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August 30, 2016 7:02 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Five Takeaways From Jimbo Fisher's Ole Miss Press Conference

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher: Ole Miss game a 'huge challenge'

Jimbo Fisher hopes FSU's tough opener will pay off

Jimbo Fisher on Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly: 'This guy is a competitor'

FSU on verge of selling out season tickets

It’s officially game week in Tallahassee.

Seminoles open season in home away from home

FSU Depth Chart: Initial Observations, Notes

FSU Football Wearing Home Team Uniforms For Ole Miss Game

What we're hearing about FSU RB Dalvin Cook

NFL GM Compares FSU RB Dalvin Cook To Chiefs' Jamaal Charles

Dalvin Cook could make a Heisman statement against Ole Miss

Breaking down Florida State's offensive depth chart

Breaking down Florida State's special teams depth chart

FSU freshmen kickers find their place

Florida State will use 2 kickers

FSU center Alec Eberle out, safety Nate Andrews returns to practice

Why Florida State will — or won’t — make the CFB Playoff

CBS Sports’ Brian Jones Picks Tennessee To Win National Title Over FSU

Jerry Johnson: Back In the Middle Again At FSU

Expect Another Defensive Struggle Between FSU and BC

7 days to FSU football: The best No. 7 in Florida State history

FSU lived up to the hype for 3-star TE Alexander Marshall

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UP NEXT:
https://www.getmoresports.com/college-football-preview-ole-miss-rebels/
College Football Preview: Ole Miss Rebels

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ole-miss-releases-seasons-first-depth-chart
Ole Miss releases season’s first depth chart

Rebels face tough first month

Florida State presents Ole Miss with immediate test

Ole Miss relishes game week after long offseason

Ole Miss players blocking out NCAA talk with FSU opener looming

Ole Miss notes: Freshmen may find the field against FSU

Ole Miss center Robert Conyers believes the Rebel offensive line is where it needs to be heading into 2016 season

Landsharks Have Seen Better Than Dalvin Cook

Hugh Freeze Monday Press Conference Florida State Game Week

New video boards installed at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Volleyball, Soccer Open 2016 Strong

Florida treads water out West before showdown with No. 1 Florida State

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Roberto Aguayo won't be perfect and doesn't need to be

Anquan Boldin could benefit if Ebron sits

https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/player-news/27791/lions-anquan-boldin-should-gain-value-if-eric-ebron-ankle-misses-time
Lions' Anquan Boldin should gain value if Eric Ebron (ankle) misses time

Mike Adams Still Sees Man Coverage Ability In Antonio Cromartie

Patriots place Tre' Jackson on the PUP/reserve list

Injuries aiding Nick O'Leary's bid to make the Bills roster

Xavier Rhodes won't dress for Vikings vs. Chargers

Bryan Stork fails Redskins physical, nullifying trade

Pittsburgh Steelers showing interest in former Bills RB Karlos Williams

https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/player-news/27753/buccaneers-will-use-more-no-huddle-with-jameis-winston
Buccaneers will use more no-huddle with Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston’s scrambles become more important in the new NFL

Appreciating the Success of Devon Travis

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Weather Forces FSU Football Team Indoors

The Seminoles met and held a walk-thru in the turf room.

Dunn always delivers

Team relies on veteran for majority of its rushing attack, the best in the NFL the last two seasons.

Thorpe fails to catch on

Wimbley learning fast, Crennel says

Florida State wins clash with professor over chemistry building

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU research team makes Zika drug breakthrough

New Details in Florida State University Law Professor's Death

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Scouting the ACC 2016

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/colleges/2016/08/29/capsule-look-acc/omjCfUQXpcwhvL674sGmXM/story.html
A capsule look at the ACC

Ranking the ACC's Kickoff Week schedule

2. No. 11 Ole Miss at No. 4 Florida State, Monday, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

5 ACC players to watch

DALVIN COOK | Florida State | junior running back

Crowd control part of Watson's job in opener

Deshaun Watson a calming force for Clemson

Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott is concerned with the crowd noise his unit will face on Saturday.

Jones hopes to grow into QB job at Duke

Full health for Georgia Tech for opener

Georgia Tech bracing for unusual trip to Ireland for opener

Georgia Tech's unusual opener against Boston College on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, marks the Yellow Jackets' first game outside the United States.

Thomas back to full speed for Cards

Miami coach Mark Richt reveals depth chart after discussing dismissals

Richt on dismissals of Grace, Muhammad: 'A decision had to be made'

Mark Richt ‘sad’ about Al-Quadin Muhammad, Jermaine Grace dismissals

Dismissed Hurricanes player's attorney: UM's lawyers did 'some shady sh--'

First Miami football depth chart of Mark Richt era released

UNC football is near – 50 things to look forward to

For UNC, ‘less is more’ while preparing for Georgia, Fedora says

Scout’s honor: What drives UNC’s Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood, the Tar Heels’ junior running back and All-America candidate, lives by the code of an Eagle Scout.

Quick hits: UNC’s best- and worst-case scenarios heading into the season

Narduzzi: Pitt will not overlook Villanova in season opener

The head coach said the Panthers will not look ahead to the much-anticipated Week 2 matchup against Penn State.

Babers talks Syracuse football depth chart

Syracuse football DB signee James Pierre does not qualify with NCAA

Syracuse ranks first in Princeton Review's 'Students Pack the Stadium' category

Like Welsh, coaching staff continuity aids Mendenhall's success

Mendenhall trying to transfer the determination he's learned to his UVa players

Notebook: Number selection ceremony was memorable for Mendenhall, UVa players

UVa football notebook: Dress list takes on new significance

The home-team sideline may seem a little sparse this season for Virginia football fans who are accustomed to seeing close to 100 UVa players in uniform at Scott Stadium.

Hokies notes: A mock game weekend, freshmen who could play on defense and more

Hokies to honor Frank Beamer by having special teams player wear No. 25 each week

Hokies release depth chart in advance of Liberty game; OL Wyatt Teller on second team

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Landing transfer Andrew White a coup for Syracuse, puts Orange back in ACC mix

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Athletic facilities projects to cost $36 million

Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors gave its approval today to several athletic facilities projects that are expected to cost a total of $36 million.

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

College football TV schedule

25 Things to Watch: The 2016 College Football Playoff race starts immediately

It's game week! Here are five impactful college football games this opening weekend

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Nick Saban has dwarfed not just Urban Meyer but Bear Bryant, too

UF coach Jim McElwain said Gators could play both freshman QBs

More skill players, balance should spark Florida offense

Standard set in McElwain's second season

UF Notebook: Scarlett to lead possible 5-tailback rotation

Gators WR Antonio Callaway cleared to play in season opener

Plenty of star power to keep Florida defense at elite level

With season on the horizon, Florida Gators ready to ‘have a good time’

LSU's Miles says less could mean more for Fournette

LSU running back Leonard Fournette can live with a lessened workload, if that's the way coach Les Miles wants it.

Florida tenure doesn’t sum up Muschamp’s coaching ability

Will Muschamp’s future begins Thursday. It’s a blank slate, and this season Muschamp is playing with house money.

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Cincinnati is ready to emerge from Ohio State's shadow; even Urban Meyer supports Bearcat bid for Big 12

No. 3 Oklahoma's D looks to slow No. 15 Houston's Ward

Oklahoma's defense might need to reach midseason form in the opener.

Latest USF depth chart rife with locals

Charlie Strong declines to name starting QB for Texas game against Notre Dame

The Dak Dilemma: Should Prescott play in preseason finale to get more experience or sit to avoid injury?

Verne Lundquist: I'm still a believer in Charlie Strong; here's what he needs to do in 2016

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Formal charges filed against 5 Notre Dame players

Four Notre Dame football players and another kicked off the team arrested during a traffic stop have been formally charged.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Storm shifts Bucs-Redskins game to Wednesday at 8

MLB SCORES

Breaking down crazy, four-team AL East shootout

Tebow hasn't even worked out for teams and already has an offer on the table

Águilas del Zulia is a Venezuelan professional team with a name inspired by a beer label.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Big East, ESPN agree to 6-year deals in football, basketball

Former Gator will wear gold - this one time

Former Florida QB John Reaves will be rooting for his son, Stephen, when Southern Mississippi visits the Swamp on Saturday.

Chuck Long takes over win-starved Aztecs

Brock Berlin among cuts for Dolphins

Don Nelson Will Return To Coach Golden State In 2006-07

Patrick Ewing resigns as Rockets' assistant coach

August 29, 2016 6:43 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State focusing on creating turnovers

Will Florida State make the Playoff?

8 days to FSU football: Which No. 8 was the greatest in Seminole history?

FSU Football Schedule Preview: Boston College

FSU Football Schedule Preview: Syracuse

FSU Football Schedule Preview: Florida

Why FSU Will (Or Won't) Win Each Game In 2016 (Part 1)

Don't sleep on the No. 4 Seminoles and Dalvin Cook, the best RB with least hype

Florida State could be a College Football Playoff contender if it can straighten out its QB situation

How good can Dalvin Cook be in 2016? ·

ACC Network video highlights Dalvin Cook's work ethic

Izzo building off first season of play

Showtime puts Florida State football culture on display

VIDEOS: Doak Campbell Stadium Improvements Are Beyond Impressive

Doak S. Campbell Stadium: Then and Now

‘Noles Fans React To Vic Viloria DUI Arrest

Viloria should face tougher discipline than FSU players

Bobby Bowden plans speech in Dothan

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UP NEXT:

Florida State ready to face Ole Miss

Ole Miss' Ken Webster ready after "incredible offseason"

Ole Miss running back Akeem Judd is getting more reps with fellow RB Jordan Wilkins ineligible for 2016

Rebels’ Judd ready to rumble, whatever the scales say

Houston Nutt: Ole Miss Investigation Can Be A Huge Distraction

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 1 Seminoles Blank Middle Tennessee

In a match that spanned nearly four hours, No. 1 Florida State (3-0-0) kept its undefeated and unblemished season intact

Raiders fall in valiant effort against No. 1 FSU

Nearly two and a half hours worth of lightning delays interrupted a Sunday afternoon meeting between Middle Tennessee and No. 1 Florida State that saw the Blue Raiders fall, 3-0, to the top-ranked Seminoles.

https://swimswam.com/american-jason-coombs-returns-florida-state-program/
All-American Jason Coombs Returns to Florida State Program

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Roberto Aguayo isn't perfect, and shouldn't feel pressure to be

Hue Jackson: Cameron Erving will be a 'tremendous player'

Bills' EJ Manuel: Pleases Rex

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo-bills/index.ssf/2016/08/ej_manuel_best_game_rex_ryan_buffalo_bills_backup_quarterback.html
Rex Ryan says Buffalo Bills are seeing best version of QB EJ Manuel

Jaguars' Ramsey attempts to follow Peterson's trajectory

Poll Deion Sanders or Darrelle Revis?

Bryan Stork clarifies next move after days of speculation with Redskins

Bryan Stork Ready To Make Memories With Redskins

BRYAN STORK: 'NOTHING BUT GREAT MEMORIES' WITH PATRIOTS

Kevin Cash frustrated by Rays' fundamental flaws

Former FSU star Luke Weaver rockets to major leagues

Koepka Qualifies for U.S. Ryder Cup Team

Injury curse haunts Makusha’s Olympic dream

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Could UM-FSU be on the move?

In the event that the Orange Bowl is unplayable following Tropical Storm Ernesto's landfall, UM officials explore options
Getting ready for a season-opening matchup with No. 12 Florida State is daunting enough for 11th-ranked Miami.

Reid finally enrolls at FSUU

It's been nearly two years since Ryan Reid first signed with the Florida State men's basketball team. He'll finally get the chance to play in 2006-07.

FSU soccer earns top spot in poll

The Florida State women's soccer team (1-0), fresh off a win against defending national champion Portland, moved into unprecedented territory by jumping three spots to No. 1 in the Soccer America poll.

Holton ruling in FSU's favor

Jaguars' Jones out for season

Jaguars running back Greg Jones spent more than two years recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during his junior year at Florida State. Now he's preparing to do it again.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU freshmen get schooled before classes start

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Opens Game Week a 3.5 Point Underdog To Georgia Tech

Hometown hero: Tigers' Watson beloved in Gainesville

Clemson CB Mark Fields primed for breakout year

Duke rebuilds program, stadium around Cutcliffe

The cacophony of construction noise at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium might be disconcerting to some, but not for David Cutcliffe. As Cutcliffe enters his ninth year as Blue Devils football coach, it’s the undeniable sound of progress.

Blue Devils could take step back this season

Quick hits: Duke football

College Football Preview: U of L in 2016

What’s next for UM after dismissals? Coaches forced to reshuffle defensive deck

Young Quarterman hoping to bring old-school style back to 'Canes defense

Lawyer for dismissed Hurricanes linebacker said player didn't get fair shake

The lawyer for former Miami Hurricanes linebacker Jermaine Grace said his client won’t appeal dismissal from school but also didn’t get a fair shake from UM’s compliance office.

Kiper sees Kaaya potentially rising to top of draft

Notebook: Cavaliers' depth chart to be revealed Monday

Justin Fuente guides Virginia Tech through a simulated game weekend, which includes Hotel Roanoke trip

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Predicting the 2016-17 ACC College Basketball Standings

North Carolina shouldn't give up on series vs. Kentucky due to ACC adding games

One of college basketball's best annual games could be killed off because of TV greed

Nebraska graduate transfer Andrew White picks Syracuse basketball

Andrew White on picking Syracuse basketball: 'Too good of an opportunity to pass up'

Other coaches think highly of Virginia's Tony Bennett

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

College football TV schedule

2016 CFN Preseason Bowl Projections

Russell Athletic Bowl
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
Florida State vs. Baylor

College football's most promising underdogs

College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.

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Fueled by their loss to Nebraska in the 1995 title game, the Gators rolled to the university's first national title in 1996

Is UF QB Luke Del Rio an upgrade on Will Grier among five burning questions for Gators

Gamecocks safeties aim to play more aggressive in new defense

Spurrier on his USC years: My expiration date had arrived

His strong faith a constant theme in Spurrier’s new book

Scouting USC’s first opponent: the Vanderbilt Commodores

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University of Illinois game time texting system rarely used

Public records show that the University of Illinois athletic department's program for fans to anonymously text reports of incidents at football and basketball games isn't used frequently.

Don Brown has Michigan's defense ready to attack

No. 5 Ohio State: Urban Meyer's shot at history comes with huge roster turnover

Urban Meyer is looking to do something no coach has ever done, but to do it he'll need find replacements for 12 NFL Draft picks

A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Miss. State DL Nick James arrested for fourth time as a Bulldog

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins adopting a cross-your-fingers plan at cornerback

BUCS CUT 12, INCLUDING SAFETY MAJOR WRIGHT, LINEBACKER JEREMIAH GEORGE

Jags' starters dominated in listless first half; reserves lead team to preseason win over Bengals

Jaguars Notebook: Failure to report nullifies touchdown

MLB SCORES

Rickie Fowler loses automatic Ryder Cup spot at Barclays

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gators to honor '06 team

The Florida basketball team will have a special ceremony before next Saturday's Central Florida football game to honor the national championship team with their ring presentation.

NCAA, NBA may team to help athletes

NCAA President Myles Brand said Monday it might be time for the NCAA to work with the NBA, other basketball organizations and even shoe companies on a plan that would better prepare high school athletes for college.

Raiders sign Jeff George

A-Rod, Yankees are mystified by slump

If Alex Rodriguez thought the constant booing from the home crowd was getting out of control, wait until he returns to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night from one of the worst road trips of his career.

St. Petersburg Considering Life Without Al Lang Field

A decade of dominance: After 52 wins and 12 major titles, Tiger Woods exceeds expectations

August 28, 2016 12:17 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

It's Official: Francois To Start Against Ole Miss

Florida State QB Deondre Francois officially named starter for opener

Francois may have never started a game at Florida State, redshirting for the 2015 season, but his spring game performance showed his potential. He went 20-of-33 passing for 246 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Francois acted like a starting QB throughout camp

Cook knows he's big key to Florida State's season

Dalvin Cook hoping for a healthy, fluid 2016 season for FSU

Kermit Whitfield eager to shine at FSU, show other Parramore kids a path to success

Sandalwood grad Walker leads Seminoles' defense

FSU practice update: Final day of fall camp

Three Noles Named on Lombardi Watch List

Top 5 Biggest Concerns Going Into 2016 Season

Depth Battles to Keep an Eye On

9 days to FSU football: One receiver stands out at No. 9

FSU's Victor Viloria charged with DUI

FSU Coach Arrested on DUI and Property Damage Charges

Charleston Southern sets to be tough outs for FSU

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Speaks ready to replace Robert Nkemdiche

A look at Ole Miss' schedule ·

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU hoops target set to decide between two

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Keil, Green Stonewall UCF in Sweep

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Roberto Aguayo’s struggles appear over after perfect game

Bucs K Aguayo roars back with 6-for-6 night

Kelvin Benjamin has trust in knee

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Plays into third quarter

Lamarcus Joyner fined $9,115 after ejection

Rex Ryan says Buffalo Bills are seeing best version of QB EJ Manuel

Jay Gruden says Bryan Stork still has a decision to make

Redskins, Bryan Stork story takes another turn

Redskins' Chris Thompson excited former FSU teammate Bryan Stork is on team

Bills RB James Wilder Jr. talks with BillsWire

WATCH Vince Williams big hit and forced fumble vs. Saints

Jameis Winston's improvisation lifts Bucs' passing game

Bucs offense embracing the scramble with Winston

Dirk Koetter: Jameis Winston 'came out on fire'

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Not in lineup Saturday

Cardinals hoping Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes give them a young 1-2 punch

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles- 'Canes tumult nearing

The hype and anticipation have been building for months. And now, with the Florida State-Miami game a mere week away, the buzz is turning into a roar.

FSU receiver Davis making case to be deep threat

Florida State wide receiver Chris Davis isn't thought of as a deep threat like teammate Greg Carr, but he's changing minds quickly.

The battle of the trenches in FSU?s favor

Offensive and defensive lines are poised for big season

Kicker Cismesia Struggles; Injuries Concern Bowden

No. 4 FSU Defeats Defending National Champion Portland 2-1

In 11 year's of soccer the Seminoles have accomplished many things. The team has been to six straight NCAA Tournaments. They have been to the College Cup in two of the last three years and they have gone to North Carolina and advanced past the Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament.

Yamaguchi uses perseverence to FSU's advantage

Sooner or later, Mami Yamaguchi knew she was going to score Sunday

Greg Jones: Sprained Left MCL

Ravens' Samari Rolle is ready for anything

Walker catches first passes since devastating knee injury

Pat Watkins Starts Again For Sidelined Davis

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Video Shows Police Telling FSU Professor's Wife of His Murder

Murdered FSU Law Professor's Ex-Wife Says Brother Joked About Hiring Hit Man

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

College Football Preview 2016: ACC Power Poll

College Football's Greatest Plays: Atlantic Coast Conference

Time for the rest of the ACC to play catch-up

New coaches could make Coastal Division tougher

How much is Deshaun Watson really worth?

An enormous marketing plum on a national stage, Deshaun Watson could prove to be one of Clemson University’s best investments with a virtually incalculable return.

Clemson staff more confident in linebackers entering 2016

Season predictions for Clemson’s 12 regular-season games

College Football Preview: U of L in 2016

Predicting U of L football's 2016 schedule

Does UofL have the pieces to succeed?

Miami dismisses two returning defensive starters from team after investigation

The University of Miami dismissed stars Al-Quadin Muhammad and Jermaine Grace on Saturday because they violated NCAA rules.

Former Hurricane Rumph welcomes return home to coach UM cornerbacks

Virginia reveals new football uniforms for 2016 season

Richmond's Rocco a fitting opponent for Mendenhall's UVa debut

Va. Tech has high hopes for LB Edmunds

Dave Clawson: Deacons in midst of culture change

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

College football TV schedule

College Football's Greatest Plays: Big Ten Conference

5 NCAA football games to mark your calendars for now

Clemson at Florida State, Oct. 29

Recruiting Game: The rich continue to get richer

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College Football Preview 2016: 5 key SEC games this season

College Football's Greatest Plays: Southeastern Conference

Gators star Jarrad Davis driven by passion for football, history as overlooked recruit

Ranking Florida Gators football’s most anticipated games of 2016

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/off-field-kirby-smart-very-different-than-georgias-on-field-coach
Off-field Kirby Smart very different than Georgia’s on-field coach

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/signs-still-pointing-to-jacob-eason-as-georgias-starter
Signs still pointing to Jacob Eason as Georgia’s starter

College Football Preview: UK in 2016

Predicting UK's 2016 football schedule

No. 9 Tennessee's veteran roster allows Jones to adapt

Tennessee coach Butch Jones has a different kind of team this season.

No. 9 Tennessee to wear helmet stickers honoring Pat Summitt

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All about the art and science behind Notre Dame's two-QB arrangement

Notre Dame will be good ... but 'Iffy' defense will allow spoilers to impact season

UCF coach Scott Frost's push for speed challenges more than just players

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

2 Western Michigan Football Players Allegedly Rob Female Student At Gunpoint

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Offensive-line depth in spotlight in Bucs' win over Browns

FSU and — brace yourself! — Jacksonville Jaguars will have championship seasons

Avoiding Bosa in draft a shrewd move by Jaguars

Cowboys QB Tony Romo to miss 6-10 weeks after MRI reveals broken bone in his back

Welcome to the Dak Prescott era, Cowboys; he's no backup

10 things you might know about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, including his real name and his Cowboys fandom

National reaction: This should probably be the end of Tony Romo

$94 million brings expectations but Harrison Barnes' first priority? Proving himself to Dirk Nowitzki

Tim Tebow's baseball bid offers something for everyone

Flawless Rickie Fowler builds 1-shot lead at Barclays

New driver isn't holding Johnson back at Barclays

Lilly King: 'I'm the poster child for clean sports'

Hope Solo takes indefinite leave from Seattle Reign

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Ohio State's Troy Smith in Heisman Mix

U.S. Makes Statement With Aussie Rout

Look out, world. The United States routed Australia 113-73 Sunday, sending an unmistakable message to the FIBA world championships. This isn't the team that proved an embarrassment in recent international competitions.

Tiger's roller coaster playoff against Stewart Cink

Woods marks 10th year on tour with win

All Eyes on Agassi Farewell Show at Open

All the talk about Andre Agassi's last U.S. Open shifts attention from everyone else: from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Serena Williams.

August 27, 2016 10:10 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher introduces 2016 Florida State football team to fans

Ranking Top 10 Impact Players For 'Noles In 2016

Scouting the ‘Noles: Quarterback

FSU Practice Update: QB Sean Maguire returns

QB Sean Maguire makes faster-than-expected return to practice for Florida State

https://saturdayblitz.com/2016/08/26/fsu-football-dalvin-cook-win-heisman-probably-wont/
Why Dalvin Cook should win Heisman, but probably won't

Assessing Jacques Patrick's Past, Present and Future

Nnadi by Nature

Raleigh Always a Tough Place for FSU to Play

10 days to FSU football: NFL Hall of Famer is heavy favorite to be the top ‘Nole No. 10

New marquee, Seminole spear near completion

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UP NEXT:

Rebels will see an elite back early in Florida State’s Cook

"Young Savages" growing up quickly for Ole Miss

Ole Miss views FSU's Cook as elite back ahead of opening game

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/hugh-freeze-rules-out-lt-jeremy-liggins-for-florida-state-game
Hugh Freeze rules out LT Jeremy Liggins for Florida State game

Ole Miss' Freeze: 'No idea' former recruits interviewed

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze ‘kind of numb’ to NCAA investigation

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/why-is-the-ncaa-making-an-example-out-of-ole-miss
Why is the NCAA appearing to make an example out of Ole Miss?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 17 Seminoles Open Season at UCF on Saturday

MTSU soccer to host top-ranked Florida State

For the first time in program history the Middle Tennessee State's women's soccer program will play host to the top-ranked team in the country.

Men's Golf Ranked 18th in Preseason Coaches Poll

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs kicker Aguayo bounces back

Embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo perfect vs. Browns

Kicking session at RJS helped Aguayo break his slump

Nigel Bradham is drawn to aggression of Jim Schwartz's defense

Burnham’s retirement is a short-lived one

Buffalo Bills have quarterback battle with Cardale Jones and EJ Manuel

Colts' Patrick Robinson: Out for Saturday's game

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2016/08/25/center-bryan-stork-informs-redskins-of-plans-to-report-this-weekend/
Center Bryan Stork informs Redskins of plans to report this weekend

Reasons Lawrence Timmons won’t be with the Pittsburgh Steelers beyond 2016

Jaguars notebook: Despite sack in preseason, Werner's battle remains uphill

With Winston taking control, Bucs' offense hits higher level

2016 Outlook: Malik Beasley

Former Seminole Cardullo promoted to big leagues

Against all odds Cardullo becomes a major leaguer

Cardullo completes unlikely rise to Rockies

Buster Posey No Longer Easy Choice for Best Catcher in Baseball

Sansone, Trammell homer in Mustangs' 15-5 win over Missoula

Devon Travis expected to return to Blue Jays lineup Saturday

Blixt catches hot putter in R1 @ The Barclays

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Booker looks to rack up yards, wins

Scanning Florida State's list of all-time rushing totals, Lorenzo Booker's name can be found etched in a few places.

FSU looks to solidify line

Shannon Boatman is a junior college transfer who is expected to step in and hold his own on the Seminoles' offensive line this season.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Scouting ACC football in 2016

Tigers' Register has new perspective

Duke QB reinjures Achilles, likely out for season

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk is expected to miss the season after reinjuring the Achilles tendon he tore in February.

Duke redshirt freshman quarterback impresses during fall camp

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, a redshirt freshman, has been one of the surprises of fall camp and has been working with the Blue Devils' No. 1 offensive unit

Tech’s Davis prepared for final season

Predicting U of L football's 2016 schedule

Miami Hurricanes’ run defense improved so far, but more toughness needed

Mark Richt says ‘physically tough’ Canes need to be more mentally tough

Conner, Price, Bisnowaty named Pitt football captains for 2016

The players were chosen based on a vote from teammates.

Eric Dungey has potential to be great with Dino Babers (as long as he stays healthy)

New scheme, coaching staff energize UVa's Brown

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Syracuse Class of 2017 target Alex O'Connell commits to Duke

Syracuse announces 'discounted' basketball season tickets for 2016-17

Athlon picks Top 25 for college basketball season, doesn't even name Syracuse honorable mention

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

College football TV schedule

College football preview: How will your team fare in 2016?

Why we love the silly, irrational, ridiculous, beautiful world of college football

Big Ten and SEC are running away with college football

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UF offensive lineman Fred Johnson has refined his skills...

Gator CeCe Jefferson driven to improve, add to UF's defensive line dominance

Spurrier is right: Jeremy Foley should just stay on as Gators AD

UF football picks up verbal commitment from defensive tackle

Nearly one-third of Gamecocks’ lineup could be first-time starters

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Despite Cal's easy win, Jared Goff's departure is the least of its worries

Quarterback Davis Webb looked fine in his debut, but Cal still has notable holes on defense

It only took one second into the 2016 season for some college football excitement

Ex-FSU QB De’Andre Johnson to be featured in 2nd season of ‘Last Chance U’

Hawaii disciplines 3 players ahead of Cal game in Sydney

Hawaii was without three key players Saturday in the opening game of the college football season against California for unspecified disciplinary reasons.

New benches, new lights for Notre Dame Stadium as construction project moves forward

An inside look at Notre Dame's intriguing Plan B at free safety, Devin Studstill

Texas Tech coaches are using fake social media accounts to spy on players

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said his staff monitors players on social media through fake accounts

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

Role reversal: Dolphins offensive line now leaving opposition frustrated

Instant analysis: Breaking down the Bucs' 30-13 win over the Browns

Bucs-Browns grade book

MLB SCORES

Biggest star at The Barclays may be Bethpage itself

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

UF coaches will wait to unleash Tebow

August 26, 2016 10:02 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Noles turn to redshirt freshman to start season

Francois takes over play calling duties for injured Maguire

Green's Long Road Leads Back To Running Back

3 Reasons Ryan Izzo Could Have A Breakout Season

FSU receiver Da’Vante Phillips earns praise from Jimbo Fisher

Florida State's Walker looking to build on last season

The Dirty Dozen: Florida State

Defenses expected to lead FSU, Florida early in the season

5 things that need to happen for FSU to reach the CFB Playoff

11 days to FSU football: Tight race to be the top Seminole No. 11

FSU Football In Final Three For 2018 Four Star Cornerback Recruit

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UP NEXT:

Hugh Freeze focused on Rebels’ defensive improvement as game with FSU approaches

ESPN to expand coverage of FSU-Ole Miss game with live pregame show

NCAA expands Ole Miss investigation

NCAA's Ole Miss investigation expands beyond Laremy Tunsil

NCAA determined to get Ole Miss

The NCAA is checking with rival SEC players in its Ole Miss investigation

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Gaulden preparing for life as Seminole

The Seminoles reached the Sweet 16 last year, and the Elite 8 a season before that. But the former Lady Panther hopes to help guide FSU to a national championship.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Walls, Sands Highlight Summer Ball Action

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 1 Florida State Shuts Out Vanderbilt, 3-0

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs' Aguayo got early taste of pressure of kicking in NFL

Former NFL kicker: Struggling Roberto Aguayo was drafted way too high

Jay Feely says there's no reason for an NFL team to draft a kicker in the first three rounds

Adam Vinatieri to struggling Bucs rookie K Roberto Aguayo: 'Give me a call anytime'

IMG’s Billy Miller says fans will eventually love Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo

New Indianapolis Colts CB Antonio Cromartie won't play Saturday

Edwards' latest injury wounds Raiders' front-seven

Browns notebook: Exec Sashi Brown says team to be smart about center Cameron Erving’s ankle in preseason game No. 3

https://beargoggleson.com/2016/08/24/2016-breakout-player-eddie-goldman/
2016 Breakout Player: Eddie Goldman

Former ’Nole finds home in sports law

Top pick Jalen Ramsey breathing life into Jaguars

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes: Still out with hamstring injury

Redskins' Chris Thompson: Likely to sit out Friday's contest

Bjoern Werner pleased with progress but accepts he needs to do more to make Jaguars roster

Ex-Bills RB Karlos Williams really wants to play for the Jets

Vince Williams: 'I'm Definitely Not A Starter'

In Jameis Winston, Buccaneers see limitless potential

Bucs success will depend on Winston and improved defense

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2016/08/25/stephen-drews-frustrating-bout-with-dizziness-continues/
Stephen Drew’s frustrating bout with dizziness continues

Mets' Sean Gilmartin: Rejoining big league club

Buster Posey is probably the best defensive catcher in baseball

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/2016/08/25/jays-second-baseman-devon-travis-sits-second-straight-game.html
Jays second baseman Devon Travis sits second straight game
Travis is dealing with mysterious finger injury

Blue Jays' Devon Travis can't finger when he was hurt

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State kicks off season with luncheon

Bobby Bowden wasn't surprised when more than 1,400 Florida State football fans turned out for the 55th annual Seminole Kickoff Luncheon at the Civic Center Friday. Nearly everywhere he has gone lately, a near-record crowd has followed.

FSU makes Kornegay captain

It's been a big week for Greenville's Mikhal Kornegay. Bobby Bowden said earlier this week that the Florida State special-teams player was awarded a scholarship. On Friday he named him the captain of the special teams

FSU's defense looks to lock down rivals

It has been a while since Florida State last had a shutout -- an early November game at Notre Dame in 2003.

FSU kicker has a shaky day

With the Miami Hurricanes on the horizon and a storied history of kicking woes against them, Gary Cismesia provided the type of news Thursday that grabs the attention of Florida State fans.

FSU soccer looks to prove itself once again

History and tradition are integral elements in Mark Krikorian's master plan for Florida State soccer.

Dunn: the Rodney Dangerfield of Football

Colts' Corey Simon undergoes knee surgery

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Strozier honored with statue dedication

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

2016 ACC Expert Picks: Overrated, underrated, predicted order of finish

2016 ACC preseson superlatives and awards: Rating players and coaches

College Football Countdown: No. 1 Clemson

Suite Spot: Dabo Swinney dials a recruiting violation

Tech gets help from Falcons with pass rush

Second generation of Swillings to stick together as Jackets

U of L's natural: QB's history matches hype

Louisville Football Position Preview: Defensive Backs

UM loses to ‘FAMU’ in scrimmage, as scout team plays role of Rattlers

Hurricanes coach Mark Richt spotted the UM scout team a 28-0 lead against the starters, who couldn’t overcome the deficit in a practice game Thursday.

A game-by-game look at the Miami Hurricanes schedule

Ex-Illini coach Beckman out as volunteer assistant at UNC

UNC's Larry Fedora on fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining his staff

Why UNC coach Larry Fedora brought in Tim Beckman

Tim Beckman’s wrongdoing at Illinois was a black-and-white case of player mistreatment, but his return to college football at North Carolina is more complicated.

Tim Beckman gone from UNC, many questions still linger

Pitt's Hamlin likely to miss opener with undisclosed injury

The former Central Catholic standout is dealing with an injury that required the team to bring in a specialist.

Three freshmen being counted on to help on Pitt's defensive line

Amir Watts, Keyshon Camp and Rashad Wheeler likely will provide at least some reserve help for a line with two starters returning.

Syracuse football coach Dino Babers says all defensive ends will play (3 things he said)

UVa's quarterback transition like 2015 in reverse

Tight ends will take on different role in Cavs' offense

Transfer Jerod Evans named Virginia Tech's starting QB

ESPN's College Gameday to broadcast from Battle at Bristol

Deacons break fall camp, get ready for game week

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Roy Williams: ‘There’s no question’ more ACC games equal no Kentucky in non-conference

Perrantes takes on leadership role for Cavaliers

Deacons bond on exhibition tour in Bahamas

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

College football TV schedule

New college football reality: It's all about the Playoff

Playoff rankings set to debut Nov. 1

CFP selection committee reveals recusals for 2016-17 season

What we've learned from two years of the College Football Playoff

USA TODAY Sports preseason college football All-America teams

Big 12 expansion update: What the next step is after interviews; which three schools are getting the most attention?

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Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS

Malzahn names Sean White starting QB against No. 2 Clemson

UF Notebook: Tabor, Lewis return from weeklong suspensions

Gators wait on decision about receivers' availability

Massey's skill set will cause headaches

UF receiver Dre Massey is Mr. Versatility for Gators

Texas A&M LB suspended, returns home after domestic violence charge

Josh Walker is suspended indefinitely and has left College Station

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A return to form for Notre Dame kicker Justin Yoon?

TAGGART: CHRIS OLADOKUN CAN PLAY QUARTERBACK IF NEEDED

Coach Willie Taggart indicated Thursday the right foot fracture suffered earlier this week by No. 3 QB Asiantii Woulard isn't season-threatening.

Receiver wasteland gives way to wonderland at USF

Gary Patterson names Kenny Hill starting QB for TCU opener: 'He's done a great job of redoing himself'

Second Chance U: UAB its own guinea pig as college football's biggest do-over

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

UT regents extend Shaka Smart's contract by year to 2023, extra $100K annually

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Eyewitnesses dispute police account of Notre Dame CB Devin Butler's arrest

Ex-Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter arrested in Texas

Rio police charge Lochte with filing false robbery report

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

Dolphins get job done vs. Atlanta, but sustain multiple injuries on defense

Ndamukong Suh suffers ankle injury in preseason game against Falcons

Possible tropical wave, Zika on Dolphins’ radar as stadium opening nears

While Miami Gardens is not in the Zika zone, the Dolphins have proactively treated the grounds for mosquitoes that carry the virus.

Bucs vs. Browns: What to watch Friday night

Jaguars owner Shad Khan named to lead NFL Business Ventures Committee

MLB SCORES

Alex Morgan comments on suspension of U.S. national teammate Hope Solo

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Coker weathering the storm

The aw-shucks Oklahoma boy is long gone. Larry Coker's easygoing days are over.

U.S. routs Senegal; Australia is next

Now comes the hard part. The U.S. team closed a perfect week of group play Thursday night by routing Senegal 103-58. But with more demanding games ahead, one stumble and this young but talented team will be out of the hunt for the country's first World Championship title since 1994.

Fired lawyer says Clarett offered plea deal in robbery case

Titans "Pacman" Jones charged with disorderly conduct, intoxication

Titans' Jones arrested at rap concert

# Judge refuses to let Solich withdraw plea

A judge refused to let Ohio coach Frank Solich withdraw his no contest plea Wednesday to a drunken driving charge, finding there was ample evidence to support the offense.

Baxter gets 60 days on charges

Ex-Terps center is sentenced in D.C. on gun plea

Albert Belle gets jail sentence for stalking ex-girlfriend

Umpires win case - and $3.1 million

Tiger not just good, he's lucky

A bizarre twist featuring a shot over the clubhouse allows Woods to escape with bogey and the lead.

Gatlin's Nike contract gets suspended

Maynard Ferguson, who covered 'Rocky' theme, dies

August 25, 2016 12:33 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Scrimmage Round-Up: Fisher Sees Good And Bad, Praises WR Phillips

Fisher on FSU scrimmage: ‘Just OK’

FSU writer Safid Deen chimes in after FSU's 'okay' preseason scrimmage

The Return of the Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show

Nick Saban's perfect vs. his pupils but Jimbo Fisher's coming

Fisher on the Verge of a Legacy-Enhancing Season?

Jimbo Fisher might be more excited about his team than any fan

Florida State QB Deondre Francois ready to take center stage

What FSU O-line coach lacks in size he makes up for in presence

How the smallest guy on the field gained the respect of the biggest

Andrew Boselli draws praise from FSU coach Jimbo Fisher

FSU football practice report: True frosh gets first-team OL look

Experienced Izzo Ready For Third-Year Breakout

FSU's leading receiver Travis Rudolph returns to practice

Auden Tate's tall task: Breaking out among FSU's receivers

Sandalwood's DeMarcus Walker looking to build on last season for FSU

After devouring FSU playbook, DeMarcus Walker ready to gobble up double teams

Derwin James leads loaded Florida State secondary

Florida State’s second-string defensive backs would start for many schools.

FSU’s Derwin James: on course to be a superstar

Derwin James to be featured in Showtime series on Florida State football

Three Reasons Malik Henry May Never Start At FSU

Florida State Seminoles 2016 season preview

2016 Preview and Predictions

Fisher, Swinney say there is more to ACC than FSU, Clemson

12 days to FSU football: Specialist, QBs lead best ‘Nole No. 12 candidates

Fines loom if Doak contractor misses deadline

FSU commit no longer planning to visit Miami, UF, others

In-State DE Visiting FSU/Ole Miss game

Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden headlining Dothan event

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Zedrick Woods ready for starting role

Ole Miss DB Tony Conner says he’s ‘90 percent’ healthy

Why Ole Miss can limit Florida State's Dalvin Cook

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/24/ole-miss-football-coach-fakes-his-own-funeral-to-motivate-his-players/
Ole Miss football coach fakes his own funeral to motivate his players

https://djournal.com/sports/ole-miss-teammates-take-notice-top-qb-recruit/
Ole Miss teammates take notice of top QB recruit

What have we learned from Ole Miss fall camp?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 1 FSU Heads North To Face Vanderbilt And Middle Tennessee

Russell Relishes Joining Elite Group Of FSU Olympic Medalists

FSU sports are more than football

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Jay Feely on Bucs' Aguayo: No kicker worth high draft pick

Jay Feely’s advice to Roberto Aguayo: “Don’t read PFT” (hey)

On Wednesday, Buccaneers open practice features no kicks from Roberto Aguayo

Unsure what to do about Roberto Aguayo, Bucs are supporting him

49ers LB Carradine back to FSU form: 'I feel fast, really fast'

Colts Happy To Have Antonio Cromartie On Their Side Now

Cromartie savors opportunity to jump start career with Colts

Ex-Jet Antonio Cromartie used new contract on child support

Antonio Cromartie's new contract 'did not save him from an arrest,' his rep says

Antonio Cromartie explains situation with mother of first child

Browns snapshot: Hue Jackson thinks center Cam Erving will play Friday with sprained ankle

Panthers' Graham Gano willing to be flexible in changing times for NFL's kicking game

Bears expect Eddie Goldman to anchor defensive line

Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey a quick study so far

Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash raves about Jalen Ramsey

Patriots trade Taylorville native Stork to Washington

Breaking Down The Surprising News Of Patriots Releasing Bryan Stork

Reports say Stork is contemplating retirement

Apparently contemplating retirement after the New England Patriots reportedly traded him to the Washington Redskins on Wednesday

JIMMY GAROPPOLO ON BRYAN STORK: ‘IT’S TOUGH TO SEE ONE OF YOUR GUYS GO LIKE THAT’

https://chopchat.com/2016/08/24/fsu-football-fans-react-patriots-trading-bryan-stork-washington/
Fans React To Patriots Trading Bryan Stork To Washington

What Does Vince Williams' New Deal Mean For Lawrence Timmons?

Bucs’ quarterback Jameis Winston wants faster start

Nationals' Stephen Drew: Visits ear specialist

Leibrandt leads Clearwater to 3-0 win over Brevard County

Devon Travis needs day off

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson reports 15 minor NCAA violations

Brent Venables focused on Clemson defense, not Auburn QB battle

Tigers are blessed at tight end with Herschel Walker bloodline

Blue Devils defense - without Cash - will ‘show up’ this season

Replacing All-America safety Jeremy Cash and memories of the 66-31 loss to your top rival last year is enough to make Duke defensive coordinator Jim Knowles wince, if just a little.

Georgia Tech starts to polish up for Boston College

5 questions for U of L football's 2016 season

Miami Hurricanes most likely 2016 record: 6-6, according to one calculation

LSU offensive tackle George Brown transfers to Miami Hurricanes

UNC's Fedora defends hiring of fired Beckman

Ex-Illini coach working at No. 22 UNC as volunteer assistant

NC State to go with two quarterbacks

Both Jalan McClendon and Ryan Finley will play in the opener against William & Mary. That’s OK with McClendon and the new coach calling the plays.

NC State elects football captains

For the first time under Dave Doeren, the Wolfpack will have captains. Matt Dayes, Cole Cook, Jack Tocho and Bradley Chubb were chosen by their teammates to serve as team leaders.

Wolfpack receivers plan to benefit in new offense

Syracuse football defensive line using ESPN article as motivation

Benkert named Virginia's starting quarterback

Oklahoma OC is a Benkert believer

Deacons break fall camp, get ready for game week

Clawson's Biggest Decision Was Made For Him

Dave Clawson set out this preseason to establish one player as his quarterback, saying in July he didn't want to go with a two-quarterback system.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke will remain in Champions Classic through 2019 season

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

College football TV schedule

Masters of Innovation: Bowden, Shula, Schnellenberger, Spurrier brought artistic touch to Florida football

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2016/08/24/three-teams-that-could-beat-alabama/
Three teams that could beat Alabama

After late jump UF defensive back Joseph Putu catching on

UF Notebook: No longer on scholarship, Harrison to focus on degree

5 questions for UK football's 2016 season

USC reports 23 NCAA, SEC infractions in past year

Texas A&M 2016 football preview: Can all the turnover in College Station fuel a turnaround?

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Tom Herman Should Leave UH For These 9 Programs

Jim Harbaugh intends to stay at Michigan for a long time

Arrests disappointed, embarrassed, angered Notre Dame coach

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly: 'I was mad as hell'

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly to allow 4 arrested players to play in opener

Irish's Kelly: Up to school if 4 disciplined will play

New Notre Dame captains part of the solution in moving past lost weekend

Notebook: Notre Dame's dual-QB system hasn't thrown Kizer or Zaire

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Candid Coaches: Which college coach will be the next to make the jump to the NBA?

The top four vote-getters have all won national titles within the past eight seasons

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Not guilty plea entered for Notre Dame's Butler

Washington State safety Shalom Luani arrested

Luani has been arrested after being accused of breaking a man's nose during a dispute outside a pizza restaurant in Pullman.

Suspended Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon avoids jail time after DUI plea

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

BUCS SEE CONFIDENCE BUILDING IN ROOKIE VERNON HARGREAVES

Injuries test depth of Bucs offensive line

Expectations rise as Jacksonville Jaguars' talent level improves

10 QB situations to watch in Week 3 of the preseason

Five NFL players who will disappoint in 2016

MLB SCORES

The Reds might as well sign Tim Tebow if they like what they see

You'll never guess the White Sox' stadium's new name, guaranteed

Get ready for Guaranteed Rate Field

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2016/08/24/katie-ledecky-throws-out-first-pitch-at-nationals-orioles-game/
Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch, while Bryce Harper holds her medals

Solo banned 6 months for 'cowards' remarks

U.S. Soccer calls Hope Solo comments at Rio Games 'unacceptable'

Lochte to join new season of 'Dancing with the Stars'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/24/british-olympic-teams-decision-to-issue-900-identical-bags-backfires-at-baggage-claim/
British Olympic team’s decision to issue 900 identical bags backfires at baggage claim ·

August 22, 2016 7:32 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Noles Ranked Fourth In AP Preseason Poll

History On FSU's Side With Top-5 Ranking

Jimbo Fisher, FSU placing emphasis on mental toughness in preseason

Fisher aims to keep Cook fresh and sharp heading into opener

State Of The Receiving Corps Entering 2016

Could Nyqwan Murray Be The Next Bert Reed For ‘Noles?

Minshew dealing with concussion-like symptoms

FSU Preseason Position Breakdown: Specialists

FSU football practice report: Da’Vante Phillips back

15 days to FSU football: The greatest No. 15 in Florida State history

WATCH: DeCalon Brooks in action

Q&A with Khalan Laborn: FSU Commit Not Afraid of Internal Competition

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss receives high ranking in preseason AP Top 25

Ole Miss' Willie Hibbler hoping position change pays off

Ole Miss redshirt freshman changes positions to help team

FSU-Ole Miss Comic Book Cover Might Be The Coolest Thing Out There

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Former FSU runner Quigley reflects on Olympic experience

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo struggling mightily in preseason

Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo misses PAT, two field goals in first two games

Dirk Koetter has blunt assessment of Roberto Aguayo

Roberto Aguayo on misses: 'It shouldn't happen with me'

Nigel Bradham expects name to be cleared, apologizes for distraction

Referee screws up, ejects 'St. Louis' Rams' Lamarcus Joyner, Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin

Christian Ponder Focused on Having Fun in 49ers Preseason Debut

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey makes an impact in his NFL debut

Colts CB Patrick Robinson leaves game with groin injury

Redskins: Opportunity arises for Chris Thompson

Boomer’s gem lifts Snappers past Rattlers

Nats place Stephen Drew on DL, call up infielder Difo

Weaver gets two hits but Cardinals lose to Phils

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden unhappy with Florida State's effort

Energy lacking in outdoor practice

FSU out to prove 8-5 in 2005 was aberration

Don't think for an instant the expectations have changed at Florida
State.

Weatherford continues to impress

Seminole Men's Basketball Team Earns Summer Mention From ESPN's Andy Katz

All-America candidate Al Thornton looking forward to big season.

Semrau, Seminoles Looking Forward To Another Exciting Season

Florida State returns eight letterwinners from last year's 20-10 NCAA Tournament squad.

Rams' Barron will test No. 1 overall pick

LIONS NOTEBOOK: Rookie LB Sims plays with starting unit

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Thousands turn out for a soggy Clemson Fan Day

Coach Cut breaks it down Blue Devils' progress after scrimmage

AP Top 25: Cards ranked to open the season

'Canes will open season just outside AP Top 25

UNC No. 22 in preseason top 25

Pitt receives votes in preseason AP Top 25 poll

Syracuse football announces 4-game series with Army starting in 2023

9 highlights from Syracuse football scrimmage

3 things Dino Babers said at Syracuse football trip to Fort Drum

Notebook: Virginia's defensive depth chart a work in progress

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Miami reportedly no longer a contender for Syracuse transfer target Andrew White III

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

College football TV schedule

Preseason AP Top 25 poll: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma top first 2016 rankings

Four key playoff questions from the AP preseason Top 25

Check out top storylines to watch this college football season

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Gators open season ranked No. 25 in AP poll

Jefferson ready to make his mark at defensive tackle

Former Mississippi State mascot Bully XX passes away

Ninth-ranked Tennessee have high expectations

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College Football Countdown: No. 4 Notre Dame

Leader of Notre Dame's quarterback pack bound to emerge eventually

Notre Dame dismisses Redfield; Butler suspended

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Did Rio cops embellish story like Lochte?

Police seize more Irish Olympic executives' passports in Rio

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Injury to Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey puts crimp in team’s plans

Medals Race

U.S. ends Olympics on top of medal table

The U.S. dominated Rio and 16 more fascinating facts about the 2016 Olympic medal

USA's Rupp eager for more marathons after bronze

U.S. men win third straight hoops gold with romp over Serbia

For Coach K, Olympic mission now complete

Coach K goes, Pop arrives for US hoops team in transition

USA's Snyder captures men's wrestling gold medal

USA's Shields wins gold, makes history in U.S. boxing

Olympic wrestling uproar: Coaches strip to protest; officials banned after match with ex-Brandon High state champ Gomez

What countries pay Olympians for winning medals

Water streams down to extinguish flame in Olympic cauldron, wrapping up Rio Games at closing ceremony

Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/22/cheers-boos-and-a-carnival-atmosphere-as-flame-goes-out-on-rio-olympics
Rio 2016: cheers, boos and a carnival atmosphere as Olympic flame goes out

Athletes wanting to take selfies with Simone Biles slowed down the Olympics closing ceremony

The best moments from track and field in Rio

Rio Olympics 2016: The most memorable moments

The winners and losers from the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics: The 9 Biggest and Most Scandalous Moments

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Donovan claims he's staying at UF

Billy Donovan said no to millions of dollars. It's not that the Florida coach didn't want to sign a contract extension last April. He was just so deeply moved by the selflessness of his returning players that he felt guilty cashing in that quickly.

Tagliabue ready for his exit

Paul Tagliabue already has planned his first act as a former NFL commissioner: vanish.

Marion Jones 'shocked' at failed drug test

August 21, 2016 12:06 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State players growing more comfortable in Showtime spotlight

FSU working to find consistency along offensive line

FSU 8/20 Practice Report and Highlights

FSU football practice report: Josh Sweat returns

Josh Sweat Says ‘I Feel Like I’m 100 Percent’

Derwin James Has Too Much Fun Interviewing Teammates

Can Florida State tight ends take another step?

FSU freshman QB Malik Henry suspended indefinitely

FSU QB Malik Henry suspended for violation of team rules

Florida State may be down two QBs for Ole Miss with blue-chip freshman suspended

FSU quarterback Malik Henry suspended for violating team rules

The four-star prospect was the nation's No. 4 pro-style quarterback and No. 47 player overall

Is Henry going to wind up just another cautionary tale?

Fisher not concerned with FSU's quarterback depth

16 days to FSU football: Heisman winner is clear leader of Florida State No. 16s

Q&A with DeMarco Artis: Versatile FSU Commit Looking to "Make Things Happen"

FSU Football Should Schedule Game Against Florida A&M In The Future

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly likes what he's seeing from the Rebels' young WRs

Ole Miss' Jordan Wilkins: I will be back and better

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Kubura, Burkert Highlight Garnet-Gold Scrimmage

FSU Volleyball Finishes Final Tune-Up

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Roberto Aguayo missed two field goals in his first two weeks

The Bucs used a second-round pick on a kicker who's already missing chip shots

Roberto Aguayo is missing short kicks early in his NFL career and that can't make the Bucs too happy

Antonio Cromartie leaves Bears workout without contract

Chip Kelly also wanted to sign Christian Ponder when he was the Eagles coach

Kelly, now in his first year with the 49ers, seems to be really fond of Ponder

Buffalo Bills release running back Karlos Williams after troubled offseason

Everything Bills GM Doug Whaley had to say about Karlos Williams, Marcell Dareus

Karlos Williams reacts to being released by the Buffalo Bills

Karlos Williams' fiancee: Buffalo Bills release 'very upsetting'

Fans React To Buffalo Bills Releasing Karlos Williams

Don't get too excited about idea of new free agent Karlos Williams to Redskins

Jameis Winston named sleeper MVP candidate

NATS REVEAL HOW SICK DREW REALLY WAS AFTER HIS WALKOFF TRIPLE

Giants' Buster Posey visits young cancer patients, giving hugs and leaving smiles in his wake

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU WRs are getting more physical

Former FSU receiver Dugans helping out

Seminole scrimmage report

Lee works with both the 1s and 2s, Cismesia struggles from 44-yards out on Saturday

New hires bring experience to the bench

Assistant coaches Tim Carter and Andy Enfield are the newest additions to FSU's basketball program

Trotter And Kuralay Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU President serves as keynote speaker at Chamber conference

Thrasher points to FSU's economic impact

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

FOCUS SHIFTING TO GEORGIA TECH

Eagles complete their second scrimmage with a keen eye on the opener in two weeks

Tigers set to turn focus toward Auburn

Wide receiver U? Clemson is deep at position

Jones gets look at QB with Duke’s No. 1 offense

Duke’s second scrimmage of fall camp had an interesting twist Friday: Daniel Jones, not Parker Boehme, was at quarterback with the No. 1 offense

Sirk, Cutcliffe draw a crowd at event

Paul Johnson: ‘Good camp overall’ for Georgia Tech

No clear No. 2 between Tech QBs Matthew Jordan, TaQuon Marshall

Hurricanes wrap up camp, start turning focus to Sept. 3 opener

Mark Richt releases stats from Miami Hurricanes’ scrimmage

Miami star receiver Stacy Coley investigated in car rental case

Hurricanes senior receiver Stacy Coley, part of UM’s luxury car rental investigation, has been unavailable to reporters throughout camp.

Nathan Elliott wins UNC’s backup QB competition, Caleb Henderson to transfer

9 highlights from Syracuse football scrimmage

2016 Virginia Cavaliers Football Preview

Maryland junior LB Taylor first to commit to UVa's 2018 class

Strong summer has Virginia Tech RB McMillian feeling confident

These are the Hokies' Battle at Bristol uniforms, and VT let big recruiting target Devon Hunter unveil them

Deacons' offense runs wild in scrimmage

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

College football TV schedule

Why don't more teams adopt a hurry up, spread offense?

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Alabama too tough to pick against in preseason

Gators star Jalen Tabor gives shoes, cash to homeless man

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Notre Dame Football analysis: What does leadership look like? We're about to find out.

Remember when all we had to worry about was QBs at Notre Dame?

College Football Countdown: No. 5 Oklahoma State

By George, O'Leary is jet-skiing into UCF retirement

George O'Leary turned 70 years old earlier this week and for the first time in 48 years he was actually home to celebrate his birthday.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

6 Notre Dame football players arrested overnight Friday on various charges

Texas A&M linebacker arrested, charged with assault after allegedly injuring girlfriend

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

Our grades for the Dolphins against Dallas

Balanced Bucs Attack Leads To 27-21 Victory In Jacksonville

Bucs instant analysis: Breaking down Tampa Bay's 27-21 victory at Jacksonville

Slow starts nothing new to Bucs

Ryan Leaf on Johnny Manziel: 'We've offered our help, a lot of people have, he's simply just not interested'

MLB SCORES

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MEDAL COUNT

Merritt, U.S. men reclaim gold medal in 4x400 relay

Matt Centrowitz wins USA's first 1,500m gold in 108 years

U.S. runner claims silver in 5,000 after initial DQ

USA's Jorgensen wins gold in women's triathlon

Silver-medalist U.S. boxer broke down after loss

U.S. women win sixth consecutive basketball gold

U.S. wins gold; greatest women's basketball team of all time?

The moment fortunes flipped for U.S. men's hoops

U.S. men's basketball goes for 3 in a row

Jamaica pokes fun at USA's 4x100 relay failures

Ryan Lochte: I 'overexaggerated' robbery story

2016 Rio Olympics: Highs and lows from Day 15

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles will carry U.S. flag during closing ceremony

Neymar kick is gold; gives Brazil 1st Olympic soccer title

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Cremins adds two to Charleston staff

New College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins has taken care of two more staff positions, bringing in former Rider assistant Fred Dupree and ex-Florida State player Andrew Wilson.

New training facility wows Bucs coaches and players

Tuna Helper: Parcells not thinking about retirement

Different majors, same result for Tiger

Woods overwhelmed his competition again Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a five-shot victory in the PGA Championship, giving him 12 career majors and leaving only Jack Nicklaus and his 18 titles in his way.

August 20, 2016 9:03 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Garnet-Gold Scrimmage Set For Saturday

College Football Countdown: No. 6 Florida State

A Decade And Counting: Fisher, Trickett And Dawsey Reflect

Scrimmage builds mental toughness

Can Florida State’s receivers be better than good?

Florida State’s receivers were OK in 2015. They just didn’t scare anyone.

Winston encourages FSU’s Francois to ‘trust’ coaching, teammates

Top 25 NFL Draft Rankings: No. 8 Florida State has a dynamo in Dalvin Cook

One of the NFL's top pipeline programs, Florida State features several outstanding underclassmen

FSU's Cook eyeing 2,000-yard season

Josh Sweat: 'I almost lost my leg'

FSU's Burns drawing early comps to Sweat

Can the 2016 Seminoles make history?

FSU Football 2016 Preseason Preview: Game 5 vs. North Carolina

2016 Could be Best FSU-USF Showdown Yet

17 days to FSU football: All-time great leads top ‘Noles to wear No. 17

Former Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice speaks to FSU football team

FSU gearing up for the 65th Annual Kickoff Luncheon

FSU fans should pay attention to Bucs-Jags preseason game

FSU bumps Miami from top spot in recruiting rankings

Why Derrick Brooks' Son Will Be A Florida State Stud

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UP NEXT:

Five Observations of Ole Miss Rebels’ Football Practice So Far

Ole Miss' Rawlings, Sims hoping to build off last season

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Butler, Creighton, FSU & Missouri will host Wyatt Wilkes

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 1 FSU Earns 1-0 Road Victory At No. 8 Texas A&M

The victory extended Florida State’s winning streak on opening day to nine matches, outscoring its opponents by a combined score of 23-3, dating back to 2008.

No. 8 Aggie soccer team drops season opener to top-ranked Florida State

The last time Texas A&M and Florida State met there was no doubt who was the better team. On Friday, in both teams’ season opener at Ellis Field, after the first two minutes it would have been difficult to pick between the two teams.

Trio’s loyalty to ’Noles worthy of recognition

FSU Athletics Institutes New Clear Bag Policy For All Sporting Events

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buccaneers confident rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo will exceed expectations

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Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin will play without knee brace

Chicago Bears to meet with corner Antonio Cromartie

Antonio Cromartie: Could he help the Bears?

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman in midseason form with TD run vs. Browns

TIMMY JERNIGAN HAS MATURED, READY TO REALIZE POTENTIAL

Bills QBs Taylor, Manuel, see merit in helmet camera

Ponder enjoying opportunity with 49ers

Christian Ponder was painting when the 49ers called and now he is getting a crash course in the playbook ahead of Saturday's preseason game.

NFL's Jalen Ramsey on the Sneakers, Free Food, and Training Camp Dangers of a Rookie Life

Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey has bought a crazy number of shoes since the draft

Xavier Rhodes injured; Bridgewater DNP a 'coach's decision'

Jacksonville native, FSU alum Washington giving back to his hometown team

Tampa's Jameis Winston makes quick impression on Jaguars

Bulgak cut as Prince returns for New York

J.D. Drew named finalist for Georgia Sports Hall

WHY BLUE JAYS’ 2B, DEVON TRAVIS IS MY FAVORITE PLAYER & SHOULD BE YOURS

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State QB Lee has strong scrimmage

Lee impresses FSU with his progress

Fagg shows improvement

FSU receiver De'Cody Fagg has been inconsistent but looked better inpractice Saturday.

Rolle sidelined until next week

Battle over building a clash of chemistry

The coming legal face-off between synthetic Taxol researcher and professor Robert Holton and Florida State University mixes money, science, ambition and ...

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Top 9 breakout stars to watch in the ACC

Suite Spot: Deshaun Watson cracks the code

Despite injuries, Clemson DC Brent Venables confident in DEs

Clemson Football Update: Freshmen that will avoid redshirts

Top DB target A.J. Terrell makes commitment to Clemson

Petrino hopes 'to light up the scoreboard'

Nick Petrino begins 'dream job' on Cards' staff

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson may have date with stardom

Rosier, Testaverde are finalists to be Kaaya’s backup

UNC lacks clarity at backup quarterback

Pitt adds LaRod Stephens-Howling to staff

Pitt has a new graduate assistant: former NFL and Pitt running back LaRod Stephens-Howling.

Syracuse football running back George Morris has surgery on ankle

Dino Babers explains why players are working at multiple positions

Injuries, cross training have Syracuse football thin at DB

Notebook: Mendenhall mum on UVa's starting QB

Virginia to name starting quarterback next week

In a Corner, Wake Turns to Latter at Cornerback

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

College football TV schedule

Do Power Five schools have an obligation to play FCS teams?

Running backs who will be Heisman trophy dark horse candidates

These five running backs won't start the year being mentioned in the Heisman race, but could finish there

Comparing QB play across the power five conferences

Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr stepping down from Playoff selection committee

Carr is stepping down from his position on the College Football Playoff selection committee citing health reasons.

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Del Rio credits consistency for starting role at Florida

McElwain: 'Felt it was time' to name Del Rio Gators' starting QB

With starting quarterback named, Gators focusing on improving offense

How Luke Del Rio earned Florida Gators starting QB job

Notebook: Tabor, Lewis to return...

Florida coach Jim McElwain embraces 'chaos' of recent weeks

Not tough for McElwain to sit players for cream puff opponent

UK Practice Report | QBs adapting to Hinshaw

LSU's Miles brushes off scrutiny as 12th season nears

Will Muschamp has worries, but not at quarterback

Tennessee football players excited for Battle at Bristol

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Video surfaces of Baylor football player beating dog

'Totally disgusting,' time for death penalty? National reaction to video of Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora beating his dog

California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

Nebraska assistant suspended, miss 4 games after DUI arrest

UNM to join NMSU in selling booze at games

The University of New Mexico has announced it will start selling beer and wine at all home football games in the fall.

Examining the clues that led to Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly's QB twist

Oklahoma Football Leads the Nation in 10-Win Seasons

Florida State owns the NCAA record for most consecutive 10-win seasons.

Taggart confident USF can contend for 1st American title

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Jamie Dixon is recruiting at an unprecedented level at TCU

The former Pitt coach has secured commitments from three four-star prospects in the past four months

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

UF hiring Jacksonville booster to judge athlete rape case creates perception of bias

Lochte apologizes for description of gas station incident

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

Bucs lineup for Saturday's game vs. Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to win now

RG3 Reportedly Met New Girlfriend on Instagram, Wife "Blindsided" By Divorce Filing

MLB SCORES

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MEDAL COUNT

U.S. Olympic team hits 100 Rio medals, on pace to top haul from London

Kuijken 8th in 5k; Nole-led Belgium, Bahamas Relays Advance

Allyson Felix gets record fifth gold medal when U.S. women win 400 relay

U.S. men's relay team shocks world with DQ

An early handoff from Mike Rodgers to Justin Gatlin cost the U.S. the bronze in the 4x100m relay.

U.S. beats Italy for Olympic gold in women's water polo

U.S. ends its gold medal drought in BMX racing

U.S. grinds out victory over Spain to advance to gold-medal game

Serbia beats Australia 87-61, plays US for men's hoops title

Jamaica wins men's 4x100 relay giving Usain Bolt his 9th Olympic gold medal

Your taxes sponsor European soccer team

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Amato and Coker need to have big seasons

Mets fan arrested for posing as a reporter

August 19, 2016 9:02 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

What’s trending? Notes from Florida State’s first fall scrimmage

Jimbo Fisher Sees Positives After First Scrimmage of Fall

Don't want to compare Francois and Winston? Try comparing their offenses

Dalvin Cook talks Deondre Francois

Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas 'in a good place'

Bucs' Koetter Impressed by Noles Offense

How Florida State could make college football history in 2016

18 days to FSU football: Pair of kickers compete to be Florida State's top No. 18

Doak Campbell Stadium gets a big digital upgrade

FSU's new video board is no joke

Why ‘Noles Fans Should Be Rooting For Will Muschamp

FSU lands legacy commit DeCalon Brooks

DeCalon Brooks, son of legendary FSU star Derrick, commits to 'Noles

Derrick Brooks' son Decalon commits to play football at FSU

Brooks chose FSU over Louis­ville, Illinois, Florida Atlantic and Florida International, among others.

Brooks to play hybrid role for Noles

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss RB Jordan Wilkins declared academically ineligible

How Jordan Wilkins' absence may impact Ole Miss

Ole Miss' Sean Rawlings getting comfortable at center

Why Ole Miss will remain college football's most fascinating team in 2016

Ole Miss unsure if a tight end will be added in 2017 class

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU Basketball: Newcomers Get Jersey Numbers

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 1 Noles Open Season With Top-10 Matchup at No. 8 Texas A&M

Young FSU soccer team faces No. 8 Aggies on Friday

Texas A&M soccer kicks off season against top ranked Florida State

Last season, the two teams met in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship Tournament.

FSU Swimming Adds Three Assistants

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Tiffany Clay the Third Assistant Added to Neal Studd's Staff at FSU

Del Solar Ends U.S. Amateur in Round of 32

Grete Sadeiko, RG3’s Girlfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buccaneers confident rookie kicker is not a gamble

Cleveland Browns' Cam Erving: My first game at center 'went well'

Ponder enjoying opportunity with 49ers

49ers throw Christian Ponder in the fire

Christian Ponder hoping to catch up quickly with 49ers

Jalen Ramsey on recent inactivity: Knee is fine, just trying to be smart

Interceptions could help Xavier Rhodes join ranks of NFL's top corners in 2016

P.J. Williams carted off due to cramps at Saints-Texans practice Thursday

Jameis makes quick impression on Jaguars

Jameis Winston's FSU teammates-turned-Jaguars size him up as a pro

Dirk Koetter and Jameis Winston are a perfect fit

Here's why Jameis Winston isn't sweating all those drops by Mike Evans

It's always on to the next play for the Bucs QB and his 'never covered' No. 1 target

Tyler Holt creates new dance move while sliding past Ichiro's triple

Cardinals rookie, DeLand grad Luke Weaver reflects on first MLB start

George McNeill: McNeill (neck) WDs during R1 of Wyndham

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU's Lee ready for new beginning

Tony Carter's role grows for Seminoles

FSU Turning Out Top NFL Players

Rams' Barron will test No. 1 overall pick

Javon Walker in action for first time in nearly a year

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

An interactive look at the 2016 ACC football schedule

Stewart Mandel's 2016 ACC predictions

ACC position rankings: Secondary

1. Florida State:

2016 Boston College Eagles Football Preview

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BC kicker Colton Lichtenberg aims for improved accuracy

Watson protects draft stock with $10 million policies

Clemson defensive lineman injured in moped accident

Clemson DE Xavier Kelly was injured in a moped accident Wednesday night.

Swinney Wins Another National Award

Blue Devils dealing with the heat

Second QB key to Duke's success near goal line

Expect Run-Oriented Offense for Duke Football This Season

Duke suspends Carter, Boyce for 3 games

Duke defensive tackle Brandon Boyce and safety Phillip Carter have been suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season, Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe announced Thursday. No reason was given.

Johnson: Tech ‘way, way better’ at B-back

Georgia Tech DE out for season

Paul Johnson starting to make decisions on redshirts

Yellow Jackets punt, kick returners still not definite

Jurich: Petrino sees UofL as 'destination job'

Harvey-Clemons aims higher as leader of Cardinals' secondary

Texas A&M transfer's talent impresses Cards

Mark Richt, Manny Diaz assess Miami Hurricanes after Scrimmage No. 2

Miami D-coordinator: ‘disparity’ between starters and backups growing larger

Coveted receiver Dionte Mullins officially joins Hurricanes

How UNC's play-calling will work with coaching staff changes

Pittsburgh football: 5 things to watch in 2016

Syracuse football: Chris Slayton's time to lead defensive line has come

Dino Babers era promises much more 4th-down excitement than Scott Shafer (analysis)

Virginia comes to decision on starting quarterback

Mendenhall will speak with the media at 10:15 Friday morning.

Will Hokies find balance in Fuente's first season?

Josh Jackson not worried if he'll be named the Hokies' king quarterback

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ACC BASKETBALL:

U of L Look Ahead: Mitchell's big leap year?

New commit 'is a tailor-made Louisville guard'

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

ACC launches digital channel Friday with focus on events

The Atlantic Coast Conference's digital channel will launch Friday and live-stream 331 nonrevenue sporting events this fall for online viewing.

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

College football TV schedule

Forget history, these are the best modern college football rivalries

How to win a Heisman Trophy: Breaking down the massive field into tiers

Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are among the early Heisman favorites

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Seven burning questions for the SEC East as fall camp kicks into gear

Tennessee looks to prove its hype is deserved while Florida tries to overcome starting yet another new quarterback

Florida names Luke Del Rio starting QB for Sept 3 opener vs UMass

Forest grad Herndon a 'fighter' at UF running back

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments, improvements in fundraising and facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.

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Houston battles through hype and humidity to cement its arrival as a power

The Cougars have everything to gain from a great season -- they can break into the playoff and help their program earn a Power Five conference bid

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 5 Michigan Wolverines

Harbaugh up to $7M with Michigan paying insurance premiums

Michigan has agreed to pay a $2 million annual life insurance premium for Jim Harbaugh, effectively increasing the football coach's pay to $7 million a year.

Is pingpong the secret to Texas' 2016 season?

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OTHER BASEBALL:

MSU plans to build largest video board in college baseball

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

Swimmers Ryan Lochte, UT alum Jimmy Feigen face charges - and unable to fabricate better cover story than robbery, apparently

Lochte’s actions helps U.S. top medal count for stupidity

Ryan Lochte joins list of greatest sports hoaxes and scams of all time

US Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Agrees to Pay $11K to Avoid Prosecution in Rio

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Ailing Ryan Tannehill is sick of Miami Dolphins offensive woes; 'It's now or never'

Hall of Fame refunding ticket, hotel costs for canceled game

MLB SCORES

Carlos Beltran on the differences between playing in Texas and New York: 'Here it's more about baseball'

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MEDAL COUNT

Gold! Longhorn Ryan Crouser throws more than 73 feet, wins shot put with Olympic-record mark

US beats France 86-67, advances to women's basketball final

Bolt takes Olympic 200 but comes short of record

Usain Bolt wins third straight Olympic 200m gold

British runner may be Rio's most heartbroken athlete

Recap: 5 things you missed Thursday at the Olympics

Most popular spots in the Olympic Athletes Village? McDonald’s, beauty salon

Acrimony surrounding 2020 Tokyo Games already starting

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gators 'don't care' about No. 7 ranking

Torrey Davis commits to Gators

That was followed by denial from Davis and the coaches at Armwood that he committed to FSU.

Leavitt, USF eye bright future

As the architect of one of the fastest growing college football programs in the country, coach Jim Leavitt has a clear vision of what the future could hold for South Florida.

Williams has probation terminated early

Former University of Miami linebacker Willie Williams was rewarded for good behavior and had his probation terminated Friday, six months early, his attorney said.

LB Seau passes physical, signs with Patriots

Marion Jones tests positive for EPO

August 18, 2016 7:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Video Extra: First Scrimmage

Scrimmage Round-Up: Francois Makes Strides

FSU QB Deondre Francois progresses as fall camp continues

Florida State QB Deondre Francois impresses in first scrimmage

Injury To Sean Maguire Forced Jimbo Into Good Place With Deondre Francois

Once again FSU secondary aims to be nation’s best

FSU defense hopes actions can back up swagger

Without Jalen Ramsey, FSU's defensive backs still have 'savage' mentality

Seminoles dealing with fall camp injuries, scrimmage Wednesday

Injuries Mounting Up For The ‘Noles

19 days to FSU football: Recent FSU kicker leads list of best Seminole 19s

First look at the multi-million dollar renovations at FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium

Doak Campbell One Of CFB's Most Intimidating Places

FSU Fans Are Already Trolling UM Over Hard Rock Stadium Name

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UP NEXT:

One year later, Van Jefferson ready to make big impact

Ole Miss' Caldwell embracing grind of preseason camp

Sources deny Ole Miss' Little underwent MRI on shoulder

Ole Miss Talented in the Secondary

Is Ole Miss an outside contender for the College Football Playoff?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

New Kids on the Block

Practice Continues For Seminole Volleyball, Attention on UCF

#FSUGolf Announces 2016-17 Schedule

Robert Griffin III Apparently Dating Florida State Athlete Grete Sadeiko

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

The anatomy of a busted screen: Cameron Erving explains what happened against Green Bay

Hart doesn’t see himself as sixth man of Giants’ O-line

Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski may switch from driver to wedge due to new kickoff rule

Jalen Ramsey says he is close to 100 percent

Ramsey is healthy, focused on staying that way for regular season

Vikings Want More Interceptions From Xavier Rhodes

Patriots notebook: Bryan Stork fights to win center job, and that’s the bad news

Buccaneers' QBs coach sees offseason training pay off for Jameis Winston

Scouting Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston Is a System QB

Jalen Ramsey says Jameis Winston is 'extra coach' on field

Winston Report: Bucs QB Steady, Not Spectacular

Tyler Holt hilariously slid past the baseball while trying to stop Ichiro's triple

sherman Johnson's single leads Salt Lake to 9-3 win over New Orleans

Leibrandt, Tromp lift Clearwater over Tampa 7-0

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Picks up two hits in rout of Yankees

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC preseason position rankings: Receivers/tight ends

2. Florida State Seminoles:

How ACC football would be affected by a nine-game conference schedule

Elijah Robinson helps Boston College football take vertical game to new Heights

What has Boston College been doing to Paul Pasqualoni?

Clemson Tigers believe they can ‘win it all’

Clemson QB Watson gets $5M insurance policies

Bryant injury spreads Clemson thinner at end. What now?

Clemson will feel affects of defensive end's injury immediately vs. Auburn

Expected starter Austin Bryant suffered a foot injury that will keep him out of the opener against Auburn

$55 million Clemson complex near completion, even has a nap room

Clemson is nearing completion of a state-of-the-art, $55 million football complex that will include a barber shop, arcade and bowling alley. And don’t forget the slide and putt-putt golf.

Cutcliffe Excited About Duke’s Running Game

Duke has speed, power in running backs Wilson and Duncan

Thomas Sirk's comeback key to Duke's season

Cutcliffe opposes 9-game ACC schedule

Paul Johnson starting to make decisions on redshirts

Tech’s pass defense will be tested in 2016

The Cardinal Countdown: 15 Days Until Kickoff

Are Cards on Collision Course with CFP?

First-teamers shine as backup QBs shed no-contact jerseys in University of Miami scrimmage

Brad Kaaya, Stacy Coley, Mark Walton, Gus Edwards shine in Miami Hurricanes second scrimmage

'Canes move closer to naming No. 2 quarterback after second scrimmage of camp

Miami Hurricanes still hopeful WR signee Dionte Mullins will qualify

What are the reasonable expectations for UNC football?

NC State makes progress up front

After a chaotic spring, NC State’s offensive line has come together under Dwayne Ledford’s watch.

Pitt happy with depth, stability in offensive line

A group of eight quality linemen are battling for the five starting spots.

Pitt's throwback look 'brings back a lot of good memories'

Current players get excited just seeing them Tuesday for first time.

2016 Syracuse Football preview

Small successes key to Bronco Mendenhall's overhaul at Virginia

Cook ready to showcase his skills in UVa's 3-4 scheme

Wake Forest Football Looking to Shock the ACC Again, 10 Years Later

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Louisville AD: School is waiting on NCAA investigation

Virginia men's basketball team goes 5-0 in Spain

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

College football TV schedule

The Birth of Swag: 30 years into the launch of college football's new era

Swag is synonymous with college football these days but that wasn't always the case

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Ex-5-star CB Sheffield transferring from Tide

McElwain: Cornerback Tabor, tight end Lewis suspended

Players had choice, face aftermath

Missouri looks to beef up anemic rush attack

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Army QB abruptly leaves West Point

Mich. gives Harbaugh millions in insurance loan

Notre Dame QBs Kizer, Zaire will share duties vs. Texas

Cranky Notre Dame quarterbacks haven't embraced decision yet

Analysis: Why Notre Dame's Brian Kelly reversed field on his QB philosophy

Senior CB Cole Luke represents Notre Dame's voice of justice

Notre Dame football practice report 8-17

Can the Longhorns contend in the Big 12? Best- and worst-case scenarios for Texas

College Football Countdown: No. 8 UCLA

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

College coaches ticked off by organizers price gouging them at recruiting events

More than 77 percent of coaches we surveyed don't like the recruiting circuit's 'Packet Racket'

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College baseball video review expanding to regular season

The NCAA on Wednesday approved a proposal to expand video review in college baseball to cover regular-season games starting in 2017.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

US swimmer Ryan Lochte to have passport seized by Brazilian authorities probing 'discrepancies' in robbery claims

Robbery questions raised, but Lochte back in U.S.

Rio has enough problems; it doesn't need Ryan Lochte adding to them

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

For Miami Dolphins, reported $250M Hard Rock deal is smashing success

MLB SCORES

https://rio16.tallahassee.com/olympics-rio-2016/medals
MEDAL COUNT

Young Advances to Semi's

Day 13: Florida State's Young and Indiana's Parratto Poised for Showdown

Both qualified for the semifinals on Wednesday

Walsh Jennings, Ross rebound to win beach volleyball bronze

Will Walsh Jennings be back in 2020?

US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

Miami’s Rollins wins gold, leads USA sweep in 100 hurdles

Tampa resident Tianna Bartoletta wins Olympic long jump gold

Morgan discusses Hope Solo's comments

Usain Bolt advances to 200 final with fastest time of the year

Russia's one-woman team misses out on Olympic medal

Boxing judges sent home from Rio Olympics after review of decisions

August 17, 2016 7:35 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

James, Seminoles Return to Practice

Seminoles dealing with fall camp injuries, scrimmage Wednesday

Going Deep: Noles Enjoy Surplus Of Offensive Linemen

Top NFL Draft Prospects: Seminoles boast ACC's top OT in Roderick Johnson

First-time quarterbacks have played well for Florida State

FSU QB Sean Maguire's bad break is a gift for Seminoles

Jimbo's hand was forced — and it'll pay off for FSU

Nyqwan Murray, FSU receivers responding to early camp challenge

Can Talented FSU Secondary Increase Pedestrian Interception Numbers?

Derwin James Takes Over

FSU Safety Derwin James Sees Himself In Levonta Taylor

Fully healthy Josh Sweat ready to increase output on Florida State defensive line

DeMarcus Walker feels this could be the best FSU defense ever

Top 5 Players Who Impressed In Week 1

Clemson Football vs FSU ranked top-six game in 2016

FSU Football 2016 Preseason Preview: Game 2 vs. Charleston Southern

Yet another method for measuring the strength of Florida State's opponents

20 days to FSU football: Who gets your vote for the top No. 20 in history?

FSU still after four-star LSU commit

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss has sights set on big season

Jason Pellerin, Shea Patterson give Ole Miss bright future

Freshmen make their marks at first Ole Miss scrimmage

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Bond Announces 2016-17 Women's Golf Schedule

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin struggling with conditioning

Eagles reportedly offered Anquan Boldin 'a nice deal'

Kids suddenly least of Antonio Cromartie's family drama

Joe Thomas taking Cleveland Browns center Cameron Erving to school

Browns OL Cam Erving 'did some good things'

Bobby Hart turning into best value pick on Giants' roster

Sebastian Janikowski's power looked just fine on this 53-yd try

Christian Ponder signs with San Francisco 49ers

Jaguars rookies Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack return to practice

Reaching Comfort Zone Helping Xavier Rhodes Reach for Interceptions

Bryan Stork gets the boot from Bears-Patriots practice

Stork Ejected From Patriots Joint Practice For Fighting With Bears

RB Karlos Williams Returns to Team Drills

Winston Set for FSU Reunion in Jacksonville

Former Seminole White Signs NBA Contract

Nogowski's sac fly leads Stockton to 2-1 win over Visalia

Giants' Buster Posey: Out of lineup for second straight game

Revisiting the MLB debut of Luke Weaver

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Tigers have plenty to do before camp ends

Clemson DE Bryant to miss at least 3 games with foot injury

Clemson starting defensive end Austin Bryant is expected to miss at least three games after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.

Rahming wants to be counted on as playmaking receiver

Duke coach David Cutcliffe began fall camp by saying the wide-receiver position was “all over the place” and has since mentioned the need to identify the best playmakers on offense. Sophomore T.J. Rahming believes he can fill that need.

Duke's Giles-Tatum tandem tops ACC newcomers

Georgia Tech looks to reclaim nation's rushing crown

Georgia Tech designates Vanderbilt game for gold-out

Miami receiving corps dealt another blow with injury to Ahmmon Richards

Cole Holcomb’s journey from walk-on to UNC starting linebacker

UNC football invites police to practice, eats lunch with officers

Starters remain unclear as Pitt's depth at linebacker shows up in a hurry

Senior Matt Galambos likely key factor in second year of development for coach Pat Narduzzi’s defense.

Panthers reaping benefits from reintroduction of Pitt script logo

Athletic director Scott Barnes said Monday the school is currently not focused on adding new sports.

8 Syracuse football records that will be broken during Dino Babers era

No one has gotten a leg up in UVa's kicking competition

Three-way race? Fuente says freshman Josh Jackson in thick of Hokies QB battle

Virginia Tech kicker Slye cut no corners in preparation for new season

Deacs' injuries put defense on hold

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Marist replaces Albany on Duke schedule

Syracuse basketball officially confirms date of game against St. John's

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

College football TV schedule

CBS Sports 2016 Preseason College Football All-America Team, awards

OL Roderick Johnson Florida State Junior

Two weeks that shape the season

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UF Notebook: Tabor shares experience with freshman Cleveland

UF lineman Jawaan Taylor is making an impression

UF KICKER EDDY PINEIRO LONG ON TALENT, SHORT ON FG EXPERIENCE

Scary scenario for LSU: Leonard Fournette in boot following ankle injury

Les Miles confirmed that the star running back got hurt during a recent scrimmage

Bobby Bentley excelling in recruiting for Gamecocks

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College Football Countdown: No. 9 Michigan

How many Notre Dame running backs will play this fall?

Nic Weishar can now stomach a larger role for Notre Dame

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Trial set for McQueary whistleblower suit against Penn State

A judge has set an Oct. 17 trial date for the whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Miami Dolphins’ stadium gets a new name: Hard Rock

Expect a fight when Jaguars host Tampa Bay for two joint practices

Jerry Jones on Cowboys and NFL: 'Sometimes I wonder if I got hit by a car at 45 and have been living in heaven ever since'

MLB SCORES

https://rio16.tallahassee.com/olympics-rio-2016/medals
MEDAL COUNT

Kuijken Headed To 5k Final; Zagre Cruises Into Semis

Simone Biles soars into Olympic history with fourth victory

Simpson wins USA's first-ever medal in 1,500

U.S. Men’s Basketball Team’s Latest Foes See Flaws, Not Routs

Carmelo Anthony is the embodiment of USA Basketball

U.S. women roll to semis in Rio Olympics, extend win streak to 47

Japan kept things close in the first half, but the U.S. women’s basketball team, seeking a sixth consecutive gold medal, dominated late and won 110-64 to reach the semifinals at the Rio Olympics.

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross fall in Rio semifinals

Jennings loses first Olympic match of career ·

Brazil loses to Sweden on penalties in women's football semifinal

Sweden bounces host Brazil in penalty kicks to advance to gold-medal game

2012 gold medalist diver belly flops, scores zero at Rio Olympics

Things didn't go as planned for Ilya Zakharov

Irish boxer goes off, accuses Putin after controversial loss

Ryan Lochte: 'We were afraid we'd get in trouble'

Olympics: Day 12 notebook

Five things to watch for Wednesday at the Rio Olympics

August 16, 2016 7:34 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Nole Insiders: Open Practice Observations

Maguire Pledges Support For Noles While Recovering From Injury

Despit setback with injury, QB Sean Maguire says he will ‘be there’ for FSU teammates

Jimbo Fisher refuses to compare FSU QB to Jameis Winston

Florida State isn't comparing Deondre Francois to Jameis Winston

Deondre Francois is man for Seminoles despite what Jimbo Fisher says

FSU Football: Plenty of reasons to be excited about Deondre Francois

The Future is Now for FSU QB Francois

QB's injury will test Seminoles' depth

Keep an eye on receiver Nyqwan Murray

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says mature Seminoles are avoiding 'clutter'

Rick Trickett’s yearly interview was as entertaining as ever

Top 25 Countdown: No. 2 — Florida State

2016 season preview: No. 4 Florida State Seminoles

What are FSU’s toughest games according to Vegas?

Paul Finebaum on Florida State's Playoff chances, ACC strength

21 days to FSU football: Who's the best to wear No. 21 for the 'Noles?

As Southern Cal, FSU come knocking, will Micah Parsons stick with Penn State?

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UP NEXT:

FSU Football 2016 Preseason Preview: Game 1 vs. Ole Miss

Ole Miss' defense will have a tough challenge against Florida State running back Dalvin Cook

Ole Miss' Givens ready to take starting role at left tackle

Ole Miss safety C.J. Moore undergoes surgery

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/report-brad-paisley-to-perform-free-concert-in-orlando-prior-to-ole-miss-florida-state
Brad Paisley to perform free concert in Orlando the day before Ole Miss-FSU game

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Savoy Signs To Play Basketball At Florida State

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Metraux Sisters Triumphant At Swiss Interclub

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers look forward to health and 'a lot of touchdowns'

Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Struggling with conditioning

Lions' Boldin punches his way into NFL season No. 14

Free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie is confident he'll land somewhere 'soon'

Antonio Cromartie questions if Joey Bosa's mom is 'running the show'

Antonio Cromartie questions if Joey Bosa's mom is 'running the show'

Bobby Hart doesn't see himself as sixth man of Giants O-line

Dustin Hopkins Literally Can’t Miss a 63-Yard Field Goal

Raiders C Rodney Hudson is on same level as Travis Frederick

Stop worrying about a Jalen Ramsey injury

Steelers LB Timmons focused on 10th season, not contract

Karlos Williams back on the field, repping FSU

Biegalski, Barrera carry Beloit to 3-1 win over Wisconsin

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/watch/kevin-cash-we-didnt-make-many-good-pitches-today/vp-BBvAT7V
Kevin Cash: We didn't make many good pitches today

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/kevin-cash-we-hit-a-lot-of-balls-hard-today/vp-BBvCUYW
Kevin Cash: We hit a lot of balls hard today

Buster Posey Injury: Updates on Giants Star's Back and Return

Luke Weaver scores another start

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC at odds over structure of conference football schedule

Clemson ends two-a-days

2016 season preview: No. 2 Clemson Tigers

Georgia Tech’s backup quarterback race unsorted

Georgia Tech developing depth at cornerback

Cards seek pass-run balance with Jackson

UofL Report | Dee Smith's tackling impresses

‘Coach Kool’ has turned Hurricanes’ defensive line into sack-happy bunch

ACC Preview: How high can Pitt climb in Pat Narduzzi's 2nd season?

Syracuse football quarterback Eric Dungey wants to be 'perfect'

Syracuse football WR Steve Ishmael excited to 'actually take chances' (3 things he said)

Syracuse football's Dino Babers doubles as fake FG coach (camp observations/photos/videos)

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Wake Forest basketball heads to Bahamas

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

College football TV schedule

Why adding two schools might be the most likely, and best, outcome of Big 12 expansion

Expansion isn't Big 12's best option to survive; it's merging with a conference like the SEC, Pac-12

If Big 12 really wants to add academic powerhouse in expansion, how about Rice?

How the NCAA conducts an investigation

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Longest active SEC losing streak for each team

Alabama has best set of ‘triplets’ in the SEC in 2016

Notebook: Del Rio, Appleby keep battle for starting job alive

UF's Jim McElwain: 'Harder consequences' for habitual drug users

McElwain said Gators' star Callaway 'dealt with a lot' amid sexual assault allegations

The position that could make or break USC defense in flux

Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp will use a lot of nickel alignment this season. What he has to figure out now is who will play the nickel back position.

https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/breaking-tennessees-top-rated-prep-tailback-commits-to-the-volunteers
Longest active SEC losing streak for each team ·

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College Football Countdown: No. 10 Baylor

Ceiling continues to rise for Notre Dame OL Mike McGlinchey

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Starting USC punter Kelly arrested

Gamecocks’ punter accused of damaging iPhone
South Carolina punter Sean Kelly was arrested for being “loud and boisterous” with the smell of alcohol on his breath. Friday’s arrest report was changed on Monday to malicious injury to personal property/vandalism; destructive/damage/vandalism of property.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

OC Clyde Christensen says Dolphins offense has to to ‘do everything better’

MLB SCORES

https://rio16.tallahassee.com/olympics-rio-2016/medals
MEDAL COUNT

Quigley Eighth In Steeple Final; More Noles Ready For Action

Americans Lucena, Dalhausser lose blustery beach volleyball quarterfinal

FSU grad Lucena falls in Olympic beach volleyball

Biles disappointed by beam mistake, not bronze medal

Raisman not best U.S. gymnast, just the most important

U.S. boxers perplexed by boos during Rio matches

Team USA men's basketball to face Argentina in medal round

Things aren't getting any easier for the men's basketball favorites

August 15, 2016 7:04 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Spotlight Turns To Francois

Deonde Francois says he hasn't changed, despite Sean Maguire's injury

FSU QB Deondre Francois taking Jameis Winston comparison in stride

QB Francois faces unfair comparisons immediately at FSU

Florida State's QB Francois focused on himself, not Winston

What To Expect From Deondre Francois

Sean Maguire Interview

FSU QB Sean Maguire: 'Past few days have been pretty devastating'

FSU QB Sean Maguire's bad break is a gift for Seminoles

Another bad break for FSU's Sean Maguire

So much for that QB battle

Not quite start of new QB era at Florida State

Oddmakers Adjust To Sean Maguire Injury News

Jalen Ramsey throws his support behind Deondre Francois

Jimbo Fisher looking for FSU football's Auden Tate to stay healthy

Jimbo Fisher impressed by Nyqwan Murray

Jimbo Fisher: If kids realized and relaxed, they'd handle things better

What’s trending? Notes from Florida State’s open practice

Seminoles cap Fan Day, Media Day with open practice

"For Our Fans": Noles Nation Enjoys 2016 Fan Day

Jimbo Fisher Looking For More Consistency At Practice

40 observations from open practice

Would Jimbo Fisher Depart If ‘Noles Win 2016 National Title?

22 days to FSU football: The battle of the Smiths for top ‘Nole No. 22

https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/fsu-putting-quality-quantity-recruiting/
FSU putting quality over quantity in recruiting

Penn State commit Micah Parsons talks Florida State offer

FSU offers 2018 five-star defensive end

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UP NEXT:

Freeze: Octavious Cooley may be better than Evan Engram

Conyers: I don’t want to show weakness to the younger guys

https://olemiss.rivals.com/news/sunday-countdown-ole-miss-fall-camp-into-its-second-week
Sunday Countdown: Ole Miss fall camp into its second week

Ole Miss football 2016 prediction: big wins, losses amid hard schedule

Is Ole Miss facing an overrated Florida State?

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Panthers cautiously bring receiver Kelvin Benjamin back from knee injury

Buster Davis Introduced as Defensive Line Coach for SOU

Mario Edwards Jr. could miss 4-6 weeks with hip strain

Former Florida State cornerback still in longshot role with Bucs

Javien Elliott is an undrafted cornerback trying to make a team deep in cornerbacks.

Giants film review observations on Bobby Hart

Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey trolls Dallas Cowboys

Rays owner Sternberg: Kevin Cash doing 'tremendous' job

Toronto Blue Jays: The Ballad of Devon Travis

Devon Travis is the Blue Jays’ last vestige of the Roy Halladay trade

DeLand's Luke Weaver impresses in MLB debut

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Booker knows his final season better be best

'Noles will depend on freshman tight ends

Piurowski, Warren learning fast

Rolle Understands His Role With 'Noles

Paul Griffin is Seminoles' new 'beast'

DT Corey Simon: May need surgery on knee

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU's College of Medicine bestows honor on 121 freshmen students

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College football hopes new players spur ACC turnaround after historically bad year

Defense early, offense late for Blue Devils

Duke held its first full-contact practice and situational scrimmage Saturday at Wade Stadium, and the edge went to the defense, Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe said.

Louisville tries to prove the ACC is more than just Clemson and Florida State

Bobby Petrino's third year with Louisville is the perfect opportunity for the Cardinals to make the ACC more than the two-team conference it's perceived to be

Accurate Jackson highlights U of L scrimmage

ACC Preview: NC State's Matthew Dayes has date with breakthrough season

Syracuse football: Offense scores 5 second-half touchdowns in scrimmage

Colorado grad transfer DE De'Jon Wilson brings size, experience to Syracuse football

Syracuse Football: Dino Babers really does not like people who eat grapes

Notebook: Virginia QB job remains up for grabs

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Wake Forest basketball heads to Bahamas

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

College football TV schedule

Countdown to college football: 18 days

Marquee coaches back college commissioner, but may not enjoy surrendering power

Nineteen first-year college football coaches settling in to new responsibilities

It's not easy being a college football coach in general, but first-year coaches have it even rougher

Pick Six: Games most likely to determine who reaches playoff

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Besting the Bear? Saban in hot pursuit of Alabama icon

UF's Tabor takes different approach

Hillsborough High's Jordan Sherit seeks bigger role on Gators

As Georgia ponders starting Jacob Eason, it faces risks of a freshman QB in SEC

Bulldogs fans want their five-star true freshman quarterback on the field in Week 1 but is that really the best thing for Georgia football?

'Last Chance U' reunion in the SEC West as EMCC QB joins Mississippi State

Wyatt Roberts has started practicing with Mississippi State

Starting South Carolina P Kelly arrested; won't miss time

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says punter Sean Kelly won't miss any game time after being arrested on charges including disorderly conduct and trespassing.

College Football Countdown: No. 11 Tennessee

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Urban Meyer says Cincinnati should be a target for Big 12 expansion

Notre Dame-Army, a football rivalry unmatched in the 1940s

Ceiling continues to rise for Notre Dame OL Mike McGlinchey

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Coach Adam Gase says Miami Dolphins offense was pressing, blames himself

Gabbert throws early TD before Texans rally past 49ers 24-13

MLB SCORES

https://rio16.tallahassee.com/olympics-rio-2016/medals
MEDAL COUNT

Knibb Throwing For Gold In Rio

American gymnast Simone Biles wins third gold, and this one was historic

Simone Biles won a third Olympic gold medal — the first in vault for an American woman. Madison Kocian added a silver on uneven bars, and Alex Naddour won bronze on pommel horse, ending a 32-year U.S. medal drought in that event.

Simone Biles was on a mission in vault victory

After rough start, a decade of work hanging in basketball balance

As the United States scraped its way through group play, undefeated if uncomfortably, the question remains: Will the Americans come full circle, back to the disappointment of 2004? Or will the struggles of this Olympics be forgotten in the wake of a third straight gold medal?

US rolls again in women's basketball, routs China 105-62

UF alum Lochte, 3 others robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings, the U.S. Olympic Committee said.

Lochte robbery now puts Olympics on edge

Usain Bolt wins third consecutive Olympic gold in 100-meter dash

Van Niekerk shatters world record in 400 to win Olympic gold

England’s Rose takes gold, Kuchar of U.S. bronze as Olympics revitalizes golf culture in Rio

Great Britain’s Justin Rose became the first Olympic golf gold medalist in 112 years Sunday, beating out Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in a back-nine showdown on Rio’s Reserva de Marapendi Olympic golf course.

Aggressive approach earns Georgia Tech’s Kuchar bronze medal in golf

NBC analyst takes final shot at golfers who skipped Rio

Andy Murray 1st to win 2 Olympic tennis singles golds

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Miami's Willie Williams set to transfer to Mississippi community college

Fulmer vows to fix Vols after 5-6 season

LB Seau to retire today

August 14, 2016 8:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Maguire To Miss Opener, Francois To Work With First Team

FSU QB Sean Maguire to undergo foot surgery, out four weeks

Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire needs surgery on his right foot and will undergo surgery "probably Monday," said head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Maguire’s foot surgery likely makes Francois FSU’s starting quarterback

IMG's Francois likely to start for FSU after Maguire injury

Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire out four weeks with bone spur in right foot

The redshirt senior will not be ready for FSU’s season opener but has not been entirely counted out of the race for the starting quarterback job by Jimbo Fisher.

Video: Jimbo Fisher provides update on Sean Maguire

Twitter reacts to news of FSU QB Sean Maguire's injury

Meet Deondre Francois, Florida State's likely week 1 starting quarterback

Florida State will make the College Football Playoff in 2016

23 days to FSU football: All-American WR begins debate of best Seminole No. 23

FSU Football: Raises for Assistants Well Deserved

FSU's Gene Deckerhoff ready to go, too

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UP NEXT:

Meet the Rebels

SEC Season Preview: Ole Miss

Ole Miss puts on pads as first week of practices draws to close

Ole Miss' Swinney believes it's his time to make an impact

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

2016 Hall Of Fame Class

Jesuit alum Shane Robinson, ex-lineman Alex Barron among FSU Hall of Fame inductees

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin talks about returning to action

Anquan Boldin boxes, staying in shape for 14th NFL season

Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. sustains hip injury at Arizona

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Returns to practice Saturday

Quarterback Jameis Winston thinks the Bucs ‘did ok’ on offense

Winston challenging teammates was best thing from Buccaneers loss

Jameis Winston excited for FSU reunion vs. Jaguars next week

Ayers Helps Winston Spread Winning Attitude

Five Players Set For a Stellar 2016

Shane Robinson placed on DL with hip flexor strain

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/2016/08/13/jays-notebook-six-man-rotation-could-last-until-late-september.html
Devon Travis's hit streak ends at eight games.

DeLand's Luke Weaver will make MLB debut for Cardinals Saturday

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden: 'We're about as good as anybody else'

Antone Smith means business

Booker turns anger outward

That's no typo: FSU player is 33 years old

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

FIRST SCRIMMAGE IN THE BOOKS

The Eagles take the field in a maroon-and-white morning clash

Clemson’s Watson says Tigers ‘not close’ to ready for opener

Hearn brings physical presence to Tigers’ offensive line

Clemson still searching for second CB after Saturday’s scrimmage

Clemson’s against extra league game

Yellow Jackets try to make most of low expectations

Paul Johnson loved his offense’s 17-play drive

Georgia Tech freshman receiver Jalen Camp continues to impress

Tech freshman B-back Dedrick Mills ‘going to play a lot’

Miami Hurricanes players love these changes Mark Richt has made

Hurricanes pull back intensity and meet their fans before first day off

Miami's Brad Kaaya enjoys perks of 'Quarterback U' club | Commentary

Pitt's athlete heart testing could spark national attention

Pitt’s heart testing for athletes, which uncovered conditions in two football players, puts it at the center of an ongoing NCAA discussion.

Dylan Sims anxious to step into increased UVa football role

Hokies mailbag: The 'Yup, there's an ongoing QB competition' edition

Hokies mailbag, Part II: What happened to all the October home games?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Virginia men's basketball team improves to 3-0 on Spain trip

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

College football TV schedule

Nearly twice as many schools as currently in Big 12 express interest in joining conference

Written by Chuck Carlton, Staff Writer Get Involved!

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Florida Gators' QB race nearing an end

Thompson sets lofty goal

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Grobe gets back to coaching at Baylor

Notre Dame football practice report 8-13

Notre Dame practiced in a spitting rain on Saturday morning

Analysis: Five key developments evolving in Notre Dame training camp

Shaun Crawford, Nick Coleman bring options for Notre Dame's secondary

College Football Countdown: No. 12 Stanford

TCU facing adjustments as injuries take toll on defense

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Missouri running back suspended after stealing arrest

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

Grading the Dolphins’ preseason opener

Some things you might have missed during Bucs’ loss to Eagles

MLB SCORES

https://rio16.tallahassee.com/olympics-rio-2016/medals
MEDAL COUNT

Trio Of Noles Are Moving On At Rio Games

FSU alum Quigley qualifies for women's steeplechase final

U.S. women's eight remains step above with third Olympic gold

Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps wins gold in final race of career

American Jeff Henderson wins Olympics long jump

With five medals, what's next for Ledecky?

Noles for "Nick the Quick"

Unawed opponents threatening US basketball dominance

Solo 'unlikely' to face punishment for Sweden comments

Venus Williams guaranteed a fifth Olympic medal

Bolt-Gatlin showdown in 100-meter dash is looming

Bolles grad Joseph Schooling's historic win over Michael Phelps brings huge payday from Singapore

Rose, Stenson primed for medals in golf

Mo Farah of Britain recovers from fall to defend Olympic 10,000-meter title

In tennis, Puig wins Puerto Rico's 1st Olympic gold ever

Rio officials claim solution for green water

One of the green pools at Olympics to be drained and refilled

August 13, 2016 12:01 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

#NolesCamp Notebook: Nnadi Building On Foundation Of Strength

Florida State ready for return to national spotlight

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher opposes new ACC schedule tweak

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is standing up for the little guy…and it isn’t just because he wants a game.

Jimbo Fisher lobbies for college football commissioner

Jimbo Fisher Says Playing FCS Teams Helps The Sport

FSU defensive coordinator Kelly gets five year deal, assistants and AD get raises

‘Noles Make Steady Progress In Third Practice

Who is FSU's secret weapon?

Five Defensive Storylines to Start Fall Camp

24 days to FSU football: Short ballot for the best ‘Nole No. 24

New Clear Bag Policy Instituted For Athletic Events

FSU in early list of favorites for 2018 4-star tight end

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss' Lodge hopes learning experience pays off

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

With Obstacles Behind Her, Quigley Tackles Olympic Debut

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs rookie Roberto Aguayo explains why he missed a PAT for the first time

Aguayo never missed an extra-point attempt in his career at Florida State.

Give Bucs' Aguayo a break, he missed one kick

Antonio Cromartie filed eviction notice to his own mother

Janikowski worried about losing power after dropping weight

Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey could be starter from day one

Winston Finds Positives in Loss to Eagles

Nationals' Stephen Drew: Increases workouts

Drew to see neurologist

Leibrandt leads Clearwater to 1-0 win over Lakeland

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

'Noles don full pads, get physical

Florida State gets down to business as the team practices in full pads for the first time Saturday.

Bowden says O-line needs another year

Competition wide open for FSU tight ends

Andrews begins rebuilding defense

Associate head coach Mickey Andrews begins his 23rd season at FSU
The rebuilding of a defense that placed four players in the first round of the NFL draft got down to serious business on Saturday.

LB Timmons stands out in scrimmage

Relying on faith

FSU's legendary coach believes, with all of his tested heart, that spirituality is more important to life than any sport.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Despite arrests, questions remain in professor murder case

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC athletic directors unable to reach agreement on football schedule options

ACC ADs delay decision on football schedule

2016 ACC Atlantic Preview: Can DeShaun Watson Carry The Tigers Back To The Playoff?

Hearn bringing physical presence to Clemson offensive line

Clemson CB Tankersley out to prove last year was no fluke

Georgia Tech’s upcoming non-conference schedules

Lamar Jackson is Louisville's Superhuman QB

Three things to know from Miami Hurricanes practice, Day 9

Raising Kaaya: Mom's fame, dad's obsessiveness shape Miami's star QB

Brad Kaaya might break out in 2016, and years of preparation by his mother and father have the signal caller ready for his close-up

The earliest of bowl projections put Miami Hurricanes in Orlando, Jacksonville

UNC coach Larry Fedora against nine-game ACC schedule

Sleepers no more, North Carolina looks to defense to step up and help it win big

The Tar Heels surprised many with a high-octane offense that led to plenty of wins in 2015

Narduzzi says DiNucci, Stocker 'neck and neck' in Pitt backup QB race

DiNucci was a record-setting QB at Pine-Richland; Stocker transferred to Pitt from Tennessee-Martin.

What we learned during first week of Syracuse football's preseason camp

JUCO CB Michael Moore fails to qualify; Syracuse football CB Wayne Morgan carted off

Virginia Tech coaches have multiple plans for Rogers, Hodges

Deacons to hold first scrimmage Saturday

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ACC BASKETBALL:

NCAA still conducting U of L interviews

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

College football TV schedule

Ranking college football's top sleeping giants

Ranking five college football programs that have the capability of being much better than they are
5. North Carolina, 4. Virginia

20 days to opening weekend: Five storylines to watch

12 sure-fire bets this college football season

Big 12 to interview 17 schools about expansion, sources say

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How Nick Saban helped save Lane Kiffin's career

McElwain threatens to replace starters if their play doesn't improve

QB race expected to be decided after next week

Del Rio, Appleby at key juncture in Gators QB competition

McElwain on brash Gators' CB Tabor: 'I love the guy'

UF DT Caleb Brantley 'a force to block' in 2016 for Gators

College Football Countdown: No. 13 LSU

Mississippi State rekindles matchup with Tulane in football

Callaway CB decommits from Mississippi State

Tennessee believes it's ready to take major step forward

5 key storylines for Texas A&M's season: How will the offense look with its new pieces?

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BYU loaded at quarterback, though starter unclear

New coach Kalani Sitake has one of those good problems at quarterback with two proven signal-callers fighting for the job.

Iowa looking to prove 12-0 start wasn't a fluke

Notre Dame has worries other than starting quarterback

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Candid Coaches: It's OK to hire a prospect's father if it will help land a recruit

Four out of five college coaches believe hiring a person to get a player is no longer frowned upon

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NCAA dropped from UNC academic fraud lawsuit

A federal judge has removed the NCAA from a lawsuit filed by former UNC-Chapel Hill athletes over the academic fraud scandal.

UF receiver Antonio Callaway cleared of sexual assault

University of Florida responds to Antonio Callaway ruling

Former Oakland Raider All-Pro arrested again in South Florida

Boca Raton police said Barret Robbins walked up to two women outside a hotel Monday night and hit them in the head. Then he sat down until police arrived.

Sandusky emphatically denies he's guilty of abusing boys

Jerry Sandusky forcefully asserted his innocence and described his own sexual history Friday during an hour of testimony as he seeks to have his child sexual abuse conviction overturned or be granted a new trial.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

Bucs receivers Russell Shepard, Donteea Dye make good impression

Koetter: Bucs must decide if Ryan Griffin is future No. 2 QB

LeBron James signed $100 million deal with the Cavs Friday

MLB SCORES

Yankees bid A-Rod farewell on rainy night in New York

https://rio16.tallahassee.com/olympics-rio-2016/medals
Medals Count

Katie Ledecky sweeps freestyles with 800-meter world record

Maya DiRado pulls off surprise win in 200 backstroke

American Ervin wins gold medal in 50m freestyle

Bolles product Joseph Schooling tops Michael Phelps to claim gold in Rio

A stunner in Rio: Phelps beaten by 21-year-old in 100 fly

Rio Olympics 2016: Someone really got an 'Angry Michael Phelps face' tattoo

Another scare: US men's basketball team edges Serbia 94-91

U.S. women stunned by Sweden in Olympic soccer quarterfinals

Hope Solo calls Sweden “a bunch of cowards” after U.S. loss

The World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team was bounced from the Olympics in the quarterfinals after a stunning penalty shootout loss to Sweden. Goalkeeper Hope Solo criticized Sweden’s defensive game plan.

'Cowards' comment should be last straw for Solo

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

Bolt-Gatlin showdown in 100-meter dash is looming

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin are expected to finish 1-2 in the 100-meter dash on Sunday night. The question is, in what order?

Three Olympians booted from Rio Games for doping

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

As the QBs turn

Senior Chris Leak is the Heisman Trophy hopeful. Freshman Tim Tebow is the high-energy backup who's waiting in the wings.

UF still seeks top tailback

It's 20 days until the season opener against Southern Miss, and Florida still can't find a tailback.

August 12, 2016 8:55 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Jimbo Fisher sounds off on proposed ACC schedule changes

FSU's Jimbo Fisher balks at ACC schedule proposals, calls for uniform rules

FSU's Jimbo Fisher: Scheduling, commissioner key to reforms

Jimbo Fisher rants about inconsistent rules among conferences

Florida State football defensive end preview 2016: Demarcus Walker, Josh Sweat and?

FSU left off list of top 20 secondaries in the nation

Jimbo Fisher says injured S Derwin James is ahead of schedule

The best corner in the country - that nobody talks about

There’s a chance you didn’t notice, but Marquez White was one of the best cornerbacks in the nation last season.

Miami-Florida State 2016 single-game tickets sold out, UM announces

CBS Sports Bowl Projections: Where is FSU destined to end up?

FSU blaring the Warchant from new sound system

Five Noles Most Likely to Leave Early After

25 days to FSU football: Legendary WR leads list of top ‘Nole No. 25s

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UP NEXT:

Why Ole Miss' Greg Little may not start much 2016

Ole Miss to play Texas Tech in 2018 season opener

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Ranked 17th in Preseason AVCA Poll

Brits, Kuijken Jump-State Track & Field Noles In Rio

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Bucs rookie Roberto Aguayo misses first kick as a pro

Aguayo starts his NFL career with a missed extra point

Cleveland Browns' Cameron Erving continues to hone his skills

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey sits out preseason opener

Deion Sanders fighting allegations of bilking National School Lunch Program

Lawrence Timmons Drops Some Weight To Keep Up Quickness

Lawrence Timmons still excited despite reduced role with Steelers

What's Kamerion Wimbley opening now?

Watch Jameis Winston's first touchdown throw of the preseason

https://fansided.com/2016/08/11/nfl-preseason-jameis-winston-fumbles-eagles-video/
Jameis Winston fumbles against Eagles

Greg Cosell's QB Study: Jameis Winston is really impressive

FSU fans can follow Winston, others on local TV, radio

Holt sparks 8th inning rally as Reds beat Cardinals 7-4

51s swept by Isotopes as Sean Gilmartin shelled in return

Buster Posey stared down his own pitcher after getting crossed up

WHAT TO EXPECT: LUKE WEAVER

Weaver to Make Major-League Debut on Saturday for St. Louis Cardinals

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Sexton confident in running backs group

Sexton eager for Booker-Smith tandem
Billy Sexton isn't greedy. It's just that the Florida State coach has been in his business long enough to know he can never have enough running backs.

Seminoles start with Weatherford at quarterback

O-line strives to be more consistent

FSU's Carr impresses coach Bowden

Boatman Getting Up To Speed In Noles Camp

The most important addition to the offensive line since last season is junior-college transfer Shannon Boatman, a 6-foot-7, 309-pound behemoth Athlon Sports ranked the Atlantic Coast Conference's No. 2 newcomer behind FSU freshman S Myron Rolle.

Ex-Atlantic star Preston Parker a quick study at FSU

Wyckoff will stay with Sky

One of the Sky's off-season priorities has been addressed before the off-season even begins. The team signed Brooke Wyckoff to a two-year contract before the 6-foot-1-inch forward hit the free-agent market.

Stupples carries British hopes

Britain's Karen Stupples lies three shots behind the world's top two players, Annika Sorenstam and Mexico's Lorena Ochoa, at the halfway stage of the Scandinavian TPC at Bro-Balsta near Stockholm.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC reportedly receives mandate to change its football scheduling

With its new ACC Network, the ACC has a choice to make: adopt a nine-game conference schedule or play two Power Five nonconference opponents per season.

Clemson’s Wiggins relied on teammates, faith during ACL recovery

Clemson safety/linebacker Korrin Wiggins tore his ACL a year ago but is now 100 percent as the Tigers prepare for the 2016 season.

Brant Mitchell no longer lost in Tech defense

Deep passing game looking good for Cards

Louisville's Petrino: Twitter hacker 'liked' adult material

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino says his Twitter account has been hacked after material including a link to an adult website and sexually suggestive hashtags were "liked" by his profile.

Update on Miami Hurricanes position battles after first camp scrimmage

Q&A: Gus Edwards on Miami Hurricanes RB battle, his foot, and Mark Richt’s offense

UM’s Muhammad misses practice as investigation resolution gets closer

Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad was not at practice for personal reasons, UM football coach Mark Richt said Thursday

UNC’s run defense in year two under Gene Chizik: What to expect

Pitt defenders feel they are ready to be special

With eight returning starters and a greater comfort with Pat Narduzzi’s scheme, the Panthers defense is expecting continued progression in

Carrier Dome has 'charm and energy of the waiting room where you get a hole in your tire fixed'

Steven Clark is proof the new Syracuse football strength staff is yielding results

Cavaliers ready to rev up the pace on offense

Practice report: Hokies back after off day, Minor leaves program and Tremaine gaining comfort

Wake Forest to Add Stadium-Wide Alcohol Sales at BB&T Field, LJVM Coliseum

Wake Forest University will have beer and wine sales stadium-wide for football games at BB&T Field and at LJVM Coliseum in 2016-17.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Paydays and payouts on UofL's 2016-17 schedule

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

North Carolina wants NCAA to stay out of academic matters and it's not alone

The NCAA's botched handling of North Carolina's academic investigation is validating the viewpoint of UNC and its lawyers
The NCAA has mishandled this case so thoroughly and for so long that North Carolina can argue with a straight face that the worst academic fraud case in college sports history isn't subject to NCAA jurisdiction.

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

College football TV schedule

College football projections: Big Ten, Pac-12 to miss 2016 playoff

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Report: Maurice Smith granted his release from Alabama

What a rush! Gators have talent, depth at tailback

Gamecocks defense rebuilding at every level

South Carolina’s defensive rotation is beginning to take shape through the first two weeks of fall practice.

A&M’s Sumlin heading into make-or-break season

Seahawks ink $140K deal with A&M for 12th Man

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College Football Countdown: No. 14 Houston

Notre Dame looks for playmaking receivers from young group

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Sandusky prepares to testify in bid to overturn conviction

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL SCORES

10 things to watch for: Dolphins at Giants

Who wins opener won’t matter, but how Tannehill, new Dolphins offense looks will

Bucs Kenny Bell says there's no excuse for fumbling the kickoff

Some things you might have missed from Bucs-Eagles

Some positives as Bucs lose preseason opener in Philadelphia

First-team offense looks sharp in preseason opener vs. Jets

Mavs' 2016-17 schedule released: See when James' Cavs, Durant-enhanced Warriors will come to AAC

MLB SCORES

Medals Count

Overpowering Katie Ledecky performance gives U.S. gold in women's freestyle relay

Michael Phelps golden again, winning 200 individual medley at Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps and the 27 Olympic swimmers whose dreams he has crushed

Jacksonville's Ryan Murphy takes second gold of Rio Olympics, winning men's 200 backstroke

Simone Biles soars to gymnastics all-around gold; Aly Raisman takes silver

U.S. hoops needed tough game like that

US men go long for another Olympic beach volleyball victory

At some point, Phil Dalhausser just had to laugh.

Rose records first modern Olympics hole-in-one

Blue water slowly changing color in Rio pools

Meet the most populous country without a medal

Bangladesh is the eighth-most populated country on earth, home to more than 171 million people, but its Games record makes for sorry reading.

Lone Russian in track and field focused on herself

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Sun Bowl announces name change to Brut Sun Bowl

Tebow Showing Signs Of Overworking

Florida coaches are limiting QB Tim Tebow's throws in practice because the freshman has developed tendonitis in his shoulder from too much offseason throwing and weightlifting.

Judge orders mental health evaluation for Clarett

NCAA punts I-A, I-AA designations

Beckham Dropped From England Team

August 8, 2016 7:23 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

VIDEO: Florida State Seminoles To Begin Practice Preseason College Football Playoff Title Contenders

The big questions heading into FSU’s fall camp

FSU DE DeMarcus Walker hosts Twitter Q&A

Walker hosts fun Q&A session before social-media ban

Do FSU Football's 2016 Posters Give A Hint Of Who Will Be Starting QB?

Kirk Herbstreit Chimes In On Florida State’s Quarterback Battle

FSU Preseason Position Breakdown: Linebackers

A Whole New Special Teams Look For The 2016 Season

Who are the ten best players FSU will face in 2016?

29 days to FSU football: Several All-Americans dominate top No. 29 debate

Showtime producers eager to deliver unfiltered inside look at Florida State football

Massive OT excited to watch FSU this year

Florida State Bounces Back After Decommitment

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss kicks off fall camp

What to watch for: Ole Miss training camp

Ole Miss has weapon at tight end

4-star RB Connor transferring out of Ole Miss

Who has it tougher: Tennessee or Ole Miss?

Ole Miss Gains Two JUCO Commitments In One Day

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FSU BASKETBALL:

2017 three-star forward to decide on Monday

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU's Taylor Walls relishes Team USA experience

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

In year 17 Sebastian Janikowski has renewed focus on keeping career alive

Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski not concerned about kicking competition

Cal alum Tavecchio challenging Janikowski to be Raiders' kicker

https://chopchat.com/2016/08/07/fsu-football-watch-jameis-winstons-inspiring-speech-at-bucs-practice/
Watch Jameis Winston’s Inspiring Speech At Bucs Practice

Bucs' Winston keeps promise to injured fan

A More Stationary Jameis On The Way?

Robertson, Sucre and Ramsey lead Tacoma in win

Daniel Berger Loses Touch In Final Round

Brooks Koepka nets fourth top 10 in last five starts

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles report for camp

Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford likes the vibe he's getting from the Seminoles heading into their first preseason practice today.

Bills place Cowart on Injured Reserve

NOTEBOOK: Jones: Taylor is not finished

Running back Greg Jones doesn't hand out any easy grades when he's evaluating himself.

Samari Rolle out with injuries

Weinke enters 6th season at ease with position

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC considering '8 Plus 2' scheduling model

Boston College QB Patrick Towles Named To the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List

Boston College QB is dedicating his season to Harambe

BC quarterback Patrick Towles said Harambe was 'the realist there ever was'

Unselfish group competing in stacked Clemson receiver corps

Analysis: Duke has work to do, but don't doubt Cutcliffe

Exploring UM's front seven on defense and Kuligowski's potential impact

New Miami fullback causes quite a stir in weight room and on field

Welcome To The U, Bradley Jennings Jr.

UM gets commitment from former FSU pledge Bradley Jennings, Jr.

College Football Countdown: No. 19 North Carolina

NC State's Dave Doeren talks about the upcoming season

Dorrance enjoys game, players that shaped his life — Jacobs

Five questions to ponder as Pitt enters preseason camp

A difficult schedule and replacing Tyler Boyd are among the top questions.

Healthier Syracuse football offensive line gives hurry-up spread 'a chance,' coach says

Syracuse football G Omari Palmer previews competition at tackle positions

Virginia freshmen getting crash course in Cavalier football

UVA football practice - Saturday

Hokies' Brandon Facyson spent summer working on chemistry, makes football his focus this fall

Virginia Tech 31st in AP's all-time Top 25

Wake Quarterbacks Pull Together Instead of Apart

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

College football TV schedule

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Arkansas offers Ole Miss defensive end commitment

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Michigan plans to play Peppers 3 ways and up to 100 plays

Jabrill Peppers may be on the field for up to 100 plays a game this season for Michigan.

Drue Tranquill counts blessings, not setbacks at Notre Dame

College Football Countdown: No. 18 Wisconsin

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Gamecocks earn exhibition win over Costa Rica national team

The South Carolina men’s basketball team posted a 73-53 victory over the Costa Rica national team on Sunday in San Ramon.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Depth on Bucs offensive line being tested early

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/07/nfls-hall-of-fame-game-canceled-because-of-unsafe-field-conditions/
NFL’s Hall of Fame game canceled because of unsafe field conditions

MLB SCORES

Marlins’ Ichiro reaches 3,000 MLB hits milestone

Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th player in major league history to record 3,000 career hits.

A-Rod announces retirement; final game will be Friday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/07/jim-furyk-shoots-a-58-the-lowest-round-in-pga-tour-history/
Jim Furyk shoots a 58 — the lowest round in PGA Tour history

Rio Olympics: Here’s What Happened Sunday

Katie Ledecky sets world record, wins gold in 400 freestyle

Led by Phelps, US takes gold in 400 freestyle relay

US women hoops rout Senegal 121-56 in record fashion

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman reach gymnastics all-around final

Gabby Douglas' bid to repeat as all-around champion is over

Williams sisters lose Olympic doubles match for 1st time

Team USA ends 32-year medal drought in fencing competition

Alexander Massialas was expected to win gold in the foil competition, but settled for silver

Scary crash takes out leader in women's road race

Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten fractures spine during crash at Olympics

Saric's Rio moment: Swats away Gasol's shot to preserve win

With one big block, Dario Saric gave a glimpse of what the 76ers can't wait to see in Philadelphia.

6 things you missed at the Rio Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 7

Which are the worst Olympic sports?

Rio Olympics: ‘It’s a small world after all, it’s a …’ wait, no it isn’t!

Getting from Point A to Point B is the hardest part of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and I include the marathon in that statement.

https://rio16.usatoday.com/olympics-rio-2016/live/20160807
Updates, analysis from Day 2 of the Olympics

Medals Count

What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/at-rio-olympics-plenty-of-good-seats-still-available/2016/08/07/aa8e3344-b5b7-4d8f-bb33-bf3fe93e8fb2_story.html
At Rio Olympics, plenty of good seats still available

Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Beamer ball or Beamer brawl?

The football coach's new get-tough strategy at Virginia Tech isn't tough enough to ensure "thugs" will fade as a label for Hokie-style play.

Tebow a comfortable fit at UF

Tebow not looking like underclassman

Rumor Had It

Oklahoma says it was completely unaware of Rhett Bomar's dealership deal until recently, but SI.com's Stewart Mandel reports that it was message board fodder back in January.

China, Minus Yao, Loses to U.S., James

With Yao Ming out with an injured left foot, China never had a chance against the powerful United States. LeBron James scored 22 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 to lead the Americans to a 119-73 win over China on Monday.

Landis: Anti-dope officials have agenda

Floyd Landis insists cycling officials made it almost impossible for him to defend himself by divulging test results before he saw them.