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February 20, 2017 7:06 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Deondre Francois threw a football over this massive Florida State fraternity house

https://accsports.com/acc-news/football/will-fsu-continue-dominance-florida-years-come/
Will FSU continue its dominance of Florida for years to come?

2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: DeMarcus Walker, DE, FSU

FSU dipping into Texas once again for four-star WR Joshua Moore?

Fisher helps FSU stand out to four-star QB Artur Sitkowski

Noles in Good Position with IMG, Grayson Star

https://miami.rivals.com/news/canes-pushing-for-fsu-commit-1
Canes pushing for FSU commit
Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County OL Christian Meadows is a Florida State commitment.But the Canes are making a push here.

Fans React To Stacy Kirby And Kayode Oladele Commits

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UP NEXT:

Alabama Football:This Land is Nick’s Land

Why Da'Shawn Hand is the next (really) big thing at Alabama

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU Men Look To Bounce Back Quickly For Home Game Against BC

FSU men need to find that chip again

Leonard Hamilton has some work to do to save FSU’s season

No. 17 FSU returns home to host BC after tough loss at Pitt

FSU Looks to End Skid vs. Eagles

Florida State vs. Boston College preview

Rathan-Mayes maturing at point guard for FSU

Lady ’Noles look to rebound down the stretch

https://passthaball.com/2017/02/18/river-baldwin-commits-to-florida-state/
River Baldwin commits to Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

1,900! Noles Beat VCU for Martin’s Milestone Victory

FSU gets 13 hits and 11 runs to take the series

Win No. 1900 for FSU’s Martin

FSU baseball coach Mike Martin reaches elite 1,900 career wins club

FSU’s Mike Martin becomes 2nd NCAA baseball coach to reach 1,900 wins

Seminoles Win Rubber Match Against VCU

Seminoles' Martin has at least 2 seasons to overtake Garrido

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Golf Places Fifth at Gator Invite

Jack Nicklaus to renovate FSU's Seminole Golf Course

Darryl Haraway locked and loaded this track season

No. 3 Noles Remain Perfect With 8-0 Win Over Nebraska

Cassidy Davis sparking FSU Softball

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Offseason questions: Can the Redskins trust Dustin Hopkins at kicker?

Minnesota Vikings and Xavier Rhodes working on contract extension

10 things to know about Deion Sanders, including how he got his Prime Time nickname, how he infuriated McCarver, Fisk

Vince Williams Says He Stole Playbook During Rookie Year To Make Team

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Repaired knee nearing full health

Gibbons sees high potential in Travis

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Warren requests release

Brandon Warren has done the expected and officially requested his release from Florida State.

FSU Needs to Win and Win Now

The FSU Men's Basketball team has three games left to put a push towards the NCAA Tournament.

Douglas questions surround FSU

It will be two weeks since point guard Toney Douglas broke his right hand at just about the time Florida State is getting set for the opening tip at Maryland on Wednesday.

WEEKLY RELEASE: Florida State Travels To Florida For First Road Trip Of 2007

In this the 203rd meeting between these intra-state rivals, Florida State travels to Florida for its first road game of the 2007 season. The Seminoles lead the all-time series 111-90-1, while the Gators hold a 49-42 advantage on their home turf.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

'Canes pick up pair of commitments from Carol City teammates

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC power rankings:

6. Florida State (21-6; 9-5)

Lammers too much for Orange, leads Georgia Tech to big win

Ben Lammers scored 23 points, Tadric Jackson added 20 points and Georgia Tech held off a late charge by Syracuse to win 71-65.

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Syracuse

What Josh Pastner and Jim Boeheim said after the Tech-Syracuse game

Dispelling the national media’s myths about the NC State basketball job

Throwback jerseys a shot in the arm for Pitt fans, players

The Panthers wore some retro uniforms against Florida State Saturday, when the fans were out full force and the team played its best game.

SU comeback comes up short in loss at Georgia Tech

Pretty much everything goes wrong for Syracuse basketball in 2nd half at Georgia Tech

Best and worst from Syracuse basketball at Georgia Tech

Cavalier tipoff: Miami at No. 14 Virginia

Deacons' NCAA Tournament hopes boil down to one thing — winning

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC Scores

Tigers fall again, drop season-opening series

Danny Sexton allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to lead Wright State to a 9-2 win over No. 10 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday.

Sloppy Miami Hurricanes (six errors) fall to Rutgers 17-6 in baseball

’Canes pitching, defense struggle in loss to Rutgers

Virginia rallies past Kansas to finish 3-0 in Charleston

No. 20 Houston beats Wake Forest 5-4

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

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Top-ranked OLB Gaoteote commits to Trojans

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Bracketology: Virginia plummeting, drops three lines, Kentucky sticks at 3-seed

The Cavaliers are down to a six seed after getting routed by North Carolina

Gators prove they can be physical

Two to go: Zags closer to perfect regular season

Lessons keep coming as Northwestern marches toward NCAA Tournament

SD State player nets NCAA season-high 51 points

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Florida plays long ball in sweeping William & Mary

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

UNC-Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen charged with rape, cyberstalking

D-III player held on $50K bail after in-game fight

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Atlanta Falcons hire Alabama football staffer-turned-FAU assistant coach Charlie Weis Jr.

Great Debate Monday: To tank or not to tank? You vote on what the Mavericks should do

Anthony Davis scores 52 points to lead West over East 192-182 in All-Star Game

Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. to start out front for Daytona 500

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Dungy returning to Colts next season

Mavs are the best NBA has to offer

February 19, 2017 10:14 AM

Safety Kenyatta Watson talks FSU offer

Offensive tackle Wanya Morris talks FSU visit

Gators' new running backs coach working hard to flip James Cook's FSU commitment

4-Star CB, FSU Lean Asante Samuel Jr. Makes Unexpected Visit To Miami

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UP NEXT:

If Brian Daboll was good enough for Bill Belichick, he should work well for Nick Saban

What you need to know about Brian Daboll, Alabama's new offensive coordinator

Who’s in, who’s out: A look at Alabama’s staff changes from 2016 to 2017

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU Men Plagued By Panthers

Pitt upsets Seminoles, 80-66

No. 17 Florida State can't complete rally, falls at Pittsburgh

Sluggish FSU falls to Pitt on the road

Florida State suffered a sobering loss on the road against Pittsburgh.

Defense shows up too late as FSU loses at Pitt

The road woes continue

Dwayne Bacon's scoreless game dooms Florida State to another road loss

Panthers pull off surprise

Pitt rebounded from a crushing defeat earlier in the week to stun the No. 17 Seminoles.

Sheldon Jeter leads Pitt to upset of No. 17 Florida State, 80-66, for bounce-back win

In throwback jerseys, the Panthers knocked off the Seminoles behind 29 points and eight rebounds from Sheldon Jeter.

Basketball Observations: FSU Leaves its Defense in Tallahassee

Box score

Senior Leaders Step Up in Win Over Clemson

Brittany Brown and Ivey Slaughter each scored 14 points and No. 4 Florida State routed Clemson 80-47

Lady ’Noles bounce back with blowout win over Clemson

Absent of its best player and playing its third contest in six days, the Florida State women’s basketball team faced an uphill battle prior to a matchup with Clemson on Saturday afternoon.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Lueck, Sands Lead Seminoles to 12-3 Win Over VCU

Bats come alive as FSU evens series

Florida State Coasts Past VCU in Game Two

3 up, 3 down: Florida State bounces back to rout VCU

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 3 FSU Shuts Out Northwestern And Nebraska

Tennis Downs Air Force, FAMU in Military Appreciation

Del Solar's 65 Highlights First Day in Gainesville

Men's DMR Secures Spot Among Best At ACC Championships

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://buffalonews.com/2017/02/17/free-agency-focus-qb-ej-manuel/
Free agency focus: What to do with QB EJ Manuel

Jameis Winston working toward Super Bowl, advising draft candidates in offseason

https://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/2017/02/18/the-future-for-jays-devon-travis-should-be-bright-if-his-body-co-operates-griffin.html
The future for Jays’ Devon Travis should be bright, if his body co-operates

Manager Gibbons sees potential in Blue Jays second baseman Travis

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Still no release request from tight end Warren

A week has passed since Brandon Warren left Florida State, and now it seems certain that his promising career as a Seminoles tight end is over.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 11-3 Win Over Hofstra

Florida State (9-0) got a three-run blast from Jack Rye and six solid innings from starting pitcher Ryan Strauss to win its ninth straight game of the season, sweeping Hofstra (0-6) with an 11-3 win on Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles cracked the scoreboard early once again as they took a 5-0 lead after the first two innings and have now outscored their opponents 53-5 through the first three innings.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Miami offers Kissimmee Gateway DL Dennis Briggs

Massive overhaul on offense puts North Carolina in unique position

Is there any hope for an offense that lost players who gained nearly 90 percent of last season's yards? History says the Tar Heels face a steep climb.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Bubble breakdown: Missed opportunities abound in the ACC

Hurricanes outlast Tigers

Duke holds off Wake Forest for 99-94 win

Duke still playing to level of competition, which could spell tournament trouble

Duke extended its winning streak to seven games by barely squeaking past Wake Forest

It took some time, but Duke is finally finding its identity

Despite scare, UofL win impressive

Miami's big men help fuel key 71-65 ACC win over Clemson

Miami Hurricanes showed progress in critical win over Clemson

Young 'Canes growing up with season on line

Tar Heels roll to big win over Virginia, holding the Cavaliers to 41 points

Why Roy Williams wasn't impressed with UNC’s impressive defensive numbers against Virginia

After twists and turns, UNC and Duke back on collision course – DeCock

North Carolina still best team in ACC

Wolfpack ‘bites the tire’ but loses to Notre Dame

NC State showed some “fight” and “spirit” in Saturday’s 81-72 loss to No. 25 Notre Dame but not enough to avoid a seventh straight ACC loss

Gottfried won’t give up on Wolfpack players who let him down – DeCock

Big game from V.J. Beachem delivers another ACC road win for No. 25 Notre Dame

Syracuse opens as 3-point road favorite against Georgia Tech

Virginia's skid hits three with blowout loss to UNC

Cavs' offense goes ice cold on Tobacco Road

The Dean Dome has been a house of horrors for Virginia basketball , but Saturday night the Cavaliers put on their own fright show.

Virginia Tech's 17 3-pointers not enough against Louisville

Duke, again, tougher at end of victory over Wake Forest

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC Scoreboard

Georgia Tech baseball takes down Marshall

Sperling shines in debut to key Cavaliers' win

Right-hander Evan Sperling was strong in his debut start, helping the No. 16 Virginia baseball team post a 10-6 win over The Citadel on Saturday in the Charleston Crab House Challenge at Joe Riley Park in Charleston, South Carolina.

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

How Matt Rhule built a Baylor recruiting class from scratch

Clint Trickett joining Lane Kiffin’s staff at FAU, not Nick Saban’s at Alabama

Oregon coach Willie Taggart discusses USF exit, challenges leading Ducks and more

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

Bubble Watch: Winners and losers among NCAA tournament fringe teams

Bracketology: FSU falls a line, Baylor still a 1-seed, Rhode Island last team in

Baylor still has a better resume than North Carolina even with the loss to Kansas

Saturday's Bubble Tracker: Clemson and Wake Forest lose, fall off bubble

There are 20 teams on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament in action Saturday

Why Baylor's latest loss to Big 12 power Kansas was even harder than usual to bear

Gators shake off sluggish start, earn win at Mississippi State

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://d1baseball.com/scores
Scores Saturday, February 18

Pitching, offense fuel No. 3 Gators in win over William & Mary

Brady Singer threw five hard innings in his first weekend start and Florida’s offense racked up 13 hits in an 8-1 series-clinching win over William & Mary on Saturday.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Cameron Wake signs two-year, $19 million contract extension

Bucs raise season ticket prices for second straight year

The road ahead if the Mavs want to make a run at the eighth seed after the All-Star break

Pete Rose proud of induction into Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Coach K reaches No. 700 at Duke

Chief Illiniwek getting close to his final dance

As the clock counted down during Illinois win over Northwestern on Sunday, the Assembly Hall fans chanted a simple, one-line wish.

Illinois fans demonstrate support for exiled mascot

Fans treated to amazing race

Race fans see pileups at the end of a grueling, freezing race.

Carnival of carnage

Five wild wrecks, four involving the giants of the sport, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, make for an entertaining evening at Daytona.

Lefty falls to Howell in Nissan playoff

February 18, 2017 12:23 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

'Noles Special Teams Labeled 'Achilles Heel' In 2017

Former Noles Have Plenty to Gain, Lose at NFL Combine

Ex-Northview, FSU standout White sets Dothan camp

FSU in the mix with 2020 QB Harrison Bailey

2019 five-star LB Owen Pappoe high on FSU

Florida State offers North Carolina athlete

Sanderson junior DE Alim McNeill receives offers from Florida State, Wake Forest

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UP NEXT:

Alabama Crimson Tide name New England Patriots assistant Brian Daboll as new offensive coordinator

Blake Barnett seems to think Nick Saban ruined his reputation

Fired HS Coach Who Banned Nick Saban: 'I Guess Nick Saban Won This Round'

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Visit To Pitt Kicks Off Key Stretch For FSU Men

No. 17 FSU heads to Pitt, eyes top spot in ACC standing

No. 17 Florida State goes to Pitt with ACC title still in sight (Feb 18, 2017)

Finish strong — and let the chips fall where they may — is No. 17 Florida State’s mantra headed into the final stretch of the regular season.

Preview: FSU Visits Pitt After Week Off

Schedules contrast for Gators, Seminoles

Analyzing Growth of Xavier Rathan-Mayes This SeasonNo. 4 Florida State Women Reeling From Losses, Key Injury

Women's Hoops Hosts Clemson on Saturday

Florida State's women's basketball team entered the week with hopes of getting a top seed for the NCAA Tournament.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Thompson, VCU Shut Out Florida State, 3-0

Seminole junior Drew Carlton allowed a pair of runs over 5.2

FSU falls on opening day

Not only were they shut out, the Seminoles were held to just one hit in the game. That one hit, by left fielder Jackson Lueck, came on the second at-bat of the game.

FSU Gets 1-Hit by Rams in Opener

VCU Pitching Shuts Down No. 5 Florida State on Baseball Opening Day

Thompson finished his day with five scoreless innings, giving up only one hit, three walks, and six strikeouts.

FSU's Martin seeking wins record and elusive baseball title

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Noles Walk-Off Wildcats To Open ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Men's Golf Prepares for Gator Invitational

Seniors Embrace Leadership Roles For FSU Beach Volleyball

Third Annual Military Appreciation Match v. Air Force

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://www.all22.com/pittsburgh-steelers/steelers-lb-lawrence-timmons-future-team-doubt
Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons’ future with team in doubt

Charlie Ward shares advice with law students

Bucs' Winston tells Yankees prospects: Don't make mistakes I did

Cash makes clear Rays first option at second is Miller

Bochy: I’d like to give Posey a few more days off

Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Candidate for fifth starter job in 2017

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden still impresses while recruiting players

New coaches learning tricks from master

FSU Falls to Virginia

Thornton's 30 not enough to avoid another 'L'

FSU goes to 8-0 with 16-1 win over Hofstra

Thirteen different Seminole batters register a base hit Saturday afternoon

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OTHER FSU NEWS:
https://3dprint.com/165395/famu-fsu-nsf-robotics-grant/
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Awarded $960K National Science Foundation Grant to Study Robotics and Future Manufacturing Needs

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson DT Scott Pagano to transfer

Former Dillard, UM standout Leonard Myers dead at 38

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Tigers keep having close calls

Duke, after overcoming injury and adversity, tied for second in ACC

No. 7 UofL-Virginia Tech: Storylines, how to watch

U of L's King to miss Virginia Tech game

UNC wants to play fast, but not against beating Virginia at its own game

UNC’s Roy Williams says he was offered NC State job long ago

Jay Bilas: Get ready to be disappointed by your coaching search and the NCAA, Wolfpack

Yow says her future is not a factor in NC State coaching search

Why Mark Gottfried will coach the rest of the NC State season

No. 25 Notre Dame men look to flip another second-half basketball switch

Pitt junior guard Zach Smith has taken a long ride to major-college scholarship

But the scholarship for onetime preferred walk-on Zach Smith might not be available for next season.

Cavaliers must take it slow in Chapel Hill

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC scores

Mistakes lead to another Clemson loss on opening day

Miami Hurricanes win baseball opener against Rutgers 3-0

UM right-handed junior Jesse Lepore allowed only two hits and struck out seven in six innings for the victory.

Top of the order in top form as Cavaliers roll

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

Four-star 2018 wide receiver Micah Jones commits to Notre Dame

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: Michigan inches closer to safety zone

With Egbunu out, it's all hands on deck for Gators

UK basketball locker room renovation planned

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scores

Rattle and roll: Gators rally to win

FIU baseball could be sleeper team in Conference USA

Gamecocks roll on Opening Day

Clarke Schmidt allowed three hits and one run Friday as the No. 4 South Carolina baseball team opened its season with a 7-1 victory over UNC Greensboro at Founders Park.

Nine-run inning rallies Bulls past Iowa

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Trent Richardson: Former Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson arrested

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Charlie Weis Jr. climbing the coaching ladder, lands job with Atlanta Falcons

20 years ago, Dealin' Don Nelson completed the most stunning roster overhaul in Mavericks (and NBA) histor

Shane Battier returns to Miami Heat in front office role

Nationals' Daniel Murphy on Tim Tebow's hitting: 'The power is real'

Lightning's playoff hopes: So you're saying there's a chance?

Big changes in store as Speedweeks kicks off in Daytona

NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

USC recruit from Florida is arrested

South Carolina recruit Stephen Garcia was arrested early Saturday in a restaurant and nightclub district near the university and charged with drunkenness and failure to stop for a police officer.

Sing a sad requiem for Chief Illiniwek

Arkansas AD Broyles steps down after 50 years

82-year-old will retire at the end of '07

Irvin not returning to ESPN

February 17, 2017 9:06 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU ticket renewal nearing deadline

Does FSU have the top defensive backs in the ACC?

DeMarcus Walker and Character Issues? Get Outta Here

https://campusinsiders.com/news/fsu-commit-robert-cooper-thrilled-ohio-state-offer-02-16-2017/
FSU Commit Robert Cooper Thrilled Over Ohio State Offer

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UP NEXT:

Will we even recognize the Alabama offense next season?

Joe Pannunzio rejoining Alabama football staff

The veteran college coach and staffer has been hired as the Crimson Tide’s tight ends and special teams coach.

New England Patriots TE coach Brian Daboll is candidate to be Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator

Alabama staffer reportedly set to be hired by SEC West rival

Ole Miss hires Alabama’s Freddie Roach as defensive line coach

Why Nick Saban has been banned from a Louisiana high school

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No. 4/7 Noles Fall at Virginia

FSU forward Shakayla Thomas hurts shoulder in loss to UVA

FSU women shocked at Virginia

The cold shooting Seminoles drop this game in surprising fashion.

Virginia women upset No. 4 Florida State

Dominique Toussaint scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers allowed just five points in the final frame of a 60-51 victory.

Florida State's Dwayne Bacon: One-On-One

FSU Basketball Fans Should Root For (Most) Rivals to End The Season

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Begin 70th Season with Three Games vs. VCU

Busby, Walls Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

Dylan Busby's versatility an asset for Florida State

Walls ignoring accolades, embracing expectations

A year wiser, Jenkins grad leads Seminoles' pitching staff

FSU's Martin Seeking Wins Record and Elusive Baseball Title

The numbers have a way of running together for Florida State's Mike Martin _ at least when it comes to counting victories.

This is the year for FSU baseball

A look at Florida State baseball’s potent 2017 lineup and depth

Baseball Fan Day Scrimmage

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

No. 3 FSU Hosts 2017 ACC/Big Ten Softball Challenge

Carlson Wins ACC Meet Diving MVP

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano relives Tate High days

2016 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Lawrence Timmons

Steelers to let Lawrence Timmons test the open market

Lawrence Timmons “has to see what his market is”

Jameis Winston continues NFL development at Disney

How Buccaneers' Jameis Winston blew away Yankees prospects

Former Nole White Living NBA Dream With Miami Heat

Heat's Okaro White sent down so he can step up as All-Star

Luke Weaver’s new opportunities in 2017

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles lose prized recruit

Markish Jones headed to Clemson, not FSU
The bizarre saga of Markish Jones, who signed a letter of intent with Clemson, never sent it, and then signed with Florida State, has come to a disappointing end for FSU coach Bobby Bowden's staff.

'Noles short on defensive ends

FSU assistant football coach Jody Allen was thin at his defensive-end positions even before D.J. Norris was moved to tight end.

Believe It Or Not, I Don't Have An FSU Agenda

Seminoles fans have to be objective about team's recruiting class By Trev Alberts

FSU thrives on the line

Andy Enfield used to take three dribbles and a deep breath when he stepped to the foul line during his playing days at Johns Hopkins.

FSU's hot bats help Henry top Hofstra

Florida State Downs Hofstra 10-1, Stays Unbeaten in 2007
Temperatures in the low 40s did nothing to chill Florida State's sizzling bats on Friday.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FAMU, FSU Engineering School Dean to Step Down

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Tennessee transfer Jalen Hurd expected to visit Louisville this weekend

Former Hurricanes LB Jon Beason donates $250,000 for UM indoor practice facility

The donation leaves UM $3 million from the $34 million needed to build it.

Massive overhaul on offense puts North Carolina in unique position

Hokies No. 31 in ESPN's preseason FPI rankings

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Healthy, confident Harry Giles becoming a key factor for Duke

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to Miami

No Saturday return for U of L's Hicks

What to expect when UNC men's basketball hosts No. 14 Virginia on Saturday

UNC’s Kenny Williams likely out for season with knee injury

NC State fires head basketball coach Mark Gottfried

Mark Gottfried will be removed as NC State's coach at the end of the season

Twitter reacts after NC State fires coach Mark Gottfried

Quick football hire offers hope hoops search will go smoothly

Here are four coaches who could replace NC State’s Mark Gottfried

NC State’s had mixed results with last four basketball coaches

Pitt games are dramas of good half, bad half

Panthers have had a difficult time stringing 40 good minutes together.

Syracuse and Georgia Tech will play twice in games critical to NCAA tournament hopes

Syracuse basketball surprisingly in good shape for NCAA Tournament bid

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ACC BASEBALL:

Atlantic Division Proving to be Toughest in ACC Again

ACC Predictions For The 2017 Season

SEC, ACC place 13 players each on 2017 Golden Spikes Award watch list

Clemson baseball's Seth Beer a true 'Ironman'

Seth Beer took a ball to the face that required three plates to be inserted. But that didn’t slow the Tigers’ Ironman.

College Baseball Preview: Clemson's Seth Beer can't get caught up in hype from freshman year

Out with the bat-cracking boomers and in with small ball as UM opens 2017 baseball season

The 2017 Hurricanes open at Mark Light Field against Rutgers at 7 p.m. Friday, and patience might be a fitting mantra for those who thrive on the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy.

Cavs' lineup loaded with reliable hitters

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

Atlanta’s countdown clock to college football title game starts today

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New Gator assistants the result of ‘arduous’ search

Skipper back to coach defense

New UF assistant Brad Davis embraces challenges facing Gators' O-line

McElwain: New assistants are 'right fit'

Videos: UF football coaches

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Alabama transfer Blake Barnett may be the Pac-12's biggest wild card

Blake Barnett's exit from Alabama wasn't exactly pleasant, but the former five-star recruit is happy to have landed at ASU and is ready to compete.

Blake Barnett says 'certain coach' gave him 'negative reputation' at Alabama

Liberty football moving from FCS to FBS

Ex-Baylor AD helps Liberty move up to FBS-level, big-time football

Michigan board approves $21M weight room for football program

Urban Meyer, Greg Schiano, Bill Davis and the risk/reward game of hiring friends as assistant coaches

Oregon unveils new glow-in-the-dark uniforms

Strong completes USF staff with Cronin, Cogdell

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: How one game ruined Rhode Island's at-large hopes

Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

Eustachy shows winning still the only thing that matters

Oregon might be the Pac-12's strongest Final Four contender

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College baseball season begins with strong teams and players across the country

College baseball preview: Cal State Fullerton leans on experienced starting rotation

UF pitcher Alex Faedo takes on bigger role with an eye on CWS

USC’s projected starting lineup for Opening Day

South Carolina baseball opens the season Friday at Founders Park against UNC Greensboro.

College baseball: Stanford coach Mark Marquess enters final season, leaves winning legacy

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Jets' Revis faces pending charges after fight in Pittsburgh

CB Darrelle Revis charged with assault, robbery after altercation

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Vast majority of Dolphins season-ticket holders will see no price increase in 2017

Prices for more than 80 percent of Dolphins season-tickets holders will either stay flat or decline this year, despite a playoff run and the highest renewal rate in a decade. The team’s average prices are in the middle of the NFL’s pack.

Tom Coughlin, Doug Marrone prioritize winning line of scrimmage

NBA Scoreboard

Bogut's return is a good thing, although it impacted Powell, Mejri

Ticket prices plummeting for NBA All-Star Weekend

Commissioner still "optimistic" on Rays stadium search

MLB commish defends ideas to speed up play

Penguins' Sidney Crosby becomes 11th youngest to reach 1,000 points

NHL bans Vermette 10 games for slashing ref

Sam Saunders (64) leads Genesis Open by two after partial first round

Gator attack shows golf is not for wimps

Golf has always had an image problem. If you think it’s a sport for delicate snobs, meet Tony Aarts.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Roof will coach Duke's 'D'

Earlier this month, Duke football coach Ted Roof let go of an offensive coach and a defensive coach, replacing them soon after with a pair of offensive coaches.

Report: Broyles to resign as Arkansas A.D.

Sorry, Chief: Illini to retire mascot deemed to be offensive

The University of Illinois will retire its 81-year-old American Indian mascot, Chief Illiniwek, after the last men's home basketball game of the season on Wednesday.

Chief Illiniwek's demise disappoints most local fans

Scottie Pippen planning NBA comeback

Pippen, 41, courting Heat

Musburger's career takes new turn

Veteran announcer, Jupiter resident, makes his NASCAR broadcasting debut today at Daytona.

Mickelson grabs share of Nissan lead

February 16, 2017 6:59 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Seminoles 2017 schedule, roster and three things to watch

ESPN Power Index Shows Toughness of Schedule in 2017

FSU football position preview: wide receivers

Clemson D-Line Better Than FSU’s In 2017?

POLL: Who will lead FSU in sacks?

https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/spring-question-no-5-is-fsu-s-lack-of-wr-experience-a-major-concern-
Spring Question No. 5: Is FSU's lack of WR experience a major concern?

Eight Florida State players invited to the NFL Combine

Cook, Johnson, and Walker are all expected to be drafted within the first three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft at the beginning of May.

Cook, Walker headline eight FSU players competing in 2017 NFL Combine

https://miami.rivals.com/news/hall-declines-to-name-leader-plans-to-visit-fsu-miami
Hall declines to name leader, plans to visit FSU, Miami

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UP NEXT:

Alabama's director of football operations leaving program

Louisiana high school coach says Alabama not welcomed on his campus for 'not being ethical'

Why Da'Shawn Hand is the next (really) big thing at Alabama

Long snapper in place to fill need for Crimson Tide

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Five Reasons FSU's Road Woes Are Exaggerated

Noles Look to Stay Unbeaten on Road at UVA

Women’s basketball takes on No. 4 Florida State

Cavalier tipoff: No. 4 Florida State at UVa women

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State eyeing first CWS bid since 2012

A Q&A with Mike Martin

FSU's Walls, Busby Earn Recognition on Golden Spikes Watch List

Top 4 Returning Position Players For 2017 Season

FSU baseball returns numerous starters, questions in the bullpen

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Cassidy Davis Shines In FSU Win Over Florida A&M

Seminoles claim crosstown victory over FAMU

Freshman Cassidy Davis leads No. 3 FSU to win over FAMU

Four Compete in ACC Championship Finals

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Is Kelvin Benjamin a Number One Wide Receiver?

Grizzlies to Sign Toney Douglas for Remainder of Season?

Kevin Cash likes Rays’ options all over the diamond

Giants spring training Day 2: Posey makes sure he catches Melancon

Giants’ Johnny Cueto vs. Buster Posey and other spring story lines

Buster Posey will be Next Manager of San Francisco Giants

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU football raises prices by up to $7

Florida State football fans will pay a bit more per home game this season. The season-ticket package drops from $282 to $215 because of a decrease in home games from eight to five at Doak Campell Stadium.

Trickett looks for OL toughness

FSU's D.J. Norris moves to tight end

Florida State to host Hofstra Pride

Tony Thomas Jr. named ACC baseball player of the week

Offense shines as No. 22 'Noles' remain unbeaten

Softball starts 5-0 heading into this weekend's tournament

As Biletnikoff Exits the Game, a Moving Tribute Echoes From the Hall of Fame

Javon Walker secured for next 5 years

Drew could have to wait until 2030 to get all his money if hurt

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC position rankings: Running backs

Who has the best defensive line in the ACC?

UM lands top recruit, building Plantation pipeline; Canes notes

UM snagged a top defensive tackle and wants more players from a key Broward school

Gene Chizik goes in-depth on his decision to step away from coaching

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ACC BASKETBALL:

At Duke, Grayson Allen is as loved as ever and a bumpy season is taking off

Duke learning to win without its best shot

While Duke still hasn't lived up to its preseason hype, the Blue Devils are finding ways to win without relying on their stars.

Inside Duke's one-month roller-coaster ride

Miami’s hot shooting downs Jackets

Short-handed Hurricanes begin critical stretch with win over Georgia Tech

Ja’Quan Newton, a junior starter and the team’s second-leading scorer, was suspended three games for violating team rules, the school announced before Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech. He will also miss Saturday’s game against Clemson and Monday’s game at No. 14 Virginia.

Miami Hurricanes suspend starting guard Ja’Quan Newton

For the second year in a row, the University of Miami men’s basketball team will be forced to enter the critical end of the season stretch without point guard Ja’Quan Newton.

Tar Heels show little mercy in dominant win over Wolfpack

UNC's Roy Williams: 'My job is to try to win'

NC State loses to North Carolina again – but this time by 24

NC State’s Gottfried receives boos during intros of UNC-State game

NC State's Gottfried: Everything that happens is my responsibility

If this is farewell to Gottfried, this isn’t the night to remember – DeCock

NC State's Abu: We tried to give it our all and some things didn't work out

NC State's Smith: I want to win every game and it is not happening

The Morning After: Virginia Tech 66, Pitt 63

Pitt had a chance to extend its winning streak to three games and further get back in the postseason discussion but blew a big lead instead.

Syracuse basketball needs to avoid need for more comebacks

Tough week for UVa continues as Cavs fall at home to Duke

The Cavaliers have lost four of their last six basketball games.

This time Tatum made sure Duke came away a winner

Blue Devil freshman Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to lead 12th-ranked Duke to a 65-55 win.

Virginia Tech trying to figure out how to cope without Chris Clarke

Collins' unstoppable performance not enough for Wake

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Details of Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock's contract extension from last fall

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

Georgia, Penn State on list of college football teams in 'win now' mode for 2017

NCAA could delay addition of 10th assistant football coach until 2018

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Investigation concludes Larry Eustachy 'created a culture of fear' at Colorado State

Eustachy escaped firing after an investigation revealed emotional abuse of players and assistants

UF's Egbunu out rest of season with knee injury

K-State prez to fans: Stop vulgar chants vs. KU

Frank Martin walked out of practice ... here's why

South Carolina coach Frank Martin explains why he walked out of a practice leading up to Wednesday's home game vs. Arkansas.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Eight teams you’re likely to see in Omaha

TCU is pegged as college baseball’s team to beat, but four SEC teams could wind up in the College World Series, including USC.

Pitching a strength on Goff's 1st Tide team

D1Baseball projects Gamecocks to have two top-15 pitchers in 2017

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL announces 330 players invited to Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

Jaguars decline contract option on left tackle Kelvin Beachum

Vince Young hires agent with eye on comeback

NBA Scoreboard

Tour Notebook: Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matusyama closing in on Day

Kate Upton graces SI swimsuit issue leading to extra covers (and less swimsuit)

Kate Upton will grace the cover of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for the third time. To celebrate this, the magazine will have three seperate covers this year.

MLS team hiring a Chief Tattoo Officer

Tattoos are so big in sports that Major League Soccer team Philadelphia Union is advertising for a “Chief Tattoo Officer” to handle the team’s ink needs.

UF Roundup: Florida seeking fundraising help

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Former Steelers coach Cowher joins CBS

February 15, 2017 6:56 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Friday Night Block Party

FSU Staff Talks NSD: Top 17 Quotes For the Class Of 2017

Offensive Line Named ‘Sleeper’ Unit For 2017

In Search of a Fullback

https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/the-arms-race-continues-fsu-considers-building-new-football-facility
The 'arms race' continues; FSU considers building new football facility

The '96 Florida State game still irks Steve Spurrier

More than 20 years later, Steve Spurrier is still heated over how the 1996 regular season game against Florida State was refereed.

Florida State recruiting 2018: Fast start could get faster in a hurry

FSU offers four-star offensive tackle

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UP NEXT:

Four Alabama freshmen begin class, become eligible for spring practice

Which Tide lineman is the next Jonathan Allen?

Report: Mike Yurcich Contacted by Alabama’s Nick Saban

Report: Big 12 OC staying put after speaking with Nick Saban

Analyst says stress, bad judgment led to Saban cutting Kiffin

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU still in position to win ‘best league in the history of the sport’

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/make-no-mistake-road-struggles-no-long-term-concern-fsu/
Make no mistake: Road struggles are no long-term concern for FSU

Noles Vow To Learn From Texas Disappointment As Postseason Looms

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FSU BASEBALL:

Breaking down the FSU baseball schedule

Where the wins — and losses — are most likely to come.

2017 is Final Chance For Mike Martin to Win National Title

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Haraway Sprints To Second ACC Honor Of Season

No. 3 Florida State Hosts Florida A&M

FSU, FAMU set to meet on softball field

Diving Brings Home ACC Gold and Bronze

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Should Steelers go after Victor Cruz or Anquan Boldin?

Expect Kurt Warner to fight for Anquan Boldin’s HOF induction

Former FSU CB Gerard Ross making an impact with 7-on-7 team

Von Wafer: One Moment, One Opportunity

In July of 2016, Von Wafer was seeking another opportunity. Since he’s gained that opportunity, Wafer has excelled in his role with the Westchester Knicks.

Daniel Berger: Follow my practice routine to improve every aspect of your game

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Amato revels in pushing 'Noles

The hoarse voice can mean only one thing: Mat drills have started - and Chuck Amato's back.

FSU's Frady gets Trickett's message

John Frady Q&A: 'I've lost 30 pounds'

Hoff Is A Teammate And Fan Favorite At Florida State

Seminoles' Mims Is Half Of A Double-Edged Sword

Matt Zitani's Biggest Victory

Baseball still brings Martin joy

Five-year-old Cal has impeccable timing. Mike Martin had just fielded a reporter's question about turning 63 this week when the youngster ran up to the Florida State baseball coach.

Red Sox seal deal with JD Drew

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Distinguished FSU chemistry professor named fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Miami Hurricanes AD Blake James updates on 2017 spring game, indoor practice facility, Gus Edwards, NCAA issues

Will Miami Hurricanes football ‘Spring Game’ be replaced by a scrimmage?

Charlie Partridge brings recruiting ability, pedigree to Pitt's defensive line

Partridge, fired as head coach of Florida Atlantic after the season, last coached at Pitt in 2007.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Reed leads Clemson to 95-83 win over Wake Forest

Marcquise Reed scored 21 points and Jaron Blossomgame had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Clemson snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday night.

Upstart Georgia Tech to test UM Wednesday night

The overachieving Yellow Jackets are in position to make their first NCAA Tournament since 2010, and they’re neck-and-neck with Miami in the league standings.

The Resume: Cards pad their tourney profile

What we learned from U of L's win at Syracuse

UNC's Roy Williams says Tar Heels won't take NC State lightly

Hicks, Williams facing injuries for No. 10 Tar Heels

No. 10 North Carolina is uncertain whether Isaiah Hicks or Kenny Williams III will play Wednesday at rival North Carolina State.

Sources: Gottfried likely out as NC State coach

NC State's Gottfried refuses to talk about his job status before UNC game

Gottfried: 'I don't know that you reinvent anything at this point'

NC State's Dorn says rumors of Coach Gottfried's job status doesn't effect team

Gottfried has brought NC State success, but without continuity

N.C. State running out of time to turn around ACC slide

Notre Dame struggles before handing Boston College

Bonzie Colson scored 20 points, Matt Farrell had 19 and No. 25 Notre Dame overcame a 13-point first-half deficit for an 84-76 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night, sending the Eagles to their 10th straight loss.

Pitt lets big lead slip away against Virginia Tech as winning streak ends

One of the most unlikely offensive sequences Pitt has faced all season derailed 30 minutes of near-flawless basketball Tuesday night.

Where does Syracuse basketball stand with 1 month to go until March Madness?

Syracuse freshman Tyus Battle still battling cold, struggles in loss to Louisville

Free throws may be the difference with Duke in town

The last half dozen meetings since 2012 have been decided by six points or less with one exception, the Cavaliers’ nine-point triumph in the ACC Tournament championship game in 2014.

In hyper-competitive ACC, UVa's edge at home is key

Cavalier tipoff: No. 12 Duke at No. 14 Virginia

Virginia Tech rallies in 2nd half to top Pitt 66-63

Ahmed Hill scored 17 points and Virginia Tech shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half to spark a come-from-behind 66-63 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Another Long Lost Trip to Clemson

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson catcher Chris Williams out with injury

Minus 7 MLB draft picks, UofL still a power

A year after fighting for his life with cancer, he will debut as a UM starter

Despite junior college transfer Michael Burns’ recent medical battles, he will debut as the Miami Hurricanes’ starting right fielder Friday.

Lynch No. 1 as UVa sets weekend rotation

Daniel Lynch will start on the mound in Virginia's season opener on Friday against Liberty.

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

College football targeting penalties, ejections may see reductions in 2017

If adjusted rules are passed, targeting calls may be more fair for all involved

Group of Five football playoff idea is not going away despite myriad obstacles

Some truly believe in a Group of Five playoff, while others (including possibly TV) have no interest

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When are the 2017 SEC spring games? Football schedule, dates, channels

Dates, kickoff times and TV information for all the SEC spring games in 2017

Six SEC coaches facing the most pressure this spring

Gators' spring game set for 7:30 p.m. April 7 on SEC Network

LSU coach Ed Orgeron explains staff shake-up, why Tigers aren't afraid of Saban

South Carolina spring game to be televised

ESPN’s Football Power Index projects big jump for USC in 2017

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Mike MacIntyre's extension delayed as Colorado looks into handling of domestic abuse allegations

Michigan State suspends staff member Curtis Blackwell

2018 CB Kalon Gervin commits to Notre Dame after junior day visit

Notre Dame recruiting streak continues with OL Cole Mabry's commitment

Top 2018 Georgia safety Derrik Allen adds to Monday's Notre Dame DB haul

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: West Virginia's colossal collapse costs seed boost

Basketball does regular season right

ESPN analyst and ex-Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg has added two Sirius XM radio shows to his duties.

Barry scores 30, No. 15 Florida races past Auburn 114-95

Canyon Barry scored a season-high 30 points and No. 15 Florida rode a big second-half surge to a 114-95 victory over Auburn on Tuesday night.

Florida center John Egbunu left the Auburn game with a knee injury in the first half.

In 4th season, Collins has Northwestern poised for 1st NCAA

Villanova will begin a comprehensive $60 million renovation of the Pavilion with the work beginning in June.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Patience paying off for USC first baseman Matt Williams

South Carolina junior Matt Williams opted not to transfer despite not playing much early in his career. Now he is set to be a major contributor.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Legal expert says O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this summer

Simpson has served eight years of a 33-year sentence

Jury selection begins in Aaron Hernandez’s latest murder trial

Robert Meachem jailed for owing $400K in alimony, child support

Fired for Venus Williams remark, commentator Doug Adler sues ESPN

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars Insider: Acquiring Bouye to team with Ramsey would be ‘lethal’ for opponent’s passing game

Franchise tag candidates: Which NFL players will likely be kept under wraps?

25 big-name NFL players who could get cut soon

NBA Scoreboard

Dirk Nowitzki knows how important Mavericks' final game before All-Star break is

Mark Cuban explains how the Mavericks are tanking without trying to lose games

Atlanta Braves embark on 20th spring training at Disney World

Why Steven Stamkos might not be himself on the ice until Christmas

Panthers' Jagr turning 45, but like other all-time greats shows no signs of slowing down

Crosby gets point No. 999, Penguins top Canucks 4-0

Evgeni Malkin scored and picked up an assist in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby got his 999th career point with an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled by the Vancouver Canucks 4-0.

As Daytona Speedweeks approaches, here’s what’s new in NASCAR for 2017

Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500

A.J. Foyt planning to undergo stem-cell therapy

The 82-year-old four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 told Verizon IndyCar media that he plans to undergo stem-cell therapy to help repair his ankles and shoulder. He also will have stem cells injected into his blood.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

FSU hasn't risen above ACC's pack

Gary Walters, the current chairman of the NCAA men's basketball tournament committee, is convinced that filling out the 65-team bracket with 34 at-large teams is only going to get tougher and tougher with each passing year.

NCAA to reset clock rules

Panel recommends scrapping timing rules of 2006, saying they unfairly altered play.

Clock Rule Changes Repealed

The lost plays have been found.

TOUR NOTEBOOK: Player to compete in 50th Masters

Watch Gary Player's attire the week of the Masters Tournament in April. Whatever he's wearing in his 50th appearance at the Augusta National Golf Club will later be in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Golf without Tiger? Where's the clicker?

February 14, 2017 7:31 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State sets start date for 2017 spring practice schedule

Seminoles will begin spring practice on March 6

Spring preview: OL searching for consistency, a left tackle

Marquez White's 2nd Annual "A Different Way Out Camp" set for March 11

FSU Football Recruiting Class Superlatives For 2017

FSU commit Watkins talks UF visit

https://campusinsiders.com/news/asante-samuel-jr-florida-state-leader-02-13-2017/
Adding Asante Samuel Jr. Would Strengthen Florida State’s DBU Claim

FSU Football Lands Commitment From Top Punter in 2017 Class

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UP NEXT:

Alabama surprisingly not No. 1 in ESPN’s initial 2017 FPI rankings

Two NFL assistants among four named Alabama offensive coordinator candidates

Add another NFL name to Alabama's offensive coordinator search: reports

Lester Cotton arrested for marijuana possession

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No. 8 Texas Outlasts No. 4 Noles in Double OT

FSU falls short to Texas in double overtime thriller

No. 4 Florida State falls 92-88 to Texas in 2OT

For the second time this season, a non-conference, top-10 opponent managed to come into the Tucker Center and scratch out a win over Florida State.

No. 8/10 Women’s Hoops wins double OT thriller at No. 4/4 FSU, 92-88

Junior Brooke McCarty totaled a career-high 29 points and played all 50 minutes.

#8 Texas upsets #4 FSU

FSU falls three spots in the AP Poll

Florida State drops in the Coaches Poll

FSU plans to use 'bye week' to prepare for stretch run

Ranking Five Remaining Regular Season Games of 2017

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FSU BASEBALL:

Podcast: Previewing FSU's 2017 baseball team

Analyzing the Weekend Starting Rotation in 2017

VCU baseball revs up for season opener at No. 2 Florida State

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

FSU Softball Starts 5-0

Carlson, Medley Spark Night One

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Nigel Bradham's trial date for battery charge moved to April

FOX Sports names former FSU standout as one NFL team’s best player

Steelers begin contract talks with Lawrence Timmons and Antonio Brown

How far does Jameis Winston have to go to reach elite status?

Rays' Cash: 'We expect to be playing games in October'

For Blue Jays’ Travis, early spring gives chance to put past injuries behind him

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Yellow Jackets Outlast Seminoles, 63-57

Javaris Crittenton scored a career high 29 points Tuesday night, including 11 straight during a decisive run in the second half, as Georgia Tech defeated Florida State 63-57. Isaiah Swann scored a career high 23 points for Florida State and Al Thornton added 16 points and six rebounds for the Seminoles, who have three of their final four
games on the road.

White Sox sign veteran Perez

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Is Clemson building a dynasty?

Elrod did call U of L first, new record shows

Wake Forest radio analyst Tommy Elrod did make the first call to Louisville co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway's cell phone three days before the Cardinals' game against the Demon Deacons.

NC State hires Kevin Patrick to coach defensive line

Pat Narduzzi turns to close friend Shawn Watson to take over offense

Syracuse football's Jaquwan Nelson, Devon Clarke suspended following burglary charges

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Notre Dame’s Colson, Duke’s Tatum recognized

2017 ACC Basketball Teleconference

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Blue Devils Bump Up?

4) Florida State (9-4, 21-5 Overall) Last Week: 3
A recent winning streak has Duke climbing our rankings, but was it enough to jump to #1?

Bubble Tracker: ACC a hotbed of tourney-worthy teams

Coach K: ‘This is the most balanced the league has ever been’

U of L notches key road win in OT at Syracuse

U of L keeps figuring out ways to win

Here’s a look back at the last NC State - North Carolina game

The last time the NC State Wolfpack and North Carolina Tar Heels played against each other was on January 8, 2017 - a 51-point win by UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. Here’s a look back at what happened.

Roy Williams unsure if Isaiah Hicks will play against NC State

Notre Dame PF Bonzie Colson returns home a marked basketball man

Could ACC's depth boost Pitt's postseason chances?

“I’ll be shocked if we don’t have a lot of teams in the tournament,” Kevin Stallings said.

SU basketball loses heartbreaker in OT to Louisville

Syracuse basketball misses 26 3-pointers in OT loss to Louisville

Syracuse basketball loses heartbreaker in OT to Louisville

The And-1: Virginia Tech 80, Virginia 78 (2OT)

Three takeaways from Virginia’s 80-78 double overtime loss at Virginia Tech on Sunday.

UVa unsure how to stop blowing second-half leads

Chris Clarke suffers torn ACL

Virginia Tech announced tonight that Chris Clarke will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Virginia Tech-Pitt preview capsule

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

Ohio State is No. 1 in Preseason FPI 1.0

4. Florida State

Ranking the QB position in the Big Ten

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Six SEC coaches facing the most pressure this spring

Muschamp hires one, promotes one on administrative staff

Will Muschamp has hired former Alabama recruiting assistant Matt Lindsey as South Carolina’s director of player personnel and promoted a current member of his staff.

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Howard Schnellenberger says FAU brings 'well-respected' name to team in Lane Kiffin

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder says he has throat cancer

Bob Elliott leaving Irish post to coach Nebraska's safeties

Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand's consistently successful recruiting pitch

Top 2018 Georgia safety Derrik Allen verbally commits to Notre Dame

2018 CB Kalon Gervin commits to Notre Dame after junior day visit

Oklahoma State underrated in first FPI ratings

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 15

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: As Big Ten wavers, Northwestern prospers

Race to March Madness: The 20 games left in the season you won't want to miss

Florida State at Duke (Tue., Feb 28).

NIT experiment resetting fouls mimics quarters

Bracketology: Baylor might've blown Big 12 shot, but is still a No. 1 seed for now

Baylor lost ground to Kansas in the Big 12 standings with a loss at Texas Tech

Florida men's basketball ranked No. 15 after six straight wins

Gators begin key portion of schedule on the road

No. 15 Gators look to maintain momentum entering tough closing stretch

Kansas storms back to shock West Virginia in OT

Kansas trailed by 14 points with three minutes remaining before turning the tables on a stunned West Virginia and increasing its lead in the Big 12.

How an all-but-sealed WVU upset became an epic Kansas comeback

UConn defies expectations with 100 straight wins

How do you beat a Connecticut team that has not lost since 2014?

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OTHER BASEBALL:

New FIU baseball coach already has Panthers ahead of rival Hurricanes in one area

Mervyl Melendez, hired June 28 after previous coach Turtle Thomas was dismissed, comes to FIU with 17 years of experience as a college head coach, including 13 qualifying for NCAA regionals.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Jerry Sandusky’s son arrested on child sex assault, porn charges

Lance Armstrong handed defeat by federal judge

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins hire Andre Carter to help coach their defensive line

Andre Carter, who had a 13-year NFL career, joins the Dolphins staff as an assistant defensive line coach. He replaces Jim Washburn, who recently retired.

Tom Brady's autograph will be absurdly expensive at private signing

NBA Scoreboard

What the Plumlee-Nurkic trade means for Dallas Mavericks, Andrew Bogut

Spurs set mark with 20th straight winning season

Playoff hope abounds across the NHL

No more Tigerpalooza, please

This isn’t the beginning of the end for Tiger Woods. It’s more like the end of the end.

17 Westminster Best in Show dogs, ranked by cuteness

Chuckie the Pekingese advances at Westminster dog show

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

No time to panic for Duke

Mike Krzyzewski looks younger than 60, the birthday he hit Tuesday. Given the way his Duke basketball team is playing of late, he could be feeling more like 70.

Twenty wins isn't what it used to be

Twenty wins doesn't mean what it used to mean. Conference tournaments could take on greater significance, and teams with key injuries will be scrutinized closely.

February 13, 2017 7:26 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Spring game worth $5 ticket

FSU football position preview: running backs

https://campusinsiders.com/news/derrick-brooks-decalon-brooks-florida-state-02-12-2017/
Derrick Brooks Proud Of Son Attending FSU

Writer Questions Dalvin Cook’s Character

Andover's Marshall plays for Team USA, then officially signs with Florida State

Marshall plays for his country, then officially signs with Florida State

2018 Recruiting Class Already One of Nation’s Best

FSU football so far has six verbal commitments for their 2018 class – a group that is ranked as one of the nation’s best with nearly a year to go.

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UP NEXT:

From Saban the recruiter to Saban the coach: Four Tide standouts discuss the transition

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU protects home court, falls on road

Baseline Breakdown: Dissecting FSU basketball’s loss at Notre Dame

FSU Basketball Recap: Five Takeaways From Loss to Notre Dame

Top-Five Noles Host Texas

No. 4 FSU and No. 10 Texas set to face off in annual 'Paint it Pink' game

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FSU BASEBALL:

Three Options for Replacing Drew Mendoza

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Noles Shutout Marshall To Win Unconquered Invitational

Florida State wins Unconquered Invitational

A title drought but not an ounce of doubt for Florida State softball

No. 4 Women's Golf Wins Florida State Match-Up

FSU swimming, diving teams set for ACC championships

Seminole tennis finding its rhythm on court

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Devonta Freeman wants to stay with the Falcons ‘forever’

2016 All-Rookie NFL team: Jalen Ramsey makes the cut

Bigger free-agent priority? James Harrison or Lawrence Timmons

End of ‘13-Okaro’ leaves Heat rookie in search of new nickname

Miami Heat rookie Okaro White loved the nickname he and the franchise’s third-longest win streak earned. Now, he’s looking to start a new streak on Monday.

Keeping Buster Posey fresh key for Giants in 2017

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Standout Warren leaving FSU

Florida State standout tight end Brandon Warren has left school, his mother told the Times on Monday, and apparently will continue his
career elsewhere, most likely Tennessee.

Seminoles Fall 80-59 To No. 2 North Carolina

The Florida State women's basketball team fell behind early to No. 2 North Carolina and never recovered as the Seminoles fell 80-59 Monday
night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU's record went to 18-7 and 7-3 in the ACC while the Tar Heels improved to 25-1 overall and 9-1 in
league action.

FSU hoping for revenge vs. Georgia Tech

Al Thornton's tender back, after crashing hard to floor in Sunday's 68-67 loss to Boston College, won't keep Florida State's senior forward
out of the lineup tonight.

Thomas Named ACC Baseball Player of the Week

FSU's Dix featured on national track and field magazine

Ernie Sims picking up awards after 1st season

Former Seminole linebacker was named to two All-Rookie teams

Cassell struggles with three-point game

Sioux Falls Acquires Nigel Dixon

Florida State And ISP Announce Partnership

The Florida State Athletics Department announced today that ISP - "America's Home for College Sports" has been awarded the multi-media
rights to Seminole athletics. The agreement, which is worth a minimum of $66 million over a 10-year period, begins July 1, 2007 and runs
through June 30, 2017.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC BASKETBALL:

How the ACC's championship contenders measure up

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s win over Boston College

No. 4 UofL at Syracuse: Storylines, game info

Notre Dame Basketball: Florida State win proves small ball works

Pitt forward Michael Young says starters aren't fatigued because of depth

In past 5 games, the starters — Young, Jamel Artis, Cameron Johnson, Sheldon Jeter, Chris Jones — have played 86.4 percent of the minutes.

Syracuse basketball vs. Louisville: 10 things to watch for tonight

Syracuse basketball opens as 4-point home underdog to No. 4 Louisville

Allen's late bucket lifts Hokies over 'Hoos in double OT

Seth Allen hit a driving layup with three seconds remaining in double overtime to give the Hokies an exhausting 80-78 win.

Hoos let another one slip away on the road

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ACC BASEBALL:

UM Hurricanes coach Jim Morris shuffles starting rotation, reveals battle for closer

‘Jesse Lepore pitched better than anybody this fall and spring and he deserves to pitch Friday night,’ Morris said.

Virginia baseball preview: Five series to watch

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

A blueprint of Notre Dame's successful January recruiting official visits

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

What we'll learn in the last month of the season

College basketball this week: West Virginia goes for sweep of Kansas

The questions to be answered before Selection Sunday

What the committee got right (and wrong) with the early top 16 seeds

Hey, NCAA, I don't need to start my tourney bracket now

Barry's unique free-throw style puts him in UF's record book

College basketball rankings: Why Gonzaga is a worthy No. 1 in the Top 25 (and 1)

The NCAA said the Zags were the No. 4 overall seed, but they are No. 1 in our rankings.

Crean as tired of this IU team as fans

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OTHER BASEBALL:

UF baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan yearns for national title in Year 10

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Syracuse football players Jaquwan Nelson, Devon Clarke arrested for stealing 'Yeezy' boots

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Big-money NFL veterans who could be on the chopping block

NBA Scoreboard

Why the Celtics risk becoming the latest division leader to fall prey to the new-look Mavericks

'Keep playing boring golf:' Jordan Spieth breezes to big win at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Clemson Tigers Move to #1 in the Nation in Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Polls

Gonzaga?s home run ends at 50

Santa Clara multiplies Zags? miseries, 84-73

Chargers fire Schottenheimer

Team President Dean Spanos cited "dysfunctional situation" between the coach and General Manager A.J. Smith.

Mickelson may be ready to challenge Woods

Win at Pebble Beach will likely ease pain of U.S. Open debacle

February 12, 2017 11:04 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football team helps build house

https://n.rivals.com/news/fatherhood-allows-fsu-s-fisher-to-attend-elite-7v7-event
Fatherhood allows FSU's Fisher to attend elite 7-on-7 event

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Colson's Career Day Leads Irish Past No. 14 Florida State

https://notredame.rivals.com/news/notre-dame-hammers-fsu-84-72
Notre Dame Hammers FSU, 84-72

Notre Dame Rolls Past FSU, 84-72

Entering Saturday’s contest in South Bend, the home team had won every match-up between Florida State and Notre Dame since the Fighting Irish joined the ACC during the 2013-14 season. That streak remained intact as Notre Dame handled the 14th-ranked Seminoles, 84-72.

Seminoles dominated in loss at Notre Dame

The Seminoles (21-5, 9-4 ACC) saw some of their warts on the road show once again. FSU trailed 40-31 at the half and the Irish (19-7, 8-5 ACC) pushed their lead to as many as 20 in the second half.

Seminoles stumble in South Bend

The first time these teams met, Florida State shut down Notre Dame’s interior attack, and controlled the tempo. Tonight, it was a role reversal.

Bonzie Colson leads Notre Dame past No. 14 Florida State

FSU can’t keep up with Bonzie Colson in loss to Notre Dame

Colson, Notre Dame overwhelm No. 14 Florida State

Bonzie Colson's career night leads Irish past No. 15 FSU

Notre Dame proves size really doesn't matter in basketball

Boxscore

FSU a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament projections

‘Noles No. 6 Overall Seed In March Madness Bracket

Leonard Hamilton Deserves More Love For Success

Guard duo pushes No. 5 Florida State women to new heights

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State sets pitching rotation and infield

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Noles Take Two On Day Two Of Unconquered Invitational

Fourth-Ranked Women Shoot 12-Under, Vault Into First Place

Grange Sets Shot Put Record On Day Full Of Highs

Tennis Shuts Out GWU, CofC

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

FOX Sports declares Xavier Rhodes best Vikings draft pick in 5 years

Giants' Buster Posey: Expected to catch fewer games

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden Rips New Clock Rules, Has Plenty of Company Among Coaching Compadres

Is Warren still a Seminole?

Florida State football coaches should know early this morning if tight end Brandon Warren is still a Seminole. FSU's early-morning workouts known as mat drills began today.

Seminoles Lose to BC in Final Seconds

Eagles' basket with 3.3 seconds left gives them 68-67 win.

Boston College has Florida State's number

Tyrelle Blair was forgotten by his hometown university coming out of Florida High. Yet Blair -- from nearby Monticello and a transfer from Loyola University in Chicago -- made sure Florida State wouldn't make the same mistake Sunday.

Thornton Hurts Back

Already without starting point guard Toney Douglas for possibly a month with a broken hand, Florida State will find out today how serious All-American candidate Al Thornton's back injury is.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 15-1 Win Over UNC Asheville

Rumor: Sam Cassell to the Heat?

Pistons are fond of fiery Cassell

Clippers rely on healthy Cassell

Brown, Wafer: D-League all-stars

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC BASKETBALL:

Boston College let another one get away from them.

Close losses continue to pile up on Tigers

Named an early top-16 seed, Duke back to its ways of barely beating bad teams

The Blue Devils nearly fell to Clemson two days after their biggest win of the season

Blue Devils battle through fatigue

Georgia Tech second-half surge swamps Boston College

Jackson, Lammers, Okogie power Jackets past Boston College

Bracketologists lay out Tech’s path to the NCAA tournament

No. 4 Louisville's second-half rally tops Miami, 71-66

Quentin Snider returned from injury to score 13 points, including a big 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining, and Deng Adel and Donovan Mitchell added 18 points each as No. 4 Louisville rallied past Miami 71-66 on Saturday.

'Back to the old Q': Snider makes big return

Miami can’t hold on to lead, fall to No. 4 Lousiville

NC State’s effort, heart questioned after latest blowout loss

Wake Forest added to NC State’s misery with another historic loss as the frustration and embarrassment builds for the Wolfpack

Mark Gottfried isn't worried about calls for his job at NC St. after another loss

Wolfpack lost again Saturday, a dispiriting fifth straight defeat, against Wake Forest

NC State finding out it’s not nearly as good as it thinks it is

Pitt downs Syracuse, 80-75, for second win in a row

Cameron Johnson hit six 3-pointers for a game-high 22 points and Michael Young added 21 for the Panthers, who dominated on the glass.

Pitt's marriage with ACC has turned sour in basketball in many ways, for many reasons

A key issue is that the Panthers home recruiting base does not produce many major-college basketball players.

Cameron Johnson is latest 3-point specialist to torch Syracuse basketball zone

Syracuse basketball couldn't make 3s: 'Their defense was much better than I've seen it'

Tyler Lydon limited to 8 points in loss to Pittsburgh: 'It was just one of those games'

Best and worst from Syracuse basketball at Pittsburgh

Virginia begins key stretch of games at Virginia Tech

"College GameDay" will air from Virginia-North Carolina men's basketball game

Virginia Tech needs to boost offense against Virginia

Wake Forest dominates N.C. State for 30-point win

Collins' future up in the air, for now

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ACC BASEBALL:

Virginia baseball preview: Position outlooks

Balancing success: Clement is latest Virginia baseball star to emerge from a multi-sport background

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

Michigan WR Freddy Canteen to make graduate transfer to Notre Dame

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

NCAA reveals early seeds: Villanova, Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga No. 1s

What the committee got right (and wrong) with the early top-16 seeds

NCAA early top 16 surprises: Kentucky too high, Gonzaga too low, Duke just right

Villanova was the overall No. 1 and Wisconsin is out of the top 16 the NCAA revealed

Gators shake off sluggish play, turn away Texas A&M

Gators use defense to ignite offense, rally for 6th straight win

Driesell honored by Maryland with banner from rafters

It's been a long time since Lefty Driesell brought Maryland basketball into prominence, flashing the victory sign before home games and foot-stomping his way to 348 wins over 17 years.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

O'Sullivan counting on Rubio out of bullpen

After 37 years, Stetson prepares for baseball season without Pete Dunn as coach

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Parents of two men on Jose Fernandez’s boat sue pitcher’s estate for $2 million each

The parents of Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias, the two men on the boat with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when it crashed, killing all on board, are suing the 24-year-old’s estate, according to the Sun Sentinel.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Tony Dungy speaks more on Deion Sanders accusations

Dungy told the Tampa Bay Times any stealing of signals the Colts may have done was nothing different than what other sports teams do.

Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

Jordan Spieth shoots a 65 to take commanding lead at Pebble Beach

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke hits longest skid in 11 seasons

Burdened with a four-game losing streak for the first time in 11 years, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski wasted no time in deciding the proper course to right his struggling team. "I'll do whatever I can," he said Sunday, moments after a 72-60 loss to Maryland.

Mike Alstott: Considering a Return in 2007

Mauer, Twins agree to $33M for 4 years

Lefty's Slow Start Ends With Pebble Win

Phil Mickelson waited until late last year, when his clubs were collecting dust during a three-month break from golf, to reflect on a U.S. Open meltdown at Winged Foot that suddenly seemed to overshadow all his achievements. Instead of sulking, he found a solution.

February 11, 2017 8:31 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State TE coach Tim Brewster in mix for Alabama WR coach job

Will Dalvin Cook's Brother James Live up to the Name at Florida State? The Seminoles should be in great shape at running back for a long time.

FSU's honey fried chicken not just for players

For openers, Florida and FSU will play against strong opponents

Duo of Former Noles Ranked as Top Draft Prospects

‘Noles Offer Several 2018 Targets

‘Noles Offer Several 2018 Targets

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UP NEXT:

Alabama's 'future at the outside linebacker position'

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Ready For Round 2 With Fighting Irish

No. 14 FSU can regain top spot in ACC standings with win at Notre Dame

Battling for first, FSU visits Irish

No. 14 Florida State to face road test at Notre Dame

Hamilton aims for 500th career win

Florida State vs. Notre Dame preview

Vitale thinks Seminoles can do big things in March

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU loses Mendoza for at least a month

Florida State freshman Drew Mendoza will be out four to eight weeks with a broken thumb.

FSU expects 'big things' from Flowers

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Jessica Warren Lifts Noles To Pair Of Opening Day Wins

Haraway Claims 60-Meter Title In A Flash

No. 4 Women's Golf in Second at Florida State Match-Up

Men's Tennis to Host GWU, CofC

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs GM Jason Licht confident Roberto Aguayo will be better

Bucs GM won’t guarantee Roberto Aguayo a roster spot

Deion Sanders remains silent in aftermath of firestorm he started

Interest shown in bringing back Timmons

Giants' Buster Posey: Headlines Team USA roster in WBC

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Lilly tells Tide 'no'

John Lilly has been a busy man since Wednesday's national signing day.

Warren Leaves Florida State

FSU starting tight end has been rumored to be returning to his home state of Tennessee for some time

Seminoles confident in Mims

Missing one of its main men for the stretch run, Florida State is turning to its Maine man - junior point guard Ralph Mims - to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive.

Seminoles Strike Early, Down UNC Asheville 12-6 On Saturday Afternoon

The hot hitting continued for No. 10 Florida State (5-0) as the Seminoles registered 14 hits en route to a 12-6 win over UNC Asheville (0-2) Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Catcher Buster Posey drove in three runs for the second straight game and led the offensive charge as one of three Seminole batters to post three hits on the afternoon. Second baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. and Brandon Reichert also collected three hits in the win.

Biletnikoff is changing his focus

Fred Biletnikoff needed to go in a different direction.

Reed partly to blame for Samari Rolle's struggles

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Richt promotes Kuligowski to assistant head coach

Miami's Mark Richt true to his faith, family as coach

Q&A: Michael Pinckney on mat drills, tattoos, FSU, impressive freshmen and life as a Miami Hurricane

Miami Fans Go Crazy Over Five-Star Commit

Narduzzi aims to build champion from inside out

Syracuse football to hold spring scrimmage on April 22 (2017 spring practice schedule)

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC separation scant at the top

EAGLES BACK ON THE ROAD SATURDAY AT GEORGIA TECH

Grayson Allen can’t shed mental baggage, but he can play above it

Pitino on NCAA bracket show: Must be Cal's idea

Mangok Mathiang, Deng Adel apologize to fans

Miami-No. 4 U of L: Storylines, how to watch

Louisville PG Snider (hip) set to return vs. Miami

No. 8 UNC, No. 14 FSU on top of ACC entering stretch run

Matt Farrell, Notre Dame men aim to be better with ball vs. Florida State

Irish rekindle confidence ahead of FSU rematch

Notre Dame hosts No. 14 Florida State at 6 p.m. ET Saturday.

Notre Dame men may again shuffle starters

Artis expected to play in Syracuse rematch

Jamel Artis' ankle injury in Pitt's win over Boston College looked painful at the time, and even though he played through it, it took a toll.

Pitt's Ryan Luther likely out at least two more weeks; Jamel Artis expected to play Saturday

The Panthers are coming off a win at Boston College, which snapped their eight-game losing streak.

Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh: 10 things to watch for as Orange look to continue winning ways

Syracuse opens as 1.5-point road favorite against Pittsburgh

What's gone right for Syracuse basketball in past 5 games? (stats, advanced metrics, lineups)

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ACC BASEBALL:

BIRDBALL Q&A: BRENDAN SPAGNUOLO

No complacency for Boland, No. 1 Virginia

With five out of six starters returning from the 2016 NCAA championship team, plus the addition of one of the top-rated junior players in the world, one might think that Brian Boland could just sit back and put his team on cruise control.

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

Colleges can make room for jersey ads

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Here's how much game day in each sport costs AU

McElwain: Chris Rumph named co-defensive coordinator

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Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hospitalized with undisclosed health issue

The severity of the issue is not known at this time

Notre Dame moves on to 2018 class with junior day weekend

Charlie Strong reportedly completes his staff

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

College basketball Top 25 expert picks, lines, odds, top Saturday underdogs

Gary Parrish likes Notre Dame to cover against Florida State

Previewing the top 10 college basketball games this weekend

NCAA Tournament bracket revealed early on CBS: Top 16 seed expert predictions

Bubble Watch Tracker: Who needs to win this weekend to help their NCAA hopes?

Syracuse, Michigan State, Miami, Alabama and Cal all have big games on Saturday.

Gators’ Canyon Barry juggles basketball, studying nuclear engineering

Canyon Barry talks about his free-throw streak

Saint Mary's stands in the way of Gonzaga's perfect season

Everything went wrong for Saint Mary's the last time it saw Gonzaga. Now on their home floor, do the Gaels have what it takes to knock off the nation's No. 1 team?

Washington suspends Dime for slapping heckler

Bubble Watch: Why West Virginia isn't a lock yet

West Virginia is the No. 13 team in the country, but they're not an NCAA tournament lock. Don't blame Bubble Watch. Blame the RPI.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Falcons had a penchant for blowing fourth-quarter leads in 2016

Draymond Green records NBA's first triple-double scoring fewer than 10 points

Green had himself a night, but it wasn't on offense

Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden after arrest at Knicks game

Detroit Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch dies at age 87

Billionaire pizza mogul and Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has died.

Rick Bowness to pass Scotty Bowman for games coached

Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog in Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Jordan Spieth made the putts and beat the fog at Spyglass Hill, posting a 7-under 65 on Friday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Doubts once again hang over Tiger Woods after he withdraws from two events

February 10, 2017 8:22 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

2017 Spring Game Set For April 8 At 3:00

FSU announces Spring Game logistics

Florida State 2017 spring football game details

Deondre Francois Among Early Heisman Favorites In 2017

How fast can FSU’s fabulous freshmen contribute to running game?

Florida State should get impact from true freshmen on defense once again in 2017

Keeping Charles Kelly For 2017 Season is Right Move

4-star G Curtis Dunlap looking at, among others, Arkansas, Florida, FSU and LSU

FSU commit receives 2018 offer from Georiga Tech

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UP NEXT:

Alabama has signed a historic class. Now where do these guys play?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Cross Century Mark in Win over Wake

Shakayla Thomas dominates, Florida State dismantles Wake Forest 102-60

FSU's trip to Notre Dame headlines weekend ahead in ACC play

Florida State Preview - Five Things To Know

The Irish and Seminoles set to meet in an ACC rematch in prime time on Saturday evening.

Seminoles keep finding new ways to win

There’s no place like home for FSU Hoops

Tucker Center Has Become a True Home Court Advantage for FSU

Inside the box score: FSU 95, NCSU 71

Everybody was dunking, including Xavier Rathan-Mayes!

https://accsports.com/acc-news/acc-rumors/fsu-improved-chances-landing-kevin-knox/
Has FSU improved its chances of landing Kevin Knox?

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FSU BASEBALL:

Watch the Other Side of the FSU Diamond Too

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Hurdling Toward "Biggest Weekend Of Regular Season"

FSU Opens 2017 With The Unconquered Invitational

Cross Country Quartet Honored By ACC

Women's Golf Match-Up Tournament Begins Friday

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Derrick Brooks is Tampa's Citizen of the Year

NFL kicker Graham Gano wins ASA professional award

Memphis Grizzlies Once Again Sign Toney Douglas To 10-Day Contract

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Coach Jon Jost Is 'Turning Up The Heat' On The Seminoles This Off-Season

Trickett pushing for tough offense

Douglas out, 'Noles turning to Mims

Florida State point guard has been told he could be out 4-6 weeks.

Swann says he can play point guard for FSU

Florida State Remains Unbeaten With 17-8 Victory Over UNC Asheville

Florida State pounded out 18 hits and scored in double figures for the second straight game as the Seminoles (4-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a 17-8 win over UNC Asheville (0-1) on Friday evening. Buster Posey, Dennis Guinn and Ruairi O'Connor each drove in three runs as the Seminoles defeated the Bulldogs for the sixth straight time,
running their all-time record to 15-1 against UNC Asheville.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

TV host: ‘I always thought that Clemson was in Tennessee’

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was giving geography lessons in Colorado this week -- and doing some skiing.

Will Miami's recruiting classes under Mark Richt mirror his early success at Georgia?

Miami Hurricanes snag pledge from top junior running back

The University of Miami’s next football recruiting class is off to a good start as junior running back Lorenzo Lingard from Orlando made his commitment for the 2018 class on Thursday.

DeLand freshman Avantae 'Tae' Williams commits to Hurricanes

N. Carolina's Chizik steps down as D-coordinator

Syracuse football recruiting: Baldwinsville TE Gabe Horan first to commit to 2018 class

Ranking the Hokies' best recruiting classes of the last 30 years

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Grayson Allen helps Duke outlast UNC in Durham 86-78

No. 18 Duke needed all of Grayson Allen’s 25 points and other Blue Devils stepped up late to subdue the No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels with an 86-78 win Thursday night.

Blue Devils show they can outrun Tar Heels

Duke’s small rebounding advantage was big

The Duke Blue Devils edged one of the best rebounding teams on the glass with a 31-30 advantage.

The redemption of Grayson Allen: Star's confidence contagious to red-hot Duke

UNC's Justin Jackson credits Duke's toughness

UNC's Pinson says Tar Heels must get better after loss to Duke

UNC's Berry on his missed shots down the stretch in loss to Duke

UNC left lamenting after fading away at Duke

The North Carolina Tar Heels led the Duke Blue Devils 71-70 with less than seven minutes to play, but UNC faltered defensively down the stretch and made just one of its final eight shots from the field.

For Heels, there’s still time to lock No. 1 seed

Irish look for different result in rematch with Seminoles

Pitt hasn't quit on Kevin Stallings

Pitt needs to continue to play with the desperation and effort as the last four games.

With Jamel Artis slowed by injury, Justice Kithcart stepped up for Pitt

Freshman guard Justice Kithcart’s 3-point shooting touch started coming back in recent practices and it paid off in win vs. Boston College.

Andrew White is on a historic scoring streak for SU

Syracuse basketball's Paschal Chukwu, temporarily blind in one eye, is done for season

Syracuse basketball's defensive road woes are not that unusual in the ACC

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

What Todd Lyght learned from Notre Dame's nonexistent 2017 cornerback recruiting class

Examining the new rover position and how it melds with Notre Dame's personnel

Estimating how long it will take Tom Herman to get Texas back in national championship contention

Tom Herman has an extensive (and expensive) Texas rebuilding plan

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

USA TODAY Sports bracketology: VCU stirring up Cinderella vibes in February

Washington's Dime slaps student heckler at half

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Gators baseball picked to win SEC

South Carolina baseball picked to finish second in SEC East

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs again No. 1 in NFL in customer service rankings

NBA Scoreboard

Two points scored and game MVP? How Justin Anderson led Mavericks to comeback win over Jazz

How Dirk Nowitzki has seen new Maverick Harrison Barnes grow as a closer this season

That time Mark Cuban kind of, sort of beat Dirk Nowitzki in one-on-one

Charles Oakley's actions at Knicks game nothing new

In testing drastic new extra-innings rule, MLB grapples with pace, tradition

Jeffrey Loria has ‘handshake agreement’ with potential Marlins buyer, according to a report

According to a Forbes report, Jeffrey Loria would sell the team to an unknown buyer for $1.6 billion.

Bob Costas being replaced by Mike Tirico as NBC's Olympic host

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC Baseball Tournament Changing Format

Two division, round-robin play implemented

Fan in Pacers-Pistons Brawl Sent to Jail

Former Yankees OF Hank Bauer dies at 84

Fewer sponsors without Woods

The decision by the PGA Tour to drop the International tournament from its schedule has served to underscore how much of an impact Tiger Woods can have on the health of a golf event.

February 9, 2017 7:26 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Dickerson Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team

FSU guard Landon Dickerson named Academic All-ACC

What impact will RB Cam Akers have during his freshman year?

Colts Select FSU Running Back Dalvin Cook in Todd McShay’s Mock Draft 2.0

2017 NFL Draft Player Profile: Florida State DE DeMarcus Walker

Florida State football partnering with Habitat for Humanity

FSU offers Texas wide receiver

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UP NEXT:

Alabama's Nick Saban praises Steve Sarkisian

Former FSU Quarterback Trolls Nick Saban Over Alabama Coaching Chaos

Former FSU quarterback Danny Kanell, who makes it a hobby to troll the SEC, took aim at Alabama head coach Nick Saban over another lost coordinator.

Is Nick Saban at all to blame for the losses of now two offensive coordinators?

Reports are conflicting over Chip Kelly's interest in coming to Bama

Skip Bayless explains why Chip Kelly could never work for Nick Saban at Alabama

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Isaac Soars, Defense Roars As FSU Men Throttle NC State

Florida State hustles to dominant win over NC State

FSU dominates the glass, dismantles visiting NC State

Jonathan Isaac helps Florida State thrash NC State

After scoring just one basket in Florida State’s 48-point blowout of Clemson three days earlier, Jonathan Isaac wasted no time making his presence felt for the Seminoles on Wednesday night.

FSU rolls past N.C. State in basketball

Isaac scored the first seven points as the Seminoles (21-4, 9-3 ACC) led throughout.

FSU continues to roll with win over NC State

The ‘Noles win their 9th ACC game

No. 14 Florida State dominates struggling Wolfpack in Tallahassee 95-71

Florida State dominated NC State from start to finish Wednesday night, en route to a 95-71 win.

NC State's Smith: I think we played hard, we just didn't play tough enough

NC State's Gottfried: We got whipped on the backboard

Box score

Two Noles Make Naismith Top 30

\No. 4 FSU's Brittany Brown embraces versatile role

Florida State extends its hot streak to recruiting trail, lands No. 18 junior Kourtney Weber

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FSU BASEBALL:

D1Baseball.com Names Preseason All-Americans

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Adrienne Richardson signs with Florida State

Tartan senior will play soccer for Seminoles

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Jalen Ramsey was the 9th best ‘shutdown cornerback’ in 2016

Former FSU WR P.K. Sam to Release Book in November

Jameis Winston to Titans QB Marcus Mariota: Get Well Soon

Toney Douglas: the Grizzlies’ Major Key

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU fills its need for speed

Florida State's need to supply its transformation on the offensive line
with new players grabbed much of the attention during recruiting. But
FSU needed something else - speed and playmakers, especially at wide
receiver.

Easterling's signing saga highlights pressures of recruiting process

Seminoles sign JC tight end

Jonathan Hannah added to '07 recruiting class

Brandon Paul is staying at home

Four-star athlete will stay in Tallahassee and play for Florida State

FSU loses Douglas to broken right hand

Sophomore point guard Toney Douglas has a fractured right hand, putting into doubt his return this season and jeopardizing Florida State's run at the NCAA tournament.

FSU's O'Dell earns chance to make first start Sunday

Bo O'Dell was given just one inning out of the bullpen in Florida State's opening series against Tennessee.

Cough up $1440 for health coverage if you're coming to FSU

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

"Bob" Riedel, an innovator in Florida's hospitality industry; professor at FSU's Dedman School, dies at 93

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

How Clemson continues to land top quarterback prospects

Clemson cornerback Adrian Baker to transfer

UofL touts pace of PJCS expansion fundraising

Behind starter Chris Herndon, Miami Hurricanes TE jobs are wide open

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Is ACC the best basketball conference ever? Tough to match even last year, Bilas says

On the eve of the first regular-season meeting between Duke and North Carolina, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said he’s not ready to call the ACC the best basketball conference ever. He’s not even ready to say it’s better than last year.

Duke players know UNC rivalry game more than just a regional event

Blue Devils guards finding cohesion ahead of game against Tar Heels

Duke counting on toughness to keep Heels off boards

Here’s a look back at the past five years of Duke-Carolina games

U of L's Snider cleared to practice

The Resume: U of L needs big wins – and help

Davon Reed leads Miami past Virginia Tech 74-68

Reed had 18 points and six assists and the Miami Hurricanes pulled away in the second half to beat Virginia Tech 74-68 Wednesday.

Despite missing the FSU game, NC State’s Gottfried says Anya still on the team

In matchup of ACC's worst records, Pitt tops Boston College to end losing streak

Faith restored after SU wins 5th straight game

How NCAA tournament selection committee will judge Syracuse basketball this season

Why did Syracuse basketball drop in KenPom's ratings after winning at Clemson?

Miami hands Virginia Tech third straight road loss

Historically deep ACC continues to take its toll on Hokies

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

Roster talent rankings: College football teams with the best players entering 2017

Early official visits could be recruiting game-changer for Big Ten

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Malzahn feels Auburn's 'got a chance to win' a title

Gamecocks’ Will Muschamp in favor of redshirt rule change

South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp wouldn't mind getting an early look at his freshmen Gamecocks on the field, but redshirts prevent that. But maybe not for long.

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Big 12 withholding 25% of revenue from Baylor pending review of Title IX changes

NCAA sanctions likely for Baylor, but don't expect death penalty

College town cops are part of the problem at Baylor, other football factories

Tennessee Department of Transportation trolls Lane Kiffin with own hype video

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Top 10 NCAA tournament resumes: Oregon debuts; how about some road wins, Ducks?

Showtime announces documentary about Baylor basketball murder scandal called 'Disgraced'

Chiozza doing whatever it takes to help Gators win

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OTHER BASEBALL:

UF baseball: Singer set with spot in rotation

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Penn State seeks to overturn verdict for ex-assistant coach McQueary

Former Knick Oakley ejected, arrested after MSG altercation

Charles Oakley was escorted from his seats and arrested at Madison Square Garden after an altercation near team owner James Dolan.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins given 50-to-1 odds to win next year's Super Bowl

The ‘somewhat curious’ case of the Patriots drafting Tom Brady

Falcons had interest in Sarkisian before he even arrived in Tuscaloosa

Tony Dungy: Colts stole signals, but it wasn't cheating

NBA Scoreboard

MLB's 100 Names You Need to Know for 2017

Three signs the Lightning may be primed to strike

Jordan Spieth gets into it with 'scums' seeking autograph

Once known as PGA’s Wild Thing, John Daly slows down on older tour

At age 50 John Daly looks back at all the vagaries of his career with a smile — and without apology. Things have slowed down, and so has Daly as he joins golf’s over-50 contingent on the PGA Tour Champions. In addition, he has been on good behavior for a lengthy time now, with nary a headline about drinking and resultant troubles.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Highly paid assistants under high pressure

At one point last month, Jimbo Fisher had megaprograms Florida State and Alabama bidding for his services with seven-figure deals.

Erickson caps 1st class

Dennis Erickson knew that Omar Bolden was going to be part of his first Arizona State recruiting class. He agreed to keep quiet about it until Bolden, an elite cornerback prospect from Ontario, Calif., could have his say on a regional telecast Wednesday night.

USF gets a shot of optimism

New baseball coach Lelo Prado has big plans for his hometown team.

Bullet proof

The NFL seems immune to effects of negative publicity, even after yearlong flood of player arrests. NBA, baseball aren't so fortunate.

By the numbers: SportsCenter hits 30,000 shows

February 8, 2017 7:29 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Off-season workouts start for FSU

Instant impact recruit: Florida State's Cam Akers

NFL Mock Draft 2017: Eagles select FSU RB Dalvin Cook

FSU players plummet in mock draft

FSU's DeMarcus Walker, Roderick Johnson fall two rounds in latest mock draft

FSU offers four-star linebacker

Linebacker Dax Hollifield picked up an offer from FSU.

Bobby Bowden regaining his strength

Bowden, 87, had a pacemaker installed last November to help control his heartbeat. He also required stitches after he stumbled and fell during a walk around his neighborhood.

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UP NEXT:

Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian leaving for Atlanta Falcons

Sarkisian a failed experiment for Saban, Alabama

Nick Saban reacts to departure

Who could become the next OC?

Crimson Tide explores offensive coordinator options

Tide players caught off guard

Tide player takes parting shot

Betting Line Moves For Alabama over ‘Noles

Tennison officially signs with Alabama Crimson Tide

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU Men Embrace Challenge Of Defending NC State's Smith

No. 14 FSU wary of NC State’s standout freshman Dennis Smith Jr.

Florida State’s Bacon vs. N.C. State’s Smith: must-see TV (Feb 08, 2017)

Dennis Smith, Jonathan Isaac meet in matchup of top ACC freshmen

Florida State vs. N.C. State preview

Preview: FSU Closes Mini Homestand with Wolfpack

Rough transition for FSU's Rathan-Mayes paying dividends now

Noles Still Ranked High In NCAA Tournament Predictions

FSU women's basketball team moves to fourth in USA Today Coaches Poll

FSU Women Attain Highest Ranking Ever

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Golf Ties for Seventh at TPC Sawgrass

Heading south: Maine's Cole Anderson (2019) commits to Florida State

Track Star Chauncy Smart Won't Attend FSU

Four Noles Earn A Spot On 2016 All-ACC Academic Team

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/florida-state-university-joins-team-dolfin/
Florida State University Joins Team Dolfin Swimwear

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

What the Patriots' Super Bowl comeback has to do with Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo

Anquan Boldin must return to strengthen his Hall of Fame case

Falcons feel good about talks with RB Devonta Freeman

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston impressed with Dak Prescott: 'The sky is the limit for that guy'

10 From Tillery: Trade rumors, Toney Douglas and more

What's the truth about Luke Weaver as a prospect?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Wrapping Up FSU's Signing Day 2007

Florida State ended up receiving 19 National Letters of Intent Wednesday and a class that vaulted up into the top 20 of the Rivals rankings.

Seminoles land seven offensive linemen

FSU did not signing a single five-star player, but it finished with Rivals.com's 19th class, something that only days ago seemed way out of reach.

FSU's Newest Class

Brandon Paul, Bernard Brinson, Bert Reed, Cameron Wade just a few of the newest members to Coach Bowden's football team.

Seminoles add bulk to line

Seminoles land seven offensive linemen

New FSU coaches shine

Jimbo Fisher is still learning the ropes around Florida State. He was surprised to learn too late that assistant coaches always attend the national signing day press conference.

Seminoles Lose 71-58 at Clemson

K.C. Rivers scored 17 points, his highest total in nearly a month, and Clemson hung on to defeat Florida State 71-58 Wednesday night. The Seminoles (17-7, 5-5) had come in winning five of six, including a their first victory ever at Duke, 68-67, this past Sunday. Al Thornton had 21 points, 13 of them after halftime.

FSU hurt by indecision

It wasn't just the turnovers that bothered Florida State early against Clemson's full-court press.

Javon Walker will get his bonus money

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU interior design among nation’s top programs for fifth consecutive year

Revolutionary dinosaur research underway at Florida State

Suspect in FSU Law Professor's Death Still Awaiting Trial Date

Florida Woman in Murder-For-Hire Case Wants Out of Jail

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Instant impact recruit: Boston College

Swinney no longer has to defend the ACC

Will Swinney says he can be a difference-maker for Clemson

Scouting report: Analyzing Miami Hurricanes’ 2017 signing class

Miami Hurricanes coaches excited about offensive line signees

Area of concern emerges for UM; High-end QB visiting UM

Good luck, Pitt: Panthers have toughest 2017 non-con slate

Back-to-back games against Penn State and Oklahoma State give Pat Narduzzi's squad the nation's toughest out-of-conference slate. But Pitt isn't the only team challenging itself.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Heels Back on Top

3) Florida State (8-3 ACC, 20-4 Overall) Last Week: 4

Will ACC's 'unique' depth translate to record NCAA bids?

Freshmen making their impact felt in ACC

ACC Men's Basketball Tournament is One Month Away: Get Hyped For Brooklyn

Georgia Tech hammers Division II Tusculum

Freshman Josh Okogie scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ben Lammers added 13 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots to help Georgia Tech overwhelm Division II Tusculum 96-58 on Tuesday night.

Uncertainty after injury to Tech guard Josh Heath

The Resume: U of L needs big wins – and help

Pitino on Mangok: 'Don't mention his name to me'

As they prepare for final stretch of regular season, UM men look for consistency, resume-building wins

Expect a dogfight when the Miami Hurricanes face the Hokies

Larranaga: Davon Reed One of the Best in the ACC

Tar Heels taking experience into Cameron

UNC’s Roy Williams says Grayson Allen scrutiny is ‘way blown out of proportion’

How UNC’s Isaiah Hicks grew from his ‘deer in the headlights’ days

Notre Dame men ride small lineup to big Atlantic Coast Conference basketball win

Bonzie Colson finds a new comfort zone in Notre Dame's win over Wake

Pitt 'positive' while playing harder, smarter entering Boston College matchup

The Panthers have yet to snap their long skid, but believe they’ve made solid signs of progress going into a seemingly more winnable game.

Pitt’s Rozelle Nix is a ‘gentle giant’

The Pitt big man, brother of Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix, has emerged as a fan favorite for the Panthers.

Tyus Battle's 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Syracuse to win at Clemson 82-81

Best, worst from Orange's victory at Clemson

The And-1: No. 12 Virginia 71, No. 4 Louisville 55

Three takeaways from No. 12 Virginia’s 71-55 win over No. 4 Louisville on Monday night:

Virginia Tech-Miami preview capsule

Defensive lapse: Wake Forest gives up 52 second-half points in loss to Notre Dame

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ACC BASEBALL:

Cavaliers' pitching rotation a work in progress

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

2017 college spring football game schedule

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Muschamp calls USC’s new football ops building ‘a workman place’

Why A&M fans better enjoy freshman Robert Williams' rise while they can

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Army DC suspended, fined for leaked Wake info

Art Briles got what he deserved, but how do others on Baylor staff escape blame?

USC kicker Matt Boermeester suspended as USC investigates 'code of conduct issue'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Gators roll past Bulldogs for fifth consecutive win, 72-60

Illinois upsets skidding Northwestern 68-61.

Illinois grabbed its first road win of the season Tuesday, pulling out a late 68-61 victory over suddenly-stumbling Northwestern.

Gabriel's breakout right on time for Cats

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

The Patriots' most miraculous Super Bowl 51 accomplishment

Patriots fans take aim at Roger Goodell with chants, signs during championship parade

Gisele Bundchen wants Tom Brady to retire. His response? 'Too bad, babe, I'm having too much fun'

Let's be clear: Luck played a big role in Patriots' last two Super Bowl wins

Why Super Bowl LI would have benefited from college football overtime rules

Some warmed-over Super Bowl nuggets that still pack a punch a few days later

Sorry, Tampa, latest Super Bowl dethrones you as best ever (w/poll)

NBA Scoreboard

Mark Cuban recalls Mavericks' 2006 finals defeat: 'I couldn't leave the house for two months'

Does Yogi Ferrell change the Mavs' approach to the rest of the season?

Michael Jordan's first retirement made Scottie Pippen 'the happiest man alive'

Players, commissioner weigh in on whether 59 has lost its luster

With one year to Winter Olympics, small city thinking big

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

QB star of Shannon's first UM class

Tampa-Plant's Robert Marve may compete for starting QB job; 'Canes sign 17 players to team.

Alabama class a jewel

Saban, Tide finish strong

Source: Phillips is Cowboys' coach

The Cowboys have selected Wade Phillips as their next head coach. An official announcement could occur today. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones decided to go with a defensive-minded coach over Norv Turner, San Francisco's offensive coordinator.

February 6, 2017 7:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher: 'I've never been around a great player that worried about that'

Film Study: Why Two TEs Can Improve FSU's Offensive Efficiency

Florida State Had A Signing Day Tribute To HS Running Back Killed Last June

Way Too Early Look at 2018 Recruiting Class

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No. 15 Men's Basketball Tops Clemson, 109-61

As a team, FSU shot 66.1% from the floor, a school record for an ACC game.

Blowout! Florida State crushes Clemson

Dwayne Bacon leads No. 15 Florida State to blowout win over Clemson

Bacon posed behind the three-point line with his shooting wrist bent, almost in disbelief he was left wide open with so much daylight.

Bacon ties a career high with 29 as No. 15 FSU routs Clemson

Dwayne Bacon's hot start on Sunday ended up being contagious.

FSU Dominates Clemson, 109-61

With the win, No. 15 FSU (20-4, 8-3 ACC) equaled its overall and ACC win total from last season and notched its largest margin of victory ever in ACC play.

Florida State routs Clemson for largest ACC win in school history

Leonard Hamilton wishes he could bottle up Florida State's performance so he can sprinkle it on his players during the final month of the regular season.

No. 6/5 Noles Host No. 16 Miami on Monday

Fifth-ranked FSU women's basketball team returns home to face No. 16 Miami

Lady ’Noles benefiting from sizzling starts

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox talks recent success

Men’s golf swinging into spring season

'Noles softball looking for repeat performance in 2017

Harris Leads FSU on Final Night with Win

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Miami Central’s Devonta Freeman scores first touchdown of Super Bowl 51. Watch it here.

A toast to Deion Sanders, the only athlete to play in both a World Series and a Super Bowl

Jameis Winston brings touch of Christmas to red carpet at NFL Honors

Heat flies to Minnesota with 10-game winning streak and still no decision on Okaro White

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's Bowden says patience pays off

New assistants make recruiting impact

'D'Vo' headed for two-sport stardom

The redshirt freshman quarterback is already making an impact on thebaseball field

Bert Reed commits to Seminoles

Seminoles back from the Big Apple

Greg Bolden runs fastest 60-meter time in the country

Gladiators place Peter Warrick on Refused to Report list

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Feaster closer to making impact for Clemson

This time a year ago, Tavien Feaster was getting ready to sign with Clemson.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke’s Coach K ‘felt like crying’ during game introductions

No. 7 UofL-No. 11 UVA: Storylines, how to watch

Pitino on UVa: 'We've played them wrong'

UNC feels at home in Greensboro in 83-76 win over Notre Dame

Carolina comeback falls short for No. 20 Notre Dame

How did SU upset UVA? 2nd-half shooting led the way

No. 9 Virginia vs. No. 6 Louisville game capsule

Wilbekin's play sets tone for Wake Forest

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

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

White credits players-only meeting with Gators’ resurgence

Blocks play role in Gators' streak

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Patriots pull off epic 25-point comeback to defeat Falcons in Super Bowl LI; Tom Brady wins MVP

New England Patriots made of steel — or whatever Super Bowl trophies are made of

Tom Brady, Patriots show mark of true greatness with Super Bowl comeback

Bill Belichick didn't flinch in Super Bowl comeback, and Patriots followed his lead

Tom Brady stands alone as NFL's greatest after rescuing Patriots in Super Bowl

Tom Brady suspects Super Bowl jersey was stolen after game

Did Patriots win or Falcons choke in Super Bowl LI?

Records set, tied in Super Bowl LI

Twitter reaction to Patriots' win over Falcons in Super Bowl: Atlanta just blew a 3-2-1 lead

Watch Roger Goodell hand the Lombardi trophy to Robert Kraft while getting booed

Enjoying Super Bowl commercials? Here's 10 of our favorite ads featuring the Dallas Cowboys

Lady Gaga lifts Super Bowl with acrobatics

Fox's Super Bowl game coverage earns an easy A grade

NBA Scores

18 years after his debut, Dirk Nowitzki remembers his first game (and how poorly he played) like it was yesterday

Hideki Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open playoff _ again

Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth hole of a playoff for the second straight year, outlasting Webb Simpson on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Rain doesn't dampen Super Bowl TV ratings

Super Bowl features ads created by amateurs

February 5, 2017 9:24 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

New Signee Zaquandre White’s ‘Striving For Greatness’ *Video*

Options in the Kick, Punt Return Game Entering 2017

Early Look: Biggest needs for FSU in the 2018 recruiting class

Florida State’s newest recruiting weapon — honey fried chicken

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Road-Tested Noles Return Home To Face Clemson

Clemson presents unique challenge for Florida State

No. 15 FSU hopes to keep pace in ACC against Clemson

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/no-15-fsu-looks-stay-perfect-home-031010655--ncaab.html
No. 15 FSU looks to stay perfect at home

Preview: FSU Returns Home to Face Clemson

Latest Bracketology also Serves as Florida State Rooting Guide

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/4-magic-number-fsu-bracketology/
Why 4 is the magic number for FSU in bracketology

Coach Hamilton teams with American Cancer Society

Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Golf Begins Spring Season

Mid-Year Additions Carry FSU on Day Two

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Little Leaguer Devonta Freeman allegedly made Teddy Bridgewater cry during a game

Falcons owner says Matt Ryan will see pay raise, but what about Devonta Freeman?

Beasley (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 121-117 loss to the Bucks on Friday.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU on the offensive for linemen

Seminoles Storm Back For 68-67 Upset at No. 8 Duke

Al Thornton scored 21 points and Florida State upset No. 8 Duke 68-67 on Sunday to snap a 15-game losing streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Devils can't get winner to drop vs. FSU

Three days earlier, Duke junior DeMarcus Nelson simply couldn?t believe that the shot went in. Sunday afternoon, Nelson couldn?t believe that the shot didn?t go in.

Florida State Sweeps Series Against Tennessee With Sunday's 19-7 Victory

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Miami QB coach on signees N’Kosi Perry, Cade Weldon, QB race

North Carolina defensive end Zion DeBose rounds out Hokies' 2017 signing class

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Coach K returns to the bench and speaks about the emotions he felt after victory against Pittsburgh

Shorthanded Jackets fall to Wake Forest

Reed scores 26, leads Miami past NC State 84-79

Unique road situation awaits No. 20 Notre Dame men in Greensboro

Boeheim, Orange hand Hoos more heartbreak

Jim Boeheim believed that the way ninth-ranked Virginia was playing coming into Saturday’s game at the Carrier Dome that he would probably have to sneak into the gym when he’d go watch his twin children play their high school games later that night.

Syracuse eerily duplicates 2nd-half rally to sink No. 9 Virginia

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

NCAA, conferences agree to pay $208.7 million in cost of attendance settlement

The fund will pay former football and basketball players who did not receive cost of attendance stipends

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Gators add Corey Bell, Brad Davis to football staff

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New prices for Notre Dame football tickets range from $45 to $250

Brian Polian shares vision for upgrading Notre Dame's special teams

Rudy's Notre Dame helmet and jersey were auctioned for a ridiculous amount of money

The uniform Rudy Ruettiger wore during his iconic game went for six figures

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

AP Top 25 to undergo more changes after wild Saturday

Shakeup Saturday: AP Top 25 in for another week of big changes after 6 top-10 teams lose on the same day.

Bracketology: Carnage at top, Kentucky fading at 4-seed, Syracuse last team in

Gators make a statement for the season by beating Kentucky

Gators snap five-game losing streak to Kentucky with 88-66 win behind Kasey Hill's 21 points

Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer joins elite 1,000-win club

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Super Bowl 51: The team everyone loves to hate vs. the team that nobody really knows

Here are the answers to five key questions about Super Bowl 51

Falcons' success hinges on 'brotherhood' concept learned from Navy SEALs

Matt Ryan becomes first Falcons player to win NFL MVP award

Fifteen years ago, the Patriots were the dynasty no one saw coming

Super Bowl could boil down to Falcons' explosive offense vs. Patriots' stingy D

Here are the 12 Super Bowl commercials that should get your attention Sunday

2017 Hall of Fame: Terrell Davis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerry Jones headline class

Terrell Owens calls out Hall of Fame's #FlawedProcess after getting snubbed again

NBA Scores

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Blooper Bowl: Colts recover from string of early miscues to down Bears

A wet and wild night of Super Bowl firsts brought Dungy, Manning and
the Indianapolis Colts to the top of the NFL with a 29-17 victory against the Chicago Bears last night. A team built for indoors found its footing on a rain-soaked track. The Colts were far less sloppy, particularly their star quarterback, who proved he can indeed win the big game - the biggest game.

Manning the MVP of his biggest victory

Deserving Dungy gets his due

Grossman left to wonder 'What if?'

This wasn't the way Rex Grossman envisioned his season ending. The Bears quarterback was supposed to be the hero of Super Bowl XLI, not a goat.

Rain falls on Super Bowl for first time

Tiger Woods falls short at Dubai Classic

Putting woes sink Woods