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April 24, 2014 7:30 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU developing quarterback depth behind Jameis Winston

Jimbo Fisher on unionization, Florida State's quarterback depth

FSU's Jimbo Fisher downplays the impact former coordinator Jeremy Pruitt

had on championship defense
Fisher: "I knew we would have a good defense whoever our coordinator was a
year ago"

FSU, police botched Jameis Winston case: Editorial

Former FSU DL Jernigan to fulfill childhood dream by attending NFL Draft

Kiper: FSU wideout Benjamin 'a little overrated'

Where FSU Turns After Hometown 4-Star D'Anfernee McGriff Committed to Auburn

Former Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden coming to Naples in May

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Top Hatters 13-3

Fifth-ranked Florida State (32-9) completed the mid-week sweep of Stetson
(17-26) with a 13-3 victory Wednesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside
Dick Howser Stadium. The win marked the Seminoles sixth straight victory
over the Hatters.

FSU takes down Hatters midweek

No. 5 Seminoles battles No. 1 Cavaliers in Dick Howser this weekend

FSU bats heat up late in 13-3 win

Sansone, Florida State sweeps two-game set with Stetson

FSU rides 3-inning barrage to rout of Stetson

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Small-ball powers Noles past Stetson, 13-3

Cross Training

Members of the Florida State baseball team tried their hand at some sand
volleyball. See the results here!

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Ready For ACC Championships

No. 42 Florida State will take on Syracuse at 9:00 a.m. on April 24 at the
Cary Tennis Park.

No. 8 Florida State wraps up regular season against GT

Seminoles clinched regular season ACC title for second straight year

Florida State Faces Miami In ACC Championships

Florida State topped Miami 6-1 last Saturday.

Cartwright and Borthwick Named to All-ACC Team

Juniors Kerrie Cartwright and Daneika Borthwick earned year-end conference
honors on Wednesday.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Sebastian Janikowski, Eric Weems selected for Seabreeze Hall of Fame

EJ Manuel says he has been busy all offseason working on his game

Manuel eager to shed questions

Buffalo QB Manuel to host football camp at Bayside

Decision on Ponder's option looming

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No problems: Bowden eager for big season

Florida State could be primed for a big season in 2004

Bowden praises Clarett decision

ON THE CLOCK - FSU's Dockett, Jones, Sam ready for the NFL changeover

FSU Might Get Back In First-Round Party

No. 12 FSU Baseball Falls To Georgia Tech 11-4

Georgia Tech routs FSU

Mike Martin warned that the euphoria created by impressive back-to-back
victories over Miami and Florida could be short-lived with Micah Owings on
the mound for Georgia Tech

Seniors van der Linden And Vasquez Will Lead No. 2 Softball Versus UNC

Saturday

van der Linden On Her Way To Back-To-Back All-America Honors

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Presidential Search Committee Approves Criteria

FSU College of Law ranked #25 in job placement by new report

Timing for FSU president search an issue for faculty

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC teleconference notebook

ACC coaches like 8-game conference sked

ACC coaches speak up on possible 9-game conference schedule

BC coach: Former UF QB Tyler Murphy gives Eagles boost

'Hungry' FSU, Petrino at Louisville make Clemson's ACC path tougher

Dabo Swinney still chasing Steve Spurrier

Statement from Dabo Swinney on his faith

Dabo Swinney:'Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome'

What about players in Clemson complaint

Hill finally gets his chance to see Clemson

DE Trevon Hill was at Clemson recently.

Clemson looking to make Clark's short list

Tech plans to keep spring games on Friday night

Miami Hurricanes’ Al Golden says QB battle far from a done deal

Al Golden not ruling out adding veteran quarterback via transfer

Former UM hoops star Erik Swoope learning tight end with help of ‘Madden 25’

Fedora says Clemson will be early test for Tar Heels

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora step inside Death Valley for the
first time September when Clemson and North Carolina resume their football
rivalry after a two-year hiatus.

Fedora: UNC quarterback competition will continue in preseason

WR Davis takes center stage in UNC offense

Former UF quarterback Brissett ready to lead NC State in 2014

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke, defending national champion UConn to play this season

Grant not going to NBA, returning to Irish

Adala Moto to leave Deacons

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Falls to St. John's, 4-2

Erwin strikes out 13 batters in Clemson win over WCU

Zack Erwin struck out 13 batters and scattered four hits over seven innings
to lead Clemson to an 11-3 win over Western Carolina on Wednesday.

Terps Rebound and Defeat George Mason, 13-4

Miami Hurricanes baseball team survives marathon game against FAU

Two hours into the game Wednesday night between 15th-ranked Miami and the
host FAU Owls, 16 runs had been scored, 16 hits had been pounded, 12
runners had reached through walks and the game was still undecided — after
only four innings. -

Carolina Tops No. 30 Liberty, 3-1

Spencer Trayner picks up his third win of the year.

NC State in trouble, Duke, UNC in good shape to make tournament

Irish fall to Central Michigan

Pat MacKenzie’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly plated what turned out to be
the winning run as Central Michigan knocked off Notre Dame’s baseball…

Cavaliers wham Spiders 13-0

Campbell comes back to get win over Tech

Logan Bible has a career night in 14-9 loss to Camels

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

NCAA considers changes on UNC-like academic fraud cases

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

The mismatch problem: Why college football scholarships are not enough

College Football’s future in a unionized world

NCAA football is thriving in the digital age

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SEC football should hold on to its traditions

As good as spring was, Auburn football still has a point to prove

Muschamp better get control of Gators or the party's over

When Florida hired Will Muschamp, the question was whether he was ready for
prime time. Three-plus years later, the answer still isn’t what Gator fans
want to hear.

Hawkins to transfer from Florida

Receiver/safety Marqui Hawkins is transferring from UF, the redshirt
freshman told The Sun on Wednesday.

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Notre Dame football adds commitment from OL recruit Trevor Ruhland

Oregon Ducks say college football's new low-hit rule won't affect how they

play

New JoePa statue for State College

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Kentucky forward Alex Poythress will return for junior seaso

Cliff Warren, former JU coach, joins Maryland staff

Mizzou looking closely at UTEP''s Floyd

Tennessee hoops loses guards from recruiting class

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OTHER BASEBALL:

SEC's pitchers having banner season

Midweek woes continue for Gators in loss to Rattlers

Martin sends Gamecocks past Spartans in baseball

South Carolina continued to have problems offensively, but found a way to
carve out a 6-1 win over USC Upstate

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-BC player charged in homeless man attack

Carter latest on TCU to be arrested for drugs

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to divorce wife

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL releases schedule: Top 10 games of 2014

13 things to know about the 2014 NFL schedule

Bucs open schedule at home against Panthers

Bucs face decision on DE Clayborn’s contract

NFL releases 2014 schedule; Jaguars hit the road early and often to start

season

Three Jaguars storylines as team begins offseason program this week

2014 NFL Draft: Team-by-team first-round scenarios

Steller guard play helps Mavs empty AT&T center

Marion, Blair get physical, help Mavs even series, 1-1, with 113-92 win

At times, Mavericks' stunning 113-92 win a spotless offensive showcase

A test of survival

The Heat finally put away the stubborn Bobcats in the final seconds on
Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 series stranglehold back to Charlotte.

Bosh fuels Heat with big shots, defense

Heat say they've committed to Miami through 2040

Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

Sammy Sosa snubbed as Cubs celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Athletic director says Clarett unlikely to return to Ohio State

Antawn Jamison of the Dallas Mavericks wins NBA's Sixth Man award

Former NFL S Tillman dies in action in Afghanistan

April 23, 2014 7:24 AM

Florida State University website

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Lake commissioners honoring FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo

No seniors on the FSU D? No problem

Jalen Ramsey assumes leadership role on Seminoles’ defense

FSU Offensive Lineman Daniel Glauser Trolls Florida With Rings Photo On

Twitter

Jameis Winston Projected to Win Heisman Trophy

Winston case: Where's NCAA

FSU linebackers prepared for pro level

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select...

With the 23rd pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select Kelvin Benjamin, WR,
Florida State University.

This former FSU linebacker's career took some hits, but he swears he'll

always be a Nole

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McGriff commits to Auburn over FSU
McGriff, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, was recruited to Auburn by Auburn
co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach Dameyune Craig.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

ACC Opponents Announced For Seminole Basketball

FSU Announces ACC Opponents for 2014-15 and 2015-16 Basketball Seasons

FSU basketball draws tough road schedule for 2014-15 season

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Blanks Stetson, 4-0

Three Seminole pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout Tuesday night
under the lights on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as
fifth-ranked Florida State (31-9) shut out Stetson (17-25), 4-0, in game
one of a two-game mid-week series.

No. 4 'Noles shut out Stetson

The Stetson Hatters loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning. And
loaded them again with one out in the eighth. And Florida State pitchers
kept them from scoring both times in a 4-0 win at Dick Howser Stadium on
Tuesday night.

Gonzalez paces Florida State baseball past Stetson

Strode, FSU Strode blanks Stetson, 4-0

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Strode's Strong Start Gives FSU 4-0 Win

John Nogowski Stepping up His Game

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New Logo in New Places

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Wins ACC Regular Season Title

The No. 6 Seminoles (44-6, 21-3 ACC) are regular season champions of the
ACC for the second year in a row.

FSU Earns Third Straight Bid to National Championships

The fourth-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team will make its third
consecutive appearance at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National
Championships.

Stetson to play FSU in sand volleyball nationals

FSU softball player facing burglary charge

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

The MLBPA is serious about investigating leaks to reporters regarding

Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales

Koepka gets another shot at earning temp. status

George McNeill: Break is over; McNeill back to work at Zurich

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Boulware's advantages - Seminoles linebacker's stock helped by traits,

work ethic, brother in NFL

Dockett head of FSU draft class

Draft journal: Dockett enjoys trip to K.C.

Seminoles' Lunt Named Professional Outreach Athletic Trainer Of TheYear

Seminoles' Pickett Ranked Among National Leaders In 3-Point Field Goals

No. 12 Seminole Baseball Returns To ACC Action Against Georgia Tech This

Weekend

Chiropractic school taking shape at FSU

High-stakes gambling lands Fuller in trouble

The Twins are considering using Doug Mientkiewicz (1B) Min as their No. 2

hitter once all their position players get healthy, according to the
Star-Tribune. They'd like to take advantage of his quality on-base
percentage of .424.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson Football: 4 Things Standing in the Way of an ACC Championship

Virginia running back a top Clemson target

Clemson likes big time North Carolina defensive lineman

Clemson looking to make Clark's short list

OL Austin Clark is considering Clemson for his final seven.

Michael Dyer still behind on depth chart

Strong man Hickey anchors Syracuse line

Perimeter blocking will be essential skill for wide receivers in Syracuse

football offense

Syracuse football freshman A.J. Long is 'a little bit ahead' of where QBs

coach expected him to be

Practice report: Bigger might be better for Hokies' offensive line

Deacs' D-line lacks depth, experience

Deacons preparing for Saturday’s spring game

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC basketball schedules: Who you play, and where, matters

ACC basketball schedule rotation set: Winners and losers

ACC’s league schedule highlights the flaws of massive power conferences

Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels takes game to new level

McDaniels exits for NBA, leaving challenges for Tigers

Duke basketball's ACC opponents, sites set for next two seasons

Louisville basketball to host Duke, play Pitt, UNC and Virginia twice as

part of ACC schedule

A closer look at Louisville's favorable 2014-15 schedule

Louisville basketball signs 7-footer Anas Osama Mahmoud

Miami Hurricanes’ ACC opponents for 2014-15, 2015-16 seasons

UNC ACC opponents, sites set for next two seasons: First impressions

Notre Dame draws Duke as repeat hoops opponent

Notre Dame to travel to No. Carolina, Duke next season in men's basketball

Pitt to host N.C., Syracuse, Louisville and Notre Dame in 2014-15

The Panthers' home ACC schedule also includes Florida State, Boston
College, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami.

Panthers Get Worst of ACC Rivalry Scheduling

Jim Boeheim might be the only one displeased with seeing 'Duke' twice on

the schedule

Syracuse-Duke rivalry already key part of ACC basketball (7 thoughts on

schedule)

Forward commits to Virginia basketball team

The Virginia men's basketball team bolstered its 2014 recruiting class on
Tuesday when small forward Marial Shayok committed to the program. Shayok
made the announcement on his twitter page.

Hokies, Cavs find out ACC schedules

Home games against Duke and Syracuse highlight the Virginia Tech men’s
basketball team’s ACC schedule for the 2014-15 season.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Liberty wins third straight over Tigers

Liberty erased a 3-0 deficit with two runs in the third inning and two more
in the fifth en route to a 4-3 victory against Clemson

Duke shutout clinches 6th straight baseball victory; Wake Forest wins

The Duke Blue Devils blanked their second straight opponent, shutting out
UNC Greensboro 2-0 Tuesday evening at Jack Coombs Field for their
season-high sixth consecutive victory.

Terps Fall in Morgantown

UM 6, Notre Dame 3

Miami Hurricanes fight back in eighth to beat Notre Dame
A night after having their 14-game winning streak snapped, the Miami
Hurricanes might have started another one.

North Carolina strands 11 in 3-2 loss to East Carolina

While a ninth-inning rally was turned back, UNC baseball coach Mike Fox
pointed to a total performance as the Tar Heels' downfall Tuesday to the
Pirates.

Campbell adds to misery for NC State baseball

Danny Pardo drove in five runs as Campbell won 9-0 at NC State on Tuesday
night. The Wolfpack baseball team, which had national title hopes, falls to
21-18.

Downes' solo blast lifts UVa to extra-inning win over VCU

Brandon Downes ripped the first pitch he saw from VCU’s Matt Lees over the
left field wall to give the Cavaliers a dramatic 5-4 win over the Rams in
10 innings on Tuesday evening.

UVa relief pitcher Howard knows how to close out foes

As radar readings of 96 and 97 mph flashed across the scoreboard, a
capacity Davenport Field crowd in Charlottesville percolated like a kettle
ready to blow.

Hokies held in check by Mountaineers

Tech manages just two hits in 11-0 loss to Appalachian State

Craig Lifts Wake Forest in 8-3 Victory over Charlotte

Will Craig had five RBIs including a three-run home run on Tuesday as Wake
Forest defeated Charlotte 8-3 in non-conference action.

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

Spring football wrap up: Position battles left, early look at Heisman

contenders

Paying College Athletes: There Is No Perfect System!

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SEC 9-game schedule up for vote

Johnny Manziel the most Googled athlete in Texas, ranks in top 10 of most

popular athletes in United States

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Timberwolves job makes no sense for Billy Donovan

Kentucky's Julius Randle headed to NBA

Tennessee hires Tyndall

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College Top 25

4. Florida State

Top 25 Tracker

Jacksonville ends Florida baseball's win streak

Dolphins cool off Gators, upset UF in Gainesville

Freshmen Lead No. 12 Louisville Past WKU, 3-1

Rogers earns first collegiate win with seven strong innings; Lyman drives
in two runs

Gamecocks shut down Davidson

South Carolina got outstanding pitching as five pitchers combined for the
team’s 12th shutout this season

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Jaguars player had stroke during game last season but continued playing

Looking at top QB prospects for 2015 NFL Draft

NBC, ESPN get NFL playoff games

Hill facing 3rd suspension

New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for
violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Rick Carlisle right not to start Devin Harris

How Spurs forced Dirk into a clunker & why they expect big-time response

Spurs' Gregg Popovich is NBA coach of the year for the third time

Dwight Howard is becoming irrelevant right before our very eyes

As we know all too well in this city, the Orlando Magic have become
irrelevant since Dwight Howard left town, but has anybody checked the flip
side of this disheartening reality?

Kravitz: This is what desperation looks like

Pacers play with more energy in 101-85 Game 2 victory to even the series

Beal, Wizards rise to topple Bulls in overtime

Raptors Outlast Nets to Even Up the Series

The Nets stumbled on Tuesday night and fell, 100-95, to the Toronto
Raptors, allowing their first-round playoff series to become tied at 1-1.

Replay officials botch pitch count against Rays

The expanded use of replay came into play in the fifth inning of the Tampa
Bay Rays 7-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday and it was not
the finest moment for the men in blue.

Lightning eliminated from playoffs

The Lightning's season comes to an end as Max Pacioretty’s power play goal
with 42.6 seconds gave Montreal a 4-3 win and a series sweep.

Pinehurst No. 2 gets a masterful makeover

UF men's golf coach to retire

Buddy Alexander to retire as Florida Gators golf coach after 27th season

Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

Watch: Florida man reels in 11-foot, 805-pound mako shark

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA recertifies 28 bowl games

Supreme Court rejects Clarett twice

April 22, 2014 8:08 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU takes short-term hit, but expects long-term payoff from BCS title game

Florida State’s trip to the 2014 BCS National Championship Game wasn’t
cheap — it cost the Seminoles $2.82 million and left the athletics
department with an initial loss of nearly $500,000 — but the university
expects to see a net profit when all is said and done, according to
documents released Monday afternoon.

After taking early hit, FSU expects BCS profit

FSU lost money up front on title trip

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1633803&PT=4&PR=2
FSU Reports Loss of $481,213 on BCS Title Game

Jimbo Fisher makes a stop in Jacksonville

FSU coach Fisher says Seminoles aren't coasting after title

FSU's Fisher addresses local boosters, says team not resting on last year's

accomplishments

Karlos Williams: FSU RB Will Explode, Challenge for Heisman in 2014

Former FSU DL Timmy Jernigan to attend NFL Draft

The book on: Terrence Brooks

Did Big Time Football Trump Justice at Florida State University?

Can integrity take a backseat when it comes to winning?

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UP NEXT:

Why health is the biggest factor for OSU's 2014 offensive line

Jimmy Bean finally starting to earn attention on the field

Denton Guyer product Jimmy Bean signed in the same class as Guyer teammates
Josh Stewart and J.W. Walsh, but spent the past two seasons watching those
two thrive.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Welcomes Stetson For Two Games

State of the Union: A Florida State University baseball breakdown

Looking at the stats and standings of the Seminoles so far this season

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Looking Back At A Pair Of Champions

The Florida State men's and women's track & field teams notched quite a few
significant achievements en route to their sweep of the ACC Outdoor
Championships Saturday at North Carolina.

O'Brien And Burroughs Win ACC Honors

Junior shortstop Maddie O'Brien and freshman pitcher Jessica Burroughs
earned ACC weekly honors on April 21.

Following in Her Father's Footsteps

The Florida State Seminoles honored the military men and women this past
weekend, but it's one of their own that is going to serve the nation.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Robert Benincasa saves fifth game

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Second shot at dashed dream

A shooting derailed Bradley Jennings' draft prospects in 2002. Now he's
back in the mix.

Pickett drafted by USBL

No. 12 Florida State Baseball Pounds No. 19 Florida With 17 Hits En Route

To A 16-4 Victory

Dolphins re-sign Minor to 1-year deal

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering: A tale of two universities

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC spring games recap

ACC's great unknowns

Louisville proves (again) it fits right in

Miami Hurricanes 2015 backfield taking shape with Jordan Cronkrite

commitment

Syracuse football: 4 leftover observations from the spring game

Syracuse football wide receiver Corey Cooper will probably redshirt if his

role is limited

UVa bone marrow drive has special meaning for London family

It's all about the QB for VT

Hokies D will be great again

Despite inexperience, Hokies hoping for little to no dropoff on defense

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC basketball schedule due out Tuesday

Duke lands big man transfer Sean Obi

After struggling this season without a true post presence, Duke continues
to work and ensure that issue doesn't come up again. Monday night, Sean
Obi, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound freshman big man from Rice, announced he is
transferring to the Blue Devils to finish his college career.

U of L basketball looking at Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson

Pitt lands 6-foot-7 guard from OLSH

Cam Johnson of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is the third WPIAL player in
Pitt's recruiting class.

Pitt assistant Rohrssen joins Kentucky staff

Barry Rohrssen is departing from the program and has accepted a job as an
assistant coach under his long-time friend John Calipari.

Syracuse basketball graduate assistant Nick Resavy sinks a spectacular

trick shot (video)

Virginia to play home-and-home hoops series with George Washington

Kirby to leave Tech for community college

Another big man is leaving the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team.

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC Baseball Players of the Week Announced

Boston College’s Shaw and Clemson’s Gossett recognized

Canes fight back in eighth

Trailing 3-2 and down to their final six outs, the No. 15 Canes rallied for
four runs in the eighth inning to defeat Notre Dame 6-3 Monday at Alex
Rodriguez Park.

Campbell pitcher stars despite modest fastball; Camels face Wolfpack on

Tuesday

UVa baseball team begins challenging week with road game against VCU

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

Chris Fowler on both of his roles this college football season; more

The possible fine print when college football players unionize

Deeper Look At Northwestern Football, NCAA Union Issue: IRS, Title IX And

More

Players and Northwestern to battle at NLRB after Apr. 25 vote

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Alabama inks lucrative new multimedia rights deal

Auburn is loading up on offensive linemen from Georgia

UF’s Hargreaves wants to add duty as a team leader

Florida lineman might visit USC this summer

Early scouting report: Texas A&M’s impact newcomers

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Hawaii ranked No. 125, aims to fix struggling defense

More PSU concerns: FSU's probe entangles PSU president in waiting

Charlie Strong: 'We will not be in the national championship game'

Reed Case leaves Sooners to become Texas' on-campus recruiting coordinator

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Look back, look ahead: Big Ten

Canty backs off Auburn commit, will visit USF

Billy D’s name floated for T’wolves job

Calipari to sit with 'Cats who may enter draft

White to remain La. Tech's coach

Anderson among Mizzou job finalists

Vols to hire Tyndall

Donnie Tyndall of Southern Miss will be the 19th Tennessee men's basketball
coach, according to multiple reports published late Monday night.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

SEC baseball standings, upcoming schedule

Gamecocks baseball goals are still within reach

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Keyshawn Johnson arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

5 questions Bucs hope to resolve before draft

Lovie Smith opens Bucs three-day minicamp

NFL Mock Draft 3.0

Raiders trade QB Pryor To Seahawks

Raiders trade Pryor for 7th-round pick

Why sit Mavs' best defenders down stretch?

Mavs blog: Ginobili has eventful Monday; Spurs hope for more mismatches

OKC might as well defend because Memphis certainly is

Memphis’ mediocre offense exposed the Thunder’s defensive woes in a 111-105
overtime loss. Now things get really tough.

Blake Griffin and Clippers rebound, resoundingly, in Game 2 blowout

A flying Blake Griffin, a confrontational Coach Doc Rivers and a productive
bench help the Clippers revive dreams of a landmark spring.

Noah wins NBA's top defensive award

NBA: Late foul on Dwight Howard was wrong

Woodson out as Knicks coach

Phil Jackson fires Mike Woodson and rest of Knicks' coaching staff

Corbin won't return as Jazz coach

Higher age limit in NBA isn’t fair

Stunning how quickly Bolts’ run fell apart

It could happen Tuesday night if the Montreal Canadiens sweep the Lightning
from the playoffs.

Meb Keflezighi is first American male to win Boston Marathon in 31 years

Boston Marathon victor trained on Bayshore

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Ticket prices jump following 6-6 season

The jewel of this year's home schedule will be Florida State.

NFL teams ready for decision on Clarett, Williams

Report: Mannings don't want Chargers to draft Eli

April 20, 2014 8:24 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Fisher starts annual Spring Tour

Florida State University’s Rape Problem: Football First, Morals Later

Winston case:where’s NCAA?

A possible flip?

Cole Minshew told Scout after he committed to Florida State that if one
school could change his decision, it would be Georgia.

5-Star QB Torrance Gibson All But Eliminates Florida, Florida State & Miami

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UP NEXT:

Oklahoma State Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

Oklahoma State football: Jimmy Bean finally starting to earn attention on

the field

Peyton gets paid $105,000 to speak at Oklahoma State

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FSU BASEBALL:

Martin Earns Win No. 1800 As Noles Clip Deacs in Extras

It took 13 innings Saturday night but the end result was a good one for
fifth-ranked Florida State (30-8, 16-4) as the Seminoles clinched the
weekend series with a 4-3 victory over Wake Forest (24-17, 11-9) on Gene
Hooks Field.

FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

Winston, De La Calle lead FSU past Wake in 13 innings

Catcher Danny De La Calle drove in the winning run in the top of the 13th
inning, and reliever Jameis Winston pitched the final 4 2/3 innings to lead
Florida State to a 4-3 victory Saturday night at Wake Forest.

Winston shines in 4-3 win

'Everything' works for Winston in extra-inning win

Florida State closer Jameis Winston had to pull extra-duty Saturday night,
pitching 4 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Seminoles to a 4-3 victory in
13 innings at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Falls to No. 5 Florida State in 13 Innings

Wake Forest fell to No. 5 Florida State in a heartbreaker on Saturday night
as the Seminoles outlasted the Demon Deacons 4-3 in 13 innings.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Twice As Nice!

Despite some final day drama, the Florida State men's and women's track &
field teams swept the ACC Outdoor Championships Saturday at North Carolina
to lay claim to some history.

Seminoles Set ACC Record With Syracuse DH Sweep

No. 8/9 Florida State sets new conference mark with 20 ACC wins in a single
season.

Lisa Davidson Puts FSU Softball On the Map

Seminoles Weather Out The Hurricanes

The No. 31-ranked Florida State men's tennis team closed out the regular
season with a 6-1 win over No. 47 Miami. After Saturday's match at the Neil
Schiff Tennis Center, the team finished with a 17-10 record and a 5-6
conference mark this year.

Castren Leads Seminoles With Top 10 ACC Finish

Matilda Castren finished in a tie for ninth place and the 25th ranked
Florida State women's golf team finished in seventh place at the ACC
Women's Golf Championships.

Florida State Captures Team Cup at Pairs Challenge

The fourth-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team cruised to the Team
Cup Championship on Saturday at the FSU Pairs Challenge.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Posey improving at nabbing would-be base thieves

Ramsey stays hot as Cardinals top Travelers

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

TSN's 2004 All-Spring Team (LB A.J. Nicholson, Florida State)

Injury drives Jones forward

Florida State running back Greg Jones is a 249-pound mountain of muscle and
bone.

Hoop It Up - FSU men's basketball wrapup

Florida State Men's Basketball Team Ranks Among National Leaders

Seminoles ask ACC to investigate Hurricanes

Martin says Miami used radios to relay signs to dugout; NCAA could probe

As a role player, Perez is a star

Eduardo Perez is a career reserve and does it with hard work and a smile

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Baptism by fire for Elmira Mangum, Garnett Stokes

FSU legend Jim Jones set to retire

21,290 students, 93 semesters of Civil War class, 57 years and nine FSU
teaching awards mark Jim Jones' tenure on Florida State's faculty

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boyd 'disheartened' by Kelly's exit from Clemson

Though he hasn't heard 'all sides' of the Chad Kelly issue, Tajh Boyd says
a Clemson quarterback is judged by the way he carries himself and must be
mature.

Duke football turns to track to improve speed

5 points from Tech spring game

Prospects pour into Georgia Tech’s spring game

Defense dominates at Virginia Tech scrimmage

Beamer, Loeffler, Clarke and Maddy talk after Saturday's scrimmage

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Laettner, Lynch, Del Negro: ACC legends sound off on today’s one-and-done

Deacons’ coach upbeat about talent on hand

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Evens Series with NC State

Chin strikes out seven in third win

Gossett delivers another gem for Tigers

Two weekends after sitting out because of a shoulder problem, Daniel
Gossett shows all is well as he throws a shutout against ACC rival
Pittsburgh.

Gossett pitches Clemson to baseball win against Pitt

Junior righthander Daniel Gossett tossed a three-hit shutout in No. 22
Clemson’s 3-0 victory against Pittsburgh at Charles L. Cost Field on
Saturday afternoon.

Duke Rolls Past Virginia Tech 13-3

No. 25 Tech Falls At Maryland, 4-1

Mott Hyde had two hits and scored

Win streak reaches 14

UM scored two runs in the ninth on an RBI triple by Zack Collins and
walk-off sacrifice fly by Brad Fieger to defeat Notre Dame 3-2 and extend
their win streak to 14.

Towns takes off in Cavaliers' series-clinching win over Tar Heels

Themes of phenomenal defense, clutch pitching and personal comeback owned
the Saturday afternoon for the No. 1 Wahoos as they gutted out a 3-1 win
over the Tar Heels before a sellout crowd of 5,025

Towns’ homer propels Cavaliers over UNC

Freshman pitcher Jones thriving in first year at UVa

Freshman pitcher Connor Jones is UVa’s middle reliever, at least for the
time being, and he’s simply cutting the competition to ribbons.

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

College players are switching Division I schools like never before

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QBs fail to impress in Alabama spring game

Bailey Sharp and 22 family members commit to Auburn over Clemson and UGA

Zanders' TD run highlights Missouri scrimmage

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Florida State case unneeded distraction for Penn State

5 observations from UT spring game: Much work to be done on Swoopes

Texas LB Steve Edmond: 'I really don't like Baylor; I still think they're

trash'

UCLA's Mora makes noise of his own

UCLA Coach Jim Mora has stressed "don't listen to the noise" as the way for
the Bruins to stay focused. A sign with that phrase hangs in the locker
room.

Under Chris Petersen, a whole new ball game for Washington Huskies

Washington's first spring under coach Petersen a work in progress

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Gators sweep doubleheader to clinch against Bulldogs

Ninth-inning rally gives Gamecocks split at Auburn

After losing its fifth consecutive game in the first game of a doubleheader
at Auburn, South Carolina scores twice in the ninth to pull out a win in
the nightcap.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Comparing the top QBs in the draft

Bridgewater at risk of slipping through Rd. 1

Heading into 6th playoff meeting, Mavericks, Spurs view each other with

contempt and respect

Spurs big favorites over Mavs? 'It's a new season'

All in or nothing for Mavs

Entire roster needed to beat Spurs; if it's close, Carlisle gives them
chance to win

Carlisle and law of averages say Mavs due for 'W' vs. Spurs

Ex-UW athlete Devin Harris a key player for Mavericks after long offseason

Catfight expected

Even if the Heat appears to be in a different class than the Bobcats, the
players aren’t preparing as though they are.

Rays hit five homers, annihilate Yankees

Who among the suddenly potent Rays hitters had the biggest night in the
16-1 win over the Yankees that featured five home runs?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Wilfork's stock drops as weight increases

Appeals court blocks Clarett from entering NFL draft this weekend

?

Chargers May Pick Eli Manning at No. 1

April 19, 2014 8:26 AM

Florida State University website

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Investigation of FSU for Title IX violations begins

Jameis Winston may be innocent, but something smells at FSU

Bungled investigations of the Heisman winner make everyone look bad

Jameis Winston investigation: Gov. Rick Scott should order probe of

Tallahassee Police Department's inept detective work

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/lawyer-for-winston-accuser-expects-fsu-to-go-ahead-with-conduct-charges-against-the-qb-145620618.html
Lawyer for Winston accuser expects FSU to go ahead with conduct charges
against the QB

Punch Shots: Tallahassee police fumbled the case

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Down Wake Forest, 7-1

Fifth-ranked Florida State (29-8, 15-4) tripped up Wake Forest (24-16,
11-8), 7-1, Friday night on Gene Hooks Field in game one of a three-game
series between the ACC's top two teams in the Atlantic Division.

Weaver leads 'Noles past Deacs

Florida State assistant coach Mike Martin, Jr. said it was the first time
he could remember his dad not being in the dugout with him.

Florida State dumps Wake Forest 7-1

Stewart sets record in ninth inning

It was Florida State assistant coach Bryan Henry who said it first. When
the Seminoles came into the dugout after the bottom of the eighth inning,
Henry encouraged the FSU hitters to get on base, to give star sophomore D.J.

Bizarre Inning-Ending Play for Florida State

Always know the count, kids.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Leading With A Day To Go!

Grete Sadeiko and Colleen Quigley came up golden. So did James Harris. Now
the FSU men's and women's track & field teams turn their attention to
finishing a sweep of ACC Outdoor titles Saturday at North Carolina.

Florida State Welcomes Syracuse

The No. 8 Seminoles host the Orange for three conference games on April
19-20 on JoAnne Graf Field.

FSU softball welcomes ACC newcomer Syracuse in to town

Seminoles Brush Off Rain to Dominate Day 1

The rain never let up and neither did the Seminoles on Friday during Day 1
of competition at the Florida State Pairs Challenge.

Castren In 2nd at ACC Championship

Matilda Castren is in second place and the 25th ranked Florida State
women's golf team is in sixth place with one round remaining to be played
in the ACC Women's Golf Championship.

Cavaliers Top Seminoles

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Greatest Buccaneers: No. 1

Will the Vikings exercise option for Christian Ponder?

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Johnson, Swann Find Boarding Schools Valuable

++Will Habel sign with FSU?

No. 14 Florida State Avoids Sweep With 10-3 Win Over No. 4 Miami

Cassell, Garnett lead Minnesota past Denver in Game 1

Cassell's 40 points power T-Wolves

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Image of FSU mascot roils South Florida water management board meeting

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Georgia Tech, Syracuse wrap up spring

Big crowd of recruits expected for Georgia Tech’s spring game

New strength, conditioning coach for Pitt proves to be big asset in hurry

Greyson Lambert springs toward No. 1 QB job at Virginia

UVa D still excited about injured top recruit

Hokies have third open spring scrimmage today

Linebacker Vandyke works on return to Hokies

Since he was a redshirt freshman two years ago, it seems like whip
linebacker Ronny Vandyke has been touted by Virginia Tech’s coaches as a
potential breakout player.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke's Rodney Hood joins Jabari Parker in jump to NBA

Duke's incoming freshmen will offset the loss of Jabari Parker

Louisville season wrap (Cardinals will only make the ACC tougher next

season)

Miami Hurricanes forward James Kelly to transfer

Quarterback Terrel Hunt named Syracuse football MVP for 2013 season at team

banquet

New Syracuse football uniforms look like 'demeaning clown suits' (Your

letters)

Syracuse football 's Scott Shafer, who can preach to the flock, has an

admirer in ol' No. 44, Floyd Little

Setting the stage for the finale of Syracuse football spring practice: a

complete guide from A to Z

Virginia season wrap (Cavaliers' stellar season could be just the start)

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ACC BASEBALL:

Kennedy’s double powers Clemson

Shane Kennedy’s two-out double in the 11th inning propelled No. 20 Clemson
to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh at Charles L. Cost Field on Friday night.

Duke baseball edges Virginia Tech in 12

Kenny Koplove’s RBI sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th inning drove home
Cristian Perez and gave Duke a 3-2 win over Virginia Tech in ACC baseball
on Friday.

Maryland Stings No. 25 Tech Friday Night, 7-2

The Yellow Jackets surrendered a 2-1 lead in the seventh

Notre Dame is next foe as Miami Hurricanes baseball team aims to extend

streak
UM has won 13 games in a row and risen to No. 11 with a home series against
Notre Dame on tap.

NC State, Rodon handle Boston College, 5-1

Wolfpack junior pitcher Carlos Rodon gives up one run in eight innings
against the BC Eagles for his first win since March 8.

Potent pitching powers No. 1 Virginia past North Carolina

Nathan Kirby dazzles for more than six innings. Whit Mayberry wiggles out
of a jam. Nick Howard sets the radar gun ablaze. Virginia wins.

Downes homer boosts Virginia

It wasn’t too long ago — less than a week, in fact — that Virginia baseball
coach Brian O’Connor said his team couldn’t count on continuing to win
games 3-2.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Maryland-ACC lawsuit: Terps and conference in midst of ugly divorce

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

Bowl complies with new playoff

In an effort to comply with the new College Football Playoff, the
Atlanta-based bowl game has gone back to its roots and will now be known as
the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, sources told ESPN.com on Friday.

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Georgia State is ranked No. 128, kicking off our 2014 college football

countdown

Charlie Strong’s debut: Expect physical play in Texas spring football game

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Another Horford to UF?

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday,
landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition
from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.

Frank Haith introduced at Tulsa; Tim Fuller will serve as Missouri's

interim coach
Frank Haith broke up with the Missouri Tigers by text message.

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Georgia-UF opener rained out

The series opener between No. 9 Florida and Georgia scheduled for tonight
at McKethan Stadium has been postponed.

O'Sullivan marvels at Gushue's transformation

No. 7 Louisville Baseball Wins Finale at UCF, 3-2

Gardner connects for fourth homer of the season; Kidston pitches seven
strong

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Purifoy arrest warrant quashed (there's a surprise)

Sheriff questions handling of drug case involving ex-Gator

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NBA playoffs: First-round schedule and TV info

Mavs behind 8-ball vs. No. 1 Spurs; how can they win? It's in the details

Pig farmer? Guinness World Record holder? Things you may not know about

your Mavericks

Five reasons why Heat sweep Bobcats

Former Gator Nick Calathes suspended for violating NBA drug-use policy

Doc Rivers has been a shot in the arm for the Clippers

NBA plans expanded programs with military

TNT's Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

Lightning in 2-0 hole after loss to Canadiens

Loss leaves Lightning full of questions

Lightning may not be ready for this stage

Television lapse leaves Lightning fans livid

Watch hornets attack golfer on European Tour

Golfer jumps into lake after getting stung 20 times

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Decision 2004: Who will replace Rivers at QB?

NCAA studies reform proposals

Meeting today could lead to major changes in intercollegiate athletics.

April 18, 2014 8:19 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU coach reflects on championship season

Flashback Friday: Peter Warwick shows the moves that Manziel can only dream

about

Bowden, Corso share special reunion with FSU fans

Bowden mingles with FSU fans during Seminole Booster tour

Editorial: A troubling case

Winston may be innocent, but something smells at FSU

FSU, Tallahassee Police seriously mishandled Jameis Winston case

Myron Rolle Compares Jameis Winston To Emmett Till, Implies That The New

York Times Slandered Him

Guy Moore: Blindsided! Change in FSU's logo hit retailers

Florida’s parody of “Royals” trolling Florida State is kind of a disaster

Brewton would like chance to talk more with Tigers

Florida State commit DB Calvin Brewton of Miami is expecting Clemson to
stop by his school during spring practice.

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FSU BASEBALL:

On the Road Again - FSU Travels to Wake Forest

FSU v. Wake Forest Heads Weekend Matchups

FSU baseball drawing large crowds, home and away

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

'Noles Off To Early Leads

Der'Renae Freeman won the long jump on her final attempt, while the rest of
the FSU men's and women's track teams combined for three silver and two
bronze medals. Both teams sit atop the ACC Championship leaderboard with
one day in the books.

Castren In 1st At ACC Championships

Palm Harbor's Maddie O'Brien sets softball records at FSU

Jackson senior Sienna Surber signs letter of intent to play softball at

Florida State University

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Raiders' bottom FA signings: Javon Walker

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No. 14 FSU Baseball Falls to No. 4 Miami, 7-3

Sanchez's Three-Run Home Run Rallies Miami Past FSU, 7-3

Walkie-talkie flap mars milestone win

Jim Morris' 500th win at UM is
marked by FSU coach Mike Martin's accusation that the Hurricanes used a
walkie-talkie to steal signs

Four Win Titles as Seminole Track Finishes in Top Three

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Professors to look out for: A look at Florida State's most influential

faculty

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Wren quarterback Bryant commits to Tigers

Georgia defensive tackle hoping to get to Clemson for a visit

Clemson is looking at DL Russell Ude.

Duke prepared for life without Connette

Pitt QB Voytik builds off bowl performance

10 players to watch in Syracuse football spring game

Syracuse football recruiting: Tyrone Perkins, first commit in 2015, says he

can make a big contribution

UVa D still excited about injured top recruit

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke season wrap (Defense does in Blue Devils at the end)

Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Duke’s Jabari Parker thanks Coach K on way to NBA

North Carolina season wrap (Tar Heels did well despite offseason tumult)

Pittsburgh season wrap (Another first weekend NCAA exit for the Panthers)

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ACC BASEBALL:

NC State hopes homestand heals what ails them

After epic 2013 series, UVa and UNC renew baseball rivalry tonight

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Louisville athletics lands $39 million deal with adidas

Bubba Cunningham has work to do after UNC comments

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has shaken up the status
quo at North Carolina’s flagship university in Chapel Hill.

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

Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys

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Jacob Coker working way to Alabama

Rivals100 cornerback commits to Gators

Florida has landed a Rivals100 cornerback from Washington, D.C., for the
second consecutive recruiting cycle.

UK football staff extended, position coaches get raises

Ward a believer in new-look Gamecocks’ defense

Aikman: Manziel has chance for a 'special career'

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Veteran Dierdorf back in booth at Michigan

Penn State's hiring of Eric Barron not a reversal in commitment to fight

sexual violence, say victim advocates

Mankato players to play for reinstated coach

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Gonzaga signs son of former Blazer Sabonis

Kentucky's James Young declares for NBA draft

John Calipari says Cauley-Stein's return was a surprise

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith reportedly will take Tulsa job

Possible candidates if Missouri's basketball job is open

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Donovan McNabb spent one day in jail after DUI arrest

McNabb reportedly arrested in Arizona for DUI

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Check out the first-round matchups for the 2014 NBA Playoffs

Son: Colorful reporter Craig Sager has leukemia

Yankees turn triple play, hammer Rays, 10-2

Highest-paying teams in the world

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Hurricanes QB Berlin Solidifies Starting Job

Winslow wows, and worries, NFL execs

Court: Augusta illegally limited protest

April 17, 2014 9:26 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU to kickoff season against Oklahoma State at 8 pm on ABC

A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

NYT report: FSU rape investigation flawed

N.Y. Times: Tallahassee police, Florida State efforts to pursue rape case

against Jameis Winston were plodding, flawed

FSU's, TPD's handling Jameis Winston rape investigation come under question

in New York Times report

'Virtually No Investigation' in Heisman Winner Rape Case; 'Monster

Sophomore Season' Expected

More questions arise from Jameis Winston case

Florida State expresses disappointment in New York Times story

FSU blasts Times

Florida State University responded aggressively Wednesday to a damaging New
York Times article, questioning the newpaper’s fairness in reporting about
the alleged rape case involving star quarterback Jameis Winston.

Did football trump justice in FSU rape case?

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1631424&PT=4&PR=2
BCS title affects FSU university as a whole

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1632380&PT=4&PR=2
Club seat section one step closer to becoming a reality

Bobby Bowden embraces new role at FSU

Legendary football coach in South Florida Thursday

Bobby Bowden talks OU & OSU

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UP NEXT:

Oklahoma State's defensive line could anchor team next season

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FSU BASKETBALL:

White To Play In Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Florida State senior forward Okaro White is one of 64 of the top college
basketball seniors who will participate in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational
Tournament April 16-19.

Former FSU forward Okaro White to participate in Portsmouth Invitational

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU leadoff hitter Delph feels like old self again

Josh Delph isn't going to get too excited about his recent hot streak, but
the Florida State junior leadoff hitter does admit the last three games are
a positive step to where he wants to be.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

O'Brien's Career Day Carries Seminoles To Sweep Of Pitt

Redshirt junior Maddie O'Brien reaches base in all nine plate appearances
as Florida State takes both games of a doubleheader against Pitt on April
16.

Power Rankings: FSU holds winning hand

Florida State ace Lacey Waldrop has reasons to smile, leading the nation in
wins and all major conference pitchers in ERA.

Back In Championship Mode

Six weeks after sweeping the ACC Indoor Championships team titles, the
Florida State track & field teams are at it again, this time with
significant milestones within reach.

Sand Volleyball Hosts Florida State Pairs Challenge

The fourth-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team will host Georgia
State, ULM and South Carolina this weekend.

No. 3 FSU sand volleyball team looks to close strong

Seminoles close out regular season by hosting FSU Pairs Tournament this
weekend

Seminoles, Castren Earn National Honors

Seminoles named team, Castren named individual player of the week.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Warrick Dunn A True Hero

Jonas Blixt sets sights on making Ryder Cup team after Masters success

Blixt eager to prove to European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley that he
deserves a place at Gleneagles in September

Blixt reflects on Masters performance, looks ahead to The Players

Championship

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

++Noles Offer Pahokee RB

Pahokee (Fla.) running back Antone Smith will be considered one of the top
players at his position in the country.

No. 4 Miami Drops No. 14 Florida State Baseball 10-0

Noles blanked for the second straight game

Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz was out of the lineup Fridaybecause

of lingering soreness in the foot he jammed in Thursday's game

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU law students No. 2 in state taking bar exam

College of Business rises in the rankings

Move toward online courses, rigorous undergrad work contributes to
college's No. 36 ranking

Pride, History in Fight Over FAMU-FSU Engineering School

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Dismissed Clemson QB Kelly issues apology

Kelly says he ‘let down’ Clemson coaches, teammates

Ude interested in Clemson, USC

UNC D looking to continue momentum

Cuse, LSU to kick off two-game series in '15

Terrel Hunt keeps starting Cuse QB job

Syracuse unveils new jerseys for 2014 season

Dynamic defensive duo looks to anchor Virginia defense

Leal relishes competition in VT QB race

Hokies RB Marshawn Williams can pound the rock

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Look back, look ahead: ACC

ACC Basketball Head Coaches: The Relationship Between Salary and Success

Talking Hoops: Looking at the Newest ACC

13. FSU:

Judging the impact of Josh Heath’s transfer

The commitment of former South Florida guard Josh Heath to transfer to
Georgia Tech may not rate on the surface as a game-changer.

Notre Dame's Atkins MVP; Brey plans to stay

UVa, Hokies chasing prized recruit

Virginia and Virginia Tech are in the running for one of the nation’s
premier unsigned men’s basketball prospects.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Charlotte, new stadium candidates for ACC baseball tournament

Baseball Walks Off Against UMass-Lowell

Michael Strem tallies five RBIs on 3-for-4 outing

No. 20 Tigers Top Chanticleers 9-6 Tuesday

Cuas’ Two-Run Home Run Helps Terps Top Navy

Pitching Impresses in 13th Straight Victory

No. 11 Miami extended the nation's longest winning streak to 13 consecutive
games Wednesday night, toppling visiting FAU 2-1 at Alex Rodriguez Park.

Tar Heels Rally To Top Elon, 5-4

Landon Lassiter's single in the ninth wins it for Carolina.

Irish Score Two In The Ninth To Earn 4-3 Road Win Over Toledo

Notre Dame has now won nine consecutive non-conference games.

Panthers Fall to Kent State in Midweek Contest, 4-1

Pitt has now dropped a season-high six consecutive games over the past 10
days

No. 1 Virginia Cruises Past William & Mary, 11-2

Cavaliers rack up 14 hits while UVa limits potent W&M offense to just four
hits

Lewicki shines as UVa thrashes Tribe

Artie Lewicki vs. William and Mary Part II proved better than the original.

Carey and Stephens Lift Wake Forest Past App State 4-2

Deacs plate four runs in the 7th to defeat the Mountaineers

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

ESPN Releases Kickoff Times For Marquee Week One College Football Games;

FSU-OSU At 8 p.m, Alabama-WVU At 3:30 p.m

Orlando's new Cure Bowl joins college football postseason lineup

College football reaches 40 bowls in 2015, more than doubling postseason in

20 years

NCAA sticks a fork in limited meals for athletes

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UF's Fowler searches for consistency

QB Whitlow to transfer from Kentucky

USC is the team to beat for Georgia tight end

Gamecocks lead for Causey

Joeckel transfers; A&M QB race to 2

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Notre Dame No. 9 in ESPN football recruiting rankings

FSU’s President During Its Rape Scandal Is Going to Work at Penn State

Why did Penn State hire the president of "Football-Rape-Cover-up U."?

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's

President

Penn State backs Barron; Florida State challenges New York Times report on

Jameis Winston case

Mankato players refuse to practice for old coach

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Carson, star Sun Devils PG, opts for draft

New FAU basketball coach Michael Curry signs six-year deal worth close to

$2 million

K-State extends Weber after 20-win season

Michigan St. adds 6-7 recruit Clark to class

AD: Tennessee job still 'extremely attractive'

UCLA's Anderson, LaVine declare for draft

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Conference Leaders Collide as No. 7 Louisville Visits UCF

Threatening weather alters weekend slate; Thursday doubleheader set for
3:30 p.m., ET

USC stumbles against the Citadel, 10-8

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Three Texas A&M football players arrested for outstanding warrants

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

It will be tough to pass on receivers in NFL Draft

Aaron Murray impresses Jaguars coach Gus Bradley at Georgia's pro day

Ex-Buc Josh Freeman joins Giants

Mavericks fall to Memphis in OT, will face Spurs in playoffs beginning

Sunday

Dirk Nowitzki set to test lungs, bump playing time up in playoffs

Milwaukee Bucks sold for $550 million

Don’t touch the green jacket

For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was
off limits.

Players Championship goes to three-hole playoff format

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Okafor to enter NBA Draft

Connecticut star will leave school with degree, NCAA championship.

Padgett is third Jayhawk to transfer this year

Suns to be sold for record $401 million

Ecstasy in overtime

Nikolai Khabibulin again makes some key saves, and St. Louis scores another
series-clinching goal in OT.

April 17, 2014 9:22 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU to kickoff season against Oklahoma State at 8 pm on ABC

A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

NYT report: FSU rape investigation flawed

N.Y. Times: Tallahassee police, Florida State efforts to pursue rape case

against Jameis Winston were plodding, flawed

FSU's, TPD's handling Jameis Winston rape investigation come under question

in New York Times report

'Virtually No Investigation' in Heisman Winner Rape Case; 'Monster

Sophomore Season' Expected

More questions arise from Jameis Winston case

Florida State expresses disappointment in New York Times story

FSU blasts Times

Florida State University responded aggressively Wednesday to a damaging New
York Times article, questioning the newpaper’s fairness in reporting about
the alleged rape case involving star quarterback Jameis Winston.

Did football trump justice in FSU rape case?

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BCS title affects FSU university as a whole

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Club seat section one step closer to becoming a reality

Bobby Bowden embraces new role at FSU

Legendary football coach in South Florida Thursday

Bobby Bowden talks OU & OSU

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UP NEXT:

Oklahoma State's defensive line could anchor team next season

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FSU BASKETBALL:

White To Play In Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Florida State senior forward Okaro White is one of 64 of the top college
basketball seniors who will participate in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational
Tournament April 16-19.

Former FSU forward Okaro White to participate in Portsmouth Invitational

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU leadoff hitter Delph feels like old self again

Josh Delph isn't going to get too excited about his recent hot streak, but
the Florida State junior leadoff hitter does admit the last three games are
a positive step to where he wants to be.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

O'Brien's Career Day Carries Seminoles To Sweep Of Pitt

Redshirt junior Maddie O'Brien reaches base in all nine plate appearances
as Florida State takes both games of a doubleheader against Pitt on April
16.

Power Rankings: FSU holds winning hand

Florida State ace Lacey Waldrop has reasons to smile, leading the nation in
wins and all major conference pitchers in ERA.

Back In Championship Mode

Six weeks after sweeping the ACC Indoor Championships team titles, the
Florida State track & field teams are at it again, this time with
significant milestones within reach.

Sand Volleyball Hosts Florida State Pairs Challenge

The fourth-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team will host Georgia
State, ULM and South Carolina this weekend.

No. 3 FSU sand volleyball team looks to close strong

Seminoles close out regular season by hosting FSU Pairs Tournament this
weekend

Seminoles, Castren Earn National Honors

Seminoles named team, Castren named individual player of the week.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Warrick Dunn A True Hero

Jonas Blixt sets sights on making Ryder Cup team after Masters success

Blixt eager to prove to European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley that he
deserves a place at Gleneagles in September

Blixt reflects on Masters performance, looks ahead to The Players

Championship

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

++Noles Offer Pahokee RB

Pahokee (Fla.) running back Antone Smith will be considered one of the top
players at his position in the country.

No. 4 Miami Drops No. 14 Florida State Baseball 10-0

Noles blanked for the second straight game

Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz was out of the lineup Fridaybecause

of lingering soreness in the foot he jammed in Thursday's game

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU law students No. 2 in state taking bar exam

College of Business rises in the rankings

Move toward online courses, rigorous undergrad work contributes to
college's No. 36 ranking

Pride, History in Fight Over FAMU-FSU Engineering School

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Dismissed Clemson QB Kelly issues apology

Kelly says he ‘let down’ Clemson coaches, teammates

Ude interested in Clemson, USC

UNC D looking to continue momentum

Cuse, LSU to kick off two-game series in '15

Terrel Hunt keeps starting Cuse QB job

Syracuse unveils new jerseys for 2014 season

Dynamic defensive duo looks to anchor Virginia defense

Leal relishes competition in VT QB race

Hokies RB Marshawn Williams can pound the rock

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Look back, look ahead: ACC

ACC Basketball Head Coaches: The Relationship Between Salary and Success

Talking Hoops: Looking at the Newest ACC

13. FSU:

Judging the impact of Josh Heath’s transfer

The commitment of former South Florida guard Josh Heath to transfer to
Georgia Tech may not rate on the surface as a game-changer.

Notre Dame's Atkins MVP; Brey plans to stay

UVa, Hokies chasing prized recruit

Virginia and Virginia Tech are in the running for one of the nation’s
premier unsigned men’s basketball prospects.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Charlotte, new stadium candidates for ACC baseball tournament

Baseball Walks Off Against UMass-Lowell

Michael Strem tallies five RBIs on 3-for-4 outing

No. 20 Tigers Top Chanticleers 9-6 Tuesday

Cuas’ Two-Run Home Run Helps Terps Top Navy

Pitching Impresses in 13th Straight Victory

No. 11 Miami extended the nation's longest winning streak to 13 consecutive
games Wednesday night, toppling visiting FAU 2-1 at Alex Rodriguez Park.

Tar Heels Rally To Top Elon, 5-4

Landon Lassiter's single in the ninth wins it for Carolina.

Irish Score Two In The Ninth To Earn 4-3 Road Win Over Toledo

Notre Dame has now won nine consecutive non-conference games.

Panthers Fall to Kent State in Midweek Contest, 4-1

Pitt has now dropped a season-high six consecutive games over the past 10
days

No. 1 Virginia Cruises Past William & Mary, 11-2

Cavaliers rack up 14 hits while UVa limits potent W&M offense to just four
hits

Lewicki shines as UVa thrashes Tribe

Artie Lewicki vs. William and Mary Part II proved better than the original.

Carey and Stephens Lift Wake Forest Past App State 4-2

Deacs plate four runs in the 7th to defeat the Mountaineers

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

ESPN Releases Kickoff Times For Marquee Week One College Football Games;

FSU-OSU At 8 p.m, Alabama-WVU At 3:30 p.m

Orlando's new Cure Bowl joins college football postseason lineup

College football reaches 40 bowls in 2015, more than doubling postseason in

20 years

NCAA sticks a fork in limited meals for athletes

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UF's Fowler searches for consistency

QB Whitlow to transfer from Kentucky

USC is the team to beat for Georgia tight end

Gamecocks lead for Causey

Joeckel transfers; A&M QB race to 2

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Notre Dame No. 9 in ESPN football recruiting rankings

FSU’s President During Its Rape Scandal Is Going to Work at Penn State

Why did Penn State hire the president of "Football-Rape-Cover-up U."?

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's

President

Penn State backs Barron; Florida State challenges New York Times report on

Jameis Winston case

Mankato players refuse to practice for old coach

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Carson, star Sun Devils PG, opts for draft

New FAU basketball coach Michael Curry signs six-year deal worth close to

$2 million

K-State extends Weber after 20-win season

Michigan St. adds 6-7 recruit Clark to class

AD: Tennessee job still 'extremely attractive'

UCLA's Anderson, LaVine declare for draft

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Conference Leaders Collide as No. 7 Louisville Visits UCF

Threatening weather alters weekend slate; Thursday doubleheader set for
3:30 p.m., ET

USC stumbles against the Citadel, 10-8

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Three Texas A&M football players arrested for outstanding warrants

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

It will be tough to pass on receivers in NFL Draft

Aaron Murray impresses Jaguars coach Gus Bradley at Georgia's pro day

Ex-Buc Josh Freeman joins Giants

Mavericks fall to Memphis in OT, will face Spurs in playoffs beginning

Sunday

Dirk Nowitzki set to test lungs, bump playing time up in playoffs

Milwaukee Bucks sold for $550 million

Don’t touch the green jacket

For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was
off limits.

Players Championship goes to three-hole playoff format

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Okafor to enter NBA Draft

Connecticut star will leave school with degree, NCAA championship.

Padgett is third Jayhawk to transfer this year

Suns to be sold for record $401 million

Ecstasy in overtime

Nikolai Khabibulin again makes some key saves, and St. Louis scores another
series-clinching goal in OT.

April 16, 2014 7:34 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

What We Learned About Florida State's Title Chances in 2014 Spring Game

Oklahoma State football: Seminoles riding high in the spring

Williams shines in FSU's spring game

Projections for Jameis Winston's Monster Sophomore Season

FSU supporter Poulin gets his championship ring

FSU illustrator draws major interest in Seminole head debate

Jodi Slade, an FSU grad and employee, continues quest after meeting with
officials

Illustrator drawn into FSU logo debate

Jodi Slade does not consider herself an activist. But the 28-year-old
Florida State graduate and College of Medicine employee doesn't plan on
backing down from her current fight, either.

Draft Focus: Telvin Smith

Tim Jernigan being looked at by Dallas Cowboys

Hey OSU fans, Bobby Bowden has some bad news for you

Bobby Bowden saw the need for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Defeats Jacksonville, 6-1

Behind a pair of three-hit performances from Josh Delph and Danny De La
Calle, fifth-ranked Florida State (28-8) defeated Jacksonville (12-24) 6-1
Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium to sweep
the regular season series from the Dolphins.

Strong pitching lifts No. 5 FSU to 6-1 win

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Strode's Pitching Pushes FSU to 6-1 Win

FSU baseball team unveils new logo and uniforms

Bryan Henry column: Struggles more like learning experiences

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

No. 25 Women's Golf To ACC Championships

Seminoles playing for first ever ACC Championship.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Antonio Cromartie celebrates his 30th birthday

Toney Douglas makes most of chance before playoffs

Yanks not interested in Drew; Steinbrenner says 'I'm pretty content with

where we're sitting'

California League: 66ers win, Quakes lose via shutout

Sherman Johnson was 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs and three RBIs

Jonas Blixt was top Masters finisher among Zurich Classic commits

Golf Channel newcomer Karen Stupples back on course as player in Hawaii

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bobby Bowden Arvida Tour to Begin

Annual Florida State men's basketball banquet honors players

No.14 FSU (25-11) at No.4 Miami (26-7)

Mientkiewicz injures ankle in Twins' victory

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Interim President responds to criticism of engineering split proposal

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Top storylines to watch in the ACC

Expect ACC to once again play influential role as playoff era beginws

Boston College Football Recruiting: FB/LB Hunter Forte Added To Team

Swinney: QB Stoudt will start for Clemson

By the numbers: Clemson's QB runs

Commentary: Chad Kelly cut himself from Clemson football team

Tigers eye Tampa receiver with SC ties

WR Auden Tate is taking hard look at Clemson.

Louisville adds former Washington safety

Is DeVante Parker a 1,000-yard receiver?

Transition to next phase begins for Pitt football

With spring practice now wrapped up, coach Paul Chryst is eager to see how
his team approaches the next stage of the offseason.

Wrapping spring with Pitt OC Rudolph

Take 2: Will Syracuse win 8 games in 2014?

Greyson Lambert should be clear choice

Quarterback isn’t the only position that matters for the University of
Virginia, but it is the positio

Greyson Lambert could be Virginia football's Joe Harris

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ACC BASKETBALL:

With no football experience, Hurricanes basketball player Erik Swoope to

enter NFL Draft

N.C. State season wrap (T.J. Warren was a one-man show for the Wolfpack)

Cavaliers playing in Brooklyn tournament next season l

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ACC BASEBALL:

So far, so good for Jackets

Parr Pitches No. 25 Tech Past Georgia, 4-1

The Yellow Jackets scored three in the first en route to their 24th win

Freshmen a big part of UM's baseball success

Rain postpones baseball game between NC State, UNC

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Deborah Crowder's story could bring NCAA investigators to UNC

Some questioned Deborah Crowder's dedication to members of the Tar Heels'
sports teams. Now, she is a central figure in the latest investigation of
the UNC academic scandal.

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

Transparency is key as playoff committee takes some guidance from

basketball counterparts

College athletics have many problems, but a union is the wrong tool to try

and fix them

Big Ten lands six primetime ESPN/ABC telecasts

Orlando to host AAC-Sun Belt in '15

Administrators: NCAA system must change

NCAA council OKs unlimited meals, snacks

College football bag man: How widespread are shadow boosters paying

football recruits?

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Don't count out Blake Sims in Alabama's QB race

Auburn running back dealing with dyslexia

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Rivals100 ATH commits to Auburn

Kerryon Johnson Explains Why He Chose Auburn Over Alabama & FSU

UF faces 'critical' offseason

USC working hard for Tampa receiver

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Maryland reveals plans to celebrate the July 1 move to Big Ten

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Martin bolts Vols for 'beautiful' Cal

Vols get what they don't want, but deserve

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College Top 25:

4. Florida State

Top 25 Tracker:

Gators ground Eagles with power from plate

Kentucky baseball sweeps U of L with 4-2 victory

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Baseball great Brooks Robinson sues Seminole Tribe

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

What's the safest bet for the Jaguars in the first round?

Donald Trump says he is serious about buying the Buffalo Bills

Bubba Watson is golf's hybrid – part Tiger, part Tebow, part Daly

April 15, 2014 7:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU spring: What we learned

Florida State CB P.J. Williams

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Florida State LB Christian

Jones does his job, whatever that may be

Report: Former FSU RB James Wilder Jr. arrested

Ex-Plant, FSU RB James Wilder Jr. arrested in Tampa

Wilder Jr. arrested in Tampa on suspended license warrant

Former FSU RB Wilder issues statement after being arrested for driving with

suspended license

Mock Draft Monday: Keep away from Kelvin

Ex-FSU RB Carter Living in Jacksonville

Decision Day: Kerryon Johnson to pick Alabama, Auburn or FSU

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FSU BASKETBALL:

White, Miller And Gilchrist Honored At Banquet

Players Honored at FSU Men's Basketball Banquet

Florida State season wrap (Backcourt depth limited Seminol

Natasha Howard Selected Fifth by the Indiana Fever

Being WNBA's 5th pick is 'dream come true' for FSU star Howard

FSU's Howard goes No. 5 overall in WNBA Draft

Fever pick Howard and Achonwa in WNBA Draft

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Baseball Hosts Jacksonville Tuesday Night

'Nole making most of an opportunity

FSU's Smit having breakout year at the plate

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

A chance of a Lifetime

Sarah Chandler has an opportunity to be on The Voice.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Brooks connects with Canton before enshrinem

Miami Heat’s Toney Douglas, Rashard Lewis look to be playoff factors

Trey Jones Talks Blixt, Masters

Jonas Blixt 'nailed on' for Ryder Cup place after second-placed finish says

captain Paul McGinley

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Hoop It Up - FSU baseketball report

J.D. Drew (OF) Atl missed Wednesday's game with a left hamstring strain.

Seminoles Make Annual Visit to `The Light'

Seminoles seek revenge at UM

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC spring games recap

Expect ACC to once again play an influential role as playoff era begins

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly, nephew of Jim Kelly, dismissed from

football team

Chad Kelly left bigger impression off field

Freedom from Religion files complaint to Clemson

The Freedom From Religion Foundation believes Clemson football coach Dabo
Swinney has promoted a culture in the program that violates constitutional
stipulations of the separation of church and state.

Wolfpack offense clicking under Brissett

football defense has been a bit banged up this spring, but LB Cam Lynch

says 'we'll be fine'

Big-play candidates emerge during UVa spring practices

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC Basketball Will Be Outstanding In 2015

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

Harrell tweets that he'll return to Louisville

Montrezl Harrell's return makes Louisville a threat to win the ACC next

season

Maryland season wrap (Terrapins in flux en route to the Big Ten)

Jerami Grant will leave Syracuse basketball for NBA, according to report

Syracuse basketball without Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, C.J. Fair creates

interesting historical notes

Frank Howard, a class of 2015 guard, chooses Syracuse basketball as college

destination

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC Baseball Players Of The Week Announced for April 14

Georgia Tech’s Justus and Duke’s Van Orden recognized

Canes leap to No. 14

The UM baseball team, which has won 12 in a row, has jumped from No. 24 to
No. 14 in the Baseball America rankings.

Struggling UNC, NC State hope to find playoff groove

NC State baseball team hopes to rebound against UNC

Mayberry brings steady presence to UVa pitching staff

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

College Football Playoff 101

NCAA urges schools to discuss pitfalls of unions

Market value for college football player is $178,000 per year

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UF safety leaving a mark

Offensive lineman to transfer from Gamecocks

Alabama lineman will visit USC this summer

Vols extend contracts for football assistants

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Texas positional series: Key additions, returnees, outlook for each

position

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Sources: Zona losing Gordon, likely Johnson

Harris leaving Michigan State

Gary Harris is going pro, thanks in part to coach Tom Izzo’s recommendation.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Lawyer involved in Miami-NCAA case charged by Bar

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dirk Nowitkzi discusses if ever he considered leaving Dallas, taking the

SAT, and the story behind his most iconic photo

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Bowl Championship Series conference commissioners may whittle down a list

of bowls vying to host the fifth BCS game at meetings scheduled to begin on
April 25 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Wolfpack's Hodge opts to stay around

Howard picks NBA over UNC

Atlanta high school basketball star Dwight Howard says he wants to study at
UNC-Chapel Hill.

Student leaders, Indian advocates target Bradley sports nickname

April 14, 2014 11:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Winston's Garnet Team Beats Gold, 31-14

Jameis Winston throws for nearly 400 yards in reigning national champion
Florida State's spring finale Saturday inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State spring football award winners

Spring Game Quotes

Quotes from Head Coach Jimbo Fisher and the student-athletes following
Saturday's Spring Game

Another win for Winston; Heisman winner leads Garnet to 31-14 win

Jameis Winston admitted after Saturday's spring game that he was drained
from splitting time between football and baseball over the last month.

FSU's offense finds its groove after sluggish start to spring game

Video: Jameis Winston spring game huddle

Another win for Winston; Heisman winner leads Garnet to 31-14 win

Jameis Winston, FSU return to field

Winston warms up with 56 passes for FSU

QB Jameis Winston breaks in new receivers at Florida State spring game

Jameis Winston throws for nearly 400 yards in FSU's spring football game

After spring win, Winston returns to baseball

++Florida State's Jameis Winston (396 yards) connects often with young WRs

in spring game

Double-duty Jameis makes it through spring football unscathed

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Winston plenty good enough in spring game

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Jameis Winston opens up after spring game

Video: Florida State S Jalen Ramsey

FSU DB Jalen Ramsey With the Crazy Interception off Jameis Winston

Seminoles secondary impresses former players

Walking around Bobby Bowden Field on Saturday afternoon, Terrence Brooks
couldn't be more proud of the way Florida State's secondary started the
spring game.

FSU Spring Game: Stevenson Shows Off At Tailback

Hoskins has big day for FSU defense

Freshman racks up two sacks, scores on INT

Florida St. Spring Game Highlights

'Noles appear loaded again

FSU exits spring poised for another run

FSU Spring Game 2014: Recap, Highlights and Analysis

Three things we learned from FSU's spring game

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Photo Gallery: FSU's 2014 Spring Football Game

FSU LB Reggie Northrup performs 'The Robot' during uniform unveiling

Thousands Head to Spring Game to Support Seminole Football

Fans make the most of Florida State spring game tailgating

Santa Margarita's Costello gets scholarship offer from Florida State

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Stung By Yellow Jackets

FSU drops its first ACC series of the season in Saturday's loss to Georgia
Tech.

Jackets clinch series with 12-4 win vs. FSU

Baseball Pounds No. 1 Florida State, 12-4

The Yellow Jackets racked up 15 hits in winning their eighth straight game

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

ACC Tune-Up Complete!

Led by Markindey Sineus in the hammer,FSU's throwers completed a meet sweep
with four more wins Saturday at the Seminole Invitational. Anne Zagre added
ACC-leading wins in the 100 hurdles and 200-meter dash, highlighting the
day.

FSU Sand Volleyball Wins Gold and Silver Championships

FSU Track Closes Seminole Invite with a Flurry

Clemes dismissed from Trenton High track team

He has been dismissed from the Trenton High School track team by head coach
Annie Coleman, due to what Clemes said is a disagreement over training
methods. Clemes, who has a scholarship to Florida State University, will
continue to run for the Trenton Track Club.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Dustin Hopkins facing uphill battle

What 2013 Colts First-Round Pick Bjoern Werner Must Do to Avoid Becoming a

Bust

Diamond In The Rough : Sherman Johnson Jr.

Blixt One Stroke Behind Lead At Masters

Former Seminole Jonas Blixt enters Sunday of the 2014 Masters one stroke
behind the lead at Augusta National. Blixt has turned in below par scores
all three rounds this week and has a three-day total of 4-under par.

Former Seminole Blixt 1 stroke back at Masters

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden reportedly receives a

complimentary Mercedes, a $4,000 home security system and a lifetime supply
of Golden Flakes

Focus 2005 - Jessie Hester, Jr. update

Congratulations to Jason Rich for being named 1st Team All-State in Class

6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association.

Noles fall a bit in the polls

Bob Sura became the first player in seven years to have three straight

triple doubles for host Atlanta. He intentionally missed a layup late in
the fourth quarter and grabbed his 10th rebound for his third-straight
triple-double.

J.D. Drew (OF) Atl came out for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning on

Monday after tweaking his left hamstring on a flyball the inning before,
according to the AP. "Hopefully, it's just a cramp, give it a day," Drew
said. It's rarely that easy with J.D.

Paul Wilson allowed just one run over seven-plus innings, and the Reds

spoiled the opening of the Phillies' new ballpark with a 4-1 win today.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

++Tim Byerly produces in Georgia Tech scrimmage

Georgia linebacker Harvey-Clemons switching to U of L

Defense Wins #UNITE14 Spring Game 61-60

Young QBs take first steps

The 2014 UM spring game, actually a controlled scrimmage using about 65
yards of the field, gave first-team quarterback Kevin Olsen and his backup
Gray Crow their first taste of being on center stage at Sun Life Stadium.

Does Quarterback U. have a quarterback?

Miami OL eyes return after being hospitalized

Miami unveils new uniforms

Miami players lose their minds over new uniforms

Quarterback competition on display at UNC's spring football game

North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky told reporters last week that he felt he
had done enough this off-season to be ahead of teammate Marquise Williams
on the Tarheel's depth chart for quarterback.

Better spring showing the second time around for NC State football

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for 365 yards and two touchdowns to lead
the Red team to a 34-0 win in the NC State Wolfpack's Kay Yow Spring Game
on Saturday.

Russell Wilson returns 'home' to have his NC State jersey honored

Lambert looks like the Cavaliers' man at QB

Named a team captain, Lambert throws two TD passes in UVa Spring Game

Injuries open up opportunties for youngsters at Hokies' scrimmage

Motley makes presence known in Hokies scrimmage

Quick hits from the Hokies' second spring scrimmage

Offense ragged in Deacs' first scrimmage

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Parker undecided on NBA, to consult Coach K

Manning hires Childress to complete staff

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Notre Dame

Bourdon tallied an RBI in game one, leading the team with 18
The Boston College baseball team lost a twin billing to Notre Dame, 4-2 and
7-0, at Chicago State's Cougar Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Terps Even Series Defeating Virginia Tech, 4-2

Abreu Lifts Baseball to 11th Straight Victory

Freshman Willie Abreu delivered a walk-off infield single in the bottom of
the tenth inning Saturday night, lifting No. 20 Miami to its 11th
consecutive win in dramatic fashion at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light
Field.

Tar Heels edge Deacs 4-3

NC State's offense breaks through in a 6-2 win over Duke

The NC State Wolfpack broke a 22-inning scoreless drought en route to a 6-2
win over the Duke Blue Devils at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday.

Irish baseball sweep doubleheader over BC; clinch first ACC series win

Virginia baseball team falls at home to Clemson

The No. 14 Tigers knocked off Virginia 7-1 in front of a season-high 4,886
fans.

UVa baseball coach blames loss to Clemson on 'sloppy' play

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Indoor @ACCTrackField Team Announced

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

Gators display flowing offense in spring finale

Gators in hurry-up mode to improve under new offensive coordinator

Florida's offense offers reasons for optimism

Notebook: Hardin converts 4 field goals in spring game

Lane emerges as physical rushing threat for Gators

Gurley looks healthy in G-Day performance

G-Day: Defense 'did fine' and 'is learning,' Richt says

How the quarterbacks fared in G-Day

QB Barker impresses coaches, teammates at UK scrimmage

USC is deep and talented on offense

Spring game stats: Black team wins 28-10

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Everett Golson, Malik Zaire end spring camp on a high note for Irish

LB Smith makes a move inside for Notre Dame

Blue-Gold Game stats and stuff

FieldTurf coming this season to Notre Dame Stadium

Former USC QB Max Wittek leaning towards transferring to Texas Longhorns

Longhorns QB David Ash out for remainder of spring with left foot fracture

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Ex-L'ville G Ware transferring to Georgia St.

Sources: Mack to remain as Xavier coach

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Florida rallies to beat USC 4-3 in 13 innings; series tied

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavs Win Thriller To Clinch Playoffs

'Good to be back in big dance,' says Dirk as Mavs edge Suns to clinch

playoff spot

Unlike Stars, Mavs keep fans on edge until end in playoff clincher

NBA decides not to suspend Mavs' public-address announcer Sean Heath;

instead docks team $25K

Mark Cuban supports PA announcer, pays fine: 'It's a hurricane in a urinal;

we flush and move on'

Kevin Durant's secret weapon: Dirk Nowitzki

Spieth, 20, joins Watson atop Masters leaderboard

Masters third-round quick takes: Early low numbers

++Fifty-somethings Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples put themselves in

hunt at Masters

Masters third round quick takes: Bubba Watson finally has the Masters lead

on the weekend

Marker Jeff Knox outplays Rory McIlroy at the Masters

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Victims' advocate says University of Colorado uses sex to recruit athletes

NCAA opposes Clarett's entry into NFL draft

NCAA supports NFL in Clarett case

Haith hired as Miami basketball coach

Harrick attempts to delay NCAA

Hoops coach Dave Leitao to stay at DePaul

Ex-Gator Maxwell Jailed For Neglecting Child Support

Former NBA player Vernon Maxwell was being held Monday on a felony charge
for failing to pay about $160,000 in child support

Say Hey! Bonds ties Mays at 660

Ratings for Mickelson's Masters win down

April 12, 2014 11:43 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU football has a spring in its step

FSU players get shot to showcase skills in Garnet & Gold game

Compared to last year, the drama for today's Garnet & Gold game is all but
non-existent.

Top 5 things to look for in FSU's spring game today

FSU spring game: Five things to watch

Position battles highlight FSU's spring football game

What Jimbo Fisher Needs to See from Jameis Winston, 'Noles in Spring Game

Seminoles still looking for a few answers heading into spring game

FSU aims for more versatile defensive front

Fisher: Don't forget we're the champs

Former Northview star Marquez White pulls double duty at FSU

Ignition...Tradition Launched

#IgnitionTradition: FSU Unveils New Uniforms

VIDEO: FSU officially unveils its new uniforms, logo

After weeks of speculation Florida State officially unveiled its new logo
and football uniforms Friday night during the Downtown Get Down, ahead of
the Seminoles spring game Saturday.

Seminole in heritage breaks new ground

Florida State gets slick, new rebranded uniforms

FSU reveals new uniforms, logo

Florida State Athletics Unveils Brand Identity

Fashion break: 'Noles unveils new unis, spectacular alternate helmet

Florida State debuts its new logo, uniforms | Video, poll

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1630554&PT=4&PR=2
Florida State unveils new uniforms, new logo

Bucs work out ex-FSU, Plant RB Wilder Jr.

Lawyer Explains Possible Impact of Federal Investigation of Jameis Winston

Case

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Howard to Attend WNBA Draft Presented by State Farm

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Falls Short at Georgia Tech

Top-ranked Florida State could not overcome Georgia Tech's five-run first
inning as the Seminoles (26-7, 13-3) fell to the Yellow Jackets (22-13,
9-7), 5-3, in game one of a three-game series Friday night inside Russ
Chandler Stadium.

Fast start lifts Tech over FSU

Jackets Beat No. 1 Seminoles, 5-3

Tech scored five in the first and hung on for its seventh straight win

Five run first inning leads Jackets to win over Seminoles

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Mosher Earns Dual Recognition

Rising redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher won the Golden Nole and BVHS
Recognition Award on Wednesday night.

Beasts of the East

The fourth-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team finished its
dual-match regular season with victories over Webber International, 4-1,
and Tulane, 5-0.

Rittenhouse Places Third at World Cup Synchro Trials

Ariel Rittenhouse and Amanda Burke placed third in 3-meter at the 2014
World Cup Synchro Trials

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin enjoying life with San Francisco 49ers, but still loves to

come home to Pahokee

Buffalo Bills' draft needs: EJ Manuel, meet Eric Ebron

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Draft journal: Dockett pondering his fate

Florida State's Darnell Dockett believes he is as good as anyone. Just
listen to him tell you in his journal, as told to SportsLine.com's Pete
Prisco

Video: Thorpe ahead of schedule

++ Fred Rouse talks about recruiting

Seminoles don't quite measure up

If anyone had guaranteed Mike Martin on Sunday morning that his pitching
staff would surrender only four
runs in the weekend finale with Miami, he might have been more tickled than
any kid who has ever hunted down the prized golden egg on Easter.

Miami shuts down, shuts out FSU

No. 13 FSU Baseball Falls To No. 5 Miami 4-0
Jim Morris was all smiles as he talked about his pitching following Miami's
first-ever shutout of Florida State in Tallahassee.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Spring game to provide glimpse of Clemson QB battle

The Tigers' intriguing quarterback battle finally will be on display for
all eyes to see-- and analyze.

Louisville football has lots of weapons in spring game

Louisville QB Gardner more than up to task

Spring game set

QB Kevin Olsen will be in the spotlight at UM's annual spring game, which
will feature carnival-like games and activities and debut the Canes' new
uniforms.

Miami playmakers rally around Hurricanes' young QBs

Entering UNC spring game, a defensive turnaround for Tar Heels

Tar Heels' Littrell has focused on evaluating

Seth Littrell took the job of running North Carolina's offense to play the
fast-paced style that Coach Larry Fedora wants

Brissett takes the reins at NC State

Wolfpack eager for debut of quarterback Jacoby Brissett

Brissett trying to put his stamp on Wolfpack offense

Breakout candidates abound for Orange-Blue Game

The 2014 Orange-Blue Game begins at 1 p.m., today, inside Scott Stadium.
According to UVa head coach Mike London, the next Cavalier to take a big
jump into the fall could be wide receiver Darius Jennings. Or defensive
back Maurice Canady. Or defensive lineman Mike Moore. Or running back
Taquan "Smoke" Mizzell.

Cavaliers expect even better defense

Virginia Tech holds open scrimmage Saturday

Scrimmage should help Deacons set order at QB

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Georgia Tech season wrap (Injuries, youth kept the Yellow Jackets around

.500)

Miami season wrap (Hurricanes overachieved in 2014, and help is on the way)

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ACC BASEBALL:

UM 12, Pittsburgh 2

Chris Diaz pitches Miami Hurricanes baseball to 10th win in a row, tops
Pitt Panthers
Two-and-a-half weeks ago, the Miami Hurricanes were 13-12, losers of seven
of their previous nine games and feeling kind of crummy. What a difference
a winning streak makes.

Duke's Drew Van Orden outduels NC State's Carlos Rodon for a 2-0 win

Terps Downed in Blacksburg, 3-1

Irish Fall To Boston College, 4-1, In Friday Series Opener

Second-ranked UVa edges No. 14 Clemson in baseball

Nate Irving doubled home Nick Howard in the bottom of the fourth inning to
give the No. 2 Virginia baseball team a lead it would never relinquish as
the Cavaliers edged visiting No. 14 Clemson 3-2 on Friday at Davenport
Field.

Wake Forest Falls to North Carolina in Series Opener

Wake Forest fell to North Carolina 9-0 on Friday night in the first game of
the series.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

UNC says review of Willingham's research doesn't support her claims on

athletes
A trio of experts hired by UNC-Chapel Hill to review whistleblower Mary
Willingham's findings of subpar reading skills for more than 120 athletes
did not find evidence to 'support public claims about widespread low
literacy levels' among first-year athletes who had been screened...

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

Spring Game Watch List: April 12

Florida State -- 3 p.m., TV: ESPN

Doc 5: Best college football coaching backouts -- No. 1 Lane Kiffin

College football: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'

Poll: College football union?

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Storylines of the Orange & Blue Debut

UF's uptempo offense debuts

Gators eager to take revved-up offense for test drive in spring game

Spring football tracker: Taylor stands out at tailback

Georgia fans get first look at new defense under Jeremy Pruitt

It's a new day for South Carolina's quarterbacks

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Missouri kicks Dorial Green-Beckham off the team

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, once heralded as the No. 1
recruit in the nation out of high school, has been kicked off the team.

Huskers scrapping Red-White format for spring game

There will be no Red vs. White at Nebraska's spring football game Saturday.
It'll simply be Offense vs. Defense.

Stanley next in line for Notre Dame

Irish set to entertain top prospects from around Midwest

Notre Dame's The Shirt to be unveiled today

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

New rules emphasis nets mixed results for 2013-14

College basketball scoring increased a bit after a tweaking of rules and
some foul calls in the offseason, and coaches give their thoughts.

Rule makers planning to make NCAA men's basketball even more fan-friendly

Among the big items that will be placed on the agenda for discussion:
Reducing the number of timeouts. "Length is becoming a concern," said David
Worlock, NCAA associate director of men's basketball.

If goal is to dominate college hoops, 'one-and-done' isn't working

USA Today basketball poll: Which coaches didn't vote UConn No. 1 and who

did Syracuse's Jim Boeheim vote for?

Iowa St bumps Hoiberg's salary to $2.6 million

Lacey Holsworth, 8-year-old who inspired Michigan State basketball team,

dies

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OTHER BASEBALL:

UF roundup: Baseball drops opener in Columbia

Gamecocks capitalize on opportunities, top Gators 4-1

No. 10 Louisville Wins Series-Opener at No. 7 Houston

Funkhouser strikes out eight in winning his sixth straight start; Sturgeon
goes 3-for-5 with three RBI

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

CBS sued by former players over sale of photos

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavs PA man Sean Heath suspended

The NBA issued a two-game suspension to Dallas Mavericks public-address
announcer Sean Heath due to tweets criticizing officiating, multiple
sources briefed on the situation told ESPNDallas.com.

Mavericks' Vince Carter comes up one point short of moving into top 25 on

all-time scoring list

Brewer scores career-high 51, joins elite category

Bubba Watson locked in, leads Masters by 3 strokes

Mystified Mickelson heads for home

Golf his way

Tiger would have been better off learning from the life that Jack built,
not his game

Without Tiger Woods, pro golf might as well be pro tennis

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

UM MEN'S BASKETBALL - Texas' Haith likely to be hired today

Arizona's Iguodala to enter draft

Wisconsin's Harris may go pro

McPherson rating: perfect

Adrian McPherson threw for 194 yards and five touchdowns in Indiana's 65-31
Arena league victory over Carolina
on Sunday.

All right, Lefty

Phil Mickelson wins his first major title on his 43rd attempt as pro.Tampa
FSU's seal should be Vires, Artes, Mores, Dadgummit!!!
FSU 1993, 1999, 2013 National Football Champions/2012-2013 ACC Football
Champions
2012 ACC Basketball Champions/2006, 2007, 2008 NCAA Track Champions/ACC
Track Champions 2005-2011/2008 ACC Golf Champions/2010 ACC Baseball
Champions/2011 Softball and Soccer ACC Champions/2011 NBA Champions Dallas
Mavericks MFFL

April 11, 2014 12:36 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Preview: 2014 FSU Spring Game

FSU spring game preview

FSU football returns in spring game

WR, LB biggest questions entering FSU's spring game

The Jameis Winston hype began a year ago when the then-redshirt freshman
completed 12 of 15 passes for 205 yards and touchdowns on his first two
possessions during Florida State's spring game.

Fisher likes Seminoles' progress in spring

A busy, back-and-forth weekend upcoming for FSU's Winston

FSU's Winston showing some fatigue as he balances football and baseball

FSU DL Nile Lawrence-Stample to miss spring game with shoulder injury

The designer of the original Osceola logo shares how he would update it

FSU tailback Devonta Freeman to work out for Dolphins on Friday

Florida State RB Devonta Freeman has visited Falcons and Patriots already;
is pushing to improve his draft stock

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin blows off NFL team workout

Did FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Recently Give People Another Reason To Compare

Him To Plaxico Burress?

The Case Against Kelvin Benjamin

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Men's Basketball Banquet Set For April 14

Honors banquet to celebrate seniors White, Miller and Gilchrist.

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Faces Georgia Tech This Weekend

The Seminoles have won seven of their last nine games against the Yellow
Jackets in Atlanta.

Stewart, Weaver Golden Spikes Mid-Season Watch List

Florida State is one of nine schools with two student-athletes on the
mid-season watch list.

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1629855
Seminoles Still Aiming High At Midway Point

Tech looks to build momentum against FSU

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Final ACC Outdoor Prep

The two-day Seminole Invitational track & field meet will provide host
Florida State with a final tune-up before next week's ACC Outdoor
Championships. The action gets underway Friday at 3 p.m. at Mike Long Track.

FSU Track Teams Not Holding Back At Seminole Invitational

Noles Travel To Boston College, Notre Dame

The No. 28 Seminoles have their first ACC match against No. 12 Notre Dame
Sunday.

Notre Dame hosts Florida State

Florida State Hosts Miami and Pitt This Weekend

The No. 45 Seminoles take on No. 16 Miami on April 11 and have matches
against Pitt and FAMU on April 13.

World Cup Synchro Trials Set to Begin at Morcom

Katrina Young and Ariel Rittenhouse will compete at their home pool in the
World Cup Synchronized Diving Trials this weekend.

2014 Golden Nole Awards

Florida State student-athletes provided over 7,000 hours of community
service this year.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Deion Sanders Guests on 'The Soul Man'

Jones at Augusta National to cheer on Blixt

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Figueroa, UM thump Noles

If every Florida State-Miami baseball game was played on a Saturday,
Hurricanes coach Jim Morris would be a lot
more comfortable in Tallahassee.

Miami outslugs FSU 17-11

The second-largest crowd at Dick Howser Stadium was ready to party. And
Miami starter Cesar Carrillo appeared ready to oblige after giving up four
runs to Florida State in the first inning.

FSU's Dzingai qualifies for Athens

Florida State senior Brian Dzingai posted a 200-meter qualifying time for
the Athens Olympics on Saturday at the Seminole Invitational.

FALCONS REPORT - Dunn to miss next minicamp

Sura, Hawks deny Celtics

Sura making most of playing time with second straight riple-double

Groups protest headdress on new FSU statue

Native-American protesters said Saturday a statue honoring three black
students who helped Florida State University integrate in the 1960s
signified "racism" and promoted cultural stereotypes, charges an FSU
official disputed.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Students Meet On FSU Presidential Search

Stokes Says Students Are Top Priority In Talks To Split FAMU-FSU Engineering

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC spring games preview

New look, same expectations for Clemson

Clemson OL recruiting class among best

By the numbers: Clemson's secondary

Second commitmernt pops for Clemson Thursday

QB Connette leaves Duke; mother ill

Connette's transfer a hit to Duke's offense

Louisville's spring game to have regular-season feel

Former UGA safety to Louisville

Miami Hurricanes' Duke Johnson ahead of schedule, on the field

'Canes RB Duke Johnson talks ankle, QBs, and more

Miami no longer part of picture for once-committed St. Cloud WR Trevill

Holcy

UNC spring game: What you need to know

Wolfpack's receivers learning to work with new QB Brissett

Young Pitt lineman getting snaps

With Adam Bisnowaty on the mend, redshirt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith is
getting a chance to shine, and he is hard to miss.

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer has an early goal for 2014: 8 wins

Syracuse football recruiting: Orange add punter/kicker Evan Jakubowski to

2014 class

Virginia football team battling injuries heading into spring game

Offensive lineman commits to Virginia

Ryan Bischoff, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman from Plymouth (Pa.)
Whitemarsh High School has become the second player to commit to Virginia's
football program for the 2015 entering class.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Notre Dame season wrap (Sub -.500 Irish has some major pieces to replace)

Tulsa assistants following Manning to Wake Forest

Wake Forest season wrap (Danny Manning inherits a maturing core)

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ACC BASEBALL:

No. 14 Clemson at No. 2 Virginia (Friday)

UNC baseball faces difficult path to NCAA tournament after Coastal Carolina

loss

NC State baseball: ACC tournament push starts against Duke

ND faces BC in Chicago

Improved pitching staff has given Deacons a boost

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

NCAA Athletes Must Be Paid Before the System Crumbles

After unionization, there's no turning back for college football

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Roper's positive approach at UF

Notebook: Lighter, quicker Driskel

Gators LB Antonio Morrison back on track

Gators' pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. forgoes Big Macs for more sacks

Johnny Manziel totaled highest Wonderlic test score among QBs

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Oregon's new football uniforms released (Pictures)

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Cal has interest in Xavier coach Mack

New face of JU basketball: Program introduces new coach Tony Jasick

Randle to draft; Randle: Not yet

Stauskas to exit Michigan, enter NBA

Haith kicks Price off Missouri team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team
Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began.

Tarkanian hospitalized with breathing issues

Meet Tacko 'Taco' Fall; the tallest prep basketball player in the United

States
Fall is a 7-foot-5 center for Liberty Prep in Florida. He is the tallest
prep player in the United States,

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OTHER BASEBALL:
https://southcarolina.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1630196
USC teams build dominant home field edge

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Kaepernick investigated in 'suspicious incident' in Miami

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Video: Miami Dolphins cheerleaders take on 'Fantasy' and Spice Girls

Punters, kickers worth more in NFL than running backs now? Numbers say it's

so

Mavericks have no answer for Spurs' 3-point plan in 109-100 loss

Dirk Nowitzki among upper echelon?

Each NBA team's year summed up in one photo

Game's greats gather again

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player start the 2014 Masters with
ceremonial tee shots, but sharing memories of competition brings bigger
smiles.

Masters a family tradition for first-round leader Bill Haas

Olympic officials rush to save 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Summerall undergoes liver transplant

One major opportunity

Phil Mickelson has first lead going into final round.

Woods becoming a minor factor

April 9, 2014 6:45 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Winston holding young FSU wideouts accountable

By all accounts, Jameis Winston is a fantastic teammate.

Florida State Football: Bartow's Stevenson Ready for His Shot at Fullback

I Can't Stop Thinking About FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

Benjamin's weight a cause for concern

Kenny Shaw to participate in Predators' ceremonial coin toss

Digging for details that help explain FSU's sudden logo switcheroo

Bobby Bowden on college players unionizing: 'It's not realistic'

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FSU BASEBALL:

Florida State Blanked By Florida

Top-ranked Florida State (26-6) fell to No. 25 Florida (21-12) 8-0 Tuesday
evening in front of an announced crowd of 6,514 on Mike Martin Field inside
Dick Howser Stadium, the 12th largest crowd in school history.

FSU baseball shut out for the first time this season

Casey Turgeon (3-run HR) helps Florida rout No. 1 Florida State 8-0

Young helps Gators past 'Noles

Danny Young's mastery over Florida State this season is not difficult to
explain, at least in the eyes of Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan.

Gators blank Seminoles to sweep season series

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1629468&PT=4&PR=2
Gators Win 8-0 to Sweep Rivalry Against Seminoles

Gators blank Seminoles to sweep season series

#15 Florida Completes Sweep of #1 Seminoles

Gators Complete Season Sweep of No. 1 Florida State; Shutout Seminoles for

First Time Since 1994

Bryan Henry column: Close games, comeback wins big deal

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Readies For Rematch With Florida

The No. 7/8 Seminoles finish their home-and-home series with the No. 8/6
Gators on April 9.

Seminoles, Castren Win Web.Com Intercollegiate

Florida State won the team championship and freshman Matilda Castren won
the individual championship of the 2nd Annual Web.com/Marsh Landing
Intercollegiate.

Former Florida State Athletes on Track for International Competitions

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former FSU receiver to participate in Orlando Predators' coin toss

Current NFL Draft prospect and 2013 National Champion Kenny Shaw will be
participating in the Orlando Predators' ceremonial coin toss on Thursday,
April 8 at CFE Arena.

Buster Posey nails his line in Giants' ad

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Old rivals FSU, Miami face off in one of their final weekend series

Pro baseball is calling

Martinez-Esteve ready to realize his dream of playing for dough Eddy
Martinez-Esteve is just a sophomore, but he is playing as if this were his
last season at Florida State.

Bucs to sign CB Mario Edwards

The former Cowboy has agreed to a six-year contract; the question is, how
will he be used?

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Presidential recruiting firm to hold forum for student input

Don't let Thrasher and FSU bypass the process

FAMU students upset about FAMU-FSU College of Engineering split

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson's Blanks going back to nickelback

Clemson junior Travis Blanks hopes a return to the nickelback position will
restore his free spirit and his productivity.

Progress slow for Tech offensive line

Everything is different in Louisville

Kevin Olsen is eager to begin era as the University of Miami's starting

quarterback

Key for Miami: Keeping Johnson healthy

Offense running efficiently, and other notes and observations from Syracuse

football spring practice

Minor injuries affecting practice and more Syracuse football spring notes

and observations (part 2)

Syracuse football lineman Kyle Knapp 'crushed' after learning career is

over because of concussions

Practice report: Hodges' versatility could open up possibilities for

Hokies' offense

Quick hits from the Hokies' seventh spring practice

Maddy says not to worry about VT 'D'

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ACC BASKETBALL:

TJ Warren on leaving NC State for NBA: 'Been a fun ride'

Syracuse falls to lowest ranking of the year in final USA Today coaches'

poll

Where Syracuse basketball stands in early polls for 2014-'15 season

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Falls to Dartmouth, 2-1

Cronin ties a career-long, six-game hit streak with a 2-for-3 performance

Bulldogs Strike Early to Top No. 14 Tigers 6-2 Tuesday

Duke Downs N.C. Central 9-1

Jackets Hammer Georgia Southern, 13-2

Tech has won five straight and evened the season series with the Eagles

Five-Run Fourth Helps Terps Cruise Past George Mason

Bogucki, Tar Heels Blank Aggies, 10-0

McCarty's Complete Game Helps Leads Irish To Victory Over Chicago State

Notre Dame scored five runs in the sixth inning to pull ahead for good.

Pitt Drops 7-5 Contest to Akron at Home

Panthers lose three straight midweek games for the first time since 2001

McCarthy's monster night propels Virginia past JMU

Tech drops 11-6 game at VCU

Brendon Hayden knocks in four runs in loss

UNCG Defeats Wake Forest 4-2

Wake Forest baseball fell to UNCG on Tuesday night 4-2 at Gene Hooks Field
at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

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

UF football has the look

Video: LSU head coach Les Miles kisses a pig

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason

TV viewership down for NCAA title game

Napier's name to be added to Huskies of Honor wall

Jacksonville University hires Tony Jasick as head basketball coach, sources

say

UK fan keeping championship tatoo

UConn women rout Notre Dame 79-58 to win ninth title

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College Top 25

1. Florida State

College Baseball Week 8 Podcast

No. 10 Cardinals Escape Purdue with 3-1 Win in 10 Innings

Sturgeon throws 2.1 innings of shutout relief in the win; Lucas goes
2-for-5 and scores clinching run

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

LeBron denied on final play as controversy reigns

Selig hints Aaron still baseball's home-run king

Who will fill Tiger-sized void at the Masters?

++Loss of Eisenhower Tree draws no tears from some

The iconic tree in the middle of the 17th fairway at Augusta National is
gone, and some golfers, like Jim Furyk, aren't going to miss it.

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy in featured Masters pairings

Masters groupings give nod to PGA Tour's Generation Next

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Chattanooga's Lebo accepts Auburn job

Florida transfer Appleby heads to Washington

Kris Humphries named CBN Freshman of the Year

Humphies declares himself eligible for NBA draft

Caddie Edwards Dies of Lou Gehrig's at 49

April 8, 2014 8:09 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Fisher Pleased with Second Spring Scrimmage

FSU's Fisher much happier after second scrimmage

Seminoles show more toughness in second spring scrimmage

FSU practice report: Seminoles to hold out RB Karlos Williams for rest of

spring

Noles Have Physical Second Scrimmage

'Noles veteran o-line could be one of the nation's best ... again

FSU FB Freddie Stevenson showing off versatility this spring

Several days after leak, FSU logo firestorm still burns

Florida State Seminole fans throwing spears at new design

FSU's Jimbo Fisher 'doesn't see the issues' with logo change

Winston case beckons more aggressive investigation

Kelvin Benjamin visits with Eagles

FSU's Fisher not afraid to recruit jucos

FSU receives commitment from 2015 OL David Robbins

++UF counters FSU in fight for 5-star

Florida State can't seem to gain traction with 5-star WR George Campbell.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Smit Named ACC Player of the Week

Noles, Gators Clash Tuesday in Tallahassee

Florida State Returns to No. 1 in CBI Composite Poll

FSU's Martin expects record crowd Tuesday for UF game

Heisman winner Winston struggles during busy week

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Waldrop and O'Brien Earn ACC Honors

The juniors were named ACC Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively, on
April 7.

Seminoles In 1st At Web.com Intercollegiate

Florida State is in first place in the team standings, and Seminole
freshman Matilda Castren is in first place in the individual standings
after two rounds of the Web.com intercollegiate.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kamerion Wimbley redoes deal

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Florida State center David Castillo named to Rimington watch list

++Habel Reconsidering FSU?

++Palacios Having Trouble Deciding

Florida State baseball pounds Jacksonville

Eddy Martinez-Esteve went4 for 6 with two RBIs and Shane Robinson went 3
for 6 with three RBIs
as the Florida State baseball team routed Jacksonville 15-4 on Wednesday
night.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Hires Firm To Help With Presidential Search

FSU College of Nursing obtains grant to address nursing faculty shortage

Grant helps fund university's first Jonas Scholar doctoral nursing student

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

BC run game looks to keep it going

Clemson QB Watson cracks his collarbone

Watson to miss Clemson spring game

Nunez has Clemson on his short list

QB Lorenzo Nunez has Clemson among his top seven.

Q&A with Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino

Video: Louisville DC Todd Grantham

Miami Hurricanes release 2014 spring game depth chart (also, black cleats

are back)

Williams is 'going to fight back'

Al Golden spoke about injured quarterback Ryan Williams Monday, saying how
"thrilled'' coaches were with the effort by his players during Friday
night's closed scrimmage, then adding how "deflated'' and "disappointed''
for Williams he was.

UNC's Williams takes center stage

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky focused on beating Marquise Williams for

starting job

Checking in with Pitt RB James Conner

Syracuse football and Colgate to meet at Carrier Dome in 2016

Syracuse football: What to expect from the tight end position in Year 2 of

George McDonald's offense

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Grading the ACC's three new basketball coaching hires

For Louisville basketball, what's next?

Jones to transfer from Virginia

Teven Jones could only smile, dance and cheer his teammates on from the
sideline for so long. In the end, he wanted to be out on the court
contributing himself.

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACC Baseball Players of the Week Announced for April 7

Virginia's Kirby, Florida State's Smit earn recognition

After sweep of Duke, Tech baseball's tough road ahead

UM re-enters Baseball America's Top 25, other rankings

Diamond Heels Gear Up For Critical Five-Game Homestand

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

College football players deserve pay

College athletes do not need more compensation

Union movement will change football's landscape

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Former UCF, Auburn coach Gene Chizik doesn't look happy in daughter's prom

photo

UF sophomore tailback Kelvin Taylor ready to take over

Fruhmorgen hears from top Gator as decision looms

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ND receiver William Fuller 'will have bigger role this year'

Ohio State football will pay 3 visitors over $2M

Ohio State will pay more than $2 million in total guarantees to bring
Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati to Ohio Stadium to play the
Buckeyes in football this fall.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Top dogs! UConn Huskies win national title in North Texas

Boatright helps Huskies win national title

Huskies flash athleticism in title game

Ollie wins it all with UConn

UConn's Napier named most outstanding player

Napier's 22 points help Connecticut top Kentucky 60-54 for 4th national

title

Fast Break: How Connecticut beat Kentucky

UConn proves the doubters wrong in end

UConn hoops godfather cherishes Huskies' rise to supremacy

Five factors that decided the UConn vs. Kentucky national title game

Arrests, vandalism mar UConn party

Kentucky had plenty of fight, but not enough magic

Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss

It was Randle's season but not his night

Kentucky player unleashes best dunk of tourney

Calipari talks about what's next for his star players

NBA decisions loom for several Kentucky players

Three quick things from UK's runner-up finish

Kentucky fans despondent after loss to Connecticut; couch fires reported on

State Street

Lakers say Rex's tweet about Cal leaving UK 'not true'

Rex Chapman tweeted that UK Coach John Calipari would leave the Wildcats
for the Los Angeles Lakers following this season and that the move is a
"done deal."

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

Final Four Notebook: Dance routine gets lots of cheers

Tourney sets 2 attendance marks in title game

Armour: March Madness is over ... now what?

'Humbled' Masiello retained by Manhattan

ESPN's Digger Phelps announces retirement

Former Irish coach Phelps leaves ESPN after 20 years

Joel Berry II becomes first three-time Florida Mr. Basketball

5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Gamecocks look to respond after bats slump in road trip

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Greg Reid Released From Lowndes County Jail

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Kellen Winslow hired to be FAMU athletic director

Bucs make Major Wright signing official

Michael Vick: Petition from college wants Vick banned from Jets camp

Lightning sign GM Yzerman to 4-year extension

Masters is perfect time for PGA star to emerge

Golfers notice Masters changes after February ice storm damaged trees

Storms close Augusta National for warmup rounds

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

North Carolina withdraws scholarship to Curry after drug plea

Dotson indicted on murder charges

Texas Gov. seeks Dotson's extradition

April 7, 2014 7:48 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Status quo: Why FSU's new logo isn't all that bad

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1628709&PT=4&PR=2
Can FSU overcome Logo-gate?

Dwyer's Jack Daniels reacts after seeing pictures of Florida State's Nick

O'Leary's injuries

FSU RB Freeman to work out for the Dolphins

++FSU lands another offensive lineman

Glenelg (Md.) three-star offensive guard David Robbins visited Florida
State two weeks ago. Soon after that visit, he landed an offer from the
Seminoles.

++Johnson family impressed at FSU

Florida State made a positive impression on Kerryon Johnson and his father
during a Saturday visit. He recaps it all here and speaks about his plans
for a decision.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Making the sophomore jump: Reflecting on Florida State's 2013-14 basketball

season

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FSU BASEBALL:

No. 1 FSU baseball sweeps ND

Nogowski's Multi-Homerun Game Leads FSU Past Notre Dame

The Seminoles add runs early to take the game from Notre Dame.

Noles Down Irish, Complete Series Sweep

Another Sweep

For the fourth straight weekend the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles were
forced to play a doubleheader. And for the fourth straight weekend they
swept it.

No. 1 FSU baseball completes sweep of Notre Dame

No. 1 Florida State sweeps Notre Dame, extends win streak to seven

Seminoles sweep Irish

FSU's depth key to wins

Players stepping up in big spots for top-ranked 'Noles

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

O'Brien Hits 16th HR As FSU Outlasts Maryland

The No. 8 Seminoles held off the Terrapins' comeback to complete the sweep
of Maryland.

Softball continues streak of dominance

Maguire Wins Mason Rudolph Championship

Jack Maguire turned in a 5-under 66 on Sunday to cement his seven-stroke
win at the Mason Rudolph Men's Championship. This marks the freshman's
second medalist honor of the spring. The 12th-ranked Florida State men's
golf team moved up two spots during the day to finish eighth at the
Vanderbilt Legends Club.

UNC Takes Down Florida State

No. 6 North Carolina proves to be too much as they take a 7-0 win over No.
38 Florida State.

Duke continues strong road play with victory against Florida State

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin and the slot

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

All-star game is a Swann song

Gernatt, 'Noles part ways - She was Semrau's top assistant coach

Seminoles overhaul rotation

Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin wanted his starting rotation to be
competitive deep into the season. He is getting his wish.

Mientkiewicz says Twins save best bats for late innings

When the weather cooperates, Paul Wilson ventures outside. The Reds pitcher

will go anywhere and do anything to satisfy his daily workout requirements.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Spring commencement speakers announced

The three speakers for graduation for spring 2014 will be screenwriter
Jamie Kinden, retired football coach Bobby Bowden and the Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management head John W. Thiel.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson to learn Fruhmorgen's decision Thursday

Tech linebacker moves to front lines

When he was in good standing with the team, life wasn't too bad last year
for Virginia Tech linebacker Deon Clarke.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Drops Series to No. 30 North Carolina

The Eagles fall in the rubber match after tying the game in the fourth

NC State Evens Series With 9-4 Win Over No. 15 Clemson on Sunday

Tech Blanks Duke, 1-0, To Sweep Series

The Yellow Jackets have won four straight games

White leads Terps past Deacs 11-3

No. 24 Baseball Sweeps Second Straight Series

No. 24 Miami completed its second straight road sweep Sunday afternoon,
toppling Virginia Tech 9-2 in the series finale.

Virginia pitching stymies Panthers

The top-ranked Cavaliers shut down the Panthers offense again in Game 3 of
the weekend series at Cost Field.

Cavaliers blank Panthers to claim eighth straight series

Virginia (27-5, 12-3 ACC) allowed just two runs in the series in taking two
of three games as it captured its eighth straight series win of the year.

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

Final Four an example for playoff

NCAA president says union model not way to go

NCAA chief Mark Emmert calls unionizing college athletes 'ridiculous'

NCAA President Mark Emmert decries unionization effort, avoids other key

issues in address to reporters

No signs NCAA president will change

College athletes union could put billions at stake

Ruling could mean future shock for college football

In the 2020 college football season, will your favorite team still exist?

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USC is good shape with big Georgia lineman

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Wildcats' Fitzgerald urges 'no' vote on union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university
against the formation of a players union in his first public comments
Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their
best interests to vote no."

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Final Four TV viewership down after move to cable

Record attendance ensures NCAA will stay with stadiums for Final Four

Couch Fires and Selfies With Riot Police, Fans Celebrate Final Four Wins

Looking back on the 10 best tourney moments

TV quiz: NCAA basketball comes to a close tonight; prep with a quiz about

past tournaments

NCAA officials adamantly opposed to one-and-done

Why NCAA Basketball Is Stuck with 'One and Done'

Five factors that decided UConn's Final Four win against Florida

For UConn, as Well as the Huskies, A Golden Opportunity to Impress

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, mentored by legend Jim Calhoun, looks to lead

smart, tough Huskies to title

Ollie's wisdom guides UConn to title game

Quest for knowledge gave UConn's Ollie an advantage on the court, in front

of the bench

Nettlesome Calipari In UConn's Path Again

Anyone still doubting UConn now?

UConn's Napier discusses Aaron Harrison's big-play ability

Villanova Fans Rooting For Connecticut In National Title Game Versus

Kentucky

Aaron Harrison's big shot shows how far Kentucky Wildcats have come

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison has the 'clutch gene'

Kentucky brings up memories of Fab Five

Kentucky's Slow Progression Meets End of Road

Calipari's legacy speaks for itself

Kentucky's injured Cauley-Stein trying to accept role as adviser,

cheerleader

Kentucky fan's tattoo one win away from becoming reality

Kentucky, UConn made most of seeding

Kentucky & UConn are a pair of unlikely finalists

How the Cats and Huskies match up

Kentucky-UConn Preview

Kentucky freshmen against UConn comeback players

Guards hold cards in NCAA championship game

UConn-Kentucky: Who Gets the Edge?

Breaking down the NCAA title game: Kentucky vs. UConn

Florida's season a success despite Final Four flop

Questions follow end of Gators' record-setting run

UF seniors try to see silver lining

UF's Billy Donovan lauds, consoles Scottie Wilbekin after stellar season

ends on sour note

Florida can take pride in long list of accomplishments

Wisconsin figures to rebound after Final Four run

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Kentucky gets series win despite late Gator rally

No. 8 Cardinals Overcome Six-Run Deficit for 8-7 Win in 12 Innings

Louisville scores two in the eighth, four in the ninth before earning
walk-off win in the 12th

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

A&M receiver arrested in disorderly conduct charge

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL cleaning up its act on poor sportsmanship

You can celebrate, but don't gloat.

Dirk Nowitzki passes Dominique

The Dallas Mavericks star passed Dominique Wilkins for 11th place on the
all-time scoring list Friday night when Nowitzki hit a free throw with 8:47
remaining in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mistakes may cost Bolts home-ice advantage

In the NHL, things move fast. From shift to shift, period to period and
game to game.

Augusta National doesn't replace the Eisenhower Tree

Golfer hits two miracle shots to qualify for Masters

Do international golfers have edge at Augusta?

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

George Welsh Selected to College Football Hall of Fame

School's winningest coach is third Cavalier coach enshrined.

BYU's Edwards tops Hall of Fame class

NCAA final draws lowest rating ever

UConn completes historic double

Lady Huskies win third straight title - UConn becomes first school to sweep
both titles

Devils need a leader

The replacement of Chris Duhon will not be easy for Duke next season.

Tech looking for bigger things next year

Tech has key players returning, strong recruiting class.

UM basketball interviews get going

Hurricanes eye UAB coach

Masters masters nearing end of line

Arnold Palmer will compete in his 50th and final Masters Tournament, and
his rival and friend Jack Nicklaus will be there to say goodbye.

April 6, 2014 8:16 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Cross Training Gives Noles Good Looks During Spring

Fisher: Spring practice "getting much better"

FSU trying out different combinations on offensive

Fullback Stevenson impresses FSU's Fisher

Tackle Cameron Erving returned for love of the game

The 10 Best Twitter Comments About FSU's New Logo

Florida State case likely to end in agreement

Former Madison, FSU lineman McDaniel hopes for NFL chance

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FSU BASEBALL:

Saturday's FSU/ND Postponed

The two schools will meet on Sunday in a doubleheader beginning at 10 am.

Irish rained out

'Noles, Irish thrill fans during delay; DH slated for today

Inclement weather prevented the Florida State and Notre Dame baseball teams
from playing the second game of their series Saturday night, but the
players from both teams still put on a show for the fans who braved the
elements.

VIDEO: Rain delay at Howser, but Seminoles, Irish still entertain fans

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Maguire Leads Mason Rudolph Championship

After turning in a 5-under 66 Saturday, freshman Jack Maguire leads the
Mason Rudolph Men's Championships at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. The
12th-ranked Florida State men's golf team is in 10th place through two
rounds in the 14-team field.

Florida State Grabs Two Wins

The No. 8 Seminoles posted two run-rule victories over Maryland on April 5
at JoAnne Graf Field.

FSU Sand Volleyball Sweeps at CofC Tournament

Three Track Noles Post Record Performances

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Posey's jersey among most popular with fans

Huntsville gets first win, 5-3 over Jacksonville

D'Vontrey Richardson went 2-for-5

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

++Taking Charge

For the second year in a row, veteran quarterback Chris Rix was named the
offensive MVP after FSU's spring drills. And for the second straight year,
his numbers in the Garnet and Gold game didn't lend credence to the honor.

U.S. beats Baltimore in Charm City

All-tournament selections Isaiah Swann

Seminoles are #13 in Collegiate Baseball and #21 in the others

Cassell vows to take leadership role in win over Memphis

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Robinson: I didn't agree to split FAMU-FSU engineering

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Eagles Wrap Up Jay McGillis Spring Football Game

Dominique Williams named this year's recipient of McGillis Memorial
Scholarship

Defense makes plays in 'Canes second spring scrimmage

Williams to undergo knee surgery

University of Miami fifth-year senior Ryan Williams, who was on course to
be the starting quarterback in the fall, will undergo surgery early next
week to repair what doctors believe could be a torn anterior cruciate
ligament.

Mutual admiration society in Pitt football

Dads from near and far quickly accepted Pitt's invitation to see their sons
practice football on Friday.

Tech's freshman QB learns on the run

Quarterbacks in spotlight at Hokies' first spring scrimmage

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Walks Off vs. No. 30 North Carolina

Butera tallies his second career walk-off single to give Eagles the win
The Boston College baseball team tallied a 10-9, walk-off victory over No.
30 North Carolina as junior Blake Butera singled with two outs in the
bottom of the ninth to bring home the winning run on Saturday afternoon at
Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.

Crownover keeps Tigers on winning streak

No. 15 Clemson rides the left-hander strong eight innings of pitching to a
6-1 victory against N.C. State in the opener of a three-game Atlantic Coast
Conference series.

Duke Falls 5-1 Saturday at Georgia Tech

No. 24 Baseball Clinches Series With 4-3 Win

No. 24 Miami received another dominant outing from redshirt sophomore
lefthander Andrew Suarez to clinch its road series with Virginia Tech.

Pittsburgh Walks Off With 2-1 Win Over No. 1 Virginia Baseball

'A blur': Kirby tosses UVa's fifth no-hitter of last 50 years

It was just past the 11 o'clock hour on Friday evening -- April 4, 2014 --
and Nathan Kirby had just tossed UVa's fifth no-hitter of the last 50 years.

College-Baseball Roundup: Deacs dump Terps again

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

Gators punter will miss rest of spring after wirst surgery

Georgia's Todd Gurley pushing to build on talents in spring

UGA makes rare offer to high school freshman

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Despite media complaints, Texas delivers record-breaking Final Four

Wackiness reigns supreme at tournament again

National reactions to Final Four: AT&T Stadium heavily criticized

'TeamCasts' make debut in Final Four coverage

The sideline reporter wrapped up her segment during the Final Four game
with a hearty: "We bleed blue, and in Ollie we trust!"

Jerry Jones booed; Final Four celeb sightings; stadium terrible for hoops

Championship preview: UConn's defense will test Kentucky

Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida

UConn on to national championship game

Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T
Stadium and held up one finger.

Thousands celebrate UConn win; 20 arrested

UConn downs Gators in Final Four

End of the road

Florida's school-record, 30-game winning streak came to an end as the
Gators played their worst game of the season against Connecticut in the
NCAA Tournament semifinals.

Florida Gators crumble to UConn Huskies in NCAA Final Four

Offensive woes plague Florida Gators

Final Four Notebook: After game's first basket, Gators' Frazier held in

check

Florida's run ends as UConn frustrates Scottie Wilbekin, Gators

One bad game doesn't sully special season

Gators' loss to UConn is regrettable end to an unforgettable season

With incredible final shot, Kentucky now has chance to best Fab Five

Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a
highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get
used to watching.

Three-peat: Kentucky's Aaron Harrison sticks dagger in Wisconsin

Aaron again! Harrison's three at :05.7 sends Kentucky to title game

'Frank the Tank' no match for Kentucky's big-man quartet

Kentucky's never done it like this before

How Kentucky beat Wisconsin

UGA picks up two commits for basketball

In new book, ex-assistant says JU was shortchanged in 1969-70 NCAA title

game vs. UCLA

50 greatest college basketball players in state of Florida history

Block? Charge? New rules, same issues in college basketball

Matchup of unbeatens would help women's basketball

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OTHER BASEBALL:

UF roundup: Gator baseball nips Kentucky, 11-10

Florida freshman reliever A.J. Puk picked the right time to earn his first
save when he shut down charging Kentucky in the ninth inning.

Memphis Edges No. 8 Louisville with Ninth Inning Run

Tigers regain control in final inning after Cardinals pulled even in the
eighth

Razorbacks shut down, shut out Gamecocks to take series

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Ohio State athletic director's bonus trumps Miguel Cabrera's mega contract

Donald Trump would be great for NFL

Jim Kelly 'praying for a miracle' entering treatment

Bills fans, players pay tribute to Ralph Wilson

Bolts Notes: Statue honoring Andreychuk unveiled

10 things to know about the 78th Masters

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

UConn wins National Championship

UConn wrecks Tech

Georgia Tech: The team that couldn't shoot straight

Curry receives probation

High school star JamesOn Curry pleads guilty to drug charges.

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Maurice Clarett Impresses NFL Scouts

Ex-Buc DeBerg hired as Storm QB coach

April 5, 2014 9:23 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Podcast: Spring Practice Impressions

FSU fans create petition opposing Seminole logo redesign

Florida State fans voice their displeasure over new logo

FSU releases statement on altered logo

Florida State's new logo leaked, new uniforms coming

All this over a logo change? Yeah, and here's why

Not much is native about new FSU logo

FSU Faces Federal Probe Over Handling Of Winston Case

FSU Confirms Notification Of OCR Investigation

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1628223&PT=4&PR=2
FSU under investigation for Title IX violation

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Women's Basketball Banquet Set for April 21

Seminole women's hoops will celebrate the 2013-14 season with another
special banquet on Monday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Basketball
Training Center

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FSU BASEBALL:

Smit's Walk-Off Single Leads FSU Past Notre Dame

Walk-off win for No. 1 FSU

Blatch stymies Irish

https://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1628270&PT=4&PR=2
Smit, Stewart Push FSU to 8-7 Win Over Irish

Casey Smit leads FSU to 8-7 victory

Irish Lose Another Heartbreaker; Fall 8-7 At No. 1 FSU In 12 Innings

Notre Dame took a 7-5 lead in the eighth inning but couldn't hang on as FSU
scored one run in eighth and one in ninth to send game to extras.

FSU baseball recognizes players from the 1980s

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Hits the Road for CofC Sand Classic

Seminoles Defeated By Clemson

No. 38 Florida State is defeated by No. 15 Clemson by a score of 7-0 at the
Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on April 4.

Noles Finish Day One Of Mason Rudolph Championship

Florida State is tied for 10th through one round.

Florida State Plays At Web.com Intercollegiate April 7-8

Seminoles playing for fpourth top five finish of spring season.

O'Brien leading the way for FSU softball

It's already been a record-setting season for Maddie O'Brien.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Titans ask Kamerion Wimbley to take pay cut

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Interim President Stokes Responds To FAMU-FSU College Of Engineering

Separation Proposal

FSU interim prez says engineering school split from FAMU is right thing to

do

FAMU never agreed to split with FSU on engineering school

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Kiper's picks: Uphill battle for ACC QBs

Reviewing the ACC pro days

Boston College Football Recruiting: RB Jordan Gowins Commits to Eagles

Clemson tops recruits' list

Emerald High defensive tackle Gage Cervenka picked up a scholarship offer
from Clemson recruiter Mike Reed and defensive coordinator Brent Venables
while visiting campus Wednesday.

Louisiana DB plans official commitment to Clemson next weekend

Louisville QB Gardner a 'good fit' to Petrino

Bobby Petrino's changes are off the field this time

Big spring battle for Pitt is Street's replacement

Young, untested wide receivers Zach Challingsworth and Jester Weah are
bidding for playing time in Pitt's spring football practice.

Pitt's top two RBs out for the rest of spring practices

James Conner and Isaac Bennett both suffered injuries in Friday's practice
that will keep them out for the rest of spring practices.

Clark Lea says there are some positives for Syracuse football in an early

signing period for recruiting

Syracuse linebackers coach Clark Lea on Northwestern unionization: 'I feel

like I'm still paying back'

Hokies have first open spring scrimmage today

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Jim Christian almost perfectly fits the profile of a Boston College

coaching hire

Jim Boeheim tells ESPN Tyler Ennis could have used another year at SU

Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins is not a candidate for California job

Virginia basketball building to last

Each week of the men's basketball season seemed to bring a different feat
that Virginia hadn't accomplished since the 1970s or '80s.

Deacons hand the reins to Manning

New Wake coach Manning 'humbled' by hire

Danny Manning brings a brand name to Wake Forest, but more importantly he

provides hope

My Take On Wake: How the Danny Manning Deal Went Down

Deacons hope Manning can start healing process

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseballl Falls in Series Opener to No. 30 UNC

Hinchliffe pitches three innings of scoreless relief

No. 15 Tigers Host Wolfpack in Saturday-Monday Series

Five-Run Sixth Sends Georgia Tech Past Duke 7-4

Jackets Rally To Beat Duke, 7-4

Daniel Spingola homered, had two hits and scored twice

No. 24 Baseball Earns Thrilling Comeback Win

No. 24 Miami battled all the way back from a five-run deficit in the eighth
to take an 8-7 lead, and held on for a victory over Virginia Tech.

Tar Heels Shut Out Baseball, 7-0

Thornton Deals CG Shutout In Win At BC; Sophomore improves to 18-2 all-time
with the win.

Kirby tosses no-hitter, strikes out 18 in Cavaliers' 4-0 win over Pitt

Wake Forest Downs Terps in Game One, 6-4

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

Union organizer: Other players have interest

In the 2020 college football season, will your favorite team still exist?

The 2014 fall weddings guide: College football is better than weddings

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Gator football team turns to a Bear to help fill Easley's big shoes

Mark Richt has fun with ESPN's tweet

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Notre Dame CB Kinlaw dismissed; Schmidt impresses

Texas-Oklahoma rivalry unveils new name

Longhorns will pay nearly $13 million in costs for Charlie Strong's first

season

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Numbers game: Final Four primer for Gators, UConn, Kentucky, Wisconsin

Inside information on Final Four matchups

NCAA Final Four: Offense vs. Defense

The four players who will decide the Final Four champion

Final Four Notebook: Big stadium presents big test for shooters

Final Four Friday a big hit with fans

Final Four trivia: See what you know about Florida, UConn, Kentucky and

Wisconsin

Much more on the line in Florida-UConn rematch

The UConn-Florida Final Four matchup is a lot more than the stars

There's A Reason For UConn's Success At Free-Throw Line

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UConn's Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright show 'loyalty' is more than a
passing motto

Napier, UConn ready to shock top-seeded Florida

Daniels gains confidence with UConn

UConn has visited AT&T Stadium; was it coach's Cowboys love or motivation?

Final Four is prime time for Gators to settle some scores

Post play key to Florida-UConn rematch

Young knows all about UConn's frontcourt

TBS/CBS analysts say Gators' Patric Young must be enforcer

Florida's success built on rock-like physique of Patric Young

UF Notebook: Frazier II and Wilbekin not fazed by AT&T backdrop

UF point guard Kasey Hill's surrogate family key to his success

Wilbekin showdown with Napier takes center stage when Gators meet UConn in

Final Four

Gators' Donovan two wins away from rare air

If top-ranked University of Florida can win the NCAA Tournament, coach
Billy Donovan can become the sixth coach to collect three titles.

'Billy the Kid' becomes 'Billy the Builder'

Donovan walked away from best NBA opportunity here

Donovan, Calipari in bonus duel at Final Four

Calipari limping into the Final Four

Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

How a Dallas billionaire helped Plano's Julius Randle become Kentucky's

biggest star

Will these Kentucky Wildcats earn a nickname?

2 teams, 2 different worlds meet when Kentucky faces Wisconsin at Final Four

Wisconsin, Kentucky take far different roads to Final Four

How Kentucky and Wisconsin match up

Wisconsin is athletic enough to be an NCAA title contender

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky makes a name for himself

PG Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

Why is Wisconsin basketball so good at producing talented big men?

On biggest stage, Wisconsin still laughing

Bo Ryan has Wisconsin back on the big stage

PG Lewis to transfer to Butler from NC State

McDermott is Wooden Award POY

College basketball's one-and-done rule is a joke

Why NCAA Basketball Is Stuck with 'One and Done'

The Big O has some tough words for the NCAA

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Kentucky baseball routs Florida

No. 19 Kentucky (21-9, 5-5 SEC) took the series opener by a score of 17-1
over No. 20 Florida (19-11, 6-4 SEC)

No. 8 Louisville Holds Off Memphis in 5-4 Series-Opening Win

Dazzling ninth inning defensive play by Whiting clinches dramatic victory
for Cardinals

Hogs rally for split: USC offense struggles vs. Arkansas pitching

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs trade WR Williams to Bills for draft pick

After three separate off-the-field incidents in the past several months,
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday traded wide receiver Mike Williams to
the Buffalo Bills for a 2014 sixth-round draft pick.

Right move, Bucs. Now get a receiver

Why Eagles sent player a check for zero dollars

Union to review release of DeSean Jackson

Champ Bailey agrees to two-year deal with Saints

Golfer calls out peers who quit after bad rounds

'Off-the-charts' Dirk and 'perfect' Brandan Wright fuel Mavs sweep of

Lakers

Mayor Kriseman, Rays' president meet

Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Bay Rays President Matt Silverman met Friday
afternoon for a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the long-running
deadlock regarding the Rays desire to leave Tropicana Field.

April 4, 2014 7:50 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Turns Up the Intensity

Winston adjusting to mechanics touch-up

Levenberry Learning the Ropes

FSU's Cam Erving made business decision by returning for senior season

FSU secondary reloads (again) after losing more top talent

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Reviewing Spring Football Practice

FSU's Casher, Darby reportedly may face conduct sanctions due to Jameis

Winston investigation

New York Jets showing interest in FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

FSU Athletics Message On Ignition...Tradition

FSU issues statement on changing logo amid fan furor

Is this FSU's new Seminole logo?

FSU's new Seminole logo creating controversy

Seminole fans not happy with possible new logo

FSU's new logo reportedly leaked, met with general displeasure from fans

New Florida State logo leaked on shirt at Walmart store

FSU's new logo ruins iconic brand

Florida State faces investigation

Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of
Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual
violence complaints.

FSU faces Title IX investigation over handling of Winston rape allegation

FSU under investigation over Winston case

FSU responds to investigation of handling of Jameis Winston case

Pictures: Worst sports logos changes in history

Coach Bowden Returns To Rally For A Good Cause

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Florida, FSU to play hoops in Sunrise

Tarpon grad pursuing basketball career at FSU

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Hosts Notre Dame for First Time Since 2002 ds o

FSU star Stewart excited to return to Seminoles' lineup

ND tangles with Seminoles in three-game series

Baseball Hits The Road For Showdown At No. 1 Florida State

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Saturday's FSU-Maryland DH Moved To 10 a.m.

The doubleheader between No. 8 Florida State and Maryland on April 5 will
now begin at 10 a.m.

FSU Faces Final ACC Road Tests at Clemson and UNC

The No. 38 Seminoles travel to Clemson on Friday and North Carolina on
Sunday for their last road trip of the 2013-14 regular season.

Sankovich Captures ACC Swimmer of the Year

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Stats say Boldin and Steve Smith are same

Darnell Dockett is not a fan of the new Florida State logo

Deion Sanders Thinks People Hate Johnny Manziel Because He Has "Ghetto

Tendencies"

Thomas aims to shine for Riders

Jermaine Thomas wants to make the most of his onfield opportunity with the
Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Stephen Drew not expected at Red Sox ceremony

New coach, no problem: Wiregrass Ranch baseball team keeps winning

Marshall McDougall had not only never coached at Wiregrass Ranch before, he
had never coached at the high school level before.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Wrap Up Spring Practice With Annual Garnet & Gold Game

Jerome Carter highlighted the action with an 88-yard interception return
for a TD.

Rix struggles in finale

Chris Rix leads the offense to an impressive scoring drive to start the
spring game but the defense then clamps down on FSU's offense.

Sexton growing into his role as backup QB

Linebackers rule day - Seminoles' future looks bright to Nicholson

Defense shines in spring game

Jeff Bowden Q&A

Matt Sauls' RBI-Single In The 11th Inning Lifts Florida State Over NC State

7-6

Curry Ties School Record at Texas Relays

With stakes high, former Seminole up to bat

J.D. Drew was the portrait of good health and tremendous power at Florida
State. His towering home runs onto the circus tent across from Dick Howser
Stadium are legendary among FSU fans.

The Diamondbacks announced that lefty reliever Randy Choate (P) ARZ has

made the opening day roster.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Senate approves money for FSU engineering school

Florida A&M's Board of Trustees have called an emergency meeting to discuss

developing proposals in the Legislature to split up the College of
Engineering now run together with Florida State University.

FAMU 'Blindsided' By Proposal To Separate FAMU-FSU College Of Engineering

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson's Travis Blanks eager to 'cut it loose'

Barnett still has Clemson outside his top five

Cervenka thrilled to get Clemson offer

Three practice observations from Louisville

'Canes OT Seantrel Henderson doesn't finish Pro Day workout

Pitt notebook: James Conner, Tyler Boyd adjust to fame and changes

Running back James Conner and receiver Tyler Boyd are the faces of Pitt
football despite making significant adjustments this spring.

QB candidates battling in spring practice

While the Cavaliers conduct their 10th of 15 spring practices today,
there's not a lot of news when it comes to the great quarterback race.

UVa RB Mizzell slows down to speed up

By the numbers: Hokies' third-down woes

Deacons eager to press restart button

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ACC BASKETBALL:

BC hires former Ohio U coach Jim Christian

Boston College is turning to another small conference coach to make the
Eagles competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

New BC coach Christian ready to 'get to work'

James Michael McAdoo to go pro

NC State's Warren to announce his NBA decision on Tuesday

Notre Dame's Brey on short list of California candidates

Wake Forest offers Danny Manning basketball coaching job

Negotiations are continuing between Tulsa coach Danny Manning and Wake
Forest, according to several people who are familiar with the situation but
not authorized to comment publicly.

Florida, Wake to play in Orange Bowl Classic

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ACC BASEBALL:

Blue Devils Face Yellow Jackets in Atlanta

Van Orden, Blue Devils find their way

Senior pitcher Drew Van Orden had two opportunities to start his
professional career last summer, but he turned down both to come back to
Duke. Injuries have put him in the spotlight, and he has delivered.

Panthers welcome No. 1

No. 1 Cavaliers head to Pitt for suddenly intriguing ACC series

Hokies start ACC homestand with No. 24 Miami

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

College Football Playoff selection committee forwards recusal policy

Gator Bowl becomes Taxslayer Bowl with new 6-year deal

Unions for college athletes unlikely, unnecessary

Football teams should not unionize

Unionize NCAA players? No: Our view

College Football Labor Unrest Threatens University Profit Model

College athletics all business now

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Gators building defensive line depth

Notebook: Daniel McMillian coming on at UF

Georgia linebacker to transfer

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Michigan plans to keep new offense under wraps

Michigan hired Alabama's offensive coordinator, Doug Nussmeier, to shake up
its scheme with the ball this fall.

Notre Dame recruits Fertitta, Washington visiting this weekend

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

A look at Saturday's Final Four matchups

Notes and quotes from Final Four news conferences

The 16 best NBA draft prospects in the Final Four

Napier trying to shed Walker's shadow

Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes,
carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season.

UConn coach is NCAA Tournament overachiever

Jim Calhoun has unique perspective on UF's Donovan, UConn's Ollie

UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players

Notebook: Donovan says more can be done for players

Gators' Donovan is generation's greatest coaching hire

Billy Donovan has quietly built a dynasty at Florida

Final Four Power Rankings: Florida the favorite in Dallas -- but not by much

Wilbekin has traveled unlikely road to Final Four

Young wins NABC award

Florida senior center Patric Young has been honored with the National
Association of Basketball Coaches Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award.

For Gators' Patric Young, grades are statistics, too

UF guard Frazier relies on relentless work ethic

TNT broadcast will be 'Gator-centric'

>From Fiddlin' Five to Unforgettables, nicknames big part of Kentucky lore

Homecoming for Randle as Wildcats hit Dallas

One-and-done working just fine for Kentucky

The 7 Reasons Why College Basketball Fans Hate John Calipari

Kentucky basketball: how the Wildcats will bring home number nine

Badgers need to be like Bo

Bo Ryan has won four NCAA championships -- at Division III UW-Platteville in
the 1990s.

Badgers' Final Four run likely a win for recruiting

Maturing Kaminsky leads Badgers to Final Four

Ex-Mav Finley offers to buy Wisconsin students drinks at Final Four

Ex-NC State point guard Tyler Lewis considering Charlotte 49ers

Doug McDermott is near-unanimous pick for AP player of year

Pitino leads Minnesota past SMU 65-63 to win NIT

Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota
team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden.

Despite SMU fans dominating Garden, Mustangs falter down stretch

Marshall, McDermott take top AP awards

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center
stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time
around.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former FSU lineman Denson charged as accessory in December shooting

Former FSU player Ira Denson charged as accessory to felony

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavs 'communicate, guard their asses off' and close out Clippers, 113-107

New elimination format making qualifying exciting for NASCAR drivers and

fans

Mourning headed to Hall of Fame, Hardaway reportedly not

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Mauk strengthens Wake's QB spot

Leak Learning Finer Points Of Leading

Yellow Jackets Earn First Ever Championship Trip Over Oklahoma State, 67-65

Will Bynum hits a layup with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift Tech into the
NCAA Final.

UConn to play Georgia Tech in final

Okafor comes up big

Duke falls apart in final 3 minutes

Fouls sap Duke's strength at the end

Giants QB Palmer featured as TV's next 'Bachelor'

14-year-old does little in MLS debut

Freddy Adu became the youngest athlete in a major American league in more
than 100 years Saturday,
entering the game in the 61st minute of D.C. United's 2-1 victory over San
Jose in the MLS season opener.

Woods gets a rare glimpse of military life

He'll soon be a groom, but with Tiger Woods making $90-million a year, what
do you get the world's hottest, richest sports name?

April 3, 2014 7:48 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU's Jimbo Fisher pleased with practice after lackluster scrimmage

FSU football: Seminoles pick up pace

Back on the Line

Cam Erving's decision to come back did not take long to make as he has
returned for his last year in order to get better.

FSU relying on young receivers to step up this spring

Injured in 2013, three Seminoles thrilled to return to field

Nick O'Leary to miss spring practices

Florida State's Nick O'Leary in second motorcycle accident, will miss rest

of spring practice

FSU TE O'Leary 'skinned from head to toe' after wrecking motorcycle again

FSU's Nick O'Leary sidelined due to another motorcycle crash

WR Benjamin, QB Garoppolo to visit the Ravens

NCAA Football Rumors: New Florida State Seminoles logo leaked?

Florida State altering Seminole logo

FSU Changes Logo

Florida State's new logo leaked

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Tampa Bay Storm Faith and Family Night to feature Bobby Bowden

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU's Hamilton sees a team on the rise

Seminoles' White valiant in final game

Natasha Howard Earns AP All-America Honors

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FSU BASEBALL:

Stewart returns to practice

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Defeats UF In Gainesville

The No. 8 Seminoles take down No. 6 Florida, 3-2 in eight innings, for
their first road win over UF since 2003.

No. 8 Florida State sweeps North Carolina, set to play against Maryland

this weekend
Seminoles sit at top of the ACC with a 34-4 overall record and a 12-2
conference record

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin excited for 49ers, Colin Kaepernick in 2014

Former NFL Player Warrick Dunn Has An Awesome Surprise For This Single Mom

Miami Heat's LeBron James praises Toney Douglas' effort

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Banged-up 'Noles set for spring game

FSU trying to cut down on injuries in scrimmage

FSU assistant coaches receive annual raises

Florida State assistant football coaches have received an average raise of
6.96 percent

Johnson's wait on the line is over

Travis Johnson didn't give any indication last season he could be the next
Darnell Dockett - a player who can rise above injuries and off-the-field
problems to become a likely millionaire in the NFL.

Cornerback Battle Heats Up

Much of cornerback Leroy Smith's mentality is based on what he learned from
watching and listening to former cornerback Stanford Samuels.

N.C. STATE 11, FLORIDA STATE 0 - Wolpack routs Seminoles

Braves' Drew Still Has Faith

FSU's alumni director retires

Jim Melton 'knows all the history' after 22 years

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Plan to divide shared FSU-FAMU engineering program sparks debate

FSU Chemist wins award for diabetes research

Recently honored associate professor looks to answer new questions in
biology

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Video: Clemson OC Chad Morris

Clemson to get visit from Hill later in month

5 reasons Georgia Tech has a chance to sign the nation's No. 1 football

prospect

Miami coaches see more confident defense

N.C. State QB Jacoby Brissett talks Wolfpack football

Syracuse works to develop DT depth

Hope springs in Charlottesville

Johnson's height, hops assets for Cavaliers

Cavaliers envision big senior season for Jennings

Injured Brown unavailable for remainder of spring

QB candidates battling in spring practice

While the Cavaliers conduct their 10th of 15 spring practices today,
there's not a lot of news when it comes to the great quarterback race.

Hokies high on converted tight end Bucky Hodges

When Bucky Hodges arrived at Virginia Tech as a touted high school recruit,
many assumed he would be the heir apparent quarterback -- a big, fast signal
caller in the mold of Logan Thomas.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Analysis: The state of ACC hoops moving forward

ACC Basketball Duo Falters Miserably in NIT Semifinals

Suspense is not over for Tigers

Clemson kept fans on the edge of their seats with close games during its
run in the NIT. Now that the season is over, they sit even more anxiously
waiting to hear if McDaniels will return next year.

Manning could be target for Wake Forest

More than three decades since he left Greensboro for Lawrence, Kansas and
his fame and fortune in the game of basketball, Danny Manning was back in
the area Wednesday.

Danny Manning visits Wake Forest

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ACC BASEBALL:

No. 15 Clemson edges Winthrop in baseball

Big First Inning Leads Jackets Past Panthers, 7-3

Tech sweeps the season series from Georgia State

Drossner Ks Nine, Terps Roll Past Liberty, 8-3

Miami Hurricanes baseball team gets revenge against Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

UM 10, Bethune-Cookman 1
The last time the University of Miami played Bethune-Cookman before
Wednesday, the Hurricanes, coming off a five-game win streak, got blasted
for six runs in the first inning -- four of those with no outs -- for an
embarrassing loss.

Bad streak over, UNC works to build

The North Carolina Tar Heels' victory on Tuesday snapped a six-game losing
streak, which was their longest since 1997.

Pitt Drops Midweek Game at Youngstown State, 7-6

Wednesday marked the Panthers' first loss to the Penguins since April 4,
2007

Panthers drop second game in two days

Sixth-inning eruption powers Virginia

The ball sliced off Branden Cogswell's bat, and the traditional wall
Virginia players form at the front of their dugout started to crumble
quickly.

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

College football players should not have the right to unionize

The quixotic quest emanating from Northwestern University -- to unionize
college football players -- has a noble charm to it that is appealing, at
least at first glance.

How the college football players' union could reach all the way to Division

III

Let's Call Time-Out On Unionizing College Football Players

The hypocrisy of big-time college sports

Fish or cut bait with student athletes

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

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Spring football tracker: Strong play from linebackers

Mark Richt sends recruits hand-drawn portraits in Bulldogs gear

Clowney: I should be No. 1 pick

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LaFleur refines Notre Dame quarterbacks

Bulls Beat: Football's next step is on-campus stadium

UCF receives $1.7 million from American Athletic Conference for Fiesta Bowl

ticket obligation

College Football Players Ability to Unionize Not Likely to Impact WVU

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

A guide to the Final Four

Final Four Guide: Bo and Billy, Gators and Cats, Shabazz and Scottie

Scouting report: Other coaches dissect Final Four teams

Best in show at the Final Four

Final Four analysis: KenPom vs. seed success over the years

5 matchups to watch on Final Four Saturday

Hard To Guard: Final Four's Best Offensive Players

Fun facts from the Final Four

Ranking college basketball conferences by 2014 NCAA Tournament results

Coaches hit jackpot in NCAA system

Methodology for college basketball coaches salary database

Tournaments determine champions, not conference strength

Final Four: These four have something to prove

U-Conn. basketball navigates troubled waters, emerges as close-knit unit

UConn back in the Final Four after troubled years

Calhoun: UConn season is no comeback

UConn to open Gampel for Final Four viewing

Florida basketball: Putting together a powerhouse

The geography behind Florida's Final Four appearances

Gators call Billy-isms key to UF's 30-game win streak, run to Final Four

Donovan gives back for fan's longtime support

Hill has Gators back at full speed

UF will have blazing freshman Kasey Hill when it tries to avenge a loss to
UConn this season that he missed with an injury. This time, the stakes are
much bigger.

Florida's bigs also have big hearts

With Young down low, Florida aims high on defense

Florida Gators are NCAA Favorites but the Only Teams to Have Beaten them

This Season are Also in the Final Four

Even if the slipper fits, can Kentucky ever be a Cinderella?

College Basketball Caucus: Which UK player will be the difference maker?

Does UK have the most loyal fans? Priceline.com says yes

Badgers men's basketball: UW's road to the 2014 Final Four in Arlington,

Texas

Ryan's hometown roots influence him at Wisconsin

Bo Ryan's Fairy Tale Final Four Trip Missing a Major Character

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Line, Final Four Analysis,

Pick

Dawgs give 2-year contract extension to Fox

Sampson to coach Univ. of Houston

JU may be close to naming new basketball coach

Gophers to try for NIT title that once got away

There's some unfinished business for several Gophers in their second NIT
final in three years.

Knight says SMU will be a battle for Gophers

NIT finals in New York perfect place for drama that was SMU's season to end

NIT championship game preview: Gophers vs. SMU

Okafor, Mudiay have big games in McDonald's

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Arkansas has an arsenal of talented starting pitchers

College baseball brawl erupts in Ark.

A violent brawl erupted and marred another college baseball game Wednesday
night as the benches cleared in the 10th inning of a game between
Arkansas-Little Rock and Central Arkansas.

UCF baseball to wear FTU Citronauts "throwback" uniforms

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Supreme Court won't hear Sandusky appeal

Supreme Court: USC fan exempt from seat-license fees

A long-running case between a South Carolina fan and the university he
supports has ended - in favor of the fan.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Fins sign former Canes offensive lineman

Just hours after welcoming ex-UM standout Jason Fox to town for a visit,
Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey locked the veteran offensive tackle down with a
one-year contract worth roughly $800,000.

Breakdown of Miami Dolphins' offseason moves

Jaguars looking for ways to increase local revenue

Dirk expects Dallas' last 7 games to be close; that's scary for Mavs fans

NBA admits key blown call in Mavs-Warriors game

Archer, Rays agree to $25.5 million, 6-year deal

Radio hosts rip Mets 2B for taking paternity leave

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Berlin, offense show flashes

UM's defense dominates scrimmage but Brock Berlin hits a big TD pass and
freshman Kyle Wright shows off a powerful arm.

Duke cleared by NCAA in Maggette case

The matchups: Duke vs. UConn

Okafor and Gordon linked since day one

Three countries later, Deng leads Duke's aspirations

Oklahoma State vs. Georgia Tech

All eyes will be on the perimeter. Both teams excel there. But the
difference could be inside.

Coach Eddie Sutton has won 755 Division I games. He hopes his Oklahoma

State squad can get him one more in today's first semifinal against Georgia
Tech

April 2, 2014 7:44 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

No Joke: Are Turning Heads After Just Three Practices

Junior-college signee Kareem Are didn't start practicing for the 'Noles
until March 27, but the big offensive lineman hasn't let that stop him from
making an impact

Fisher not thrilled with first scrimmage

The reigning national champions had their first scrimmage of the spring on
Monday at Doak Campbell Stadium. And the reigning national champion head
coach didn't seem very pleased.

FSU Football Report: Fisher Calls First Scrimmage 'Solid'

FSU's Jimbo Fisher gives team lukewarm review after first scrimmage

Fisher: FSU inconsistent in first scrimmage

The Seminoles' head coach wasn't happy with his team's enthusiasm and
called the play at quarterback 'very average' after the scrimmage.

Seminoles Honored at Florida State Capitol

Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott honor FSU football, Jameis Winston

Winston stars at the Capitol on FSU Day

Florida State football team honored in House

Big day for FSU, Wilcox

Gov. Bentley sends Toomer's lemonade to FL gov

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O'Leary banged up in dirt bike accident

++Tate recaps FSU visit

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FSU BASKETBALL:

'Noles' Season Ends in 67-64 Overtime Loss to Gophers

The Florida State men's basketball team bounced back from a 15-point
deficit before forcing an extra period on Devon Bookert's 3-pointer Tuesday
at Madison Square Garden.

'Noles fall in OT

It was perhaps the biggest shot of Devon Bookert's young career, but it
only delayed the inevitable.

Florida State loses dramatic semifinal game to Minnesota

FSU falls to Minnesota in overtime of NIT semifinal

Osenieks surprises, helps Gophers advance to NIT final

Oto Osenieks un-retired to help the Gophers dispose of Florida State in
overtime and move on to face SMU in Thursday's NIT championship.

Gophers backcourt critical in netting semifinal win over FSU

Gophers shake FSU in OT to reach NIT final

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FSU falls in NIT semifinals

Recap: Minnesota vs. Florida State

Gophers-Florida State game recap

Thomas to Play in McDonald's All-American Game

Florida State women's basketball signee will represent the Garnet and Gold
on the Girls East Team on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU

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FSU BASEBALL:

Six-Run Eighth Lifts FSU Past FGCU

Big eighth inning lifts No. 1 FSU

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FSU scores 6 runs in eighth to win 8-3

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Renews Rivalry With Florida

The No. 8 Seminoles travel to Gainesville to face the No. 6/7 Gators on
April 2 at 6:00 p.m.

UF softball hosts Florida State in top-10 matchup

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Christian Ponder Trade To Cleveland Browns,

Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars Options?

Analysis: Stephen Drew may be willing to sign 1-year deal, but Detroit

Tigers still likely to pass

Brooks Koepka sits seven FedExCup points shy of STM

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Spring is in the air

Lack of healthy runners means more passing for 'Noles in annual Garnet &
Gold game

Rix ready for senior year

Running backs prepare for the fall

It won't get any easier for Seminoles

FSU baseball team tries to get past fielding problems

The Arizona Republic reports that Randy Choate (P) ARZ left yesterday's

game after he bent the nail on his pitching thumb when he lost his balance
and fell.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Do teams with veteran QBs have an edge?

Clemson quarterback battle heats up

New UM defenders earn black shirts

The new black-jersey wearers at Greentree Field on Tuesday, signifying
excellence (as the orange does for the offense): sophomore linebacker
Jermaine Grace, sophomore cornerback Artie Burns, junior safety Dallas
Crawford and junior nose tackle Earl Moore.

Who's up, down after UM scrimmage

Take 2: More to prove, Fedora or Chryst?

Pitt's new secondary coach wants to aggressive play

Coach Troy Douglas wants his secondary to find its way in a more aggressive
defensive system.

Syracuse football seeing injuries on offense, but 'nothing major right now'

as team hits halfway point of spring practice

Syracuse football has 8th-toughest schedule in 2014, using NCAA's method

Syracuse football recruiting: Jay Stocker, 3-star safety, plans to visit

campus this weekend

Johnson's size an asset for Cavaliers

In Virginia team meetings, coach Mike London occasionally doubles as film
director, sorting out scenes for his audience.

VT front 7 enters spring with questions

LB Jones to transfer from Wake Forest

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Analysis: What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

Tigers' run ends in Madison Square

SMU ousts Clemson in NIT semifinals

Duke class in spotlight for McDs All-American game

Duke's Wojciechowski new Marquette basketball coach

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Preview of 2014 McDonald's All-American Game

Jim Boeheim wants to see the NCAA's process changed for underclassmen with

NBA hopes

Mike Hopkins no longer a candidate at Boston College, according to a source

Virginia Coach Tony Bennett negotiating contract extension

Hokies lose 2 basketball recruits

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Walks Off Versus Connecticut

Fernandes earns his first career win in relief effort

No. 15 Tigers Down Furman 13-2 Tuesday

Liberty Rallies Past Duke 4-3

Four-Run Sixth Propels Terps Past VCU

No. 30 Tar Heels Break Out In 9-4 Win

Pack Rallies to Drop Campbell 9-2 in 12 Innings

Irish slam Valparaiso New!

Tech defeats James Madison in shortened game

Hokies post 11-5 victory as game is halted due to lighting issues

Sixth-inning eruption powers Virginia

The ball sliced off Branden Cogswell's bat, and the traditional wall
Virginia players form at the front of their dugout started to crumble
quickly.

High Point Downs Wake Forest 5-1

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

Time for the NCAA to end its charade and share profits with athletes

Hyundai extends Sun Bowl title sponsorship

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Saban: College players deserve say in future

Notebook: UF's new offense taking shape

UF's Robinson taking positive steps

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N'western coach: Focus on team, not union

Stanford's Shaw questions union movement

Texas AD not interested in A&M rivalry redux

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Final Four filled with good defensive teams

10 most important players in the Final Four

Previewing the Final Four teams: Florida, UConn, Wisconsin and Kentucky

Four Final Four X-Factors

Billy Donovan at the top of his game as Gators prepare for Final Four

UF wary of distractions

Billy Donovan has been to the Final Four as a player, assistant and head
coach. Florida's sideline savant is well aware of the Texas twister
awaiting his top-seeded Gators.

One-and-done model was dying until Cal and Kentucky revived it

No matter the method, John Calipari just keeps winning

Kentucky's John Calipari is enjoying ride into Final Four

Wisconsin, Kentucky governors make absurd bet

Auburn's Pearl courting alums for assistants

Wojciechowski: Marquette job 'perfect' fit

Antigua confident he can turn USF into winners

NIT semifinal win 'most special moment' yet for Larry Brown and SMU hoops

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College Top 25

1. Florida State

Top 25 Tracker

Owls steal home to slip past Gators

Florida Atlantic ended a four-game winning streak for No. 13 Florida with a
come-from-behind, 5-4 win at McKethan Stadium on Tuesday.

Rios provides FIU's spark with bat and glove

Kentucky treats big crowd to 8-3 rout of rival Cards

Amazin' Grayson does it again in another Gamecocks walk-off

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Former FSU Football Star Greg Reid Back Behind Bars

New NFL signee, former AJC Super 11 selection arrested in Valdosta

Former FSU standout, NFL player Reid arrested in Ga.

Reid's next step another misstep

Bengals fullback Orson Charles arrested for endangerment

Ex-Plant football star Charles arrested in 'road rage' incident

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Donald Trump approached about buying Buffalo Bills

DeSean Jackson, Redskins agree to terms on contract

Mavericks end 4-4 homestand with another 'brutal, gut-punch' OT loss

Mavs among offensive elite

Nelson: Dalembert will be back in Dallas next season

If this basketball thing doesn't work out, the Mavericks' Vince Carter can

fall back on bowling

3 reasons you can expect Rick Carlisle to remain with Mavericks for at

least two more years

Tiger Woods out; Masters, ratings will take hit

Tiger's injury history continues to torpedo his Jack chase

Rory McIlroy - not Tiger Woods - is Masters favorite

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Final Four road trip benefits ACC

New deal for Hewitt

Tech moves to lock up coach with $1 million a year contract.

Georgia Tech-Oklahoma State Notebook

Final Four Semifinal Preview: Duke vs. Connecticut

Blue Devils look to avenge loss to UConn in 1999 national championship game
this Saturday in San Antonio.

Michigan defeats Rutgers in NIT final

UF pitching better than advertised

NCAA president trying to boost academics

Arena monthly honor goes to McPherson

Indiana Firebirds quarterback Adrian McPherson was named the Arena Football
League rookie of the
month for March.

Reporter Pat Summerall flown to Florida for liver transplant

Messier's great NHL career appears over

April 1, 2014 8:00 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Typical First Scrimmage for Noles

FSU Spring Practice Update

FSU still searching for answers midway through spring practice

FSU's Jimbo Fisher gives team lukewarm review after first scrimmage

Fisher in wait-and-see mode with team

What the future holds for Jameis Winston

The two-sport athlete has prospects in the MLB and NFL

What the future holds for Jameis Winston

FSU RB Ryan Green out for spring with shoulder injury

RB Ryan Green has shoulder surgery

LHS Grad Haggins Ready for Final Year

FSU WR Benjamin carries big risk

FSU DB Lamarcus Joyner is a scheme-specific fit in the Falcons Defense

Former FSU receiver Haulstead chases NFL dream

5-star RB at FSU

Superstar RB recruit Damien Harris visiting

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Prepare for Minnesota

FSU gets rematch with Minnesota in Madison Square Garden

NIT Semifinals: Seminoles eager for rematch

NIT success is no laughing matter

They will mockingly call it the 'Not In Tournament.' They'll say the NIT
Final Four is a battle to determine the 69th best team in the country.

FSU relying on improved offensive attack against Minnesota in NIT semi

Florida State, Hamilton pursuing NIT championship

Soaking it in

Teams enjoying trip to New York City for NIT semifinals

Florida State looks to win school's 1st NIT title

NIT: Florida State vs. Minnesota

FSU women's basketball looks to young prospects for future after losing

senior leaders
Seminoles lose Natasha Howard and Cheetah Delgado after falling to Stanford

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FSU BASEBALL:

Weaver Honored As ACC Player of the Week

'Noles return to Howser Stadium

The Florida State baseball team isn't back to full strength yet, but the
good news is the Seminoles can regroup at home.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Waldrop Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

The junior pitcher from Chester, Va., was named ACC Pitcher of the Week on
March 31.

Seminoles Use Long Ball To Sweep UNC

No. 9/11 Florida State had two home runs in a 5-1 victory over North
Carolina on March 31.

Spear Points: A look-around FSU athletics

Badin soph commits to Florida State

Berkely, a midfielder, was a key cog in the Rams' 2013 Division III state
championship team

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Return game deeper with Cromartie

Toney Douglas is Making Presence Known in Injury-Riddled Lineup

Could Toney Douglas find a place in Heat playoff rotation?

Koepka narrowly misses special temp. status on Tour

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Bowden, FSU Focused On Tackling, Blocking

FSU NOTEBOOK: Defensive back Cromartie displays the skill of hitting

FSU cancels its series against Texas A&M

FSU & Texas A&M agree to cancel series

Women's basketball coach staying put at Fla. State

Seminoles Edged By Florida, 7-6, In Extra Innings

FSU errors key Florida's win

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Former FSU president TK Wetherell to be presented Baron 'Bud' Asher Award

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Top five dream ACC nonconference games

1. FSU vs. Alabama.

ACC's most indispensable players

Tigers 'go live' without protecting QBs in first spring scrimmage

Deberry Jr. includes Clemson in top 20

Clemson makes short list with touted linebacker.

Crawford adjusting to safety for Miami

Pitt RBs go from question to strength

Reloading defense is priority for Virginia Tech

Hokies receivers hope to hit it big more often this spring

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Major changes coming to the ACC basketball landscape

Clemson's African players growing comfortable in the States and in the paint

Jabari Parker first Duke freshman to earn consensus first-team all-America

honors
Jabari Parker is the 15th consensus first-team all-American under Mike
Krzyzewski. ACC Player of the Year TJ Warren of NC State was named to the
second team.

For Louisville basketball, what's next?

SU assistant Hopkins remains a candidate for BC job, but other names emerge

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ACC BASEBALL:

UVa baseball notebook: Patient McCarthy named ACC co-Player of the Week

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

NCAA prez Emmert discusses paying players, NCAA's future

Constitution Check: Do college athletes have a right to be paid a salary?

A Step Toward Justice in College Sports?

Imagine a world where college athletes are paid -- is it on the horizon?

College athletes aren't demanding pay; they're demanding a voice; the NCAA

would be wise to give them one

Colter: 'We know what we're doing' with union idea

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In debate over best potential nonconference matchups, Alabama keeps popping

up as opponent

UF FOOTBALL Spring football tracker: Grier moves into No. 2 quarterback role

Pruitt has UGA defense on move

Mark Stoops after Monday practice

UK's new special teams coach has defensive coordinator experience

LSU, UCLA announce series starting in 2021

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

This Final Four is all about contrast

11 amazing facts about the Final Four

Pictures: NCAA cheerleaders

UConn's Calhoun, Auriemma there for Ollie

Contrast the name of the game at Final Four

Florida coach Billy Donovan has his hands full preparing for Shabazz Napier
and Connecticut in the Final Four, yet couldn't help but look across at the
other side of the bracket.

Florida looks to avenge December loss to UConn in Final Four

Gators learned from loss to UConn in December

Gators in good health for Final Four

This time, Gators can write a better ending

Billy Donovan has experience in Final Four

For UK, a Final Four run like no other

Kentucky's freshmen have come of age in postseason

Kentucky 'in a great frame of mind' for Final Four

Bo Ryan's journey from D3 champ to Final Four

Time to admit my mistake on Wisconsin's Bo Ryan

Cal coach Montgomery retires

When Mike Montgomery walked off the court last week following an NIT loss
to SMU, he had a sneaking suspicion that it was time to retire after more
than four decades and 1,000 games as a basketball coach.

Gophers' Pitino knows triumph, tragedy in New York

Eliason Doubtful for NIT Semis

Gophers basketball starting center Elliot Eliason is doubtful for Tuesday's
NIT Semifinal game against Florida State University, head coach Richard
Pitino said.

2-year contract extension for New Mexico coach

USF hires Kentucky assistant for basketball job

It took a guy from the Bronx to kick off Brooklyn-native Larry Brown's

basketball career

Martin pulls name from Marquette search

Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has withdrawn his name from
consideration for the coaching vacancy at Marquette, said a person familiar
with the situation.

In college hoops, ESPN often has the ultimate say

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Spanier asks federal court to halt criminal case

Eckerd WDs after 'everything' burglarized from van

Judge denies ESPN's request to toss Laurie Fine's libel suit

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Johnny Manziel tops NFL analysts' updated NFL draft position rankings

Mavs looking to even season series with banged-up Warriors

Stakes don't get much bigger than Mavs game Tuesday vs. Warriors

MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

Baseball launches expanded replay era

Rays open season by beating Blue Jays, 9-2

What went wrong Monday for the Rays? Well, three pitchers combined to
strike out only nine Toronto Blue Jays, so no free pizza for the fans who
filled Tropicana Field.

Rays' Price in control, gets first Opening Day win

Sternberg likes direction of Tampa Bay Rays

Don Baylor breaks leg while catching 1st pitch

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA isn't fooling around with reforms

March 31, 2014 10:38 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

UGA paid $80k to buy out Pruitt's FSU contract

++Sapp very high on the 'Noles

Quarte Sapp was named one of the top defensive performers at the Atlanta
Rivals Camp on Saturday.
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FSU BASKETBALL:

'Noles Ready To Seize Opportunity

FSU enters NIT semifinal game playing its best basketball of the season

Robbie Berwick - Future FSU Seminole Basketball Highlights

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Alameda Wins 400th Game As FSU Takes Two

The No. 9/11 Seminoles beat North Carolina in both games of a double
header, 6-0 and 5-3.

Seminoles Sweep Titles at Pairs Tournament

After going undefeated in duals on Saturday, FSU wins the Pairs Tournament
on Sunday

FSU Places 14th at NCAA Championships

FSU Trips Up LSU

Michaela Hahn tallies a goal and an assist against LSU on Sunday afternoon.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Buster Posey says Giants had 'crisp' spring training

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Brad Johnson To Speak At Men's Basketball Banquet April 13.

FSU assistant has yet to hear from Hurricanes

Although his name keeps coming up in Miami's search for its next men's
basketball coach, Florida State associate head coach Stan Jones said
Tuesday he has yet to hear from the team.

No. 10 FSU Baseball Continues Four-Game Road Swing At Florida

Cardinals: Boldin moved to split end

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson looking good wiith Virginia OL

OL Austin Clark was at Clemson for a junior day.

5 things to know about Tech's new QB commit

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Wojo In Play For Marquette

Louisville reflects on end of successful run

Kevin Ware to transfer from Louisville

Tyler Lewis to transfer from NC State, looking for a better fit

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ACC BASEBALL:

Duke baseball sweeps UNC

For the first time since 1994, the Duke baseball team swept rival North
Carolina in a three-game series as the Blue Devils defeated the Tar Heels
6-4 in the series finale Sunday afternoon.

Panthers Down No. 23 Yellow Jackets 4-2

Pitt completed the series sweep with Sunday's win

Series Finale Against Clemson Rained Out

The Wolfpack loses 12-5 to Miami on Sunday, its ninth straight ACC loss.

NC State started the season talking about a return trip to Omaha. After a
third ACC straight sweep, the Wolfpack might not even make it to Greensboro.

Second-ranked Virginia completes sweep of Hokies

Shortstop Branden Cogswell leaned back on a sharply hit grounder off the
bat of Mark Zagunis and snatched it off a second hop. He then fired over to
first baseman Robbie Coman in time.

Wake Forest Takes Doubleheader, Sweeps Notre Dame

Wake Forest baseball defeated Notre Dame in a doubleheader on Saturday as
the Demon Deacons won the first game 10-2 and the second game 7-5 in ACC
play.

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

College Football Unionization Decision Opens a Can of Worms

As long as most major football schools are state universities, the question
of player unionization will likely be decided on political rather than
strictly legal grounds.

Altering college landscape could prove a slippery slope

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Bo Jackson, Cam Newton jerseys stolen from Jordan-Hare Stadium locker room

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Moses McCray Q&A

Akron defensive tackle Moses McCray has already traveled a long road to get
to this point. As McCray makes his NFL bid, he looked back on transferring
from Florida State for his final year of eligibility after struggling with
injuries

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Drama-filled 2014 NCAA Tournament finally comes to North Texas for finale

Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

Replay it again? No, thanks, this Final Four is terrific enough as is

Final Four filled with power programs with something to prove

Final Four preview: How did they get here?

Breaking down the Final Four matchups

SEC gets last laugh in NCAA Tournament, proves it is a strong hoops league

after all

Cal coach Montgomery could retire

Months after touring AT&T Stadium, UConn is headed back thanks to star

performances

UConn upsets Michigan St 60-54, back to Final Four

Shabazz Napier owed UConn.

SEC gets two in Final Four; Gators could face 'Cats again

Gators could avenge losses

Florida's trip to Texas for the Final Four could give the Gators two
chances at revenge.

How Florida finally got off the doorstep and in the Final Four

Kansas' Andrew Wiggins expected to declare for draft

On to the Final Four! Kentucky takes down Michigan on Aaron Harrison

three-pointer
Freshman guard Aaron Harrison's three-point basket with seconds left gave
the No. 8-seed Wildcats a 75-72 victory over No. 2 seed Michigan in the
finals of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium in
Indianapolis on Sunday.

Marcus Lee, UK's forgotten All-American has day to remember

For most college basketball programs, losing a shot-blocking 7-footer to
injury one game before you compete for a Final Four berth would be
crippling. At Kentucky, you just pluck a little-used McDonald's
All-American off your bench.

Kentucky's ability to 'keep fighting' delivers another epic comeback

Fast Break: How Kentucky beat Michigan

Marquette meets with Vols' Martin

Kentucky's kids too big, too athletic for U-M

Michigan trio isn't ready to discuss upcoming NBA draft

'Out-of-body' performance will sting MSU for a long time

Two Michigan State underclassmen have NBA draft decision to make, and Tom

Izzo rumors continue to swirl

Why not the Badgers?

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Florida baseball completes series sweep over LSU

Unbeaten Week for No. 10 Cardinals Ends with 12-3 Win Over Xavier

Louisville closes 4-0 week by outscoring Xavier and Butler 35-5 in three
weekend games

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavericks won, but everywhere they look there are issues

Down to the wire: Mavericks' last eight games of the season

Explaining Dalembert's resurgence; How he got Mavs to actually run a play

for him

Babe Ruth's homer in 1932 World Series still a mystery

Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open, earns Masters spot

March 29, 2014 12:38 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU's young linebackers ready to make their mark

As good as the Florida State defense is expected to be again in 2014, that
doesn't mean there aren't some unknowns on that side of the ball.

O'Leary could help fill big void for FSU

Steelers CB Ike Taylor Believes FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Is A "Game Changer"

FSU's Terrence Brooks out to prove doubters wrong in NFL

++FSU visit grabs Mullins' attention

A recent visit to Florida State has changed things up for Miami (Fla.)
Gulliver Prep sophomore wide receiver Dionte Mullins.

Bobby Bowden To Speak At Spring Commencement

Bobby Bowden will be speaker at FCA luncheon on April 15 in Tulsa

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FSU BASKETBALL:

NIT Bracket 2014: Storylines to Monitor in Final Four

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FSU BASEBALL:

Weaver's One-Hit Shutout Leads FSU Past BC

Nine-Run Ninth Propels FSU to Dramatic Win Over BC

A nine-run ninth inning highlighted by a John Nogowski grand slam gave
top-ranked Florida State (21-5, 9-2) an 11-7 come-from-behind victory over
Boston College (7-17, 1-10) in the second game of Friday's doubleheader on
Bill Beck Field on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.

Seminoles take pair in dramatic fashion

To get an idea of just how incredible the day was for the Seminoles, Luke
Weaver's one-hit, complete-game shutout against Boston College wasn't the
most memorable win of the afternoon.

Baseball Drops Doubleheader to No. 1 Florida State

The Eagles lost a five-run lead in the ninth of game two

Florida State sweeps BC in double-header at URI

Heisman winner Jameis Winston not with FSU team at URI this weekend

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Hosts Sand Volleyball Event Saturday and Sunday

The Seminoles welcome LSU, South Carolina and Jacksonville

Murray, Medley Swim to All-America Honors

Florida State Falls To Virginia Tech 5-2

The Seminoles take on Virginia Saturday at 2pm.

Seminoles In 3rd Place At Bryan National Collegiate

Castren, Gumm and Milan in tie for 10th individual standings.

FSU's newest program returns home

Sand volleyball team welcomes 3 foes to town this weekend
While Florida State fans are still basking in the glory of January's
national championship in football, they've had plenty of other sports to
keep up with.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

NFL Free Agency: Steelers could restructure Lawrence Timmons' contract

How Buster Posey and Other Players Help Shape "MLB: The Show"

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No. 12 Seminoles Fall To No. 16 North Carolina, 12-6

10 errors doom Seminoles vs. UNC

Seminoles set dubious record in lost to UNC

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Barron deserves our thanks

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson kicker an early spring surprise

Clemson's Peake granted medical redshirt

GT suspends Andrews, Autry for 2 games

Tech suspends 2 for Wofford, Tulane

Alex Figueroa returns to Miami Hurricanes practice, plus new music video,

photos and notes

UM's receivers eager to help fill holes, boost Hurricanes' offense

UNC brings football, rain to Charlotte for spring practice

One more knee injury, one more chance for NC State's Jarvis Byrd

Pitt's defense has a big hole to plug up front

Junior Darryl Render is the top choice to fill the shoes of Aaron Donald,
one of the all-time greats for the Panthers.

Syracuse football video: Terrel Hunt on SU's new direction on offense and

the return of Sean Hickey

Syracuse football season opener against Villanova moved to Friday, Aug. 29

Syracuse football: Donnie Simmons' secret to overcoming knee injury? 'Tao

Te Ching,' juicing and yoga

Spring practices critical for VT QB Leal

VT CB Brandon Facyson out for spring

Virginia Tech gets a look at backup cornerbacks in spring practice

Facyson to miss rest of spring with left tibia stress reaction

Virginia Tech wanted to figure out what kind of depth it had at cornerback
behind Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson this spring. It has no choice now.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Bobby Lutz to remain an assistant NC State basketball coach

Jim Boeheim likes future point guard Kaleb Joseph's explosive athleticism

No word yet on Jerami Grant's decision to stay at Syracuse or opt for the

NBA

Michigan State ends magical run for Cavaliers

This time, seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell couldn't find the magic
that had brought the Cavaliers back numerous times throughout a 30-7
season, tying the program's record for most wins. This time, the
fourth-seeded Spartans proved to be the best team Virginia had faced all
season and refused to crumble under the Cavaliers' defensive pressure.

Cavaliers come up a little short

Joe Harris dropped his head for a moment, untucked his jersey and gave
fellow senior Akil Mitchell a quick embrace. The Virginia players
--exhausted of magic at last -- walked off the Madison Square Garden court
slowly, where their fans reached over the railings to give them one last
congratulations on this wonderful season.

Late no-call in Cavaliers' loss stirs debate

U.Va. flashes big promise, reason for hope

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson takes first 2 games of series at Maryland

No. 20 Tigers Use the Long Ball to Top No. 25 Maryland 7-1 in Game 2 of DH

Friday

Van Orden Pitches Duke Past North Carolina 3-2

Pitt Edges No. 23 Tech, 4-3, In 13 Innings

The Yellow Jackets are now 2-3 in extra-inning games

#25 Terps Drop Two to #20 Clemson

Game One Suspended Until Saturday Due to Rain

The series opener between the University of Miami Hurricanes and No. 25 NC
State Wolfpack was suspended until Saturday due to inclement weather.

Baseball Loses Heartbreaker To Wake, 1-0, Friday Night

Notre Dame has lost three 1-0 games in conference play.

Pitt Outlasts No. 23 Georgia Tech, 4-3, in 13 Innings

A walkoff double by Steven Shelinsky, Jr. lifted the University of
Pittsburgh baseball team (13-11, 5-5 ACC) over No. 23 Georgia Tech (15-11,
5-5 ACC), 4-3, in 13 innings on Friday evening at Charles L. Cost Field at
the Petersen Sports Complex.

No. 2 Virginia Takes Game 1 Against Virginia Tech, 2-1

Irving hits tie-breaking single in seventh inning

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

In new book, former Durham DA Mike Nifong speaks about Duke lacrosse case

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

Big-time college football players are paid employees, says historic ruling.

Here's why.

75% of Americans against college players unionizing

Say Goodbye to College Football As You Know It

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Debose returns to UF practice

Ole Miss tries out 300-pound quarterback

Texas A&M suspends Hill after arrest

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Terps coach: Delay scholarship offers to recruits

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

March Madness 2014: Notable numbers from Friday's Sweet 16 action

March Madness 2014: Top performers from Friday's Sweet 16 games

March Madness 2014: Surprising performances and 10 thoughts from Friday's

Sweet 16 games

Baylor coach looks ahead

UConn holds off Iowa St 81-76 in Sweet 16 at MSG

Gators elite, indeed; Dayton last obstacle to Final Four

Billy Donovan's Gators are Cinderella's worst nightmare

Numbers game: Gators must be wary of 11th-seeded Dayton

Gator seniors overcame summer of adversity to earn last shot at Final Four

UF's Young to 'flush' performance

Finney-Smith embraces sixth man position

Billy Donovan wants Patric Young to check his emotions during games

Cyclones' hole too deep; NCAA run ends with loss to UConn

Kentucky beats Louisville with closing surge, 74-69

Cats wanted to win this one for Willie

Louisville players struggle to cope with end to season

Morgan takes charge to help U-M advance

Too small, too soft talk fuels Michigan's Glenn Robinson III in win over

Tennessee

Spartans still standing after Sweet 16 heavyweight battle

Exhaustion matched excitement. As ecstatic as Keith Appling was surviving
to see another game in the NCAA tournament, the senior Michigan State point
guard was even happier taking a seat in the locker room, grabbing a cold
bottle of water and taking a thankful sigh of relief.

Hey Joe: Michigan State's win over Virginia could end up being 'the one'

Tom Izzo says 'we beat a helluva team' after Michigan State edges ACC champ

Virginia

UNLV's Rice offered USF job

UNLV's Dave Rice has been offered the University of South Florida's men's
basketball job, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

UT Vols let one get away

UT's Jarnell Stokes disagrees with critical call

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Florida's series opener against LSU rained out

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Potential starting Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill arrested

Northwestern to appeal players union ruling

Northwestern University today criticized a federal agency's landmark ruling
giving Wildcat football players the green light to form the nation's first
college athletic union, also confirming that it will appeal.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Eagles cut DeSean Jackson, sign Mark Sanchez

Amid a report of connections to gang members and a lack of interest on the
trade market, the receiver who racked up 1,332 yards and 9 TDs last year is
cut loose.

Dirk Nowitzki's rare clanking from the line stunning to Mavericks

Rays sell out Opening Day game vs. Blue Jays

For the ninth consecutive season, the Tampa Bay Rays have sold out their
home opener.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Devils handcuff Xavier's star

Duke-Connecticut Highlights Final Four Weekend

KU denied 3rd straight Final Four

Georgia Tech finished what North Carolina and the NBA draft started

March 28, 2014 2:20 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Spring Practice Update

Returning Stronger Than Ever

FSU's Jarred "Scooter" Haggins, Kevin Haplea returning from injuries

Haggins and Haplea could add depth to an FSU offense looking to fill key
voids in the passing attack

A fresh perspective for FSU RB Williams

Ramsey Ready for New Role

Next Prime? Ramsey says no thanks

FSU's Kermit Whitfield 'wasn't really running' at end of kickoff return

against Auburn

Draft Profile: FSU's Terrence Brooks always learning; says he's 'best

safety' in draft

++Minshew drops in on FSU on Thursday

Bobby Bowden to appear at Tulsa FCA event

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FSU BASKETBALL:

FSU men's basketball is in a New York state of mind

FSU's Thomas shining bright in NIT

NIT: Seminoles have shot at first hoops title

Natasha Howard Named Wade Trophy Finalist

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Faces BC in Rhode Island

Florida, FSU baseball players suspended after brawl

Stewart's punishment doesn't fit the crime

FSU's Jameis Winston takes friendly jab at UF, signs hat with a 'Go Noles!'

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State softball looks to stay at top of ACC

Seminoles head to second-place North Carolina this weekend

Tennis Travels To Virginia Tech, Virginia

Florida State is currently 3-1 in conference play.

The 'Dagny Diaries' Volume 8

Dagny goes through The Program boot camp with her Seminole teammates.

National title on the table for Seminoles

Just how they won a berth to the National Collegiate Table Tennis
Association's national championship tournament is still a little difficult
for members of the FSU women's team to explain.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

If healthy,Chris Thompson could help Redskins

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Defense dominates spring's first scrimmage

FSU held its second scrimmage of the spring, a two-hour session in which
the defense dominated in full-field action.

FSU offense red hot -- only in red zone

If Saturday's scrimmage was any indication, Florida State will have an
opportunistic red-zone
offense this fall.

Booker shows he can catch as well as he runs

Bobby Bowden saw enough of tailback Lorenzo Booker catching the football
Saturday to know he
wants to see more. After leading Florida State's ground game in recent
scrimmages, Booker had five catches for 47 yards.

'Noles get 15 hits in 10-6 victory

Daniel Wardell homered twice, and Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Ryne Malone each
had four hits to lead
visiting Florida State to a 10-6 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU College Of Law To Start Juris Master Program

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC ADs leery of player unionization

Clemson currently not in Barnett's top five

Bailey has Clemson in his top four

Video: Duke coach David Cutcliffe

All quiet on the Miami front this spring

'WE CHEATED' -- At UNC, whistle-blowers expose a sickening athletic scam

UNC athletes speak positively about their experiences - in contrast to HBO,

ESPN reports

Pitt notebook: University officials opposed to unions in college sports

Panthers lineman Artie Rowell and quarterback Chad Voytik also question
whether there is a place for unions in college athletics.

Q&A with Virginia Tech QB Mark Leal

Virginia Tech football looks to build, improve

Frank Beamer hopes Hokies use spring to 'set the tone'

By the numbers: Wake's playmaking void

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC basketball tournament to return to Charlotte in 2019

Swofford, ACC hit 'sweet spot' with basketball tourney rotation

NIT more than consolation prize for Clemson

Coach K plan: At least 5 more years at Duke

Syracuse freshman Ennis heading to NBA

Tyler Ennis' father: Syracuse freshman was 'comfortable with decision' to

enter NBA draft

UVa faces major matchup in Michigan State

Williford sees similarities in current Cavs and '95 team

Trust is key to success for Bennett's Cavaliers

Former Gamecock Anthony Gill has a Sweet seat at Virginia

Wake Forest basketball: Deacons coach search continues

Wellman says WFU's search is 'progressing well'

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ACC BASEBALL:

Tech Baseball Challenges #1 UVA On The Road

UNC baseball trying to find momentum, offense at midway point

Slumping NC State hoping for another CWS repeat

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

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

College athletes as employees? Heads spin

Playing College Football Is a Job

College Athletes Aim to Put Price on 'Priceless'

College Football Union Has More Obstacles to Tackle

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Having Driskel at QB 'luck of draw'

LSU's Les Miles on recruiting middle schoolers

Coach Spurrier honored at the State House

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Notre Dame football gets pledge from DB recruit McKinney

Notre Dame schedules visiting recruits for weekend

Podcast: Breaking down the college football union movement and Notre Dame's

next move

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Arizona claws past tough times to beat San Diego State

Postgame reaction: 3 things help lift Arizona

Baylor Bears never get rolling in Sweet 16 matchup with Wisconsin Badgers

Surprising Dayton in Elite Eight after beating Stanford

Dayton Leaves Another Major Program in Its Wake

Gators advance to fourth straight Elite Eight with win over UCLA

Clutch baskets for Gators

Wilbekin, Gators give UCLA the blues

Hot shooting from Michael Frazier II helps Florida Gators reach Elite Eight

Billy Donovan has become UF's version of John Wooden after beating UCLA,

reaching another Elite 8

Florida Gators able to recruit in Tennessee

Memphis, a hotbed for prep blue-chip talent, is traditionally a challenging
place to recruit for schools other than the University of Memphis, but last
summer the Gators snagged the area's top 2014 high school point guard Chris
Chiozza.

Jayhawks' Embiid: No decision yet on NBA

Saturday's Louisville mob violence step-by-step

Louisville will need high-energy Russ Smith against UK

St. Aug's releases Tony Sheals as head men's basketball coach

SDSU falls short of 'Elite' company

Arizona rallied for a 70-64 win over the Aztecs in the Sweet 16

An ending for San Diego State, but a beginning, too

Bittersweet for Stanford

After two stout defensive efforts, Stanford could not contain Dayton in the
Round of 16.

'Heartbreaking' end to Stanford's NCAA run

Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins took his four seniors out with 47 seconds
left,

UCLA gets swamped again by Florida

In loss to Florida, UCLA sees what it could be

Wisconsin cracks Baylor's zone in 69-52 win

Wisconsin looks dominant in NCAA rout of Baylor

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OTHER BASEBALL:

No problem for LSU's Jared Poche to play second fiddle to ace Aaron Nola

Volunteers ranked and ready for No. 3 Gamecocks

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Jim Irsay had over $29K during stop

Ravens RB Ray Rice indicted on aggravated assault charge

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Fins, Moreno agree to deal

Bucs coach on hand as Manziel wows at pro day

Clippers tame the Mavericks again, 109-103

Sixers drop 26th straight, tie NBA record for futility

March 24, 2014 8:44 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU's Tyler Hunter happy to be back practicing after neck injury threatened

his playing career
Hunter thought he would never play football again after a serious neck
injury

PHOTO: Jameis Winston trolls like a champion

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Georgetown will present unique challenge for FSU, Hamilton

During the near-decade that their careers overlapped in the Big East
Conference, Leonard Hamilton was well aware of the challenge his Miami
teams would face when they went up against those of legendary Georgetown
coach John Thompson II.

Hoya paranoia? 'Noles say 'no'

Hamilton familiar with Georgetown from days at UM

FSU's Aaron Thomas embracing role as go-to scorer

Preview: Georgetown at Florida State

Seminoles Take on No. 2 Seed Stanford on Monday

FSU women eager for 'fun' test vs. No. 2 seed Stanford

Ask any basketball coach about the keys to winning, and they'll reflexively
talk about limiting turnovers. So an average of 19 turnovers per game is a
problem, right?

FSU's women hoping for upset the size of one in 2007 to keep Stanford out

of its own regional

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU OF Ben DeLuzio remains hospitalized with bruised ribs

FSU senior Gonzalez finds power surge

It's not that Justin Gonzalez was slumping heading into Saturday's
doubleheader against Clemson. The Florida State senior was hitting a
respectable .276 and had an on-pace percentage hovering right at .500.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Florida State Completes Sweep Of Boston College

The No. 10 Seminoles take game three, 8-0 in five innings, to sweep their
second straight ACC series.

Seminoles Knock Down Demon Deacons, Rattlers

The No. 41 Florida State men's tennis team closed out the weekend with a
4-3 upset over No. 18 Wake Forest Sunday afternoon. In the evening, the
Seminoles swept the Rattlers 7-0 and are now 15-5 on the season with a 3-1
conference record.

Seminoles Travel To Valspar Invitational At Floridian

The No. 12 Florida State men's golf team competes in the Valspar
Invitational at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Fla., beginning
Monday.

FSU Falls To Duke

Gulf Coast Volleyball Hosts FSU on the Beach

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Fans loving Cardinals signing of Antonio Cromartie

Former FSU defensive star Greg Reid looking for that 'one shot' to the NFL

St. Louis Rams Sign Former Florida State Star Greg Reid

Deion Sanders to be featured at annual Sunland Gala

Posey swats three hits in Cactus League win

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Jeff Bowden likes more relaxed Rix

Off-season surgeries to key players mean Florida State offensive
coordinator Jeff Bowden must wait until preseason camp to get a true idea
of his group's potential.

The high fives: Florida State Seminoles

The Seminoles should be able to recover from the loss, considering the
depth in the receiving corps. The question is, with whom?

FSU falls short in NIT - Iowa St. holds off late charge

A letdown at season's end - Leonard Hamilton and his Florida State

basketball players entered Tuesday night looking to make the most of the
postseason and their home-court advantage at the Civic Center.

On the road, a win!

Iowa State's road woes have come to an end. Led by Jake Sullivan, who
scored a game-high 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting, the Cyclone men's
basketball team held on to defeat Florida State, 62-59, Tuesday in the
National Invitation Tournament.

Nobel-winning chemist teaching at FSU

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Presidential search moves forward

Committee selects Dallas-based firm to aid in search

Unless FSU Calls, Expect John Thrasher to Stay in the Senate

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Kelly confident he can win Clemson QB job

Talented Clemson defense will feature 7 returning starters

UM QB Kevin Olsen earning praise this spring

Golden, Coley praise freshman's newfound maturity

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson confronts past misfortunes to beat Illinois

The ghosts of controversies past returned to haunt Clemson.

Duke's season more of a struggle than usual

Iowa State knocks UNC out of NCAA tournament 85-83 in peculiar finish

Paige shoulders blame, but Tar Heels wouldn't have been here without him

Brice Johnson injury leaves UNC with one final what-if

Panthers battled elements

Toughest part to the end of season for Lamar Patterson and Pitt ... losing
Talib Zanna as a teammate.

There should be no shame in loss to Florida

It's natural to want to blame someone when your team loses. But the blame
game is silly in this case.

The Syracuse basketball season has ended for a few reasons, but bad

shooting is at the top of the list

Syracuse basketball awaits NBA decisions from Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant:

4 scenarios

Marquette interested in Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins, according to ESPN

report

Virginia routs Memphis to reach Sweet 16

Cavs make themselves at home on the road

They spit on neutrality again. One week after stuffing themselves into the
Greensboro Coliseum to spur their team to an ACC Tournament championship,
UVa fans took over PNC Arena on Sunday night, hoping to create a little
partiality.

UVa's Atkins unhappy with playing time

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Drops Series Finale to Wake Forest

Walks plague the Eagles as the Demon Deacons take the series

Jackets Finish Off No. 13 Heels With 9-1 Win

Matthew Grimes improved to 3-0 with his seven-inning gem

Terps baseball tops N.C. State in first three-game ACC sweep since 2009

Irish fall in 12 New!

On a frigid Sunday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., host Notre Dame fell
to Virginia Tech, 5-4, in 12 innings. (Notre Dame was playing in Westfield
because of field availability.).

Virginia's 8-run outburst buries UM in extra innings

In a game where the UM baseball team was outhit by No. 3 Virginia 16-3, the
Canes kept it close in an extra-inning affair by getting out of several
jams, but there was one jam they didn't quite survive.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

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

Longtime Alabama football commit looks around

AUBURN FOOTBALL: Finally healthy after injury-plagued 2013, Tigers' Jones

eager to prove himself at CB

Reidel Anthony, proud product of 'the muck,' enters Palm Beach County

Sports Hall of Fame

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Notre Dame football's VanGorder delivering his message

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Lots of favorites in Sweet 16

SEC teams crash the Sweet 16 party

NCAA basketball's fabulous freshmen need to reconsider their 'one-and-done'

plans

Arizona cruises to Sweet 16 with rout of Gonzaga

UA has the look of contenders

'Perfect basketball' changes perception of Baylor as it blows out Creighton

McDermott's prolific career ends in 85-55 rout

This was not how it was supposed to end for Doug McDermott and Creighton.

Dayton coach Archie Miller after two last-second wins: 'Buffalo has been

good to us'

Gators face UCLA in Sweet 16

Florida Gators banked on defense to reach Sweet 16

UF power forward Will Yeguete 'impacts winning' for Sweet 16-bound Gators

NCAA numbers game: Fun facts about Gators

KU's 60-57 loss to Stanford is abrupt end for Wiggins and rest of freshman

class

Kentucky ends Wichita State's perfect run, 78-76

It took a program stocked with NBA prospects to finally end Wichita State's
perfect run.

Cards-Cats was destined to happen

Stanford KOs KU

The Cardinal clamp a tight zone defense on the second-seeded Jayhawks and
pull off a 60-57 upset to reach the Sweet 16.

Tennessee overwhelms Mercer 83-63 to end Bears' NCAA run

The Tennessee Volunteers, seeded 11th in the Midwest Region, raced past the
14th-seeded Mercer Bears 83-63 Sunday at PNC Arena, serving notice they
might be the biggest upstart team in the NCAA tournament.

Rebound disparity tells all as Tennessee blocks out Mercer

Victory's sweet, celebration short as UCLA advances in NCAA tournament

Time for UCLA to take a bigger step

Even in defeat, Shockers' final game lived up to hype and then some

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Aggies take rubber game over Gators in extras

The Aggies' Cole Lankford broke a 3-3 tie in the 11th with an RBI hit and
Texas A&M held the Gators for a 4-3 series winner.

No. 7 Louisville Drops Series Finale with Rutgers

Cardinals next face Western Kentucky on Tuesday night at Bowling Green
Ballpark

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Mavs' loss to Nets seems like perfect time to panic as tough schedule looms

Matt Every, a former Florida Gator, wins at Bay Hill for first PGA Tour

victory

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Berlin opens spring as tenuous starter for Miami

University of Miami star football recruit Willie Williams turned

himself in to the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday morning, then posted
$5,000 bail and returned home, in response to warrants issued for one
felony charge and one misdemeanor charge related to his recruiting visit to
Gainesville almost two months ago.

Bottom line for Miami: Perry Clark has failed

Wolfpack Sets New ACC Mark for Free Throw Shooting

NC State breaks record that had stood for 26 years.

Jets near deal for Manhattan stadium

The Jets are close to a deal for a $1.4-billion stadium on Manhattan's West
Side.

March 23, 2014 8:14 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

A First-Team Opportunity

With Jameis Winston on the road with the FSU Baseball team, Saturday's
practice gave quarterbacks Sean Maguire and John Franklin III the
opportunity to play with the first team offense.

With Winston away, Maguire earns valuable experience as FSU's No. 1 QB

FSU football: Maguire steps in at QB

Bulked up Desmond Hollin pushes for playing time on D-line

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FSU BASKETBALL:

NIT Basketball Gameday: Florida State vs. Georgetown

Seminoles play host to Hoyas on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

FSU men's basketball: Ready at all times

Florida State Silences Cyclones in NCAA First Round

FSU women top cold-shooting Iowa State in NCAA opener

Natasha Howard had her school-record 15th double-double of the season with
10 points and 13 rebounds, and 10th-seeded Florida State defeated
cold-shooting Iowa State 55-44 in the first round of the NCAA women's
tournament on Saturday.

FSU crashes party, Stanford's next

Seminoles turn to defense in NCAA basketball win

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Even Series Behind Leibrandt's Complete Game

Behind a complete game effort from Brandon Leibrandt, top-ranked Florida
State defeated No. 13 Clemson 11-1 in the first game of a doubleheader
Saturday afternoon inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium to even the weekend series
at a game apiece.

FSU Sweeps DH Takes Series At Clemson

'Noles take Saturday pair from Clemson

Leibrandt shines in opener

No. 1 Seminoles Top No. 13 Clemson 11-1 in Game 1 of DH Saturday

No. 1 Florida State Rallies to Beat No. 13 Clemson 4-3 in Game 2 of DH

Saturday

Tigers let FSU series slip from their grasp

Jameis Winston still owns Clemson

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seven Wins On Final Day

Marecia Pemberton won the FSU Relays 100-meter dash title with a
nation-leading time, one of seven victories on the final day of the meet.
Freshman Chadrick DaCosta won both the discus and shot put to lead the way.

Hyde Becomes FSU's Winningest Coach

Head coach Jennifer Hyde wins her 142nd match at FSU with a 5-2 win at NC
State on Saturday

Noles Outlast Florida in Exhibition

The FSU indoor volleyball team won four sets against Florida on Friday.

O'Brien Rewrites Record Books As FSU Takes Two

The junior shortstop now owns the marks for most career home runs (30) and
most RBI in a single season (57).

Noles Conclude with a Pair of Honorable Mentions

On the final day of the 2014 NCAA Championships, the Florida State women's
swimming and diving team collected a pair of All-America honorable mention
accolades from sophomore Madison Jacobi and the 400 free relay.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Lions re-sign Andre Fluellen

Drew could help fix a major deficiency in Tigers' lineup

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Monday's Florida State Football Spring Practice Report

Can the Seminoles remain formidable on defense despite losing seven

full-time starters?
Who will replace P.K. Sam at split end?

Seminoles host Iowa State in NIT

20 wins would be good sign for FSU

'Noles turning corner after averaging 12 victories in their last five
seasons

Seminoles savor NIT education

Florida State is using its NIT berth to learn how to win in the postseason
-- something it hopes to put into practice in the NCAA tournament someday.

Joiner, Seminoles aren't ready to see season end

FSU's Hart to meet with Sue Semrau about season

Athletic director says talk will be 'no different than it's ever been'
following Seminoles'15-15 campaign

++ Filling In - FSU without SS Stephen Drew

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

UM QB Kevin Olsen earning praise this spring

Virginia football notes: Watford heads West to work on his game

UVa quarterback goes for outside coaching
The Virginia quarterback "vacationed" to the shores of San Diego. His party
leader was a 36-year-old not interested in frequenting the club scene. Call
it a business trip.

Football coaches put Hokies through the ringer

Spring breakdown: A look at the defensive backs

It's getting close. Virginia Tech's spring drills start March 27, but it's
never too early to start talking about it. We're breaking down the Hokies
by position in advance of spring practice.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

In the end, no defense for Duke's poor defense

'Unique' challenges too much for Duke to overcome

UNC freshman Kennedy Meeks a key variable in NCAA tournament

As Cyclones move forward without star, Tar Heels can empathize

Pitt falls to Florida in third round of NCAA Tournament, 61-45

The Panthers found themselves unable to score and couldn't recover as the
Gators, fueled by their pressure defense, took control right

Dixon never hears the criticism music

Panthers coach is highly scrutinized about the failures in the NCAA
tournament

Syracuse's run is done on Dayton to remember

11th-seeded Dayton knocks off cold-shooting Syracuse

Style matters to UVa, Memphis

ACC champion Virginia has played better inside the league than out

Virginia Tech starter to transfer, underawed by Williams

Buzz Williams' coaching talents were lauded by colleagues and TV analysts
Saturday, but one of Virginia Tech's players won't be sticking around to
play for him.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Blue Devils Fall to Panthers 3-2 in Series Opener

Duke Drops Saturday Doubleheader at Pitt

Georgia Tech Outlasts No. 12 UNC In 13, 6-5

No. 12 Carolina Falls In Nightcap, 9-1

No. 10 Pack Drops Opener at Maryland

No. 3 Baseball Drops Series Opener at No. 25 Miami, 7-1

Zagunis drives in three in Hokies victory

Tech evens series after an 8-3 win over Notre Dame

Deacs Down Boston College 8-0

Wake Forest defeated Boston College 8-0 on Saturday as the Demon Deacons
won the series after taking the second game against the Eagles on Friday in
ACC action.

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Divorce between Maryland and ACC is getting uglier

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

With experienced Marshall, expect Auburn to jump to ludicrous speed

UF receivers Ahmad Fulwood, Demarcus Robinson shine during Gators' open

spring football practice

Georgia DT commits to UGA over Clemson

Steve Spurrier's donations to South Carolina at $1 million

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA Tournament 2014: TV Schedule and live streaming options for Sunday's

games

March Madness 2014: 5 observations from Saturday's late games

March Madness 2014: 5 observations from Saturday's late games

March Madness 2014: Notable numbers from Saturday's late games

NCAA bracket picker's perfect run ends with Syracuse loss

If We Paid NCAA Basketball Players What They're Really Worth, This Is What

They'd Earn

UConn's Napier shines on day of big plays, big moments

Sweet win for No. 1 Gators

Gators advance to Sweet 16 for fourth straight year

Scottie Wilbekin, who finished with a game-high 21 points, scored 12 of
top-ranked Florida's 14 points during a second half run in which the Gators
put away No. 9 seed Pitt, 61-4

Wilbekin wills top-ranked Gators into Sweet 16

Wilbekin's 3 beats halftime buzzer

Pittsburgh had the perfect plan for the end of the first half against
Florida on Saturday. It turned out to be the perfect shot for Scottie
Wilbekin.

Notebook: Yeguete makes mark with hustle

Shots didn't fall early, but that didn't stop Florida's Patric Young

Louisville's Jones helps power Cards to win over Saint Louis, advance to

Sweet 16

Quick turnaround helps Louisville move past emotional win

Louisville cruises past Saint Louis, 66-51

Mercer and Tennessee meet again

In one of those college basketball coincidences, Mercer was the team that
ended Tennessee's season a year ago, knocking off the Volunteers 75-67 in
the first round of the NIT at Knoxville, Tenn

Michigan makes it rain from long range, drowns Texas, 79-65

U-M's Beilein puts on a coaching clinic vs. Texas

MSU survives scare after losing some of its focus

San Diego State advances to Sweet 16

Pelphrey, Masiello emerge in USF coaching search

Badgers survive tourney thriller

Badgers rally past Oregon into Sweet 16

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Castro's grand slam powers Florida past Alabama

Bailey Castro's homer broke open a tight contest as No. 2 Florida evened
its SEC series against Alabama with a 7-1 win Saturday.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Significant rule changes on NFL agenda this week

Adam Scott poised to take No. 1 spot in rankings from ailing Tiger Woods

entering Masters
Scott can move to No. 1 with victory

Change coming to World Golf Hall of Fame

Oklahoma professor: 10 percent athletes read below fourth-grade level;

Sooners featured in 'Real Sports' investigation

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

NCAA takes on task of grad rates

The NCAA will collect its own information to determine 2003 graduation
rates so it can publish more
representative data.

March 22, 2014 8:57 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Who will step up at wide receiver this spring for FSU?

With Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw training for the pros, Ira Schoffel and
Natalie Pierre discuss the returning wide receivers for Florida State
football.

Fisher says new WRs stack up to old ones

FSU's Jameis Winston finding fun juggling baseball, spring football

Finding Best Players to Protect Jameis Winston Is FSU's Main Goal This

Spring

P.J. Williams on changes in the secondary

Freeman's draft stock on the rise

Devonta Freeman wants NFL coaches to know that he can do more than hit open
holes and block.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Begin NCAA Postseason Play

The 10th-seeded Florida State women's basketball team battles No. 7 seed
Iowa State in the NCAA First Round on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Ames, Iowa.

FSU circles back to its first

Turns out, Ames, Iowa, is a special place to Florida State women's
basketball coach Sue Semrau. In 2001 she brought her first NCAA team to
Hilton Coliseum, where it lost to Iowa State in the second round.

No. 7 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Florida State: The Matchup

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Falls to Clemson, 9-3

Seminoles' Weaver gets roughed up

Their starting pitcher gave up six earned runs and a career-high 11 hits.
And their starting center fielder had to be taken to a local hospital after
slamming into the wall.

Gossett Shows His Stuff vs. No. 1 Seminoles

Gossett leads Clemson over FSU

Clemson showed how good it can be when everything comes together.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Relays Off To Rousing Start

Locke, Braman Claim ACC Indoor Honors

ACCTrackField Indoor: 2014 Postseason Honors Announced

Florida State leads with Men's Indoor Performer of Year Locke, dual Coach
of the Year Braman

Seminoles Head to Rhode Island to Face BC

The No. 10 Seminoles take on Boston College in an ACC series held at Bryant
University in Smithfield, R.I.

Back at the Beach

The Seminoles will compete in Panama City on Saturday

Seniors Headline Day Two of NCAA Championships

Competing in their final meet as members of the Florida State swimming and
diving team, seniors Julia Henkel and McKayla Lightbourn qualified for the
consolation heats of their individual events on Friday at the 2014 NCAA
Championships.

Seminoles Fight Off Wolfpack To Win 4-3

The No. 41 Florida State men's tennis team (13-5, 2-1) took down No. 31 NC
State 4-3 on Friday night at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The team won
four singles matches to clinch the win after dropping the doubles point.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Ward visiting Pensacola sports camp

Meet Buster Posey

Your friendly neighborhood baseball superstar.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Nicholson stellar in FSU scrimmage

NCAA regional, FSU in NIT worth seeing

Tallahassee has never been a great sports spectator town.

Longer season benefits FSU Thornton 'Noles rookie gaining experience in NIT

Richmond ousts FSU women

Sona Chapman and Kate Flavin each had 26 points Sunday to help Richmond
survive a Florida State-record 12 3-pointers and beat the Seminoles 84-77
in the Women's NIT.

'Noles sweep Terrapins

Eddy Martinez-Esteve, after making a victory-costing error against Arizona
State early last month, found himself in a doghouse with no apparent exit.
Esteve found one way out by knocking the roof off it with one blast after
another.

Falcons: Dunn will take it slow in training camp

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU's Search For New President Begins

FSU picks search firm in hunt for new leader

Barron was BOG's conscience

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC pushing for conference championship game changes; Big 12 listening

UNC offensive line a work in progress

Panthers running back may double on defense

James Conner might become Pitt's go-to back next season, but it also is
possible that he could see playing time as a defensive end.

Healthy Nicholson back in Cavaliers' secondary

The Virginia football team is four practices into its spring season and a
familiar face has resurfaced on the McCue Center practice field. Demetrious
Nicholson, lost for the final seven weeks of last season, is back to good
health.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Jim Calhoun may be interested in BC job

Tigers believe they can rise 'n' shine

The Clemson men's basketball team insists an 11 a.m. tipoff in their
second-round NIT game is not a problem.

One and done as Mercer knocks Duke out of NCAA tournament

Duke falls into mighty Bear trap

Duke's Parker: 'Don't know what I'm going to do'

Bracket-busting Mercer dumps Duke

Mercer earns its first-ever NCAA tournament victory with a 78-71 win over
Duke.

Macon's Mercer Bears upset Duke in NCAA Tournament

Bear-lievers: Mercer University is talk of sports world after stunning

victory

What people said about Mercer/Duke on social media

UNC survives Cotton, Providence 79-77 to advance in NCAA tournament

Dramatic finish gives the Tar Heels a new beginning

Gators anticipate 'battle' against physical Panthers

History on Florida's side, but Pitt looks dangerous in NCAA Tournament game

Notebook: Donovan familiar with Pitt point guard

Florida coach Billy Donovan knows first-hand the problems Pittsburgh point
guard James Robinson can present.

Pittsburgh's Talib Zenna calls Gators' Patric Young 'dirty' -- but in a

good way

Special memories part of blowout win for Pitt

It wasn't just a stress-free statement victory for the Panthers; it was a
once-in-a-lifetime moment for walk-on guard Joshua Ko.

Pitt notebook: Intimidation not an option against Florida

Pitt's players, especially senior Lamar Patterson, scoffed at the notion
they might be intimidated by top-ranked and top-seeded Florida.

SCOUTING REPORT: Florida vs. Pitt in NCAA South quarterfinals

Virginia survives late-night scare from Coastal Carolina

Bennett rights the ship with halftime challenge

Nolte nails critical shots for Cavaliers in NCAA Tournament win

Virginia's Tony Bennett talks about rogue fan at ACC tournament

Buzz Williams to coach Virginia Tech basketball

On Tuesday, new Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said he might
make a "splash hire" to be the new men's basketball coach but cautioned
that he could turn to an "up and coming" coach instead.

Virginia Tech basketball suddenly relevant

Excitement. Remember that stuff? Not disappointment. Not confusion. Not
even cautious optimism. Just pure, unqualified excitement.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Wake Forest

Eagles nab first ACC win

Blue Devils Fall to Panthers 3-2 in Series Opener

No. 13 UNC Edges Tech, 3-2, In Extra Innings

Three of the last four games in the Tech-UNC series have been decided on
walk-off hits

Stinnett's 14 Ks Powers Terps Past #11 NC State

Hurricanes' David Thompson in hospital with swollen arm as No. 3 UVA faces

No. 25 Miami

Howard playing criticial role for UVa baseball team

Markey outdueled in South Bend

Hokies drop 2-1 decision to Notre Dame

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OTHER ACC NEWS:

Maryland has issued subpoenas to at least 10 ACC schools, plus media

partners, documents show

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

Patent office rules in favor of 'Johnny Football'

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ND's Lombard, Mahone out after surgeries

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

March Madness 2014: Friday's top performers

March Madness 2014: 10 observations from Friday's late games

Billion-dollar bracket buster: No perfect entries left in Buffett's March

Madness contest

March Madness has one writer proud of his home state

What the NBA can learn from Friday's round of 64

Arizona beats Weber State

Arizona opened the NCAA tournament with a victory, exactly what a No. 1
seed is supposed to do.

Baylor soars past Nebraska, faces Creighton on Sunday

South Region Notebook: Re-visiting the Magic with Billy Donovan

Would Gators coach Donovan leave to lead his beloved Knicks?

UF shooting guard Michael Frazier hopes to find his stroke for Gators with

Sweet 16 at stake

Harvard looks to strike another one for smart guys

Cyclones lose Niang in NCAA tournament romp

Kansas avoids early exit, holds off Eastern Kentucky

Kentucky basketball defeats Kansas State 56-49

Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison hurt in NCAA wi

Late-night Louisville ready for Saint Louis

Dixon, Memphis hold off George Washington 71-66

'Whoever is playing Mercer is in trouble,' Jim Boeheim warns

Michigan must find a way to deal with size of Texas

6 players from Europe play for Robert Morris

Saint Louis Billikens center Rob Loe earns Twitter praise from actor Rob

Lowe

Stanford knocks off No. 7 New Mexico

Chasson Randle scored 23 points and No. 10 seed Stanford earned a 58-53
victory over New Mexico.

Tennessee beats Massachusetts 86-67 in NCAAs

Massachusetts never found its rhythm in its first NCAA tournament game
since 1998, from the Minutemen's stymied offense to their inability to
harass Tennessee into mistakes with their pressure.

UCLA puts the 'dog out with 76-59 NCAA tournament victory over Tulsa

Fourth-seeded Bruins avoid nationwide upset trend, winning impressively in
their tournament opener as Jordan Adams leads the way.

Villanova to face UConn in former Big East reunion

'Nova can't start slow vs. UConn

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Florida baseball wins at Texas A&M in extras

No. 7 Cardinals Win Conference-Opener Over Rutgers, 6-1

Funkhouser strikes out seven in 7.2 innings to move to 4-1 on the season

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs near salary cap after active free-agency period

Jerry still involved heavily in Cowboys' personnel decisions

Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

Mavericks pull away from Denver, take No. 7 spot in West with 122-106 win

Scott pushes API lead to 7 strokes

Tiger Woods suffering from a bulging disk

Tressel among applicants for Akron president

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Jackets in Sweet 16 - Georgia Tech: 'Nobody wants to go home' Hewitt says

after 57-54 win over BC

Clark's fate still on hold for now

It will be at least Wednesday before a decision is made on whether to
retain University of Miami
basketball coach Perry Clark or let him go with three years -- and $2.25
million -- remaining on his contract.

Williams looking to next season

UNC coach Roy Williams expects to have key players back next season.

UM 13, ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 1 - Canes notch 2,000th win

Indiana's Adrian McPherson, a former Florida State quarterback, used his

scrambling ability to hit 16 of 28 passes for 181 yards and four
touchdowns. He also ran for three scores.

Veterans Stadium reduced to rubble

March 21, 2014 8:36 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Passing the Torch

Florida State has a new defensive coordinator and new leaders on defense.

Quest begins for the 'Noles: Reigning national champs open spring practice

FSU's Jameis Winston wants to "start throwing rockets" in the spring

Winston working on fundamentals in spring

FSU's Mario Edwards to be counted on even more in 2014

Mario Edwards Jr. didn't put up staggering numbers as a sophomore in 2013,
but that doesn't mean he didn't dominate at times from his defensive end
spot.

Seminoles Who Could Surprise People This Spring

Florida State's most famous face is about to get a makeover

Red Zone Abilities Of FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Can't Be Ignored By Steelers

++4-Star CB impresesd by FSU, Fisher

Washington DC 4-star cornerback recaps his Florida State visit and talks
about his meeting with head coach Jimbo Fisher.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Play Host To Georgetown Monday At 7:00 p.m.

FSU Basketball: White to become school's ironman

FSU releases men's hoops recruit Bowers from scholarship

FSU releases Juco PF Cinmeon Bowers from NLI

Chipola's Bowers Released from FSU Scholarship

Seminoles' defense will be tested in NCAA women's tourney

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU Clashes With Clemson This Weekend

ACC Baseball: FSU vs. Clemson Highlights Weekend Games

Top-ranked Seminoles pay visit to Clemson

Yes, Jameis Winston can play baseball, too

No. 1 'Noles ready for raucous atmosphere

Famous Jameis back in Clemson as FSU's closer for baseball series

Smith Nominated for Senior CLASS Award

Senior reliever among 30 finalists for the 2014 baseball honor.

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Schillace in Your Face: FSU Relays

With FSU Relays on March 21 and 22, we sent Schillace to test his skills
against the best. Here's what ensued.

Seminoles Return Home For Three Matches

Changing us for the better

The FSU softball team has made Taylor Foster part of its family, and she
attends games as often as she can.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Anquan Boldin wins White Award

Boldin wins community service award

Antonio Cromartie Inks 1 Year Deal With Arizona Cardinals

Stephen Drew to the Tigers' rescue? Maybe in June

Molina, Posey best in class of catchers

Posey hits slam, Giants rock Cashner in 11-3 win

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminole Football Team Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring

Senior wide receiver Chauncey Stovall caught four passes for 113 yards and
a TD.

Defense shines in FSU scrimmage

FSU's Malone crushes another slam vs. Terps

Malone Hits Second Slam In 2 Days To Power FSU

No. 16 Florida State Baseball Uses Six-Run Fourth Inning To Defeat Maryland

10-1

Stupples' first LPGA title is one for the books

Stupples sets LPGA 72-hole scoring mark

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson running back prospects line up for McDowell's old job

Mississippi linebacker holding a Clemson offer

Linemen have big goals

Taylor Gadbois said he and Danny Isidora have been envisioning themselves
anchoring the right side of the University of Miami offensive line since
last year.

North Carolina WR Ryan Switzer

Panthers running back may double on defense

James Conner might become Pitt's go-to back next season, but it also is
possible that he could see playing time as a defensive end.

Replacing Donald a group effort at Pitt

By the numbers: Syracuse ground game

Syracuse football offensive line coach Joe Adam puts New York City on

notice: 'Hey, we're coming'

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Duke treating NCAA tournament, Mercer like 'our last game'

Duke needs Jabari Parker to be like Carmelo Anthony

Duke's success closely linked to assertive play from Parker

The transformation of UNC's Marcus Paige

NC State lets game slip away in 83-80 OT loss to Saint Louis

NC State let a 16-point lead in the second half slip away in an 83-80 OT
loss to Saint Louis in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Amway
Center in Orlando.

Missed free throws costly for N.C. State in loss to Saint Louis

Jordair Jett leads Saint Louis rally to top NC State in OT

NC State Legend Julius Hodge Talks Heartbreaking Loss For Wolfpack | 2014

NCAA Tournament

Pitt crushes Colorado in first NCAA tournament game, 77-48

The Panthers will face the tournament's top overall seed Florida on
Saturday.

Red-hot start propels Pittsburgh past Colorado

Special memories part of blowout win for Pitt

It wasn't just a stress-free, statement victory for the Panthers; it was
also a once-in-a-lifetime moment for walk-on guard Joshua Ko.

Syracuse clamps down on WMU in blowout

Syracuse harasses Western Michigan into turnovers, poor shooting in NCAA

tournament win

Syracuse basketball's Jerami Grant said his club wanted to make a loud

statement (and it did)

Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney busts out of slump for 18 points in win over

Western Michigan

Tyler Ennis is engine behind Syracuse basketball's rout of Western Michigan

in NCAA tournament

Syracuse basketball: Assessing the four factors in the Orange's NCAA

tournament round of 64 defeat of Western Michigan

When was last time Syracuse basketball team's offense looked this good?

Syracuse basketball looks ahead to Dayton in third round of NCAA tournament

ACC life not agreeing with Syracuse's Jim Boeheim just yet

No time to make history: UVa wants to make sure it isn't first No. 1 seed

to lose to No. 16

'Brothers' square off when UVa takes on Coastal Carolina on Friday

It shouldn't be difficult to spot Rob Vozenilek's parents leaving the
Virginia basketball team's hotel tonight. They'll be the ones wearing
Coastal Carolina gear.

Scam artist infiltrates UVa's inner sanctum

The legend of a scam artist named Danny continued to grow Thursday as
Virginia prepared for its first-round matchup in the NCAA men's basketball
tournament.

Hidden in plain sight: Student uses orange Walmart tie to help him sneak

into UVA huddle just before historic ACC win

Bzdelik resigns after 4 years at Wake Forest

Wellman: Bzdelik did all 'I ever anticipated'

Wellman: Next coach might not be named for weeks

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ACC BASEBALL:

Baseball Travels to Pitt for First ACC Road Series

Irish welcome Hokies, still looking for ACC win

Virginia baseball team bests Princeton

A crowd of 2,670 witnessed the No. 3 Cavs whip the Tigers, 14-4, to improve
their overall record to 17-3 and home record to 12-1.

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

SEC needs to expand conference schedules

Gators fans abandoning football, flocking to basketball

UGA restricts spring football practice access to media

Ex-Bama RB Alvin Kamara considers UGA again

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McCarney signs 5-year deal with North Texas

Notre Dame intrigues wide receiver recruit Guyton

Dungy's son to play for S. Florida

Oregon wide receiver Eric Dungy is expected to transfer to South Florida to
play his final season, sources told ESPN.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA upsets crush bracket hopes

So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool, maybe
get lucky and take down that $1 billion prize Warren Buffett is offering
for a perfect run of picks.

4 overtime games most in 1 day at NCAA tournament

College basketball's real billion-dollar winners

Why Won't College-Basketball Coaches Stay Off the Court?

Can Cal Poly 'shock the world' -- and Shockers?

UC's Batman needed a little more Robin

Coastal's Cliff Ellis learned from legendary UCLA coach John Wooden

UConn outlasts Saint Joseph's in OT

Dayton beats OSU for first upset of NCAA Tourney

Dayton's Vee Sanford on his game-winning shot over Ohio State, Aaron Craft:

'He's a great defender, it was just a tough shot that I practice'

Delaware falls 93-78 to Michigan State

March 26, 2014 7:50 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Back In The Groove

FSU Spring Practice Update

Few answers at QB for FSU behind Winston

What will FSU's RB rotation look like in 2014?

After stellar rookie season, Andrews pushes for bigger role on FSU defense

3-point stance: FSU still loaded

FSU loses money on ACC Championship game - again

South Florida recruits visiting FSU

Cole Minshew '75 percent committed' to Florida State: Will Georgia offer OL

recruit?

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FSU BASKETBALL:

'Noles Hang Triple Digits on Hoyas

'Noles blister Hoyas, 101-90

With two noted defensive programs squaring off, Monday night's game was
supposed to be one of those low-scoring, grind-it-out affairs.

FSU offense catches fire during 101-90 NIT victory against Georgetown

Florida State rolls past Georgetown into NIT quarterfinals

Florida State Seminoles men's basketball hang triple digits on Georgetown

Hoyas

Seminoles making most of stretch run

This isn't where seniors Ian Miller, Okaro White and Robert Gilchrist
wanted to be playing right now. Heck, this isn't where anyone on Florida
State's roster wanted to be playing.

Seminoles using NIT to build for next season

Florida State defeats Georgetown 101-90 in NIT

Seminoles' Hot Shooting Beats Georgetown 101-90

Tech to travel to FSU for next NIT game

Florida State Women's Hoops Ends Season to Stanford

The No. 10 seeded Florida State women's basketball team bowed out of its
ninth NCAA Tournament in the last 10 seasons after falling to No. 2 seed
Stanford, 63-44, on Monday evening in the NCAA Second Round at the Hilton
Coliseum.

No. 2 seed Stanford drops FSU women

Worst-case scenarios are mostly hypothetical, but Natasha Howard's was real
Monday.

Stanford's zone stumps 'Noles

Stanford beats FSU 63-44, return home for Sweet 16

Stanford all business-like in win

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU, UF Square-Off in Jacksonville Tuesday Night

No. 1 FSU baseball looking to avenge loss to Florida

FSU's Ben DeLuzio released from hospital

FSU's DeLuzio ruled out for upcoming games

College Baseball Preview: Florida vs. Florida State

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Schinella and Waldrop Garner ACC Honors

Maguire Leads Valspar Invitational After Two Rounds

Florida State is tied for sixth after 36 holes on Monday.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Detroit Lions' Martin Mayhew wants to keep RB Mikel Leshoure, not trade him

Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Christian Ponder Trade To Cleveland Browns Option

If Team Drafts Derek Carr, David Fales, AJ McCarron?

Stephen Drew Fits a Need for Several Teams

Yankees' infield range 'the worst' but team still not going for Drew

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles' Pickett Earns All-America Honorable Mention Honors

'Noles made strides this year

Though Pickett will be gone, FSU in good shape to continue progress next
season

Hamilton Says Team Is On The Right Track

'Noles coach cautious

Less than an hour after Florida State's 2004 season was complete,
Seminoles' coach Leonard Hamilton already was trying to dissuade the media
from making unrealistic predictions for 2005.

No. 12 FSU Baseball Travels To No. 16 North Carolina For First ACC

RoadSeries

FSU's Drew out for UNC series

Fourth-Ranked Seminole Soccer Inks Four Players For 2004

Patrick Baker lands three from in state and also gets another star from
Colorado.

FSU BREAKS GROUND ON NEW PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING

Sam Cassell nets triple-double in Minnesota's 86-81 win

Walter Jones Is Hawks' Franchise Player Again

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC releases 2014 Football Schedule

2013-14 is the season of ACC football

Clemson on the shortened list of LB Smith

LB Roquan Smith remains keen on Clemson.

Custis impresses as Tech opens spring practice

Q&A with Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas

Louisville defense begins overhaul

Former UM great Jim Kelly's cancer has spread

Why UNC is an ACC contender

Switzer ready for bigger role in UNC offense

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Tigers briefed on disarming Belmont

In one day, Clemson coach Brad Brownell must undo a year's worth of
conditioning. On this one night, the Tigers must forget part of who they
are.

Ohio junior Luke Kennard commits to Duke

UM basketball coach Jim Larrañaga rebuilding roster with talented newcomers

UNC's Page, McAdoo expected to return and be joined by elite recruits

UNC guard Marcus Paige blames himself; James Michael McAdoo calls that

'crazy talk'

Iowa State 85, UNC 83: Postgame thoughts

NC State's Warren expected to enter NBA draft

Offensive flaws put Panthers in hole

Despite some key losses, Pitt has solid foundation to build on for next
season.

Marquette, Boston College have pros, cons for Syracuse basketball assistant

Mike Hopkins

Syracuse basketball, and its roller-coaster season, can be summed up by

this reader's 12 thoughts

Syracuse basketball: 5 things you will remember from the 2013-'14 season

Notebook: Virginia the last ACC team standing in NCAA Tournament

Even as a No. 1 seed, Virginia carrying a bit of an underdog look into

Sweet 16

Hokies banking on new coach Buzz Williams

High hopes for Hokies at Buzz Williams' debut

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ACC BASEBALL:

ACCBaseball Players of the Week Announced

Virginia's Howard, Maryland's Stinnett honored

Canes waste lead, fall in 9th

The three-game series that seemed to never end finally did so Monday night
at Alex Rodriguez Park. And once again, the Miami Hurricanes came out
losers after taking the series opener.

Howard leads Virginia baseball team to series-clinching win over Miami

Nick Howard hit the go-ahead, two-run single with one out in the ninth
inning to propel the second-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 5-3 triumph
at Miami on Monday evening at Alex Rodriguez Park.

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

Auburn's Malzahn ranks recruiting in Georgia

Q&A with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn

Spring football tracker: Running backs have impressive day

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Zaire's fire helps brighten Notre Dame's quarterback

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

Why March Madness is a 'glass-half-full' tournament

SEC has last laugh in as Sweet 16 arrives

Way Baylor Bears have legitimate shot at the Final Four

Dayton signs Miller through 2018-19

Florida still seeking peak at tourney

UF's Wilbekin good to go

Gators and Bruins: 2 of NCAA Tournament's hottest teams

UF coach Billy Donovan, UCLA coach Steve Alford cross paths again

Hoosiers endure big roster shift

The public relations blows keep coming for Indiana basketball.

Louisville remains a favorite to win tournament

NM State: NCAA apologized for travel issues

Next USF coach might come from Pitino tree

The University of South Florida's athletic department will use Eastman &
Beaudine, a Texas-based search firm, in helping to find candidates for its
men's basketball coach opening.

Sorry Wichita State, playing in a power league matters

Wichita St. assistant takes Bowling Green job

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Pistorius trial: 'I'm scared of you,' Steenkamp texted Pistorius

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Nine Dolphins get over $100,000 in performance-based pay

Mike Williams' stabbing being treated as domestic dispute, not horseplay

It's time for Bucs to cut Mike Williams loose

14 Jaguars earn $100,000 in bonus pay

Mark Cuban expands on why NFL will implode, takes aim at fantasy football

Tim Tebow sees adopting child in future

Dallas Mavericks are a team of too many 'ifs'

Woods: 'Still too soon' to know if fit for Masters

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gillispie jumps from UTEP to Aggies

Miami's top recruit surrenders to police

?

Celebrations May Draw Penalties in NFL
Demonstrations now to get 15 yards Chambers, Saunders line up surprise win for Harvard over Cincinnati

Top-seeded Florida tested by Albany in tourney opener

Notebook: Great Danes put clamps on Frazier

Kasey Hill provides lift off bench for Gators

No. 1 Gators win NCAA opener but not happy with performance

Florida Gators shaky in passing first-round NCAA test

Florida must play much better if it hopes to win title

Louisville dodges Manhattan's NCAA upset bid, 71-64

Smith, Hancock help Louisville hold off upset-minded Manhattan in NCAA

Tournament

Mirror image makes Cardinals uneasy

Michigan ousts Wofford from NCAA tourney, 57-40

Payne's career game leads Michigan St. win

North Dakota St. shocks OU in OT

The team that never got it: Ohio State heads home worn down by a season the

Buckeyes made difficult

5 plays that cost Ohio State the game against Dayton: Fouling 3-point

shooters, intentional fouls, careless turnovers

Ohio State Buckeyes know the reason they lost to the Dayton Flyers, 60-59 -

and it wasn't Aaron Craft: NCAA Tournament 2014

Breaking down Aaron Craft's last shot that didn't go in: Dayton beats Ohio

State 60-59 in NCAA Tournament

SDSU outlasts New Mexico State 73-69 in OT

Texas tops ASU on buzzer shot

Wisconsin crushes American after slow start

Can sub-.500 team 'shock the world' vs. Shockers?

Wofford pesters Michigan but falls in NCAA tournament

When it counted, Michigan exerted its will on an overmatched opponent.-

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Ex-CEO of Fiesta Bowl receives 2nd sentence

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Dolphins pursuing Broncos free agent tailback Knowshon Moreno

Richie Incognito: I want to come back to Dolphins

Bucs sign ex-USF CB Mike Jenkins

Proposed rule changes could significantly alter kicking, officiating in NFL

Masters champion Adam Scott gets hot in first round of Palmer Invitational

NASCAR looks for its TV ratings to bounce back

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Sapp to Sign 7-Year Contract With Raiders

Only one pitcher struck out Mauer in high school

March 20, 2014 8:22 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

National Champion Seminoles Begin Spring Practice

FSU Spring Practice Headquarters

Podcast: FSU Football Spring-Practice Preview

ESPN CFB Spring Tour: Florida State

Quest begins for the 'Noles: Reigning national champs open spring practice

The message has been consistent from Jimbo Fisher since he walked out of
the Rose Bowl Stadium in the early morning hours of Jan. 7.

Reigning national champs enter spring practice hungry for another title

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher talks about position changes entering spring practice

FSU starts spring practice with focus on building toward another national

title
Seminoles look to avoid becoming complacent after winning championship

Video: FSU focused on a championship

Jameis Winston Press Conference

Winston, FSU Looking To Repeat

'Busy' spring ahead for Winston

When he was asked about it on Wednesday afternoon, Jameis Winston said it
might be his favorite time of year.

Fisher: Winston only expected to miss just one spring practice

FSU's Winston to miss 1 practice for baseball

Florida State says Jameis Winston to miss only one spring practice

Helmet swap: Winston's star power

Jameis Winston previews Spring Practice

Photo Gallery: Spring Football Practice - Day One

Pro Day Extras

Could FSU have six players selected in first 100 picks of the NFL Draft?

Caldwell visits FSU

Former Seminoles felt prepared for NFL draft process with the help of FSU,

Fisher

NFL Draft's Potential Patriots: Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin

Mock drafts have FSU DT Jernigan gaining steam as Cowboys' 1st pick

FSU's Denson arrested on illegal use of credit card, petty theft charges

Ira Denson charged with petit theft, will not return to FSU football team

FSU dismisses Ira Denson after arrest

FSU OL Denson dismissed from team

Door closed on OL Ira Denson

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

`Noles Post Two Mercy-Rule Victories Over UNF

No. 10/11 Florida State defeats North Florida 11-1 (6) in game one and 8-0
(5) in game two.

FSU Set for NCAA Championships

The FSU women's swimming and diving team will start competing at the 2014
NCAA Championships on Thursday.

FSU swimming's Oliver hopes to go out with a bang

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Warrick Dunn Charities Celebrity Golf Classic

Shinshu's Xavier Gibson brings valuable March Madness experience to playoff

contender

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

No. 16 FSU Baseball Opens ACC Play With 16-6 Pounding Of Maryland

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Florida State Selects Global Spectrum To Manage Donald L. Tucker Civic

Center

House panel votes to give UF, FSU separate performance funding plan

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

3 possible breakout players for Tech defense

Bobby Petrino hands off so far with Louisville defense

Petrino hands-off so far with U of L defense

About that Syracuse-LSU football series in the works? Scott Shafer shares

his thoughts

Steel beams for new Syracuse football indoor practice facility have arrived

QB guru Whitfield on Logan Thomas' pro day: 'I thought he put on a show'

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Assessing ACC's NCAA selection success

Clemson to host Illinois on Sunday

Clemson fans can plan a basketball brunch this weekend.

Can Duke still be trusted?

Once one of the most reliable teams in the NCAA tournament, going to Final
Fours with clock-like precision, the Blue Devils have been to the Final
Four only once in a decade - in 2010, when they won the national title.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker in Mercer's sights

No ACC discipline for Coach K

UNC attempts to rediscover mojo, and other things, entering NCAA

tournament: a checklist

Gottfried stays positive, pushes right buttons for Wolfpack's NCAA success

NC State coach Mark Gottfried led the Wolfpack to its third straight NCAA
tournament with patience and positivity with a young team.

Pitt, Colorado near mirror images when it comes to philosophies

The Panthers and Buffaloes have had success with very similar approaches:
defense and rebounding comes first.

Lamar Patterson must play as if there is no tomorrow

No telling which Syracuse will show up in tourney

Orange not worried ACC made them ripe for NCAA upset

Syracuse basketball free-throw conspiracy among five things to watch vs.

Western Michigan

Shooting (and overall offense) has been a Syracuse basketball problem, but

the Orange isn't worried

Jimmy Fallon picks Syracuse basketball to win 2014 NCAA Tournament

No shortcuts for Bennett

When Tony Bennett accepted the challenge of rebuilding Virginia basketball
in the spring of 2009, his father gave him a piece of advice that the new
Cavaliers coach has lived by.

Tobey could be 'X-factor' for UVa

Fate smiles on Akil Mitchell, UVa

Five prospects already had committed to Virginia in 2009 when the Cavaliers
elected to use their final men's basketball scholarship on a player who
twice had been cut from his middle school team.

Wake Forest coach Bzdelik pledges to work amid uncertainty

The silence is deafening at Wake Forest, where many are chagrined and even
more who are surprised that Jeff Bzdelik is still basketball coach.
Bzdelik, under fire since his first season of 2010-11, said Wednesday that
he has not been informed about his future at Wake Forest.

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ACC BASEBALL:

Leggett hits milestone with Clemson's win over Georgia Southern

Irish move games

The Irish and Hokies will kick off the weekend series at 5:35 p.m. Friday
at Four Winds Field.

Cavaliers rally to beat Towson

Yes, the Cavaliers got nine innings in, avoiding a second complete mid-week
wipeout in the last month because of weather. With the opportunity, UVa
defeated Towson, 5-3.

Davidson edges Wake Forest 7-6

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

Times for UF football practice announced

Gators' first practice shows glimpse of up-tempo style

Florida opens spring practice, focuses on installing offense

Gators aim to push past losing season as they open spring football

Six UF players to watch and probable depth chart

Spring football tracker: Driskel returns

Jeff Driskel returns to field as Gators open spring football

Analyst: 'I see bust written all over' Johnny Manziel

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Fleet recruit Humphrey adds Notre Dame to list

QB Blake Bortles makes strong pitch in pro day workout

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

March Madness 2014 listings: TV times, channels, schedules and live stream

free

Plenty of intriguing stories abound as NCAA Tournament gets up to full

speed

The key player for every NCAA tournament team

5 flaws that could derail top seeds in tournament

March Madness, then and now: Growing into a behemoth

The man who created phrase 'March Madness'

March Madness comes at expense of college basketball's regular season

Dallas-area employers make March Madness their business

March Madness: NCAA should stop exploiting student-athletes, pass a Bill of

Rights

Change to rule could result in key tourney calls

Don't make plans for billion-dollar bracket

Cal Poly, just 14-19, advances in NCAA tournament

Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why
stop at one?

Gators primed to make run

For Florida's seniors, this will be their last chance to win a national
title after falling short in the Elite Eight the past three seasons.

Five reasons UF will and won't win the national title

Top-ranked Florida depends on defense

Scottie Wilbekin returned home to find himself in time to lead Gators

Gators begin NCAA Tournament with back-up point guard Kasey Hill nursing

turf toe
Hill a game-time decision against Albany

Gators' Young shines off the court

Current Gators play in shadow of repeat champs

Youthful Kentucky ready to 'do something crazy'

Florida players say UK will be dangerous

Masiello-Pitino reunion in NCAAs will be a bit awkward

Manhattan coach Steve Masiello on playing Louisville

Vols advance in OT to play UMass

Tennessee defeats Iowa in OT in NCAA Tournament First Four

Western Michigan's David Brown 'back to normal' after two knee injuries

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Sentencing set Thursday for ex-CEO of Fiesta Bowl

___________________________________________

MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Ten possible first-round picks for the Dolphins

Bucs not done with free agency, Smith says

Former Bucs GM Dominik headed to ESPN

The lengthy list of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers working as network studio
or game-day analysts is about to get longer.

New NFLPA president: No expanding regular season

123-122 OT defeat 'feels like playoff loss,' says Dirk; Carlisle: 'Shame on

us'

Heat falls as LeBron sits

The Celtics took advantage of the shorthanded Heat, which was without
starters LeBron James and Greg Oden, to pull an upset Wednesday.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Florida facing same questions after latest NCAA loss

Johnson to Cowboys: Come Monday, it's complete

The paperwork involving the Cowboys' trade of Joey Galloway to Tampa Bay
for Keyshawn Johnson has been filed and will be approved by the league
Monday.

McPherson finds future in AFL - Reformed Seminole ranks second in the

league in rushing.
(Excuse me, isn't he supposed to be throwing the ball?)

March 19, 2014 8:39 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Seminoles Shine on Pro Day

#NoleShots: FSU Pro Day

NFL Gives FSU Players an Audition at Pro-Day

NFL scouts swarm Pro Day

NFL scouts galore show up for FSU Pro Day

WatchESPN: Florida State's pro day

Wilder impresses at FSU's Pro Day

Before finding out his official time, James Wilder Jr. laughed when he was
asked how much better he felt running the 40-yard dashTuesday at Florida
State's Pro Day.

Benjamin states first-round case at pro day

Steelers Had Tuesday Meeting With FSU Draft Prospects WR Kelvin Benjamin

And RB Devonta Freeman

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin 17 pounds overweight

FSU DL Timmy Jernigan could attend NFL Draft

Greg Reid has emotional return to FSU on Pro Day

Florida State could have 6 drafted in first 100 picks

Seminoles begin practices, prepare for title defense

FSU looking to offset losses of key players from national title squad as

spring football begins

Bowden to Jimbo: Look out for letdowns

Shoulder sidelines top 2014 FSU recruit

FSU RB Cook out for spring practice

FSU RB Dalvin Cook out for spring practice following freak injury

Florida State's flashy championship rings are pretty sweet

++Can James pull Cowart to FSU?

Long time Florida State commit, 5-star Derwin James, is working on bringing
another 5-star with him to Tallahassee.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Ward to speak at Porter's fundraiser

__________________________________________

FSU BASKETBALL:

'Noles Moving On

Aaron Thomas and Okaro White put the disappointment of an NCAA Tournament
snub behind them, leading Florida State to an opening round NIT win over
Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday night.

Thomas leads FSU men past FGCU, 58-53

Aaron Thomas' scoring streak pushes FSU past FGCU in opening round of NIT

Seminoles outlast FGCU in turnover-filled game

Florida State holds off Florida Gulf Coast 58-53

Seminoles dunk the 'dunkers' in NIT opener

Seminoles show plenty of heart

Noles outlast Eagles in NIT opener

Florida State holds off FGCU in NIT

FGCU falls to FSU in first round of NIT

FGCU men fall to FSU, 58-53, in NIT first round

Dunk City sequel undercut by depth, foul trouble and turnovers.

FGCU men saddled with foul trouble in NIT loss at Florida State

Chase Fieler's journey from struggling freshman to Mayor of Dunk City ends

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Fall to Gators in Gainesville

Top-ranked Florida State (17-3) dropped the first meeting of the season
from intra-state rival Florida (14-7) falling to the Gators 3-1 Tuesday
night in front of an announced crowd of 5,657 inside McKethan Stadium.

No. 1 Seminoles come up short, fall to Gators

No. 1 Seminoles fall at UF, 3-1

Gators get big win over rival Seminoles

FSU offense quieted in 3-1 loss to Florida

Playing the Gators in any sport a big deal

Patience at the Plate Paying Off

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Faces North Florida On Wednesday

The No. 10 Seminoles travel to Jacksonville for a doubleheader against UNF
on March 19.

FSU-Boston College Series Moved To Bryant University

The weekend series will be played in Smithfield, R.I.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

ESPN's Edwards: Antonio Cromartie would fit with Arizona Cardinals

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Hosts Iowa State On Tuesday In NIT

No. 16 Seminole Baseball Opens ACC Play Against Maryland

Baseball hot entering ACC play

___________________________________________

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

Snapping the streak: Clemson-S. Carolina

McCloud plans to get to Clemson this spring

Video: Louisville spring preview

Will Gardner takes lead in Louisville's starting QB race

Music video: Miami Hurricanes 2014 spring football highlights, Vol. I

'Ice' Harris thrilled with UM, but wants to coach

Two Panthers happy to be out from under suspensions

Lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith and receiver Ronald Jones say they learned
from sitting out the 2013 season and are better players now.

Q&A with Syracuse coach Scott Shafer

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer pleased with tempo on first day of

spring practice

UVa football team confident as a result of hoops team's success

Cavs carving out foothold in hierarchy of the ACC

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Another ACC coach bites the dust ... and it's still not Jeff Bzdelik

Donahue Will Not Return As Men's Basketball Coach

Boston College fires Donahue as coach

McDaniels pilots Tigers in NIT opener

A damaged wing would not delay K.J. McDaniels' flight.

McDaniels' 30 leads Clemson to 78-66 NIT win

UNC attempts to find urgency, fix rebounding before NCAA tournament

Beyond stars, Leslie McDonald and JP Tokoto might hold key to Tar Heels'

future

UNC dealing with a surprising problem - lack of rebounding

Warren's 25 points lead NC State past Xavier 74-59 in NCAA tournament opener

Decompressing from disappointment

Five years had passed since Notre Dame vice president/director of athletics
Jack Swarbrick last found himself with a little less on his professional
plate during a certain Sunday evening in March.

Jamie Dixon says Pitt is 'the underdog'

But oddsmakers have the No. 9 seed Panthers as the favorites in an NCAA
tournament South Region matchup against No. 8 seed Colorado.

Monitoring the NCAA buzz at Pitt

Will this be the year Pitt makes a long postseason run, shocking the world
and its own fans? Maybe not, but the opportunity is there.

Taking A Purely Objective Look At Pitt Vs. Colorado

Syracuse official: Basketball team should be higher than No. 9 on Forbes'

list of most valuable teams

Bennett will earn big bonuses if Cavaliers do well in Big Dance

Virginia basketball notebook: Former UVa star endorsed Bennett

Tech's AD says experience necessary for next basketball coach

Virginia Tech coaching expectations spelled out

___________________________________________

ACC BASEBALL:

Coach Gambino Discusses Starters, Upcoming Series

The Eagles will host Wake Forest in their first ACC home series

Georgia Southern gets early jump on Clemson baseball

Georgia Southern collected 13 hits and scored in six of the first seven
innings en route to a 14-5 non-conference baseball victory over Clemson
Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium in Statesboro, Ga.

Duke Downs UMES 15-7, Wins Fourth Straight

Baseball Beats Kennesaw State, 8-7

Thomas Smith was 3-for-3 as the Jackets improved to 12-8

No. 12 Carolina Hosts West Virginia Wednesday

The Tar Heels added a game after Tuesday's contest was canceled.

Irish Shut Out Robert Morris (IL), 3-0, Tuesday Night In Chicago

Notre Dame pitchers allowed just two hits to the Eagles in earning first
shutout of season

Pitt Routs Youngstown State, 12-1, in Home Opener

Virginia Plays Host to Towson Wednesday

Tuesday's game versus Radford now postponed

Tech will play Highlanders at 5:30 p.m. at English Field on April 2

Wake Forest Travels to Davidson on Wednesday

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

The one recruiting rule change nearly all coaches support

___________________________________________

UF Coach Muschamp Says Turnaround Starts Today

More arrests at Georgia, and Herbstreit jumps Richt

Richt: 'We're going to address everything head on, handle it appropriately

and move on'

Gamecocks finding the best fit with secondary options

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Notre Dame returns to Fresno area with recruitment of DT Jacob Daniel

___________________________________________

OTHER BASKETBALL:

Trust eroding between players and coaches in NCAA hoops

Vitale will retire when the 'man upstairs' decides

Albany wins First Four game to advance in NCAA

D.J. Evans is charitably listed at 5-foot-9. His coach and teammates tease
him that he looks a foot shorter.

Albany advances to take on top-seeded Gators

Bruce Pearl named Auburn men's basketball coach

Bruce Pearl likely still under NCAA punishment until August

Gators open NCAA Tournament Thursday against Albany

Seeds matter little to Beilein

Cleaves sees similarities in 2000 MSU title team, Florida Gators.

Minnesota slides past High Point in NIT

Brown lifts Missouri over Davidson 85-77

The Missouri Tigers put to rest any questions of whether they would be
motivated to play in the National Invitation Tournament.

NC Central coach Moton looks to daughter for inspiration

2014 NIT scores and bracket: Robert Morris upsets top-seeded St. John's

Western Michigan answered a lot of questions on its way to NCAA Tournament

bid

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OTHER BASEBALL:

College Top 25

Top 25 Tracker

College Baseball Week 5 Podcast

No. 7 Baseball Visits Indiana for Midweek Tilt

Cardinals and Hoosiers scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m., ET in Bloomington

___________________________________________

SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Northwestern, football players cap off arguments in union effort

___________________________________________

MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL free agency grades: Which teams earned an early 'A'?

NFL mock: Impact of Bridgewaters poor pro day

Colts owner Jim Irsay enters rehab facility

Mavericks' Shawn Marion underwhelms offensively; why nobody cares

Mark Cuban: We need better defense, more energy out of Dirk Nowitzki

James steps up for 43 with Wade out, Heat edge Cavs 100-96

With Dolan at His Side, Phil Jackson Takes Over Knicks

At a news conference on Tuesday to introduce Phil Jackson as the new team
president, the owner, James L. Dolan, said he was "willingly and
gratefully" ceding control of the team.

Full-Court Press Wooed Jackson to Knicks

Tiger Woods withdraws from Palmer Invitational

Aching back forces Tiger Woods from Arnie's event

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gators undone by Manhattan, and couldn't have cared less

Don't look now, but . . .MANHATTAN 75, UF 60: For the fourth consecutive
season the Gators don't survive the first weekend looking nervous in losing
to the 12th seed.

Florida Ousted Without A Fight

Auburn Basketball Coach Cliff Ellis Fired

Ellis fired after 10 years

So. Cal fires former FSU coach Gobrecht

March 19, 2014 8:33 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Seminoles Shine on Pro Day

#NoleShots: FSU Pro Day

NFL Gives FSU Players an Audition at Pro-Day

NFL scouts swarm Pro Day

NFL scouts galore show up for FSU Pro Day

WatchESPN: Florida State's pro day

Wilder impresses at FSU's Pro Day

Before finding out his official time, James Wilder Jr. laughed when he was
asked how much better he felt running the 40-yard dashTuesday at Florida
State's Pro Day.

Benjamin states first-round case at pro day

Steelers Had Tuesday Meeting With FSU Draft Prospects WR Kelvin Benjamin

And RB Devonta Freeman

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin 17 pounds overweight

FSU DL Timmy Jernigan could attend NFL Draft

Greg Reid has emotional return to FSU on Pro Day

Florida State could have 6 drafted in first 100 picks

Seminoles begin practices, prepare for title defense

FSU looking to offset losses of key players from national title squad as

spring football begins

Bowden to Jimbo: Look out for letdowns

Shoulder sidelines top 2014 FSU recruit

FSU RB Cook out for spring practice

FSU RB Dalvin Cook out for spring practice following freak injury

Florida State's flashy championship rings are pretty sweet

++Can James pull Cowart to FSU?

Long time Florida State commit, 5-star Derwin James, is working on bringing
another 5-star with him to Tallahassee.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Ward to speak at Porter's fundraiser

__________________________________________

FSU BASKETBALL:

'Noles Moving On

Aaron Thomas and Okaro White put the disappointment of an NCAA Tournament
snub behind them, leading Florida State to an opening round NIT win over
Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday night.

Thomas leads FSU men past FGCU, 58-53

Aaron Thomas' scoring streak pushes FSU past FGCU in opening round of NIT

Seminoles outlast FGCU in turnover-filled game

Florida State holds off Florida Gulf Coast 58-53

Seminoles dunk the 'dunkers' in NIT opener

Seminoles show plenty of heart

Noles outlast Eagles in NIT opener

Florida State holds off FGCU in NIT

FGCU falls to FSU in first round of NIT

FGCU men fall to FSU, 58-53, in NIT first round

Dunk City sequel undercut by depth, foul trouble and turnovers.

FGCU men saddled with foul trouble in NIT loss at Florida State

Chase Fieler's journey from struggling freshman to Mayor of Dunk City ends

__________________________________________

FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Fall to Gators in Gainesville

Top-ranked Florida State (17-3) dropped the first meeting of the season
from intra-state rival Florida (14-7) falling to the Gators 3-1 Tuesday
night in front of an announced crowd of 5,657 inside McKethan Stadium.

No. 1 Seminoles come up short, fall to Gators

No. 1 Seminoles fall at UF, 3-1

Gators get big win over rival Seminoles

FSU offense quieted in 3-1 loss to Florida

Playing the Gators in any sport a big deal

Patience at the Plate Paying Off

__________________________________________

FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

FSU Faces North Florida On Wednesday

The No. 10 Seminoles travel to Jacksonville for a doubleheader against UNF
on March 19.

FSU-Boston College Series Moved To Bryant University

The weekend series will be played in Smithfield, R.I.

___________________________________________

'NOLES IN THE PROS:

ESPN's Edwards: Antonio Cromartie would fit with Arizona Cardinals

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Hosts Iowa State On Tuesday In NIT

No. 16 Seminole Baseball Opens ACC Play Against Maryland

Baseball hot entering ACC play

___________________________________________

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

Snapping the streak: Clemson-S. Carolina

McCloud plans to get to Clemson this spring

Video: Louisville spring preview

Will Gardner takes lead in Louisville's starting QB race

Music video: Miami Hurricanes 2014 spring football highlights, Vol. I

'Ice' Harris thrilled with UM, but wants to coach

Two Panthers happy to be out from under suspensions

Lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith and receiver Ronald Jones say they learned
from sitting out the 2013 season and are better players now.

Q&A with Syracuse coach Scott Shafer

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer pleased with tempo on first day of

spring practice

UVa football team confident as a result of hoops team's success

Cavs carving out foothold in hierarchy of the ACC

___________________________________________

ACC BASKETBALL:

Another ACC coach bites the dust ... and it's still not Jeff Bzdelik

Donahue Will Not Return As Men's Basketball Coach

Boston College fires Donahue as coach

McDaniels pilots Tigers in NIT opener

A damaged wing would not delay K.J. McDaniels' flight.

McDaniels' 30 leads Clemson to 78-66 NIT win

UNC attempts to find urgency, fix rebounding before NCAA tournament

Beyond stars, Leslie McDonald and JP Tokoto might hold key to Tar Heels'

future

UNC dealing with a surprising problem - lack of rebounding

Warren's 25 points lead NC State past Xavier 74-59 in NCAA tournament opener

Decompressing from disappointment

Five years had passed since Notre Dame vice president/director of athletics
Jack Swarbrick last found himself with a little less on his professional
plate during a certain Sunday evening in March.

Jamie Dixon says Pitt is 'the underdog'

But oddsmakers have the No. 9 seed Panthers as the favorites in an NCAA
tournament South Region matchup against No. 8 seed Colorado.

Monitoring the NCAA buzz at Pitt

Will this be the year Pitt makes a long postseason run, shocking the world
and its own fans? Maybe not, but the opportunity is there.

Taking A Purely Objective Look At Pitt Vs. Colorado

Syracuse official: Basketball team should be higher than No. 9 on Forbes'

list of most valuable teams

Bennett will earn big bonuses if Cavaliers do well in Big Dance

Virginia basketball notebook: Former UVa star endorsed Bennett

Tech's AD says experience necessary for next basketball coach

Virginia Tech coaching expectations spelled out

___________________________________________

ACC BASEBALL:

Coach Gambino Discusses Starters, Upcoming Series

The Eagles will host Wake Forest in their first ACC home series

Georgia Southern gets early jump on Clemson baseball

Georgia Southern collected 13 hits and scored in six of the first seven
innings en route to a 14-5 non-conference baseball victory over Clemson
Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium in Statesboro, Ga.

Duke Downs UMES 15-7, Wins Fourth Straight

Baseball Beats Kennesaw State, 8-7

Thomas Smith was 3-for-3 as the Jackets improved to 12-8

No. 12 Carolina Hosts West Virginia Wednesday

The Tar Heels added a game after Tuesday's contest was canceled.

Irish Shut Out Robert Morris (IL), 3-0, Tuesday Night In Chicago

Notre Dame pitchers allowed just two hits to the Eagles in earning first
shutout of season

Pitt Routs Youngstown State, 12-1, in Home Opener

Virginia Plays Host to Towson Wednesday

Tuesday's game versus Radford now postponed

Tech will play Highlanders at 5:30 p.m. at English Field on April 2

Wake Forest Travels to Davidson on Wednesday

___________________________________________

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

The one recruiting rule change nearly all coaches support

___________________________________________

UF Coach Muschamp Says Turnaround Starts Today

More arrests at Georgia, and Herbstreit jumps Richt

Richt: 'We're going to address everything head on, handle it appropriately

and move on'

Gamecocks finding the best fit with secondary options

___________________________________________

Notre Dame returns to Fresno area with recruitment of DT Jacob Daniel

___________________________________________

OTHER BASKETBALL:

Trust eroding between players and coaches in NCAA hoops

Vitale will retire when the 'man upstairs' decides

Albany wins First Four game to advance in NCAA

D.J. Evans is charitably listed at 5-foot-9. His coach and teammates tease
him that he looks a foot shorter.

Albany advances to take on top-seeded Gators

Bruce Pearl named Auburn men's basketball coach

Bruce Pearl likely still under NCAA punishment until August

Gators open NCAA Tournament Thursday against Albany

Seeds matter little to Beilein

Cleaves sees similarities in 2000 MSU title team, Florida Gators.

Minnesota slides past High Point in NIT

Brown lifts Missouri over Davidson 85-77

The Missouri Tigers put to rest any questions of whether they would be
motivated to play in the National Invitation Tournament.

NC Central coach Moton looks to daughter for inspiration

2014 NIT scores and bracket: Robert Morris upsets top-seeded St. John's

Western Michigan answered a lot of questions on its way to NCAA Tournament

bid

___________________________________________

OTHER BASEBALL:

College Top 25

Top 25 Tracker

College Baseball Week 5 Podcast

No. 7 Baseball Visits Indiana for Midweek Tilt

Cardinals and Hoosiers scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m., ET in Bloomington

___________________________________________

SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Northwestern, football players cap off arguments in union effort

___________________________________________

MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL free agency grades: Which teams earned an early 'A'?

NFL mock: Impact of Bridgewaters poor pro day

Colts owner Jim Irsay enters rehab facility

Mavericks' Shawn Marion underwhelms offensively; why nobody cares

Mark Cuban: We need better defense, more energy out of Dirk Nowitzki

James steps up for 43 with Wade out, Heat edge Cavs 100-96

With Dolan at His Side, Phil Jackson Takes Over Knicks

At a news conference on Tuesday to introduce Phil Jackson as the new team
president, the owner, James L. Dolan, said he was "willingly and
gratefully" ceding control of the team.

Full-Court Press Wooed Jackson to Knicks

Tiger Woods withdraws from Palmer Invitational

Aching back forces Tiger Woods from Arnie's event

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gators undone by Manhattan, and couldn't have cared less

Don't look now, but . . .MANHATTAN 75, UF 60: For the fourth consecutive
season the Gators don't survive the first weekend looking nervous in losing
to the 12th seed.

Florida Ousted Without A Fight

Auburn Basketball Coach Cliff Ellis Fired

Ellis fired after 10 years

So. Cal fires former FSU coach Gobrecht

March 17, 2014 11:11 AM

___________________________________________

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
___________________________________________
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPS FSU FOOTBALL:

Bobby Bowden on FSU Repeating, New Playoff System

__________________________________________

FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Play Host To Florida Gulf Coast in NIT

Snubbed by NCAA, FSU gets No. 1 seed in NIT

Snubbed by NCAA, FSU gets No. 1 seed in NIT

Two hours after not being selected for the NCAA Tournament, the Florida
State men's basketball team found out 'Dunk City' is coming to Tallahassee.

FSU receives No. 1 seed in NIT, will host FGCU

Florida State Seminoles make NIT cut

FGCU Men's basketball team takes on FSU in NIT

__________________________________________

FSU BASEBALL:

Mike Martin Luncheon Wednesday

Martin's 'Noles ace early tests

__________________________________________

FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Burroughs Is Nearly Perfect As FSU Sweeps NC State

Redshirt freshman Jessica Burroughs allows only two base runners as the No.
10/11 Seminoles battle to a 5-1 victory over the Wolfpack on March 16.

FSU, Arnold's Crowley off to LA for Summer Soccer

___________________________________________

'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Is Peterson recruiting Cromartie for Cardinals?

Stephen Drew may be going, going gone .... to Detroit

Should the Tigers sign Stephen Drew?

Tigers unlikely to pursue Stephen Drew

Twins trim Spring Training roster by eight

The club reassigned left-hander Sean Gilmartin

Posey stays mum on preparation methods

Cardinals drop James Ramsey

Tigers could start No. 2 prospect Travis in Erie

George McNeill extends top-20 streak to 4 at Valspar

___________________________________________

10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Boulware grabs Jags' attention

Florida State aims for New York; Wichita looks to interfere

Slumping Seminoles limp into NIT

Aching to help FSU excel

Andrew Wilson has been beset by injuries, but he gives Seminoles a healthy
dose of defense.

Long time coming for FSU

Next season, the third for coach Leonard Hamilton, it seems nothing less
than a trip to the NCAA tournament will satisfy the Seminoles.

No. 16 FSU Baseball Hosts Jacksonville On Wednesday Night At 6:00 p.m.

'Noles should have Drew tonight vs. Jacksonville

Drew missed the FSU-Michigan State series with what Martin called a
hamstring injury.

First Ever Seminole Softball Internet Radio Broadcast Set For Today

Tribe takes on Troy State in doubleheader slated to start at 4:00 p.m.
today.

van der Linden Named USA Softball's National Player Of The Week

Playboy casting call draws dozens of FSU women

Playboy may be fighting off time and the advance of younger, hipper
magazines, but you couldn't tell it by the women who turned out for a
casting call Tuesday.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU capital campaign launch will go on

___________________________________________

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
___________________________________________
ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football Recruiting: OL Chris Lindstrom Commits to Eagles

Pitt Football looking ahead: 5 key question

For the first time since Dave Wannstedt left town in 2010, Pitt will start
spring practice today with some positive offseason momentum.

___________________________________________

ACC BASKETBALL:

Pride on the line for ACC in NCAA

Coach K: ACC deserves respect

Coach K says ACC bubble teams are better

ACC & Atlantic 10 Get Same Number Of Bids? Please

No complaints this year from ACC, Triangle's teams

Clemson accepts bid to NIT

ACC notebook: Krzyzewski's technical a hit on social media

In the long, proud history of the ACC Tournament, now comes, "Remember when
the marker hit Wojo in the shin?"

Blue Devils' road to the Final Four would run through toughest region

Mike Krzyzewski's idea of building around Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood

became reality

After 17-15 season, Terps men left out of NIT tournament

Maryland's disappointing 17-15 season hit a new low Sunday night, when the
Terps were excluded from the 32-team field for the National Invitation
Tournament.

Tar Heels face tough NCAA road to accomplish 'big-time dreams'

UNC's NCAA tournament hopes rest on James Michael McAdoo, Marcus Paige

NC State 'earned' way into NCAA tournament, Gottfried says

VIDEO: NC State reacts to surprise NCAA tourney selection

Pitt earns No. 9 seed in first NCAA tournament game

The team will play No. 8 seed Colorado on Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

Syracuse basketball earned No. 3 seed based on 'body of work,' tournament

chair says

Syracuse starts last part of season against Western Michigan in the NCAA

Tournament

Syracuse gets manageable draw in South regional

Syracuse basketball opponent look ahead: What you need to know about

Western Michigan

CBS' Doug Gottlieb on the Orange: 'Which Syracuse team is going to show up?'

Virginia wins tournament title for the first time since 1976

Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6 Virginia claimed its first
Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title since 1976 by beating No. 7 Duke
72-63 on Sunday.

Hard-nosed Virginia shows its toughness on way to ACC title

Cavs carving out foothold in hierarchy of the ACC

Virginia grabs No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

NCAA East: Virginia's mission: Stay true to what works

Duke, Virginia will play in Raleigh - but not each other

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ACC BASEBALL:

Comeback Falls Short, Terps Drop Finale to #13 UNC

No. 13 Tar Heels Slug Past Maryland, 9-4

Carolina is 4-2 in ACC play after a series win in College Park.

Notre Dame baseball: Connaughton debuts

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

Atlanta LB commits to Auburn

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With high expectations, Navy football starts spring practice Monday

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA tournament bracket: Click here for full bracket (print in landscape)

Ranking the NCAA field: 1-68

NCAA's official seeding order

TV schedule, tip times

The five must-watch games in the NCAA Tourney's Round of 64

Breaking down the entire NCAA tournament field

Checking out all 68 teams in the field

Some are just happy to be here, some can surprise, and some can win it all

Dominate March Madness: Tips for a better bracket

Get to know every NCAA tournament team

Hot finishes don't mean much to committee

NCAA conspiracy theorists have plenty of ammo

NCAA tournament field full of puzzling seed decisions

NCAA bracket perfection is just a dream

Five teams that got a raw deal from the NCAA tournament selection committee

10 things to know about the NCAA tournament

Playing Warren Buffet's billion-dollar NCAA bracket challenge? Consider the

odds

NCAA West: Arizona makes most of regular-season resume

Bracket Voodoo: Prediction engine says Arizona's the pick

Creighton gets dream draw in West regional

Will college basketball's (not-so) 'Secret Weapon' finally get his due in

NCAA tournament?

NCAA regional analysis: East

Gators hold off Wildcats to win tournament title

Gators named No. 1 overall seed for first time

NCAA selection committee did Gators a favor

Gators positioned for success in NCAA Tournament

If Gator fans don't sell out Amway, Billy Donovan should leave

Florida tabbed by Vegas as the national title favorite

Indiana athletic director after NIT snub: 'We're Indiana. We don't play in

the CBI.'

In the case of Louisville's NCAA basketball seeding, 4 is an odd number

Louisville's low 4 seed an 'absolute shock'

AAC's standing may have led to L'ville seed

What you need to know about the Manhattan Jaspers

USF basketball coaching search in 'discovery phase'

SMU's Larry Brown puts positive spin on NCAA snub

SMU suffers because AAC an afterthought in NCAA Tournament

SMU becomes first ranked team since 2004 to miss NCAA Tournament

Villanova ends up with nightmare draw in East regional

NCAA Midwest: Shockers have fuel to keep 'playing angry'

Wichita State stuck in Midwest, the toughest regional

Bracket overview: The committee did Wichita State no favors

NIT Tournament 2014 bracket revealed: Minnesota, St. John's, SMU & FSU top

seeds

CBI tournament field announced; Penn State, Oregon State get in

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Razorbacks salvage series with win over Gators

Visiting Arkansas built a quick 4-0 lead and never looked back, defeating
the Gators 9-3 while preventing a series sweep.

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Gators WR Andre DeBose not charged in Saturday night shooting

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Bucs sign OL Cousins, LB Fletcher

If anyone knows the true capabilities of free-agent offensive lineman Oniel
Cousins, it's Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line coach George Warhop.

Mavs rout Westbrook-less Thunder, 109-86, snap 11-game losing streak to OKC

Thunder can learn from Mavericks: It's not easy getting back to Finals

10 years after Bolts' title, Andreychuk etched in eternity

Former ice hockey captain Dave Andreychuk is now Tampa Bay Lightning vice
president for corporate and community affairs.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Sendek named ACC's top coach

Georgetown fires coach Esherick

March 16, 2014 11:05 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU BASKETBALL:

Gastonia's Hamilton and Florida State will spend Sunday on NCAA tournament

bubble

FSU in wait-and-see mode after ACC tourney loss to No. 6 Virginia

Seminoles left only to ask, 'What if?'

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Clinch Series With 8-2 Win over NC State

Noles Walk-Off in 13 Innings to Sweep NC State

Jose Brizuela delivered a walk-off base hit down the line in left in the
13th inning to lead second-ranked Florida State to a 9-8, come-from-behind
victory over No. 7 NC State in game two of a doubleheader Saturday night.

Florida State Seminoles top NC State 8-2 in baseball

No. 2 FSU baseball wins 13-inning game to sweep No. 7 NC State

Leibrandt helps FSU clinch series against Wolfpack

Brizuela caps dramatic sweep for Seminoles

Brizuela's walk-off in 13th ends marathon win

Winston has career outing as No. 2 'Noles sweep No. 5 Wolfpack

Closer Jameis Winston had a career-high seven strikeouts in No. 2 Florida
State's 9-8 victory over No. 5 N.C. State in 13 innings Saturday night.

Former two-sport star Dickey impressed by Winston

Marathon day for FSU's catcher

Florida State baseball player takes rally caps to a new level, literally

No. 5 NC State Falls on Walk-Off to Cap Doubleheader

NC State baseball fell 8-2 in Saturday's opener, before a dramatic
13-inning walk-off by the second-ranked Seminoles in the nightcap

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

It's A Locke! 'Noles Fourth!

Dentarius Locke won his first NCAA title, capturing the 60-meter dash.
Jonathan Reid was third in the triple jump and the 4x400 relay pitched in a
seventh as the 'Noles returned to the podium for the first time since 2009.

FSU Finishes Second At Seminole Intercollegiate

Florida State tied for second with USF, six strokes behind first place
Mercer.

O'Brien & Waldrop Carry FSU To Wins Over NC State

Lacey Waldrop throws two complete games and Maddie O'Brien hits a grand
slam to give the Seminoles two victories over NC State on March 15.

Castren Leads Seminoles Through Lady Gator

Seminoles in contention for strong team finish in Gainesville.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

No movement on Cardinals, Cromartie

Tracey Edmonds dating Deion Sanders, Babyface's ex-wife didn't give up on

love

Could the Tigers make a play for Stephen Drew?

Healthy Ramsey wants stolen-base total to rise

George McNeill: Bogey-free 67 for McNeill in Valspar 3rd rd.

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Football Team Returns to Practice Monday Afternoon

Colzie returns to FSU

Former Seminoles defensive back now a graduate assistant

FSU is coming to Wichita, excited about its first postseason appearance in

six years and toughened by the ACC

Tickets

Wichita State's surprise NIT game against Florida State has Shocker fans
flocking for he NIT is no
big deal? Don't tell that to the 4,000 Wichita State fans -- some of whom
waited up to two hours in line Monday -- who snatched up $15 and $17
tickets for the NIT game in Wichita this week.

NIT gives Shockers a fresh face

WSU will meet Florida State, only the fourth ACC opponent in school history.

What a difference a year, or two, makes

No FSU. Those early season victories over North Carolina and Wake Forest?
They made you think the
Seminoles were a little better than they are.

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VIKINGS REPORT: Vikings make two cuts - Linebacker Henri Crockett also
could be released if another linebacker is signed or drafted.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC Commissioner John Swofford: Proposal to Determine Conference Champion

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC adding technology to improve fan experience

ACC fans create town within a town

ACC celebrates contributions of 'Legends'

ACC may trip over its own footprint by taking tournament to Brooklyn

Boston College Basketball and the Donahue Disaster

Duke continues ACC tradition

Duke's victory over N.C. State in the ACC Tournament semifinals continued a
long conference streak Saturday.

Duke had to learn to pull back from over-coaching

Reminder on Duke's Jabari Parker: Enjoy his show while you can

Larranaga likes what he sees for next season

With two transfers joining three returning starters and a quality
recruiting class, the future looks bright for Miami's basketball team.

NC State's road ends with 75-67 loss to Duke

With 20 points from freshman Jabari Parker, the Duke Blue Devils beats the
NC State Wolfpack 75-67 to move into the ACC title game against top-seeded
Virginia on Sunday.

Warren overshadowed despite great talent

After loss to Duke, Wolfpack awaits its uncertain NCAA fate

Virginia pushes Pitt out of ACC Tournament, 51-48

The Panthers will now come home and await their Selection Sunday fate --
they're expected to be a No. 9 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Bracketology: Orange's hopes of No. 1 seed (maybe No. 2 seed) wither with

loss

SU must regroup heading into NCAA Tournament

Hard to remember SU was recently ranked No. 1 (what they're saying)

Tyler Ennis is bright spot in Orange's loss

Virginia holds off Pitt 51-48 in ACC semifinal

Up by three points and with just four seconds remaining on Saturday, the
only way Virginia could blow a chance to go to its first ACC Tournament
final in 20 years was to allow a game-tying 3-pointer.

Anderson's block key as No. 6 Virginia reaches ACC title game

Cavaliers on the cusp of a magical March

ACC semifinal enough to attract Coach Bennett's father

Duke, Virginia to square off for ACC Tournament championship

Virginia's plan for Duke superstar Jabari Parker? Make him earn every point

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ACC BASEBALL:

No. 14 Tigers Down Wake Forest 16-6 Saturday in First Game of DH

No. 14 Tigers Defeat Demon Deacons 7-4 in Game 2 of DH Saturday

Duke Sweeps Doubleheader with Notre Dame

Off With Series Win Over No. 22 Miami

Connor Justus won the game with an RBI single in the 10th

Terps Win On Walk Off to Even Series with #13 UNC

Virginia sweeps doublleheader with Boston College

Nick Howard hit a 12th inning walk-off single to give No. 3 Virginia a 3-2
win in the afternoon portion of a marathon doubleheader in Charlottesville.
Naturally, the nightcap didn't end until John La Prise scored in the bottom
of the ninth when BC first baseman John Hennessy muffed a Mike Papi
grounder, giving UVa a 2-1 victory.

Tech completes sweep of Panthers

Bullpen handles Pittsburgh bats as Hokies rally in both

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

Gators should beware of potent shotgun

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA tournament: Selection Sunday storylines to watch

No tourney goliaths this year, not even Gators

Today's games will impact bracket

Zone defense is all the rage in college basketball

Pictures: NCAA cheerleaders

College basketball is stuck in a one-and-done rut

Gators survive semifinal battle with Vols

Veteran group grinds out another tight game

Notebook: Florida overcomes early free-throw misses

Controversy plays role in Gators' semifinal win

Bad sign? Florida struggles in win

Gators go for the trifecta against Kentucky

Billy Donovan says no way to NBA raising age limit

Louisville romps, has sights on No. 1 seed

Wolverines play for another title

The most hated player in college basketball gave his sad critics more ammo

Saturday
The Buckeyes made a furious second-half rally against the Wolverines with
Aaron Craft on the bench.

Providence beats Creighton 65-56 to win Big East

UCLA tops No. 4 Arizona

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OTHER BASEBALL:

Alonso's homer edges Razorbacks

Florida clinched its season-opening SEC series against Arkansas with a 1-0
win at McKethan Stadium on Saturday.

Comedy of errors costs FIU baseball in 10-2 loss to Rice

No. 10 Louisville Finishes Sweep of Samford with 4-2 Win

Cards have won seven straight while accumulating highest scoring three-game
series since 1991

Schrock, bullpen square things for Gamecocks

The Gamecocks scored three runs in the ninth and then added the game-winner
in the 10th for a dramatic 5-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader
in front of a Carolina Stadium crowd of 7,835.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Another step back: Heat blow big lead, fall 111-107 to Nuggets

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Gators now in QB Leak's hands

CBS plans 10-second delay in Final Four

Mauer to call signals, but not for FSU

League unhappy with Mavs coach

The league will speak to Dallas coach Don Nelson, who made contact with
Golden State guard Avery Johnson via e-mail and offered him a position on
the team's coaching staff for the postseason.

Southeast Missouri may drop nickname

After more than 80 years, Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, may
soon drop the ?Indians? nickname, university officials said. But at least
one member of the faculty believes it is more for marketing reasons than
political correctness.