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December 11, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


How the departure of Willie Taggart and hire of Mario Cristobal happened


How Much of a Sure Thing Is Willie Taggart's Success at Florida State?


3 ways Willie Taggart has already impacted FSU


When it comes to Dan Mullen vs. Willie Taggart, Florida beat Florida State

in coaching search


Five FSU players who will benefit from Taggart's arrival


Examining Derwin James decision to skip bowl game


'1000%': FSU's 2018 commits affirming pledges to Willie Taggart, predicting

flips


Seminoles offer Tennessee QB commitment

On Sunday, Taggart and the Seminoles jumped into the mix for 3-star Tampa
Bay [Fla.] Tech passer Michael Penix.

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UP NEXT:


USM snowed out, returns to practice Monday


USM football's 2017 journey comes to an end on December 27


Southern Miss' Jay Hopson: Recruiting 'is taking precedence for us'

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FSU BASKETBALL:


Angola Scores 18 as FSU Men Rout Tulane


FSU continues to roll throughout remarkable start


Angola leads undefeated FSU past Tulane

The Seminoles bench outscored Tulane 33-15.


'Noles crush Tulane to remain undefeated

Ike Obiagu led the team with three blocks, and Forrest led the team with
four steals on the day.


Florida State takes control in 1st half, remains undefeated with win over

Tulane


FSU surges in 2nd half to blow out Tulane

The 'Noles are 9-0 and have covered every spread this season


FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball


Tulane loses to undefeated Florida State

Both teams worked through early shooting woes


FSU 72, Tulane 53, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Box score


70-Year Nole Anniversary: FSU Plays First Basketball Game


Big Start Leads No. 13/10 Noles to Win vs. ASU


Wright scores 22 as Florida State drops Arizona State 77-66


Shakayla Thomas confidently carrying 'Noles


No. 13 FSU suffocates Arizona State, moves to 10-0


Sun Devils fall to No. 13 Florida State in Tallahassee, 77-66

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Knaff, Seminoles put finishing touches on Futures event

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Rams Lamarcus Joyner excelling with return to safety


Bucs' sloppy play does little to help Jameis Winston, Dirk Koetter


Jameis Winston and Dirk Koetter's relationship 'not in a good place'

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Malik Beasley: Why he deserves more minutes


Attention to Detail Paying Off for Rapidly Improving Malik Beasley


Nuggets' Michael Malone praises Malik Beasley's ability to 'guard multiple

positions'


Wassup in Westchester: Xavier Rathan-Mayes notches franchise's first

triple-double

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No. 21: Daniel Berger

Full of confidence as well as talent, he's ready to start challenging good
buddies Spieth and Thoma

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


News Release From Monday's Football Press Conference

Florida State University today announced an agreement in principle for a
succession plan that elevates offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher to head
football coach when Bobby Bowden retires.


FSU's Bowden-Fisher plan is good for all concerned


Bowden approves of plan

Bobby Bowden put his all-important stamp of approval on Jimbo Fisher
becoming his successor ? a strategy that is expected to move Florida State
football smoothly into the post-Bowden era.

Bowden Agrees To 1-Year Deal
Bobby Bowden agreed to a new contract Monday for a 33rd season as coach at
Florida State, with options to stay longer if he wants.


Sixth man extraordinaire

In his last year, FSU senior Ralph Mims is giving his all on the court


Dunn held to season-low 14 total yards


Javon Walker: Future With Broncos Cloudy


FSU Circus welcomes new director

New director has big changes in mind, including more student involvement

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Lamar Jackson's suit steals the show - again


Where UM stands at each position in 2018 recruiting


Syracuse football recruiting: JUCO linebacker commits


Syracuse football recruiting: Orange flips a linebacker from SMU


Hokies notes: An OL decommit, a RB group minus McMillian and the

significance of reaching 10 wins

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ACC BASKETBALL:


How a midlevel school became the University of Adidas at Louisville


Virginia Tech tunes up for Kentucky with rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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OTHER ACC NEWS:


Jurich on ESPN: 'I was a good bargain' for U of L

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18

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Mullen adds to his coaching staff

Gators add former Dan Mullen QB Brian Johnson to football staff


First-year UF coaches have scrambled to build first class


Jimbo Fisher: Texas A&M will 'set the record' for most attended spring game

in NCAA history


Jimbo? What was A&M thinking?


Jimbo Fisher earns first commit as A&M head coach with JUCO TE

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher has landed his first commitment with the
Aggies and it is at a big position of need.

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Notre Dame adds commitment from CB Tariq Bracy


Six reasons why Mario Cristobal was the right man for the Oregon coaching

job


Why SMU is approaching its coaching search with a sense of urgency

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


A&M defensive starter Zaycoven Henderson arrested for aggravated assault

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


NBA Scoreboard


Mavericks doing many things better, but bottom line didn't improve on road

trip


Why Mark Cuban still believes Mavs have 'come a long way' despite record


Do the Houston Rockets have a shot at LeBron James in free agency? It's not

outlandish


NHL Scoreboard


Rory McIlroy to undertake busy build-up to Masters, where a win will

complete Major collection

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Dorrell could be in line for Duke job

Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson as well as former UCLA coach Karl Dorrell
visited Duke on Monday as the search for a new Duke football coach passed
its 14th day.


Saint Mary's ranked in Top 25 for first time in 18 years


As Conte looms, IOC not in rush to redistribute Jones' medals

BALCO founder Conte says he will tell the World Anti-Doping Agency about
'rampant drug use' in elite sport. Olympic officials will wait to gather
evidence before making decision.

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December 10, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


FSU players excited about Willie Taggart's energy, promise of fresh uniform

combinations


Could Jim Harbaugh soon be known as Willie Taggart's buddy?


Jacques Patrick, Demarcus Christmas weighing FSU futures in lead-up to bowl

game
Will they stay or will they go?


Taggart, Haggins visit four-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper


Jimbo Fisher addresses exit, interaction with Deondre Francois

Fisher says he has not spoken to Deondre Francois since his exit to Texas
A&M.


Navy fans roast former Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher with epic College

Gameday sign

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UP NEXT:


Independence Bowl bid perfect ending to rocky 2017


5 things to know about FSU heading into I-Bowl

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FSU BASKETBALL:


FSU Men Look To Keep Momentum Going Against Tulane


Sunday matinee: FSU basketball plays Tulane in Tampa

The Seminoles try to go 9-0


Preview: Seminoles Face Tulane in Tampa


Women's Basketball Faces Familiar Foe on Sunday


FSU ready for test from 'tough as nails' Arizona State team

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Eddie Goldman, Pernell McPhee among Bears defenders doubtful Sunday


Jaguars Notebook: LB Telvin Smith, CB Jalen Ramsey listed as questionable

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Emmanuel Mudiay, Malik Beasley spark Nuggets to win over Magic

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


FSU ready to discuss Bowden, Fisher

This morning Jimbo Fisher will be named Bobby Bowden's successor or FSU's
head coach in waiting - those close to President T.K Wetherell are not sure
which term he'll use.


FSU's Fisher catches nice new deal


Florida State Falls To Southern Cal 2-0 In National Championship Game


Krikorian's championship will come

Mark Krikorian is going to win a national title at Florida State University.


Broncos' Walker still trying to get knee healthy

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Clemson's run of success shows no signs of slowing


In-state lineman commits to Clemson

Clemson football filled a major need for its recruiting class when Dorman
offensive lineman Jordan McFadden committed Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.


Duke Begins Bowl Prep in Durham


Jackson third in Heisman race


Mark Richt: Gainesville is an 'awesome college town,' but UM is 'paradise';

thoughts on Walton, Diaz


Syracuse football defensive tackle Kayton Samuels will transfer


Up-tempo Cowboys will keep Hokies' defensive backs hopping

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ACC BASKETBALL:


Ky Bowman scores 30 points as Boston College hands first loss to No.1 Duke


Boston College students rush the court in the dark after Eagles stun Duke


Duke Falls to Boston College, 89-84


Coach K, Duke learning the lessons of relying on youth


Cards' finishing kick boots Hoosiers in crunch time


Dorn's Double-Double Leads Wolfpack to 88-69 Victory Over UMKC


Pitt falls short against West Virginia in renewal of basketball's Backyard

Brawl
Pitt overcame a sizable early hole to get within two of the Mountaineers in
the final six minutes before ultimately falling, 69-60.


SU tops Colgate after a minor scare from Raiders


Syracuse basketball shows off its 3-guard lineup, hopes it doesn't need it

very often


Syracuse basketball gives up 14 3-pointers in win over Colgate

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18


Don't judge a college football coaching marriage by the honeymoon

So what do head coaches Willie Taggart (Florida State), Dan Mullen
(Florida), Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M), Jeremy Pruitt (Tennessee) and Chip
Kelly (UCLA) have in common?


A great era could unfold as Florida, Florida State, Miami have coaches

passionate about their school

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Nigel Bethel Jr. close to decommitting from Gators pledge


Israel Mukuamu commits: 'South Carolina is the place for me to be'

Defensive back Israel Mukuamu, the former Berkeley High standout who played
this season in Bossier City, La., committed to South Carolina football.


Vols offer four-star athlete, former Florida State commit

Four-star junior athlete Ronald Thompkins of Grayson High School in
Loganville, Ga., a former Florida State commitment, posted Saturday night
on his Twitter account that he received a scholarship offer from new
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's staff.


Why Jimbo Fisher is probably doomed to be next head coach that fails to

live up to expectations at A&M


Championship or bust: The real risk of Jimbo Fisher's massive contract with

Texas A&M


New Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher addresses crowd at A&M basketball game


Jimbo Fisher encounters FSU 'tomahawk chop' in Texas A&M's Reed Arena

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Army vs. Navy score, highlights: Black Knights win trophy for first time

since '96
Army topped Navy for the second straight year in an absolute thriller in
Philadelphia


Classic rivalry takes a turn: Now Navy is down, looking up at Army


Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy, becomes sixth Sooner in exclusive club


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield goes from walk-on to Heisman Trophy

winner


Baker Mayfield makes a Heisman statue request


Baker Mayfield stays true to himself in Heisman win


Baker Mayfield tops all quarterbacks in Heisman voting history


Warren Thompson, 4-star WR, decommits from Oregon; Ducks lose all 5 4-star

WRs

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard


No. 1 Duke falls at Boston College, latest heralded team to suffer crazy

early loss
Coach K's Blue Devils are the fourth preseason top-10 team to lose to a
sub-75 KenPom team


Florida slips past Cincinnati, snaps 3-game skid


Michigan State could become college basketball's new No. 1 team this week


WATCH: Taylor University celebrates Christmas with annual 'Silent Night'

The fans rushed the floor and celebrated after Taylor University scored its
10th point of the night

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


When the Bucs finally won: Something pure about that first win

So, hell froze over. Pigs flew. And one day before the 12th of Never, the
Bucs snapped a 0-26 losing streak to start their expansion franchise and
won their first game by beating the Saints 33-14. It happened on Dec. 11,
1977.


NBA Scoreboard


Mavs fall to the Bucks despite a big night from Wesley Matthews


Dennis Smith Jr. out at least two games with hip injury


NHL Scoreboard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Vandy's Johnson expected to be in Durham today

Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson is expected to be in town today to interview
for Duke's vacant head coaching job, according to multiple sources.


Meyer: Tebow 'just a great player'

Florida coach Urban Meyer was never shy about revealing his most reliable
red-zone option this season. When in doubt, let not-so-tiny Tim Tebow run
the ball.


DECISION DAY ARRIVES

Michael Vick will be sentenced on felony charges related to dogfighting
Monday morning. Return to AJC.com to find out how long the Falcons' QB will
be behind bars.


Vick's property will be auctioned Dec. 15


Dolphins fall to 0-13 with loss to Bills

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December 9, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


Willie Taggart makes 'great first impression' on FSU players


Taggart makes favorable first impression with FSU players


FSU players excited about Willie Taggart's energy, promise of fresh uniform

combinations


Odell Haggins, FSU players talk about their introductions to Willie Taggart


Willie Taggart plans to use alternate uniforms at FSU


Fast and thorough: How FSU landed top candidate Taggart so quickly


Why Willie Taggart will dominate recruiting in Florida


Hiring Raymond Woodie as an assistant would help recruiting for Taggart, FSU


FSU's Charles Kelly in Elite Company Over Last Three Years?


FSU's Jay Graham headed to Texas A&M to join Jimbo Fisher per report


Ermon Lane's FSU career is over

Receiver depth gets even shallower.


4-star ATH Tre'Shaun Harrison Lands First FSU Offer from Taggart

Seattle (Wash.) Garfield athlete Tre'Shaun Harrison added an offer from a
familiar face on Friday afternoon...


No. 2 OG Trey Hill sets commitment date

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UP NEXT:


Florida State Odell Haggins press conference updates: Independence Bowl


Independence Bowl matchup gives Southern Miss a rare opportunity


Golden Era: Florida State and Southern Miss once fought for supremacy as

independents


How watchable is the Independence Bowl?

Florida State players are actively trying to flip Justin Fields.

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FSU BASKETBALL:


FSU basketball off to a flying start 7h

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Florida State Softball Releases 2018 Schedule

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Bills' Kelvin Benjamin: Cleared to return


Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Listed as questionable


Like the media or not, Ramsey is must-see TV worth hyping up


Giants' Travis Rudolph: Questionable for Week 14


No shortage of 'fun banter' between Bryan Stork, Florida State staffers


Broncos' DeMarcus Walker has had challenging rookie season


Bucs Jameis Winston has worked to remain calm and in control

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


FSU shows its priorities in coaches' salaries


Florida State Overpowers Maine, 95-55


FSU's 20 3-pointers set school record


USC, Florida State play for women's soccer title in College Cup


Former 'Nole Dunn defies the odds

It was earlier this summer when Atlanta Falcons tailback Warrick Dunn
casually mentioned to his sister that he was closing in on 10,000 career
rushing yards. While Summer Smothers understands the importance of that
achievement, it's not what caught her.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Duke boots punter/kicker Austin Parker off its football team


The case for Lamar Jackson in the Heisman race


Jackson ignoring those telling him to skip bowl


Miami Hurricanes football recruiting: Mark Richt building the ACC's new

recruiting champ; offensive boost coming


UM commit's big play highlights American Heritage cakewalk to state title

American Heritage senior Nesta Silvera showed his athleticism for a 6-2,
300-pound defensive tackle during a long fumble return for a touchdown that
highlighted a 44-15 rout of Baker County in the Class 5A championship game
in Orlando.


Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks loyalty in light of lengthy new contract

Perhaps the two most important people in the Pitt athletic department
answered questions on what Pat Narduzzi's deal means for the future.


Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star DB Andre Cisco commits to Orange


Virginia Tech RB Travon McMillian plans to transfer after graduating, won't

play in bowl game

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ACC BASKETBALL:


Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. hoping to stay out of foul trouble as Blue Devils

enter conference play
Duke Blue Devils forward Wendell Carter Jr. knows in order for No. 1 Duke
(11-0) to continue to dominate the paint he has to be in the game. And that
means staying out of foul trouble.


Cards-Hoosiers rivalry game isn't what we hoped


3 keys to Saturday's Louisville-Indiana game


Pitino sensed he lost support long before firing


Mike Brey returns to his head coaching roots as No. 9 Notre Dame visits

Delaware


SU basketball vs. Colgate: 10 things to watch for


Wake Forest pulls away late for fifth straight win

It took longer than the previous two blowouts, but Wake Forest finally
pulled away from Army in a 109-80 win Friday night at Joel Coliseum.


Moore's double-double leads Wake Forest past Army 109-80

Doral Moore scored a career-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds, and Wake
Forest beat Army 109-80.

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18


Most intriguing individual matchups of bowl season


College football players would like more leeway to celebrate

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SEC Football by the Numbers: Coaching changes


Freshman WR James Robinson won't play at Florida again because of heart

condition


Potential names to become UGA's outside linebackers coach

Sal Sunseri (Oakland Raiders):

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Lane Kiffin says Jimbo Fisher not finishing the season at FSU 'blows my

mind away'


A rare bottom line: OG Quenton Nelson named Notre Dame football MVP


Rover Drue Tranquill announces plan to return for fifth season at Notre Dame


Ducks to promote Mario Cristobal to head coach


Mario Cristobal: 10 things to know about the Oregon Ducks' new head

football coach

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard


Arizona and Alabama battle uncertainty and each other

Two schools stung in September by the FBI face off with a chance to put
that cloud further behind them and tell us more about the on-court product.


Auriemma gets 999th win, No. 1 UConn dominates DePaul 103-69

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1
UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of
DePaul


No. 5 Gators look to end surprising three-game skid against Cincinnati


Florida trying to get offense back on track


Florida Gators basketball focused on rebounding, in more ways than one


USC coach Enfield defends suspended Melton

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Federal agents seize documentation, cash from Ron & Mike's Football Pool

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


NBA Scoreboard


NHL Scoreboard


Greg Norman tempers Tiger Woods comeback: "Not a whole lot" of time on his

side

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Calhoun out of mix for Duke job

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, whose name had recently emerged as a possible
candidate in Duke?s ongoing coaching search, no longer is in the mix
according to a source close to the situation.


One-of-a-kind Tebow becomes first sophomore to win Heisman


Navy promotes assistant Niumatalolo to replace Johnson as coach

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December 8, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


Taggart Addresses University Faculty


Willie Taggart's press conference (with transcript)


Willie Taggart and Chad Morris prove you can't always evaluate a coaching

candidate by win-loss record


3 Priorities for New Florida State Coach Willie Taggart in 2018


5 most important games for Willie Taggart in year one


Potential assistant coaching hires that make sense for new coach Willie

Taggart


Tracking possible assistant coach hires for Willie Taggart at FSU


Jameis Winston discusses FSU's hiring of Willie Taggart


James Named Walter Camp All-American

The Haines City native earns second-team defensive back honors


Florida State-Notre Dame game time set for 2018 season

The Seminoles have not played at Notre Dame since 2003 when FSU decimated
the Fighting Irish 37-0.


FSU-Notre Dame set for prime-time in 2018

Florida State holds the all-time series edge, winning six of the eight
games played, including the last three.


Shadow of Bobby Bowden always hangs over any head coach


Taggart's First Order Of Business: Recruiting


Florida State's Willie Taggart hitting the ground running in recruiting


Why Willie Taggart is bringing Jimbo's FSU assistants on recruiting visits

There are several reasons why this is a good idea.


Star recruit says he is '100 percent committed' to Florida State after

Jimbo Fisher departure
Wise 2018 safety A.J. Lytton, a five-star prospect, is "100 percent
committed" to play at Florida State



Willie Taggart's first visit for FSU goes to Amari Gainer

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UP NEXT:


Walk On's Independence Bowl preview: Southern Miss vs. Florida State


14 Golden Eagles earn All-C-USA honors

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FSU BASKETBALL:


No. 13/10 Noles Power Past Stetson


Alix, Ekhomu lead the way as FSU races past Stetson

AJ Alix is gaining a reputation as one of the best distributors in the
nation.


Alix scores 19, No. 13 FSU women roll past Stetson 84-39


FSU 96 Loyola MD 71 The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


FSU remains perfect following win vs. Loyola-Maryland


Men's Basketball vs. Loyola (MD) Photo Gallery

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Eagles' life in Anaheim includes Nigel Bradham using Mike Trout's locker


Devonta Freeman brushes off choking gesture from Sean Payton


DeMarcus Walker has faced a challenging rookie season. But the Broncos'

second-round pick believes he can close it strong.
The rookie hybrid player took his first snaps in six weeks against the
Dolphins


With Ryan Shazier out for season, Steelers turn to Vince Williams to

quarterback defense


Jameis Winston is the most aggressive passer in the NFL

No one throws the ball down the field more than Winston.


Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Pops up on injury report

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Junior College RB Blount commits to FSU


FSU'S Ralph Mims makes mark after slow start

Florida State basketball player Ralph Mims is enjoying his final season
with the Seminoles.


FSU Advances To National Championship Game With 3-2 Victory Over Notre Dame

Friday night in College Station was filled with a series of firsts for
Florida State but none bigger than the Seminoles advancing to the play for
the National Championship for the first time in school history. In a
physical battle that featured 39 combined fouls, FSU defeated Notre Dame
3-2 in front of a crowd of 7,507, the second largest crowd to witness a
soccer game at Aggie Soccer Stadium. Freshman Amanda DaCosta scored the
game-winner, her third of the season, in the 72nd to propel the Seminoles
into the finals where they will play the winner of UCLA and Southern
California on Sunday.


Florida State Men's Golf Team Signs Top-Five Recruiting Class


Seminole Golf Great Hubert Green Inducted Into World Golf Hall Of Fame

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


Thrasher Touts FSU's Progress And Announces Plan To Hire 125 new faculty

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


'Complete insanity': Dabo explains voting Ohio State ahead of Alabama


Georgia Tech quarterback Jay Jones will transfer after two seasons with the

team


Miami Hurricanes could flip more Florida State commits


Syracuse football-Notre Dame 2018 game moved to Yankee Stadium

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ACC BASKETBALL:


Getting West Virginia back on the schedule was easy for Pitt. Playing them

won't be.
The young Panthers will face a Mountaineers team known for its pressing
style.


Former Colgate star Bob Duffy remembers Raiders' last win over Syracuse 56

years ago

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ACC BASEBALL:


UVa baseball announces inaugural Hall of Fame class

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18


Winners and losers on college football's coaching carousel

Winner: Willie Taggart.


2017 College Football Awards: Complete list of all this season's winners

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Three Gators named to Freshman All-SEC team


ESPN analyst: Gators will win national title before 'Noles or 'Canes


Troubled UF receiver Antonio Callaway headed to NFL


Former FSU commit, Gamecocks target sets vague commitment timeline

Bossier City, La. and former Berkeley defensive back Israel Mukuamu said it
will be this weekend or early next week for his commitment announcement.


UT confirms Alabama's Pruitt as Vols' next head football coach


Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher ready to build bond with Texas high school coaches


Jimbo Fisher finally delivers explanation on Christmas tree drama from

Florida State departure


James Coley makes decision on Texas A&M

The decision is in for UGA WR Coach James Coley.

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Streak over and pride restored, Army West Point is prepared to 'Beat Navy'

-- again
The Black Knights are zeroed in on the Midshipmen as they look to start a
streak of their own


Notre Dame football scheduling a potential headache in 2018


Notre Dame will host Michigan, Stanford & Florida State in primetime games

in 2018


Mario Cristobal or Jim Leavitt? If the Ducks stay in-house with their

football hire, who's your pick?


Analysis: Oregon will be just fine without Willie Taggart

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard


College basketball rankings: Top 25 (and 1) gets a reset after losses by

Kansas, Florida


Bracketology

6. Florida State


UK's Kevin Knox is playing 'too many' minutes

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Government won't pursue ex-quarterback's retirement funds

The U.S. Attorney's office says 57-year-old Art Schlichter owes more than
$2.2 million from judgments against him in two separate criminal cases.


Larry Nassar, former USA gymnastics doctor, gets maximum 60-year sentence

Nassar, accused of assaulting U.S. gymnasts, is still awaiting sentencing
for molestation

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


NBA Scoreboard


NHL Scoreboard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Alleva mum after Johnson spurns Duke

As Duke's first choice for its next football coach, Navy coach Paul
Johnson, instead accepted the Georgia Tech job early Friday afternoon, Duke
athletic director Joe Alleva was busy on Plan B.


Chase Daniel likes Tim Tebow's Heisman chances tonight


Arizona's Olson, on leave through end of season, faces divorce


Troubling times for Mavericks


Avery's headed for blowup ... soon

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December 7, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


Willie Taggart Follows A Dream To FSU


WATCH: Willie Taggart Introductory Press Conference


Video: Willie Taggart arrives at Florida State


FSU Introduces New Football Coach Willie Taggart


New Seminoles coach Willie Taggart: FSU the 'perfect fit'

Willie Taggart listened to advice from football legends before making his
decision to leave Oregon and become Florida State's new head coach. He
talked to FSU greats like Deion Sanders and Derrick Brooks.


Emotional Willie Taggart assumes dream job at Florida State

As soon as Willie Taggart walked onto a stage to be introduced as Florida
State's new football coach Wednesday, he immediately walked right off the
other end to embrace his mother, Gloria, sitting nearby in a garnet
Seminoles shirt.


FSU's new football coach says 'Go Noles' upon arriving in Tallahassee


New FSU coach Willie Taggart: 'I'm in now'


Willie Taggart listened to his son, followed his dream to coach Seminoles

New Florida State coach says he always rooted for Seminoles during career


Taggart on leaving Ducks, Oregon's athletic director Mullens: 'I know I let

him down'


FSU gets a good case of the Willies


Florida State president takes shot at Jimbo Fisher at Willie Taggart press

conference


Emotional Taggart set for 'dream job' with Florida State

As Willie Taggart sat in his home Monday night, weighing the offer with his
wife from Florida State to leave Oregon and become the Seminoles' next head
football coach, in walked his 16-year-old son, Willie Taggart Jr., with a
piece of advice for his dad.


Leave doubt in the dust when it comes to Willie Taggart


Former FSU assistant believes Taggart 'will make us proud'

A charismatic Willie Taggart was introduced as FSU's new football coach,
impressing those in attendance - including Andrews and former assistant Jim
Gladden - on the fourth floor of the Champions Club in Doak Cambpell
Stadium.


Examining Willie Taggart's top priorities as FSU's new head football coach


Head coach Willie Taggart unveils his vision for Florida State football,

recruiting plans


Florida State plans to play faster on offense with Willie Taggart


Willie Taggart's always masterfully adapted his offense to his talent. At

FSU, he's adapting to a veteran group of blue-chippers.


Lethal Simplicity: Taggart wants fast, aggressive style on both sides of

the ball at FSU


Expect a simpler, faster FSU game plan under Willie Taggart


How Much of a Sure Thing Is Willie Taggart's Success at Florida State?


Profile of new head coach Willie Taggart


Willie Taggart addresses FSU fanbase at halftime of basketball game

The new coach was quick to win the crowd over.


Details released on Taggart's contract with FSU 2

FSU has also put into the contract that Taggart will have $5.5 million to
distribute to his 10 assistant coaches once the 10th coach is added on Jan.
9.


Taggart Will Make $30 Million Over 6 Years At Florida State


Welcome to FSU football, Coach Willie Taggart


What a breath of fresh air for FSU football


Willie Taggart's FSU decision more emotional than avaricious

Before making one of the most agonizing decisions of his 41-year-old
existence, Willie Taggart turned to his most valued consiglieres.


Jim Leavitt non-committal on Florida State rumors


FSU president takes jab at Jimbo Fisher; Seminoles secure top target in

Willie Taggart


Ducks players, recruits voice frustration with Willie Taggart's departure:

Coach 'lost all my respect'


Bobby made FSU seem like a dream destination and Jimbo? Not so much

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UP NEXT:


Independence Bowl sponsors continue to support 11th oldest bowl game

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FSU BASKETBALL:


Basketball Tops Loyola, 96-71, To Stay Undefeated


Florida State races past the Greyhounds to 96-71 victory


FSU basketball cruises to win over Loyola (MD)

The Seminoles extend their home winning streak to 25 games


Braian Angola, CJ Walker lift FSU over Loyola-Maryland to remain undefeated


Florida St. not fazed by quick turnaround in beating Loyola


No. 13/10 Women's Hoops Hosts Stetson


Just the facts: Florida State women's hoops vs. Stetson

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Knaff Pulls Off Big Upset In Round One Of The Tallahassee Future


Maryland Star Libero Kelsey Wicinski Transferring to Florida State

Wicinski will transfer from Maryland volleyball after leading the team in
digs

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Ronald Darby vs. Sammy Watkins among Eagles-Rams 5 key matchups


Warrick Dunn, man of the people, will join Falcons Ring of Honor vs. Saints


Warrick Dunn humbled to join Falcons Ring of Honor: 'I'll cherish it'


How should Jameis Winston's performance be measured?

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OUTLOOK FOR LUKE WEAVER?

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Brooks Koepka nursing injured left wrist

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Hudson And McMahon Named Freshmen All-Americans By CFN

The honors keep rolling in for two of Florida State's brightest young
stars. Thursday center Ryan McMahon and guard Rodney Hudson were each named
first team freshman All-Americans by CollegeFootballNews.com. The pair of
Seminole linemen were the only two players from the same school to be named
to the first team on the offensive side of the ball.


FSU Misconduct Probe Could Grow

NCAA Enforcement Staff members were back on campus this week investigating
a misconduct case centering around an online class.


Florida State was smart to make Fisher its future


FSU future has an heir of certainty

A deal seems imminent to commit to Bowden's eventual successor, FSU's
offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher.


Second Comeback Attempt Falls Short For FSU WBB In 81-67 Loss At #11 Texas

A&M
For the second game in a row, the Florida State women's basketball team
made a valiant effort to come back from a double-digit deficit on the road
only to fall short. The Seminoles made a run at No. 11 Texas A&M in the
second half, but dropped an 80-67 decision on Thursday (Dec. 6) at Reed
Arena.


Senior Swann Looks to Ignite the Fire for the Seminoles

There's nothing like the arrival of a basketball player's senior season to
put things in perspective. "This is it," said Florida State's Isaiah Swann.
"There's no next year."


'Noles seek revenge, first title shot

Mark Krikorian didn't plan on showing his team many video clips from
Florida State's loss to Notre Dame in the semifinals of the NCAA women's
soccer tournament last season.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


Thrasher touts FSU progress, addresses challenges


State of the University address: FSU President Thrasher expects big year

ahead


President Thrasher says Top 25 goals are within reach

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Clemson players wanted Alabama

Clemson football players wanted to face the Alabama Crimson Tide instead of
Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in New Orleans.


2 football coaches see UofL as a top 25 team? Who?


Malik Rosier knows Miami Hurricanes' starting QB spot isn't promised;

Richt's recruiting message


Army All-American four-star 2018 quarterback chooses Miami Hurricanes

All-American quarterback Jarren Williams of Lawrenceville, Ga., committed
to the Hurricanes on Wednesday and is expected to arrive at UM in time for
spring practice.


Pat Narduzzi's new deal keeps him at Pitt through 2024

Heather Lyke made official what was reported Tuesday evening, that coach
Pat Narduzzi has entered into a longer-term commitment to Pitt.


Syracuse football safety Daivon Ellison says he will transfer

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ACC BASKETBALL:


BC forward Hawkins (knee) out for season


Struggling Jackets lose at Wofford

Magee leads Wofford to 63-60 win over Georgia Tech


Instant analysis from the Cards' win over Siena


Jalek Felton, hot shooting propel Tar Heels to victory

Freshman Felton posts career-best 15 points, 5 assists in victory.


Hot-shooting Heels run away from Western Carolina

UNC made 16 of 22 3-pointers in a lopsided win over visiting Western
Carolina.


Tar Heels feel 'pretty good' about 9-1 start heading into exam break

Given the injuries and hectic schedule, North Carolina feels pretty good
after a 101-64 win over Western Carolina and the first 10 games of the
college basketball season.


The Morning After: Pitt nearly squanders a precious opportunity against

Mount St. Mary's
Pitt avoided an objectively disastrous result Tuesday, pulling away in
overtime to defeat Mount St. Mary's, 82-78, at the Petersen Events


Pitt's Khameron Davis is starting to make others pay attention

The freshman was a bit under the radar entering the season, but he's been
one of the Panthers most efficient players so far.


Hot-shooting Virginia Tech too much for Radford

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OTHER ACC NEWS:


Probation comes to an end for University of Louisville

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18


Ranking college football's bowl games, from worst to national title

No. 40 Independence Bowl: Florida State vs. Southern Miss


What would a 16-team CFB playoff look like?


College football winners and losers: Ohio State/Alabama debate, Lane

Kiffin, more


College football strength coaches flex more financial muscle


Another way making a coaching change costs college football programs


Highest-paid assistant football coaches: Worth it or overpaid?


8 contract quirks for assistant football coaches


Database: College football assistant coaches salaries

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Arkansas hires SMU's Morris on six-year deal


Why a coach with a 14-22 record just got a big promotion


Gators' football, hoops to switch to Jordan Brand apparel


Ole Miss lifts restrictions on transfers as players begin seeking

opportunities


Report: Jeremy Pruitt mulling offer from Vols


NCAA president criticizes Vols' coaching search


Jimbo Fisher's departure an early Christmas present for Dan Mullen


Who's joining Jimbo at Texas A&M


Jimbo Fisher fielding new coaching staff

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Oregon Ducks still picking up the pieces after Willie Taggart's departure


SMU and its fans gave Chad Morris no reason to think twice about leaving

for Arkansas


UCF sets record with Peach Bowl ticket sellout, fans will learn order

status soon


Scott Frost named the Home Depot Coach of the Year

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard


What college basketball's first month tells us about the rest of the season


Florida drops third straight, upset by Loyola-Chicago


Bloom is off for Florida, bullied at home by Loyola-Chicago

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs contract extension that could reach

nearly $40 million per year


NBA Scoreboard


Deja blew it: Mavericks falter late against Celtics again


Mavericks hope Nerlens Noel can return before trade deadline after Friday's

thumb surgery


NHL Scoreboard


The NHL could be coming to Seattle. So what do we call the team when it

gets here?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Johnson, Georgia Tech reportedly in huddle

If Georgia Tech is interested in making Paul Johnson its next football
coach, it might have to convince the Navy coach that the opportunity in
Atlanta is better than openings at Duke and Southern Methodist.


Grobe will stay as Wake Forest coach

Despite reports linking him to the football coaching job at Arkansas, Jim
Grobe will remain at Wake Forest, an athletics department source told the
Observer today.


Alabama football team hurt by lack of commitment, leadership in Nick

Saban's first year


'Pacman' offers no-contest plea

Suspended NFL player Adam ''Pacman'' Jones pleaded no contest Thursday to a
reduced charge in a Las Vegas strip club melee that preceded a triple
shooting that left a man paralyzed.

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December 6, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________

FSU FOOTBALL:


Willie Taggart Named Florida State Head Football Coach


Florida State lands its top target

The first person on FSU's list was Willie Taggart.


Taggart, you're it! Florida State hires Oregon's Willie Taggart as new head

coach
The Seminoles met with Taggart in Arizona on Monday afternoon and completed
negotiations on Tuesday.


Florida State hires Willie Taggart to replace Jimbo Fisher as head coach

Florida State's first coaching search in more than four decades lasted just
five days.


Former USF coach Willie Taggart named new football coach of Florida State

University
Taggart spent just one season at Oregon following his tenure locally at the
University of South Florida.


Willie Taggart returning home to coach at Florida State


Taggart leaving Oregon for Florida State job


Willie Taggart tasked with taking over Florida State after one season at

Oregon


Florida State Hiring Willie Taggart As Head Coach

The 41-year-old Taggart was very happy with his situation in Oregon,
sources told SI, but he just couldn't resist the opportunity to return home
to coach Florida State.


Former USF coach Willie Taggart taking over at FSU

Long before Willie Taggart got into coaching, he was indoctrinated into the
tradition of Florida State University football.


FSU's hurry-up coaching search lands prized catch in Taggart

Given the awkward circumstances of how Jimbo Fisher departed Florida State,
the search for a new football coach wasn't just about finding the right
fit, but also a lot of damage control.


Oregon's Willie Taggart will replace Jimbo Fisher at Florida State


Get to know new Florida State coach Willie Taggart


For FSU fans: A beginner's guide to Taggart-speak


What coaches will Willie Taggart bring with him to FSU?


Jim Leavitt to take over as Florida State DC


Adaptability over pride, Taggart is the right fit

Adaptability, ability to evolve are why FSU fans should be excited for
Willie Taggart


Reaction favorable to Taggart's hiring at FSU

Bowden, 88, still thinking like a coach, applauded the Seminoles' swiftness
with their negotiations.


Danny Kanell: Willie Taggart to Florida State 'is going to be a good hire'


Florida State players and recruits excited by Willie Taggart hire


FSU players, recruits, alumni react to Willie Taggart hire


FSU linebacker commit Amari Gainer excited about Taggart hire


Our opinion: Cheers, advice for the new 'Nole


FSU gets its new man - but why was it caught flat footed?


Willie Taggart leaves Oregon for Florida State: What players, recruits and

media are saying


Oregon on Willie Taggart departure: Where's the commitment?


Ducks got played by Taggart ... and Phil Knight can't be happy


Willie Taggart leaves Oregon: The Ducks will be just fine without him

(trust me)


Oregon AD says Willie Taggart lied about contact from FSU


Social media reactions to Taggart's decision to leave Oregon for Florida

State


Students disappointed Willie Taggart is leaving the Ducks


Could Taggart put the fun back in FSU football?


'Most' Oregon Ducks players want Mario Cristobal to be named permanent head

coach


FSU safety Derwin James to skip Independence Bowl

He had previously stated that he planned to play in the bowl game before
Fisher left for College Station.


FSU Derwin James declares for NFL draft


Florida State safety sends heartfelt message to Jimbo Fisher while

declaring for draft


One-on-One with Derwin James


Lineman Brock Ruble leaving FSU football


Why FSU Football wins national title before Texas A&M wins SEC West


The allure of recruiting at Florida State

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UP NEXT:


USM to face familiar foe in bowl game

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FSU BASKETBALL:


Seminoles Play Host To Loyola On Wednesday At 7:00 P.M.


FSU riding high after knocking off No. 5 Gators

C.J. Walker dribbled out the final seconds of the clock and then slammed
the ball down at midcourt.


Cofer concludes undefeated career versus Florida


Inside the box score: FSU 83, UF 66


Baseline breakdown: FSU knocks off No. 5 Florida in blowout fashion

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:


Kubura and Knuth Pick Up AVCA Regional Honors

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Panthers' Graham Gano: Kept quiet in defeat


Buccaneers-Packers Turning Point, Week 13: Jameis Winston's bad decisions

Tampa Bay's quarterback talks about taking better care of the football, but
deep into his third season, he hasn't improved.


Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Still out Wednesday


The Giants sent Buster Posey to meet with Shohei Ohtani

And Bruce Bochy and Bobby Evans and blah blah blah. But Buster Posey!

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Nice to see, now we want to defeat you

The Wildcats' offensive line coach for the last three seasons is Jimmy
Heggins, a former FSU running back and nose guard who spent 19 seasons on
coach Bobby Bowden's staff in Tallahassee 1986 to 2004.


Some FSU players might miss bowl

Florida State President T.K. Wetherell said on Tuesday that the bowl
eligibility of some FSU football players could be affected by the academic
misconduct case that has already involved 23 student-athletes.


Fisher is the apparent heir to FSU football

Call Jimbo Fisher a head coach in training.


College Cup Preview: Florida State Takes On Notre Dame Friday Night


Krikorian To Assist In U.S. National Team Training Camp

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


FSU's Oglesby Union to undergo $120 million renovation

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


Ranking the ACC's bowl games on watchability

11. Independence: Florida State vs. Southern Miss


Clemson OC honored as nation's top assistant coach

Clemson football co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott won the Broyles
Award on Tuesday. Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables won last
season.


CLEMSON'S ELLIOTT WINS BROYLES AWARD


Miami Hurricanes' Mark Richt named Walter Camp National Coach of the Year


Hurricanes star running back Mark Walton declares for NFL draft


Orange Bowl tickets for Miami vs. Wisconsin a hot sell. Get them while they

last.
The Miami Hurricanes expect to sell out of their 14,350 allotted tickets
for the Capital One Orange Bowl game against Wisconsin, and the game will
likely be a sellout.


Local linebacker commits to UNC

The UNC Tar Heels football team picked up a commitment from Ben Lippen
linebacker Kyle Wright on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.


Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi getting revamped contract

According to a Yahoo Sports report, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi is "working
toward" a new seven-year deal.


Camping World Bowl outlook: an Oklahoma State primer

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ACC BASKETBALL:


Five observations from Duke's 124-67 win over St. Francis

No. 1 Duke dominated from start to finish in its game against St. Francis
(Pa.) late Tuesday night, winning 124-67. It was the first time all season
that Duke had scored 100 points in a game.


UM basketball's Lonnie Walker has best performance in win over Boston

University
Freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV scored 26 points to lead the undefeated UM
men's basketball team to a win against Boston University.


Freshman Lonnie Walker proves to be the real deal for UM with win over BU


Stunner! Last-second shot allows Ball State to bounce No. 9 Notre Dame


Young Panthers gain a win against Mount St. Mary's, 82-78

Pitt, as it has been in each of its past three games against inferior
competition, led for almost the entirety of the night.


Why Syracuse's win over UConn feels different than the old days


West Virginia hands Virginia its first loss of the season

It was the largest deficit that Virginia had faced all season, and it'd yet
to make a shot. West Virginia had seven points before the Cavaliers had any.


Mountaineers give Cavaliers a taste of what lies ahead

Virginia's three-game series with its distant relative is over. West
Virginia put the rivalry to bed with a 2-1 advantage, having won in
Charlottesville with a late surge last season, and repeating Tuesday night
in Morgantown in an atmosphere as intense as any postseason E280A6


Virginia Tech next road test for Radford


Wake Forest locks down, runs away from Charlotte

There was no slowing down Wake Forest's guards, even as each of the
Deacons' forwards and centers exited Tuesday night's game at Charlotte with
foul trouble.

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18


A viewer's guide to the most entertaining bowl games


At Hall of Fame induction, Steve Spurrier and Peyton Manning share respect


Steve Spurrier reveals his Heisman Trophy pick

Former South Carolina Gamecocks college football coach Steve Spurrier picks
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy.

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SMU's Chad Morris is top target at Arkansas, deal possible by Wednesday


Georgia's last Rose Bowl: 1943 vs. UCLA


Kurt Roper not expected to be retained as Gamecocks offensive coordinator

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Coaching carousel: Mike Norvell signs extension to stay at Memphis


Oregon AD Rob Mullens discusses Willie Taggart's departure and upcoming

coaching search


Oregon coaching candidates: Kevin Sumlin, Mike Leach, Lane Kiffin among

others


Oregon Ducks OL Doug Brenner to recruits: '...it pays off to weather the

storm'


Michael Ezeike, Oregon Ducks 4-star WR commit, plans to weigh options:

Report


Oregon Ducks recruiting: Pledges who have decommitted


Who will be Oregon's next football coach? Get to know the potential

candidates


Enough with the talk and buzz, it's time for either Texas or Texas A&M to

actually run this state


UCF hires Josh Heupel to be next football coach, build on Scott Frost's

success


New UCF coach hires former UF coach as defensive coordinator

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard


Big-name coaches open up about college basketball's problems and how to fix

them
Roy Williams, Tom Izzo, Mark Few and Coach K offer their thoughts on
college hoops' reputation problem


UF coach Mike White calls Gators' effort in FSU loss 'epitome of soft'


LaVar Ball blames UCLA coaches for shoplifting drama in China


LaVar, LiAngelo Ball explain shoplifting incident in China, decision to

leave UCLA


Villanova announces itself among the elite

Villanova made a statement on Tuesday against Gonzaga, showing it belongs
with the nation's elite behind a breakout performance from Mikal Bridges.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:


Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson accused of rape in emergency

protective order


Former LSU football player with one kidney sues Southern Miss for not

letting him play

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


NBA Scoreboard


Mavs are starting to find their identity on offense and defense


NHL Scoreboard


Russians banned from competing as team in 2018 Winter Olympics; individual

athletes allowed as 'neutrals'

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Tech interviewing Johnson


Johnson or Tenuta for Tech?


Reports: Deacons to lose Grobe

Coach reportedly headed to Arkansas to replace Nutt
A University of Arkansas private fundraising arm approved a salary
supplement Wednesday for Wake Forest football coach Jim Grobe, a strong
indication he will replace Houston Nutt as Razorbacks coach.


Tebow among 4 Heisman finalists


Croom named SEC's best

Four years ago almost to the day, Mississippi State University's Sylvester
Croom made history when he became the Southeastern Conference's first
African-American head football coach.


Tressel named finalist for coach of the year award


Chasing a fading dream

HCC may be the last shot for Keith Brumbaugh to fulfill immense potential.

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December 5, 2017 7:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:


How Florida State lost its quarterback, its playoff chances and then its

coach


FSU Senior Moments: Ryan Green


Social media's hottest topic: Willie Taggart and FSU


Florida State meets with Oregon's Willie Taggart, negotiations continue


A favorable first impression by Taggart

The former Director of Player Development, Patrick Burnham, at the
University of South Florida in Tampa liked what he saw and heard from
Taggart when Taggart was hired at USF in 2013.


Taggart rescheduled visit after reportedly FSU interest

Willie Taggart rescheduled recruiting visit after reportedly meeting
Florida State


After Willie Taggart meets with Florida State, Oregon Ducks left to wait


Willie Taggart updates: Is Oregon Ducks' coach on the move to Florida State?


Reports: Ducks' Taggart negotiating with Florida State


Willie Taggart won't say it, but I will... if Florida State offers, he's

gone


Perspective on Willie Taggart negotiations


A favorable first impression by Taggart


Reddit user fakes Willie Taggart to FSU flight plan


From title dreams to Jimbo's departure: A lost season at Florida State

Florida State started the season with playoff aspirations. Instead, the
Noles lost their QB, a whole bunch of games and, eventually, their coach
when Jimbo Fisher moved on to Texas A&M. How did everything go so wrong?


Top 5 wins during Jimbo Fisher era


Last week 'a blur' for Fisher's admin assistant

Joy Beech, 55, served seven seasons as the executive assistant to the
former FSU football coach who resigned Friday to take the job at Texas A&M.


Seminole Legend - Warrick Dunn


FSU football recruiting: The big picture

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UP NEXT:


FSU opens as 15-point Independence Bowl favorite over Southern Miss

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FSU BASKETBALL:


Swamped! Mann, Seminoles Overwhelm Fifth-Ranked Florida


FSU rolls over No. 5 Gators 83-66

For the first time in school history, the Florida State men's basketball
team has beaten the Florida Gators four straight seasons.


Florida State rolls to fourth basketball victory in a row over Florida

The Florida State basketball team wasn't about to let the football team
have all the fun when it comes to playing the University of Florida.


FSU basketball dominant in upset of No. 5 Florida

Through the first three weeks of the season, the Florida Gators have been
one of the most exciting teams in basketball.


Sunshine State upset: FSU knocks off No. 5 Florida 83-66

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton doesn't want his guys getting too high
after another victory against rival Florida, even if it was their most
impressive one in the last four years.


Seminoles stun No. 5 Florida, win record 4th straight vs. Gators

One day before traveling to Gainesville, Florida State men's basketball
coach Leonard Hamilton worried whether his team's defense would be up to
the challenge against No. 5 Florida.


FSU overwhelms No. 5 Florida

In a hapless offensive display, the Gators hardly resembled a top 10 team


'The epitome of soft': Gators fall to FSU for fourth consecutive year


Florida routed by FSU, shows dangers of relying on the 3


Mike White calls Gators 'soft' after deflating loss to FSU

Mike White kept going back to the same word when describing his Florida
basketball team Monday night - or, rather, what his team was missing.
Toughness.


FSU 83 gatros 66, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Box score


Shakayla Thomas Named ESPNW Player of the Week

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FSU BASEBALL:


Rays top 50 prospects: No. 47, INF Taylor Walls

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:


Noles In The NFL: Week 13


Bills' Kelvin Benjamin: Nearing return to practice


Ronald Darby Still Doesn't Understand Pivotal Pass Interference Call


Falcons running back Devonta Freeman a bright spot in return against Vikings


Bills' Nick O'Leary: To return to practice this week

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Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Sidelined again Monday

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:


Fisher will get Bowden job ... sometime


Naming Jimbo Fisher Successor To Bowden Is The Only Way Salvage FSU Football


Notre Dame, UCLA, Florida State back for another College Cup


FSU researcher lands $3.3 million grant to help smokers kick habit


Late-night library opens on FSU campus

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OTHER FSU NEWS:


Thrasher requests three-month delay on Gateway District proposal

In the face of community opposition, Florida State University is requesting
a three-month delay in seeking approval for a controversial Blueprint
transportation plan that creates a new road leading its southwest campus.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:


How Clemson has exceeded preseason expectations each of the past 7 years


Another Clemson assistant linked to a head coaching vacancy

Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott reportedly will interview for
the head coaching job at South Alabama, joining Tiger assistant coaches
Tony Elliott and Brent Venables as candidates for coaching vacancies.


Lamar Jackson makes cut for 2017 Heisman finalists


UM hoping to flip more FSU recruits amid Seminoles' coaching change


NC State's Chubb named best defensive player in college football

Chubb wins Nagurski Award as top defender


Why Bradley Chubb would be smart to sit out NC State's bowl game

N.C. State will play Arizona State in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on
December 29


Pitt's Quadree Henderson to enter NFL draft

Quadree Henderson took a step back offensively this season, but that won't
stop him from pursuing his professional future.


Pitt football dismisses Chawntez Moss

Chawntez Moss was suspended midway through his sophomore season and never
got back on track after a promising freshman campaign.


FSU coaching target Justin Fuente 'incredibly happy' at Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech expected to see former FSU commit this week

Tech is expected to visit defensive back John Huggins this week.

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ACC BASKETBALL:


Duke's Grayson Allen is feeling much better. And playing better to prove it.


Pitino sets bar too high for Padgett but not by much


Film study: What's wrong with the Cards'


Last chance in 2017 to see the 10th-ranked, unbeaten UM basketball team

The 10th-ranked University of Miami men's basketball team is 7-0 - one of
13 unbeaten teams in the nation - heading into Tuesday's home game against
Boston University.


Luke Maye's incredible, productive, impressive start: Just don't call it a

surprise
How good has Luke Maye been for North Carolina through nine games? Just
look at the names of the players he can be compared to.


Here's how Marcus Carr and Shamiel Stevenson are chasing DeJuan Blair

A quarter of the way through the season, let's break down how Pitt's
freshman class has fared so far.


Syracuse basketball vs. Connecticut: 10 things to watch for


Unbeaten UVa readies for 'Press Virginia'


Deacons see steps of improvement

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OTHER ACC NEWS:


SACS to announce UofL probation decision

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is set to make an
announcement on whether or not the University of Louisville will be taken
off probation.

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


College football TV schedule


College Football Playoff and bowl schedule 2017-18


Ranking all 39 college football bowl games: from Boca Raton to Sugar Bowl


NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank: Ohio State takes No. 4 spot ahead of Alabama


Coaching carousel: Latest on FSU, Tennessee, Arkansas and more

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Six Gators on AP All-SEC team


3* WR Jalynn Williams de-commits from Gators 2018 class


On his first day as A&M, Fisher takes shot at FSU


Fisher loses his brain at Texas A$M


Jimbo Fisher shows no class ripping FSU during Texas A&M presser


2 ways this Jimbo Fisher quote about choosing Texas A&M over Florida State

is probably true


Jimbo Fisher officially introduced at Texas A&M


All the ways Jimbo Fisher's Texas A&M introduction was completely absurd

Everything's bigger in Texas, right?


Fans had so many jokes for Jimbo Fisher's over-the-top Texas A&M arrival


5 biggest things Jimbo Fisher said during his introductory press conference

at Texas A&M
Why leave Florida State; and why was Texas A&M the right destination for
you?


Jimbo Fisher praises Texas A&M's vision, facilities in first day as new

Aggies coach


Jimbo Fisher says Texas A&M move was 'no-brainer'


Texas A&M confirms 10-year, $75-million contract for Jimbo Fisher


Texas A&M guaranteed $75 million to its new football coach. How can it

afford that?


Jimbo Fisher went from a $72,000 salary to one of the highest-paid coaches

in sports in 19 years


Regents say coach Fisher worth big-money contract


What new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said during introductory press

conference


Jimbo Fisher praises Texas A&M's vision, facilities in first day as new

Aggies coach


If Jimbo Fisher going to Texas A&M surprises you, then you don't know the

Aggies


A&M experts talk hiring Jimbo Fisher and expectations


No Bull: National titles are the expectation for Jimbo Fisher


Why Texas A&M thinks Jimbo Fisher is 'the final piece' of its championship

puzzle


Why Texas A&M thinks Jimbo Fisher is 'the final piece' of its championship

puzzle


Jimbo Fisher's Impact on Texas


Aggies fan forces Jimbo Fisher into completing Texas A&M tradition in

hilariously awkward fashion


Texas A&M students react to Jimbo Fisher becoming Aggies head football coach


Texas A&M looking for a quarterback after losing commitment from longtime

2018 pledge

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Here are the five weirdest things from the Herm Edwards' introduction at

Arizona State


Lane Kiffin tells Luther Campbell thanks, but no thanks on FSU endorsement


Was Notre Dame emotionally worn in November?


Baker Mayfield could make Heisman Trophy history in three-finalist field


Taggart, Part 1: A skinny boy, a tree and football dreams


Has Chad Morris hurt his coaching stock at SMU?


Kevin Sumlin no longer lead candidate for UCF football coaching job

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OTHER BASKETBALL:


NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard


2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 5 (Dec. 4)


LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo out of UCLA

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:


NBA Scoreboard


Mavericks flip the script, dominate inside the paint to win on an emotional

night


As always, Seats for Soldiers night is profound experience for wounded

soldiers, fans and entire Mavericks organization


NHL Scoreboard


Tiger Woods climbs over 500 places in world golf rankings

Former world number one now number 668 after his tied-ninth finish in the
Bahamas

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:


Keeping his stripes

Tommy Bowden will spurn Arkansas to remain at Clemson, thanks to a little
added job security
A Clemson assistant coach conveyed the image of Tommy Bowden pushing a
stack of poker chips to the center of the table.


Broadway, Johnson talk with Duke

Grambling, Navy coaches in Durham


Muschamp no longer candidate for Tech job


Trying to fix BCS is act in futility


A Year Later, Paterno Finally Inducted Into College Football Hall Of Fame


Dorrell chooses not to coach Las Vegas Bowl game


Walker takes over UCLA football helm


USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25

Dropped out: No. 22 Florida State (6-2).


Sean Taylor's alleged shooter is a minor

The four men arrested in connection with the death of pro football player
Sean Taylor were indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder and armed burglary
charges.

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