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September 1, 2014 12:36 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

ACC football Saturday rewind: Florida State shows vulnerability as title

defense begins with close victory

Questions remain for Florida State after opener

First game was 'eye-opener' for Florida St

Seminoles knows they have work to do

Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher Admits Pressure Got To Team

Florida State work in progress, coach Jimbo Fisher says

Florida State talking points: Rashad Greene, running game, defense

WR Greene one of the all-time greats

Jameis Winston shows why he's a Heisman winner

Winston, FSU moving on from Oklahoma State test

FSU RB Mario Pender makes most of first career carry

Close win doesn't irk FSU Seminoles

Seminoles Sound Off on Escaping Dallas with Win

FSU vs. OSU Postgame Observations

Fans offer their take on victory

FSU Ball Boy 'Red Lightning' Is Back and Already in Midseason Form

Frustratingly Random and Mostly Meaningless Thoughts

The Morning After... Noles Avoid Upset

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Photos from FSU's 37-31 win over Ok. State

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UP NEXT:

Coastal Carolina posts 31-16 win over The Citadel

Florida State v The Citadel — A Fair Game?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Sweeps Iowa State

The 13th-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team (2-0) picked up its
second win in the AVCA Showcase as it swept Iowa State (0-2) on Sunday, 3-0
at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

FSU Blanks Oklahoma, 1-0

Second-ranked Florida State received a first half goal from Dagny
Brynjarsdottir as the Seminoles blanked Oklahoma (2-1-1) 1-0 Sunday
afternoon inside the OU Soccer Complex in Norman, Okla.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Carolina Panthers: Rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a high ceiling

Prime Prep Academy board to consider rehiring Deion Sanders

Redskins bring back Chris Thompson to practice squad

66ers' Sherman Johnson homers in fourth straight

Angels prospect caps five-hit night with decisive blast in 10th inning

Cardinals wasted 1st round pick James Ramsey

SeaWolves' Devon Travis moves to outfield to help path to majors

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Lightning Forces FSU Into Indoor Practices

Frances may push back Miami-Florida St. game

Schools discuss contingency plans for Frances

FSU offense: A new look that you'll still recognize

Seminole savors second chance

DT Travis Johnson looks to regain his form and focus after a tumultuous
2003.

Seminoles' Thorpe to return in opener

Craphonso Thorpe a difference-maker for Florida State

PIQUION GETS HIS CHANCE

Berlin, Rix share close friendship

FSU hoops gets 2006 commitment

FSU coach Leonard Hamilton, who coached Miami from 1991-2000, developed a
relationship with the family while Dan Kreft attended Coral Springs High
School.

STEPHEN Drew Announces His Intent To Withdraw From Florida State

Deion Sanders Makes NFL Return

Sanders will come back to Baltimore

Bengals: Warrick returns to practice

Bucs cut 'old man' (Reinard Wilson)

STUPPLES' career takes flight

A standout amateur who played at Florida State University and on the
Curtis Cup team for Great Britain, Stupples qualified for the LPGA Tour on
her first ...

TAMULIS builds promising start on her pro career

A year ago, Naples? Kris Tamulis graduated from Florida State University
with a solid collegiate golf record and with a degree in multinational
business.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

CFB stock watch: ACC opens with a whimper

Duke football has come a long way

Miami and Louisville meet again, this time in ACC

ACC debut kicks off U of L's new football life

Louisville Adds Cardinal Logo, ‘Proud To Be’ Wording To Seats At Papa

John’s Stadium For Miami Game

Documents show bowls can be UofL money losers

Running back Trey Smith might commit to Cards

Kaaya era begins for UM

Hurricanes plan to keep it simple in opener

Voytik felt at ease in first start as Pitt QB

The stats might make it seem as if Chad Voytik was a minor part of Pitt's
62-0 win against Delaware, but he took his first start in stride.

Film review: Why Syracuse football didn't score on 5 overtime goal-line

runs inside the 3-yard line

Rookies shine in Tech opener

Virginia Tech got a boost in its opener from several true freshmen and
redshirt freshmen.

Five thoughts after the Hokies' win against William & Mary

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ACC BASKETBALL:

McKay withdraws from consideration for Charleston job

Virginia associate head coach Ritchie McKay isn’t going anywhere.

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

College football's opening weekend raises eyebrows

College football rewind: Georgia looks like a contender, Week 1 playoff

impact and heroes

FSU, Alabama among powers who survived scares opening college football

weekend

Five stories in college football: Is FSU chasing title?

Week one around college football shows why preseason rankings stink

Playoff Picture: Week 1

The Takeaway: FSU looks vulnerable, Georgia defense impresses, Hackenberg

the real deal

Shooting from the lip: ESPN's College GameDay excels again

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'Dinosaur age' Alabama unveils its brand of hurry up offense after quietly

practicing all summer

Odds makers give FAU little shot of stunning Alabama in Tide home opener

Auburn opens Week 2 of season a big favorite against San Jose State

Decision regarding Idaho-Florida game to be made soon

UF, Idaho discussing next step following Saturday's suspended game

Gators open as 38-point favorites for Saturday's visit from Eastern Michigan

ESPN examines impact of Gaines-Mullins bond

Justin Worley leads Vols past Utah State

Final: Tennessee 38, Utah St. 7

Vanderbilt defense has work to do, too

Vanderbilt can't wear 'Anchor Down' jerseys again

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Baylor answers questions in blowout win, but biggest query now Petty's

health

Baylor unveils RGIII statue at McLane Stadium

Why North Dakota State is the scariest team in football

Personnel trumps poultry in this Notre Dame-Michigan matchup

Oklahoma State earns respect from Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

Chris Fowler, who made his debut after replacing Brent Musburger as
play-by-play announcer, said, “Give the credit to Oklahoma State. The
roster of young, fresh faces has shown grit and fight tonight.”

How UTSA became college football's best startup

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/japanese-high-school-game-spans-four-days-and-50-innings-171615112.html
Japanese high school game spans four days and 50 innings

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins finalize roster

Analyzing the Miami Dolphins' 53-man roster after the final cuts

Kevin Durant will sign new contract with Nike

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Up to the task?

Notre Dame football struggles to regain national prominence

Nigeria's Echefu diamond in rough

Woods' slump may affect PGA's TV deal

August 31, 2014 12:00 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU can learn a lesson from Urban Meyer, 2009 Gators

Don't put FSU's fate entirely on Jameis Winston

FSU suspends Chris Casher

FSU's Casher held out for academic matter

Chasing greatness not an easy journey

Is This the Start of Something Big for Ridge Star?

When asked the question, Karlos Williams doesn't hesitate. There's no stutter-step, just a full-speed-ahead answer.

Was 2013 Florida State The Best Ever?

Bowden cherishing time away from football's strain

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UP LAST:

Final: FSU 37, OK State 31

Notebook: Greene Rises Up

Seminoles hold on, 37-31

Florida State Seminoles win opener, but it’s more tense than expected

No. 1 Florida State holds off challenge from Oklahoma State

Florida State Seminoles survive second-half shootout to hold off Oklahoma State

Top-ranked 'Noles survive test from OK State

Winston again just finds a way to get a win

Jameis Winston, No. 1 FSU hold off Oklahoma State for win

The sophomore quarterback broke off a 28-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of Saturday's contest against Oklahoma State to put FSU ahead 27-17.

Jameis Winston rallies from poor first half to spark Florida State over Oklahoma State

Florida State squandered an early 17-0 lead but survived to beat Oklahoma State 37-31 in Cowboys Classic.

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/hunter-vs--hunted--jameis-winston--fsu-survive-ok-state-in-opener-064922433-ncaaf.html
How Jameis Winston, Florida State avoided an early pitfall against OK State

Little things add up

Florida State Has a Long Way to Go If It Wants to Be a Playoff Team in 2014

Cowboys fall just short in 37-31 loss to No. 1 Florida State

Cowboys' Tyreek Hill lives up to hype, goes for 278 all-purpose yards

OK State survives early punches, hits back vs. No. 1 FSU

Plays that changed the FSU-OSU game

OSU-FSU by the numbers

OSU report card: Grades reflect Cowboys' inspired play vs. No. 1 Florida State

FSU vs. Oklahoma State: Score and Twitter Reaction

Oklahoma State football: Be dejected about the night, euphoric about the future

COMMENTARY — Even without its usually reliably explosive offensive, Oklahoma State gave defending national champion Florida State a challenge that could send Cowboy hopes for this season soaring.

What they're saying about OSU's 37-31 loss to Florida State

OSU QUOTEBOARD — Cowboy cornerback Kevin Peterson says ‘I knew at kickoff that we were in this game’

Mega-booster Boone Pickens says 'we need to do better on OU'

OSU FOOTBALL — Oklahoma State mega-booster Boone Pickens met with media in Arlington, Texas, prior to the Cowboys’ game vs. Florida State. Pickens said he’s happy with the state of the program except for the Cowboys’ lack of success vs. Oklahoma.

Remote patrol: Oklahoma State earns respect from Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

Chris Fowler, who made his debut after replacing Brent Musburger as play-by-play announcer, said, “Give the credit to Oklahoma State. The roster of young, fresh faces has shown grit and fight tonight.”

Lee Corso's pick: FSU vs. Oklahoma State

OSU football notebook: 'Trail of Tears' sign causes stir, apology

OSU student apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' College GameDay banner

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin has jammed finger, should be fine

Andre Fluellen likely Lions roster cut

Sebastian Janikowski: (Quad) Expected Back For Week 1

Buffalo Bills sign quarterback Kyle Orton to back up EJ Manuel

Christian Ponder makes Vikings roster

Bucs make cuts, Pryor out Okeechobee graduate Lonnie Pryor was among the players cut Friday.

Shane Robinson undergoes season-ending surgery

Redskins release RB Chris Thompson

Posey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brews

Will Buster Posey Carry the Giants?

Detroit Tigers' Al Avila: Giving infield prospect Devon Travis chance in center field a 'no-brainer'

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Notebook: Offense shines in final scrimmage

'Noles open up offense to Rix

By now, Miami coaches probably know to expect anything from Jeff Bowden's tweaked Florida State offense. The offensive coordinator has previously said he's added new looks that account for about 20-25 percent of FSU's offense.

Rix's career marked by series of ups, downs

FSU's Nicholson ready for ride

Miamian Piquion ready to deck 'Canes

FSU-Miami Respectful, Players Say

Class awaits Drew, but will he attend?

Mike Martin's confidence wasn't shaken by reports over the weekend that the Arizona Diamondbacks were poised to offer Stephen Drew a $4.7 million signing bonus

Greed is hurting Drew

Edwards gives Bucs cornerback depth

Former Dallas starter brings size and experience in transition to backup role.

Billick 'optimistic' about Deion

Ravens Optimistic that Sanders Is Ready to End Retirement

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

What we learned in the ACC: Week 1

ACC college footballs stadiums in 2014 ranked by capacity (Photos)

QB Murphy carries BC past UMass, 30-7

Georgia runs over Clemson 45-21

Georgia’s defense held Clemson scoreless after halftime, and Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley scored four touchdowns for a 45-21 victory at Sanford Stadium.

What we learned from Georgia 45, Clemson 21

Plays that changed the game: Georgia

Duke rolls to 52-13 win over Elon

Boone throws for 4 TDs

Former Duke head coach Steve Spurrier back for the 25th anniversary of the 1989 ACC championship team

Georgia Tech downs Wofford in football season opener

Bowls worth the cost to U of L, Jurich says

U of L-Miami: 5 things to watch

Miami confirms QB Kevin Olsen suspended for opener

Putting it all together

Anthony Chickillo, the first third-generation player to don the Hurricanes’ green and orange, will begin his senior season Monday at Louisville

++Rematch means more to UM than bowl game did

When Miami faces Louisville again to start the season, Greg Stoda says the stakes are much higher for the Hurricanes this time around.

UNC overcomes slow start with dominant third-quarter stretch in 56-29 victory against Liberty

Brissett rallies NC State for 24-23 win over Georgia Southern in season opener

Pitt pounds Delaware 62-0

For the first time in the Paul Chryst era, Pitt started its season with a win — and an emphatic one at that.

Pitt finally starts strong under Paul Chryst

Syracuse students, unlike football team, brought it to the Carrier Dome on Friday night

Radar gun: How fast was the Syracuse football offense against Villanova on Friday?

Floyd Little on Terrel Hunt: 'From here on, he will take whatever beating or hit they give him.'

Syracuse football running game struggles to find rhythm against Villanova in season opener

Virginia rally comes up short against No. 7 UCLA

Virginia’s marching band provided the beat from its spot nestled next to a suddenly live student section at Scott Stadium. The crowd of 44,749 soon began to pick up on its lead.

Virginia defense delivers dominant effort

Virginia’s defense allowed just one touchdown to the Bruins in the 28-20 loss.

Hokies' balanced attack overwhelms William & Mary in season-opening win

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Bobby Lutz emerges as a leading candidate for College of Charleston basketball job

Bobby Lutz, associate head basketball coach at N.C. State and a former coach of the Charlotte 49ers, has emerged as a leading candidate to become the College of Charleston's next coach.

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

College football's Week 1 winners and losers

Hillsborough County boasts some of nation’s top football recruits

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Alabama had to sweat before pulling away from West Virginia

Missed opportunities, inability to establish run game costs West Virginia in loss to Alabama

Nick Marshall, Auburn defense lead Tigers past Arkansas with second-half surge

Idaho-UF game suspended

Unsafe and unplayable conditions cited

Lightning delays Gators season opener three hours against Idaho

Despite delayed start, Will Muschamp still needs eight wins to keep his job

Gators' Demarcus Robinson among three players suspended for season opener

Bowl projections: Georgia moves into the playoff

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Michigan gets its payback

Michigan quickly took the intrigue out of its rematch with Appalachian State

Notre Dame throttles Rice in football opener

Notre Dame 48, Rice 17

Notre Dame safety Austin Collinsworth sidelined with injury

Bulls win as freshman Mack dazzles in debut

Marlon Mack, who played last season at Sarasota Booker High, scored four touchdowns and carrying the ball 275 yards, lifting the Bulls past the upstart Western Carolina Catamounts 36-31.

USF students show up in force for opener

Injuries, inexperience haunt UCF during 26-24 loss to Penn State

O'Leary must be kicking himself for not starting Justin Holman at quarterback

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

LAPD investigating Josh Shaw over possible domestic violence

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins announce cuts

Bucs cuts include ex-Gators Major Wright, Solomon Patton, Jeff Demps

Jaguars more secure with their roster than they were last year on cutdown day

Rookie running back stars could be lacking in 2014

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

BCS adjustment spawns more hopeless gripes

College football starts for real this weekend. In order to beat the rush, let me say the Bowl Championship Series is the most unfair, misguided, incorrigible, unsalvageable piece of horse hockey facing modern civilization. But other than that, its great!!

Ex-Gator Doug Johnson among 4 released

Man gets suspended sentence for grabbing marathoner

South Korean gymnast goes to sport court to get gold medal

August 29, 2014 7:59 AM

Florida State University Logo Public Opinion Research

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

No. 1 Noles Have Right Mindset Entering Season Opener

Previews of Coming Attractions

By Charlie Barnes

FSU embracing the 'burden of being No. 1'

FSU could be best in school history

ACC Countdown: No. 1 Florida State

Florida State takes on 'Jerry World'

Seminoles break routine for 'Jerry World'

FSU's Jimbo Fisher: Respected recruiter, but undervalued coach?

A look at Jimbo Fisher's coaching resume against the Big 12

Over the past dozen years, Fisher has coached against a number of Big 12
giants and basement dwellers as either offensive coordinator or coach with
a mixed bag of results.

Fisher winning games but not personal awards

Bobby Bowden: ‘Florida State Can’t Get Self-Satisfied’

Cowboys Classic: Jimbo Fisher Likes Team Mindset

Florida State Defensive Preview: This Will Be Tough

Like Father, Like Son

FSU star QB Winston working to improve on, off field

++Rashad Greene might rewrite FSU record book this season

The receiver is well within range of topping some prominent career
benchmarks as he prepares to open his senior season.

FSU: No fly zone again

FSU’s Whitfield starting to shine

Grading the FSU Seminoles: position by position

How Florida State Hacked Football's Fitness Code

Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael teams with FSU’s Jimbo Fisher to fight

Fanconi Anemia

Darvin Taylor Joins The Seminoles

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1674645&PT=4&PR=2
Noles land Rivals250 DT Darvin Taylor

Florida, FSU close to offering instate OL

Offensive tackle Stone Forysthe (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange) feels
Florida and Florida State are the closest to giving him his first offer.

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UP NEXT:

Florida St.-Oklahoma St. Preview

Questions For The Enemy: The Florida State Seminoles

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1674768&PT=4&PR=2
Previewing FSU-Oklahoma State

FSU and Oklahoma State both feature 'Olympic speed'

Can Oklahoma State's speed on defense stifle FSU, Jameis Winston?

Big experience edge for Florida State in opener against Oklahoma State

J.W. Walsh to start for Cowboys

Florida State Seminoles wary of Oklahoma State’s speedy Tyreek Hill

Zac Veatch's future always loomed 'large'

As a prep standout at Broken Arrow, Zac Veatch was known for his
versatility. Yet it was always understood that Veatch would grow into an
offensive lineman.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Release Basketball Schedule

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Tabbed No. 14

After finishing the 2013-14 season at the NCAA Championships for the fourth
time in five years, Golfweek placed the Florida State men’s golf team at
No. 14 in the 2014 fall countdown.

Three Seminoles In World Championship

The members of the Florida State University women’s golf team -- sophomore
Matilda Castren (Finland) and freshmen sisters Kim and Morgane Metraux
(Switzerland) -- will participate in the 2014 World Amateur Team
Championship.

#19 – First Win & First ACC Victory

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Janikowski chasing NFL record

Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski, in his 15th NFL season, has kicked 45
field goals of 50 yards or longer and needs eight to become the all-time
NFL leader.

EJ Manuel Criticizes Himself on Preseason Play for Buffalo Bills

Deion Sanders looks to consolidate Prime Prep with another academy

Colts Need Bjoern Werner to Step Up While Robert Mathis Is Suspended

Toney Douglas could return to NBA in 2014-15

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Wide receivers dominate scrimmage

BOWDEN not "optimistic" about status of Meeks, Castillo

Going into final season, FSU's Rix looks to silence critics

Bowden likes this team

Falcons: Dunn outperforms Duckett again

Travis Minor (RB) Mia rushed for just 11 yards on six carries on Saturday

night in another unimpressive preseason peformance.

Jaguars: Greg Jones steps up

Prime Time is right: Sanders will join Ravens

Red Sox: Mientkiewicz undergoes MRI on shoulder

Wilson expected back next week

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

Resumes scarce as deadline looms for FSU’s top job

FSU, Eckerd Law Schools Lower Tuition Costs with New Program

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC bowl projections: Preseason

ACC's youth movement at quarterback

Clemson's QB a real sharpshooter

Hot weather will mean liberal substitutions for Bulldogs vs. Clemson

How UGA's defense stacks up against Clemson

Georgia-Clemson: A recent history

Clemson a favorite of Byrnes offensive lineman

Hanahan receiver drawing Clemson's interest

2014 Duke football schedule, ranked in order of difficulty

Steve Spurrier still remembers his time at Duke like it was yesterday

Steve Spurrier is headed to Durham this weekend for the 25th anniversary of
the ACC-champion, 1989 Duke football team. That was the final season of
Spurrier’s three-year reign as head coach of the Blue Devils.

Georgia Tech football season tickets lag

Ex-Canes star Lamar Thomas to coach against alma mater when Louisville

faces UM

Duke healthy again and back with a vengeance

Duke Johnson heard two pops and knew his season was over. Now he’s back in
better shape than ever, determined to lead the Hurricanes to their first
ACC title.

UM's O-line pleased with progress ahead of opener

Unit trying to make life easier for freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya

Walk-on's size no factor in being big for UM

Once an undersized 5-9, 185-pound freshman walk-on, Nantambu-Akil Fentress
has become more than just a feel-good story to root for since his arrival
in Coral Gables in 2011.

Hood could be big for Heels' backfield

UNC DT Ethan Farmer cleared to play

Pitt coordinator House rebuilds defense with depth

Pitt senior Weatherspoon’s work ethic second to none

By the numbers: Terrel Hunt's future

See where Syracuse football and other schools rank on the 'College Football

Grid of Shame'

Cavaliers have experience facing elite, mobile QBs

Hokies mostly healthy heading into opener against William & Mary

Disappointing debut

Warhawks surge past Deacons in season opener

No Blocks on Which to Build

For all the changes in the Wake Forest football program since last season,
one thing remains so much the same.

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

College Football Helps Florida Economy, New Study Shows

At College Football Games, Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats

Declining Attendance Reflects Soaring Ticket Prices, Increase in Televised
Games

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SEC Commissioner Mike Slive undergoes successful back surgery as season

kicks off

Nick Saban doesn't name starter but drops more hints about Alabama's QB

competition

An easy 2013 sell-out, Alabama's Atlanta opener still has 1,000-plus seats

for sale

Florida football countdown

2 … Number of bowl games Florida has played against FSU.

First test nears for Florida Gators’ spread offense

Notebook: Jones energized to play again

Five questions with Dante Fowler Jr.

Roper's offense ready to go

Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper still feels nerves

Florida Gators’ chance to rebound rests with QB Jeff Driskel

Jeremy Pruitt set to make debut with Georgia

Georgia will be missing two key WRs for opener vs. Clemson

Wallace, Ole Miss pull away from Boise St. Video

Ole Miss' Bryant says he barely hit QB on play that triggered ejection

Texas A&M routs Gamecocks in college football opener

Texas A&M runs South Carolina’s defense ragged all night in 52-28 opener

Never saw this defensive debacle coming

Aggies grill Gamecocks 52-28 in season opener

Aggies' win means $1M in furniture for fans

Vandy's uniforms cause confusion for refs Video

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Notre Dame to hold out another due to probe

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

USC player quits; Sarkisian rebuts racism claims

Running back Anthony Brown has quit USC’s football team, and coach Steve
Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism
against him on social media.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

7-1 Reed commits to Auburn

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

The final test

The Miami Dolphins won their final preseason game of the season, beating
the visiting St. Louis Rams, 14-13.

Dolphins face decision time after 14-13 victory over Rams

Bucs fall to Redskins in preseason finale

Did Bucs RB Demps do enough to stick?

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

NFL's Goodell on Ray Rice suspension: 'Didn't get it right'; announces

domestic violence penalties

New NFL policy leaves players leery of Goodell's power

NFL's tougher policy shows social leadership

Mavs should be more balanced, less reliant on Dirk Nowitzki in ’14-15

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ADDITION of Big East Teams Makes Football ACC's Power Sport

Hawaii QB aims at passing record

Hawaii coach June Jones knew something special was in store four years ago
when a lanky, baby-faced teenager stepped onto the practice field and
completed eight straight passes.

U.S. women get gold, men settle for bronze

U.S. gets revenge vs. Lithuania to win bronze

Iverson rips NBA's Olympic no-shows

U.S. Basketball Team Got What It Deserved

Florida State University Logo Public Opinion Research

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

5 Best Season-Opening Victories

Analyzing the 2014 Florida State Seminoles by position

FSU plays regular-season game in Texas for the first time since 1976

Fisher says season-openers always present a unique challenge

Jimbo Fisher's rule: The Why's have it at FSU

Jimbo Fisher tells Florida State players to bury ‘Dallas-to-Dallas’

rallying cry

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher uses father-son bonding moments from his past to

mold QBs into stars

Florida State football's true defensive depth chart

FSU opts for experience in solving WR position battle

Florida State linebackers have 'something to prove'

FSU LB Delvin Purifoy out for season with leg/ankle injury

No. 1 FSU begins ‘#Dallas2Dallas’ quest

Chant Rant Round Table Discussion, Part 2

FSU, LSU stick out for four-star DE

Defensive end Jordan Woods (Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic) said Florida
State and LSU stick out the most for him.

FSU standing out the most with Ashley

Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips four-star sophomore offensive tackle Calvin
Ashley talks about schools sticking out early to him.

Pair of four-stars to be at FSU-Ok State opener

Running back Ronald Jones II (McKinney, Tex./North) and wide receiver Ryan
Newsome (Aledo, Tex.) both plan to attend Saturday night's Florida State
versus Oklahoma State game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Bobby Bowden's faith remains strong

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UP NEXT:

FSU 17.5-point favorite over OSU in latest betting lines

Cowboys must keep their foot on the gas

Candidates for eight freshmen Mike Gundy says will play against Florida

State

Cowboys embrace challenge of facing Seminoles

Football program adds full-time nutritionist

Charles Hewitt, a former Texas A&M walk-on, is now a full-time nutritionist
for Oklahoma State football.

Going to OSU-FSU? Here's Your Map

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

#20 – The First Game

The Florida State Women’s Soccer program turns 20 in 2014!

Grubka Earns Weekly Honors

Melbourne’s Grubka honored by TopDrawerSoccer

Harrier Women Open at No. 3; Men No. 24

One day after earning top-ranked preseason standing in the NCAA South
Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
(USTFCCCA), the Florida State men’s and women’s cross country teams are
among the top 30 in the preseason national rankings.

Noles Tabbed as ACC Favorites

For the third consecutive season and fourth time in five years, the
13th-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team has been selected to win
the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Darnell Dockett's ACL surgery scheduled

Ponder prepares for cameo appearance

Telvin Smith enters 4 down territory on Jaguars All Access

Chris Thompson set to play Thursday night

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Player to Watch - Chris Thompson

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU rebuilt and ready for ACC

DON'T look now: Rix is getting better

RIX on watch list for Unitas award

Washington retains job as FSU's punt returner

BOWDEN has higher goals

As far back as he can remember, Bobby Bowden attended church, and
churchgoing remains a significant part of his life.

AROUND THE HORN: Arizona's top pick enrolls at Florida St.

Drew re-enrolls at Florida State

'Noles try to repeat Final Four

The Seminoles made it all the way to the Women's College Cup as one of the
last four teams standing in the NCAA tournament.

QB Johnson is content with team's progress

Minor unfazed by lack of production

Youth in Pats' plan

Rookie PK Sam is still out with an injury and appears headed to injured
reserve or the practice squad.

Warrick joins in drills for receivers

Braves: Drew returns

Mientkiewicz hurts shoulder

The Rangers plan to recall John Wasdin (P) Tex from Triple-A Oklahoma to

start Friday's game. He is 7-1 with a 3.46 ERA there.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC fearless predictions

ACC football preview: Game-by-game projections for all 14 programs

Q&A: Eagles QB Tyler Murphy

Looking for edge on Dawgs, Tigers look to FSU film

Dabo Swinney on rematch with Georgia

Swinney would love to play Georgia every season

Duke football Three and Out: linebackers, tight ends, quarterbacks and more

Georgia Tech-Tennessee game nears completion

Tech assistant leaves for Florida

Tech alum returning 222-0 ball to ‘rightful place’

Louisville’s Bobby Petrino prepares for UM QB Brad Kaaya

Senior WRs can step up in Parker's absence

U of L WR Parker out 6-8 weeks with injury

UM still miffed, motivated by loss to Louisville

The memories of Teddy Bridgewater shredding UM still sting Canes players,
and they’ll be carrying it to Louisville for the rematch on Monday night.

Louisville “disrespecting” Miami, Williams update, Muhammad absent, DL/OL

notes

Miami Hurricanes senior QBs Jake Heaps, Ryan Williams address backup plans

after losing out to Brad Kaaya

UM back Johnson could bring Miami 'back'

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/north-carolina-investigating-alleged-hazing-incident-with-football-team-221218340.html
North Carolina investigating alleged hazing incident with football team

Pitt football notebook: Chryst says five freshmen will make an impact

Three keys to Pitt's 2014 football season

Syracuse's Ron Thompson will see significant time at defensive tackle

despite weighing 255 pounds

Redshirt freshman Austin Wilson wins Syracuse football backup quarterback

job

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer on Terrel Hunt: 'I don't want him thinking he

has to win the games for us'

Syracuse has sold more than 35,000 tickets to Friday night's football

opener against Villanova

Syracuse football vs. Florida State individual game tickets on sale Tuesday

Syracuse football recruiting: Chicago defensive tackle Jamal Milan has

Orange in top 5 schools

UVa football notebook: Depth chart reveals starting offensive line

Virginia Tech notebook: RB Williams getting his rushing legs back

Clawson, Wake Forest’s new coach, doing things his way

Wake Forest's secondary is second to none

Video: Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson

Weaver wins battle to be Deacons' place-kicker

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson’s Grant out of running at Charleston

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

College football TV: First week is jam-packed

College football 2014 preview: 5 predictions

Forde-Yard Dash: How this college football season should (or could) play out

Weak Links: The Potentially Fatal Flaw for College Football’s Top Contenders

25 things to watch: The playoff will change everything, except elite's

status

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Five SEC games you can’t miss this season

Alabama QB Blake Sims the favorite to start vs. WVU, Jacob Coker to play

West Virginia's 'weird' defense new to Alabama, leads to extra film study

Auburn announces sellout for opener against Arkansas; all 4 SEC home games

sold out

Florida football countdown

4 … Kickoff returns for touchdowns by Andre Debose.

Notebook: UF's short injury list

Harris picked as No. 2 QB for UF

Leaner Fowler hopes to feast on QBs

Jabari Gorman brings experience to Florida Gators’ secondary

UF defense under radar

Gators counting on defensive lineman Leon Orr

Gators hope to re-energize Swamp, UF fan base less interested in attending

games

UF freshman Treon Harris named Gators' backup quarterback

Richt: At least six first-year players ready to play

Gurley hopes to last longer vs. Clemson this time

Georgia WRs Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell won't face Clemson on

Saturday

Gamecocks shuffle offensive line to prepare for A&M

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Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

Notre Dame historically has overcome off-field issues in recruiting

Four Notre Dame players involved in investigation will not play in opener

Kelly finally announces Notre Dame captains for 2014

Riggs addition paying dividends for Irish

Longhorn players get Strong signals that things are different at Texas

Battle for TCU's starting QB job: Has Trevone Boykin gained edge over Matt

Joeckel?

TCU Horned Frogs to play two quarterbacks against Samford

Josh Shaw's story being vetted by USC, Coach Steve Sarkisian says

West Virginia QB Clint Trickett says his 1st kiss was with Nick Saban's

daughter

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Quinn, 7 others released

Brady Quinn has been released by the Dolphins. The former first-round pick
of the Cleveland Browns announced his departure on twitter. "It was
short-lived but I enjoyed every second," Quinn wrote.

Dolphins’ Mike Wallace: Tannehill and I want to hit 100% of deep balls

Bucs land Patriots guard Logan Mankins in trade

Incognito ‘remains an option’ for Bucs; no signing imminent

Bucs Notes: Backup play-caller needed for finale

The future may be next year for Jaguars rookie QB Blake Bortles if

everything goes as planned

https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nbc-yahoo-sports/nflpa-might-put-18-game-schedule-discussions-back-on-the-table-181836886-nfl.html
NFLPA might put 18-game schedule discussions back on the table

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Trojans begin defense of National championships

Making USC overwhelming favorite is the number one mistake

NCAA says Williams ineligible

Three months after the courts kept him out of the NFL draft, receiver Mike
Williams had his request to rejoin the top-ranked Southern California
football team denied by the NCAA on Thursday.

Jacksonville's Hayes misses Hall cut again

Two of the NFL's oldest old-timers will be on the final ballot for the Pro
Football Hall of Fame next year. Jacksonville's Bob Hayes will not be one
of them.

Marbury Leads U.S. Win Over Top-seeded Spain

U.S. men's basketball team angers, then beats Spain

August 25, 2014 8:00 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

There's a right way - and a wrong way - to handle being No. 1

The Times' Super 16 countdown: No. 2 Florida State

FSU evaluation: Keys to Seminoles' football season

Bowl projections: Florida State and Auburn to meet again

FSU coach studies greats to prep for new season

FSU working on recreating same chemistry from last year's potent passing

attack
After a rough spring, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is feeling much better with
the passing game

Offensive Line Aiding Young Defensive Linemen

Freshmen connect at FSU barbecue

Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey is 'one of the best'

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1672505&PT=4&PR=2
'Noles aim for place in college football history

FSU's Jimbo Fisher hoping for increased home attendance in 2014

Fisher believes louder crowds and full stadiums will prepare players for
big games

Football tickets go in a rush for Seminoles

South Carolina's top player considering FSU visit

Bluffton (S.C.) four-star weak-side defensive end Shameik Blackshear, the
top player from South Carolina, stated on Friday evening that he is still
considering a visit to Florida State despite his commitment to South
Carolina.

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UP NEXT:

Seminole First Look: Previewing Oklahoma State

Breaking down the Cowboys' matchup with the Florida State Seminoles

Will the Cowboys resort to trickery in matchup with Florida State?

Of all the factors that could boost a football team to an upset victory,
there’s one element that usually enters the mix: surprise, courtesy of a
trick play.

It's J.W. Walsh's job to lose — and to win

Last August, J.W. Walsh emerged as OSU’s stealth candidate at quarterback.
This August, Walsh flew as the primary candidate. And he’ll enter the
season opener Saturday against Florida State as the starter. From there,
however, who knows how the position will play out?

Notebook: Cowboys aware of media hype

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Second Half Surge Paces FSU Past Minnesota

Second-ranked Florida State (2-0-0) scored three second half goals en route
to a 4-1 victory over Minnesota (1-1-0) on a hot, sweltering Sunday
afternoon inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Gophers Fall to No. 2 Florida State

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Raiders Injury Update: Sebastian Janikowski

E.J. Manuel: Manuel struggles in final preseason tune-up

Bills Offense Has Weapons, but EJ Manuel Showing Little Progress,

Development

Bills-Buccaneers preseason 2014 wrap: Locker room quotes from EJ Manuel

Jerry Gray Says Struggling Xavier Rhodes ‘Like a Rookie Again’

Jaguars trim roster, waive former FSU WR Kenny Shaw

Chris Thompson to miss second straight game

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

KENNY O'Neal's eligibility in doubt

FSU to curtail LB Sims as perilous to himself, mates

His stature as FSU's hardest hitter has compelled coach Bobby Bowden to
possibly limit Sims in future practices.

SEMINOLES NOTEBOOK: Young LBs are getting lots of reps

Jae Thaxton, Lawrence Timmons and Rodney Gallon are getting get plenty of
practice time.

Stovall running patterns at FSU, and maybe following one, too

Chauncey Stovall rooted for Florida State long before he started playing
for the Seminoles.

FSU Prohibits All Smoking In Stadium To Comply With State Law, Protect Fans

Bengals work to improve tackling

Wide receiver Peter Warrick (knee) is "probable" for the preseason game
Saturday night at Atlanta, coach Marvin Lewis said.

J.D. Drew (OF) Atl did not play on Tuesday after suffering a cut on his

head after batting practice.

Stephen Drew misses 1st day of classes

Devonta Freeman barely plays with first unit

Paul Wilson (P) Cin threw in the bullpen on Tuesday and will throw again on

Thursday.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC eager to prove it's best league in nation

ACC questions heading into opening week

Boston College Football: Projecting The Depth Chart For This Week's Game

With Murphy, BC's season could be more than just a bridge to the future

Eagles may take to air

2014 College Football Odds Week 1: Boston College A 15-Point Favorite At

UMass

Tiger tight end tries to change stripes

Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett raised lots of eyebrows and generated
plenty of front-page fodder last season when he confessed to being lazy.

First Take: No. 16 Clemson at No. 12 Georgia

Upgrades begin at Duke's stadium

Duke’s Cutcliffe names 5 team captains

Preview: Duke Blue Devils Defense & Special Teams

Georgia Tech football game notes vs. Wofford

Sophomore Will Gardner wins Louisville QB job

Will Gardner stays focused as Cards' QB

Petrino: "The pressure's just on me"

Kaaya gets the call

The long battle is over. True freshman Brad Kaaya will open the season as
the starting quarterback for the University of Miami.

Miami, VT gain clarity at quarterback

North Carolina Tar Heels football: The season ahead

UNC’s Ryan Switzer makes believer out of everybody, including Ryan Switzer

NC State QB Jacoby Brissett dreaming big

Pitt’s Conner to play as pass rusher on 3rd downs when not at running back

‘Next level’ remains elusive for Pitt

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer hopes to solidify Week 1 depth chart

by Tuesday (video)

Scott Shafer on chance Brisly Estime returns kicks: 'We have some good

options. He's one of them'

Syracuse offensive lineman Nick Robinson's foot injury will sideline him

against Villanova

Virginia football preview: Schedule breakdown

Virginia football preview: Defense position outlooks

Virginia football preview: Schedule breakdown

2014 College football preview: Virginia Tech, UVa, ACC and more

ACC FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Virginia Tech

Hokies hope to get back to their staples

Johnson, Noel could be Deacs’ best cornerbacks...ever

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

Demise of BCS, implementation of playoff system means bigger paydays for

power 5 conferences

Top five offseason college football coaching hires

College football rules changes include flagging low hits on passers

College football teams embrace analytics

College football 2014 preview: Top 5 offensive and defensive linemen to

watch

College Football's 25 Most Intriguing People in Suits

It’s Time to Save Tailgating; Push Back the Start of College Football

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Alabama a double-digit favorite in season opener for 5th straight year

Auburn a three-touchdown favorite against Arkansas despite uncertainty at

quarterback

Auburn trying to be first repeat SEC champion since '98

Auburn has confidence, 'no reservations' about playing freshman running

backs Roc Thomas, Peyton Barber

A guide to Auburn's football dictionary in Gus Malzahn era

Florida football countdown

6 … Number of times a Florida player has won the Jacobs Award.

It has been a while since a great year for a Gator wideout

Gorman competing for his role within Gators' defense

Florida position breakdown: Special teams

Steve Spurrier: ‘Our guys are anxious to show the country we can play ball’

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Prediction: Notre Dame football will post an 8-4 record

USF fans hope baseball prospect QB can pitch touchdowns

USF football: Five things to watch this season

USC AD Haden hospitalized over weekend

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Auburn's Bruce Pearl recruited until 3:15 a.m. Sunday after NCAA penalty

was lifted

Auburn lands another top recruit in Spencer

Auburn basketball's 2015 recruiting class cracks top 10 in national rankings

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Judge asked to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Marino 'grateful' to advise

The Dolphins confirmed Sunday that Miami legend Dan Marino will serve as an
advisor to owner Stephen Ross and CEO Tom Garfinkel.

With two kickers hurt, Dolphins reportedly signing another one

Fox Sports reported that the Dolphins are bringing in free agent kicker
Jake Rogers. Both Caleb Sturgis and recently signed John Potter are injured.

Buccaneers defense realizes Smith’s vision of ‘Buc Ball’

Buccaneers cut return specialist Page, 11 others from roster

Mahan triumphs by two shots at The Barclays

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Bloom Loses Final Appeal To Play, Collect Money

Bloom's career at Colorado over

Lou Holtz demoted his son and takes over the play-calling duty as he tries

to revive South Carolina. Will it work?

August 24, 2014 1:20 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU ranked No. 1, Seminoles boast talent to repeat as national champions

Big expectations for the Seminoles

Can FSU go wire to wire again?

The Top 25: FSU, 'Bama possess potency to reach finale

Athleticism, passion will help FSU will repeat as national champions

FSU confident new starters can keep defense among best

Florida State's ultra-confident secondary is second to none

FSU's Nick Waisome up for whatever challenges he faces in 2014

Jimbo Fisher keeps developing quarterbacks - for Florida State and others

Heisman discussion starts with FSU's Jameis Winston

Winston might be the second repeat winner in Heisman history

For FSU’s Jameis Winston, it’s that vision thing

Jameis Winston heads to Arlington opener eager to leave turmoil behind

What to Expect from Jameis Winston in Week 1 Against Oklahoma State

Friends say Jameis Winston has made bad decisions, but has plenty of

support in hometown

Florida State's Karlos Williams enters final season facing familiar

pressure

FSU leaning on scout team's raw talent to prepare for season opener

Florida State Football: Depth Charts, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions

Bobby Bowden not a fan of the dadgum College Football Playoff

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UP NEXT:

College Football Preview: All the OSU Stories

The re-making of a champion

While expectations lag for this season, it could be the buildup for 2015
and 2016, when the Cowboys should be primed to compete for the Big 12 title
and beyond again.

Mike Gundy says rigors of two-a-days not near what they used to be

Oklahoma State hopes to reload

Opener Gives Many Cowboys A Taste Of Home

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Garnet Fights Back to Defeat Gold

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bills-Buccaneers preseason 2014: EJ Manuel lays an egg, and 5 observations

from Bills' 27-14 loss

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes could be Hall-bound, Captain Munnerlyn says

Bruce Bochy on Buster Posey moving to first base — eventual SF Giants

talking point

Clippers 5, Bats 2: Francisco Lindor, James Ramsey lead team after delay

SeaWolves' Moya, Travis named Eastern League All-Stars

Detroit Tigers prospects Steven Moya and Devon Travis earned another
accolade on Friday as they were named Eastern League end-of-season
all-stars.

Daniel Berger poised to earn Tour card

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

SEMINOLES on schedule despite rainy weather

FSU'S Gallon hurts knee

Sims misses practice with second concussion

Beitia on target in kicking scrimmage

Beitia still No. 1 kicker

'Noles' Lee may be redshirted

Eyes on the big dance

The men's basketball team has tough road ahead to attempt to visit the NCAA
tournament

Callier transfers from Seminoles

It turns out, Benson Callier won't ever be back in uniform at Florida
State. Callier, who wasn't allowed to dress for FSU's final game last
season, has decided to transfer to Western Kentucky. Problems on and off
the court plagued the 6-foot-6 small forward in his two seasons with the
Seminoles.

Drew gives D-backs deadline

A phone call from Stephen Drew on Monday provided Florida State coaches
with some hope that the slugger will play his senior season for the
Seminoles. Drew told FSU associate head coach Jamey Shouppe that he will
give the Arizona Diamondbacks until the end of the week to reach a deal.
The talented shortstop was selected in the first round of the
Major League Baseball Draft.

Bright future for Seminole cross country

Bucs' Brooks happy to be back

Alonzo Jackson: Playing Poorly

Dolphins: Minor not pulling weight

Eagles: Simon not improving, will see a specialist

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC eager to prove it's best league in nation

ACC quarterback battles continue as season openers loom

Other than Winston, ACC QBs are an untested, uncertain group

Being more inclusive with their schedules would help SEC and ACC

Dabo Swinney keeps faith in Clemson football program

Clemson players team up with youths for fishing trip

Duke football recruits to enroll early

Louisville shaping up to be ‘formidable’ ACC foe

Parker's injury could slow U of L in opener

Players, fans enjoy CanesFest at UM

CanesFest had its most successful showing Saturday, drawing thousands of
fans to celebrate the Hurricanes and their new facilities.

Hurricanes counting on contributions from several true freshmen

NC State QB Jacoby Brissett dreaming big

Scott Shafer on chance Brisly Estime returns kicks: 'We have some good

options. He's one of them'

Syracuse offensive lineman Nick Robinson's foot injury will sideline him

against Villanova

Hokies follow starting quarterback Michael Brewer into great unknown

Wake Forest hoping no-huddle offense will control tempo

The offense Wake Forest will unveil in Thursday’s season opener at
Louisiana-Monroe features a little bit of everything.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Louisville awaits eligibility news on one of its newcomers

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

Must-watch TV games for the 2014 college football season

Finally, the BCS gives way to the CFP

College Football Playoff evolved from NCAA Tournament, BCS

The top five College Football Playoff darkhorses

College football playoff? Let the arguments begin

College Football Title Contenders with Easiest 2014 Schedules

College Football Teams Impacted Most by Injuries in 2014

Florida's Top 50 senior recruits

Like in baseball and basketball, advanced statistics invading college

football

College Football Hall of Fame opens in downtown Atlanta

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ESPN's Lee Corso says SEC is not the best conference 'top to bottom'

Alabama practice report: Tide fortifying depth at LB 1 week before season

opener

Alabama pushing to flip Auburn linebacker commit Darrell Williams

Arkansas' Bret Bielema is ready to show world 'what we're about' at Auburn

College Football Countdown No. 9: Auburn

Think last year was a blast? Gus Malzahn says the fun at Auburn has only

just begun

Public memorial for Tiger, Auburn's first eagle to fly free before games,

scheduled for Friday

Florida football countdown

7 … Most touchdown passes thrown by a Florida quarterback in a game.

UF's Kurt Roper spent a lifetime learning skills needed to revive Gators'

ailing offense

College Football Preview: Florida’s Will Muschamp Is on the Hot Seat

Year 2 of Stoops at UK: Attitude adjustment

ESPN analyst likes Spurrier's offense

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Adversity can have a profound impact on a football season at Notre Dame.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Imperfect dress rehearsal

Ryan Tannehill and the first-team offense took a step back with miscues in
the Miami Dolphins' 25-20 preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life
Stadium.

Dolphins not quite ready for big stage

Not good. Not the Dolphins. Not the Cowboys. Not this night. The Dolphins
showed their defense will be solid, but the offense is still, at best, a
work in progress.

Bucs get 1st preseason win, top Bills 27-14

Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Evans expresses regret for fighting video

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans expressed regret late
Friday over the distraction caused by a fracas he was involved in that was
caught on video and published on the internet.

Fixing the Jaguars offense: Low efficiency rating needs an upgrade

Fixing the Jaguars defense: New faces added to improve sack time

Offense the Cowboys can't win without isn't ready for season opener

Parsons-Nowitzki-Chandler trio fourth best frontcourt in NBA

Mark Cuban on Dirk Nowitzki taking pay cut, Chandler Parsons' changing

lifestyle

Finally, it's official: Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love in

three-team trade

Heavy price for Kevin Love worth it for Cavaliers: Dennis Manoloff's

analysis

Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Kevin Love: Was it the right move? (poll)

Minnesota welcomes Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett in newspaper ad

Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

Watch as Phil Mickelson places tee shot on party deck at fifth hole at The

Barclays ... again

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Florida's Zook hoping to leave critics behind

Chargers: Rivers agrees to contract

Dream Team routs Angola, gets Spain next

Nolan Richardson to Appeal Lawsuit Dismissal

Hamm gets silver in gymnastics circus

August 23, 2014 12:43 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Doak Insider Podcast: Fall Camp Wrap Up

5 Fresh Faces To Know

Anonymous ACC coach believes half the league wouldn’t start for FSU

ACC morning links: Mariota v. Winston II

FSU tailback Mario Pender on road to redemption

Austin Barron brings veteran experience to Seminoles' returning O-line starters

Florida State notes: Nate Andrews pushing for more playing time

FSU preparing for Oklahoma State, John Franklin continuing transition to WR

Florida State Seminoles, fans celebrate 63rd annual kickoff luncheon

Fans Elbow to Elbow with Players at FSU Kickoff Luncheon

Photo: Florida State’s 2013 National Championship, ACC Title Officially Recognized Inside Doak Campbell Stadium

ESPN’s Herbstreit picks Florida State University to win national championship

Jimbo Fisher Visits Marching Chiefs At Practice

FSU’s AD Says He Doesn’t Know What It’s Like To Lose A Football Game And That He Never Wants To Know

Podcast: Examining Pruitt's time at FSU

FSU continues to recruit at elite level

Bobby Bowden sees similarities in his start at FSU to his son's at Akron

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UP NEXT:

Florida State begins prep for opener against OK State

Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher Talks About Preparing For Oklahoma State

Special teams need to improve

Oklahoma State football notebook: Some Cowboys are used to tough season openers — at the high school level

Young Cowboy players are no stranger to opening a season against the very best talent around. Just ask cornerback Kevin Peterson.

For FSU game, tickets sales far exceed sales for 2013 opener in Houston

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Seminoles soccer blank the Portland Pilots in season opener

Seminoles win on blast with one second to spare

Garnet and Gold Scrimmage Set for Saturday

Before the 13th-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team heads to Lincoln, Neb. For its season opener against No. 7 Nebraska, the Seminoles will divide into two squads for the annual Garnet versus Gold scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Tully Gym.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Dockett's emotional value is immeasurable

Panther Pace, Kicker Graham Gano

Buffalo Bills Circling The Wagons: EJ Manuel, Training Camp

Christian Ponder says he's not seeking trade

New Orleans Saints sit at square one with cornerback race between Champ Bailey, Patrick Robinson

Bernard James, Mavericks agree on one year minimum deal

Yankees' Stephen Drew hopes reduced role doesn't stunt progress

Buster Posey Needs to Make Permanent Switch to First Base for San Francisco Giants

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

SATURDAY'S Florida State Football Practice Report

Head Coach Bobby Bowden "Willie Jones he keeps making big plays he just has to stay healthy.

Jacksonville could provide home-field advantage for FSU

Safety in Watkins

Pat Watkins is ready to show his talent on the gridiron for the 'Noles.

Stepping Up - Matt Henshaw update

FSU training gives Dzingai boost

Zimbabwe sprinter flourishes after transfer, now aims for 200-meter gold

NOBEL prize chemist joins the brain drain

Sir Harry Kroto, who says he has grown weary of the constant struggle to raise cash, is moving from Sussex University to Florida State University

Irked Brooks Wants To Play

Kevin Emanuel Signs With Atlanta

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Joe Giglio's guide to 2014 ACC football

ACC Coastal division preview

ACC preview: Who has the talent to square up with Florida State?

ACC needs Miami, Virginia Tech to step up

Fewer quarterback questions remain with a week before season openers

Ranking the ACC's Top Coaches by the Numbers

Is this year of the transfer QB in the ACC?

Clemson OT Shaq Anthony to transfer

Anthony's exit an unexpected loss for Tigers O-line

Tigers’ coaches stress ball security constantly

Duke still has division title hopes despite losing Kelby Brown

NCAA cites Georgia Tech for ‘failure to monitor’

Proud Georgia Tech again stands embarrassed

Petrino: "The pressure's just on me"

U of L football notes: O-line nine deep now

Louisville receivers give Gardner all kinds of options

Louisville WR Parker injures foot in practice

UM's CanesFest will be on campus Saturday

Few, proud, Hurricanes fans expected at Louisville opener

UM freshman WR Berrios looking to make impact quickly

Miami Hurricanes season tickets in high demand

Wolfpack hoping experience pays off for offensive line

NC State returns four starters, plus a fifth veteran, to help new quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

NC State: Better defense starts up front

Pitt football: Three former players return as volunteer assistants

Syracuse will begin selling individual football game tickets for Florida State on Tuesday

Syracuse football's offensive line coach, Joe Adam, has landed with the Orange from humble beginnings

No QB for Tech yet, but Ford looks like a starting receiver

Isaiah Ford wrapped up fall camp with three TD catches in the Hokies last preseason scrimmage. William and Mary is up next in a week.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

New Cardinal logo going on Yum! Center floor

Syracuse basketball plays Cornell on New Year's Eve; Orange has won 34 straight vs. Big Red

Carrier Dome named the No. 2 college basketball venue in the country by four-year study

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

Gatorsports.com’s Preseason Top 25 poll: Nos. 1-5

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Could tough SEC be locked out of playoff series?

Alabama ranked No. 3, rebuilding Tide chase another national title

Toomer's Corner welcomes new eagle statues

Florida football countdown

8 … Most 100-yard receiving games in a season in Florida history.

No decision on No. 2 QB

Seven spots still up for grabs on Florida Gators’ roster

Florida Gators’ defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin confident in team

Is Will Muschamp working at a Tallahassee pizza restaurant?

Gamecock freshman emerging in new pass-rushing role

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish season preview

The remaking of Everett Golson

Harry Hiestand putting pieces together for Notre Dame offensive line

DGB's waiver request to play in '14 denied

NCAA denies Dorial Green-Beckham's appeal to play immediately at Oklahoma; will sit out 2014

Is Penn State's James Franklin Urban Meyer 2.0?

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Bruce Pearl's big plans the second his suspension ends

Auburn lands No. 10 Purifoy

4-star guard Danjel Purifoy commits to Auburn over Alabama, Maryland

No. 21 prospect Davis picks A&M

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Five things to watch for in Dolphins' game vs. Cowboys

Moreno's chance

Marino's role with Fins is welcome but undefined

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who is fond of Dan Marino, and team president and CEO Tom Garfinkel, who is an astute guide atop the Dolphins corporate structure, have been actively trying to hire Marino for a long time.

Bucs: 5 things to watch

Blake Bortles provides spark again, leads Jaguars' lone TD drive in 13-12 preseason loss to Lions

NFL Network analysts have high praise for Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

Jaguars notebook: NFL analysts like Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles' progress

Manziel fined $12K for middle finger

Analyst: Manziel's finger shows 'lack of awareness'

Fran Tarkenton: If I had to guess right now, I'd say Johnny Manziel won't make it in the NFL

Saints' Jimmy Graham reportedly fined $30,000 for goal post dunk celebrations

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

Bavetta, 74, makes his last call in NBA

Why the time is right to give Pete Rose a shot at the Hall

McIlroy plays himself back into contention at Barclays

Michael Phelps 4th in 1st final back at international meet

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

COACHING second to none in newly improved ACC

"You're not going to see anybody breeze through this conference, buddy,'' Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said.

New formula for success in the BCS

USC will start year at No. 1.

Top recruit to pick Heels

Coach confirms Hansbrough plans.

August 22, 2014 7:54 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

No. 1 Seminoles Turning Attention to Week One Opponent

Line Poised to Lead

FSU O-Line could be country's best unit

Seminole First Look

Four Seminoles named to FOX Sports All-America team

Florida State dominates college football's best units

Will Florida State football use more double tights or I-formation?

FSU football: 5 things we learned in preseason camp

ESPN GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit speaks in Jacksonville, sees FSU title

repeat; Georgia atop SEC East

Jameis Winston snubbed from multiple preseason All-American teams

FSU RB Karlos Williams could be dark-horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy

Florida State WR Christian Green would start today

Austin Barron brings veteran experience to Seminoles’ returning O-line

starters

FSU's backup CBs playing well in place of injured starters P.J. Williams

and Ronald Darby

FSU injury report: CBs P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby back in pads

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher taking better care of himself

Florida State tickets sales setting records

FSU, Winn-Dixie Agree to New Multi-Year Partnership

FSU is still waiting for White House invite

Fishers to hold bone marrow donor drive at Florida State’s indoor practice

facility

Florida State-bound Michael Barnett will lead Woodland's defense

FSU, Ohio State offer 8th-grade brother of Jacques Patrick

Peter Hayes plays quarterback and attends Orlando Avalon Middle School

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UP NEXT:

Cowboys are ready for the big time

In the last six years, OSU ranks ninth among schools in the major
conferences in league record, a good barometer of the program’s quality.

OSU Cowboys continue work for FSU

OSU Cowboys Preview Florida State, Jameis Winston

OSU has to overcome inexperience against FSU

The perfect system arrives, but three years too late

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF — OSU would have benefited from a four-team
playoff in 2011.

Florida State is better than '07 Georgia, but OSU is better than '07 OSU

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Scout-teamers give FSU early look at Oklahoma State

OSU will most likely ride with J.W. Walsh at QB

How will the Cowboys defense respond if the Seminoles score quick?

Not only was Florida State’s offense historically good in 2013, it was
frighteningly fast.

Against Florida State, coach Mike Gundy expects eight OSU freshmen to play

Purses banned at site of FSU opener

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Terance Mann: Evaluation?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Soccer Season Opener

No. 2 Seminoles open 20th women’s soccer season

FSU soccer opens 2014 season

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

D-Line Life After Darnell Dockett

EJ Manuel Focussed on Getting Better for Buffalo Bills During Preseason

Chris Thompson limited in practice

Chris Thompson ’50-50' for Ravens game

Buster Posey has sore hip

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Sack after sack: FSU gets 15 in scrimmage

TE Donnie Carter out for season

Seminoles hopes ride with Rix

SEMINOLES NOTEBOOK: Sexton gets work with first team

Back on the fast track - Sidelined by a leg injury last fall, FSU receiver

Craphonso Thorpe has come back even stronger mentally and physically.

Washington likes double-duty

Confidant says Sanders will return to NFL

Ravens leave door open for Deion to play

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Preseason All-ACC team

ACC morning links: Indispensable players

ACC coaches describe team in one word

Six dangerous nonconference games against non-Power 5 foes for league teams

in 2014

Boston College Football: Final Preseason Camp Scrimmage Quotables

2014 Boston College Football Season Expectations

Clemson O-line, run game in spotlight

Injury leaves Clemson with an easy Choice

Anthony's exit clears Clemson's O-line picture ... some

Swinney: Team will absorb loss of players

With a roster built to take a punch, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes
this team can absorb the loss of running back Zac Brooks and offensive
tackle Shaq Anthony days before kickoff and remain on script for the 2014
season.

Video preview of the 2014 Duke football season

ACC Countdown: No. 3 Duke

Duke’s Cutcliffe names 5 team captains

Tech’s redshirt picture becomes clearer

10 not must-read Tech notes

U of L football notes: O-line nine deep now

James Burgess in middle of Louisville's new defense

Louisville receivers give Gardner all kinds of options

Jurich 'very cautious' about stadium expansion

Hurricanes enjoy surplus of talented cornerbacks

Camp notes: Hurricanes cornerbacks competing for playing time

Fedora content to let suspense, drama build

NC State: Better defense starts up front

Pack’s Byrd, healthy now, eager for one more chance

Chryst names Voytik as Pitt's starting QB

Pitt backfield loaded with depth after thin spring

Syracuse football's Sean Hickey named to preseason All-ACC team by ESPN

4 Syracuse football players named to 2015 Senior Bowl watch list

Syracuse-Louisville among possible upsets in league play in 2014

A look back on 2014 Syracuse football training camp: 3 things we learned

about the Orange

Virginia's offensive line questions remained unanswered

Nearing a week to gameday and Virginia’s search for an offensive line
continues.

Can the Hokies really play six tailbacks this year? Yes, Shane Beamer says,

but not equally

Wake Forest season preview

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ACC BASKETBALL:

New-Look ACC Is Deep

The traditional powers remain, but other ACC teams improved, which should
make things interesting.

Carrier Dome named the No. 2 college basketball venue in the country by

four-year study

Jim Boeheim's USA Basketball involvement rejuvenates, educates, amazes the

long-time Syracuse coach

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC women’s soccer preview

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

Gatorsports.com's Preseason Top 25 poll: Nos. 6-10

Five college running backs to watch this season

College football 2014 preview: Offensive playmakers to watch this season

More Colleges Mixing Beer, Football at Stadiums

College football stadiums where beer is sold

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Move over, SEC: Why the Pac-12 will be the nation’s best football conference

SEC's top running back tandems

Alabama players occupy a league-best 8 spots on coaches' preseason 1st team

Nick Marshall leads 10 Auburn players on coaches' All-SEC team

Auburn seniors splitting first-team reps at running back

Florida football countdown

9 … Interceptions thrown by John Reaves in 1969 against Auburn.

Hargreaves, Fowler named preseason first-team All-SEC

Durkin likes Gators' defensive line depth

Notebook: Sarvary giving center a try

Jacksonville native Nick Washington settling in at safety for Gators

UF's Anzalone brings versatility

Concerns about UF defense

No picks for UF quarterback Jeff Driskel during Gators' training camp

Only two set starters for Florida Gators’ defensive backfield

Mason names Robinette as Vanderbilt's starting QB

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Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson taking page out of Samardzija's book

New Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett can't replace Braxton Miller, but will try

to keep the Buckeyes afloat with new offensive approach

Oregon ranked No. 4, Ducks lean on Marcus Mariota to lead them to playoff

2014 College Football Countdown: UCLA Bruins

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Cremins being considered as Charleston interim

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins should employ two-RB system

Analyzing the Miami Dolphins’ competition at wide receiver

Bortles' steady hand trumps Manziel's one-finger salute

Stars are aligning for Jameer Nelson to be Mavs’ starting point guard

Opening Night

Rory McIlroy stumbles at The Barclays

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Leak puts on spectacular passing show in scrimmage

No. 3: Oklahoma turns to Pelini for defensive coaching

Lithuania deals Dream Team second loss

American men swim to another world record

Judging error helped Hamm to gold

August 21, 2014 7:57 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Pleased with camp, FSU preps for Pokes

Jimbo Fisher: ACC had better year than SEC in 2013

O'Leary Set to Leave Lasting 'Noles Legacy

The legend of Jameis Winston: The next chapter

FSU's Maguire continues to gain confidence

Can Sean Maguire Be the Backup FSU Needs?

Could FSU still contend for a championship if it lost Jameis Winston for

the season?

Seminoles eager to live up to FSU's rich tradition of dominant defensive

backs
Ronald Darby call the Florida State secondary fast, furious

FSU DB Jalen Ramsey Updates on Progress of Camp

FSU's three freshman receivers will not redshirt this season

Florida State lineman Edwards poised to dominate

Florida State's Fisher has a unique repeat recipe

Seminoles have a history of stumbling as double-digit favorites

Seminoles Are Likely Landing Spot for 4-Star WR George Campbell

Bobby Bowden takes part in dadgum Q&A on Reddit

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UP NEXT:

Athlon Sports previews OSU football season

Oklahoma State eyes opener vs. No. 1 FSU

Abraham excited to welcome FSU to Texas

AT&T Stadium, where the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles open their 2014
football season against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 10 days, is a sight
to behold.

OSU Cowboys like depth at receiver

Cowboys trying to piece together offensive line

Cowboys have good depth on defensive line

Tickets Available For Cowboys Classic Between OSU-FSU

Bluegrass bowl: OSU, Florida State’s first meeting

Fifty-six years ago, Oklahoma State defeated Florida State in a
one-of-a-kind bowl game

Time Inc. files motion to dismiss OSU alum's lawsuit over 'The Dirty Game'

series

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Terance Mann commits Florida State for 2015

Four-star SG Terance Mann commits to Florida State.

Florida State lands its first 2015 verbal commitment

FSU lands a big time 2-guard

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

High hopes

No. 2 Seminoles look for first national championship

Volleyball sets high expectations

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Is Devonta Freeman Ready for a Significant Role?

Bills’ Manuel excited about his perfect day

Vikings coaches see value in keeping Christian Ponder

Vikings QB Christian Ponder on fans booing him: 'I hear it. Everyone hears

it.'

Madden NFL 15 Franchise Gem: LB Telvin Smith

Chris Thompson plans to return to practice on Wednesday

Lawrence Timmons No. 77 in rankings

Rookie Tyler Holt weathers crazy travel day to help Cleveland Indians beat

Twins, 7-5

Blixt a hit-or-miss option at The Barclays

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Lee, Weatherford: wave of the future

Freshman WRs O'Neal, Fagg Score In Drills

Ingram anticipates playing basketball

Injuries cut down FSU's offensive line

Alonzo Jackson: Running Out Of Opportunities

Paul Wilson (P) Cin began his rehab throwing program Thursday, making 25 to

30 throws from about 90 feet

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

FSU golf course gets new management

Florida State University has shed a financial anchor. The Arnold Palmer
company has embraced an opportunity.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

20 things to know about ACC football in 2014

Swinney: Tigers will not hide Between the Hedges

Clemson's Zac Brooks out for 2014 season

Drones keep watch on Clemson practice

Florida junior receiver very interested in Clemson

WR Tavares Chase is going to look hard at Clemson.

ACC Countdown: No. 3 Duke

Georgia Tech Football: ACC Atlantic Division Preview

With 10 days to kickoff, Tech has solid practice

Georgia Tech practiced for the 22nd time this preseason Wednesday
afternoon, going in full pads as preparation continues for the season
opener against Wofford Aug.

LB Davis continuing to improve

Considering the way Georgia Tech linebacker Paul Davis played last year
despite the limitations that handcuffed him, much more could be in store
this season.

Black helmets "juice" U of L football practice

Will Gardner stays focused as Cards' QB

How does Petrino do against power opponents?

James Burgess in middle of Louisville's new defense

2014 College Football Countdown: Miami Hurricanes

Heaps healthy, happy to be back

Hurricanes quarterback Jake Heaps missed Monday’s scrimmage because of a
sore elbow but said he felt good Wednesday during both practices

Miami Hurricanes DC Mark D’Onofrio calls Thurston Armbrister “most

versatile player”

Killian’s Jaquan Johnson commits to Miami Hurricanes

Killian safety Jaquan Johnson orally committed to the University of Miami
on Tuesday night, a day after watching the Hurricanes’ closed scrimmage on
campus.

Tar Heels aim to win wide-open ACC Coastal

NC State’s Doeren: Upbeat after down season

Pitt backfield loaded with depth after thin spring

The Panthers were down to one healthy running back a few months ago but
five candidates are poised to do damage this season.

Pitt DB to leave program

Pitt took another blow at an already thin position Wednesday when redshirt
sophomore Trenton Coles decided to leave the program.

Syracuse football tight end Josh Parris expected to return in 2-to-4 weeks

after knee surgery

Syracuse middle linebacker Marqez Hodge showing maturity in camp as

first-time starter

Syracuse football: Starting linebackers have separated themselves, but

what's going on behind them?

Defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough 'concerned' about lack of starter at

defensive tackle

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer on Naesean Howard suspension: 'You just have to

keep that bar high'

Syracuse lands in Independence Bowl in preseason bowl projection

Only obvious coaching hot seat in the league in 2014 is at Virginia

Will experience equal success for Virginia secondary?

Virginia punter possesses plenty of power

On the roster he’s Alec Vozenilek. But in the gym? “Little Goldberg, a
little wrestler,” Parks said. “A WWE Goldberg, that’s what he is. He’s a
little muscle man, a little muscle ball. That’s what I call him.”

Virginia Tech Hokies season preview

Tight ends key for Hokies' passing game

VT football notes: RB Edmunds may be game-time decision for Week 1

Dave Clawson now serving Wake Forest

9 freshmen have shots to play for Deacons

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC Basketball: Top 5 Contenders In 2014-15 Season

Clemson looking good with 6-8 power forward

6-8 Luke Maye is looking hard at Clemson.

UNC’s plans to renovate or replace Smith Center “on the back burner”

Virginia basketball team will play at JMU this season

The Virginia men’s basketball team will play James Madison University in
Harrisonburg for the first time in more than 30 years this upcoming season,
the Dukes announced on Wednesday.

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

NCAA: General expenses climbing faster than revenue for most FBS schools

NCAA study finds all but 20 FBS schools lose money on athletics

Gatorsports.com's Preseason Top 25 poll: Nos. 11-15

Could Adrian Peterson be the end of the feature back era?

College football's most indispensable players

High tech College Football Hall of Fame set to open

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Auburn At Alabama Leads College Football's Most Expensive Tickets For 2014

Alabama practice report: Suspended linebacker returns along with two

injured linemen

Want to take a shot at Harvey Updyke? Notorious Alabama fan agrees to

dunking booth appearance for charity in Mobile

Greg Schiano has 'faith' Arkansas defense can keep game 'tight' with Auburn

Florida football countdown

10 … Number of Florida players taken in the 1978 NFL draft.

Concerns about UF defense

UF loaded at running back, Roper says

UF linebacker set for bounce-back season

UF’s Roper praises Driskel’s mental toughness

Gators OC Kurt Roper says infamous Gator-on-Gator block ‘a product of

season’
Florida’s 4-8 season was epitomized by its infamous Gator-on-Gator block in
the loss to Georgia Southern, but new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper said
those plays happens all the time in football.

Battle for Florida Gators’ backup QB spot going down to wire

Around 2,000 UF student season tickets remain unsold for Gator football

games

Hugh Freeze says WR Sammie Epps will be suspended for at least Boise State

game

Byrd says Gamecocks have big-play potential

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BYU can't convince ACC, SEC it's a Power 5 school

FAU naming football field after Schnellenberger

Lunt named starter for Illini

Michigan, Washington agree to 2020-21 series

‘ACC’ FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Notre Dame

Ohio St. turns to 'meticulous' Barrett at QB

Guiton-ish? Upbeat? Ohio State's Urban Meyer says he's feeling good about

the Buckeyes after Braxton Miller's injury

Does Urban Meyer second-guess anything? The six-month path of the shoulder

injury to Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

Longhorns DT Desmond Jackson: 'I'm tired of everybody saying that Texas'

defense is soft'

Year 2 of Kingsbury era at Texas Tech begins with optimism

Icelandic volcano threatens UCF's game vs. Penn State in Ireland

College Football Countdown No. 13: USC

Badgers defense full of fresh faces

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

UConn agrees to play Arizona, Ohio State

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Blue Jays oppose Creighton's bid to trademark logo

The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new
logo, saying the depiction of the school's "Bluejay" too closely resembles
the logo of the major league baseball team.

7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen's home

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill admits it was tough to get over 2013 collapse

Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback

Jaguars notebook: Coaches, players pleased with increase in size of

practice squad

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NFL's Super Bowl Halftime Show to Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay: Show Me
the Money!

Jim Kelly's latest scan shows 'no evidence' of cancer

Saying goodbye to elite part of being a Rays fan

Being a Rays fan often carries a heavy price.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC title game will impact Florida bowls

Maryland signs Friedgen to extension through 2012

McGahee asks to be traded if he's not starting

IRS: Pete Rose owes almost $1 million in back taxes

Phelps Gets Five Golds, Then Steps Aside

August 20, 2014 8:14 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Six-Game Packs Sold Out

Scrimmage Report: Receivers Making Strides

FSU tying up loose ends in final scrimmage before turning focus towards Oklahoma State

FSU finding clarity along depth chart after final scrimmage

FSU comes through clean in final scrimmage

FSU injury report: Seminoles staying remarkably healthy, CBs Darby and Williams expected back

5 Position Battles Still Being Waged

Jimbo Fisher still mulling position battles as FSU's fall camp comes to a close

Newcomers expected to impact FSU in 2014

Seminoles may have company in the ACC

Fisher wants good times to keep rolling at FSU

Jameis Winston's vision is his biggest attribute

FSU QB Sean Maguire in better spot to step in for Jameis Winston than he was last season

Maguire has blossomed in understudy role

Barron trying to pick up where Stork left off

Florida State WRs show progress in 2nd fall scrimmage

Florida State WR Christian Green would start today, coach Jimbo Fisher announces

Don't dare call Edwards Jr. disappointing

FSView Roundtable: Riffing on Florida State footbal

ACC's biggest battles: Nos. 1 & 2

No. 1 The matchup: Clemson vs. Florida State

It's not hard to see Florida State's toughest foe

Bobby Bowden, the man responsible for bringing in the coach that restored Florida State football to national prominence, has seen this movie end on a somber note before.

Valuable advice from FSU coaching legend Bobby Bowden: Keep raging

Bobby Bowden: Miami “better hope” Al Golden stays

Bobby Bowden: Bear Bryant the greatest coach of all-time

Bowden on McConaughey, peanuts, more

George Campbell trims list to three

He will choose between FSU, UF and LSU

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UP NEXT:

Cowboys like depth at receiver

Josh Stewart is gone, but OSU isn’t worried about replacing his production

Cowboys avoid injuries through fall camp

ESPN's Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit say Oklahoma State will need to start fast against Florida State

BOONE PICKENS SETS UP $20 STUDENT TICKETS FOR FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Soccer Celebrates 20 Years

Holdiman transfers from FSU to Boise

Former Waverly-Shell Rock cross country and track standout Anna Holdiman originally committed to run for head coach Corey Ihmels at Iowa State University.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Turning up with the heat with Geno Hayes

Norv Turner on Ponder's future, fans booing

Turner: Ponder is 'Going to be Valuable' to Team

Deion Sanders, Tony Gonzalez say quarterbacks will dominate under NFL’s new defensive rules

Gonzalez said 'I could name six guys that could get 5,000 yards this year,' while Sanders blasted the NFL for essentially leaving defenders powerless to stop superstars like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. 'You can't touch the quarterback, you can only hit a player in certain places. What else is there going to be?'

If The Yankees Are Really Making A Playoff Push It’s Time For Stephen Drew To Go

Tyler Holt: Joins Big Club Tuesday

Sixers’ Sherman Johnson named Cal League Player of Week

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles hope study results help them adjust to practicing in heat

Freshman kicker challenging Beitia

Injuries leave FSU thin at tight end, guard

ACC title choice gets FSU approval

Bowden, Coker like Jacksonville

NFL notebook: Sanders will decide "very soon"

Ravens say they would welcome Sanders

Notes: Weinke will get time at No. 2 QB

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC football: 6 contenders to claim a league title in December

Who wants it? The ACC Coastal Division is completely up for grabs ... again

ACC Power Rankings: Pre-Season

Group efforts in ACC backfields

Which top schools play freshmen most?

++ACC preseason recruiting report card

Biggest remaining target: Florida State: No. 10 George Campbell

Tailbacks could be focus for Clemson

Herbstreit doesn’t like Stoudt’s chances at Georgia

Clemson’s Peake healed and eager to have his shot

Duke football: Secondary ready to live up to nickname

Their coach calls them the Cheetahs, and this season Duke’s secondary could be the key in the race to the Coastal Division title.

Tech’s Tuesday practice drags

Injuries force changes to Jackets roster

3 improved players from Tech camp

Will Gardner stays focused as Louisville quarterback

Petrino, like Grantham, laughs off SI report

Petrino watch will linger

U of L RB Michael Dyer day-to-day with thigh contusion

Better record in 2014: Florida or Miami?

Jake Heaps talks Miami QB competition

After scrimmage absence, Jake Heaps says “everything is fine” with his arm

Heaps to practice Wednesday

Battle for backup QB spot

Killian’s Jaquan Johnson commits to Miami Hurricanes

UNC QB coach Keith Heckendorf on Marquise Williams, Mitch Trubisky and competition

ACC FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Pittsburgh

Pitt defensive back Mitchell learns three spots on the fly

Redshirt sophomore Reggie Mitchell will play a significant role in the secondary — at some position — for the Panthers this fall.

A.J. Long and Austin Wilson lead Mitch Kimble in battle for Syracuse's backup quarterback spot

Syracuse football freshman receivers Jamal Custis, Steve Ishmael will play immediately, coach says

Syracuse football receiver Ashton Broyld expects majority of time to come at H-back

Syracuse football TE Josh Parris will need surgery for lower-body injury

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer hopeful tight end Josh Parris will return 'quickly'

Syracuse football freshman Jamal Custis working out at tight end, could be used in red-zone situations

Syracuse football freshman safety Rodney Williams expects to play nickelback in Okie package

Syracuse University confirms agreement of new multimedia rights contract with IMG

Virginia Cavaliers season preview

Rookie DL Brown remains questionable for season opener

2 weeks, 2 days in: Catching up with a few questions about Hokies camp

Deacons looking forward to a day off

And on the 20th day, the Deacons will rest.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Tigers’ Grant would fit well at Charleston

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson baseball draws Upstate talent

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

In renovated college stadiums, flashy screens, party decks and Wi-Fi are must-haves for fans

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Kirk Herbstreit 'marveled' at Jacob Coker at FSU, curious how he responds with Alabama

Gators Michael Taylor, Antonio Morrison in sync as Florida linebackers

UF's Antonio Morrison eager to move beyond season he would like to forget

Matt Jones' return gives Gators even more RB depth

The junior, who missed a lot of time last season, joins a group of talented backs that includes Kelvin Taylor, Mack Brown and Brandon Powell.

College Football Countdown No. 14: Georgia

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Bob Diaco announces starting QB in strangest of ways

Top 2 Jayhawks RBs sustain season-ending injuries

Maryland to guarantee athletic scholarships

Notre Dame unveils Under Armour uniforms for Shamrock Series

Kelly says no clarity on four players in Notre Dame academic fraud investigation

Golson: Irish supporting suspended players

Notre Dame adding speed to special teams

It's always something with Notre Dame football

Ohio State officially confirms QB Braxton Miller will miss the '14 season, he wants to return next year

The complete Ohio State release regarding Buckeyes QB Braxton Miller's injury that will keep him out for '14

The Curse of In-N-Out Burger: Ever since Troy Smith, something has been derailing the senior seasons of Ohio State quarterbacks

Todd Boeckman, Terrelle Pryor and Braxton Miller combined to account for 9,130 total yards and 92 touchdowns as juniors. In what they expected to be final go-rounds the next year, they'll have a combined 628 yards and five scores, all from Boeckman.

Playoffs? Playoffs? Ohio State faces more pressing questions in the wake of Braxton Miller's season-ending injury (Video)

Will Ohio State make the College Football Playoff without Braxton Miller? (Poll)

Oklahoma ranked No. 5, Sooners seek spot in College Football Playoff

USF drops plan to put ‘THE TEAM’ on jerseys

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins’ Mike Wallace: Dolphins get no love on penalty calls

Bucs defense not ready to relax

It’s a work in progress. We’re not there yet. We’ve got a long way to go.

Bucs notes: WR Evans must learn to change hands with ball

Jaguars not alone: Penalty flags flying in preseason as NFL officials enforce certain rules

Boomer Esiason blasts Johnny Manziel: 'You're gonna get wrecked, son'

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Jacksonville to host ACC final

TV/RADIO: ABC also enthused about ACC title game

Charlotte's bid for game never had a chance

Hamilton gets gold as U.S. shines in cycling

Patterson completes American gymnastics double

25 years later, ESPN still worth watching

August 19, 2014 7:57 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Practice Report: No. 1 Noles Focus on Little Things

Seminoles continue to build depth as opener draws near

Jameis Winston, FSU passing attack will likely rely more on running backs

in 2014

So what makes Winston so good?

JUCO linemen Are, Mavety should make immediate impact for FSU

FSU freshman Roderick Johnson gets work with starting offensive line

FSU DB Marquez White gives up basketball to focus solely on football

Florida State DB Marquez White making most of opportunity

FSU defense hoping to make a smooth transition under coordinator Charles

Kelly

NCAA Football Preview - Florida State Seminoles

FSU aims to walk tightrope to another title

Gators, Jaguars, Bucs, Dolphins? FSU is once-proud State of Florida's only

saving grace on gridiron.

Coach Bowden Headed to Central Nebraska

Former Seminole Dances for Charity

Rhodes played football in front of thousands and thousands and thousands of
fans during his football career at FSU (1995-99). His father Bill (1965-68)
and brother Billy (1994-98) played for the Seminoles, too.

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UP NEXT:

Larry Mahsetky gets the star treatment by OSU supporters

Even though Mahsetky knew his story was going to be published in The
Oklahoman, he never quite expected the aftermath it would bring.

OSU sells more than 1,500 student tickets for opener in Arlington

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Picked to Win ACC

Coming off a national runner-up finish and a conference title, Florida
State was chosen to repeat as the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer
champion in 2014 as voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

Meet Dustin Hopkins, a possible solution to the Eagles' kicker concerns

Bills-Steelers preseason wrap: Locker room quotes from EJ Manuel, Mike

Williams and more

EJ Manuel frustrated; Bills' offense struggles again

Bryan Stork returns for Patriots

Toney Douglas signs to play in China next season

Brooks Koepka: Koepka takes it deep in Wyndham final round

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Rix focusing on right things for Seminoles

FSU tailback Edwards has no problem with supporting role

Cromartie hurting again

No. 6: Florida State Seminoles - Florida State wide receiver Thorpe faster

after injury rehab

Seminoles lose starter Meeks to ankle injury

Hamilton Releases 2004-05 Men's Basketball Schedule

Fewer dates with ACC big fish await 'Noles hoops

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Cardinals: Dockett moved to defensive end

Ravens: Billick hopes Sanders will return

Travis Minor may be running into trouble

Braves place Drew on DL

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OTHER FSU NEWWS:

Hundreds sound off on search for next FSU president

One month later, FSU professor investigation continues

One month ago Monday Dan Markel dropped off his two young boys at preschool
for the last time

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:
https://www.football.com/en-us/preseason-top-10-nfl-draft-prospects-acc/
Preseason Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects: ACC
1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State:

ACC football: 6 running backs to know in 2014

ACC football: 6 impact receivers in 2014

ACC's biggest battles: Nos. 3 & 4

No. 3 The matchup: No. 17 Notre Dame at No. 1 Florida State

Peake rejoins Tigers’ camp

Duke's bad luck continues

Duke loses TE Deaver for season with knee injury

Petrino owes second chance to AD

The U of L football camp stock report

U of L football practice notes from Monday

Meet U of L football’s centers of attention

Miami Hurricanes QB Jake Heaps held out of final scrimmage

UNC quarterback competition nearing its conclusion

Open-door policy paying off for Chryst

Kicking tandem ready for big years

Pitt’s Chris Blewitt learned a lot as freshman kicker last season; now he
and new punter/holder Ryan Winslow are benefiting from it.

Syracuse Orange season preview

2014 Syracuse football captains: a lineman, a linebacker, a running back

and a long snapper

Syracuse football freshman QB Alin Edouard will re-join program for this

season, coach says

CBS Sports' college football projections leave Syracuse without a bowl bid

Brown hit with another injury, UVa defensive line takes new form

Virginia Tech preview: Hokies looking for right leader under center

Hokies have plenty of choices for new kicker

WFU getting ready for season opener at Louisiana-Monroe

Deacons' Gordon still hospitalized with spinal injury

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson's Grant among candidates at CofC

Canes getting familiar in Europe

Wolfpack's Lutz interviews with College of Charleston

Syracuse confirms home basketball game against Long Beach State

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Maryland-ACC lawsuit: three key takeaways from the settlement

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

Gatorsports.com’s Preseason Top 25 poll: Nos. 21-25

MAC, ESPN agree to new 13-year deal

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Alabama's starting QBs hang on to the job like pit bulls with pork chops

Alabama brings in another big-name motivational speaker on off day

Alabama's starting quarterbacks hang on to the job like pit bulls with pork

chops

Gus Malzahn confident in passing game because Auburn has 'deep threats at

every position'

Auburn's Gus Malzahn thanks Houston Nutt, says he 'wouldn't be here'

without former Arkansas coach

Florida football countdown

12 … Points scored in Florida’s first win at Auburn.

Will Muschamp likes Florida's team chemistry

UF coach Will Muschamp seeks answers in Gators' secondary as season opener

looms

Confident Fulwood eyes breakout season

The receiver is more confident entering his sophomore season

Florida RB Jones glad to be back after glum 2013

UF working on answers at several positions, including backup for Jeff

Driskel

UF quarterback Jeff Driskel juggled slicing up game film, brisket at 4

Rivers during summer

UF freshman undergoes season-ending hip surgery

Florida Gators lose defensive lineman for season

Free furniture if Texas A&M beats USC by 10 points

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Tim Brown speaks his mind about investigation

Five Notre Dame players whose roles could expand

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's season could be in jeopardy with

shoulder injury

Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

USF Bulls drop names from players' uniforms

5 things we learned from UCF football preseason camp

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins’ offensive line has new look at right guard

Mike Pouncey 'praying' he's not on PUP list to open season

Caleb Sturgis' groin injury could be troublesome for Dolphins

Sturgis re-aggravates strained groin during pregame work on Saturday

Lovie likes what he saw from Bucs-Dolphins game

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles takes first-team reps ... barely

Aaron Murray, girlfriend go long

Johnny Manziel flips off Redskins bench during Monday preseason game, says

'I should've been smarter'

Phil Simms, Tony Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

Saints coach furious with Jimmy Graham over goalpost dunks

Golf legend Arnold Palmer has successful pacemaker surgery

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC ADs to vote on title site

Jacksonville awaiting ACC title fate

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Crowder disorderly conduct case settled
Gators' Crowder fined

Former UF Star Schintzius Arrested On DUI Charge

Gymnast overcomes early disaster to win first all-around male title for US

After the fall: Paul Hamm takes all-around gymnastics gold

Americans shatter 4x200 free relay record

August 18, 2014 8:47 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State Grabs No. 1 Ranking in AP Preseason Poll

Florida State is preseason No. 1 in both major polls

Florida State No. 1 in preseason poll

Florida State starts the season right where it ended last year

Seminoles rated No. 1 in preseason for sixth time

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: Winston and defending champion Florida State are No. 1 in AP preseason poll

Seminoles don't have history on their side when it comes to repeat run

Florida State has several challenges in its quest to repeat

Former FSU Coaches Speak on Seminoles' Chances to Repeat

A Peek Into the Future: Seminoles national champions

FSU injury report: RB Mario Pender out for several days, LB Matthew Thomas suffers ankle injury

Speed should offset FSU running backs' lack of experience

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P.J. Williams interview & he takes over the mic

Sights & Sounds - Aug 15-16 - More video footage from inside Florida State practices

For Florida State commitment Michael Barnett, this season is about Woodland

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UP NEXT:

No clear No. 1 quarterback for Cowboys

All signs point to more than one quarterback playing for Oklahoma State this season.

For Desmond Roland, less might be more

The presence of Tyreek Hill and Rennie Childs suggests more of a job share at running back, with all three in play for carries, and Hill set up as perhaps the most prominent piece of the offense, pegged for 15 to 20 touches a game.

Oklahoma State Cowboys look to overcome youth in 2014 season

The Oklahoma State Cowboys' Good Luck Charm

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FSU BASKETBALL:
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Thomas leads FSU hoops with toughness, talent

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Devonta Freeman continues strong preseason

Snap judgment: A teammate’s selfless act helped preserve Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano’s career

EJ Manuel misses Sammy Watkins, and 5 observations from Bills-Steelers preseason game

Vikings realizing error, and cost, of drafting Ponder

Jaguars get Watson, Posluszny, Shorts back at practice

Posey, Giants struggling at home

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bunkley, Johnson ready to bust out

Career over for FSU's T. Washington

Torrance Washington leaves FSU team because of injury

Tackles must bring more passion

'Noles feel effects of first scrimmage

Rix puts on display in 1st scrimmage

Artificial turf should help players, band

Warrick's return home is hobbled

Eagles: Simon sits with a sore back

Former 'Nole Parry takes bronze - It's the first swimming medal for FSU

Medal Drought Ends For FSU as Former Seminole Stephen Parry Wins Bronze in 200 Fly

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

20 Things to Know About the ACC

ACC football preview: Coastal Division team outlooks

Eagles Football: 2014 Boston College Special Teams Preview

Special teams units in state of transition at BC

Boston College offers Leota

Clemson inside Top 20 of preseason AP poll

Defense intercepts Swinney’s praise at final scrimmage

Clemson with early offer to Georgia quarterback

1st Football Poll Out, Duke Gets 71 Votes

Georgia Tech's Ted Roof believes his defense is in 'better place'

ACC football preview - Louisville Cardinals

Louisville football offensive line at a glance

Meet U of L football’s centers of attention

U of L football has 3 Top 25 teams scheduled

UNC No. 23 in preseason AP top 25

Pitt football notebook: Results of scrimmage a Catch-22

Paul Chryst was pleased with Pitt’s first intrasquad scrimmage of training camp, especially the performance of the run defense.

Sophomore linebacker Matt Galambos goes from broken home to success story

Pitt sophomore linebacker Matt Galambos is boosted by his tight-knit, untraditional family after being born into a rough situation.

SU will face 3 opponents ranked in preseason AP top 25 poll

Beamer sees opportunities ahead

Scrimmage odds and ends: Shai McKenzie continues to impress at tailback

There were a couple runs by freshman running back Shai McKenzie on one drive of Saturday's closed scrimmage that caught the Hokies' coaching staff's attention.

Deacons' offense showing improvement

It was a long time in coming, but Wake Forest’s offense finally turned the tables on the defense Sunday in the Deacons’ second scrimmage of preseason.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

UNC ends Bahamas trip with 109-52 victory against the Bahamas All-Stars

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OTHER FOOTBALL:

2014 NCAA Football Rankings - Preseason

Preseason College Football Rankings 2014: Winners and Losers from AP Poll

AP poll fun for debate -- and that's it

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SEC Football by the Numbers: AP preseason poll -- 8 conference teams make first rankings

Nick Saban lays out the 6 Alabama freshmen who benefited most from defensive injuries, suspensions

7 Auburn newcomers who could contribute immediately on offense

Auburn quick hit: QB plan for opener to be decided 'in the next couple of days'

Jeremy Johnson has Nick Marshall's back, believes Auburn quarterback will win Heisman

Florida football countdown

13 … Sacks in 1999 by Florida's all-time sacks leader.

UF unranked in AP poll

Gators unranked in AP preseason top 25 for first time since Ron Zook Era

UF quarterback Jeff Driskel juggled slicing up game film, brisket at 4 Rivers during summer

Florida position breakdown: Secondary

Urban Eight have shown resilience

Gators offense must improve skill positions

Stephen A. Smith gives his take on UGA's off-field issues

Tight ends get 'hardest spot' in Kentucky football's offense

LSU ranked No. 8, Tigers eye SEC West title

2016 Mississippi defensive tackle Benito Jones flips commitment from Alabama to Ole Miss

Mizzou to start football season ranked No. 24

USC’s Coach Spurrier opens up on, off field

Former Southlake Carroll star Kenny Hill earns Texas A&M's starting quarterback job based on body of work

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Notre Dame ranked No. 17 in preseason AP poll

College Football Countdown No. 18: Notre Dame

Mood serves Notre Dame safety Redfield well

Taggart names White starting QB

Sophomore Mike White, who started the final five games last season, was named the University of South Florida’s starting quarterback for the Aug. 30 opener against Western Carolina

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Montverde Academy power forward Noah Dickerson commits to Gators

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Five thoughts on Dolphins game against Bucs

Philbin irked by missed tackles

Jaguars Notebook: Monday could be day Blake Bortles works with the first team

Shawn Marion to sign contract with Cleveland Cavaliers

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Leak excels, others struggle in scrimmage

Phelps adds 2 golds to haul in one hour span

U.S. Wins 1st Fencing Gold In 100 Years

Gymnastics: U.S. women fall to Romania, take silver

Browns: Winslow challenges teammates, wants to play defense