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June 23, 2016 7:13 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football schedule preview: USF

Florida State football 2016 opponent preview page: Clemson

Sean Maguire looks to be FSU's top quarterback option

Will Dalvin Cook Surpass 1,800 Yards Rushing?

FSU Football’s Most Important Questions For 2016: No. 13

75 days to FSU football: Linemen dominate the No. 75

2017 FSU football recruiting: ‘Noles achieving historic quality over quantity

Fisher, Winston visit survivors of Orlando shooting

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UP NEXT:

Athlon names two Ole Miss players All-Americans

The Most Important Rebels: No. 13 Gary Wunderlich

QB Talent Not An Ole Miss Problem

Ole Miss Football: Hugh Freeze, staff continue to recruit well amid NCAA drama

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU'S HAMILTON PLEASED WITH OFFSEASON PROGRESS

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FSU BASEBALL:

Mike Martin signs extension with FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Brits Named ACC Men’s Outdoor Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

Metraux Sisters Advance To Match Play At British Ladies Amateur

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

1-on-1 With Cameron Erving

FREEMAN TO KIDS: 'GO AFTER WHATEVER YOU WANT'

Still standing: Sebastian Janikowski’s unlikely path to Raiders royalty

Who Is ‘BattleBots’ Host Samantha Ponder?

Jacksonville Jaguars: Expectations for Jalen Ramsey in 2016

Jalen Ramsey Gets New Jersey Number With Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars’ Telvin Smith’s Inaugural Valdosta “Game Changer” Youth Day A Big Success

Jameis Winston Has The "It" Factor Already

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS WANT JAMEIS WINSTON TO TAKE MORE CHANCES

Draft Day Awaits For Former Nole Beasley

FSU shooting guard Malik Beasley expected to go between No. 20 and 40 in draft

Here’s what the NBA mock drafts say about FSU’s Malik Beasley

Mets place Jim Henderson on disabled list, call-up lefty Sean Gilmartin

Giants' Buster Posey: Shows no sign of hamstring problem

FSU's John Sansone signs with Cincinnati Reds

WEAVER SHINES, BULLPEN FALTERS IN SPRINGFIELD LOSS

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU 2006 Schedule Preview

Florida St. nabs shooting expert in Andy Enfield

Jaguars believe future is bright for former FSU star

Former Florida State running back Greg Jones has made himself a valuable commodity with the Jacksonville Jaguars because of his ability to play both fullback and tailback.

Swing get first 2006 draftee of season

The St. Louis Cardinals have sent Shane Robinson to Davenport, the Swing of the Quad Cities announced Thursday.

The tentative plan for the Rangers is for John Wasdin to take Robinson Tejeda's spot in the rotation once he comes off the DL. Wasdin, who is sidelined with a sprained right thumb, is aiming to start for Texas on June 30.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

CLEMSON COACH DABO SWINNEY OPENS UP ABOUT BREAKOUT SEASON, QB DESHAUN WATSON BEING A UNICORN, FAITH

Off-season Spotlight: Why you need to know Clemson's Christian Wilkins

Saturday is Tech night at Turner Field

Could former Alabama CB be a fit for Miami Hurricanes?

Recruiting: Another Feagles to punt for the Miami Hurricanes?

College Football Countdown: No. 64 NC State

3-star Ohio lineman commits to Panthers

Carson Van Lynn of Worthington, Ohio, is the second lineman and third Ohio player this month to join Pitt’s 2017 class.

Syracuse football recruiting: WR Josh Palmer commits

Syracuse football's speedy new recruit Nykeim Johnson: 'I could do great in the offense'

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ACC BASKETBALL:

What to expect on NBA Draft night for Duke, UNC, NC State players

Duke’s Brandon Ingram is expected to be the second selection in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Brice Johnson, of North Carolina, is projected to go late in the first round. NC State’s Cat Barber is expected to be picked at some point in the second.

Brogdon looks to continue UVa streak at NBA Draft

Wake Forest has promoted men's basketball assistant Randolph Childress to associate head coach

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

Can college football in Florida eclipse other states once again?

Once, this was where college football mattered.

Is helmet communication coming to college football?

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SEC East's top tailbacks

Miles-led LSU tough on Florida

Committee members named as UF AD search begins

Two from Jacksonville on committee to choose successor to Florida AD Jeremy Foley

Gators land impressive CB in Elijah Blades of Pasadena, Calif.

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Big 12 requests documents about Baylor sexual assault cases

Only Baylor, and not the Big 12, should decide what it releases

Notre Dame adds fourth football commitment in four days

Irish Invasion adds potential to Notre Dame defense

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 42 — South Florida

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

BRUTALLY HONEST SCOUTING REPORTS ON MORE THAN 50 TOP NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

Malik Beasley, 6'5" freshman guard, Florida State:

Hodskins, Murphy won’t be back

Florida sophomore walk-on Zach Hodskins and redshirt senior forward Alex Murphy won’t be back with the Gators next season, sources close to both players confirmed Wednesday.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Arizona shuts out UCSB 3-0, advances to CWS bracket final

Jared Oliva homered for the first time in over two months and JC Cloney pitched seven strong innings, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a College World Series elimination game Wednesday night.

Mitchell Traver’s patience rewards him with TCU’s big start

After elbow and back injuries, TCU pitcher Mitchell Traver will get the College World Series start on Friday night.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL 32 in 32: Ranking worst to best

Cheat Sheet: Everything you need to know about the 2016 NBA Draft

With Ben Simmons a lock to go No. 1, what else is worth the buzz? Here's 10 things you need to know

Mavericks see positives with 46th pick in NBA Draft

Kevin Durant should put that “idiot’’ comment behind him and return to Texas and play for the Mavs

Can the Mavericks afford to sign Chandler Parsons to a maxed-out contract?

Cleveland finally receives the championship treatment it deserves

Tristan Thompson mocks Draymond Green during Cavs parade (video)

Richard Jefferson tells Cleveland Cavaliers fans he'll play one more year

LeBron James at Cavs' parade: 'Let's get ready for next year' (video)

Scenes from a long-awaited Cleveland parade

Bulls trade Derrick Rose to Knicks, change direction of franchise

MLB SCORES

NHL approves Las Vegas team, impacting the Lightning

Vegas a smart, sexy pick for NHL expansion

Tour Notebook: Not ready to return yet, Tiger says

With 100 wins, Husker Magic retires from Derby Lane

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

UNC bullpen helps Heels move into championship series

The North Carolina baseball team has navigated its way through the NCAA Tournament without a loss, but the Tar Heels hardly have been breezing lately.

Oregon State will play UNC

Beavers eliminate Owls, take place in CWS title series.

Scheduling DI-AA Teams: A Growing Trend in College Football

Teams continue to schedule smaller schools for a variety of reasons

SEC exploring move to cable, Slive says

Meyer Won't Release Atkins From Scholarship

Nebraska, Tennessee agree to games in 2016, 2017

Never one for subtlety, Oregon adds black uniforms

Iowa's Alford gets one-year extension and pay raise

Defense gets load of new evidence

Durham rape case is called shaky.

Knicks finally dismiss Brown

Stern to serve as financial arbitrator
The timeline for Larry Brown's free-fall from Knicks savior to Madison Square Garden scapegoat was 11 months. And all it cost the Knicks was $50 million and yet another season without progressing toward an NBA title.

June 22, 2016 7:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Where does Dalvin Cook sit in early Heisman Trophy lists?

Florida State football 2016 opponent preview: Louisville

FSU's Path To The College Football Playoff

For FSU’s Jimbo Fisher, players teaching means players learning

76 days to FSU football: NFL HOFer leads those to wear No. 76 at Florida State

https://www.getmoresports.com/2013-florida-state-seminoles-probably-best-college-football-team-time/
The 2013 Florida State Seminoles Were Probably the Best College Football Team of All Time

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FSU 2017 Commit Burns Opponent During Summer Camp Drill (Video)

Armstrong enjoys 'personal', 'in-depth' visit

LB Walter Grant has 4 teams that stand out

Chiles linebacker Amari Gainer cherishes FSU offer

Former ‘Noles Commit Talks Smack

No federal criminal charges in Kendrick Johnson's death

Johnson's family filed a $100 million wrongful death suit shortly after the 17-year-old's death. It names 39 defendants, including Brian Bell.

FSU, Department of Justice owe Brian Bell a big apology

Legendary coach, Bobby Bowden, visits Castle Pines

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UP NEXT:

The Most Important Rebels: No. 14 Quincy Adeboyejo

Athlon ranks Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze among best in country

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Lebioda and Lee Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Four Seminoles Named To All-ACC Academic Team

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Erving expecting to handle his role well

Second-year center Cameron Erving said he's made great strides in becoming an NFL center, but knows he still has a long way to go.

Jalen Ramsey settles on new number for rookie season

Jameis Winston got really lucky with his interceptions last year

Dirk Koetter: We want Jameis Winston to “test the boundaries” of the offense

Malik Beasley ready for NBA draft dream to become reality

NBA Draft Profile: SG Malik Beasley, Florida State

The Indians Troll Of Rays Manager Kevin Cash Is Too Damn Good

Indians Francona to buddy Cash: Take that

Clubhouse clown? Tyler Holt embraces the role

Posey says he has no problem with hamstring

Blue Jays' Devon Travis primed for leadoff role

Cardinals First Round Draft Pick Luke Weaver Shining in Springfield

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU well-represented at track championships

Several Florida State athletes will attempt to build on their NCAA national championships this weekend in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis.

Holton to FSU: I want my money

Attorneys for chemist Robert Holton, whose research made Taxol available to cancer patients and whose royalties made millions of dollars for himself and Florida State University, have filed a motion asking for $31.5 million from the university.

Ticats hobbled by injuries

Cat starting cornerback Tay Cody was excused from practice yesterday to attend the birth of his new son.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

OrTre Smith gets clearer picture of Clemson’s interest

Wando receiver expected to cut his list to top schools this week

Athlon: Petrino 12th nationally, Stoops 83rd

Miami Hurricanes safety James King leaves program

Athlon Sports ranks FBS head coaches; where does Syracuse football's Dino Babers stand?

Syracuse football recruiting: Slot receiver Nykeim Johnson commits

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ACC BASKETBALL:

UM to compete in Hoophall Miami Invitational

The Hurricanes will face Wofford College in a doubleheader with Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Illinois in the other game at the Hoophall Miami Invitational. A week later, Georgetown plays LaSalle and Temple plays DePaul.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Miami Hurricanes ready to move on after quick trip to Omaha

The University of Miami baseball team is back home in Coral Gables after going 0-2 at College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Zack Collins, Bryan Garcia and Willie Abreu highlight Miami juniors who are going pro after the MLB draft. Coach Jim Morris hopes to rebuild the Hurricanes in the mold of his 1999 national championship team.

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

7 reasons I can hardly wait for college football

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

7. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

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SEC East's top tailbacks

Alabama assistants get new deals; Pruitt earning $1 million

New Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will make $1 million annually under his three-year deal.

'Bama strength coach making over $500K a year

UF needs these three to have breakout season

https://www.seccountry.com/florida/next-up-brett-heggie-grew-up-a-seminole-but-the-fsu-legacy-is-florida-bound
Brett Heggie grew up a Seminole, but the FSU legacy is Florida bound

Georgia’s most important players of 2016: No. 9, Dominick Sanders

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College Football Countdown: No. 65 Arkansas State

Oklahoma State and Arizona State to play in 2022 and 2023

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Land of the giants: Gamecocks have a 7-footer, looking at 2 more

Three 7-footers on the same team would give the South Carolina men’s basketball team a monopoly on a desired rarity in the game and equal the believed amount of true 7-footers the Gamecocks have had in their history.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Texas Tech hangs on, knocks out top seed Florida 3-2 at CWS

Red Raiders oust Gators from CWS

Wacky final inning to season

Oklahoma pitching coach Jamie Pinzino has resigned his post

Frogs beat Coastal Carolina 6-1, move to CWS bracket final

Luken Baker is showing no signs of cooling off at the College World Series.
Freshman DH goes deep in second inning, eighth time in 18 games

For first time, TCU reaches CWS semifinals unbeaten

Frogs know the CWS scene and it showed in Game 2 victory

TCU’s previous Omaha experience seemed to relax them in a vital game.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

UNC agrees to $795,000 settlement in Jackson Boyer hazing case

Nearly two years after former North Carolina football player Jackson Boyer suffered an alleged concussion during an off-campus hazing incident that involved at least four of his teammates, the university has reached a $795,000 settlement with Boyer and his family.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

How Adam Gase is trying to take Tannehill to the next level

Jaguars rookie Yannick Ngakoue draws praise from coaches

Peyton Manning details how he's going to spend his first season without football

Nowitzki officially opts out of final year of contract with Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki becomes a free agent July 1, but he is expected to re-sign with Dallas.

Cavaliers championship parade to start outside The Q at 11 a.m.

Cavs title eases grip of The Fumble for Earnest Byner: 'A peace washed over me'

Cleveland mayor declares Wednesday a local holiday in honor of Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade, posing nude in ESPN magazine, says he has ‘some good years left’

Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade posed naked for ESPN’s annual Body Issue. He told the magazine in an interview that he felt his body was betraying him during the Big 3 era, but last season felt younger and like he had “some good years left.”

NBA informs teams 2016-17 salary cap will rise even more than expected

NBA doesn’t always score big with drafting one-and-done players

Kevin Durant will be Warriors' top target in free agency

2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning schedule

Argentina routs United States in Copa America semifinals

Bayless' emotional goodbye to ESPN's 'First Take'

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

'06 BCS standings to come out on Sundays

Defending champs get the early nod at No. 1

Florida State: The Seminoles won't have Alexander Johnson, but they will have Al Thornton and plenty of guards ? Jason Rich, Isaiah Swann and Auburn transfer Toney Douglas. Look for these guys to get up and down the court.

WFU recruit indicted on four felony counts

Godfrey, from Sanford, could face over 30 years in jail for rape, kidnapping

Mavs got away from what they do best

Dirk Nowitzki's shaky series among Dallas Mavericks' regrets

June 21, 2016 7:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

The most anticipated 'Noles games in 2016

FSU Football’s Most Important Questions For 2016: No. 15

Notable Active Streaks Heading into 2016

Florida State's ready for another Playoff push, if it can find a steady QB

Phil Steele optimistic about 'Noles in 2016

FSU Football: Ranking Every Noles Bowl Win (Nos. 22-27)

77 days to FSU football: The greatest No. 77s in Florida State history

Florida State and Tennessee should leave some recruits for everyone else

WATCH: Marvin Wilson puts in work at FSU

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UP NEXT:

The most important Rebels: No. 15 D.J. Jones

Ole Miss keeps up recruiting momentum with another commit

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FSU BASKETBALL:

#FSUWBB Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule

FSU lands commitment from 3-star guard Bryan Trimble Jr.

The Seminoles have secured a Top 15 recruiting class in each of the last two cycles with pledges from 10 players.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Softball Heads Back To The Diamond To Host Camp

FSU swimmers ready to tackle Olympic trials together

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Chop at the Trop

Falcons' Freeman confident he can build on breakout year

Danny Kanell Cites "SEC Justice" For Dropped Charges Against Alabama Football Players

Jameis Winston keeping in shape with youth football camps

Jameis Winston a future top 101 player, or a future top 10 player?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Cro Thorpe Ready To Tackle The Offense

Rookie Wimbley has been impressive early while making switch from D-line

The Browns have this great vision of Kamerion Wimbley swooping in on the quarterback and nailing runners who dare invade his space.

Mientkiewicz: Stronger pitching lately is helping fielders play better

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

How a 9-game ACC schedule could work?

Cincinnati DB commits to Louisville

James Conner enjoying return to normalcy after beating cancer

Virginia, Syracuse looking to end ACC droughts

Cavs land commitment from Texas linebacker

Matt Gahm is the ninth member of Virginia's 2017 class.

Wake Forest lands commitment from talented QB

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Pitino responds to Calipari's comments

Will ask Cal about remark if paths cross

Recruiting: Hurricanes interested in Vernon Carey’s son, a five-star basketball talent

NC State signs another guard

Markell Johnson from Cleveland signed with N.C. State on Monday, giving the Wolfpack another backcourt option for the upcoming college basketball season and a building block for the one after.

Jim Boeheim will have good options for Syracuse basketball despite just 8 players (video)

Coach praises Virginia Tech recruit McAllister

Jarren McAllister, a rising junior at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has verbally committed to play for the Virginia Tech men's basketball team.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Gauchos' 5-3 victory brings rare early exit for Miami at CWS

As players and coaches celebrated their victory over Miami, a fan behind the UC Santa Barbara dugout held up a sign reading "Why Not UCSB."

Sixth inning dooms Miami Hurricanes, season ends at College World Series

Hurricanes surrender four runs in sixth inning, lose 5-3 to UC Santa Barbara
Miami went 0-2 at CWS for just second time in 25 trips

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

10 neutral-site college football games to watch this season

ESPN, Big Ten reportedly reach deal on additional media rights

Ohio State-Michigan likely on Fox and 7 things to know about Big Ten's new TV deal

The Big Ten stands to make quite a bit of money in its newest television deals but there will be some changes that fans must get used to

The Big 12's 10 most important players in 2016

Power Ranking Top 25 College Football Stadiums of 2016

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Fad or not, SEC coaches missing an opportunity with satellite camps

UF needs these three to have breakout season

2018 quarterback commits to Kentucky

Shaw unsure how much Spurrier is enjoying retirement

Quick contribution for USC on mind of O-lineman Akeem Cooperwood

USC picks up third DB recruit

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Ray Anderson ushering in massive changes at Arizona State

Arizona State's athletic director job has often been a stepping stone to supposedly bigger and better places.

Attorney says Art Briles broke promise to apologize to rape victim

Ray Kasongo joins Iowa State after leaving Tennessee

Iowa State coach Steve Prohm says Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo has joined the program.

College Football Countdown: No. 66 Louisiana Tech

Recruiting: Michigan football pursuing two highly-touted Florida OL

Malik Zaire: Notre Dame Football Now or Never ’16

CB Paulson Adebo commits to Notre Dame

DE commit MacCollister loves Notre Dame's 'family environment'

Watch Urban Meyer's Cleveland Cavaliers-themed speech to the Ohio State football team

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

The best college basketball teams that never were

It's been 10 years since the NBA's one-and-done rule was implemented. Imagine if the draft rules were different. Here are the eight would-be best teams if these players stayed a little longer.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Disappointed Gators ready to rally again

Notebook: Gators counting on Faedo in must-win game

UF reliever Dane Dunning may play key role in CWS rally

Okla. St. rides Buffett's gem to 1-0 CWS win over Arizona

Oklahoma State has scored only two runs in its first two College World Series games. When a team is pitching like the Cowboys have been lately, two is enough.

TCU optimistic about chances with staff approach on mound

Baker brings to mind another TCU hitter for Schlossnagle

With his polish at the plate, TCU’s Luken Baker reminds coach Jim Schlossnagle of another Horned Frogs great — Matt Carpenter.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

DA declines to prosecute arrested Alabama players

The district attorney's office has decided not to prosecute Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence "Hootie" Jones on drug and weapons charges, with the district attorney saying he didn't want to "ruin the lives" of the two football players.

Lawsuit vs. former Ole Miss star Laremy Tunsil may soon move forward

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Carrie Underwood Records a New 'Sunday Night Football' Theme Song

Former Clemson star Boyd released by Montreal Alouettes

Mavericks’ best play is to — gulp — sign Dwight Howard

Cleveland Cavs celebration offers positive contrast to celebration following Ohio State's 2015 win

LeBron James breaks social media silence, takes aim at critics

LeBron has justified both of his controversial career choices, but now one more decision awaits

LeBron’s ‘secret motivation’ to win NBA Finals? It’s a familiar face

MLB SCORES

Yzerman hopes to have clarity on Stamkos by weekend

USGA Issues Mea Culpa on Handling of Dustin Johnson Ruling: 'We Regret the Distraction'

Jack Nicklaus Says USGA Was 'Very Unfair' to Dustin Johnson

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Titans Rally To Beat Tigers, 7-6

Clemson finishes the season with a 53-16 record

O'Leary the key to sleeping giant at UCF

Gators CB accused of beating girlfriend

The girlfriend of Florida Gators cornerback Avery Atkins has accused him of punching her in the face and holding her in his car against her will, according to a Daytona Beach police report.

Meyer suspends Atkins indefinitely

No TV blackouts, Weaver says

Noting "the fans are excited about this football team," Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver announced Tuesday the team has sold all of its 54,000 non-premium seats and will lift the television blackout for every game this season.

Heat wave strikes Dallas

The Miami Heat won the first NBA title in their 18-year existence, whipping the Dallas Mavericks 95-92 in Game 6 Tuesday night.

Mavs go down as the team that could've been champs

Mavericks go from contenders to pretenders

June 20, 2016 7:19 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Hills-loving Trickett finds Father’s Day through coaching

Single Season Showdown: 1998 Peter Warrick vs. 2013 Sammy Watkins

78 days to FSU football: The top players to wear No. 78

Elite 2019 prospect due in at FSU on Monday

Florida State Fan Epically Trolls Florida, Miami With Father’s Day-Themed Jab

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss commit Lavante Epson shines in VP Elite Camp

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Bryan Trimble commits to FSU

Trimble, who runs with MoKan Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit, visited FSU this past weekend. Trimble opted for the Seminoles over Oklahoma State, SMU, Georgia, Providence and Michigan.

Bryan Trimble commits to FSU basketball

Florida State picked up their first pledge of the 2017 class with a commitment from Bryan Trimble.

FSU adds 2017 guard for hoops

The 247Sports.com Composite ranks Trimble as the No. 59 shooting guard in the nation.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Baseball Season in Review

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Malik Beasley is prepared for the bright lights of the NBA draft

https://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/06/19/nba-draft-who-is-malik-beasley/
NBA Draft: Who is Malik Beasley?

Gibson Honored As Defensive Player Of The Year

US Open: How Daniel Berger hit into a birdie from the Oakmont mulch

U.S. Open 2016: Brooks Koepka's seven-hole stretch at 7-under par

Brooks Koepka Holed Out on the Par-4 10th for a Beautiful Eagle During the U.S. Open ·

Brooks Koepka: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Braman Named Track Coach Of Year

If winning the first national title in school history wasn't enough, Florida State men's track coach Bob Braman and FSU All-American shot putter Garrett Johnson finished on top again Frid

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ESPN reviews best/worst cases for Pitt football in 2016

Syracuse football moves on from DE Gabe Sherrod; SU wanted someone 'locked in'

UVa football adds running back

Running back P.K. Kier, from Millbrook High School in Winchester, is the eighth player to commit to Virginia's football team for 2017. He previously committed to James Madison in April.

A best case/worst case for the Hokies and more

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ACC BASEBALL:

Miami Hurricanes need to bounce back after losing CWS opener

The University of Arizona scored three runs in the first inning to beat the Miami Hurricanes 5-1 in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hurricanes are in the CWS loser's bracket for the third consecutive time and will face UC Santa Barbara in an elimination game Monday.

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

Postseason ramifications in October

Jarren Williams commits to Kentucky Wildcats; Has offers from FSU, UL, WVU among others

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College Football Countdown: No. 67: Navy

2018 RB Markese Stepp gives Notre Dame his commitment

WR Jordan Pouncey finds new home at Notre Dame

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Gators latest top team upset at College World Series

The Florida Gators became the third national seed to be knocked into the loser's bracket of the 2016 NCAA baseball College World Series after losing to Coastal Carolina on Sunday. The Chanticleers are in the CWS for first time and will play TCU on Tuesday night. The Gators will face Texas Tech in an elimination game Tuesday evening.

Coastal Carolina sends Florida to elimination game

Top-seeded Florida entered the College World Series as favorites to win its first national title in school history.

Nice start: Chanticleers stun No. 1 Florida 2-1 in CWS debut

Andrew Beckwith matched his career high with seven strikeouts, Zach Remillard doubled and tripled in runs, and Coastal Carolina upset No. 1 national seed Florida 2-1 on Sunday night in the program's first College World Series game.

TCU’s Luken Baker’s at-bats becoming must-see TV

Freshman’s ninth-inning homer lifted TCU to win

TCU coach on Luken Baker: 'He's beyond those freshman years'

Horned Frogs coach Jim Schlossnagle says Luken Baker, the hero of the College World Series win against Texas Tech, is a mature hitter after 60-plus games.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg found guilty of orchestrating 2013 gang rape

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Cavaliers win NBA Finals by beating Golden State Warriors, 93-89

LeBron James completes his legacy, breaks Cleveland's 52-year curse

LeBron James wins MVP, two years after letter announcing he was coming home (video)

Kyrie Irving's shot for the ages clinches Cavs' title

Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals Game 7: Seven stats that help explain the outcome

Kevin Love's redemption on defense and how Tyronn Lue outsmarted Steve Kerr: Fedor's five observations

The 8 most interesting quotes after Game 7 of NBA Finals 2016

Richard Jefferson says he's retiring following Cavs NBA championship win

Kerr’s painful season comes to an end

Thrust into starting lineup, Ezeli is no factor

Struggling Barnes faces uncertain future

Green blames himself for Game 5, not Game 7

MLB SCORES

Amateur draft could move to Omaha

The American Baseball Coaches Association plans to continue discussions with college coaches and Major League Baseball about the possibility of moving the annual draft to Omaha and have it coincide with the lead-up to the College World Series.

Dustin Johnson kills penalty, bails out USGA

We'll never know for sure, will we? We'll never be certain that the USGA would have risked becoming as unpopular as Congress by sticking Dustin Johnson with a penalty for something that had no effect on the actual competition.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC Official: Forum Could Use Extra Seating

Atlantic Coast Conference associate commissioner for basketball operations Fred Barakat met with St. Pete Times Forum officials and toured the building Monday as logistical preparations continued for the 2007 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.

Morris ejected from Miami's loss to Rice; Oregon St. awaits

Arguing balls and strikes is an automatic ejection in college baseball. That didn't stop Miami coach Jim Morris from disputing third base umpire Joe Burleson's call that Jon Jay's bat crossed the strike zone on a check swing to end his at-bat.

Iowa State's McCarney gets pay raise

Peterson should do what's best for his family

Buzz Peterson got an endorsement of trust from his top returning player on Monday. Coastal Carolina rising junior Jack Leasure - the defending Big South Conference player of the year - said whatever Peterson decides to do with the potential College of Charleston opening or any other job is up to Peterson and his family, not the general public or Chanticleer fans.

Oden's rehab could take 6 months

Wrist injury might force star center to miss start of Ohio State's basketball season

Brumbaugh arrested for second time

The problems continue to mount for Keith Brumbaugh. Brumbaugh, a former three-time News-Journal boys basketball Player of the Year for DeLand High, was arrested Sunday night in Daytona Beach and charged with disorderly conduct. His most recent run-in with the law comes just days before he is due to formally reply in court on Wednesday morning in DeLand on charges of fleeing and eluding (a felony) and resisting arrest without violence (a misdemeanor).

Mavs still steaming

The Dallas Mavericks are still steaming over a variety of calls that
went against them in Sunday's Game 5

NBA fines Nowitzki $5,000 for Game 5 postgame actions

Josh Howard's timeout gaffe in Game Five reminiscent of college mistake

Inspired Hurricanes win Stanley Cup

Carolina clinches NHL championship

June 19, 2016 10:00 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU RB Dalvin Cook's shoulder near 100 percent

79 days to FSU football: Who are the greatest ‘Noles to sport No. 79?

VIDEO: FSU football head coach Jimbo Fisher following first session of camp

FSU offers legacy QB recruit Max Johnson, son of Brad

FSU continues hot pursuit of nation’s top DT Marvin Wilson

FSU camp recruiting update: Marvin Wilson working out with Noles commits

2018 Ocala Vanguard transfer ATH Justin Watkins commits to FSU

Every school wants Justin Watkins. For now, FSU has him.

Electric 2018 Four-Star Running Back Justin Watkins Pledges to Jimbo Fisher and Florida State

FSU lands fifth commit this week in 2018 ATH Justin Watkins

FSU Recruiting: 2018 Athlete Pledges Services to Seminoles

FSU’s hot streak on the recruiting trail continued Saturday as the nation’s No. 2 athlete Justin Watkins committed to the Seminoles’ 2018 class.

Apopka OT earns offer at FSU camp

FSU offers 2018 WR Jaylen Waddle on Saturday

Florida State football hits recruiting gold mine, 4 blue-chip recruits commit in 3 days

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Kelly best of West QBs

A look back at Ole Miss' NOA response

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former Seminole helps Orlando sink Sharks

Former Seminoles receiver Greg Carr caught four touchdown passes, the last two from former Sharks quarterback Bernard Morris

Former Bucs, FSU great Warrick Dunn throws out first pitch at Rays game

Vikings Off-Season Camp Notes: Xavier Rhodes

Seminoles unite for Telvin Smith’s youth day in Valdosta

Football meets family at Charlie Ward Father’s Day camp

Chi Chi Rodriguez disses Rays at Soiree; Cash fires back

Giants' Buster Posey: Will DH Saturday and Sunday

New Era, Buster Posey reveal on-field Father’s Day cap

Paul Azinger has grabbed new TV gig by the tail

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Wimbley still making progress for Cleveland

Ward has a happy offseason

If the offseason has not been as busy as Charlie Ward might like, it has at least been memorable.

Mientkiewicz's late heroics lift Royals

Royals' Mientkiewicz delivers go-ahead homer

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

College Football Countdown: No. 68 Duke

Syracuse football recruiting: Linebacker Tyrell Richards commits

Virginia Tech adds commitments from a pair of athletes on Saturday

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Remembering Len Bias 30 years after his death

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ACC BASEBALL:

Hurricanes fall behind, fail to rally in College World Series loss to Arizona

Arizona scores three in the first, win CWS opener 5-1; Hurricanes haven't won first CWS game since 2006

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

Ranking the Top 16 Must-Watch College Football Games of 2016

How coordinator changes will impact four Heisman Trophy hopefuls in 2016

Millions could be made selling beer at college games, but at what cost?

LSU among those pushing for alcohol sales in SEC

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Florida Gators Beat Up Each Other At Practice

Inexperience at QB big question

Best- and worst-case scenarios for Florida QB Luke Del Rio in 2016

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WR Jordan Pouncey commits to Notre Dame at Irish Invasion

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Top-seeded Gators have handled pressure in returning to Omaha

Oklahoma State takes opener behind strong performance from Thomas Hatch

A rough start turned into a smooth finish for Thomas Hatch.

Stephen Smith leads Red Raiders to second CWS in three years

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Projecting the Jaguars' 53-man roster

Kyrie Irving not bothered by foot injury suffered in Game 6

Warriors’ Curry: ‘I need to play my best game of the year’

Iguodala won’t let balky back alter Game 7 job

Play suspended with Shane Lowry leading U.S. Open by 2 strokes

McIlroy misses cut with heartbreaking double-bogey

Golfer sends classy message after finishing dead last at the U.S. Open

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Titans Rally To Beat Yellow Jackets, 7-5

Jackets eliminated from CWS
Matt Wieters becomes the first person to pitch and play catcher in a CWS game since The Citadel's Gettys Glaze, on June 4, 1990.

Woodard's Three-Hitter Leads Tar Heels Past Tigers, 2-0

UNC plays Wednesday against the winner of the Clemson-Cal State Fullerton elimination game.

Gators add coveted recruit to '06 class

The second time around the recruiting process ended with top New Jersey prep player Dan Werner considering offers from tradition-rich Kentucky
and tradition-building Florida.

DA ought to hand off case

There are two ways for Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong to get out of the mess otherwise known as the Duke lacrosse case.

Wade's free throws cost Mavs

Dwyane Wade missed 17 of 28 shots from the field but made a record 21 foul shots to score 43 points, his career playoff high.

Nowitzki's shooting woes continue

Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki could not break out of his scoring slump as he finished with 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting in the Mavericks' 101-100
OT loss.

No-call, unwanted timeout send Dallas tempers flaring

Mavericks disgusted with loss, officials

Aw, Phil!

Meltdown on final hole deprives Mickelson of major
All that you dream was there for Phil Mickelson. The U.S. Open was his with one more par, one more four that meant rounding a dogleg, climbing
a hill and hugging history in a silver trophy that symbolized everything he wanted in a game known for breaking hearts.

I saw it but I still don't believe it

It's going to take a while for this U.S. Open to seem real. What happened Sunday afternoon at Winged Foot was beyond anyone's
imaginaton. It was so bad it was funny.

June 18, 2016 10:31 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher Interview

Jimbo Fisher, FSU coaches passing on satellite camps altogether

“We’re satellite-ing right here in Tallahassee,” Fisher said with a laugh.

Jimbo Fisher: Florida State will not participate in satellite camps this summer

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said last month that top programs such as his “can’t afford not to” go to satellite camps and was seriously evaluating the prospects of either hosting or attending a camp away from FSU.

FSU is recruiting well without satellite camps because HS coaches trust Jimbo Fisher's FSU camp

Jimbo Fisher Shares Why FSU Won’t Participate In Satellite Camps

FSU signee Shavar Manuel heading to junior college

Manuel flipped his commitment from Florida to Florida State on National Signing Day in February. Both schools had concerns of Manuel being academically ineligible to enroll into school.

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/17/fsu-football-projected-to-orange-bowl-by-two-preseason-magazines/
FSU Football Projected To Orange Bowl By Two Preseason Magazines

80 days to FSU football: Which Seminole No. 80 tops your list?

Officials Open To More Spring Games Away From Tallahassee

Florida State 2018 RB recruit Charles Strong holding firm to commitment

Nation's No. 2 RB Cam Akers 'really loving' FSU visit

Auburn OL commit Calvin Ashley still considering FSU

Boyd Anderson lands 4-star DB Wright after Aquinas transfer fails

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UP NEXT:

FSU Announces Sell Out Of Camping World Kickoff Ticket Allotment

FSU sells out of allotted tickets for Ole Miss opener

Tickets for FSU’s home games versus Charleston Southern, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Boston College are currently available on-line at Seminoles.com and by calling the Seminole Athletic Ticket office at 888-FSU-Nole.

The most important Rebels: No. 16 Robert Conyers

Willie Gay choosing Ole Miss says a lot right now

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Knibb, Helps & Braman Claim ACC Women's Outdoor Honors

#DiveTrials16 Set to Begin

Seminole Productions undergoes renovations

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Jaguars draftee Jalen Ramsey visits St. Augustine

https://horseshoeheroes.com/2016/06/16/new-colts-cb-patrick-robinson-already-earning-praise-by-teammates/
New Colts CB Patrick Robinson Already Earning Praise by Teammates

2016 Steelers Roster, 90 in 90 Days: Lawrence Timmons is an aging, but important cog in the defense

Bucs Defense Mixing it Up on Jameis Winston

Video: The secrets of Buster Posey’s baseball cap

https://archauthority.com/2016/06/17/cardinals-minor-league-roundup-luke-weaver-dominates/
Cardinals Minor-League Roundup: Luke Weaver Dominates

Daniel Berger off to solid start at soggy U.S. Open

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's Claude likes effort he's seeing from fellow offensive linemen

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Leon County grand jury indicts two in murder of FSU professor

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson picks up first 2018 pledge in Mike Jones Jr.

Former UNC QB Williams doesn’t do successor any favors with lofty prediction

Can UNC back up Williams' boast? Maybe

ESPN predicts best- and worse-case scenarios for Syracuse football in 2016

Would an upset of Tennessee at the Battle at Bristol foreshadow big things for the Hokies?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke five-star transfer Derryck Thornton commits to USC

After just one year in the ACC, Derryck Thornton will head out west to play for the Trojans in the Pac-12

UNC basketball recruit Seventh Woods a wonder

State, Gottfried Taking Recruit From SMU?

New Notre Dame assistants join a different program from their playing days

Tech men's hoops proceeds in offseason with improved health, heightened expectations

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson's Beer wins Howser Trophy as national player of year

Hurricanes hope last year’s experience pays off at College World Series

Hurricanes better prepared for Omaha the second time around

It wasn't that the current Miami Hurricanes were star-struck when making their first College World Series appearance a year ago. They were just unaware of what it truly was like playing on the grandest of stages.

Miami’s pitching staff key to deep College World Series run

UVa baseball notes: Transfer joining race to replace Thaiss

Caleb Knight was named the National Junior College Athletic Association defensive player of the year.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

University of Louisville president James Ramsey resigning

University of Louisville president James Ramsey is stepping down and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will appoint a new board of trustees at the school, which has been plagued by scandal in recent years.

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

The easiest schedules in major college football for 2016

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Bama offers 2020 QB

Oklahoma DB commits to Hogs

Daily Football Fix: Touchdown Timmy

Florida DB Damarri Mathis makes the call for the Gamecocks

Florida cornerback Tavyn Jackson commits to Gamecocks

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Baylor, fired coach Art Briles reach contract settlement

Michigan expects satellite camp tour to cost school $350K

Bishop Moore's Jonathon MacCollister commits to Notre Dame

College Football Countdown: No. 70 Texas Tech

UAB gets approval for $20M football ops building, covered practice field

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Vanderbilt to face Minnesota on Dec. 3 in South Dakota

Vanderbilt will play a regular-season basketball game with Minnesota on Dec. 3 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College World Series: A look at the teams

Six years later, College World Series is having a ball at TD Ameritrade Park

Who’s the top (under)dog at the College World Series?

Gauchos, Arizona 'fly flag' for West in College World Series

Florida facing Coastal Carolina team making first CWS appearance

Veterans taking freshmen under their wings in Omaha

The O'Sullivan Era: Truly the 'Golden Age' of Gator Baseball

Cowboys looking loose as College World Series looms

No surprise now, TCU hands baseball to Jared Janczak

Offense Is Key to Texas Tech's CWS Success

Alabama hires Greg Goff to coach baseball team

Alabama has hired former Louisiana Tech coach Greg Goff to lead the baseball program.

JU terminates baseball coach Tim Montez as contract expires

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Theismann reacts to LT's joke about ending career

Cavs can make and defy history by winning NBA title

LeBron has redefined 'Hero Ball' in carrying Cavs to Game 7

Fan starts petition to open Progressive Field for Cavs watch party

Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry each fined $25,000 for Game 6 incidents

Warriors are colossal failures without a title

MLB SCORES

Dustin Johnson co-leader after long day at U.S. Open

'Calamity' over finances ahead of Rio Olympics

Russian track team barred from Rio Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Underdog Canes pour it on

The UM baseball team opened the College World Series in impressive fashion Saturday night, routing Oregon State 11-1 in a game delayed 94 minutes by a storm.

Horns' Gibson stays in draft

Texas guard Daniel Gibson said he will leave the Longhorns after two seasons to enter the NBA Draft.

UCLA guard Afflalo withdraws from NBA draft

Ricky Williams makes CFL season debut

Mavericks turn focus to Game 5

The Dallas Mavericks have taken an us-against-the-world approach after guard Jerry Stackhouse was suspended for tonight's Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Mavs have moved to a more secluded hotel, hoping it will enhance their focus.

June 17, 2016 11:07 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Ten Seminoles Named to Athlon’s Preseason All-ACC Team

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/16/espn-has-fsu-football-as-favorite-for-each-2016-regular-season-game-2/
ESPN Has FSU Football As Favorite For Each 2016 Regular Season Game

Florida State football 2016 opponent preview page: NC State

Q & A: Catching up with FSU Hall of Famer Tay Cody

81 days to FSU football: Which No. 81 was the best at Florida State?

Will ‘Noles Fans Be 12th Man Against Clemson?

Jimbo Fisher Photo With Female FSU Fans Is Winning The Internet

Florida State football, recruiting news: Is Jimbo Fisher the best talent developer in college football?

FSU commit Wright is a tone-setter

VIDEO: FSU recruit camp Day 1 scoop

FSU football recruiting continues success at Jimbo Fisher Camp

5-star CB Stanford Samuels III commits to FSU

The Florida State football team is on a roll on the recruiting trail, landing its third prospect this week.

FSU receives commitment from elite cornerback and legacy Stanford Samuels III

Samuels (6-2, 175) is the 23rd overall prospect in the nation and the third overall cornerback, according to 247Sports’ composite rating system.

FSU receives commitment from CB Stanford Samuels

Like father, like son: Stanford Samuels III continues legacy at FSU

Video: FSU 5-Star Commit Stanford Samuels III Recaps His Commitment

Here’s A Photo Of New 5-Star Commit Stanford Samuels As A Kid On FSU’s Sidelines

Miami Central OL Navaughn Donaldson enjoys FSU visit

FSU lands massive 2018 DT Robert Cooper

South Gwinnett DT Robert Cooper commits to Florida State

Busy FSU lands another in huge lineman Robert Cooper of South Gwinnett (Ga.)

Cooper, a huge yet mobile lineman who is 6-foot-2, and weighs in at 362 pounds.

FSU offers local 2018 linebacker

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UP NEXT:

How inexperienced offensive line will impact Ole Miss

Devin Rockette commits after "dream offer" from Ole Miss

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FSU BASKETBALL:

#FSUWBB to Play in 2016 Paradise Jam

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FSU BASEBALL:

Paxton pitcher signs with FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Adds Eight More

The Florida State swimming and diving teams have added eight more athletes for the 2016-17 season.

Three Seminoles Make All-ACC Academic Teams

How FSU Fared Across the Board Against In-State Rivals

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Expected to be available at start of camp

Lions not talking about free agent Anquan Boldin

Will Anquan Boldin be signed by the Lions?

Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey happy knee injury wasn't worse

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes strives for elite cornerback status

Cornerback impressing coach with knowledge of his position.

Zimmer: Xavier Rhodes Improved 'Off Coverage' this Offseason

Jameis Winston Let A 7-Year-Old Shave His Head For The Best Reason

Bees beat Tacoma 7-3 on bats of Nava, Sherman Johnson

Giants catcher Buster Posey will be face of Under Armour baseball at Dick's Sporting Goods

Molina Continues to Hold Off Posey in ASG Voting

Blue Jays’ Travis finding an opposite-field stroke that feels right

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's Sheals heads to Palm Beach

Tony Sheals decided to give up the life of chartered flights and first-class treatment in the ACC to be the boss of his own program again.

Seminoles lose two to pros

This hasn't been a good offseason for Florida State baseball.

Bob Braman And Garrett Johnson Earn Top National Honors

Braman named Division I Men's Coach of the Year; Johnson tabbed Division I Outdoor Men's Field Co-Athlete of the Year

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Grand jurors expected to indict at least 2 in FSU law professor murder for hire case

FSU law professor Dan Markel shot point blank execution style

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Who are the 14 most important players in the ACC?

10 reasons Clemson will win the 2016 national championship

UM's Mark Richt hopes the playbook bores the 'Canes this summer

North Carolina football finally lived up to its potential! (Now what?)

UNC RB Ty’Son Williams transferring

Williams had been seen as the Tar Heels’ running back of the future

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Miami Basketball Inks Home-and-Home with GWU

Syracuse basketball offers Cam Reddish, No. 5 prospect in Class of 2018

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ACC BASEBALL:

Miami’s pitching staff key to deep College World Series run

With the University of Miami beginning play in the College World Series on Saturday, the team’s chance to win its first national title since 2001 will fall on its pitching staff.

Wake Forest's Craig named Player of the Year by DI baseball

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Tech projecting $2.4M deficit, but expecting recovery

Accrediting agency removes UNC-Chapel Hill from probation

The agency that accredits colleges across the South said Thursday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oldest public university in the U.S., has been released from its one-year probation stemming from an academic fraud scandal.

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

How soccer relegation makes deciding a college football champ easier, better

The idea of relegation in college football isn't new, but this plan takes things to an entirely new level.

Beer at college football games a bad idea

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Ranking SEC's September schedule

SEC football coaches eager to enter age of technology

Arkansas trustees approve $160 million stadium expansion

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has voted to move ahead with a $160 million expansion of Razorback Stadium, one that will add approximately 4,800 seats and enclose the north end zone of the stadium in addition to other upgrades and renovations.

Florida Gators football's Mount Rushmore: A tough call for the fourth spot

The Gators' run of success does not date back too far, but it's been incredibly impressive lately

Spurrier deserved to have stadium named in his honor

Potential replacements for Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley

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Divorce between a riled Art Briles and Baylor is getting nasty

Fired coach Art Briles rips Baylor

Fired Baylor coach Art Briles is ripping his former employer, accusing the school of wrongful termination and indicating he has no interest in settling a federal lawsuit filed against him and the university by a woman who says she was raped by a football player. The criticism in a motion filed Thursday as part of the lawsuit.

UConn coach gives $250K for athletic facilities upgrade

UConn football coach Bob Diaco and his wife Julia have announced they are donating $250,000 toward the construction of several new athletic facilities on campus.

Idaho bans booze for most at football games

New coach Lovie Smith bars Illini from scooters

When he got to campus back in March, Lovie Smith counted 50 or 60 players who owned scooters.

IU trustees to consider $53M upgrades to Memorial Stadium

Trustees at Indiana University on Friday are to consider a $53 million plan that would enclose the south end zone of Memorial Stadium.

College Football Countdown | No. 70: Middle Tennessee State ·

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Gators will open 2016-2017 men's and women's basketball season in Jacksonville

With O'Dome being renovated, Florida to open in Jacksonville

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College World Series 2016: Bracket, TV Schedule and Favorites Entering Omaha

College World Series: Five essential things to know about the CWS field

Premium pitching will be on display at College World Series

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2016/06/17/five-mlb-prospects-to-watch-in-the-college-world-series/
Five MLB prospects to watch in the College World Series

'In the moment' thinking helps UA reach CWS

Dream becomes reality: Coastal Carolina coach going to Omaha

Florida has the arms corps to make a deep College World Series run

TCU’s Schlossnagle has mastered the art of baseball

TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle is known for his attention to detail and vast baseball knowledge.

New approach: Red Raiders take new mentality, confidence into CWS ·

Lincoln native Matt Harvey in familiar territory with UC Santa Barbara at CWS

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Sandusky granted hearing in appeal of sex abuse conviction

A judge on Thursday ordered hearings to let former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky develop more information as he tries to overturn his child molestation conviction.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins quarterbacks have unprecedented freedom in new offense

Dolphins’ Tunsil plans to train at Ole Miss — even after draft-night gaffe

Expect Bucs' Vernon Hargreaves to get plenty of reps

Bucs believe TE Brate will be a weapon in the red zone

LT: I did Theismann a favor by ending his career

Rick Mahorn believes Dwight Howard could take a lot of pressure off Dirk Nowitzki

Mark Cuban donates $1 million to support the Dallas police department in response to the Orlando shootings

LeBron gets 41, Cavs force Game 7 with Warriors

Tristan Thompson proves to be Game 6 difference-maker

Officials trigger Stephen Curry’s memorable meltdown

A frustrated Stephen Curry gets ejected for throwing his mouthpiece at fan

Ayesha Curry rips NBA: 'This is absolutely rigged'

Warriors’ top defenders don’t show in Game 6

MLB SCORES

Storms soften Oakmont and stop the US Open

Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

Andrew Landry leads an unfinished first round at U.S. Open

Michigan athletics projects near-$1M surplus for 2017

Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

Norfolk State's athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Johnson says Mavericks' players in too much of a vacation mode

Suspension deals blow to Mavs

The Mavericks' challenge in Game 5 of the NBA Finals got a lot tougher Friday afternoon when the league suspended sixth man Jerry Stackhouse for his flagrant foul on Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal in Game 4. The Mavs' third-leading scorer in the Finals at 13 points per game, Stackhouse sent the 330-pound O'Neal into the photographers seated on the baseline after running down the Miami center on a fast break.

Dirk's demise drains Dallas

Dirk Nowitzki entered the NBA Finals as arguably the postseason MVP, but his production has fallen off dramatically against the Miami Heat.

June 16, 2016 7:30 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football schedule preview: Louisville

Top 15 Offensive Players FSU Will Face in 2016

CFB Mount Rushmore: Florida State

FSU football's Mount Rushmore: Bowden and the most important players in history

Bobby Bowden is the architect here, but narrowing the rest to just three players is impossible

82 days to FSU football: Who are the best 'Noles to wear No. 82?

FSU lands 4-star safety Daniel Wright

Wright, a four-star safety from the Fort Lauderdale area, became the ninth commitment in FSU’s 2017 recruiting class later Wednesday night.

Florida State lands commitment from four-star safety Daniel Wright

Wright is the 12th ranked safety and the 129th ranked player in the nation

Noles Add Defensive Back for 2017

Daniel Wright, a 2017 safety who recently transfered to St. Thomas Aquinas from Cardinal Gibbons High School in South Florida, has committed to Florida State. Wright made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday.

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UP NEXT:

The most important Rebels: No. 18 C.J. Hampton

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FSU BASKETBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2016/06/15/fsu-basketball-anxious-for-renovated-facilities-inside-tucker-center/
FSU Basketball Anxious For Renovated Facilities Inside Tucker Center

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FSU BASEBALL:

Walls Named NCBWA Third Team All-American

FSU Baseball: Top 5 Moments from 2016

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Earn Scholar All-America

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Edwards Jr.: 'I kept my faith' returning from sprained neck

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman said he will take nothing granted after earning a Pro Bowl spot in his second NFL season

Freeman not making any guarantees after Pro Bowl season

Jaguars Notebook: Blake Bortles, Rashad Greene look to be on same page

Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey eager after surgery: 'I can do anything'

Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey not happy that he’s missing practice

Xavier Rhodes’ offseason included practices against some of NFL’s best receivers

Fitness, weight loss up first for Karlos Williams

New Orleans Saints defender PJ Williams shines in minicamp

Bucs QB Jameis Winston evolving in year two

NBA DRAFT PROSPECT PROFILE: FLORIDA STATE SG MALIK BEASLEY

Sean Gilmartin’s stellar pitching sparks 51s over Aces

Brooks Koepka ‘confident’ after consecutive second-place finishes

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

New mindset, strength defines Seminole o-line

Ever since the Florida State football team had its season end in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl, it's been no secret as to what needed to be improved upon this offseason to avoid some of last year's failures.

FSU's 'master plan' nearly complete

The master plan of first-class athletic facilities that Dave Hart envisioned for Florida State is nearing completion

Sports Transactions

NEW YORK JETS -- Signed linebacker Alonzo Jackson

Persuasive performance pays off

Choate's work in AAA sells D'backs on need for lefty

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Charles Koch Foundation provides more than $800,000 in research grants to FSU

Grants will focus on research in economics, psychology and criminal justice reform

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College announces future home-and-home with Stanford

Nine Clemson players who can benefit from productive summer

80 days out: New numbers at Georgia Tech

Can Richt return UM to glory days?

Best case/worst case: Miami Hurricanes

Running back, offensive lineman verbally commit to Pitt's 2017 class

Todd Sibley, a three-star prospect, and Owen Drexel announce intentions to join the Panthers.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC hoop tournament documentary to air this week

Tougher schedule reflects Pitino's high hopes

Top 40 center: 'I’d fit in nicely' at U of L

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ACC BASEBALL:

Cats CWS Preview: Game #1 Miami

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Syracuse ranks 19th in Directors' Cup standings, clinches best finish in school history

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

The top 10 SEC games of 2016

How do you make the SEC more balanced in football?

Gators AD Jeremy Foley, like Steve Spurrier, revolutionized the SEC

WHAT ARE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING FOLEY'S SUCCESSOR?

Tennessee tries to make this the year it backs up its talk and wins the SEC East

The Vols haven't been to the SEC Championship Game since 2007, will they finally return?

Aggies are loaded on defense

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Baylor to settle with Art Briles

College Football Countdown: No. 71 UConn

Permanent lighting coming to Michigan State's stadium

Michigan State University's football stadium will install permanent lighting in time for the 2017 season.

Irish's Robinson to quit football, cites concussions

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

SEC names Whitehead to coordinate basketball officiating

Mark Whitehead is replacing Jake Bell as the Southeastern Conference's coordinator of men's basketball officials.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College World Series team capsules

Five essential things to know about the CWS field

9 need-to-know numbers about the field in Omaha

College baseball, beer go together in stadium for 1st time

The beer taps will be open to the general public for the first time at the College World Series starting Saturday, part of a one-year trial that could lead to alcohol sales at more NCAA championship events.

Arizona defies expectations with CWS berth

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/going-coastal-surprising-chants-seeking-more-success-at-cws/2016/06/16/6e273b62-3389-11e6-ab9d-1da2b0f24f93_story.html
Going Coastal: Surprising Chants seeking more success at CWS

A.J. Puk won't pitch early in CWS for top-seeded Florida

Florida left-hander A.J. Puk, the sixth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft last week, will have to wait to get back on the mound.

Gators grateful to have Peter Alonso's hot bat back in lineup

Florida's Alonso taking 'playoff beard,' hot bat to Omaha

Peter Alonso doesn't plan on shaving his "playoff beard" anytime soon.

O'Sullivan plans long tenure as UF coach

Oklahoma State ends long CWS absence

UC Santa Barbara will be no pushover for Cowboys

TCU, Texas Tech need no introduction at College World Series

Think TCU at the College World Series is becoming a habit? So is a game against Texas Tech.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

3 more women sue Baylor over reaction to rape allegations

Lawyer for Jerry Sandusky charged with attempted tax evasion

A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial faces new tax-related charges.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

‘Best player on defense’ Reshad Jones’ ends contract holdout — for good

Dolphins safety returns to team after lengthy boycott

Autopsy: Lawrence Phillips hanged himself with sheet

Warriors need a big adjustment in Game 6

How many flagrant fouls would earn Green another Finals suspension?

Andrew Bogut out for rest of NBA Finals with knee injury

LeBron James, Cavs pushing for 'two best words ever': Game 7

LeBron says Cavs need Kevin Love to play better

Craig Sager will join ESPN's NBA Finals broadcast for Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 6

NBA Finals Game 5: Ratings smash

How the major conferences stack up in NBA Draft history

We look at the Big East, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, Big Ten and SEC -- before and after realignment

Vitale: Five draft steals for NBA teams

MLB SCORES

Ichiro passes Pete Rose with 4,257 combined hits as Marlins fall to Padres

Ichiro Suzuki beat out an infield single in his first at-bat Wednesday to tie Pete Rose’s mark and stroked a double in the ninth to go one up in the Marlins’ 6-3 loss to the Padres.

Pete Rose doesn't think Ichiro Suzuki should be considered the all-time hits leader

Ichiro's milestone for career hits is worth celebrating, whether Pete Rose agrees or not

Odds favor Spieth, Day in the U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth of Dallas has momentum for the U.S. Open after winning the Dean & DeLuca Inviational at Colonial Country Club last month.

Spieth counts on Colonial comeback to provide major impetus at U.S. Open

Pros and cons of banning Russia from the Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC teams in the CWS

College baseball's World Series looks a lot like the ACC Tournament field with North Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami in Omaha, Neb.

USF will introduce Prado as coach

A national search for Eddie Cardieri's replacement that took only two weeks has brought another local baseball name back to Tampa.

North Dakota to sue NCAA over university's nickname

W&M files appeal on NCAA's logo ruling

Heat gets even, stronger; HEAT 98, MAVERICKS 74

Dwyane Wade had 36 points and six rebounds, and Shaquille O'Neal added 17 points and 13 rebounds to propel the Heat past the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4.

Nowitzki a No-Show for Mavericks

Jordan now part owner of Bobcats

Michael Jordan became part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday in a deal that gives him a stake in most of majority partner Robert Johnson's ventures.

June 15, 2016 7:19 AM

ESPN says Matthew Thomas is Florida State's x-factor

Would FSU benefit from a ninth ACC conference game?

FSU hopes to build 2017 recruiting class with Jimbo Fisher camps this week

Florida State football recruiting: Jimbo Fisher camp features top prospects

5-Star Signee Brian Burns Posts Perfect Hype Video

FSU adds four-star CB Isaiah Bolden to 2018 recruiting class

Bolden joins running back James Cook, the younger brother of Dalvin Cook, and Gainesville running back Charles Strong in FSU’s 2018 class.

Isaiah Bolden to FSU: Seminoles Land 4-Star CB Prospect

Highly-Coveted 2018 Defensive Back Isaiah Bolden Gives His Word to Jimbo Fisher and Florida State

Isaiah Bolden, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound defensive back out of the 2018 class that's stacked up over 20 scholarship offers, details his decision to team up with Jimbo Fisher and Florida State.

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Chad Kelly, Evan Engram named All-SEC first team

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FSU BASKETBALL:

UConn Women Set Nonconference Schedule; Open At FSU Nov. 14; Host S.C. Feb. 13

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU and Baseball Coach Mike Martin Agree on Contract Extension

“I am very pleased that Mike Martin will continue to lead our baseball program,” said Wilcox. “He is one of the most highly respected coaches in college athletics and his leadership of our perennially successful program goes far beyond wins and losses.

FSU’s Martin receives contract extension

He trails only Augie Garrido’s 1,975 victories all-time.

FSU, Mike Martin agree to contract extension through 2018

Martin, 72, has been FSU’s head coach since 1980 and just guided the Seminoles to a 41-22 record in 2016.

FSU Agrees to Extension with Baseball Coach Mike Martin

Martin is college baseball's winningest active coach with 1,898 career victories. That numbers ranks third all-time behind only Augie Garrido and Gordie Gillespie.

Mike Martin Sr. receives contract extension

Martin, who just completed his 37th season as head coach of his alma mater, led FSU to its 37th consecutive NCAA Regional.

Martin extension a good idea ... sort of

Noles Lament Missed Chances, But Excited About What Lies Ahead

Championships don’t define FSU’s Mike Martin

The Gators Were Simply Better

Sansone's collegiate career ends with setback

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Alum Headed for Rio

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://raisingzona.com/2016/06/13/former-arizona-cardinals-wr-anquan-boldin-needs-job/
Former Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin needs a job

WILL RAVENS CONSIDER REUNION WITH ANQUAN BOLDIN?

Ronald Darby has sights set on eclipsing Josh Norman's contract

Defensive End Mario Edwards Jr. "Definitely Excited" After Return To Practice

https://gmenhq.com/2016/06/14/could-bobby-hart-end-up-the-new-york-giants-starting-guard-over-john-jerry/
Could Bobby Hart End Up The New York Giants Starting Guard Over John Jerry?

Cleveland Browns: Is Nile Lawrence-Stample an UDFA gem?

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Returns to light running

https://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2016/06/14/orlando-massacre-smacks-argonauts-receiver.html
Orlando massacre smacks Argonauts receiver

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith named honorary pace car driver for Coke Zero 400

Chris Thompson emerges as leader of the Redskins RBs

Charlie Ward to host father-son football camp

Former FSU RB blames fiancée’s pregnancy for being overweight at Bills minicamp

Former Florida State running back Karlos Williams said his fiancée’s recent pregnancy was a reason he showed up this week to Buffalo Bills minicamp overweight.

Saints CB PJ Williams Moving In On the Outside?

Winston finding daylight in making decisions on field

Tyler Holt's bases-loaded walk off closer Arodys Vizcaino forced in the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning

Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Healthy, dominating at Double-A

Berger confident heading to US Open after 1st PGA title

Biggest movers: Mickelson, Koepka make Ryder climbs

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Tony Carter Q&A

Q&A: Tony Carter on the summer workouts

Loss makes MVP season a little sour for Harrell

Former Florida State receiver Damian Harrell was the most valuable player of the Arena League this season, but when the championship game kicked off Sunday he already was a non-factor.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC offensive lines will have plenty of experience in 2016

Pat Narduzzi has Pitt's demons on the ropes

Syracuse football WR Steve Ishmael, LB Zaire Franklin earn preseason honors from Athlon Sports

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Brey hires former Notre Dame guard Ayers as an assistant

Wake Forest releases men's basketball nonconference schedule

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

After 'solid' year, Duke AD sees bigger things in 2016-17

Duke had a solid year across its athletic department in 2015-16. Athletic director Kevin White sees even bigger things in the coming year.

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

Stat Burns: Each top 25 team's best number to brag about

5 games in which a FCS team could upset a FBS team

Five unknown QBs who will be household names before long

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Vols' Dobbs, then everyone else

Florida AD Jeremy Foley: Perfect time for transition because things are going so well

Foley will remain a Gator fan

Foley plans on busy final months

Tennessee won't hold classes Sept. 1, day of football opener

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College Football Countdown: No. 73 Arizona State

Why Notre Dame could cause major CFP headaches

Notre Dame will rotate No. 1 jersey in 2016

Brian Kelly's focus on Notre Dame, not satellite circuit

At 93, Ara Parseghian still on top of his game — and Kelly's too

Tim Tebow featured in promotional graphic ... for Ohio State

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OTHER BASEBALL:

TCU lives up to Schlossnagle’s ‘best baseball’ promise

The Horned Frogs have won 14 of 16 games

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former Duke football player suing school, ACC, NCAA for handling of concussions

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki meets another Dirk with same birthday

Steph Curry's wife criticizes refs after Warriors' loss

MLB SCORES

Ichiro has Pete Rose and 3,000 hits within his sights

Pete Rose doesn't think Ichiro Suzuki should be considered the all-time hits leader

NHL decides on Las Vegas for expansion franchise

Who and what to watch at Oakmont for the U.S. Open

U.S. Open: Jason Day has game to conquer challenging Oakmont

McIlroy perfectly summarizes U.S. Open in one word

Rio 2016 reveals medals for upcoming Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

DA's statements, record at odds

In the early days of the Duke lacrosse rape case, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's public statements appear to have contradicted certain facts in his own files.

Governor, committee to look at transfer bylaws

It may be O.K. for area high school student athletes to transfer schools without penalty after all.

Gone in 6:34; Dallas Mavericks try shaking off blown 13-point lead

Mavericks trying to recapture magic, momentum against Heat

June 14, 2016 7:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

'Noles predicted to win national championship

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/fsu-deserving-hype/
IS FLORIDA STATE FOOTBALL DESERVING OF THE HYPE?

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/13/fsu-football-three-noles-make-espn-early-all-american-team-prediction-for-2016/
Three ‘Noles Make ESPN Early All-American Team Prediction For 2016

84 days to FSU football: A trio of tight ends carry on the legacy of No. 84

Two injured in construction accident at Doak Campbell Stadium

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UP NEXT:

3-Star DB takes in visit to Ole Miss

A.J. Harris out of Bob Jones high holds offers from FSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Michigan,. Missouri and several more but it looks like three could need him the most.

UM Stadium Expansion to Feature Bell Tower

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles End Season In Setback At Florida

The combination of solid pitching and a four-run fifth inning proved to be the difference

Another bitter end for FSU in Gainesville

Florida, which was shut out 3-0 by FSU’s Drew Carlton on Saturday, rebounded with two straight dominant pitching performances — including Monday night’s 7-0 win — to return to Omaha for the second straight season.

Florida surges past FSU, claims spot in College World Series

The Gators’ dugout erupted onto the field in the fifth inning as JJ Schwarz launched a ball into the left field bleachers. Grand slam. The celebration was on.

https://www.gatorcountry.com/florida-gators-baseball/florida-gators-win-super-regional-over-fsu/
FLORIDA GATORS WIN SUPER REGIONAL OVER FSU
For the fifth time in the last seven years under Kevin O’Sullivan, the Gators are heading to Omaha.

Gators bounce FSU, heading back to Omaha

Florida will face Coastal Carolina in its opening game in Omaha

Florida Blanks FSU Again to Advance to Omaha

For the second straight night and the third time this season on Monday, No. 1 national seed Florida blanked Florida State.

Super silent: FSU's bats quiet in loss to UF

Florida State’s clutch hitting helped the Seminoles reach the Super Regionals. But in Games 2 and 3, the bats were silent. And completely unproductive with runners in scoring position.

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball season ends at UF

Raleigh Selected NCBWA First Team Freshman All-American

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Bring Home Bronze

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Veteran wideout Anquan Boldin visiting the Lions

San Francisco 49ers: A thank you to Anquan Boldin

Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 5 - CB Ronald Darby

https://bills.buffalonews.com/2016/06/13/bills-darby-keeps-eye-escalating-cb-contracts/
Bills' Darby keeps eye on escalating CB contracts

Atlanta Falcons: Can Devonta Freeman continue his success?

Geno Hayes Gives Back To The Community That Raised Him

Redskins' K Hopkins is wary of getting 'overly comortable'

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/13/fsu-football-tim-jernigan-isnt-worried-about-warren-sapp/
Tim Jernigan Isn’t Worried About Warren Sapp

Ex-Florida State RB Travis Minor popped for solicitation

New Cornerback Patrick Robinson A Major Key To The Colts In 2016

Jaguars LB Telvin will drive pace car at Coke Zero 400

Jameis Winston to have more options, more no huddle

Bucs QB Jameis Winston to host football camp June 20-21

Malik Beasley: Has clearance to play following surgery

Buster Posey somehow got his bat stuck in netting yet again

Posey has an uncanny knack for getting bats stuck in the protective netting.

Angels' Shane Robinson: In lineup Monday

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Weatherford knows his role now

Drew Weatherford wasn't sure what his role would be when he and his Florida State teammates began summer workouts last year

The X-Factor

FSU Quarterback Xavier Lee works on his football game and manages to get a little golf in on the side

The Diamondbacks purchased the contract of Randy Choate from Triple-A Tucson on Tuesday to replace Russ Ortiz on the roster. Choate was 3-0 was a 2.45 ERA in 32 apppearances for Tucson this season.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU WWII Collection Captures Attention of Tokyo Tastemakers

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC football schedule not on Dallas agenda

Mike Bobinski’s comments on possibility of nine-game ACC schedule

Boston College Football Schedules Home and Home With Stanford

College Football Countdown: No. 74 Georgia Tech

Mark Richt's first year with Miami could go in a lot of different directions

CB Nick Roberts decommits from Miami Hurricanes

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Only 3 schools can beat Syracuse basketball's 5-year run of 1st-round draft picks

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ACC BASEBALL:

On to 2017; Who's back for U of L baseball?

Hurricanes’ great history and tradition provided the road map back to Omaha

Hurricanes get primetime treatment for College World Series opener

Michelangeli's bat flips highlight Miami's return to CWS

Edgar Michelangeli does not lead the Miami Hurricanes in any official stat category.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

UNC, Duke, N.C. State receive nearly $27 million cut of ACC revenue

The ACC generated more revenue than ever during the 2014-15 fiscal year, and so its schools received more money than ever from the conference office.

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

Nation's Top 5 running backs

3. Dalvin Cook, Florida State

College Football's 10 Most Valuable Backups for 2016

Florida State's Backup Quarterback

ESPN: Top front sevens in college football

1. Florida

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Nine toughest SEC non-conference games this fall

3. Ole Miss vs. Florida State (Orlando, Florida)

Creative scheduling in SEC

UF athletic director Jeremy Foley to retire

Florida's Foley leaves formidable legacy

Social media reacts to resignation of Gators athletics director Jeremy Foley

Jim McElwain: Jeremy Foley's retirement a 'shock'

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Some on Baylor board want to bring back Art Briles

Baylor’s consideration to reinstate Briles would be catastrophic

Per reports, Baylor’s Board of Regents is considering bringing back Art Briles after a one-year suspension. That is a terrible idea.

Return to Briles era is not viable solution for Baylor football program

ESPN should've held off before publishing the College Football season preview

Northwestern plans renovation of Welsh-Ryan Arena

Northwestern says it's planning a $110 million renovation of Welsh-Ryan Arena that will modernize the 63-year-old arena.

Notre Dame CB Butler out 14-16 weeks with broken foot

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says cornerback Devin Butler will miss the beginning of the season with a broken left foot and could be out until October.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Calipari on committee to examine NCAA selection

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OTHER BASEBALL:

NCAA sets schedule for openers in College World Series

The 2016 CWS will have a Cinderella or two

Everything you need to know about attending this year's College World Series

Coastal Carolina realizes dream with CWS berth

Gators will be CWS favorites with dominant pitching staff

Florida first baseman on a tear since returning from boken left hand

UK hires Mingione as baseball coach

Gauchos Will Play CWS Opener

Three straight College World Series: 'You've got to pinch yourself'

TCU pitcher Brian Howard, who won Game 3 of the Super Regional at Texas A

Omaha bars bringing in more security for CWS

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Ryan Tannehill is learning quickly — and learning to play quickly

Most expensive Bucs ticket in 2016? So far, it's Bears over Broncos

Kyrie, LeBron explode on Warriors to force Game 6

Kyrie Irving is Game 5 difference-maker

LeBron James after incredible Game 5: 'You just don't take these moments for granted'

The 6 most interesting quotes after Game 5 of NBA Finals 2016

NBA Finals Game 5 ESPN on ABC broadcast takeaways: Mark Jackson likens Kyrie Irving to Isiah Thomas

Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals Game 5: 7 stats that help explain the outcome

Draymond Green was sorely missed

Game 5 letdown shows how much Green is needed

Draymond Green watches the A’s instead of the Cavs

Warriors lose for first time when Kerr starts Iguodala

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Calvin Johnson Earns Preseason Recognition

Wide Receiver Named to Watch List for Maxwell Award

Auburn's Dye has no regrets about tie

Redick charged with DWI

Former Duke star avoids checkpoint
One NBA scout says the Tuesday morning DWI charge will not hurt the former Duke star's draft stock.

Payton's Jumper Lifts Heat Over Mavericks

Gary Payton's jumper with 9.3 seconds left in regulation lifted the Miami Heat to a 98-96 victory over Dallas Tuesday night, cutting the Mavericks' lead in the NBA finals to 2-1.

June 13, 2016 8:07 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

2016 FSU Preview Magazine arrives

Athlon says FSU has the “better roster”

Athlon Sports released their preview of the ACC and had some interesting things to say about Clemson football’s match-up with Florida State.

Single Season Showdown: 1993 Charlie Ward vs. 1995 Tommie Frazier

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/12/espn-ranks-fsu-war-chant-and-fight-song-as-tops-in-acc/
ESPN Ranks FSU War Chant and Fight Song As Tops In ACC

5-star offensive tackle expected to visit FSU

Elite 2019 prospect coming to camp at FSU

Top 10 for talented 2018 in-state wide receiver

Top247 DT Gaddy names top five in order

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UP NEXT:

Conliffe Puts Ole Miss In Top 11

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FSU BASEBALL:

Super Regional Showdown Set For Monday with Florida Setback

Gators beat Seminoles 5-0 to force decisive Game 3

Florida State will try to shake off a two-error performance Sunday night and return to the College World Series for the first time since 2012.

Shore dominant as UF evens series

Shore's shutout gem sends UF-FSU to winner-take-all Game 3

Coming up aces: Shore clutch in big UF win

SHORE’S FINAL HOME ACT FORCES GAME THREE WITH FSU

Shore leads Florida to Super Regional win over FSU

After more than a three-hour rain delay, Logan Shore led Florida to a 5-0 win over FSU in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional, pitching eight innings and striking out nine batters at McKethan Stadium on Sunday night.

Gators Shut Out ‘Noles To Force Game Three in Super Regionals

FSU baseball shutout the Florida Gators on Saturday night and the Gators returned the favor on Sunday night after a three-hour and 15 minute weather delay.

Noles Stay Confident After Two Games In Gainesville

FSU baseball to take on UF Monday at 7 PM on ESPN 2

Florida State vs Florida Game 3 live stream: Watch NCAA Baseball Super Regionals online

Sarasota High's Derr sticking with Florida State

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Chicago Bears' Goldman slims down for speed

EJ Manuel "has nothing to prove" to the Buffalo Bills

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/06/12/three-predictions-buccaneers-jameis-winston-2016/
Three Predictions For Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston in 2016

Orlando Magic meet with two prospects

Buster Posey managed to get his bat stuck in the protective netting behind home plate

Reds' Tyler Holt: Out of lineup Sunday

Former Seminole Daniel Berger Wins FedEx St. Jude Classic

Daniel Berger wins in Memphis for first PGA Tour title

Killing time during a three-hour rain delay Sunday, Phil Mickelson ribbed Daniel Berger about having won the PGA Tour rookie of the year award without a victory.

FSU coach applauds Berger’s 1st PGA win

Down the stretch of Sunday’s final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Daniel Berger didn’t act like a player who had never won a PGA Tour event.

Berger confident heading to US Open after 1st PGA title

Brooks Koepka chips in for birdie at TPC Southwind following water ball

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Celebrate NCAA Track Title

Tropical Storm Alberto might have prevented Florida State alum and Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks from attending Monday night's celebration, but the FSU men's track team wasn't about to take a rain check.

FSU may need new closer

Tucker to play in Cape Cod in effort to earn professional

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

As TV revenues widen financial gaps, ACC still in limbo on league network

During a school Board of Trustees meeting Friday, Wilcox presented members with a PowerPoint slide showing the Seminoles’ rise in revenue rating from 17th in the nation in 2010 to 13th in 2015.

Tech commit No. 5 is Norcross cornerback Dameon Williams

Highly-ranked kicker Joseph Bulovas commits to Georgia Tech

U of L lands in-state OL pledge

ESPN tabs Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price as a 10-sack candidate in 2016

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ACC BASEBALL:

Boston College falls one step short of College World Series

The final toll for Boston College’s season rang at 2:51 p.m.

Pinch-hit grand slam eliminates Louisville in super regional

Sam Cohen knew he hit the change-up pitch hard and deep to right field, and the only question was whether it was deep enough.

Grand slam fuels Miami Hurricanes to College World Series berth

With a 5-3 UM lead, Edgar Michelangeli blasted a grand slam — his second homer of the game — to lift UM

Hurricanes’ great history and tradition provided the road map back to Omaha

O'Connor reaffirms commitment to UVa baseball

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

Making five bold predictions for the 2016 college football season

From a surprise Heisman winner to unexpected national champ, which bold predictions will come true in 2016?

Athlon Sports Names The 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning For 2016

Florida State’s Dalvin Cook

Pac-12 football: Plenty of teams have quarterback questions this offseason

Picking up where Bielema left off, proposing a Big 12/Pac-12 football challenge

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Lane Kiffin is Campaigning for His Next HC Gig

Vols beat FSU, Alabama for four-star safety

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Tate Martell, the nation's top dual-threat QB, announces commitment to Ohio State

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee commits to California, will be eligible in 2017-18

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Chanticleers end LSU's season in Super Regional, Coastal Carolina head to College World Series for first time

The Tigers’ season ends in frustration against Coastal Carolina after an impressive late-season run

Poked Out: Gamecocks’ season ends in Supers

USC on Sunday is 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position

Shaky defense in the fifth inning dooms South Carolina

TCU Horned Frogs find groove, regain their Omaha dream

Pitching, defense, timely hitting come together

Signs pointed toward an A&M victory but lack of execution killed the season

Texas Tech tops ECU 11-0, advances to College World Series

For 725 days, Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock has thought about getting back to the College World Series.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Draymond Green suspended for Game 5

Klay Thompson questions LeBron James' manhood in wake of Draymond Green suspension

Was suspending Draymond Green for Game 5 of the NBA Finals the right decision?

Tyronn Lue fined $25,000 for public criticism of officials following Game 4 of NBA Finals

LeBron James wants more whistles in Game 5

LeBron says reasons for being with Cavaliers extend beyond basketball

Barkley: LeBron deserved a punch to the groin

Warriors’ Stephen Curry laughing off injury report

MLB SCORES

Pursuit of Rose's hits total no big deal to Marlins' Ichiro, but huge in Japan

MLB power rankings: Cardinals make move after Pirates sweep

CHAMPS: Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks

Matt Murray finished the clincher with 18 saves. He tied the NHL record for playoff victories by a rookie goalie with his 15th.

Penguins overcome early-season turmoil to hoist Stanley Cup

Sidney Crosby named NHL playoffs' MVP

U.S. Open's return to Oakmont restores traditional feel after odd 2015 event

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC Preview

The idea that Florida State and Miami would rule the ACC with the Hurricanes joining the league has not come to fruition. Virginia Tech has been a force recently, and this year it could be Clemson that emerges as the top team in the league.

VT coach receives pay hike

Hokies men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg will earn about $125,000 more in total pay next year.

UM advances to World Series

Danny Valencia, who had seven RBI, hit two home runs -- the second a seventh-inning grand slam -- to help the Hurricanes clinch their 22nd series trip to Omaha, Neb.

Huggins to earn $800,000 in guaranteed compensation

K-State coach can cash in if good.

Duke prof: Rape case needs new prosecutor

He says Nifong should step aside.

Shaq fined $10K for skipping interviews after Game 2

June 11, 2016 1:00 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU hopes to move future spring football games around state

87 days to FSU football: Who is the best No. 87 in Seminole history?

FSU offers 2018 offensive guard

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss Chancellor assures usage of nickname, 'Rebels'

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU Basketball Gets Early Love In Latest 2017 Bracketology Projections

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State Ready to Clash With Gators in Super Regionals

‘Huge challenge’ awaits FSU baseball in Supers

UF must again get past FSU to gain College World Series berth

No. 1 seed Florida, rival FSU meet again for trip to Omaha

First baseman Peter Alonso and so many of his Florida teammates vividly remember leaving Omaha empty-handed last season.

Top-seeded Gators, red-hot rival Seminoles battle for trip to CWS

FSU vs. Florida in NCAA Super Region: enough said

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/10/fsu-baseball-preview-super-regionals-vs-florida/
FSU Baseball Preview: Super Regionals vs. Florida

Sansone Selected by Cincinnati Reds in Eighth Round

FSU pitcher Holton a home-grown ’Noles fan

Sizzling Busby Leads Noles Into Super Regional

Florida's Peter Alonso, Florida State's Dylan Busby have been swinging hot bats

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Setterington Clears Major Hurdle on Way to Nationals

Canadian Diving Trials Underway

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://tipofthetower.com/2016/06/10/buffalo-bills-ronald-darby-ready-to-take-the-next-step/
Buffalo Bills: Ronald Darby Ready to Take the Next Step

https://dawgpounddaily.com/2016/06/09/cleveland-browns-cameron-erving-settling-center/
Cleveland Browns: Cameron Erving settling in at center
Browns center Cameron Erving is back at his natural position after a turbulent year in 2015 and ready to take control at center.

Eddie Goldman: Chicago Bears pass rush will be 'vicious' in 2016

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/06/09/warren-sapp-takes-childishness-to-an-extreme/
Warren Sapp Takes Childishness to an Extreme
Sapp reacting negatively to Timmy Jernigan‘s attempt to pay tribute to him tells us all we need to know about his character.

Danny Kanell trolls Florida about new Steve Spurrier field name

TE Nick O'Leary might be on Buffalo Bills roster bubble

Jalen Ramsey running in return from knee surgery

Deion Sanders sued over son's alleged attack on a Dallas high school employee

Wichita native Kamerion Wimbley staying busy after NFL retirement

Wimbley, 32, retired last May after nine seasons in the NFL

Likely first-rounder reveals he had metal rod placed in leg

Florida State's Malik Beasley, No. 23 on the Big Board, says he feels like 'Iron Man' after procedure

On Second Thought, Maybe Kevin Cash Will Work Out Fine In Tampa Bay

Nationals' Stephen Drew: Blasts fifth homer of season in Friday victory

Sean Gilmartin’s stellar hitting trumps shaky pitching in 51s’ rout

BLUE JAYS’ DEVON TRAVIS NOT READY TO LEADOFF YET & THAT’S OK

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State Track and Field Wins National Championship

Five top two finishes helped the Florida State men's track and field team to its first-ever NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in front of a crowd of 9,116 at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

FSU laps field for first track title

Tom Lancashire made it official but didn't so much as smile.

FSU men capture first title

Coral Springs' Walter Dix won the 200 title to lead the Seminoles to the national championship.

Janson Wins Second National Championship

Redshirt senior Lacy Janson won the pole vault national championship while teammates Natalie Hughes and Alyce Williams earn All-American honors to help team to first top 15 finish in 15 years.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

With An Eye On Title IX, FSU Updates Student Code

Florida State University's Board of Trustees on Friday received an update on the school's Title IX policy and approved amendments to regulations dealing with violations due to sexual misconduct

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC experiences record revenue growth but gap remains wide as rich grow richer

The ACC is generating more revenue than it ever has but the gap between it and the richest of the rich college sports conferences remains tens of millions of dollars wide, according to an analysis of federal tax returns.

Boston College's offense cannot be worse in 2016, but its defense cannot be better

ESPN: Death Valley is the best in the ACC

Pitt safety Whitehead out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Whitehead led the Panthers with 109 tackles this season, the most in school history by a true freshman.

ESPN says Pitt has top football uniforms in the ACC

Virginia Tech football has reasonable expectations and a hell of a head coach

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ACC BASEBALL:

Louisville prepares for UC Santa Barbara in super regional

UC Santa Barbara has its hands full at U of L

Burdi's 'disgusting' stuff powers U of L

Miami powers way to Game 1 win over Boston College in super regional

UM catcher Zack Collins, drafted 10th overall by the Chicago White Sox, blasted a 3-run homer in the third inning
Second baseman Johnny Ruiz added two homers, including a grand slam, for 5 RBI in the Hurricanes victory
Left-handed ace Michael Mediavilla became the first 11-game winner for UM since Chris Hernandez in 2008

UVa's O'Connor linked to Texas vacancy, but would he leave?

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

What Georgia Tech’s new strategic plan aims to accomplish

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

The most difficult college football schedules in 2016

New college football coaches poised to win right away

Here are five steps to bring the Big 12 back to prominence

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Elite LB Markail Benton commits to Alabama over Auburn, FSU

Alabama-themed groom's cake sabotaged by LSU bride

History shows Gators bouncing back from bad bowl losses

Gators name field after Steve Spurrier, but what about Urban Meyer?

A&M’s Sumlin determined to convince fan base that it’s all good

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Baylor looks into background of transfers and has already dismissed one player

DT Justin Faulk was dismissed following Baylor's new policies on reviewing transfers from other schools

Harbaugh steals show at Wayne State SMSB camp

Five factors that will decide Notre Dame's QB race

Ohio State legend Woody Hayes once worked as a golf blogger at the U.S. Open

Known for coaching and diagraming plays on the gridiron, Woody hayes once worked a side gig as a golf scribe

Are Longhorns, Aggies working on deal to renew football rivalry?

Charlie Strong says Texas and Texas A&M are “trying to work out” a game.

College Football Countdown: No. 76 Tulsa

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Inside College Hoops: More teams need to schedule like UNC and Kansas do

Kansas and UNC are playing tough non-conference games and more schools should follow their lead

Seton Hall adds Wake Forest transfer; do the Pirates have room for Taurean Thompson?

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scoreboard

Former Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido is making coaches rich

At this rate, Augie Garrido should receive an agent’s fee. The 77-year-old’s dismissal last week as Texas’ baseball coach after 20 seasons has put panic in athletic departments that have a good thing going on the diamond.

Arizona takes super regional opener 1-0 over Mississippi St.

Hours after he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox, Bobby Dalbec led Arizona within a victory of the College World Series.

Watkins powers ECU to super regional win over Texas Tech

Travis Watkins hit two home runs and had six RBIs and the East Carolina Pirates beat Texas Tech 8-6 on Friday night for the Pirates' first NCAA baseball super regional victory in program history.

NCAA tourney regular LSU braces for surging Coastal Carolina

South Carolina returns to super regional vs. Oklahoma State

Luken Baker’s home run powers TCU to Game 1 win at Texas A&M

Luken Baker’s three-run home run and a strong start from redshirt freshman Jared Janczak put TCU in position to take the opener of a Super Regional against Texas A&M.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Court documents indicate Baylor seeking to settle lawsuit

Judge to release records with claim Paterno told of abuse

A Philadelphia judge has ordered the public release of sealed documents from a lawsuit that could reveal details about a claim that a boy told Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dirk Koetter on Bucs’ short corners: “They’re not going to grow”

Jim Brown to be inducted into first-ever class for U.S. Army ROTC National Hall of Fame

Dirk Nowitzki is just a big kid at heart

Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game is tonight at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

Dwight Powell hopes to put down NBA roots with Mavericks

The power forward will be a restricted free agent only July 1, but hopes to stay.

Warriors push all right buttons for 3-1 NBA Finals lead

Curry awakens, ushers Warriors to Game 4 win

Cavs' offense disintegrates late and Stephen Curry laid the foundation for breakout during Game 3: Fedor's five observations

Chef Kerr used all the right ingredients

Golden State's Anderson Varejao hits the offensive glass in Game 4, hits Cavs fans with reality check

Warriors 108, Cavaliers 97: Examining defensive lapses that helped Golden State dial up 3-1 lead

The 9 most interesting quotes after Game 4 of NBA Finals 2016

MLB SCORES

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe dies at 88 years old

Goals, Cups, fights — Gordie Howe did it all

Look back: The time Gordie Howe suited up at age 69

Yzerman thanks 'icon' Gordie Howe in statement

PHIL ESPOSITO REMEMBERS GORDIE 'ELBOWS' HOWE

Durability top trait for NHL legend Gordie Howe

UConn center to play for Armenia despite no ties to nation

UConn center Steven Enoch has never been to Armenia, or anywhere overseas for that matter.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Pouncey Twins: There's No Changing Our Minds

Irish eyes smiling again with Weis at the helm

June 10, 2016 8:20 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Will FSU have a 1,000-yard receiver in 2016?

Kirk Herbstreit offers up his key to Florida State's success

88 days to FSU football: The top No. 88s in Florida State history

Florida State Football Preview magazine

Five-star set to spend several days at FSU

Florida State makes Top 12 for Miami cornerback

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UP NEXT:

Oxford's Devin Rockette snags Ole Miss offer

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FSU BASKETBALL:

New FSU basketball locker rooms are next phase of Tucker Center improvements

Since acquiring the Donald L. Tucker Center in 2013, Florida State has poured in millions of dollars to bring the multi-purpose arena up to date.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Looks to Overcome Demons, History in Super Regional

FSU Baseball Faces Biggest Hurdle in Gainesville Super Regional

Florida State has struggled mightily versus the Gators this season. They have been outscored 17-4 and have lost all three match ups against the Gators this year.

FSU set to face outstanding Gator pitching trio

College baseball: Things to know about Super Regionals

Florida, Florida State Super Regionals Preview

Tale of the Tape: Gators vs. Seminoles

O'Sullivan, Martin have done it all -- but not won it all

FSU pitcher Holton a home-grown ’Noles fan

FSU shortstop leading 'Noles into Super Regional

Ex-Stetson pitcher making first, and last, postseason run

Tyler Warmoth has had an up-and-down year after transferring to Florida State.

Three FSU Signees Taken in First Round of MLB Draft

Drew Mendoza selects Florida State over MLB

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Petrokaite Posts Top Finish On Dreary Day At Hayward

Setterington Clears Major Hurdle on Way to Nationals

Grisell Captures Third-Team

Seminoles ready to tee off in 10th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://chopchat.com/2016/06/09/warrick-dunn-being-honored-at-fsu-day-during-tampa-bay-rays-game/
Warrick Dunn Being Honored At FSU Day During Tampa Bay Rays Game

Devonta Freeman Is No. 50 in NFL Top 100 Players

https://nflspinzone.com/2016/06/09/countdown-kickoff-profile-chicago-bears-no-91-eddie-goldman/
Profile on Chicago Bears No. 91 Eddie Goldman

Bills' EJ Manuel: Clear No. 2

https://bills.buffalonews.com/2016/06/09/vic-caruccis-3-bills-thoughts-oleary-might-pushed-off-roster-gilmore-ready-return-interesting-training-methods/
3 Bills thoughts: O'Leary might be pushed off roster, Gilmore ready to return & interesting training methods

Deion Sanders's son accused of assaulting high school employee

Speedy receiver Shaw impressing at Toronto Argonauts training camp

Telvin Smith Looks To Change Losing Culture In Jacksonville

https://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/06/09/nba-draft-malik-beasley-meet-orlando-magic/
NBA Draft: Malik Beasley to meet with Orlando Magic

Former Nole Peterson Thriving In Hawks' Front Office

When he left Florida State after the 2012 season, Jeff Peterson hoped to remain in basketball as long as he could.

Florida State Seminoles in the MLB: Week 9

Kevin Cash says he couldn't be happier with how Rays came out vs. D'backs

You're still not voting for Buster Posey enough

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Pre-Draft Workout: Alexander Johnson

Alexander Johnson hasn't getting a lot of love, but you can expect that to change after his workout in Orlando on Wednesday.

FSU Shortstop Buster Posey Named Freshman All-American

Third freshman All-American in Seminole history

FSU's on the verge

Seminoles' men still at No. 20 but poised to finish strong
The table is all set for Florida State at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.

All-American Garrett Johnson Scores In Discus On Third Day of Track

Nationals
The 17th-seed entering the nationals meet, redshirt junior Garrett Johnson put together a fifth-place, four-point scoring performance in the discus to help FSU in its national title bid.

Dix holds back for final chance at title

Runs second fastest in 200 semis

Garvin makes 200 final, recovers from relay miscue

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Nine-game conference football schedule possible for ACC

ESPN money could mean some ACC teams playing almost nothing but Power 5 opponents

Mark Richt on $1 million pledge: ‘I’m Miami. ... I want it to be great.’

Hurricanes players excited to play ‘attacking style defense’ under Manny Diaz

Better know the Hokies' 2016 schedule: Best defensive players

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Big recruiting classes part of Duke’s new roster management

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski usually deploys a notoriously short rotation, one that almost never includes more than eight players. This year, there will be more competition than ever for those spots.

Games vs. Indiana and Kentucky give UNC a tough non-conference schedule

The Tar Heels will play the Hoosiers and Wildcats plus a talent-rich field in the Maui Invitational.

Ole Miss schedules two-year series vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

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ACC BASEBALL:

BC looks to end CWS drought, plays Miami in super regional

BC coach Mike Gambino never gave up on team

Clemson catcher Chris Okey drafted 43rd by Cincinnati

U of L hitters match pitchers' elite status

Louisville's Ray picked 5th overall in MLB draft

UofL's Burdi picked by White Sox in 1st round

UM baseball’s comeback kids ready to face BC in NCAA super regional

Miami is 18-6 all-time against the Eagles and has not faced Boston College since 2014, when UM swept a three-game series

UM catcher Zack Collins goes to White Sox with No. 10 pick of MLB Draft

Pitcher Zeuch becomes highest MLB draft pick in Pitt history

The Blue Jays selected the Mason, Ohio, native with the 21st overall pick.

UVA baseball’s Matt Thaiss, Connor Jones selected on Day 1 of 2016 MLB Draft

Wake Forest's Craig selected 22nd by Pirates

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

Friday Five: The most difficult college football schedules in 2016

New college football coaches poised to win right away

10 College Football Players Under Unrealistic Pressure in 2016

Derwin James, DB, Florida State

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SEC prepares for a 2017 'game changer' in locker room video

Allowing coaches and players to review video in the locker room could make a huge difference to how teams adjust during games

We sorted 40 college football programs into Hogwarts Houses, and Alabama is a Slytherin

Bolles QB Mac Jones flips commitment to Alabama

Lane Kiffin added insult to injury after Bama took Kentucky's 4-star QB

Hogs selling lower-level tickets for $85 in 2016

Gators to honor Steve Spurrier by adding his name to Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

O'Dome will be renamed Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

Five Gator games we'd like to see

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Jim Harbaugh and 25 Michigan staffers show up at Ohio satellite camp

College Football Countdown: No. 77 Nevada

Notebook: Notre Dame-Michigan football series moves to front burner

Notre Dame makes top lists for recruiting targets

Q&A: USF coach Willie Taggart doesn't see recruiting battle with UCF

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

UF, NCAA basketball attendance declines

Ohio State basketball: Buckeyes saw lowest attendance total of Thad Matta era last season

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OTHER BASEBALL:

2016 Dick Howser Trophy finalists announced

Things to know about NCAA super regionals

Arizona, Mississippi State meet in super regionals

Arizona and Mississippi State are two of college baseball's traditional powerhouse programs that have suffered through some lean years of late.

Freshmen key for Gators entering super regional

UF's Buddy Reed hasn't reached talent ceiling

UF pitcher A.J. Puk selected No. 6 by Oakland A's

E Carolina seeks CWS breakthrough; Texas Tech wants return

The play that saved USC's season

South Carolina still deciding on a starter for Saturday

Clarke Schmidt and Braden Webb are expected to start the first two games for South Carolina in the super regional, but the order has not been determined yet.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former Yale captain suing school over expulsion, sexual assault accusation

Jack Montague missed the NCAA Tournament. His case became a national topic amid Yale's run

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Richard Sherman wants billionaires, not taxpayers, to pay for stadiums

Stadium financing was in the news again recently

Jason Terry believes Dwight Howard can help make Mavericks champs again

Tyronn Lue's dilemma: Does Kevin Love start Game 4?

Cavs still need Kevin Love to beat Warriors

Draymond Green likes his chances against LeBron in Game 4

MLB SCORES

Capsule look at top 10 picks in Major League Baseball draft

MLB suspends Ventura 9 games, Machado 4 for fight

Penguins drop Game 5 to Sharks, 4-2; Game 6 set for Sunday in San Jose

Thursday’s game attracted a crowd of 18,680, the largest ever at Consol Energy Center.

Ivy League limits time demands on student-athletes

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

LSU to wait until CWS is set before hiring coach

More join bid on subpoenas

More lawyers are protesting District Attorney Mike Nifong's quest for personal information from Duke University lacrosse players not charged in the rape case.

Judge dismisses noise charge

A judge dismissed a noise ordinance violation charge filed against a Duke University lacrosse player.

Mavericks too deep and athletic for Heat to win

June 9, 2016 7:41 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Champions Club, Stadium Construction On Schedule Through Summer

FSU football schedule preview: Charleston Southern

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UP NEXT:

5 Reasons Ole Miss Fans Should Smile

Ole Miss' talented freshman could be next great QB

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Unconquered Magazine Exclusive: New Basketball Facility Upgrades

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FSU BASEBALL:

Raleigh Honored as Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

FSU’s Walls with a historic turnaround in 2016

Hometown Hero: Tyler Holton becoming the next Florida State ace

FSU hopeful hot hitting continues against Florida in Super Regional

Three Things FSU Must Do to Beat Florida in the Super Regional

NFC’s Ragans equally ready for college or pros

Eagles pitcher could be high-round MLB draft pick or stick with Florida State signing

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seddon Aiming for Perfect Ending to Collegiate Career

Seddon Advances, Brits Forced To Pull Out At NCAA's

https://www.ustaflorida.com/whitehouse-sole-home-state-winner-2016-us-open-national-playoffs-florida/
FSU’s Whitehouse Sole Home-State Winner at 2016 US Open National Playoffs-Florida

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Derrick Brooks, Former Professional Football Player Becomes ProCharge Liquid Protein Spokesperson

Browns OL Cameron Erving reflects on growth with an eye toward the future

Falcons' Devonta Freeman: Dealing with minor injury

Eddie Goldman striving for consistency as rock of Bears defensive line

Faster, lighter Eddie Goldman should be linchpin of Bears’ D

Goldman lost 15 pounds this offseason

Timmy Jernigan going to be 'bigger person' when it comes to Warren Sapp

Jaguars' Ramsey, Smith, Greene to meet FSU fans at Madison Social on June 25

https://thevikingage.com/2016/06/07/xavier-rhodes-minnesota-vikings-otas-mike-zimmer/
Xavier Rhodes: Is he ready to take the next step?
Vikings fourth-year cornerback Xavier Rhodes is having his best spring according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Bryan Stork Fights With Woodrow Hamilton At Patriots Practice; Both Players Kicked Off Field

Steelers LB Vince Williams tackles and tweets

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/08/fsu-football-jameis-winston-going-bald-for-cancer/
Jameis Winston Going Bald For Cancer

NBA draft: Guard Malik Beasley could go to Sixers late in first round

Turpin Honored Following First Professional Season

Nationals' Stephen Drew: Playing second and batting eighth

Nationals' Stephen Drew: Homers in rare multi-hit game

ROCKHOUNDS REPORT:

Midland infielder John Nogowski was sent down to Single-A Advanced Stockton on Tuesday, after being called up from Stockton on May 21.

Giants' Buster Posey: Has irritated nerve in thumb

How does Weaver project?

Berger on Oakmont: Miss fairway and 'you are screwed'

Seiffert falls short in US Open qualifying

Lock begins life on pro circuit

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Five Seminoles Selected in 2006 MLB Draft

Robinson leads the way being picked in the fifth round by the St. Louis Cardiinals.

Buster Posey Named A Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

Posey is just the third Seminole shortstop to ever be named a freshman All-American.

Curry Earns Eighth All-American Honor With Sixth Place In The Long Jump

Senior Rafeeq Curry scores three points

Dix holds back for final chance at title

Florida State sophomore Walter Dix wasn't about to put on a show in the 100-meter preliminaries

FSU's Chambers challenges foe

Florida State sophomore Ricardo Chambers remembers feeling the twinge in his right hamstring after the first turn. His title hopes had to go on hold.

Title Shot May Rest On Lemoncello

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Who will be the ACC's 1,000-yard receivers in 2016?

Boston College In Top 7 For 3* OG Viktor Beach

Syracuse football linebacker Zaire Franklin on Lindy's preseason All-ACC team

Better know the Hokies' 2016 schedule: Best offensive players

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke basketball likely won’t play with traditional point guard

There’s just one position, really, where the Blue Devils aren’t loaded: point guard. Incoming freshman Frank Jackson is technically the best suited for that role, but even he is a score-first type of point guard. So, like last year, don’t expect Duke to have one “true” point guard.

UNC basketball heads to New Orleans, Hawaii, Las Vegas in 2016-17

UNC fourth nationally in basketball attendance, but …

UNC ranked fourth nationally in attendance during the 2015-16 season, when an average of 18,326 people filled the Smith Center for the Tar Heels’ 16 home games. Even more impressive for UNC: The combined attendance for all 40 of its games was 781,614, which led the nation.

Brey hires former Notre Dame standout Humphrey as assistant

Syracuse basketball falls behind Kentucky, finishes second in average home attendance

UK takes back attendance title from Syracuse

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

Sun Belt commissioner: First title game likely on campus

The Sun Belt Conference's inaugural football championship game in 2018 most likely will be held at the home field of one of the qualifying teams, league commissioner Karl Benson said.

12 questions for 2016 season: Who has it ‘tough'?

16 most hated college football players of all time ·

12. Peter Warrick, FSU

Ranking Top 15 Venues for Night Games in College Football

5. Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State

College athletes should be paid, but stop calling them students at that point

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What happened to UF in six previous seasons ending in 6?

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen trolls Jim Harbaugh, Michigan on Twitter

Gamecocks swing from favorite to underdog in 2016 opener vs Vandy

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Baylor football keeping assistants after scathing report

College Football Countdown: No. 78 Georgia State

Jim Harbaugh invades SEC country with satellite camp in Mississippi

Ohio State had reason to participate in New Jersey satellite camp, but Jim Harbaugh pushed the Buckeyes' agenda

Ohio State to sell beer stadium-wide at Ohio Stadium during 2016 football season

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA Baseball Super Regionals 2016: Complete times, TV schedule

NCAA baseball Super Regionals preview: Who advances to Omaha?

Larry Brown doesn’t like Cowboys QB Tony Romo going to Duke games

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Junior Peter Alonso leading Gators in postseason run

UF pitcher A.J. Puk said being No. 1 pick has 'always been a dream'

UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan on Texas rumors: 'I don't deal with it'

Old faces in new places lifted USC pitching rotation

Closer Tyler Johnson was named Most Outstanding Player of the regional

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Sentencing continued for suspended Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon

Report: Aaron Hernandez Hires Casey Anthony's Lawyer

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jacksonville Jaguars Set To Take Over Tallahassee June 25

How the Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming up with Florida State in Tallahassee

The Jacksonville Jaguars know their audience, and it includes Florida State fans after the organization drafted three Seminoles in the past three years

Prince Amukamara making smooth transition with Jaguars

The Jaguars gave $40 million to a player who's allergic to grass

Johnny Manziel's lawyer says QB is planning to play football in 2016

All Johnny Football needs now is an agent and a team willing to sign him

Nowitzki hosts celebrity baseball game on Friday

Cuban not sure if new practice facility will be ready in time for training camp

Cavs get 105 points from starters, first Finals victory, 120-90

LeBron's dominance of Draymond Green put Cavs back in series

Tristan Thompson is Game 3 difference-maker

Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3 by the numbers

More Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3 by the numbers

MLB SCORES

There'd be no place like home for Penguins to win Stanley Cup

It’s been more than a half-century since a team based in Pittsburgh won a major-league title inside the city limits.

Tour Notebook: Jim Furyk haunted by 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont

Maria Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal

Oregon looks to defend titles at NCAA track championships

Oregon's NCAA outdoor championship sweep for both the men's and women's track teams last year was unprecedented.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

College football counts to 12

The addition of one game has college football coaches preparing to play more true freshmen.

Mavericks take a Jet ride past the Heat

Jason Terry erupted for 32 points Thursday to propel the Mavericks to a 90-80 win over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

June 8, 2016 7:38 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU'S Jimbo Fisher On Seminoles Daunting September Slate

Clemson-Florida: Game already gets hype

Nixa's Logan Tyler set to begin new chapter at Florida State

https://chopchat.com/2016/06/07/fsu-football-paul-finebaum-snubs-jimbo-fisher-and-noles/
Paul Finebaum Snubs Jimbo Fisher and ‘Noles

The Play That Changed Football in the State of Florida and the Unlikely Man Who Made It

The most important play in Jimbo Fisher’s career wasn’t a Jameis Winston touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl, or a coast to coast Dalvin Cook run, or even an EJ Manual spin move.

90 days to FSU football: Two elite defenders are top No. 90s in 'Nole history

One Year Later, Dismissing Johnson Still Right Choice for FSU

5 Star Receiver Has ‘Noles In Final Six Schools

Noles Remain in Mix for 5-Star WR

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UP NEXT:

Gametime for Ole Miss' Week 2 matchup vs. Wofford announced

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Romero, Rodriguez Take Next Step Toward Making Olympics

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles Open Gainesville Super Regional on Saturday Evening

FSU, UF to begin Gainesville Super Regional on Saturday

After scoring 43 runs on 46 hits in the Tallahassee Regional, Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin is aware his team’s offensive success may not carry over to Gainesville this weekend.

NCAA releases start times for Florida vs. FSU Super Regional

Florida is playing for the right to advance to Omaha and the College World Series for the second time in as many years.

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Mike Martin sets Super Regional rotation

FSU shortstop Walls makes history

The Cordele, Georgia, native has started all 60 games at shortstop for the Seminoles this season.

FSU's Walls Named All-American by Baseball America

Compton’s leadership, experience helps FSU

FSU Baseball: Having Fun And Winning

Florida has edge over Florida State in postseason

2016 MLB Draft: Cole Ragans, LHP, Tallahassee, Florida

He has a Florida State University commitment and is also one of the younger high school arms in the class; in other words, he has leverage.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Men Get NCAA Championships Started Wednesday At Eugene

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs sign final draft pick in FSU's Robert Aguayo

https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/news/77827/kelvin-benjamin-light-years-ahead-rookie-season.php
KELVIN BENJAMIN ''LIGHT YEARS'' AHEAD OF ROOKIE SEASON

Warrick Dunn to Throw First Pitch at ‘Chop at the Trop’

7 quick takes from Falcons’ OTAs: Freeman very limited

Jacksonville Jaguars: How does Jalen Rasmey fit?

Jameis Winston Set To Teach Kids All About Playing NFL Football

Jameis Winston Chatting Up Buccaneers All Casual For Buccaneers.com

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NBA Draft 2016 Prospect Watch: Malik Beasley

D.J. Stewart, Mountcastle help lift Shorebirds

Orioles first-round picks combine for eight hits, five runs, three RBIs

Cardinals prospect Weaver dominates in 2016 debut

Walch, Mosher Capture Premier Volleyball League National Crown

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles football loses Brewer

The Florida State football program has lost one of its' top signees to professional baseball. Brent Brewer, a highly touted wide receiver from Tyrone, Ga.

Top Southeast OL to camp with FSU

Myron Rolle Q&A

Andy Enfield Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach At Florida State

Enfield has coached in the NBA with the Celtics and the Bucks.

Four Seminoles Advance Through Opening Day of NCAA Track Championships

Sophomore All-Americans Ricardo Chambers and Walter Dix, senior All-American Evelyne Cynthia Niako and freshman Michael Ray Garvin qualify after first round of sprints.

Bengals coach says Nicholson scolded

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC Football 2016 Predictions

Who will be ACC's 1,000-yard rushers in 2016?

ACC Coastal win totals: Can UNC bring stability to the top of the division?

The ACC Coastal has changed hands four times in the last five years, so how do you pick the win totals in a league with so much parity?

Athlon ranks Syracuse football last in the ACC (what they're saying about SU)

Better know the Hokies' 2016 schedule: Toughest matchups

Hokies Can Rise Quickly Under Fuente

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ACC BASEBALL:

5 things: U of L's super regional opponent 10h

Hurricanes baseball team to open super regional at 5 p.m. Friday

The Miami Hurricanes will play Boston College

UM's Collins relishing big week ahead of draft, Super Regionals

NC State’s baseball season ends with 7-5 loss to Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina twisted the knife and added to the Wolfpack’s NCAA frustrations on Tuesday with a ninth-inning rally to win 7-5 and take the Raleigh regional.

Wake Forest in search of better pitching

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

Scary, scary stats: Each top 25 team's most daunting metric

Conference USA TV revenue drops dramatically under new deal

Big Ten Football: 16 Most Anticipated Games for 2016 Season

College football roundtable: Best stadium

Every Power 5 College Football Team's Top 2017 Recruiting Target This Summer

Sun Belt will be last to add football championship game in 2018

The Sun Belt in 2018 will become the final FBS conference to host a league title game

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SEC West teams better be wary of these games

SEC should buy FSU, Clemson, Texas and Oklahoma

Florida Gators' season opener, North Texas kickoff times set

Attorney: Callaway's suspension by UF modified

Quarterback Mac Jones backs out of commitment to Kentucky

College Football Countdown: No. 79 Kentucky

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A new Baylor victim comes forward, which should mean an end of the football assistants

More Baylor football woe: 2 JUCO transfers suspended

Jim Harbaugh comes to Pearl Wednesday for satellite camp

Is Jim Harbaugh the new Steve Spurrier?t

Jim Harbaugh criticizes NCAA, says 'people are against football'

Elite OL Jedrick Wills starts big visit month for Notre Dame

Notre Dame commits in updated Scout and Rivals rankings

Willie Taggart, named ‘Best Interview,’ has huge task in front of him

Jim Mora agrees to two-year contract extension with UCLA

UCLA and football Coach Jim Mora have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced on Tuesday. The coach will be paid $3.45 million plus bonuses in 2016.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

How have No. 1 recruiting classes in college basketball fared over past 10 seasons?

Observations: Texas' latest 5-star recruit makes it an NCAA Tournament team

Look for big man Jarrett Allen to make an immediate impact on Texas next season

Team that will practice vs. Team USA loaded with former Duke players

The Team USA Select Team will scrimmage against Team USA in preparation for the 2016 Olympics

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OTHER BASEBALL:

ACC, SEC Powers Headline 2016 All-America Teams

SEC sends 5 teams to super regionals for 2nd straight year

With help from South Carolina and LSU, the Southeastern Conference grabbed the spotlight after being overshadowed by the ACC heading into the NCAA baseball tournament.

LSU rallies past Rice 5-2 to win Baton Rouge Regional

Greg Deichmann hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, Jared Poche retired 16 straight batters in relief, and LSU rallied past Rice 5-2 on Tuesday night to win the Baton Rouge Regional.

USC advances to super regional

Madison Stokes drove in three runs and South Carolina won its fourth straight to capture the NCAA Tournament's Columbia Regional with a 10-5 victory over UNC Wilmington on Tuesday.

Once Gamecocks broke through UNCW ace, they feasted on bullpen

TCU baseball not fazed by underdog status against Texas A&M

Horned Frogs have won 12 of 13

Vanderbilt covers funeral expenses for pitcher who drowned

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

3 former Texas Tech players indicted on burglary charges

A West Texas grand jury on Tuesday indicted three former Texas Tech football players on charges that accuse them of stealing seven guns worth more than $14,000 from a Lubbock home.

Advertising company sues PepsiCo Inc. over Super Bowl ad

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins plan to play mostly up-tempo style of offense

A month into NFL career, Dolphins’ Tunsil has been ‘very, very impressive’

A look at Jaguars who could be on bubble

Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki says he might opt out, sign three-year deal

Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki might extend his playing days longer than anticipated.

Cavs forward Kevin Love listed '50-50' for Game 3 against Warriors

MLB SCORES

Tiger Woods won't play in the U.S. Open

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Pouncey Twins commit to Florida

Titans Trade Former MVP McNair to Ravens

Steve McNair finally split with Tennessee Titans and is heading for Baltimore. McNair, who led the Titans to the 2000 Super Bowl, was finally dealt Wednesday to a team that has been seeking a prime quarterback throughout its 10-year existence.

Motion protests DA's bid for data

'Fishing' is claimed in Duke lacrosse case.

Cost of DNA testing in Duke case reported

One set of DNA testing in the Duke University lacrosse case cost $22,850, according to an invoice submitted to the District Attorney's Office by DNA Security Inc., a Burlington company.

June 7, 2016 8:23 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

ACC coaches talk anonymously about Florida State

FSU Recruiting: Levonta Taylor Says Alabama ‘Real Mad’ He Didn’t Visit

FSU values length, catch radius in search for prototypical tight ends

What FSU is getting in Marshall

Three Best Seminole Teams to Never Win a National Title

FSU Football’s Top Five Kickers, Punters In Program History

91 days to FSU football: The top Seminoles to wear No. 91

Florida State offers 2018 Texas DB

FSU offers 2018 Texas wide receiver

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Play Host To Minnesota in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Florida State, which has won more games than all but two ACC teams in the last 11 years, will play host to Minnesota on Nov. 28, 2016.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles Surging As Super Regional Approaches

FSU turns attention to No. 1 Gators

Florida State did not panic when it fell behind after the first inning in two of its three NCAA Tallahassee Regional games.

Florida will host Florida State in Super Regional

Domination: FSU's Regional Performance in One Word

Can UF beat FSU five times in one season?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

WCWS Highlights

Seminoles excited for next season after growth in WCWS

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Baltimore Ravens Legends: Anquan Boldin

Miami Dolphins Rumors: 'Phins Interested In Antonio Cromartie

Jacksonville Jaguars: Don't sleep on Rashad Greene

Jaguars OTA No. 7: Greg Jones hired

Burt Reynolds movie shooting in Neyland Stadium

LumberKings chase Snappers starter Biegalski early

Cardinals Report: Springfield shuts out Frisco RoughRiders

RHP Luke Weaver racked up a career-high 10 strikeouts through 7.1 scoreless innings in his Double-A debut, leading the Cardinals to the 5-0 shutout win against the Frisco RoughRiders.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU starts voluntary football workouts

Martin doesn't see a need to make many adjustments

Repairing hit machine is vital for Seminoles

Other questions also remain if Omaha's in FSU's future

Robinson, Chambliss selected in draft

FSU track is now the favorite

So who made Florida State the favorite for the men's title at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships?

Fire Still Rages For FSU Track Coach Braman

Bob Braman had to be creative when he was the cross country and track coach at the University of South Florida. Money was always tight and he knew the kind of program he wanted, so Braman became adept at generating a buck any way he could.

A (Rhodes) Scholar And Athlete

If you've never heard of Garrett Johnson, or the name rings a bell but you're not sure why, you might want to remember him this time. After all, there are those who believe he could turn into a household name.

Comets can't keep up with Mystics

Roneeka Hodges, who started for Swoopes, had a career-high 21 points, with five 3-pointers.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Stained glass window honors retired FSU faculty, staff and administrators

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Breaking down the ACC win totals in '16

Who will be the ACC's 3,000-yard passers in 2016?

ACC Atlantic win totals: Can Clemson return to the College Football Playoff?

Website Makes Insane Prediction For Clemson Game

Tech receives commitment from Tallahassee lineman Connor Hansen

Two FBS commits under one Roof as Buford twins commit to Georgia Tech, East Carolina

Pitt gets verbal commitment from wideout Darian Street

Street says he chooses to follow in brother Devin’s footsteps by becoming a Panther.

Syracuse football's 'secret sauce' offense needs players (what ACC coaches are saying) ·

ESPN names Syracuse's Otto the Orange best mascot in the ACC

The ACC's hired a ton of good coaches. How will Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall stack up? ·

What do the preseason football magazines think of the Hokies?

Michael Vick documentary by Bleacher Report set for July 11 release

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Tyrone Outlaw cleared to play for Virginia Tech

Tyrone Outlaw, who redshirted the 2015-16 season because of an undisclosed medical condition, has been cleared to play basketball for Virginia Tech, according to the university.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Boston College baseball plays on in NCAAs

'Twas a pretty good season for Lee's kids

Not surprisingly, the Tigers were tabbed for a fifth-place finish in the ACC’s Atlantic Division.

U of L pitching coach pulls the right strings

Opponent set for U of L's super regional

Regional-winning Hurricanes to face Boston College next at Mark Light

Renovations planned for UNC’s Boshamer Stadium

Construction to add 1,300 square feet to Boshamer Stadium are set to begin late this summer and to be completed prior to the 2017 season. The project is being funded by former players who have gone on to play professional baseball and other donors.

Wolfpack survives Avent ejection, still can advance without him

NC State’s 8-1 win over the Chanticleers helps the Wolfpack stay alive in the Raleigh regional
NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent just had to get the last word. His team managed to carve out one last chance to save its season anyway, but it will be without him.

Final Coastal Carolina-NC State game suspended due to rain

Pitt's Zeuch poised to be school's first top pick in 35 years

UVa coach ponders early baseball exit

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Financial reports highlight just how critical it was for Syracuse to escape Big East for ACC

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

College football roundtable: Best mascots

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SEC preview: 25 players to watch this college football season

Four in SEC East who have a chance

SEC intriguing freshmen: Alabama Crimson Tide

Auburn gives Malzahn 1-year contract extension

UF coach Jim McElwain has mixed feelings on quarterback transfers

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From Air Force to Wake Forest, Grobe dusting off coaching cobwebs for Baylor football ·

College Football Coundown: No. 80 California

Jim Harbaugh and his antics will no longer be photographed by fans this summer

The new NCAA rule is effective immediately and bans all photo and autograph opportunities at satellite camps

Harbaugh: NCAA football faces double standard

Ohio State football's alternate uniform for 2016: Ready for throwback stripes?

Schlossnagle: 'There's a level of expectation' at TCU

The Horned Frogs coach says he won't downplay a regional championship, but that it's only part of what TCU wants to accomplish.

FHSAA SET TO REDUCE LIVE CONTACT FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

California coach Cuonzo Martin signs contract 2 years after hiring

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scoreboard

More than regional wins, MSU eyes a national championship

South Carolina-UNCW regional final postponed to Tuesday

What the postponement of USC-UNCW means for pitching staffs

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Johnny Manziel sued for alleged rental home damage

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Former Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch tells '60 Minutes Sports' that 'I'm retired'

Cleveland Cavaliers' constant switching is huge problem against Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals

Kevin Love placed in NBA's concussion protocol, has steps to clear before returning to action

Golden State Warriors aren’t going anywhere, so get used to this

Curry won’t play in Olympics

NBA mock draft: Intrigue begins with Celtics at No. 3

MLB SCORES

Penguins win Game 4 against Sharks, 3-1; move one win away from fourth Stanley Cup

After taking a 3-1 lead in the final, the Penguins will have a chance to claim the franchise’s fourth championship with a victory Thursday.

Sharks in trouble after 3-1 loss to Penguins

Metallica duo opens Stanley Cup Game 4 with electric national anthem

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

SEC's Slive excited about job with BCS

SEC commissioner Mike Slive begins his first year as the new head of the Bowl Championship Series. He's happy in the league, although his name has been mentioned as a possible future NCAA president.

UF's Tebow National QB of Year

Gators get word from top basketball recruit

Adam Allen is the son of ex-FSU standout Randy Allen, who played for the Seminoles from 1983-87 and remains 11th on the school's all-time scoring list.

Clemens sharp in minor league debut

A pitching legend, pitching as a Legend, began his latest comeback Tuesday night on an unfamiliar mound in the low minor leagues.

June 6, 2016 7:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:
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Derwin James Workout Photo Shows He Is Ready For 2016

Hangtime: FSU football punter Logan Tyler raises IPF roof

92 days until FSU football: The greatest No. 92s to play at Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminoles Blast Six Home Runs in 18-6 Win Over South Alabama

FSU advances to Super Regional with 18-6 win over South Alabama

Florida State pummels South Alabama, advances to super regionals

Florida State advances to Super Regional with rout of South Alabama

It was the first time since 2003 (also against South Alabama) that FSU had six or more home runs in a game.

South Alabama's season ends with 18-6 loss to Florida State in Tallahassee Regional

Top-seeded Florida State blasted six home runs — including three in the third inning — on the way to an 18-6 victory at Dick Howser Stadium.

3 up, 3 down: FSU baseball wins 36th regional, 40th game of season

Another ho-hum 40-win season for the Seminoles

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Take Down No. 2 Michigan To Reach WCWS Semifinals

After using the long ball in yesterday’s win over UCLA, the Seminoles manufactured a run in the bottom of the third inning and Jessica Burroughs pitched a gem in a 1-0 shutout over No. 2 Michigan.

FSU softball takes down Michigan 1-0

Jessica Burroughs pitched a complete seven innings for the ‘Noles, and held the Wolverines to only three hits and no runs.

FSU eliminates Michigan, will face Auburn

For the second game in a row, Florida State pitcher Jessica Burroughs shut down one of the best offenses in the Women’s College World Series.

Florida State eliminates Michigan through Jessica Burroughs' three-hitter

Florida State upsets No. 2 Michigan, will meet Auburn in WCWS semifinal

With pitching and defense, Florida State brings an end to Sierra Romero's epic career

Kiwi captain Ellie Cooper makes College World Series softball semifinals

U-M softball stumped by Florida State, 1-0, wiped from World Series

While the Wolverines’ lineup has been prolific all year, leading the nation in many offensive categories including runs per game and on-base percentage, the bats went quiet when they could least afford to.

Michigan Shut Out by Florida State, Eliminated from WCWS

Despite a one-hitter from junior RHP Megan Betsa, the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan softball team struggled to generate offense.

FSU's season ends with heartbreaking loss to Auburn in WCWS semis

The Tigers hit three home runs against FSU’s two pitchers – two of those homers were three-run shots

FSU Ends Season At WCWS With Eight-Inning Defeat To Auburn

The No. 7 Seminoles (55-10) twice battled back from multi-run deficits against No. 5 Auburn (57-10).

FSU softball season ends with 8-inning heartbreaker

Auburn punches ticket to World Series championship with dramatic win over FSU

Auburn beats Florida State, advances to championship series

Pinch-runner Morgan Podany beat a throw to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning and Auburn beat Florida State 8-7 on Sunday night in the Women's College World Series to advance to the best-of-three championship round.

Watch Auburn softball center fielder Victoria Draper make a diving catch against Florida State

Terrance Whitehurst Wins US Open Sectional Qualifying

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Falcons Freeman enjoys down time by conducting youth camp at Meadowcreek

Kenny Shaw Trying To Ball in CFL

Reds' Tyler Holt: Collects three hits in Sunday's loss

Dodgers' James Ramsey: Outrighted to Triple-A

Former FSU athlete James Harris Jr. cites daughter as inspiration

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Lorenzo Booker Q&A

Booker talks about the first day of workouts

Seminoles Fall To No. 8 Georgia 3-2 In NCAA Regional Championship

Florida State stages a near comeback in the ninth but can't get past the Bulldogs.

Punchless 'Noles not feeling super

The earliest ending to a Florida State baseball season in eight years was familiar in so many other ways.

Energetic Braman leads FSU

Braman has raised the bar for FSU track program
It's been 24 years since the NCAA outdoor track and field championships have been broadcast live on network television. The streak will come to an end Sunday at 3:30 p.m

Lemoncello looks to bring Seminoles first title

STAYING PUT: Weinke, at 34, is embracing his role as backup quarterback for Panthers

Bengal released from jail

Bengals rookie linebacker A.J. Nicholson posted bond and was released from jail in Tallahassee, Fla., over the weekend.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Florida State professor shot dead by hitman on orders from ex-wife's family

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Deacs Offer Sophomore Nickelberry

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC’s new top basketball official brings joy to post

Bryan Kersey is not wandering far from the role he embraced, taking a job he’d long considered an intriguing possibility – last week Kersey formally started work as the ACC’s coordinator of men’s basketball officiating.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Boston College beats Tulane 6-3 to win Oxford Regional

Boston College scored three runs in the second inning and never trailed to beat Tulane 6-3 in the NCAA Tournament's Oxford Regional championship game on Sunday night.

Cowboys push Clemson into loser's bracket

No. 9 Tigers Trounce WCU 15-3

No. 18 Cowboys Down Tigers 9-2

Clemson ends the season with a 44-20 record.

Jackets Eliminate UConn with 7-5 Win

Matt Gonzalez became third play in program history with 300 career hits

Georgia Tech’s Season Ends with 10-1 Loss at Florida

Kel Johnson went 3-for-4 in finale

U of L baseball advances to NCAA super regional

Pitching propels U of L to super regionals

Miami needed a walk-off single from junior Randy Batista in the ninth inning to advance to the second weekend of the postseason, as the No. 1 regional seed Hurricanes outlasted No. 3 regional seed Long Beach State 9-8 Sunday night in a thrilling Coral Gables Regional Championship game.

NC State's Chance Shepard blasts a 3-run homerun

VIDEO: Watch a timelapse of the Wolfpack's Chance Shepard hitting a 3-run home in the third inning during N.C. State's 17-1 victory over Navy in an elimination game in the Raleigh Regional of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Baseball Championship at Doak Field in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, June 5, 2016.

NC State needs answers against Coastal Carolina, not once but twice

Some of the damage has been self-inflicted. Some of it unavoidable. N.C. State hasn’t made things easy on itself this weekend. The weather has been hard on everyone.

Virginia's season ends with regional loss to William & Mary

Lack of pitching depth plagues UVa in regional ouster

UVa's O'Connor feels 'no regrets' about pitching choice after season-ending loss to William & Mary

UVa baseball coach shows strength of character

Wake Forest's Season Ends in NCAA Regional

Minnesota claimed an 8-3 victory to knock out the Demon Deacons in College Station.

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

College Football Blue Bloods with the Hardest Path to the Playoffs

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A look at UF's sackmasters

CBS sets Florida-Georgia game for usual 3:30 p.m. time

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Ex-Baylor prez Ken Starr thanked in delusional full-page newspaper ad

A full-page ad paid for by some Baylor alumni expressed thanks and gratitude to the long-time Baylor president and brief chancellor

ESPN says October will be Oregon football's toughest stretch

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Scoreboard

Gators power past UConn, into regional final

Florida Gators win NCAA baseball regional; will play host to FSU for College World Series berth

UF routs Ga. Tech to advance to Super Regional

Behind a dominant pitching performance from sophomore Alex Faedo and more timely hits from first baseman Pete Alonso, the top-seeded Gators beat Georgia Tech 10-1 before 2,293 at McKethan Stadium to clinch the regional crown.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Foley uses Baylor scandal to re-emphasize UF's comprehensive plan

Broncos say Aqib Talib suffered minor gunshot wound at Dallas nightclub

Green sparks Finals rout; Warriors take 2-0 lead

Draymond Green playing like an NBA Finals MVP

Warriors defense leaving Cavaliers bewildered

Warriors’ ‘Splash Brothers’ play by different rules

Warriors’ Bogut makes presence felt at rim

LeBron shoulders the blame for Cavs' blowout loss

Warriors 110, Cavaliers 77: Three plays in game-changing, 10-point run

The eight most interesting things said after Game 2 of Cavs-Warriors

Cavs are different than last year, but so are Warriors and they deserve credit for Finals dominance: Fedor's five observations

Cavs-Warriors: Game 2 by the numbers

NBA Finals Game 2 ESPN on ABC broadcast takeaways: Who needs lineups?

MLB SCORES

South Carolina golfer William McGirt wins Memorial in playoff

William McGirt won for the first time in 165 starts on the PGA Tour, and the timing couldn’t have been better.

Stadium plays wrong Uruguay anthem at Copa America

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Duke lacrosse gets 2nd chance

University president announces `probationary' reinstatement with tighter scrutiny on players' behavior

June 2, 2016 8:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Secondary is Florida State’s deepest/most talented unit

96 days until FSU football: The top Seminoles to sport No. 96

Pascagoula, FSU football legend Buckley up for College Hall of Fame

Former Pascagoula football star Terrell Buckley was named Wednesday as a candidate for the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017.

Big three Florida football programs enter 2016 at different stages

Noles in the Mix for Pair of 5-Stars

Walton's Juanyeh Thomas transfers to Niceville

Thomas wants to impress Jimbo Fisher and his crew at Florida State University.

Stanford Samuels Jr. Talks FSU, Son's Recruitment

Former Florida State linebacker Tyrell Lyons announced on Wednesday that he is transferring to Northern Iowa.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU lineup continues to switch it up

Tallahassee Regional Breakdown

Meet Florida State baseball's opponents in the NCAA Tournament Tallahassee Regional

That was then, this is now for USM's Berry

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Powers, Burroughs and Warren Named NFCA All-Americans

Circle of Trust

No. 7 Florida State Opens 2016 WCWS Versus No. 15 Georgia

Florida State begins WCWS play on Thursday

Alonso alum Jessica Warren swings a mighty bat for Florida State

Jessica Burroughs to represent Houston County in WCWS

Thousands expected to pack stands at WCWS

Coach Frank Bradley to Leave FSU After 3 Years

Florida State Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox confirmed today that Frank Bradley will not return for a fourth season as the Seminoles’ Head Swimming Coach in 2016-17.

Lock Named ITA All-American

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin: 'It will definitely be good having me back'

Muck City native Travis Benjamin on chasing rabbits, gaining speed

What impact will Kelvin Benjamin have on Panthers in 2016?

Pro scouting director: Anquan Boldin is 'old and can't run'

Freeman, Coleman plan to improve rushing attack

Pagano: CB Patrick Robinson "doing great" since joining Colts

ESPN Predicts Big Summer from Winston

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Stephen Drew hits Nationals’ second inside-the-park home run in a month

Blue Jays’ Devon Travis: Past 10 months were toughest of my life

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

++POUNCEY TWINS: Dead Even For UF, FSU

Seminoles aide takes job at UCF

Assistant men's basketball coach Mike Jaskulski is leaving Florida State to become associate head coach to Kirk Speraw at Central Florida.

Seminoles are on a roll

After a strong showing in the ACC tournament, Florida State meets Jacksonville today in the NCAA regionals.

The Rangers called up John Wasdin from Triple-A Oklahoma Thursday.

Wasdin posted a 2.17 ERA in 58.0 innings for the Redhawks.

Bengals' Nicholson set to meet with Fla. officials

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Strozier celebrates 75 years as Federal Depository Library

A South Florida man arrested for killing a Florida State University law professor is now being held in a Tallahassee jail

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC's biggest wild cards: Coastal Division

Boston College Eagles 2016 Preview and Prediction

A look inside Clemson's renovated arena

Las Vegas QB pays visit to Clemson

Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson of Las Vegas takes a visit with the Clemson Tigers.

Tech goes to Hawaii to make scholarship offer

Mark Richt Following Jimbo Fisher’s Blueprint?

How far away are Miami Hurricanes from championship-level depth? Ask a champion

Former 'Canes great Ray Lewis on 2017 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Syracuse football will return to Fort Drum under new coach Dino Babers

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Mike Krzyzewski, Amile Jefferson and Harry Giles all healing up for Duke

'Retirement thing' not on Coach K's radar at Duke

Pitino hypes L'ville team amid continuing scandal

N.C. State removes seats, adds amenities in Reynolds overhaul

Syracuse drops to bubble status in ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi's newest Bracketology

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ACC BASEBALL:
https://chopchat.com/2016/06/01/fsu-baseball-the-2016-ncaa-tournament-leaves-plenty-to-be-desired/
The 2016 NCAA Tournament Leaves Plenty To Be Desired

U of L's McDonnell now a $1 million man

Assistants DiMare and Arteaga give Hurricane coaching staff stability

The team you forgot: Twenty years ago, Virginia baseball approached national stage

Size hasn't stopped Danny Pinero from excelling as UVa shortstop

Wake Forest gearing up for matchup with Minnesota

There’s no way for coach Tom Walter of Wake Forest to know which Minnesota team his Deacons will face Friday in the first round of the NCAA Baseball Regional in College Station, Texas.

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

How satellite camps are changing college football

Big 12 commish wants decision on expansion by end of summer

Big 12 could earn an additional $1 billion through expansion

12 college quarterbacks to watch in 2016

Oversight committee looking into elimination of signing periods

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SEC coaches welcome new replay, 'want to get it right'

LSU-Alabama football on collision course for another primetime matchup, CBS reveals in scheduling sneak peek

Florida Gators open to more marquee opening-weekend games

'Football highest' on list of building, renovating UF's athletic facilities, Foley says

Colin Cowherd makes more money than his old college buddy -- Gators coach Jim McElwain

Steve Spurrier among candidates for College Football Hall of Fame

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There's a way to expel Baylor for its scandal, should the Big 12 so decide

If push comes to shove and the Big 12 decides Baylor needs to go, there is a method to get an eviction accomplished based on the Bears' recent sexual assault scandal

Ken Starr to resign as Baylor's chancellor

Ken Starr Exclusive Interview

Sources: 7 Baylor recruits ask out from NLIs

Complaint against Baylor filed with feds

Mike Singletary is 'absolutely' interested in the Baylor job

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/notre-dames-3-biggest-hurdles-undefeated-2016/
NOTRE DAME’S 3 BIGGEST HURDLES TO AN UNDEFEATED 2016

College Football Countdown: No. 84 Washington State

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

SEC seeks to bolster men's basketball image, NCAA Tournament appearances

SEC basketball gets a pep talk from its new hired gun

South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin is delighted about the SEC’s addition of consultant Mike Tranghese. Now the question is: Can the league turn around its moribund image on the hardwood?

UK's Calipari wants SEC tourney moved to fall

Looking ahead: Minnesota is a mess

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OTHER BASEBALL:

2016 NCAA Baseball Tournament Predictions

Foley: Expects O'Sullivan to stay at UF

Gary Henderson out as UK baseball coach

UK baseball names to consider

TCU’s Schlossnagle, speculated to Texas: ‘No plans’ to leave

TCU Horned Frogs coach Jim Schlossnagle, speculated to be a candidate for the open baseball position at Texas, said he has “no plans” to leave Fort Worth.

Utah programs make rare appearance in NCAA baseball tourney

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ellison 2nd ex-Red Raider arrested for burglary

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins’ home preseason opener moving to Orlando

Three Bucs who need to bounce back in 2016

Joint practices set for Jaguars, Bucs in August

NBA Finals full of intrigue, storylines with Cavs, Warriors

The tension between LeBron James and Stephen Curry that extends beyond the 2016 NBA finals

Don’t think Stephen Curry isn’t a tough guy

Oddsmakers betting that Draymond Green kicks someone in NBA Finals

Draymond Green’s fouls, Stephen Curry’s 3-point shooting among storylines for oddsmakers.

What one factor could make a difference in the NBA Finals?

Individual matchups give Warriors NBA Finals edge

Warriors’ path to the 2016 NBA Finals

Cavaliers’ path to the 2016 NBA Finals

MLB SCORES

Sheary overtime goal gives Penguins 2-1 win, 2-0 series lead vs. Sharks

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Transfer rule leaves coaches concerned

Are college football and basketball ready for free agency?

SEC notebook: Committee moves against 'diploma mills'

Nowitzki pours in 50 for Mavs

Dallas takes Game 5 of West finals over Phoenix and leads series 3-2.

June 1, 2016 10:36 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher Speaks at TMH Cancer Research Fundraiser

Why DeMarcus Walker is best FSU player to follow on Twitter

https://chopchat.com/2016/05/31/fsu-football-ranking-best-fsu-teams-under-jimbo-fisher/
Ranking Best FSU Teams Under Jimbo Fisher

97 days until FSU football: Which No. 97s stand out for the 'Noles?

Clemson Football: Ben Boulware Epically Trolls FSU

FSU’s Champions Club on schedule for 2016 season

FSU sitting in fourth for elite WR

Ross loves his first trip to Tallahassee

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Freeze calls NCAA violations 'mistakes'

Freeze: Difference between recruiting mistakes and cheating

Scandal's effect on Ole Miss recruiting to be determined

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FSU BASEBALL:

Everything you need to know about Tallahassee regional

Baseball Notes: Martin Looks Ahead To 'Very Competitive' Regional

Young talent leads FSU baseball into NCAA Tournament

What the ACC Tournament Revealed

Seminoles should take ASU seriously

Southern Miss baseball to leave for Tallahassee Wednesday morning

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Arrive for the College World Series

No. 8 Florida State

Florida State bringing ‘pitch-by-pitch’ mentality to Oklahoma City

Noles Look to Make Noise in WCWS

White Sox skipper Ellie Cooper ready for second College World Series softball campaign

Calkins Selected For Volleyball Canada Senior A National Team

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Looking good at OTAs

WR Benjamin wants to fit into role with Panthers next season

Kelvin Benjamin Q&A

NFL 'Noles: Javien Elliott excited for opportunity with Bucs

Browns’ Erving looking for on-field play to match off-field boost

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Devonta Freeman will not be as dominant for Atlanta Falcons in 2016

Eddie Goldman to have breakout 2016 season

Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 17 - HB Karlos Williams

https://thepewterplank.com/2016/05/31/jameis-winston-continues-to-look-for-ways-to-improve/
Jameis Winston Continues To Look For Ways To Improve

WATCH: Stephen Drew takes advantage of a misplay for an inside-the-park homer

Drew picked up his third home run of the season on Tuesday, thanks in large part to questionable defense by the Phillies outfield

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Martin: Draft comes at inconvenient time

Baseball coach fears it can be postseason distraction for 'Noles

Future is now for FSU's Posey

Buster Posey is the future of Florida State baseball.

Top 50 players: Fleeting moments of glory

6. Walter Jones, T, Seahawks: He is the game's best offensive lineman. He dominates his opponents and plays light on his feet.

Former 'Noles Rouse and Nicholson Arrested

Ex-FSU stars charged with burglary of FSU running back Lorenzo Booker's homeTwo former Florida State football players with checkered pasts are in trouble again, this time charged with breaking into a current Seminoles player's home and stealing $1,700 worth of electronics

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Vanderbilt legal scholar named dean of FSU's College of Law

Broward drug charge dropped against man accused of killing FSU professor

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

What Home Field Advantage Looks Like In The ACC

Buzz Preston’s to-do list for Georgia Tech wide receivers

Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya insists NFL Draft possibility is not a distraction

Miami Hurricanes LB Darrion Owens talks comeback from major knee injury

John Bunting on how Baddour fired him

College Football Countdown: No. 86 Syracuse

Syracuse football to coach at Sound Mind Sound Body satellite camp in Detroit

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Kansas opens nonconference schedule with Indiana, Duke

Pitino ready to turn the page to next season

Annual U of L-UK game set before Christmas

Syracuse offers scholarship to 6-foot-10 center Bourama Sidibe in 2017 class

Tyrie Jackson heading to Virginia Tech for basketball

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ACC BASEBALL:

Barnes to get Game 1 nod in regional

Clemson pitcher Clate Schmidt enjoying late resurgence

Clemson, USC pairing should be in Omaha

U of L pitchers armed and dangerous

First-year starter Edgar Michelangeli thriving as UM baseball prepares for NCAA tournament

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

Las Vegas releases 2016 college football win totals for all 128 FBS teams

Are we still surprised by scandals in college football?

College football is out of control

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Verne Lundquist to leave 'SEC on CBS' after 2016 season, Brad Nessler to succeed him

If there is ever a college football commissioner, Nick Saban is the man

Nick Saban says satellite camps have turned college football into 'Wild Wild West'

SEC coaches Saban, Bielema want to change NFL draft rules

Arkansas' Bret Bielema wants SEC-Big Ten football challenge

Arkansas coach to players: Be more like Steph, less like LeBron

UF's White, McElwain find SEC spring meetings more relaxed second time around

UF's Callaway, Harris remain in limbo

Suspended Gators WR Antonio Callaway not enrolled in summer classes

In 1980, Georgia became one of the least likely champions in college football history

UK football season ticket numbers down

Will Muschamp learns from his offensive woes at Florida

South Carolina takes big hit losing leading tackler for all of 2016

South Carolina senior linebacker Skai Moore will miss the entire 2016 season, which is a major problem for the Gamecocks

Sumlin: A&M drastically different than perception

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Baylor reportedly fires two more football staffers ·

New Baylor coach Jim Grobe a study in character, calmness

Jim Grobe solves some big Baylor problems, but one person can't fix everything

Harbaugh fires back at Saban on satellite camps

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

UK basketball getting paid to hit road in 2016-17

Marcus Stroman to transfer from South Carolina

Rising junior point guard Marcus Stroman will not return to the Gamecocks, USC confirmed on Tuesday.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan could be top candidate to replace Augie Garrido at Texas

Texas baseball will go on, but there was only one Augie Garrido

So, what was it like covering Augie Garrido? Let us tell you …

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Kings' Collison charged with domestic violence

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs get no love in ESPN 100 NFL predictions

Bucs announce 12-year naming-rights extension with Raymond James

Pro Bowl coming to Orlando - announcement on Wednesday

5 things to watch in NBA Finals rematch

Kyrie Irving is crucial to Cavs' Finals success

LeBron on Cavs being underdogs: 'It’s stupidity'

MLB SCORES

Spieth surge lifts Colonial to its best weekend TV ratings in 11 years

Nicklaus isn't sold on Day, Spieth, McIlroy Big 3

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Irish among early favorites for BCS title

Spurrier plans to coach another decade

Fulmer expects rebound

Still optimistic after 5-6 season

Rodriguez, WVU locked in stalemate over contract extension

Beasley should come on home -- to Charlotte

Michael Beasley, the highly touted high school basketball recruit at Oak Hill (Va.), should come to Charlotte.

Jets WR Chrebet to officially announce retirement Friday

$22 Million Secures Clemens' Return

The memory of his mother pushed Roger Clemens to come back. The chance to play with his oldest son persuaded him to pick the Houston Astros.

Armstrong cleared of doping charges

May 31, 2016 10:25 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Dalvin Cook Rated As A Heisman Favorite By NFL.com

Photo: Florida State QB Sean Maguire Trolls Florida On Snapchat

FSU Football’s Top Five Defensive Backs In Program History

98 days until FSU football: The best 'Noles to wear No. 98

Five-star athlete adjusts his top schools

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FSU BASEBALL:

Tallahassee Regional Teams Announced

Tallahassee Regional Opponents Selected

FSU starts off with 4-seed Alabama State (38-15).

Florida State Baseball learns regional opponents and more

They are matched with the Gainesville Regional for the Super Regional round.

Florida State braces for challenging foes at Tallahassee Regional

Barnes homecoming for regional ‘a cool deal’

FSU gets shafted again by selection committee

WATCH: Florida State reacts to Supers pairing vs. No. 1 Florida

Poll Movement for FSU Baseball

In the Baseball America Poll, the Seminoles rose five spots to No. 13. FSU was 18th last week.

Southern Miss heads to Tallahassee for NCAA regional tournament

South Alabama baseball headed to Tallahassee for NCAA regional

USM Draws Rematch with South Alabama in Tallahassee Regional

Alabama State baseball players find out their NCAA regional opponents

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Softball learns time of first game in WCWS

Florida State bringing ‘pitch-by-pitch’ mentality to Oklahoma City

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former Seminole Javien Elliott hopes to make impact as a Buc

Spin Doctors: Devonta Freeman vs. Carlos Hyde

Why Is Warren Sapp Hating On Tim Jernigan?

Timmons Likely Not Thrilled About More Dime Defense

Steelers haven’t discussed Lawrence Timmons extension

Saints' P.J. Williams: Competing for nickel spot

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

ACC Releases Preseason TV Football Schedule

Florida State already slated for three national television exposures.

FSU looks to bottom 3 for help

Florida State will be looking for big help in what was once an unlikely
spot - the bottom of the order - when it begins the NCAA postseason. The trio of Travis Anderson, Tony Thomas Jr. and Danny Diaz.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

New Miami Hurricanes WR Dayall Harris on his skills, role in Mark Richt’s offense

Where would you put the Hokies' over/under for wins in 2016?

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC ties record with 10 teams in NCAA baseball tournament

Clemson faces Western Carolina in regional opener

Duke savors end to 55 years of baseball frustration

Ace Parker was the coach and John F. Kennedy the president the last time Duke made the tournament. The Blue Devils are headed to South Carolina as the No. 3 seed in the Columbia regional, where they’ll face NCAA basketball tournament opponent UNC-Wilmington in the opening game Friday.

Jackets in the NCAA tournament after all

Louisville baseball gets No. 2 seed in NCAAs

UM baseball team earns No. 3 national seed, to face Stetson on Friday in regional

Video: Hurricanes baseball team reacts to earning No. 3 national seed in NCAA tournament

Expectations for UM baseball are ‘almost impossible,’ — that’s fine with coach Morris

Wolfpack baseball heads into NCAA Tournament play

N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent gives his take Monday about the Pack hosting an NCAA regional this week at Doak Field at Dail Park.

Charlottesville Regional feature familiar faces for Cavaliers

UVa will begin its quest for a second-straight national title at 1 p.m. Friday, when it hosts William & Mary.

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

College football bowl predictions 2016: 80 teams, 41 games, one national title showdown

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Big issues on the table at SEC spring meetings

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Baylor AD McCaw resigns in wake of sexual assault scandal

Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to be named Baylor interim coach

Why Jim Grobe is a good choice to handle the mess at Baylor

For a Bears program stuck in turmoil, former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe brings some much-needed stability.

Grobe a great choice, but Baylor needs a new staff, too

Baylor has short-term coach but should hire Mike Leach long term

College Football Countdown: No. 87 FAU

Nebraska Football: Mike Riley needs better year to keep his job

Notre Dame football season tickets attainable, but costly

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OTHER BASEBALL:

CWS Field of 64 announced

D1 Baseball Bracket

Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard resigns

No. 1 Florida among record 4 SEC teams to nab national seeds

Florida will have to break the curse of the No. 1 seed to win its first national championship in baseball.

Gators receive No. 1 seed for NCAA Tournament

As the top seed, Florida (47-13) will host Bethune-Cookman (29-25), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions, in the Gainesville Regional on Friday at 6 p.m.

Nebraska meeting Oklahoma St. in NCAA regional at Clemson

If USC wants a rematch with Clemson, it better not look ahead

‘Trails end, baby, they all end’: Texas removes Augie Garrido after 20 seasons

Garrido has been shifted to a role as special assistant to athletic director Mike Perrin

TCU’s Schlossnagle credits Augie Garrido for ‘the job I have’

TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said he wouldn’t be where he is without the contributions of Augie Garrido to college baseball.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL version of 3-card monte: the Super Bowl Scam

Ranking the NFL's 10 best cornerbacks

Warriors ride third-quarter surge to Game 7 win over Thunder

Warriors’ Klay Thompson continues torrid playoff run

Kevin Durant's late flurry comes up short as Thunder season ends, uncertain begins

Storm of 3s sinks Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7

Cavaliers head into NBA Finals as united team

Forget Bill Russell: LeBron James' NBA Finals streak transcends all of pro sports

MLB SCORES

Penguins strike first, winning Stanley Cup final Game 1 against the Sharks, 3-2

Nick Bonino’s goal at 17:27 of the third period gave the Penguins their margin of victory in a 3-2 decision against San Jose.

NHL commissioner: 'No urgency' with potential Penguins sale

Jordan Spieth just snapped the most overblown slump in histor

The sad decline of mini-golf courses in America

IOC should postpone Rio Olympics, but it won't

Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika virus

Bettman not bullish about NHL participation in 2018 Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA football challenge approved

Starting this season, Division 1-A coaches have ability to challenge a call once per game.

Too much Suns: Mavs get blistered, 106-86

If purging unwanted toxins is a healthy activity, the Mavericks ought to be as robust as ever for Game 5 on Thursday. For 14 playoff games, they had avoided a blowout loss.

Gretzky agrees to 5-year deal with Coyotes

Catawba to remain Indians

Catawba College can keep its Indians nickname without penalties, having shown it has the support of the Catawba Indian Nation.