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July 23, 2016 12:05 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Noles In High Demand At ACC Kickoff

Seminoles sound off at ACC Kickoff

Jimbo Fisher: 'ACC Football Is As Good As Any Football Out There'

Jimbo Fisher On FSU QB Competition: Anxious For Fall Camp Battle

FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher Giving Nothing Away On Starting QB

Jimbo Fisher On Mark Richt: 'Miami Made A Good Hire'

Jimbo Fisher: No conference can match ACC’s 3 top stars

Why I'm picking FSU to beat UNC for the ACC football championship

Ranking Each Position Group

Fisher, FSU plan on having prolific offense despite potential new QB

Fisher on FSU starting QB decision

FSU Football’s Best Players For The 2016 Season: No. 6

Cook embraces new role

Florida State star Dalvin Cook eager to improve, ready to lead

FSU's Dalvin Cook says he's healthy and ready

Dalvin Cook: I'm best running back in college football

Deshaun Watson on Dalvin Cook: 'He's one of the best running backs in the country'

Dabo Swinney Wants Dalvin Cook To Take A Weekend Off

Mobile's Chris Casher, former 5-star recruit, no longer on team at Florida State

The ‘other’ star for FSU is really good, too

When defensive end DeMarcus Walker announced in January that he would be returning for his senior season, the 2016 Florida State defense instantly became one of the best units in the country.

ALL ACC TITLE AMBITIONS RUN THROUGH FSU AND CLEMSON

Clemson, Florida State can't both make CFP, can they?

45 days to FSU football: Darnell Dockett owns the trenches

45 days to FSU football: Which No. 45 reigns at Florida State?

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/fisher-excited-about-acc-network-says-extra-revenue-essential-for-fsu
Fisher excited about ACC network, says FSU must keep pushing for resources
Jimbo Fisher is excited about the added revenue and exposure from an ACC Network, but says FSU must keep pushing.

Jimbo Fisher believes ‘Showtime’ series will help FSU’s focus

How FSU’s Showtime Show Will Be A Positive

Four Things FSU Fans Should Know From ACC Kickoff

Biggest 5-Star Florida State Busts of the Past Decade

Get to know top-tier recruit Stanford Samuels III

Why Florida State is looking to sign 2 quarterback recruits

13 New offers went out at Jimbo Fisher Camp

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UP NEXT:
https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/florida-state-is-gonna-be-ready-for-ole-miss-in-heavyweight-season-opener
Florida State is ‘gonna be ready’ for Ole Miss in heavyweight season opener

FSU RB on Ole Miss game: ‘We’re going to make a statement’

Cellphone trouble leads to violations at Ole Miss

Ole Miss experiences record-setting year in fundraising

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Lee Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar

Metraux Tied For 4th at European Ladies Amateur Championships

Five Seminoles Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://thepewterplank.com/2016/07/21/buccaneers-roberto-aguayo-tied-for-third-best-rookie-in-madden-17/
Buccaneers’ Roberto Aguayo Tied for Third Best Rookie in “Madden ’17”

Bills Today: Darby touted as up-and-comer at cornerback

Camp Countdown - 7 - 3 reasons Ronald Darby will excel in 2016

Cameron Erving has big shoes to fill with Browns

Jameis Winston, Titus O'Neil inspire kids in Tampa

Jameis Winston assists program to bring youths and police together

George McNeill: McNeill WDs during R2 of RBC Canadian Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Surratt attacks diet, defenses

Joe Surratt turned to a master when he decided to get serious about losing the weight that stood between him and more playing time at fullback.

John Lilly Q&A

DeLand's Furlong commits to FSU

Eagles Notes | Bunkley is the last unsigned rookie

Vikes expect QB Johnson eager at start

Browns reach agreement with rookie Wimbley

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Old guard not so old any more after coaching turnover

Four new coaches will prowl the sidelines of ACC schools this fall.

Meet the new faces of the ACC, including Dino Babers' love for Game of Thrones

Babers, Mark Richt, Bronco Mendenhall and Justin Fuente met with media at the ACC football kickoff

ACC's future as a top conference secured with network deal

Once again, ACC Coastal a murky picture

Clemson, FSU keeping firm control of ACC's Atlantic Division

EAGLES WRAP UP AT #ACCKICKOFF

Steve Addazio, Myles Willis and Matt Milano promoted the Eagles' upcoming 2016 season

Message from ‘confident’ Clemson Tigers: We belong in national football championship discussion

Staff continuity has played a big role in Clemson’s rise

Tigers have made only one staff change since the start of 2013

Deshaun Watson embraces his brand, new role as college football's top star

Clemson's star quarterback has a lot of pressure on his shoulders entering the 2016 season, but the Heisman Trophy frontrunner is staying focused on the bigger picture

Humble Watson shines brightly in ACC spotlight

Panthers' Cam Newton mentoring Clemson's Deshaun Watson

Clemson’s Deshaun Watson calls relationship with Panthers’ Cam Newton ‘very close’

Ben Boulware is ready to be the face of Clemson’s defense

Clemson’s Boulware makes bold fashion statement at ACC Kickoff

Clemson expected to benefit from ACC Network

Swinney wouldn’t want kickoffs to disappear

Clemson knows Florida State is biggest obstacle in Atlantic Division

Georgia Tech’s depth chart going into preseason

Clemson, FSU see Louisville as emerging threat ·

Louisville ready to step up in ACC Atlantic

Bobby Petrino: Louisville football 'right there' in competing with FSU, Clemson

Jackson 'going to be the face of our program'

U of L's Young will miss season, Petrino says

Late UofL-Auburn play subject of rule change

A re-energized Richt wows Miami, so far

Miami's Brad Kaaya focused on 2016 season, not his NFL future

Part II: Q&A with Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz

Fedora: Scoring defense measuring stick for Tar Heels

NC State coach Dave Doeren previews the 2016 Wolfpack team

No definitive answers on Pack’s quarterback plan

NC State coach Dave Doeren on the running game, tempo changes and options at QB

No easy paths for ACC parity or N.C. State success

Pitt's Narduzzi setting the bar high for year two

Panthers hope to make longer strides in coach Pat Narduzzi’s second season.

Orange a Hit at ACC Kickoff

Dino Babers' media days quotes rival Harbaugh and Spurrier

Dino Babers on Syracuse football offense: 'We're like Baylor, but we're different'

ACC Atlantic Division coaches expect Syracuse football coach Dino Babers to succeed

Five UVa takeaways from the ACC Kickoff

Starting from scratch, UVa's football players find a better team atmosphere

Bronco Mendenhall likes idea of throwback uniforms for UVa

UVa, Virginia Tech both face quarterback conundrum

Virginia Tech tailback Marshawn Williams expected to be 'full go' when camp starts

Ekanem now the veteran of Virginia Tech's defensive line

Wake Forest players realize it's 'Deacon Time'

Deacons' Clawson prefers to play one quarterback

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Ranking Syracuse basketball's non-conference games

Syracuse basketball among top 5 schools for 2017 center Nick Richards (ESPN report)

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

College football TV schedule

Ranking Power Five dark horses to win their conferences in 2016

2. Pitt:

In college football, new QBs tend to win titles

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MSU self-reported 10 secondary violations to NCAA

South Carolina sets 2016 preseason football practice schedule

Citadel sets trolling level to expert with this tweet at South Carolina

The Citadel beat South Carolina 23-22 last November

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BYU open to football-only to join Big 12

Notre Dame adds commitment from 2018 LB Ovie Oghoufo

20 years of USF football: Five biggest program wins (w/video)

20 years of USF football: Five biggest program losses (w/video)

20 years of USF football: Ranking the coaches (w/video)

20 years of USF football: All-time team (w/video)

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Gators player rescues woman from rape

More than 50 wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars should have taken a pass on window-shopping Greg Hardy

Ex-Vikings, Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Former Noles React to Loss of Coaching Legend Dennis Green

Vikings cut the ribbon at new $1.1 billion football stadium

Dirk Nowitzki signs two-year deal with Mavericks, gets bump to $50 million

How Team USA's turnaround began 10 years ago

Losing to Greece in 2006 was the biggest disappointment of coach Mike Krzyzewski's career. Now Team USA is looking for its 64th straight win in international play.

MLB SCORES

IOC: 45 more positive cases from 2008 and 2012 Olympics

Poker player wins $9 million pot by being jerk

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Richt's son offered QB scholarship to Clemson

Sergio Garcia surges into second at British Open

Woods keeps one-stroke lead at 13-under; Garcia, DiMarco, Els tied for second at 12-under.

Barring Disaster, Victory Awaits Landis

Floyd Landis' wild ride through France should end in the sweetest way possible Sunday on the Champs-Elysees -- barring a crazy finale and as long as his hip holds out. In this Tour de France anything can happen.

July 22, 2016 12:28 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

2016 FSU Football Media Guide

Jimbo Fisher Talks FSU Football, Dalvin Cook While Dominating Cornhole (video)

Is FSU's offensive line unit among best in the country?

FSU football releases tentative depth chart

Florida State Lists Sean Maguire As The Seminoles’ Starting QB On Preseason Depth Chart

Preseason Depth Chart Offers Few Surprises

FSU Football’s Best Players For The 2016 Season: No. 7

46 days to FSU football: Warrick leads Seminoles to national championship

46 days to FSU football: Light company among FSU’s best No. 46s

Jimbo Fisher’s camps keep focus on football, life

Dr. Phillips 2018 OT John Campbell impresses at FSU camp

FSU offers 2017 instate QB

FSU offers Miami commit

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UP NEXT:

How could exemplary cooperation impact Ole Miss?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU's Rathan-Mayes focusing on defense during offseason

#FSUWBB Adds Texas to Non-Conference Schedule

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FSU BASEBALL:

AHEARN TO TRANSFER TO IMG

Ahearn, a Florida State recruit, hopes that the strength and conditioning program, as well as the structured throwing program and routine that IMG has to offer, will help him improve his game and prepare him for the next stage of his career, be that pro baseball or the Seminoles.
Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/high-school/ahearn-transfer-img/#WcU3839AcFSr6DKy.99

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles' Metraux Shoots 62 at European Ladies Amateur

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Burning Camp Question #4: Aguayo's Impact?

Aguayo Among Madden's Top Rookies

NFL kicker Graham Gano coaches kids at NAS Pensacola

CBS Sports names Eddie Goldman as Bears most under-rated player

Raiders' Janikowski Ready for One More Training Camp

Former first-round Oakland pick, now 38, is headed into his 17th NFL season

Winston eager to help improving Buccaneers take next step

Where Jameis Winston needs to improve to be great

New York Liberty’s Adut Bulgak achieves despite hardships

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Doubles twice, scores three in matinee win

Danielle Cox Brock to host camp to benefit Saks' softball program

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Jost pleased by FSU's progress

Jon Jost is still crunching the numbers. But with the strength and agility testing completed and just one week remaining in Florida State's voluntary summer program, Jost remains excited about the football team's progress.

FSU fullback Surratt leads the way

The lack of a consistently effective running game was a big concern for Florida State coaches at the end of last season.

Chargers still have no draft picks signed

Jason Fletcher, the agent for first-round pick Antonio Cromartie, didn't return a call seeking comment on Friday.

Bunkley may miss start of Eagles camp

Browns open talks with rookie Wimbley

Can Sura Come Back

JD Drew Forced To Leave Game After Hit By Pitch

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

The ACC Network is really happening

ACC, ESPN partner for new conference channel

Details of new ACC Network announced

Poachers, beware: ACC enjoying unprecedented stability

ACC Network launch is a bulwark against conference raids

ACC Network could bring ninth league game for football

ACC Network a long-awaited turning point

ACC's network news not really news

White helps ACC land TV deal

Kevin White worked seven years for Thursday.

ACC forecast: Clemson, Florida State should rule in 2016

Coastal schools don’t see ACC title as race between Clemson, FSU

ACC specialists not ready to kick returns out of the game

Boston College Football: DT Allen Daniels Commits To Eagles

After 3 straight winning seasons, Duke strives for higher level

Duke football stars Thomas Sirk, DeVon Edwards team up to wear bowties to ACC media day Thursday

Duke’s DeVon Edwards has CJ Spiller’s NCAA record in his sights

Paul Johnson offers updates on injured Jackets

Georgia Tech B-back C.J. Leggett dismissed from team

Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas plans to push young team to 'step up' this season

Mark Richt settling in with Miami Hurricanes

Richt back in middle of Miami-FSU rivalry

Mark Richt talks Miami Hurricanes' lack of ACC title and more

Miami football coach Mark Richt: ‘Everyone is hungry for success’

Richt wants to build community, win titles and retire a Cane

Part I: Q&A with Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz

Miami Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya: ‘It’s got to be about this season’

Brad Kaaya takes criticism of Hurricanes’ offensive line personally

ACC’s launching of Network with ESPN applauded by Miami Hurricanes

Larry Fedora, UNC aim to sustain success of last season

Expectations rise for Tar Heels after an 11-win season

Larry Fedora apologizes to female reporter after comment

During an answer to a question about the maturity of one of his players, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora on Thursday told a female reporter that “for a woman, you don’t realize” the growth process for “a young man from 17 to 21-, 22-years-old.”

Tar Heels’ Des Lawrence makes fashion statement at ACC Football Kickoff

What a spectacle Des Lawrence’s closet must be.

Pitt football becoming relevant in ACC Coastal Division race

Mendenhall has 'Hoos believing again

Bronco Mendenhall told media at the Kickoff event that Virginia is ahead of schedule, culturally speaking. The players have responded quicker than he expected.

UVa representatives happy with ACC Network deal

College Football Countdown: No. 36 Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech coach Fuente looks for common ground with players

So far, Fuente only making the headlines he wants

Hokies notes: No movement in QB battle; McMillian has strong summer

Don’t worry, football in Virginia should be just fine under new coaches

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC basketball will go to 20-game conference schedule in 2019 when ACC Network launches

https://accsports.com/acc-news/basketball/boston-college-guard-transfer/
Boston College guard to transfer
Darryl Hicks to Transfer from Boston College

Eric Atkins returns to run different Notre Dame hoops show

Top 10 games of 2015-16: No. 7, heartbreak and controversy at Cameron

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

College football TV schedule

What an ACC Network means as the Big 12 is now alone without a channel

Big 12 expansion, meet Texas politics: State officials begin taking sides in realignment

University of Texas president backs Houston as a Big 12 expansion candidate

Gov. Greg Abbott demands Houston in any Big 12 expansion

East Carolina AD says school ‘deserves to be in the Big 12’

Ranking the top 50 impact players in college football entering 2016

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Gators open Friday Night Lights with QB Camp, Sophomore Night

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College Football Countdown: No. 35 Nebraska

What the new ACC-ESPN network means for Notre Dame

Notre Dame is sporting a basilica painting on their helmets vs. Army

Notre Dame and Under Armour unveiled the green uniforms the Irish will wear against Army

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

George Washington basketball players claim emotional abuse by coach

GW to hire outside help for Lonergan investigation

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Five storylines to watch as Bucs training camp nears

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman puts his Tampa home up for sale for $2 million

Jaguars Position Preview: Tight ends

Packers apply to host NFL draft in '19, '20 or '21

NFL Divisional Power Rankings: The NFC East is the worst in the league

The Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles and Giants make up the NFL's worst division

NFL's Most Underrated: 32 teams, 32 players who deserve more props

The NFL's most undervalued player? A nose tackle with just 3.5 career sacks

Mavericks' Harrison Barnes on his unceremonious exit from Golden State: 'I guess I died'

Nuggets sign former Gator Mike Miller

MLB SCORES

Russia loses appeal against Olympic track and field ban

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Coach K and pros enjoy their honeymoon phase

Millionaire stars and millionaire Duke basketball coach blend well in the early stages of Team USA practice.

Howland agrees to new seven-year contract with UCLA

Kemp hitwith drugcharges in Houston

Shawn Kemp was arrested and charged Friday with possession of marijuana, the latest drug-related trouble for the former NBA All-Star.

Two schools off NCAA probe list

The NCAA's investigation of possible ''diploma mills'' no longer includes Oak Hill Academy and Fork Union Military Academy, the organization said Friday.

U.S. Olympic Committee may launch its own TV network

Lower ratings for Athens games cause for concern

July 21, 2016 7:01 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

ACC Kickoff Preview: Five Storylines Surrounding The Seminoles

CBS Sports: How Far Can Dalvin Cook Go?

FSU-USF on pace for sellout

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/20/fsu-football-the-5-worst-losses-under-jimbo-fisher/
The 5 Worst Losses Under Jimbo Fisher

FSU Football’s Best Players For The 2016 Season: No. 8

47 days to FSU football: Winston, Lane propel FSU past Louisville

47 days to FSU football: Which ‘Nole No. 47 tops your list?

Where Would ACC Football Be Without FSU?

Florida State football recruiting news from Jimbo Fisher Camp

Florida State football recruiting news: Day 2 of Jimbo Fisher camp

Florida State’s pro-style offense intrigues 2019 QB recruit Grant Gunnell

Jimbo Fisher offers 2019 QB from Texas after camping at FSU

FSU offers another 2019 quarterback

Leesburg 2018 QB Wyatt Rector makes stop at FSU camp

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss leads for Alabama DB closing in on commitment

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Florida State's Rathan-Mayes taking control during offseason

Xavier Rathan-Mayes finally feels comfortable as Florida State's point guard after a learning curve the past two seasons.

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/20/fsu-basketball-stars-get-into-pokemon-go-craze-with-twitter-post/
FSU Basketball Stars Get Into Pokemon Go Craze With Twitter Post

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Pair Of Seminoles Named To 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

FSU Names Neal Studd as Head Coach

FGCU swim coach Neal Studd leaves for FSU

Lee leads FSU to 19th at NCAA golf championship

Gumm Wins Women's Kentucky Open

Wallace Leaps Into World U20 Triple Jump Finals

Dorsett Advances To 400 Semis At World U20 Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://nflspinzone.com/2016/07/20/denver-broncos-anquan-boldin-would-make-sense/
Denver Broncos: Anquan Boldin would make sense

Chicago Bears: Goldman needs to be on the nose

CBS Names Lawrence Timmons Steelers' Most Overrated Player

James Wilder Jr. hopes to make a name for himself in the Bills' backfield

Jameis Winston flashes slimmer beach bod before camp

Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants enjoy rare trip to Fenway Park

https://redbirdrants.com/2016/07/19/st-louis-cardinals-luke-weaver-continues-excel/
St. Louis Cardinals: Luke Weaver Continues to Excel

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Vikings: Raise for Johnson not in works

Vikings' Johnson has right to be angry

Von Wafer showed nothing new in 18 minutes of play.

Sometimes I wonder if Von knows his contract isn't
guaranteed.

Houston's Roneeka Hodges, has scored in double figures in the team's past 10 games.

Dodgers' Drew has three-hit night

Big night may get Drew on a roll

Perez mentoring younger Mariners

When the Mariners acquired Eduardo Perez from the Cleveland Indians on June 30, it was with the express intent he would serve the team as a right-handed hitting designated hitter.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Time to talk football: ACC kickoff starts Thursday

What to expect at ACC Kickoff

ACC Kickoff will provide its share of storylines

Top 10 topics for ACC Kickoff, more than Dabo/Jimbo mumbo jumbo

5 things to watch for at the ACC Kickoff

How ACC Atlantic teams will stack up at season's end

How ACC Coastal teams will stack up at season's end

What's the ACC Network Worth?

Another year, another reload for Clemson’s defense

DC Brent Venables says challenge will be greater in 2016

The Talent Gap

If you're Dabo, what's not to love?

After runner-up season, Clemson recruiting goes national

U of L's big break: Big 12 rejection

Cards Aim To Disrupt ACC Hierarchy

Five storylines surrounding the Hurricanes as ACC Kickoff begins

Naming rights close for Miami Hurricanes’ indoor practice facility

Larry Fedora grows a beard, people take notice

NC State receiver Jumichael Ramos to redshirt

Dino Babers on Syracuse football offense: 'It's going to take a while' (3 things he said)

Virginia bringing new attitude, culture to ACC Kickoff

Justin Fuente's road to Virginia Tech began with Howard Schnellenberger

Most Important Hokies, No. 1: Jerod Evans and Brenden Motley

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson announces non-conference basketball opponents

Clemson's first game at renovated home arena vs. Georgia

Clemson basketball will open its renovated arena against Southeastern Conference rival Georgia on Nov. 11.

Pitt basketball might employ tall non-traditional lineup

With a glut of taller, versatile players, Pitt might use a starting lineup that will blur definitions of positions.

Pitt's Cam Johnson adds weight, strength while retaining attention to detail

Panthers guard/forward is poised to take a major developmental step in his upcoming sophomore season.

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

College football TV schedule

How Big 12 expansion could reap rewards, generate additional $7 million a year for current members

Bill Snyder says 2 teams want back in the Big 12. There's 1 that kind of makes sense!

Big 12 football coaches favor Houston, BYU as expansion candidates in ESPN poll

National reaction to expansion: Big Ten, SEC should poach 'threatened' Big 12 schools

Big Ten preview: 10 conference games to watch this college football season

Ranking the top 50 impact players in college football entering 2016

Keep an eye on these 50 players, the best and brightest in college football

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Another year, another slow-developing Alabama QB battle

Notebook: McElwain talks WR arrests, quarterback position battle

Tabor: Talent there, it's up to players

Junior cornerback says Gators will compete for SEC Championship

https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/florida-tailback-cj-cotman-commits-to-tennessee-over-florida-state-oregon-and-others
Florida tailback CJ Cotman commits to Tennessee over FSU, Oregon and others

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Baylor players sad about Briles' departure

Three-star WR Michael Young commits to Notre Dame

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Why Las Vegas is the center of the college basketball universe the next few days

Most elite recruits and coaches will spend the next five days in Sin City

Naming rights pull in big money, exposure

When Florida first approached Exactech about putting its name on the arena portion of the O’Connell Center, the Gainesville-based company’s CEO, David Petty, was intrigued.

NCAA investigating USF basketball program for academic fraud

Orlando Antigua's brother reportedly has resigned due to the NCAA probe

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OTHER BASEBALL:

New UCF baseball coach Greg Lovelady eyeing quick turnaround for program

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Attorney: NCAA missed deadline to respond in Tyndall case

An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case.

Johnny Manziel punched man at friend's Hawaiian wedding, report says

Johnny Manziel sends a handwritten note and mimosas to the guy he allegedly hit

Manziel said he was sorry with a nice cup of OJ and some champagne

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Five reasons the Miami Dolphins might be worse in 2016

SI: 'Retired' Ricky Williams considered bizarre name change in 2004 plan to join Raiders

Jaguars' goal is to find third reliable pass-catcher

NFL: 32 in 32: Carolina is No. 4

NFL's Most Overrated: 32 teams, 32 players who are more name than game

Who's the most overhyped player in the NFL? It's a Seahawk, but not who you think

Goodell forces controversial NFL doctor to retire

MLB SCORES

EX-LIGHTNING STAR BRAD RICHARDS RETIRING

Anti-doping leaders to IOC: Act now, ban Russia

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Even Bonds surprised no indictment handed up

The first word out of Barry Bonds' mouth Thursday morning was an unprintable one, but he couldn't believe what his lawyer was telling him.

McDowell sets Open lead with 66

Woods closes on leader McDowell

July 20, 2016 7:04 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

SHOWTIME Sports to Chronicle the 2016 FSU Football Season

Florida State football reportedly to be featured on Showtime series

FSU to star in Showtime's 'A Season With' series in 2016

Details on Florida State’s appearance on Showtime’s “A Season With”

Check out FSU freshmen jersey numbers for 2016

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/19/fsu-footballs-best-players-for-the-2016-season-no-9/
FSU Football’s Best Players For The 2016 Season: No. 9

FSU Position Preview: Offensive Line

Deshaun Watson, Dalvin Cook battle for ACC offensive supremacy

Featherston, Casher not listed on FSU's 2016 roster

Derwin James primed to be the "next big thing"

So Jimbo is cool with cameras everywhere?

48 days to FSU football: Winston, Freeman help Seminoles rout Canes

48 days to FSU football: Who is Florida State’s top No. 48?

FSU Football’s Best Players For The 2016 Season: No. 9

2016 University of Louisville football preview: Florida State Seminoles

FSU Football Schedule Preview: Wake Forest

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/19/fsu-recruiting-jimbo-fisher-camp-this-week/
Jimbo Fisher Camp This Week

What the coming ACC Network means for FSU fans

FSU Recruiting: Seminoles Make Top 5 for 4-Star Receiver

Friendship sparks Cyrus Fagan’s commitment to FSU

https://n.rivals.com/news/fsu-camp-notes-hicks-arrives-on-a-mission
FSU camp notes: Hicks arrives on a mission

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UP NEXT:

What did Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze discuss at ESPN's car wash?

Chad Kelly is back ready to lead Ole Miss under the win column

Ole Miss' Issac Gross "full go" heading into preseason camp

Bjork: No series vs. Memphis for "foreseeable future"

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU keys in on "development" during the summer

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Garnet and Gold to paint Rio

Olympic diver Katrina Young: ‘I want an Olympic gold medal and I believe I can do that’

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

NFL looking at making Roberto Aguayo a better draft pick

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/07/19/jameis-winston-numbers-know/
Jameis Winston Numbers to Know

Winston working out with Michael Jordan's former trainer

VIDEO: Jameis Winston Goes Home

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Highly ranked Armwood lineman likes Florida State

Torrey Davis, a defensive tackle from Seffner Armwood High School and one of the state's elite football recruits, committed to Florida State.

Superman, Al Thornton

FSU's Al Thornton had the choice, to NBA or not to NBA, he chose the latter.

More one on one with Dave Hart

Eagles confident Bunkley will soon sign

Tamulis wins Michigan Women's Open

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU studio receives new video, broadcast equipment

Strozier Shooting Victim Suing Florida State

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

2016 ACC Kickoff: Five things to watch for as media days begin

Clemson and Florida State should lead the league but there's more than football on tap at the ACC Kickoff this week

The ACC Network is Reason for Rejoice

ACC Network will not close gap with SEC

The ACC coaches most likely to spar with an ACC Paul Finebaum

2. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State.

Clemson’s Swinney comfortable with high expectations

5 questions for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers ahead of ACC Kickoff

Saban: QB Watson best in college since Cam

Clemson wide receivers should focus on wins, not statistics

Tech adds commitment No.7, Savannah lineman Zach Quinney

Miami football recruiting Class of ’17 boosted by speedy sibling

Syracuse football TE Tyler Provo medically disqualified due to undisclosed injury

https://accsports.com/acc-news/acc-buzz/deacons-o-line-ready-take-step-forward-2016/
Deacons O-line ready to take a step forward in 2016

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Five-star prospect Wendell Carter includes Tech in final 8

Big recruiting week coming for Louisville hoops

Maui Invitational schedule announced – get ready for late UNC games

Oregon, North Carolina can meet for Maui title

Roy Williams doing ‘a ton of rehab’ after knee replacement surgery

Texas guard commits to Virginia basketball team

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

College football TV schedule

Expansion lives on: Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby suggests new members could be added by 2017 season

ESPN's ACC deal made the Big 12 pursue expansion again

Why expansion is the Big 12's only option

Here are five alternatives if the kickoff is eliminated in college football

From dart boards to scrambles, here's how college football could adjust

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College Football Countdown: No. 37 Auburn

Notebook: McElwain talks WR arrests, quarterback position battle

McElwain: Arrested Gators had "freedom of choice, not freedom of consequence"

Stoops: UK 'starving for successful football'

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Jim Grobe's awkward comments include defense of Baylor's assistants

There is plenty still to resolve at Baylor, but the Bears' active coach did not help things on Tuesday

WATCH: The Jim Harbaugh-inspired Michigan rap video you didn't ask for

The Harbaugh family slogan is now the hook on a popular Michigan rap video

Texas' Charlie Strong comfortable with idea of starting freshman Shane Buechele at quarterback

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Five reasons the Miami Dolphins should be better in 2016

Bucs Unveil "The New Raymond James Stadium Experience"

Jacksonville Jaguars have the most talented young roster in the NFL

NFL 32 in 32: Arizona is No. 5

Buffalo Bills trying to sign Reggie Bush to fill void at running back

Jerry Jones thinks the Cowboys offense could surpass its 2014 output

But he won't make a historical comparison to the Triplets

MLB SCORES

7 MLB teams that could use trade deadline upgrades

Tiger Woods pulls out of the PGA Championship, won't compete for the rest of this season

IOC delays decision on banning entire Russian delegation from Rio

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke QB Asack suspended one year for plagiarism

Duke quarterback Zack Asack was suspended for the season for plagiarism while coach Ted Roof dismissed three other players for breaking team rules, the school said Wednesday.

Dry, firm and fast: Heat wave brings on unusual conditions

With a blast of hot wind at his back, Stuart Appleby sent a 6-iron towering into the blue sky over Royal Liverpool and toward the 14th green, squinting in search of a puff of smoke on the ground that would indicate his shot came back to earth.

Hoylake takes luck, imagination

Royal Liverpool a mystery, because the British Open hasn't been played there in 39 years.

Storms Delay Start of British Open

July 19, 2016 7:28 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Dalvin Cook constantly reminds himself of his mistakes to get better

Over the years, FSU has had great defensive players on the field, too

FSU Football’s Best Players For The 2016 Season: No. 10

How much playing time will Levonta Taylor get in 2016?

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/18/fsu-football-list-of-all-fsu-players-on-preseason-awards-watch/
List Of All FSU Players On Preseason Awards Watch

49 days to FSU football: Seniors leave with 49 wins

49 days to FSU football: Some interesting firsts from an FSU No. 49

FSU's Fisher urges to help flood-ravaged W. Va. schools return to field

Top prospects Okudah, Parks expected on FSU campus this week

Four-star offered OT set to see FSU

4-Star WR stopping at FSU on way to FNL

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UP NEXT:

A mix of speed and power should improve Ole Miss' run game in 2016 ·

Ole Miss' Evan Engram confident in Rebels' receiver depth

Ole Miss visit brings plenty of football questions

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ole-miss-coach-hugh-freeze-responds-to-snake-oil-salesman-barb-has-come-to-peace-with-negative-perception
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze responds to ‘snake-oil salesman’ barb, has ‘come to peace’ with negative perception

https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2016/jul/19/freeze-if-ole-miss-did-wrong-the-football-program-should-be-held-accountable/
Freeze: If Ole Miss Did Wrong the Football Program Should Be Held Accountable

Watch: Ole Miss OL Coach Matt Luke

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Spanish Noles Secure Another Title

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminole Track Trio Competing At World U20 Championships

Former FSU distance runner Linden Hall qualifies for Olympics

Dougaz, Lock notch Davis Cup wins

Noles Successful in Hermosa Beach

Robby's Reality: From Medals to Petals

Former FSU swimmer makes it to next Bachelorette episode

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://nflspinzone.com/2016/07/17/atlanta-falcons-devonta-freeman-key-offenses-success/
Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman Could be Key to Offense’s Success

New England Patriots roster breakdown: #66 OC Bryan Stork

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Slimmer Fagg ready to shine for 'Noles

DeCody Fagg takes great pride in improving his route running.

Eagles, first-round selection Bunkley continue negotiations

$3.9 million and it's yours

That's how much NFL star and former Florida State quarterback Brad Johnson is asking for his Tallahassee mansion, replete with gymnasium, movie theater, game room and waterfall.

Former FSU star thrilled with Grizzlies deal

Former Florida State star Alexander Johnson, who surprisingly slipped to the middle of the second round of last month's NBA draft, has been so impressive in summer league games that he's earned a two-year, player-friendly contract from Memphis.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU gets federal money for nuke waste research

FSU gets $10 million grant for Cold War cleanup

Man accused in FSU professor's death returns to court

Hearing takes place on 2nd anniversary of killing

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC closing in on network deal with ESPN

After six years of deliberation and discussion, the ACC is close to an updated television deal with ESPN that will include the long-awaited ACC cable channel as well as innovative “over-the-top” components, content delivered directly to viewers via the Internet, known as OTT.

Reports: ACC Network to launch in 2019

Tigers top ACC summer power poll

ACC’s new coaches appear better than SEC’s

ACC preview: 10 conference games to watch

Top 6 ACC Defensive Plays Of 2015

Clemson football doesn’t look like a two-year wonder

Deshaun Watson is a talent that doesn’t come around often. That’s why Clemson football will enjoy what is expected to be his final season under center.

Takeaways: UofL preseason depth chart released

https://accsports.com/acc-news/acc-buzz/miami-deepest-team-acc-tight-end/
Is Miami the ACC’s deepest team at tight end?

Defensive tackle Harry Lewis transferring from Virginia Tech

Most Important Hokies, No. 3: Andrew Motuapuaka

Hokies Freshman an ACC Breakout Player

Hokies RB Travon McMillian must build on early success

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC offseason storylines: Duke anchors the country's deepest conference

Expectations are high for the Blue Devils, who are stacked with four projected first-round picks

Just how long will Coach K, Roy Williams stay?

UNC commit Andrew Platek out to prove he’s “not just a shooter”

Platek, known for his shooting, committed to UNC on Monday

Top 10 Games of 2015-16: No. 9: Cavs take out eventual national champs

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Boston College Sets School Record With Score In 2015-16 Directors Cup

Certainly not because of their football and men's basketball teams

UNC set to respond to amended Notice of Allegations

There will be no delay this time. UNC-Chapel Hill is set to submit its response to the amended Notice of Allegations a week from Monday, athletic director Bubba Cunningham said.

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

College football TV schedule

The ten must-see college football games of 2016

Discussions about eliminating kickoffs in college football have begun

The kickoff is one of the most exciting -- and dangerous -- plays in football, which is why it may disappear from college gridirons sometime soon.

ESPN is getting more digital sports, but it still won’t let you watch them without paying for ESPN on TV ·

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Players describe new SEC coordinators in one word

Alabama suspends Alphonse Taylor indefinitely following DUI arrest

Vols' Jones spends Monday at ESPN

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Big 12 commissioner hints at Baylor sanctions

What Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Big 12 coaches had to say about the Baylor sexual assault scandal

What can Big 12 do on Baylor besides talk tough?

Baylor's relationship with the Big 12 is strained, potentially beyond repair

Baylor has put the Big 12 in a tough spot and now the Big 12 may respond punitively

New Baylor AD Mack Rhoades explains why he wanted to take on challenge at Baylor

Running back Bri'onte Dunn dismissed from Ohio State football team

With a starting QB still up in the air, injury, lack of depth and graduated starters, this is why TCU still feels confident

College Football Countdown: No. 39 Washington

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA tournament No. 1 overall seed can pick where it plays

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee on Monday announced changes related to the NCAA tournament – none more important than allowing those schools in contention for the top overall seed the chance to choose where they’ll play during the first four rounds rounds of the tournament.

Kentucky's non-conference schedule has solid teams but only one true road game

Kentucky faces UCLA, Kansas, Michigan State and North Carolina but only one road game at Louisville

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Two Florida freshmen WRs in jail on felony charges after BB gun incident

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-cardinals-exec-sentenced-jail-hacking-astros-191554860--spt.html
Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros
Astros hacker sentenced to 46 months in prison

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL Summer Series: Bold predictions for each of the 32 teams

Dolphins sign running back Arian Foster, coming off ruptured Achilles

NFL 32: Minnesota is No. 7

Inside the Cowboys' new $1.5B headquarters

NFL is thinking about make field-goal kicking even harder

Russell Westbrook reportedly 'ticked off' by Kevin Durant leaving

MLB SCORES

The 20 best golf temper tantrums of all time

Russian inquiry finds cheating went beyond Sochi Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA declares open season on empty calorie schedules

Just around the corner is the 2006 college football season, which could otherwise be thought of as the Let 'Em Eat Cake era of scheduling.

Krzyzewski says U.S. players must buy into team concept

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony battling for one starting forward spot. Amaré Stoudemire competing against Suns teammate Shawn Marion for the other.

Oklahoma Group Buying Seattle SuperSonics

Sonics sold to Oklahoma City group for $350 million

Mayor: Don't assume Sonics will move

July 18, 2016 7:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

5 burning questions for Florida State football in 2016

FSU Preseason Position Breakdown: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

FSU position preview: Can a big wide receiver emerge?

50 days to FSU football: Ron Simmons’ legacy

50 days to FSU football: Florida State’s top No. 50 is a clear choice

Former ’Nole Key proud of milestone

Marpet Says Hobart Could Beat Florida State

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/17/fsu-recruiting-crazy-dj-matthews-highlight-video/
FSU Recruiting: Crazy DJ Matthews Highlight Video

FSU commit plans FNL visit

https://miami.rivals.com/news/fsu-commit-after-paradise-camp-canes-real-close-with-noles
++FSU commit: After Paradise Camp Canes `real close' with Noles
Sandalwood High School LB Bradley Jennings is a Florida State commitment

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss football 2016: Experience levels vary for those following Rebels’ first-rounders

Ole Miss Offers NOLA 2018 WR

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

An emotional Warrick Dunn thinking of hometown

Warrick Dunn’s full statement on the Baton Rouge killings

Former FSU Football Star Delivers Emotional Speech To High School Players

Breaking down Jameis Winston’s 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions

Giants' Buster Posey: Late heroics all for not

Orioles minor league report: DJ Stewart on a hot streak after promotion to Frederick

Seiffert competing in FSGA Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU to play Providence in St. Petersburg (Um, that would actually be in Tampa.)

The Florida State men's basketball team will meet Providence at the St. Petersburg Times Forum on Dec. 29. The matchup will pit former FSU assistant coach Tim Welsh, now the head coach at Providence, against the Seminoles.

Trainer's relentlessness pays off for 'Noles

Michael Bradley sees himself as a chef in the weight room.

Closer Tucker to stay at FSU

Florida State baseball coaches finally heard the words they've been waiting for from a drafted underclassman - ?I'm coming back.

FSU's Trotter leads US U-21 soccer team past Denmark

One on one with Dave Hart

NBA: Grizzlies Sign Alexander Johnson

Bob Sura finally practicing again

Drew brothers face each other for first time since backyard days

Tamulis, gets into ladies' British

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU climbs Forbes' Top Colleges List

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Technical Tidbits 7/18: Paul Johnson Among the Nation’s Best Coaches, Bobby Dodd Among the ACC’s Best Stadiums ·

Mark Richt welcomes former Hurricane greats to camp

Miami Hurricanes will always be ‘family’ to Al Blades Jr.

Top 10 Games of 2015-16: Stunning loss to Notre Dame checks in at No. 10

A geographical look at the Hokies' recruiting, plus some extra quotes from Fuente

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

College football TV schedule

2016 Big 12 Media Days: Five things to know before it all goes down

From the possible return of Texas to Oklahoma's dominance to potential expansion, there is plenty on the table to discuss and learn at the Big 12 Media Days

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What we learned from SEC Media Days

Gators now have experience to perform at higher level

College Football Countdown: No. 39 Texas A&M

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Michigan State among most disrespected college football programs

Irish Can Maximize Playoff Angst

Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. steps out of the shadow of a legacy

2016 Big 12 preseason poll: Oklahoma runs away with No. 1, Texas has work to do

The Oklahoma Sooners received 24 of 26 first-place votes in the pre-season Big 12 Media Poll

Big 12 Media Days: Five burning questions as Oklahoma State arrives in Dallas

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

This is how the Miami Dolphins will end their playoff drought

NFL 32: Cincinnati is No. 8

Top 10 potential NFL free agents for 2017

MLB SCORES

Duel in the Sun II goes to Stenson

Stenson outshines Mickelson to win epic British Open

Phil Mickelson's great finale not quite great enough

Mickelson classy after loss: 'What a great champion'

British Open winner Henrik Stenson married to former Gamecock golfer Emma Löfgren

British Open winner Henrik Stenson is married to Emma Löfgren, who played golf at the University of South Carolina. Lofgren was a USC letter winner from 1996-2000 and in 40 career tournaments at USC, Lofgren maintained a stroke average of 78.3 and had four top-10 finishes.

Ranking the best of The Open: A look back on the epic week at Royal Troon

From club tosses to the Postage Stamp to one of the greatest rounds in major history, the 145th Open Championship was one for the history books

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

More games add up to more time right away

Freshmen figure to reap the benefits of a 12-game schedule, stepping in to fill the need for more depth.

T.O. tells HBO he's misunderstood; wonders `Why me?

Canseco set to pitch in All-Star game

Dallas Stars sign Lindros to one-year bargain deal

After years of high hopes and high drama, Eric Lindros signed a one-year bargain deal with the Dallas Stars on Monday.

What the heck is Hoylake?

Venerable Royal Liverpool figures to be a mystery for most in Open field

Nothing dramatic about Hoylake

Every layout on the British Open rotation has a distinct personality. It is in this department that this week's host of the 135th Open is sorely lacking.

Woods paired with sometimes-critic Faldo

Barbaro Still Stable, Appears Playful

Barbaro seems downright playful. The Kentucky Derby winner squirms in his safety device, and even sits on his damaged hind legs the way dogs do when they beg for treats. The sling Barbaro spends most of the day in was designed for comfort in his recovery. The 3-year-old colt instead sees it as a challenge.

July 17, 2016 11:26 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State is number 1 heading into the 2016 season

NFL Network analyst says FSU will "win the whole thing"

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/16/fsu-football-top-10-most-electric-moments-under-jimbo-fisher/
Top 10 Most Electric Moments Under Jimbo Fisher

A Q&A with Jimbo Fisher

FSU Position Breakdown: Running Back And Full Back

Watch List Recap and Snubs

51 days to FSU football: Biggest road win in the Fisher era

51 days to FSU football: Who is Florida State's top No. 51?

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/16/fsu-football-fan-concept-for-helmets-is-an-intriguing-look/
Fan Concept For Helmets Is An Intriguing Look

Four-star safety set to camp with FSU

Rising recruit Max Johnson has blood ties to Seminoles and Hurricanes

2018 athlete camping at FSU looking for an offer

ISU, Florida State among suitors for ex-Ridgeview standout Tinsley

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Chad Kelly making a name for himself in final year

Ole Miss QB Kelly throws shade at Clemson

Ole Miss TE Evan Engram benefits from competition with talented sister

For Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze, will the prosecution ever rest?

LSU target Jammal Houston picks up an Ole Miss offer

Ole Miss Offers Duke DE Commit

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Saints haven’t made an offer to Anquan Boldin

Is Freeman Destined for Long-Term Success?

Corey Fuller's plea to team after field trip to projects

Jaguars position preview: Upgrading secondary a must; Ramsey, Gipson provide hope

Vince Williams an unsung hero of the Steelers' defense

2016 Steelers Roster, 90 in 90 Days: Vince Williams embraces a larger role within the defense

Steelers LB Vince Williams makes funny Jack Lambert joke

2016 NFL Preview: Jameis Winston leads Buccaneers into new era

Heat sign former FSU forward Okaro White for training camp

Back in comfortable starting role, Drew delivers three doubles in Nats’ win

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminole defensive ends looking to combat key loss

Without former star KamerionWimbley, the pressure is on for the FSU pass rushers

LB Committs to the Noles

Browns' Wimbley Trying to Sign Soon

Drew completes trio as 23-year-old makes Diamondbacks debut

Arizona SS Stephen Drew is 0-for-7 in his first two big league games.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU law professor fought ex-wife in the courts until murderous end

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Deshaun Watson still giving Alabama DL nightmares

West Virginia LB commits to Cardinals

UofL takes large lead for 4-star camp standout

UM's Richt talks Cager injury, Walton reinstatement at Paradise camp

UM coach Mark Richt concerned about a lack of depth at wide receiver

Photos: Mark Richt takes the plunge at Paradise Camp

Switzer: 2015 Tar Heels lacked ground game on grand stages

QB Johns embraces changes at Virginia even with job in limbo

Matt Johns is Virginia's incumbent starting quarterback and one of its unequivocal team leaders.

Where the Hokies come from: Virginia Tech's old recruiting approach appealing to new coach

Most Important Hokies, No. 4: Travon McMillian

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Who's in? Out? UofL's chances with top targets

https://accsports.com/acc-news/basketball/virginia-basketball-recruiting-board-2/
Virginia basketball recruiting board

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

College football TV schedule

Big 12 Media Day primer: What's mood at Baylor? Will Charlie Strong silence critics? Can TCU challenge Oklahoma?

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If Saban goes Pokemon, we're all doomed

Texas A&M counting on Trevor Knight to trigger turnaround

'He was exactly what we needed' -- how transfer QB Trevor Knight is taking the lead at Texas A&M

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Advice for DeShone Kizer, Malik Zaire from past Notre Dame quarterbacks

Stanford nearly doubles David Shaw's compensation

College Football Countdown: No. 40 Temple

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Kevin Knox has Kentucky Wildcats on new list

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavericks getting younger, more athletic; will they be better in 2016-17?

Former UVa star Justin Anderson turning heads in NBA Summer League

Anderson, heading into his second season with the Mavericks, is poised for a bigger role.

Miami Heat working on contract extensions for Erik Spoelstra, coaching staff

Miami Heat unsure on Chris Bosh return; travel restriction possible

Warriors legend Nate Thurmond passes away at age of 74

Rangers engaging with Tampa Bay in trade talks for starter Matt Moore

Bumbling Braves keep finding ways to lose

DiMaggio's hitting streak, 75 years later, 'unfathomable' today

Henrik Stenson takes 1-shot lead over Phil Mickelson at British Open

British Open leaderboard, updates: Jordan Spieth (+5) well behind leaders Stenson, Mickelson after Round 2

Slow-green blues: Spieth has a short answer for his struggles at Royal Troon

Spieth thinks critics are too 'negative' and 'unfair'

British Open notes: 'Beef' is enjoying his experience at Royal Troon

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Complaints, tradition mark high school mascot struggle

While efforts to remove American Indian themed mascots from college campuses continue to command a high profile, quieter struggles are ongoing in high schools, where the response is just as mixed.

Report: Dallas, Lindros near deal

July 16, 2016 11:28 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Cook, James Named To Walter Camp Award Watch List

Eight FSU Players And Jimbo Fisher Named To Preseason Watch Lists

10 important Florida State Seminoles in 2016

Fisher, Trickett Lift Spirits In West Virginia

Mavin Saunders Named To Acc Academic Honour Roll

52 days to FSU football: Offense vs. defense for the best 'Nole to wear No. 52

Phil Steele sees big things for FSU football in 2016 and the next NFL Draft

Bachelorette contestant spends the day at Florida State

Noles Sneak Into Top 5 for 5-Star CB

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss anxious to play Florida State Seminoles

Kelly named first-team All-SEC, four other Rebels honored

Ole Miss' 2016 preseason football honors

Ole Miss Coach Says FSU Isn’t Neutral Site Game

Ole Miss coach: Treatment of Lake City's Tunsil during NFL Draft 'evil'

Hugh Freeze says he set tone of compliance, embraces NCAA review

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Es Oficial! Romero and Rodriguez are Rio Bound!

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Horton Raises Game During U.S. Collegiate Team Experience

FSU alum in Bachelorette top four

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

2016 Bear Necessities No. 7: NT Eddie Goldman

Bears hoping for a Year Two jump from Goldman, the plugger of the D-line

New England Patriots roster breakdown: #63 OG Tre’ Jackson

Former Ridge, FSU star Karlos Williams suspended

The NFL announced Friday that the Buffalo Bills tailback will miss the first four games of the 2016 season after violating the league's substance abuse policy.

FSU’s Deluzio signs free-agent contract with Diamondbacks

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminole freshmen impress teammates

The offseason hasn't been kind to Florida State receivers. But De'Cody Fagg said there are plenty of reasons to be upbeat about the group.

Wealthy, loyal boosters not usual fans

Some of those include ex-players Edgar Bennett, Peter Boulware, Charlie Ward, Andre Wadsworth and Lawrence Dawsey.

Drew Goes 3-4 for LA

Former Nole JD Drew provides a spark for the Dodgers

Stephen Drew Gets the Call

Former Nole Stephen Drew has been called up to the Diamondbacks

Lemoncello is content to wait to get his shot at the Europeans

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

LAWSUIT: Florida State sought to ‘ambush’ accused student with 47 new allegations at hearing

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Five thoughts ahead of ACC media day mayhem

Mark Richt ‘the happiest I’ve seen him in 20 years,’ family member says

Miami receiver Lawrence Cager will miss the season due to injury

Hurricanes sophomore receiver Lawrence Cager will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

UNC offensive lineman John Ferranto suffers season-ending injury

Versatile North Carolina offensive lineman John Ferranto will miss the season after undergoing surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle, the school announced Friday.

QB Johns embraces changes at Virginia even with job in limbo

Matt Johns is Virginia's incumbent starting quarterback and one of its unequivocal team leaders.

Who will have the longer honeymoon, Fuente or Mendenhall?

ACC Kickoff preview: Virginia Tech Hokies

Serigne eager to lead Wake Forest back to respectability

Cam Serigne is tired of racking up empty stats at Wake Forest.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson, Matt Jones named Duke basketball captains

On Mo Bamba and UNC’s struggle to sign prospects like him

Wake Forest could see national champs

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

College football TV schedule

The most disrespected programs in college football

5. Notre Dame:

The price of a scholarship: Is spending thousands on specialized trainers ‘a necessity’ for college football hopefuls?

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Fournette, Alabama, lead voting for preseason All-SEC team

Nick Saban is outsmarting, outmanning and outspending the rest of college football

8 Gators voted to All-SEC preseason teams

Will Muschamp’s seat not hot, but it’s not exactly cool

Muschamp’s sideline behavior to define USC tenure?

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College Football Countdown: No. 41 Air Force

College Football Countdown: No. 42 Arizona

Grobe moving Baylor forward focused on character, integrity

Jim Grobe has a master's degree in counseling that comes in handy dealing with athletes on and off the field.

Michael Jordan to serve as Michigan's honorary captain, Crying MJs could be epic

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer will serve as an honorary captain for Michigan's game against Hawaii

Commitment from four-star DT Darnell Ewell substantial for Notre Dame

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Best of both worlds: Which schools are best in both football and basketball

10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for dorm rape

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars position preview: Addition of Jack gives linebacker unit significant upgrade

Brady to drop appeal, serve 4-game 'Deflategate' suspension

Tom Brady made a brilliant move that will save him millions while he's out

A smart move by the Patriots quarterback back in March is going to save him almost $2 million

Robert Kraft rips NFL over Tom Brady, Deflategate

Von Miller agrees to six-year, $114 million deal with Broncos

Franchise player Von Miller agreed to a new six-year contract with the Broncos hours before Friday's deadline

Mavericks make it official, signing Argentine swingman Nicolas Brussino

MLB SCORES

Phil Mickelson maintains his lead on Day 2 of the British Open

Mickelson shines in wind and rain

Golf's top four players struggling at British Open

Jordan Spieth survives self- and Mother Nature-induced misadventures to make cut at British Open

Paul Casey four-putts from 5-feet out at British Open

2016 British Open odds: Mickelson, Stenson heavy favorites after Round 2

Five-time Derby Lane stakes champ, Hall of Fame dog Flying Stanley dies

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA chief ponders donors' limits

NCAA president Myles Brand is concerned the push by wealthy boosters to build bigger and better facilities could be sending athletic programs into troubled waters.

Schools monitor athletes' Web sites

Officials concerned by their players' willingness to share almost anything on Internet.

Somebody stop Selig before he tinkers again

July 15, 2016 9:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Dalvin Cook Named Candidate for Doak Walker Award

Writer Ranks Kermit Whitfield As One Of Fastest CFB Players

Five FSU players make Sports Illustrated's Top 100 list

53 days to FSU football: Who is Florida State’s best No. 53?

Khalan Laborn fits mold of the prototypical FSU running back

FSU Commit Zaquandre White had a strong showing at The Opening Finals

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/14/fsu-recruiting-fsu-wr-commit-is-a-combo-of-three-fsu-greats/
FSU WR Commit Is A Combo Of Three FSU Greats

Former FSU coach ‘loving life’ in Costa Rica

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UP NEXT:

SEC Media Days: Ole Miss

Take 5: Buzz that surrounded Ole Miss at SEC Media Days

Ole Miss, Freeze continue on same defensive path

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss preparing for FSU like ‘road SEC game’

Freeze Underscores 2 Areas Of Concern

Hugh Freeze says Ole Miss staff could have done better

Ole Miss' Freeze: If violations, we should be held accountable

Ole Miss preparing for loud FSU football crowd, Dalvin Cook

Ole Miss' Chad Kelly says he's the best QB in U.S.

Ole Miss' Chad Kelly credits father as big influence

NCAA Cloud Not Allowed In Locker Room

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles To Face Temple In NIT Season Tip-Off

Florida State’s game against Temple will mark the fourth in the series and first since 1999 between the two teams.

FSU to face Temple in NIT Season Tip-Off

This will be the third time the Seminoles have appeared in the annual preseason tournament that has taken place in New York each season since 1985.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Saints make an offer to veteran receiver Anquan Boldin

Saints favorites to sign free agent Anquan Boldin

Cincinnati Bengals will likely end up signing Anquan Boldin

Cameron Erving focused on being Cleveland Browns' center

10 Most Important Bears of 2016: #3 Can Eddie Goldman be a dominant force?

Sporting News ranks EJ Manuel No. 18 among backup quarterbacks

Redskins RB Chris Thompson should be back for camp

Bucs Working On Jameis Winston's Deep Ball

Antonor Winston: If You Don't Believe In Jameis, You Will

Heat to sign former Florida State forward Okaro White

Devon Travis, here to stay

Naturals solve Weaver, notch 6-1 win over Springfield

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

D-Backs call up Drew

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU researcher to serve as sport psychologist for USA Track and Field

FSU professor develops device designed to prevent preterm labor

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Seven Tigers among Sports Illustrated's Top 100

One key to Clemson football’s success in 2016 that few are discussing

SEC coaches show Mark Richt love at media days

Miami RB Walton explains his side of DUI arrest

Ole Miss DE Commit Jones To Visit Miami

ACC Kickoff preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh, Wake Forest not ready to take next step

ACC Kickoff preview: Syracuse Orange ·

3 Syracuse football players named to Phil Steele's preseason All-ACC team

Most Important Hokies, No. 5: Brandon Facyson

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Jeffers transfers to ACC's Boston College

https://accsports.com/acc-news/acc-buzz/duke-nonconference-schedule-lacking-major-challenges/
Duke nonconference schedule lacking major challenges

Tournament success nothing new for former Duke star Tyus Jones

Tech adds second graduate transfer, Western Michigan’s Kellen McCormick

U of L gets first Battle 4 Atlantis opponent

Syracuse basketball adds Boston University to home schedule

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson rewards Lee with new deal, raise

Clemson baseball coach Monte Lee gets new six-year contract

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

College football TV schedule

16 College Football Trap Games For 2016

TV deal adds to conference’s reach but Pac-12 remains in stalemate with DirecTV

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SEC media days end, now some things to look for next season

SEC preseason poll picks Alabama to win third straight title

Backup Arkansas quarterback Rafe Peavey injured, has surgery

Rafe Peavey has undergone surgery after suffering a back injury during summer workouts.

Gators picked to finish second in East behind Tennessee

Fisher helped teach Stoops value of strong support staff

Experienced, talented LSU craves consistent QB play

LSU's Leonard Fournette was putting up massive rushing numbers last season until opponents started changing their defenses to stuff the run.

Miles goes from out to dean

Pressure is on: Here's why it won't be easy for Les Miles to remain LSU coach

College Football Countdown: No. 43 Mississippi State

Muschamp: 'The plan is to win now' at South Carolina

Muschamp: Gamecocks’ offense will adapt to its players

Gamecocks predicted to finish last in SEC East in 2016

Will Muschamp: 'Nothing but fond memories' of time at Florida

Will Muschamp on Gators tenure: 'I wish it would have ended differently'

Notebook: Muschamp liked job Roper did at UF

Muschamp’s sideline behavior to define USC tenure?

Depends on whether the Gamecocks win or lose

Gamecocks QB Michael Scarnecchia out for season with injury

South Carolina pays tribute to Steve Spurrier with Arby's trip

Pokemon Go at Texas A&M's Kyle Field was as wild as it sounds

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Wildcats, Ducks take different routes to improve defenses

When Arizona and Oregon decided to make changes on defense after disappointing 2015 seasons, they did so in a wildly disparate fashion.

Quarterback competition could spur Arizona offense

How many wins does Jim Grobe need to remain Baylor's coach in 2017?

Baylor's new AD hired Tom Herman at Houston. That's why he's Baylor's new AD.

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett has had enough of Pokemon, games

Some Penn State trustees questioning Sandusky payouts

Stanford picked to win Pac-12 in preseason media poll

Stanford has been picked to defend its Pac-12 football title in a preseason media poll.

Former Michigan RB Derrick Green transferring to TCU

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Illinois to face West Virginia in Thanksgiving NIT event

Oklahoma plays Tulane in first round of Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Utah, San Diego St headline field for Diamond Head Classic

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

South Carolina offensive lineman charged with DUI

South Carolina sophomore Christian Pellage has been indefinitely suspended and will miss at least one game after being charged with DUI on Friday.

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson cited for careless driving after crashing into pond July 3

2 indicted in Craigslist ticket scheme

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins are one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world

Dolphins make Forbes list of world’s 50 most valuable sports franchises

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

NFL 32: Dallas is top-ranked NFC East team at No. 11

Broncos now offering $70M guaranteed to Miller

Why NBA-style super team will never work in NFL

Mavs owner Mark Cuban: With Kevin Durant joining 'villain' Warriors, 'everybody's going to root for them to lose'

Spurs make it official, sign forward Pau Gasol

The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years. They brought back guard Manu Ginobili, too.

Howard admits a rocky relationship with Harden

On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

Mickelson's first-round 63 breaks course record at British Open
Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

Mickelson's 63 at Open is 'going to sting for a while'

Why Jordan Spieth trails Mickelson by eight strokes at British Open despite nearly being his equal, tee to green

Inside the 'frat house' Jordan Spieth is staying in during British Open

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

GMAC Bowl moves to day before BCS title game

Ex-Auburn players deny receiving special treatment

Auburn prof doesn't regret charges

"They can't fire me or force me to retire," says man who claims athletes get preferential treatment.

Greg Buckner Signed by the Dallas Mavericks

Former Tiger basketball great returns to team that drafted him in 1998

July 13, 2016 7:00 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Phil Steele likes Seminoles’ potential

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher humbled, honored by hometown recognition

Cook, Walker Representing Noles At ACC Media Days

Is Dalvin Cook the biggest home-run threat in college football?

Levonta Taylor is FSU's X-factor in 2016

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/12/fsu-football-2016-offensive-national-award-odds-part-two/
2016 Offensive National Award Odds (Part Two)

55 days to FSU football: Pair of ‘Nole legends lead best to wear No. 55

FSU fans poke fun at Miami with #ThingsThatCameBackBeforeTheU hashtag

What Jim McElwain thinks of Seminoles' state championship rings

FSU recently offered Mbiti Williams. Tennessee State did first. He is a 2020 CB.

FSU Recruiting: Noles Stay Alive for 5-Star Safety

D.J. Matthews is not a fan of this Buckeye QB commit

Stanford Samuels busy recruiting at The Opening

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UP NEXT:

Mississippi ESPN radio host thinks Ole Miss is looking at major sanctions

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FSU BASKETBALL:

GW Men's Basketball to Face Florida State in BB&T Classic

Colonials, Seminoles to meet on Sunday, Dec. 4 in Washington

Five Non-Conference Schedule Observations

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin Will Unintentionally Cause The Panthers To Have A Setback In 2016

Down on Devonta?

2016 Rams Roster Preview: DB Lamarcus Joyner, Jack of All Trades

Jacksonville Jaguars Cornerback Jalen Ramsey Eats Like A Human Garbage Can

Jalen Ramsey laughs at responses to his dinner choice

Jameis Winston handled pass rush pressure very well

Will Jameis Winston ever surpass Cam Newton’s star power?

Dad bod may put Karlos Williams on the sideline at Bills camp

https://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/12/nuggets-ink-malik-beasley-to-rookie-deal/
Nuggets ink Malik Beasley to rookie deal

After adding backcourt help, Pelicans waive guard Toney Douglas

Natasha Howard Named to USA Women's Select Team

Biegalski, Howell lead Beloit to 5-2 win over Burlington

Nogowski fuels 9-0 Stockton win over San Jose

Buster Posey likes odds when Johnny Cueto pitches

Orioles minors: D.J. Stewart comes alive

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Recruit Eager To Hit Field

Brandon Warren, one of the nation's top recruits last year, could join Florida State's football team as early as next week.

Aliceville honors Walter Jones with banquet

Clippers bring back Cassell

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU rises in Forbes' Top Colleges ranking

Florida State University has been ranked No. 44 among the nation’s public universities in Forbes’ recent Top Colleges ranking, up from No. 50 in 2015.

FSU moves up in Forbes ranking of public universities

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Ranking the Top 5 Running Backs

Clemson Football Recruiting in top two for nation’s No.1 QB

The best RBs/WRs/TEs Miami Hurricanes will face in 2016

From use of luxury cars to brandishing a gun, UM sorting through football disciplinary issues

UNC story lines at start of media day season

Virginia Tech Hokies — 2016 Syracuse Football preview

Most Important Hokies, No. 7: Wyatt Teller, Eric Gallo and Augie Conte

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC Kickoff preview: Georgia Tech ·

Per ESPN, Coach Brey is the Most Stable Coach in the ACC. So What?

Duncan’s impact on ACC unmistakable

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC abruptly cancels new slogan in light of SEC’s ‘It Just Means More’ tagline

New Syracuse AD John Wildhack thinks scholarship is enough for college athletes

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

College football TV schedule

3 Teams to Watch Out for Next Season

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SEC tries to rebuild coaching depth with least experienced group in 52 years

SEC coaches are, in some cases, just trying to survive another year in their positions

SEC adds layer to instant replay process

SEC struggles through offseason of investigations, arrests

UF linebacker Jarrad Davis gushes about Gators QB Luke Del Rio

Mississippi State's 4-man QB race continues

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/07/12/despite-video-of-mississippi-state-football-recruit-punching-woman-coach-thrilled-to-have-him/
Despite video of Mississippi State football recruit punching woman, coach ‘thrilled’ to have him

Mississippi State's Dan Mullen dances around risky Jeffery Simmons decision

Dan Mullen tries to distance himself from controversial Jeffery Simmons decision

Peppered with questions about allowing a five-star player to enroll after striking a woman, Dan Mullen did his best to maintain some order Tuesday

Volunteers trying to keep outside buzz from changing message

SEC Media Days: Texas A&M

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Baylor coach Jim Grobe talks working with Art Briles' old staff, Jarrett Stidham's transfer

Notre Dame LB Nyles Morgan named to Butkus Award watch list

Did Notre Dame Schedule Itself Into a Problem in ’18/19?

Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in 1976, according to testimony in just-unsealed records

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower, responded that he didn't want to hear about it and had "a football season to worry about," according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

TESTIMONY: GREG SCHIANO KNEW ABOUT SANDUSKY ABUSE AS PENN STATE ASSISTANT

Greg Schiano, Tom Bradley deny knowledge of Sandusky abusing boys

Speculation 'serves to drive a wedge within the Penn State community,' Eric Barron says

College Football Countdown: No. 44 Western Michigan

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mother Nature unleashes eye-popping lightning on Panthers stadium

MLB SCORES

The British Open: Golf's Oldest Major Championship By The Numbers

Tales of the Postage Stamp at Royal Troon

One of these nine golfers will win at Royal Troon

These are the golfers who should be the actual favorites to win the third major of 2016

Jordan Spieth looking to be third straight Texan to win at Royal Troon

Rory McIlroy sounds off on drug testing, skipping Rio

Faldo: Woods may never play again

Why Muhammad Ali never legally changed name from Cassius Clay

27 mediocre athletes who made absurd money

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Spurrier has Gamecocks thinking big; Wright vs. Leak

Marion Jones linked to counterfeiting ring

American track star Marion Jones is being linked to a $5 million check-counterfeiting ring in which money passed through Norfolk,
according to court records.

Roethlisberger told he was close to dying

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday night that he was told he was "seconds, maybe a minute away from dying" .

July 12, 2016 6:59 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Derwin James Named to Thorpe Watch List

FSU S Derwin James Named to Fourth Preseason Watch List

Jimbo Fisher Named to Dodd Trophy Watch List

Fisher ‘humbled’ to be honored by hometown

Dalvin Cook shouldn’t be overlooked in Heisman race

Marquez White Not Happy About Thorpe Snub

10 Favorite ‘Noles Under Jimbo Fisher

2016 Offensive National Award Odds (Part One)

The receivers: Peter Warrick leads impressive list for Florida State Seminoles

FSU-Miami in Orlando Might Be a Worthwhile Experiment

56 days to FSU football: Which ‘Nole No. 56 gets your vote?

UF Twitter account cashes in on Pokemon craze with FSU joke

McElwain talks FSU state champ rings, jabs at UF spending

No. 3 for 2018 unveils his Top 4

Florida State in Top 6 for 5-star DB

FSU commits impress at The Opening

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UP NEXT:

The defensive line is one of the most talented position groups for Ole Miss in 2016

Malzahn: Ole Miss has one of better defensive fronts

Daily Debate: Who Is Ole Miss' Real Rival?

Ole Miss' Freeze receives letter from Tunsil

Hugh Freeze sits down for interview with ESPN, says Laremy Tunsil sent him a letter

Freeze: 'We did have some mistakes that we made in there'

What do other coaches think of Freeze, Ole Miss?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Release Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Fodor Promoted to Associate Head Coach

CROWELL TABBED MEN'S TENNIS HEAD COACH

Crowell has spent the last 13 years as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Florida State University where he helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA tournament in each of those seasons.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/news/9597/here-s-why-anquan-boldin-is-still-unsigned
Here's Why Anquan Boldin Is Still Unsigned

Falcons want Devonta Freeman to carry it less often this year

Redskins Kicker Dustin Hopkins Kicks 65-yard Field Goal

Jalen Ramsey's disgusting home-cooked dinner grosses out NFL players

Jaguars first-round pick is talented on the field, but needs help in the kitchen

Contract contemplations: What’s Xavier Rhodes worth to Minnesota Vikings?

Current and Former Seminoles Come Together for Tallahassee Youth

Ernie Sims' Big H.I.T.S. football camp focuses on life beyond the gridiron

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Cairo's Wade Commits To Florida State

Cairo Senior Receiver Cameron Wade fullfills childhood dream by committing to FSU.

Tim Carter Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach At Florida State

Carter comes to Florida State from University of Texas at San Antonio.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC releases list of players attending media days

How soon might ACC, ESPN unveil league's television future?

ACC Kickoff preview: Clemson

Clemson lands commitment from prized wide receiver

U of L to send Jackson, Kelsey to ACC media days

Ranking the quarterbacks Miami Hurricanes will face in 2016

Syracuse football to host Middle Tennessee in 2017

Syracuse football kicker Cole Murphy named to Lou Groza Watch List

UVa's Blanding a candidate for Thorpe award

Most Important Hokies, No. 8: Ken Ekanem

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke, Kentucky remain the recruiting kings at the Peach Jam

Travis Jorgenson not returning for Georgia Tech

Ga Tech getting graduate transfer Jodan Price from Eastern Michigan

Buzz Williams hires assistant coach

Virginia Tech announced today that Buzz Williams has hired Harvard graduate Christian Webster as an assistant coach.

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

College football TV schedule

Playoff chief lauds its success but 'disappointed' by smaller TV numbers

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Day 1 of SEC Media Days in the Books

SEC Notebook

Gators support outspoken teammate

SEC still lacks answers for how to further deal with 'serious misconduct'

Though the SEC was at the forefront of passing a player misconduct rule for transfers, it still does not know how to deal with incoming freshmen

SEC success can't mask backslide on behavior, NCAA rules

Auburn, Florida not only ones looking for QB

Auburn happy to see Dak Prescott's no longer at MSU

Gus Malzahn jumping back into offense at Auburn

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said he will take a more hands-on approach with his offense in 2016.

SEC Media Days: Auburn

Auburn's Malzahn changing approach after 2015 disappointment

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn wants to get back to what he does best, focusing on X's and O's and trying to rev up his normally fast-paced offense again.

Malzahn: 'I expect us to win and we will win'

Four arrested Auburn players won't be suspended from Clemson game

SEC Media Days: Florida

Florida looks to take next step after feeling need to apologize for a 10-win season

The Gators exceeded most expectations in 2015, but their disastrous end to the season left plenty of questions to be answered in Jim McElwain's Year 2

Gators have holes to fill but optimistic about McElwain's second season

Florida confident passing game will be improved

Gators' Jalen Tabor is a modern-day Deion Sanders

STATUS OF ANTONIO CALLAWAY, TREON HARRIS STILL UNCERTAIN FOR FLORIDA OPENER

Catching up with the king of SEC media days, Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier's "Head Ball Coach" book releases this summer

SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt

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College Football Countdown: No. 45 USF

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Middle Tennessee coach Davis gets raise, 8-year extension

Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has agreed to an eight-year contract extension that includes a raise after leading the Blue Raiders to an NCAA Tournament upset of Michigan State this past season.

Big East offseason storylines: Villanova's national title gives league momentum

Villanova will contend for another national title and Xavier isn't far behind as the Big East is officially back

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Former Miami catcher Greg Lovelady named new UCF baseball coach

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

DUI charge dropped against UM’s Mark Walton

The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office on Monday dropped all charges against UM running back Mark Walton, clearing the way for his return to the team.

Marcus Vick sentenced to jail time for resisting arrest

Draymond Green faces assault charges in Michigan

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Williams says he was drug tested "at least 500 times" in NFL

Former running back Ricky Williams says he went through "at least 500" drug tests during his 11-year NFL career.

Jacksonville Jaguars have 20th best front-seven according to Pro Football Focus

After 19 seasons, Tim Duncan retires from the NBA

Tim Duncan: By The Numbers

Duncan's career with Spurs tied for second among players with one team

Mavericks F Dirk Nowitzki on what he'll always appreciate about the retiring Tim Duncan

Giancarlo Stanton set the record for most homers to win the 2016 Home Run Derby

Stanton hit them far and put up an impressive total to win the Derby

Pitchers in the Home Run Derby? Could happen for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game

Derek Jeter marries Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis

Dallas golfer Jordan Spieth says he's skipping the Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

UM's Willie Williams seeks release from scholarship

Willie Williams It appears that Willie Williams' days with the Miami Hurricanes are numbered.

LB Williams' bizarre career at UM ends

The most controversial school recruit in school history never started a game for Hurricanes.

NBA salary cap rises $3.635 million to $53.135 million

TV deal puts early playoffs on cable

First-round playoff games will be shown only on cable starting next season as part of baseball's new seven-year television deal with Fox and TBS, a total package worth almost $3 billion.

Young golfers 67 million-to-one feat

1 round, 2 holes-in-one for 8-year-old

July 11, 2016 7:35 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Central Catholic's Cosentino likes chances in Florida State QB competition

FSU Preseason Position Breakdown: Running Backs

Countdown to kickoff: Stakes high again for Clemson-FSU

57 days to FSU football: Who was the best 'Nole to wear No. 57?

Tough FSU assistant Rick Trickett shows his heart while helping flood victims

FSU’s Fisher, Miami’s Richt to battle for Seminole legacy players

FSU adding a shifty back in Laborn

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss releases media guide, preseason depth chart for 2016

FoxSports Ranks Ole Miss’ Landsharks Ninth in the Country, Fifth in SEC

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Ronald Darby On NFL’s ‘Making The Leap’ Series

https://blackandteal.com/2016/07/09/jacksonville-jaguars-rashad-greene-is-impressing-his-peers/
Jacksonville Jaguars: Rashad Greene is impressing his peers

Fan Talks Fishing Trip with FSU Legend Rashad Greene

Working on Jameis Winston’s deep ball

WATCH: Buster Posey makes the perfect throw to his unsuspecting pitcher

Posey is either the luckiest catcher or the most skilled ball sorcerer of our time

Naples’ Kris Tamulis ties for 21st at U.S. Women’s Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Leon County Board of Commissioners To Honor FSU Track Champions

FSU gets $6.2 million grant to build hurricane prediction model

Charles DeLaney, former FSU music professor, flute legend dies

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

UMass Beginning Marketing Push For BC Game

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/10/fsu-football-why-louisville-may-be-the-biggest-threat-in-2016/
Why Louisville May Be The Biggest Threat In 2016

Virginia Tech among favorites to win ACC Coastal Division

What are the Hokies' odds to win the Coastal and ACC?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Kevin Stallings: The first 100 days

The Pitt men’s basketball coach has laid a foundation for the next step in his career.

Pitt out of preseason ESPN, CBS Sports Bracketology projections makes little sense

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

College football TV schedule

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Football is here, kinda

SEC’s ‘talking season’ kicks off — but without Steve Spurrier, the coach who coined the term

2016 SEC Media Days: Five things to know before the circus starts

The SEC will take over the college football world for four days starting Monday, so here's a primer to get you ready for all the shenanigans

Five to Watch at SEC Media Days

SEC Media Days kicks off Monday. Here are five players from around the league to watch.

Malzahn to face job security questions at SEC media days

Auburn plans to add 1 quarterback to 2017 recruiting class

UF secondary faces a challenge

South Carolina newcomers’ jersey numbers, preseason depth chart

Texas A&M's fifth trip to SEC Media Days not much different than the first

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College Football Countdown: No. 46 Central Michigan

Four-star OL Robert Hainsey announces Notre Dame pledge

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OTHER BASEBALL:

UCF baseball coach Terry Rooney leaves program

UCF baseball coach Terry Rooney has left the program after eight seasons to pursue another coaching opportunity, the school said in a statement Tuesday night. Rooney, 42, has joined the Alabama baseball staff as an associate head coach.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Georgia DL arrested for second time in 2016

Jonathan Ledbetter arrested for the second time in five months

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Chargers stadium proposal in San Diego officially heads to November ballot

Signatures verified, but Chargers might need two-thirds vote to stay in San Diego

NFL Summer Series: Picking each team's biggest off-season acquisition

New contract means Dirk Nowitzki is poised to join ultra-exclusive fraternity

Harden signs 4-year, $118 million extension

MLB SCORES

Playoff odds, biggest risers and fallers for all 30 MLB teams at All Star break

The Orioles and Rangers are the biggest risers, according to SportsLine

Five weird and wonderful moments from The Open at Royal Troon

Pro golfers play 200-yard par 3 using only their putters

A handful of tour pros, including Phil Mickelson, took on the 200-yard, par-3 17th at Castle Stuart in Scotland … with only their putters.

Portugal stuns France, 1-0, in extra time to claim first European Championship title

Euro 2016: Portugal crowned champions after Cristiano Ronaldo goes off injured

France threw away great chance to win title

Hope Solo records shutout in U.S. soccer victory over South Africa

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gators, Mack to part ways

Florida has lost a crucial piece to its 2006 recruiting class as guard Doneal Mack (Statesville Christian High) has been given a release due to academic reasons.

Lacrosse player's assault trial opens

A trial began Monday for Collin Finnerty, one of the defendants in the Duke lacrosse rape case, on a separate assault charge stemming from a November night of socializing in Georgetown.

July 9, 2016 10:19 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

James, Walker Tabbed for Nagurski Watch List

Rod Johnson Named to Outland Trophy Watch List

FSU Head Coach Named to Dodd Award Watch List

Can FSU star Dalvin Cook win the Heisman Trophy?

Fisher on Sportsline: ‘The people of West Virginia are phenomenal’

Champions Club reflects iconic elements of FSU, Seminole Tribe

59 days to FSU football: The greatest 'Nole to wear No. 59

Four-star RB Khalon Laborn commits to FSU with Lamborghini announcement

WATCH: Khalan Laborn's FSU lamborghini

East's No. 3 RB Khalan Laborn will be dynamic playmaker at Florida State

Commit Alexander Marshall Talks FSU, Recruiting

FSU's pipeline into Virginia is as strong as ever

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss releases preseason depth chart

Most important Rebels: No. 1 Chad Kelly

Scouting Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Jonathan Isaac can save Leonard Hamilton's job

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Kim And Morgane Metraux Named To WGCA All-American Scholar Team

Quigley goes from bleak outlook to bright future

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/browns-sign-anquan-boldin-171724441.html
Browns Should Sign Anquan Boldin

Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn educate Bucs' rookies

Making the Leap: Bills CB Ronald Darby

REDSKINS' K HOPKINS IS WARY OF GETTING 'OVERLY COMORTABLE'

Naples’ Kris Tamulis in top 20 at U.S. Women’s Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Road to Tallahassee

After a few detours, 'The Edgewater Boys' have found their way finally to FSU.

FSU athletics strong as ever

Florida State athletic director Dave Hart feels positive about program's future. Four floors down and less than a football field from the Moore Athletic
Center, work on FSU's Sod Cemetery has begun.

Alexander Johnson, Memphisâ??s 2nd round pick, had minimal impact on the game with 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 fouls in 12 minutes.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU's pioneering Dance Science program addresses the physical demands of dance

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Top defenses dominate ACC Nagurski Trophy candidates

ACC unaffected by satellite camp decision

Clemson, Miami betting favorites to win divisions

Swinney Again On Dodd Award List

Why Clemson Won't Get Back To The Championship

How Clemson is raiding Tennessee for top football talent

In 2016, Miami Hurricanes do not want you to ‘go to fewer games’

Tar Heels' Hood aims to fix mistakes, build off huge season

Pitt among ACC Coastal Division favorites, per Vegas

Virginia loses two offensive linemen and two recruits

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

These college football rivalries need to be renewed soon

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best College Football Uniforms in 2016

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Key questions for SEC teams heading into media days

Game contracts for 9 Auburn non-conference football games released ·

LSU QB calls for nation’s top defender to re-commit to the Tigers

Tennessee defense eager to improve its knockout punch

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This may only be the beginning of Baylor's self-inflicted death penalty

From firings to transfers to signees bailing out, Baylor is now learning how it dug its own grave not only off but on the field, too

Why the Big 12 is pressing Baylor for info from its sexual assault investigation

The Big 12 is still trying to figure out what happened at Baylor in greater detail

Jim Grobe explains his plan to help save Baylor football in SN interview

UM working to fix MSU-OSU schedule 'imbalance'

Trevor Knight speaks about grad transfers and his decision to leave OU

College Football Countdown: No. 48 Toledo

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Kansas are No. 1 seeds in way too early Bracketology

The ACC has nine teams in Jerry Palm's first 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket projection.

Larry Brown stepping down as SMU basketball coach

Larry Brown explains why he left SMU, why he announced one day after Dallas shootings

New SMU basketball coach Jankovich well-groomed, ready to take reins, colleagues say

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

More ex-college football players sue NCAA over concussions

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Omar Kelly ranks the 32 NFL teams' starting QBs

Dwyane Wade’s biggest moments on the Miami Heat

MLB SCORES

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Lowe learning quickly

New Pack coach on recruiting trail.

An arena full of possibilities

When Virginia men's basketball coach Dave Leitao stands near center court at the new John Paul Jones Arena, he can't help but get excited
about the Cavaliers' future.

Sendek, Sun Devils lose leading scorer

Kruger leaves to play for dad at UNLV.

LeBron agrees to $80 million extension

July 8, 2016 7:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

10 keys to season

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/07/fsu-footballs-most-important-questions-for-2016-no-2/
FSU Football’s Most Important Questions For 2016: No. 2

‘Experts’ Say ‘Noles In Position To Continue ACC Rule

60 days to FSU football: Which Florida State No. 60 tops your list?

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/07/report-fsu-footballs-game-against-miami-could-be-moved-for-2016/
FSU Football’s Game Against Miami Could Be Moved For 2016

Will the 2016 FSU-Miami football game take place in Orlando?

Saban, Fisher organizing equipment donations for West Virginia high school football programs

Carter shares battle vs. alcoholism

Pat Carter’s drink of choice was a Boilermaker – specifically a shot of Jack Daniels followed by a Bud Light.

2018 versatile defender to camp at FSU in July

5-Star RB Cam Akers liked what he saw at FSU

Florida State trending for four-star running back Khalan Laborn

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UP NEXT:

Florida State to face slew of NFL-caliber QBs, starting with Ole Miss' Chad Kelly

Most important Rebels: No. 2 Tony Conner

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Stars Help Push Team USA Past Chinese Taipei

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

It's Quigley With A Q: As In Olympic Qualifier!

FSU’s Quigley qualifies for Rio

Colleen Quigley waited until the time was right to make her move.

FSU's Young Relishes Run To Rio

Softball Q&A: Florida State ace Meghan King is also Puerto Rico's ace

Record 241 Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll For 2015-2016

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Cam Erving interns with sports media outlet

Laettner owes ex-Lion Ernie Sims $1.4M

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2016/07/07/chris-thompsons-development-a-good-example-to-follow-for-young-redskins-players/
Chris Thompson’s development a good example to follow for young Redskins players

Duno, Driver and Biegalski shut out Quad Cities, Beloit wins 2-0

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Walker not wearing knee brace

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Dolphins still expect stadium to be ready for Canes’ home opener

Syracuse football to host Middle Tennessee in 2017

Most Important Hokies, No. 10: Chuck Clark

Wake’s Serigne looking forward to fall

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Jalek Felton sharpens focus as UNC arrival grows closer

It won’t be long now, less than one year, before Jalek Felton is at North Carolina, where his uncle’s jersey hangs in the rafters high above in the Smith Center.

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

Power Five commissioners propose more time off for athletes

Power Five conference commissioners want to change NCAA rules to give college athletes more time away from team activities, including no longer counting travel as an off day, a mandatory seven-day break after the season and an additional 14 off days from athletic activity during the academic year.

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SEC's impact linebackers

USM agrees to lucrative football deal with Auburn

3 storylines for South Carolina football team's defense in 2016

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QB Jarrett Stidham announces he's transferring from Baylor

Football misconduct gets Georgia Southern 2 years' probation

Georgia Southern was put on two years' probation and the football team will lose two scholarships next season after the NCAA ruled three football players received improper academic assistance. The school escaped a postseason ban.

A two-game football series between Arkansas and Michigan is off, and the Wolverines will pay the Razorbacks $2 million to break the deal.

College Football Countdown: No. 49 San Diego State

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NFL Hall of Famer Paul Hornung sues helmet maker Riddell

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung sued equipment manufacturer Riddell Inc. on Thursday, saying football helmets that he wore during his professional career in the 1950s and '60s failed to protect him from brain injury.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL 32: Jaguars at No. 17

All 17 NFL referees return for 2016 season

All 17 NFL referees are returning for the 2016 season, including Walt Coleman, who will enter his 28th year in the league.

Ex-Dolphins star Ricky Williams to open new pot-smoking gym

Doug McDermott gives his No. 3 to Dwyane Wade: 'It's all yours'

Kevin Durant explains why he picked the Warriors

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Clemson reports 7 positive drug tests

School reveals nine secondary NCAA violations

Northwestern hires Fitzgerald as football coach

July 7, 2016 7:22 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Eberle Named To Rimington Fall Watch List

Izzo Named to Mackey Award Watch List

Travis Rudolph looking to become the next great FSU wide receiver

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/06/fsu-footballs-most-important-questions-for-2016-no-3/
FSU Football’s Most Important Questions For 2016: No. 3

Could an inexperienced quarterback benefit FSU football in 2016?

61 days to FSU football: A competitive race to be Florida State’s top No. 61

Jimbo Fisher rallies high school coaches for support of West Virginia flood victims

Decision is sight for No. 9 WR Trevon Grimes. Florida, FSU and Miami trail Ohio State.

M.J. Walker says Maryland, Florida State, IU and others targeting him

Last Face-To-Face Meeting With Jimbo Fisher Sealed the Deal for 2018 Scout 100 Cornerback Isaiah Bolden

Former FSU Running Back Pleads to Lesser Charges ·

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UP NEXT:

Most important Rebels: No. 3 Breeland Speaks

Ole Miss has 2,000 tickets left for opener vs. Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU baseball an early pick for Omaha in 2017

Seminoles cross paths in the Golden State

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Eye South Sectional

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Darby vs Beckham

Colts 2016 player preview: Cornerback Patrick Robinson

Former NFC, FSU star Sims’ children key to charity weekend’s evolution

9th annual Ernie Sims Charity Weekend benefiting Big HITS Foundation takes place this weekend

The maturation of Jameis Winston

Former FSU forward Okaro White says playing in Florida 'feels great'

Kevin Cash calls for better effort before Rays lose to Angels

Angels Notes: Shane Robinson heads to DL with sprained ankle

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/06/fsu-baseball-buster-posey-selected-to-4th-all-star-game/
Buster Posey Selected To 4th All-Star Game

Buster Posey donating gloves, tickets to 1,000 local kids

Could prospect Weaver boost Cards bullpen?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Four Seminoles Selected to Compete at NACAC Under-23 Meet

National Champion Garrett Johnson, All-Americans Greg Bolden and Ricardo Chambers and NCAA regional qualifier Tywayne Buchanan make
rosters for the United States and Jamaica.

FSU's Cloer works his way to top

On paper, it would appear that former Florida State tennis standout Matt Cloer is a long way from reaching his ultimate goal of being one
of the top 100 tennis players in the world and annually competing in the sport's grand-slam events.

Walker almost up to speed

Javon Walker was just about able to match his fellow Broncos receivers on the practice field Thursday.

M's Eduardo Perez cut baseball teeth on 'Machine'

As a senior, he batted .377 and led the Seminoles into the College World Series before being selected 17th overall by the California
Angels in the 1991 draft.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC Ultimate Road Trip: Week 6

Memorable Moments from the 2015 Clemson Football Season

Tigers mining talent in Tennessee

5-star recruit chooses Clemson with fireworks

Is U of L a dark horse for football playoff?

Hurricanes ready if stadium not set for opener

Miami Hurricanes working on backup plan if Dolphins’ stadium isn’t ready for 2016 opener

UM denies report football season opener moved to FAU

ESPN's Wildhack leaving to be Syracuse AD

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Brownell sees talent for Clemson basketball return to NCAAs

Boeheim: May keep coaching with AD Wildhack

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

Offseason? More like worry season for college football coaches

Oklahoma AD says Big 12 expansion is dead 'for the time being'

Joe Castiglione hedged a bit but made it quite clear that expansion does not appear to be on the horizon any time soon for the Big 12

Breaking down the most insane college football commitment video ever

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Which players will be attending this year's SEC media days?

How difficult is UF's schedule?

Georgia’s most important players of 2016: No. 2, Jacob Eason

CBS report: Will Muschamp under most pressure of new SEC coaches

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Michigan, Notre Dame will reportedly renew one of football's biggest rivalries

There will be three years between Michigan-Notre Dame meetings with the Wolverines and Fighting Irish looking to play once again in 2018

Michigan boasts the best defensive front in the land

Harbaugh, Michigan reel in Florida OL Herbert

College Football Countdown: No. 50 Northern Illinois

How hiring Stoops turned around Oklahoma athletics

Oklahoma has been named the best program in the nation due in large part to football success.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Six teams that missed tournament who are ready to rise

Florida State Seminoles (20-14)

The players who could one day be coaches

Juan Dixon out as special assistant for Maryland basketball

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Maddux to serve as volunteer assistant for UNLV baseball

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Briles asks to be removed from Baylor lawsuit

Pete Rose sues former MLB investigator over rape claims

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs' Louis Murphy woke up locked in museum after wedding

The Jaguars started with a bang, but they've been mostly duds ever since

The Good, Bad and Ugly in Jacksonville, from crazy-early success to a crazy WR curse

NFL 32: Oakland at No. 18, optimistic for first time in while

Why NFL players will never make NBA (or MLB) money

Chinese Government Approves Football League Backed by Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil

Can Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki attract free agents? Allure of Dirk not what it once was

A few things you might not know about new Mavs guard Seth Curry, including getting video-bombed by his niece ·

Dwyane Wade leaving Miami Heat for Chicago Bulls

Miami Herald confirms Wade will sign a two-year, $47.5 million deal with the Chicago Bulls

Wade’s legacy should be safe in Miami despite ugly ending

Text of Dwyane Wade's letter to Miami

Charles Barkley: Kevin Durant is trying to 'cheat' his way to an NBA championship

Former Gators coach Billy Donovan will be just fine even without Kevin Durant

MLB SCORES

Tour Notebook: Kuchar shines despite not winning tournaments

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Conference TV could be a great idea

Can the remote control handle it? Within the next few years, the alphabet soup that is cable TV may grow, and one group throwing its
helmet into the listings is the Southeastern Conference.

NCAA comes down on diploma mills

Association will not accept transcripts from 25 schools; 22 others cleared only for freshmen enrolling this fall

July 6, 2016 7:17 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Three Seminoles Named to Watch Lists

FSU’s Derwin James named to Bednarik watch list

5 Players ‘Noles Can’t Afford To Lose In 2016

What is Jimbo Fisher's biggest remaining challenge?

Dalvin Cook: FSU's Touchdown Breaker

How Dalvin Cook Can Cement Himself as the Best FSU RB Ever

https://chopchat.com/2016/07/05/fsu-footballs-most-important-questions-for-2016-no-4/
FSU Football’s Most Important Questions For 2016: No. 4

Could Noles Play Future Series at Neutral Sites?

FSU Schedule Preview: North Carolina

62 days to FSU football: One Seminole stands out as the best No. 62

Former FSU QBs John Franklin III, De'Andre Johnson featured on Netflix documentary

Top FSU recruiting target commits to Georgia

Five-star defensive end Robert Beal, who was a major target for Florida State’s 2017 recruiting class, committed to Georgia on Tuesday.

No. 5 DT for 2018 Robert Cooper knew he wanted to be a FSU Seminole

Recruits share mixed feelings for FSU compared to Florida, Miami

FSU’s Bonasorte ‘doing life’ in cancer fight

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UP NEXT:

“5 at 5” Football Edition Installment #1, Original Analysis: Florida State Preview

Most important Rebels: No. 4 Damore'ea Stringfellow

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FSU BASEBALL:

Playing for FSU was culmination of Drew's dreams

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Former Seminole Quigley qualifies for steeplechase final at Olympic trials

St. X grad makes it to Rio as diving coach

FSU Finishes 22nd in Directors' Cup for 2015-16 Athletic Year

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Dustin Hopkins Shares His Favorite Moments From 2015

Former Seminole Xavier Rhodes announces partnership with Kidz1stFund

NFL Star Xavier Rhodes Partners with Former Florida State Coach Fisher to Fight Fanconi Anemia

Breaking down Nuggets’ No. 19 pick Malik Beasley’s game and when to expect him back on the court

51s bats provide fireworks to back Gilmartin’s return

Angels' Shane Robinson: Suffers sprained ankle Tuesday

Stewart leads Frederick to 9-6 win over Lynchburg

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles looking for big plays from cornerbacks

Big plays are the standard, and just being good isn't enough for Florida State's returning cornerbacks.

Florida State's Johnson is one tough customer

Florida State rookie Alexander Johnson appreciates the fact that Grizzlies boss Jerry West followed through on his promise to draft him.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC has five in future Power Rankings

Ranking the most stable programs in ACC football

1. FLORIDA STATE

Boston College to retire jerseys of Ryan, Kuechly

Six Clemson players on Maxwell and Bednarik lists

UM’s Kaaya, Yearby chosen for the Maxwell Award watch list

UVa's Mizzell makes Maxwell Award watch list

Virginia's Blanding, Kiser on Bednarik Award watch list

All-Beamer Team: Virginia Tech's best during Frank's 29 seasons

Most Important Hokies, No. 11 Sam Rogers

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum to be new, improved and ready to go

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

2016 Hot Seat Rankings: Evaluating all 128 college football coaches' job security

Hot Seat Rankings: These 15 college football coaches must step up in 2016

The five most meaningless annual events in college football

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Gators heavy favorites in season-opener

Opponent Preview: Gators' toughest test may come in Tallahassee

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College Football Countdown: No. 51 Cincinnati

A revealing Q&A with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly

Three Notre Dame players named to preseason watch lists

200 former Penn State players file petition to return Paterno statue

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Eight For Omaha For 2017

Florida State

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Tennessee settles football sexual assault lawsuit for $2.48 million

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson found asleep at wheel of car in retention pond Sunday

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

32 in 32: The New York Jets are No. 19

What does Nowitzki deal say about the Mavericks?

LeBron James emerging as a home-wrecker in Heat-Wade marriage

Dwyane Wade did not help the Heat recruit Kevin Durant

MLB SCORES

Besides $500 million, here's what the Texas Rangers are getting in their stadium deal

‘Super bacteria’ found in Olympic venues

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Ron Fraser Inducted Into College Baseball Hall of Fame

Legendary UM coach is joined by former Hurricane assistant and LSU championship coach Skip Bertman

Bonds' trainer sent to jail for refusing to testify

HitMen still looking to sign Clarett

Jim Terry, the outspoken coach and general manager of the Mahoning Valley HitMen, has been saying for weeks that he wants to sign Maurice Clarett to play for his latest indoor football team.

Daniels dealt as Mavs pick up a Pacer

Marquis Daniels never fit into Avery Johnson's system. Now, he won't have to. The Mavericks dealt the three-year veteran to the Indiana Pacers for forward Austin Croshere in a trade agreed to earlier this week.