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May 31, 2016 10:25 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Dalvin Cook Rated As A Heisman Favorite By NFL.com

Photo: Florida State QB Sean Maguire Trolls Florida On Snapchat

FSU Football’s Top Five Defensive Backs In Program History

98 days until FSU football: The best 'Noles to wear No. 98

Five-star athlete adjusts his top schools

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FSU BASEBALL:

Tallahassee Regional Teams Announced

Tallahassee Regional Opponents Selected

FSU starts off with 4-seed Alabama State (38-15).

Florida State Baseball learns regional opponents and more

They are matched with the Gainesville Regional for the Super Regional round.

Florida State braces for challenging foes at Tallahassee Regional

Barnes homecoming for regional ‘a cool deal’

FSU gets shafted again by selection committee

WATCH: Florida State reacts to Supers pairing vs. No. 1 Florida

Poll Movement for FSU Baseball

In the Baseball America Poll, the Seminoles rose five spots to No. 13. FSU was 18th last week.

Southern Miss heads to Tallahassee for NCAA regional tournament

South Alabama baseball headed to Tallahassee for NCAA regional

USM Draws Rematch with South Alabama in Tallahassee Regional

Alabama State baseball players find out their NCAA regional opponents

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Softball learns time of first game in WCWS

Florida State bringing ‘pitch-by-pitch’ mentality to Oklahoma City

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former Seminole Javien Elliott hopes to make impact as a Buc

Spin Doctors: Devonta Freeman vs. Carlos Hyde

Why Is Warren Sapp Hating On Tim Jernigan?

Timmons Likely Not Thrilled About More Dime Defense

Steelers haven’t discussed Lawrence Timmons extension

Saints' P.J. Williams: Competing for nickel spot

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

ACC Releases Preseason TV Football Schedule

Florida State already slated for three national television exposures.

FSU looks to bottom 3 for help

Florida State will be looking for big help in what was once an unlikely
spot - the bottom of the order - when it begins the NCAA postseason. The trio of Travis Anderson, Tony Thomas Jr. and Danny Diaz.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

New Miami Hurricanes WR Dayall Harris on his skills, role in Mark Richt’s offense

Where would you put the Hokies' over/under for wins in 2016?

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC ties record with 10 teams in NCAA baseball tournament

Clemson faces Western Carolina in regional opener

Duke savors end to 55 years of baseball frustration

Ace Parker was the coach and John F. Kennedy the president the last time Duke made the tournament. The Blue Devils are headed to South Carolina as the No. 3 seed in the Columbia regional, where they’ll face NCAA basketball tournament opponent UNC-Wilmington in the opening game Friday.

Jackets in the NCAA tournament after all

Louisville baseball gets No. 2 seed in NCAAs

UM baseball team earns No. 3 national seed, to face Stetson on Friday in regional

Video: Hurricanes baseball team reacts to earning No. 3 national seed in NCAA tournament

Expectations for UM baseball are ‘almost impossible,’ — that’s fine with coach Morris

Wolfpack baseball heads into NCAA Tournament play

N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent gives his take Monday about the Pack hosting an NCAA regional this week at Doak Field at Dail Park.

Charlottesville Regional feature familiar faces for Cavaliers

UVa will begin its quest for a second-straight national title at 1 p.m. Friday, when it hosts William & Mary.

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

College football bowl predictions 2016: 80 teams, 41 games, one national title showdown

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Big issues on the table at SEC spring meetings

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Baylor AD McCaw resigns in wake of sexual assault scandal

Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to be named Baylor interim coach

Why Jim Grobe is a good choice to handle the mess at Baylor

For a Bears program stuck in turmoil, former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe brings some much-needed stability.

Grobe a great choice, but Baylor needs a new staff, too

Baylor has short-term coach but should hire Mike Leach long term

College Football Countdown: No. 87 FAU

Nebraska Football: Mike Riley needs better year to keep his job

Notre Dame football season tickets attainable, but costly

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OTHER BASEBALL:

CWS Field of 64 announced

D1 Baseball Bracket

Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard resigns

No. 1 Florida among record 4 SEC teams to nab national seeds

Florida will have to break the curse of the No. 1 seed to win its first national championship in baseball.

Gators receive No. 1 seed for NCAA Tournament

As the top seed, Florida (47-13) will host Bethune-Cookman (29-25), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions, in the Gainesville Regional on Friday at 6 p.m.

Nebraska meeting Oklahoma St. in NCAA regional at Clemson

If USC wants a rematch with Clemson, it better not look ahead

‘Trails end, baby, they all end’: Texas removes Augie Garrido after 20 seasons

Garrido has been shifted to a role as special assistant to athletic director Mike Perrin

TCU’s Schlossnagle credits Augie Garrido for ‘the job I have’

TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said he wouldn’t be where he is without the contributions of Augie Garrido to college baseball.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL version of 3-card monte: the Super Bowl Scam

Ranking the NFL's 10 best cornerbacks

Warriors ride third-quarter surge to Game 7 win over Thunder

Warriors’ Klay Thompson continues torrid playoff run

Kevin Durant's late flurry comes up short as Thunder season ends, uncertain begins

Storm of 3s sinks Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7

Cavaliers head into NBA Finals as united team

Forget Bill Russell: LeBron James' NBA Finals streak transcends all of pro sports

MLB SCORES

Penguins strike first, winning Stanley Cup final Game 1 against the Sharks, 3-2

Nick Bonino’s goal at 17:27 of the third period gave the Penguins their margin of victory in a 3-2 decision against San Jose.

NHL commissioner: 'No urgency' with potential Penguins sale

Jordan Spieth just snapped the most overblown slump in histor

The sad decline of mini-golf courses in America

IOC should postpone Rio Olympics, but it won't

Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika virus

Bettman not bullish about NHL participation in 2018 Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA football challenge approved

Starting this season, Division 1-A coaches have ability to challenge a call once per game.

Too much Suns: Mavs get blistered, 106-86

If purging unwanted toxins is a healthy activity, the Mavericks ought to be as robust as ever for Game 5 on Thursday. For 14 playoff games, they had avoided a blowout loss.

Gretzky agrees to 5-year deal with Coyotes

Catawba to remain Indians

Catawba College can keep its Indians nickname without penalties, having shown it has the support of the Catawba Indian Nation.

May 30, 2016 9:37 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2016/05/29/fsu-football-levonta-taylor-fan-hype-video-is-a-must-see/
Levonta Taylor Fan Hype Video Is A Must See

The Horrible History Of Playing At North Carolina State

99 days until FSU football: The top 'Noles to wear No. 99

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UP NEXT:

NCAA's allegations against Ole Miss include eight Level I violations in football

Former Ole Miss coach wants you to know he did not commit NCAA violations

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State Selected As NCAA Baseball Regional Host

FSU named regional host, falls to Clemson in ACC title game

Despite struggles, FSU has resume of regional host

Coach Mike Martin was emphatic in the moments after Florida State's regular season ended, admitting that the Seminoles had given up their chance to be a top-8 national seed.

Busby Delivers Solid Performance Against Tigers

Florida State falls during soggy ACC Tournament title game

They set the dubious championship game record for most runs scored by a losing team and committed four errors on a sloppy, rainy day that included a delayed start and three in-game stoppages for a total of nearly five hours in rain delays.

Clemson Tops FSU in Slugfest for ACC Championship

In a contest that took more than eight hours to complete because of four rain delays on Sunday, Clemson used an early offensive flurry to end Florida State's 8-game ACC Tournament winning streak and dethrone the Seminoles as ACC champions, 18-13.

FSU Baseball Drops Wild ACC Championship Game To Clemson

FSU baseball fought back from a 18-1 deficit in between rain delays but couldn’t finish the job and lost the 2016 ACC Championship to Clemson.

Clemson beats FSU for 1st ACC title since '06

Clemson Wins ACC-Record 10th Baseball Championship

3 up, 3 down: Florida State baseball falls to Clemson in high scoring ACC Tournament Championship Game

ACC Baseball Championship 2016: FSU vs. Clemson Score, Reaction

Not even consistent rainfall could cool down Clemson's bats on Sunday

What a long, strange ACC championship it was

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

#FSUGolf Tied for 19th at NCAA Championship

‘Passionate’ Seminoles ready to enjoy WCWS moment

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://chopchat.com/2016/05/29/fsu-football-javien-elliott-ready-to-make-an-impact/
Javien Elliott Ready To Make An Impact

OL Bobby Hart has opportunity for increased role

New York Giants Bobby Hart Is Ready to Battle for a Starting Job

Bills' anuel holds annual football camp

Numbers stacked against Steelers' Timmons

Saints’ P.J. Williams eager to show his skills after injury

Buster Posey powers Giants with two 3-run homers

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles are Georgia-bound

Mike Martin didn't give it a thought. And the return to Athens, Ga., where a five-year College World Series drought began in 2001 with a
super regional loss, didn't mean much to Florida State baseball players either.

FSU finds itself in an unfamiliar situation

For the Florida State baseball team, the second half of the 2006 season has been one of unfamiliarity. It's a trend that is now being carried
over into the start of the postseason, for the Seminoles will not be hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time in 10 years.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Duke Football Adds 3-Star Safety Prospect

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ACC BASEBALL:

SEC, ACC combine for 13 of 16 NCAA baseball tourney sites

Louisville to host 4th consecutive NCAA Regional

Hurricanes extend NCAA postseason record to 44 years

Coral Gables, home of the Miami Hurricanes, was named Sunday as one of 16 sites to host an NCAA baseball regional

NC State picked to host NCAA baseball tournament regional

Wolfpack has advanced to the Super Regional each time as a host

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

UVa selected to host NCAA Regional

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

College football bowl predictions 2016: 80 teams, 41 games, one national title showdown

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SEC spring meetings preview: Eight issues facing the conference this offseason

From NCAA violations to recruiting wars, the SEC has plenty to discuss this week

Bielema, Hogs feel out satellite-camp terrain

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Baylor has lost numerous recruits and signees since scandal, Briles' firing

Baylor's 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes have seen a number of departures

Can Mike Sinlgetary save Baylor football?

Ticket prices coax tough decisions for Notre Dame football fans

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NBA Draft 2016 point guard rankings: Kris Dunn a level above of Tyler Ulis

Providence's Kris Dunn is the clear leader over Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin

Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits on Tuesday

Kentucky's Marcus Lee may find a new home as the transfer is expected to commit to the Golden Bears

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Sunday May 29th, 2016

Division I Baseball: 16 regional sites selected for 2016 championships

Gators fall to Aggies in SEC tourney title game

Top-ranked Texas A&M scored nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings Sunday to beat No. 4 Florida 12-5 to claim its first Southeastern Conference Tournament title.

MSU, Ole Miss hosting in same year for first time

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Veteran Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny positive about his role

Warriors' Game 6 win may be their most impressive yet

Forget how they got here, Warriors, Thunder have equal shot in Game 7

For one game only, you can throw out the numbers. This is going to be a street fight.

Durant: 'We know what we have to do' to win Game 7

MLB SCORES

With one swing, the Yankees manage to do something they haven't done in 102 years

Starlin Castro's two-run home run was New York's only hit against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays

Spieth rides birdie spree at Colonial to first pro win in Texas

Dallas resident, motivated by heckler, collects six back-nine birdies

The leg that saved Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth’s tee shot bounces off a field marshal’s leg on the way to a clutch birdie on No. 17.

Spieth can't believe he makes clutch chip-in

Jordan Spieth wins at Colonial with a late push, including this shot from off the 17th green.

Harris English ran out of birdie chances to hold off Spieth at Colonial

Spieth: Colonial win puts him back on track for U.S. Open

Spieth sinks chip shot after singing glove for patron

Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500

Rossi's race a tribute to fuel economy

College football analyst Heather Cox leaving ESPN

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Seven ACC Schools Receive Bids to NCAA Baseball Postseason Play

Clemson selected as No. 1 seed for NCAA tournament

Williams attends first CFL practice

He signed a $240,000, one-year contract, making him highest-paid RB in the CFL.

The Heat is on Pistons

Dwyane Wade scored 12 of his 31 points in the fourth, and Miami used a relentless defense to take a 3-1 series lead and move within one
victory of the NBA Finals.

May 29, 2016 1:07 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Give Charles Kelly Credit For 2015 Defensive Turnaround

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/28/fsu-football-ermon-lane-makes-impressive-one-handed-catches-video/
Ermon Lane Makes Impressive One Handed Catches (Video)

Top 10 for 2018 4-star cornerback Isaiah Bolden

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UP NEXT:

Former Ole Miss coach wants you to know he did not commit NCAA violations

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FSU BASEBALL:

Busby Walk-Off Single Delivers FSU to ACC Championship Game

Florida State earns spot in ACC Title game with 5-4 walkoff win against Miami

FSU Beats Miami on Walk-off to Reach ACC Final

Florida State finished perfect in pool play for a second straight ACC Tournament.

No. 3 Canes Mount Late Comeback, Fall to FSU

Trailing 4-2 and down to their final three outs, the Hurricanes had three straight batters reach on a hit batsman and back-to-back walks issued by Seminoles closer Tyler Warmoth.

UM rallies late, but FSU wins and knocks Canes out of ACC tournament

UM’s Edgar Michelangeli got a key hit in the top of the ninth to tie FSU 4-4

Martin, players talk walk-off victory and more

FSU's John Sansone is Human Baseball Magnet: 62 Hit By Pitches

ACC Baseball championship game moved to 10a Sunday

Clemson, FSU to play for ACC baseball championship

FSU likely to go with Compton against Clemson

Clemson vs FSU: ACC Championship Preview

ACC title game match-up reflects strength of league

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU punches ticket to Women's College World Series

For the ninth time in school history, No. 8 Florida State Softball is headed to the Women’s College World Series

Florida State drops Utah, advances to Women's College World Series

Lonni Alameda said throughout the 2016 season she was just looking for growth from her young Florida State softball team.

FSU defeats Utah, advances to Women's College World Series

Shortstop Ellie Cooper made it clear the Seminoles would not be content with just advancing to the WCWS.

Florida State softball reaches Women's College World Series

Meghan King (25-3) pitched a four-hitter for FSU, seeded eighth. The freshman struck out four.

DI Softball: Seminoles shut out Utes

Florida State advances to the WCWS with the 3-0 win over Utah behind the two run homer off the bat of freshman Jessica Warren.

Noles Revel In Super Regional Triumph

Sizzling Setterington, Relay Teams Push NCAA Qualifiers To 14

Noles Look To Bounce Back And Advance At NCAA Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Watch Kelvin Benjamin Return For Panthers OTA’s

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/05/28/buccaneers-udfa-profile-cb-javien-elliot/
Buccaneers' UDFA Profile: CB Javien Elliot

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons on potential contract extension: "It isn't about the money to me"

Jameis Winston focused on fitness to avoid sophomore slump

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/05/28/five-reasons-jameis-winston-will-light-it-up-in-2016/
Five Reasons Jameis Winston will Light it Up in 2016

How Jameis Winston lost eighteen pounds this offseason

Winston lost 18 pounds working with Michael Jordan's old trainer

Devon Travis drove home Russell Martin with two out in the bottom of the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 on Saturday.

Jonas Blixt survives R2 of DEAN & DELUCA

Ex-Olympian Lemoncello wins TMC Meet Me Downtown race

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden is good on Sundays, too

Florida State?s Bobby Bowden supplied the most honest postgame assessment I ever heard from a football coach. The Seminoles had just trounced Kansas 42-0 in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium, and Bowden was asked what he learned about his team in the opening game. Nothing, was the reply. ?I don?t think Kansas is quite a strong enough football team to answer all our questions.?

Three Seminoles Named To The ACC All-Tournament Team

Shane Robinson named an All-American by the College Baseball Foundation

FSU will not host a regional

The Florida State baseball team's run to the semifinals of the ACC tournament was not enough to earn the Seminoles a host site for a NCAA regional, according to NCAAsports.com.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

‘Selfless’ Sherri Dye leaves legacy at FSU

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

WATCH: Clemson commit Hunter Johnson works out at The QB Retreat

Georgia Tech football looks to bounce back in 2016

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ACC BASEBALL:

Tigers Show Grit in Big Win

Clemson baseball defeats Wake Forest, advance to ACC title game

Brutal loss for Jackets in ACC tournament

Louisville baseball drops ACC pool play finale

Extra inning games a Wolfpack tradition at ACC baseball tourney

Cavs cruise past Cards, end ACC Tournament on high note

UVa’s 7-2 win over Louisville didn’t launch the Wahoos into Sunday’s final, but it did allow them to leave the ACC Tournament with a positive feeling as the Big Dance nears.

No. 12 Clemson Edges Wake Forest, 5-4

The Demon Deacons were eliminated from ACC Championshi play, as a ninth-inning wild pitch proved to be the difference.

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

College football's 16 most freakish players in 2016

Big 12 set for one of most important meetings in conference history

From expansion to a Big 12 Network to holding a conference championship game, the league has more than ever on its plate with spring meetings set to begin

Live animal mascots are beloved by college sports fans and a big part of the pageantry

Is it time to rethink college football?

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The curious case of Alabama's starting QBs

Tide fans worry who will start, but Nick Saban simply does not share those concerns.

UF QB Franks launches 78-yard throw

Georgia AD apologizes for Ludacris' contract that included condoms

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Baylor scandal replaces SMU as worst in Texas sports

In the end, everybody loses in the Baylor scandal.

Illini football will participate in 8 satellite camps in 4 states in 16 days

Michigan’s satellite camp tour opens this week, should be exhausting

College Football Countdown: No. 89 Troy

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Saturday May 28th, 2016

UF beats LSU, moves on to SEC championship game

Moss, Florida shut down LSU 1-0 to make SEC title game

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones shot dead after breaking into apartment

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Veteran Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny positive about his role

MLB SCORES

Penguins vs. Sharks: Who has edge in Cup Final?

Spieth 3rd-round leader at Colonial, seeks 1st win in Texas

Bernhard Langer can make history at Senior PGA Championship

He would be the first golfer to will all five majors on the Champions Tour if he wins this weekend at Harbor Shores Golf Club

Former UK sprinter sets U.S. hurdles record

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/05/26/chris-berman-is-reportedly-set-to-retire-from-espn-after-upcoming-nfl-season/
Chris Berman retiring from ESPN? Agent says that’s not happening.

Chris Berman/ESPN breakup is off to a curious start

ESPN should just get rid of Chris Berman now if network really wants to blow up ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Clemson wins first ACC title since mid-'90s

CLEMSON 8, N.C. STATE 4: Sean Clark pitched eight strong innings in his first start to lead Clemson to an 8-4 victory over N.C. State on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., as the Tigers won their first ACC Tournament since 1994.

State schools to travel for regChris Berman/ESPN breakup is off to a curious startionals

The NCAA baseball region hosts were announced Sunday, and for the first time since 1975 there will be no regionals played in Florida.

Airborne timeouts may be banned

Fred Rouse Arrested

Former Seminole and Lincoln High standout arrested.

Williams dashes off to CFL

Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has a new home . . . for now. Williams, suspended for the 2006 NFL season, agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on Sunday.

Mavs hotter than the Suns, 95-88

Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki combined for 47 points Sunday night.

Home Run No. 715

Now there's only Hank Aaron. Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run Sunday to slip past Babe Ruth and pull in right behind Aaron, whose long-standing record of 755 may prove even tougher to crack.

May 28, 2016 11:49 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Fisher Speaks at Degrees to Jobs Summit

FSU's Dalvin Cook, Sean Maguire are 'full bore' and rehabbing ahead of schedule

5-star WR Tee Higgins on Florida State and more

Top 12 for 4-star DE Ryan Johnson

FSU football recruit Carlos Becker leads boys track honors

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss releases allegations notice, requests NCAA delay

Hugh Freeze's NCAA 'colonoscopy' turns up major violations, plenty of questions

Serious NCAA violations unveiled Friday may be just the beginning for Ole Miss and coach Hugh Freeze

Former Rebel Laremy Tunsil tops 28 violations vs. Ole Miss

Ole Miss to reduce scholarships, suspend assistants in wake of 13 NCAA violations

The NCAA needs to make an example of Ole Miss

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/27/fsu-football-noles-vs-ole-miss-a-toss-up-game/
FSU Football: 'Noles vs. Ole Miss A Toss Up Game?

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles Prepare for Miami

FSU-Miami Series Television Schedule Set

Noles Should Feel Good About Hosting Regional

Quincy Nieporte Is The DJ For FSU Baseball

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

One Step Closer: No. 7 FSU Downs No. 25 Utah, 6-2

Freshman Harrod Lifts Noles To Doorstep Of WCWS

Harrod’s performance lifts FSU to Game 1 win over Utah

Harrod, who at the start of the season was tasked with filling the massive shoes of former All-American shortstop Maddie O’Brien, made her presence felt on both offense and defense in the Seminoles’ first game against Utah.

Utah drops game one to Florida State

Utah battled until the end, but couldn't overcome a late flurry of runs from No. 8 Florida State

No. 13 FSU Opens NCAA Championships In Sixth Place

Track Noles Add Five More National Championship Qualifiers

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Every starter from FSU's national championship team is now in the NFL

Florida State tweet boasts 22 players from 2013 season in NFL

Bucs’ Former Kicker Gramatica: Great move to pick Aguayo in 2nd Rd

Why drafting Roberto Aguayo was 'genius'

Kelvin Benjamin and Graham Gano Back at Work

Kelvin Benjamin practices with Panthers for first time since tearing ACL

The Panthers receiver broke the 1,000-yard mark in his rookie year but missed all of last season

https://ninernoise.com/2016/05/27/49ers-wise-not-re-sign-wr-anquan-boldin/
Why the 49ers Are Wise not to Re-Sign WR Anquan Boldin

https://empirewritesback.com/2016/05/27/new-york-giants-bobby-hart-a-sleeper-for-offensive-line/
New York Giants: Bobby Hart A Sleeper For Offensive Line

Miami legend Warren Sapp wants to stop an FSU player from wearing No. 99 in NFL

Timmy Jernigan may want to reconsider his number change

1995 Deion Sanders breaks up Jerry Rice catch

New Orleans Saints CB P.J. Williams ready to play after year off

P.J. Williams is '100 percent' healthy after missing rookie year

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/05/27/jameis-winston-wowing-in-otas/
Jameis Winston Wowing In OTAs

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No. 18 Seminoles Force A Deciding Game Two In ACC Semifinal Play

Florida State wins its third straight game over a top 25 team with victory over NC State 7-3.

FSU is ousted by N.C. State

From Miami Herald Wire Services
Caleb Mangum and Ramon Corona each stroked four hits to pace a 16-hit North Carolina State attack, leading the Wolfpack to an 8-7 win Saturday night over Florida State and a spot in today's championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Seminole Men Take Second NCAA East Region Title, Women Record Program

Best Team Finish
The Seminole men added a second regional championship to its award case. The women's squad took an FSU school best fifth place at the regional meet.

Lady Noles Season Comes to an End

Arizona State beat FSU 5-1 in the best of three series in the super regional.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Las Vegas Sets Over/Under For Boston College Football Wins In 2016

3 more notes from Tech defensive line coach Mike Pelton

Hokies add commitment from Williamsburg WR Hezekiah Grimsley

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Not-too-early look ahead at ACC basketball in 2016-17

Florida State: The Seminoles were a major disappointment last year

Bret Strelow Looks At Next Year's ACC Race

Post-NBA Draft deadline ACC Power Rankings

11. Florida State

Unfair transfer restriction led Skara to Clemson

Valparaiso prevented him from following his former coach, Bryce Drew, to Vanderbilt.

How UNC's Brice Johnson compares to Roy Williams' other NBA Draft picks

You might be surprised at the lack of production from UNC players in the NBA as of late

Roy Williams undergoes knee replacement surgery

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ACC BASEBALL:

First-team pitchers no problem for Clemson in win over Louisville

Unbeaten Clemson takes down Louisville
Reed Rohlman hit two solo home runs, and Weston Wilson and Seth Beer each clubbed another as Clemson rallied for a 5-3 win over Louisville on Friday in the ACC baseball tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Seth Beer Taking Aim At Durham Bull During ACC Championship

Louisville rally falls short

UNC baseball coach takes shot at South Carolina

Mike Fox could be making postseason case for Tar Heels

NC State pulls out dramatic 7-5 win over Georgia Tech in ACC tournament

Brock Deatherage delivers game-winning HR in the 12th inning for Wolfpack

Cavs allow Wake to go deep five times in loss

Eliminated from title contention before it took the field Friday, Virginia’s baseball team added to its agony in the afternoon.

Wake Forest puts on power display against Virginia

Wake Forest tops Virginia 10-9 at ACC Tournament

Kevin Conway homered and Wake Forest held on to beat Virginia 10-9 on Friday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC reports $100 million increase in total revenue in 2015

ACC tops $400 million in revenue in 2014-15

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

Power Five conferences see revenue grow by 33 percent in one year

The 10 Most Important College Football Games of 2016 Season

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Who is the best player on the Florida Gators 2016 roster?

Doug Nussmeier says Luke Del Rio ‘a little bit ahead’ in Gators quarterback competition

Antonio Callaway investigation shows Gators have learned from mistakes of Baylor, FSU

Gamecocks land their QB for 2017 recruiting class

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team landed a commitment from Wren quarterback Jay Urich Friday afternoon during a ceremony at his high school.

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Will NCAA come after Baylor next? Experts say it's not likely

Baylor report a scathing indictment of Art Briles' football program

A 13-page document outlining all the ways in which Baylor failed to address sexual assault concerns is damning to the exiting coach and school as a whole.

Michigan releases cost of spring break trip to Florida

College Football Countdown: No. 90 UCF

WVU launches special 125 years of football website

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Inside College Hoops: No shame in being a star in college but not making it to the NBA

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Friday May 27th, 2016

Gators run-rule Mississippi State to stay alive

No. 4 Florida set up a fifth meeting with LSU in 10 days with a 12-2 win Friday over top-seeded Mississippi State in an elimination game at the SEC Tournament.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-Boise State football player charged with biting teammate's ear

Former Texas Tech player arrested on felony burglary charge

Jail records show one of three Texas Tech football players kicked off the team earlier this month has been charged with felony burglary.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Native American team names (like Braves) pass poll test

Healthy DeVante Parker ready to be playmaker Dolphins envisioned

DE Ryan Davis embracing new role, new responsibilities with Jaguars

Cleveland Cavaliers advance to NBA Finals with 113-87 win over Toronto Raptors

A spirited second-quarter output for Cleveland Cavaliers fueled a 113-87 victory over Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, advancing to their second straight NBA Finals.

Thunder has flipped the script against Golden State

MLB SCORES

End of Lightning season feels like end of Steven Stamkos era, too

Penguins vs. Sharks: Who has edge in Stanley Cup Final?

Spieth two back, Molder keeps lead at rain-delayed Colonial

Bryce Molder sits atop the leader board after a long day of golf at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational that included a weather delay of 5 1/2 hours. But Jordan Spieth, the No. 2 player in the world rankings, is only two shots off the pace.

Drivers expect 100th Indy 500 to live up to hype

No. 1 UF softball falls to Georgia, ending Gators' three-peat bid

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Ironhead' Heyward dies at 39

Brain tumor takes the life of former Falcons fullback. Was he the team's toughest running back ever?

The stars align

Dwyane Wade scored 35 points and Shaquille O'Neal contributed 27 as the Miami Heat took a 2-1 advantage in their best-of-seven series against the Detroit Pistons with a 98-83 victory Saturday night.

Police: Iraqi tennis coach, players are killed for wearing shorts

An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were killed because they were wearing shorts, apparently in violation of a warning issued by Islamic extremists.

May 27, 2016 10:09 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU faces most rigorous opening month to start season in Jimbo Fisher's tenure

FSU's Dalvin Cook, Sean Maguire ahead of schedule from offseason surgeries

FSU's Dalvin Cook, Sean Maguire should be full go next month

Statistical Greatness Of Dalvin Cook

Here Are 4 Florida State Football Players Who Could Have Breakout Seasons

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/26/fsu-football-gets-favorable-title-odds-by-las-vegas-sports-book/
FSU Football Gets Favorable Title Odds By Las Vegas Sports Book

FSU-USF single-game tickets on sale Monday

Jones High 2018 DE Stacy Kirby Jr., has Gators, Seminoles on top

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss Football: Chad Kelly, Rebels offense ready to roll in 2016

Ole Miss Football Is On The Doorstep Of Greatness In SEC

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FSU BASEBALL:

Sands, Seminoles Shut Down Georgia Tech in 6-1 Win

FSU Baseball Gets Another ACC Tournament Win, Keeps Title Hopes Alive

FSU baseball used early offensive and quality pitching to get their second win of the tournament

FSU Tops Georgia Tech for Seventh Straight ACC Tourney Win

Florida State will face Miami for a spot in the ACC Championship on Saturday

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball improves to 2-0 in ACC Tournament with win over Georgia Tech

Tech eliminated at ACC tournament

Yellow Jackets managed just six hits against the FSU pitching trio of Cole Sands, Jim Voyles and Chase Haney.

Long Ball Downs No. 25 Baseball in 6-1 Loss

No. 11 Florida State scored in only three innings, but used a pair of two-run home runs to take down No. 25 Georgia Tech

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 7 Florida State Hosts No. 25 Utah For NCAA Super Regionals

Alex Powers bounces back from knee surgeries to become the ACC POY

Freeman's Lofty Goals Fuel Final Season

Burton, Teixeira Bring out the Best in Each Other

#FSUGolf Begins NCAA Championship Pursuit

Lagonda Trophy 2016: Florida State University lessons set Harry Ellis up for glory

Lock, Nunez Finish Seminole Careers at NCAA Tournament

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Past meets future: Mutual respect between Gramatica, Aguayo

Panthers get Kelvin Benjamin back on the field after torn ACL

Timmy Jernigan has new number, new work ethic

Dr. James Andrews performs knee surgery on Jacksonville Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: 5 key notes

Winston can handle more on his plate this season

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/watch/kevin-cash-on-matt-andriese-he-provided-us-with-a-nice-start/vp-BBtvfQf
Kevin Cash on Matt Andriese: 'He provided us with a nice start'

Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No. 18 FSU Run-Rules No. 6 Virginia 11-0 To Advance Into ACC Semifinal

Hyde pitches the first complete game no hitter of his career as FSU downs the Cavaliers.

FSU Softball Must Sweep Saturday's Games To Get To WCWS After Losing 6-1 to No. 7 Arizona State

Seminole Women's Golf Team Earns Top 16 National Ranking

Florida State completes play at NCAA Championship in 16th place.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Despite arrest, Toronto-born prof's murder still a mystery

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football: OLB Isaiah McDuffie Commits To The Eagles

Who is Clemson Football’s toughest opponent in 2016?

Clemson's connecting really, really well with football recruits these days

On day of giving, Hurricanes express gratitude for Richt’s $1 million pledge

Football players from the University of Miami spent Thursday interacting with children from Frances S. Tucker Elementary

After tumultuous season, UM's Brad Kaaya focused on here and now

Miami QB Brad Kaaya forging quick bond with Mark Richt

UNC Football: 100 days until kickoff in Atlanta

Spring review: How much did the Hokies' young linebackers develop?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Kentucky hold steady in post-draft decisions Top 25

Georgia Tech trying to sign point guard Justin Moore

Onuaku is gone; what's next for U of L hoops?

Ryan Humphrey headed back to Notre Dame as assistant coach

Jim Boeheim, Scott Shafer were Syracuse University's highest paid employees in 2014

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson makes NCAA statement with win over Cavs

Miami rallies past North Carolina State 8-7 in ACC tournament

Edgar Michelangeli’s three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning lifted the University of Miami to an 8-7 victory over North Carolina State at the ACC tournament.

No. 13 Pack Falls 8-7 to No. 2 Miami

The Wolfpack (34-20) slipped into a 2-0 deficit in the top third, before a five-run rally in the fourth to take command.

Virginia baseball drops ACC Tourny opener to Clemson

Clemson’s Chase Pinder hit the go-ahead sac fly against Virginia closer Tommy Doyle, giving the Tigers a 5-4 win.

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

Every Power 5 College Football Team's Most Explosive Playmaker

Best QBs in college football

Early on, recruits are happy with text message deregulation

FASHION WARS, HOW IMPORTANT IS A PROGRAM'S LOOK?

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Poll of recruits says Alabama has the worst uniforms in college fooball

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema: 'We won't win a championship until we beat Alabama'

Cost to obtain UGA football season tickets to rise in 2017

Expectations are already sky high for Kirby Smart at Georgia ·

Kirby Smart's instant hot seat: 'I feel the pressure of the whole state'

South Carolina will conduct football camp in South Mississippi

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Baylor to fire Briles, reassign president Starr

Art Briles pays price for thinking he was untouchable at Baylor

Here's how Baylor coach Art Briles said goodbye to his players via text

Art Briles' firing a mark of a new era in college football

Timeline: The rise and fall of Baylor's Art Briles

Baylor players react on social media to dismissal of Art Briles

Art Briles' daughter blames media, calls father a scapegoat in Facebook rant

Art Briles' daughter, Staley Lebby, took to Facebook to defend her father, blast Baylor and blame the media for his ouster

Baylor loses No. 9 TE recruit after Briles discipline

Why NCAA shouldn't punish Baylor football after latest depraved scandal

Boise St. expels 2 players in sex assault case

Survey: Oregon Ducks football uniforms voted best in college football

College Football Countdown: No. 91 San Jose State

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Looking ahead: Is Penn State about to solve its hoops riddle?

Purdue coach against 5th-year transfer rule

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Thursday May 26th, 2016

Gators beat Tide to stay alive at SEC Tournament

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

OU's Westbrook arrested on trespassing charges

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs plan joint practices with Jaguars, Browns

DT Malik Jackson embracing role with Jaguars

Warriors extend their season with Game 5 win over OKC

Draymond Green is back after going missing in action

Warriors’ Marreese Speights sets tone in victory

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook have big games, but Thunder fall

Warriors go big to stay alive vs. Thunder

Thunder-Warriors Game 5 by the numbers

Thunder Report Card: Grading OKC's 120-111 loss to Golden State in Game 5

Mike D'Antoni to be next Houston Rockets coach, report says

MLB SCORES

Penguins advance to Stanley Cup final with 2-1 win against Lightning in Game 7

NHL rule nixes Lightning Game 7 watch party

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

UNC recruit Love leads team to win in Bob Gibbons tourney

Kevin Love has decided on light blue. Aside from that, he's not so sure. Love, a 6-9 forward from Lake Oswego High in Oregon, is visiting the Triangle this weekend for the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Ranked the No. 1 player in the country for the Class of 2007 by Gibbons, Love helped lead the Southern California All-Stars to an 86-47 victory over Texas Top Prospects at the Smith Center on Friday night.

Rape case lineup facts are sought

The accuser in the Duke University lacrosse case viewed a photo lineup of players one week after the alleged attack and did not pick out a team captain who has since been charged with rape, according to court papers filed Friday.

Accuser seemed OK early on, driver says

The man who drove the accuser in the Duke University lacrosse case to the team party said she did not seem intoxicated when he dropped her off that night.

Court upholds firing of Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson

Mavs Clamp Down on Suns to Tie West Finals

If the Mavericks gave out game balls Friday night, they would have gone to the team doctors, the people who got Josh Howard back on the American Airlines Center court 48 hours after a nasty ankle injury. The Mavericks, getting 29 points from Howard, came off the critical list with a solid effort at both ends of the floor for a 105-98 victory over
the Phoenix Suns, leveling the best-of-7 Western Conference finals at a win apiece.

May 26, 2016 7:24 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State to keep its entire staff together for first time in four years

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher happy with QB Sean Maguire's progress

Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Rod Johnson, DeMarcus Walker on future NFL stars list

FSU TE target Alexander Marshall on commitment watch

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/25/fsu-recruiting-d-j-matthews-does-tomawhawk-chop-after-touchdown/
FSU Recruiting: D.J. Matthews Does Tomawhawk Chop After Touchdown

Miami leads for four-star Lorenzo Lingard, but FSU, Florida, Ohio State are recruiting him hard.

Top FSU RB Target Releases Top 5

JUCO DL continues to consider FSU heavily

Bobby Bowden for commissioner of college football?

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UP NEXT:

What is ACC's toughest matchup in week one of 2016?

Ole Miss Rebels post-spring breakdown

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FSU BASKETBALL:

#FSUWBB Faces Minnesota in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Seminoles have an all-time record of 7-2 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and is currently on a four-game win streak.

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/25/fsu-basketball-to-host-minnesota-in-acc-big-ten-challenge/
FSU Basketball To Host Minnesota In ACC Big Ten Challenge
FSU basketball hasn’t had quite that much joy as they have gone just 6-11 and have lost eight in a row.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles Score Four in Eighth to Down NC State 7-3

FSU opens ACC tournament with comeback win over N.C. State

Steven Wells Jr. drove in the deciding run with a sacrifice fly, Taylor Walls singled to right field to drive in two more runs, and FSU added a wild pitch in a loaded eighth inning to beat N.C. State 7-3 on Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in North Carolina.

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/25/fsu-baseball-opens-2016-acc-tournament-with-win-over-n-c-state/
FSU Baseball Opens 2016 ACC Tournament With Win Over N.C. State
FSU baseball used a big eighth inning to pull away from N.C. State and win their first game in pool play during the 2016 ACC Tournament.

Florida State rallies to beat Wolfpack, 7-3, in ACC baseball tourney

Florida State rallied from a 3-1 deficit

3 up, 3 down: Florida State baseball victorious over NC State in ACC Tournament opener

NC State baseball falls to Florida State in ACC Tournament

The Seminoles scratched across the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a sac-fly to center field that broke the 3-3 tie.

NC State falls to Florida State in ACC baseball tournament

Coach Elliott Avent says N.C. State played “pretty good” but not perfect

FSU Bolsters Hosting Case

A perplexing season for FSU baseball

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Softball: Noles Host Utes in Super Regionals

Alameda building championship culture at FSU

Borthwick Wraps FSU Career at NCAA Tournament

Cecile Reynaud Wins USAV's Frier Award

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

No, Roberto Aguayo won't win Offensive Rookie of the Year

WR Kelvin Benjamin missing from Carolina Panthers first OTA practice

Anquan Boldin, best free agent left, fits many contenders

Anquan Boldin gives $10K to his high school's valedictorian

From walk-on to NFL: Bucs sign FSU DB Javien Elliott

$15 million buys a lot, but not jersey for Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey

Colts draft bust Bjoern Werner is having more fun in Jacksonville

Jameis Winston and Dirk Koetter will determine Buccaneers' "Cinderella" season

Winston's Work Ethic Motivating Teammates

Yes, Jameis Winston's favorite team is ... the Eagles

This time, Rays’ Kevin Cash goes to Alex Colome for the win

Sean Gilmartin pounded in return in 51s' loss to Nashville

Seminole Scrapbook: Thomas still chasing MLB dream

Blue Jays activate 2B Devon Travis from disabled list

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Paterno, Bowden receive NFF Gold Medal

Paterno & Bowden to Receive National Football Foundation's Highest Honor at Hall of Fame Induction

Looking back, Bowden and FSU boosters happy with '05

Winning the first ACC championship game highlighted an up-and-down season.

Alexander Johnson Working Himself into 1st Round

Robinson's Walk-Off Hit In The Ninth Leads FSU To 7-6 Upset Of No. 6 Heels

Guinn ties the school record with his third grand slam to bring FSU back from 5-1 down.

Westrup Moves Into Top-25 Of Individual Standings At NCAA Women's Golf Championship

Freshman cards even par 72 in third round and ranks as team leader.

Will the Clippers move to re-sign Cassell?

Cassell hopes to return

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Arrest Made In Connection To The Death Of FSU Professor Dan Markel

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Tech assistant coach Mike Pelton’s recruiting strategy

UM football coach Mark Richt to donate $1 million toward indoor practice facility

What is a satellite camp? A brief synopsis on what Syracuse football is about to do

Virginia Tech football embraces modern technology

Seth LeDay says he will enroll at Virginia Tech in December

Zach LeDay's brother Seth, a junior-college forward who had previously verbally committed to Virginia Tech, has officially signed his letter of intent.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Blossomgame is back: Clemson's star forward returning for senior season

Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku will remain in the NBA Draft

Analysis: Brey eyes former Irish to fill coaching vacancies

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ACC BASEBALL:

Tech drops pool-play opener to Miami

Georgia Tech fell behind early, stranded runners and took a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Miami

Smith homers twice, Louisville beats Wake Forest 9-5 at ACCs

Will Smith homered twice and drove in five runs

Top-seeded Miami takes advantage of Georgia Tech in ACC baseball win

Miami pitcher Jesse Lepore (9-0) didn’t disappoint. The sophomore right-hander allowed only three hits in six shutout innings, and Miami capitalized on first-inning control problems by Georgia Tech freshman Jake Lee to post a 4-0 victory Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

History is not on 'Hoos' side heading into ACC Tournament

Virginia Tech keeping baseball coach Patrick Mason

The Hokies coach has two years left on his contract.

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

The heat is on: Ten games with the highest stakes in 2016

Big Ten to tweak replay procedures this fall, monitor centralized system

Are ESPN and Big Ten headed to divorce?

Conference USA reaches TV deal with four networks

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Five best SEC head coaches of the past decade

McElwain upbeat in Central Florida Gator Club gathering

Jim McElwain might just match Year 2 Gators success of Urban Meyer, Steve Spurrier

Pinellas Park's Jordon Scott commits to Florida Gators

Gators land 2017 Pinellas Park DT Jordon Scott

Big week moves LSU to No. 3 in class rankings

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College Football Countdown: Today at No. 92 Buffalo

Michigan satellite football camp at Patterson Park also to feature lacrosse, cheerleading staffs

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Maryland PG Trimble withdraws from NBA draft

Looking ahead: Northwestern inches closer to postseason promise

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Wednesday May 25th, 2016

LSU edges 5-3 UF in 14 innings

Longest game in SEC tourney history

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mario Williams upbeat about new role with Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins believe Mario Williams will thrive now that he’s back in a role he’s comfortable playing.

Brandon Linder adjusting to role as Jaguars center, bonding with Blake Bortles

Why is Mark Cuban talking about NFL expansion?

Raiders look ready to cash in on Las Vegas bet

Cavaliers knocked Toronto out, taking a 3-2 series lead after colossal 116-78 victory

How Kevin Love flipped the switch in Game 5 rout

The Warriors are stressed out like never before

Billy Donovan uncorks small-ball lineup that has overwhelmed the Warriors and tilted the West finals in OKC's direction

Thunder's buy-in to Billy Donovan is paying off

Donovan, a hugely successful college coach at Florida but whose NBA experience was comprised of 44 games as a Knickerbocker backup point guard almost 30 years ago, has earned the trust of his troops.

MLB SCORES

NHL Playoffs Takeaways: Sharks knock out Blues, advance to Stanley Cup Final

It will be the first time the San Jose Sharks have ever played in the Stanley Cup Final

Miracle on Ice goalie Jim Craig, a St. Pete resident, on selling his Olympic medal and advice for the Lightning

NCAA must address academic vs. athletic tension quickly

College athletes often have to forgo the major of their choice or change it during their time at a university because of the schedule and demands of their sport, a Pac-12 study found. That must change.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Towe officially hired by NCSU

Lowe's basketball staff complete.

O'Leary staying at UCF

Coach agrees to 10-year deal

NCAA bans Sampson from recruiting for year

Former Oklahoma coach will have difficult start at Indiana.

Johnson concentrates on Mavs' leaky defense

Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson was giving his public analysis of Game 1 and said that his team's defensive performance in their 121-118 loss to Phoenix was their second-worst of the season.

May 25, 2016 7:24 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher not against Florida State opening season against challenging opponent

History Shows Fisher's Scheduling Gripe is Legitimate

Why Jimbo Fisher Could Coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Future

FSU QB Sean Maguire reportedly progressing well, still on schedule to return in June

FSU’s Dalvin Cook tweets support of cancer-free Pitt RB James Conner

Can FSU football top its longest home-winning streak?

Would No ACC Title 11 Win Season Be Disappointing?

FSU Football: Win Projections From Vegas Released For Noles In 2016

Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Minnesota faces Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge? Yawn.

Minnesota will have faced FSU 6 times.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Opens ACC Tournament Against NC State Wednesday Morning

ACC Tournament Preview

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/24/fsu-baseball-preview-2016-acc-tournament/
FSU Baseball Preview: 2016 ACC Tournament

FSU’s Nick Graganella relishes opportunity in final season

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Women's Soccer Coach Mark Krikorian Signs New Contract

FSU soccer coach Mark Krikorian receives contract extension

Krikorian’s new contract will pay him a base salary of $225,000 per year and guaranteed supplemental compensation that starts at $100,000 in 2016 and escalates to a maximum of $225,000 in the final year of the contract.

Castaneda Kicks Off Summer by Winning Clay Court Championship

Lock Named ITA Most Improved Player

Orangeburg-Wilkinson’s Peeples signs with FSU volleyball

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Mario Edwards Jr. back but limited on first day of Raiders OTAs

Bobby Hart Getting Time At Right Tackle

Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey has surgery to repair torn meniscus

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey could be ready for training camp

Bucs QB Jameis Winston on critics of PK Roberto Aguayo: 'He's going to shut them up.'

Video: Watch Bucs' Jameis Winston throw TD to Kenny Bell

2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Florida State's Malik Beasley

NBA draft bio: Shooting guard Malik Beasley compensates for size with speed

Chicago Bulls best option Malik Beasley?

Rays’ manager Kevin Cash sticks with Erasmo Ramirez too long

Biggest movers: Koepka on Ryder Cup radar

BROOKS KOEPKA MAKES MOVE INTO TOP EIGHT AFTER AT&T BYRON NELSON

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden still swinging

Coach playing golf, talking football
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden feels good about his quarterback but feels the offensive line is the key this fall. The Seminoles' legendary coach stopped in Melbourne on Wednesday for a round of golf.

FSU hoops recruit loses scholarship

Jonathan Kreft's offer was pulled Monday after his arrest on various drug charges.

FSU Falls To No. 6 Virginia In The First Game Of The ACC Tournament

Robinson moves into second all-time for career steals with his 96th in three years.

'Noles baseball stuck in reverse

A regular season of unprecedented lows in ACC play spilled into the postseason for Florida State.

FSU Baseball Notes: Henry strong in defeat

Bryan Henry didn't strike out a single Virginia batter - the first time that happened this season

FSU softball faces different route

'Noles haven't made WCWS as visiting team since early '90s
It's been 14 years since the Florida State softball team punched its ticket to the Women's College World Series away from home.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Duke surprises walk-on DE Danny Doyle with scholarship

Miami Hurricanes add scholarship fullback Marquez Williams to roster

Buffalo OLB/S Isaiah McDuffie decommits from SU

Hokies set to do satellite camps in 757, NoVa, plus Atlanta and New Jersey

Spring review: Have the Hokies reloaded on the defensive line?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC-Big Ten Challenge schedule announced

Ranking the ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Michigan State, Duke freshmen make for devilishly good matchup

What happens to Clemson if Blossomgame leaves? Returns?

Tech to play Penn State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

U of L hoops paired with Purdue, not Ohio State

Notre Dame and Iowa will meet in hoops....again

Delaware hires Notre Dame assistant Mike Ingelsby to coach Blue Hens

Martin Ingelsby, a former Fighting Irish player, spent seven years on the sidelines alongside Mike Brey

Pitt, Maryland will meet in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Panthers will play the Terps, coming off a 27-9 season but returning just one of their five leading scorers, on Nov. 29 in College Park, Md.

Virginia to face Ohio State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge for second straight season

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ACC BASEBALL:

Pitching could be tournament key for Clemson

Duke’s late-season baseball progression comes to precipitous halt

Duke’s ACC tournament came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Wake Forest in the first of two play-in games Tuesday, with Duke’s best hitter first attempting to bunt in the bottom of the ninth while representing the winning run, then watching strike three go past.

Lack of timely hitting costs Duke in 4-3 loss to Wake Forest

Tech into pool play with win over B.C.

Georgia Tech advanced into pool play at the ACC tournament with a 6-0 win over Boston College in a play-in game Tuesday in Durham, N.C.

Louisville hungry for ACC tournament title

Jacob Heyward a key as Miami Hurricanes open ACC baseball tournament

NC State's Preston Palmeiro carries on home run tradition

NC State’s Preston Palmeiro plays for the joy of it

Notebook: Who would start if UVa reaches ACC Tournament final?

Deacons baseball moves on to pool play in ACC Tournament

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

100 days away: 100 things to fire you up for the 2016 college football season

Numbers to know for the season to come

The 16 most irreplaceable college football players taking the field in 2016

Why the College Football Playoff is the best thing to happen to Week 1

Streaming could be the answer to Big 12's woes

Pac-12 reducing number of night football games for 2016

The Pac-12 has announced that it will be cutting back on kickoffs after 7 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network

Pac-12 proposes rule banning Michigan spring break practices

Pac-12 tries to stop fans rushing the court and football field with fines up to $100K

Arizona should be quite pleased as one of the primary targets for court-storming in college basketball

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Ranking the SEC's Week 1 games in 2016

Auburn defensive back Tim Irvin announces transfer

Muschamp talks scheduling, offseason approach at Mt. Pleasant

Improving pass-rush prowess a priority for Gamecocks’ defense

College Football Countdown: No. 93: Vanderbilt

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Kenneth Starr reportedly to be removed as Baylor president amid football scandal

Baylor refuses to comment on prez Starr's status

Michigan RB was run over by forklift last month

Michigan running back Drake Johnson was run over by a forklift in a bizarre accident last month at the Wolverines' indoor track building, according to reports Tuesday.

Ohio State football over-under regular season wins set at 8.5

Reported UCLA, Under Armour $280M deal shows where the brand is heading

UCLA's deal with Under Armour might be worth more than that of Maryland

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Florida again part of SEC-Big 12 Challenge

Polish big man returning for fifth year could push Gonzaga into preseason top 15

Przemek Karnowski will start for the Bulldogs at center as long as his back continues to heal

Kentucky forward Camera transfers to UConn

Josh Hart returning to Villanova gives Wildcats real shot to repeat

Villanova's top two scorers -- and a total of three starters -- will return from the title-winning team

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Tuesday May 24th, 2016

Gators gear up for SEC tournament

5 regular season highlights for South Carolina baseball

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

The report says the team has sued after the ticket holders for backing out of multiple-year contracts.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Coach Koetter thinks morning practices will keep Bucs fresher

Tampa misses cut as NFL awards 3 Super Bowls

Atlanta, Miami, LA get Super Bowl

Thank Ross for bringing Super Bowl to Miami, if not for getting Dolphins into one

Super Bowl returning to South Florida in 2020

Could Super Bowl to Miami bode well for landing college title game?

Thunder roll in Game 4, push Warriors to brink

Thunder flip script with big, fun wins

Barkley has 'never seen the NBA as bad as it is’

Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award at ESPYs

MLB SCORES

Penguins defeat Lightning, 5-2, to force Game 7

Lightning effort for first 40 minutes inexcusable

A disallowed Drouin goal saps early Lightning momentum

Actor Bill Murray to join Jordan Spieth in pro-am group at Colonial

Nyquist out of Belmont Stakes with health issue

Miami in the running to host 2018, 2019 or 2020 WWE WrestleMania

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke doesn't object to 'innocent' adornment

Duke doesn't object to the women's lacrosse team's plan to wear sweatbands with the word "innocent" on their arms and legs during the team's Final Four matchup against Northwestern on Friday.

Football season 100th at Florida

The University of Florida has big plans for its celebration of the school's 100th football season - all for the benefit of future athletes.

More success will come with patience for Richt

Mavericks Can't Hold on When It Counts

The Dallas Mavericks couldn't hold on to the ball when it mattered most, then threw away their last chance to win.
Devin Harris energized Dallas and the American Airlines Center crowd with a career-high 30 points, most of them coming against former Mavericks point guard Steve Nash. It wasn't enough. Just like last year, they forgot to guard Nash on a late 3-point shot that helped Phoenix erase a nine-point deficit and steal a 121-118 victory.

Hialeah plan hinges on finances

Marlins, county are about $100 million short of a $430 million retractable-roof stadium.

May 24, 2016 7:14 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher at Tampa Booster Tour Stop (Part 1)

FSU's Jimbo Fisher: I'm not driven by chance to coach in NFL

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher wise to turn down NFL inquiries

Jimbo Fisher would never say never about an NFL job

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher sounds off on 'unfair' schedule

Jimbo Fisher talks FSU football schedule, Dalvin Cook and USF's 'Super Bowl'

Florida State strength of schedule pulls in another top 10 rating

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/jimbo-fisher-doesnt-like-playing-ole-miss-fcs-foe-in-five-day-span-to-open-season
Jimbo Fisher doesn’t like playing Ole Miss, FCS foe in five-day span to open season

Is Dalvin Cook the best pure runner in college football?

How Florida State star Derwin James will take the torch from Jalen Ramsey

FSU Football’s Top Five Linebackers In Program History

WR Tee Higgins planning to visit Florida State

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UP NEXT:

Will Shea Patterson see the playing field for Ole Miss in 2016?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles to Face Minnesota in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminole Trio Garner All-ACC Honors

Sansone Named to ACC's First Team, Two Others Honored

Third baseman Sansone leads FSU selections

FSU's Carlton Looks for Repeat Performance in Durham

Poll Movement for FSU Baseball

Recent struggles have FSU's 40-win streak in serious jeopardy

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Super Regional HQ

Tallahassee Super Regional promises plenty of intrigue

Iradukunda Named JUCO POY; FSU No. 8 Recruiting Class

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Jimbo Fisher on Bucs' Roberto Aguayo trade: 'To me, it was genius'

Making the Case for New York Giants to Strongly Consider Signing Anquan Boldin

Teammate predicts quick recovery for Jalen Ramsey

Jaguars GM: Jalen Ramsey 'will play a lot this year'

Lawrence Timmons enters 10th year in NFL with Steelers

Bjoern Werner hoping to regain disruptiveness with Jaguars ·

Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: To have added responsibilities in 2016

New Orleans Pelicans Pixels: Toney Douglas is an outlaw

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

AFCA Recognizes Football Program For Graduation Rate

Florida State was one of nine ACC schools with a graduation rate of 70% or better.

'Nole Signee is a Weapon at Fullback

See Seddrick Holloway in action in this presentation by ScoutTV:

Larsson Leads Seminoles In First Day Of NCAA Women's Golf Championship

Larsson tied for 7th; FSU 15th at NCAA women's golf
Larsson shoots even par 72 in first round to lead Florida State.

Talks open on top pick

The agent for Browns first-round pick Kamerion Wimbley came to town Tuesday to open contract negotiations.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

BC suspends Troy Flutie, NFL star's nephew, following arrest

Brad Kaaya Has Potential to Be 2017 NFL Draft's Top QB

Miami Hurricanes OL Tyler Grimsley to transfer

Pitt RB Conner announces he's free of cancer

Syracuse football's Dino Babers to coach at South Florida satellite camp

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Nebraska will face Clemson on the road in this coming year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Clemson lands transfer from Valparaiso

Duke to host Michigan State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Coach K: Duke has 'ingredients to be very good'

Observations: Duke is built for another national championship run this season

Louisville to host Ohio State in next season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Rutgers at Miami in 2016

IU to host North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

NC State will play Illinois in 2016 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, per report

Notre Dame, Iowa set for third meeting in four years

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/terrapins-insider/wp/2016/05/23/maryland-will-host-pittsburgh-in-accbig-ten-challenge/
Maryland will host Pittsburgh in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Syracuse to play Wisconsin in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge (again)

UVa expected to host Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Michigan to host Virginia Tech in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC ANNOUNCES BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

ACC ANNOUNCES 2016 BASEBALL SEASON HONORS

ACC BASEBALL'S TOP 5 PLAYS OF THE SEASON

TOP 10 PLAYERS TO COME THROUGH THE ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

REPLAY: 2016 ACC BASEBALL COACHES TELECONFERENCE

ACC baseball tournament begins today at DBAP

ACC baseball tournament as tough as it gets

Pitching could be tournament key for Clemson

Clemson's Beer sweeps honors as ACC's top player, freshman

Clemson outfielder Seth Beer is the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named league player of the year and freshman of the year in the same season.

Revenge, ACC tournament pool play berth on the line for Duke baseball in play-in game against Wake Forest

‘Grandpa’ pitchers lead Duke into ACC tournament

Whenever Kellen Urbon is forced to field his position on the mound, he knows what type of “praise” to expect after a job well done.

A look at Georgia Tech’s postseason chances

Miami’s Zack Collins lone first-team All-ACC honoree for No. 3 Hurricanes

Deacons take note of Cavs' play-in game of 2015

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Virginia lacrosse coach out after 24 years, 4 championships

Virginia says hall of fame men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia is out after leading the Cavaliers to four national championships, 13 Final Fours and six Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 24 seasons as coach.

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

College football roundtable: X factors in each Power 5 conference

Who is Mr. Irreplaceable?

Who is that player your team just can't win wihout? With the season just a few months away, we've compiled a list of the 16 most irreplaceable players in college football.

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LSU mascot Mike VI diagnosed with cancer

Improving pass-rush prowess a priority for Gamecocks’ defense

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College Football Countdown: No. 94 Idaho

Bevo mascot chosen, returns to Texas sideline in 2016

The University of Texas says a new longhorn steer mascot has been selected and will be introduced at the 2016 season-opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 4.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Blue blood rematch between Kansas and Kentucky highlights Big 12/SEC Challenge

Ohio State's growing pains should be over

Despite departures that will hurt frontcourt depth, the Buckeyes return their top six scorers and will have experience in the starting lineup.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Rankings - D1Baseball.com Top 25

16. Florida State

Gators gear up for SEC tournament

South Carolina’s offense is heating up at the right time

South Carolina’s offense spent the better part of three weeks from late April to mid May in a slump that resulted in a 4-5 record, including a 2-5 mark in SEC play.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Boston College QB Troy Flutie arrested for drunk driving

Tom Brady to appeal 'Deflatgate' suspension again

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

South Florida optimistic as NFL gets set to award three Super Bowls

Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete are trying to keep the Raiders in Oakland

Why Las Vegas is the NFL's new LA for scaring up stadium funding

Owners appear to be all-in on Sin City as a bargaining chip -- and NFL market

Toronto Raptors tie the series at two, beating Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99

Raptors finally get big game from their All-Star tandem

Draymond Green avoids suspension but receives $25,000 fine for kicking Steven Adams

Draymond Green avoids suspension but receives $25,000 fine for kicking Steven Adams

NBA exec: Why Green wasn't suspended for groin kick

MLB SCORES

National reaction to Texas Rangers’ proposed stadium: Huh?

National observers say the deal between Arlington and the Texas Rangers for a new stadium doesn’t make sense.

Sharks topple Blues to move one win from Cup final

Rallies in Game 5 victory again reflect Lightning's grit

70 years of celebrating great Colonial moments, with Ben Hogan topping the list

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NFL to spend $5 million each on Los Angeles, Anaheim proposals

The NFL is spending $10 million to help Los Angeles and Anaheim with their plans for bringing the league back to the nation's second-largest media market.

NFL steps up Tagliabue successor search

Gov. Bush quietly approached to become next NFL commissioner

Could Gov. Jeb Bush's future be in football instead of politics?

Ricky's CFL pay to rank near top

Suspended Dolphins RB would demand at least $350,000 for season.

Western Conference Finals Capsule

Suns, Mavs no strangers

Heat takes control early in 91-86 win vs. Pistons

Miami takes 1-0 series lead, hands Detroit just its second home loss in playoffs.

Raptors win NBA draft lottery

May 23, 2016 7:20 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU BASEBALL:

Fourth-Seeded Seminoles Begin ACC Tournament Wednesday

FSU seeded 4th in ACC Baseball Championship

The tournament will get underway Tuesday with two first round games.

Heroes Abound In Noles' Walk-Off Win Over Canes

Miami takes series, but FSU gets much-needed confidence boost

Florida State baseball's ACC Tournament schedule released

Seminoles Secure Fourth Seed in ACC Tournament

The Art of a No-No: Former FSU Pitcher Recalls His No-Hitter

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Reaches Super Regionals For Fourth Consecutive Season

Battling through all seven innings for the third consecutive day, the Seminoles scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Florida State wins Tallahassee Regional, advances to Supers for fourth straight year

FSU Softball Rallies Past Gamecocks to Reach Super Regionals

Gamecocks knocked out by Seminoles

South Carolina held the lead through five innings, but couldn’t hold off No. 7 Florida State

White Sox captain Ellie Cooper one step away from college softball world series

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://thepewterplank.com/2016/05/22/jason-licht-defends-roberto-aguayo-pick-again/
Jason Licht Defends Roberto Aguayo Pick…Again

Jalen Ramsey signs 4-year, $23.3 million deal with Jaguars

Ex-Bucs executive reveals how close Mariota-Winston decision was in draft

Giants' Buster Posey: Breaks home run drought

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/2016/05/21/travis-not-quite-ready-for-blue-jays-duty.html
Travis not quite ready for Blue Jays duty
Second baseman rehabbing with Triple-A Buffalo won’t rejoin big club for Yankee Stadium series.

Brooks Koepka inconsistent, but managed to force playoff at Byron Nelson

Brooks Koepka finished as the runner-up to Sergio Garcia at the Bryon Nelson as inconsistent play cost him in the end.

Brooks Koepka talks about what went wrong at AT&T Byron Nelson

Brooks Koepka fired his tee shot into the water at No. 18, giving Sergio Garcia an open door to claim his 2nd AT

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

2006 schedule favors the hopeful ?Noles

FSU football team finds itself in front of the home crowd a staggering eight times

FSU football team looking for an offensive balance this year

Renewed focus on rushing attack, improved play of line could spell big things for Tribe this season

Davis set to lead young defense

On a unit full of fresh faces, redshirt senior Buster Davis' leadership skills will be called upon this year

'Noles cut Kreft loose

Four days after he was arrested on drug charges, Jon Kreft's scholarship was rescinded from Florida State on Monday.

Florida State begins Play In NCAA Women's Golf Championship Tuesday At Ohio State

Seminoles making third appearance in last four years in championship round.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

SEC, ACC take different roads to find new head coaches in 2016

Pitt’s Johnson getting noticed by NFL scouts

Pitt offensive lineman Dorian Johnson (53) could be the first Belle Vernon High School player to be taken in the NFL draft since Bill Contz was chosen by Cleveland in 1983.

Spring review: Is the Hokies' o-line coalescing under yet another new coach?

Retired VT coach Frank Beamer made us insanely jealous this weekend

Frank Beamer, enjoying a milkshake during a pedicure, is our spirit animal

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ACC BASEBALL:

No. 6 Clemson to open ACC Tourney against Virginia

UNC baseball team begins long wait to learn postseason fate

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

Predicting the Winner of Each College Football Conference in 2016

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Georgia Football Needs To Start Greyson Lambert In 2016

Noxubee WR announces commitment to Mississippi State

This year is ‘the year’ for Tennessee football

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Regent makes case for Houston to join Big 12

Houston enters 2016 season with question marks. On purpose.

College Football Countdown: No. 95 Old Dominion

Bleacher Report ranks “Top 15 College Football Towns” and Madison, Wisconsin is #1! ·

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Sunday May 22nd, 2016

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Suit seeks testimony from ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others

A former University of Texas track coach's sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent current and former administrators as they dig into one of college sports' highest-profile athletic departments.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Donovan's reliance on small ball kick starts Thunder rout

Five observations from the Thunder's 133-105 Game 3 blowout of the Warriors

Draymond Green should be punished by NBA for hitting below the belt — again

Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones suspended one game for blow to Bismack Biyombo; Raptors coach Dwane Casey fined $25,000 for criticizing officials

MLB SCORES

Lightning take series lead over Penguins on Johnson's OT goal in Game 5

The Lightning rallied from a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Penguins, 4-3, in overtime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.

Johnson's OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

Lightning's Ben Bishop won't rush to return to playoffs

Garcia zips past Spieth, Koepka, wins Byron Nelson title in playoff

Garcia motivated to match Ballesteros' record for PGA Tour wins by Spaniard

Byron Nelson champion Sergio Garcia won for the ninth time on the PGA Tour in Irving. The total allowed Garcia to match Seve Ballesteros' mark for most tour wins by a Spanish golfer.

Home sweet home was again sour for Jordan Spieth

Rory McIlroy gets his first Irish Open victory, and first win of season

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

More trouble for Brumbaugh

Almost exactly one year after being on top of the world after declaring early for the NBA Draft, Keith Brumbaugh is dealing with serious legal issues.

Indian mascots get a powerful defender in Speaker Hastert

Hastert and three fellow Illinois lawmakers introduced legislation earlier this month to block the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) from punishing schools that continue to use names such as Chiefs, Braves or The Tribe.

Extra-year option stalls Ricky deal

Dolphins want written assurance that Ricky will return from CFL after one year contract.

Mavs outlast Spurs in overtime

Nowitzki, Terry carry Dallas past San Antonio 119-111 in deciding game of series

May 22, 2016 11:03 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

KIRK HERBSTREIT PICKS CLEMSON OVER FSU BECAUSE OF DESHAUN WATSON

Weekly 3: Recapping three of the biggest stories this week from Florida State

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/21/fsu-football-ranking-the-best-four-year-period-in-program-history/
Ranking The Best Four Year Period In Program History

FSU Football Recruiting: Examining the Entire Scope for 2017

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss offer gives LSU commit Myles Brennan reason to think

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU drops first of two as Miami clinches ACC regular-season title

Freshman pitcher Cole Sands gave up five runs in the first four innings, and Miami cruised to an 8-5 victory

UM takes first game against FSU to secure ACC baseball title

UM won the first game of a doubleheader thanks to Zack Collins, who went 3 for 4 with a solo home run and three RBI for Miami

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball unable to overcome early deficit in loss to Miami

Lueck Walk-Off Home Run Gives FSU Split in Doubleheader

No. 4 Miami fell to No. 14 Florida State on a walk-off home run by Jackson Lueck in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.

Maybe that was just what FSU needed?

It’s amazing how one swing can change the mood of an entire weekend.

Cal Raleigh’s persistence rubs off on teammates in FSU’s win over Miami

FSU Finishes Regular Season with Walk-Off Win Over Rival Miami

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball walks off against Miami

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 7 Seminoles Advance To Championship Sunday With 4-0 Win

Warren ignites offense in FSU’s 4-0 win over South Carolina

It took 12 innings over two days, but Florida State’s offense finally came alive at the Tallahassee Regional.

Two knee surgeries later, FSU's Alex Powers is ACC's top player

Morgane Metraux Continues To Lead Seminoles at NCAA Golf

NCAA East-Bound Griggs Honored With Pepoon True Seminole Award

Alumni Spotlight: Seminole All-American Karen Stupples

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Previous signings of veteran receivers suggest Anquan Boldin wouldn't fit with Colts

Bjoern Werner says Colts system was not a good fit for him

What does Winston need to improve upon in 2016?

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/21/fsu-basketball-malik-beasley-going-first-round-in-latest-mock-drafts/
Malik Beasley Going First Round In Latest Mock Drafts

New Orleans Pelicans Draft Profile: Malik Beasley

Oakland A's prospect Boomer Biegalski happy to be back in starting role

After beginning the year in a tandem-starter role, Boomer Biegalski is back to a more familiar position as a full-time starter, and he's thriving in the role.

Rays’ manager Kevin Cash makes history with 100th career victory

Reds' Tyler Holt: Late addition to lineup Saturday

Devon Travis finds his baseball flow with the Bisons

Brooks Koepka (16 under) leads Byron Nelson by two shots

Putter switch benefiting Koepka

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Inside Dish: Florida State's Lee could dabble at wideout

No. 3 Seed UVa to Face No. 6 Seed FSU in 2006 ACC Tournament Opener

Cavaliers and Seminoles will meet for first time this season

Seminoles early risers in tourney

Ticket sales are brisk for ACC Tournament; FSU opens at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Super Regional Bound! Seminole Softball Beats No. 8 Georgia 2-0 To Advance in NCAA Tournament.

Seminoles to travel to Arizona State for best of three weekend series.

Stephen Drew Making His Own Name at Triple-A

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC Should Consider Removing Boston College Football From The Conference

Tim Tebow says Watson a good bet to win Heisman Trophy

Nearly six months in, Mark Richt still energized by new role at Miami

Coveted football recruit DeeJay Dallas chooses Miami Hurricanes

Hurricanes get wide receiver commitment for 2017 season

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Norcross’ Rayshaun Hammonds, Lance Thomas have Tech’s interest

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ACC BASEBALL:

MIAMI, LOUISVILLE EARN TOP TWO SEEDS FOR 2016 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

EAGLES PUNCH TICKET TO THE ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

BC travel to the conference tournament for the first time since 2010

Boston College Baseball and the ACC Tournament: What's At Stake

Tigers complete sweep of Irish

ACC Baseball Roundup

Duke to Play Wake Forest Tuesday in ACC Tourney

NC State takes series from UNC, keeps Heels out of tournament

A 10-1 win over North Carolina on Saturday was good enough for NC State. So was winning the series with the Tar Heels for the first time since 2011 and securing the No. 5 seed in the ACC tournament.

N.C. State narrows baseball gap with UNC

For schools such as Pitt, geography makes baseball a tough climb

As it makes strides in its third season in the ACC, Pitt baseball faces the challenge of being a northern school in a southern league.

Haseley's complete game helps Cavaliers complete sweep

Brian O’Connor, a pitcher turned coach, moved into a tie for most wins in Virginia baseball history Saturday as Adam Haseley threw a complete game and the ninth-ranked Cavaliers closed the regular season with a 4-1 victory and series sweep of Virginia Tech.

Louisville completes sweep of Wake Forest baseball

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

How heavily will the Big 12 weigh TV markets in its expansion decision?

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ESPN Love Fest With SEC Defenses Continues

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Ex-Mizzou QB Maty Mauk can reboot once promising career at Eastern Kentucky

College Football Countdown: No. 96 Maryland

Offer Report: Three new Notre Dame targets

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Saturday May 21st, 2016

What are the seeds for the SEC baseball tournament?

SEC Baseball Tournament schedule

The 2016 SEC Baseball Tournament begins Tuesday in Hoover, Ala.

UF loses series, will be No. 4 seed in SEC tournament

LSU to erect statue of longtime baseball coach Skip Bertman

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Key questions as the Jaguars approach OTAs

NFL poised to make significant change to instant replay

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

History says the Penguins are in a good spot heading into Game 5

Penguins face more adversity after Game 4 loss

Lightning's approach won't change if Penguins change goalies (w/ video)

Jordan Spieth trails by two strokes after third round at Byron Nelson

Brooks Koepka overcame two early bogeys and the huge shadow of playing alongside Jordan Spieth to shoot a 5-under 65, taking the lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Spieth trails by two shots.

Saint Leo men's golf wins school's first national title in any sport

Exaggerator overtakes Nyquist to win the 141st Preakness Stakes

Did muddy conditions cost Triple Crown run?

Two horses die during Preakness undercard (w/ video)

Florida clinches Gatehouse Media All-Sports Trophy

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

12th game may cause problems

Notebook: AD still exploring need for indoor facility

Georgia coach Mark Richt and school administrators visited several Southeastern Conference schools with indoor practice facilities last week, but the trip didn't do much to help Richt's case that the Bulldogs need one of their own.

NCAA doesn't need to expand tournament

Pistons' defense overwhelms Cavs in Game 7

In a single half, the Detroit Pistons taught LeBron James everything he needs to know about defense in the playoffs ? and finished off yet another series comeback.

Barbaro's odds up to 50-50

After six hours of surgery, horse "practically jogged back to his stall."

Jockey likely saved Barbaro's life.

May 21, 2016 10:31 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jumbo Package: Friday, 20 May 2016

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/20/fsu-football-gets-no-love-from-one-power-ranking-entering-summer/
FSU Football Gets No Love From One Power Ranking Entering Summer

FSU Pledge, 2017 Scout 300 Defensive Tackle Ja'len Parks Will Take All Five Official Visits

RB Lorenzo Lingard still a priority for FSU

FSU on the sidelines for Cyrus Fagan's spring game

Florida State Defensive Recruiting Board

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UP NEXT:

4-Star RB Ty Chandler Talks Ole Miss

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Latest Early Rankings Have ‘Noles In Top 20 For Upcoming Season

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State and Miami Game Postponed to 11 AM on Saturday

FSU, Miami baseball to play doubleheader Saturday

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Jessica Burroughs’ No-Hit, 14 K Performance Carries FSU Over FAMU

Florida State gets by Florida A&M with 1-0 victory in NCAA Regional

Burroughs no-hitter propels FSU past FAMU

Burroughs and the FSU defense shined despite the weather during the game, snatching their third no-hitter of the season.

FSU's Jessica Burroughs no-hits FAMU in NCAA tournament

Former Alonso High standout Jessica Warren's sacrifice fly drove in Morgan Klaevemann in the first inning for the lone run for the Seminoles (49-8), who face South Carolina at noon today.

Morgane Metraux Leads Seminoles At NCAA Championships

No. 16 Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for 12th place

Sisters Help Lead Noles

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Belichick, Gostkowski inspired Roberto Aguayo pick

Did Bucs have a first-round grade on kicker Roberto Aguayo?

https://thejetpress.com/2016/05/20/new-york-jets-must-bring-back-antonio-cromartie/
Jets must bring back Antonio Cromartie for 2016

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/sebastian-janikowski-was-drafted-in-first-round--was-it-worth-it-155350903.html
Sebastian Janikowski was drafted in first round. Was it worth it?

Fans expect Marcus Mariota to have better Year 2 than Jameis Winston

Blue Jays’ Devon Travis gets three hits in triple-A rehab start

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Fall To No. 20 NC State In Regular Season Finale

N.C. State hammers FSU pitching
The momentum that Florida State so badly wanted heading into the ACC tournament appeared to take a hit on Saturday night.

N.C. State thrashes Seminoles

Unleashing a midgame power surge behind five solid innings from starter Ryan Pond, North Carolina State avoided a series sweep, beating Florida State 15-7 in Saturday night's regular-season home finale for the Seminoles.

FSU softball one win away from super regional

Florida State center fielder Natasha Jacob said the Seminoles softball team had a plan coming into their NCAA regional - to play one game a day for three days.

Savage Cards 65 To Lead Men's Golf Team 14th Place Finish At NCAA East Regional Championship

JD Drew Hits 150th Career Homer, Dodgers Win 8-4

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU launches university-wide recognition society

Over 600 donors honored at Friday night reception

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC coach: Miami's Brad Kaaya 'the model NFL quarterback'

For Mark Richt, a new job and new perspective on Georgia Tech

Syracuse football offers 8th-grade running back Don Chaney Jr.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke pulls ahead of Kentucky as recruiting rivalry gets chippy

Duke and Kentucky have landed the top two classes the last three years and the competition is intense

Mike Bobinski explains process behind Tech’s assistant hires

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson baseball routs Notre Dame

Senior righthander Clate Schmidt tied his career-long outing to lead No. 18 Clemson to an 11-1 victory over Notre Dame on Friday.

Duke clinches spot in ACC tournament with win

Duke beats Pitt, clinches ACC tournament spot

UNC baseball routs NC State 16-4 to even series

Logan Warmoth homers, doubles drives in four runs in 16-4 UNC win

UVa rallies to beat Virginia Tech with a bases-loaded walk

When Virginia starter Alec Bettinger walked four of the first five Virginia Tech batters, it looked as if bases on balls would tell the tale Friday at Davenport Field.

Louisville's bats too potent for Wake Forest

Having waited almost two years to get back in the ACC Baseball Tournament, Wake Forest was forced to wait at least a little longer after Friday’s 9-2 drubbing by No. 4 Louisville at Couch Ballpark.

Wake’s Craig in line for another haul of postseason baseball awards

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

A decade later, UNC chancellor’s email has ironic twist

The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions is still a long way from ruling on North Carolina, but the door is open at this point for particularly cynical universities to set up their own no-show curriculum. As long as they don’t call it academic fraud, it isn’t.

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

Offseason Question Marks for Top College Football Playoff Contenders

College football's most overhyped teams entering 2016

No football scholarship offers before algebra

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Auburn to hold satellite camp in Miami Hurricanes’ backyard

Is incoming Florida LB Jeremiah Moon the next Jevon Kearse?

Kentucky football recruit decommits before U-M visit

Former starting QB Mitch leaving USC

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College Football Coundown: No. 97 Louisiana

West Virginia expects NCAA to clear Grier to start 2017

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says he expects suspended former Florida quarterback Wil Grier to be eligible for the start of the 2017 season.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

The NBC Sports 2016-17 Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25

18. Florida State

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores or Friday May 20th, 2016

NCBWA announces Dick Howser Trophy semifinalists

No. 10 LSU tops No. 1 Florida

UND baseball team set to play final game in program history

The University of North Dakota men's baseball team is about to become history.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NCAA requests new judge in Todd McNair case – again

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Oddsmaker sets over-under for Dolphins at 7 wins

Mike Pouncey: Miami Dolphins line ‘better be’ the best in years

Jaguars DE Tyrone Holmes has 'gift' for getting to QB

Tebow looks to inspire through his high school experience

Saints, Pelicans owner: Family 'tried to kill' me

Report: Tyronn Lue told LeBron James to 'shut the f— up' in Cavs huddle

Ranking top 3-point shooters in NBA history

4-point shot? Larry Bird, Reggie Miller weigh in

Billy Donovan brings successful touch to NBA

MLB SCORES

Rangers new stadium in Arlington will include a retractable dome

Penguins' rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Lightning; Fleury replaces Murray in third period

Fleury stopped all seven shots he faced in Game 4, his first game action since March 31; the best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2.

Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy withstands Penguins attack again

Golf must modernize to bring in next generation

Entries, odds for Preakness Stakes field

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Tampa one win from Series berth

Tampa is one win away from making its 10th appearance in the Division II College World Series following a 12-5 win over Florida Gulf Coast in Saturday's South Region.

Barbaro fractures leg in Preakness

May 20, 2016 8:50 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

ACC Announces Game Times For CSU, Louisville, BC

ACC announces kickoff times for 4 FSU games in 2016

FSU’s 2016 football schedule

Kickoff Times for Four Games Announced

FSU has a couple early kickoffs at the start of the 2016 season

FSU's Derwin James Named to Watch List

Nothing like a good ole fashioned Twitter war between Florida State and Miami recruiters

TE Marshall has summer visits planned

Florida State makes the Top 10 for four-star wide receiver

Florida State Offensive Recruiting Board

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss Rebels 2016 Preview and Prediction

Spring Football Five Questions: Ole Miss

Steve Spurrier is retired and still taking shots at Ole Miss

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FSU BASKETBALL:

WATCH: A look at FSU basketball locker room renovations

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FSU BASEBALL:

Busby Records Two Doubles in Setback to No. 3 Miami

Hurricanes take opener over Seminoles

The Florida State baseball team simply could not get over the hump as untimely hitting resulted in the fifth loss in six games for the Seminoles.

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/19/fsu-baseball-drops-series-opener-against-miami/
FSU Baseball Drops Series Opener Against Miami
FSU baseball watched their early lead evaporate as they dropped the first game of their series of the year against the Miami Hurricanes.

No. 4 Miami surged to its eighth straight win Thursday night, capturing a thrilling 4-2 victory over rival No. 14 Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium.

Lightning delays ‘sucked the life’ out of Game 1

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Host NCAA Tallahassee Regional And Earn All-Region Honors

FSU bats ready for tournament challenge

Twenty-Six Headed To NCAA East For No. 21 Track Noles

FSU Alum Bond Builds Noles Into Title Contenders

Women’s Tennis Adds Andrea Garcia Fernandez for 2016-17 Season

https://swimswam.com/florida-states-ncaa-qualifier-jason-coombs-retires-swimming/
FLORIDA STATE JR JASON COOMBS RETIRES AFTER 3 NCAA APPEARANCES

Athletics Changes Twitter Account To @Seminoles

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bobby Hart Drops 25 Pounds in Offseason, Looking for Significant Role with Giants in 2016

Injury bug bites another Jaguars No. 1 pick: Jalen Ramsey hurts knee

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey suffers knee injury in workout

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey suffers meniscus tear

"I was dead wrong" about Jameis Winston, says Bucs offensive coordinator

Bucs think Jameis Winston can be a better player his second year

Natasha Howard gets the “friendly bounce” for the Minnesota Lynx

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden: No free lunch in ACC

Andrews picks wins over head job

For 22 years, Mickey Andrews has lived happily in the shadows.

FSU basketball recruit arrested on drug charges

FSU signee Kreft faces drug charges

No. 15 FSU Secures Series With 7-1 Victory Over No. 20 NC State

Tyler Chambliss quiets the Wolfpack bats and Jack Rye once again drives the offense.

FSU Softball Starts NCAA Tournament With 7-2 Victory Over Coastal Carolina

FSU golf in 19th place after day two of East Regional

Florida State freshman Nick Smith shot his second consecutive 74 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club.

Internet celebrity, Playboy model Jenn Sterger to lecture at Psi U

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FAMU-FSU COE dean expected to be named soon

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC releases early season TV schedule

Swinney: ACC has proved its prowess, does not deserve media disrespect

U of L vs. FSU will be early kickoff

U of L also announced the kickoff times and TV details for its first two games of the season.

ESPN dubs U of L's Jackson a Heisman sleeper

Brad Kaaya Will Have Monstrous 2016 For Miami Football

ACC Coaches Impressed By Kaaya

Game time set for Pitt-Penn State football game

The two teams — meeting for the first time since 2000 — will square off at noon on Sept. 10 at Heinz Field.

College Football Countdown: No. 98 Virginia

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Power Ranking Every ACC College Basketball Head Coach in 2016-17

ACC hoops: An abundance of riches in the Triangle

NBA could be next for Clemson star who was 'Kevin Ware before Kevin Ware'

Jaron Blossomgame's career nearly ended before it began. He's now close to realizing his NBA dreams

5-star center Marques Bolden chooses Duke over Kentucky

Duke Twitter account hilariously throws shade at John Calipari, then deletes tweet

It was a nice burn, and it only lasted on Twitter for about 20 minutes, but we have the screengrab

NC State gets more good news with returning forwards

N.C. State got good news on Thursday with the return of forwards Abdul-Malik Abu and BeeJay Anya, who both had tested the NBA draft waters.

NC State could now be a top-15 team after Abdul-Malik Abu, BeeJay Anya decisions

Health permitting and with an entirely eligible frontcourt, NC State is a sleeper for top-two in the ACC

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ACC BASEBALL:

No. 18 Tigers Top ND 2-1 in 11

Chris Williams hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th and reliever Pat Krall shut the door in the bottom half

Duke Rallies for 10th Inning 2-1 Victory at Pitt

No. 22 Baseball Holds Off Boston College, 6-3

Louisville baseball clinches second straight ACC Atlantic Division title

NC State baseball holds on for 6-4 win over UNC in series opener

NC State got into a pitching rhythm, after an unconventional start, and then got enough offense to beat North Carolina on Thursday night. Just enough.

Virginia baseball tops Virginia Tech 8-3 in opener of three-game series

Connor Jones lasted long enough to be in line for his sixth consecutive victory.

No. 4 Louisville Claims Pitchers' Duel Over Deacons, 3-1

Parker Dunshee allowed two earned runs in 7.0 innings but took a tough-luck loss. Additionally,

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Search warrant says Eric Leak gave UNC athlete improper benefits

A search warrant from a 28-month investigation of a Raleigh sports management company and its owner, former NC State football player Erik Leak, says state agents found evidence that Leak had given an unnamed UNC athlete improper benefits.

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

Who can dethrone Alabama in 2016?

100 college football things to look forward to in 2016

College football’s first weekend is star-studded

5 sleepers that could make a stunning run to the College Football Playoff

Somebody please hire a college football and basketball commissioner

Making quick work on defense

College defenses are playing catch up these days. These defensive coordinators, like Brent Venables, are getting their teams off field the fastest.

Win total odds for top college football teams released for upcoming season

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MSU lands four-star Columbus running back Kylin Hill

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USF'S STADIUM HOPES HINGE ON INCREASED DONOR DOLLARS, COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

These 10 college teams will be impacted by their players' NBA Draft decisions

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Thursday May 19th, 2016

Breaking down the SEC baseball standings

Rain puts halt to UF at LSU

Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss may make history

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Hurricanes RB Mark Walton pleads not guilty in DUI case

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission files complaint against pro golfer Phil Mickelson for insider trading

Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1 million in SEC case

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Last leg: Bucs waive kicker Patrick Murray

NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

Top 20 NBA free agents who make sense for Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Howard not best option at center

Once his shot returns, Wes Matthews is a great fit for the Mavs

Cavaliers' Big 3 leads the way for a 2-0 series lead over Toronto Raptors, 108-89

Cavs must challenge themselves if Raptors won't

Orlando Magic reach deal with Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel offers Orlando Magic stability

Magic have potential for smooth ride with Frank Vogel

Skiles quitting on Magic was a blessing; Frank Vogel is a better coach

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Penguins’ puck control wears on Lightning

Tampa Bay still searching for a way to disrupt their strong puck-possession game

Ben Bishop 'doubtful' for Lightning in Game 4

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Tech's Hartman calling it quits after 28 years

Virginia Tech baseball coach Chuck Hartman will turn in his final lineup card today at Davenport Field. A career that includes 1,444 victories and an induction into the American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame comes to end when the Hokies and Virginia close out a three-game series in Charlottesville at 2 p.m.

Sutton retires from Okla. St. after 36 years

Gator baseball endures a precipitous drop off

In 2005, Florida reached the World Series final. In 2006, it won't even qualify for the SEC tournament thanks to injuries and bad luck.

Owls extend Gators' postseason misery

Florida softball team falls to FAU for its seventh postseason loss in a row.

Spurs Force Game 7 With Win Over Mavericks

Michael Finley heard cries of traitor and whiner. Every time he touched the ball, people who used to adore him were booing as loudly as possible. Things should be a lot more pleasant during Game 7 in San Antonio.

Pistons Nip Cavaliers, Force Game 7

May 18, 2016 7:11 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Eberle Named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

FSU’s Alec Eberle named to Rimington Trophy watch list

Eberle is one of 57 student-athletes recognized on the 2016 Spring Watch List and one of eight centers from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

FSU overrated in 2016? ESPN believes Seminoles could miss College Football Playoff

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher lobbies for more rivalry games on set dates

Florida State AD Stan Wilcox updates Doak Campbell Stadium renovations

FSU set to host Robert Beal again

Neal grew up a UF fan, hopes to receive an offer from FSU

Top FSU RB target Khalan Laborn delays commitment announcement

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UP NEXT:

FSU vs. Ole Miss will cap off Best Opening Weekend Schedule Ever

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze 'shocked' by Tunsil admission Tri-County Sun Times http://thevillagessuntimes.com/2016/05/18/ole-miss-coach-hugh-freeze-shocked-by-tunsil-admission/

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FSU BASEBALL:

Contest at Stetson Cancelled

Stetson-FSU rained out

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

#FSUGolf Ends Second Round in Third Place in Kohler

Florida State Releases 2016 Schedule

Bond guides FSU women's golf to national finals

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Raymond James a Familiar Venue for Aguayo

Former 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin on mission trip

New York Giants Should Take a Flyer on Anquan Boldin

Former Florida State lineman Bobby Hart holding free football camp

FSU coach: Jaguars' top draft pick Jalen Ramsey a special talent

Denver Broncos sign linebacker Dekoda Watson

Winston Headlines All-Under 25 Team

Mets' Sean Gilmartin: Optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday

Why Giants catcher Buster Posey is better now than before

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Returns to game action in Dunedin

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno entering the Hall of Fame was a given. But having the legends enter together is fitting.

Series key for Seminoles

Finally, Mike Martin had found a statistic to brag about. His Florida State baseball team put together a grade-point average better than 2.85.

FSU softball team on high before regional

A run to the title game at the ACC softball tournament has brought back Florida State's swagger.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU must address issues at Panama City campus

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Ranking behind FSU gives Clemson disrespect it seeks

Dabo Swinney dons mustache, goes 'undercover' to check out ops center

Clemson's Watson says he's not great yet, but working on it

Tebow a big fan of Clemson's Watson

Louisville Cardinals 2016 Preview and Prediction

Spring Review | UofL DBs a combo of old, new

Can Mark Richt and the Miami Hurricanes Win in the ACC?

UNC holds 'yard sale' ... chaos ensues

Wilson latest in line of great delusional athletes

5 things Syracuse football coach Dino Babers said at Buffalo alumni event

Syracuse football center Jason Emerich named to Rimington Trophy watch list

Dino Babers doesn't think Syracuse football has recruit worthy of No. 44

Virginia football team adds Arizona State transfer

Jack Powers, a 6-foot-6 290-pounder who played offensive tackle for Arizona State, is joining the Cavaliers as a defensive end.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson holds off Charleston Southern

No. 18 Clemson held on for a 3-2 victory over Charleston Southern at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.

Tech wins in 10th to avert UGA sweep

UofL baseball tops IU, now 33-1 at home

UM baseball roughs up Fla. Gulf Coast

The Hurricanes finished 32-6 at home in the regular season, the team’s most regular-season home wins since 2004

UNC baseball keeps hope alive with 8-1 win against Notre Dame

Mike Fox didn’t want to put it in these terms, not exactly, but he nonetheless knew what a defeat Monday night might represent for his North Carolina baseball team.

PITT FALLS TO WEST VIRGINIA 10-4

Kowalczyk drives in three runs, scores once in the loss

Virginia Tech baseball struggles through trying season

One of the worst seasons in Virginia Tech baseball history will come to an end this week. The Hokies have just 19 wins in coach Patrick Mason's third year at the helm.

Wake Forest stops Marshall’s 9-game winning streak

Wake Forest wrapped up nonconference play Tuesday with a fog-shortened, 3-1 victory over Marshall in seven innings at Epling Stadium.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Pitt goes back to the future with script logo

The university is set to formally reintroduce its script logo and unveil new uniforms tonight.

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

Time to get ready: only 100 days left before college football season is back

College football roundtable: Overrated playoff contenders

College Football Teams with Worst National Championship Droughts

Five who can make 2016 the year of the quarterback in college football

Chris Spielman moves to Fox as football broadcaster, could be calling Big Ten games in 2017

FHSAA considers big changes to football playoffs

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As controversies pile up, SEC making the wrong statement this offseason

SEC to have officials at headquarters assist on replay calls

Decoding Lane Kiffin's latest Twitter adventure

Busy June at satellite camps for UF coaches

Florida's McElwain watching how Gators QBs lead in summer

USC opens football season on ESPN

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College Football Countdown: No. 100 Akron

Notre Dame-Texas gets 7:30 p.m. (EDT) kickoff time on ABC

One of Notre Dame's highest-paid employees is a football coach it fired 7 years ago

Charlie Weis was fired by Notre Dame in 2009; in 2014, he was still the highest paid person in the athletic department

Pat Haden, Lane Kiffin cashed in big from USC

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Pitts transferring from Arizona

Guard Elliott Pitts is transferring from Arizona after sitting out most of his junior season.

Atascadero's Berwick ready for fresh start at Colorado State after injury plagued FSU career

ESPN working on '30 for 30' Calipari documentary

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former college football players sue NCAA over concussions

Alabama's Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones arrested on gun, narcotic charges

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars add to offensive line depth by signing Jeff Linkenbach

Familiar Ring: Broncos, too, will honor John Lynch this fall

Jason Terry: Mavericks would be 'great fit' for Dwight Howard, but ...

Cavaliers dominate paint, throttle Raptors in Game 1, 115-84

Cavs 9-0 in these playoffs, and joining rarefied NBA air

Former UF coach Billy Donovan's approach also successful in NBA with Oklahoma City

76ers win NBA draft lottery, awarded No. 1 pick

Floor from Kobe's last game sells for six figures

MLB SCORES

Braves fire Fredi Gonzalez as manager

NHL SCORES

Federations could be banned if Sochi allegations true

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

League wants NCAA to expand tournament

ACC to lobby for more than 65 teams

ACC baseball tournament to stay in city

Strengthening its position as the second home to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Jacksonville picked up a two-year commitment to keep the league's baseball tournament and has a strong chance at keeping the ACC football championship game through 2008 as well.

Fenway to host ACC tourney

The ACC announced Wednesday its baseball tournament will, after two more years in Jacksonville, move to Fenway Park in 2009, passing on a bid backed by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to bring the event to Legends Field.

Urban Meyer expects great things from Gators

Florida's season down to last strike

Season that started on a highest high reaches lowest low

Gilmore flips car in crash, charged with DUI

Former Jacksonville University basketball star Artis Gilmore was charged with driving under the influence Wednesday after his 2001 Ford Crown Victoria was found flipped on Touchton Road.

QB Harrington is guaranteed $3.75M

Joey Harrington Quarterback Joey Harrington will receive a guaranteed $3.75 million through for 2006 and 2007, but it is unlikely that he will be with the Dolphins in 2008 unless his contract is restructured to reduce his prohibitive cap number, according to a source.

Nickerson rejoins Bucs as color analyst

Hardy Nickerson, a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped establish Tampa Bay's defense in the 1990s, will be back with the Bucs this season as the team's radio color analyst.

Duncan, Spurs edge Mavs to stay alive

Just when it seemed the Dallas-San Antonio series couldn't get any more amazing or intense, the closing seconds of a thrilling Game 5 ratcheted everything up another level.

May 17, 2016 7:04 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU No. 2 In Athlon Sports 2016 Rankings

Florida State No. 2 in Athlon ranking but Jimbo Fisher believes best teams could be 2, 3 years away

FSU Football Outlook: The March Back To The Top

FSU Football Preview 2016: Keys To Success, Prediction

Early 2016 point spreads favor FSU football in two of three big games

Top 10 FSU Football Players For 2016

Jimbo Fisher still not sure if Florida State will host satellite camps

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/16/fsu-footballs-top-five-defensive-linemen-in-program-history/
FSU Football’s Top Five Defensive Linemen In Program History

Rick Trickett watches Alabama commitment

FSU’s Tim Brewster, Miami assistant exchange tweets over top prospect

'Canes take exception to Brewster tweet

Commitment delayed for 4-star RB Khalan Laborn

Florida State and Virginia Tech were considered the two favorites

With support in place, James Cook hopes to graduate high school early

Bobby Bowden on Kenny Chesney: ‘He’s very cool’

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles Head to Stetson on Tuesday

Voyles feels ‘lucky’ to be back on mound

ACC Baseball Ranks for Florida State

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Lebioda Keeps #FSUGolf in Contention at NCAA Regional

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://arrowheadaddict.com/2016/05/16/chiefs-ought-to-sign-anquan-boldin/
Chiefs ought to sign Anquan Boldin

Antonio Cromartie Tweets that he wants to be a Panther

Washington Redskins waive former FSU LB Reggie Northrup

Jameis More Comfortable in Bucs Offense

Rays' Cash Can't Handle 'Pen

Berger bags his fourth straight top-20 finish

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bobby Bowden and Charlie Ward Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

PSU coach Paterno will also be inducted after rules altered to allow active coaches.

ACC still hot about hoops snubs

To that end, Hart and his basketball coach, Leonard Hamilton, came prepared for Tuesday's meeting with a lot of research and a lot of tough questions.

FSU free fall continues

Admission wasn't the only thing free on Tuesday night. Florida State gave one away that it sorely needed in losing 7-2 to South Alabama.

Seahawks sign former 'Nole Ross

The Seattle Seahawks signed rookie free agent cornerback Gerard Ross and released offensive guard Kyle Ralph. Ross played 43 career games at Florida State before missing the final five games of his 2005 senior season with a knee injury

Hodges a nice fit for Comets

Shock edges Comets, 80-75, in preseason action
Roneeka Hodges scored a game-high 18 points for the Comets, who have dropped consecutive preseason games for the first time since 2002.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

U of L makes Athlon's early football top 25

Herbstreit raves over UofL facility growth

Miami Hurricanes football team welcomes 12 new enrollees to campus

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Preview and Prediction

Former NC State teammate blasts Russell Wilson for commencement speech

NC State adds 2 graduate transfers to football program

NC State to add grad transfer quarterback

Pitt wideout Jaquaun Davidson and QB Adam Bertke planning to transfer

The Panthers currently have 87 scholarships committed to returning players and enrolling freshmen.

Syracuse to spend $105M for new Carrier Dome roof, $100M more for renovation

Syracuse plans to avoid moving football, basketball games during Carrier Dome renovation

Carrier Dome to get permanent roof as part of $255 million campus upgrade

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher Wants Set ACC Rivalry Weekend; Should Syracuse Agree?

Spring review: Is the Hokies' o-line coalescing under yet another new coach?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Justin Jackson returning to UNC

NC State adds another five-star basketball recruit

Yurtseven scores 91 points ... in one game
NC State added another five-star player, and another much-needed big man, to its basketball recruiting class when forward Omer Yurtseven signed on Monday.

Syracuse freshman Malachi Richardson will remain in the NBA Draft

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ACC BASEBALL:

FAIRCHILD, BURDI, AND GALLEN EARN ACC WEEKLY HONORS

Wake Forest’s Stuart Fairchild has been voted the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Zack Burdi and North Carolina’s Zac Gallen were selected as Co-Pitchers of the Week.

Clemson Baseball: Formula For ACC/NCAA Tournament Bid

Louisville hopes to stay hot deep into postseason this time

Dan McDonnell has had some really good baseball teams in his 10 years at Louisville. This one might be his best.

No. 17 Tar Heels Claim Series With 8-1 Win Over Notre Dame

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

Athlon Sports 2016 College Football Top 25

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

Where we stand after spring

Spring practices are over, so it's time to start looking at where teams will stack up entering the fall. Look for Michigan and Clemson to start near the top.

Three reasons why the Big 12 shouldn't expand back to 12 teams

25 Most Epic College Football Games of All Time

20. Florida State 18, Nebraska 16

Here's what college football will look like in 2026

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Florida Gators 2016 Preview and Prediction

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Diaco agrees to two-year contract extension at UConn

UConn football coach Bob Diaco has agreed to a two-year contract extension designed to keep him in Storrs through the 2020 football season.

Notre Dame football ranked No. 8 in latest Athlon preseason poll

Top 2018 QB target Phil Jurkovec commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's run of blue-chip QB commits breeds competition, success

Florida still important to Ohio State football's Urban Meyer

College Football Countdown: No. 101 Rutgers

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Observations: The Big Ten is bound for a big shakeup in 2016-17

Calipari talks future, wants UK to be final job

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Rankings - D1Baseball.com Top 25

9. Florida State

Matchups for Monday May 16th, 2016

Huge series vs. No. 1 Florida awaits streaking Tigers

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Attorney requests Ole Miss' Matt Luke deposition restricted in Laremy Tunsil lawsuit

Judge grants time for victim claims in Paterno-NCAA lawsuit

Lawyers for Joe Paterno's relatives and the NCAA can have more time to look into newly disclosed allegations about claims of abuse against the late Penn State football coach's former assistant Jerry Sandusky, a judge said Monday.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins add more depth to defensive line, sign Jason Jones

Jaguars sign fourth-round pick Sheldon Day

Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

Jeremy Shockey and Warren Sapp just can’t get along

Thunder overcomes its stars' cold shooting to stun Golden State

Golden State blows 14-point lead in Game 1 loss to Thunder

Westbrook wows in 3rd quarter to lead Thunder over Warriors in Game 1

Steven Adams apologizes for controversial postgame comments

Charles Barkley calls Thunder the 'better team'

76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

MLB SCORES

Blue Jays-Rangers brawl: Breaking down fault and possible punishment

Lightning loses in OT as Penguins tie series 1-1

Crosby scores in overtime to give Penguins 3-2 win against Lightning

Sidney Crosby scored from above the left hash against Tampa Bay, tying the series, 1-1.

Players Championship complete, Stadium Course undergoes immediate changes

The Players: No. 17 stats

In the drink: Tiger Woods doesn't look ready for return yet

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Ratings indicate expanded ACC is a national hit

ACC coaches air concerns about Selection Sunday

ACC basketball coaches say the league, which received just four bids last season, is underappreciated.

Tampa Courting ACC Baseball Tournament

Polygraph expert: Duke player told truth

Attorneys for David Evans made the results of the April 21 polygraph test public Tuesday, one day after a Durham County grand jury charged Evans with rape, sexual assault and kidnapping.

Heat-Mavericks finals is not far-fetched

May 16, 2016 7:33 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Satellite camps have benefits for FSU, but risks harder to determine

Why FSU Will/Won't Have a Top-Ranked Defense in 2016

FSU RB commit James Cook reclassifies to Class of 2018

Cook, who is already 16 years old, will enter his second year of high school this fall, and would not be able to play high school football during his senior year because of age restrictions.

Florida State commit James Cook – Dalvin’s brother – reclassifies to 2018 class

'Noles In Need of Recruiting Momentum?

FSU's Champions Club is coming along

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FSU BASEBALL:

Sansone’s Three Doubles Highlight No. 6 FSU’s 4-3 Win Over Duke

FSU baseball snaps 4-game skid with win at Duke

Sansone, who finished 3-for-4 on the afternoon, was one of four Seminole hitters to record multiple hits and one RBI.

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball avoids sweep in series finale at Duke

FSU Baseball Avoids Sweep With Sunday Win Over Duke

No. 6 Florida State Holds Off Duke in Finale

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Knibb Wins Discus And Helps Puts Foot Down To Win ACC Track Title

Sunday: ACC Track and Field Championships

FSU track & field team earns validation with women’s ACC outdoor championship

#FSUGolf Heads to NCAA Kohler Regional

Florida State Earns No. 8 National Seed ·

Florida State, Florida A&M to meet in NCAA softball tournament

South Carolina softball secures spot in Florida State regional

South Carolina’s softball team learned Sunday night where they’d land in the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks drew South Florida to open the Florida State regional. The host Seminoles will begin with Florida A&M.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Coach ’em Up: Chris Weinke

Colts castoff Bjoern Werner may be another late bloomer

Buster Posey finds his clutch swing as Giants win fourth consecutive

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

It's Coach Weldon now for this former FSU QB

Ole Miss Commitment Looking at FSU

'Noles need quick solution

The work day for baseball coach Mike Martin began at 6 a.m. on Mike Long Track - a time and place he believed to be perfect for making a
point to a Florida State team that must play better, and needs victories.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Finishes Sixth At Linger Longer Invitational

NCAA East Regional Championship is next up for Seminoles.

FSU tied for 20th in all-sports standings

The points keep adding up for Florida State in the NCAA Directors' Cup standings.

Barron's still learning

Cassell as good as advertised

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ESPN Writer Has Interesting Proposal For Conference Realignment

Boston College Coaching Staff Set To Participate In Satellite Camps

NC State's Russell Wilson speaks in 2014 about his time with the Wolfpack

Russell Wilson rips open old NC State wounds in graduation speech

Russell Wilson remembers being told he wasn't coming back to NC State

Wilson: NCSU coach said to give up NFL dream

ESPN.com cites two Panthers as Heisman hopefuls

Former Mount Tabor WR Deablo settles in at Virginia Tech

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC Talent Race

The ACC enjoyed another impressive year in women's basketball in 2015-2016 with five teams finishing in Sagarin's final top 25 rankings.

Big opportunity awaits Hurricanes freshman Dejan “DJ” Vasiljevic

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ACC BASEBALL:

BC WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT ON SENIOR DAY

Luke Fernandes returns to the mound for first time since April 2015

Tigers smash four homers in rout

For the second time in the series, Chris Williams and Chris Okey both hit three-run homers to lead No. 23 Clemson to a 17-4 win over Georgia Southern at J.I. Clements Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

No. 4 Miami finished off its seventh sweep of the season Sunday afternoon, earning an 8-4 win over Pittsburgh in the series finale at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

No. 20 Tar Heels Fall To Notre Dame, 3-1

No. 13 Wolfpack baseball falls 6-1 at No. 9 Louisville

Home runs help Georgia Tech snap UVa's win streak

Georgia Tech used the long ball to earn a 5-4 victory over Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' streak of victories at eight.

Late innings give Wake Forest ACC series win over Tech

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

Shuffling the conferences

Conference realignment screwed things up a few years ago. Here are some moves that could benefit a number of college football's leagues.

The 15 Most Iconic Helmets In College Football

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Keys to Rebuilding South Carolina Football: Beating Clemson

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College Football Countdown: No. 102 Colorado

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Sunday May 15th, 2016

Resilient Gators win series from Vanderbilt

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs Picked as Sleeper Team in 2016

Cuban will put off rebuilding until Dirk decides to call it quits

Flashback: How the Dallas Mavericks begged, bartered and kicked the door down to gain entrance into the NBA

Miami Heat falls short in Game 7 loss to Toronto Raptors

The Raptors destroyed the Heat on the boards, outrebounding Miami 50-30. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan outscored the Heat’s backcourt of Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic 63-32.

Five players who improved their stock at NBA combine

MLB SCORES

Blue Jays-Rangers brawl shows MLB can't legislate emotions on the field

What can Rangers' Odor expect from MLB's czar of discipline?

NHL SCORES

Jason Day goes wire-to-wire to win The Players

Day developing a closer's mentality, with assist from Tiger

Suspiciously fast greens leave golfers seeing red

Lack of star power on Players leaderboard shows Stadium Course unpredictability

How long until Russia faces Olympics ban?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC expansion proves wise

Conference sets NFL Draft record, takes top ratings on ESPN

Drying out UF-UGA 'cocktail party'

Both schools are looking to change the inebriated image of the annual rivalry game.

3rd player indicted on rape charges

A Duke University lacrosse team captain became the third player indicted in the rape scandal Monday and the first to speak out,
blasting the charges against him as "fantastic lies."

Joe Cheshire, attorney for David Evans, says he has evidence that Evans

could not have raped his accuser

UF's 14-year hold on trophy is over

The streak is over.After 14 consecutive years of owning the All-Sports award in the SEC, the University of Florida fell short of making it 15
in a row. Instead, the annual award will go to Georgia.

Saban considers risk, signs free-agent Vick

Saban considers risk, signs free-agent Vick Marcus Vick's future upside on the field was enough for the Dolphins to sign him to a free-agent
contract on Monday, despite his substantial downside on and off the field in the past.

Mavs top Spurs in OT thriller

Devin Harris and Jason Terry both had key roles in the Dallas win Jason Terry hit a key jump shot that helped force overtime, then
delivered a pair of clutch jumpers in the extra frame, including a 20-footer over Tim Duncan with 38 seconds left, as the Mavericks
outsweated and outlasted the San Antonio, 123-118, on Monday night at American Airlines Center.

Knicks could be looking to part ways with Brown

Agent: Larry Brown is the Knicks coach

San Antonio pulls stadium offer for Marlins

San Antonio pulled its offer of $200 million for a stadium for the Marlins on Monday after Major League Baseball said it could not yet
allow the team to relocate.

May 15, 2016 10:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2016/05/14/fsu-football-dalvin-cook-playing-defense-in-high-school-is-amazing-video/
Dalvin Cook Playing Defense In High School Is Amazing (Video)

Notre Dame Football Not Being In ACC Full Time Hurts FSU, Entire League

No-contact rules applied to Kenny Chesney at FSU

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UP NEXT:

Former Syracuse football DE Qaadir Sheppard says he's committed to Ole Miss

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Florida State transfer Berwick commits to CSU

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FSU BASEBALL:

Henderson, Nieporte Collect Two Hits in 3-1 Loss at Duke

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/14/fsu-baseball-drops-afternoon-showdown-against-duke/
FSU Baseball Drops Afternoon Showdown Against Duke
FSU baseball couldn’t get their bats clicking on Saturday and dropped another ACC game against the Duke Blue Devils.

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball drops series at Duke

Duke Downs FSU, Secures Series Victory

Duke won its seventh straight game, downing No. 6 Florida State 3-1 Saturday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to secure the Blue Devils’ first series win over the Seminoles since 1994.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Tops Notre Dame for Third Straight ACC Softball Crown

Florida State marches through ACC tournament for three-peat

Saturday Live Blog: ACC Track and Field Championships

Year Away Fuels Knibb

Seminole Women, Brits Rise Up On Special Day At Mike Long Track

Season Ends with 4-3 Loss vs. Baylor in NCAA Tournament

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former FSU football players in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016

Why is Anquan Boldin still a free agent?

Pro Bowl made Jameis Winston want to get in shape

Devon Travis: Travis (shoulder) plays seven rehab innings

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Hart ensures FSU matters in more than just football

Strong finish has Bowden optimistic

Bowden: Winning in ACC is doggone tough

Jones ready for breakout season in '06

No. 7 Clemson Completes Sweep Of No. 12 Florida State

Seminoles close out the regular season with four crucial home games starting Tuesday.

Florida State Softball Falls Just Short, Losing 4-1 to NC State In ACC Title Game

Cromartie has a fine first workday

Javon Walker: Contract Finalized

Brand, Cassell Help Clippers Tie Series

Cassell missed triple-double by one assist

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Q&A with FSU President John Thrasher

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

University of Miami informs football recruits on plans to build an indoor practice facility

Mark Richt shares details on indoor football facility, satellite camps

Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 3-star safety James Pierre signs with Orange

College Football Countdown: No. 103 Wake Forest

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ACC BASKETBALL:

The Calipari-Krzyzewski rivalry goes beyond Marques Bolden

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ACC BASEBALL:

Cavs jump on Jackets, clinch fourth-straight series

Since April 24, the Cavaliers have balanced exceptional pitching with contagious hitting.

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

Early betting lines for 38 big 2016 college football games

Transfers turning into NCAA's free-agent market

We live in an age of instant gratification.

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Alabama has 'the most obnoxious fans in the world,' says Charles Barkley

Gus Malzahn vs. Kirby Smart could be the SEC's next great coaching rivalry

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Former Baylor football's Floyd Casey Stadium demolished

Houston coach Tom Herman takes some shots at rival SMU

Houston QB Ward learning new role for team

Greg Ward Jr. gave Houston one of the best seasons for a quarterback at the school. No small accomplishment considering the Cougars' history of record-breaking passers.

Shane Buechele showing leadership skills, even before Texas names a starter

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

College seniors don't want their age used against them in NBA Draft

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Saturday May 14th, 2016

Vanderbilt, Wright stop No. 1 UF, 5-0

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

For the first time in years, Mavs fans have a legitimate chance of watching young players mature

MLB SCORES

Lightning's dirty play will come back to hurt them in Game 2

Lightning's Callahan will not face disciplinary hearing for hit on Letang

Lightning's Ben Bishop ruled day to day after scary injury

Disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning fans #BoycottBradenton on social media

Jason Day's lead, nerves intact after three rounds at The Players

Day survives brutal day for field at TPC

2016 Players Championship odds: Jason Day the massive favorite after 54 holes

Jason Day: 'I want to win this tournament so bad'

Suspiciously fast greens leave golfers seeing red

How long before we see a dominant Spieth again?

Three months before Olympics, Brazil suddenly has a lot to resolve

Kenya won't be banned from Olympics despite doping concerns

New Report Suggests Widespread Russian Doping at Sochi Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

25 years later, Clemson plans to return to glory

Pieces in place for Clemson to win ACC title

Last call for 'Cocktail Party'

Georgia president doesn't like term for annual Bulldogs-Gators game, sees it as insensitive.

Huggins will elevate K-State

Grand jury may consider new charges in Duke case

A Durham grand jury is scheduled to meet today, and the session could mean new charges in the investigation of a reported rape at a Duke lacrosse team party.

May 14, 2016 9:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Where Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher stands on the major issues

Jimbo Fisher lobbies for ACC rivalry games to be on set weekends

Jimbo Fisher: 'Lives Are Depending On' Centralized Instant Replay

PFF 2017 mock draft: Florida State's Dalvin Cook a top-10 pick

Early Vegas odds for Clemson-FSU

KENNY CHESNEY TELLS FUNNY STORY ABOUT BOBBY BOWDEN

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss gets commitment from former Syracuse DE

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FSU BASEBALL:

Walls Remains Hot in Seminoles’ 5-4 Setback to Duke

Florida State Baseball Drops Third Straight With Loss To Duke

FSU Baseball Drops ACC Series Opener Against Duke

If there was ever a time for the FSU baseball team to go through a slump, this would not be that moment.

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball comeback bid comes up short against Duke

Smiciklas, Labosky Homer in Duke’s Win over FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Defeats UNC To Advance To ACC Title Game

Friday Live Blog: ACC Track and Field Championships

Vangsnes Delivers Hammer Gold To Highlight ACC Opening Day

FSU's Vangsnes wins ACC hammer throw title

FSU's Seddon, Louisville's Kibichiy Renew Friendship and Rivalry

Seminoles Open NCAA Tournament Against Baylor

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

For Roberto Aguayo's father, immigration led to a Bucs' life

Miami Dolphins show interest in Antonio Cromartie

Ex-FSU, Notre Dame QB Everett Golson eyes Philadelphia Eagles roster spot

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/13/fsu-football-jalen-ramsey-listed-in-top-6-nfl-rookie-of-year-candidates/
Jalen Ramsey Listed In Top 6 NFL Rookie Of Year Candidates

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/05/13/buccaneers-coach-dirk-koetter-on-jameis-winston-and-offense/
Buccaneers’ Coach Dirk Koetter on Jameis Winston and Offense

Pistons notes: NBA draft hopeful Malik Beasley seeking a starring role

2016 Scouting Report: Malik Beasley

Blue Jays’ Devon Travis begins rehab assignment with Dunedin

VIDEO: Jonas Blixt, after Round 2 of THE PLAYERS

Brooks Koepka's solid tee shot sets up birdie at THE PLAYERS

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Lamenting loss, looking ahead

FSU coach Bobby Bowden says he'll miss the four first-rounders but plenty of talent remains in Tallahassee.

No. 12 FSU Loses Lead In The Ninth And Falls To Clemson In The Tenth

Clemson rebounds from 3-0 deficit, tops Seminoles in extra innings

FSU Softball Advances To ACC Tournament Title Game With 7-4 Win Over Georgia Tech

Lancashire Shatters 800m School Record At Reebok Invitational

Florida State Advances To Play In NCAA Women's Golf Championship

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU President Thrasher: Future of Panama City campus is bright

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

That's rich: ACC coaches keep joining $4 million club

Clemson Football could break the scoreboard in 2016

Dabo Does Not Support Satellite Camps

Spring review: Cards' LBs a stout group

Cards heavy favorites over UK in early line

Miami Football: Mark Richt pedigree makes ‘Canes an ACC contender

Syracuse football coach Dino Babers to hold satellite camp in Brooklyn

Syracuse approaches self-imposed deadline for Carrier Dome decision

March run could cost Cuse

Syracuse's Malachi Richardson wasn't a top NBA prospect until he led the Orange to the Final Four. It will be a tough blow for SU if he stays in the draft.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

NC State basketball gets frontcourt help

N.C. State’s basketball team needs immediate frontcourt help and got some on Friday when class of 2016 forward Darius Hicks picked the Wolfpack over Cincinnati.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson goes deep in rout of Ga. Southern

Chris Okey, Chris Williams and K.J. Bryant all belted home runs to lead No. 23 Clemson to a 12-1 victory over Georgia Southern on Friday.

No. 4 Miami Hurricanes defeat Pitt on three-run blast in the eighth

The Hurricanes broke open a 4-4 tie in the eighth when Carl Chester boomed a three-run homer

Gallen, Butler Blank Irish, 3-0

No. 10 Pack Falls 2-0 at No. 5 Louisville

Another complete-game gem from Jones lifts Cavs

Virginia beat the Yellow Jackets, 6-3, on Friday at home.

Deacs Hit Five Blasts in Win Over Hokies

Five different Demon Deacons went deep as Wake Forest beat Virginia Tech, 12-6.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

UNC’s lawyer-up strategy might be working

A group of UNC-Chapel Hill loyalists gathered in January 2015 at a private dining room in the City Club on the 28th floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Raleigh.

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

Top 10 College Football Pass-Rushing Duos for 2016 Season ·

The 10 Best Jobs In College Football

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Alabama tops power ratings as college football lines posted

Auburn releases contracts of 5 new assistants

New Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will make at least $3.6 million over the next three years.

Georgia boots talented DE after his third pot bust in seven mounths

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College Football Countdown: No. 104 Ball State

How Tom Herman built the unlikeliest CFP contender in just one year

How Jim Harbaugh is changing recruiting by not giving a …

TE Tyler Luatua nixes transfer, rejoins Notre Dame football

Ohio State's spring game losers forced to shovel mulch

Behind the hype: Oklahoma president calms down Big 12 expansion talk

Once a proponent of Big 12 expansion, Oklahoma president David Boren seems to have turned a corner and changed his mind. Here's how it happened.

Oklahoma football: Sooners favored over Ohio State in first Vegas lines

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NBA Draft prospects big fans of new rule giving them more time to test waters

Traditional powers UCLA and Michigan agree to home-and-home series

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Friday May 13th, 2016

Gators take series opener with No. 11 Vandy

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NCAA asks Supreme Court to hear O'Bannon case

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Four reasons why this is the year the Buccaneers finally turn it around

Who is Arizona Cardinals UDFA QB Jake Coker?

Former Navy QB Reynolds gets OK to play in NFL this season

The secretary for the Navy has requested that former Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds should be allowed to pursue his NFL career while fulfilling his military commitment in the Ready Reserves.

While 40 percent of NBA coaches have lost their jobs, Mavericks' Rick Carlisle in rare company

Heat takes Raptors to the limit with Game 6 victory

The Heat rode the back of Goran Dragic, who scored a playoff career-high 30 points, to a Game 6 victory

Small-ball, big win: Credit Miami Heat for making most of hand it was dealt

Orlando Magic will reach out to Frank Vogel in coaching search

MLB SCORES

Lightning top Penguins 3-1 in Game 1 of Eastern finals

The Lightning lost their No. 1 goaltender, but they won Game 1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins to open the Eastern Conference finals.

A little weather, same old Day at Players

Unheralded Wilcox makes memorable ace on iconic 17th ... and will make cut, too

Rory McIlory still shoots 64 despite trouble at No. 9

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC's finances on solid footing

The conference fared quite well during the year that featured 11 schools and no title game in football.

No Time to Waste: Sendek has hit the ground running at Arizona State

Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Spurs

Tim Duncan got the San Antonio Spurs in position to pull out a victory. Manu Ginobili nearly took them the rest of the way ? until he fumbled a handoff from Robert Horry in the closing seconds.

NHL getting low TV ratings in playoffs

May 12, 2016 7:09 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU is 'OK' at running back without Mario Pender, Jimbo Fisher says

ESPN’s Mel Kiper snubs Dalvin Cook; Florida State RB not among his top 25

Florida State's Tim Brewster visiting Nation's No. 1 WR again

Recruiting: Busy day for Tim Brewster, Florida State making push for Jerry Jeudy

Florida State visiting Alabama speedster

Florida State visits quarterback commitment Bailey Hockman

Michigan offers FSU verbal commit

Meet former FSU coach Bobby Bowden at Preakness Party

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UP NEXT:

Hugh Freeze wants Tunsil lawsuit deposition restricted

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Top 2016 Commit Ends Season Ranked In Top Five

Jonathan Isaac, a small forward who has been committed to FSU basketball for nearly a year, finished the season ranked as one of the top players nationally.

Florida State women's basketball lands major transfer

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FSU BASEBALL:

Walls Smacks Two Home Runs in Setback to FGCU

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball drops midweek game vs. FGCU

FGCU baseball upsets No. 4 FSU

The FGCU baseball team didn’t find out until a couple of weeks ago it was getting to play No. 4 Florida State.

A midweek malaise for FSU baseball

FSU Currently a National Seed Despite Loss to Jacksonville

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 6 Florida State Heads To 2016 ACC Championship

Klaevemann, Noles Sprint Into Postseason

FSU softball team not complacent heading into ACC tournament

Brown, Pardon Named AVCA Beach All-Americans

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

49ers not interested in re-signing Anquan Boldin and Reggie Bush

Surprise prom date leaves lasting impression on Browns OL Cameron Erving

https://horseshoeheroes.com/2016/05/11/former-colts-1st-rounder-bjoern-werner-signs-with-jaguars/
Former Colts 1st Rounder Bjoern Werner Signs with Jaguars

FSU's Malik Beasley ready for NBA combine experience

Buster Posey Heating Up For San Francisco Giants

Stories from Sawgrass: Former FSU golfer Koepka hops globe to reach PGA Tour

George McNeill fighting PGA Tour ups and downs

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

He's happy to help

Oravetz gives FSU lift off bench
No young athlete prepares all his life to become a backup or role player. The goal is to start, and that is the role second baseman Tommy Oravetz seeks to attain during his Florida State career.

Raising the Bar

FSU Pole Vaulter Lacy Janson has raised the bar in her sport.

Chargers unfazed by Cromartie's inexperience

Crush's Harrell hits football's glass ceiling

Warrick satisfied

Former Southeast and FSU star says he doesn't have to be "The Man" in Seattle as he tries to secure spot on the receiving corps.

Cassell wants ''some kinda millions'' next year

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute receives $1 million endowment

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC football, basketball coaches looking to help early entrants

ACC coaches hope for replay improvement

Topic of ACC football divisional realignment officially dies

R.I.P. Doug Rhoads, the ref who changed college football

Clemson in SuperConference Group of Death?

Significant change in ACC replay system could be coming

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is saying no to satellite camps

Duke coach David Cutcliffe 'hopeful' quarterback Thomas Sirk can be ready for the opener

Why Paul Johnson opposes replay technology for coaches

Can Petrino and Louisville make a run at Clemson and FSU?

Mark Richt’s hidden talent: he can do a perfect backflip

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Mike Brey on Georgia Tech: ‘Recruiting is really going to get rolling’

Josh Pastner explains ‘turtle’s speed’ on staff hires

Roy Williams prepares for double knee replacement surgery

Guard Jalen Hudson leaving Virginia Tech for Florida

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

College of Charleston hammers Clemson in baseball

College of Charleston scored three runs in the third inning and eight runs in the seventh inning in its 11-4 victory against No. 23 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to split the two-game midweek series.

Duke gets 10-inning baseball win vs. Norfolk State

Duke won its fifth straight baseball contest Wednesday, defeating Norfolk State 4-3 in 10 innings at Jack Coombs Field.

ACC Baseball Preview and Projections: Miami will be a national seed, but who else could join them? ·

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Minnesota to pay Syracuse University $500K to buy out Mark Coyle's contract

After less than a year in Syracuse, Mark Coyle abruptly quits, takes athletic director job at Minnesota

Floyd Little on Mark Coyle's decision to defect: 'Nobody had an inkling'

After quick exit from Syracuse, new Minnesota AD Mark Coyle emphasizes stability, accountability

Syracuse football legend Floyd Little will leave in June

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

If College Football Ever Added a Commissioner, Who Would Be Good Candidates?

Five great outside-the-box choices for college football commissioner

Big 12 Expansion Could be Felt Across College Football

National reaction to Big 12 expansion: Texas could hold the whole thing up; how many teams to add?

Ranking the Big Ten's top 5 all-time RBs

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Five best SEC wide receivers of the past decade

Auburn QB John Franklin III works out with Michael Vick

Texas A&M has no substance; Aggies are Kardashians of college football

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Houston to get new locker room

College Football Countdown: No. 106 Illinois

Penn State's president defends Paterno's legacy

Why is Texas staying quiet in realignment talks?

Don't laugh, Vanderbilt could be bowling in 2016

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Calipari and Duke: Cats' coach protest too much?

Richard Pitino won't fill up gas tanks and it's costing Minnesota money

Richard Pitino could be in some hot water after a report says he exceeded the budget for air travel, rental cars, hotels, holiday parties and more.

Villanova builds on winning recruiting formula

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OTHER BASEBALL:

South Carolina baseball projected as national seed

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Lawsuit would ban release of balloons during Husker games

An Omaha man wants to ban the release of balloons at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln after the University of Nebraska football team scores its first points in a game.

State settles with councilman injured by university mascot

The state has made more than $76,000 in payments to settle a claim by a Tempe councilman who was injured when a university mascot hopped on his back.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL owners warming to idea of Las Vegas Raiders?

Buffalo Bills to retire Bruce Smith's No. 78 at home opener

A painful push to the brink as Miami Heat falls to Toronto Raptors in Game 5

Miami trimmed a 20-point first-half deficit to one with under two minutes left, but it never took the lead and now trails the series 3-2

Warriors bounce Blazers, return to West finals

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

NHL releases full Penguins-Lightning schedule

What's new and improved at the 2016 Players Championship

Players Championship 2016: How to watch live online, TV coverage, Island Green on 17

Schools and their athletes may refine rules on time demands

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Bulls, Hurricanes set up 2nd series

In landing a second home-and-home football series with Miami in 2012-13, USF athletic director Doug Woolard says the Bulls' days of traveling for paychecks are gone.

Tech sets up series vs. Nebraska

Nebraska and Virginia Tech have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2008 and 2009, NU Athletics Director Steve Pederson announced yesterday.

No Redick, No Morrison, but Duke, Gonzaga will play Dec. 21

Source: Deal is reached for QB Harrington

A source said the Dolphins and Lions agreed to a deal that will send Joey Harrington to Miami. Meanwhile, Ricky Williams may get permission to talk to the CFL.

Smith's end route

The Jaguars said goodbye to their last original team member Thursday when Jimmy Smith abruptly announced his retirement on the eve of minicamp.

NBA fines Cuban $200K for antics on, off court

Former boxer Floyd Patterson dies at 71

May 11, 2016 7:02 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher figures the ACC has three Heisman candidates

FSU's Jimbo Fisher views Deshaun Watson, Dalvin Cook and Brad Kaaya as Heisman contenders

Jimbo Fisher deciding if Florida State will participate in satellite camps

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher not a fan of college football satellite camps

FSU's Jimbo Fisher begrudgingly embraces recruiting benefits from satellite camps

Everyone is talking about Jimbo Fisher's beard at ACC meetings

Fisher and Saban both want a CFB Commisioner

How Mario Pender's dismissal affects FSU's running back depth

FSU's DeMarcus Walker studying film of Hall of Fame pass rusher

FSU receiver Auden Tate steps up on Mother's Day

Florida State to visit Nation's No.1 athlete Jacoby Stevens

FSU Legacy Commit Jennings Eyeing Hurricanes

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UP NEXT:

Seminoles Early Betting Favorite For Opener Vs. Ole Miss

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Two #FSUWBB Signees Invited to USA Basketball U18 Trials

Chatrice White transferring to Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 6 Noles Drop 6-2 Decision at Jacksonville

FSU Baseball Loses Midweek Showdown With Jacksonville

FSU baseball saw their lead evaporate quickly on the road against Jacksonville and lost the season series to the Dolphins.

Dolphins Complete Season Sweep of FSU

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball falls flat at Jacksonville

Florida State Baseball drops to No. 7 in RPI

FGCU Baseball Takes on Third Top-Five Opponent in Midweek at No. 4 FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

A Powerful Comeback

Madril plans to get head start on soccer career at FSU

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

The 21 highest-paid Seminoles in the NFL

Reggie Northrup Fought Back From Injury For An NFL Shot

Bjoern Werner washes out of NFL, for now

Bulgak Gets Invite to Canada National Team Camp

https://rayscoloredglasses.com/2016/05/09/rays-are-underachieving-but-cash-is-finally-understanding/
Rays Are Underachieving But Cash is Finally Understanding

Stories from Sawgrass: Former FSU golfer McNeill fighting PGA Tour ups and downs

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles No. 4 In USA Today's Re-Ranked Football APR Top 25

Five ACC teams were among the top 15 in the new ranking.

Where Do the Noles Stand with Wilson?

Incoming freshman Q&A: Seddrick Holloway

FSU athletics looks ahead to 2006-07

Florida State basketball fans will pay slightly more for their tickets during the 2006-07 season, but it will remain the best deal in the ACC

WEEKLY RELEASE: No. 12 FSU Baseball Heads To No. 7 Clemson

Seminoles face the first-place team in the Atlantic Division on TV Friday and Saturday.

Javon Walker Says He's Ready To Prove Himself

Walker Wants to Wear No. 84 With Broncos

Cassell still quick to fill in the blanks after 13 seasons

Cassell returns to his old annoying self as Clippers rout

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

No charges in FSU Omega Psi Phi hazing case

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC spring meetings: Football coaches to discuss satellite camps, grad transfers

Research the way to deal with concussions, ACC football coaches told

Will the ACC create a television network? It's possible

Clemson could break FSU’s record for best offense in NCAA FBS history

Ferrell, Edmond listed as starters for Tigers

Clemson's Dabo Swinney says Deon Cain will return for fall practice

Paul Johnson’s proposal for signing periods may be gaining momentum

U of L confirmed for satellite camp in Georgia

Syracuse football will coach at 'Raw Talent U' satellite camp in Cleveland

Syracuse football recruiting: linebacker/defensive end Zach Morton commits to SU

Virginia RB Harbison reportedly transferring

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC basketball coaches consider 20-game league schedule

Tech-savvy Krzyzewski expected to coach at Duke at least five more years

UNC’s Sylvia Hatchell: ‘Hard not to say’ her program is scapegoat

Sylvia Hatchell doesn’t deny it nor does she dispute it, the perception that her women’s basketball program at North Carolina has been made into a scapegoat – the fall guy – amid a long-running NCAA investigation that has appeared to place her program in the crosshairs.

Notebook: Recruiting takes center stage for Notre Dame basketball

Who's on Notre Dame hoops recruiting short list?

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Shambora a surprising standout in Virginia's bullpen

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

WHO HAS THE BEST SHOT TO RUN THE BCS GAUNTLET?

2. Florida State

Expansion may not strengthen Big 12

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Bret Bielema Proposes Allowing Undrafted Underclassmen To Return To College Football ·

McGrew joins UF's strength and conditioning staff

Nord to visit TE target

Florida tight end coach Greg Nord is set to visit Andover (Mass.) three-star tight end Alexander Marshall on Friday.

Cheerleaders at Georgia had more concussions than football players

Muschamp fuels new enthusiasm for South Carolina fans

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College Football Countdown: No. 107 Kent State

FedEx may try to help buy Memphis' way into the Big 12

Memphis is among the teams lobbying for Big 12 membership and the Tigers are getting some help from hometown company FedEx in their push.

Michigan football to host camp in Australia on June 3

Pot of Gold trading cards create Notre Dame recruiting buzz

Fighting past Paterno

The complicated future of Penn State is in the hands of coach James Franklin but still largely tied to the past and the legacy of Joe Paterno.

Stanford football captains protested summer workouts in 2015

A recent Stanford player recalled Tuesday that two Cardinal football captains sat out a week of summer workouts in 2015 in protest of scholarship money.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Tuesday May 10th, 2016

Gators ride big inning to victory

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Naesean Howard pleads not guilty to stabbing 2 ex-Syracuse football teammates

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Remember the time the Mavericks had two 50-point scorers? Well, they did; until immaturity and a woman divided them

Russell Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs, 95-91, for 3-2 lead

In Pop era, Spurs have been oddly terrible when facing elimination

The Spurs are optimistic that they can force a Game 7 after losing Game 5.

Stephen Curry is the NBA's first unanimous MVP

Steph Curry is just another example of recruiting, scouting, drafting gone bad

The five strangest stats of the NBA playoffs

MLB SCORES

Chicago man bets live savings on Cubs to win the World Series

Penguins eliminate Capitals in wild Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a late collapse to stun the Washington Capitals in overtime, earning a trip to the Eastern Conference Final.

Despite rise to top of golf rankings, Jason Day has struggled at Players

Kevin Kisner says he has no regrets about last year at The Players

Georgia officials want less student money used for sports

University System of Georgia officials on Tuesday capped how much athletic programs can depend on student fees and tuition for funding, urging campuses to look elsewhere amid national concern about college costs.

Penn State prof: NCAA shouldn’t rule on how student-athletes earn money

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Pack betting on Lowe

N.C. State's decision to hire Sidney Lowe as its men's basketball coach was a gamble.

Wolfpack recruit asks for release

N.C. State basketball recruit Dan Werner, the New Jersey player of the year this season, has requested a release from the letter of intent binding him to State, Werner's father said Wednesday night.

Marlins not Texas-bound

San Antonio officials say the team wants to try to work out a deal in South Florida.

May 9, 2016 7:22 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Pender accused of choking woman, dragging her by hair

Former FSU player Mario Pender reportedly resisted arrest during domestic dispute

Disturbing details published of Mario Pender arrest

Mario Pender: An FSU Career Unfulfilled

Duties of Spelling Cook Now a 3-Man Race

More help arriving early on the offensive line

Florida State, others to receive a visit from OL Billy Ross

Top-100 athlete Maleik Gray names top three in order

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UP NEXT:

Hugh Freeze: Ole Miss' Tony Conner progressing well in rehab

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says he knows nothing about player payments

Madison Prep defensive end Bryan Jones commits to Ole Miss

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FSU BASEBALL:

Sansone, Sands Guide No. 8 FSU to 6-1 Sweep

FSU Baseball Completes Sweep of Bowling Green

Bowling Green Battles No. 8 Florida State To The Brink; Seminoles Rally Late To Escape With Win

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Match 34 – Gulf Shores, Ala. – NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship

No. 4 UCLA Falls to No. 1 FSU, 3-1

Noles Come Up Short in National Finals

FSU places 2nd in inaugural NCAA Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

Noles Fall to USC in National Championship

Seminoles Earn A 4-3 Win On Senior Day

No. 5 Florida State Edges UofL Softball 4-3

Florida State Softball is No. 1 seed in ACC Tournament

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Browns guard Cameron Erving is surprise prom date for Elyria teen with special needs

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/07/fsu-football-the-unfair-criticism-of-ej-manuel-over-his-career/
The Unfair Criticism Of EJ Manuel Over His Career

Bucs Teammate Guarantees Jameis Winston Will Win MVP Award

Reds' Tyler Holt: Leads off Sunday

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Pointed criticism typical for Seminoles' Bowden

Fans come out to listen to coach talk Florida State football in Orange Park.

Barret Browning Named ACC Pitcher of The Week

Seminole reliever pitches six innings in winning the longest game in ACC history.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Selected To Play In NCAA East Regional Championship

Jones leads Seminoles back to NCAA's after 10-year absence.

Time's running out on Dix

A hamstring cramp continues to hamper Florida State sprinter Walter Dix, who's down to his last chance to qualify for the NCAA regional in
the 200-meter dash.

Walker, Broncos close to $40 million deal

Denver, receiver reportedly to finalize 5-year contract sometime this week

Warrick Now Just a Guy in Seahawks' Mix

No Longer "The Man," Peter Warrick Just a Guy in Seahawks' Receiver Mix

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

What's on the table at this week's ACC meetings

Boston College Coaching Staff Set To Participate In Satellite Camps

Social media snafus a teaching moment for Clemson coaches, players

InsideTheACC Video: Georgia Tech QB Breakdown

Las Vegas OL commits to Louisville

Poutasi, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound guard from Desert Pines High School, posted news of his pledge on Twitter.

Mark Richt getting to know south Florida high school football coaches

Hokies add commitment from Michigan WR Kalil Pimpleton

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Wolfpack champs of ’83 making long-overdue trip to White House

N.C. State’s 1983 NCAA championship team will visit White House on Monday

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ACC BASEBALL:

Tigers Edge No. 9 Wolfpack 2-1

Clemson Earns Another Series Win Over A Top 10 Team

Duke Sweeps Gardner-Webb in Doubleheader

No. 5 Cardinals Take Series Finale In Slugfest

Junior Willie Abreu hit two home runs, sophomore Michael Mediavilla delivered another strong start, and No. 4 Miami evened its series against host Georgia Tech Sunday afternoon with a 12-2 victory.

Hearne Continues Dominant Season With Outstanding Effort In 5-0 Win Over Pitt

The senior lowered his ERA to 2.00 on the year with 7.2 shutout innings.

Hokies finish three-game sweep of Alcorn State

Sam Fragale one of three Hokies with four RBIs in victory

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Boston College pays big for its hockey success

Hockey is serious business at Boston College, whose new federal income tax return shows exactly how serious.

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

Expansion, title games, the Longhorn Network; what factors into the future of the Big 12?

College coaches complaining about player loyalty is laughable

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Evaluation period crucial for Gamecocks recruiting

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Penn State the latest to add alcohol sales at football games

College Football Countdown: No. 109 South Alabama

Several Texas football assistants in line for pay raises

Texas is set to give three assistant football coaches large pay raises with the Longhorns coming off two straight losing seasons.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Transfers turning into NCAA’s free agent market

Over the past two springs, nearly 1,500 college basketball players have transferred. It is a trend that has been the hot-button issue among college coaches over the past several months. University of Miami coach Jim Larrañaga has benefited from the transfer market. The heart of his two UM Sweet 16 teams were transfers Shane Larkin and Kenny Kadji in 2013, and Angel Rodriguez, Sheldon McClellan and Kamari Murphy in 2016.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Sunday May 8th, 2016

No. 1 Florida reaches 40 wins, drops UT

'Finally:' MSU adds to its resume with first SEC sweep

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Penn State settlements covered 1971 Sandusky abuse claim

Penn State's legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said Sunday, providing the first confirmation of the time frame of abuse claims that have led to big payouts.

Penn State president: Evidence lacking as media rush to Paterno claim

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Laremy Tunsil is trying to persuade the Dolphins to let him play tight end

Cleveland Cavaliers complete the sweep of Atlanta Hawks, 100-99, to move into Eastern Conference finals

Kevin Durant scores 41 points, Thunder beat Spurs to tie series

MLB SCORES

Lightning advances to East final with Game 5 shutout of Isles

PGA Tour player hits unbelievable recovery shot from inside a grandstand

Field of 144 now set for Players Championship

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NFL Network to televise Insight Bowl

Violations at OU could cost Sampson at IU

Indiana University would not have to pay any penalty to new basketball coach Kelvin Sampson if the school were to fire him because of NCAA
sanctions stemming from recruiting violations while he was at Oklahoma.

Ben Wallace Named NBA Top Defensive Player

Hornets' do-it-all Paul to be Rookie of the Year

May 8, 2016 11:00 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU dismisses running back Mario Pender after his arrest

FSU dismisses Mario Pender after arrest, domestic battery accusation

FSU's Mario Pender dismissed from team after domestic battery arrest

Details about the incident that led to the charges are scarce, but county records show Pender was charged, and while a $500 bond was set for the resisting an officer charge, no bond has been set for the domestic battery charge.

FSU running back Mario Pender arrested on charges of domestic violence, resisting arrest

Pender has been with the Seminoles since 2012, when he signed as the No. 4 running back in the Class of 2012.

FSU's Mario Pender dismissed from team after being charged with domestic battery by strangulation

FSU's Mario Pender dismissed from team after arrest

Pender’s playing status with the Seminoles has been in limbo since last September after suffering a collapsed lung during a practice.

FSU running back Mario Pender arrested, dismissed

He saw his first action in 2014, logging 206 yards and four touchdowns during an injury-riddled season, and only played in the first three games of 2015, rushing for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Weekly 3: Recapping three of the biggest stories this week from Florida State

‘Noles No. 3 in Sports Illustrated Power Ranking

OL Landon Dickerson talks about enrolling at Florida State

Florida State signee Carlos Becker has some serious hops

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss will get through "rough week"

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FSU BASKETBALL:

A Matter of Perseverance: 6-Year Noles Revisit FSU Careers

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FSU BASEBALL:

Carlton, Nieporte Key In No. 8 FSU’s 10-0 Shutout

Carlton, Nieporte Lead Noles' Shutout of Falcons

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball stomps Bowling Green State

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Earns 20th Conference Win In DH Split Of Louisville

Castren Wins; Seminoles Advance To NCAA Finals

Noles Fall to Southern Cal in National Semifinals

FSU Beach Volleyball falls out of winner's bracket after USC loss

USC takes down FSU to reach title match

FSU Beach Volleyball Falls to USC, Faces Elimination

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs' Aguayo Prepared To Thrive Under Pressure

Oakland Raiders Mario Edwards Jr. cleared to return

Mario Edwards Jr. to Solidify the Raiders Defensive Front

James Wilder Jr. Doesn’t Like Being Slept On

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

A new Sims ready to hit Detroit

In his bedroom at his parents' house, Ernie Sims reached into his closet. He pulled out a football jersey, a Detroit Lions jersey, a throwback Billy Sims No. 20 he got a while ago.

Paul Wilson hasn't thrown the past two days and likely won't for at

least another day or two.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Swinney blooms where planted

ESPN.com ranks Pitt secondary No. 6 in ACC

ESPN.com says Pitt has top offensive line ACC

Syracuse football to participate in Jim Harbaugh's New Jersey satellite camp

Athlon Sports predicts breakout season for Syracuse football QB Eric Dungey

Virginia Tech football's pre-spring 5 questions get their answers — for now

Virginia Tech football's pre-spring 5 questions get their answers — for now

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke-bound Harry Giles III ready to show naysayers

3 thoughts about Josh Pastner’s staff

Syracuse basketball 2016-17 schedule: What we know so far

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Clemson allows season-high 20 runs in loss to N.C. State

UNC hopes dramatic 3-2 victory against Louisville turns fortunes

When Logan Warmoth swung and connected with a fastball that he drove high and deep toward left field on Saturday, his North Carolina teammates crouched down in the home dugout, along the third base side, and watched the ball’s flight until it sailed over the fence.

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

College Football's 25 Most Indispensable Players for 2016 Season

This picture shows the absurdity of the NCAA's rules on endorsements

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UF's five offseason goals

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College Football Countdown: No. 110 Eastern Michigan

Recruiting comes full circle

DeCalon Brooks is the son of NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

FGCU hoops coach Dooley gets 2-year extension through 2020

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Saturday May 7th, 2016

Vols even series with Gators, 5-2

Dormant Jacksonville University baseball program turning corner

Aggies' Simonds pitches 1st no-hitter in SEC play since 1994

Kyle Simonds pitched the first no-hitter in a Southeastern Conference game in 22 years in Texas A&M's 3-0 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins’ Cameron Wake signs contract extension through 2017

$10M guaranteed

Who will be the biggest target in free agency for the Mavericks?

Nowitzki doesn't want Dwight Howard with Mavs (why Dirk is right)

Don't think for a moment teams won't try to figure out a way to wrestle Dirk away from the Mavericks in free agency

Dwyane Wade’s 38 points not enough as Heat falls to Raptors

Slumping Kyle Lowry scored 29 of his 33 points in the second half to lead the Raptors to the win

Blazers finally take advantage of Curry absence: Game 3 takeaways

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Fowler in position for 2nd win at Wells Fargo Championship

Nyquist stays undefeated with win in Kentucky Derby

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Dolphins try Vick at receiver

Towe takes associate head coaching job with N.C. State

Former Pack player and assistant returns to Raleigh

Ole Miss may retire Mullins' 38

Vols look to Cutcliffe to revitalize offense

Favre back, not sure if this is his last season

Mavericks' strategy falls short

Avery Johnson should've known better than to underestimate Tim Duncan. Especially in the playoffs. In the opener of a second-round series against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, Johnson took the calculated
risk of letting his former teammate go against his centers with only limited help.

Torre wins 1,000th game as Yankees manager

No-hitter in '91 left Ryan in seventh heaven

With a sore heel, a bad back and flu-like symptoms, the famous pitcher felt like he was 84 instead of merely 44. "I don't know how long I can go," he told Texas Rangers pitching coach Tom House. "But it's Fan
Appreciation Night, so I'll give it a try."

May 7, 2016 9:11 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

New No. 1 in preseason FPI

FSU's Marquez White hopes to give hometown kids 'A Different Way Out'

Florida State’s dominance in 1990s ranked as best decade ever in college football

https://www.seccountry.com/recruiting/florida-state-safety-commit-still-looking-at-three-sec-schools
Florida State safety commit still looking at three SEC schools

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UP NEXT:
https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ole-miss-a-big-underdog-in-season-opener-vs-florida-state
Ole Miss a big underdog in season opener vs. Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

DeLuzio’s Two-Run Triple Highlights No. 8 Noles 6-1 Win

FSU’s DeLuzio, Raleigh spark win over BGSU

Florida State planned to not take the Bowling Green State University baseball team lightly.

Florida State Beats Bowling Green 6-1

A late offensive surge in the eighth inning allowed the Florida State Seminoles to avoid the upset and capture their 30th win of the year.

FSU Baseball Rallies For Comeback Win Vs. Bowling Green State

FSU put six runs on the board in the eighth inning

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Downs Stetson in Opening Match of NCAA Championship

FSU Pulls Off Come-From-Behind Victory Over Hawaii

Brown, Pardon help ’Noles advance to NCAA Beach Volleyball final four

FSU Beach Volleyball Goes 2-0 to Open NCAA Tournament

After being eliminated in just two matches last season at the championships, top-seeded Florida State began the 2016 NCAA Tournament on the right foot in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Friday, but it didn't come without drama.

Mosher Recognized by Florida Region of USA Volleyball

Florida State women rally around each other at Shoal Creek regional

Castren Leads Seminoles Into 2nd At NCAA Regional Championship

Florida State's Castren tied for lead

No. 5 Seminoles Host Louisville On Senior Weekend

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buccaneers value Aguayo’s kickoff skills

FSU's Cason Beatty, Dax Dellenbach earn tryout with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mario Edwards Jr says he's been cleared to return for Raiders

What Raiders are getting with Mario Edwards Jr return to the lineup

Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano reveals he REJECTED Manchester United as a youngster

Tough negotiations ahead for Jaguars top pick Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey willing to give 'whatever it takes' to get No. 23

Steelers Vince Williams shares his Penguins Game 4 playoff game experience on Twitter

Picture this: Buster Posey's pitch framing has improved

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Plays field for first time since surgery

Daniel Berger: Berger goes low in round one of Wells Fargo

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Win Longest Game In Program History 4-3 Versus Wake

Florida State began Saturday's game at Wake Forest in desperate need of a victory. Seven Seminoles pitchers, five hours and 20 innings later, FSU had a 4-3 win to savor.

Garrett Johnson Sets Complex Record At Seminole Twilight Track Meet

Sims Father: Concussions Not A Concern

Sims was right choice for Lions

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Recruit commits to Clemson while chopping down tree

Logan Rudolph commits to Clemson with unusual Twitter video

Georgia Tech signee Romello White of Wheeler High has begun the process to request a release from his letter of intent

Mark Richt getting universal support among Hurricanes fans, AD says

The 1989 national title went to Miami, the elite team that lost first

A coach's connection

James Conner received his cancer diagnosis late last year, something coach Pat Narduzzi had seen before. The two share a connection deeper than football.

Frank Beamer named to Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC official Rhoads remembered fondly

Coaches, administrators and media were mourning the death early Friday of Doug Rhoads, whose eight seasons as supervisor of ACC football officials were marked by accessibility and accountability.

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Boston College to retire Frates' No. 3 at ALS Awareness Game

Boston College will retire former baseball captain Pete Frates' uniform number Saturday at its fifth annual ALS Awareness Game.

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

OSU recruit left after Meyer didn't recognize him

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Texas rebuilding with promising underclassmen

Coach Shaka Smart lost five seniors and his best player this offseason, but Texas could be building something special behind a trio of talented underclassmen.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Friday May 6th, 2016

No. 1 Florida dumps Tennessee, 7-2

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Joe Paterno told alleged victim to forget rape

Paterno told victim to drop claim in 1971

The Latest: Penn State has no records on new Paterno claim

Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins sign Laremy Tunsil, announce undrafted rookie signings

NBA SCORES

Hawks fade again, Cavs take commanding series lead

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Daly keeps surprising despite ‘really awful’ game

Key storylines to watch during the Kentucky Derby

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Brace for big changes from N.C. State coach

Listen carefully to Sidney Lowe, and he will have you believe that N.C. State basketball will zoom up and down the court, play tenacious defense and have lots of fun while doing it.

Suns' Game 7 Turnaround Knocks Out Lakers

The Phoenix Suns went from the brink to a blowout, from the edge of elimination to one of the most impressive turnarounds in NBA playoff history.

May 6, 2016 9:58 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher ranked No. 6 among all Power 5 coaches

Jimbo Fisher Isn’t A Top 5 Coach?

Florida State offense aims to fix red zone woes in 2016

Will FSU promptly return to producing pro players at record pace?

FSU Football Stars Projected As High Picks in 2017 NFL Mock Drafts

FSU's Marquez White is giving back already

Florida State offer makes impact with 2018 4-star Jacob Copeland

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss Rebels: Where they were 10 years ago

Ole Miss coach was 'shocked' by Tunsil comments at NFL draft

Freeze: Ole Miss working aggressively to resolve Laremy Tunsil ordeal

Ole Miss making ‘progress’ in investigation into Tunsil’s comments

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/its-the-ncaas-fault-that-laremy-tunsil-was-driven-toward-low-lifes/2016/05/05/20bdbbca-12c9-11e6-93ae-50921721165d_story.html
It’s the NCAA’s fault that Laremy Tunsil was driven toward low-lifes

Coatney Pulls Trigger To Ole Miss

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 8 Seminoles Welcome Bowling Green for Weekend

Compton Named CoSIDA Academic All-District For Third Time

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

#FSUGolf Selected to 11th Straight NCAA Regional

The Beach Bulletin, Vol. 8: The Final Countdown

Seminole Beach Volleyball Ready for NCAA's at Gulf Shores

Burroughs’ No-Hit, 10 K Performance Carries Noles Over FAMU

Morgan Klaevemann Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

Seminoles In 2nd Place At NCAA Shoal Creek Regional

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Everett Golson lands tryout opportunity with Indianapolis Colts

Buffalo Bills GM: EJ Manuel is a ‘top NFL backup’

https://hoopshabit.com/2016/05/04/scouting-report-malik-beasley/
Scouting Report: Malik Beasley

Kevin Cash: The homers helped us separate the game

Angel Shane Robinson inspired by his family, including daughter who has had nearly 40 surgeries in her 18 months

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Commitment Wants to Bring a Friend

No. 12 FSU Baseball Drops Series Opener 4-2 To No. 21 Wake Forest

FSU starts ACC home stretch with loss

Friday's start of the final nine-game stretch on Florida State's ACC baseball schedule was not what the Seminoles were looking for.

FSU's Friday Funk Continues

Wake strikes out 12 Seminole batters

Track seeks qualifiers at Seminole Twilight

Walter Dix, the NCAA indoor champion in the 200 meters, still needs to post a regional-qualifying mark. Florida State's 4x100-relay team is trying to do the same without him.

Without trade, Walker would have sat out season

Wimbley hopes for immediate impact

Cassell hopes to cash in his Clippers playoff chips

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC, American Athletic Conference to meet in St. Petersburg Bowl

ESPN Ranks BC As Second-Best Front Seven In ACC

Clemson offense set to step forward, led by Deshaun Watson

Clemson coach Monte Lee having good 1st year with Tigers

Louisville offense poised to hit higher marks in 2016

Mark Richt goes in-depth on calling plays, coaching Brad Kaaya

Why don’t students attend Miami football games?

Mark Richt impressed with Miami QB Brad Kaaya

Syracuse football front seven ranked last in ACC after spring ball, per ESPN

Q&A with Kurt Benkert: New UVa QB eager for chance with Cavaliers

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Georgetown assistant Tavaras Hardy completes Georgia Tech’s staff

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ACC BASEBALL:

Lepore, Hurricanes baseball team avenge loss to FAU

Last time Miami faced Florida Atlantic on the baseball diamond, the Owls defeated the top-ranked Hurricanes by a run, holding Miami to three runs on five hits.

UNC baseball enters stretch run with plenty to prove

UNC hosts Louisville in what’s perhaps the Tar Heels’ most important series to this point

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

What the Big 12's expansion wish list should look like

Top 100 players in college football for 2016

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Auburn to participate in satellite camp at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Gators coach Jim McElwain talks QB development

What does Jim McElwain want to see each Gators quarterback improve upon?

Shawn Elliott: Muschamp brings what South Carolina football needed

Muschamp ahead of Smart in CBS ranking of Power 5 coaches

South Carolina’s Will Muschamp debuted ahead of other new SEC coaches in CBS’s annual ranking of the Power 5 football coaches.

Texas A&M assistant coach apologizes after his Twitter rant costs Aggies at least one top recruit

Late-night tweeting became recruiting equivalent of an own goal for Texas A&M

The bigger price A&M will pay for assistant's rant

The QB train is leaving College Station: A Texas A&M timeline

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College Football Countdown: No. 112 FIU

Jim Harbaugh hits home run at Michigan softball field, dabs

Texas Tech dismisses top returning LB Dakota Allen, two offensive linemen

UCF unveils new Nike football uniforms

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Grading the coaching hires

TCU got a steal when it landed Pitt's Jamie Dixon and other schools did even better. Here's our report card for 15 of the most intriguing coaching hires of 2016.

2016 Hirings and Firings: College basketball coaching changes

The best and worst of the 2016 college basketball coaching carousel

New Saint Louis coach signs first recruit

New Saint Louis coach Travis Ford signed his first recruit, 6-foot-7 forward Jalen Johnson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Medical condition sidelines UF pitcher

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Joe Paterno allegedly told of Jerry Sandusky molestation in '76

Insurer says child told Paterno in '76 Sandusky molested him

Johnny Manziel makes first court appearance for domestic violence charge

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MISC COLLGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars sign sixth-round picks Tyrone Holmes, Brandon Allen

NFL players barely rank Andrew Luck among top 100

Timeline: How Johnny Manziel went from Texas A&M legend to partying bust

Huge opportunity lost for Heat as Raptors prevail in OT of Game 2

Miami blew a six-point lead with a little over four minutes to go

Erik Spoelstra: Another team would’ve fired me twice by now

Indiana Pacers not renewing contract of coach Frank Vogel

Rockets intrigued by Mike D'Antoni, Bill Self, Shaka Smart

Who knows if they're interested, but there are some big names reportedly being considered by the Houston Rockets for their head coaching position.

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Panthers re-sign Jaromir Jagr to one-year contract

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Nuggets part ways with GM Vandeweghe after five seasons

May 5, 2016 7:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Seminole Scrapbook: McManus joins ‘Greats’

Bowl projections: Make your plans for a USC vs. FSU matchup

CampusInsiders.com is predicting that the USC Gamecocks will play against Florida State in the Belk Bowl, which will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Florida State football 2016 opponent preview: South Florida

Scout 300 Safety Daniel Wright Continues to Tab Florida State as the Front-Runner

5-Star RB D'Andre Swift Impressed by 'Up-and-Coming' Georgia, Eyes FSU Visit

Florida State making big push for nation’s No. 1 recruit

FSU leads for Top247 WR Jacob Copeland

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UP NEXT:

Opposing SEC coaches believe Ole Miss offense will keep going

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES The time is now for FSU’s Leonard Hamilton

FSU's Leticia Romero looks to guide Spanish Olympic team

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FSU BASEBALL:

Stetson Game Postponed to May 17

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Drop Both Games Versus No. 1 Florida

No. 5 FSU softball drops season series to No. 1 UF

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#1 FLORIDA GATORS SOFTBALL SWEEPS #5 FLORIDA STATE

Top-ranked Gators take two from No. 5 Noles

Noles Close In On National Title

Onyia's Discus Bomb Among Highlights At Momentum-Building UNF

Seminoles Tee Off At NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Thursday

Florida State men's tennis selected for NCAA Tournament

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

2013 Noles Add To NFL Total On Draft Weekend

Aguayo Excited to Join Winston in Tampa Bay

The statistical case for drafting Roberto Aguayo in the second round

More shots of Mario Edwards at Raiders workouts

Browns Around Town: Cameron Erving and Robert Griffin III Surprise Local Football Program

Browns surprise North Ridgeville High with $25000 in helmets

Teammates applaud Devonta Freeman's act of kindness with elderly woman

Panthers’ Graham Gano needs holder, auditions NASCAR’s Austin Dillon

Saints looking to find role for P.J. Williams

New Bucs LB Cassanova McKinzy reunited with Jameis Winston

Is Jameis Winston on the NFL Network top 100 nfl players of 2016

Reds' Tyler Holt: Gets a start Wednesday

Hot-hitting Travelers infielder Sherman Johnson earns promotion to Triple-A Salt Lake

Tamulis Hoping for More LPGA Tour Success in Alabama

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Track Nabs Three ACC Yearly Honors

Head coach Bob Braman named Coach of the Year, Rafeeq Curry tabbed Performer of the Year and Lydia Willemse earns Rookie of the Year honors.

Danny McManus: Stamps Extend Danny Mac's Contract

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Patrick Towles compares favorably to recent ACC transfer QBs

Patrick Towles is just the latest fifth-year quarterback to defect to the ACC for one last go-round. The former Kentucky quarterback recently completed his first spring with Boston College

Former UM standout, Dolphin Brett Perriman rushed to Miami hospital after collapse

Perriman played at UM from 1984-87, finished NFL career with Miami Dolphins in 1997.

North Carolina faces different set of expectations this offseason

Ex-Pitt star Marino happy with direction of program

After declining to switch positions, QB Nick Johns transferring from UVa

Virginia commit Lindell Stone is not your average quarterback

QB Benkert excited to be reunited with McNeill at Virginia

Allen Iverson praises UVa receivers coach

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke, Cincinnati lead Hall of Fame Tip-Off slate

Meeks withdraws from draft, returns to Tar Heels

Villanova-Notre Dame to headline Tribute Classic

No problem - for now - at power forward for Notre Dame

UConn-Syracuse game set for next season at MSG on Dec. 5

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ACC BASEBALL:

Tigers win 7-6 after forcing extras

LATE COMEBACK SENDS UMES TO VICTORY OVER PITT

Panthers surrender seven runs in eighth, fall 9-6

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

Big 12 facing three big issues; why conference can't afford to stand pat

College Football Satellite Camps May Not Be Madness After All

Ranking the top 25 Power Five college football coaches entering 2016

Ranking college football's top 25 quarterbacks for 2016

ESPN releases 38-game 2016-17 college football bowl schedule

It Looks Like ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Will Be Headed To 1 Of These 2 Games Week 1 ·

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The SEC should fight to abolish divisions in college football

UF QB assessment: McElwain looking for a leader...

UF planning on football satellite camps

Hype train rolls on as new Florida kicker boots 64-yard FG

Gators get commit from dual-threat QB

Muschamp believes USC can win East

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UH football team will blow out Oklahoma in 2016 opener

Offer Report: Notre Dame targets four CBs

Why a backup QB's season-ending ACL injury should concern Ohio State

Stanford's decade-long transformation from Pac-12 doormat to dominance

College Football Countdown: No. 113 UNLV

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Freshman guard is transferring Francis-Ramirez

Florida redshirt freshman guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez is transferring, the school confirmed Wednesday.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Matchups for Wednesday May 4th, 2016

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Cowboys should have taken Jalen Ramsey and then an RB

Several factors make Mavs' decision whether to re-sign Chandler Parsons a 'franchise-altering' choice

Hawks crushed under Cavaliers’ 3-point avalanche

3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks

Barkley: Hawks should 'take somebody out' on Cavs

Miami Heat says Chris Bosh out for remainder of playoffs

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

The unthinkable has happened. Leicester City, at 5000-to-1 odds to win the Premier League, has won it.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Wolfpack to name Lowe its next coach

Detroit Pistons assistant played on N.C. State's 1983 title team N.C. State reconnected with its storied basketball past Thursday by choosing former Wolfpack point guard Sidney Lowe as its head coach.

UGA's NFL draft picks good for program, good for Richt

Browns trade Dilfer to 49ers