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May 24, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Magazine Ranks Noles No. 3 in Preseason Poll

Could Derwin James lead FSU football in sacks in 2017?

Short answer: yes. Here's how.

FSU spring standouts: Seminoles lead recruiter praises two key offensive

players

FSU's Fisher talks running backs during visit to Naples

Fisher talks SWFL additions to Noles

Here's why FSU should build a new football complex

Fans react to Jashaun Corbin commitment

Virginia DE sets visit date with FSU

FSU makes blue chip target's final four

Talking 'bout the E28098Noles: Florida State and Ohio State becoming familiar

foes on the recruiting trail

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UP NEXT:

Jumbo Package: Can FSU's offensive line handle the Tide front-seven?

Terry Bradshaw calls Nick Saban's salary 'shameful' on Finebaum Show, takes

shot at Bear Bryant

Gene Stallings re-hospitalized following stroke, vision affected, blood

pressure spikes

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Open ACC Championship Wednesday

ACC tournament primer: FSU vs. ND

Rival coaches see FSU as 'dangerous team' heading into ACC tourney

Five Things to Watch for FSU at the ACC Tournament

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

FSU set to face LSU in Super Regional

FSU Softball to Face LSU in Super Regionals

Game Times Set for Super Regional at Florida State

Draws Set for NCAA Championship

That's A First For Seminole Productions

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Roberto Aguayo fails in first public head-to-head with Nick Folk

Roberto Aguayo needs to stop missing kicks pronto

Roberto Aguayo doesn't look good in practice, but it's early

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin on criticism: 'It won't affect me'

Kelvin Benjamin focused on getting 'in best shape of my life' as OTAs begin

Kelvin Benjamin looks overweight and slow during OTAs

Dalvin Cook Will Be A Top 5 Running Back By Halloween

Raiders expect big things from defensive tackle Mario Edwards Jr.

Atlanta Falcons: Is it necessary to extend Devonta Freeman?

Raiders GM: MEJ 'extremely motivated' to prove his dominance

Jaguars 2017 OTAs: Jalen Ramsey among those not practicing

Myron Rolle leaves behind legacy at Florida State

Redskins' Chris Thompson out to prove he's more than a third-down specialist

Lawrence Timmons recalls his last time in Miami

The Dolphins newest addition embarrassed himself when last in Miami

Dolphins' Lawrence Timmons has heard plenty about throwing up at Hard Rock

Stadium last year

Jameis Winston reaches NFL's Top 100

Ryan Fitzpatrick: Jameis Winston has 'something real special about him'

Jameis Winston or Andrew Luck: Which QB would you want going forward?

New York Knicks Must Consider Jonathan Isaac in 2017 NBA Draft

Kevin Cash breaking down loss: E28098The walks are kinda what stung us'

Stephen Drew rehabbing in Florida

Devon Travis stepping up for injury riddled Toronto Blue Jays

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

The Lincoln High-FSU pipeline continues

Jabaris Little, a 6-foot-3 and 240-pound tight end/h-back gives the 'Noles
their 9th commitment

Hyde Leads Florida State to ACC Tournament Victory Over Wake Forest

Third-ranked Florida State (47-9, 24-6) got off to good start in its first
game of the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament posting an 11-2 victory over Wake
Forest (31-26) Wednesday evening at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Senior pitcher Michael Hyde put together his best outing in over a month to
win his 10th game of the season, establishing a new single-season
career-high. Every Seminole in the starting line-up got a base hit
including a three-hit performance by junior shortstop Mark Hallberg.

Seminoles' Westrup Moves Into Top 10 At NCAA Division I Women's Golf

Championship
Florida State University sophomore Caroline Westrup moved into a tie for
10th in the individual standings with a two-over par score of 74 on the
second day of competition.

These rookies' careers just might have legs

Buster Davis, LB, Cardinals.

J.D.?s ?mental health day: ?Slumping right fielder sits out series finale

Drew Struggling With Power Shortage

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Georgia Tech B-Back Dedrick Mills named Preseason All-ACC

It doesn't sound like Virginia Tech has any special football uniforms

planned this year

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ACC BASKETBALL:

How Josh Pastner plans to recruit the 2018 class for Georgia Tech

Pitino thinks NCAA ruling won't hurt future UofL teams

Pitino bullish on U of L's 2017-18 team

Marek Dolezaj, 6-9 forward from Slovakia, signs with Syracuse basketball

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ACC BASEBALL:

What to know for Wednesday at the ACC Baseball Tournament

Duke rallies to upset Clemson at ACC baseball tourney

The Duke Blue Devils came back from a 3-1 deficit to upset the Clemson
Tigers in the opening round of the ACC Baseball Tournament on Tuesday night
at Louisville Slugger Field.

Duke rallies past Clemson 6-3 in ACC tournament

Jalen Phillips' two-run single followed Michael Smiciklas' RBI hit in the
top of the eighth inning as Duke rallied past Clemson 6-3 in the Atlantic
Coast Conference tournament.

Georgia Tech out at ACC Tournament

UM downs Ga. Tech in 13 innings to open ACC baseball tourney play

Another dramatic win for UM baseball puts it closer to NCAA goal

Joe Gomez played the role of Hurricane hero Tuesday, lifting sixth-seeded
Miami to a 6-5 walk-off win over 10th-seeded Georgia Tech in the bottom of
the 13th inning of the opening ACC tournament game.

MIAMI'S HUNTER TACKETT LAUNCHES GO-AHEAD GRAND SLAM

Watch Brett Kinneman's 3-run homer

N.C. State's Brett Kinneman blasts a 3-run homer to score Brad Debo and Joe
Dunand giving the Wolfpack a 6-1 win over Boston College in the ACC
Baseball Tournament.

NC State's Elliott Avent on ACC Tournament win

N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent tells reporters that big hits and
saves were key to the Wolfpack's ACC Tournament win over Boston College.

Upstart Deacons carry momentum into ACC Baseball Championship

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

100 reasons we can't wait for college football to come back

Sun Belt conference to split into 2 divisions

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Texas at No. 13 in the country? Even Tom Herman fans think it's early to

say Longhorns are back

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Tuesday, May 23

Auburn edges Mississippi 5-4 in SEC tournament

Blake Logan homered and Casey Mize pitched six strong innings of relief to
lift Auburn over Mississippi 5-4 in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Florida, LSU on a roll heading into SEC baseball tournament

Hope in Hoover: Gamecocks top Vanderbilt to advance

South Carolina baseball scored three runs in the 11th inning Tuesday at the
SEC Tournament in Hoover to defeat Vanderbilt 7-4.

Closer comes up big in Gamecocks' must-win game

South Carolina closer Tyler Johnson has had an up-and-down season, but the
junior was at his best on Tuesday when the Gamecocks needed him the most.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Baylor settles suit with ex-financial aid officer

Judge sets bond for NFL player Matt Elam following arrest

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry is confident new contract is coming

Jay Ajayi ready for an increased workload

Why Ryan Fitzpatrick may solve the puzzle for Bucs at backup quarterback

Seahawks icon and Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48

Cortez Kennedy was a big talent with a big personality fitting those UM

teams

Tampa lands Super Bowl in 2021

Super Bowl in Los Angeles is delayed a year; Inglewood will host in 2022

NFL celebration rules put added pressure on new head of officials Alberto

Riveron

Medical tent created by Alabama adopted by NFL

It may take some time, but Nerlens Noel has what it takes to be the anchor

in the middle for the Mavs

Kyrie's career night has Cavs on Finals doorstep

Irving rose up with 42 points, setting a new playoff career high as
Cleveland won 112-99.

Kyrie Irving put Cavaliers on his back when it mattered most

MLB Scoreboard

Skyrocketing costs put future Olympics at risk

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Tar Heels secure future point guard

Pass-first Drew picks UNC over Arizona
Larry Drew Jr., son of a former NBA player and current Atlanta Hawks
assistant coach, is heir apparent to Ty Lawson at point guard for North
Carolina.

Duke files appeal for lacrosse eligibility

The Duke men's lacrosse team never will get back its promising 2006 season
that was cut short, but players could get a second chance.

NCAA closes prep school loophole

Rule change establishes time frame for completing core requirements in high
school

Johnson moves on to ESPN job

Keyshawn Johnson, who played a great game and talked one as well during an
11-year career, retired Wednesday despite several offers to continue
playing.

Kevin Durant: The kid who could be King

Kevin Durant has worked unbelievably hard on his game, and he's about to be
unleashed upon the NBA ? maybe as a Sonic.

Selanne, Ducks Get Crack at Stanley Cup

The Ducks' Teemu Selanne was quite frightened in the closing moments
against Detroit, and quite emotional afterward. Anaheim withstood a late
surge by the Red Wings, so Selanne -- who turns 37 in July -- will play in
the Stanley Cup finals for the first time.

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May 23, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Alec Eberle Named to 2017 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

How will Florida State Football replace Dalvin Cook?

Top FSU Football Players Under Jimbo Fisher: No. 10

Which summer enrollees will make the biggest impact?

FSU lands commitment from 3-star RB Jashaun Corbin

Corbin recently decommitted from Tennessee after committing to the
Volunteers in April.

Jashaun Corbin commits: Florida State lands running back recruit

Corbin is primarily a running back, but at 6'0, could also play receiver or
defensive back.

FSU RB commit Jashaun Corbin has serious upside

Top LB Teradja Mitchell narrows choices to FSU, Ohio State

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UP NEXT:

Why Alabama could use pick plays to turn Tide in 2017

Now starring at Alabama football on The Blind Side: Jonah Williams

Alabama football: Rimington watch list includes Bozeman

Alabama 2017 schedule: Season starts, ends with big-hitters but middle

looks manageable

Alabama Football: Tuscaloosa, Do we have a problem?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Meriden's Gillespie taking her game to Florida State

The basketball services of Gillespie have been in high demand since she
left Maryland in April.

Former Terp Kiah Gillespie transfers to Florida State

The sophomore from Meriden, Connecticut appeared in 32 games for the Terps
this season, averaging 9.0 minutes, 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Holton Named ACC Pitcher of the Week for Record Fifth Time

Noles Place Five on All-ACC & All-Freshman Teams

Holton leads five FSU All-ACC selections

Starting left-hander Tyler Holton was the lone first-team All-ACC selection
for the Seminoles.

How high can FSU climb after locking up a spot in the postseason?

FSU stays in town, avoids ACC Tournament travel

Three Reasons the Noles Could Win the ACC Tournament

FSU Ranked in NCBWA Poll

FSU sits at No. 27.

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Gumm Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of NCAA Championships

FSU Women's Golf Season Comes to an End

Tennessee associate athletic director leaving for FSU

More turnover is on the way in Tennessee's athletic department.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Best fits for Anquan Boldin

Carolina Panthers should sign Anquan Boldin

One significant stat that separates Christian McCaffrey from Dalvin Cook

Chris Thompson expects to see more work

Jameis Winston at his best throwing to tight ends

Bucs' Jameis Winston rising in fantasy football rankings

Kevin Cash: When Archer locates his fastball, this is what you get

Healthy Devon Travis enjoying best stretch of MLB career

Luke Weaver has first bad outing of season

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

ESPN Set To Air FSU's Game With Colorado To A National Audience

Florida State fans nationwide will have the opportunity to watch the
Seminoles' make their first ever trip to Boulder to face Colorado live on
ESPN. The game between the Seminoles and Buffaloes was picked up by the
network Tuesday and is scheduled for a 10:00 p.m.

Basketball tourney sets up USF-FSU game

USF will play Florida State in men's basketball for the first time since
2002.
USF has committed to play in an eight-team tournament, tentatively called
the Daytona Beach Shootout, which would conclude with a matchup Nov. 18.
USF has not signed a contract but is expected to do so within the next two
weeks.

Seminoles' Westrup In Tie For 13th Place At NCAA Division I Women's Golf

Championship

Drew hasn't bloomed yet

Drew not part of the hit parade

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Who's listed as starting QB on Clemson's preseason football depth chart?

N'Kosi Perry and UM freshmen arrive as senior Sunny Odogwu departs

WR transfer Damon Hazelton enrolls at Virginia Tech

Damon Hazelton, a wide receiver transfer from Ball State, began summer
classes at Virginia Tech on Monday.

Syracuse football quarterback Tommy DeVito among signees on campus for

Summer Session I

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Pitt's Cameron Johnson hoping for freedom to play immediately at UNC

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ACC BASEBALL:

UVA'S MCCARTHY, FSU'S HOLTON EARN ACC WEEKLY HONORS

ACC ANNOUNCES 2017 BASEBALL SEASON HONORS

ACC BASEBALL PLAYS OF THE YEAR

What to know for Tuesday at the ACC Tournament

ACC Baseball Tourney: Get to know the 12 teams

Duke heads to ACC tournament needing four wins to keep season alive

Duke's Nick Hendrix missed a season after being hit with a foul ball two

years ago but has returned to the mound

U of L to start McKay, McClure in ACC Tournament

Will 44 years of history lift or crush Canes? Record streak on line for UM

baseball in ACCs

Miami Hurricanes baseball coach Jim Morris optimistic heading into ACC

Tournament

Miami Hurricanes baseball, led by upperclassmen, hoping to exceed

expectations

DOG IN THE DUGOUT - UNC BASEBALL EMBRACES SERVICE DOG

Wolfpack ready for ACC Baseball Championship

Avent on Wolfpack: "They believe in one another'

Pack's Joe Dunand: "We're going to bring our best"

Wolfpack learned from Boston College sweep and got better

ESPN's Jay Bilas blasts Pitt, is wrong

The Panthers have the right and the moral standing to reject Cameron
Johnson's transfer to North Carolina, despite the analysts criticism.

Virginia Tech baseball coach Mason fired one day after season ends

Virginia Tech will celebrate its 125th baseball season E28094 its first in its
renovated home stadium E28094 with a new coach.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Syracuse received $22.8 million payout from ACC in 2016; ACC last in power

5 in revenue

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

SEC over/under win projections for 2017 college football season

Athlon Sports calls Auburn E28098biggest threat to Alabama in the SEC,' puts

Tigers in top 10

The latest look at progress on USC football operations building

USC's Knott makes Rimington watch list

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OTHER BASEBALL:

What you need to know ahead of college baseball tournaments, from Big 12's

big stage to standout A&M freshman

UK's Mingione named SEC Coach of the Year

'Amazing' how fast UK baseball has turned

Chad Holbrook: I can get the Gamecocks back to Omaha

Arm problems in the past, USF rides pitching into AAC baseball tournament

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Aaron Hernandez requested new cellmates several times before suicide

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Ndamukong Suh ranked NFL's 55th best player, has league's 16th highest

salary cap number

Ryan Fitzpatrick likes Bucs weapons, believes he's a good fit

Loophole would allow betting from Raiders' Vegas stadium unless NFL takes

action

4 NFL playoff teams that won't make it back in 2017

NFL should readopt sudden death overtime instead of reducing it five

minutes

Warriors advance to third straight NBA Finals with another rout of Spurs

Draymond Green: Warriors' historic 12-0 start 'doesn't mean too much'

LeBron James exchanges words with heckling fan after Game 3 loss

Manu Ginobili transforms Spurs' loss into joyous affair

MLB Scoreboard

Tim Tebow ends a weeklong slump with home run, RBI double

There's something special about the Predators' Stanley Cup Final berth

Predators hit the perfect notes with mystery anthem singers

Overnight Ratings: Byron Nelson Down, Marking 15th Straight Week Of

Declines For PGA Tour

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges E28094 defective medals

ESPN's 'Mike & Mike' could end soon as relationship sours

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Family awarded $2 million

The parents of slain UM star Bryan Pata were awarded a $2 million
settlement from his apartment complex's insurance company.

Understanding The ACC Baseball Tournament

The league is going to a new format this year.

Did Saban violate NCAA rule?

Another day, another Nick Saban firestorm. The latest came Tuesday when
canesport.com suggested Saban broke NCAA rules when he talked with South
Florida recruits last week.

Oden, Durant join Team USA

Greg Oden and Kevin Durant are in, and Tayshaun Prince and Tyson Chandler
are joining them, as USA Basketball is making a number of changes to this
summer's roster.

Mike V, LSU's live tiger mascot since 1990, dies

Hold that tiger? PETA asks LSU to drop live mascot

Once again, NHL got lost in TV sports shuffle

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May 22, 2017 7:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Could Tough Schedule Keep Noles Out of CFB Playoff?

Deondre Francois hasn't surpassed EJ Manuel yet

FSU's recruiting success leads to draft success

FSU watched James Cook in action on Friday evening

Four-star WR Warren Thompson has commitment date, visits in mind

He's also got a favorite and it sounds like FSU

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UP NEXT:

Nick Saban says again his Alabama team is not elite -- yet

Nick Saban on QB competition: E2809CI'm not saying (Jalen Hurts) can't be beat

outE2809D

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Baseball to face Notre Dame and Louisville in ACC Championships

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

NCAA Regional Roundup: Power Surge Makes Quick Work Of UGA

Five Supers In A Row!

FSu handles UGA, reaches fifth Super Regional in a row

It didn't take long for Florida State's offense to come alive in the
Tallahassee Regional against Georgia.

Florida State rolls past Georgia, reaches Super Regional round

The Florida State softball team left little doubt who the best team in the
Tallahassee Regional Sunday, taking down the Georgia Bulldogs 8-5 in the
regional final to complete the weekend sweep.

FSU Softball Tops Georgia to Advance to Supers

Jessie Warren and Dani Morgan each left the yard for Florida State (54-6-1)
as the two combined for three runs, four hits and five RBIs.

FSU softball wins the Tallahassee regional

The Seminoles will welcome the winner of the Baton Rouge regional to
Tallahassee.

Georgia softball ends season with loss to FSU in NCAA Regional final

Loss to Florida State ends season for Georgia softball

Florida State called on its bullpen to bring out pitcher Jessica Burroughs,
who finished the game and Georgia's season with a double play.

FSU Softball reaches record 5th straight Super Regional in 8-5 win over UGA

The Seminoles have now won 13 consecutive regional tournament round games.

Kim Metraux Leads Florida State Through Day 2 NCAA Finals

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Roberto Aguayo embracing competition vs. Nick Folk

Former NFL Player Myron Rolle: From Taking Bodies To Saving Lives

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston continues to shine in the community

Jameis Winston is an aggressive quarterback, and that's great

After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish

San Francisco Giants wasting terrific season from Buster Posey

Devon Travis slugs three-run homer versus Orioles

Former Olympian Andrew Lemoncello seals inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon

Stupples: Weather is 'absolutely brutal' at Women's NCAAs

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's Saturday place of worship

Doak Campbell Stadium is home to the Florida State football team

Tony Thomas, Jr., Bryan Henry Garner ACC Postseason Accolades

The Seminoles garnered three of the four individual accolades as Tony
Thomas, Jr. was named ACC Player of the Year, Bryan Henry was recognized as
ACC Pitcher of the Year and head coach Mike Martin was honored as ACC Coach
of the Year. The league postseason awards are selected by a vote of the
league's 12 head coaches.

Jason Stidham Earns ACC Baseball Player of the Week Accolades

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll

4. Florida State

Westrup Begins Play in NCAA Women's Golf Championship Tuesday

Florida State All-American Caroline Westrup shot a two-under par 70 in the
final round, finished with a career-best eight-under par 208 tournament
score and advanced as an individual to the NCAA Division I Women's Golf
Championship to be held at the LPGA International Course in Daytona Beach,
Fla., May 22-25.

Nicholson is waived after arrest

Bengals waive Nicholson

Bengals waive Nicholson

He showed up in Kenton District Court with Victoria Johnson, the mother of
his 2-year-old child. He was accused of hitting Johnson Friday afternoon.
Nicholson was freed after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond late Friday.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Is the ACC the top conference in college football?

N'Kosi Perry, Miami Hurricanes' first wave of 2017 summer enrollees set to

arrive

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ACC BASKETBALL:

NC State's Henderson continues to play the E28098waiting game'

Raleigh's Terry Henderson had to wait while he sat out a year after he
transferred to NC State from West Virginia. He had to wait almost a full
year after an injury early in the first game of the 2015-16 season. And
now, as a graduate, he is waiting again.

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ACC BASEBALL:

2017 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

ACC Baseball Tournament: Get to know the 12 teams

Top-seeded Cards turn attention to ACC Tournament

What does the ACC baseball tournament mean for Louisville?

No. 3 seed Wake Forest earns big advantage in ACC Tournament

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC is riding high, at the top of college sports

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

Proposed redshirt rule would benefit nearly everyone in college football

TV guide fail: ESPNU says it wasn't Alabama that played Clemson in the

national championship gam

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Muschamp: South Carolina needs to E28098find us a rotation' on D-line

The South Carolina football team is looking for a more consistent defensive
line in 2017, but Will Muschamp doesn't yet see the Gamecocks' depth.

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Measuring Brandon Wimbush against history and revisiting some ND QB what-ifs

New Notre Dame football ticket lottery process aims to produce similar

results

Notre Dame WR commit Braden Lenzy repeats as state track champion

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Sunday, May 21

SEC Baseball Tournament Schedule and TV Times

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

10 Miami Dolphins under pressure this offseason

Bucs putting pressure on WR DeSean Jackson to live up to contract

Celtics rally from 21-point deficit to stun Cavaliers, 111-108, in Game 3

Celtics vs. Cavaliers: Takeaways from Boston's Game 3 win

Cleveland Cavaliers' defensive strategy finally backfires in Game 3 loss

Cleveland Cavaliers get a 'slice of humble pie' and history shows that's

good for them

Warriors' Zaza Pachulia, family threatened after Kawhi Leonard incident

MLB Scoreboard

Fireflies Week in Review: Tebow has strong finish to week

Former Heisman Trophy winner homers and doubles twice over final two games.

Penguins grab 3-2 series lead over Senators with a 7-0 rout that began early

This Penguins playoff run is more of a collective effort

Predators a special team doing special things

Billy Horschel outlasts Jason Day in epic two-man playoff to capture first

career Byron Nelson title

Florida sweeps GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports titles, again

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC football recruiting: Miami, Clemson, FSU andE280A6Duke?

Dates/Times Set for ACC Championship

In the money

Fueled by basketball and football titles, Florida is rising in the national
rankings again, up to No. 3 in royalties.

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May 21, 2017 10:30 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State's Jacob Pugh is one to watch after dominant spring

2017 Florida State Seminoles football schedule: Games and dates

NCAA Should Stop Hypocrisy, Give Bobby Bowden His Wins

LSU checks out RB James Cook

LSU was in attendance at the Palm Beach Lakes Spring Jamboree, where the
Tigers got a closer eye on four-star running back target James Cook.

Four-star WR Warren Thompson has commitment date, visits in mind

He's also got a favorite it sounds like after FSU Lawrence Dawsey

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UP NEXT:

Pulse-pounding hype video captures importance of Alabama's showdown with

Florida State

USA Today handicapper projects win totals for Alabama, preseason Top 5

Nick Saban: Alabama lacked ownership in CFP, new recruiting rules make him
'crazy'

Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings recovering after slight stroke

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FSU BASEBALL:

Baseball Season Finale at No. 2 Louisville Cancelled

Florida State baseball wins series at Louisville, bolsters postseason hopes

3 up, 3 down: FSU does what no other team has done at Louisville since 2015

Henderson's Hot Streak Boosting Baseball

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Four Home Runs Carry FSU over Georgia

NCAA Regional Roundup: New Name, Same Result For Jessie Warren

FSU clobbers UGA behind strong performance from Shelnutt

Florida State softball keeps rolling in Tallahassee Regional

Across both of the Seminoles' games this weekend, their pitching has been
dominant. FSU has allowed one unearned run on eight hits over 14 innings in
the Tallahassee Regional, racking up 17 strikeouts and issuing just one
walk.

FSU Softball Stymies Georgia, 7-1

FSU softball advances to regional final

The Noles beat Georgia behind great pitching from Meghan King and hot
hitting by Anna Shelnutt.

Freshman catcher Anna Shelnutt powers FSU Softball in 7-1 win vs. Georgia

NCAA Golf 2nd Round Cancelled

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs special teams coach believes Aguayo will bounce back in 2017

Kelvin Benjamin talks about weight issues

Brooks has message for Best of HTPreps banquet

Freeman fighting to rebound from Super Bowl loss, blunder

Falcons confident Devonta Freeman deal will get done

Former Steeler Myron Rolle graduates from FSU medical school

Mechanical adjustments have helped Posey rediscover his power

Dragons' Sansone: Small town, big dreams

Brooks Koepka's caddie is part bag man, part chiropractor

Andrew Lemoncello on the home straight

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Another change coming?

Although the official announcement has not been made, several source have
confirmed that strength and conditioning coach Jon Jost will be
?reassigned,?? or demoted for those of us in the real world.

Florida State Opens 2007 ACC Tournament Against Wake Forest on Wednesday

Top seeded Florida State will open the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament at the
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. on Wednesday, May 23
at 7:00 pm against No. 8 Wake Forest. The Seminoles claimed their first
Atlantic Division title in 2007 as they finished the ACC regular season
with a record of 24-6, marking the most wins in league play for FSU.

Green conquers his toughest course to date

Hubert Green is wondering if he's been granted the mulligan of a lifetime.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

How golf friendship helped Clemson land Deshaun Watson

Without the relationship between Steve Fuller, president of the S.C. Golf
Association for 2016-17, and Dabo Swinney, No. 4 might not have been passed
from one Clemson legend to another.

Virginia Beach safety commits to Cavaliers

Prior to Saturday, Virginia's 2018 seven-man recruiting class included
plenty of important pieces. The Cavaliers have a dual-threat quarterback
(Wyatt Rector), three outside linebackers (Case Gatlin, Javar Garrett, Noah
Taylor) and a building block of an offensive lineman (Will Lawrence).

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ACC BASEBALL:

Scores Saturday, May 20

SEEDS AND POOLS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

POOL A E28093 No. 1 Louisville, No. 8 Florida State, No. 12 Notre Dame

UofL is No. 1 seed for ACC Tourney

Walk-off wallop by Michelangeli gives UM critical victory to end regular

season
Miami senior Edgar Michelangeli used his final career swing at Mark Light
Field to hit a three-run, walk-off homer for a critical victory against
Virginia Tech.

Virginia holds off Georgia Tech for sixth straight series win

The No. 9 Virginia baseball team scored the go-ahead run in the ninth
inning to break a tie and earn a 10-9 win over Georgia Tech.

Maronpot, Wake Forest power past Pittsburgh in regular-season finale

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

One set of Heisman rankings completely disrespected two of college

football's top players

30 colleges with the most Pro Football Hall of Famers

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Brandon McIlwain transfer decision is in: He's headed to the West Coast

Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain will transfer to Cal, he
announced Saturday.

New Notre Dame football ticket lottery process aims to produce similar

results

Penn State AD had no problem with Ohio State being in CFB Playoff

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Saturday, May 20

SEC Baseball Tournament schedule set

Gators win SEC championship

Gamecocks blank Bulldogs to avoid series sweep

South Carolina baseball defeated Georgia 10-0 on Saturday at Founders Park.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars Insider: Fournette's work will likely include more shot-gun rushes

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors
beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the
Western Conference Finals.

MLB Scoreboard

Corey Dickerson homers twice as Rays down Yankees 9-5 in game with 3

ejections

Dodgers' Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

No Spieth, no problem: Despite missing hometown star, final round of Byron

Nelson promises plenty of drama

After missing Nelson cut, why struggling Jordan Spieth could rebound at

Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial

Cloud Computing wins the 142nd Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire in the final strides to win the
Preakness in an upset Saturday.

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May 20, 2017 8:34 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Website Predicts Noles, Rivals in New Years Six Bowls

What needs to happen for Florida State to win national title

Writer thinks receivers are biggest question mark for E28098Noles

Fans go crazy as four-star linebacker hints at decision

Gators offer FSU commit defensive end Patrick Joyner

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UP NEXT:

Will FSU-Bama provide a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup to open the season?

Las Vegas sportsbook projects Alabama, Ohio State with most wins

You can't do that! Alabama's Bo Scarbrough, FSU's Derwin James working out

together

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Christ Koumadje: From Chad To Tallahassee

ACC Rising Star: FSU's Koumadje Is Becoming A Big Factor

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Take Series at No. 2 Louisville on Another Holton Gem

FSU Pulls Away from No. 2 Cardinals, 8-2

Miscues Doom Louisville in Loss to Florida State

Cardinals commit four errors, surrender four unearned runs as Seminoles
clinch series

FSU's Taylor Walls is Slowly Returning to 2016 Form

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Burroughs tosses gem in FSU's 3-0 win over Princeton

Florida State tops Princeton to open NCAA Regional play

FSU Softball Blanks Princeton to Open NCAA Tournament

Burroughs allowed just one hit in six shutout innings while striking out
eight and walking none.

Burroughs' historic night sets the tone in FSU's 3-0 win vs. Princeton

Kim Metraux Leads Seminoles Through Day 1 of NCAA Finals

Lydia's Letter To Her Seven-Year Old Self

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Dalvin Cook's game day jersey debuts at NFLPA Rookie Premiere

Strong start: Dalvin Cook already impressing with Vikings

Mario Edwards Jr healthy and E2809Cextremely motivatedE2809D to prove he can be E2809Ca

dominant football playerE2809D

Devonta Freeman getting comfortable with Steve Sarkisian

WATCH IT: Godby football coach Corey Fuller

Tim Jernigan can be a huge difference maker for the Eagles in 2017

Myron Rolle's journey from NFL to neurosurgery

Former Patriots center Bryan Stork joins Southern Miss coaching staff as a

graduate assistant

Inside Buster Posey's power surge for the improved Giants

Brooks Koepka's late trouble leaves Jams Hahn, Ricky Barnes atop Byron

Nelson

Brooks Koepka, Jason Day hit wild shots from cart path, folding chair

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Completes Sweep Downs Georgia Tech 17-11 in Series Finale

Third-ranked Florida State (46-9, 24-6) earned its first three-game series
sweep over Georgia Tech (31-23, 15-14) in Atlanta with a 17-11 victory on
Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium to close out the 2007 regular
season schedule. The Seminoles recorded double-digit runs in all three
games against the Jackets for the first time since 1997 when the Garnet and
Gold took 2-of-3 in Atlanta. The Seminoles also took advantage of 13 walks
in game three as they tallied 44 runs this weekend, marking the third time
FSU scored 44 runs in a three-game series this weekend.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Earns First Trip To NCAA Finals Since 1996

The Florida State men's golf team finished in fifth place in the team
standings at the NCAA East Regional Championship on the Lakeside Course at
the Golf Club of Georgia and earned a spot in the NCAA Championship finals
for the first time since 1996. The Seminoles played their best round and
counted four under par individual scores to finish with a seven-under par
281 team score in Saturday's third and final round. Florida State will now
play in the championship finals for the 18th time in school history and the
first time under fourth-year Head Coach Trey Jones.

Season Ends In NCAA Tournament For Florida State Softball With 6-3 Loss At

Alabama
Seminoles finish 2007 campaign with 26th 40-win season.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

All 14 ACC football coaches ranked by Athlon Sports

Swofford acknowledges Clemson lifted overall image of the ACC

A seaside sit-down with Mark Richt: Defense and final thoughts

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC Men's Hoops Tournament to Remain in Brooklyn

Basketball transfer Miles Wilson: It's UM or Auburn

Wake Forest hires Jamill Jones to Danny Manning's staff

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ACC BASEBALL:

Scores Friday, May 19

UM pitching gems by Bargfeldt and Veliz shut down Hokies

The Canes won their second and third games in a row against Virginia Tech
on Friday with 4-2 and 3-1 gems pitched by left-handed junior Jeb Bargfeldt
and right-handed freshman Greg Veliz, respectively, at Mark Light Field.

Wolfpack takes series from Clemson with 12-10 win

NC State took care of Clemson on Friday and cemented its NCAA tournament
resume in the process
Evan Mendoza's three-run homer in the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie and
propelled N.C. State to a 12-10 win over No. 14 Clemson at Doak Field on
Friday night. The Wolfpack, who took a 2-0 lead in the series, improved to
33-21 overall and 16-13 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 38-17 overall and
16-13 in ACC play.

Virginia baseball team routs Georgia Tech for 40th win

The No. 9 Virginia baseball team evened its series at Georgia Tech with a
16-3 win Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Cavaliers (40-13, 17-12
ACC) reached the 40-win plateau for the 11th time in head coach Brian
O'Connor's 14 seasons at the helm of the program.

Feisty Pitt battles back to beat Deacons

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC revenue edges down slightly to $373 million, tax returns show

___________________________________________

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

How college football players adapt to career-ending injuries

Top events all college football fans should attend at least one time

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5 bold SEC football predictions for 2017

Gators beware of this guy

Gators must suspend Callaway for Michigan game after being arrested while

hanging out with 40-year-old career criminal

System helps Gamecocks collect biometric data

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Which unexpected teams could take a leap forward this coming season?

Rehabbing Egbunu to return to UF

After leaving Pitt, Wise to play for Indiana Hoosiers

Pitt's leading scorer the past two seasons, Vincentian's Wise chose Indiana
over Ohio State, Michigan and Dayton.

Top 5 recruiting class may get Texas back to the NCAA Tournament after

11-22 season

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Friday, May 19

Bubble Watch

Florida State: Surely you didn't think the Seminoles would go down without
a fight?

Florida gets back at Kentucky for at least share of SEC East trophy

South Carolina rally falls short as Georgia takes series

Georgia defeated South Carolina 5-4 on Friday

UCF routs USF, sets up high-stakes Saturday

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Veteran Fitzpatrick agrees to terms with Bucs

Buccaneers OC: DeSean Jackson came here because of the money, now play like

it

Mavs hold 9th pick in draft; see some of the NBA stars who've come out of

that spot

Did Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes deserve to be a finalist for Most

Improved Player?

Cavaliers obliterate Celtics by 44 points, take commanding 2-0 series lead

MLB Scoreboard

Penguins even series with 3-2 victory over Senators

Expert picks: Who will win the Preakness Stakes?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Montana St. fires coach after rash of arrests

Donovan, Magic: It all adds up

Could Billy Donovan become the next head coach for the Orlando Magic?

David Robinson: 20 years ago the Spurs' ship came in

Twenty years ago this month, an envelope containing a Spurs logo was the
last to be extracted in what was then a fledgling and rather overdone TV
drama known as the NBA draft lottery. The honor of being fished out last
earned the Spurs the right to the No. 1 pick that year. The right to draft
David Robinson. It was a moment, many believe, that saved the franchise
from relocation.

--

May 19, 2017 9:33 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher excited about Derwin James at Lakeland tour visit

FSU assistant: Cam Akers 'on a mission' to make immediate impact

FSU O-Line Could Go Young Despite Experience Up Front

5 things Florida State needs to make College Football Playoff

The Worst College Football Officiating Call of 2017 Has Already Happened

Florida State safety Trey Marshall is suspended for the first half of the
2017 season opener vs. Alabama.

Top FSU Football Players All Time From Across The Southeast

State schools Florida, Miami, FSU on top for Gateway DE Dennis Briggs

Randy Sanders drops in on former FSU commitment

LSU offensive tackle pledge Kardell Thomas is listening to other schools

including Florida and Florida State

Teradja Mitchell close to deciding between Ohio State, Florida State: Are

things trending toward the Seminoles?

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UP NEXT:

Alabama Football: Six early enrollees on defense and special teams

5 Early Questions: Alabama-Florida State

Nick Saban: Alabama lacked ownership in CFP, new recruiting rules make him

'crazy'

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FSU BASEBALL:

Bats Explode in 12-9 Win at No. 2 Louisville

No. 2 Cards lose series opener to FSU

The Cardinals (46-8, 23-5) surrendered 14 hits to the Seminoles (34-20,
13-14) in the loss.

Offensive Surge Leads FSU Rally Past Louisville, 12-9

Seminoles Knock Off No. 2 Cardinals in Series-Opener

Stowers, Ellis connect for three-run homers for Louisville in Thursday's
loss

3 up, 3 down: FSU comes back twice to knock off No. 2 Louisville

The Seminoles put up the most runs the Cardinals have allowed this season
to set up the huge win.

FSU Baseball Projected for SEC Country

NCAA Academic Progress Rates Show Most FSU Sports Excel, Football Trending

Down

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 4 Noles Host NCAA Regional; Place Six on All-Region Teams

Fourth-seeded Seminoles open NCAA tournament at home

For FSU softball coach Lonni Alameda, the start of the NCAA tournament is
still like Christmas morning.

Florida State softball eager to avenge 2016 WCWS loss to Auburn, win

national title

A look at the Tallahassee NCAA Softball Regional

The legend of Jessica Warren

Women's Golf Ready For 'Their Moment' At NCAA Nationals

Armed To Make Run To NCAA Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin: 'I need to be in the best shape of my life'

Dalvin Cook invited to NFLPA Rookie Premiere

Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook says his 'expectations are high' for 2017

Florida Citrus Sports Selects ESPN's Lee Corso As Howard Palmer Award Winner

Falcons' Devonta Freeman not holding out but says he wants to be 'elite

paid'

Offseason keeping Gano on his toes

Panthers' Graham Gano: Medically cleared following foot surgery

Marquez White has opportunity to rise above other rookie corners

Winston "Staying Sharp" Through Offseason

Three Bucs keys to a better Jameis Winston

Bucs say Winston must be more accurate and precise

Weapons for Winston

Posey getting his groove back

Brooks Koepka back in contention at Byron Nelson

Brooks Koepka nearly holes out from folding chair

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State Doubles Up Georgia Tech 10-2 In Game Two

Third-ranked Florida State (45-9, 23-6) scored a combined seven runs in the
first two innings as they cruised to a 10-2 victory over Georgia Tech.

Buster Posey Named Semifinalist for Johnny Bench Award

Florida State Softball Drops NCAA Regional Opener 13-6 To Cal

It looks like win No. 1,400 will have to wait another day for Florida State
softball coach Dr. JoAnne Graf. Her Seminoles got off to a rocky start to
the 2007 NCAA Tournament, dropping a 13-6 decision to California in the
first game of the Tuscaloosa Regional on Friday (May 18).

Seminoles Move Into Ninth Place In Team Standings At NCAA East Regional

Championship
Florida State's Jonas Blixt and Matt Savage shot even-par scores of 72 in
the second round and the Seminole men's golf team moved into a tie for
ninth place - below the cut line for advancing to the NCAA Championship
finals - at the NCAA East Regional Championship at the Country Club of
Georgia.

A.J. Nicholson arrested for domestic violence

Nicholson, a former Mount Tabor standout, already was one of nine Bengals
players arrested during a nine-month span, turning the team into a prime
example of player misconduct. The team had gone four months without having
a player arrested.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC hopes to maintain recent college football prominence nationally

Jordyn Adams has Clemson in his final two

Adams announced the Tigers and North Carolina are in his final two schools
Thursday night.

Georgia Tech extends offer to son of former NFL tight end Howard Cross, Jr.

A seaside sit-down with Mark Richt: answering QB questions; offensive

changes for 2017?

Mark Richt: NCAA E28098close to a prospect' rule a E28098big mistake'

Thomas Jefferson's Noah Palmer commits to Pitt

Noah Palmer, a defensive end for Bill Cherpak's Jaguars, joins coach Pat
Narduzzi's 2018 recruiting class.

Syracuse football would benefit from proposed redshirt changes

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Georgia Tech lands Tennessee transfer Shembari Phillips

Sandy Creek small forward Evan Jester commits to Georgia Tech

What basketball reason helped PG Prentiss Hubb commit to Notre Dame?

It reminded him of his high school campus back in D.C.

Pitt basketball will play host to Towson on Dec. 22

Towson joins a nonconference slate for the Panthers that includes matchups
against Navy, West Virginia and Duquesne, among others.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Scores Thursday, May 18

Rain postpones UM vs. VT baseball; doubleheader Friday

NC State picks up wild ACC win over Clemson

The Wolfpack's seventh straight ACC win, 3-2 over Clemson, came on a wild
pitch in the eighth inning

NC State's Avent: 'It was as good as a 3-2 game as I have ever been in'

NC State's case for the NCAA tournament and how it compares to the rest of

the bubble

Virginia drops series opener at Georgia Tech

The No. 9 Virginia baseball team lost 14-7 to Georgia Tech on Thursday
night in the opener of a three-game series at Russ Chandler Stadium in
Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets used five-run innings in the sixth and eighth
inning to come back from a 5-4 deficit.

Bullpen comes through for Dunshee, Wake Forest, in 7-4 victory over Pitt

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Odds and ends as the ACC wraps up its spring meetings

ACC's Swofford says network right on schedule

John Swofford confident ACC Network will close revenue gap with SEC, Big Ten

___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL:

100 days away, here are 100 things to fire you up for college football in

2017

Ten college football games with the highest stakes in '17

8. Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers, Nov. 11

Top 25 teams could see records fall

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Former FSU starter's new destination officially confirmed

Auburn made it official by announcing the signing of Wilson Bell on
Thursday.

Florida Gators are playing in 2 of highest stakes games this football season

Florida coach Jim McElwain: Tampa Bay area key for Gators

Jim McElwain 'disappointed' in Antonio Callaway news, won't address status

for Michigan opener

South Carolina moves ahead of E28098Bama for Georgia corner

Relationship with Will Muschamp, Travaris Robinson, Gamecocks football
staff key for DB Jaycee Horn, son of ex-NFL Pro Bowler Joe Horn.

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Tommy Tuberville trashes Texas Tech's home, says Lubbock 'looked like Iraq'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Calipari says UK will be country's youngest team

In-demand transfer connects with Frank Martin

UNC-Wilmington basketball transfer CJ Bryce wrapped up his official visit
to South Carolina on Wednesday night and liked Gamecocks coach Frank Martin.

UCF's Tacko Fall says he hasn't decided whether he'll stay in the NBA Draft

Top prospect Mohamed Bamba chooses to attend Texas

Mohamed Bamba's arrival raises stakes at Texas

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Thursday, May 18

4 Florida top-30 college baseball teams push toward post season

In an unusual occurrence, Florida State fans must realize they have seen
their team play at Dick Howser Stadium for the last time this year.

Kentucky routs Florida to tie SEC

Gamecocks can't get out of the gate, drop series opener to Georgia

South Carolina baseball lost the series opener to Georgia 6-3 Thursday
night at Founders Park in Columbia.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Florida Gators WR Antonio Callaway cited for misdemeanor marijuana

possession

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

ESPN's D+ grade for Dolphins' offseason is laughable

Bucs defense 'multiple,' but staying in 4-3 base, coach says

Inglewood stadium for Chargers, Rams won't open until 2020 due to record

rain

Michael Vick to play for new American Flag Football League

How the New York Knicks could break the Mavericks' hearts on draft night

Brace yourself: LaVar Ball and Showtime are about to collide

MLB Scoreboard

E28098There are two bidders, at least' for Marlins, says MLB commissioner

High school junior throws fourth consecutive no-hitter

Lightning 'very interested' in bringing Peter Budaj back

Possible Penguins goalie switch looms over run-up for Game 4 Friday night

against Ottawa

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

After good 1st round and with new putter, Jordan Spieth could make run at

Nelson title ... but top pros lurking

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Tide blunder reverberates for 20 years

What if Alabama had hired Bobby Bowden 20 years ago instead of Bill Curry?

Donovan rumors just rumors, Foley says

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is convinced that Billy Donovan will
be on the Gators' bench next season - but he wouldn't be surprised if he
hears the basketball coach's name linked to the Houston Rockets'
just-opened vacancy.

Van Gundy era ends as Rockets fire coach

The Rockets dismiss coach Jeff Van Gundy after four seasons with their
sights now set on former Trail Blazers, Warriors and Kings coach Rick
Adelman. A person with knowledge of the talks with Adelman says an offer
has been made.

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May 18, 2017 9:53 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Early Look: Seminoles look to replace Cook, regain ACC supremacy

Jimbo Fisher confirms FSU starter Trey Marshall to miss first half of Alabama game

Impact of Trey Marshall missing first half of Alabama game

Could Cam Akers break Dalvin Cook's freshman record?

Florida State might face 7 top-10 receivers and tight ends in 2017

FSU’s defense should be able to focus in on these receivers.

FSU defensive stars rightly left off preseason Lott Trophy watch list

Several ‘Noles listed In college football top 100 players

FSU’s Derwin James flies. Again.

FSU atheltic director Stan Wilcox joining NCAA Football Oversight Committee

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UP NEXT:

FSU turning attention to Alabama 'very soon'

Why 2017 Alabama-Florida State opener is big deal for college football

Why Clemson, Florida State help Nick Saban's offseason mission

Hear what Nick Saban had to say before hitting the links at the 2017 Regions Tradition Pro-Am

Nick Saban goes off on recruiting legislation: 'I know I'm crazy. You can tell everybody I'm crazy'

The Alabama summer enrollees with best shot to play early

Vegas Sportsbook Increases Line For Alabama Game

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FSU BASEBALL:

Baseball Wraps Regular Season at No. 2 Louisville

Baseball Embracing Challenge, Opportunity At No. 2 Louisville

FSU has its 'work cut out' for it against Louisville

No. 2 Cardinals Host Florida State to Close Regular Season

Holton Thrives while Enjoying the Stretch Run

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Golf Heads to Sixth Straight NCAA Final

In the Washington Regional at Sammamish, FSU (+10) qualified by finishing tied for third with Alabama

FSU preps for NCAAs, looks to continue 'special' season

Morgan helps lead FSU into postseason

Florida State freshman Dani Morgan has picked up her college softball career right where she left off in high school at East Coweta.

Recapping ACC Track & Field Success Before The NCAA Postseason

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Christian McCaffrey reportedly outscores Dalvin Cook on Wonderlic

Devonta Freeman plans to run with more disrespect for opposing tacklers

FSU’s all-time leading receiver faces big training camp, offseason

It’s hard to believe the all-time leading receiver in Florida State history will be fighting for a roster spot in only his third NFL season. That’s the case for Rashad Greene of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Rams turn to Joyner for free safety role in new defense

Seahawks considered Christian Ponder as a backup

Recent History Says Don’t Overlook Marquez White As Third CB Selected

Bucs' 2017 success lies on Jameis Winston's shoulders

The dream hasn’t died: Baseball could still be in Jameis Winston’s future

An NBA Draft steal for the Suns? ESPN model points to FSU’s Jonathan Isaac

Cruz backs Romero to shine for Spain

Terry Francona won't stop publicly trolling Kevin Cash

A Willie Mays, Buster Posey connection

Buster Posey has a historically low RBI total for how good he’s been

Buster back to bashing, tells doubters not so fast

Luke Weaver sizzling in Triple-A

Brooks Koepka is ready to win fans some beer -- and win the Byron Nelson

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Is Jost Toast? Is Stroud on the Way?

Florida State leads for Clearwater guard

Luke Loucks is a 6-foot-5 combo guard that has narrowed his list and has the Seminoles on top

FSU Dominates Game One With 17-2 Victory Over Georgia Tech

Third-ranked Florida State (44-9, 22-6) got its first win in Atlanta since 2003 and tied the school record for the most ACC wins in school history.

Seminole Softball Game Day: Florida State Opens NCAA Tournament Friday Versus Cal At 3:30 P.M

Blixt Leads Seminoles Through First Round Of NCAA East Regional

Florida State junior Jonas Blixt shot a one-over par 73 and the Seminoles are in a tie for 13th place

Ross getting attention

Brian Ross went to the NFL combine in 2005. He talked to a few teams while he was there, and some offensive line coaches kept in contact with him.

Colts fail to recoup Simon's option bonus

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC coaches in strong favor of proposed redshirt freshman rule

Mark Richt finding it hard to land a graduate transfer running back

Which opponent is Syracuse football’s toughest for 2017?

Syracuse football LB Zaire Franklin on watch list for defensive award

Syracuse football recruiting: Florida RB Akeem Dixon commits

Syracuse football recruiting: How does Orange's Class of 2018 rank nationally?

Six years later, Syracuse's Carrier Dome questions remain unanswered

How does the Hokies' football staff size stack up compared to the rest of the ACC?

Wake Forest football announces series against Notre Dame, Liberty

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ACC BASKETBALL:

If Tony Bradley stays in NBA draft it might not be the worst thing for UNC

Mike Brey gets his guard - Prentiss Hubb commits to Notre Dame men's basketball team

Seth LeDay is leaving Virginia Tech without ever having played in a game for the Hokies

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ACC BASEBALL:

Lee, Tigers hope final midweek win ends recent ACC struggles

Clemson enters the final ACC series of the season at N.C. State (31-21, 14-13) on Thursday losers of its last six conference games.

UM pitcher Evan McKendry shines in victory against FGCU

The right-handed McKendry (4-2, 3.24 ERA) allowed only two hits in a career-long-tying seven innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters.

'Canes hope late wins will help them extend NCAA Tournament streak

Questions surround Cavaliers ahead of Georgia Tech series

Virginia is 6-7 against the RPI top 50 this season. Georgia Tech currently stands at No. 57.

Virginia Tech seeks ACC baseball tournament berth

Wake Forest baseball faces 'dangerous' Pitt in final regular-season series

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC touts itself in spring meeting

For UNC’s long NCAA investigation, an ending nears

___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
___________________________________________

OTHER FOOTBALL:

Ten college football games with the highest stakes in 2017

___________________________________________

Freeze among coaches in need of improvement in ’17

Even when he’s not on the road, Will Muschamp is running USC recruiting machine

___________________________________________

OTHER BASKETBALL:

Calipari hints at pivotal 2017 recruiting moment

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Wednesday, May 17

Senior moment

Ryan Larson is having a season to remember in leading No. 5 Gators

One meeting sparked UK's baseball turnaround

South Carolina drops out of NCAA Tournament projections

Why South Carolina’s NCAA tournament résumé is better than you think

UCF baseball fired up about facing USF in series to decide AAC crown

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

New lawsuit claims ex-volleyball player was gang raped by Baylor football players

Complaint against Brantley dropped because lack of evidence

The battery case against former Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley has been dropped due to a lack of evidence, the State Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday in a news release

Former UNC player PJ Hairston was arrested May 17, 2017 in Wrightsville Beach for outstanding warrants

Spurs fan files lawsuit against Zaza Pachulia for Kawhi Leonard injury

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mark Cuban says Mavs 'did everything possible to lose' after missing playoffs

Mavericks mock draft tracker: See whom experts think Dallas will pick at No. 9

Draft is a win-win for a Mavericks team that 'could use talent just about anywhere'

Cavs' Kevin Love spurs Game 1 rout with playoff career-high

LeBron James after dominant Game 1 win: 'I didn't feel that great'

LaVar Ball's new asking price? $3 billion for shoe deal

MLB Scoreboard

'He was a great guy; everyone loved him': Cubs fan dies after falling over railing at Wrigley Field

Penguins' 5-1 loss to Senators in Game 3 about way more than Fleury

Game 4 is Friday in Ottawa, when the Penguins will try to climb out of a 2-1 series deficit.

Why top-ranked Dustin Johnson, other golfers are sad to see Byron Nelson move from TPC Four Seasons

Always Dreaming No. 4 post, is Preakness favorite

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Is Tommy Bowden in Trouble?

Williams Inks 4-Year Extension

Tar Heel coach signed through 2014-15

Report: Donovan close to a deal

Billy Donovan is close to signing a seven-year extension worth about $3.5 million per year, according to ESPN.com, which cited unnamed sources in a story Thursday night.

May 17, 2017 10:42 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________

FSU FOOTBALL:

Fisher not a fan of early signing date

Lewis, Eberle Face Uphill Battles for FSU

FSU defensive stars rightly left off preseason Lott Trophy watch list

FSU defensive back Trey Marshall must sit for first half of Alabama game

Tim Brewster heading to Mississippi in the morning

Top 8 offensive performances in 2016 season

Florida State offers 2019 Peach State offensive guard

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UP NEXT:

FSU AD expects Mercedes-Benz Stadium to open on time for Alabama opener

NCAA football staff size survey at Alabama, Auburn and beyond doesn't add up

Alabama AD Greg Byrne on facilities and idea of hiring Nick Saban's replacement

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Florida State makes Final 6 for 2018 five-star point guard

FSU has made the final six for Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet five-star point guard Ja'Vonte Smart.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU coach Mike Martin previews the Louisville series and talks Carlton

The curious case of FSU's Drew Carlton

This season, after just a single start, Carlton was moved into the closer role following FSU's ninth inning collapse to USF in the fourth game of the season.

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Ellis Awakens With Second-Round 66

Schippers Named Most Improved Player

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

David Ortiz says JD Drew was the best player he has ever seen

Devonta Freeman thinks he can get much better

Devonta Freeman: I want to be 'real disrespectful'

5 things we learned from running back Devonta Freeman today

Samantha Ponder didn't leave the house while pregnant because of Vikings fans

The wife of Christian Ponder does not look back on her time in Minnesota fondly

Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes cracks NFL’s Top 100

Rhodes ranks 66th in NFL's Top 100 Players

DeMarcus Walker looks forward to helping the Denver Broncos win games

Steelers LB Vince Williams: ‘I Don’t Really Take Anything For Granted’

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Georgia Tech Baseball Hosts No. 3 Florida State in Regular Season Finale

Cowart being sued over credit card

Former Texans LB Sam Cowart is being sued by his ex-mistress for reporting a credit card stolen when he allegedly authorized her to use it.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Notre Dame AD squashes rumors of moving football to the ACC full time

Swarbrick said rumors of talks about full-time football status with the conference are simply not true

ACC officials pleased with first year of centralized replay

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2017

Miami seeing big payoff following hire of Mark Richt

Miami football coach Mark Richt has exceeded many of the expectations placed on him by a dedicated fan base.

A seaside sit-down with Mark Richt: Reviewing spring 2017 successes

Miami’s Mark Richt cautiously optimistic about signing day change

Tax documents: Pitt's Pat Narduzzi made $1.83 million in 2016

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: Don’t complain about changing college basketball landscape

Duke's Coach K: 'We should always be concerned about our brand'

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski talks about the importance of branding teams and the ACC in today's media landscape.

U of L recruiting: Romeo Langford … then who?

NC State’s Kevin Keatts receives formal introduction to ACC coaching fraternity

Pitt basketball will play host to Montana, UC Santa Barbara in Legends Classic

The final two rounds of the event will take place in Brooklyn.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Scores Tuesday, May 16

Beer grand slam lifts Clemson past Coastal

Seth Beer’s grand slam in the eighth inning gave Clemson the lead for good in its 11-8 win against Coastal Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 38-15, while the Chanticleers dropped to 34-18-1.

No. 2 U of L baseball loses at IU

UM pitcher Evan McKendry shines in victory against FGCU

The right-handed McKendry (4-2, 3.24 ERA) allowed only two hits in a career-long-tying seven innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters.

Nicholson shines in surprise start to key Cavaliers' win

The surprise starter delivered a surprise outing.

Wake Forest beats Appalachian State on night they honor former Deacon Jim Horn

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC spring meetings primer, updates

UNC says it has responded to NCAA’s notice of allegations

NCAA hearing for UNC could come in mid-August

Virginia Tech is an ACC powerhouse in track and field

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

10 players not among Heisman favorites that deserve more attention

It's creativity, not money, that stands in way of paying NCAA athletes

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SEC football coaches overwhelmingly in favor of new redshirt proposal

Don’t count out Del Rio

Vanderbilt's Mason gets raise, 3-year contract extension

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Duke and Kentucky own recruiting, but any team can make it to the next highest level

After the Wildcats and Blue Devils, the rest of the Class of 2017 team rankings may surprise you

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores Tuesday, May 16

Power surge lifts Gamecocks over USC Upstate

South Carolina baseball defeated USC Upstate 6-3 Tuesday in the final midweek game of the 2017 season.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavericks' lottery luck has graduated from 'terrible' to 'predictable'

Mark Cuban: NFL chasing money with a Las Vegas franchise will 'backfire'

NBA Draft Lottery results: Celtics get No. 1 pick, Lakers No. 2; 76ers sneak into top 3

The Celtics have received the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft via the Nets

NBA playoffs: Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead

MLB Scores

Predators remain undefeated at home in playoffs with 2-1 win over Ducks in Game 3

During the daytime, ESPN is putting 'SportsCenter' on the back burner

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Decision on ACC title game on hold till December

Tampa Confident It Can Lure ACC Football

KC bids for Big 12 championship games

C-USA idea: 30-second clock

Jolly Old Football

First 40,000 tickets to NFL game at the new Wembley Stadium go fast.

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