


Florida Gators' 2018 football schedule released


The when about UF's 2018 football schedule


Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason back at practice, no word on return


Georgia Bulldogs' 2018 schedule announced


Wildcats play Texas A&M in 2018 for first time since 1952

Kentucky's 2018 schedule features 7 home games and first visit to Texas A&M
since 1952.


It's time for Dan Mullen to strike while the iron is hot and plan his exit

Mississippi State has been good to Mullen, but he should be the next
Bulldog to upgrade


Skip Holtz will finally be a head coach in Williams-Brice Stadium

The man who once thought he would be South Carolina's head coach will coach
Louisiana Tech against the Gamecocks this week.


Gamecocks' 2018 schedule set, includes 3 games at Williams-Brice to open

season

_________


Former Auburn QB John Franklin III embracing receiving role at FAU


Brandon Wimbush, Notre Dame passing game a work in progress


ND's Brian Kelly has 'absolutely no questions' about QB Brandon Wimbush's

ability


Clash with MSU may reveal whether Notre Dame's fixes are lasting


Baker Mayfield knows why Oklahoma collapsed in 2014, and it involves Katy

Perry
Mayfield has also taken an important side in the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift
feud

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


Top five conference games in each major college basketball league this

season


USF men's basketball gets off lightly with NCAA

___________________________________________

SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Police Departments find common link between two Florida football frauds

cases


Ohio State: Dismiss ex-player's lawsuit over image use

Ohio State is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by one of its most
famous football stars who alleges the university used ex-athletes' photos
without permission and robbed them of compensation.

___________________________________________

MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Dan Marino kicks off touchdown drive of Hurricane Irma relief to the

Florida Keys


Giants coach Ben McAdoo blames Eli Manning for gaffe in loss to Lions


NFL hot seat rankings: Trouble already brewing for Marvin Lewis' Cincinnati

Bengals


Roger Goodell is sticking around as commissioner even if he shouldn't

_________


Countdown to camp: Will these two young Mavericks take the next step in

their careers?


Dwight Howard admits he blew it with the Magic

_________


MLB Scores


MLB free agency: 9 players who hurt their stock this season


Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

Kansas City's Alex Gordon hits Major League Baseball's record 5,694th home
run of 2017, breaking the season record.


Independent league team loses game in 17 innings after thinking it won

championship

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Big dollars on the line this season for ACC's football coaches

ACC football coaches getting lucrative deals


Young guns

Alabama's game this week will feature two young coordinators and Major
Applewhite is ready.


Gators glad Tebow can throw deep

The sophomore quarterback's big arm has produced seven big plays thus far.


T.O. fined for poking fun at Patriots' spy scandal


Tour pushes U.S. Open to use FedEx Cup points

The Masters agreed to offer invitations to the top 30.

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September 19, 2017 6:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________

FSU FOOTBALL:


Nole Insiders: Press Conference Takeaways


Jimbo Fisher Press Conference: Sept. 19


Five Takeaways From Jimbo Fisher's NC State Press Conference


Photos: First Day of Practice - Sept. 18


FSU looks to reboot football season


FSU finally set for first home game


Florida State returns to normal routine, begins preparing for NC State


FSU head coach Fisher: 'Good to be up here with a game on the line'


Jimbo gets to enjoy his weekend off


FSU coach Fisher: 'Noles 'competitive' over break


Since returning, Fisher says FSU linebacker Matthew Thomas has been

'outstanding'


Florida State hopes to avoid 'knucklehead' miscues on special teams


New FSU season predictions: Recalibrating after Francois' injury and

schedule changes


Updating FSU football's depth chart for NC State: QB succession remains in

question


Florida State-Wake Forest game time announced

Florida State will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to take on Wake
Forest on Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m.


Seminoles watch 5-star QB Justin Fields up close

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UP NEXT:


NC State a big underdog at Florida State despite Deondre Francois injury


Mystery awaits NC State in ACC opener against Florida State


FSU's Jimbo Fisher talks about facing the NC State Wolfpack


Jimbo Fisher high on play of Ryan Finley, Jaylen Samuels


NC State's Doeren on his players: 'They are great kids and I want them to

win'


How NC State's football team turned Burt Reynolds into a movie star

___________________________________________

FSU BASEBALL:


Florida State Opens Fall Baseball Practice Monday

___________________________________________

OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Volleyball Primed For Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown


Women's Tennis Announce 2017-18 Schedule

___________________________________________

'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 2


'Noles in the NFL: Week 2


Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Steps up production in Week 2 win


Devonta Freeman does his best Steph Curry impression after Falcons' TD


Devonta Freeman's TD celebration got the 'NBA on NBC' theme music treatment


Graham Gano's three field goals lift Carolina Panthers over Buffalo Bills


Jalen Ramsey on Delanie Walker late hit: 'I hate losing'


Kia MVP Of The Game: Chris Thompson


Timmons uncertain to play this week, agent Drew Rosenhaus says

Dolphins' Lawrence Timmons wants to practice, play immediately


One day after being inactive, Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons to meet with

doctors


Lawrence Timmons situation reportedly involved LAX flight and missing

person report


Gase non-committal on Timmons' future here, address other issues


Lawrence Timmons situation runs up against the culture Adam Gase is trying

to build


Former Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons' faces uncertain future with Miami

after disappearance


Lawrence Timmons had a reputation of leadership and consistency before this

weekend's disappearance


It appears the Steelers made the right decision on inside linebacker Vince

Williams


Steelers' Vince Williams: Records first sack this season in win


FSU great Jameis Winston surprises Deion Sanders on his show

_________


Kevin Cash: We needed to bounce back after 2 tough losses


Giants' Buster Posey: Day-to-day with minor toe injury


Orioles' D.J. Stewart: Unleashes talent in first Double-A campaign

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


To Move On, FSU Must Move Ball

The first quarter is officially over. Florida State has played three of its
12 regular-season games, and Noles fans seem a little on edge for this
early in the season.


Lack of playmakers makes FSU's offense look dim


Piurowski back at old spot

As the Florida State football team returned to practice Tuesday afternoon,
sophomore Caz Piurowski returned to his original position - at least for
now.


Fluellen's Injury Worse Than Expected

Florida State senior DT Andre Fluellen, who did not start for the Seminoles
on Saturday for the first time in 26 games, said an MRI performed Monday
revealed partially torn ligaments in his left elbow.


FSU's Andrews may stay upstairs

Mickey Andrews is a sideline guy. Always has been.


Nicholson shows knee OK

Derek Nicholson shouldn't be asked any more about the knee he seriously
injured a year ago.


Obviously Jimbo Fisher Is Wrong For FSU

___________________________________________

OTHER FSU NEWS:


FSU professor wins Southern Chemist Award from American Chemical Society


Dance Marathon to present $915K check to FSU medical school

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:


ACC ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK


ACC power rankings: Wait, is Clemson actually better this year?

4. Florida State


No doubt about it: QB Kelly Bryant expected this success


Georgia Tech returns to practice after weekend off


Georgia Tech, Georgia game sold out


Cards must 'find out where we're at'


Heisman Watch: Jackson's chances take a hit


Petrino 'encouraged' by Alexander's progress


Hurricanes getting their legs back as practices continue after Irma


Fedora on playing the Duke rivarly game early


What does UNC's Larry Fedora expect from Duke?


Is UNC's Chazz Surratt getting more comfortable at quarterback?


See the latest additions to UNC's growing injury list as Duke game

approaches


Fedora on UNC injuries: 'It is what it is."


Max Browne 'OR' Ben DiNucci? Pitt has a quarterback battle again

"It's a coaching feel, and it's a quarterback situation we're gonna
continue to evaluate," Pat Narduzzi said.


Somehow, Pitt took 59-21 and made it worse. Enjoy your Big Mac.

Anybody up for free burgers? No? Nobody?


2017 bowl projections: Pitt dropping after Week 3

The Panthers' 59-21 loss against Oklahoma State last week is leading some
to project they'll miss a bowl game altogether.


Bowl watch: Syracuse football's hopes still alive as it heads to Death

Valley


Notebook: Mendenhall well-versed in short weeks

Virginia on Friday will be playing a game on short rest for just the second
time since 2012.


UVa football: QB Benkert continues to solidfy


With marquee Clemson game nearing, Hokies trying to put all of their focus

on ODU

___________________________________________

ACC BASKETBALL:


What ACC basketball schedules can tell you about the strengths, weaknesses

of your favorite team


RJ Barrett or Zion Williamson? Here's your favorite Duke basketball

recruiting target.


Jim Boeheim on pace to become oldest coach in NCAA Division I history

___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________
OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule


Clemson takes No. 1 spot from Alabama in latest NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank

_________


Auburn QB Sean White dismissed from team following arrest


Don't blame Gus Malzahn for Sean White's mistakes


A look back at Sean White's up-and-down Auburn career


Was it the greatest play in Florida history?


Franks, Gators already focused on Kentucky


Gators have their QB in Feleipe Franks


Dramatic bomb aside, UF offense should worry Mac


Georgia vs Miss St: Biggest meeting yet in a pseudo-rivalry


Ole Miss Rebels could swap black bear mascot for landshark


The reason behind South Carolina's anemic run numbers

The Gamecocks football team runs the ball fewer times per game than all but
one team in the SEC.


When Lou Holtz demoted his son Skip as USC offensive coordinator

After a season-ending 63-17 loss to Clemson and a 5-7 record in 2003, Lou
Holtz decided he would call the plays and go without an offensive
coordinator.


What would Texas A&M accomplish by firing Kevin Sumlin in the middle of the

season?

_________


Tom Herman optimistic through primal screams, but Longhorns must fix these

glaring issues for Big 12 play

___________________________________________

SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Felony Grand Theft Charges Coming for Gator Football Players in Misuse of

School Funds Case


Texas judge denies NFL bid to reinstate Elliott suspension

___________________________________________

MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Bucs offense at its best against Bears in two-minute drill


10 takeaways from Jaguars' loss to Tennessee


Jaguars' punt coverage team ranks at the bottom in the NFL


Jaguars and Bortles have a formula for failure


Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib passes Deion Sanders on pick-6 list


NFL still confident in Los Angeles market despite attendance for Rams,

Chargers games


Cowboys coach Jason Garrett opens up on Ezekiel Elliott's lack of effort on

two INTs: 'That's not the way we play'


LaDainian Tomlinson: Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott 'absolutely quit on this

team'

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


USF Nears 20,000 Season Tickets

--

September 18, 2017 6:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________

FSU FOOTBALL:


Finding joys in life without FSU football


How to Watch Florida State Seminoles football without Cable

___________________________________________

UP NEXT:


Five Rushing Scores Lead to 49-16 Home Win Over Furman


Boone, Wolfpack secure win over Furman

Boone's 47-yard interception return for a touchdown one was of many
highlights for the Wolfpack in its 30th straight win over a Division I-AA,
or Football Championship Subdivision, team.


Pounding it: Wolfpack racks up 242 yards rushing in Saturday's win


Jaylen Samuels moving up career NCSU ranks

___________________________________________

OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Veteran Offense Leads Volleyball to Five Set Win Over Auburn


Pak Continues Par or Less Streak at Olympia Fields


FSU Soccer Opens ACC Play Against UNC


Garnet Holds Off Gold

___________________________________________

'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Two former Florida State players find calling coaching in Tallahassee


Seminole Scrapbook: Teaching, winning fun to Yeomans


Jalen Ramsey questionable for Sunday


Jameis Winston's miracles from mistakes, and vice versa


Jameis Winston's next step: The deep ball


Jameis Winston hands out meals, cheer to Irma victims

_________


Rays' Kevin Cash uses unorthodox lineup against Red Sox ace Chris Sale


Kevin Cash: Ultimately a disappointing loss


Twins no longer do the Dougie, Mientkiewicz firing a huge misstep for front

office
Change is inevitable, but the Twins handled this one poorly.


Rookie Luke Weaver shines again, Cardinals top Reds

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Fisher: 'Inept' FSU offense is trying patience

Through one-fourth of the regular season, the Seminoles are guilty of the
same mistakes that, unlike the days of their dynasty and top-five finishes,
they can't overcome.


Noles' OC Fisher might change personnel


Brooks sits out plays for first time

Jon Gruden cites the heat and Cato June for replacing the linebacker.


Dunn leads Falcons in rushing


DT Travis Johnson misses Texans game at Carolina with foot injury


Florida State's Don Veller Seminole Golf Course Installs Wi-Fi Golf

Management System From GPS Industries

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:


Notre Dame runs all over Boston College in 49-20 victory


Wimbush runs (207 yards, 4 TDs) Notre Dame past BC 49-20


Notre Dame Exposes Whole New Set of Problems for Boston College Football


3 reasons why Notre Dame beat Boston College

_________


Clemson pounds Louisville in battle of top 15 teams


McCloud turning in big play after big play


Thumbs up, thumbs down: Clemson-Louisville football

_________


Duke's best player had a poor day. That the Blue Devils won anyway tells us

plenty.
Baylor stifled Daniel Jones. Yet Duke's running game and defense were
superior as the Blue Devils remained unbeaten with a win.


Duke's Shaun Wilson didn't want to get caught on his TD run

Duke's Shaun Wilson talks about his 176 yard, two touchdown performance in
a 34-20 win over Baylor.

_________


Clemson deals UofL harsh reality check


Instant Analysis: Clemson runs past Louisville

_________


After Hurricane Irma, Miami Hurricanes return to practice with questions

_________


Surratt leads North Carolina past Old Dominion, 53-23

Chazz Surratt ran for two touchdowns and threw for one and North Carolina
beat Old Dominion 53-23 Saturday.


UNC's Tyler Powell: 'I was pumped up"

UNC's Tyler Powell talks about the Tar Heel's big 53-23 win over Old
Dominion.

_________


No. 9 Oklahoma State sends Pitt to worst loss at Heinz Field, 59-21

Ben DiNucci replaced Max Browne at quarterback, but it wasn't nearly enough
to stop the Panthers from suffering a blowout at home.


DiNucci takes over for Browne at QB in Pitt's blowout loss

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Ben DiNucci replaced starter Max Browne, and
his first pass of the day went for 74 yards to Quadree Henderson.

_________


QB Eric Dungey stars for Syracuse, Orange beat CMU 41-17

Eric Dungey rushes for 105 yards and one TD, throws for another, tailback
Dontae Strickland scores twice, and Syracuse beats Central Michigan 41-17.


Syracuse football pulls away in 2nd half for much-needed blowout of Central

Michigan


Dino Babers: Evan Foster's pick-6 was 'play of the game' for Syracuse

football


Dino Babers does push-ups on sideline, loses voice after win vs. Central

Michigan

_________


Record day from Benkert fuels Virginia's rout of UConn


Zaccheaus hits his stride against Huskies


Notebook Virginia receiving corps makes history


Former walk-on Nelson shines in UVa secondary

Brenton Nelson picked a good time to step into the spotlight in Virginia's
38-18 win over visiting UConn on Saturday.


Game balls: Virginia 38, UConn 18

_________


No. 16 Virginia Tech beats East Carolina 64-17 to reach 3-0

Redshirt freshman Josh Jackson threw for 372 yards and five touchdowns _
three to Cam Phillips _ to help No. 16 Virginia Tech beat East Carolina
64-17 on Saturday.


Smooth sailing: After slow start, Virginia Tech pummels ECU 64-17


Cam slam: Phillips provides Virginia Tech fans with another memorable day

_________


Deacons destroy Utah State, reach 3-0

Wake Forest continued its onslaught on its offensive record book in a 46-10
victory against Utah State on Saturday at BB&T Field, reaching 3-0 for the
second straight season E28094 the first time that's happened since 1946-47.


Coming into its own: Wake Forest offense rounding into dangerous form

___________________________________________

ACC BASKETBALL:


Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on coaching future: 'I'm not leaving my son

there' (report)

___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________
OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule


College Football Scores


Top 25 Capsules

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No. 15 Auburn overcomes 5 turnovers to beat Mercer 24-10

Kamryn Pettway ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns as No. 15 Auburn
overcame five turnovers to hold off FCS school Mercer 24-10 in another
troubling performance by the Tigers' offense.


Gators come up clutch


Gators stun Tennessee on final-play TD pass


Miracle of Hail Feleipe just might save UF's season


Dooley Grades The Gators: Needed win


UF coach Jim McElwain unveils barbecue sauce


Purdue gets 2nd win, dominates listless Missouri, 35-3

David Blough passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Purdue
dominated Missouri, 35-3 in a nonconference football battle.


Missed opportunities cost Gamecocks in latest loss to Kentucky


How Kentucky used South Carolina's defensive style against it


Deebo Samuel's season may be over due to left leg injury

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp said Saturday night that Deebo
Samuel will miss the rest of the season due to a broken leg, but Samuel
later posted on Twitter that he could return in six weeks.


Kentucky captains say USC handshake snub 'just fired us up even more'


Butch Jones: 'Accumulation' of plays hurt Vols


Pin this Vols loss on Butch Jones


Chaos finds Butch Jones again, and it may soon come time for Tennessee to

say 'uncle'


'We were like two different teams': Ragin' after sluggish first half, Texas

A&M bounces back to beat Cajuns


Kevin Sumlin reacts to Texas A&M player flipping off Aggie fans at halftime


5 takeaways from Texas A&M's 45-21 win: Kellen Mond, Aggie defense and WRs

begin to step up

_________


Baylor goes down again, starts season 0-3: Five takeaways from Baylor's

34-20 loss to Duke


Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst says 'I'm angry' after loss to Northern Illinois


Notre Dame offense needs balance to build on Boston College win


Freshman QB shines; Rutgers snaps 11-game losing streak 65-0


How TCU's Hail Mary sunk SMU's dreams of an upset


USC 27, Texas 24 (2OT): Longhorns believe in themselves again but 'there's

no moral victories'


Texas notebook: "Hindsight's 20/20" as Longhorns pass up a two-point

opportunity in overtime loss


USC hooks Texas at the Coliseum for a little revenge after 11 years


Freshman walk-on kicker delivers USC victory over Texas 27-24 in double

overtime


Josh Rosen tries to will UCLA to win but falters in 48-45 loss to Memphis

___________________________________________

MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Dolphins have the oldest defense in the NFL


This community needs a Bucs win. The Bucs need it more

_________


With 20th season looming, Dirk Nowitzki not ready to say it will be his

last

_________


MLB Scores


Here are 22 stats and facts about the Indians' record 22-game winning streak

_________


Lightning journal: Jeff Vinik feels 'pretty good' about getting outdoor

game in Tampa Bay


Marc Leishman takes 5-stroke lead into Sunday at BMW Championship

Rickie Fowler and Jason Day could not make up ground on Saturday to Marc
Leishman

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


BC Eagles hitting new heights

Boston College in the Bowl Championship Series? Quarterback Matt Ryan
invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremonies in New York? A 12-0 regular
season? A top 10 ranking


Saban takes Alabama back into AP Top 25


Hawaii looking to be next Boise State


USF cracks Top 25 for first time


O.J. Simpson arrested in armed robbery probe


In any system, Woods is No. 1

The serious portion of the PGA Tour season ended in predictably proper
fashion yesterday with Tiger Woods completing a sweep of both the inaugural
FedEx Cup and the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

--

September 17, 2017 6:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________

FSU FOOTBALL:


Noles Making Most Of Extra Prep Time


Three-Step Drop: How will layoff affect FSU?


Ten straight weeks of football could be a good thing for FSU


Podcast: Talking Blackman, NC hopes, FSU's D, and Akers or Patrick


Jimbo Fisher chimes in on Clemson-Louisville matchup, likes FSU's chances

in ACC

___________________________________________

UP NEXT:


NC State, Furman and their six degrees of football separation


Wolfpack looking to answer struggles in 1st quarter


What does NC State have to show for its four starting NFL quarterbacks?

Good question.

___________________________________________

OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Baker's 68 Lifts Men's Golf


Women Sweep To Title; Barney-led Men Second


Volleyball Returns Home to Host Auburn


Lucena Returns to Florida State as Volunteer Assistant Coach


Gators' Women's Soccer Match Against FSU Rescheduled

___________________________________________

'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Dalvin Cook is hungry for more after an early taste of Vikings success


Falcons' Devonta Freeman hopes to find his footing against Packers


Former FSU QB Sean Maguire adjusting to new career as high school football

coach


Xavier Rhodes, Terence Newman added to Vikings injury report


Deion Sanders on Raiders' Michael Crabtree: `He definitely reminds me of

myself'


Youer than you: Jameis Winston embraces Seussian approach to QB life

_________


Rays' Kevin Cash uses unorthodox lineup against Red Sox ace Chris Sale


Doug Mientkiewicz is fired as minor league manager for Twins

The former major league player was let go as part of an overall
reorganization of the system.


Orioles prospect season in review: D.J. Stewart


Rookie Luke Weaver shines again, Cardinals top Reds

_________


Blixt spearheads cleanup efforts ahead of Web.com Tour Championship

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Florida State Shuts Down Colorado, 16-6

Noles Win In Ugly Fashion
The altitude didn't bother Florida State in the Seminoles' first foray into
Colorado as they beat the Buffaloes 16-6 Saturday night behind Gary
Cismesia's three field goals. The Seminoles thwarted the Buffs by using
their safeties to shut down the run and relying on their speedy cornerbacks
to take away Cody Hawkins' downfield receiving targets.


Has Derrick Brooks Lost A Step?


Brooks sees no signs of slowing down

___________________________________________

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:


Saturday's ACC previews


Boston College, Notre Dame, renew Catholic school rivalry


Clemson needs another strong game from its DL against Louisville


ACC coaches break down Clemson-Louisville


Baylor. UNC. Miami. How does Duke's defense stack up against its next three

opponents?


Louisville QB Lamar Jackson leads latest Heisman Trophy watch


Why UNC has faded late in two defeats to start the football season


It appears the QB controversy at UNC has been laid to rest


Pitt has no use for 'underdog' talk vs. high-powered Oklahoma State

The defense has its "work cut out" against an offense that can run or throw
to beat you but Pat Narduzzi says "anybody's beatable."


5 reasons SU will win, 5 reasons CMU will win


After last season's heartbreak, Cavaliers get another shot at Huskies

The third loss in the Bronco Mendenhall era at Virginia came when an
ex-Division III soccer player missed a 20-yard field goal attempt as the
fourth quarter expired.


UVa faces must-win game against UConn

You know a program is struggling when the third game of the season is a
"must win," but that's exactly what Saturday's high noon contest against
UConn is for host Virginia.


UConn at Virginia: Keys to victory


Pirates should provide telling situation for Virginia Tech QB Jackson


Virginia Tech not worried about total rushing yards as long as it's

effective


CB Adonis Alexander doesn't make trip to ECU for 'not living up to' VT's

expectations

___________________________________________

ACC BASKETBALL:


Rick Pitino says Adam Silver, NBA will soon allow players to go pro out of

high school


U of L lands a big hoops commit from Trinity star


Immanuel Bates, top-100 basketball recruit, picks NC State over Georgetown


Four star recruit Manny Bates on committing to NC State

___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________
OTHER FOOTBALL:


College football TV schedule


The most hate filled rivalries in college football in 2017

_________


Gators hoping to make amends for last season's collapse against Tennessee

A furious second-half comeback a season ago snapped Florida's 11-year win
streak over Tennessee.

_________


QB Dawkins accounts for 6 TDs in UA rout


Jay Hayes 'brings the juice' for seemingly improved Notre Dame defense

Toiling in obscurity paved the way for Notre Dame DE Jay Hayes' rise


USF Bulls continue to have too many struggles to be convincing


Familiar slow start, strong finish for USF in win vs. Illinois


Illinois-USF journal: Bulls, Illini nearly set penalties record


Tom Herman's giant-killer status in jeopardy as Texas prepares for USC


Where are the stars of the Texas-USC 2006 Rose Bowl now?


Hurricane Irma has UCF football facing financial "Armageddon"


St. Thomas Aquinas leads nation with 12 NFL players

___________________________________________

SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Sandusky's son pleads guilty to child sex abuse allegations

A son of ex-Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky
has pleaded guilty to pressuring a teenage girl to send him naked photos
and asking her sister for oral sex.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


Up-tempo, no-huddle might become the personality of 2017 Miami Dolphins

offense


8 Miami Dolphins Adam Gase cited as emerging leaders


An exclusive look at how the Dolphins moved their entire operation 2,700

miles west E28094 with no warning


Sunday is first test of Bucs' ticket plan to keep out opponents' fans


Jaguars' O-line quick makeover was impressive vs. Texans


Bengals match an awful football record set in 1939, might be AFC North's

worst team


Bengals fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after two-game TD drought

The 0-2 Bengals have scored nine points in two games


Jimmy Johnson says his Keys home looks like it was napalmed during Irma

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22 and through: Indians' AL record win streak stopped at 22

Indians' winning streak stopped at 22 with 4-3 loss to Royals.


Red Sox fined for stealing signs, Yanks docked lesser amount

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Lightning journal: Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov happy to be together

again

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Ben Crane given 8-stroke penalty at Web.com Finals for having stickers on

clubs
This is not how you want your playoff run to start


Mikko Ilonen makes ace No. 1,000 in European Tour history, nearly repeats

feat

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Gator quarterback dazzles in first SEC start as Vol offense can't keep up

pace


The Kiss Army

Tebow, Gators leave Vols with fat lip
Tony Joiner got to do something Saturday that lots of Gator fans must wish
they could do today -- give Tim Tebow a big smooch. Florida's strong safety
kissed the Gators' sophomore quarterback on the side of his neck after
Tebow scored on a 7-yard run in the second quarter of Florida's 59-20
trouncing of Tennessee. Not many of the 90,707 fans at Florida Field got to
see the act of gratitude. But a national television audience did.


O.J. still betting on great escape

Did you see O.J. Simpson was questioned Friday ? and remains a suspect ? in
a break-in at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia?


Woods in position to win

Tiger Woods managed just fine Saturday at the Tour Championship, where a
6-under 64 only allowed him to keep his 3-shot margin at the pushover known
as East Lake.

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