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July 19, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Eberle Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Week one will test Jimbo Fisher's confidence in the ACC

2017 is Playoffs or Bust for the Seminoles

FSU QB DEONDRE FRANCOIS LOOKING TO TAKE OFF IN YEAR 2

3 reasons Deondre Francois improves in 2017

Were FSU receivers snubbed from Biletnikoff Award consideration?

By the Numbers: "Built Like an SEC Team" is an Insult to FSU

What FSU fans should know about Wake Forest in 2017

Will Wake again have a stellar defense and awful offense?

Here are the trap games that should worry Seminoles, Gators and Hurricanes,

but unfortunately won't

FSU set to host talent-packed Jimbo Fisher Camp

The wide receiver group that is expected to attend is especially
impressive.

Florida State's Lift for Life event provides competitive challenge for a

good cause

Former 2019 FSU commit Lloyd Murray: Noles still in the picture

++FSU commitment earns Alabama offer

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UP NEXT:

Fast Facts: Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game - Florida State vs. Alabama

Seminoles a huge test in opener

Feedback continues to be very good regarding Alabama's new offensive

coordinator

The 11 Alabama football players gaining award buzz

Orlando columnist makes bold prediction for huge Alabama-Florida State game

Hope you already have tickets to the Alabama-Florida State football game

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Appalachian State replaces Florida State in 2017 Puerto Rico Shootout

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminole Scrapbook: Tape-measure home runs for the ages

Florida State has had its share of tape-measure home runs dating back to
1968, when junior first baseman Jim Gurzynski hit a home run with a wooden
bat against visiting Kentucky Wesleyan that traveled a documented 500 feet,
8 inches.

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

2017 Summer InternatioNOLE Update

Arnold alum Chad McGuire's ready to dive into FSU swim season

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Dalvin Cook: When character concerns aren't concerning

Rookie RB Dalvin Cook will have immediate impact with Vikings

Warrick Dunn - Most Underrated RB of All-Time?

Why Eddie Goldman's growth is a major key to Bears' defensive line strength

Giants roster countdown, No. 29: Can RT Bobby Hart improve in 3rd season?

Chiefs are the Raiders biggest rivals, Sebastian Janikowski says

Nine days to Latrobe: Williams ready to fill Timmons' shoes?

Can Vince Williams seamlessly take over for the departed Lawrence Timmons
at the buck inside linebacker?

Former FSU-great Jameis Winston named fifth E28098most unstoppable offensive

players' since 2000

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Analytic time: Malik Beasley's true shooting percentage

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Kevin Cash liked seeing Odorizzi return to form

On this day, 27 years ago, Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders' multi-sport show

hit Yankee Stadium

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Schedule tweaks benefiting Berger

Tim Rosaforte reports on the schedule changes that Daniel Berger has made
this season to have him peaking just in time for The Open at Royal Birkdale.

Since his U.S. Open victory at Erin Hills, Brooks Koepka has been lying low

Where Does Brooks Koepka's U.S. Open Win Rank in the Pantheon of Individual

Performances by Former Seminoles?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden heads class to be enshrined in college hall

Bowden, Ward will be enshrined together

Sizing up the ACC quarterbacks

3. Drew Weatherford, Jr., Florida State.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Murder of FSU law professor reaches third-year anniversary

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

THE ACC HAS 10 SELECTED TO 2017 PAUL HORNUNG WATCH LIST

The ACC's long road to the top of college football

Starring roles? ACC still has plenty of depth at QB

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Swinney unfazed by Clemson's rank in ACC preseason poll

Venables gives Clemson defense its first challenge

Swinney: Clemson's McCloud likely limited early in practice

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said projected starting receiver Ray Ray McCloud
will likely be limited early in fall camp as he recovers from an injured
wrist.

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Vegas pegs Duke football's over-under win total lower than all but two of

its FBS foes this season
If Las Vegas betting totals are to be believed, the Duke Blue Devils
football team and coach David Cutcliffe face an uphill battle to get back
to a bowl game.

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Georgia Tech's KeShun Freeman named to 2017 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

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LAMAR JACKSON: GOING BEYOND THE HEISMAN

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Remember sorry Temple? UM and improved Owls to reunite

UM is 13-1 against Temple, losing only in 1930. But last year, the Owls
went 10-4 and won their conference.

Richt, 'Canes honor UM's past while looking to future

Mark Richt is taking a wait-and-see approach with his true freshman

dual-threat

In case you missed it: Former Georgia coach Mark Richt's new look

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Pitt QB race is neck and neck, according to Pat Narduzzi

Most assume grad transfer Max Browne will win the starting QB job, but Pat
Narduzzi says Ben Dinucci is right on his heels.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Georgia Tech extends offer to 4-star Jake Forrester

Cards hosting three junior-college recruits

We interrupt your summer for a few words from NC State's Kevin Keatts

NC State basketball coach Kevin Keatts talked about Omer Yurtseven, Markell
Johnson, transfers, academics, trip to Italy in August at summer press
conference on July 18, 2017.

Keatts says no cell phones and no Twitter for a while for Wolfpack

basketball players
Video: New N.C. State basketball coach Kevin Keatts says no cell phones and
no Twitter may have players howling but will build better team
relationships.

Notre Dame draws host Chaminade in Maui Jim Maui Invitational opener

Ranking Pitt's non-conference basketball schedule by difficulty

A peek at Pitt's 12 out-of-conference challengers, with the games listed in
order of expected difficulty, from most to least.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Wake Forest's Griffin Roberts making smooth transition from bullpen to

starting rotation

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

College football TV schedule

2017 college football win totals for all 130 FBS teams released by Las Vegas

2017 Biletnikoff Award watch list

Nick Saban, Bret Bielema video used by Big 12 Coordinator of Officials to

show sideline violations

Picking Big 12 dark horses: Texas and TCU are poised to surprise this season

These three teams have the potential to surprise in 2017 out of the Big 12

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SEC losing luster with rest of teams chasing Tide

Auburn looking forward to 'huge game' at defending national champion Clemson

Gators on preseason watch lists

Young players again stepping up will be key for Gators, Harris says

UF football lands pledge from four-star offensive lineman

Georgia sees energy ramp up with recent recruiting commitments

'Protecting Louisiana': LSU coach Ed Orgeron thanks prep coaches for

keeping out Texas, Michigan and others

Key storylines for South Carolina's QBs in 2017

Five reasons South Carolina can beat Texas A&M

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Matt Rhule laying groundwork for new culture at Baylor, with a little help

from his father

FAU, Lane Kiffin predicted to finish fifth in Conference USA East Division

Harbaugh: We've discussed U-M playing in Rome

2019 QB commit Cade McNamara saw something special at Notre Dame

Buckeyes land nation's No. 1 tight end: What Jeremy Ruckert's commitment

means

Top 50 Countdown: No. 32 Oregon Ducks

Penn State football's sneaky-tough September: What awaits the Lions in the

season's first month?

USF is overwhelming pick to win American Athletic Conference

Why Tom Herman's fate at Texas will ultimately come down to his Red River

record

Texas coach Tom Herman wonders why Longhorns-Aggies football rivalry can't

be renewed

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

The coaches ready to take over college basketball

A full guide to holiday hoops tournaments

Hall of Fame Classic to feature UCLA, Baylor, Wisconsin, Creighton

Providence-Washington, Virginia Tech-Saint Louis set for 2K Classic

semifinals

Buddy Boeheim picks up basketball scholarship offer from Gonzaga

Buddy, the younger son of Jim and Juli Boeheim, plays for the Albany City
Rocks.

Scoonie Penn now plays a vital new role in Chris Holtmann's rebuild: Ohio

State basketball analysis

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

O.J. Simpson parole hearing: ESPN to feature live coverage

O.J. Simpson's prison life: Cruise ship with barbed wire

Whatever happened to key figures in O.J. Simpson saga?

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs' O.J. Howard ranks 9th in NFL rookie jersey sales

Jaguars Position Preview: Rushing attack gets an upgrade with Leonard

Fournette

Is optimism surrounding Jaguars defense warranted?

Aaron Rodgers should be back atop the quarterback pay scale sometime soon

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Agent: Nerlens Noel 'very disappointed' with where negotiations stand with

Mavericks

Carmelo Anthony, uninterested in returning to Knicks, requests Rockets trade

Wardrobe change: No home, road uniforms as NBA goes to Nike

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MLB Scoreboard

Inside dirt: Aaron Judge has a secret plan to break his slump

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British Open 2017: Ranking the 20 golfers most likely to win at Royal

Birkdale

One of these nine golfers will win at Royal Birkdale

2017 British Open odds: Dustin Johnson leads the field at Royal Birkdale

The No. 1 golfer in the world is the favorite to win his first Open
Championship this week

Tommy Fleetwood doesn't have to sneak onto Royal Birkdale anymore

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Miami QB Marve expects to miss 2007 season due to injuries

Marve 'Happy To Be Alive' After Accident

Robert Marve lay in his Naples Community Hospital bed with deep bruises on
his face and hands, fatigued from hand surgery as a result of his car
flipping six times, and faced the reality of postponing his college
football career at Miami while he prepares to recover in Tampa.

A $1.721 million staff

All combined, North Carolina's nine assistant football coaches don't make
as much as head coach Butch Davis, whose contract is worth $1.86 million a
year. But it's close.

North Carolina's Williams battling vertigo

Bowl Game At Trop A Possibility

Big East Conference and Tampa Bay Devil Rays officials have had discussions
about starting a Big East bowl game at Tropicana Field in 2010.

Pearl's annual deal increases to $1.3M

UT men's coach signed until 2013

Report: Vick will play

NFL chief Goodell decides to wait for legal process to run its course,

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July 18, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Butkus, Hornung Watch Lists Announced

Two FSU linebackers named to Butkus Award watch list

FSU's Derwin James makes Paul Hornung Award watch list: Is he the favorite?

Florida State Leads 2017 ACC Football Preseason Poll

Seminoles see Tigers as team to beat

FSU is preseason ACC favorite; QB Deondre Francois 2nd in player of year

voting

Why Jacques Patrick is the key to a successful season for Florida State

football

Eberle, Noles Ready To Take Lift For Life To Next Level

Top offensive players for Noles entering 2017 season

FSU featured prominently in list of best games of 2016

Longtime former Flagler judge, Kim C. Hammond, dies

Hammond served as a judge for more than three decades

Obituary: Judge Kim C. Hammond

He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University,
where he was an All-American quarterback. He played professional football
for the Miami Dolphins and the Patriots while going to law school.

Seminole Scrapbook: QB Kim Hammond's legacy secure at FSU

The new generation of Florida State football fans may not recognize his
name:

'Noles look to conclude summer hot on recruiting trail

3 reasons not to worry about QB recruiting

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UP NEXT:

Ranking Alabama winning streaks against SEC rivals

Alabama's two new wide receivers both 'very fast, very explosive'

Will Mack Wilson see time on defense for Alabama this season?

Roll Tribe: Fisher vs. Saban

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Men's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale

Men's Basketball Debuts 'Benchwarmer Pass' Season Ticket System

Five-star forward Reggie Perry commits to Mississippi State

Perry decommitted from Arkansas earlier this month, citing his father's
health. Florida State and Mississippi State immediately made him a priority
during the first live period last week, with both Leonard Hamilton and Ben
Howland watching Perry at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale in South Carolina over
the weekend.

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Track & Field Signing Class Among Nation's Best

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Rookie RB Dalvin Cook could get 300 touches in year one with Vikings

Countdown to Training Camp: Jalen Ramsey

Top 25 Jacksonville Jaguars plays of 2016: Jalen Ramsey vs. Steve Smith

We're counting down the top 25 plays of 2016! Up first at No. 25 is the
off-field play of the year when Jalen Ramsey took on Steve Smith.

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Nuggets Summer League Grades: Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig earn high marks

Westchester Knicks Season Review: Von Wafer

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Jayce Boyd has 4 RBI, leads Las Vegas to 13-3 win over Albuquerque

Kevin Cash: We couldn't really figure their guy out

Leibrandt, Crawford lift Lehigh Valley over Rochester 4-3

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Three players with Florida State ties gearing up for British Open

Berger's schedule tweak

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Houllis has minor surgery on left knee

With depth limited at rover, just the mention of surgery for a player at
that position can make Florida State fans a little nervous.

Titans sign fourth-round WR Chris Davis

Henderson could key renaissance on Raiders' O-line

Steelers, Timmons talking contract

Former Trojan Alexander Johnson still in the game

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Pull back the curtains and find ACC-SEC on similar footing

ACC Top 5 quarterbacks

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BC picked last in its division in ACC preseason poll

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Clemson second in ACC preseason poll

Clemson not getting much respect in preseason ACC polls

5 reasons Clemson will repeat as the ACC champions

Why Clemson will not repeat as ACC champions

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Georgia Tech selling more seats for opener against Tennessee

Georgia Tech picked third in Coastal Division

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Lamar Jackson voted ACC preseason player of year, Louisville picked third

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Miami Hurricanes football picked to win ACC Coastal

Hurricanes' linebacker named to Butkus Award watch list

Hurricanes' Berrios named to Hornung Award watch list

UM Butkus candidate Shaq Quarterman conjures Dan Morgan memories

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Pitt football picked to finish fourth in ACC Coastal

The Panthers finished last season in fourth place in their division, and
that's where they start 2017 based on a vote by conference media.

Expectations even higher for Pitt football E28094 according to Pitt football

The Panthers coach and his players don't balk at the thought of
double-digit wins or an ACC championship E28094 they embrace it.

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Syracuse football picked to finish 6th in ACC Atlantic Division

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Virginia Tech picked second, UVa last in ACC Coastal this football season

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC offseason notebook

5. Who is the sleeper? Florida State.

Shooting guard Blake Hinson receives 2019 offer from Georgia Tech

ACC commissioner backs Louisville amid problems

Big Board 4.0: Louisville hoops recruiting targets

Lonnie Walker expected for UM basketball opener following knee surgery

Pitt and Penn State will face each other in Legends Classic

Oklahoma State and Texas A&M are the other two teams taking part in the
event.

Lack of road wins kept Syracuse out of the NCAA Tournament in 2017, and

will matter even more next year

Virginia Tech to play St. Louis in basketball

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

College football TV schedule

Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 is best conference in college football

Rookie coaches among top storylines at Big 12 media days

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 46

Auburn prepares for unique challenge against Georgia Southern triple-option

A look at Auburn's SEC Network 'Takeover' programming

Negative talk motivating UF's offense, Ivey says

Five reasons South Carolina can beat Kentucky

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Top 50 Countdown: No. 33 Notre Dame

Notre Dame wants you, but do you want ND?

Notre Dame football starts 2019 class with commitment from QB Cade McNamara

Legendary coach Ara Parseghian being treated for hip infection

Bob Stoops 2.0? How Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley is approaching

replacing a legend

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Archie Miller, IU put Big Ten on notice

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Connecticut ethics board rules UConn football coach Randy Edsall violated

nepotism clause when hiring son

UF's Callaway pleads no contest to drug paraphernalia, is fined

Inside College Football: The 'big deal' Ohio State lawsuit, Alabama

revelations
Your team's all-time player suing your school is exactly what's happening
at Ohio State right now

More revealed about altercation involving Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott at

Uptown Dallas bar

Ezekiel Elliott's off-field incidents only increase odds he won't be on

field to start Cowboys' season

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars Position Preview: New roles for Jack, Posluszny at linebacker

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Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. named to All-NBA Summer League first team

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander puts team up for sale

Les Alexander's accomplishments as owner of the Rockets

Rockets have been among NBA's top winners under Leslie Alexander

How rich is Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander?

Tilman Fertitta interested in buying the Rockets

Pierce signs deal to retire as 'a Celtic for life'

2017 All-NBA Summer League teams: Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball earns MVP honors

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MLB Scoreboard

Tebow Watch: Game-ending HR highlights his week

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British Open 2017: Root for these nine golfers to win at Royal Birkdale

Nine interesting things about this year's event at Royal Birkdale

British Open 2017 odds: Surprising picks from model that nailed the U.S.

Open

2017 British Open odds: Dustin Johnson leads the field at Royal Birkdale

2017 British Open tee times, pairings: Complete field for Round 1 on

Thursday

Dallas-area among potential sites for professional cricket team, stadium

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Clemson Breaks Season Ticket Record

Marve's dad: ex-Plant QB's surgery goes well

Robert Marve, injured in a single-car accident, was released from a Naples
hospital Tuesday.

'Plus-1' playoff for 2011?

Vick indicted for sponsoring dogfighting

NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on
charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either
died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.

QB could face jail time, fine

Alleged involvement in dogfighting could send Vick, three others to prison
for six years.

Dolphins release QB Culpepper

The Miami Dolphins ended weeks of anticipation by releasing quarterback
Daunte Culpepper on Tuesday.

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July 17, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Recent success vs. SEC a positive sign heading into opener

Comfort is key for Deondre Francois

Battle-tested FSU QB Deondre Francois ready to lead Seminoles in 2017

Five 2016 backups that will shape Florida State's 2017 season

2017 Preseason Position Preview -- Defensive Line

2016 Not a Complete Wash for Derwin James

3 players the E28098Noles could land next for 2018 class

Seminoles see Tigers as team to beat

Jimbo Fisher credits E.J. Manuel for Tidewater to Tallahassee pipeline

Three-star RB Charles Strong remains committed to Florida State, but Ole

Miss has emerged as a threat

Man charged in death of FSU star's dad plays at Poker World Series

Paul Senat, out on bond after firing an AK 47-style rifle through a wall at
Sugar Daddy's Adult Cabaret in April, killing Darryl Rudolph, took home
more than $90,000 at the World Series of Poker Tournament on Sunday in Las
Vegas.

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UP NEXT:

FSU football faces tough history vs. Alabama in CFA Kickoff Game

Jimbo Fisher has perfect answer to Alabama game question

Decade of dominance: Nick Saban carries All-American banner with more

consensus picks than any coach in history

Approval rating for Alabama football coach Nick Saban: You decide

48 Days E28098Til Alabama Football: Anthony Averett emerges as Tide's lockdown

corner

Ticket prices for FSU-Alabama at all-time high

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Women's Hoops Season Tickets on Sale Monday

Time to renew season tickets for FSU hoops

Florida State men's basketball fans can renew their season tickets for the
2017-18 season starting Monday.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Nick Moody joins Humane Society in adopt-a-thon

Jameis Winston names Tom Brady and Ray Lewis among top leaders

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Devon Travis fields ground balls as part of rehab

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Daniel Berger's slo-mo swing is analyzed at John Deere

100-meter dash sees oldest, youngest and fastest compete in Day 3 of USATF

Masters Championship
Dix runs away with title

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles' small-town coach lives in the big-time

Bobby Bowden will be inducted Saturday into the College Football Hall of
Fame, an overdue honor for a man who is defined by his small-town charm and
spiritual lifestyle.

'Noles seeing results

Players say coach Todd Stroud's workouts are paying off

Signal calls: Hot QB battles

5. Florida State: Xavier Lee, Drew Weatherford.

Godby's Footman commits to FSU

FSU golfer Blixt named an All-America Scholar

FSU junior golfer Jonas Blixt has been named to the Cleveland Golf
All-America Scholar Athlete team by the Golf Coaches' Association of
America.

Corso might be getting old, but his schtick isn't

Timmons' agent, Steelers exchange proposals

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC Coastal division does not need realignment to snap Atlantic

championship streak

Ideas to solve ACC schedule imbalance, including the wait and see approach

Here's how this year's ACC bowl selection process works

Boston College defensive lineman Harold Landry ready for ACC spotlight

Could Clemson become a factor for RB Asa Martin?

Despite Heisman win, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is still flying under the

radar

Miami missing one key ingredient in trying to finally claim ACC Coastal

WATCH: Mark Richt is really serious about his sandwich eating technique

You can tell he's put a lot of time and thought into this

Top 50 Countdown: No. 34 NC State Wolfpack

Virginia Tech makes a mistake adding Michael Vick into its athletics hall

of fame

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Cards zeroing in on three Class of 2018 big guys

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Why UNC-CH will pay more for campus athletics upgrade

For a variety of reasons, the cost for a new soccer/lacrosse stadium and
football practice complex at UNC-Chapel Hill is on its way up.

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

College football TV schedule

Playoff-needy Big 12 has 3 new coaches, new media days venue

Big 12 Media Days: There's a lot to like about Big 12 football (no, really)

A familiar face at K-State might challenge the fresh faces at Oklahoma and
Texas

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 48

The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 47

Breaking down the Florida defensive back positions

How former Auburn secondary coach Wesley McGriff is impacting Ole Miss

defense

Gamecocks face mirror image in Mizzou to start SEC play

Five reasons South Carolina can beat Missouri

All eyes in the SEC are watching Gamecocks' Jake Bentley

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Kansas State coach Bill Snyder to write children's book

The first look at Al Pacino as former Penn State coach Joe Paterno revealed

Pacino is portraying Paterno in an upcoming HBO film about the Penn State
scandal

A look back at SMU's 2013 recruiting class: Only five players remain on team

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Brazil court dismisses Lochte false report case from last Olympics

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars Roundtable: Addressing five pre-training camp questions

Jerry Jones: When I first bought Dallas Cowboys they were losing $1 million

cash a month

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What they're saying: Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. has a little Russell Westbrook

in him, more from Las Vegas

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MLB Scoreboard

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SMU's Bryson DeChambeau gets first PGA Tour victory with insane comeback at

John Deere Classic

South Korean players continue their domination at U.S. Women's Open

8 is enough: Federer gets record-breaking Wimbledon title

Five things we learned at 2017 Wimbledon

Sharapova makes first US match appearance since drug ban

Maria Sharapova is realistic as she tries to regain her form after a
15-month drug suspension.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Marve Hurt, But OK After Interstate Accident

Former Plant and current Miami quarterback Robert Marve was injured when
his car flipped several times Monday morning on Interstate-75 South. Marve
was in the right rear seat and is currently in Naples Community Hospital
with minor injuries.

Weis back in court suing doctors

Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis was back in court Monday, pressing
his medical malpractice case for a second time against two surgeons he
alleges botched his care after he had gastric bypass surgery in June 2002.

Carnoustie shows two faces

The rain and wind were so strong Monday morning at Carnoustie that Tiger
Woods and Rod Pampling didn't even bother with umbrellas, and Woods took
off his glove when he lost feeling in his ring finger.

At Carnoustie, a major boost?

Perhaps Carnoustie will kick-start a Slam season stuck in the doldrums. It
could be argued that golf's last visit to the Angus Monster (7,361 yards,
par 71) provided the most unforgettable major theater since the Golden Bear
bolted from hibernation at the 1986 Masters.

Troubling time for Van de Velde

Jean Van de Velde would have preferred to be at Carnoustie this week,
staring down his golfing demons in person.

Ballesteros announces end to charismatic career

Seve Ballesteros officially retired from golf Monday, ending a charismatic
run filled with spectacular shots that carried him to a record 50 victories
on the European Tour, five major championships and an excellent Ryder Cup
career.

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July 16, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Ahead of the curve: FSU's Seminole Productions ready for upcoming ACC

Network

Jimbo Fisher is right to say ACC is premier conference

Writer puts Derwin James among Heisman candidates

James On Heisman Hype: 'I Want To Win The Championship'

Battle-tested FSU QB Deondre Francois ready to lead Seminoles in 2017

FSU QB Francois Confident in Supporting Cast

Florida State's Deondre Francois aims to turn growing pains into gains

The Low Down: Josh Sweat

Dickerson Set for Return

5 ways offense remains elite in 2017

Video Tours: Inside Florida State's great hall

Marcus Lewis offers heartfelt goodbye to FSU football

Thoughts on Marcus Lewis transferring

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UP NEXT:

Tide sets preseason All-SEC record

Babe Parilli, Bear Bryant's first championship QB, dead at age 87

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Trent Forrest will try to help FSU see through the trees next season

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kareem Are signed a contract with the Raiders on Friday

Injection of speed, a motivated Kelvin Benjamin will change Panthers'

offense

Panthers position analysis: Here's how thin margin is for veteran kicker

Graham Gano

Tallahassee Football Standout Gives Back To Community That Raised Him

When former North Florida Christian and Florida State standout Ernie Sims
was growing up in Tallahassee, he said there were no camps to go to and no
one giving back to the community.

Jameis Winston E2809Cnot on Mariota or Carr's levelE2809D is laughable

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Charlotte Hornets: Dwayne Bacon signs with Jordan Brand

Second round pick Dwayne Bacon is the latest member of the Charlotte
Hornets to become a Jordan Brand athlete.

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Bees come up short in 4-3 loss to River Cats

Can't stop, won't stop: Shane Robinson managed to continue a host of
offensive streaks.

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Plays catch Saturday

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Berger moves into mix, tries to chase down Rodgers

Daniel Berger gives Patrick Rodgers food for thought at TPC Deere Run

After pro career, former Olympian Walter Dix continues his love of track at

Masters Championship

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Athletics are Wetherell's business

T.K. Wetherell's fingerprints can be found all over the changes coming at
the top level of the Florida State athletic department.

FSU's Jamar Jackson tears ACL

Freshman tears ACL, lost for the 2007 season

Cards, Cats on Georgia forward's list

Singleton likes eight schools
Considered a top-50 prospect by most major scouting services, Singleton
said he's interested in Cincinnati, Louisiana State, Tennessee, Florida
State, North Carolina, South Carolina, the University of Louisville and the
University of Kentucky.

Raiders sign 310-pound Henderson, making his ?dream come true?

Is Corey Simon Done in Indianapolis?

Kings Drop Clippers in Summer League Finale

Meanwhile, Clippers' rookie Al Thornton, also a member of the First Team,
recorded a team-high 17 points in 31 minutes. This summer, Thornton
averaged 17.6 ppg.

Von Wafer's play gets Nuggets' attention

Guard ties league mark by scoring 42 points in finale

Mientkiewicz aiming for early August return

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Dabo and Jimbo are right; ACC > SEC right now

Has ACC taken over conference supremacy?

Big Four teams working to keep up in top-heavy ACC

ACC predictions: Biggest games, sleeper teams, Heisman hopefuls for 2017

season

ACC content with Notre Dame deal

At end or tackle, Christian Wilkins is leader of the Clemson defense

Leaner, stronger Quarterman hungry to lead Hurricanes defense

Ex-Notre Dame DB Mykelti Williams not joining Syracuse after all

Notebook: Mendenhall not alarmed by departures

On April 25, while announcing the departure of outside linebacker Naji
Abdullah following a spring practice, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall
alerted reporters this wouldn't be the last time he'd be releasing this
kind of news.

Already dressed for success, Virginia Tech's Phillips wants to turn heads

on field next

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Hancock: No one can take 2013 title away from me

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

College football TV schedule

Three burning questions for every team heading into Big 12 media days

The forces that could extinguish the Big 12 are coming from all sides

NCAA officials ordered to constrain TV timeouts, halftime

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Graduate transfer Wilson Bell adds 'mountain of a man' to Auburn offensive

line

Florida Gators hoping former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire pumps up sagging

offense

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Top 50 Countdown: No. 35 Houston Cougars

45 Days To Kickoff: Notre Dame

Notre Dame AD would E28098love to figure out' how to schedule future game with

Auburn football

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

2 Penn State ex-officials begin jail terms in Sandusky case

Two former high-ranking Penn State administrators have reported to a county
jail to serve sentences for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about
Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy.

Why O.J. Simpson is expected to be paroled at July 20 hearing

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL players shouldn't gripe over NBA salaries

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In quest to rebuild roster, Mavs have become one of the NBA's most

international teams

6 highlights that prove Lonzo Ball is real deal

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MLB Scoreboard

Changes are coming to baseball in 2018, and not all are happy about it

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Being Masters chairman was a perfect fit for Hootie Johnson

A former fullback at South Carolina, Hootie Johnson was a true sportsman.
He loved football, golf and bird hunting. He'll long be remembered for
changes he implemented at Augusta National.

Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza has beaten both Williams sisters in major

finals

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

How bad are Phillies? 10,000 and counting

It was the kind of game Phillies fans had seen thousands of times before.
Now, make it 10,000 times.

Mickelson falls in Scottish Open

A faulty driver cost Lefty his first European Tour win as France's Gregory
Havret rallied to win the Scottish Open on the first playoff hole Sunday.
This time, Phil Mickelson needed two bad drives on the closing hole to
throw away another victory. Thirteen months removed from his 72nd-hole
meltdown in the U.S. Open, Lefty bogeyed Loch Lomond's 18th hole twice --
in regulation and a playoff -- Sunday to hand Frenchman Gregory Havret the
Scottish Open title.

Amputee disqualified in 400 meters

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius' debut against elite able-bodied competition
fizzled when he placed seventh in the 400 meters in heavy rain and then was
disqualified. The 20-year-old South African finishes seventh but is
penalized for running outside his lane in competition in England.

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July 15, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

One-on-One with James and Francois

James, McFadden Collect More Watch List Honors

FSU's Derwin James leads 45 on Thorpe watch list

Derwin James is that guy for FSU

The junior safety missed all but six quarters last season with a knee
injury. But he was so good as a freshman and then such a force in the 2017
spring game that Sports Illustrated ranked him as the No. 1 player in the
country last week.

National title hopes trump preseason hype for Florida State's Derwin James

How important is Florida State's 2017 for Jimbo Fisher?

Florida State upset about omission from ACC hype video

Why I'm picking FSU over Miami for the ACC championship

Florida State lands nation's No. 2 center Verdis Brown

The Seminoles secured the commitment from the Chicago native over Ohio
State. He has 19 total offers including LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee,
and Wisconsin.

FSU adds nation's No. 2 center Verdis Brown to 2018 class

Brown, a 6-foot-3, 294-pound center, is originally from Chicago's Mt.
Carmel High, boosted FSU's 247Sports national team ranking from No. 10 to
No. 9 following his commitment.

2024 QB Karter Knox wants to follow in his dad's footsteps at Florida State

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UP NEXT:

Media picks Alabama to win fourth straight SEC title

10 Alabama players named preseason first-team All-SEC

How Nick Saban plans to manage potentially game-changing rule shift

Photo: Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game unveils official artwork for Alabama-FSU

showdown

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Metraux Completes Play At U.S. Women's Open

Florida State's Morgane Metraux shot an 11-over par score of 83 in the
second round of the 2017 US Women's Open and finished in a tie for 149th
place with a two-day total of 160.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 6, RB Dalvin Cook

DeMarcus Walker destroys SEC with one tweet

Bucs QB Jameis Winston shows creative side, dabbling in fashion

Buccaneers: If Jameis Winston goes down they can survive

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Posey said Bumgarner's return will be E2809Ca boostE2809D

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Daniel Berger converts on No. 6 for birdie at John Deere

Tamulis misses cut at U.S. Women's Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Camp can be the first step to FSU

Florida State football coaches went through their roster three or four
years ago and found that half of the players had attended the football
program's summer camp.

Veronica Wootson comes through with game-winner in 7th

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Florida State University to return more money from secret $1 million

appropriation

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC rides undercurrent of superiority into new season

Stability at head coach has been paramount to ACC's upward trend

COMMISSIONER SWOFFORD: ACC BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATION

A Q&A with ACC commissioner John Swofford at the Football Kickoff

Meet the stars of the ACC

2017 ACC KICKOFF: THE COASTAL DIVISION

Wanted: Starting quarterbacks for the ACC's Coastal Division

Get ready for more uncertainty in the ACC's Coastal Division

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Head coach Steve Addazio, along with seniors Harold Landry and Jon Baker

talk to the media in Charlotte at ACC Kickoff

Boston College defensive end Harold Landry obsessed with greatness

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Dabo Swinney: Tampa Bay product Deon Cain 'one of the best receivers in the

country'

Four Tigers Named to Outland Trophy Watch List

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David Cutcliffe intent on making Duke kicking great again after 2016

stumbles
Duke Blue Devils and football coach David Cutcliffe list fixing special
teams woes as a top concern coming off last season's 4-8 record.

Can Duke stay healthy enough to churn out points, make it back to a bowl

game?

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones leads calmly and confidently

How Duke quarterback Daniel Jones got into E28098the best shape' he's ever been

in
Forced into action as a redshirt freshman after Thomas Sirk tore his
Achilles tendon, Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones has that game
experience plus better conditioning to help him in 2017.

Why flashing a championship ring makes Duke cornerback Bryon Fields E28098feel

so old'

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At ACC Kickoff, Paul Johnson addresses schedule rule change

Paul Johnson provides injury update on Matthew Jordan

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ACC rivals: Jackson, Cards 'a tough out'

With new set of expectations, Louisville's Lamar Jackson readies for

Heisman follow-up

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ACC Notes: Miami might finally become Coastal king

Miami Hurricanes can E28098smell' it. But can they finally do it?

Hurricanes embrace expectations as new season approaches

Mark Richt not ignoring, but trying to redefine 'swagger' for Miami in 2017

Miami Hurricanes still searching for Brad Kaaya's replacement

MARK RICHT BREAKS DOWN MIAMI QB SITUATION

Diaz excited about UM's defensive back additions

UM's defensive backfield adds two well-regarded experienced corners and
some freshmen talent, too.

Miami Hurricanes' Mark Walton carrying fatherhood, football loads

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UNC coach Larry Fedora welcomes lowered expectations

North Carolina Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora tells reporters to E2809Cpick us
lowE2809D amid a rebuilding task that he described as unprecedented.

Why Larry Fedora's preseason countdown could be more stressful than usual

at UNC
The North Carolina Tar Heels will enter preseason football practice with
more questions on offense than they've ever had under coach Larry Fedora.

UNC coach Larry Fedora goes into 2017 having to reload on offense

UNC's Fedora: 'No matter what the expectations are on the outside, we still

expect to compete for a Coastal Division championship'

UNC's Fedora to tone down sideline antics

UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart on staying classy, Tar Heels' hunger

North Carolina Tar Heels cornerback M.J. Stewart says that wearing a bow
tie makes for a classy man -- and that the Tar Heels are hungry.

Why UNC's Bentley Spain is a rare commodity on UNC offense

Amid significant changes in personnel, North Carolina Tar Heels offensive
lineman Bentley Spain is a rarity on his team's offense.

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PITT FOOTBALL: "CLOSE AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH"

Pat Narduzzi updates statuses of Alex Bookser, Paris Ford

There's yet to be an announcement on a punishment for Alex Bookser, while
incoming safety Paris Ford remains in a holding pattern for 2017.

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Syracuse football recruiting: How many Class of 2018 commitments can the

Orange take?

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At ACC media days, Virginia football coach says he won't rush turnaround

from 2-10 season

Fully a Cavalier, Benkert out to lead UVa's thin QB unit

Kurt Benkert set to open preseason camp on July 27 as the starter after
competing last season with Matt Johns.

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After oh-so-close loss to Clemson, Hokies hoping for sustained success in

Fuente's 2nd year

Jimbo Fisher praises Justin Fuente's first year at Va. Tech

Virginia Tech's Cam Phillips' outfit steals show at ACC Kickoff

It's a different world for Virginia Tech football this season, and Cam

Phillips dressed like it

Ire for WVU not quite there yet for current Virginia Tech football roster

The legend of Bud Foster; Tech fans "come to participate"

Michael Vick has no place in Virginia Tech's Hall of Fame

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Wake Forest Opens at 200/1 Odds to win ACC Title

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Next up for top recruiting target Bagley: Official Duke visit

Marvin Bagley, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2018, will take his first
official visit to Duke immediately following this week's Peach Jam.

Three-star Jericole Hellems receives 2018 offer from Georgia Tech

Four-star Jermaine Harris receives 2018 offer from Georgia Tech

Summer life has been good to UNC's Williams, two 2018 commitments

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Pitt AD Heather Lyke: ACC Network calls for E28098major investment'

A fancy new studio producing ACC content smack dab in the front of Petersen
Events Center? That's the vision of Pitt's athletic department.

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

College football TV schedule

What's next for former LSU coach Les Miles? Smacker Miles hopes the

broadcast booth, but ...

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SEC predicted order of finish

SEC Media Days winners, losers and award recipients

10 things we learned at SEC Media Days

The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 50

The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 49

SEC Shorts: An inside look at 'The Pit' at SEC Media Days

Auburn isn't ready to cede the SEC West to Alabama just yet

Auburn picked to finish 2nd in SEC West in media poll

Media pegs Gators second to Georgia in SEC East

Muschamp: UF football facility upgrades were in his plans

With NCAA on its tail, Ole Miss is on verge of Freezing to death

Ole Miss ordered to release boosters' names

Jones should be fuming over 2016 UT football finish

Tennessee has a top-5 class

SEC media picks Texas A&M to finish in bottom half of division standings

Kevin Sumlin knows real pressure, and being on Texas A&M's hot seat ain't it

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Top 50 Countdown: No. 36 Nebraska Cornhuskers

ND AD: No reason we can't compete for national championship

Three-star CB Donte Burton visiting Notre Dame on Saturday

J.T. Barrett answers injury rumor

Rutgers football officials meet with NCAA committee on infractions

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA tournament committee to emphasize quality road wins

NCAA selection changes a good step, but also a half-measure

Ole Miss releases its highest-rated hoops signee

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former linebacker Chris Spielman suing Ohio State over player likeness usage

Ohio State responds to suit filed by Chris Spielman against the university

Woman accused of lying about rape claims psychiatric illness

A former Connecticut university student accused of lying about being raped
by two university football players is seeking to have the charges against
her dismissed.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Here are five teams that will fall short of returning to the NFL playoffs

in 2017

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National writer: Dennis Smith Jr.'s athleticism is as advertised, but

something else has stood out

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MLB Scoreboard

Public pays $2 million All-Star Game security bill despite Marlins' stadium

contract
Miami taxpayers will pay about $2 million for police and firefighters
working the 2017 All-Star Game and events despite a contractual obligation
for the team to pay the bill.

Why didn't star-studded Mariners from 1995-2001 reach World Series?

Tebow hits walk-off homer, St. Lucie beats Daytona 5-4 | Video

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Lightning re-signs Ondrej Palat to five-year, $26.5M deal

Hurricanes owner mulling whether to sell team after receiving offer

Coyotes owner: 'We couldn't be any more committed to Arizona and the Valley'

Andrew Barroway publicly addresses relocation rumors and says the team is
staying put in Arizona

NHLPA exec, players' signing bonuses point to potential 2020-21 work

stoppage
Donald Fehr's comments signal stormy times ahead in labor negotiations

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Out-of-form Rory McIlroy misses the cut at Scottish Open

Michelle Wie withdraws from U.S. Women's Open because of neck injury

The former major winner couldn't get through her round on Friday

Birkdale a 'fair' test for British Open, says Chamblee

Hootie Johnson didn't shrink from a fight or love of Augusta National

William Woodward E2809CHootieE2809D Johnson, who steered the famed Augusta National
Golf Club through many of its stormiest times, died Friday at 86 years old.

Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne statement on death of Hootie Johnson

Roger Federer advances to Wimbledon final for 11th time, seeking his

historic eighth victory

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NBA suspends Artest, Jackson for first 7 games of next season

This Carnoustie kinder - but it's still tough

When it last hosted the British Open, the press dubbed it ''Car-nasty,''
and no one considered it tabloid journalism.

Tiger chases third straight Open

Mickelson overcoming slump

Phil Mickelson showed signs of overcoming his slump and recent wrist injury
with a 3-under 68 in strong wind Saturday for a 1-shot lead after three
rounds of the Scottish Open.

Brazil too dangerous for track and field competition

There are some beautiful places in Brazil, but just one look at the U.S.
Department of State Web site tells me I would not risk my life for a meet
in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro.

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July 14, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Outland and Nagurski Watch Lists Announced

Redshirt junior center Alec Eberle and senior defensive tackle Derrick
Nnadi have been named to the Outland Trophy watch list.

Five more FSU players placed on college football award watch lists

Defensive end Josh Sweat joined safety Derwin James, cornerback Tarvarus
McFadden

Fresh Faces Of The Program: James, Francois Represent At Kickoff

Videos: FSU at ACC media days

ACC Notes: Florida State expected to shine

Interview: Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher at the 2017 #ACCKickoff

Jimbo Fisher: ACC is 'premier conference in college football'

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher: ACC is best conference in both football,

basketball

Dabo Swinney, Jimbo Fisher point to the scoreboard to claim ACC's supremacy

The ACC has come a long way in five years to become one of the best leagues
in college football

Jimbo Fisher knows September looms large for Seminoles' playoff hopes

Jimbo Fisher on the difficulties of opening against Alabama: ACC Kickoff

Diary, Day 1

FSU QB has bizarre answer for biggest difference between high school and

college

More milestones, fewer licks on Deondre Francois' Year 2 wish list

DEONDRE FRANCOIS NAMES FSU BREAKOUT WR CANDIDATE

Derwin James' return to field buoys Florida State's bounce-back hopes

Derwin James: I'm best player in college football

First Look: Scouting Florida State CB Tarvarus McFadden

Thoughts on FSU 2017 rookie measurements

Around ACC Kickoff: FSU-Clemson becoming national game, coaches react to

potential 14-week season

Where does the FSU-Clemson game rank in terms of national importance?

FSU defensive back Marcus Lewis to transfer

Lewis started five games at the star position in 2016 before being benched
against North Carolina in the fifth game of the season.

FSU's Marcus Lewis to transfer; George Campbell's in doubt for fall camp

Earlier in the offseason, seldom-used players in tight end Jeremy Kerr,
defensive tackle Keith Bryant and linebacker Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane left the
team.

Florida State losing DB Marcus Lewis to transfer

No reason for the decision was given, although positioning on the depth
chart likely played a significant role.

Quashon Fuller may be between high schools, but already committed to FSU

Florida State commits and targets in the new ESPN300

FIve Seminole commitments listed.

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UP NEXT:

The hype is already out of control

Apparently people just conveniently forgot about the epic FSU-Western
Carolina showdown of 2008.

Is Jimbo Fisher ready to open with Alabama? 'I scheduled it, so I'd better

be ready for it

Jimbo Fisher takes Nick Saban's FSU-SEC comparison in stride

Why today's players only know Alabama as 'the Patriots' of college football

SEC QB: Saying Jalen Hurts can't throw 'very untrue'

How socks factored into Alabama's title loss when leadership got 'careless'

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Play Suspended At U.S. Women's Open

Metraux has completed 13 of her 18 holes and is five strokes over par.

Anderson in hunt at Maine Amateur Golf Championships

Anderson, 16, is a Camden Hills Regional High School junior and two-time
defending state Class A golf champion. He also recently won the New England
PGA men's junior title and will play his future Division I college golf at
Division I Florida State University.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Warrick Dunn: An athlete we all can look up to

Jalen Ramsey uncertain for training camp

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 7, CB Xavier Rhodes

Chris Thompson Will Serve As Washington's Pass-Catching Back Again

Jameis Winston is a much better choice than Andrew Luck to start a

franchise with
Luck hasn't lived up to the hype, while Winston is just getting started.

Buccaneers Jameis Winston: Behind the career numbers

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Charlotte Hornets have to find minutes for Dwayne Bacon

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Former Seminoles preparing for second half of MLB season

Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Optioned to minors

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Poulter (67) makes putting change, inspired by Koepka

Former Florida State All-American Kris Tamulis, who teed off in the morning

wave of golfers, carded a 2-over par score of 74 with 14 of 18 holes scored
at par or better with three birdies.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU AD is football fall guy

Odds are, he'll be gone long before then, if for no other reason than the
fact that struggling basketball coach Leonard Hamilton could soon be
ushered to ...

Carr, Overton resign from FSU athletic department

Former FSU OL Henderson signs contract with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders signed former Florida State offensive lineman Mario
Henderson to a contract, making him the team's fourth draft pick to sign a
deal. Henderson, a third-rounder taken with the 91st overall pick in the
April draft,

Simon NOT re-activated

Colts News ESPN is reporting that the NFL made a "clerical error," and that
Corey Simon has not been re-activated.

Griz make two moves

The Grizzlies did just that Friday when they officially announced the
signing of free-agent forward/center Darko Milicic and waived Alexander
Johnson.

Nuggets Roll Past Lakers

Von Wafer scored 10 of the first 19 points for the Nuggets en route to a
game-high 22 points. Wafer shot 61.5 percent from the field and 50.0
percent from ...

Notes: Bale nearly ready for KC debut

Tyler Chambliss, who had won his five previous decisions in two leagues,
finally took a loss as Class A Wilmington lost to Potomac, 8-2.

JD Drew leaves game with injury

Drew top-of-the-line hitter so far

JD Drew is still adjusting to the leadoff spot.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC not resting on past success, looking to 2017

ACC football hopes for a repeat of last season

With Clemson's stifling defense and Louisville's Heisman Trophy winning
quarterback Lamar Jackson returning this season, the ACC hopes this college
football season is like the last one.

ACC coaches say there's no debate: Their league is the best

Strong words from Jimbo Fisher and Steve Addazio; heavy lies the crown for
champs and Heisman winner; and a look back at Pitt-Syracuse 2016.

The ACC reaches the top; now what?

Can ACC football be more than a one-year wonder?

2017 ACC KICKOFF: THE ATLANTIC DIVISION

ACC's football success centered on Atlantic Division powers

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A few odds and ends now that the ACC Kickoff is off and running

Quarterbacks beware: ACC in 2017 bringing a pain train of powerful

defensive lines

ACC commissioner addresses string of scandals

John Swofford has plenty to boast about, but his league is also dealing
with ethical embarrassments.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford: Division realignment not being discussed

ACC commish: Notre Dame joining league as full member 'not a point of

discussion'

Swofford: 'I thought Ron Cherry had one of the greatest lines in the

history of college officiating'
Cherry had one of the greatest lines in the history of college officiating
during a NC State game against Maryland in 2007, saying 'He was giving him
the business.'

ACC's Ron Cherry moves from "giving him the business" to new officiating

role
Cherry will aid ACC in recruiting, training football officials

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ACC Kickoff Press Conference Video & Quotes

Comments from Addazio, Landry and Baker at ACC Kickoff in Charlotte

Landry Named to Nagurski Award Watch List

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Swofford, Swinney: ACC has done an about-face

Dabo Swinney Says He's Rooting for FSU in Season Opener vs. Alabama

Dabo Swinney says media making it easy for him to motivate his team

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney said Thursday at the ACC Kickoff event
in Charlotte that he is being asked more questions about his former players
than the ones currently on his squad.

Clemson may look different in 2017, but Dabo Swinney says Tigers are

focused, hungry

Christian Wilkins talks Clemson defense, D-line for 2017

Tyrone Crowder talks Clemson offense, O-line for 2017

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Why the Blue Devils' two-deep depth chart includes 22 freshmen and

sophomores

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Georgia Tech's Parker Braun named to 2017 Outland Trophy watch list

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Affable Jackson shines again on big stage

Lamar Jackson asks Mike Vick to dial back praise

Heisman changed Lamar Jackson's life, not who he is

Lamar Jackson: Even the Heisman Trophy winner has room to improve

Heisman winner Lamar Jackson's 2017 season will have new look

Lamar Jackson, Louisville excited to get Clemson at home this season

All-ACC CB Jaire Alexander details why he is at Louisville and not USC

Petrino updates status of 4-star signee Wilson

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What can the 'Canes expect at ACC Kickoff? Questions. Many, many

questions...

Hurricanes growing more and more comfortable around coach Mark Richt

UM's Diaz challenging a defense that could be one of nation's best

Manny Diaz, who did excellent work with Miami's defense last season,
addresses several issues in the first of a three-part series.

Canes defensive tackle Gerald Willis taking E2809Cleave of absenceE2809D

E28098Gerald remains part of the Miami family and may take part in designated
team activities,' coach Mark Richt said in a written statement.

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ACC Kickoff: Loaded with experience, N.C. State looks to make noise in 2017

season

Wolfpack already E28098locked in' on opener in Charlotte

For only the sixth time this century, NC State will open the college
football season with a Power 5 opponent on Sept. 2 against South Carolina

How these 16 players could make or break NC State's football season

NC State's Doeren: 'We've become harder, we've become tougher, we've become

more together because of all of us, and that's what we're all about.'

Here's the position the ACC created for NC State's Jaylen Samuels

The elusive tight end/running back/wide receiver/utility player from
Charlotte hasn't always gotten the recognition he's deserved because he
falls through the voting cracks. There's no chance that happens again,
because the ACC created a positionless position just for Samuels:
all-purpose back.

Why NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb resists the urge to Google himself

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Let's break down Pitt football's 2017 depth chart

Updates, or at least what qualifies as one in mid-July, on some of Pitt's
position battles on both sides of the ball.

Pitt's upset of Clemson a sign of ACC's progress, commissioner John

Swofford says

Pitt, Penn State in top 50 of Rivals' five-year recruiting rankings

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Previewing 2017 FSU opponents: Syracuse

Dino Babers describes the 'Boeheim effect' (best from ACC media day)

Syracuse football JUCO transfer Mykelti Williams will not join team

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Demon Deacons look to move on after E28098WakeyLeaks'

ACC Kickoff: Now relying on upperclassmen, Wake Forest hopes for continued

growth in 2017 season

Wake's Cam Serigne finds balance as senior season approaches

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke target Cam Reddish considering making college choice in November or

December
Busy summer for Reddish saw him play in Italy and Egypt, where he played
for Kentucky coach John Calipari on USA Basketball's U19 team

Who won a battle of Duke recruiting targets at the Peach Jam?

The Duke basketball staff has watched Emmitt Williams twice at the Peach
Jam, including on Wednesday night when his team beat the Nike Phamily in a
game in which Williams twice dunked on 6-11 Duke target Marvin Bagley III,
the potential No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Small forward Isaiah Turner receives 2018 offer from Georgia Tech

Swofford supports UofL's right to appeal to NCAA

Ranking Syracuse basketball's non-conference opponents for 2017-18 season

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC Network still on schedule for 2019 launch

Swofford: ACC schools 'bullish' on TV network, future of conference

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

College football TV schedule

Why stretching college football season is a good thought but a bad idea

Flashpoint: The forces that could extinguish the Big 12 are coming from all

sides

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The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 50

SEC will roll out impressive group of young quarterbacks

South Carolina's Jake Bentley, Alabama's Jalen Hurts, Georgia's Jacob Eason
and Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald form an impressive group of young
quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference.

SEC MD17 4: Scouting Auburn

Muschamp: UF football facility upgrades were in his plans

SEC MD17 4: Scouting Ole Miss

Ole Miss coach quizzed more on off-field issues

Hugh Freeze deflects questions about lawsuit by former Rebels' coach
Houston Nutt

SEC MD17 4: Scouting S. Carolina

South Carolina defense shut out at Media Days E28094 by design

Suddenly, South Carolina's offense talk of the team

The phone call that changed South Carolina's football season

Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp consulted athletics director Ray Tanner the
night he decided to let Jake Bentley have a shot at the starting
quarterback job.

Why Will Muschamp OK'd David Williams' transfer to SEC foe

Will Muschamp spoke highly of running back David Williams, who transferred
from South Carolina to Arkansas.

Will Muschamp challenges three defensive linemen

South Carolina's head coach has identified three seniors who have to play
well for the Gamecocks this season.

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45 Days To Kickoff: Notre Dame

Notre Dame to host open practice, movie screening to unveil Campus

Crossroads

Tours, 'Rudy' showing planned for Notre Dame Stadium unveiling

Abundantly talented Sooners are preseason Big 12 favorites again; where do

Texas, others fall?

Top 50 Countdown: No. 37 (tie) Texas Longhorns

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Plenty of home games in Florida's non-conference hoops schedule

Gators unveil men's basketball non-conference schedule

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Investors thought he was an ex-Miami Dolphin and that he'd make them rich.

Wrong. They lost it all.
A gadget touted as a revolutionary advance in auto security became a
money-losing debacle that sucked in NFL players and retirees who lost big.
The company's CEO, they said, posed as an ex-Miami Dolphins and Miami
Hurricanes player.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Team Preview and Prediction

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Rick Carlisle says Dennis Smith Jr.'s draft slide surprised Mavs, recalls

his best basketball moments

Adam Silver isn't exactly amused by Mark Cuban's admission that Mavs tanked

NBA spending spree is dizzying

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Twenty years after her debut, Venus Williams, 37, reaches ninth Wimbledon

final
Venus Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 in the Wimbledon semifinals on
Thursday, becoming the oldest finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994.
If Williams wins the title, she'd be oldest champion since 1908.

Wimbledon officials are checking players' underwear to make sure they're

all white
Tennis is a game that tests players' athleticism, precision and mind. At
Wimbledon, however, it's also a test of players' underwear.

Mayweather, McGregor smack tour only free thing for fans

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. bring foul-mouthed and free show in
promotional tour to New York.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

OU to appeal two NCAA findings

Oklahoma plans to appeal two findings by the NCAA infractions committee
against the Sooners' football program in connection with three
student-athletes who received money for hours not worked at a car
dealership formerly run by an OU booster. OU will appeal the ruling that it
vacate eight wins in 2005 and that the school was guilty of "failure to
monitor."

Bulls Get Attractive Home Schedule

Not only will the University of South Florida play the longest regular
season in school history under new coach Stan Heath, but the Bulls also
will face the school's most attractive home conference schedule ever.

Brumbaugh enrolls at Hillsborough CC

Keith Brumbaugh, the former basketball star from DeLand High, is enrolled
at Hillsborough Community College, is on the basketball team and plans to
play this winter, said Hillsborough head coach Derrick Worrels.

Oregon will reinstate baseball

Ohio State president to press for change

The new president at Ohio State University, the nation's largest, says
college athletics must be fixed at the national level and he will have
"zero tolerance" for player misbehavior at Ohio State.

M's give Ichiro $90M, 5-year extension

Phils rout Cards to stay at 9,999 losses

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

ACC Kickoff: Fisher, James, Francois Share Spotlight In Charlotte

Ricky Aguayo Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

The Mascotte, Fla., native was a perfect 6-of-6 in the opener against No.
11 Ole Miss, earning the Groza Award Star of the Week as well as ACC
Specialist of the Week. He also was named a Freshman All-American by ESPN
and All-ACC honorable mention.

FSU's Ricky Aguayo named to Lou Groza award watch list

Since the award was created in 1992, three Florida State players have been
named the country's top kicker.

Top 10 keys to the FSU season

Notable Streaks Heading Into 2017

FSU and Clemson aren't E28098built like SEC teams.' They're better.

Roughly 13 of 14 SEC teams would trade situations with either ACC power.

'Noles offensive line will need to improve in 2017

Top 3 reasons E28098Noles defense will be elite

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UP NEXT:

SEC MD17 3: Scouting Alabama

Alabama's offseason goal: Don't waste a failure

Alabama's Nick Saban hopes team learns from failure

Alabama players, Saban, offer respect for Florida State

SEC Media Days: Nick Saban speaks on loss to Clemson, showdown with FSU

Nick Saban gives Florida State a big compliment ahead of Week 1 matchup

Nick Saban: Florida State built like an SEC team

Nick Saban, Minkah Fitzpatrick break down Florida State

Nick Saban talks Jalen Hurts, Brian Daboll, FSU opener

Nick Saban speaks on loss to Clemson, showdown with FSU

Nick Saban cuts off reporter asking about Alabama QB battle

Alabama coach Saban fine with more NFL scouting access

Is Fortress Alabama vulnerable this season? Maybe, but don't get your hopes

up too much

Why hire a Nick Saban protege to beat him when not one of them has?

Nick Saban has turned SEC parity into SEC parody

Nick Saban on his 10-year Alabama career to date

Chasing the Tide: SEC coaches struggle to match the Alabama formula for

success

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl's president tells why neutral site games like

Alabama-Florida State 'make sense

Texas A&M safety Armani Watts: 'Nothing against' John Franklin III in

saying he 'can't throw'

Latest bid on ESPN's game-day experience with Nick Saban more than $12,000

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FSU BASKETBALL:

CJ Walker -- A Leader The Seminoles Can Count On

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

2017 NWSL Midseason Update

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

ESPN: Freeman, Brown share mutual admiration

Steelers WR Antonio Brown describes RB Devonta Freeman as a E28098beast'

Panthers kicker Graham Gano receives E28098Game of Thrones' inspired gift

Brian Baldinger: Timmy Jernigan is a 'country junkyard dog'

Most Intriguing Seahawks: No. 14, WR/KR Tyler Lockett

The Seahawks needed an upgrade following two years of diminished return
production following Leon Washington's release.

Warrick Dunn: Jameis Winston is leading in community

Meet Jameis Winston

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My love affair with sizzling bacon, and sizzling Bacon, and

baconsizzling.com

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Buster Posey eager for Madison Bumgarner's return

How Buster Posey and Yonder Alonso fared in All-Star Game

Tuesday's Sports Transactions

NEW JERSEY JACKALS E28094 Released OF D___________

No. 20 Berger quickly rising golf ranks

Joe Buck posts photo joking about time he mixed up Brooks Koepka's

girlfriend at U.S. Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

New ADs are costly now

FSU looking at new logistics
Now that Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has made it
clear he will hire a new director of athletics, the questions aren't just
limited to who will replace Dave Hart and when will that happen.

Lee makes his case again

As much as Xavier Lee has tried to kick back and enjoy his summer weekends,
his thoughts keep coming back to all those Saturdays, as well as a couple
of weekday nights, in the fall.

Taking a chance: Supplemental draft preview

The Packers reportedly are interested in former Florida State DT Clifton
Dickson during today's supplemental draft.

Colts activate Simon, but reason uncertain

Defensive tackle Corey Simon was activated from the physically unable to
perform list by the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday. No one was more
surprised than Simon

Clippers Pull Away From Wolves Late

Al Thornton continued to impress, as he hit for his third double-figure
scoring game with 11 points (3-10 FG).

Nuggets Hold Off Pistons

The Denver Nuggets cruised past the Detroit Pistons, 92-84, behind Von
Wafer's 25 points.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Five things to watch for at the 2017 ACC Media Days this week

4. Jimbo's take on Florida State's title chances:

Five things to watch at ACC football media days

1. Now can I get an encore?

Five Big Four Storylines to Watch

1. Is this the year for N.C. State?

Why the ACC hopes this football season will be like the last one

Will new star emerge at ACC Kickoff?

ACC Kickoff | Steve Jones' All-ACC picks and predictions for league order

of finish

Matt Porter's 2017 preseason All-ACC football ballot, predicted order of

finish
ATLANTIC DIVISION 1. Florida State

ACC'S TOP 3 SECONDARIES

Previewing 2017 FSU opponents: Boston College

Georgia Tech football's new No. 5

College football rankings: North Carolina Tar Heels

NC State DE Chubb eager to apply pass-rush lessons learned

North Carolina State senior Bradley Chubb has matured into one of the
nation's top defensive ends through understanding the strategy of rushing
the passer.

2017 Syracuse football preseason depth chart: Who's in line to start

heading into camp?

Syracuse football S Devon Clarke reinstated; DE Jaquwan Nelson no longer

with program

VT's most important players of 2017, Nos. 2 & 1: A RB (or two or three) and

whoever's the starting QB

Two years added to deals of nearly every Virginia Tech assistant football

coach

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Will Syracuse basketball non-conference schedule help or hurt its NCAA

Tournament resume?

Virginia Tech and Virginia eye Oak Hill players

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

College football TV schedule

Who has the most to prove on each Top 25 team?

The 10 biggest college football openers from the last 15 years

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Is SEC Media Days leaving Hoover?

The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 51

SEC MD17 Notebook: Gators' growth in McElwain's Year 3

SEC MD17 3: Scouting Kentucky

SEC MD17 3: Scouting Missouri

Kentucky passed South Carolina in football in 2016; now what?

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team lost three in a row to the
Kentucky Wildcats for the first time in history. USC has to change that.

ESPN writer: Muschamp 'actually has a QB'

ESPN's Edward Aschoff is interested to see how a Will Muschamp football
team with a good quarterback will look.

SEC MD17 3: Scouting Texas A&M

Aggies counting on changes to end funk

Aggies coach knows he is in must-win situation

Texas A&M starting CB Nick Harvey could miss all of 2017 after undergoing

knee surgery

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UA-Little Rock to study football program, marching band

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it will conduct a study on
whether the school should add a football and marching band program.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

The best combos in college basketball

Hall of Fame coach assists cast in play about recruiting

Jim Calhoun has gone from walking the hardwood of a basketball court to
treading the boards at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Complex, not as an actor,
but as a technical adviser.

Wisconsin to play exhibition basketball games Down Under

The Wisconsin men's basketball team will visit New Zealand and Australia
next month on a five-game exhibition tour.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Gamecocks baseball adds noted recruiter to staff position

South Carolina's Mark Kingston added Houston's assistant Trip Couch as the
Director of Player Personnel The State confirmed.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Man arrested, admits to using ladder to sneak into LSU's Tiger Stadium with

prostitute

Houston Nutt takes a big swing at Hugh Freeze in lawsuit against Ole Miss

Former coach sues school for defamation of character

WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. pleads not guilty to pot charges

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Cowboys top Forbes list of of world's most valuable franchises, Yankees

advance to second
Cowboys most valuable sports team, worth $4.2B

Miami Dolphins among top 25 most valuable sports franchises

Dolphins players on the roster bubble

Jaguars continue to rise in Forbes valuation rankings

Sources: Moves to cost Rams, Chargers $645M

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Mavs owner Mark Cuban: Yes, I made final call to pass on Greek Freak in

2013 NBA draft

What would Mavericks have to pay to keep summer league sensation Ding

Yanyuhang in Dallas?

Dennis Smith Jr. is E2809CBetting on HimselfE2809D in Vegas With Shoe Deal

Faster games? NBA has you covered (with fewer timeouts)

NBA dropping 4 timeouts for speed

No plans to rebalance conferences, says Silver

Sources: Knicks, Rockets working on Melo deal

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MLB All-Star Game: 5 best moments of the 2017 Midsummer Classic

Can't somebody speed up the game of baseball?

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Johnny Miller will be back for at least another season with NBC

No. 1 seed Andy Murray falls to American Sam Querrey in quarterfinals at

Wimbledon

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Top 50 Countdown: No. 16 Boston College

Wake Forest lands two major recruits

Al-Farouq Aminu, left, who is ranked the No. 3 prospect in the country by
Scout.com, and Tony Woods, who is No. 55, have committed to the Demon
Deacons.

Man must repay $5.6 million to scam victims

A federal judge Thursday sentenced a Panamanian man to five months in
prison and ordered him to repay $5.6 million to victims that included
football coach Bobby Bowden who lost money in a securities scheme.

Magic extend Howard's welcome

Almost everything Dwight Howard has done in his three seasons with the
Orlando Magic has been big.

Magic protect their investment

Magic president Bob Vander Weide said Thursday that the final year of
Rashard Lewis' contract is only partially guaranteed, giving the Magic some
protection on the six-year, $118.5 million contract.

Cuban makes pitch for Cubs

Mark Cuban has taken his interest in the Chicago Cubs to the next level.
The Mavericks owner confirmed Thursday night that he has applied to Major
League Baseball for a possible purchase of the legendary franchise.

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