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January 21, 2017 10:15 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU spring game to be held April 8

How Will Fullbacks and Tight Ends Fit Into 2017 Offense?

How Much of a Distraction Was Showtime Reality Show

https://www.seccountry.com/florida/florida-state-kermit-whitfield-posts-disrespectful-video-florida-helmet
Florida State WR Kermit Whitfield posts video with Florida helmet

When FSU offers first...

FSU has a proven track record of identifying top prospects and offering them early.

With FSU in pursuit, Nasirildeen may be headed for final decision on signing day

Watkins lands his 'biggest offer' from Texas

FSU four-star No. 1 athlete commit Justin Watkins says Texas is his 'biggest offer.'

Ole Miss visit off for FSU commitments

Committed duo no longer planning to visit SEC school.

Charles Kelly visits FSU's newest commitments

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UP NEXT:

12 Alabama commits enroll early, including several 5-stars

Mike Locksley to be co-offensive coordinator for Alabama, report says

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No. 10 Seminoles Play Host To Louisville on Saturday at 2:00 P.M.

No. 10 Florida State ready to end daunting ACC stretch against No. 15 Louisville

Interesting Game Notes For The FSU Game

Louisville Basketball: 5 Crucial Questions Heading Into Florida State

No. 11 UofL at No. 12 FSU: Storylines, TV info

Cards' win over Clemson a boost before FSU

Highlights From The Last Year’s FSU Game

Three Point Contest with PJ Savoy

Stars align — and work together — to spark Florida State’s record run

Diehard FSU fans embracing the excitement

https://accsports.com/acc-news/basketball/seasons-fsu-team-defeat-2011-12-seminoles/
Would this season's FSU team defeat the 2011-12 Seminoles?

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Omoregie Soars In Debut; Grant Post LJ Win

Tennis Moves Indoors, Dominates Doubleheader

Noles Set for Tough Road Test

For the second-consecutive weekend, the Florida State swimming and diving teams will hit the road for a contest against Alabama on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Deion Sanders Honors Late Youth Football Coach Who Suffered a Heart Attack Before His Hall of Fame Win

Will Buster Posey finish his career with a trip to Cooperstown?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Top Miami 86-67

Jason Rich scored 16 points and Al Thornton added 15 Saturday as Florida State ran past Miami 86-67 and escaped the Atlantic Coast Conference basement.

Sam Cassell's 21 points, 14 assists help Clippers top Grizzlies 112-91

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson’s Swinney must work magic again in finding new assistants

Drafting DeShaun Watson would be gamble for QB-needy Bills

Three-star linebacker receives home visit from Tech

4-star RB, many current pledges visiting UofL

NC State names new assistant football coach

Aaron Henry, 28, was hired by the Wolfpack to replace Clayton White, who left in December to become Western Kentucky’s defensive coordinator.

Top football prospect Devon Hunter commits to Virginia Tech

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Bracketology: ACC could break record for number of teams in NCAA Tournament

Duke, which has yet to win a road game, faces Miami at home

UM men’s basketball team aiming for another upset at Duke

UM's Brown quickly learning ropes of college game

UNC at Boston College: What to know and storylines

How Roy Williams 'epitomizes Carolina-ness' with his distinctive fashion sense

Notre Dame men's basketball seniors overdue to deliver against Syracuse

Notre Dame power forward Bonzie Colson a marked ACC man

Pitt unveils royal blue-and-yellow throwback basketball jerseys

Not much is known about the uniforms at this point, other than the #PittRetro hashtag flashed at the end of the above short clip.

Orange vs. Notre Dame: 10 things to watch

Syracuse opens as 10-point underdog at Notre Dame

Cavalier tipoff: Georgia Tech at Virginia

Road woes not limited to Wake Forest: ACC teams have distinct home-court advantage across the board

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

NCAA passes ‘Harbaugh rule’ banning practice trips

Big 12 ADs approve centralized football replay system, 'one more chance to get it right'

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Three first-round Gators

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Lane Kiffin jokes about departure from Alabama

Junior RB Justin Brent will transfer from Notre Dame

Several locals visiting USF this weekend

Tom Herman defends hiring of former Baylor staffer, says he was 'vetted very rigorously'

Tim Tebow's high school coach Craig Howard dies

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

No. 19 Gators look to regain their shooting touch against Vanderbilt

Florida vs. Vanderbilt preview

Lineup changes?

Florida coach Mike White hasn't tinkered with his starting lineup much is season.

Five reasons USC will beat UK (and five the Gamecocks won’t)

USC’s Bobby Cremins tabbed as 2017 SEC Basketball Legend

Montverde motors to 53rd consecutive homecourt win

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars hire Keenan McCardell to coach receivers

Mavericks can't contain Rudy Gobert and the Jazz, fall 112-107 in overtime to Utah

Minimum salaries in major pro sports exceed U.S. president's paycheck

January 14, 2017 9:41 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Has Dabo supplanted Jimbo as ACC's best coach?

Travis Rudolph Declares for NFL Draft

Johnson and Rudolph made the right decisions

Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph leaving early for NFL draft

He had a touchdown in four straight games at just one point late in the year, joining Kelvin Benjamin and Rashad Greene as the only Florida State receivers in the past 10 seasons to do that.

Pros and Cons of Travis Rudolph Leaving For NFL Draft

Who does Florida State turn to at wide receiver?

Florida State's Burns proved he wasn't just a 'skinny defensive end'

https://chopchat.com/2017/01/13/fsu-football-top-players-2016-season-no-11/
FSU Football’s Top Players of 2016 Season: No. 11

Florida State recruiting picture should clear up this weekend

FSU hopes to beat Alabama for an elite receiver.

FSU Football: Fans React To Tamorrion Terry and Ontario Wilson Additions

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UP NEXT:

‘Bama coach leaving to become Oregon coordinator

What does Cristobal's departure mean to Alabama recruiting?

3 Bama underclassmen declare for NFL draft

Which Alabama early enrollees will have the biggest impact in 2017?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU basketball puts itself on the map

Hamilton putting FSU hoops on national map

No. 9 Florida State getting big contributions from its bench

Sharpshooting Savoy A Pleasant Surprise For FSU Men

Inside Trent Forrest's Freshman Season

Can Florida State Stay Hot?

Another enormous test awaits FSU men

Florida State depth will face stiff test at North Carolina

FSU Bringing Depth & Scoring Options

Tar Heels hearing FSU’s giant steps

UNC faces tall task, in more ways than one, against Florida State

UNC will be without Tony Bradley against Florida State

Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels’ 6-foot-11 freshman forward, will not play on Saturday after he suffered a concussion on Wednesday during a victory at Wake Forest.

Preview: Seminoles Head to Chapel Hill for Another Marquee Match-up

UNC vs. Florida State Preview

Know Your Opponent: Florida State

UNC vs. Florida State: Things to know

UNC guard Joel Berry and the Tar Heels should have a chance to play their preferred pace (fast) against Florida State on Saturday.

Romero Named to Wooden Award Midseason 25

FSU's Romero named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

Romero is one of six ACC players and 14 seniors nationwide on the list.

https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/rarefied-air-fsu-men-s-women-s-basketball-teams-enjoying-historic-success
Rarefied Air: FSU men's, women's basketball teams enjoying historic success

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Indoor Track Noles Ready For Lift-Off!

Swim & Dive Set for ACC Test in the Steel City

https://swimswam.com/florida-state-heads-pitt-acc-battle/
Florida State Heads To Pitt In An ACC Battle

Mark Krikorian Announces Spring ID Camp

SAVANNAH TIRE HOCKEY CLASSIC: Florida State, Georgia winners on opening night

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

James Wilder Jr. switching to linebacker to try to stick in NFL

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Yellow Jackets Down Seminoles, 88-80

Freshman Javaris Crittenton scored a career-best 23 points, senior Mario West also set a personal high with 18 and Georgia Tech overcame a slow start to win its second straight in the Atlantic Coast Conference, beating Florida State 88-80 Saturday. Georgia natives Toney Douglas and Al Thornton led the Seminoles. Douglas scored 22 points, while Thornton had 20.

Turnovers doom 'Noles yet again

FSU errs on seven consecutive possessions in loss Georgia Tech senior Mario West picked off Isaiah Swann's long pass and
was at full speed in an instant.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Power Rankings: Ascending ACC was top conference in college football

Here's where 2016 Clemson ranks among the College Football Playoff, BCS champions

NO LACK OF BELIEF: The Tigers never wavered in pursuit of goal

Deshaun Watson's draft value has soared

Clemson running back to transfer

Clemson running back Tyshon Dye is transferring after a career with the Tigers football team that has been hampered by injuries.

Gallatin, Tenn. 3-star running back to visit Tech on Saturday

Sirmon details his plans for UofL defense

Syracuse football recruiting: Josh Palmer, highest-rated WR in 2017 class, decommits

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2018 prospects visiting this weekend

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ACC BASKETBALL:

College basketball top 25 schedule: Huge ACC showdowns headline games to watch

Keep an eye on Duke-Lousville, Florida State-UNC, plus if Baylor can bounce back

Critical Hoops Saturday in the ACC—and Nationally

Clemson needs quick fixes to beat Virginia

Duke-Louisville not what we expected

Duke at Louisville: What you need to know

Duke's Jefferson unlikely to play at UofL

To bring students to McCamish, Josh Pastner offers incentive/bribe

To help draw the Tech student body to the game, the athletic department raffled off five of the big screens after the game.

Notre Dame men embrace, answer adversity as ACC basketball drama kings

Jamel Artis gives himself tough act to follow in Pitt's game Saturday vs. Miami

Coming off a career-best and one 3-pointer shy of a Panthers-high scoring performance, Jamel Artis and Kevin Stallings would prefer a win.

Syracuse basketball opens as 12-point favorite over Boston College

ESPN's Joe Lunardi says it's 'inevitable' Syracuse will miss 2017 NCAA Tournament

Where does Syracuse basketball rank in college basketball attendance this season?

Cavalier tipoff: Virginia at Clemson

On Saturday, Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame poses threat to UVa men's hoops team

Nobody needs to tell Virginia about the value of an NBA-caliber player in his fifth year of college.

'Glue guy': UVa's Wilkins is big on doing the little things

Isaiah Wilkins enters No. 19 Virginia’s game at Clemson on Saturday with a familiar label he’s not terribly eager to shed.

Bonzie Colson could be tough for Virginia Tech to contain

Colson is averaging a double-double for No. 20 Notre Dame.

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

25 takeaways from an exciting, silly, and frustrating 2016 college football season

Seven bold predictions about the 2017 college football season

Countdown to Signing Day in the Sunshine State

It's time for college football to shorten games for the fans and players

As exciting as the games might be, their length is making it difficult for almost everyone involved

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Which Auburn early enrollees will have greatest impact in 2017?

Gators facing important recruiting weekend

UF lands first '18 football verbal commitment

St. Petersburg High receiver Jalynn Williams has orally committed to UF.

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Baylor officials deny defaming ex-coach Briles

Former BYU QB Jim McMahon to receive the Davey O’Brien Legends Award

Sources: Cal offers job to Wisconsin DC Wilcox

How Notre Dame can find successful finish to 2017 recruiting class

Sources: Ohio State AD to join CFP committee

Source: Cristobal, Reaves to be Ducks' co-OCs

WMU hires Purdue assistant Lester as new coach

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Great news: NCAA Tournament selection committee is working on getting smarter

We love to complain every Selection Sunday, but the NCAA is improving its process

NCAA to consider new metric in tourney selection

Bracketology: Florida State a No. 1, ACC could put 10 teams in NCAA tournament

Deep Gators lean on variety of playmakers

UF basketball: Kasey Hill stealing the show this season

Texas suspends F Tevin Mack indefinitely

TCU is penning a blueprint every irrelevant power-conference school can follow

First-year coach Jamie Dixon has the Horned Frogs off to a 13-3 start

How West Virginia has become college basketball's unlikeliest national title threat

Chances are, you can't name a single player on Bob Huggins' squad

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL moves Steelers-Chiefs kickoff to Sunday night due to ice storm

Why Cowboys legend is the reason for 'Hail Mary'

5 matchups that will define NFL divisional games

Bucs sign defensive coordinator to contract extension

DC Mike Smith signs deal with Bucs, says he won't pursue head coaching jobs

The time Troy Aikman rooted for the Packers to win just so they couldn't draft him

NBA Scoreboard

Could NBA shorten games because of millennials?

Tracker: MLB players avoiding salary arbitration

Laughs, tears as Lightning retires Marty St. Louis' No. 26

Justin Thomas sets 36-hole record in Honolulu

Thomas finished with another eagle and got into the PGA Tour record book again.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Big bucks may not stop with Saban

Experts say salaries of college football coaches will continue to rise

National champs bask in sea of orange and blue

Florida celebrates its second national title as a crowd estimated at 70,000 cheers the 2006 team one final time.

Capers gets $8 million deal to stay with Dolphins

Three-year deal makes him highest-paid NF

January 13, 2017 8:37 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph declares for the NFL Draft

He finished his FSU career with 153 receptions for 2,311 yards and 18 touchdowns.

FSU's Travis Rudolph declaring for NFL draft

Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph is heading to the NFL. Rudolph, who finished his junior season leading the Seminoles in receiving,

FSU and former Cardinal Newman star Rudolph declares for NFL

FSU high on receivers George Campbell, Keith Gavin, Da'Vante Phillips

Florida State lands two Georgia commitments

CB, Ontario Wilson commits to FSU

Tamorrion Terry to Florida State: Seminoles Land 4-Star WR Prospect

https://campusinsiders.com/news/marvin-wilson-recruiting-update-fsu-visiting-lsu-official-visit-01-12-2017/
Marvin Wilson Recruiting Update: FSU Visiting Before LSU Official Visit

Top 5 Most Wanted Recruiting Targets Left

Bobby Bowden movie sold out in Tallahassee

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UP NEXT:

Alabama star WR ArDarius Stewart expected to leave Tide, enter NFL draft

Police: Alabama fans sting scalper who sold them fake tickets to College Football Playoff title game in Tampa

'Nothing better than watching Alabama lose': Why millions cheered Nick Saban’s loss

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Cardinal Win: Noles Defeat Top-10 Louisville

No. 7 Florida State women rally to beat No. 9 Louisville

Shakayla Thomas scored four of her 24 points during a key fourth-period run and No. 7 Florida State beat No. 9 Louisville 72-65 on Thursday night.

No doubting Thomas as guard lifts FSU past No. 9 Louisville

Thomas, Brown power No. 7 Seminoles to win over No. 8 Louisville

For the second time in a row against a ranked ACC opponent, Florida State’s Shakayla Thomas showed why she’s one of the most valuable players in the conference.

Brown-ie points: In top-10 showdown, FSU’s star has career-night

It was a career night for FSU’s Brittany Brown, but she was flanked by teammate Shakayla Thomas with an equally gritty performance of her own.

FSU women hold off Louisville

Florida State uses a 12-2 run to end the game to defeat the Louisville Cardinals.

Junior White Plays Pivotal Role for Noles

FSU women's basketball freshman Jasmine Walker granted release

No. 9 Florida State breezing through tough schedule

After 16-1 Start, FSU Still Taking Season One Game at a Time

Despite Tough Schedule, Coach Hamilton Has No. 9 Florida State On A Roll

Florida State Basketball Has Shot At Historic Season

FSU basketball’s NCAA Tournament projection: elite status

What to look for as UNC men's basketball takes on Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State baseball makes Perfect Game's preseason Top-5

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Men's Tennis Opens with FSU Invitational

FSU moves up to top 20 in Director's Cup

FSU has climbed back into the top 20 of the Director's Cup, helped by the football team's 8th place finish in the polls.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs kicker Aguayo working to improve on rookie struggles

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Fisher always wanted FSU

Ultimately, the lure of Alabama and potential big money - or offers to become a head football coach - could not keep Jimbo Fisher away.

Fisher says he's here to fix a little problem

FSU close on RBs coach

Florida State appears close to securing a running backs coach with speculation high that it will be a former NFL and FSU player.

FSU Still 'A Work In Progress'

In describing this year's team, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton has used all sorts of adjectives. Undersized. Small. Up-tempo. Hamilton has also used the term "a work in progress" on more than one occasion, a description that still rings true after 16 games.

FSU's Douglas works to get on point

It was with his future - and the NBA - in mind that Toney Douglas decided to leave Auburn following his freshman season

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Deshaun Watson wins Manning Award

Clemson lineman to transfer

Clemson offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen is set to transfer, according to reports.

Nashville, Tenn. junior receives 2018 offer from Tech

It's time for Louisville football to go to work

Lamar Jackson responds to NFL 'no shot' comment

Grantham: 'Forever grateful' for time at UofL

Syracuse football QB Eric Dungey is healthy for spring practice

Virginia, Maryland schedule two-game football series

Hokies running back Shai McKenzie announces plans to transfer

Defensive end Seth Dooley moving on from Hokies football

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson Falls in Atlanta, 75-63

Tigers fall to 1-3 in ACC play with third straight loss at Georgia Tech.

Grayson Allen has brought all of this on himself

Georgia Tech holds back Clemson for second ACC win

Georgia Tech not only won Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion, but beat Clemson going away.

Next up: Duke … and Grayson Allen again

Late turnovers doom UM in loss to No. 20 Notre Dame

Roy Williams 'extremely disappointed' in defense at Wake Forest

Gottfried sees progress in NC State defeat

Gottfried apologizes after postgame comments draw complaints from fans

Some NC State Wolfpack fans weren’t happy with coach Mark Gottfried’s postgame comments after the January 11, 2017 loss at the Boston College Eagles and emailed athletic director Debbie Yow on January 12, 2017.

Historic league win for No. 20 Notre Dame in Miami

All three of Syracuse's guards rank among the ACC's worst at finishing at the rim

Devendorf counsels SU guards on reaching rim

Wake Forest freshman Childress gaining confidence

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

Why 'arms race' in college football is shifting from facilities to staff, leading UT's Herman to seek an 'army' of analysts

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Report says Auburn won't consider Art Briles for OC spot

Why does Gus Malzahn want Auburn's next OC to run Tigers' offense?

7 possibilities to replace Lashlee at Auburn

Bo Jackson's startling hindsight: 'I would have never played football'

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Notre Dame makes Clark Lea's hiring official; Elston moves back to D-Line

Four-star DT Darnell Ewell 'pretty much good' with Notre Dame commitment

State champion Pahokee must vacate state title, FHSAA says

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

Arizona State’s Torian Graham flips off the Arizona student section before rivalry game

UCLA basically made 3-pointer every other minute to win at Colorado: Takeaways

Bruins made school-record 19 3-pointers; Bryce Alford finished with 37 points

Hot-shooting Utah upsets No. 25 USC 86-64

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Revenge weekend? How NFL divisional games shape up

Ex-linebackers coach Matt Burke named Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator

New coordinator Matt Burke wants Dolphins to have 'attacking' defense

Bucs, defensive coordinator Mike Smith reach contract extension

Jaguars introduce ‘spectacular’ new brain-trust

Jaguars’ reboot: Coughlin arrives with final say on roster

Coughlin’s passion for winning is what Jaguars need

Chargers plan to play in smallest ‘NFL stadium’

Goodell: Chargers 'did everything they could' to stay

Congrats San Diego, you win by losing Chargers

LOOK: Chargers unveil new logo, Twitter mocks it and offers its own versions

San Diego fans predictably torch pile of Chargers gear

Chargers in L.A.: Awkward spot, awkward solution

NBA Scores

Mexico City shows its love for Dirk; big 3rd quarter propels Mavs to 113-108 win over Los Suns

Report: Refs claim NBA allowing Mark Cuban to hold power over them 'via threats and intimidation'

Marty St. Louis says 'nervousness' for Friday's ceremony

Why Marty St. Louis hasn't attended an NHL game in years

St. X grad Justin Thomas becomes youngest to shoot 59

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Boise State's Petersen voted coach of year

Nelson decides to enter NFL

Palm Bay graduate Reggie Nelson is leaving the University of Florida to enter the NFL Draft.

Caldwell to spend final year as Gator

Receiver stays, but three defensive standouts are leaving

Duke lacrosse prosecutor asks off case

As he aggressively pursued sexual assault charges against three Duke lacrosse players for nearly 10 months, Mike Nifong never wavered publicly in his commitment to take the oft-sensationalized case to trial. But facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the Durham County district attorney quietly asked to be removed from the case Friday ? faxing a letter to the state attorney general asking for a special prosecutor to take over the case that is sure to define his nearly three-decade career.

January 10, 2017 6:47 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Football’s Top Players of 2016 Season: No. 15

Bama and FSU top 2017 season's early national championship odds

Seven early enrollees on campus at Florida State

Potential FSU starter sidelined by surgery

Fisher, the closer, set for final stretch run

FSU commit working in the trenches

See what Robert Cooper looks like in action

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UP NEXT:

Historic title game loss leaves Alabama locker room in shock

Clemson's title delays Saban's date with history

Alabama loses for first time under Nick Saban with double-digit, fourth-quarter lead

Alabama had been 97-0 under Nick Saban when leading by double-digits to start a fourth quarter

Sarkisian: OC change didn't affect Bama in loss

Alabama player on title game loss: 'We felt like the refs were just against us'

Tide players use Twitter after title-game loss to offer thanks, vow return

The poignant message Tim Williams delivered to Alabama teammates after shocking loss

Watch Jalen Hurts explain what went wrong in title game loss to Clemson

Recruits react to Alabama's national championship loss

'No more games' as touted Alabama LB commit shuts down recruitment

Tide early Vegas favorites for next season's title

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Top-Ten Clash Awaits As FSU Men Host Duke

Freshmen Accept Roles, Lead Bench

The 'Boom Squad' brings excitement to Florida State basketball

The Maturation of Xavier Rathan-Mayes

FSU is off to a 15-1 start and XRM finding inner peace is a big reason why.

This FSU team deserves a big-time atmosphere

Florida State basketball fans urged to arrive early for game against Duke

FSU success rekindles memories for Zimroth

What Pat Kennedy and his Florida State men’s basketball staff accomplished in their first seven seasons in Tallahassee might be forgotten history.

Florida State up to highest AP ranking in over 20 years

Florida State hoops cracks top 10 in AP rankings

The ranking is the highest for the Seminoles in Leonard Hamilton’s 15 years at the school and since FSU was last ranked No. 6 during the 1992-93 season.

Florida State has both basketball teams ranked in Top 10

https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/fsu-ranked-9th-reaches-ap-top-10-for-first-time-since-2012
FSU ranked 9th; reaches AP Top 10 for first time since 2012

Next Up: Florida State

Tough road game at Florida State awaits the Blue Devils

Amile Jefferson will miss Duke's huge game at Florida State on Tuesday night

Duke's Jefferson to miss FSU game with bone bruise in foot

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU baseball to hold fan day on Feb. 11

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Wild Card Playoffs

Anquan Boldin sounds like he’ll return for a 15th NFL season

Jameis Winston: Bucs could have won at least 3 more

Jameis Winston: Tampa would 'electrify' with Bucs in playoffs

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Myron Rolle, Brandon Warren Named To The 2006 Scripps Freshman All-America Team

'Noles focus on remaining coach spots

Official announcements have given way to speculation again as Florida State coach Bobby Bowden works on completing wholesale changes to his offensive staff, including replacing linebackers coach Kevin Steele.

No. 13 FSU Baseball Holds First Full Team Practice In 2007

Brad Johnson Wants Out

Kamerion Wimbley: Browns Player of the Year

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Wild fourth quarter ends with Clemson as CFP champs

Using memories of last year's anguish, Clemson writes a new fairy-tale ending

Clemson makes history, fulfills legacies

Clemson joins the elite by knocking off the king of college football

The Tigers beat the man, and now they belong with the best of the best

Clemson beats Bama by being Bama

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney, who played for Alabama, based his model for being a national contender on the Crimson Tide's program.

Native son breaks Crimson Tide's hearts

Dabo Swinney: Clemson over Alabama was not an upset

Clemson's Dabo Swinney says greatness is for all of us

Dabo Swinney calls Colin Cowherd a 'fraud' in fiery, epic postgame rant

Deshaun Watson cements legacy with legendary drive

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson goes out with a bang

Deshaun Watson explains decision to enter the NFL draft

Hunter Renfrow continues his playoff prowess

Ben Boulware's career ends with ultimate prize

Ben Boulware's emotional postgame speech will have you running through a wall

Clemson linebacker didn't hold back after Clemson's national title

Clemson defense absorbs blows, never hits the mat

Clemson linebacker: 'We wanted to put it in Jalen Hurts' hands'

Instant analysis: How Clemson pulled off dramatic CFP Championship win

Rewinding Clemson's last second win over Alabama

Clemson fans need to thank Terry Don Phillips for this title

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Clemson vs. Alabama

Five stats that defined Clemson's thrilling national championship win over Alabama

Time was on Tigers’ side

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson just watched Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts run for a 30-yard touchdown with 2:07 remaining to put the Crimson Tide on top 31-28 as it appeared Alabama might deliver Clemson another heartbreaking loss in a national championship game.

Thousands of Clemson fans in Tampa without a game ticket

Raw video: Clemson celebrates national championship

Clemson fans arrested after national championship game

Clemson fans arrested for climbing light poles during national championship celebration

Todd Stansbury considering change for Bobby Dodd Stadium

What are UofL football's title odds next year?

Criticism of Jackson extreme, premature

Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky declares for NFL draft

Trubisky makes right call to enter NFL, but will only be an average pro QB

Cornerback Brandon Facyson returning for senior season at Virginia Tech

Coaching hires lead to role reversal by ACC and SEC

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ACC BASKETBALL:

2017 ACC Basketball Teleconference

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

North Carolina’s Berry, NC State’s Smith honored

ACC looks as good as ever - but still needs to prove it

The Resume: UofL's updated NCAA tourney profile

What works for NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. (and what doesn’t)

Pitt's defensive woes exposed in loss at Syracuse

The Orange averaged 1.24 points per possession Saturday against the Panthers.

Syracuse basketball opens as 4.5-point underdog against Virginia Tech

Defending 3-point line will be crucial for Syracuse basketball at Virginia Tech

What has surprised Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim most this season? (ACC teleconference notebook)

The And-1: Virginia 79, Wake Forest 62

Three takeaways from UVa’s 79-62 win over Wake Forest on Sunday:

Virginia gets a short break after ending two-game slide

Virginia Tech could again be short-handed against Syracuse

Syracuse used just six players last weekend. Tech could again be minus Seth Allen.

Deacons' 2nd-half struggles return

It was in a different arena against a different opponent, but the same late second-half struggles that have doomed Wake Forest on four previous occasions this year reared their ugly head again Sunday night against No. 11 Virginia.

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

Sequel bests the original: Alabama-Clemson rematch one of 10 best title games

College Football Playoff: Maybe the system is working

Clemson win longest title game of BCS/CFP era

Monday night's final of the College Football Playoff lasted 4 hours, 8 minutes, making it the longest title game since the introduction of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998.

AP Top 25 poll: USC leaps to No. 3 behind champion Clemson, runner-up Alabama

Super early preseason top 25 college football teams for the 2017 season

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Auburn among top teams favored to win 2017-18 CFP title

Coach Steve Spurrier elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Spurrier acknowledges Clemson boos just the way you’d expect

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Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre contract extended through '21

Offensive coordinator Chip Long brings history of innovation, work ethic to Notre Dame

Notre Dame to hire Wake Forest's Clark Lea as linebackers coach

Former Notre Dame LB Bob Crable to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Four-star CB Paulson Adebo drops Notre Dame commitment

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 10

Baylor ranked No. 1 in Top 25 for 1st time

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Steelers assistant arrested hours after win over Dolphins

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins’ 2017 offseason starts now, and it’ll be a busy one

Gase, Dolphins do not want repeat of Miami’s last playoff team

Jaguars promote Doug Marrone to coach, hire Tom Coughlin as executive, extend Dave Caldwell

NBA Scoreboard

Rick Carlisle seconds Wesley Matthews' opinion that playing harder and together is needed

Derrick Rose misses New York Knicks game for undisclosed reason

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Spiller says he's staying at Clemson

After apparently considering a transfer, freshman running back C.J. Spiller said Tuesday afternoon he would remain at Clemson University.

Detractors motivated Gators

The country was still buzzing late Tuesday afternoon. Not about Florida's win the previous night in the BCS Championship Game. About Florida's domination.

Florida's national title could be worth millions to the school

Petrino hopes fans understand

Says he wasn't looking to leave
Bobby Petrino knows some University of Louisville fans feel betrayed that he left for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. But he hopes there are no bitter feelings.

NCAA's Brand worries as frustrations mount

NCAA president Myles Brand set out two years ago to rein in the runaway growth in college athletics spending.

Ripken, Gwynn in; McGwire's bid falls short

Mark McGwire fell far short in his first try for the Hall of Fame, picked by 23.5 percent of voters while Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. easily gained baseball's highest honor.

January 9, 2017 6:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State 2016 post-season awards

Looking ahead to 2017

FSU WR Travis Rudolph benefited from emergence of Noonie Murray and Auden Tate

Johnson, Rudolph Mull Making Jump to NFL

Thoughts on a insane Orange Bowl

FSU commit D.J. Matthews will not enroll this spring

FSU WR commit D.J. Matthews will now enroll this summer instead of spring

The life and career of Bobby Bowden

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UP NEXT:

How Alabama reached the title game

Five keys for Alabama to win the national championship

Saban's willingness to innovate keeps Alabama ahead of the college football curve

Steve Sarkisian: Time away showed me I loved coaching football

Steve Sarkisian explains how role at Alabama has changed

Poise helps Jalen Hurts lead Alabama to title game

Why is Alabama so angry heading into the CFP title game?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Deliver Statement Win Over Duke

Shakayla Thomas scored 22 points and Imani Wright added 14 to help No. 6 Florida State beat No. 13 Duke 69-45 on Sunday.

No. 8 FSU crushes No. 15 Duke in front of program-record crowd

In front of a program-record 6,687 fans Sunday afternoon in the Tucker Civic Center, the eighth-ranked Seminoles crushed the Blue Devils 69-45 – the team’s fourth victory in a row over an AP Top 25 opponent.

Defense propels No. 6 Florida State women over No. 13 Duke

FSU held the No. 13 Blue Devils to season lows in points and shooting as it rolled to a 69-45 win before a program-record crowd of 6,687 at the Tucker Center.

Thirteenth-Ranked Duke Falls at No. 6 FSU, 69-45

The loss snapped 10-game win streak for the Blue Devils, who slipped to 14-2 on the season and 2-1 in ACC play.

Duke, FSU stand pat in advance of showdown

The Seminoles will put an 11-game in streak on the line vs. the Blue Devils on Tuesday

Tuesday’s FSU-Duke basketball game sold out

FSU Top Guns?

Leonard Hamilton’s teams have always defended well. What happens when one shoots brilliantly?

FSU basketball fans are officially out of excuses

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Professionoles: FSU players shine during NFL season

Lions' Anquan Boldin: Quiet finish to strong season

Anquan Boldin hints at possibly playing 15th NFL season in 2017

Here's the kicker: Tampa Bay didn't break rules, Graham Gano just missed

Steelers' Lawrence Timmons: Monster game with 14 tackles, two sacks

Denver Nuggets Recall Malik Beasley from Sioux Falls Skyforce

Flat stick holds Berger back in R3 on Maui

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Announces Jimbo Fisher As New Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

'Noles excited about Fisher

Fisher Joins Seminoles

Regardless of how the results turn out for Jimbo Fisher, the start of his tenure as Florida State's offensive coordinator is a beginning FSU fans will remember for quite some time.

Dawsey's prayers answered with FSU job offer

Bowden leads Trickett to Florida State

Bowden's 'classy' aid portrayed in film

Desperate coaches seek Bowden's help in 'We Are Marshall'

Monroe Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday afternoon that Jacinta Monroe has been named ACC Rookie of the Week.

Dunn back next season, GM says

Giants invite Lincecum, Walker to camp

Injuries have curtailed outfielder Eddy Martinez-Esteve's career, playing only 27 games for Connecticut last season.

Former FSU All-American McNeill earns PGA tour card

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

'Moonlight' by FSU alumni wins Best Picture at Golden Globes

Auditors criticize FSU's handing of Civic Center, Strozier project contracts

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Swofford: No decision on '17 ACC title game site

How Clemson reached the title game

Five keys for Clemson to win the national championship

Why Clemson will win: Defense puts QB on the run

Why Clemson winning the national championship would be good for college football

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney came from gutter to brink of breaking up Alabama dynasty

Watson wins Bobby Bowden Award

Steve Fuller, Deshaun Watson and the legacy of No. 4

ACC coach: 'No shot' for Lamar Jackson in NFL

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Grayson Allen's legs again a national topic, which is entirely his fault

What Josh Pastner, Tech players said after the game

Wolfpack wilts under bright lights, while Tar Heels dazzle – DeCock

North Carolina took control from the start against an overwhelmed N.C. State, taking a 26-4 lead on its way to the second-biggest win in the history of the rivalry on Sunday, 107-56.

NC State’s Gottfried: ‘We were really, really bad’ in blowout loss to UNC

Memorable basketball milestone for Notre Dame coach Mike Brey

UVa tops Wake Forest, ends two-game slide

UVa eventually pulled away from Wake in the second half to win, 79-62, and snap its skid before a less-than-packed John Paul Jones Arena.

10 Thoughts: Virginia Tech Falls to #12 Florida State

Reflecting on the Hokies’ second consecutive loss.

No. 11 UVA Pulls Away Late to Top Deacs, 79-62

After more than 30 minutes of close play, a 10-0 run by UVA was too much for Wake Forest to overcome

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC commissioner questions why people who work in college sports decide penalties

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

How's Tampa doing as College Football Playoff host? 'Great,' officials say

Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney give final thoughts before Monday's College Football Playoff national championship

College Football Playoff: Alabama vs. Clemson, keys to the game

Expert picks for Alabama-Clemson title game

Dabo Swinney vs. Nick Saban: Different but similar

Got $1,599? That's the price for a national title ticket

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Cal fires head coach Sonny Dykes

Dykes, 47, completed his fourth season at the helm of the Golden Bears on Nov. 26, posting records of 19-30 overall and 10-26 in Pac-12 play.

Horns up? More like bottoms up: Longhorn fans lead nation in per capita beer sales

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Butler's court-storming celebration brings on a fine from the Big East

Purdue is now in charge of the Big Ten after roughing up Wisconsin: Takeaways

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins end good season with a reality check from Steelers

Couldn't run. Couldn't tackle. Couldn't take an Uber home. All the Miami Dolphins could do after a 30-12 AFC wild-card playoff game loss to Pittsburgh was pack their bags for the offseason.

Steelers cruise to 30-12 win against Dolphins in AFC wild-card round

Le’Veon Bell ran two touchdowns and Antonio Brown caught another two as the Steelers cruised to a win against the Miami Dolphins.

Ben Roethlisberger injures right foot late in the game against Dolphins

Roethlisberger in walking boot after win

Steelers special teams not so special

The absolute worst unit to take the field Sunday was the Steelers special teams.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers serve notice to the NFC

Aaron Rodgers wowed us with another Hail Mary

Cowboys must stop hot Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers to make first NFC Championship in 21 seasons

America's Team indeed: Cowboys save NFL from TV ratings nightmare

NBA Scores

A recipe to fix the Mavs that could stop their march to a high lottery pick

Thomas holds on to beat Matsuyama at Kapalua

Justin Thomas had to sweat it out more than he wanted to enjoy that view down the 18th hole at Kapalua on Sunday.

New PGA Tour commissioner looking for broader audience

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Bowden gets vote of confidence

Despite the disappointing finish to the Clemson University football season, athletic director Terry Don Phillips indicated Monday the program was competing at an acceptable level, and he said he would not entertain any offer to buy out coach.

Gators Win Nat'l Championship!

The Florida Gators beat Ohio State 41-14 to win the National Championship

Biting back

Ted Ginn Jr. made sure Ohio State got off to a fast start. And we mean fast. But Florida made sure the momentum didn't last.

Ginn provides big start, bigger disappointment

He raced 93 yards for a touchdown, his first of the season and second of his career. But he hurt his foot in the celebration and missed most of the game.

Urban legend is ahead of schedule

Price for poor academics may grow

College teams that underperform academically might soon be hit with harsher penalties.

January 8, 2017 10:09 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State commits and targets shine in the Army All-American game

How they did in the Army AA Bowl: FSU commits and targets

FSU Commit Akers Named Player of the Year

FSU commit DJ Matthews catches long touchdown pass in Army All-American Bowl

FAKE NEWS - Bobby Bowden’s player misconduct strategy: Turning felonies into misdemeanors

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UP NEXT:

Sarkisian aces Media Day; no one weeps for Kiffin

The unprecedented mystery of Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian appreciates second chance with Alabama

Sarkisian can't wait to make the calls in title game

Why adjusting to a new voice on offense means everything for Alabama

While Steve Sarkisian stepping in may be an odd success, it won't be an easy transition

Distraction created by switch to Steve Sarkisian threatens Alabama's dynasty

Nick Saban made a calculated decision to move on from Lane Kiffin, but it might cost him just the same

Alabama defense, special teams provide plenty of points

No reason for Saban to ever leave Alabama

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Record-Streaking Noles Take Down Hokies, 93-78

Mann's 22-Point Showing Leads FSU Past Hokies

Mann even managed to make his first two three-pointers of the season. He was 0-of-7 coming into the game.

Walker's Energy, Defense Spark Noles Against VT

The fun continues for FSU men

Florida State off to best ACC start in program history after VT win

It took a few minutes for Florida State to realize the game had started, but after that it was all Seminoles.

No. 12 FSU stays perfect in ACC with rout of No. 21 Virginia Tech

No. 12 Florida State rolls past No. 21 Virginia Tech

The basketball buzz in Tallahassee is as strong as it has ever been.

FSU takes care of Virginia Tech to match best start in school history

Mann's world: FSU overwhelms VT

Florida State's depth has shown to overwhelm opponents this season.

Winning streak hits 11 as FSU knocks off No. 21 Virginia Tech

FSU Cruises Past No. 21 Virginia Tech, 93-78

The Hokies (12-3, 1-2 ACC) started strong, scoring the game’s first six points and maintained a lead throughout the early parts of the first half.

#21 Virginia Tech Falls at #12 Florida State

An 11-2 run put them up 27-22, and they never trailed again.

Virginia Tech Plagued By Injuries in 93-78 Loss to FSU

Hokies will be very happy to be back home next week.

Virginia Tech gives up 93 points to No. 12 Florida State

The 21st-ranked Hokies played without Seth Allen.

Florida State is finally turning talent into wins

Top 15 Battle Looms in Tallahassee

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin on officiating: You know you have to play more than just the team

Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Improves numbers across the board in 2016 season

Watch: Anniversary of Jameis Winston's epic postgame interview

Skyforce blowout Legends, as Beasley impresses

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

The Search Continues for FSU

Saturday Night, Jimbo Fisher was a no go to become FSU's offensive coordinator

Is the Fisher Soap Opera Over?

Seminoles Fall on the Road at No. 2 North Carolina

Tyler Hansbrough scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and No. 2 North Carolina beat Florida State 84-58 on Sunday night. Al Thornton had a game-high 29 points to lead Florida State (12-4, 0-2).

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson travels an updated Road to Tampa Bay

Benefits offset millions Clemson spending on national championship

Could Dabo Swinney be this generation’s Bobby Bowden?

How an underdog life prepared Clemson's Dabo Swinney for this

Is a quiet Ben Boulware good for Clemson?

Deon Cain's hard lesson can pay off in his hometown

A year after being suspended and missing the College Football Playoff, the wide receiver from Tampa and his Clemson team will both get a second chance to finish the job.

Looking for Vince Young? Just let Deshaun Watson be himself against Alabama

Locked in: Clemson's Venables has passion for the game

Clemson's confident defense faces taller task

Clemson defense feels responsible for last year’s loss to Alabama

Injury became opportunity for Clemson's Mike Williams

Clemson's good ol' days are right now

Tech commit Bulovas almost perfect in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Virginia Tech football's top 5 quandaries this offseason

Jerod Evans left clues that rushing workload drove him to leave Virginia Tech

Florida d-lineman J'Bril Glaze commits to Hokies

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Capel takes over for Coach K, Jefferson injures foot in Duke’s win over BC

Duke’s Amile Jefferson to have tests done on right foot, the same one he injured in 2015-16

There’s something different about Harry Giles

Harry Giles trending upward at critical time for Duke

ACC: 'Nothing conclusive' on latest Allen incident

With the No. 8 Blue Devils playing Boston College on Saturday, Allen extended his right leg to get around a screen and appeared to hinder guard Connar Tava.

No. 9 Louisville holds off Georgia Tech

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 9 Louisville

U of L win more important than it looks

UPS delivers for Cards on rough travel morning

NC State-UNC basketball game postponed until 1 p.m. Sunday

Postponement flouts ACC, UNC precedent

The decision to postpone Saturday’s North Carolina-NC State game in Chapel Hill may be the right one, but it goes against years of ACC precedent including the 2014 UNC-Duke game that would have been played amid worse conditions if Duke hadn’t had bus issues.

Ask Notre Dame men's basketball to deliver in close ACC contest, Irish deliver - again

Pitt struggles in 77-66 loss to Syracuse

Pitt struggled to find its shot, making just 35.1 percent of its field goals and falling behind quickly in a 77-66 loss to Syracuse.

Orange continues turnaround by rolling past Pitt

SU crushed the Panthers right from the outset, building leads as big as 28 points

Syracuse guard John Gillon is 'most dominant player on the floor' in win over Pitt

Best and worst from Syracuse basketball win over Pittsburgh

Jim Boeheim: 'Only thing that matters in college basketball is going to the Final Four'

How did Syracuse basketball finally flummox Pittsburgh with the 2-3 zone?

Anatomy of a comeback: Virginia's win over Wake Forest was as improbable as it was amazing

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

What happened when the Georgia Tech swim team got snowed in?

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

ESPN takes 'lights, camera, action' to a new level

Army All-American Bowl college commitments

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Auburn to hire Missouri's Greg Brown as defensive backs coach, source confirms

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

College basketball top 25: Baylor big winner, Duke's Grayson Allen top loser

The biggest winners and losers from Saturday's slate of hoops action

Welcome news in Waco: Men's hoops win over OSU likely to make Baylor No. 1 in AP poll for first time

Allen, Gators handle Vols

Oregon's Brooks ejected after below-belt kick

The Ducks' Dillon Brooks got caught with this tactic straight out of the Draymond Green playbook.

Rollie Massimino honored for 800 victories

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Buccaneers: Five Reasons for Concern Heading Into 2017

Clowney interception sparks Texans defense in playoff win

Jadeveon Clowney’s juggling interception set the tone for a terrific defensive performance by the Houston Texans in a 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Osweiler finds some redemption in leading Texans to playoff win

Seahawks get playoff win over Detroit, but questions linger

Lions become unglued in Seattle, get teeth kicked in

Lions falter in another road playoff game, 26-6

Lions have 4 personal fouls; refs 'were terrible'

Jim Caldwell says ref admitted to missed offensive PI call; Brad Allen 'not aware'

Jerry Jones saved the NFL from extinction

NBA Scoreboard

J.J. Barea the only bright spot as the Mavericks get blown out at home by the Hawks

Other than Andrew Bogut, Mavericks seem unlikely to deal Wesley Matthews or any other veterans

Legend Johnny Bench says Ivan Rodriguez is first-ballot Hall of Famer, but some will never vote for Pudge

NHL Scoreboard

Justin Thomas takes two-shot lead at PGA's Tournament of Champions

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

The wait is over

Florida hopes dreams don't die in the desert like they did in the 1995 national title game. Early momentum could be a key. So could the Gators' belief that no one expects them to beat Ohio State tonight.

Mullen growing as coach

Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen has heard his share of critics this season but feels he has grown

Gators relying on Mullen's offense

Gators go for history

Florida tries to become the first school to hold Div. I basketball, football titles at same time.

Dolphins travel to Costa Rica to talk with Pete Carroll

Dolphins Taylor Will Return

Miami Dolphins Defensive End Jason Taylor thought about retirement but has decided to hold of

Petrino the pick

Louisville coach agrees to a five-year deal with Falcons worth $24 million.

Johnson OK with $26M Trade to Diamondbacks could be finalized by

Tuesday.
Randy Johnson agreed Sunday to a $26 million, two-year contract with Arizona, leaving only physicals and final approvals to complete his trade from the New York Yankees back to the Diamondbacks.

January 7, 2017 10:38 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Most Read Stories of 2016

Does FSU Football Deserve A Top 5 Ranking In Final Polls?

Defensive Line Can be Even Better in 2017

Dalvin Cook named running back of the year by PFF

FSView Flashback: The Will of Winston

Cam Akers again proves only Florida State truly can recruit toe to toe vs. SEC

Florida State linebacker Josh Brown uses 2016 season to mature

Bobby Bowden documentary kicks off in theaters Jan. 8

Bobby Bowden: The best thing I ever did was not take the Alabama job

Bobby Bowden still believes in giving second chances

Bobby Bowden featured this weekend

Bowden owed apology by P.C. Police

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UP NEXT:

Hot ticket: Seats to Alabama-Clemson game going for $900, $1,000 — and more

Remembering the day Lousiana Monroe took down Nick Saban's Alabama

Alabama's Nick Saban and the friend who helped show him the way

Saban validates all-time best status if he beats Clemson again

Jalen Hurts, an unflappable true freshman QB

New offense could be 'more beneficial' to Jalen Hurts

Alabama can make history in Tampa, but Clemson has the playbook to stop it

The Tide are on the verge of something incredible, but the Tigers present a tremendous threat

Jumbo Package: Tide adjusting well to Coach Sarkisian, but which version of the 2016 offense will we see?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Men's Hoops' Gauntlet Continues With Home Date Against Hokies

Big test for FSU basketball: six straight against ranked teams

FSU hoops prepared for 'unique experience'

No. 12 Florida State not fazed by rare scheduling gauntlet

Next team up: No. 21 Virginia Tech no easy challenge for FSU

#21 Virginia Tech Faces Big Challenge at #12 Florida State

Virginia Tech-Florida State preview capsule

Bracketology: Florida State up to a No. 2 seed

Bracketology: FSU Ascends to a No. 2 Seed

Florida State Has Pieces for Deep NCAA Tournament Run Can Florida State be a major player in March Madness this season?

Kevin Knox returns to Tallahassee with superstar son

Elite recruit visiting Florida State basketball

https://floridastate.rivals.com/news/head-vs-heart-5-star-knox-family-weigh-fsu-love-vs-basketball-royalty
Head or Heart? 5-star Knox, family weigh FSU love vs. basketball royalty

Wright stepping up in big games for No. 8 FSU

Florida State’s eighth-ranked women’s basketball team is a group with plenty of talent and depth – so even the team’s first-year players are making major contributions.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Devonta Freeman says he is the best back in the NFL

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/01/06/redskins-kicker-dustin-hopkins-reflects-on-disappointing-season/?utm_term=.0fee7579038f
Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins reflects on disappointing season

Jalen Ramsey and Yannick Ngakoue named to Mel Kiper Jr.’s All-Rookie Team

Lawrence Timmons put down fast food to 'stay youthful' for Steelers

IF THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS ARE GOING TO SUCCEED IN 2017, A HEALTHY RETURN FROM DEVON TRAVIS WILL BE THE REASON

Berger (68) motivated after missing Ryder Cup

Daniel Berger: Late bogey spoils Berger's blemish-free bid

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU no longer eyeing Fisher

After at least three days of what Florida State officials characterized as "extensive negotiations" with LSU offensive
coordinator Jimbo Fisher, the school's search for a new play-caller will move in another direction.

Fisher won't be FSU's offensive coordinator

The 'Noles tired of waiting for the LSU assistant's decision.

FSU must find a way to win the close games

The Seminoles' game with the Tar Heels is a chance to shake off a tough ACC defeat.

Swann escaping past

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson Tigers touch down in Tampa to warm weather, reception

Respect for Clemson’s chances gaining steam

Dramatic shift: More money being bet on Clemson

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow is confident

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow talks about how his life has changed since that big game against Alabama last year and the confidence that performance gave him.

Craig Candeto hired as Tech’s new quarterbacks/B-backs coach

Vero Beach wide receiver earns 2017 offer from Tech

Cards among finalists for 4-star OL

Recruiting: Meet the Miami Hurricanes’ 2017 early enrollees

UNC’s Elijah Hood changes course, declares for NFL draft

Graduate-transfer QB Max Browne says Pitt football is 'getting a grinder'

Joining Browne as early enrollees are QB Kenny Pickett, OL Jerry Drake Jr., DL Deslin Alexandre and Australian punter Kirk Christodoulou.

Hokies add QB A.J. Bush from Iowa Western CC, who will enroll in time for spring drills

Where do the Hokies fit in the Coastal next year after all the NFL defections?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

The ACC's order makes no sense, which is what makes it fun

Not collapsing like 1995: This Duke not those Blue Devils

Coach K's back surgery goes 'exactly as planned': Which games he will miss

Coach K is expected to miss four weeks

No. 12 Duke hosts Boston College without Krzyzewski

Three to know: Boston College at Duke

No. 9 U of L at Ga. Tech: Storylines, TV info

U of L Trend Report: Mahmoud, Mitchell rise

UNC ready to play NC State despite the snow

NC State-UNC game still on, at least for now

UNC’s Roy Williams confident NC State game will go on as scheduled

Roy Williams says State's Dennis Smith Jr. has no weaknesses

NC State hoping to keep UNC off the glass and out of transition

NC State's Mark Gottfried explains what a 'cool jacket' is

NC State at UNC: Who has the edge?

Wolfpack hopes to keep Tar Heels rebounding, transition game in check

Notre Dame senior Austin Torres embraces unique basketball rotation role

Pitt basketball mailbag: Why can't the Panthers recruit better players?

There’s a pretty simple reason why Pitt can’t routinely land high-end talent, one that has little to do with the institution itself.

Syracuse a slight favorite over Pitt

Syracuse basketball vs. Pittsburgh: 10 things to watch for

Syracuse basketball isn't in 6-week swoon; it's more like 3-year downward spiral

UVa shortcomings not going away

Seven weeks after the start of the college basketball season, Virginia is still dealing with the after-effects of an action taken Nov. 18.

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

Tampa turns crimson and orange as fans pour in for football celebration

College Football Playoff title game: Random prop bets

Estimated cost of ads for College Football championship: $1 million

NCAA's football cash cow at risk

Many teams play to near-empty stadiums

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

2. Jan. 6, 2014 – A Perfect Ending to the BCS

Friday Five: Which college football job Chip Kelly should take right now

Chip Kelly is open to the idea of returning to college, so let's figure out where he should return to

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Florida promotes Randy Shannon to defensive coordinator

Randy Shannon must avoid becoming Herbert Hoover of Gators defense

Five Florida Gators leaving school early to enter 2017 NFL draft

LSU loses key defensive star as safety Jamal Adams declares for 2017 NFL Draft

Another star defensive back from the SEC is headed to the NFL early

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Mike London reportedly will become Howard head football coach

Minnesota hires Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck to replace fired Tracy Claeys

After rebuilding the Broncos, Fleck led them to a 13-0 regular season and a spot in the Cotton Bowl

Fleck brings crystal clear vision to Gophers football program

P.J. Fleck on Friday spoke excitedly about himself and changes he intends to make. "I'm going to promise you a lot," he said, "because that's the way I live my life."

Western Michigan recruits follow coach P.J. Fleck to Gophers

Will Notre Dame football come on strong with Matt Balis replacing Paul Longo?

Ex-Gator Treon Harris appears headed to Tennessee State

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

College basketball rankings: Richard Pitino and Minnesota crack the Top 25 (and 1)

The surprising Gophers are 14-2 after beating Northwestern.

Bracketology: Baylor clear No. 1, Indiana could be in danger of missing out

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins’ $40 million defensive line keeping them afloat

Why Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore is ridiculously underrated

Five keys for the Miami Dolphins to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers

Saturday NFL wild-card preview capsules: Raiders-Texans, Lions-Seahawks

Ranking the NFL playoff defenses 1 through 12

NFL All-Pro team includes 3 rookies for first time since 1981

Chris Berman talks changing role, ESPN’s future

NBA Scores

NHL SCORES

Ryder Cup the latest moment to define Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore was reminded of how much the Ryder Cup helped shape his career after he stuffed two wedges for tap-in birdies, shot a 67 and shared the lead with Justin Thomas going into the weekend at the SBS Tournament of Champions.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Plus-one could be next step for BCS, but hurdles must be cleared

Florida finds gold in two-QB system

History sides with Buckeyes winning the national title

January 6, 2017 9:22 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU's schedule was one of toughest in 2016

2017 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Dalvin Cook

FSU has big shoes to fill with the departure of Dalvin Cook

Gavin Hopes Orange Bowl Breakout Leads To Big Things In 2017

FSU player finds a new way to troll Miami

FSU DT Derrick Nnadi trolls Miami Hurricanes with an upside-down "U"

Freshmen defenders stand tall for Florida State

Football to Play West Virginia in 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

The game will be played in the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium – currently under construction in Atlanta – which will open in 2017 and play host to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2019 Super Bowl and the 2020 NCAA Final Four.

Florida State to open up 2020 season with West Virginia

FSU will receive a ticket allotment of 30,000, and will receive a $4,250,000 payout to play in the game. There will also be 100 hotel rooms provided to FSU at no cost.

Florida State, West Virginia announce 2020 season opener in Atlanta

The game will mark the fifth neutral-site opener the Seminoles have played since the 2014 season.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff unveils FSU-West Virginia game in 2020

It will be the second appearance in Atlanta’s “Kickoff” game for both programs.

FSU to face WVU in 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff

The Florida State-West Virginia game – the first Chick-fil-A Kickoff game matching an ACC team vs. a Big 12 team — will be played on Sept. 5, 2020, a Saturday.

WVU, FSU will meet in Kickoff Classic in 2020

West Virginia has played FSU three times in bowl games, in 1982, 2004 and 2010 in Gator Bowls, losing all three.

No. 6 DE Joshua Kaindoh is committed to Florida State and he put on a show Under Armour All-America week

FSU offers 2018 four-star safety

2018 five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain talks LSU, FSU from Future 50 Camp

FSU coach Bobby Bowden recounts his faith in new documentary

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UP NEXT:

3 things Alabama learned about Clemson from the Tigers’ win over Ohio State

Calvin Ridley: Alabama offense running 'smoother' with Steve Sarkisian as OC

Alabama captain has serious message for offense after sloppy Peach Bowl

Saban's Alabama 'process' goes off script and Clemson could knock it off the rails

Is Alabama's dominance good for college football?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No. 6/8 Noles Hang 90 at UNC

Wright, who was averaging 11.1 points, had 19 last week in a win at Miami and had another big day by making 9 of 16 shots.

No. 6 FSU bounces back from loss, wins 90-77 at UNC

Imani Wright scored 22 points to help sixth-ranked Florida State beat North Carolina 90-77 on Thursday night.

No. 6 FSU paints UNC blue

All of that hay the Seminoles laid in the paint buried the Tar Heels on Thursday in Carmichael Arena.

Tar Heel women fall to Florida State 90-77

Imani Wright scored 22 points to help sixth-ranked Florida State beat North Carolina 90-77 on Thursday night.

Florida State will make a run at ACC crown

FSU basketball leaps to elite NCAA Tournament projections

No. 12 FSU chases 1st 3-0 ACC start vs. No. 21 Virginia Tech

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

FSU coaches help grow program during two-day clinic

Seminoles head softball coach Lonni Alameda and her coaching staff worked with aspiring softball players ages 7 to 17 to help build the Key West program.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Aguayo learns tough lessons but confident going into 2017

Ricky Aguayo's freshman season saw accuracy on kicks inside the 40 but struggles from long range. But he is focused on improving as he prepares for next season.

Before they were Falcons: Devonta Freeman

Panthers' Graham Gano: Inconsistent season

Ramsey ranks among top rookies in the NFL after regular season

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/01/05/healthy-for-the-fist-time-in-years-redskins-chris-thompson-enjoys-productive-season/?utm_term=.4e30de97015e
Healthy for the first time in years, Redskins’ Chris Thompson enjoys productive season

Timmons doesn't want this to be final ride with Steelers

Off-Season Homework For Jameis Winston

https://www.yahoo.com/news/daniel-berger-signs-lacoste-171044851.html
Daniel Berger signs with Lacoste

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Dawsey Named To Seminole Football Coaching Staff

Dawsey lives 'dream' with return to FSU

LSU's Fisher weighs options

'Noles review sloppy loss before big game

It wasn't just a miscue here and there that Florida State men's basketball coach Leonard Hamilton forced his team to relive before looking ahead to No. 2 North Carolina.

Boulware trying to put rough season aside as playoffs begin

Warrick headed to AFL

Gladiators sign WR Peter Warrick

Red Sox still working on JD Drew deal

Former 'Nole Heading to Big Apple

Former Florida State baseball player, Doug Mientkiewicz has agreed to a deal with the Yankees.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Pons landed but quit FSU job

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

3 things Clemson learned about Alabama from its win over Washington

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson always believed Tigers would return to title game

SEC Network's Booger McFarland on Alabama: 'Clemson is the better team'

Tampa trip earns Dabo Swinney $1.3M in bonuses

Clemson's 'championship sons' could get rings like their fathers

Kicker Greg Huegel, Clemson special teams on target

Clemson's Dabo Swinney talks about Mike Williams

ESPN’s Herbstreit: Clemson offense can score on anybody

What poker hand is a Dabo holding?

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney jokes with the media during a press conference prior to leaving for Tampa.

https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/espn-reporter-dabo-swinney-big-change-personality-succeeds-nick-saban-alabama
ESPN reporter: Dabo Swinney ‘would be a big change in personality’ if he succeeds Nick Saban at Alabama

3 Points: Wait, Clemson players are doing what?

Hurricanes, Richt gear up for QB battle and life in the post-Kaaya era

Mark Richt reviews 2016, previews Miami Hurricanes’ QB battle, recruiting

Fans React To Brad Kaaya Declaring For NFL Draft

Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes have ‘silent commits’, OC Thomas Brown says

Dino Babers will be part of ESPN's coverage of national championship game

Canadian offensive lineman Patrick Davis signs with Syracuse football

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Tripped up: Coach K should have suspended Grayson Allen for more than one game

Duke determined one-game suspension enough for Grayson Allen

Duke's Coach K explains his decision to bring back Grayson Allen after one game

Mike Krzyzewski's surgery serves as alibi to letting Grayson Allen off the hook

It's a transparent move, one that's understandable, but still ripe for reasonable criticis

Jay Williams calls out Coach K, ACC for mishandling Grayson Allen suspension

Jeff Capel takes over Duke team boosted by Grayson Allen’s return

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 8 Duke

5 things to know from Georgia Tech vs. Duke

What Josh Pastner and Mike Krzyzewski said after the game

Georgia Tech-Louisville planned to go on as schedule

Patience required of Cards this season

Foul line again a basketball friend for Notre Dame men

Amazingly, Pitt basketball is fun to watch

The Panthers play an exciting brand of basketball and are a really fun team to watch right now.

How does SU stop Pitt zone buster Jamel Artis?

No subs: Jim Boeheim sticks with 5 players in Syracuse basketball win over Miami

Cavaliers become the hunted in the ACC

The And-1: Pittsburgh 88, Virginia 76 (OT)

Three takeaways from No. 11 Virginia’s 88-76 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday:

Defense 'near to zero' in Virginia Tech loss

North Carolina State scored the most points against the Hokies in a regulation game since Florida State in 1989.

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

Vote: Which coach made college football's best play call of the year?

Unbelievable: Bill Walton to call College Football Playoff on ESPN's Megacast

Tracking 2016-17 college football bowl game attendance

Fixing the College Football Playoff

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Teez Tabor of Florida Gators declares for NFL draft

Jalen Tabor announces his decision to turn pro in long, emotional letter posted on web site

Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward sounds off on LSU quarterback commit Myles Brennan

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Minnesota officials met with P.J. Fleck in Chicago Wednesday

Former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle facing criticism, praise in Minnesota after firing coach

Les Miles reportedly a candidate for coaching vacancy at Minnesota

Barrett is back, here's what Buckeyes should do at QB

Why Ohio State's 31-0 Sugar Bowl loss couldn't keep Tom Herman from hiring Texas' new OC Tim Beck

Controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon to enter NFL draft

USF's Marlon Mack leaving USF early for NFL draft

He's no Greg Ward Jr., but don't be surprised to see Shane Buechele involved in Texas' 2017 ground game

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

Bracketology

Five Final Four-caliber teams you're probably not taking seriously enough

Florida State, you'd be unwise to ignore that they're 14-1

Gators' scoring trending upward

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Actress sues Warren Sapp, alleges battery at 2015 Super Bowl

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

This time, the Dolphins are the ones dealing with injuries

The Steelers will also have a handful of starters on defense who didn’t start the game at Miami Oct. 16.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill won't play against Steelers

Chris Berman to step down as host of ESPN's NFL Countdown, Home Run Derby

NBA Scores

Bogut is leaving his future up to the Mavericks; 'I'm not going to beg them to not trade me'

Zaza Pachulia near the top of NBA All-Star voting

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gailey to interview with Dolphins

Georgia Tech head football coach Chan Gailey will interview for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching job.

UM Baseball Ranked 2nd In Baseball America Preseason Poll

Carolina Ranked No. 5 In Baseball America Preseason Poll

Saban to pay off

In the world big-time of college sports this was just a business
decision.

Saban offered another twist in e-mail to team

He claimed a preference for college football and family concerns as reasons for his decision to accept Alabama's head coaching position, but the excuse he reportedly gave Dolphins players paints a different picture.

Jimmy Johnson rips Saban

NCAA considers limiting text-message recruiting

Miami's Taylor shares award with teammates

Jason Taylor was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year on Friday. But the Miami Dolphins defensive end still isn't sure if he is coming back next season, or retiring.

Mutombo closing in on record

African basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo goes into Friday?s game against the Utah Jazz just seven blocks shy of claiming second-place on the NBA?s all-time list.

January 5, 2017 7:18 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU RB Dalvin Cook the best rusher in college football per PFF

Can ‘Noles Win National Title With Francois?

Murray to Wear No. 8 in 2017

Healthy Cole Minshew makes the most of his opportunity

From bleak to bright, the best is yet to come for FSU's defense

FSU's defense has a bright future after enduring brutal growing pains.

CBS Sports: Orange Bowl second best bowl game this season

FSU commemorates domination over Florida, Miami

Would Louisville Beat FSU Right Now?

Bowden documentary a terrific tribute to legendary coach

Bowden's sleepover ensured recruit's signing

Bobby Bowden hilariously tells ESPN radio that he once slept in a recruit's bed on the even of signing day to ensure he would sign with FSU.

Florida State commit and No. 5 RB Khalan Laborn is ready to compete for playing time

No. 2 CB Stanford Samuels III has a big target in mind to join him at Florida State

Several FSU junior targets on MaxPreps Junior All-America Team

Two recruiting sites say FSU is having a Top 10 recruiting year

FSU offers 2018's No. 1 offensive tackle

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UP NEXT:

The Matchup: Clemson vs. Alabama

Six new faces who will help decide the Alabama-Clemson national title rematch

From coordinators to star players, the Tide vs. Tigers rematch is looking quite different

Why Alabama-Clemson 2.0 is just what we need

College Football Playoff: Adaptability key in rare rematch

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No time to celebrate for FSU men

Noles-Hokies Has Gone From Battle of ACC Sleepers to Marquee Match-up

NBA Draft 2017: Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon making strides

FSU set to host an elite visitor this weekend

This weekend, when FSU hosts Virginia Tech in basketball, the basketball staff will also be hosting an elite target - five-star small forward Kevin Knox II of Tampa (Fla.) Catholic.

Lady Noles Look for Another ACC Road Win at UNC

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OTHER FSU SPORTS:

Neal Studd Swim Camp at Florida State University

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buccaneers sign meager competition for Roberto Aguayo

Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. is ‘knocking off the rust’

Second-year lineman missed the first 14 games with a hip injury

Devonta Freeman sets career milestone

The Falcons' running back just did something that has not been done in awhile for the team.

Ramsey shows why FSU has claim to be the real 'DBU'

Jalen Ramsey and Ronald Darby show that FSU has a legit claim to be THE DBU

Ramsey shows why FSU has claim to be the real 'DBU'

Former FSU star is already making waves in the NFL, deserves Defensive Rookie of the Year consideration

Steelers' Vince Williams: Being evaluated for shoulder injury

Nuggets Assign Malik Beasley To D-League

New year, new clubs for Daniel Berger after Callaway deal

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Rick Trickett Named Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach At Florida State

FSU hires one assistant, but Steele bolts for Alabama

Steele?s departure opens door for Fisher at FSU

ROCKETS SUMMARY Coach doubts Sura's return

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

With Thrasher At Helm, FSU Positioned For Productive Session

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Season’s beatings: ACC bowl dominance by the numbers

EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR ADDAZIO’S 2017 EAGLES

New season tickets up almost 1,000 as BC capped the season on a three-game winning streak

RICKY BROWN ADDED TO BC COACHING STAFF

Former football standout named assistant coach

Consistency key to Clemson's return to title game

After 2010 loss to USC, Swinney received vote of confidence

Would Deshaun Watson win a Heisman recount?

Ben Boulware: The Voice of the Clemson defense

Clemson's Boulware wishes the game was Saturday at 8 a.m.

Here's what Ben Boulware had to say about Clemson's butt grabbing incident

Ben Boulware says Clemson has been messing with players all season

Notes: Grabbing is a thing for Clemson defense

Clemson’s Christian Wilkins apologizes for groping Buckeye player

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Trent Sellers to transfer

Defensive end Bradley Chubb returning to Wolfpack

Defensive end Bradley Chubb will return to N.C. State next season, he announced on Wednesday. Chubb, a 6-4, 275-pound rising senior, was a second-team All-ACC player last season and ranked fourth nationally in tackles for loss.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC first week probably a fluke, but NC teams have to take heed

No. 8 Duke hammers Jackets, 110-57

Duke’s Grayson Allen returns to face Tech after suspension of one game

Allen’s suspension appropriate, but behavior remains worrisome

On strange night in Cameron, Duke heads into uncertain future

Tech’s Abdoulaye Gueye suspended for one game

Notre Dame tops Louisville in ACC road opener

Louisville just can't seem to shake its South Bend blues.

UNC's Theo Pinson hoping to return against NC State

Pittsburgh pulls away from Virginia in OT

Pitt scored OT’s first nine points — three 3s — to spark a 88-76 win.

Syracuse finally finds winning formula in victory over Miami

Best, worst of Orange's win vs. Miami

Syracuse basketball zone defense shows what it's capable of against Miami

Wake Forest's Mitoglou takes his game inside the arc

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

College football soars in ratings

Bowl records by conference, 2016-17 season: ACC steps up in a major way

The SEC and Big Ten performed to expectation, while the Pac-12 was quite disappointing

College Football Playoff: The guy who will hand Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney the trophy is 'the nicest guy in college sports'

Where's the party? Concerts, fireworks and parties for Tampa's College Football Playoff weekend

College Football Playoff: Suggestions for avoiding this game entirely

Where's the party? Concerts, fireworks and parties for Tampa's College Football Playoff weekend

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Gators' QB race takes centerstage entering offseason

Gators tackle David Sharpe, who starred at Providence, entering draft

Florida Gators' Jim McElwain to be guest analyst for national championship game

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Latest early exit proves Kiffin hasn't grown up

Just look at Kiffin's history: He has never left a big-time job without some acrimony.

Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill furious with the Gophers following Claeys' firing

Tracy Claeys replaced Kill at Minnesota following Kill's retirement

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett to return in 2017 for senior season

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

Dawgs chase Cats: Butler knocks off No. 1 Villanova

Gators causing havoc on defense

What has happened to IU's basketball season?

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins found success this season with backups, journeymen in key roles

Dolphins likely to start Moore vs. Steelers, but Gase still not ruling Tannehill out

Bucs were NFL's most improved team in penalties

Raiders' Connor Cook to become first rookie QB to start playoff game

Looking back at bold predictions for each NFL team entering 2016 season

10 worst NFL officiating gaffes of 2016

NBA Scores

Tracking Jordan Spieth: Dallas star set to defend title at SBS Tournament of Champions

Lightning has 'lost' its defensive mentality. How can it find it?

Tiger Woods to play in 2017 Honda Classic

Tiger Woods commits to playing Farmers Insurance Open in January

Woods has added a second PGA Tour event to his early 2017 schedule

Can Tiger Woods win again? Analysts believe so

Past Players champions wouldn’t mind a move back to March

The PGA Tour late Wednesday clarified comments by new commissioner Jay Monahan about the possibility of moving The Players Championship back to March, a decade after the tournament went to May in 2007.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Koetter meets with UM about offense job

Former Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter, the top candidate for Miami's offensive coordinator position, is in South Florida with his wife, Kim, visiting the campus, meeting with school officials and exploring the community.

Coker says he doesn't expect to join Heels

Former Duke lacrosse player sues school

Agent says Ricky Williams to apply for NFL reinstatement

Art Shell Booted Out of Oakland

January 3, 2017 7:12 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Cook's Last Ride One To Remember

FSU's Cook, Walker go out in style

2016 turnaround was monumental for Fisher, FSU

Top Impact Players For ‘Noles In Orange Bowl

What Went Right/Wrong for FSU in Orange Bowl

FSU Orange Bowl victory sets viewership record

Derwin James eager to return to Seminoles' lineup

FSU's Showtime series accomplishes mission as season finale airs Tuesday

The Way-Too-Early 2017 FSU Offensive Depth Chart

Way Too Early Ranking of 2017 Opponents

FSU Commit Laborn is UA All-American MVP

Top 3 Reasons Why Michigan Win Helps Recruiting

Five Targets to Keep an Eye On

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UP NEXT:

Lane Kiffin will not coach Alabama in title game against Clemson

Ditching Lane Kiffin now is a big risk, even for Alabama

Kiffin's abrupt exit from Alabama is surprising ... sort of

Lane Kiffin denies being forced out of Alabama offensive coordinator role

What Lane Kiffin's abrupt departure means for Alabama

Jalen Hurts keeps winning, must improve for Alabama to beat Clemson

Why 'poised' Jalen Hurts is uniquely suited to handle Lane Kiffin's sudden exit

Steve Sarkisian had important role behind the scenes for Alabama this season

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FSU BASKETBALL:

National Ranking – Highest In-Season Ranking In Nearly 25 Years

Florida State makes a huge move in the AP Poll

Florida State makes a big jump in the Coaches Poll

FSU is the biggest mover in the AP Top 25

Florida State Men's basketball jumps eight spots in latest AP Poll

Inside the box score: FSU 60, Virginia 58

FSU women tie highest AP poll ranking in program history

Women's Hoops Win Streak Snapped

Leticia Romero scored 20 points for Florida State (13-2, 1-1), which lost for the first time since a two-point defeat to top-ranked UConn on Nov. 14.

NC State snaps FSU's win streak

Monday’s game against N.C. State wasn’t a 33-point cakewalk – at times, the game was downright ugly for the Seminoles – and the Seminoles lost their first game since mid-November, falling 70-61.

NC State snaps No. 6 Florida State's 12-game winning streak

North Carolina State is becoming the streak busters of Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 17

Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo will have competition this year

With one field goal missed and another blocked in Sunday's one-point win over the Panthers, the Bucs finished last out of 32 NFL teams in field-goal percentage, 71 percent.

Cameron Erving's performance at right tackle for the Browns: A closer look

Graham Gano questions Bucs' video-board tactics during his kicks

Gano missed three field goals in season finale

EJ Manuel throws one of the worst passes ever, gets benched for Cardale Jones

https://buffalonews.com/2017/01/01/curtain-likely-closes-ej-manuels-career-buffalo/
Curtain (likely) closes on EJ Manuel's career in Buffalo

Jalen Ramsey felt ‘caged’, doesn't endorse coaches

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: 'Complete flip' in staff, scheme needed

Noles in the NFL: Winston closes out record setting season

Winston makes NFL history

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State now in the Jimbo Fisher chase

WVU line coach Trickett appears headed to FSU

Brad Johnson appears on way out of Minnesota

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

If you think Clemson is intimidated by Alabama, you're wrong

‘Bama drama could play in Clemson’s favor

Deshaun Watson, Dabo Swinney discuss what it'll take to beat Alabama

Dabo, Tigers revel in being underdogs again

Is Watson ready to play in the NFL?

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson appears to have all the tools necessary to be a star at the next level, but some draft analysts are not sold on Watson as a franchise quarterback.

Clemson fans drive up price for national title game tickets

Tickets prices have gone up almost 20 percent since Clemson and Alabama advanced to the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Tech captains explain what it was like to play for Paul Johnson

U of L assistant reportedly headed to Oregon

'Canes quarterback Brad Kaaya leaving Miami, declaring for NFL draft

Virginia Tech's Evans, Ford to enter NFL draft

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ACC BASKETBALL:

College basketball Top 25: Duke, UNC biggest losers of New Year's Eve slate

Winner: Dwayne Bacon's draft status

Florida State and Virginia Tech make ACC even more prominent in Power Rankings

It's shaping up to be a wild year of ACC basketball

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski to have back surgery, miss unspecified number of games

What was supposed to be an easy season for Duke keeps getting harder

Krzyzewski, Duke didn’t see this latest health issue coming – DeCock

After undergoing five different surgeries between the end of last season and coaching in the Olympics, Blue Devils’ basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski expected a pain-free season at Duke. Instead, he’ll be out indefinitely after back surgery scheduled for Friday.

Who is Duke’s Jeff Capel?

Blue Devils’ associate head basketball coach Jeff Capel will take over Duke’s head coaching duties as Mike Krzyzewskifrom back surgery. He is expected to be out for up to four weeks.

What to know about UNC at Clemson

UVa notes: Cavaliers, Hokies together in AP Poll for first time since '95

Wake expects to rebound after loss to Clemson

With two consecutive days of practice to put the latest end-of-game collapse behind them, Wake Forest and coach Danny Manning enter tonight’s 7 p.m. game against Boston College with perhaps even more self-motivation than is usually present for an ACC home game.

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

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Gators stomp Iowa, earn most important bowl win since 2008 national title

Outback Bowl: Gators leave Iowa banged up, frustrated

Iowa’s Band Trolls Florida By Playing Florida State’s Tomahawk Chop

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Baylor hires ex-Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick away from Ole Miss to lead Bears' attack

Lane Kiffin’s breakup with Alabama before national title game does FAU no favors

QB Morris leaving Michigan, can play in 2017

Source: UCLA hires Michigan's Fisch to be OC

The five biggest Notre Dame football stories of 2016

Mayfield, Mixon lead Sooners past Auburn

OU's Mayfield breaks single-season passing efficiency mark

Samaje Perine breaks OU rushing record

TCU QB Foster Sawyer announces transfer

USC shocks Penn State with memorable Rose Bowl comeback

Kicker Boermeester among USC's unlikely Rose Bowl stars

Broncos proved themselves on big stage

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 9

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

The nation's seven best freshmen

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Koetter says he might give up Bucs' play-calling in 2017

RB Blake Sims among six signed to new deals by Bucs

Jaguars set to interview three offensive coordinators this week

Bills owners details reasons for Rex Ryan firing

NBA Scoreboard

LeBron adding yet another dimension to his game

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Clemson Should Dismiss Tommy Bowden

Chuck Pagano Named Carolina's Defensive Coordinator

Deacs drop the ball

Wake Forest built its most memorable football season by taking care of
the ball offensively and hawking it on defense. But the Cardinals force three Wake Forest turnovers and win 24-13.

Louisville outlasts Wake Forest for first major bowl win in 15 years

For much of the Orange Bowl, the high-powered Louisville Cardinals were stalled in neutral.

Alabama increases offer for Nick Saban

Saban asks for more time to decide on Alabama offer

January 2, 2017 10:09 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Michigan Fans Blame FSU Loss On Injuries

James looking forward to 2017

Derwin James missed most of 2016 due to injury. Healthy again, he is looking forward to his return to the field.

Florida State guard Landon Dickerson on the road to recovery

Levonta Taylor looking to start for Florida State in 2017

How does Florida State replace DeMarcus Walker?

Florida State Left Tackle Johnson not taking lightly

Could FSU Football’s Game vs. Delaware State be Worst in Program History?

https://n.rivals.com/news/former-florida-state-nfl-standout-ernie-sims-reflects-on-recruitment
Former Florida State, NFL standout Ernie Sims reflects on recruitment

How they did in the Under Armour AA Game: FSU commits & targets

Florida State commits Kaindoh and Laborn shine in All-Star game

FSU Makes Top 5 for 2018 TE

Florida State commit Laborn dances for Deion

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UP NEXT:

A Clemson-Alabama rematch is the game college football needs

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Seek Program Mark on Monday

No. 7 Florida State Women’s Basketball (13-1, 1-0) goes for a program milestone on Monday evening against NC State (11-3, 1-0) at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU is looking to win its 13th game in a row, which would eclipse the previous best streak of 12 straight victories by the 2004-05 team (Nov. 19-Dec. 28, 2004).

No. 7 Seminoles could set program record against NC State

Noles Open ACC Play with Impressive Wins

These Aren't the Same Ol' Noles

Observations from FSU basketball’s massive road upset over Virginia

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:
https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/news/100586/roberto-aguayo-finishes-season-on-low-point.php
Roberto Aguayo finishes season on a low point

Could Cam Erving's brief stint as the Browns' starting center be over?

Grading the Jaguars 2016 rookie class: Jalen Ramsey lives up to the hype

Jameis Winston sets league and team records in week 17

Berger ready for SBS debut at Kapalua Resort

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Trickett considers FSU job

The New Year came without any announced additions to the Florida State football staff - yet.

FSU could use support in stands

Rarely are seats - or excuses - in short supply when it comes to attendance for Florida State men's basketball games at the Civic Center.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

'A shot at redemption': Last year's title game fueled Clemson through 2016 season

Clemson has a banner hanging in its indoor practice facility that reads "College Football Playoff National Finalist 2016."

Five reasons Clemson can beat Alabama

5 ways the Jackets won the game that you may have missed

What's Next | U of L offense in 2017

How are Miami Hurricanes looking for 2017? An overview of who’s returning

The top 5 Virginia Tech football stories from 2016

Four-star LB Nathan Proctor commits to Hokies at Under Armour All-American game

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Can the ACC repeat its success from last season?

Grayson Allen-less Duke struggles to find cohesiveness

SU suffers embarrassing loss at Boston College

Jim Boeheim's search for a productive lineup: 'I don't think it matters who we play'

Jim Boeheim can't explain why zone defense is failing Syracuse basketball

Best and worst from Syracuse basketball at Boston College

What we learned from Virginia’s basketball loss to FSU

The And-1: Florida State 60, Virginia 58

Three takeaways from No. 12 Virginia’s 60-58 loss to Florida State.

It's time to take Virginia Tech men's basketball seriously

Manning: Deacons' offense doesn't change

A lack of shots for John Collins coincided with Wake Forest’s scoreless stretch during Clemson’s game-ending run.

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

National signing day is one month away: here's what to expect over the next few weeks

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Gators in search of victory

Gators: Explosive offense only a matter of time

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https://www.landof10.com/michigan/what-went-right-what-went-wrong-for-michigan-in-2016
What went right, what went wrong for Michigan in 2016

How will Brian Kelly co-exist with new Notre Dame OC?

Ohio State wasn't ready to be CFP contender after all

Urban Meyer was at a loss to explain Ohio State's lopsided defeat to Clemson. But there's hope on the horizon for the Buckeyes in 2017.

OSU must shake up offensive coaching staff after 31-0 loss to Clemson

Ohio State 'fan' sends incredibly sad, mean email to kicker after Fiesta Bowl

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Ohio State basketball falls 75-70 at Illinois in Big Ten opener

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Patriots remind Dolphins how much work needs to be done

Dolphins' patched-up defense continues to get shredded by opponents

Dolphins-Steelers wild-card game set for Sunday afternoon

Bucs-Panthers by the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' win

Bucs-Panthers report card: Grading the Bucs' 17-16 victory

It's now up to GM Jason Licht to improve Bucs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Draft spot, opponents in 2017

Jaguars blow 17-point lead, fall to Indianapolis 24-20

Tony Romo's limited playing time failed to enhance his trade value for Cowboys, so what was the point?

Eagles explain why they ejected reporter from press box after argument

Browns clinch No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL draft

NBA Scoreboard

https://theundefeated.com/features/2017-top-10-nba-storylines/
2017's top 10 NBA storylines

NHLPA, NHL paint different pictures on Olympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

ACC 4-3 In Bowl Games With One Remaining

All eyes on 'Canes turn to Shannon

The last time the Miami Hurricanes changed coaches, an untried rookie who was promoted from his spot as a coordinator led the team to an undefeated record and national championship.

UM's Shannon determined to eliminate 'losers' mentality'

No matter how uninspiring the Miami Hurricanes appeared Sunday night against Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl game, new coach Randy Shannon said he was thrilled about the 21-20 win, mainly because it'll go a long way toward eliminating "a losers' mentality."

Koetter denies accepting coordinator job at Miami

Dirk Koetter plans to meet with new Miami head coach Randy Shannon in Florida this week but said he has yet to accept the Hurricanes' offensive coordinator job.

Reports: Tide targeting Saban

Alabama officials to meet with Dolphins coach this week

Boise State's trick plays stun OU

Cinderella wore eye-black and neon orange pants Monday night and stunned a college football giant at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Boise State, a school known mostly for its blue home turf and playing in the biggest game in its history, registered an upset for the ages by knocking off No. 7 Oklahoma, 43-42, in overtime at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Report: Giants RB Barber to ink $10 million TV deal

No playoffs, no job for Mora

Falcons fire head coach after another disappointing season Not long after Atlanta owner Arthur Blank fired him as the Falcons' third-year coach, Jim Mora went to great lengths to list his accomplishments.

January 1, 2017 12:25 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Game Awards: Florida State 33, Michigan 32

Childhood Friends Francois, Murray Find Redemption In Orange Bowl

FSU, Michigan score in ratings

Did refs miss a potential game-changing call at the end of FSU-Michigan?

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook declares for the NFL Draft

Cook is the second running back in FSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in three straight seasons

FSU's Dalvin Cook declares for 2017 NFL draft

FSU star Dalvin Cook declares for NFL Draft

Two NFL Running Backs Give Dalvin Cook Props

Patrick, Akers lead FSU's options for replacing Cook

Two Florida State defenders returning for senior seasons

FSU junior defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi and redshirt junior linebacker Matthew Thomas have both announced that they will be returning for their senior years.

FSU’s Gavin steps up, after slight hesitation

FSU, which had fun riding Jet Skis, beat Michigan, which didn't

Did Jimbo Fisher reference Jabrill Peppers in Dalvin Cook note?

Reactions to Florida State’s exhilirating Orange Bowl victory over Michigan

In their words: FSU's Gavin, Whitfield explain miraculous Orange Bowl return

https://www.landof10.com/michigan/ex-florida-state-star-jalen-ramsey-calls-michigan-cb-jourdan-lewis
Ex-Florida State star Jalen Ramsey calls out Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis

‘Future looks good’ for Seminoles

The State of FSU Football Post-2016

Listen to best FSU football plays from Orange Bowl called by Seminoles’ radio

Hear Gene Deckerhoff’s excited calls of Dalvin Cook and Noonie Murray TD plays.

Was FSU offside? Another Michigan game ends with controversial play

Overheard after Michigan's Orange Bowl loss to Florida State

FSU star safety will miss first half of 2017 opener vs. Alabama

FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher Apparently Has A New Girlfriend

Under Armour Week: FSU commits Fagan, Samuels get dream coach in Prime Time

https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-maleik-gray-plans-ov-florida-state-details-latest-recruitment
Safety Maleik Gray plans OV to FSU, details latest in his recruitment

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UP NEXT:

Alabama rolls to victory in Peach Bowl

Alabama rides Bo Scarbrough in Peach Bowl and into another championship game

Watch Bo Scarbrough's 68-yard touchdown run to clinch Peach Bowl for Alabama

Alabama rules Peach Bowl, but concerns linger

Alabama stalking spot among sports' greatest dynasties

National championship first look: ?Alabama-Clemson will be a fascinating rematch

The Crimson Tide beat the Tigers 45-40 in an incredible game just last year

National championship line, odds: Alabama opens as touchdown favorite over Clemson

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Bacon Cinches 60-58 Win Over Cavaliers with Clutch Three

Florida State guard Bacon steals the show

Dwayne Bacon leads No. 20 Seminoles past No. 12 Virginia, 60-58

Bacon sinks game-winning 3 as FSU hands Virginia a rare home loss

Dwayne Bacon scores 29 points including a crucial 3 in the final seconds to topple 12th-ranked UVA

Bacon's late shot lifts Florida State over Virginia

Bacon scored 26 second-half points.

No. 20 FSU basketball earns huge road win over No. 12 Virginia

Florida State shot with 4 seconds to go beats 12th-ranked UVa men's hoops

FSU basketball upsets Virginia for 10th straight win

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

New York Giants: Bobby Hart Late Addition To Injury Report

The center of it all for the offense

Center Rodney Hudson lost his partner in preparation last Saturday when starting quarterback Derek Carr broke his leg, but a big part of Hudson’s job this week is making sure teammates see the transition to backup Matt McGloin as “seamless.”

Dean Pees defends Timmy Jernigan's late-season play

EJ Manuel understands emotions of Tyrod Taylor benching, has last chance vs. Jets

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU offers OL coach position to Mountaineers coach

Johnson finding a role in the NBA

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson clobbers Buckeyes to punch ticket to title game

Clemson is headed back to the College Football Playoff title game after a 31-0 victory Saturday night over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.

Defense leads charge to Clemson's national championship game return

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Clemson vs. Ohio State

A quick look at the good (and the not-so-good) from Clemson’s Fiesta Bowl game vs. Ohio State.

Clemson can beat Alabama, and it will get another chance in Tampa

If anyone can beat Alabama, Clemson can

Clemson primed for Alabama rematch after having Tide on its mind for a full year

The Tigers look like a true threat to knock off the Tide after proving no stage is too big for them

Georgia Tech overpowers Kentucky 33-18 to win TaxSlayer Bowl

Dedrick Mills and the defense were a lethal combination for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as they beat their third SEC team of the season and won their 25th bowl game in history on Saturday at EverBank Field.

Georgia Tech defense sets the tone

Fourth-down gamble pays off for Yellow Jackets

LSU dominates Louisville to win Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

In the end, Cards good, not great

Petrino: Louisville's 'good' season prevented greatness

Cards hit hard by defensive injuries

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ACC BASKETBALL:

A speedbump on Tobacco Road: NC's Big 4 all lose on same day

Clemson's game-finishing run stuns Wake Forest 73-68

Clemson kept hanging around and staying within arm's reach of Wake Forest, even as Tigers coach Brad Brownell said the game-long deficit "felt like it was worse than it was."

Duke falters on the road, loses ACC opener to Virginia Tech, 89-75

Too much went right for Virginia Tech as it beat Duke 89-75 in Blacksburg, for the Hokies’ first win over the Blue Devils since 2011.

Loss to Virginia Tech shows Duke has more issues than just missing Grayson Allen

Don't make excuses for being without Grayson Allen and Harry Giles still working his way back

Duke’s Coach K says guard Grayson Allen no longer a team captain

Cards pull away from Hoosiers in Indy

UNC stunned in 75-63 loss at Georgia Tech

The Tar Heels commit a season-high 20 turnovers and have no answers for the Yellow Jackets’ 1-3-1 zone defense.

Miami hands NC State 81-63 loss in ACC opener

Any momentum N.C. State had from a six-game winning streak outside the league evaporated quickly against an opportunistic Miami team.

Tough questions, no easy answers for NC State after Miami loss

N.C. State’s loss in its first ACC game, and second in as many road games this season, was either a byproduct of a lack of execution or fortitude.

Steady senior Steve Vasturia delivers winning 3 for Notre Dame

Irish freshman guard T.J. Gibbs gets it done in ACC opener

Pitt suffers overtime loss in ACC opener

Senior stars Mike Young and Jamel Artis each had 25 points, but a 3-pointer with from Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia handed Pitt a 78-77 loss.

Loss to FSU a reminder of the challenges that await Cavaliers in ACC play

The first words out of Tony Bennett’s mouth as he walked into Virginia’s locker room after Saturday’s last-second, 60-58 home loss to Florida State were simple and to the point.

Virginia Tech knocks off No. 5 Duke in ACC opener

The Hokies won 89-75, leading from the opening basket.

Virginia Tech provides satisfying thrashing of Duke

It was a favor to the fans.

Clemson claws back to edge Wake Forest 73-68

After Clemson scored the final 15 points to escape Joel Coliseum with a 73-68 win Saturday, sophomore John Collins of Wake Forest was asked if the outcome reminded him of any games from earlier in his career.

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

Big bonus bucks on line for winning coaches in College Football Playoff

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UF's Doug Nussmeier upbeat about future of Gators' struggling offense

Shannon ready for Iowa challenge

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops explains yelling at Georgia Tech bench

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Michigan 'speaks for itself' to recruits despite Orange Bowl loss

Michigan’s Butt has his second torn ACL

Winning Close Games Is Jim Harbaugh's Next Challenge at Michigan After FSU Loss

What to make of the latest Brian Kelly rumor

Making the rounds on social media the past few days has been a five-paragraph click bait from Pro Football Weekly suggesting that Brian Kelly wants out of Notre Dame.

Ohio State loses in stunning fashion to Clemson, 31-0, in College Football Playoff semifinal

The No. 3 Buckeyes suffer their first shutout since 1993 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Behind Ohio State's offensive Fiesta Bowl nightmare: Urban Meyer shut out for first time

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett on his future: 'It would be really hard for me to walk away'

Ohio St. must do soul searching after passing game woes

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

Gators open SEC action in style

Villanova wins at Creighton to complete historically great calendar year: Takeaways

The top-ranked Wildcats went 38-3 in 2016

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars' free-agent signings in recent seasons often flop

NBA SCORES

Hope springs eternal: Rick Carlisle, Mavericks won't be playing for 'ping pong balls' in 2017

James Harden makes history: 53 points, 16 rebounds, 17 assists in Rockets win

Mariah Carey stirs Twitter buzz with botched singing on New Year's Eve telecast

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Miami holds off Nevada in Coker's final game

Larry Coker's final game with the Miami Hurricanes results in a win over Nevada.

Report: Koetter to take over UM offense

Tide ready to make Saban highest-paid college coach

Will Paterno be on the sideline?

An achy Joe Paterno sounded more pessimistic yesterday about coaching Penn State from the sideline for the entire Outback Bowl -- if he gets down there at all.

December 31, 2016 8:46 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Fantastic Finale: Noles Top Wolverines In Orange Bowl Thriller

Orange Bowl Champs

A magnificent moment of redemption lifted Florida State to a dramatic victory in the Capital One Orange Bowl.

Postgame Extra

Fantastic finish

Florida State holds off Michigan rally, wins Orange Bowl

Florida State’s Kermit Whitfield tried to tell fellow receiver Keith Gavin to stay in the end zone and not return Michigan’s kickoff.

FSU outlasts Michigan in wild 4th quarter to cap a thrilling Orange Bowl

Young playmakers help Florida State edge Michigan in Orange Bowl

Florida State QB Francois comes up clutch when it matters

Dalvin Cook saves Florida State in wild Orange Bowl win

Dalvin Cook piled up 207 total yards and Florida State pulled out a late 33-32 Orange Bowl victory after seeing Michigan roar back to take a lead.

Cook helps Florida State edge Michigan 33-32 in Orange Bowl

When it mattered most, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook made Michigan miss. Soon the Seminoles may be missing him, too.

Orange Bowl Most Outstanding Player Dalvin Cook runs for 145 yards, leads FSU to victory

Florida State's Dalvin Cook proves stars playing in bowl games can be worth the risk

While Michigan's Jake Butt was dealt a tough injury, Cook shined in primetime

Jake Butt exits Orange Bowl with knee injury, knocking Michigan down two stars

Butt sustained an apparent knee injury in the first half and did not return

Florida State rallies for scintillating Orange Bowl victory

Satisfying Orange Bowl win for Fisher

FSU Notebook: Fast start, Tallahassee fireman, and special teams

Sliver of difference deals UM big slice of Orange ache

Michigan falls apart on crazy night in Orange Bowl vs. FSU

U-M's uneven night costs them Orange Bowl, 33-32

Wolverines' rally derailed in wild Orange Bowl finish

Michigan finishes five points from being truly special

Wilton Speight feels heat of FSU defensive line

Michigan star Jabrill Peppers misses Orange Bowl with hamstring injury

Michigan's Jabrill Peppers in tears after missing Orange Bowl to a hamstring injury

Peppers' career at Michigan over after missing bowl?

Somber Jabrill Peppers coy about future: 'I don't know'

Michigan vs. FSU highlights: Every crucial play from the Orange Bowl's crazy finish

The final two minutes of the Orange Bowl were insane, especially for Florida State

Florida State-Michigan: Highlights and lowlights

Video: Jimbo and players talk Orange Bowl victory

Florida State horse mascot falls during Orange Bowl pregame ceremony

Florida State story of the year: Jimbo Fisher in for the long haul

Deondre Francois wins over Florida State coaches, teammates with toughness

Despite criticism, FSU says Jet Skis helped unify team ahead of Orange Bowl

Ex-Tampa Catholic standout inspires FSU to rally around grieving family

Former ’Noles show appreciation to team chaplain

Memories of Bobby Bowden: Much more than winning football games

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FSU BASKETBALL:

No. 20 Seminoles Travel To Play No. 11 Virginia Saturday At 2 PM

Cavalier tip-off: No. 12 Virginia hosts No. 20 Florida State

It's time to find out what Florida State really is

Rathan-Mayes is Seminoles' point man

https://accsports.com/acc-news/basketball/fsu-need-snap-ncaa-tournament-drought/
What does FSU need to do to snap NCAA tournament drought?

Breakdown: How FSU sliced up some 'Cane in top-15 battle

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs' Aguayo could finish much better than he started

Mario Edwards Jr. responding well to first action in a year for Raiders

Matchup: Timmy Jernigan vs. Bengals interior line

Bills' Nick O'Leary: Removed from injury report

Undersized Chris Thompson ignores physics to keep Kirk Cousins upright

Jameis Winston's next hurdle is one that decides games

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Ex-FSU star Colzie offered job coaching DBs at Colgate

'Closer to home'

For Aaron Holmes, there are few places he would rather be.

Wimbley is player of year

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Five story lines for Clemson vs. Ohio State

Swinney jokes about secret to Ohio State's success

Citrus Bowl is opportunity for LSU, Louisville to reconcile fitful 2016 seasons

From fear to determination: Mike Williams’ journey back from a broken neck

Boulware addresses social media post about Watson

Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware feels some Tigers players get overlooked due to Deshaun Watson’s success, particularly by Clemson’s social media team.

Love is enough as Stanford edges North Carolina in Sun Bowl

Solomon Thomas, defense lead Stanford to Sun Bowl victory over North Carolina

Stanford's Solomon Thomas dug deep to make the decisive play on North Carolina's two-point conversion attempt in the Cardinal's Hyundai Sun Bowl win.

UNC left searching after squandering chances in 25-23 loss to Stanford

Beamer said TaxSlayer Bowl helped launch Virginia Tech’s success

Virginia Tech's Bucky Hodges entering 2017 NFL Draft

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Notre Dame senior captains ready for ACC tag-team basketball effort

Pitt starts tough conference play today

Some believe the ACC is capable of sending a record number of teams to the NCAA tournament.

ACC play is here, and it's time for Pitt to prove its mettle

Pitt is 11-2, which is a pretty good start to any season, but the Panthers still have a lot to prove.

Injured Pitt guard Chris Jones' status vs. Notre Dame uncertain

The senior missed Wednesday’s game against Marshall with a right foot injury.

Virginia Tech ready for ACC 'soap opera' to begin

A look at Tech, Duke and some other ACC men's basketball teams.

No place like home: Deacons back at Joel Coliseum against Clemson

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

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The ultimate CFP question: Is Alabama unstoppable?

Auburn lands commitment from dual-threat QB Malik Willis

UF Notebook: Injuries at linebacker leave Gators lacking

UF freshman LB Vosean Joseph gets his chance to help injury-riddled Gators

Gators reportedly to add Mike Locksley to offensive staff

4-star WR James Robinson sets visits, talks UF and Oklahoma

Nick Chubb finally breaks loose and Georgia rushes past TCU for Liberty Bowl win

Highlight-reel plays overshadow sloppiness in Georgia's win vs. TCU

Georgia and TCU stumbled through a sloppy AutoZone Liberty Bowl, but there were enough big plays to make the Bulldogs' win an entertaining one.

Do-it-all Dobbs lifts Tennessee over Nebraska

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs ran for three touchdowns, threw for another, and accounted for over 400 yards in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

What does another impressive bowl win mean for Tennessee in 2017?

For the third straight season, Tennessee ends with a big bowl win over the Big Ten. Will the win over Nebraska finally cause the Vols to go forward?

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Lane Kiffin's convincing personality transformation

Notre Dame to hire Memphis' Chip Long as offensive coordinator

5 reasons Ohio State will beat Clemson

Clemson breakdown: Ohio State has its hands full

Ohio State's passing struggles are too much to ignore before the Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State's Urban Meyer insists he has changed 2

Package deal coming to USF coaching staff?

Washington's offensive line tasked with stopping the seemingly unstoppable

Commissioner Saban? Chris Petersen thinks the Alabama coach would be a 'great one'

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Eight things to know for a huge 3-day college hoops and New Year's weekend

It'll be a fun run to '17: Duke sans Allen, a big Louisville-Indiana game and the Big 12 owns Friday

Ole Miss gives John Calipari stuffed squirrel as thank-you for new facility

This is one fine showing of southern hospitality

You probably don't realize Villanova's 2016 is one of the best calendar years in history

The Wildcats are an incredible 37-3 since Jan. 1

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Suspended Minnesota players not charged after review

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Carolina Panthers: Things to watch Sunday

Dilfer calls Bortles 'worst quarterback in NFL'

NBA Scoreboard

Dirk Nowitzki returns to action, Curry bros. face off, Durant shines in Mavs' loss at Golden State

Harrison Barnes returns to Golden State a 'Nowitzki protégé' and a player he never could have become as a Warrior

Mavs notebook: J.J. Barea closing in on return, Dwight Powell continues hot streak

Barkley: NBA has few good teams and the rest 'stink'

NHL Scoreboard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Coker's last stand

The Miami Hurricanes face Nevada tonight in the MPC Computer Bowl
Larry Coker will coach his final game for the Hurricanes. His players want nothing more than to send him out a winner.

Woods and wife expecting a baby

December 30, 2016 10:00 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Noles 'Kicked In The Door' At Michigan In 1991

FSU Football’s Most Memorable Bowl Wins: No. 2

Jimbo didn't just negotiate more money from FSU, but more Saban-like resources

Jimbo Fisher: 'Better be really, really careful with all this playoff stuff'

Florida State QB Deondre Francois has to avoid U-M's big hit

Walker finishing his college career in style

FSU's DeMarcus Walker is as prepared in kitchen as he is on field

Will it be Tennessee or FSU for Maleik Gray?

https://campusinsiders.com/news/maleik-gray-flip-florida-state-12-29-2016/
4-Star S Maleik Gray Discusses Potential Flip To Florida State

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/fsu-future-star-heralded-defensive-end-commit/
FSU has a future star in heralded defensive end commit

5-star DT Marvin Wilson has FSU and LSU on top, thanks largely to fellow recruits

Major FSU Targets in Orlando for Under Armour All-America Game

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UP NEXT:

Nole Insiders Game Preview: FSU vs. Michigan

Orange Bowl remains big for FSU, Michigan

This year's Orange Bowl has the feel of a playoff game

Florida State-Michigan: Just the facts

https://www.landof10.com/michigan/jimbo-fisher-jim-harbaugh-florida-state-michigan-orange-bowl-comments
Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher on Jim Harbaugh: I like him, he speaks his mind and does what is best for Michigan

FSU co-offensive coordinator Randy Sanders breaks down Michigan defense

Michigan's defensive mastermind familiar with FSU

Michigan's defensive mastermind familiar with FSU

Michigan's Don Brown faced FSU in 2013-15, finding success at limiting Dalvin Cook and pressuring quarterbacks.

https://campusinsiders.com/news/fsu-vs-michigan-predictions-orange-bowl-storylines-12-28-2016/
5 Storylines, Predictions For FSU In Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl game day! U-M vs. Florida State scouting report

New Year's Six Preview: Orange Bowl

3 things to know about the Orange Bowl

Corey Simon: Expect expect tough battle on line of scrimmage in Orange Bowl

Florida State football, recruiting news: Are Michigan’s players working harder than FSU’s?

Seminoles will be handful for favored Michigan in Orange Bowl

Jim and Jimbo: Looking at two of college football's big names

Fisher, Harbaugh: No meaningless bowl games

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/football/fisher-harbaugh-praise-quarterbacks-toughess
Fisher, Harbaugh praise quarterbacks’ toughness

Jim Harbaugh loves oranges, matchup with Florida State in Orange Bowl

Eat, sleep, football for Harbaugh at bowl

Michigan, Florida State defenses both feature talented South Florida players

Behind Enemy Lines: Talking Michigan vs. FSU with 'The Michigan Daily'

Orange Bowl predictions: Michigan Football vs Florida State

Orange Bowl preview

Florida State proud of consistency as it enters Orange Bowl against Michigan

Michigan a 7-point favorite over Florida State

FSU softball player will root for brother, school in Orange Bowl

How to watch Michigan vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl: Tickets for FSU-Michigan a Pretty Penny

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Strong Second Half Carries Noles Past Canes

Imani Wright and Leticia Romero each scored 19 points, and No. 7 Florida State pulled away after halftime to beat No. 11 Miami 81-66.

Florida State women earn fifth consecutive win at Miami

FSU women dominant over Miami in matchup of top-15 teams

The seventh-ranked Seminoles forced the Hurricanes into mistake after mistake, hit shots when Miami went cold and dominated the Hurricanes on the boards.

Observations from FSU basketball’s win over Wake Forest to open ACC play

Inside the box score: FSU 88, Wake Forest 72

FSU basketball’s NCAA Tournament projections improve again

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin ailing as Detroit Lions get ready for Packers

Boldin clearly limited by finger

Lions' Anquan Boldin will make decision on future in offseason

Eagles' Nigel Bradham doesn't think Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott is NFL's best RB

Raiders’ Mario Edwards Jr. pleased after returning

Cleveland Browns: Cam Erving to right tackle a smart move

Anthony Lynn: 'A business decision' to start EJ Manuel

Kelly: No plan to get Ponder playing time

Bears must avoid Vikings' Xavier Rhodes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston is following Cam Newton's career arc

Jameis Winston focused on 'W' in finale, not passing Andrew Luck

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's McHale deserves another year

FSU loses Timmons to NFL

Florida State's defense has lost its top playmaker a year early to the NFL.

FSU Wins Eighth Straight, 92-62 Over Providence

Jason Rich scored 17 points and Isaiah Swann added 14 as Florida State tuned up for the start of its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule with a 92-62 win over Providence on Friday night. Al Thornton scored 11 for the Seminoles (12-2), who will take an eight-game winning streak into their ACC opener against Clemson on Jan. 3.

Drew?s in waiting room: Red Sox show no sign of seeing $70M patient

Yankees targeting free agent Mientkiewicz

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC more successful than SEC in bowl games so far

With Clemson star Deshaun Watson, everyone is always wondering what's next

Fiesta Bowl notebook: Dabo Swinney not a fan of more than four CFP teams

Clemson safety Jadar Johnson aims to play best game of career after comments on OSU QB

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had a message for Tigers safety Jadar Johnson after the senior told the media earlier this week he was less than impressed with Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett’s arm.

Clemson defense will rely on experience to stop Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett

New uniform combination for Georgia Tech in TaxSlayer Bowl

Louisville enters Citrus Bowl with 'next man up' mentality

Grantham: UofL has moved on from WakeyLeaks

Sun Bowl wasn’t among UNC’s goals, but it offers Tar Heels one last chance

North Carolina's T.J. Logan to start in Sun Bowl

Video: UNC running back T.J. Logan discusses the chance to start against Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Logan is approaching 5,000 all-purpose yards during his years at UNC, but he has thrived amid relative obscurity after arriving in college amid considerable hype.

Pitt looks back, but also forward after disappointing finish

As Pitt’s seniors lamented a sour end to their careers, coach Pat Narduzzi has high hopes for some of his young returning players.

Virginia Tech completes improbable comeback for 10th win, beating Arkansas in Belk Bowl

Hokies revival stuns Razorbacks in Belk Bowl

Scoring all their points after halftime, the 18th-ranked Hokies put on a stirring second-half rally and beat the Razorbacks 35-24 in front of a crowd of 46,902, most of them Virginia Tech fans.

Virginia Tech comeback leaves Arkansas stunned

Tech coaches minister over historic revival

This is why they hired Justin Fuente. It wasn’t just that they liked his demeanor and his track record. It was broader than that, psychological as well as schematic.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke’s Coach K teaches ‘next play’ to keep teams looking forward

Don't ask Boeheim where SU is heading into ACC play

Different season, same position: In position to win, Wake Forest's mistakes pop up at wrong time

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

College football TV schedule

See the complete list of college football bowls

A preview of Friday’s college football bowl games

Fan guide to New Year’s Eve Bowl Bash

Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

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Peach Bowl: Alabama's gluttony of riches on coaching staff

Alabama players, mini-Sabans, channel their coach, talk about 'the process'

Nick Saban shares whether he's come close to leaving Alabama for the NFL or not

When asked about the possibility of leaving Alabama for an NFL gig, Saban isn't sending mixed signals

Steve Sarkisian becomes Nick Saban's latest project

How Jalen Hurts' life has changed as Alabama's celebrity 18-year-old quarterback

Kentucky’s Stoops had numerous mentors to lean on in readying his team for their first bowl in six years

Kentucky is making its first bowl trip since 2010, which means it’s the first bowl trip under coach Mark Stoops.

Why did Texas A&M finish 8-5 again? Failure to improve in these two areas hurt Aggies

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Former BYU coach LaVell Edwards dies at age 86

Modern passing game owes much to LaVell Edwards

Notre Dame's Mike Denbrock accepts offensive coordinator job at Cincinnati

Dwayne Haskins thinks he's Ohio State's Deshaun Watson

Haskins has been playing Watson on the scout team, which is all he can do as a true freshman waiting for his time.

Mason Rudolph rolls, Oklahoma State routs Colorado 38-8

USF pulls out overtime victory against South Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

Washington hopes to prove doubters wrong in Peach Bowl

Washington's rise came after 25 years of turmoil

Twenty-five years ago, Washington stood on top of college football as co-national champions in the midst of a three-year run as Pac-10 Conference champions.

Washington's 'Seahawk-like' secondary must force turnovers vs. Alabama

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

From buzzer-beaters to upsets, the top 46 moments from college basketball in 2016

Briscoe records triple-double in UK victory

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

College football player got $450 gift card. Police say he tried to shoplift anyway.

A University of Arkansas football player was suspended from Thursday’s Belk Bowl after being charged with shoplifting. Boxer shorts, shirts, wallets and socks were shoplifted, according to the police report.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Could Martin's ban prompt Bucs to draft a running back in first round?

Coroner confirms former Bears running back Rashaan Salaam's death was a suicide

NBA SCORES

Bogut to sit against Warriors; Nowitzki listed as questionable