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July 20, 2014 12:28 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Winston to headline ACC Kickoff festivities

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1660833&PT=4&PR=2
FSU's Fisher will have captive audience

FSU's Erving looking forward to 2014 season after dealing with loss

With Seminoles' title, ACC stakes a claim

Former Heisman winner Ward chimes in on Jameis Winston

P.J. Williams Checks Out Florida State’s New Jerseys For First Time, Says

He’s ‘In Love’

++Five-star recruit Josh Sweat impressed with Seminoles

After visiting Tallahassee recently, the top-rated defensive end from
Virginia says the Noles 'stand pretty high for me.'

++Patrick talks FSU, Alabama visits

Four-star running back Jacques Patrick recaps a pair of recent visits and
talks about narrowing his list.

++Jimbo personally offers Miami WR

Antonio Callaway was personally offered by Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher
after putting on a show on Friday morning at camp.

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UP NEXT:

Cowboys have proved Big 12 wrong before

In the conference preseason poll, the media picked OSU to finish fifth
behind Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas and Kansas State. Big 12 country has little
faith, but preseason predictions mean little — especially in Stillwater.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Five things you may not have known about K Sebastian Janikowski

Christian Jones impressing Chicago Bears

Ten Buffalo Bills to decide 2014, No. 1: EJ Manuel

Timmons feels pressure to transform Steelers back into contender

Sox should admit mistake, cut losses on Drew

Buster Posey: Posey has three hits Friday vs. Marlins

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles workouts draw top visitors

M. Boulware, Titans assistant Henshaw like what they see

Matt Heinz calls it quits

The junior guard worked hard last season and this spring to rehabilitate
his back following surgery to repair two herniated discs.

ESPN ranks FSU basketball 33rd

Rockets miss out on free-agent point guard

Charlie Ward, whom Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy often has cited as the
epitome of the mind-set he admires, is unsigned

Braves: Drew hit streak reaches 15 games

Saying good-bye to LeeBow

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

Florida State professor wins robotics grant

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC football kickoff 2014: What you need to know

The ACC Kickoff starts Sunday in Greensboro, where Heisman winner Jameis
Winston and reigning national champion FSU will dominate the headlines.
Just like they dominated the field in 2013.

ACC Football Kickoff schedule: What to watch for in Greensboro, N.C. this

weekend

ACC coaches, players have plenty to talk about

ACC Media Days: 5 storylines to ponder on Day 1

Five questions for the ACC Football Kickoff

New era, new hopes for ACC football

ACC Media Days 2014: Full Schedule, Live Stream and Participants

Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #90 DT Connor Wujciak

https://georgiatech.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1660806
Scott lands a big offer from Tech

Freshmen adapting to each other, Pitt

The 21 freshmen on Pitt's football team are spending time in Oakland
getting to know each other and preparing for the season.

With 4 starters back, Pitt’s offensive front looking for a rebound

Motivated by his upbringing, Pitt’s Boyd exceeding expectations

Hempfield lineman Pilato chooses Pitt

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ACC BASKETBALL:

A significant honor for Cremins

Rick Pitino has a lot to learn entering the ACC

Spalding deciding soon; Cards No. 1

No ND visit needed for Burns hoops commitment

Jim Boeheim Discusses Changes He Wants To See In College Basketball

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

7 Greatest Walkoff TDs in College Football History

Cotton Bowl Classic: Examining the rise, fall, and revival of a college

football tradition

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SECond Look: Countdown of the SEC's top 25 players for 2014, No. 3

SEC players leave lobbying to others

2014 College Football Preview: Arkansas Razorbacks

Is Auburn's Jeremy Johnson ready to start if Nick Marshall is held out

against Arkansas?

Florida football countdown

42 … Number of pass break-ups by Anthone Lott.

Muschamp, Driskel, Gators need to rise above happy noise

Brian White posts video of Florida's morning workout

UF safety commit flips to Georgia

Kentucky lands second 2016 football recruit in McCracken's Hughes

Tennessee's Hart sees progress, preaches patience

Athletic director Dave Hart sees signs of progress around the Tennessee
campus and in the classroom.

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Big 12 preview: OU title hopes, Baylor QB’s Heisman chances attract

attention

Navy ranked No. 37, Midshipmen thriving thanks to ground attack

https://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1660671&PT=4&PR=2
Irish Illustrated's 100 hunches: 90-81

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Torn ACL sidelines DeVon Walker for season

Florida rising junior forward DeVon Walker is out for the 2014-15 season

Kentucky among 4 in Miami event

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Cubs suing people behind unofficial team mascot

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins set out to regain their share of local market

Losses on the field have led to business losses for the Dolphins, but a
stadium renovation and an aggressive sales force have renewed optimism.

Are 'upgraded' Mavs now among handful of elite teams in Western Conference?

Mavericks Sign Rashard Lewis

Franchise opportunity

The Heat is all in with Chris Bosh — after it looked like he was out — as
its new face, ushering it into the post-LeBron Era.

Where are they now: Josh Howard

NBA Legend Bill Russell is ok after collapsing during a speech

Young signs two-year deal with New Orleans

In the end, it all worked out for former Florida center Patric Young.

McIlroy builds a 6-shot lead

Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British
Open, and it was only Saturday.

McIlroy ready to rewrite British Open record book

10-year-old bet big for Gerry McIlroy

McIlroy's dad will cash in on bet if son wins Open

Rory McIlroy New Girlfriend 2014, Will Nadia Forde Celebrate British Open

Win with Golfer?

Bubba an embarrassment over the pond again

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Growing Pains

Expansion will bring countless millions into the coffers of the ACC. But
the added riches come with a price. The conference has lost its identity
and brought scandal onto Tobacco Road.

Clemson proceeding with collapsible goal posts

Fellow cyclists attest to Armstrong's grit

Lance Armstrong's Tour de France success exemplifies no pain, no gain.

July 19, 2014 12:02 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Three Noles Round Out Preseason Watch List Honorees

2014 FSU Football Media Guide Now Available

This year's edition of the 'Noles football prospectus is now available for
download

Florida State Football: Audio

Coach Fisher and players discuss various topics.

'Noles at the ESPYs

Jimbo Fisher Football Camp sees record turnout

FSU recruiting podcast: Recapping Jimbo Fisher Camp

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1660496
Jimbo Fisher discusses FSU camp growth

Florida State Seminoles 2014 Football Schedule, Prediction

Heisman’s home

Corey Simon drops in on the national champs and recalls one that he played

a part in

Is Jacques Patrick locked in on FSU? Most think so

Florida State linebacker commit Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane unsure if he'll visit

Ohio State

Minshew's sticking with FSU

What You Need to Know About Florida State's New 2017 WR Commit D.J. Matthews

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UP NEXT:

OSU hypes up the season opener against Florida State with this trailer video

Are you ready for some football? Oklahoma State is, as the Cowboys created
this teaser for the season opener Aug. 30 against Florida State.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Driesse Earns U-20 World Cup Roster Spot

The sophomore midfielder is one of 21 players to play for the U.S. at the
2014 U-20 World Cup in Canada beginning August 5.

Ex-Wayne star Horton joins FSU

Katie Horton, a former all-area standout at Wayne Memorial High School, is
headed south to the Sunshine State and a position on the Florida State
University volleyball team.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bills Camp Countdown: EJ Manuel

Improvement of Mechanics is key to the success of EJ Manuel

Meet Brooks Koepka: He's the rising golf star no one saw coming

Fort Myers' George McNeill 5-over par at British Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Cost of football tickets going up; other changes possible

In order to support the rising cost of athletic scholarships, the athletics
department has increased the price of both single-game and
season football tickets for this upcoming season, but the ticket changes
may not end there.

DE Aaron Lewis to commit today

Preseason magazine review - Phil Steele

This Day in Sports

Joe Mauer bypassed an opportunity to play football for Bobby Bowden at
Florida State.

A sad day for college baseball

College baseball lost an invaluable member on Friday with the death of Lee
Bowen.

Kicking for a living

Former Seminole prepares for 4th season as a Raider
Four seasons have passed since the Oakland Raiders once again shunned NFL
convention and selected power kicker Sebastian Janikowski

Pickett scores 28

First place and pumped up; Drew's hitting streak at 15.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC's best backups: Best of the rest

ACC football title game tickets on sale today

ACC Offensive Tempo: Where Does Boston College Stand?

ACC's best backups: No. 1

No. 1: Shaq Lawson (Clemson, So./DE)

CEO or coach, Dabo Swinney's evolved Clemson into an ACC powerhouse

Austin Bryant commits to Clemson: Tigers land 4-Star defensive end

UNC football: RB T.J. Logan ready for bigger role

Twists, turns lead linebacker Ty Linton from UNC to NC State

Kissimmee Osceola LB Riley Nicholson picks NC State over UCF

Pitt's offensive line has room for improvement

With veterans returning from injury and improved depth, the line looks to
be much stronger this upcoming season.

Syracuse to start selling individual game football tickets on Aug. 6 but

won't include Florida State

4 story lines to follow as Syracuse football heads to ACC media days

Syracuse football commit Troy Henderson chose Orange over Nebraska, Rutgers

'by a percentage'

Virginia Tech sets preseason schedule, including Fan Appreciation Day Aug. 9

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Jim Boeheim on fan tattoo: 'I would wear long pants for rest of my life'

Heralded Syracuse basketball freshman Chris McCullough fights reputation as

a 'lazy' player

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ACC BASEBALL:

Danny Hall gets commitment from son

Draftee Spingola will return to Tech

Pitcher Andrew Suarez will return to Miami Hurricanes instead of turning pro

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

2013-14 ACCSPY Awards: And the winners are …

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

NCAA Releases Model for Power 5 Autonomy

Power 5 conferences get nearly all the changes they requested

NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations
for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions
will be allowed.

NCAA removes name-and-likeness release from required forms for

student-athletes

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Comcast Cable reaches deal to air SEC Network

SECond Look: Countdown of the SEC's top 25 players for 2014, No. 4

SEC players not worrying about compensation

Brookhaven LB Leo Lewis de-commits from Alabama

What they're saying nationally about Auburn, Nick Marshall after SEC Media

Days

Florida football countdown

43 … Career receptions for Forrest “Fergie” Ferguson.

Richt likes Bulldogs' chances in SEC

Georgia's Gurley downplays Heisman hype

Miami athlete is 1st commit of UGA’s Dawg Night

UK football gets commitments from 4-star safety Walker and 3-star

cornerback Beckham

Top Mississippi prospect Jamal Peters commits to MSU after recently naming

Alabama his leader

Returning Gamecocks confident they'll keep winning

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Maryland Football Coach Randy Edsall Is Glad That Maryland Is “Not In A

Basketball Conference Anymore”

NIU ranked No. 38, Huskies aim to build on 4-year run

Golson on Walter Camp list

College Football Countdown | No. 52: Oregon State

Georgia State will play at Penn State in 2017

SMU coach June Jones: NCAA 'Have-nots' should play spring football seasons

UCF lands 6th 2015 commitment from Georgia DE Titus Davis

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Top coaches are drawn to Peach Jam

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

O'Bannon, NCAA await judge's ruling

Determining the NCAA's control of the marketplace and players' piece of the
pie

Five ex-NFL players sue union over concussions

The lawsuit alleges the players' union withheld information from players
about the risks of head injuries.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Forbes: Bucs rank 30th in world in franchise value

10 NFL training camp story lines to follow

NFL's latest draft change will be good for fans

Scouts 'stunned' Rockets didn't match Mavericks' offer for Chandler

Parsons; he could be 'dynamic' player

Dallas Mavericks add forward Eric Griffin to the roster

Heat officially announce re-signing of Udonis Haslem

6 or 23? LeBron asks which number he should wear

Tampa Bay Rays fans upset over rumors about David Price trade

British Open 2014: Rory McIlroy maintains lead, but there's an American

behind him

Tiger struggles on Day 2 of British Open

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Early commitment growing trend among football players

Univ. of Colo. to Seek Waiver for Bloom

World of difference

Todd Hamilton caps a journey from Asian Tour to Japan Tour to PGA Tour to
British Open champ, defeating Ernie Els by one stroke in a playoff.

Wie interested in playing for Stanford men

New coach may get to recruit star.

July 17, 2014 9:11 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

2013 FSU Football Rewind: Special Teams

FSU’s Winston heads slim list of ACC candidates for Davey O’Brien Award

FSU quarterback Jameis Winston wants to be the next Peyton Manning

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1659658&PT=4&PR=2
Hot Topics: Was sending Winston to ACC Kickoff the right move?

FSU 4.5 points better than anyone else

2014 Florida State Preview: NC State

The Seminoles return to Carter-Finley, try to end losing streak

Florida State football recruiting: Jimbo Fisher Camp Updates

Final signee arriving in Tallahassee

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UP NEXT:

Can Oklahoma State Slow Down Jameis Winston?

Tyreek Hill named Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Milan And Gumm Advance At WAPL

Florida State's Alex Milan and Lydia Gumm have advanced to the match play portion of the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship and will continue play in the event on Wednesday on the Home Course.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Derrick Brooks returns to Florida State as a proud father

Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski says new veterans are 'what we need'

Brandon Jenkins: From draft steal to roster long shot in one year

Bills' Eric Wood on EJ Manuel: "He's my guy"

EJ Manuel expected to shine

Deion Sanders and Jim McMahon approve of Johnny Manziel's lifestyle

Deion Sanders' Prime Prep shutdown by state officials

14 for '14 Number 8: OLB Bjoern Werner

Toney Douglas vs Eric Bledsoe behind Dwyane Wade for Miami Heat 2014

McNeill qualifies for British Open despite personal tragedy

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Here are 2004 national title contenders, pretenders

FLORIDA STATE: Are the Seminoles back? It's possible. If Chris Rix can put together a complete season, Bobby Bowden's team will be tough to
beat.

Lakewood Receiver Shuns FSU Allegiance

A lifelong Florida State fan, Murphy was waiting on an offer from the Seminoles. But after his second trip to Florida for this past ...

Packers: Walker's hard work paying off

Colts return Reynolds, so Packers release him

Apparent back problem voids trade for draft pick

Birdieing Byrd Boasts Bulge in BC Open (scroll down)

On a track that players say made last week's Stratton Mountain look flat, the former Florida State University player carded an opening round six-under-par 66

WLVU dives in on Monday

To help usher in its new format, Bowden will do his show Monday from Ferg's Sports Bar in St. Petersburg from 4 to 7 p.m.

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

FSU student president calls for more students on search panel

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC wild cards: Coastal Division

ACC's best backups: No. 3

Duke football countdown to 2014 ACC season: Blue Devils seeking a Coastal repeat

Tech self-reports three minor NCAA violations

UNC QB Marquise Williams not reading too much into media day appearance

NC State assistants help teen after accident

Pitt loses DE Price (pectoral) for '14 season

Syracuse football's Jamal Custis is 'as good as I've ever seen a kid look as a freshman,' coach says

Peyton Manning discussed post routes, watching film with Syracuse football quarterback Terrel Hunt

Syracuse football's Jarrod West on the challenges facing SU's freshman wide receivers

Syracuse football linebacker Luke Arciniega's availability uncertain heading into training camp

Syracuse football running back Prince-Tyson Gulley leads deep group into training camp

Q&A: Virginia QB Greyson Lambert

Wake's Reynolds looking for big senior year

Ever since he showed up at Wake Forest, seemingly everyone has been waiting for Orville Reynolds to reach his potential.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke’s 2014-15 nonconference basketball schedule is out

Syracuse basketball fan gets rather impressive Jim Boeheim tattoo

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

College football look ahead: Nos. 66-70 (Vital years at Virginia and West Virginia)

Targeting rule will continued to be emphasized

Playoff committee would have been unable to avoid Iron Bowl rematch in 2013

Football game to bring $300 million to Dallas

The Dallas area is expected to see more than 60,000 out-of-state fans and $300 million in spending when it hosts a college football championship game next year, according to state officials.

Horns, Aggies, Tide, Trojans part of 2016 college football blockbuster

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SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

Five SEC QBs on O'Brien watch list

SEC in transition, lacking in star power

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody’s heard of them yet.

SEC implements 'strike zone' rule

SEC: Hurry-up offense continues to be controversial

SEC Network still negotiating with outlets

SEC coaches using Auburn's magical turnaround as preseason rallying cry

Alabama-USC in 2016 Cowboys Classic Video

Will Lane Kiffin still be at Alabama when Tide plays USC in 2016?

Arkansas aims to get past the low point

Razorbacks mastering their 'Hoganese'

Bielema has nothing but 'respect' for Malzahn

Bret Bielema, Gus Malzahn not 'breaking bread,' but hurry-up adversaries do respect each other

Auburn admits to 21 NCAA violations

Gus Malzahn pleased after all of Auburn's signees qualify for only second time in a decade

Florida football countdown

45 … Number worn by one of the all-time greats, Carlos Alvarez.

SEC analysts agree: Eight wins should be enough for UF coach Muschamp

The best of Les Miles at media day

With more seats, Les Miles says LSU stadium will pump up the volume

Mizzou QB Mauk loses weight from infection

Mizzou ready for life after Green-Beckham

Spurrier: This could be South Carolina’s year in SEC

SEC notebook: Vandy player says former coach ‘loved the camera’

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Appalachian-Michigan game to be on ESPN2

Notre Dame reveals FieldTurf design

Notre Dame kicker recruit Justin Yoon in his own world

Finebaum book: Texas was prepared to pay Saban $100 million to leave Alabama

TTU's Bethel reinstated after charges dropped

UCLA football program is casting wider net in recruiting efforts

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Memphis hires dad of 3 elite recruits to staff

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee agrees to terms on rookie contract

Jaguars hope last season's experience pays off for secondary

CBS Sports chairman says use of the name 'Redskins' will be up to announcers

40-year-old mother with debilitating kidney disease makes NFL cheerleading squad

Wizards, Mavericks arrange sign-and-trade to send undersized big man DeJuan Blair to Washington

Mavs had agreement with Stephenson if Parsons deal fell through

Lance Stephenson to sign contract with Hornets

Sergio Garcia wiser, happier and perhaps a better golfer

As British Open nears, McIlroy hampered by Friday failings

New generation at golf's oldest major

Foolish to believe Tiger can win Open

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

BCS fumbles ball again with its latest revisions

Levet escapes two-shot penalty at Open

Mountain man Lance climbs to second

July 15, 2014 9:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Five Seminoles Grab Watch List Honors

Jameis Winston and the Florida State football team are ESPYS nominees

Preseason Top 25: Seminoles No. 1 in most publications

Jameis Winston's determination in face of criticism forged by Hueytown roots

2013 FSU Football Rewind: Offense

Former Florida State champs split on new college football trophy

Five-star DE Sweat visiting FSU on Thursday

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UP NEXT:

NCAA investigating Oklahoma State program

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Degbeon, Romero Accomplish Plenty at Championships

Ama Degbeon leads Germany to the gold medal while Leticia Romero earns
All-Tournament Team honors for Spain

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Add Four More to Roster

Amy Szymanowski, Meghan King, Sienna Surber and Heather Hendricks will join
the FSU softball team this fall.

'Noles Fair Well at Southern Sectional

Rising senior Juan Sequera picked up a win in the 200m breast while former
Seminoles Jared Pike and Pavel Sankovich brought home victories.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Binghamton Mets 9, Erie 3: Jayce Boyd leads team to win

Stephen Drew unlikely to get traded by Boston Red Sox, agent Scott Boras

believes

SF Giants’ Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey become first pitcher-catcher

duo to each hit grand slam in single game
A double by Bumgarner helped set up Posey’s slam in the fifth. Bumgarner
homered the next inning — he also hit a slam on April 11 against Colorado.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

50 most relevant people in college football: #30-21 (22. Bobby Bowden,

Florida State Coach)

Colts lose Reynolds after failed physical

Green Bay Packers waive Jamal Reynolds

Seahawks can open talks with Walter Jones

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

Emails show FSU warned that revamped search for president won't attract new

candidates

FSU warned that new search could be a "sham"

Impeachment charges filed against student body president

Name change: Seven Days becomes Opening Nights

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson's Kalon Davis at home in Japan

ACC's best backups: No. 5

2 Blue Devils on watch list for Lombardi award

Q&A with Duke WR Jamison Crowder

Countdown to 2014 ACC Football Kickoff: Georgia Tech (Settling on a QB key

to Yellow Jackets' league title hopes)

Tech 25/1 to win the ACC

DB sees Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford, commits to Georgia Tech

Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Miami Football in 2014

A positive summer for Miami’s defensive tackles, 40 times, recruiting buzz

Chryst changes image of program

By establishing trust with local high schools and recruits, Pitt head coach
Paul Chryst is changing the image of the program.

Pitt center Joseph Uchebo continues long road back from knee injury

After a season of mostly watching his teammates from the bench, Pitt's
Joseph Uchebo is ready to make his presence known on the court.

Syracuse football linebacker Dyshawn Davis named to watch list for Butkus

Award

Syracuse lineman Ivan Foy opens up about his academic suspension: 'I really

thought I was done'

Virginia Tech ranked No. 41, Hokies are under pressure to jumpstart their

offense

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Big question surrounding Syracuse basketball freshman Chris McCullough: How

long will he stay?

Virginia Tech's Emelogu to transfer to SMU

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

Photo: College Football Playoff trophy unveiled

ESPN sets schedule for playoff selection show

Last 4 playoff teams to be revealed Dec. 7

10 Predictions for the 2014 College Football Season

'The Audible': SEC Media Days, FSU, Big 12's Texas issue and more

Emmert paid $1.7M as NCAA revenues go up

College football look ahead: Nos. 81-85 (Kentucky's improving but is still

an unlikely breakthrough candidate)

Lindy’s 2014 Top 12 Non-Conference Games

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SEC faces new challenge as college football enters new era

SEC Commissioner Talks NCAA Changes

Slive reiterates NCAA must change

SEC commissioner wants Big Five autonomy

Recapping Auburn, Florida, Vandy and Mike Slive at SEC Media Days

Arkansas defensive end named to Lombardi list

Auburn seniors say season opener against Arkansas will be 'fun' and

'dangerous'

Auburn coach: Marshall facing consequences

Florida football countdown

47 … Rushing yards for Ohio State against Florida in BCS Championship Game.

SEC: Muschamp faces heat

Will Muschamp Speaks at SEC Media Days

SEC Notebook: Muschamp wants Florida's own identity

UF's Muschamp will make critics eat their words

Will Muschamp announces eight Gator football practices open to the public

Florida QB Jeff Driskel eyes redemption 3 years after Alabama 'welcomed'

him to SEC

Driskel on proving ground

UF's Vernon Hargreaves III: Jeff Driskel 'best quarterback in college

football'

Florida's Dante Fowler learns something he didn't know: College football

has a playoff

Crane operator was reportedly fired for hanging Crimson Tide flag at Texas

A&M construction site

Robinette has edge in 6-man QB competition

New Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason wants plenty of competition among the
quarterbacks as he tries to keep the good times going for the Commodores,
and he's getting it.

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University of Michigan proposes football fireworks

Michigan-OU to face off for only the 2nd time

Respect for Notre Dame's Russell grows

Rudy's 'Lost Playoff Speech'

Trickett isn’t soft, vows to play his heart out

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

No. 26 prospect Smith gives verbal to Arizona

Georgia's Morris arrested, kicked off team

Iowa St.'s Hoiberg to have pacemaker replaced

Prized signee Mudiay to skip SMU, head overseas; coaches strongly refute

reports of academic ineligibility

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Jefferson’s Maldonado commits to UF

Jefferson High outfielder Nelson Maldonado committed to play baseball at
the University of Florida, Dragons coach Juan Fontela said on Monday.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Gator freshman CB Jalen Tabor cited for marijuana possession in May

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

ESPN's Ron Jaworski ranks Chad Henne No. 27 quarterback

Erin Andrews will replace Pam Oliver as Fox's No. 1 sideline reporter

Fox Sports says longtime sideline reporter Pam Oliver is being “elevated”
to senior correspondent and Erin Andrews will take her place as the
sideline reporter for the network’s top NFL broadcast team.

Mavs' aggressive pursuit, overpayment of Parsons could mean huge payout

Donnie Nelson: In reality, Chandler Parsons' deal isn't excessive; isn't

everyone in NBA overpaid?

Parsons will help Mavs be 'much better offensively, but not as good

defensively'

Mavericks in race for sharpshooting veteran Mike Miller

Heat push forward: Chalmers, McRoberts, Granger signed

When it comes to putting the pieces back in place, it's all a matter of
timing, which is why Chalmers is first and Birdman might be last. Also,
there is a $2.7 million exception still to spend.

Mickelson confident _ at least about links golf

Watson watching Woods closely for Ryder Cup team

U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at
the British Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder
Cup.

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

South Florida declines in World Cup TV ratings

Contador becomes latest Tour casualty

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

New BCS formula to be unveiled Thursday

Prosecutor asks to retry Jayson Williams

July 14, 2014 9:43 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Jameis Winston's determination in face of criticism forged by Hueytown roots

Andrews looks forward to Canton trip

FSU revises plan for disabled parking at football games

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UP NEXT:

Six newcomers to watch in 2014

Especially on defense, new faces are likely to make an immediate impact. On
offense, the Cowboys grabbed a few players who could become stars. Here are
some new Cowboys to keep an eye on this season.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Kansas transfer Andrew White III did not visit Florida State this weekend

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Gumm And Milan Begin Play At 2014 WAPL

Florida State golfers Lydia Gumm and 2014 All-ACC selection Alex Milan will
compete in the 39th Annual U.S. Women's Public Links (WAPL) Championship
beginning Monday on the Home Course in DuPont, Washington.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Rams Roster Preview: CB Greg Reid

The former FSU star hasn't seen game action since 2011... Can he make a
difference in the secondary?

Ramsey Makes 2014 Futures All-Star Game Roster

Cards prospect Ramsey has plenty to talk about

Ramsey coming off the bench for U.S. prospects

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Preseason Rankings: No. 1 to No. 25

Florida State (projected record: 9-2)

'86 game in Houston was the last for Howser

Pickett Shines In Southern California Summer Pro League Debut

Chiropractic school out of alignment with taxpayer interests

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #77, OG Jon Baker

Boston College Football 2014: Cam Seward, DB/WR

Counting down Clemson's top 10 most important Tigers: QB Cole Stoudt

Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Position Previews - Offensive Line

Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Position Previews - Wide Receiver

Steroids' Long History at the University of Miami

Pitt poised to take the next step

First-year offensive line coach Joe Adam adjusts style to Syracuse

football's uptempo pace

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Work underway for Duke's new staff

Louisville's Rozier: 'We're going to be darn good'

U of L offers '16 players Ado, Jackson

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

Colleges look outside to boost sports ticket sales

Over the past three years, more than 60 Division I athletic programs have
hired consultants to handle a portion of ticket sales.

College Football's Newest Toy: Drones

Top 5 college football running backs of all time

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SEC Media Days: (Almost) never a dull moment

NCAA, QBs shift among topics at SEC media days

All new at QB: Six SEC teams have huge holes to fill

SEC to push TV network at league media days

4-star defensive tackle Benito Jones commits to Alabama

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 2 Nick Marshall

Gus Malzahn replaces Nick Marshall at SEC Media Days with C.J. Uzomah

Florida football countdown

48 … Number of wins for the 2009 seniors.

Florida position breakdown: Backfield

Richt’s newest Bulldog is a granddaughter

A&M’s Sumlin has worked wonders, but Aggies shouldn’t expect SEC title run

in 2014

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College Football Countdown No. 57: Ball State

Iowa ranked No. 43, Hawkeyes counting on young defense to adapt quickly to

Big Ten play

Michigan State football will be on the big stage this season

With 'fast' Oregon looming, MSU's focus is on defensive spots

Notre Dame tight end Koyack can stake his claim

A 9 percent chance Penn State beats Ohio State: Buckeyes 2014 schedule

breakdown No. 4

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Four 2015 recruits get UK offers

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed arrested for DUI in Tuscaloosa

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp schedule

Aside from Paul Posluszny, Jaguars have many questions to tackle at

linebacker

Size, athleticism, youth: Mavs' front line now has it all in deal for

Parsons

How much better will Mavs be after beating Rockets at 'chicken?'

Mavericks agree to terms with former Nets star Richard Jefferson

Deng, Chalmers, Andersen agree to deals with Miami

LeBron James could again become free agent next summer

Kareem: LeBron can never truly return home

Babe Ruth's Boston contract fetches $1M at auction

Mickelson confident ahead of British Open defense

Last year's titlist looked at home on the links course again, and calls
going to the Open an enjoyable experience.

Germany scores late to top Argentina for World Cup

Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its
fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

The best World Cup ever ... or the worst?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

'Canes suspend Rolle after felony arrest

Selig may stay in post past 2006

July 13, 2014 11:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Winston getting chance to spend time with ‘greatness’

Jameis Winston's fierce determination in face of criticism forged by

Hueytown roots
Winston offers insight into the love-hate relationship Winston's hometown
has had with one of its biggest stars

Jameis Winston wants to earn degree

Jameis Winston wants to be 'viewed like a Peyton Manning'

Jameis Winston: Johnny Manziel Had To Deal With Much Tougher Fan Base In

College Than I Do

FSU receiver Travis Rudolph should be ready for camp after foot surgery

Injured FSU TE Organizes Charity for Rare Diseases

Former ’Nole McCrary in fight for life

Fomer Seminole Ostaszewski riding for a cause

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UP NEXT:

Why Desmond Roland could be OSU's most important offensive player

The Cowboys’ offensive line is filled with questions and inexperience,
along with a new coach in Bob Connelly. Desmond Roland will likely be
called on often, and he’ll have to be able to make his own yards.

The Case Against J.W. Walsh

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Geno Hayes has come a long way

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel vows to play smarter in 2014

Buffalo Bills: Kiko Alonso injury pressuring E.J. Manuel, offense

Deion Sanders Defends "Good Kid," Johnny Manziel

Bernard James out to prove his worth

Ex-Clearwater star vying to make NBA

Florida State's Okaro White earns invite to Grizzlies training camp

Stephen Drew aware Boston Red Sox may trade him

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles weather one calm summer -- "Has anyone found our footballs yet?"

Sexton enjoys Tallahassee visit

Saints keep getting deeper on D-line

Peter Boulware will miss much of camp after offseason knee surgery and, by
his own admission, is "iffy" for the '04 season opener.

The Rockets Report

Charlie Ward has been pursued by Jeff Van Gundy almost since the day Van
Gundy took over the Rockets

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

FSU Graduate Assistants United Demands Search Committee Add Thirteen

Students

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

2016 WR Dredrick Snelson commits to Miami Hurricanes

Syracuse superfan Dan Johnson, man behind Ernie Davis statue, dies

Hokies get '15 commitment from safety Adonis Alexander

Virginia Tech, MSU hard after Prattville OL Kenny Thomas

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Dean Smith's former players backing Roy Williams in wake of North

Carolina's academic scandal

UNC basketball: Marcus Paige wants to extend range

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

7 Plays That Will Get You Ready for College Football Season

3 – “PUNT ROOSKI” (Florida State at Clemson, 1988)

A lawsuit isn't what really killed NCAA Football; the lack of a playoff did

NCAA proposal could boost major conferences

Summer football showcases leave gray area in recruiting

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SEC media days preview: Team-by-team capsules

SEC Media Days: 5 hot topics for Hoover

https://alabama.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1658566
Not many SEC coaches on the hot seat

It’s time for King SEC to take on its next challenger

Thirteen seconds. Three points. One play. That’s all that separated the
Southeastern Conference from sweeping the last eight BCS titles ever
contested.

Dish, U-Verse pick up SEC Network, others talking

It's official: AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb tie the knot

Should Nick Marshall appear at SEC Media Days?

Florida football countdown

49 … Yards covered by Jerome Bettis on his game-winning touchdown run.

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 3 Vernon Hargreaves III

Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III picked off three passes as a
freshman and finished second in the SEC with 11 breakups last season.

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Irish commits measure up well at The Opening

Four Notre Dame commitments left a mark at The Opening this week.

Buckeyes 2014 schedule breakdown No. 5: A 5 percent chance Cincinnati beats

Ohio State

Penn State OKs $2M upgrade to football building

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Photos of demolition at Alabama baseball's Sewell-Thomas Stadium

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Embattled Dolphins Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, twin brother face assault

claims

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

LeBron James officially signed; Cavaliers 'could not be happier'

While it's believed to be a two-year, $42.1 million deal, Cavaliers GM
David Griffin says the contract details 'are secondary to LeBron's
commitment to Northeast Ohio and the Cavaliers'

LeBron James' Cleveland decision made Thursday morning

Four unforgettable years

LeBron James is better at basketball than any of us will ever be at
anything, and it was a joy for four consecutive years that he shared that
with us, with our city’s name on his uniform.

Carmelo Anthony to stay with Knicks on 5-year contract

Tiger Woods say he feels great in return to Liverpool

Brazil gift Netherlands 3-0 third-place playoff win

Argentina, Germany have rich World Cup history

Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for
his mother’s help as Argentina players sat in silence in their changing
room before the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany.

Holly Sonders leaving Golf Channel for Fox

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Devendorf chooses Orange over Gators

Miami cornerback Rolle arrested on felony count of battery on police officer

Lakers owner: Bryant not behind changes

Lakers owner Jerry Buss has not spoken to Kobe Bryant since the NBA finals,
and he still has no idea - despite the departure of coach Phil Jackson and
the impending trade of Shaquille O'Neal - whether Bryant will re-sign.

BALCO to be fined $772,000

Investigation leads to ban - Two under suspicion for doping are booted from

the Tour de France

July 12, 2014 10:02 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Ramsey, Williams Both on Thorpe Watch List

2013 FSU Football Rewind: Freshman

Vegas oddsmaker: Florida State favored to repeat

Trouble Spot 1: FSU

Jameis Winston hints about future at Florida State

Florida State's Jameis Winston: Earning degree is a priority

FSU WR Greene could be a Round 1 pick

FSU TE O'Leary's accident raises questions

Foot injury not expected to slow FSU freshman receiver Travis Rudolph

The freshman had surgery on his left foot this summer but is expected to be
healed in time for the start of Florida State’s preseason practice on Aug.
4.

Florida State football has fun for a good cause

FSU aids Fishers' fight with deadly disease

Biggest Takeaways from FSU's Recruits at The Opening

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Recruiting update

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Former ’Nole Wade named new Gulf Coast softball coach

Beth Wade was named the school’s second head coach on Friday, with the
former Florida State standout inheriting a program that hit a rough spell
in 2013.

Mosley's Ratliff taking long route to FSU with nationals bid

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

Former Seminole Sims giving back to community

Ernie Sims wants to play 10 years in the NFL

Buster Posey goes 0-for-4 in loss

At Royal Birkdale, Stupples calls it a career

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bobby Meeks Faces Felony Charges

Seminoles offensive lineman charged in fight with police

A new era for FSU, Civic Center

High-rise hotel, concert hall on new Civic Center Authority Board's 'to do'
list

Will Reynolds get a warm welcome in Indy?

Many arena league owners more famous than players

The expansion Austin Wranglers have a host of current and former NFL
players as co-owners, such as ex-Cardinal Andre Wadsworth

NBA long shots? Heat took a pass

Former Florida State center Trevor Harvey was cut by the Knicks before
their first summer-league game

Drew All-Star snub baffles team

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

Graduate student steps down from FSU president search panel

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC Breakout Players: Offense

Top 10 ACC returners, non-QB edition: Defense/Special Teams

ACC places five on Thorpe watch list

The ACC's nice guys

Kevin Haplea, Florida State.

Duke safety Jeremy Cash on Jim Thorpe Award watch list

Brown adds bulk to Tech offensive line

Louisville football countdown to 2014 ACC season: Cardinals seeking quick

ACC splash

Miami ranked No. 44, Hurricanes chase Coastal Division title

Syracuse football 2014 opponent preview: Maryland totes one of Big Ten's

best wide receiver tandems

George McDonald says high number of verbal commitments allows staff to get

a jump on 2016 class

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ACC BASKETBALL:

UNC guard Marcus Paige on his return, spending more time at shooting guard

and being more comfortable

Irish add SF Ryan to Class of 2015

Syracuse basketball freshman Chris McCullough bears weight of expectations:

'That's the next prodigy right there'

Deacs’ non-league basketball schedule set

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ACC BASEBALL:

Boston College Baseball “On The Verge” Of Deal With URI Head Coach Jim

Foster

Former Wolfpack pitcher Carlos Rodon signs with White Sox

Former N.C. State pitcher Carlos Rodon, the No. 3 overall pick in the MLB
draft, gets a $6.582 million signing bonus from the White Sox.

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

College football look ahead: Nos. 86-90 (Wake Forest faces a rebuilding

season)

14 in '14: College football's most intriguing games

12. Notre Dame at Florida State, Oct. 18

College Football Playoff trophy to be unveiled July 14

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AJ McCarron's likely replacement first needs to seize the job

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 4 Amari Cooper

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper caught 45 passes for 736 yards and four
touchdowns last season, despite a nagging foot injury and missing two games.

Florida football countdown

50 ... Points scored by Florida in Steve Spurrier’s first game as coach.

College Football Preview: The 2014 Florida Gators

Gators steal recruit from Urban Meyer's backyard

Gators land top linebacker recruit

Gators QB recruit boldly shows hairdo

Guess which SEC stadium LSU's Tiger Stadium is now larger than?

Tiger Stadium rises to fifth largest college stadium at 102,321

Florida State QB Jameis Winston says LSU got a 'great guy' in receiver

Malachi Dupre

ADs for Miss. State, KSU set series on Twitter

More than 1/3 of South Carolina’s football signees waiting to qualify

Tennessee football recruit explains his tweet about Alabama

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Coach Shaka Smart, VCU building for the future

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Auburn QB Nick Marshall cited for possession of marijuana

Sports Illustrated's 'Dirty Game' articles spark false-light lawsuit

Sports Illustrated magazine has been sued — accused of maliciously
publishing false information regarding the relationship between Oklahoma
State University football athletes and a representative of Fellowship of
Christian Athletes.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Omar Kelly ranks the NFL's 32 teams

Jim Kelly slowly on way back after cancer treatments

RETURN OF THE KING: LEBRON JAMES ANNOUNCES 'I'M COMING HOME'

By the Numbers: A look at some key numbers as LeBron James returns to

Cleveland

How LeBron James forgave Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and returned to Cleveland

LeBron's emotional choice is also a big gamble

Good luck, LeBron James. You’re a great basketball player and a champion.
But as a businessman, you shot an air ball on this one. You just decided to
return to the NBA’s worst team the past four years and leave the NBA’s best
team the past four.

Heat fans should react with gratitude, not anger

Pat Riley statement: Can't fault LeBron for going home

In the end, it was LeBron's choice

And so it ends exactly as it began, only in reverse, with the celebrating
in Ohio this time and so much wailing in South Florida the two necessary
words of farewell as LeBron James moves back to Cleveland are lost in the
din.

LeBron James stayed connected to home through Ohio State while he was gone:

'LeBron's a very loyal guy'

LeBron has perfect running mate in Kyrie Irving

Former NBA coaches believe LeBron James will emphasize defense to Kyrie

Irving, other young Cleveland Cavaliers

Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh signs max contract to remain with team

Lakers acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston, still pursuing Carmelo Anthony

After 7-0, Neymar reportedly turned game off, played poker

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Up in smoke

Marcus Vick went to Virginia Tech expected to match his famous brother
Michael and then some.

Vick suspended for three games

Michael Jordan discussing ownership role with Heat

July 11, 2014 9:41 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Five More 'Noles Named to Preseason Watch Lists

Mario Edwards, Jr., P.J. Williams, Cameron Erving, Tre' Jackson and Josue
Matias added to growing list of FSU summertime accolades

Winston, Williams to Represent FSU at ACC Kickoff

Jameis Winston to face media

FSU players, past and present, making a difference

Athlon predicts the playoff

The Opening: FSU Notes on OL/DL

FSU football player arrested on charges of grand theft

FSU's Jesus Wilson suspended, charged with grand theft

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1657898&PT=4&PR=2
WR Wilson arrested on felony charges, suspended

Florida State still has depth at WR after Wilson suspension

Arrest raises more questions for FSU at WR

List of Florida State Athletes Who Were Arrested This Year

2015 NFL Draft: Florida State Preview

Jaason Lewis's favorite schools, top 5 coming Saturday

Baltimore (Md.) Gilman four-star dual-threat quarterback Kai Locksley will

return to Florida State again in July.

++FSU Commit Keeping An Eye On Notre Dame

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FSU BASEBALL:

George Jenkins Eagles' Middleton Commits to FSU

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Game 92 Lineups: Stephen Drew Back in at Shortstop

Daily Farm Report: John Gast Turns In a Strong Performance For The Redbirds

Nogowski thriving in Oakland's system

After a strong spring season hitting in the middle of the lineup for the
Florida State Seminoles, former Amsterdam Mohawks first baseman John
Nogowski has not taken long to make an impression on the professional
scene.

Azinger: Swing changes making Woods worse

Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing
better has backfired on him.

George McNeill talks sister's death, British Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Sorry Miami - Kenny Ingram update

Lewis gets the offer he was hoping for

Doug Mientkiewicz Min was held out of his fourth consecutive game Saturday

with a sore left wrist after being hit by a batted ball during batting
practice Wednesday.

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

FSU research produces record $230 million

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Player list for ACC media days

ACC, ND players on Nagurski, Outland lists

Preseason position review: Special teams

Best of the best: Florida State

Clemson has sold out of season-tickets

2 Duke Blue Devils are candidates for Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Duke senior linebacker Kelby Brown and junior safety Jeremy Cash

ACC Countdown: No. 9 Georgia Tech

Jersey numbers for Georgia Tech newcomers

Tech may have underrated receiver in Searcy

U of L’s Smith in Outland Trophy contention

Miami football countdown to 2014 ACC season: Hurricanes have questions at

quarterback, defense

Syracuse football center John Miller has 'taken quite a leadership role,'

says offensive line coach

Fred Reed breaks down 3 Syracuse football freshman cornerbacks heading into

training camp

Syracuse football quarterback Terrel Hunt will attend Manning Passing

Academy this weekend

Syracuse football hopes relationship with UCLA's Noel Mazzone brings better

results for offense

UVa's Harris on Nagurski watch list

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ACC BASKETBALL:

'15 guard Mitchell gets U of L offer

Why UNC’s Nate Britt switched shooting hands

Antawn Jamison calls fellow UNC alum Rashad McCants a 'clown'

Syracuse basketball offers scholarship to Harry Giles, a top 5 recruit in

the Class of 2016

Forward C.J. Barksdale leaving Virginia Tech basketball program

The Danville native is still enrolled at Tech, but is no longer part of the
basketball team.

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

50 things to look forward to with 50 days to college football kickoff

College football look ahead: Nos. 91-95 (Instant turnaround unlikely for

Connecticut)

College players with big shoes to fill

12 college wide receivers to watch

Week 4: Clemson seeks revenge against FSU

Cactus Bowl is new name for Tempe college football postseason game

College Football Hall of Fame sets opening date

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DirecTV hopeful about SEC Network

Minnesota coach says Saban 'earns every damn dime' of salary

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 5 T.J. Yeldon

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has rushed for 26 touchdowns in two years
with the Crimson Tide, including 14 last season as he gained a team-leading
1,235 yards.

Two Auburn opponents set for pay days eclipsing $1 million in 2014

Dufner will honor Lutzenkirchen at British Open

Carnell Williams returns to Auburn to finish degree

Florida football countdown

51 … Number worn by Brandon Spikes during his career at Florida.

Florida line coach Summers draws acclaim from former players

ESPN’s future power rankings: UGA is No. 8

Texas A&M offers a sneak peek of what's to come at Kyle Field

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Mack earns Notre Dame offer

Irish at No. 9 in ESPN future rankings

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes’ rematch with Michigan State set for

primetime on Nov. 8

No beer sales at Longhorn football games in 2014

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Best passing teams in 2014-15

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

No sign and trade for Parsons; report: Houston plans to match Mavs' offer

The Rockets have 72 hours to match Dallas' offer. If they don't, Parsons
will play for the Mavs next season.

10 things to know about potential new Mavericks small forward Chandler

Parsons

ESPN to offer Tiger-only broadcast for British Open

FIFA fines Argentina for breaching World Cup rules

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC suffers a loss

The reality of ACC expansion began to hit with some real wallop last week
when the news came down that Wake Forest and North Carolina are scheduled
to play each other only once during the 2004-05 basketball regular season

Coach K would have been crazy to leave

Coach K pulled power play for big payday

Shaq will accept deal to Heat

July 11, 2014 9:37 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Turns out this Fisher guy is a pretty good coach

Florida State tailbacks show off speed

Aguayo Headlines Lou Groza Award Watch List

FSU's Aguayo defending Groza Award

Groza Award-winning kicker with chance to repeat

2014 Florida State Preview: Clemson

Winston's off-field issues concern evaluators

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/random-offseason-tweet-of-the-day--jimbo-fisher-caught-a-huge-shark--photo-164911680.html
Random offseason tweet of the day: Jimbo Fisher caught a huge shark

2015 NFL Draft: Florida State Preview

FSU OT Ervin has top-five pick potential

No. 1 DT set to visit FSU again

Albany (Ga.) Westover five-star defensive tackle Trent Thompson, the No. 1
player in the nation per the 247Sports Composite, indicates that he plans
to visit Florida State next week during the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp.

#FSUTrivia Week 4 winner and overall standings

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UP NEXT:

Game times, TV plans set for Cowboys first 4 games

August 30: OSU vs. Florida State in Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m., ABC

College Football Picks: Florida State Seminoles vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

College Football Picks: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State

OKLAHOMA STATE FOOTBALL: Who is Tyreek Hill?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Degbeon, Germany Poised for Gold at U20 Championship

Seminole women's hoops incoming freshman Ama Degbeon has helped Germany to
a 6-0 start at the U20 European Championship in the B Division

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU C De La Calle also pitching in Cape

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1079344
As soon as their 2014 season ended many of Florida State's baseball players
headed across the country to participate in summer leagues.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Adds Another to the Family

The Seminoles welcome their fourth freshman to the 2015 roster.

Waldrop’s wallop

Thomas Dale standout makes her mark at Florida State

LeGrand Medals at Caribbean Championships

Rising sophomore Jemal LeGrand turned in a pair of medals at the 2014
Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships this past week at the Aquatic
Centre in Barbados.

Florida State Athletes Benefit From Summer Bridge

Incoming Florida State athletes send a week together adjusting to college
life before classes start. With the University's bridge program, it makes
the transition a bit easier.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Can EJ Manuel take the next step for the Buffalo Bills in 2014?

Bernard James enters unrestricted free agency

Former Seminoles Nab Titles

The Florida State men's tennis program have several current and former
players competing around the world this summer. This past weekend former
Seminoles Jean-Yves Aubone and Anderson Reed both won titles.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU enjoying quiet, uneventful offseason

Washington, Booker solid tandem for FSU

The Star-Tribune reports that Doug Mientkiewicz (1B) Min confirmed

yesterday that he could be out until after the All-Star break due to
his bruised wrist.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

Preseason position review: Quarterbacks

Best of the best: Florida State

Clemson’s 5 biggest games

College Football Week 1 Picks: Clemson Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Duke DBs poised for big year

ACC Countdown: No. 9 Georgia Tech

Tech freshman hopes to be O-line weapon

Two highly-rated Aquinas players commit to UM

North Carolina football countdown to 2014 ACC season: Tar Heels look to

avoid early hole

College Football Countdown | No. 59: Pittsburgh

Q&A: Pittsburgh quarterback Chad Voytik

Syracuse football defensive tackle Wayne Williams on pace with summer

conditioning

Syracuse football safety Darius Kelly in position to 'take it to the next

level' in 2014, Fred Reed says

Syracuse offensive coordinator George McDonald on his feisty personality,

God as his sounding board

4-star linebacker Anthony McKee lists Syracuse football in top 5-7 schools,

plans summer visit

Syracuse football recruiting: St. Louis WR West Lindor verbally commits to

the Orange

UVa opponent preview series: BYU gets another shot at Cavaliers

Nineteen more Hokies signees enrolled for second summer session

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Rick Pitino excited about the upcoming basketball season

Rick Pitino: 'Passion, enthusiasm' still high

Pitino details each U of L basketball player's summer

UNC's Meeks down about 45 pounds from last summer

Williams adds to staff

Virginia Tech's Buzz Williams has rounded out his coaching staff by
officially naming Jamie McNeilly as an assistant coach and Jeff Reynolds as
his director of basketball operations.

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

NCAA president calls for 'scholarships for life'

Mailbag: Who will be 2014 versions of Auburn & Florida State?

College football look ahead: Nos. 96-100 (Change could come slowly for

Purdue)

Should College Athletes Have Workers' Comp Coverage? PEO Experts Offer

Perspective on Employer Responsibilities

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Quarterback-poor SEC will have quarterback-rich Media Days

Cox cable will carry SEC Network when it launches in August

Realistic expectations for Jacob Coker in 2014

Auburn, Ole Miss now leading for elite lineman Javon Patterson

Florida football countdown

52 ... Yards covered by Richard Trapp on his spectacular touchdown against
Georgia in 1967.

UK football season tickets holding steady under Stoops

UK defensive end Bud Dupree everybody's 'freak' athlete

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 6 Laquon Treadwell

Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was named the SEC Freshman of the
Year after amassing 72 catches for 608 yards and five touchdowns to lead
the Rebels last season.

South Carolina QB Thompson looks to prove himself

The largest scoreboard in college football is complete at Texas A&M (Photos)

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Irish-Navy among top '13 games

Ricky Watters finishing what he started

Watters is back on the Notre Dame campus, working to finish his degree in
architecture.

College Football Countdown | No. 58: San Diego State

Ex-Texas coach Mack Brown to be ESPN college football analyst

University of Texas President Bill Powers resigns, will leave in 2015

ESPN College Football Future Power Rankings Place USC No. 6 Overall

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Best rebounding teams in 2014-15

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

L.A. Dodgers must pay $15 million to baseball fan beaten at stadium

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Washington Redskins' Tanard Jackson, a former Syracuse standout, suspended

4th time by NFL

NBA salary cap up to $63.1 million; Mavs have $14 or $15 million to spend

Mavs, Parsons agree to 3-year offer sheet for about $46 million

Sorry, Mavericks fans, but Gregg Popovich will be with Spurs a lot longer

LeBron James has to go back to Cleveland

Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the New York Knicks, according to report

Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife pig

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Marcus Vick's life now more shambles than scrambles

Elway, Reeves reconcile - Former coach invited to QB's Hall of Fame

induction.

Armstrong survives spill at Tour de France

July 8, 2014 9:45 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Six Seminoles Named to Preseason Watch Lists

Three Seminoles named to Maxwell watch list

FSU places three, including Jameis Winston, on Maxwell Award watch list

FSU has a trio of players on the preseason Maxwell Award list, highlighted
by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

FSU’s Rashad Greene named to Maxwell Award Watch List

FSU football an overwhelming, historical favorite in 2014

FSU is odds-on favorite to win 2014 national championship

Florida State Seminoles — 2014 Syracuse Football preview

Scouting the 2014 Seminoles: Bobby Hart

Position Preview: Defensive Tackle

Florida State Football: 2014 QB Fall Practice Preview Depth Chart and

Analysis

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1983 Auburn vs. Florida Edition

This Florida State Fan Has An Awesome Seminoles Tattoo

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Whitfield could add to FSU's roster of elite sprinters

On Monday afternoon the blazing fast Whitfield, who was named to the Paul
Horning Watch List as one of the most versatile players in college
football, tweeted out that he planned to run track for Florida State next
season after skipping the 2014 campaign.

Daneika's British Blog - Part 6

Florida State rising senior will share her experiences from the summer of
2014.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin hints at progress, place in Panthers offense

Bryan Stork: Stork 'viable competitor' for starting center

Will LB Dekoda Watson be ready for start of camp?

Solomon Alabi, Denver Nugget Summer League Player

Holt makes defensive MLB debut with Indians

Giants try to win series without Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey

Devon Travis: Travis collects four hits

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Give Back the Trophies!

Coach Bowden speaks out about the missing trophies

No Pro

Bowden was never tempted to go pro.

Cro's Back!

After 8 Long Months of Rehab from a broken leg, FSU's Craphonso Thorpe is
back on the gridiron.

Ingram, Jones settle into new life at FSU

Kenny Ingram and Aaron Jones aren't big on waiting.

Jennifer Hyde Named Head Women's Tennis Coach

Giants sign Florida St. outfielder - Martinez-Esteve had been drafted in

second round

Mientkiewicz out after being hit by batting practice ball

A Big Hit

J.D. Drew is coming into his own in a brave uniform.

FSU may expand intramural fields - Released student fees could fund project

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Looking at ACC teams' 2014 odds

ACC represented on Bednarik, Maxwell lists

Preseason position review: Receivers

Q&A: Louisville TE Gerald Christian

Fans buzz about U of L football’s blackout

Vandals arrested at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

Roundup of Miami Hurricanes named to 2014 preseason watch lists

Pitt's young stars Boyd, Conner embrace new role

After breakout freshman years, young stars Tyler Boyd and James Conner
embrace leadership roles on the field this season.

Pittsburgh football countdown to 2014 ACC season: Sophomores filling big

roles on offense

How does Syracuse football's 2015 recruiting class stack up against the

rest of the ACC?

Syracuse football cuts one running workout per week in favor of yoga this

offseason

Harold, Harris on Bednarik watch list

Virginia defensive end Eli Harold and strong safety Anthony Harris were
named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list on Monday.

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Outside linebacker Damien Dozier commits to the Hokies

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Transfer Mitchell bringing energy, rebounding to Tech

Emelogu to transfer from VT

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Tech budget to get boost from ACC

McCants back on radio along with former UNC learning specialist Mary

Willingham

UNC reaches out to McCants

UNC reached out to former player Rashad McCants on June 6, asking him to
meet to talk about his recent statements on ESPN and Sirius radio accusing
the university of academic misconduct.

Syracuse University cancels contract with sports marketer IMG

SU's contract with IMG had extended through the 2020-21 season

Syracuse could make millions of dollars more every year after breaking

contract with IMG
Syracuse University's decision to break its contract with IMG was driven by
the school's belief that it wasn't receiving market value for its
multimedia rights.

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

College Football Bowl Projections for 2014

Ten best non-conference games this season

9. FSU-Oklahoma State (Arlington), Aug. 30.

Power Ranking the Top 25 Fastest College Football Players for 2014

2. Levonte Whitfield, WR, Florida State

NCAA to its football teams: Let's cut down on the hitting

College football look ahead: Nos. 106-110 (Temple looks for a turnaround)

In recruiting, schools use every trick in book to make pitch stand out

Hottest College Cheer Squads in 2014

#9 Florida State

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Commentary: SEC wrong to promote false rivalries

Nation's No. 4 prospect CeCe Jefferson visiting Alabama this month

Auburn, Florida closing in on 5-star Martez Ivey, nation's top offensive

tackle

Florida football countdown

54 … Average yards per interception return in one game by Joe Brodsky.

Several Gators make watch lists

USC’s most important offensive players for 2014: No. 7

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 8 A.J. Johnson

SENIOR LINEBACKER, 6-FOOT-2, 242 POUNDS, TENNESSEE

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Three Notre Dame football players earn spots on preseason watch lists

Golson Ready For Leadership Role

WR Will Mahone no longer enrolled at Notre Dame

Better know a '14 opponent: Ohio State

Penn State ranked No. 48, Nittany Lions continue to face NCAA sanction

challenges

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Best Offensive Teams in 2014-15

Point guard flips from national champ UConn to UGA

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Former Foley pitcher Brax Garrett makes early commitment to Vanderbilt

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Jim Brown claims 1964 NFL championship ring for sale online was stolen from

him

Sleeping Yankees fan sues TV announcers

P.J. Hairston: I want to apologize to Hornets, fans

PJ Hairston faces a summons for misdemeanor assault and battery for an
incident in a Sunday pickup basketball game at a Durham YMCA. Kentrell
Barkley said he did nothing to provoke Hairston but said Hairston punched
him twice.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars to have 13 open training camp practices

Mavs free-agent updates: Dallas turns up heat on Rockets' Chandler Parsons

What happened four years ago today? LeBron James’ ‘Decision’ rocked NBA

Cavs’ pursuit of Miami Heat’s LeBron James could be gaining momentum

McRoberts, Granger added

After striking out on several of the league’s top free agents, the Heat
reportedly has lured power forward Josh McRoberts away from Charlotte and
added former Pacers small forward Danny Granger.

Bosh reportedly 'seriously considering' max contract from Rockets

Orlando Magic agree to 4-year deal with free agent Channing Frye

Self-serve beer stations make debut

Wild to begin digital ticketing for season tickets

Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Coaches eye changes - One proposal would give basketball players 5 years to

play

Xavier's Matta goes from no interest to Ohio State coach

Lance assumes Tour lead

Rodman runs with the bulls

Phelps' challenge intrigues Spitz

Could equal Olympic legend's 7 golds

July 7, 2014 8:50 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Preview magazines seem set on FSU, Alabama & Oklahoma for CFB Playoff

Scouting the 2014 Seminoles: Austin Barron - Scouting FSU's starting center

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UP NEXT:

10 returning Cowboys who could have a breakout year

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

How Much Pressure Is Kelvin Benjamin Facing in Carolina Panthers Training Camp?

Stephen Drew hoping he finally can spring ahead

Former Seminole Holt promoted to big leagues

Clippers' Tyler Holt called up by Indians

Wong back from DL, Robinson optioned

Fort Myers’ McNeill nearly wins after sister’s passing

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

2004 Outland Trophy Watch List - Alex Barron David Castillo Ray Willis Florida State

For Joiner, basketball is education

Off the crutches and back on the field - Warrick Dunn,

Doug Mientkiewicz (1B) Min fouled a ball off his ankle yesterday, according to the Star-Tribune. "He's pretty sore," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We'll see how he feels."

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football 2014: Marcus Outlow, RB

Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #67, OL Seth Betancourt

Louisville ready for ACC introduction

Two WRs commit to Hurricanes, DE Hoilett leaves, Gray trying to qualify

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ACC BASKETBALL:

An Early Ranking Of ACC Teams For Next Season

FSU #11

Pitt Basketball: Why Michael Young is poised for a breakout

Finally, hiatus is over for Pitt's Sheldon Jeter

Former Beaver Falls standout Sheldon Jeter, who was a practice player for a junior college last season, gets a fresh start at Pitt.

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

Week 1: LSU-Wisconsin highlights loaded opening week

Week 2: Oregon, Michigan State equals 'flash vs. smash'

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A few SEC football questions to ponder

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 9 Sammie Coates

Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates finished last season with 42 catches for 902 yards and seven touchdowns

Florida football countdown

55 … Touchdown passes for Rex Grossman in his first two seasons.

USC’s most important offensive players for 2014: No. 8

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Nebraska football fans ranked nation's most loyal

10 questions for Notre Dame football

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Texas inks Garrido for two more years

Texas pitcher French will return for 2015 baseball season

Believing he has more to accomplish in Austin, Texas starting pitcher Parker French will return to school for his senior season and not sign a professional contract.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ohio State football player arrested in NE Ohio

Police say Ohio State University football player Tracy Sprinkle has been arrested on charges of cocaine possession, rioting and failure to disperse after a bar fight in northeast Ohio.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Agent for Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade expects deals wrapped up soon

Moment of truth? LeBron-Riley free-agency summit planned

Source close to situation tells Sun Sentinel, "there is an in-person meeting being scheduled for next two, three days." Thursday is first day James can sign new contract.

Price sole Rays All-Star representative

Five first-time MLB All-Stars you need to know

MLB All-Star snubs: Five who deserved a spot

Lightning’s top pick receives high praise

Djokovic outlasts Federer in Wimbledon final classic

The Serbian is able to withstand the seven-time champ's fourth-set comeback, wins in five sets.

Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400, Vickers runner up in FSU car

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Williams avoids jail, awaits UM decision

Williams must now prove he deserves a `last chance'

Virginia Tech QB Marcus Vick suspended after being charged with reckless driving, marijuana possession

Pleas from sixth men help keep Coach K at Duke

Student's e-mail brought tears to Krzyzewski

Roy Williams tells Lakers he's not interested

NCAA committee to even Mason-Dixon Line disparity in baseball

Wie to seek place in men's Open

July 6, 2014 8:32 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football an overwhelming, historical favorite in 2014

Winston favored to repeat as Heisman winner

Jameis Winston, FSU crowned kings of college-football-magazine covers

Florida State's Jameis Winston visits Children's of Alabama before being honored in Hueytown

Jameis Winston celebrates his own holiday in Hueytown, Ala.

See what Hueytown product Jameis Winston said during recognition program in his honor

Scouting the 2014 Seminoles: Cam Erving

Friday Five: Fisher's Biggest Signees

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1654663&PT=4&PR=2
Trends: FSU Splits Carries Between Top Tailbacks

FSU fans flock to car of Brian Vickers at NASCAR race in Daytona

Highly-rated WR recruit Sam Bruce could pick UM or FSU on Tuesday

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UP NEXT:

Cowboys focusing on defensive backfield in recruiting

The Cowboys have four incoming defensive back recruits, and so far, OSU’s 2015 recruiting class indicates focus is staying on the defensive backfield.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU incoming freshman breaks national mark in the 100

2014 Tallahassee ITA Summer Circuit Draws

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel – Comparing and Contrasting the 2013 Season

Better late than never: Drew hits first homer

On 2-HR day, Drew speaks about offense starting to show up

Stephen Drew: ‘It’s going to come around’

Indians minor league roundup for July 4

Tyler Holt went 2-for-4 with a run and a steal for Columbus (47-41)

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No lack of motivation for Seminoles this year

Freshman Orientation

It's freshman orientation time for two future quarterbacks at FSU.

Previewing Florida State

Seminoles ranked #14 in all three polls to end the season

Cheesman's dream must wait

FSU Swimmers Qualify for the Olympics

Football Speedsters Boost Track Program

Van der Linden, Boulware married during weekend

Mientkiewicz revives his bat

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Top 10 ACC returners, non-QB edition: Offense

Boston College Football 2014: Atem Ntantang, DB

2014 College Football Preview: Clemson Tigers

Syracuse football recruiting: 2015 linebacker Doyle Grimes is 22nd player to commit to SU

Defensive end Trevon Hill commits to Hokies for 2015

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Where does U of L stand in ACC basketball?

Salt bringing physical approach to Virginia basketball team

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Former UNC basketball player McCants says he hasn’t spoken with NCAA

A fine first season in ACC for Notre Dame

A look a Notre Dame athletics by sport in the ACC

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

College Football Playoff’s secret sauce will be ‘common sense’

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SECond Look: Countdown of the SEC's top 25 players for 2014: Nos. 8-10

Ranking Alabama's 6 toughest opponents: No. 3 can score points galore but defense still needs work

Florida football countdown

56 ... Most points scored in a bowl game by Florida.

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 10 Ramik Wilson

Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson was named an All-SEC performer for the Bulldogs last season after posting 133 tackles as a junior.

What needs to happen for Mark Stoops' second season to be judged a success

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10 questions for Notre Dame football

Top Georgia prospect picks Ohio State

College Football Countdown No. 61: Washington State

USA Today Previews WSU Football

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Texas Tech basketball player suspended for fight

Texas Tech guard Amber Battle has been suspended for a month for her involvement in a fight with a football player at the university's recreation center.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Alabama RB Drake arrested, charged with obstructing government operations

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavs give Harris 3-year deal; with Melo likely out of picture, Dallas may focus on Deng, others

The day it changed: The full story on how Steve Nash left the Mavs 10 years ago

Argentina advances to World Cup semifinals with 1-0 win over Belgium

Netherlands edges Costa Rica, 4-3, in penalty kicks

Wimbledon 2014 Ladies Final: 2011 champion Petra Kvitova triumphs over 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Krzyzewski snubs Lakers

College basketball gets victory when Duke coach stays put

History shows Coach K made a smart non-move

Lavin willing to listen to Ohio State about head coaching job

NCAA considers July start for CWS

Gagne's record save streak is halted at 84

Overexposed Berman's act at ESPN stale

July 5, 2014 11:07 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football a historical favorite

Pre-Season Scouting Report – Karlos Williams, RB Florida State

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UP NEXT:

Cowboy on the mend: OSU’s Cobbins coming along with rehab

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles ready for US Junior Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buffalo Bills Expect Nigel Bradham to Excel This Season After Losing Kiko Alonso

Titans DE Wimbley to open Second Wings & Things

Miller, White And Gibson To NBA Summer Leagues

Tigers prospect, Devon Travis shows promise, progress at Erie

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

The price of loyalty

FSU may limit the number of season tickets a football fan can buy to free up more of the good seats that would attract more donors

All Smiles - A. J. Nicholson update

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Where the ACC football teams rank for the 2014 season

“Go Heels, Go America!” Feeling Pervading UNC Football

UVa football opponent preview series: Spiders feature familiar faces under center

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Maybe this UNC investigation will finally bring out the truth … and end a sad saga

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

10 Great American Things About College Football

12 College Football Teams Guaranteed to Struggle on Offense in 2014

Five Most Underrated College Football Players

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SEC Network Aims for $500 Million a Year Launch

4-star tight end Landon Rice 'locked in' with Auburn

Florida football countdown

57 … Rushing touchdowns for Tim Tebow in his career.

Health inspection: A look at Jeff Driskel's injury history

https://florida.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1656080&PT=4&PR=2
Unpredictable: The 2014 Florida Gators

Georgia's most important player of 2014

USC’s most important offensive players for 2014: No. 10

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 11 Cedric Ogbuehi

Cedric Ogbuehi is expected to become Texas A&M's next first-round NFL draft pick from the offensive tackle position.

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Notre Dame secondary is well-stocked

Notre Dame LB signee Nile Sykes headed to Indiana

2014 Oregon Football Games Offering Most Bang for Your Buck

Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Uniforms Once Again Rated The Best In College Football

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Summitt to remain Lady Vols' head coach emeritus

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

20 in 20: Is optimism about the Jaguars' improved pass rush justified?

Dallas Cowboys And San Francisco 49ers Set For Priciest Opening Game In 3 Years

Colts players honor Army veteran with surprise

How Brooklyn Nets Suffered Such A Big Financial Loss During 2013-14 Season

What is Mavs' Plan B if Carmelo Anthony doesn't come to Dallas?

NBA stars pressured to take less money

A's and Oakland agree on 10-year stadium lease after Selig's power play

World Cup roundup: Neymar lost for Brazil in win, joins Germany in semifinals

Joey Chestnut eats 61 hot dogs

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke waits quietly for Krzyzewski decision

Bonds is all-time walk king

Armstrong 3rd overall as sprinters prevail early

Armstrong plays it safe in first stage

Federer too much for Roddick

July 4, 2014 10:27 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Alabama towns to honor FSU's Jameis Winston

Hueytown finalizes plan to honor Florida State Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this weekend

Moffett loves seeing Florida State back on top

FSU Unveils Most Recent Locker Room Renovations

Poor Pass Blocking from FSU Offensive Line?

Why one stat in isolation can sometimes be deceptive

Wrapping-up Florida State’s Top 50 Players for 2014

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1647274&PT=4&PR=2
Top 40: 1-5

Top 5 Quarterbacks That 'Noles Will Face in 2014

Special FSU car set for rollout

Vickers to race with FSU garnet-and-gold paint scheme

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UP NEXT:

Schedule Analysis: Oklahoma State

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FSU BASEBALL:

Smith Honored As ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete

The Seminoles tie a league-high with eight student-athletes on the ACC All-Academic Team.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Repping FSU And Red, White & Blue!

Five Seminoles will compete this weekend at the US Junior Track & Field Championships.

Incoming FSU track recruits to compete at nationals

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Carolina Panthers Need Kelvin Benjamin to be Instant Impact

How Panthers Rookie Kelvin Benjamin Can Be Cam Newton's 'Safety Net' in Year 1

Natasha Howard leads Fever with 20 points in win over Mystics

Buster Posey works with kids at camp, knows Giants must ‘pick it up’

Blixt leads at Greenbrier

Blixt playing well since winning last year’s Classic

Blixt on bumpy ride since win

Brooks Koepka: Ten added to The Open Championship via OWGR

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Paul Wilson regained control of his fastball and returned to his winning ways

Wilson, 'pen hold Tribe in check

Mientkiewicz an asset on defense

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

72-Year-Old FSU Alum Hopes To Become Oldest Marching Chief This Fall

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Top 10 ACC returners, non-QB edition: Offense

2. Cameron Erving, LT, Florida State

Preseason position review: Linebackers

Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #64, OL Harris Williams

Brown, Duke putting 2013 football run in the past

Kelby Brown and Duke don't want to live in the past.

OL Whitley brings high ambitions to Tech

Where does Louisville football rank in the ACC?

DL Richard McIntosh commits to Miami Hurricanes

Better know a '14 opponent: North Carolina

Countdown to ACC Kickoff: Syracuse (Orange facing rough October schedule)

Kevin Bronson leaves Virginia Tech for USF

The Village Academy grad who was The Post's small-school defensive player of the year had to change his plans because of an issue with test scores.

Tech AD says stadium beer sales not in plans

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Gregory, Tech begin to create chemistry with newcomers

UNC at Kentucky set for Dec. 13

What is Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's record against the coaches ESPN ranked ahead of him?

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ACC BASEBALL:

2014 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Announced

Virginia in position to make another Omaha run in 2015

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Louisville Sent Packages To Other ACC Schools Containing Basketballs, Model Hearts, Coasters

https://louisville.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1656023
Louisville coaches happy about the ACC move

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

College football look ahead: Nos. 111-115 (Army reboots with new coach Jeff Monken)

Recent history shows quarterback experience a factor for national contenders

College presidents say no to unions for athletes

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Alabama releases list of NCAA violations for 2013-14

Offensive lineman Brandon Hill says he's been released from Alabama scholarship

Florida football countdown

58: Tackles for a loss in the career of linebacker Wilber Marshall.

Sophomore Spotlight: Chris Thompson

SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 12 Cody Prewitt

Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt pulls in an interception against Missouri last season. Prewitt led the SEC with six interceptions.

Hall chooses Tennessee over 'Hoos, Hokies

Hall, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive and defensive lineman, said he hopes to graduate from Northside in time to enroll at Tennessee for the second semester.

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Notre Dame returns Everett Golson, and Ishaq Williams projected to start

Notre Dame looking to add depth to stars with LB recruits

OSU-Miami among 10 best college football games of the 2000s

Sooners No. 2 on NFL.com's top college football teams of 2000s

Dorial Green-Beckham officially joins Sooners, but many questions remain unanswered

Perhaps the most pressing question is this: Can trouble former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham play for Oklahoma in 2014? According to sources close to the program, OU plans to pursue an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility.

Sooners taking a risk with Dorial-Green Beckham

College Football Countdown | No. 62: Rice

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

Former UF standout Dupay begins coaching career

Top 50 coaches: No. 2 John Calipari

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NCAA files brief against Northwestern football union effort

DA drops felony charge against Nyang’oro

Julius Nyang’oro won’t face a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretenses, in large part because of his cooperation with other investigations relating to UNC’s athletic-academic relationship.

Boise State to pay $2.3 million in settlement

Boise State has settled a lawsuit with the American Athletic Conference that was first filed a year ago claiming the university owed $5 million in exit fees.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins' Dion Jordan suspended 4 games by NFL for PED use

'MFFL:' Dirk's loyalty once again puts Mavs in position to do huge things

What Dirk Nowitzki's new contract with the Mavericks might look like

Riley begins courtship

Heat president Pat Riley hopes to convince free agents Pau Gasol, Luol Deng or Trevor Ariza to accept less money and sign with Miami – a quest that became more pressing following a report Thursday that LeBron James' agent met with four teams.

LeBron's agent meets with at least three teams

Friday will mark 75 years since Lou Gehrig’s farewell, and a fan prepares to part with the Iron Horse’s glove

Everything you need to know for Germany vs. France

At World Cup, excessive celebration is celebrated

WWII hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini dies at 97

Hot dog eaters of all sizes weigh in on eve of famed New York contest

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

'It's a new challenge' - Duke coach will fulfill a dream at Athens Olympics

Lance Armstrong makes impressive start