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April 30, 2016 10:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher makes appearance in Panama City Beach, meets with local boosters

Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments
DB U? FSU makes their (recent) case

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UP NEXT:

After Tunsil's admission, what now?

Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments

Ole Miss will 'aggressively investigate' possible Laremy Tunsil violations

Ole Miss will be under scrutiny leading up to opener vs. Florida State; bad day for SEC

Tunsil stays mum in Miami, leaving Ole Miss with questions to answer

How Laremy Tunsil admitting he got paid could hurt Ole Miss, Hugh Freeze

Where there's smoke ... there's the Ole Miss NFL draft Class of 2016

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU hoops signee to play in NJCAA All-Star Game

Recent Florida State hoops commitment and signee Braian Angola-Rodas from Coeur D Alene (Idaho) North Idaho College is set to participate in the NJCAA All-Star Game in Las Vegas,

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FSU BASEBALL:

Time Changes Announced for FSU-Clemson Baseball Series

Nieporte Heating Up As Noles Head To Clemson

Clemson Baseball Preview vs. #3 Florida State

Clemson looks to shake up pitching, play loose against FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Shuttle Hurdle Relay, Record-Setting Knibb Roll At Penn Relays

No. 7 Florida State Makes Final Regular Season Road Trip

Pitt Concludes Home Slate with Nationally Ranked Florida State

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

FSU ties college football's winningest program in first-round NFL Draft picks

Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo Selected in the Second Round

Aguayo became the first junior kicker in 16 years to declare early for the NFL draft, and his decision proved a wise one when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the second round (59th overall) on Friday night.

Bucs trade up for FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo

Buccaneers take FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo with 59th pick

Buccaneers make Roberto Aguayo the highest drafted kicker in a decade

FSU's Roberto Aguayo to reunite with Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay

Jimbo Fisher praises Roberto Aguayo's value in NFL Draft

Get to know Roberto Aguayo on social media

Twitter roasted the Buccaneers for trading up to draft a kicker

Tampa Bay Bucs’ gamble with FSU K Roberto Aguayo could pay off

2016 Outlook: Dustin Hopkins

Reunited In Jacksonville: Ramsey Thrilled To Join Former Noles

Jaguars 'fortunate' to land Ramsey with first pick

Ramsey bringing more of the 'FSU mentality' to Jaguars

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey wants college success to be matched by NFL success

Jalen Ramsey: 'We're going to try to get more rings'

Jalen Ramsey says he felt 'vibe' with Jaguars

Jalen Ramsey: “I’m so excited right now”

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/29/fsu-football-jimbo-fisher-talks-jalen-ramsey-on-sportscenter/
Jimbo Fisher Talks Jalen Ramsey, Recent Success

Jalen Ramsey leaning on Florida State roots

Watch Deion Sanders Ask Laremy Tunsil What Happened With His Twitter Account

2016 Outlook: Chris Thompson

Bochy plans to rest Posey more this season

Blue Jays' Devon Travis excited to face live pitching

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Needing to earn his starting job back

George McNeill: Disqualified from Zurich Classic

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles match school record with four first-rounders

The Detroit Lions took Ernie Sims ninth to set off an FSU first round in which a school-record-tying four players were taken.

5 Noles off the Board

Sims, Wimbley, Bunkley and Cromartie and Reid are all off the board in the 2006 NFL draft

Eagles take Bunkley at number-14

San Diego Selects Antonio Cromartie

Steelers pick FSU's Willie Reid

Browns rush to pick DE Wimbley

Johnson: FSU not an option

Thornton does not enter the draft
Junior center Alexander Johnson has ruled out the possibility of returning to Florida State next season.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU poet, professor Kimbrell wins Guggenheim Fellowship

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Miami QB Brad Kaaya has new outlook after rocky 2015

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Looking ahead: Boston College hopes worst part of rebuilding program is over

Carmelo Anthony on his one year at Syracuse: 'I didn't want to leave'

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Two years after Kirby's no-hitter, UVa brings a new pitching ace to Pittsburgh

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

North Carolina, Louisville, and the hypocrisy of the NCAA

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

Every Top 25 College Football Team's Spring Practice MVP

Takeaways from the stunning and silly satellite camp saga

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Does Alabama have a recruiting scandal of its own?

Dolphins pick Laremy Tunsil is why Gators didn't pursue Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze

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The pressure-packed, no-margin-for-error life of playoff hopeful Houston

College Football Countdown: No. 118 New Mexico State

How did Ohio State not win 2015 national title?

Ohio State could have a record-number of players selected in the NFL draft. With all that talent, how did the Buckeyes not win it all again?

Oregon will wear throwback 'Webfoots' jerseys for spring game

Oregon will wear throwbacks to 1916 in the spring game on Saturday.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Looking ahead: Oklahoma begins the after-Buddy era

As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.

Catching up with God Shammgod on his 40th birthday

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Friday April 29th, 2016

Ninth-inning heartbreak as Florida rallies to edge Gamecocks 5-4

Gators hit two solo home runs off Josh Reagan in ninth inning

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Son of Ray Lewis charged with sexual assault

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins add three players in second day of draft

One bong hit potentially costs NFL draftee $8M

NFL Draft: Jaguars' Friday picks at a glance

Jaguars smart to take chance on LB Myles Jack

NFL draft: Rounds 2 and 3 pick-by-pick analysis

NFL draft: Winners and losers from Thursday night's first round

NBA SCORES

Grading the Mavericks: Find out how Dirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams and the rest fared

Rick Carlisle doesn't like to play kids but he's going to have to start after wasting Anderson, Mejri's rookie years

Lakers hire Luke Walton as next head coach

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Lawyer claims Bush's family received $100K

BCS officials: Ineligible Bush could dethrone USC

DA says Duke lacrosse players' attorneys trying case in media

April 29, 2016 2:16 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Fisher: "I hope I retire at Florida State."

Top 5 OL FSU Will Face in 2016

Three-Star 2017 QB Jacob Free hosting coaches from FSU and Duke

Crockett brothers bring Bobby Bowden back to South Florida for good cause

Former Seminoles, NFL players welcome star-studded cast to Derby Days event

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UP NEXT:

Laremy Tunsil admits to taking money from Ole Miss coaches

What Laremy Tunsil's apparent admission means for Ole Miss and Hugh Freeze

NFL Draft fallout leaves Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze with plenty to explain

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FSU BASEBALL:

FGCU to host FSU baseball in 2017

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Lebioda Named Semifinalist for Jack Nicklaus Award

Lebert Wins Penn Relays Discus Title; PBs For Griggs, West

Lock, Nunez Named All-ACC

Poole Adds Three to Roster for 2016 Season

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Jalen To Jacksonville: Jags Take Ramsey Fifth Overall

Jalen Ramsey ought to feel right at home in his new NFL city.

Ramsey goes No. 5 overall to Jaguars

Jaguars select FSU star Ramsey with 5th pick in NFL draft

Jaguars select FSU's Jalen Ramsey; will play him as CB

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/jaguars-select-fsu-star-ramsey-with-5th-pick-in-nfl-draft/2016/04/28/4e1840ae-0da6-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html
Jaguars make ‘easy decision’ by drafting FSU’s Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey quick hits: Why he fits the Jaguars and why he might not

Jalen Ramsey: From Smyrna to the NFL

Jimbo Fisher talks up Jalen Ramsey’s intelligence

Jalen Ramsey Path To Greatness Videos Are A Must See

Cowboys fans will love what Jalen Ramsey just said ·

Deion Sanders: 'I love Ezekiel Elliott, but I don't know about that one Cowboys'

Jameis Winston Gives Advice To This Year's Draft Class

Giants’ Buster Posey having playing time monitored

Cardinals' Luke Weaver: On minor league DL with wrist injury

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden Still Going Strong On Mission To Turn FSU Around

4 FSU defenders expected to get early draft calls

Badgers to host Florida State

UW men's basketball: Loopholes may allow game vs. Seminoles

Tenth-Ranked Seminoles Cruise Past Savannah State 11-0

Garrett Johnson Breaks Penn Relays Shot Put Record

Packers' Walker gets OK to talk trade with other teams

The versatile Wimbley finds a home at linebacker for NFL draft

Drew stands out in a sluggish lineup

Brokaw to be honorary chairman of FSU's World War II institute

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson looking to restock at safety with Daniel Wright

Clemson in Top Four for 4-Star 2018 DE Xavier Thomas

4-star DE Xavier Thomas is a potential 5-star prospect for the 2018 class. He has been getting a lot of attention since receiving his first offer from childhood favorite FSU.

Hurricanes cornerback Artie Burns becomes 58th first-round pick in UM history

NCAA decision to lift satellite camp ban means Syracuse football can widen recruiting reach

Transfer quarterback reportedly visiting Virginia this weekend

Kurt Benkert, recently granted his release from East Carolina, will visit UVa this weekend, according to a 247Sports report.

Virginia Tech to hold Satellite Camps this summer

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Sharman White a candidate to join Josh Pastner on Georgia Tech staff

Georgia Tech makes cut for Charlie Moore’s final eight

1983 title-winning NC State team to visit White House for first time

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

NCAA scraps ban on satellite camps; recruiting under study

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SEC responds to NCAA’s decision to overturn ban on satellite camps

SEC leads all conferences with 8 first-round picks in 2016 NFL Draft

Longtime Alabama assistant to lose job due to recruiting violations

Spurrier ranks second in SEC history for first-round picks

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Ohio State won the NFL Draft’s first round, and Ole Miss lost it

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Thursday April 28th, 2016

USC takes on No. 1 Gators

USC rotation anxious to show not just Florida’s staff is elite

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil sued by stepfather

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins draft Ole Miss lineman Laremy Tunsil

Laremy Tunsil's odd night: Bong video, college money claim

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/the-steep-and-painful-nfl-draft-fall-of-ole-misss-laremy-tunsil/2016/04/28/0f322022-0daf-11e6-8ab8-9ad050f76d7d_story.html
The steep and painful NFL draft fall of Ole Miss’s Laremy Tunsil

Bucs draft Hargreaves at No. 11

Bucs GM was confident Hargreaves would still be available at 11

NFL draft: First round pick-by-pick analysis

NFL draft: How first-round picks fit with their new teams

NFL Draft: Grades for Round 1

From Tunsil's tumble to Denver's Paxton project: 10 draft takeaways

Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million for Vegas move

NBA SCORES

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Why all that talent is headed out the door at ESPN

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Haith not interested in other jobs

Miami basketball coach Frank Haith said Friday he plans to sign the five-year contract extension he agreed to in mid-April next week.

Landlord: Bush's parents didn't pay any rent

Agent under investigation in Bush case

The NFL players union is investigating the role of agent David Caravantes in rent payments made for the family of Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush.

Illinois, North Dakota can't use Indian names

NCAA rejects appeal by schools, puts Bradley on watch list for five years

April 28, 2016 7:34 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

‘Noles Ranked No. 6 In Preseason Poll

FSU S DERWIN JAMES BLAZES THROUGH PRACTICE

Jalen Ramsey had the most fortuitous missed tackle in Florida State history

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/27/fsu-football-fsu-develops-players-better-than-alabama/
FSU Develops Players Better Than Alabama?

Around Nole Nation

Where FSU football, Florida Gators and local recruits land in first ESPN 300 rankings

FSU makes Top 10 for Top WR

Florida State offers Texas safety

No. 24 OT Tony Gray talks Florida, FSU, Georgia and where he's at in the recruiting process

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UP NEXT:

Seminole Scrapbook: New opportunity finds Sammie Smith

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Basketball Signee Walker Named Finalist For Mr. Basketball Award

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FSU BASEBALL:

Holton's role increases with Jim Voyles' injury

FGCU Baseball Signs Two-Year Agreement with FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Eight Earn All-ACC Academic Honors; Track Noles Hit The Road

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://chopchat.com/2016/04/27/fsu-football-2016-nfl-mock-drafts-are-good-news-for-former-noles/
2016 NFL Mock Drafts Are Good News For Former Noles

FSU's All-Time First Round Selections

Just Kickin' It

Beyond Ramsey, Aguayo, what does NFL Draft hold for Florida State?

Florida State's Roberto Aguayo could be rare high pick at kicker ·

Benjamin ready to make redzone his 'playground' again

NFL Draft player profile: FSU football Defensive back Lamarcus Brutus

NFL Draft player profile: 'Nole DB Jalen Ramsey

Versatile FSU star Jalen Ramsey worked to become ideal fit for NFL defenses

So what is Ramsey’s legacy at Florida State?

Why Jalen Ramsey will be No. 4 pick to Dallas, and the player who Cowboys are praying slips to Round 2

Snappers Fall To Lugnuts

Boomer Biegalski (2-0, 2.42 ERA) was stellar once again for Beloit, tossing five shutout innings while allowing just three hits.

TYLER HOLT PRODUCES IN THE TWO HOLE

Buster Posey still isn't a probable Baseball Hall of Famer

Nest Notes: Stewart improving

Devon Travis to take at-bats in extended spring training game Friday

Former FSU WR Marvin Bracy returns to football as coach

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Nole set on going to NBA

Florida State forward Alexander Johnson, who initially left open the possibility of withdrawing from the NBA draft, told the Times on Thursday he was set on turning pro.

'Noles take break from ACC play

Saturday is Mike Martin bobblehead night at Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU Track Steeplechasers Finish In Top Five At Penn Relays

Senior ACC Champion Barbara Parker and freshman Lydia Willemse take fourth and fifth in the event at the historic meet.

Despite an incomplete resume, Cromartie wows pro scouts

Packers look to trade disgruntled Walker

Paul Wilson had a rough first minor league rehab start Thursday, allowing six runs (four earned) and 10 hits in seven innings for Class-A Dayton.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Seminole Trombone Quartet readies for Carnegie Hall performance

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Begins Quest For Heisman Trophy

Clemson could have trio of first-round picks

Duke Football Will Take Another Step Backwards In 2016

Dispelling a Georgia Tech-Under Armour rumor

Miami Hurricanes could be forced to open 2016 in a different stadium

The only true NFL ‘U’: Miami Hurricanes unmatched in producing pro talent

Miami leads ACC recruiting as ESPN 300 rankings are released

Syracuse football Orange Out set for Louisville game; fans can design official T-shirt

Syracuse football linebacker situation clear in middle, murky on outside (what we learned)

WATCH: Frank Beamer can't just walk into Lane Stadium anymore

Virginia Tech's latest ticket sales promo has former coach Frank Beamer shut out of the stadium without a ticket.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke to headline this fall's Jimmy V Classic

Josh Okogie waiting on Josh Pastner’s assistant hires

4-star point guard Charlie Moore ‘very interested’ in Georgia Tech

BeeJay Anya declares for NBA draft, won’t hire agent

There are 117 college underclassmen on the NBA’s official list of early entrants in the draft.

Colorado State transfer John Gillon will visit Syracuse on Friday

Michigan grad transfer Spike Albrecht to visit Syracuse on Sunday

ESPN ranks Syracuse basketball's Class of 2016 at No. 21 in the country

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

North Carolina's amended Notice of Allegations: What the experts are saying

North Carolina now on clock to respond in NCAA academic case

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

Alabama deserves No. 1 until someone — anyone — dethrones Crimson Tide

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McElwain talks offseason discipline with players

Will Florida Gators have three players selected in first round of 2016 NFL Draft?

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Something's rotten at Baylor and it's way past time to pay attention

Eastern Michigan feels pressure to drop out of Division I football

Eastern Michigan has ‘no plans’ to drop football

Jim Harbaugh on satellite camps: 'Hopefully they get it right'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Purdue-Arizona State and Florida-Duke in Jimmy V Classic

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

AFC team needs for the 2016 NFL draft

NFC team needs for the 2016 NFL draft

Best QBs in this NFL Draft will be Central Florida's Paxton Lynch and Jeff Driskel

Gator Keanu Neal's athleticism, poise make him strong NFL Draft prospect

NBA SCORES

Future Mavericks? Find out which free agents Dallas could target

Daunting task faces Mavs, GM Donnie Nelson to try to construct a title contender this offseason

Should the Mavericks re-sign Chandler Parsons or Deron Williams? Vote here

Heat collapse at close, fall 90-88 to Hornets

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

John Daly on turning 50: I beat the odds

Pacquiao might've been target of kidnapping plot

Skip Bayless leaving ESPN when contract up at end of August

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA approves 31 bowl games for 2006 season

Nix takes over play-calling

Tech: Gailey will hand over duties to coordinator, says offense has been tweaked.

D'Brickashaw Ferguson anchored U.Va.'s offensive line. He's ready to do the same in the NFL.

Phil Ford? Fans say no

Reports that N.C. State University was considering former Tar Heels nemesis Phil Ford as its basketball coach sent many Wolfpack fans to the edge.

Panther group plans to visit Duke

The New Black Panther Party says it will deal with lacrosse players charged with rape.

FAU hires Walters for chemistry

Assistant coach Rex Walters will replace Doherty as the Owls head basketball coach.

NCAA takes on diploma mills

CFL interested in Ricky

The Canadian Football League is interested in suspended running back Ricky Williams. But if Williams hopes to play north of the border, he will need permission from the Dolphins.

April 27, 2016 7:11 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher continues to boost LB Matthew Thomas

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/26/fsu-footballs-best-wide-receivers-in-program-history-no-4/
FSU Football’s Best Wide Receivers In Program History: No. 4

No. 24 OT Tony Gray talks Florida, FSU, Georgia and where he's at in the recruiting process

Clemson, FSU, Ohio State, and South Carolina on Top for elite 2018 DE Xavier Thomas

FSU offers JUCO defensive end

Top 2017 Virginia RB Khalan Laborn nearing decision; FSU, 'Bama, Ohio State in the mix

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' C.J. Hampton excited about expanded role

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FSU BASKETBALL:
https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/fsus-newest-addition-see-floor-immediately/
FSU's newest addition could see the floor immediately

Romero aiming for Spanish National team

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State Adds Midweek Game With FGCU

Jim Voyles out of hospital

Taylor Walls maturing at FSU

No. 5 FSU Just Finds Ways To Win

Noles Eye National Seed

FSU signee Drew Mendoza leads Lake Minneola into baseball regional

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 7 Seminoles Take Down UCF, 7-1

Knibb shining for FSU track and field

Three Seminoles in Latest ITA Rankings

Borthwick making most of final year

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Countdown: The Top 10 First-Round Picks In FSU Football History

Jimbo Fisher Has Owned The NFL Draft

FSU Football 2016 NFL Draft Tracker, Analysis and Results

Kelvin Benjamin on target for full return in training camp

Brutus Wants to Prove He Belongs

https://nflspinzone.com/2016/04/26/dustin-hopkins-vital-washington-redskins-success/
Dustin Hopkins: Vital to the Washington Redskins success

FSU Mailbag: Who gets drafted after Jalen Ramsey and Roberto Aguayo?

Jalen Ramsey posts thought-provoking Deion Sanders faceswap

Jerry Jones loves that Jalen Ramsey got booted from Florida State practice

2016 NFL Draft: With trade, Browns apparently willing to pass on Florida State’s multi-positional defensive back Jalen Ramsey

Jameis Winston 'slimmed out' for Bucs this offseason

Bucs teammate to Jameis Winston: “What happened to the belly?”

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

DT Bunkley logs many miles

Former Florida State defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley is trying to catch his breath.

Florida State's Cromartie moving up draft boards

Florida State's Cromartie might go surprisingly high in the NFL Draft.

Deion buys into AFL team

Change of Heart for McDaniel

Martin to keep same rotation, lineup vs. Savannah State

FSU to graduate largest class in school history

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

3 new coaches adds twist to topsy-turvy ACC Coastal Division

Alabama, Clemson spend millions on CFP trips

Alabama spent $7.3M, Clemson $5.4M on College Football Playoff trips

U of L offers UK quarterback commit

Florida and Miami Finally Agree To 2019 Game In Orlando

One time yearly rivals Florida and Miami have agreed to a one time football game to be played during the opening weekend of the 2019 season.

Syracuse football secondary adapts well to new scheme (what we learned)

Adonis Alexander, Houshun Gaines suspended indefinitely by Hokies after being charged with marijuana possession

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ACC BASKETBALL:

What the scandals at North Carolina, Louisville should teach the NCAA

Vital mulling his options after U of L visit

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Virginia rallies for road win at Old Dominion

Before an announced crowd of 4,826, Virginia staged its biggest comeback in over a month to snap the skid.

Deacons stay hot in win over Mountaineers

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

Orlando Citrus Bowl renamed Camping World Stadium

Camping World Stadium is not the end of the world

College football title game embarks on ‘road to Tampa Bay’

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Alabama juniors get it right

Nick Saban's track record of helping juniors make the right decision on whether to leave Alabama early for the NFL Draft is spectacular. Here's why.

Auburn's stadium needs new grass after Kenny Chesney concert

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Previewing Notre Dame's NFL Draft prospects

Five bold NFL Draft predictions for Notre Dame

City keeps its pledge, will give UAB $2.5 million to help fund football

UCF inks two-year extension, expanded deal with Nike

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Ranking every underclassman who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft

White reflects on first year on the job

Gators' Devin Robinson to return for his junior season

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Tuesday April 26th, 2016

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mock draft: A look at who the Jaguars might select

NFL comparisons for top 50 draft prospects

NBA SCORES

With retirement off the table, next questions for Dirk surround his Dallas future

What offseason? Mavericks ready to begin pitching franchise to free agents

Zaza Pachulia can't understand why more free agents don't choose to play in Dallas

DeRozan scores 34, Raptors rally for 3-2 lead over Pacers

Clippers' Blake Griffin out for rest of playoffs, Chris Paul has hand surgery

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Boston College-Kansas Agree to Two-Year Basketball Series

Eagles to play in Kansas during 2006-07 season

McRoberts will return to Duke

Lavin turns Pack down

WVU's Beilein tells N.C. State that he's not interested in job

BCS lowers bar for at-large berth

Top 14 teams will be eligible for bid

Keith Jackson says he's done broadcasting games

USC QB Arrested for Alleged Sex Assault

Southern California backup quarterback Mark Sanchez was arrested after a female student reported that he sexually assaulted her earlier Wednesday, police said.

Mavs Keep Grizzlies Winless in Postseason

April 25, 2016 6:50 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Top 5 QBs FSU Will Face in 2016

FSU Sports Affected By Bad ACC Television Contracts

FSU, Brewster set to invade Texas

Four-Star 2018 Running Back Justin Watkins Releases Top Five

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FSU BASEBALL:

Walls, Nieporte Help No. 10 Noles Sweep Notre Dame 11-6

Seminoles complete sweep of Irish

Florida State (28-11, 13-4 ACC) rallied back after being down big in the first inning to Notre Dame (23-15, 9-10) complete the sweep with an 11-5 win on Sunday.

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball battles back to sweep Notre Dame

#29 Irish Fall To #7 Seminoles In Sunday Series Finale

Notre Dame turned in a brilliant first inning, but gave up 11 runs between the fifth and seventh frames to fall 11-5 Sunday.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

#FSUGolf Finishes Third at ACC Championship

CCSA CHAMPIONS!!!

No. 8 FSU Cruises To 13-1 Win In Sweep Of Virgini

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Confidence, skill make FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo a strong NFL Draft prospect

Anquan Boldin still a possibility for Niners

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/24/fsu-football-tank-carradine-finally-healthy-in-san-francisco/
Tank Carradine finally healthy in San Francisco

What's Next for EJ Manuel?

Kevin Cash: We didn't do too many things well

Tyler Holt trying to provide energy boost off Cincinnati Reds’ bench

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's fearsome foursome

Given Florida State's disappointing 8-5 regular-season football finish, the Seminoles' NFL Draft class is an embarrassment of riches in more ways than one.

FSU draft projections

No Florida State staff member has more contact with NFL scouts and coaches than strength and conditioning coach Jon Jost

Texas QB will Choose this Week

Polls send 'Noles down after being swept

Florida State did the expected on Monday after being swept by Georgia Tech over the weekend.

Cards have Sims in sights

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Addazio, BC Should Fight to Bring Back Satellite Camps

Record-setting Andover High QB Perry commits to Boston College football

Lance Austin does more than return blocked field goals

Three and out: The first spring season in Mendenhall era

Playmakers emerging in UVa's new-look passing game

Five thoughts the day after the Hokies' spring game

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Louisville coaches make do recruiting from home

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ACC BASEBALL:

EAGLES DROP SERIES FINALE TO NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 6-2 BUT TAKE SERIES

Witkowski shines in relief outing

Starting pitching slow to start for Clemson

Yellow Jackets sting Clemson, take series

Georgia Tech jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 7-5 victory over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Clemson baseball looks to make post-season run

Duke Downs Virginia Tech Behind McAfee Gem

Graduate student Brian McAfee turned in his sixth quality start of the season to lead Duke past Virginia Tech, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at English Field at Union Park.

No. 1 Canes to drop in polls after losing series

No. 8 Wolfpack Thrashes NC A&T, 25-1

NC State baseball tied the second-most runs in program history

Virginia defeats top-ranked Miami on the diamond, 7-3

Matt Thaiss' two-run single spurred the Cavaliers to a 7-3 victory over top-ranked Miami.

Wake Forest baseball sweeps Carolina

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

Power Five autonomy has created a small subset of NCAA dysfunction

Satellite camp debate puts spotlight on new NCAA governance

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SEC coaches feeling the heat

Highly-rated QB Myles Brennan details why he chose LSU

South Carolina coaches: More press needed from cornerbacks

South Florida defensive end counts Gamecocks among favorites

Defensive end Deandre Johnson of Miami attended South Carolina’s spring game with his grandmother and has the Gamecocks as one of his favorites.

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Michigan State celebrates record-setting senior class at banquet

Ash bringing order back to Rutgers' scandal marred football

USF's new ticket program looks to capitalize on FSU game

Utah student wins $100,000 for tuition at football game

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Large number of transfers rocks college basketball

At least 700 Division I players transferred in 2015-16

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Sunday April 24th, 2016

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Georgia cornerback arrested after traffic stop

Texas grand jury indicts quarterback Johnny Manziel

Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on a charge of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dirk Koetter: Unrealistic to think we’ll draft four starters again

Bucs Draft Analysis: Offensive Line

Bucs Draft Analysis: Defensive Line

A wasted heroic effort by Dirk Nowitzki means the Dallas Mavericks are now on life support

One loss away from the Mavericks' season ending, Wesley Matthews goes back to the tough-love well

Rookies Justin Anderson and Salah Mejri present hope for the Mavericks' future

Curry hurts knee but Warriors beat Rockets 121-94 in Game 4

Spurs rout Grizzlies 116-95, sweep their way to semifinals

Hawks-Celtics Game 4: Millsap’s 45 points wasted in OT loss

Irving scores 31, Cavs sweep Pistons with 100-98 win

Byron Scott out as Lakers' coach

Lakers fired Byron Scott for doing just what they hired him to do, but it's the best thing for them, and him

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Charley Hoffman birdies final hole to win Texas Open

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Extreme makeover: BCS

Another year, another BCS makeover
Number of games increases as officials look to sell 'new model' format.

BCS official: format needs an explanation

The Bowl Championship Series is changing again. And its top official wonders if fans will understand why.

Gator Bowl moving to CBS

The Gator Bowl is returning to its television roots

Reggie Bush: `We've done nothing wrong'

USC's Bush: Story overblown

April 24, 2016 9:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher more comfortable, confident as FSU coach

2016 National Championship Odds

FSU football returns 17 starters and will have an experienced team in 2016.

The Pros and Cons of Neutral Site Games

I think I've been selling 1993 Florida State (and the crazy 1993 college football season) short

FSU at the top for 4-star ATH

Tight end target unveils Top 5

Four-Star 2018 Running Back Justin Watkins Releases Top Five

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FSU BASEBALL:

Lueck, Nieporte Fuel No. 10 FSU's Extra Inning Win

FSU baseball a walk-off winner

FSU bats hot again against ND, win in extras

FSU Baseball Wins Thriller Over Irish, 7-6

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball disposes of Notre Dame in extra innings

#29 Irish Lose Heartbreaker In Extra Innings At #7 Florida State Saturday Night

Sophomore Jake Shepski hit a clutch, two-run homer in the ninth inning to send the game to extras.

Animals of Section B hold annual picnic

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Advances to CCSA Semifinals With 5-0 Win Over UAB

Seminoles Take Two From Virginia Tech

#FSUGolf Remains in Third at ACC Championship

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

FSU's Roberto Aguayo hopes to be drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Draft Profile: FSU's Javien Elliott And Tyler Hunter Aren't Jalen Ramsey, And That's OK

Nick Moody will cooperate with Aldon Smith prosecution

Why Dallas would, wouldn't use its No. 4 pick on Ramsey, the only DB worthy of a top-five pick

Timmons remembers a day like no other

Bjoern Werner defends Trent Richardson's laziness, own career outlook

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/23/fsu-football-can-p-j-williams-make-impact-for-saints-in-2016/
Can P.J. Williams Make Impact For Saints in 2016?

Jameis Winston remembers draft day

Damn Gilmartin! Back at it again with those strikeouts!

Buster Posey Shares His Thoughts on the "Make Baseball Fun Again" Debate

Becoming a father has turned Buster Posey into a cancer fighter

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles could figure prominently in draft

Four Seminoles defensive players could be selected in the first round by NFL teams.

Jackets Complete Series Sweep Of No. 5 FSU With Two Wins Sunday

Florida State drops the doubleheader by scores of 10-4 and 8-7.

Brand, Cassell help Clippers edge Denver

Mientkiewicz helps Royals end slide

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC building depth behind Clemson, Florida State

Boston College Football Recruiting: TE Devan Lawson De-Commits From Eagles

Clemson Football predicted to start season ranked No. 2

Commentary: Dabo Swinney deserves to be in top tier of salaries

Johnson dissatisfied with Tech offense in spring game

Brentavious Glanton stands out for White defense

B-back Dedrick Mills shows power, potential for Gold team

Converted to safety, Christian Campbell metes out big hit

TaQuon Marshall makes plays, shows inexperience

Miami suspends RB Mark Walton after arrest on DUI charge

Syracuse football's 'Running Man Challenge' video goes viral on Twitter

Main lesson from UVa festival — there's hope

The Virginia Cavaliers lined up six deep in the end zone and sprinted onto the field. The lead group stopped at the 30-yard line.

Spring practice doesn't settle Virginia starting QB race

Three-star running back commits to Cavaliers

Lamont Adkins, a three-star running back from Lake Braddock High School in Burke, committed to UVa coach Bronco Mendenhall at Scott Stadium on Saturday.

Hokies spring game recap: Offense 20, Defense 15

Quarterback intrigue grows at Virginia Tech spring game

After a taste of Fuente football, Hokies now start conditioning for speed

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ACC BASKETBALL:

DeAndre Ayton says Kentucky, Duke showing little interest; Eligibility concerns?

Signee Romello White undecided on staying with Georgia Tech

Louisville coaches make do recruiting from home

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ACC BASEBALL:

SCIORTINO WALKS EAGLES OFF FOR SERIES 2-1 WIN OVER NO. 4 LOUISVILLE

BC tallies its fourth victory over a top-10 team in 2016

Georgia Tech belts 21 hits, four homers to smash Clemson

Georgia Tech scored 13 runs in the first five innings and cruised to a 16-1 victory over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night.

Late Surge Lifts No. 1 Miami to 9-2 Win over Virginia

Hurricanes even series at a game apiece; rubber game set for 1 p.m. Sunday

No. 8 Pack Tops NC A&T

NC State baseball won 9-1 on Saturday at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro

UVa baseball bus driver dies after losing consciousness

Scheetz superb with complete-game effort in Game 1 victory

Despite 19 hits in second, Hokies can't sweep doubleheader over Duke

Wake takes down UNC, going for sweep in Sunday finale

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

Winners and Losers of Saturday's College Football Spring Games ·

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Ranking the SEC after spring ball

SEC East: What we learned from spring football

Can freshman QBs thrive in the SEC?

Lane Kiffin Trolls Tennessee Fans Again

Confident Allen settling in as starting QB for Arkansas

Former Auburn RB Cadillac Williams back in college football as a Division II assistant

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Iowa's defense looks strong heading into 2016

UCLA wraps up spring practice with new offense and receivers

Utah offense to be more 50-50 run-pass without Booker

Coach Paul Chryst hasn't settled on Wisconsin QB starter

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Saturday April 23rd, 2016

Gators ride pitching, early runs to series victory

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Judge: Fans' Deflategate suit 'plainly without merit'

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Director's Cup Standings

33. Florida State

Jaguars draft: A dark decade with few stars

Dream NFL draft scenarios for all 32 teams

Five players to watch during the NFL draft

Breaking down the top five remaining NFL free agents

4. Anquan Boldin

Johnny Manziel finally got a job offer, but he probably won't take it

NBA SCORES

Dirk's vintage performance not enough to keep the Mavericks from brink of elimination

Even though it won't change the destiny of the Mavericks, give Dirk the ball - a lot

Watch: Kevin Durant ejected in waning moments of Game 4 for flagrant 2; could be suspended for Game 5

Thunder bench scuffles with Mavs players on court

Mark Cuban: Adam Silver is dead wrong if he wants to get rid of Hack-a-Shaq

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Clemson stadium project to cost more

The current cost of Clemson's West End Zone project has risen to $40 million, up from an original estimate of $27 million.

NC State tries to lure ex-UCLA coach Lavin

Duke weighs ending lacrosse program

Sidelined by scandal, team could meet fate of outfit disbanded by St. John's

GATORS FANS CHEER FOR FRESHMAN QB

Over 45,000 Gators fans attended the Orange and Blue game this weekend. Freshman QB Tim Teabow treated them with a greta show.

Heisman winner under scrutiny

The Pac-10 will investigate after learning that the family of Heisman winner Reggie Bush lived in a house purchased by a San Diego-area man. The proof that Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush's family resided at a
Spring Valley home during Bush's junior season is etched in concrete.

Doherty leaves FAU to take job at SMU

April 23, 2016 12:07 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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UP NEXT:

Projecting Ole Miss' post-spring two-deep on defense

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FSU BASEBALL:

Nieporte Highlights No. 10 FSU’s Win Over Irish

Seminoles claim opener over Irish

Florida State Dominates Notre Dame 12-6

Florida State had no problem at the plate on Friday night with 13 hits and a .371 overall hitting percentage

Florida State slugs way to win vs. Irish

3 up, 3 down: Florida State baseball doubles up Notre Dame in series opener

FSU baseball reunions recognize greatness

Walls on 2016 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of Year Watch List

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Carlson, Lebioda Lead #FSUGolf to Third in Opening ACC Round

Setterington, Lebert Post Breakthrough Marks At Tom Jones

Noles Post Two Wins on Day One of CCSA Championship

Noles Fall in ACC Quarterfinals to Virginia Tech

Florida State Welcomes Virginia Tech For Military Appreciation

Poole Releases 2016 FSU Volleyball Schedule

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Nile and Gio Look To Draft Day

FSU's Roberto Aguayo all smiles during Garnet & Gold appearance

Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo has rare opportunity

Panthers like what they’re seeing from rehabbing Kelvin Benjamin

https://bloggingdirty.com/2016/04/21/atlanta-falcons-devonta-freeman-2016/
Can Devonta Freeman continue his success in 2016?

Raiders remain vague about Edwards Jr.'s status

Nick Moody defies court order in Florida

Would Ramsey play safety or cornerback? Cowboys' decision could hinge on answer

Florida State’s first-round picks the last 15 years: Boom or bust?

Florida, Florida State produce 3X more NFL busts than Miami

Reds lineup: Tyler Holt starts in CF against Cubs' Jon Lester

Posey gets a day off as Giants try to avoid sweep

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Men Win Fourth Title, Women Storm To Second Place At ACC Track Championships

The men's team won their fourth title in the last five seasons. The women's team had the best team outing of the year in taking runner-up honors.

FSU's Wimbley wins draftniks' raves

Mientkiewicz agrees to send World Series ball to Hall

Paul Wilson, recovering from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and frayed labrum in his right shoulder, will make a rehab start on Wednesday for Class-A Dayton. Wilson posted a 7.77 ERA in nine starts for the Reds last season before undergoing surgery.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Florida State University commencement speakers announced

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

New coaches bolster ACC football

5 things to watch in Georgia Tech’s spring game

Nation's No. 1 JUCO RB commits to Louisville

Study shows University of Miami is ‘Everything U,’ pretty much

UNC names Mitch Trubisky starting quarterback

Syracuse football depth chart (post spring)

Syracuse football defensive line has talent to work with, but it's still young (what we learned)

Mendenhall's Cavaliers may be hard to identify Saturday

Cavaliers boast deep stable of talented running backs

Crowell commits to Cavaliers

Germane Crowell Jr., a defensive back from Carver High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced his commitment to the Cavaliers on Friday.

Fuente set to unveil offense Saturday in Blacksburg

Hokies get eighth '17 commitment from Charlotte TE DeIuliis but miss on prized DT prospect Crosby

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke’s Amile Jefferson officially granted a fifth year

Duke's Grayson Allen has hernia surgery

Son of Hurricanes legend Rick Barry might transfer to UM

Canyon Barry averaged 19.7 ppg as senior, 40 percent three-point shooter

Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks declare for NBA draft, leave option to return to UNC

Syracuse announces 4 games for 2016-17 season, including South Carolina and Monmouth

Bennett, Brogdon, Gill honored by VaSID

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

STEVENS AND ADAMS LIFT BC TO FIRST-EVER WIN OVER NO. 4 LOUISVILLE

The Eagles fifth win over top-25 team

Friday's Game Halted

The score is tied 7-7 at the end of eight innings.
The ACC series opener between No. 26 Georgia Tech and No. 23 Clemson was halted at 9:19 p.m. Friday because of lightning and rain.

The No. 1 Miami Hurricanes fought back from an early five-run deficit but fell just short Friday in their series opener with Virginia, as they dropped the first of three games by a final score of 6-5.

Strong opening: Dunshee pitches another gem to give Deacons big win

Parker Dunshee delivered a worthy encore in a 6-1 victory over No. 13 North Carolina on Friday night at David F. Couch Ballpark

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

25 conference college football games to watch in 2016

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SEC East: What we learned from spring football

SEC West: What we learned from spring football

Power rankings: What Gators position groups are most reliable, least reliable after spring?

UF players on the rise

Post-spring QB evaluation: What MSU's coaches saw

Will Muschamp fires longtime USC equipment manager

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Cal drops Nike, signs with Under Armour for reported $86 million

Dickerson says SMU's penalties keep him out of college hall

Eric Dickerson is still not in the College Football Hall of Fame, and believes SMU's so-called death penalty is the reason for the exclusion of himself and other Mustangs.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

20 players in the 2016 NBA Draft who would be smart to return to college

New Oklahoma State coach gets 5 year, $6.3 million contract

New Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood will make a total of $6.3 million the next five years with a salary starting at $1 million for 2016-17.

UNLV approves $3.75 million contract for Marvin Menzies

Class of 2017 Syracuse target Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree commits to Villanova

Washington State may find out restricting transfers doesn't end well

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Friday April 22nd, 2016

Gators fall to 'Dawgs in extras

Florida used six pitchers to take Thursday night’s game against Georgia into the 12th inning. Georgia only needed two to win it in 12.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Knoxville police change policy about notifying Vols coaches

Knoxville police are ending their practice of making courtesy calls to Tennessee coaches about incidents involving Vols players.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Book by Selmon’s widow shows other side of Bucs legend

Friday Five: Talented college QBs undervalued by NFL Draft evaluators

Biggest steals in draft history

The Patriots unquestionably struck gold when they drafted Tom Brady with the 199th pick in 2000, but who are history's biggest steals from the other 31 teams?

NBA SCORES

After Thunder initiate some chippiness in Game 3, Mavs looking for their edge

Mavericks, despite losing, have better TV ratings than Rangers, Stars

NBA: Harden's game-winner was an offensive foul

MLB SCORES

Watch the White Sox turn a ridiculous triple play

NHL SCORES

With no Canadian teams, NHL ratings plummet north of border

Viewership is down by nearly 60 percent through the first week of the postseason compared to last spring, when there were five Canadian teams competing.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

N.C. State focuses on Lavin, Beilein

Florida scrimmage draws 45,200 fans

Leak the starter, but Tebow plays like one

April 22, 2016 9:57 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher at the Pensacola Yacht Club

Fisher Talks Cook Recovery, QBs, Injuries

Elliott Looking for One More Chance

Experience is just part of the equation in determining Florida State's starting quarterback

Fan Poll: Will Derwin James make Fisher-era history against Ole Miss?

For FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher, Fanconi anemia hits home (w/ video)

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UP NEXT:

Next step in Ole Miss' NCAA process delayed

Mississippi's NCAA case receives 30-day extension

Projecting Ole Miss' post-spring depth chart on offense

Head coach shares Ole Miss passion

Former Seminole Joins Ole Miss

Sammie Smith has accepted an offer to join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes staff at Ole Miss. Smith will be serving as the FCA Director of Character Development for Ole Miss Football.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Leonard Hamilton gains reprieve but relying on young FSU team

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FSU BASEBALL:

Jim Voyles Named to National Pitcher of the Year Watch List

No. 10 Florida State Set for ACC Clash with Notre Dame

Irish set for ACC rival Seminoles ·

Notre Dame rides a seven-game winning streak south this weekend, into an important ACC road series against No. 9 Florida State.

FSU Baseball Adds May Contest with FGCU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Five Noles Earn CCSA All-Conference Accolades

Carsyn Gordon Named NFCA National Freshman Of The Year Finalist

Borthwick Named First Team All-ACC

Noles Season Ends with 4-3 Loss Against No. 16 Virginia

#FSUGolf Prepares for ACC Championship

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Will participate in OTAs

Cam Erving is the least of the Cleveland Browns problems

Jalen Ramsey Hype Video Is Top Draft Pick Worthy

Burt Grossman: “I Like Jalen Ramsey, I Think He Is Like A Deion Sanders”

Cowboys receive negative review on former Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/21/fsu-football-could-jalen-ramsey-be-a-huge-nfl-draft-bust/
Could Jalen Ramsey Be A Huge NFL Draft Bust?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/nfl-draft-bucs-draft-all-about-helping-winston-flourish/2016/04/21/3bd769bc-0809-11e6-bfed-ef65dff5970d_story.html
Bucs draft all about helping Winston flourish

Jameis Winston Was Upset To See Lovie Smith Go, But Is Happy To Have Dirk Koetter Back

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU close to offering sleeper LB

Well-traveled Josue Soto looks to lead 'Noles

Georgia Tech Takes First Game Of Weekend Series From No. 5 FSU

Yellow Jackets rally from 6-0 down to win their sixth straight versus the Seminoles.

No. 8 Georgia Tech Wins Series Opener at No. 5 Florida State, 15-8

Danny Payne hits a grand slam to key an eight-run sixth inning.

Seminoles snap two ACC track records

Florida State's Garrett Johnson and Andrew Lemoncello each set meet records at the ACC Track & Field Championships. FSU also got a men's victory from Rafeeq Curry to stand second with 48 points.

Clippers set playoff sails behind Cassell

Drew Able to Finish the Job

Outfielder knocks in the winning run in a 2-1 Dodger victory over the Cubs. Lowe has a strong start and Saito gets his first victory in relief.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Polymer expert named top professor

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson could start 2016 football season ranked No. 1

Cutcliffe Looks Inward, Nationally for New Staff

Shamire Devine’s critical role in Georgia Tech’s season

Transcript: Bobby Petrino post-spring ACC teleconference

Virginia offensive line pushes forward in spring ball

Virginia's Wilkins flourishing in new role as 3-4 nose guard

QB commitment could herald UVa recruiting turnaround

If not for precedent, Lindell Stone’s commitment to Virginia would have been easy to predict.

Remaining Edmunds brothers get starting slots for Virginia Tech defense

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ACC BASKETBALL:

What to look for when UNC’s new notice of allegations becomes public

NC State hires Heath Schroyer as new assistant basketball coach

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson opens extended homestand

Tigers Host ACC Series With Georgia Tech

Virginia baseball team involved in bus crash in Miami

Doyle adjusting to new role in Virginia bullpen

Wake Forest baseball fighting for spot in ACC Tournament

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Syracuse Athletics Has Second-Highest Profit Margin in the ACC

Ever wonder how much your $7.50 Dome beer helps the profit of your beloved Syracuse Orange? Here is your answer.

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

NCAA satellite camp ban has ruffled even more feathers than you know

Big Ten's deal with Fox makes sense

The real Running Back U: Alabama, Cal, Miami, Texas or USC?

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Projecting Mississippi State's post-spring depth chart

Will Muschamp strikes optimistic note for Gamecocks fans

Muschamp tells South Carolina fans that his team can win the SEC East this year. First-year coach was speaking at a Gamecock Club event.

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Michigan to utilize new technology at practice

College Football Countdown: No. 127 North Texas

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Draft decisions can derail coaches

When on-the-fence college players unexpectedly leave early for the NBA Draft, it can have an instant impact on the school and can ruin careers of coaches.

UF basketball: Robinson undergoes foot surgery

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Closing the deal: UF's bullpen gaining confidence

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

30-year-old arrested after posing as prep star

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs Draft Analysis: Linebacker

Ranking the top QBs in the NFL draft

Mock draft: Eagles-Browns deal changes everything

Eight winners and losers from big NFL draft trades

Chargers release renderings of stunning proposed stadium

NBA SCORES

Dallas cannot overcome talent gap as Thunder bury Mavericks in Game 3, lead series 2-1

Without steadying influence of Williams, Mavs quickly fell behind; Carlisle not sure if PG will play Saturday

Window into greatness: Witness the routine Dirk Nowitzki has followed 'like clockwork' throughout his Mavericks career

Rockets find new resolve in win over Curry-less Warriors

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Bishop stands tall, shuts out Detroit as Bolts take series 4-1

Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Scrimmage will show how far UF has come

Gator players are more comfortable, confident in Urban Meyer's system.

Tebow in spotlight for fired-up Meyer

Florida's second spring game with Urban Meyer as the head coach will be a time to watch for the development of some of the younger players. All eyes will also be on quarterback recruit Tim Tebow in today's 1:30 p.m.
game.

Wuerffel, Doering make Gators' hall

Doherty offered SMU job

FAU basketball coach expected to make decision by early next week.

DA on the spot for comments

Defense lawyers and legal experts say District Attorney Mike Nifong may have crossed ethical lines in public comments about rape allegations involving Duke University lacrosse players, potentially prejudicing
jurors and setting off a media maelstrom.

April 21, 2016 7:04 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher has a choice to make at QB: Experience or raw talent?

Jimbo Fisher: Experience will play factor in FSU's QB competition

Jimbo Fisher: Experience only one part in FSU quarterback battle

Jimbo Fisher considered giving up FSU job after son’s diagnosis

Jimbo Fisher would like to see upgrades to Florida State’s academic support facilities

Fisher: Florida State defense may be better if more turnovers created

Notable Active Streaks Entering 2016

FSU football special teams boast a top national streak

Bowden in Dubuque: Persistence needed to 'slay your giant'

Bowden in Dubuque: Persistence needed to 'slay your giant'

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UP NEXT:

Freeze set to speak at Rebel Road Trip

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU signs JuCo All-American guard Braian Angola-Rodas

Angola-Rodas picked the Seminoles over Houston, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Hamilton Completes Class with JUCO Guard

FSU currently has the No. 10 overall class for 2016.

FSU lands junior college star Braian Angola-Rodas

Angola-Rodas averaged 21.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists for North Idaho College this past season

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/fsu-hoops-adds-final-big-piece-to-16-class-with-juco-guard
FSU hoops adds final big piece to '16 class with JUCO Guard

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FSU BASEBALL:

DeLuzio, Karp Highlight No. 10 FSU’s Win Over Stetson

Lueck providing consistent offense for FSU

Andrew Karp wins first career start as FSU tops Stetson 8-6

FSU Baseball Holds On For Wild Win Over Stetson

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball finishes midweek sweep of Stetson

Noles Move Forward Without Two

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 8 Noles Earn Top-Five Win In DH Split At No. 3 Auburn

Picking up the highest-ranked win at Florida State under head coach Lonni Alameda, No. 8/7 Florida State (35-5) earned a doubleheader split on the road.

No. 2 Auburn softball's 17-game win streak ends in split doubleheader with No. 7 Florida State

Three Noles Earn CCSA All-Academic Honors

Noles Beat Boston College 4-1 to Advance at ACC Tournament

No. 21 FSU tennis rolling into ACC Tournament

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Coach Bowden Reflects on NFL Draft

Roberto Aguayo: Kicking with consistency

Longer PATs could make FSU's Roberto Aguayo hot commodity in NFL Draft

He says he wants to be a Cowboy, but here's why Antonio Cromartie doesn't make sense for Dallas

Oakland Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. continues to deal with neck injury

Hudson: Raiders' Offensive Line Must Develop Continuity

Veteran center happy that Osemele is in the mix but says unit must work this offseason to continue to make progress

Deion Sanders' new job made return to North a reality

New Orleans Pelicans year in review: Toney Douglas

Toney Douglas arguably had the best year of his entire career this season. He’s earned himself a role as a solid 3rd point guard and the Pelicans would be lucky to have him back.

Bulgak's work ethic leads her to WNBA

OKC Dodgers: Outfielder James Ramsey finding comfort with Dodgers

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

A four-gone conclusion for Seminoles?

As many as four FSU players, likely led by linebacker Ernie Sims and defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley, could be first-round picks in the
NFL Draft.

FSU Creeping Higher in Director's Cup

FSU's Lacy Janson Breaks NCAA Pole Vault Record In Taking Fourth ACC Crown

The five-time All-American becomes the second women in NCAA history to clear 15-feet.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC football teams play waiting game until start of fall practice

New coaches put ACC’s Coastal Division on notice

The arrival of Mark Richt at Miami, Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech and Bronco Mendenhall at Virginia, all slam-dunk hires, all proven Div. I coaches, should change the dynamic in the Coastal Division – and by extension the ACC – soon.

How Clemson counters FSU’s ACC title envy

Dabo Swinney calls new contract a partnership

Duke has top 2014-15 ACC APR football scores

Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas ready to play fast

Two Tech offensive linemen’s playing futures uncertain

Louisville lands Texas A&M transfer

Texas A&M tight end Jordan Davis, a former four-star high school recruit, announced Wednesday that he's transferring

Miami, Notre Dame football coaches talk upcoming UM at Irish game

Here's what we learned from Pitt's 2016 spring football workouts

Plus two questions still left to answer as the Panthers look toward the summer.

Syracuse football needs more than Steve Ishmael to produce at wide receiver (what we learned)

Syracuse football coach Dino Babers holds team meeting after stabbing of 2 players

Dino Babers on denying Naesean Howard chance to re-join team: 'The pattern was too strong'

New phrases just the start of Mendenhall era at Virginia

New Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall is changing the way the Cavaliers approach the game, one phrase at a time.

A few observations from last night's open Hokies practice

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Sighted: Josh Pastner at Georgia Tech’s golf range

New Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, who said last week that he wouldn’t hire an assistant coach who played golf, had some fun Wednesday with the stir his comments caused.

Looking ahead: Notre Dame could use some luck in 2016-17

SU legend Dwayne "Pearl" Washington dies at age 52

Pearl Washington's top 3 Syracuse basketball moments

Deacon becomes a Pirate as Andre Washington leaves Wake Forest

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

No. 21 FAU Owls defeat No. 1 Miami Hurricanes in baseball

Top-ranked Miami came into Wednesday’s game having won seven consecutive series

UVa bullpen struggles as VCU pulls off rare sweep

The Wahoos built their advantage to 4-2 in the fourth inning, but the bullpen that was so good a day earlier let them down in an 11-5 defeat.

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

CFP officials believe several factors to TV ratings decline

25 conference college football games to watch in 2016

Pac-12 commissioner says league in favor of satellite camps

To tackle or not to tackle: College football's question

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What does the offensive depth chart look like for Tide after spring?

What does the defensive depth chart look like for Tide after spring?

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.: Vernon Hargreaves not No. 1 NFL cornerback

Dawgs pay Ludacris $65K for 15-minute show

MSU post-spring quarterback evaluation: Nick Fitzgerald

Mississippi State lands commitment from four-star LB

Muschamp: “We’ve got good enough players here to win the East."

USC releases post-spring depth chart

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Notre Dame to pause Shamrock Series for 2017

Whether it's DeShone Kizer or Malik Zaire, Irish will be just fine at QB

Urban Meyer is trying something new and it has an impact on Ohio State's recruiting schedules

Has Texas found its QB?

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Villanova receives $22.6 million gift for arena renovation

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Wednesday April 20th, 2016

PROJECTED FIELD OF 64

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-Syracuse football DB Naesean Howard out on bond after allegedly stabbing 2 players

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Pass-catching RB would spice up Jaguars' attack

Quarterback-needy Cleveland Browns boldly trade away No. 2 pick and tempt football gods

Browns trade down with Eagles from 2 to 8: What it means

NBA Scoreboard

Dirk Nowitzki says his knee feels better, expects to play in Game 3

Dirk good to go, but how can Mavs counter an expected 'epic push' from OKC in Game 3?

Key Game 3 questions: Who plays for Mavs? Can Dallas manage 'negative single digits' in this stat category?

Employment's overrated: Mavericks want you to skip work for Game 3

Field day for Miami Heat as it grabs 2-0 series lead over Charlotte Hornets

Heat’s hot shooting continues in Game 2, scoring a franchise-record 43 points in the second quarter

Hawks mascot placed on 'nest rest' following unfortunate accident

MLB Scoreboard

NHL scores

1990s WWE wrestling star Chyna dies in California

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke lacrosse merchandise is hot, hot, hot

Afflalo, Farmar declare for NBA draft

April 20, 2016 7:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

TOP SCHOOL REVENUE

13. Florida State

FSU athletic program remains self-sufficient with record revenues, expenses in 2014-15

FSU earns $865k for Peach Bowl trip

Imminent loss of Lorenzo Featherston has FSU still searching for prototypical pass rusher

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/19/fsu-football-what-lorenzo-featherstons-disqualification-means-for-the-defensive-line/
What Lorenzo Featherston’s Disqualification Means For The Defensive Line

Rivalry with Clemson Has Surpassed In-State Foes in Terms of Importance

Florida State football signee Logan Tyler knows tragedy, will wear it at FSU

FSU SIGNEE DONTAVIOUS JACKSON CALLS SCHOOL ‘NFL U’

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' defensive line looks to take the lead in 2016

Ole Miss' AJ Brown, DK Metcalf could make way onto field

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FSU BASKETBALL:

'A Thousand Emotions' As Bulgak's Draft Dream Becomes Reality

Trent Forrest looking ahead to move to Florida State and big time college ball

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FSU BASEBALL:

Freshman Trio Leads No. 10 FSU Past Stetson, 8-5

FSU Baseball Gets Much Needed Win Over Stetson

FSU pitching coming up short

Adversity has shaped FSU's Lebioda

Breaking Down ‘Noles Season

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Petrokaite Claims Women's First ACC Honor For Track Noles

FSU track and field impresses at Seminole Invitational

No. 8 FSU Heads To No. 3 Auburn For Doubleheader

Noles Open ACC Tournament Looking to Duplicate 2015 Success

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

FSU kicker Aguayo could be picked in second round

My thoughts on if Antonio Cromartie would be a good fit with the Cowboys

Oakland Raiders' Mario Edwards Jr. doing 'all you can ask for'

Cleveland Browns lineman Cameron Erving, fueled by criticism and focused on playing center, hopes to create new identity

Baltimore Ravens Draft Prospect: Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey

Jameis Winston was upset to see Lovie Smith go, but is happy to have Dirk Koetter back

Former Seminole White Named MVP of Greek Basketball League

https://jaysjournal.com/2016/04/19/devon-travis-return-guide/
Devon Travis: A guide to his return

https://progolfnow.com/2016/04/19/karen-stupples-golf-channel-reporter-will-tee-lpga-shoprite/
Karen Stupples: Golf Channel Reporter Will Tee It Up at LPGA ShopRite

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Weather Rain Delays But Can't Get Past The Gators

Fifth-ranked FSU splits season series with Florida after falling 8-3 Wednesday night.

FSU Track Travels To Wake For 2006 ACC Championships

The No. 1/1 Florida State men aim to defend their league title and the women have their sights set on cracking the top three and extending their streak of top four finishes to 15.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Fraternity Investigated on Hazing Allegations

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Ted Roof’s review of Georgia Tech spring practice

Mark Richt's term at Miami has all kinds of support

Grading Miami Hurricanes spring football 2016: the defense

NC State adds nonconference football opponents

NC State announced home-and-home football games with Vanderbilt, Texas Tech and Connecticut on Tuesday.

Can Syracuse football's inexperienced tackles hold their own? (what we learned)

Notebook: UVa coaches share excitement on social media

UVa Spring Football Festival details released

Mill Creek’s Tyler Fannin commits to Virginia football

Pre-practice report: A spring game format, former Hokies stars heading to Blacksburg and more

Virginia Tech gives students a glimpse of its up-tempo football attack

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC hires Bryan Kersey as coordinator of hoops officials

ACC’s promotion of Bryan Kersey affirms officiating status quo

The ACC announced Tuesday that Bryan Kersey, 53, will leave the court to join the conference office, a move that can be read as an endorsement of the league’s current standard of officiating, which anyone who watched the NCAA tournament will appreciate is quite high these days. The ACC accounted for three of the 10 officials selected to work the Final Four in Houston, and Kersey was one of two ACC officials in Indianapolis a year earlier.

Clemson Basketball Isn’t Quite Ready To Compete In ACC

Several critical decisions coming quickly for Pastner

Williams, Krzyzewski find common ground amid knee surgery

Will the road ahead for Malachi Richardson lead to the NBA or back to Syracuse?

Syracuse basketball shows interest in Albany's Hameir Wright

Michigan grad transfer Spike Albrecht looking at Syracuse

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Okey’s grand slam paces Tigers over Georgia

Louisville rallies to top UK in rivalry game

UVa rolls over Radford in baseball

Catcher Matt Thaiss went 2-for-3 with two RBI on Tuesday night as Virginia’s baseball defeated Radford 11-3 in a matchup of 2015 NCAA Tournament teams.

Wake Forest, App State combine for 7 homers in Deacons' win at Smith Stadium

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Attorney: NCAA also deserves blame in UNC fraud scandal

An attorney representing two ex-North Carolina athletes says the school and NCAA are both responsible for UNC's long-running academic fraud scandal that he says denied athletes a quality education.

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

10 College Football QBs Who Will Break Out in 2016

Fox, Big Ten reportedly close on media rights deal

NCAA rule change: Schools can pay for official visits from parents/guardians

Paying athletes and Title IX

The NCAA has faced pressure from student-athletes to pay them for their output. How would that type of move fit into the fairness and equity standards required by Title IX?

Oliver Luck says the NCAA could revisit its ban on satellite camps

Miano says NCAA’s ban on satellite football camps hurts Hawaii the most

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Coaching changes at 3 schools bring new look to SEC East

Plenty of QB competition in SEC's Western Division

How will Nick Saban adjust without Kirby Smart?

Alabama's defense moves on with new coordinator, same approach

Florida coach Jim McElwain has praise for QB Luke Del Rio

MSU post spring quarterback evaluation: Elijah Staley

Muschamp addresses several issues

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Alizé Jones redefining and refining role at Notre Dame

Ohio State tried 13 big-play passes in the spring game, and Terry McLaurin staked his big-play case

Texas Tech defense looks to get out of NCAA’s cellar

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Gators hoops picks up commitment from Atlanta F/G DeAundrae Ballard

Ohio State basketball: What we know about the Buckeyes 2016-17 nonconference schedule

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Tuesday April 19th, 2016

Gators scratch out win over Dolphins

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Preston Parker, ex-football star, arrested for second time in month

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mark Emmert still owes $49,000 to former employer

Kiper on Dolphins: Hargreaves probably only corner worth taking at 13

Bucs sign former Jacksonville QB LeFevour

NFL Draft: Which pass-rushing prospects can help Jaguars?

NFL Draft: Top Offensive Players

NFL Draft: Top Defensive Players

Johnny Manziel dumped by agent again as domestic violence case moves forward

Nike terminates endorsement deal with Manziel

Canada calling: Former Tiger Boyd plans return to CFL

NBA Scoreboard

How the Mavericks went from disgracing Dallas to shocking Oklahoma City

Second-chance points: Don't be fooled by the Mavericks' win, rebounding and Durant are still problems

With Dirk joining list of ailing Mavs, what kind of lineup can Carlisle cobble together for Game 3

Held together by duct tape, Mavericks leaning on hope day by day

Mavs' Villanueva fires back at OKC's Durant, Westbrook: 'If you wanna go dancin', go to a nightclub'

Game 2 Hawks-Celtics: Five Observations

Game 2 Hawks-Celtics: Report Card

MLB Scoreboard

NHL scoreboard

Lightning covert three times on power play, grab 3-1 series lead over Wings

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC teams will run to daylight

This year's Atlantic Coast Conference Championship football game will kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.2, at Alltel Stadium.

Pack needs sales pitch like Valvano delivered

N.C. State search seeks charismatic winner

Morrison headed to NBA

Gonzaga star gives up senior season.

South Carolina star checks out his stock

South Carolina's Renaldo Balkman, this year's NIT MVP, is considering giving up his senior season to enter the NBA Draft.

Duke players released on bond

Duke players suspended by school

Attorney: No plea deal for Duke player

Attorneys say they have evidence that clears clients

Lawyers representing Duke lacrosse players say they are building a timeline using cell-phone records, receipts and other evidence that will show two students charged with raping and kidnapping an exotic
dancer could not have done it.

Over the Hill?

Grant Hill holds tremendous value to the Orlando Magic as he heads into his final season, and the franchise would be wise to trade him for another star player if he can't help them next season.

Nelson, Singh named to golf Hall of Fame

Tiger to take break from PGA Tour

April 18, 2016 7:36 AM

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will speak at Gulfport Yacht Club Monday

Ole Miss' Van Jefferson's NFL ties may lead to NFL future

Ole Miss' revenue low among SEC athletic departments

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FSU BASEBALL:

Petrey, Lueck Unable to Push No. 6 Seminoles Past WFU

Wake Forest takes baseball series over Seminoles

The freshman duo of Donovan Petrey and Jackson Leuck contributed one RBI each, but Wake Forest (22-17, 7-11) limited sixth-ranked Florida State (23-11, 10-4 ACC) to four hits over the final four innings and earned a 4-2 win at Couch Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

Wake Tops FSU 4-2 in Rubber Game

Florida State lost its first ACC series of the year on Sunday as the Seminoles fell to Wake Forest, 4-2, in Winston-Salem.

FSU drops series to Wake ·

Freshman Cole Sands (3-4, 4.81 ERA) continued his first-year struggles on Sunday and pitched just four innings.

3 up, 3 down: Florida State baseball underwhelms in series finale at Wake Forest

Deacs Clinch Series Over No. 4 Florida State

Wake Forest defeated the Seminoles, 4-2, to earn the first series victory against FSU since 2002.

Wake baseball finishes off FSU

One of the best players to ever play baseball for Wake Forest had one of his best games Sunday to power the resurgent Deacons past No. 4 Florida State 4-2 in front of a crowd of 1,163 at Couch Ballpark.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Sweeps Boston College

BC Swept By One of Nation’s Best Teams

Gumm And Castren Lead Seminoles At ACC Championship

FSU Earns Top Seed in Inaugural CCSA Conference Championship

FSU’s Jamal Pitts shines on second day of Seminole Invitational

Noles End Regular Season With 5-2 Win at Boston College

FSU Women’s Tennis: A second life

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Jameis Winston answers character questions as leader of Tampa Bay Bucs

Rays: Kevin Cash explains 'TBA' vs 'TBD'

Blue Jays’ Devon Travis to take BP on field Monday

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Torn ACL sidelines FSU running back Ball

FSU baseball remains in top 10

The Florida State baseball team fell in the polls but is still in the top 10.

Marshall going on Sunday

Mike Martin liked what he saw from freshman reliever Jimmy Marshall - enough to reward the Chiles graduate with his first collegiate start. Marshall will replace Barret Browning in the No. 3 spot and will start
against Georgia Tech on Sunday.

Report: Packers Look to Trade Walker,

Soto Named USA Captain

Josue Soto has been named captain of the United States basketball team that will begin play Saturday in Germany in the Albert Schweitzer Games, a 16-team international tournament held every other year.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College spring game highlights

Park Crossing QB Malik Cunningham commits to UofL

Five things we learned from 2016 Miami Hurricanes spring game

Syracuse football DBs Chauncey Scissum, Corey Winfield allegedly stabbed by Naesean Howard

Syracuse football DB Chauncey Scissum in 'good health' after alleged stabbing (report)

Syracuse football recruiting: WR Sharod Johnson commits to Orange

Peyton Manning plans to attend Virginia Tech game

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Buzz Williams Looks To Continue To Turn Virginia Tech Basketball Around

Wake, Manning add transfer

Austin Arians, a 6-6 forward from Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has committed to Wake Forest,

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ACC BASEBALL:

EAGLES LOSE FIVE-RUN LEAD TO FALL TO NOTRE DAME 11-9

Adams ties career highs and records first home run of season

No. 6 Cardinals Sweep CU 9-8

Duke Drops Series Finale to No. 1 Miami 9-0

Jackets Bounce Back, Thump No. 12 NC State 16-7

Kel Johnson drives in career-high-tying five RBI

Virginia Defeats No. 13 North Carolina, 15-9

Cavaliers take series, two games to one

Panthers claim ACC series versus Hokies with victory on Sunday

Ryan Tufts with two RBIs for Tech in 8-3 loss

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

Can college athletics continue to spend millions like this?

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New rule means Gator football fans will tote less stuff

Observations from Georgia's spring game

Four observations from LSU's spring game

MSU's revenue rises, but profits drop compared to '14

Steve Spurrier reveals which of his many one-liners was his favorite

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Ward Jr., Johnson shine in Houston Red/White spring game

Three reasons Mark Dantonio is a top five coach

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Penn State football Blue-White game

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Sunday April 17th, 2016

Georgia rides 4 home runs to Sunday victory, series win over USC

Bulldogs had four solo home runs in 5-3 win in finale

A&M's sweep "doesn't define" MSU's postseason plans

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars offseason program begins Monday with several new faces

2016 NFL Mock Draft: All seven rounds, including team-by-team picks

Carson Wentz is the consensus No. 1 pick to Rams

NBA SCORES

The list of problems is endless for the Mavericks, who got steamrolled thinner than a tortilla on Saturday

Mavs have much more to be worried about than losing a series after Game 1 performance

Point guard depth will be tested as Barea is out, Williams doubtful for Game 2

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Pack search: Buy a vowel; get a coach

The NCAA basketball tournament lasts 18 days. On Wednesday, N.C. State will have gone 18 days without a basketball coach.

Wolfpack recruiting lagging

Analysts: Lack of coach setting N.C. State back

Florida: Joakim Noah Staying In School, For Now

Two indicted in Duke lacrosse case

A Durham judge seals the indictment concerning the rape accusation of a dancer at a party. By 11:45 p.m. Monday, none of the players on the Duke lacrosse team had been to the Durham County jail.

April 17, 2016 11:27 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Secondary Post-Spring Game Thoughts

Weekly 3: Jimbo Fisher on Florida State alumni + more

FSU offers IMG linebacker

Swift names Top Ten; FSU visit on deck

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UP NEXT:

Benito Jones, Charles Wiley impressing Ole Miss early

We marked up the 2016 Ole Miss football schedule poster with W-L predictions

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Looking ahead: Thanks to Dwayne Bacon's return, Seminoles have big goals in mind

Isaac grows into role of an elite basketball prospect

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FSU BASEBALL:

Voyles, Sansone Highlight No. 6 FSU’s Win Over Deacons

FSU Outslugs Wake to Even Series

FSU Baseball Wins Offensive Battle Vs. Wake Forest

3 up, 3 down: Florida State bats bounce back in win over Wake Forest

No. 4 Florida State Claims Shootout, 13-8

The Demon Deacons recorded 12 hits, but the Seminoles put up four crooked numbers in the winning effort.

FSU takes advantage of Wake's errors, evens series

The Seminoles, besides belting 13 hits, capitalized on two errors, a passed ball and eight walk

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Cap Seminole Invite Honoring Seniors, Prepping For Future

No. 8 Seminoles Win Series At Boston College

Seniors Shine on Final Day of FSU Beach Invitational

Castren In Top 20 At ACC Women's Golf Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

FSU DB Ramsey remains No. 1 on Cowboys' board

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/burt-reynolds-reveals-mom-opposed-003914212.html
Burt Reynolds Reveals His Mom Opposed His Marriage to Loni Anderson: ‘She Was Shaking Her Head No as I Walked Down the Aisle’

Deion Sanders-coached football team to face North Fort Myers

Williams brothers prepare for head-to-head battle in Week 14 game between the Bills and Steelers

No Bull: Winston wears green and gold at USF spring game

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Kevin Cash upset, but Rays will be fine

Phillies minor-league report

Lefthander Brandon Leibrandt continues to rehab from a shoulder injury and is expected to return in mid-May or early June.

Is Buster Posey The Best Former Seminole To Play In The Majors?

Steve Stricker, Daniel Berger commit to Zurich Classic

For Seattle Reign rookie Carson Pickett, first glance may be deceiving ·

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Four on the ACC football hotseat

4. Bobby Bowden, Florida State:

FSU's Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short In 7-5 Series Finale Loss To The Canes

Seminoles strand the tying running in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Florida State DT Bunkley made most of extra chance

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

MAROON TOPS WHITE 6-2 IN JAY MCGILLIS MEMORIAL SPRING GAME

Boston College couldn't even score a touchdown in its own dang spring game

Georgia Tech linebackers honing blitz techniques

Marcus Marshall cleaning up ball-security issues

Better scrimmage for Georgia Tech offensive line

Jackson has UofL armed and awesome

U of L's Petrino: 'I like high expectations'

Miami Hurricanes, Brad Kaaya finish spring football on high note

Optimism — and a little bit of offense — reign at UM's spring game

Miami and Mark RIcht Could Be Surprise ACC Coastal Contenders

Offense, defense both have their moments in UNC spring game

UNC defensive improvement evident in spring game

Defense held its own, forced four turnovers in UNC’s annual spring game on Saturday

Larry Fedora’s post game comments following Tar Heels’ Spring Game

NC State’s offensive line to get blocking help

Graduation, injuries and a suspension have limited N.C. State’s offensive line during the spring. The Wolfpack will pick up some blocking help for the 2016 season in South Alabama center Joseph Scelfo.

Defense takes the day in Pitt spring game

A couple of times, Nate Peterman caught himself cheering for the wrong team Saturday. That tends to happen in spring games.

Offseason UVa pickup comes with credentials

As Virginia tries to rebuild an offensive line that has been riddled by injuries for the past two seasons, one of its most intriguing prospects is holed up in Westminster, Maryland.

Virginia Tech football coaches hope defensive secondary can create confusion for opponents

Hokies add '17 commitment from athlete Caleb Farley

Virginia Tech added a play-maker to its offense in the 2017 class when Caleb Farley, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete from Maiden, North Carolina, committed to the Hokies.

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ACC BASEBALL:

EAGLES FALL TO NOTRE DAME 4-1

Sciortino launches first career homer

No. 6 Louisville Downs CU 7-2

Top-ranked Miami saw the nation’s longest winning streak come to an end Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, as host Duke emerged with a 12-5 victory in the second game of an ACC weekend series.

No. 12 Pack Wins Eighth-Straight, Clinches at Georgia Tech

NC State baseball routs No. 19 Georgia Tech 15-6 to clinch the series

Miscues, runs add up on Cavaliers in loss to Tar Heels

Pitt evens ACC series with 6-5 comeback win over Tech

Sam Fragale registered all three RBIs in the loss to the Panthers

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

Spring game Saturday: Takeaways from biggest day of 2016 offseason

Winners and Losers of Saturday's College Football Spring Games

NCAA considers new rules regarding academic misconduct

In a huge upset, the NCAA starts making sense

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Why the SEC hates Jim Harbaugh

Alabama's young QBs shine in spring-ending scrimmage

Q&A with Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/towers-kirby-smarts-first-uga-victory-was-scored-on-g-day
Kirby Smart’s first UGA victory was scored on G-Day

Eason has sharp debut, 93,000 pack Georgia's spring game

5 takeaways from MSU's Maroon and White game

Dobbs, Tennessee exit spring practice amid high expectations

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs understands what's at stake in his senior season.

Steve Spurrier honored at Tennessee spring football game

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East Carolina unveils $55 million stadium project for 2017

Nebraska is coming out of spring depleted on defensive line

Amid QB questions, Notre Dame defense steals spotlight

Notebook: QB DeShone Kizer embraces position at Notre Dame

Irish WR Robinson mulls future after concussions

Four Notre Dame recruits land offers on Blue-Gold visits

Ohio St. breaks spring game attendance record

Ohio State became the first team ever to have 100,000 fans show up to a spring football game.

Now hear this: Buckeyes reloading, not rebuilding

QB Burrow, young Buckeyes stand out in Ohio St spring game

Five Reasons to Like Sooners’ Outlook for 2016

Penn State uses spring to install new offense, find new QB

Freshman QB Buechele impressive in Texas spring scrimmage

UCF defense, Justin Holman shine during Knights' spring game

USC's blind long snapper participates in spring game

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Geno Auriemma hospitalized, 'resting comfortably,' UConn say

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OTHER BASEBALL:

UF baseball team sweeps series at Arkansas

Georgia thumps Gamecocks 13-4 to even series

Bulldogs blow up for 8-run third inning

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

FSU Spring Game Success Could Bring NFL To Orlando in 2017

NBA SCORES

Mavs were finished from the start in 2nd-worst loss in team's playoff history

Our challenge was to 'show up and represent,' Carlisle says; Mavericks didn't

Can Mavs rebound from Game 1 embarrassment? Not if they don't rebound

Stephen Curry questionable for Game 2 due to ankle

Should Stephen Curry sit out the rest of the Warriors' first-round series?

Stephen Curry says he's playing in Game 2

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Oklahoma ends Florida's three-year run of NCAA women's gymnastic national titles

April 16, 2016 11:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Fisher speaks on Mario Pender's status

Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo off to good start following in brother’s footsteps

Florida State staff ranked ninth-best in recruiting. Too low?

Top 2017 Florida State football commit announces he will enroll early

FSU could add transfer punter, plus notes from Jimbo Fisher SWFL Seminoles Club tour stop

Is backup OU punter transferring to Florida State?

Swift names Top Ten; FSU visit on deck

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Quincy Adeboyejo hoping to be more physical

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 6 Seminoles Fall To Wake Forest

A pair of Wake Forest pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout

Wake Forest greets FSU with 3-hit shutout

Florida State received a solid outing from starter Mike Compton (4-2), despite surrendering three runs on three hits and two walks.

Deacons shut down, shut out No. 4 'Noles

Wake Forest got a critical conference series off to a rousing start Friday night with a 9-0 rout of No. 4 Florida State in front of 1,046 fans at the Deacons’ Couch Ballpark.

Deacons Three-Hit No. 4 Florida State in 9-0 Shutout

Parker Dunshee allowed just two hits in 7.0 scoreless frames, and Ben Breazeale hit an eighth-inning grand slam to seal the win.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 8 Florida State Heads To Boston College

Seminoles Roll Troy, Louisville to Even Record

Knibb, Petrokaite Take Leading Roles At Seminole Invite

Noles Victorious Over UAB, Georgia St on Day One of FSU Invite

Castren Leads Seminoles At ACC Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Antonio Cromartie, ex-Jets CB, won't retire: 'God told me I wasn't finished'

Browns Hoping Cam Erving Has Better Success Against Cam Heyward In 2016

FSU's Reggie Northrup hopes to bring old-school linebacker mentality to NFL

Jalen Ramsey tells why he didn't play for Vanderbilt or Tennessee

Ravens haven't given up hope on drafting Jalen Ramsey

Bucs’ new LB Smith: Winston is ‘legit’

Conger's Arm Draws Criticism From Rays' Cash

Giants' Buster Posey: Back in the lineup

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

At 76, Bowden Still Has Drive

Johnson to declare for draft

FSU junior will not sign with an agent
Florida State junior center Alexander Johnson ended the speculation about his future by declaring Saturday that he will be an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft, held June 28.

No. 2 FSU Answers Back With Resounding 16-1 Win Over No. 14 Miami

Seminoles post the most hits versus UM in 49 years and their biggest series win since 1976.

Antonio Cromartie: Meets With Baltimore

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Gov. Rick Scott makes new appointment to FSU Board of Trustees

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

MAROON & GOLD: SATURDAY'S TEAMS ARE SET

Staff stability: Clemson coaches back up words with continuity

Clemson Dabo Dollars and Complacency

Clemson students must accept change in ticket charge

Grantham brothers bond as U of L coaches

Miami Hurricanes spring game on tap for Saturday at Lockhart Stadium

Hurricanes ready for first spring game under Mark Richt

What to watch in UNC's spring football game

UNC’s Mitch Trubisky out to prove what many already assume

UNC Unveils Flashy “ACC Coastal Champions” Team Rings

Notebook: Cavs' talent at 'great starting place'

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC has a long history of basketball villains

Ranking the ACC's Best Basketball Coaching Jobs

11) Florida State

Marques Bolden, the last undecided boys player at Jordan Brand Classic, still on the fence

Still mulling whether his next school will be Kentucky or Duke

Pastner makes clean break with Gregory’s staff

Josh Pastner requirement for Tech assistant coaches: No golfing

Marcus Paige still hurting over UNC’s late NCAA loss

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ACC BASEBALL:

EAGLES FALL TO NOTRE DAME TO OPEN SERIES 4-1

Braren records BC’s only RBI

Louisville wallops Clemson 15-2 in series opener

No. 1 Miami Claims Series Opener Over Duke 14-2

No. 19 Baseball Miss Chances in 8-3 Loss to No. 12 NC State

Georgia Tech turns season-high-tying four double plays

Wahoos win wild series opener against Tar Heels

Tech registers third walk-off victory of the season

Freiday, Jr.'s RBI single in ninth lifts Hokies to 5-4 win over Pitt

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

Spring game Saturday: Follow the biggest day of the 2016 offseason

The biggest day of the 2016 college football offseason has arrived. Here's when the biggest programs will be hosting spring games and how to watch them.

Highest Paid College Football Coaches – 2016

#5 – John “Jimbo” Fisher ($5.2 Million Annually)

8 Most Overpaid Coaches in College Football Today

NCAA should allow players to leave when coaches bolt

The five angriest fan bases in college football

Former Alabama QB will pay the NCAA to bring back his favorite video game

Greg McElroy doesn't want his lawsuit check -- just a video game

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Based on spring resume, these UF early enrollees will play in fall

New OC Gran getting Boom back on track

At Tennessee and Florida State, he coached draft picks Monatrio Hardesty, Chris Thompson and Devonta Freeman.

Miles away from 2015?

LSU players and coaches have always been behind Les Miles. After fighting to save his job, the Tigers look forward to being a contender again.

LSU coach Les Miles to make cameo as a cop in an independent film

Who and what to watch during MSU's Maroon and White game

No gain: NCAA says Lattimore can’t work for USC football

Marcus Lattimore will forever be an ambassador for South Carolina football, but it won’t be as an official part of the program.

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Ezekiel Elliott is 'tired of hearing' about Jim Harbaugh

Handicapping Notre Dame's important QB battle

Notre Dame NT Jarron Jones searches for Blue-Gold breakthrough

Corey Holmes leads imposing wave of Notre Dame up-and-comers

2017 ATH Isaiah Robertson commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame fans must come prepared for Blue-Gold Game

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/after-rebounding-from-rock-bottom-taggart-and-usf-on-rise/2016/04/15/8925922e-02d3-11e6-8bb1-f124a43f84dc_story.html
After rebounding from rock bottom, Taggart and USF on rise

Soooo Charlie Strong sent a package to the wrong DFW recruit and things got real awkward

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2016 Hirings and Firings: Beard to Texas Tech after one week at UNLV

Villanova's Jenkins has 'every intention of returning'

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Friday April 15th, 2016

Gators hang on for series-opening win at Arkansas

Clarke Schmidt complete game lifts USC past Georgia in opener

USC starter strikes out 10 batters in 3-1 victory

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

OT Tunsil may be best option for Jaguars

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/27-old-nfl-player-made-220429627.html
Percy Harvin retiring after 7 NFL seasons
27-year-old NFL player who made over $41 million is retiring because he 'looks forward to life after football'

Johnny Manziel owes $31,500 for damage to house during wild parties, rental company claims

NBA playoffs: This will be fun

Ranking the best NBA playoff series of the first round

Here's the Mavericks' greatest hope against the Thunder

Window into greatness: Witness the routine Dirk Nowitzki has followed 'like clockwork' throughout his Mavericks career

NBA owners approve ad patches on jerseys for first time

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

Johnson shines as Bolts take 2-0 series lead with 5-2 win

Brawl boosts intensity of Lightning-Red Wings series

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Lawyers to seek rebuke for police

Lawyers representing Duke lacrosse players say they will ask a judge Monday to rebuke Durham police for trying to interview players without first contacting their attorneys.

Local TV stations appalled by new NFL camera rule

April 15, 2016 8:34 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher escapes, embaces, Bobby Bowden's shadow

Five Bold Post-Spring Predictions for 2016

FSU Mail Bag: What is the end game at QB, Ryan Izzo's ceiling and more

Predicting FSU’s Depth Chart After Spring: Offense

Predicting FSU’s Depth Chart After Spring: Defense

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/14/fsu-football-dabo-swinney-new-contract-good-for-noles/
Dabo Swinney New Contract Good For ‘Noles?

Coming soon: Jimbo, Candi Fisher united in tackling Fanconi anemia for son, others

Bobby Bowden: Nick Saban not the greatest — not yet, anyway

Bowden not ready to put Nick Saban above Bear Bryant

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Florida State hoops inks Dikembe Mutombo's nephew, Mfiondu Kabengele

He held scholarship offers from Georgia, Boston College and others.

Bulgak Selected by the New York Liberty in First Round

The Edmonton, Canada, resident and Kenya native is the tenth Seminole to earn a selection in the WNBA Draft, including the fifth since 2009.

FSU's Bulgak selected in first round of WNBA draft

Florida State center Adut Bulgak was selected in the first round of the 2016 WNBA draft (12th overall)

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 6 Florida State Takes to Road to Face Wake Forest

Wake Forest baseball looking for confidence ahead of series against No. 4 FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU’s softball sluggers can do real damage, but there’s a silver lining

Noles Finish Regular Season This Weekend

FSU’s third-ranked beach volleyball team ready for home tournament

Seminole Invitational Boasts Quality Programs, Individuals

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin happy to take time before finding 2016 team

Titans-Rams trade likely ends FSU football's shot at history

Jalen Ramsey unlikely to be drafted first overall after trade between Rams and Titans

What does trade mean for Ramsey?

Jalen Ramsey to Attend 2016 NFL Draft

Jalen Ramsey seems to think the Rams traded up for Jalen Ramsey

Most people think the Rams are targeting a quarterback, but not Ramsey.

Jalen Ramsey: 'I want to be the greatest'

ESPN: Bjoern Werner worst Colts draft move of past five years

FSU's Basketball Iron Man is Greek League MVP

On Wednesday, Okaro White was named the regular season MVP after averaging 13.5 points, 7 rebounds and nearly 2 assists per game for Aris B.C.

First home run with Nationals part of Stephen Drew’s promise to stay ready

Giants’ Posey might miss entire Rockies series with foot bruise

George McNeill: McNeill strong start to sixth RBC Heritage

Noles In The NWSL

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No. 14 Miami Takes The First Game From Second-Ranked FSU 7-3

Dennis Guinn goes 3-for-5 in his return and Shane Robinson ups his hit streak to 24.

Miami Slams FSU's Home Winning Streak

Miami's Danny Valencia hit a grand slam off Bryan Henry with two outs in the top of the fifth to cap a 2-for-5 night and help propel UM past Florida State 7-3, snapping the Seminoles' 32-game home winning streak in front of 6,394 Friday night.

Vikings assess FSU defensive back's knee

Wanting to check on the progress of Antonio Cromartie's recovery from a knee injury that sidelined him for the 2005 season, the Vikings had the Florida State cornerback in for a predraft visit this week.

Antonio Cromartie: Will meet with Packers

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU's "Great Give" Getting New Instruments for Marching Chiefs

Fly away to the circus

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson can afford to keep giving students free football tickets

Dabo Swinney once got kicked out of Augusta for driving Magnolia Lane

Clemson's head football coach once made the mistake of driving down Magnolia Lane without approval.

Tech A-back Qua Searcy healing up during spring practice

Louisville, Petrino agree on 7-year, $30.625 million deal

Nearly $20M raised on stadium, Jurich says

University of Miami assistant ‘Kool’ instilling ‘monster’ attitude in pass-rushers

Craig Kuligowski, who arrived in Coral Gables after spending 15 years as the D-line coach at Missouri, seems to have done an admirable job this spring of instilling a “relentless’’ pass rush.

Gerald Willis, revamped Miami defensive line ready for spring game

Spring game a chance for 'Canes to prove themselves, o-line searching for consistency ·

Tar Heels Not a One-Hit Wonder

Pitt freshman RB Moss surprise pick in Blue-Gold Game draft

Experienced backs passed over in favor of impressive early enrollee.

Soto becomes Mr. Inside for Pitt defensive unit

Pitt defensive end Shakir Soto is beefing up for his new role in the middle of the Panthers’ line.

Pitt QB Peterman's development evident this spring, Narduzzi says

The transfer from Tennessee didn’t practice with the Panthers last spring and took over the starting QB job during the season.

Syracuse football: 8 impressive players coming out of spring practice

Eric Dungey clearly SU's best option at quarterback

After scuffle, up-downs all around at UVa football practice

The feature piece to Thursday’s open practice at McCue Center was punishment with an intended purpose.

Fight at UVa football practice was a 'teaching moment'

Hokies maintaining Beamer's trademark with focus on special teams

Clawson waiting to pick between Wolford, Hinton at QB

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ACC BASEBALL:

Boston College Baseball: ACC Baseball Playoff Race, Update #3

Cavs aim to get back on track in ACC play against Tar Heels

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

Make or Break Games for Every Top 25 College Football Team

https://www.getmoresports.com/5-starting-quarterbacks-likely-lose-job-2016/
5 Starting Quarterbacks Most Likely To Lose Their Job In 2016

Why Big Ten coaches are mad about satellite camp ban

College football title game brought $274 million to Arizona economy

Does targeting rule protect football players?

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Saban basking in 10-year Alabama run

Smooth transition: Crimson Tide defenders moving on with Jeremy Pruitt

Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen has been named the starter by coach Bret Bielema as the Razorbacks near their final week of spring practice.

Auburn to SEC East? Good for ‘talking season’ but makes little sense

Gators coach Jim McElwain knows importance of recruiting South Florida

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/the-quarterback-quandary-georgias-decision-isnt-clear
The quarterback quandary: Georgia’s decision isn’t clear
G-Day spring game could be key in Georgia's QB competition

Ludacris will roll out at halftime to perform at Georgia's spring game

Georgia will have Ludacris perform at halftime of the spring game on Saturday.

MSU wide receiver Fred Brown dismissed from university

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How a sexual-assault scandal engulfed Baylor’s football program

This spring game giveaway will have FAU fans beach running

Florida Atlantic will be giving out free tank tops to anybody who shows up for the team's spring game.

UM’s Butt: NCAA ignoring best interests of athletes

Who will start for the Irish?

Handicapping Notre Dame's spring game QB battle: Zaire vs. Kizer

UCF football on track for record spring game attendance Saturday

New USC AD Swann supports Helton, touts Trojans' progress

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Tubby Smith reaches deal to become Memphis coach

Tubby Smith introduced as 'most accomplished coach' in Tigers history (w/ poll)

First impressions of Tubby Smith

What they've said -- good and bad -- about Tubby Smith

Experts agree Tigers can be a national player again

Five possible candidates to replace Texas Tech men's basketball coach Tubby Smith

Xavier extends Chris Mack's contract through 2021-22 season

Chris Mack has led Xavier to the NCAAs six times in his seven seasons at the helm.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

No. 3 Florida visits Western Division rival Arkansas

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Schedules for every NFL team in 2016

10 NFL regular-season games with best story lines

Miami Dolphins face daunting stretch to open 2016 season

Miami has two prime time games scheduled on NFL Network, at the Bengals and at the Jets

Bucs 2016 schedule: A Monday night game and two Super opponents

Jaguars schedule analysis: Gus Bradley is in trouble

Chargers biggest winners, Eagles biggest losers in Titans-Rams trade

The Dallas Mavericks are definitely not the odds-on favorite to win the NBA title, and it's not close

In the stacked Western Conference, Dallas has just as good of a chance to pull an upset as anyone

Salah Mejri on facing OKC: 'I don't think they're happy with me blocking their shots every time we meet them'

Inside Kobe's final Laker moments after epic finale

Unable to End Kings’ Woes, George Karl Is Fired

Karl, 33-49 in his first full season with Sacramento, could not improve the team’s defense and clashed with the star center DeMarcus Cousins.

Ranking NBA Draft early entrants

14. MALIK BEASLEY: SG, FLORIDA STATE, 6-5, 196, 19 YEARS OLD

UConn stars go 1-2-3 in unprecedented WNBA draft

MLB SCORES

NHL SCORES

New law creates free agency in Florida high school athletics

Florida’s high-school athletics will have “free-agency’’ beginning with the 2017-18 school year

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

DA plans to seek indictments in Duke lacrosse case

Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong is expected to seek indictments on at least two Duke University lacrosse players for rape allegations when a grand jury convenes Monday.

Convicting Bonds of Perjury May Be Hard

Even if Giants slugger Barry Bonds is charged with lying to a grand jury, it will be hard to convict him, former federal prosecutors and other lawyers said.

Bulldogs Inc. rakes in the cash

Dogs are national financial champs
UGA's athletics program netted $24M in '05, making it the most profitable in the country.

Favre gets more time to make up mind

Favre's deadline moved to July 27

April 13, 2016 6:52 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher wants current players to appreciate Florida State alumni

JIMBO FISHER FOCUSED ON DEONDRE FRANCOIS AT QUARTERBACK?

Quarterback Thoughts Post-Spring Game

FSU football's Ryan Green hoping to stick at running back

FSU Mail Bag: What is the end game at QB, Ryan Izzo's ceiling and more

Spring lessons, fall questions for Florida State football

Best Game-Ending Plays

USF-FSU tickets on sale May 30

Upper-deck tickets available at Raymond James for FSU-USF game

FSU a main player for 5-Star WR

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UP NEXT:

Taylor's alleged shoplifting may not have been accident

Ole Miss signee not impressed with Florida’s football facilities during recruiting process

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FSU BASKETBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2016/04/12/fsu-basketball-should-xavier-rathan-mayes-return-to-fsu/
Should Xavier Rathan-Mayes Return To FSU?

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FSU BASEBALL:

Sixth-Ranked Seminoles Fall To No. 2 Gators

Freshman Jackson Lueck registered his first collegiate home run

Florida sweeps series from Seminoles

No. 4 Florida State baseball falls to No. 3 UF

Florida State could not overcome several self-inflicted blunders from its pitchers against rival Florida.

Gators knock off Seminoles again

The Gators have won five in a row in the series, matching Florida’s longest stretch against FSU

JJ Schwarz powers Florida to season sweep of FSU

FSU Baseball Loses Again To Florida, Suffers Sweep For 2016 Season

Three times in the series history between FSU baseball and the rival Florida Gators, the men from Gainesville have been able to sweep the season series with the Seminoles (1958, 2012 and 2014).

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball comes up short once again vs. UF

Many of the same things that doomed the Seminoles in their first two games against the Gators showed up once again in Tuesday's loss, which completed the season sweep for UF.

Raleigh remains one of Seminoles' leaders

The freshman catcher leads the Seminoles (22-8) in home runs (six). He ranks second in RBIs (31) and third in batting average (.343), walks (21) and doubles (seven). Raleigh has started 29 games.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles And Gators Meet For Top-10 Matchup In Gainesville

No. 1 Florida softball faces No. 8 FSU

ACC Honors Brits; Loaded Field Set For Seminole Invitational

Pardon/Brown Garner CCSA Pair of the Week Accolades

Lock Named ACC Player of the Week for Second Time

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Sebastian Janikowski voted best No. 17 pick of last 20 years

Jalen Ramsey wants to go home, just like LeBron James

Jameis Winston drops to 230 pounds 'slim' after hiring MJ's ex-trainer

Rays players, not pride, always come first for Kevin Cash

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bobby Bowden To Receive Duffy Daugherty Memorial Award

Defensive line is just that good

Despite injuries and key losses to the NFL, Seminole defensive linemen step up

FSU baseball rips JU

Michael Hyde pitched six strong innings as the Florida State baseball team routed Jacksonville 10-1 on Wednesday, the Seminoles' 16th straight win in the series.

Florida State Ranked Number One In Two Track Polls

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:
https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/satellite-camp-ban-victory-acc/
SATELLITE CAMP BAN A VICTORY FOR THE ACC

ESPN's FPI predicts Clemson's 2016 season with FSU loss

Clemson board raises Dabo Swinney's salary to $4.55 million

Swinney’s new contract worth over $30 million over six years

Clemson football adding retro touches with uniform changes

The Clemson Tigers football team is getting new uniforms from Nike. The swag will provide a tip of the hat to the glory days of Danny Ford and the 1981 national champions.

Clemson asking students to pay fee for football tickets

Students petition against ticket pricing plan

New mantra for Georgia Tech players

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino on embracing expectations, challenges in 2016

Miami Hurricanes announce format for spring game; injury updates on Stacy Coley, David Njoku

'Canes looking forward to bringing UM football to Lockhart Stadium

Miami Hurricanes coordinator Manny Diaz praises D-line, rails on DBs

Fuente wants Virginia Tech's backfield to come in all shapes and sizes

Practice report: Evans, Motley a step ahead at QB; open practice on tap for students

Deacons close out spring practice

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Georgia Tech’s hiring of Josh Pastner has been overly criticized

Two former coaches, Gregory and Paul Hewitt, are still on the payroll.

Rick Pitino says Louisville's NCAA investigation 'pretty much over'

UNC’s Roy Williams on national title game loss: ‘I don't think you ever get over it’

UNC coach Roy Williams: ‘I hope to coach till I can’t’

UNC's Roy Williams talks about his ailing knees

NC State assistant Bobby Lutz shifts to administrative role

Notre Dame swingman V.J. Beachem enters NBA draft

How do Syracuse basketball's transfer numbers compare to other major programs?

Final Four for Bennett was 'so close'

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

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

Use of computers during college football games delayed year

Former FSU, ‘Bama coach to address recruiting seminar

Online petition started to push NCAA to overturn satellite camps ban

Athletes receive video game settlement checks

Everybody wins if the NCAA will allow players to accept endorsements

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Saban: Age being used against me in recruiting

Was Florida Gators’ decision to move spring game to Friday night the right one?

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Harbaugh blames SEC, ACC for end of camps

Michigan's Harbaugh: Hugh Freeze not a "kindred spirit"

Jim Harbaugh has a bold suggestion for the NCAA

Cardale Jones rips NCAA system in Twitter rant

Shaun King proves to USF Bulls he knows his stuff

Badgers football: Barry Alvarez says ESPN's College GameDay will come to opener at Lambeau Field

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA Tournament deal with CBS, Turner extended through 2032

CBS, Turner announce 8-year, $8.8 billion extension with NCAA for 'March Madness' coverage

Move to cable costs NCAA championship game viewers

Compared to last year, Jim Nantz lost more than half his audience with the NCAA men's basketball championship game's move from CBS to cable television's TBS.

INFOGRAPHIC: Villanova fans did indeed go crazy after winning title

Actual data shows how passionate Villanova's fan base was in the NCAA championship compared to UNC's fan base.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Tuesday April 12th, 2016

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Georgia freshmen Rochester, Clay arrested on weapon charges

Former NFL, Badgers running back Montee Ball arrested again

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Eight small-school prospects on Bucs' draft radar

The Buccaneers' worst draft move since 2011

NBA SCORES

The Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs now, but they've lost their first-round draft pick

Years of having to grind out low playoff seeds with Mavericks showing their wear on Dirk

MLB SCORES

NHL playoffs 2016: Ranking the Stanley Cup contenders

Lightning have learned that defense often is key to winning title

10 to watch in the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head

How DeChambeau's swing could revolutionize golf

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke lacrosse team hires big-time lawyer

DA's conduct draws retort

At a Wednesday night courthouse forum, the two candidates challenging District Attorney Mike Nifong next month fired away at his conduct during an investigation of a reported rape at a Duke University
lacrosse team party.

NCAA Committee Backs Basketball Scheduling Changes

New rules would allow some teams to add one game to regular season

April 12, 2016 7:11 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Garnet & Gold Notebook: Orlando Noles Shine For Hometown Crowd

Spring Game in Slow-Mo

FSU film review: Sneaky-good performances from the spring game

Replay of FSU Spring Game

Green Comes Full Circle

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/11/fsu-football-did-auden-tate-become-a-starter-after-spring-game-success/
Did Auden Tate Become A Starter After Spring Game Success?

Haines City grad Derwin James quickly emerges as a leader on FSU's defense

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher had no plans to hold satellite camps even if they weren’t banned

FSU AD Wilcox: Only future Doak renovations could move spring games

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/11/fsu-footballs-best-quarterbacks-in-program-history-no-5/
FSU Football’s Best Quarterbacks In Program History: No. 5

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/11/fsu-football-miami-player-tries-to-troll-seminoles-before-2016-game/
Miami Player Tries To Troll Seminoles Before 2016 Game

No. 11 WR Devonta Smith has recently visited Alabama, FSU, Georgia, and LSU

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UP NEXT:

SEC Commissioner address Ole Miss infractions, HB 1523

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FSU BASKETBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2016/04/11/fsu-basketball-top-2016-commit-shines-for-team-usa-this-weekend/
Top 2016 Commit Shines For Team USA This Weekend

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FSU BASEBALL:

Sansone Named ACC Player of the Week

FSU looks to continue offensive outburst

Seminoles host Gators to close out Sunshine State showdown

Seminoles Make Statement by Taking Series with Louisville

Florida State Baseball rankings update: FSU surges into the top five

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Sydney Broderick Named ACC Player Of The Week

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Lawrence Timmons Still Driven For Improvement In 10th Season

Bucs QB Winston, WR Evans working on chemistry

Mike Evans admits chemistry with Jameis Winston 'a little off last year'

Winston improving game with new training regimen

Toney Douglas scores 21 points in loss

Rays notebook: Cash seeking ways to provide at-bats

Giants’ Buster Posey on the persistent question he no longer must answer

Daniel Berger: Berger steady in route to T10 @ Masters debut

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU wants to run

Tailbacks Lorenzo Booker and Antone Smith believe in the team's commitment.

Rolle Eagerly Embracing Challenges In Secondary

It's early in the morning and Florida State freshman S Myron Rolle is just waking up. He heads to the shower and his mind is already on football.

Glove not Thomas' only tool

Tony Thomas Jr. provided just what the Florida State baseball team needed during its weekend series without Dennis Guinn.

Blixt Earns Top-10 Finish At U.S. Collegiate Men's Golf Championship Sophomore earns third career top-10 finish.

Rookie guard Von Wafer was sent back to the Fort Worth Flyers of the Development League.

Oklahoma RedHawks game notes

3B Marshall McDougall went one-for-four in his first game as a RedHawk of 2006 last night. He is on major league rehab recovering from surgery on his left wrist.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Breaking down the ACC's QB battles: Atlantic Division

Breaking down the ACC's QB battles: Coastal Division

Upon further review: The highs and lows of Clemson’s spring game

Takeaways from the Orange’s 17-9 victory over the White squad in Saturday’s spring finale at Memorial Stadium:

Clemson defense in good shape at the end of spring

Swinney, players already getting a "good vibe"

Power ranking the Hurricanes’ position groups after second scrimmage

UVa football recruiting headed by a familiar name

Hokies get commitment from '16 walk-on punter Brandon Nickle

Frank Beamer named Champion's Award winner by Football Bowl Association

Ranking the Hokies' position groups from strongest to weakest

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Looking Ahead: North Carolina Tar Heels wait for NCAA to rule on investigation

Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season

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ACC BASEBALL:

SANSONE, GALLEN, AND JONES EARN ACC WEEKLY HONORS

Clemson Baseball ranked for 6th straight week

U of L Dugout Report | Cards falter at FSU

Miami Hurricanes baseball ranked No. 1 for first time since 2008

Cavaliers' arms come to life; ACC skid continues

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

NCAA caps number of football bowl games

NCAA shuts down new bowl games for 3 years

NCAA considering allowing athletes to sign endorsement deals

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Talk but no action on widening the SEC's misconduct rule

Auburn discussing future football game with resurrected UAB

Former Texas Tech QB Davis Webb planning Auburn visit

McElwain arrives in style at Polk County Gator Gathering

Some spring observations

New bag policy at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

25 things you might have missed from South Carolina’s spring game

David Williams plans to take over Gamecocks’ running game

South Carolina unveils football uniform combinations

Passing fancy: Tennessee looks to lift air attack

Tennessee bills itself as "Wide Receiver U" because of its history of sending wideouts to the NFL.

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No service: OSU's Meyer derides new texting rule

Can Urban Meyer get the NCAA to change what he called an ignorant rule?

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Highly touted hoops recruit Josh Jackson commits to Kansas

Maryland's Stone to sign agent, Trimble declares for draft

Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone will enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent while sophomore point guard Melo Trimble will declare but not hire an agent, the school announced Monday.

Villanova's Wright reflects on going from hot seat to title

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Rankings - D1Baseball.com Top 25

4. Florida State

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs notes: Koetter keeping Glennon in loop on trade status

NBA Scoreboard

Two most hated Mavs helped secure a playoff spot in Utah; Dirk: Dallas has 'some fighters on this team'

Dirk Nowitzki joins the swat team, revels in another game when stakes are highest

The Mavs got the good stuff in the locker room to celebrate their playoff berth

Could rise of Justin Anderson make Chandler Parsons expendable this offseason?

MLB Scoreboard

Tampa locks up Yankees through 2046 with $40M in Steinbrenner Field work

Lightning need Bishop to be a towering figure in net

Masters, Golden State score in ratings

The torture of Jordan Spieth's Masters collapse may live forever

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Haith receives five-year extension

Two consecutive winning seasons and overtures from Oklahoma have gotten coach Frank Haith a contract extension that includes a raise for him and his staff.

District attorney says he will not abandon investigation involving Duke University's lacrosse team

Standing before a mostly black audience, the district attorney in charge of the Duke University rape investigation said Tuesday he does not need DNA to bring charges and vowed, "This case is not going away."

Nifong cites attacker ID, says more tests pending in lacrosse case

Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong, center, says a woman who reported being raped at a Duke lacrosse team party has identified an assailant. Players' attorneys are skeptical of the development.

New Georgia Tech AD knows the work that's ahead

For the record, Dan Radakovich did not call in sick his first day on the job as Georgia Tech's athletics director.

New Orleans Bowl returns to Superdome

Bowl loses leadoff bowl slot

Leak is focused on title

He's shown flashes of greatness, and he's helped produce big wins. But now Florida quarterback Chris Leak wants to put it all together in his senior season at Florida.

Spread thin

He could be going through the leisurely paces of high school baseball
right now. Instead, Tim Tebow is at Florida, immersed in a crash course in Quarterback 101, where the lessons are frantic, frustrating and sometimes overwhelming.

April 11, 2016 6:44 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Three things we learned from Florida State's spring game

Five things we learned from the spring game

Five lessons learned from Florida State’s spring game

Another Aguyo will take care of the kicking game.

Five Players Who Made a Case for a Bigger Role

Maguire should be FSU's top quarterback in fall

Tate Puts On A Show At Garnet & Gold Game

FSU WR Auden Tate 'can be a weapon' for Seminoles

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/10/fsu-football-jimbo-fisher-post-spring-game-thoughts-video/
Jimbo Fisher Post-Spring Game Thoughts *Video*

Spring Game 2016 Recap and Breakdown

Stock Up, Stock Down: Florida State Spring Game

Our opinion: Keep it at home

FSU spring game attendance is higher than Miami's average regular season attendance

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss Football Freshmen Wrap Up Their First Spring Training

Freeze shares his bucket list with SEC Spring Tour

Ole Miss DE John Youngblood wins Chucky Mullins Courage Award ·

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seniors Honored At Basketball Banquet

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FSU BASEBALL:

Busby Catalyst for Seminoles’ 16-5 Over Louisville

No. 11 FSU crushes No. 4 Louisville, takes series

It was the same exact pitch in the same exact spot. And Dylan Busby, well, crushed it.

Cards routed in rubber match at FSU

Louisville Falls in Series Finale at Florida State

Ray finishes 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs in the loss

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball wins rubber match against Louisville in convincing fashion

Florida State wrapped up an impressive series victory over a top-five team and left little doubt in doing so.

https://chopchat.com/2016/04/10/fsu-baseball-gets-series-win-over-louisville-with-blowout-victory/
FSU Baseball Gets Series Win Over Louisville With Blowout Victory
FSU baseball got a much needed series win in the ACC with a blowout victory over over Louisville this weekend.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Caron Leads #FSUGolf to Fourth Place

Seminoles Sweep Senior Day Doubleheader

Borthwick Picks Up Fourth Top 50 Win in 10 Days

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://withthefirstpick.com/2016/04/10/cameron-erving-to-show-the-cleveland-browns-his-worth/
Cameron Erving to show the Cleveland Browns his worth

Jameis Winston on track to improve even further in Year 2

James Ramsey and Zach Walters traded to Dodgers for cash considerations

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Freshman Rolle makes his case for FSU

FSU looks to Malone at 1B

Don't be surprised to see more of Ryne Malone at first base and Charles Cleveland at third during the absence of Florida State first baseman Dennis Guinn, who is out with mononucleosis

Blixt Leads Seminole Men's Golf Team At U.S. Collegiate Championship

Sophomore is in a tie for 6th place with 142 total.

Westrup lets FSU golf set goals higher

Florida State women's golf coach Debbie Dillman doesn't want her team aiming for anything less than the ACC Championship.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Petrino lauds Savage, pass game in scrimmage

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Point guard Derryck Thornton leaving Duke

Rising sophomore Derryck Thornton is transferring from Duke, the school announced Sunday. Thornton was a five-star recruit who graduated from high school in three years to become a member of Duke’s 2015 recruiting class.

Another (dishonorable) college basketball season has come and gone

Another college basketball season has thus come and gone, but still no definitive NCAA sanction against North Carolina, where a widespread, decades-deep, systemic academic scandal has shredded a top university’s reputation in the pursuit of championships.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Duke Downs No. 16 Tigers 2-1

Pitt's Big Innings Down No. 24 Baseball, 13-6

Five Yellow Jackets record two hits each

The second-ranked Miami Hurricanes overcame adverse weekend weather to win the only game of the series at Notre Dame Sunday, as they topped the host Fighting Irish 10-2 at Frank Eck Stadium.

No. 11 Tar Heels Drop Series Finale To Virginia Tech

Carolina is back in action this week in Charlotte.

No. 13 Pack Walks Off, 3-2 Over Wake

UVa baseball team drops series finale to BC in extra innings

Scott Braren hit a walk-off single with two outs in the 13th inning to lift Boston College to a 5-4 win over the Virginia baseball team on Sunday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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

Spring Game Attendance Report, Part 1

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Why the NCAA ban on satellite camps will backfire on the SEC

Alabama offers UK quarterback commit

UK coaches unhappy with offense after scrimmage

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UM players, others vent frustrations with NCAA ruling

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA punishment fits Tyndall's crimes

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores for Sunday April 10th, 2016

No. 5 Mississippi State wins series from No. 1 Florida

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NBA SCORES

Scouting Mavs-Jazz: No way to overstate the importance of this one; playoff implications are on the line in Utah

Wounded Mavericks dependent on training and medical staff to hold them together

Mark Cuban wonders if Mavericks should permanently slow down their offensive tempo

Warriors arrive at 72 wins

The Warriors reach the 72-win mark, drawing even with Jordan's '95-96 Bulls and making what once looked impossible seem pedestrian. It's what they do.

MLB SCORES

Spieth crashes, Willett soars in Masters finale

Spieth shocker: Quadruple bogey at No. 12 opens door for Danny Willett to win the Masters

The Danny Willett file

Twitter reacts to Spieth's quadruple bogey at Masters: Crying Jordan Spieth; Greg Norman comparisons

Masters notebook: 3 swings, 3 aces on 16th hole

With the kiss! Oosthuizen banks in day's 3rd ace at No. 16

Dustin Johnson undone again in a major by putting

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Two BC assistants expected to move on

Boston College basketball coach Al Skinner will have at least one
vacancy on his staff as of today, and could face another by the end of the week.

DNA clears players, lawyers say; DA vows to continue inquiry

Defense lawyers said Monday that DNA tests prove Duke University lacrosse players did not rape a woman hired to strip at a team party, but the district attorney said he remains intent on building his case.

ACC adjusts lacrosse tourney

Men's event will be just two games.

Bradshaw donates NFL items to La. Tech

Pro football great remembers with joy his alma mater

Pearl of a class gets even better

Smith's commitment may get UT to No. 3

Aldridge plans to enter NBA draft

Wichita St. coach Turgeon gets extension

Players back Ricky's appeal of suspension

Ricky Williams was in New York on Monday to appeal a possible one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Meanwhile, back in Davie, he had support from his teammates.

NFLPA steps up for QB McNair

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance against the Titans on behalf of Steve McNair, accusing the team of breaching the quarterback's contract when it barred him from working out at its facility.