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March 27, 2017 7:27 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Spring Practice Report: Halfway done

Options aplenty at running back for Fisher, Florida State

FSU running back Cam Akers 'do everything'

https://chopchat.com/2017/03/26/fsu-football-website-calls-jacques-patrick-overhyped-heading-2017/
Website Calls Jacques Patrick ‘Overhyped’ Heading Into 2017

https://chopchat.com/2017/03/26/fsu-football-important-standalone-football-facility/
Importance Of Standalone Football Facility

Improvement needed: Florida State pro day could be key for several Seminoles

2017 NFL Scouting Report: DeMarcus Walker, DE - Florida State

Bowden shows his charisma during Mount Dora visit

On Location in Miami: Updates on FSU targets at Rivals 3 Stripe Camp

QB Joe Milton visits FSU, decision coming soon

Jimbo gives big praise to four-star Turner

Four-star wideout Tre Turner, the nation's No. 6 athlete, recaps his weekend FSU visit.

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UP NEXT:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/what-nick-saban-really-wants-from-his-new-oc/ar-BByMhik
What Nick Saban Really Wants from His New OC

Finebaum: Nick Saban should start blasting reporters on Twitter

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Familiar Foe Stands in the Way of History

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-03-26/florida-state-south-carolina-like-to-scrimmage-in-preseason
Florida State, South Carolina Like to Scrimmage in Preseason

Florida State gets another shot at South Carolina with Final Four on the line

FSU, South Carolina set for Elite Eight rematch

USC, Florida State women ready for another ‘fight’ for Final Four

Two years ago, the South Carolina women’s basketball team was hanging in against Florida State, trailing the whole way, but right in it at the end, needing a play.

South Carolina braces for Florida State

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said it will be business as usual when her team meets Florida State on Monday with a berth in the NCAA Tournament Final Four on the line.

USC, FSU expect Elite Eight showdown to get physical

Videos: FSU coach and team on Sweet 16 win

Star forward Shakayla Thomas enjoying ride with FSU

By The Numbers: Impact of FSU Basketball Departures

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Jessica Burroughs Records No-Hitter As Softball Sweeps UVA

FSU softball dominating competition en route to historic run

Florida State rolls to 10-0 win over Virginia in softball

Softball gets swept by Florida State

The first game between the teams resulted in a 13-1 win for the Seminoles

This FSU softball team is ridiculous

No. 4 FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes Strong at Gamecock Grand Slam

’Noles shine bright at FSU Relays

Men's Tennis Suffers Setback to UCF

Women's Tennis Powers Past Pitt

Matilda Castren discovering stroke in final season

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roberto Aguayo must perform this season

Is Anquan Boldin the answer for the Tennessee Titans at wide receiver?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Receivers show their aggression again

Another half-scrimmage on Monday included more vicious blocking from FSU's wide receivers.

Track and the football field

Michael Ray Garvin recently learned something new about his coach, defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews.

Thornton Earns All-America Third-Team Honors By The Associated Press

'Noles take big step toward ACC elite

It was a step back for the Atlantic Coast Conference when three of its Sweet 16 teams, including Florida State, bowed out of the NCAA women's basketball tournament over the weekend.

Baseball still ranked No. 1

Mike Martin's peers rewarded Florida State for sweeping another ACC opponent while not placing too much emphasis on the Seminoles' first loss of the season

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:
https://rubbingtherock.com/2017/03/26/anthony-solomon-clemson-tigers/
2019 linebacker Anthony Solomon talks recruiting and Clemson

Ex-LSU QB Harris transferring to North Carolina

UVa receives commitment from Florida QB

Virginia Tech hopes to reload offensive line with young talent

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Former UofL grad assistant fights NCAA charge

Tar Heels making 20th trip to Final Four

A miracle in Memphis: North Carolina back in the Final Four

UNC's Luke Maye hits game-winner to down Kentucky

UNC’s Luke Maye, often overlooked, now forever a part of the Tar Heels’ March lore

UNC's Maye: I saw I had an opening, I just put it up and luckily it went in

UNC's Meeks on Maye: 'He's a special kind of player'

See Luke Maye's game-winning shot from all angles

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina

Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will.

UNC's Jackson has some 'friendly banter' with Kentucky's Monk

UNC's Roy Williams on celebration: 'best dadgum bath I've ever had with my clothes on'

Why weren't Roy Williams and Joel Berry dancing after beating Kentucky?

Officer crashes while taking North Carolina to Elite Eight game

UVa basketball's 4 departures leave a potential bright side

It’s entirely possible that Virginia’s 64-week stay in the Associated Press Top 25 could come to an end without the Cavaliers playing another basketball game.

For Wake Forest’s John Collins, testing the pro waters just makes good sense

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170326&c=lZpAA
Scores Sunday, March 26

Virginia baseball tops Duke for first ACC series win of year

Wake Forest tops Georgia Tech, clinches baseball series

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

Unfamiliar faces -- and North Carolina -- make up a very different Final Four

Each Final Four team's defining moment

Predictions, things to know about a Final Four nobody saw coming

Florida's NCAA Tournament journey comes to an end

South Carolina, Thornwell ends Gators’ dream season

0-for-second half on 3-pointers part of downfall

Gators failed at closeout time on big stage

Gators' ending disappointing, but the season was not

Gators hope Elite Eight run is program turning point

Florida to reward White with contract extension

++Florida poised for big things next season with loaded recruiting class

5 things to know about IU's new coach

Underachievement? As great as Kansas has been, the Final Four continues to be elusive

From Kentucky's celebration to heartbreak

Calipari: I probably should've called timeout

Who stays, who goes for UK?

Big performance from Oregon's big three leads to Final Four appearance

South Carolina's local approach pays off in trip to the Final Four

Four reasons USC made the Final Four

South Carolina was never supposed to get this far, and neither was Frank Martin

NCAA bonuses adding up for USC’s Frank Martin

South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has already earned more than $200,000.

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170326&c=all
Scores Sunday, March 26

Tigers power up to avoid sweep

No. 11 Florida had a 6-2 lead and was six outs away from sweeping the three-game series from No. 5 LSU

Gamecocks take series vs. Alabama in Schmidt’s return to mound

The South Carolina baseball team defeated Alabama 4-2 on Sunday at Founders Park to clinch the weekend series.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL general opinion: Miami Dolphins won using “smoke and mirrors” in 2016

Miami Dolphins will not be drafting Joe Mixon

Raiders' move to Las Vegas appears to be in the cards

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell writes letter to Oakland mayor: Thanks, but no thanks

Proposed change to leaper rule due in part to Detroit Lions

NBA Scoreboard

Yogi Ferrell is doing his part in making it tough for Rick Carlisle to keep him on the bench

Magic’s decision to acquire Serge Ibaka backfired

The Magic's trade for Serge Ibaka last June was supposed to move the team toward the playoffs. Instead, it had the opposite effect.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Chizik's plain talk turns heads

New coach lets the sayings fly, and in short, everyone has to earn the job, including Iowa State's standouts.

UF knows it'll face different UCLA team

For the first time since 1991, when Duke beat UNLV, the teams that met for the national title will clash the following year in the Final Four.

Oden'?s early foul trouble a good omen for Ohio State

Former Arkansas Coach Heath Has Interest In USF Job

NHL not prepared to stop fighting

Phelps breaks world record in 200 free

March 26, 2017 9:19 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2017/03/25/fsu-football-linebacker-corps-ready-dominate-2017/
FSU Football: Linebacker Corps Ready to Dominate in 2017

FSU secondary on 'another level' thanks to injuries

https://n.rivals.com/news/auburn-trying-to-flip-florida-state-running-back-commit-charles-strong
Auburn trying to flip Florida State running back commit Charles Strong

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UP NEXT:

Alabama practice report: Rain leads to indoor session

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Women's Hoops Keeps Dancing

Seminoles reach Elite Eight with win over Oregon State

Seminoles overcome 17-point deficit to reach Elite Eight

FSU women mount massive comeback to advance to Elite 8

Florida State brings its defense to defeat Oregon State

Ivey Slaughter started swiping to help Florida State discover its best defense from all angles, and the third-seeded Seminoles erased a daunting deficit and ran right into the Stockton Regional final with a 66-53 win over second-seeded Oregon State.

OSU falls to Florida State 66-53 in Sweet 16

Oregon State's Sweet 16 loss to Florida State cuts short stellar season

It's a fun time to watch FSU women's basketball

45-Year Nole Anniversary: FSU Falls to UCLA for National Championship

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FSU BASEBALL:

Parrish's Complete Game Caps Sweep of Irish

3 up, 3 down: Florida State sweeps Notre Dame in South Bend

Bass Strong As Irish Fall To Seminoles

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 1 Noles Shutout Cavaliers

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin still has a chance to be a bargain for Carolina Panthers

Should Ravens consider trading Timmy Jernigan this offseason?

Connor Cook and EJ Manuel Will Compete to Improve Backup QB Situation

Buster Posey at 30: Giants’ leader on his path, team’s future and a big birthday

What makes Buster Posey baseball's best defensive catcher

Devon Travis says knee feels fine after spring debut

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's quarterbacks pass Fisher's first test

The first audition for a starting role in Jimbo Fisher's offense was considered to be a good one for both quarterbacks.

Lee Adapting To New Offensive Coordinator

Seminoles sent packing by 'superhuman' Fowles

Instead of an NCAA Women's Tournament breakthrough, Florida State will have to settle for incremental progress.

FSU settles for a shutout

Ryan Strauss flirted with a no-hitter and Dennis Guinn had a chance to hit for the cycle Sunday for Florida State.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Consistency key as 'Canes evaluate quarterback contenders

As Brad Kaaya looks on, Miami Hurricanes begin sorting out QB race

UM quarterbacks reflect on their progress for first time this spring

Remember these three new UM names. Mark Richt is not forgetting.

Syracuse football nose tackle McKinley Williams put on close to 40 pounds since last year

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/#storylink=cpy

Cavaliers must find a way to get to the QB

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Pastner answers: First-round NCAA loss or NIT semifinals?

The unlikely story of Georgia Tech’s 1971 NIT team

NCAA tournament Elite 8 preview: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Kentucky

UNC's Theo Pinson hopes to make difference against Malik Monk

Kentucky's Bam a big deal to UNC

3 Keys: How Kentucky can beat North Carolina

3 keys: How North Carolina can beat Kentucky

Syracuse basketball target Hameir Wright talks Jim Boeheim, recruitment, prep school

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170325&c=lZpAA
ACC scores

Clemson edges Boston College, 1-0

Cavaliers bounce back, beat Blue Devils

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Cost of bills in UNC academic scandal nears $18 million

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

Beyond the heavy lifting, top takeaways from Notre Dame spring practice

Notre Dame adds commitment from OL John Dirksen

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

What you need to know about Sunday's Elite Eight games

NCAA tournament viewing guide: What, when, where to watch Sunday's Elite Eight games

Old Big East schools are irrelevant in 2017 NCAA Tournament

Season ended with a thud, but over-achieving Baylor has reasons to be excited about 2017-18

Gators, Gamecocks ready to be Final Four upstarts

How good is SEC hoops? Gators, Gamecocks don’t need Spurrier to be relevant

Elite 8 preview: No. 4 Florida faces No. 7 South Carolina in SEC showdown

Miracle finish has Gators expecting even more

Slumping Barry comes up big in clutch for Gators

Top UF scorer Kevaughn Allen prefers to duck NCAA Tournament spotlight

Athleticism aside, don’t underestimate the fight in these Gators

Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time.

Gonzaga's national title chance a breakthrough moment

Gonzaga players take unusual journeys to Final Four

With three starters who transferred and two who were granted extra seasons of eligibility due to injuries, Gonzaga's starters took unusual journeys to the Final Four.

Win-win: Archie Miller's patience pays off, Indiana gets proven winner

Miller will do a great job at IU

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years.

Self on Elite Eight woes: 'They all stick with me'

Bill Self, Kansas Jayhawks Didn't Choke: Oregon Ducks Earned Final Four Bid

Gamecocks are going hard or going home

Gamecocks prep for Elite Eight like they did for first game of season

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170325&c=all
Scores Saturday, March 25

Gators break out bats to support Singer, clinch LSU series

Gamecocks battle for walk-off win

The South Carolina baseball team defeated Alabama 6-5 in 10 innings on Saturday to tie the weekend series.

Walk-off win could provide a mental boost for USC moving forward

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-PSU president guilty of child endangerment

Graham Spanier found guilty of 1 count of child endangerment

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL to consider tweaking OT rules

Can anybody save the Raiders from leaving Oakland?

NBA Scoreboard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Leggett earns 1,000th victory

David Kopp and two relievers combined on a shut- out and Clemson collected 12 hits Sunday to defeat Maryland 5-0 and give Tigers coach Jack Leggett his 1,000th career victory.

SEC Presidents To Discuss College Football Playoff

University of Florida president Bernie Machen said Sunday that he and his fellow Southeastern Conference presidents will discuss his proposal for a college football playoff at the conference's spring meetings in Destin in May.

Cinderella need not apply

This year there?s no George Mason. No one will be wearing the glass slipper in Atlanta. Instead, four heavyweights will meet at the Final Four.

Lack of big-time upsets in the Big Dance is, well, upsetting

Soaring to Atlanta

Florida beats Oregon to win the Midwest Regional and advance to the Final Four. Two more wins and the Gators reach rare air in NCAA Tournament history.

Theismann out as 'MNF' analyst

Joe Theismann is out as a Monday Night Football analyst after one season, a person familiar with the decision said Sunday.

Woods' victory comes with little drama and even less excitement

What you wanted Sunday was someone, anyone, to step up and push Tiger Woods. Challenge him. Threaten him. Knock down some birdies, make a run at Tiger and spark some drama, or at the very least a few cheers, to liven up Doral.

Tiger chases history, Tour chases him

Jack Nicklaus was the greatest athlete of all-time, and he never did this. Never toyed with golf's tour the way Tiger Woods is toying with these poor blokes.

March 25, 2017 10:05 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

'Cool, Calm And Collected' Francois Takes The Reins

Spring Practice Report: Running Backs Flash

FSU rolling with pack of running backs this spring

FSU running back Jacques Patrick a bridge between star runners

FSU's George Campbell gradually recovering from season-ending injury

FSU football, Florida Gators could both start season in top 10

Phil Steele Predicts FSU to Start Third

Jimbo Fisher says new football facility in the works for Florida State

FSU exploring standalone football facility

As expected, Seminoles see dip in revenues from ACC, ticket sales

2019 standout talks USF visit, plans to tour Florida, FSU

FSU running backs pledge Charles Strong takes in a Florida practice. Are the Gators in play?

FSU offers 2019 LSU pledge

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UP NEXT:

Early betting money HEAVY in Alabama's favor over FSU in opener

Alabama rising star Da'Ron Payne slimming down, still freakishly strong

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Sweet 16 familiar territory for third-seeded FSU Seminoles

FSU women's hoops pushes for first Final Four bid

FSU women face Oregon State in the Sweet 16

FSU women's hoops in familiar territory against somewhat familiar foe

WBB Game Preview: #2 Oregon State v. #3 Florida State (NCAA Sweet Sixteen)

'Mayor Brown' as Likable as They Come

Video: Jonathan Isaac Declares for the NBA Draft

Jonathan Isaac declares for the NBA Draft

FSU's Jonathan Isaac declares for NBA draft

FSU freshman Jonathan Isaac entering NBA draft

Jonathan Isaac completes the FSU rush to the NBA

FSU Wasn't the Same Team at the End of the Season

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/fsu-basketball-roster/
2017-18 picture coming into focus for FSU basketball

McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspective

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FSU BASEBALL:

Sands, Busby Lead Baseball Over Notre Dame

Pitching Shines Over 22 Innings, Baseball Sweeps DH

3 up, 3 down: FSU sweeps doubleheader over ND behind outstanding pitching

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 1 Softball Opens UVA Series with 13-1 Win

Throws Early, Races Late Equal Winning FSU Relays Formula

Women's Tennis Blanks Louisville

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers will pick up option on Kelvin Benjamin

Michael Lombardi says the Ravens are talking about trading Timmy Jernigan.

Mike Glennon, EJ Manuel contracts prove it pays to be unproven

https://blackandteal.com/2017/03/24/jacksonville-jaguars-free-agency-2017-jalen-ramsey-setup-become-superstar/
Jalen Ramsey set up to become superstar

Jalen Ramsey makes NFL All-Under-25 team

Former FSU Star Myron Rolle Deserves Extra Praise For Off Field Victory

'With neurosurgery, every day feels like a football game' for Myron Rolle

Winston NFL's Best at Crossing Routes

https://www.outsidepitchmlb.com/tampa-bay-rays-cash-starting-rotation/66259
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash names starting rotation

Posey describes WBC: 'Some of the most fun baseball I've ever played'

Mickelson tops Berger for 20th Match Play win

Swing tweak helps Koepka drub Dufner

Brooks Koepka, brother Chase will team up at Zurich Classic

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's receivers earn praise for blocking

The 31-yard touchdown catch by Greg Carr could have easily been the highlight for receivers during scrimmages of previous springs.

Lee Excels In FSU Scrimmage

In Florida State's first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday, Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden was crystal clear in his assessment of quarterbacks Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee.

LSU Defense Trumps Seminoles In Sweet 16

third-seeded LSU moved into the Fresno Regional final with a 55-43 victory over 10th-seeded Florida State on Saturday night. Florida State was held to a season-low 18 points in the first half and then went nearly 5 minutes at the start of the second half without scoring.

Hart hopes to keep Semrau

Dave Hart knows what's coming next.

Hyde Pitches Season High Seven Innings Leading FSU To 10-3 Win Over BC

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Draft projections for Clemson's top prospects

Observations: Live from UofL spring practice

Boynton Beach alum Lamar Jackson ‘coming hard’ for a title next fall

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ACC BASKETBALL:

UNC continues quest for redemption with 92-80 win over Butler

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170324&c=lZpAA
Scores Friday, March 24

Joey Bart off to a hot start for Tech

NC State knocks off No. 1 Louisville

The NC State Wolfpack baseball team picks up a 3-1 win over No. 1 Louisville on Friday in ACC play in Raleigh

Cavaliers blasted by Blue Devils in series opener

One bounced off the roof of “The Clubhouse,” another rattled in the bleachers and another smacked the foul pole.

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

Baylor AD says school has been 'extremely transparent' with NCAA and that 'best days lie ahead'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2017 March Madness: Grading Friday's Sweet 16 winners; Kentucky, SEC rocks

Tip times announced for NCAA Elite Eight

Keys for every Elite 8 team to reach the Final Four

Baylor's 'Dust Bowl' of not scoring ... great defense or ice-cold Bears offense?

Chiozza’s prayer as time expires lifts Gators by Wisconsin in OT and into Great Eight

Wisconsin took an 83-81 lead on a pair of Nigel Hayes free throws with four seconds left. But Chiozza took the inbound pass, raced the length of the court, and launched a 3-pointer for the game-winner.

One shining moment for Gator Nation

Chris Chiozza's game winner shows Florida has some poise too

Signs point to Gators coach Mike White getting new contract

Let Gators coach Mike White enjoy Elite 8 victory without comparing him to Billy Donovan

Former ’Nole coach applies for FAMU vacancy

Jayhawks coach Bill Self has mellowed over the years

Once prone to outbursts, Kansas coach Bill Self has learned to control his temper over the years.

Sweet Revenge! UK moves past UCLA, into Elite 8

Why does John Calipari make more money than Nick Saban?

Missouri hits jackpot as Cuonzo Martin welcomes Michael Porter Jr.

Gamecocks advance to Elite Eight

Gamecocks’ defense blackens Baylor’s bright lights

Bears can’t get anything going as USC’s attitude, efficiency on D crushes offense.

Cinderella story: Gamecocks or Xavier

Ball says he's done at UCLA, headed to draft

Lonzo Ball's polarizing year at UCLA ends in Sweet 16, will he be No. 1 in the NBA draft?

Alford on IU job: 'I'm pretty happy' at UCLA

Xavier's visualization: 'Cut down the nets into existence'

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170324&c=all
Scores Friday, March 24

Pitching gem lifts Gators to SEC win

Gamecocks drop SEC series opener to Alabama

South Carolina missed a chance to grab control in the first inning Friday night against Alabama and it came back to bite USC as the Crimson Tide won the series opener 4-2 at Founders Park.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Spanier could face five years in prison for conviction

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NBA Scoreboard

CBS' Jim Spanarkel looks back happily on days with original Mavs, even the time a tiger was brought to the locker room

Suns guard Devin Booker makes history, scores 70 points in loss to Celtics

Source: Noah banned 20 for drug violation

So much for the Lightning being dead and buried

Lightning moves one point from playoff spot with OT win vs. Red Wings (w/video)

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Hurricanes Hold First Scrimmage

Kirby Freeman completed 13 of 24 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown Saturday in Miami's first open scrimmage of the spring practice season .

Alford at Iowa: What went wrong?

Among the reasons for the end of his eight-year tenure: Ego. Public relations nightmares (Pierre Pierce). Couldn't win over Iowans. Poor recruiting. A losing Big Ten regular-season record and just one NCAA Tournament victory.

In his grasp

Tiger Woods took a four-stroke lead into today's final round, and that's as good as gold. He has never lost a PGA event when leading by more than a shot after 54 holes.

March 24, 2017 10:28 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Spring Practice Report: Running Backs Flash

One-on-One with Jacques Patrick

FSU’s Jacques Patrick adjusting to new role, helping Cam Akers

Watch it: FSU RB Jacques Patrick talks during spring practice

Derwin James & Cam Akers are working at Kick Returner

FSU running back Cam Akers a 'natural returner'

Injuries lead to experience for FSU safeties

Spring thoughts: FSU's platoon of pass rushers offers potential

ttp://www.tallahassee.com/videos/sports/college/fsu/football/2017/03/23/watch-fsu-practice-sights-and-sounds-march-23rd/99550834/
Watch it: FSU practice sights and sounds from March 23rd

Jimbo Fisher explains how he's kept the same staff for 3 straight years

How will FSU replace Demarcus Walker?

By not trying to

2017 NFL Scouting Report: Dalvin Cook, RB - Florida State

FSU running backs pledge Charles Strong takes in a Florida practice. Are the Gators in play?

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UP NEXT:

Alabama practice report: New OC Brian Daboll hard to miss

Alabama lineman knows it's weird, but he really likes running

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Here and Now

How Sweet it is: Seminoles head to California in style

FSU women head to California for Sweet 16 game

Romero breaks out of slump at right time for Florida State

Xavier Rathan-Mayes declares for the NBA Draft

FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes declares for NBA draft

Rathan-Mayes continues the exit from Florida State

After three seasons at FSU, Rathan-Mayes declares for the NBA Draft

XRM: 'I'm Excited to Pursue a Career in the NBA'

Bacon Reflects On FSU Career, Decision To Go Pro

Five Potential Replacements for Dwayne Baco

Top 5 Moments For Noles During 2016-17 Season

The State of FSU Basketball Post 2016-17 Season

The 3-point flaw in FSU’s offensive attack

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FSU BASEBALL:

Baseball Visits Notre Dame

Florida State staying level-headed despite up-and-down stretch

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Relay Earns All-America Nod

Better Than Ever 38th FSU Relays Begin Friday

Former All-American Price hired by FSU Volleyball

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Two Former 'Noles Make NFL All-Under 25 Team

Buccaneers: Nick Folk Will Mentor Roberto Aguayo…To a Point

EJ Manuel looks back on Buffalo benching: 'I had to humble myself'

DeSean Jackson: Jameis Winston driven to be great

Malik Beasley sent to the Skyforce for the sixth time this season

Cash sees reason for optimism despite bullpen issues

Giants' Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford help clinch USA's first World Baseball Classic title

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: To make Grapefruit League debut Friday

Luke Weaver Eyes Return To Cardinals Rotation In 2017

A year ago, Daniel Berger made Phil Mickelson putt a ONE-footer; They play again today. . .

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Week One in the Books at FSU

Quarterbacks shine in final practice before full contact

FSU's Piurowski likes heat from Trickett

Seminoles, LSU Tigers Square Off In Sweet Sixteen Saturday Night At 11:30

The Florida State women's basketball team (24-9) are polishing up its dancing shoes for the next round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament and will face No. 10-ranked LSU (28-7) Saturday

Guinn's Career Night And Henry's Mastery Lead FSU To Win Over BC

The top-ranked FSU baseball team responded quite nicely to its first loss of the season with an impressive 5-1 win over Boston College in ACC play. Bryan Henry pitched brilliantly going eight innings and striking out 10 batters as he improved his record to 8-0. Dennis Guinn paced the Seminole offense going 4-for-4 with a career high three doubles. The win kept Florida State perfect in ACC play at 4-0 and improved the team's overall record to 24-1. The Eagles fell to 6-9-1 and 4-3 in conference action.

As Creaky Cassell Teeters, LA's Playoff Hopes Totter

As the saying goes, everyone is day to day, but now Sam Cassell is minute to minute.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Georgia Tech football: Breaking down spring practice

UM’s running back concern and other spring nuggets

Dionte Mullins, Sheldrick Redwine could help Miami Hurricanes, coordinators say

Expected to take over at tight end, Chris Clark finally settles in at Pitt

Chris Clark has thought he found the right fit at almost a half-dozen schools, but now after a year at Pitt, he’s just trying to get better.

Syracuse football secondary seeking significant improvement with Antwan Cordy healthy again

Syracuse coach Dino Babers has found his new running backs coach

Syracuse football receiver Moe Neal talks transition from RB

Suspended Syracuse football players Jaquwan Nelson, Devon Clarke awaiting SU's punishment (3 things Dino Babers said)

The Hokies have a new heart to their defensive line

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ACC BASKETBALL:

In ACC, Tyler Lydon not only underclassman leaving

Two coaching honors for Josh Pastner

NCAA stands by claims against U of L, Pitino

NCAA unconvinced by Pitino, U of L

UNC's Meeks: A think we are more of a balanced team than we were before

Jim Boeheim's Syracuse coaching tenure is older than these 44 things

Thompson leaving Virginia basketball program

Virginia has lost three men’s basketball players in two days.

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

UF's defensive line in rebuilding mode

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA tournament watchability rankings: Friday's Sweet 16 games

Friday's Sweet 16 picks

Madison Square Garden the hottest Sweet 16 ticket

Arizona's Sean Miller says he got outcoached by Xavier's Chris Mack

Previewing Butler, UNC's Sweet 16 opponent

Gators must offset Wisconsin experience, lethal frontcourt

Devin Robinson key leader for Gators during sweet NCAA Tournament run

Video: Robinson on what's needed against Wisconsin

Rick Barry was known for ‘Granny-style’ free-throws. His son’s bringing them back

Florida vs. Wisconsin preview

Gators expected to give UF coach Mike White a contract extension

Maybe Florida's Mike White can fill Billy Donovan's shoes after all

John Thompson III out as Georgetown's head basketball coach

No. 1 Kansas overwhelms No. 4 Purdue, advances to Elite Eight

As Kentucky’s John Calipari returns to Memphis, is he more hated or appreciated?

Calipari, who coached Memphis to new heights in 9 seasons, remains a divisive figure in the city

Michigan's wild ride comes to a close in Sweet 16 loss to Oregon

3 keys for a USC win over Baylor

The Gamecocks are playing Baylor, a team that loves to dominate the paint.

UCLA-UK more main event than sequel

Timeline of Mike Hopkins' hiring: Washington needed 2 days to pluck SU's coach-in-waiting

Not as much zone for Mike Hopkins, a spot-on Jim Boeheim imitation (5 things he said)

Michael Porter Jr. granted release from Washington after Lorenzo Romar firing

Porter says he's still considering Washington

WATCH: West Virginia with one of the worst final possessions in tournament history

Bob Huggins tries to make sense of officiating in West Virginia loss

Pat Kelsey backs out of UMass job for ‘entirely personal’ reasons; he’s staying at Winthrop

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170323&c=all
Scores Thursday, March 23

Home run city: Collier County stars help FGCU baseball to 18-3 start

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Second ex-Baylor football player arrested in 2013 gang rape of intoxicated female student

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Is the fun coming back to the No Fun League?

With the 22nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select ... Forrest Lamp?

Bucs may have benefitted from a new OT rule proposal

NBA Scores

A month since trade, what the Mavericks and Nerlens Noel have learned

Barea ejected for flagrant, but did Griffin flop?

Jim Leyland's managing career is over after leading USA to WBC title

Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies merchandise selling fast

Steven Stamkos: Time might be running out for Lightning return this season

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Heels click at right time

Down by 16 points early in the second half, North Carolina regroups and defeats USC.

Gators dismiss Butler

Florida rallies late to beat Butler and move on the Elite Eight but the talk around the Gators centered on Billy Donovan. Florida coach Billy Donovan brushed aside questions Friday as his name continued to be mentioned as a candidate for the opening at Kentucky.

Chief was fictional mascot from an exiled people

Some protesting the censure of the mascot point out that Florida State University was allowed to keep its Seminole mascot.

Texans release veteran starting QB David Carr

The Houston Texans waived quarterback David Carr, the first draft pick in franchise history five years ago.

Tiger tames the Monster

Four birdies on the back nine sent Tiger Woods up the scoreboard with a two-shot lead and on track for a third straight Blue Monster victory.

March 23, 2017 7:51 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU working on perfecting one of its strengths: Red-zone offense

FSU finally has depth at linebacker

Adonis Thomas a natural fit for FSU D

The linebacker has made a seamless transition from junior college to FSU this spring.

FSU duo ranked high on CBS' NFL Draft board

CBSSports analysts bullish on FSU's Dalvin Cook, DeMarcus Walker

Is Dalvin Cook the third best RB in the 2017 NFL Draft?

Byron Samuels releases statement

FSU legend Bowden to speak at Mount Dora Christian gala

House committee approves $1.8M claims bill for dead FSU player

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UP NEXT:

Expecting 'ball-control' offense at Alabama? Hold that thought

Why Alabama is experimenting with Trevon Diggs on defense

Nick Saban offers insight on replacing key Alabama starters

Alabama coach Nick Saban rips media, NCAA rules, politics in short rant

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Semrau, third-seeded Seminoles focused on Oregon State

Dwayne Bacon 'I Have Decided to Enter the 2017 NBA Draft'

FSU guard Dwayne Bacon declares for the NBA Draft

FSU's Dwayne Bacon declares for NBA draft

Bacon is widely considered as a first-round prospect, but could be selected in the second round of the NBA draft in June.

FSU guard Dwayne Bacon ready for the next step as the NBA calls

Dick Vitale breaks down FSU basketball's season and future

Did FSU’s free throw woes ruin the season?

Or were free throws actually a strength?

Letter: Hamilton a coach of many achievements

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Five Extra-Base Hits Carries No. 1 Noles Over Knights

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

EJ Manuel Talks Todd Downing, Reasons For Signing With The Oakland Raiders

EJ Manuel says the Bills didn’t give him a chance to work through ‘growing pains’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/03/21/nfl-player-turned-neurosurgeon-says-absolutely-his-smarts-hindered-his-football-career/?utm_term=.0f1183af70a1
NFL player-turned-neurosurgeon says ‘absolutely’ his smarts hindered his football career

Myron Rolle continues living out his dreams to the fullest

Bryan Stork, 26, Announces Retirement From Playing Football

Jameis Winston suffers loss of grandmother

Jameis Winston, Ezekiel Elliott head All-Under-25 team

Nuggets' Malik Beasley: Assigned to D-League

If US plays for WBC title, why wouldn't Buster Posey start?

Crystal Ball: Luke Weaver, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

Daniel Berger holes 23-foot birdie putt at Dell Match Play

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Newest hire could be huge for Bowden

Bob LaCivita won't have an impact on spring practice - at least not this one. But the newest hire of Bobby Bowden will play an important role in shaping future practices when it comes to making talent available to Florida State coaches.

Legislators honor Bobby Bowden with resolution

ELITE Contenders

No. 10 seed Florida State stands in the No. 3 seed LSU's path to Elite Eight

Semrau has FSU reaching new heights

FSU women earned their way

Two nights before Florida State squared off against Stanford in a second-round NCAA women's basketball tournament game, Sue Semrau and her staff took the team to a Dave & Buster's for a little less stressful competition.

Davis-Cain strengthens FSU defense

Tanae Davis-Cain never put much thought into defense when she was playing high school basketball. Her concept of the game then had everything to do with watching the net cords ripple

Bunkley Has Overcome the 'Rookie Jitters'

Bunkley vows to cut nonsense, be more serious second season

Leon Washington: Still Proving them Wrong

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Has Clemson Closed The Recruiting Gap?

Future bright for Navaughn Donaldson, Miami Hurricanes’ prized freshman OL

Watch: Miami Hurricanes defensive line drills at spring practice

NCSU’s offensive line expected to progress after year of learning

Coaches confident Terrell Edmunds a 'perfect fit' for Hokies' free safety spot

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Jayson Tatum decides to enter NBA draft after one season at Duke

13 Georgia Tech basketball games for the ages

Word of God guard Blake Harris visits NC State, Kevin Keatts

Pitt guard Damon Wilson to transfer

Sophomore Damon Wilson became the third underclassman to transfer out of Kevin Stallings’ program at Pitt this year.

Shayok, Reuter leaving Virginia basketball program

The future is full of promise for the Cavaliers

Tech's Buzz Williams to be guest analyst

Collins to declare for NBA draft, not hire agent

Sophomore John Collins of Wake Forest will declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility he returns to college for his junior season.

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170322&c=lZpAA
Today's Scores Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chase Pinder giving Clemson versatility, leadership

Harrington tosses three scoreless innings in win over Towson

Virginia's sophomore right-hander has yet to give up a run in 2017.

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

UF freshman QBs off to good start

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Notre Dame's early enrollees spring forward with strong impressions

What they're drinking at Ohio State: Beer sales breakdown after 2016 debut

Ex-PSU AD: 'I wish I would have done more'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2017 March Madness schedule: Thursday's Sweet 16 times, TV guide

NCAA tournament watchability rankings: Thursday's Sweet 16 games

Eight clutch players who could be game-changers and lead Sweet 16 victories

Baylor prediction: If Bears can take care of these two things, they can beat South Carolina

UF in Sweet 16 thanks to Robinson's play in the spotlight

Five sweet Gator wins from the Round of 16

John Calipari signs extension with Kentucky that will pay him $8 million per year

Sources: Gottlieb to interview for Okla. St. job

Father Without a Filter: Why Lonzo Ball’s calculating dad turned himself into a loud clown

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/
Scores Wednesday, March 22

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-Baylor TE arrested for 2nd time this month

Coach sues Lane Kiffin saying he was promised a job to secure a recruit

Bengals' Adam Jones avoids felony charge after allegedly spitting on a nurse

Jones' attorney says he plans to plead not guilty to three misdemeanor charges

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins defense keeps core players, but is unit any better?

Roger Goodell says changes coming to quicken NFL games in 2017

New Bucs K Nick Folk won’t help Roberto Aguayo too much: ‘I have a family to feed’

NBA Scores

NBA risking unrest by resting star players; will it still be sitting pretty when TV deal ends?

What's wrong with Mavs' Harrison Barnes? Why that's not the question that should be asked

Mavericks mock draft tracker: See who experts think Dallas will take with possible top-10 pick

Lightning didn't truly join this season until it was over

Watch iguana run across Miami Open tennis court, delaying play

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Faulk to announce retirement Monday

Marshall Faulk sat out last season with a knee injury that threatened to end his career.

March 21, 2017 7:37 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Noles Work Red Zone, Return to Spring Practice

Watch it: FSU coach Jimbo Fisher talks after practice

A Model Of Consistency Under Jimbo Fisher

Which position battle is FSU’s most intriguing?

FSU linebackers finally have confidence, depth

FSU’s Josh Sweat aims to lead by example during spring practice

FSU's Sweat determined to get rid of lazy perception

Four-star QB Joe Milton talks FSU visit

Five-star linebacker Mitchell says five currently 'high' on list

Taron Vincent, a five-star DT down to Ohio State and Florida State, to visit Buckeyes on March 29

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UP NEXT:

What we're watching as Alabama football begins spring practice

Who are Alabama's fastest players? A position-by-position look at Tide's top spring 40 times

Alabama defensive backs have a lot back for spring practice

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FSU BASKETBALL:

'Special' Thomas Overwhelms Mizzou, Leads Noles To Stockton

'Noles now more talented, but need return to toughness

FSU basketball season in review

A look ahead to FSU Basketball in 2017-18

If Nothing Else, Leonard Hamilton Made You Care

Blowout Tourney Loss a Possible Preview of Next Season

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 13 Florida State Hosts Jacksonville

FSU Takes Huge Tumble in Baseball Polls

In the Baseball America Poll, the Seminoles slid 12 spots from No. 2 to No. 14.

Martin sends clear message after 17-0 loss

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Golf Improves in Second Round

Women Open Outdoors At No. 10 Nationally

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

With new competition, pressure is on Bucs' Roberto Aguayo

Bucs GM: Roberto Aguayo 'wasn't very good last year'

Roberto Aguayo is so close to cementing his status among the biggest draft busts in NFL history

Miami Dolphins: No Reason Not to Give Anquan Boldin a Shot

Miami Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons Provides Run-Stopping Upgrade

Things to know about new Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons

https://www.all22.com/pittsburgh-steelers/regression-played-role-steelers-decision-lawrence-timmons-dolphins
Regression might have played a role in Steelers' decision to let Lawrence Timmons go to Dolphins

https://thepewterplank.com/2017/03/20/buccaneers-continued-double-standard-jameis-winston/
Buccaneers: The Continued Double Standard for Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston won free agency, too

https://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/2017/03/19/kevin-pillar-helping-devon-travis-get-into-the-swing-of-blue-jays-lineup.html
Kevin Pillar helping Devon Travis get into the swing of Blue Jays’ lineup
One of the two friends will likely hit leadoff for the Jays, with the other batting ninth.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Edwards is ready to contribute

Jamaal Edwards has eight carries and 28 yards to show for three seasons at Florida State.

No Decision Yet On Kickers' Coach

Top-Seeded Mississippi State Tops Florida State, 86-71

Swann Scores 31 in loss
Jamont Gordon had 16 points and seven assists and Mississippi State beat Florida State 86-71 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT semifinals.

Breakthrough victory: Seminoles in Sweet 16

Sue Semrau's current team is a lot different from the Florida State squad that lost to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament's second round last year, then later lost five seniors to graduation.

Buster Posey Named To Johnny Bench Award Watch List

Grizzlies' Johnson motivated by D-League trip

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

How a more focused and mature Ray-Ray McCloud will help Clemson

Clemson building for future at defensive end

6 storylines as U of L starts spring football

Spring football 2017: Five questions Miami Hurricanes coaches want to answer

Five things to watch for as the Hurricanes open spring practice

Miami Hurricanes quarterback cupboard full and ready for service

No. 1 priority for new Pitt AD is clear

New athletic director latest to face challenge of filling seats at Heinz Field.

Heather Lyke: Pitt AD post 'a perfect fit for me'

Lyke, a Canton, Ohio, native, replaces Scott Barnes, who left for Oregon State earlier this year.

Heather Lyke Q&A transcript: Pitt's new AD talks Heinz Field, new facilities and more

In her first press conference at Pitt athletic director, Heather Lyke gave us a glimpse into her priorities and strategy.

Pat Narduzzi calls new boss Heather Lyke 'dynamic'

“She’s a great speaker, she can carry a one-on-one conversation, she can gain everybody’s attention here,” Narduzzi said.

Fuente, Virginia Tech players hope for productive spring football session

Pre-spring notes: The QB battle, Terrell Edmunds to FS and other points of emphasis for the Hokies

Spring position changes, numbers, non-participants for the Hokies

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC proves it was overrated

Combing through the ACC wreckage, ranking the failures

1. FLORIDA STATE.

ACC had a bad weekend, not a bad year, but there are consequences

Brownell returning for 8th season at Clemson

Clemson AD: Brownell returning, but must make changes

Duke’s early postseason exit was supposed to be worst-case scenario

How did it all go wrong for Duke?

Despite admitted lackluster performance, Duke's Harry Giles not worried about future

Cards disappointed to be sunk by same ills

After loss to Michigan, what's next for U of L?

Tar Heels play early game Friday night in Sweet Sixteen

Boeheim intended for next season to be last

Syracuse administration caved to Jim Boeheim or just recognized his value to bottom line

Who will be Syracuse's next basketball assistant? Jim Boeheim lists criteria

How John Wildhack quickly scrapped Jim Boeheim's succession plan after Mike Hopkins left

UConn women's coach: Boeheim helped invent basketball

Tyler Lydon will leave Syracuse basketball, enter NBA Draft

Bennett says Nichols will not return to UVa hoops team

Virginia coach Tony Bennett confirmed Monday evening on his radio show that Austin Nichols will not be on next season's team.

ACC WOMEN-NCAA

Oregon ousts Duke from NCAA women’s tournament

Miami’s March Madness ends with upset loss to Quinnipiac

Notre Dame survives adversity, Purdue, 88-82 in OT, to advance to Sweet 16

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ACC BASEBALL:

Duke’s Jimmy Herron has been voted the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Brendan McKay was selected as Pitcher of the Week.

Cavaliers look to bounce back after dropping first two ACC series

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

Gators' work at spring practice making McElwain a happy camper

McElwain pleased with quarterbacks in practice

McElwain using basketball team's success as talking points

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Lane Kiffin reveals whether he was happy at Alabama outside of winning, and that pick play he ran

Five reasons Ohio State will win the Big Ten this year

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Why every Sweet 16 team will (or won't) keep playing

Ranking the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 teams based on national title potential

16 things to know about Sweet 16, including Final Four picks

2017 NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet 16 tip times, scores, bracket, schedule, TV channels

Computer predictions for wide-open Sweet 16 field

Title odds for Sweet 16 teams

Vegas casino owner will win $1 million if Michigan wins NCAA Tournament

NCAA tourney scores big TV viewership numbers including games in Orlando

Fran Fraschilla: Why I'm not picking against Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears

Breaking down Florida and its region in the Sweet 16

Florida-Wisconsin tip off at 10 p.m. Friday

Ultimately, the Indiana coaching search boils down to these six candidates

LSU hires VCU's Wade as next head coach

Martin introduced at Mizzou: 'This is it for me'

South Carolina basketball: 16 things to know for the Sweet 16

UCLA's road to a national championship is as tough as it gets

Report: Mike Hopkins to bring SU connections Jason Hart, Tim O'Toole to Washington

What you should know about Wisconsin basketball

Badgers are masters at NCAA Tournament rallies

For a few seconds, Bronson Koenig found himself reliving a painful defeat.

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/rankings/d1baseball-top-25-march-20/
D1Baseball Top 25: March 20
13. Florida State

Gamecocks baseball adds non-conference game

South Carolina has added a non-conference gameon Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Founders Park. The contest was added due to the final game of the Michigan State series being canceled.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-PSU prez

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins’ big bet: That Mike Pouncey puts together his first healthy season since 2012

Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

NBA Scores

Dirk Nowitzki’s DirkBurger not enough? Try Mavericks’ DirkWurst at Tuesday’s game instead

Why Kevin Kiermaier makes his $66.1 million deal worth it for the Rays

Tim Tebow will be a Columbia Firefly

Tebow assigned to Mets’ Class-A affiliate in Columbia, S.C.

Why this Lightning season could be the most disappointing in Tampa Bay history

Jordan Spieth: Win or lose, 'It'll be nice to have this Masters go by . . . to be brutally honest with you'

March 20, 2017 7:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Will Cam Akers be the best Freshman in the ACC this year?

FSU getting bigger in the trenches

Former Bucs RB Coach: Draft Cook

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UP NEXT:

Alabama in position to recover after major losses at LB

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Reach Third Straight Sweet 16

In front of 4,084 raucous fans, the Seminoles used a massive run midway through the second quarter to take the lead for good.

FSU throttles Missouri to reach Sweet 16

For the third year in a row, Florida State’s women’s basketball team is headed for the Sweet 16.

Shakayla Thomas helps lead Florida State to Sweet 16

FSU Women Rout Missouri to Reach Sweet 16

Florida State dispatches turnover-prone Mizzou in NCAA second-round rout

Missouri eliminated from NCAA Tournament by Florida State

Unfortunately for Missouri, Florida State learned its lesson after surrendering 11 3-pointers in its opening round NCAA Tournament game against Western Illinois.

MU's season ends with 77-55 loss at Florida State in NCAA Tournament

Mizzou women knocked out by Florida State

After falling behind 11-4, the Tigers had a one point lead after the first quarter and then it was all Florida State.

Let’s hear it for Sue Semrau

Florida State basketball: A tale of two seasons

FSU believes NCAA Tournament run changed culture

Despite disappointing end, FSU should be proud

FSU's Hamilton not up for contract extension

https://www.fanragsports.com/cbb/when-do-we-hold-leonard-hamiltons-feet-to-the-fire/
When do we hold Leonard Hamilton’s feet to the fire?

Decision time: FSU's stars turning pro or staying?

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FSU BASEBALL:

Hokies Top Noles, Take Series

Virginia Tech's 10-run sixth inning dooms Florida State

Hokies blast FSU in baseball 17-0

Top-ranked Florida State suffered its worst shutout defeat in school histor

Virginia Tech baseball beats No. 1 FSU, again

Hokies win series over FSU with Sunday rout

Nick Anderson throws eight scoreless innings in 17-0 victory

Virginia Tech baseball takes series from No. 1 Seminoles

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 1 FSU Remains Undefeated In ACC With 16-0 Win Over ND

Men's Golf Tied for 11th at Valspar

Women's Golf Finishes Third At Clover Cup

Tennis Sweeps Miami, Mikulski Shines in Doubleheader

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Here's everything we know about newest Raiders QB EJ Manuel

Pittsburgh Steelers: Vince Williams Ready for Full-Time Gig

Jameis Winston won free agency, too

Rays journal: Boxberger says he'll be ready for opener, Cash isn't so sure

Devon Travis sprints to first base in game — the surest sign he’s almost ready to rejoin Toronto Blue Jays

Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Optioned to minors

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Ponder eager for first opportunity to show his ability

Christian Ponder is a smart guy. The freshman understands that juniors Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee have the advantage in experience and maturity.

FSU receiver is catching up

Owens working hard after missing last season with an injured knee.

Hayes is tackling his new position

Geno Hayes has a new coach and new role. He likes both.

Seminoles Shock Stanford, Punch Ticket to First Sweet 16

Seminoles Play At Mississippi State In NIT Quarterfinals Tuesday At 7:00 p.m.

FSU Baseball Ranked No. 1 By Collegiate Baseball

Unconquered Torch To Be Lit For Men's Indoor ACC Championship

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

UM defensive line excited to see where 'Coach Kool' takes them next

Toledo cornerback Jordan Martin to join Syracuse football as graduate transfer

A quick look at the Hokies' special teams heading into spring

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ACC BASKETBALL:

A different March Madness for ACC teams

ACC flops in NCAA tournament; out of nine teams, one remains

Duke's season of high expectations ends abruptly, painfully

Gamecocks oust Duke from NCAA tournament 88-81

Seventh-seeded South Carolina shot 71.4 in the second half to upset the second-seeded Duke Blue Devils, 88-81, at Bons Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.

Great technique, heart, toughness: Coach K tips cap to Gamecocks

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski sends kudos toward South Carolina after the Gamecocks' victory in the Sweet 16.

Coach K: 'They played better, but not harder'

Duke’s season, born amid optimism, comes to abrupt end

Georgia Tech closes out home schedule with NIT win over Belmont

Five observations from Georgia Tech’s win over Belmont

Michigan edges U of L out of NCAA Tournament

Instant Analysis: Michigan 73, Louisville 69

Cards disappointed to be sunk by same ills

Balado on Pitino: 'I love him like a father'

UNC rallies late, defeats Arkansas 72-65 to advance to Sweet 16

How UNC survived in the tense, tough final minutes against Arkansas

The North Carolina Tar Heels scored the final 12 points on Sunday and overcame a 65-60 deficit in a memorable comeback victory against Arkansas.

In UNC’s most dangerous moment, quietest play made loudest noise

When needed, Heels defense gets job done

UNC veterans weren't ready for the end

UNC’s Roy Williams: ‘We were awfully lucky’

‘Why not NC State?’ Keatts asks at his introduction as new basketball coach

Keatts easily wins over remaining Wolfpack players

Next season already here for Notre Dame men's basketball

Jim Boeheim gets extension to stay as Syracuse basketball coach beyond 2017-18 season

SU assistant Mike Hopkins to take Washington job

In season-ender, offense fails UVa again

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170319&c=lZpAA
Scores Sunday, March 19

Duke baseball rallies past Wake Forest

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Heather Lyke to be named new Pitt athletic director

Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke will be announced as Pitt’s new athletic director Monday

Who is Heather Lyke? Meet Pitt's new AD

Heather Lyke comes to Pitt from Eastern Michigan, where the athletic department has made plenty of headlines in the past year or so.

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

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

March Madness: Highlights from the NCAA tournament's second round

No impostors among this Sweet 16

NCAA Tournament 2017: Re-seeding the 16 teams in the March Madness Sweet 16 field

March Madness is dismissing the Big Ten in the NCAA tournament

March Madness 2017: The five worst referee calls of the NCAA tournament

March Madness 2017 buzz: Wichita St. coach's cursing wife booted; Sweet 16 set

Gators have re-captured the magic in NCAA tournament

UF coach Mike White has Sweet 16-bound Gators surging at perfect time

Gators receive productive minutes from unlikely source

John Calipari says Wichita State was 'misseeded,' but it really wasn't

Wichita St. woke up UK, 'sleeping giant'

Gamecocks earn 'Sweet' victory over second-seeded Duke

Whiz kids spark Gamecocks into Sweet 16

Bracket busters: Millions impacted as Gamecocks play spoiler

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170319&c=all
Scores Sunday, March 19

USF baseball streak win streak at 1 month and counting

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:
https://www.sportstalkflorida.com/nfl/tampa-bay-buccaneers/quarterbacks-who-the-buccaneers-should-look-at-to-backup-jameis-winston/
Who Should The Buccaneers Look At To Backup Winston?

Former 49ers great Dwight Clark diagnosed with ALS

NBA Scoreboard

Dirk Nowitzki's recent play sends an important message to a young Mavericks team

Marc Leishman holes eagle at 16 on way to 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational title

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Tyler Hansbrough A Finalist For Naismith Player Of The Year Award

Leggett seeks 1,000th victory

Clemson University baseball coach Jack Leggett goes for his 1,000th career victory in a familiar locale today when the Tigers visit Western Carolina for a 7 p.m. game in Cullowhee, N.C.

Committee was on top of game

Could this be the year we have the ultimate chalk talk, with Florida, Ohio State, Kansas, and North Carolina advancing to the Final Four?

All abuzz about Bzdelik

The man, destined to be one of the hottest coaching commodities in the country if Air Force ever finishes playing basketball, was in a jolly good mood on Monday night

South Alabama coach draws USF's attention

The Bulls can talk with John Pelphrey about their basketball coaching vacancy.

March 19, 2017 9:43 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Could FSU Football Be Debut Game For ACC Network in 2019?

Four-star NC athlete plans to see Florida State next weekend

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UP NEXT:

Why Alabama defensive line should again be dominant

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Sharpshooting Xavier Halts Noles' Tourney Run

From Sweet to Sour: FSU falls to Xavier

Third-seeded Seminoles fall flat against Xavier

This just in, Leonard Hamilton and FSU exit early again in NCAA Tournament

Xavier hands FSU worst NCAA Tournament loss since 1993

Florida State falls to red-hot Xavier in second round of NCAA Tournament

Season ends as FSU falls to Xavier

‘Noles come up one win shy of the program record

Xavier dismantles Florida State, headed to Sweet 16

No. 11 Xavier routs No. 3 seed Florida State in NCAA Tournament second round

Xavier executes perfect game plan, dominates Florida State

Threes and out: Xavier buries Florida State from the outside

FSU, Hamilton crash-and-burn at terrible time

FSU's season ends with 91-66 loss to Xavier

Leonard Hamilton recaps FSU's NCAA Tournament loss to Xavier

Watch it: FSU forward Jonathan Isaac talks Xavier loss

Baseline breakdown: Florida State falls to Xavier in ugly fashion

Photos: Xavier blows out FSU, reaches Sweet 16

Is this is as good as it gets for FSU basketball?

Report: Hamilton to receive contract extension

No excuse for FSU to be blown out by Xavier

FSU's Isaac, Bacon, Rathan-Mayes mum on future after NCAA Tournament loss

Rathan-Mayes may not catch his father on the FSU career scoring list

Nike spent $15,000 on a special machine just to make Florida State center Michael Ojo’s shoes

They’re as big as Shaq’s, and way bigger than Yao Ming’s

Women's Hoops Looking to Make Sunday Sweet

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FSU BASEBALL:

Nieporte's Fourth Grand Slam Not Enough for FSU

FSU falls 13-12 at Virginia Tech on Saturday

Hokies upend top-ranked Florida State to even ACC series

After rain delay, Tech offense outscores Seminoles 9-2 to get the win

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

FSU softball blanks Notre Dame 6-0

No 3 Seminoles In Third Place at Clover Cup

Noles Bullish With Five Wins On Final Day At USF

Men's Golf Prepares for Valspar

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin: Waiting game may extend into summer

https://predominantlyorange.com/2017/03/18/anquan-boldin-potential-kick-in-the-pants-for-denver-broncos/
Anquan Boldin: Potential “Kick in the Pants” For Denver Broncos

Grizzlies to sign Wayne Selden, release Toney Douglas

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Face No. 5 Stanford Monday Night In NCAA Tournament Second Round

The Florida State women's basketball team (23-9) will face No. 5 Stanford (29-4) Monday, March 19th at approximately 10:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2.

Miller has tall task ahead

Britany Miller had little trouble muscling inside for baskets in Florida State's opening-round victory over Old Dominion on Saturday, but the challenge will be threefold against Stanford tonight.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 11-1 Victory Over Wake Forest

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Mascoll, No. 14 prospect in '18, picks Clemson

Former Wyoming defensive coordinator Steve Stanard to join Syracuse football coaching staff

Syracuse football spring practice preview (linebackers)

Syracuse football spring practice preview (secondary)

7 key positions the Hokies have to address during spring football

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke’s advantages may be bigger than South Carolina’s

How Duke’s right-handed Luke Kennard became lethal with his left

Krzyzewski’s run at Duke fueled by a South Carolina hire

Bill Foster left Duke for South Carolina in 1980.

5 things to know about Georgia Tech’s game against Belmont

Pitino tells his team a "spy'' is actually a reporter

Louisville player confuses CBS reporter for Jacksonville State spy

UM men’s basketball future looks bright with top recruiting class in school history

Expect Hurricanes to bounce back quickly after disappointing NCAA loss

UNC vs. Arkansas: Storylines and scouting the Razorbacks

UNC coach Roy Williams ‘hopeful’ that Joel Berry plays against Arkansas

After dreams of stardom, how UNC’s Nate Britt found peace with himself and his role

Expect NC State to run under coach Kevin Keatts

Quiet exit from NCAA Tournament for Notre Dame men

Tough end to terrific career for Notre Dame senior V.J. Beachem

Disappointing season for Syracuse culminates in Ole Miss loss in NIT

What's next for Syracuse basketball? A more experienced team or another rebuild looms

Cold-shooting Cavaliers eliminated by Gators

For Perrantes, a painful end to an illustrious career

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170318&c=lZpAA
Scores Saturday, March 18

Big Virginia rally falls one run short at Clemson

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

Scrimmage report: Gamecocks in search of Wildcat QB

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA Scoreboard

After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

It took three days for the NCAA Tournament to produce a major upset.

Ranking Sunday's eight NCAA tournament second-round games

Why the NCAA tournament favors the Power Five conferences

Florida returns to the Sweet 16 with impressive win over Virginia

Florida sets school record in 65-39 win over Virginia

Gators give Virginia a lesson in lockdown defense

Leon improves technique, sheds a shirt to help spark Gators over Virginia

NCAA: Officials erred late in Gonzaga-NU tilt

Apology from NCAA, not from Northwestern's Chris Collins after technical

Gamecocks confident heading into matchup with Duke

After raising program's expectations, SMU must learn from March misses to make run at Sweet Sixteen next year

No Repeat: Villanova fails down stretch while carrying crown

Wisconsin was seeded too low, which hurt the Badgers — and Villanova

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170318&c=all
Scores Saturday, March 18

Gamecocks pull out extra-inning win to clinch series vs. Vols

The South Carolina baseball team managed four hits Saturday afternoon at Tennessee but scored six runs in a 6-4 win over the Volunteers.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

With Doug Martin questions, Bucs weigh options at running back

Former Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

NBA Scoreboard

There's no 'magic wand' to fix the Mavs after Philly debacle but here is what has to change

Rory McIlroy gets hot during third round of Arnold Palmer Invitational

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Shannon: UM will be great

Rose has a new strategy: confess to everything

PETE ROSE spoke the other day, which means, of course, he misspoke. He told Dan Patrick on ESPN Radio that while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds, ?I bet on my team every night.?

March 18, 2017 11:28 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Bowden, PT and Ward answer the question "what if?"

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UP NEXT:

There's room for experimentation with Alabama offensive line this spring

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Women's Hoops Races Past Leathernecks

Seminoles roll past Leathernecks in first round

Having never played in an NCAA Tournament game, Chatrice White set the tone early and often for the Florida State women’s basketball team.

White, Thomas shine in FSU's rout of W. Illinois

Shakayla Thomas' 23 points lead Florida State to 87-66 win over Western Illinois in NCAA opener

FSU Women Overcome Sluggish Start to Down W. Illinois

Leathernecks battle early, fall to FSU

Watch it: Sue Semrau on FSU's win over WIU

FSU Men Brace For Physical Contest Against Xavier

Florida State shifts focus to Xavier with trip to Sweet 16 on the line

Tall order: Xavier squares off against Seminoles' 7-footers

Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett ignores critics, hopes to lead Musketeers to Sweet 16

The Odd Couple: FSU, Xavier share unlikely set of ties

Xavier: 'Imperative' that we advance in NCAA Tournament

No fear: Xavier out to seize the day against Florida State

Watch players, coach Chris Mack talk about matchup

FSU-Xavier game time and information

Florida State-Xavier: Just the facts

Quick Facts: FSU vs. Xavier

West Region Second Round Primer: (3) FSU vs. (11) Xavier

How to watch Xavier-FSU in NCAA Tournament

Video Staff Gives FSU An Edge In March Madness

Seminoles hoping to play to their strengths against Xavier

Erratic FSU is capable of anything in the NCAA Tournament

Hamilton, FSU must seize ideal NCAA opportunity

Grumpy Leonard Hamilton has reason to smile as FSU marches on in NCAAs

Florida State’s flaws not always fatal

FSU's Rathan-Mayes awaits 'Let's Go X' cheers

From Colombia to FSU: Angola Rodas' tough journey to the NCAA Tournament

https://sports.yahoo.com/m/df1a68f8-63de-3a12-92a8-4428654d7905/ss_bill-murray-goes-full-proud.html
Bill Murray Goes Full Proud Papa Rooting for Xavier in NCAA Tournament Game

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminole Bats, Sands Pitching Lead 9-2 Win at Virginia Tech

Sands, Nieporte leads Seminoles past Hokies 11h

Sands and a slam power FSU over VT

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 1 Seminoles Shutout Irish, 6-0

No. 3 Women's Golf Leads Clover Cup

Omoregie Selected ACC Indoor Freshman Of The Year

Kanuchova Debuts With FSU Record; One Of Four Wins

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buccaneers sign Nick Folk to compete with Roberto Aguayo

E.J. Manuel heading to Oakland

Former FSU star Myron Rolle lands neurosurgery residency at Harvard

Steelers in good hands with Vince Williams taking over for Timmons

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Taking first run around bases

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Fisher overwhelms 'Noles

Lee gets shot to start over at FSU

Former Seabreeze High star Xavier Lee is in a familiar position. For the third straight spring, the Florida State quarterback is in a heated battle with Drew Weatherford for the starting position.

Florida State Victorious in NCAA First Round Action

Florida State took care of one tradition-rich program and might have an even bigger task ahead in the next round. Britany Miller scored 20 points and the Seminoles shot 58 percent to beat Old Dominion 85-75

Florida State Holds On To Beat Wake Forest 4-3

FSU extends their winning streak to 22 games

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson's 'football graveyard' has a new addition ... Alabama

Clemson lands commitment from Georgia defender

Defensive end Justin Mascoll of Snellville, Ga., announced a commitment Friday to Clemson.

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: New faces on special teams

Jordan Whitehead hopes to spring back into freshman form for Pitt's defense

A somewhat disappointing sophomore season for the safety serves as motivation as the Panthers get into the swing of spring camp.

Syracuse football spring practice preview (defensive line)

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke rolls to 87-65 win over Troy in NCAA opener

Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start the East Region.

Louisville overcomes slow start to win NCAA Tournament opene

Spartans storm back from early deficit and eliminate Hurricanes from NCAA Tournament

After quick start, Hurricanes fall apart, are bounced from NCAAs

North Carolina moves on, as it always has in first round under Roy Williams

How UNC’s Justin Jackson rediscovered his mojo, and his shot, in victory over Texas Southern

Kevin Keatts, NC State agree to six-year deal

Keatts will get a six-year contract worth $2.2 million annually as the NC State Wolfpack’s new basketball coach.

Not merely a quick hire for NC State, but Keatts looks like right hire

It's bounce-back time for Notre Dame seniors V.J. Beachem, Steve Vasturia

Notre Dame guards on guard for West Virginia pressure

Syracuse basketball vs. Ole Miss: 10 Things to Watch For

Cavaliers will face tall task against Gators

Cavaliers' Wilkins doubtful against Gators

Hokies leave Buffalo with appetite for NCAA return trip in 2018

Allen, LeDay lose in NCAAs but had big impact on Virginia Tech

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170317&c=lZpAA
Scores Friday, March 17

Cavaliers shut out Tigers behind Lynch's gem

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Pitt AD search: Candidates emerge to replace Scott Barnes

It appears Pitt may be set on hiring a sitting athletic director from another school.

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

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Friday's March Madness action: No. 11 USC plays tournament spoiler yet again

Fouling flubs mark first 2 days of NCAA Tournament

Ranking Saturday's eight NCAA tournament second round games

Why hasn't there been much March Madness drama? Stay tuned to Round 2

March Madness: 5 most impressive players moving to NCAA tournament's second round

Late flagrant helps Arkansas defeat Seton Hall

Butler mascot not allowed inside tourney again

Gators will have foot on gas against stingy Virginia

Rhode Island latest tourney darling

HOLY MACKEREL! Gamecocks advance in NCAAs!

South Carolina whips Marquette for first tournament win in 44 years

Five thoughts from SMU's season: Mustangs blow chance at fairytale finish

Southern Cal moves from First Four to round of 32

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170317&c=all
Scores Friday, March 17

Gamecocks blast past Tennessee to open series

South Carolina baseball missed out on a chance for a big inning in the third Friday night in its SEC opener at Tennessee. Jacob Olson made sure the Gamecocks didn’t miss another.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Which NFL teams could have better luck next season?

NBA Scoreboard

Rick Carlisle calls Mavs' performance against 76ers 'inexcusable' as they suffer worst loss of the season

Jagr sets another milestone in Panthers' 4-3 shootout win over Rangers

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Shannon: UM?s goal is return to glory

NCAA cupcakes leave poor taste
No fewer than 10

March 17, 2017 10:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Safety Derwin James comes back strong from knee injury

https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/auburn-recruiting-florida-state-running-backs
Auburn remains competitive in chase for FSU running back commits Charles Strong, James Cook

FSU offers 2018 four-star tight end Brevin Jordan

https://miami.rivals.com/news/canes-pushing-for-fsu-commit-2
Canes pushing for FSU commit

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UP NEXT:

With new OC Brian Daboll, Alabama could feature tight ends

The 15 young Alabama players who impressed vets entering spring practice

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Bacon, Noles Advance With 86-80 Win Over FGCU

FSU keeps special season alive with first-round win

FSU runs past FGCU to advance to round of 32

No. 3 Florida State holds off No. 14 FGCU, wins NCAA Tournament opener

Florida State has too much stuff for FGCU in NCAA opener

Florida State survives vs. Florida Gulf Coast

Seminoles hold off stubborn Florida Gulf Coast

Dunk City gets a dunking from Seminoles

Dwayne Bacon leads FSU past Florida Gulf Coast

'Dunk City' won't go on a Cinderella run this time

Florida Gulf Coast is done being your 'Dunk City' Cinderella

WATCH: Leonard Hamilton on FSU's win

Watch it: FSU's Jonathan Isaac talks about the new "Dunk Nation"

An FSU cameraman got mowed down by a player but still captured the moment before

Florida State’s developed bench hopes to propel deep NCAA Tournament run

FSU knows mistakes would be costly vs. Xavier

https://campusinsiders.com/news/florida-state-vs-xavier-prediction-game-preview-03-16-2017/
No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 11 Xavier Prediction, Game Preview

How to watch Xavier-Florida State in NCAA Tournament

Bill Murray makes Orlando appearance for son Luke's Xavier Musketeers

It Starts at Home

FSU coach Semrau on a mission to put fans in seats for NCAA tournament

FSU's Semrau takes ride on the trolley ahead of NCAA tournament

Ex-Shelby star Chatrice White adjusts well coming off bench for Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 1 Florida State Visits Virginia Tech

Potential rain forces earlier start time for Friday versus FSU

The Hokies and Seminoles will begin their ACC series now at 1 p.m. on Friday

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Beach Volleyball Falls To Top Ranked USC

Irish Onward To Tallahassee With Sights On #1/2 FSU

Harry Ellis Makes Arnold Palmer Cup

No. 3 Women's Golf Begins Play At Clover Cup

Time To Smile! Outdoor Season Arrives

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former FSU receiver returns to full strength after 2015 knee injury

Gwinnett Habitat, Warrick Dunn partner on home for single mom

Atlanta Falcons and the Devonta Freeman contract conundrum

Jaguars' Rashad Greene: May have to fight for roster spot

Dustin Hopkins And His Wife Welcome A Baby Boy

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

It's Fisher's Job To Sort Out FSU's QB Situation

The Jimbo Fisher Era started Friday in some ways like the Jeff Bowden Era ended nearly three months ago. On the first day of spring practice, "Who's the starting quarterback, Drew Weatherford or Xavier Lee?" seemed to occupy everyone's mind.

Trickett's impact already felt on offensive line

Throw out the depth chart for the offensive line. That's clear after just the first practice in which new offensive line coach Rick Trickett is cross-training nearly all his linemen.

FSU Women Meet ODU In NCAA's 1st Round

Freshman Alysha Harvin thought about what has become a March routine for Florida State while leaving the training room at the team's practice facility this week.

Exciting Breeden is uncertain about his talent

Just after converting off a setup from Isaiah Swann, Casaan Breeden used his exceptional reach to pick off a pass by Ron Coleman

Rye's Walk-off Single Lifts FSU Over Wake Forest 7-6 In 11 Innings

Cassell returns from injury to help Clips win

Sox players believe Drew will produce

Yankees' Mientkiewicz batting .045

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________

ACC FOOTBALL:

Roundtable: Which ACC freshmen are we most excited to watch?

Four freshmen defenders look to make early impact at UM

Max Browne, Shawn Watson settle in as new faces on Pitt's offense

Trying to fill the shoes of Nathan Peterman and Matt Canada won’t be easy, but Max Browne is already filling Peterman’s jersey.

Pitt football secures first recruit in 2018 class

Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers have their first pledge in the class of 2018.

Syracuse football spring practice preview (offensive line)

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke readies for their NCAA tourney opener against Troy

Blue Devils look loose and ready as the practice at Greenville, S.C. tourney site.

Jayson Tatum's star on rise, and he's taking Duke with him

Duke's Allen doesn't regret forgoing NBA draft

Another Tech promotion, courtesy of Josh Pastner

Return to tournament reinvigorates Louisville

Friday is next step in U of L's NCAA case

Miami’s Larranaga doesn’t know what to expect with young team in tourney

No such thing as an underdog when Larrañaga and Izzo’s teams face off

UM guard Newton has extra motivation entering NCAA Tournament opener

Why UNC showed up to the NCAA tournament with fancy, old-school hats

Forget style points, NCAA Tournament win all that matters for Notre Dame men

Stitches can't slow Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger

Virginia holds off UNC Wilmington in NCAA opener

In Thursday's 76-71 victory over UNC Wilmington, London Perrantes (24) and Marial Shayok (23) gave Virginia a pair of 20-point scorers in an NCAA Tournament for the first time since J.R. Reynolds (28) and Sean Singletary (23) did it against Albany on March 16, 2007

Perrantes plays through 'stinger'

Shayok discovers some postseason magic

Wisconsin downs Virginia Tech in first round

Hokies season of overachieving ends appropriately

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170316&c=lZpAA
Scores Thursday, March 16

Clemson baseball: Tigers want to add to ACC streak

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OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL:

College football quarterback battles that will shape the 2017 national title chase

Five simple ways colleges can turn spring football practice on its head

Spring practice is boring and could use a major change or two

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Randy Shannon discusses spring goals

Shannon's approach: 'It's our defense'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Grades for Thursday's winners; Wisconsin earns an 'A'

A down year for No. 12 seeds in NCAA Tournament openers

NCAA tournament: Ranking Friday's 16 first-round matchups

10 things to watch Friday as bracket ripe for madness

We're almost certain to have a big-time Friday after a Thursday bereft of upsets

Bound to happen: 1 vs 16 matchup inches closer to an upset

NCAA Tournament's 3-pointer turns 30

History of NCAA Tournament: How did March Madness get started?

Second-half surge sends Gators into the Round of 32

Devin Robinson sparks Gators' NCAA Tournament rout of ETSU

Chris Chiozza inspires Gators with big second half

Gators coach Mike White gets first NCAA Tournament win, but it won't be last

Versatile Gators have lots of winning formulas

Indiana fires Tom Crean after nine seasons, on heels of NIT exit

Coaches Indiana should consider to replace Tom Crean

Thursday's March Madness action: Middle Tennessee shocks Minnesota

Northwestern wins first-ever NCAA tournament game off Vanderbilt's gaffe

Vandy's Fisher-Davis on foul: 'Dumb mistake'

Brian Gregory's USF contract: 6 years, $6.58 million

West Virginia sloppy in first-round win against Bucknell

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170316&c=all
Scores Thursday, March 16

Gamecocks hope for fast start to SEC baseball season

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL free agency winners, losers: Who cashed in with big moves?

NBA Scoreboard

Challenging layout, chilly conditions mark first round of Arnold Palmer Invitational

IOC sets up group to look at double 2024-2028 Olympic picks

The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Hurricanes to Wear New Uniforms in 2007

It Was Worth It: Florida players happy they stayed in college instead of leaving early for pro basketball

Rocco Mediate Leads by 3 at Bay Hill

March 14, 2017 7:35 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________

FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football ticket renewal nears deadline

Weiler, UNC Trolls FSU

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UP NEXT:

Will Alabama QB Jalen Hurts have to fight for his job this spring?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU excited to return to the NCAA Tournament

FSU seniors relishing NCAA Tournament shot

Watch it: FSU center Michael Ojo talks NCAA Tournament

Seminoles very tall order for FCGU

https://accsports.com/acc-analytics/florida-state-ncaa-opponent-to-watch-fgcus-brandon-goodwin/
Point guard play to be key for FSU vs. FGCU

Magic Johnson has high praise for FSU

Florida State-FGCU: By the numbers

Five Fun Facts for the NCAA Tourney

Seminoles inexperienced in NCAA tournament

FSU, Gators can’t afford a season-ending crash in Orlando

https://chopchat.com/2017/03/13/fsu-basketball-top-5-ncaa-tournament-wins-program-history/
Top 5 NCAA Tournament Wins in Program History

Hamilton thanks FSU pep band with Selection Sunday dinner

Fans React To ‘Noles No. 3 Seed Selection

Women's Hoops is a 3 Seed

FSU women earn No. 3 seed

Florida State leads four Florida teams in women’s NCAA Tournament

FSU women to host regional

2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - Postseason

10./13. Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

Georgia Tech’s Joey Bart has been voted the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Florida State’s Tyler Holton was selected as Pitcher of the Week.

FSU moves up to No. 1 in D1Baseball Top-25

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Top-Ranked Noles Face No. 5 Florida, No. 22 FGCU

Carlson Leads Men's Golf to Second

FSU athletics finding spring success

No. 1 'Noles: FSU now boasts top-ranked baseball, softball teams

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin wants to play 15th season in league

Arizona Cardinals: Could Anquan Boldin Return?

Devonta Freeman's plan: Stay with Falcons, pay for sisters' college

Stars were aligned for Dolphins to land Lawrence Timmons

While Steelers fans mourn the loss of Lawrence Timmons, they should be excited about Vince Williams

Nuggets' Malik Beasley: Recalled from D-League

Devon Travis' status for start of the season still in doubt

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Will see time in minor-league games this week

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Countdown to spring football: Special teams

Think Florida State special teams, and it's likely that missed field goals quickly come to mind. But the inconsistency doesn't stop there. FSU made some big plays last season blocking kicks but also gave up some big plays on returns and blocked kicks.

Thornton Pours In 24 As Seminoles Defeat Rockets In First Round Of NIT, 77-61

Michigan is up next in NIT.

Newcomers fuel FSU baseball's 20-0 start

Jason Stidham starts something special at FSU

FSU's golf-management major well-known

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

Syracuse football: Who to watch during spring practice?

Syracuse football spring practice preview (quarterbacks)

UVa rising sophomore linebacker Landan Word will transfer

Spring breakdown: How will the Hokies replace Ford and Hodges as pass catchers?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Mitchell, Tigers brimming with confidence

Questions for Duke heading into the NCAA tournament

Duke-North Carolina in the NCAA tournament title game: Why not?

Thanks to Pastner, Tech students can get in free to NIT game

NCAA Tournament chair: UofL's schedule helped

Rick Pitino 'very confident' about Louisville basketball

Cards have taken '11 million' FTs in practice this week

A grab bag of things to know about Miami-Michigan State

Questions that will determine whether UNC returns to the Final Four

Notre Dame confident after recent NCAA Tournament success

Notre Dame G Arike Ogunbowale gets defensive for postseason run

Crisshawn Clark to transfer from Pitt men's basketball program

The 6-foot-4 guard missed all of the 2016-17 season after injuring his knee a few days before the season opener.

Boeheim believes committee had mind made up on SU

Five plays that could have changed Syracuse basketball season

Syracuse Chiefs, Greensboro Grasshoppers up ante with 'Jim Boeheim game' wager

UNC-Greensboro's coach thinks matchup with Syracuse a result of Jim Boeheim's comments

Syracuse basketball will play NIT games with experimental rules

Tickets for Syracuse's NIT game against North Carolina-Greensboro are on sale, starting at $15

Cavaliers must get more physical in March

Deacons' Austin Arians playing in NCAA Tournament for second time

When Wake Forest takes the court tonight inside University of Dayton Arena against Kansas State, the program will finally end its prolonged and often-frustrating seven-year stretch without an NCAA Tournament appearance.

'Miracles' in mind: Collins a key ingredient to Wake's success

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ACC BASEBALL:

LOUISVILLE’S MCKAY NAMED NCBWA PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Virginia baseball team blanks Monmouth

Casey injured in UVa baseball team's win

Hokies blank Canisius, 11-0, for second shutout of the season

Connor Coward improves to 3-0 after four scoreless frames

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

Chasing Alabama Roundtable: Who has the best chance to catch the Crimson Tide?

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Gamecocks ‘shocked’ by McIlwain’s transfer decision

South Carolina’s players expressed surprise that they lost Brandon McIlwain as a teammate last week.

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Baylor fires associate director for football operations

Penn State plans Beaver Stadium renovation

Beaver Stadium looks unrecognizable in renovation renderings

There’s a fine line to walk between maintaining the old-school feel while upgrading the interior infrastructure to better serve fans.

What Tom Herman will pay attention to when evaluating Texas' quarterback competition

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason Week 1

16./18. Florida State

68 reasons this bracket sets up as a beauty

NCAA tournament bracket tip sheet: Your guide to March Madness

NCAA Tournament: South Region preview

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region preview

NCAA Tournament: West Region preview

NCAA Tournament: East Region preview

Shhh! Here's how to stream March Madness when the boss isn't around

Ranking the four regions from strongest to weakest

How stacked is the South? UCLA isn't even a top-2 seed
4. Florida State is seeded third

10 players ready to break out as March Madness stars

Jonathan Isaac and/or Dwayne Bacon, Florida State:

Bold predictions for the NCAA Tournament

March Madness: Seven bold projections for the NCAA tournament

2017 NCAA Tournament: Brackets, schedules, predictions, players to watch

NCAA Tournament ripe for upsets, so here's the formula

Computer simulation predicts surprising upsets

Last year the computer correctly predicted eight out of nine upsets

Perfect brackets and 16 seeds have same odds, but still a quintillion reasons to love March Madness

Rules experiment in place for NIT games

Butler casts aside longtime role as NCAA Tourney underdog

How Butler made its bulldog a marketing dynamo

Like most on his team, White is an NCAA Tournament newbie

Florida Gators embrace challenge of proving doubters wrong in NCAA Tournament

Scouting Florida's bracket

Illinois State coach tweets ad for Power 5 foes

First NCAA bid only a beginning for Northwestern

No. 10 Shockers take seeding slight into NCAA tourney

UConn the top seed of women's NCAA tournament in quest for fifth title in a row

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores/?date=20170313&c=all
Scores Monday, March 13

Matt Williams has gone from a platoon player to USC’s best hitter

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Two ex-PSU officials plead guilty to child endangerment in Sandusky case

The pleas by ex-athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz reflected an unexpected turn in the Jerry Sandusky case.

Jerry Sandusky transferred to a medium-security prison

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

No, at $20 million, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill isn’t overpaid

Tony Romo remains a Cowboy, and there's one person to blame

NBA Scoreboard

Tim Tebow gets 1st hit for Mets, singles vs Marlins

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

USC to raise cost of football tickets

Admission to go up 14 percent in 2007

Fans in Dallas expect a title

The Mavericks have the Western Conference banner that the Suns wanted but Dallas is clearly not satisfied with that anymore. It's championship or bust for Dallas.

Dirk & Nash: Close call for MVP

Penguins OK deal to stay in Pittsburgh