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February 10

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU Staff Talks Signees: Top 16 Quotes For the Class of 2016

Debate rages between Florida State, Clemson as ACC's top team for 2016

Florida State offensive coaches size up their recruits

Taking stock of Florida State's roster post-signing day

Early look: FSU pre-spring offensive depth chart

Florida State's Levonta Taylor, Brian Burns could be impact defenders as freshmen

Jacquie Franciulli Discusses 5-Star FSU Commit Levonta Taylor

2017's No. 1 DT has FSU visit plans

2017 QB plans to return to FSU for another visit

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UP NEXT:

Report: Ole Miss football incurs 13 of 28 violations

Laremy Tunsil allegedly involved in five NCAA violations

3 Reasons Why Ole Miss Doesn’t Need to Cheat to Recruit Well

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FSU BASKETBALL:
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/the-vertical-prospect-watch--malik-beasley-224626499.html
The Vertical Prospect Watch: Malik Beasley

In-depth look at 4 game winning streak

FSU hoops recruit Jonathan Isaac will not opt for 2016 NBA Draft

Florida State pledge Jonathan Isaac reaffirms commitment after exploring NBA

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express reported that Isaac was not draft-eligible based on the NBA’s stance because he did not have a high school diploma and was not a year removed from graduating.

Florida State is One of the Only Teams in the Nation Poised to Retain Two Straight Top 10 Classes

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Place Nine On 2015 All-ACC Academic Team

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

A legacy worth celebrating

On Saturday night Anquan Boldin was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

NFL Star Devonta Freeman's Success Inspires Liberty City

Graham Gano’s Super Bowl 50 dream shattered

The double standards between Jameis Winston at FSU and Johnny Manziel

Toronto Blue Jays 2016 Season Preview: Devon Travis

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

This time, FSU pulls it out late vs. Jackets

The Seminoles turn the tables by rallying to edge Georgia Tech 80-79
Florida State's Jason Rich blocked Lewis Clinch's 3-point attempt in nthe left corner and then defended as Anthony Morrow stepped out of bounds with 4.7 seconds remaining.

Noles hold off slumping Jackets

Andrew Wilson's 3-point shot with 1:31 left capped a 24-9 finish

Seminoles look to 2B Thomas

Nearly anyone who has played baseball at any level can relate to what Tony Thomas Jr. experienced at the plate last season.

FSU Track Takes Title Hopes To Nationals Site

Mora: Dunn's not finished here

Falcons: Coach insistent RB will be back for '06. 'I don't want to leave,' Dunn says.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU welcomes new Board of Trustees member

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Duke QB Sirk ruptures Achilles, to have surgery

Dino Babers can bake a cake, but he won't watch film from last season (3 things Babers said)

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Wild finish ahead for ACC hoops teams

Blossomgame, Tigers look to rewrite history

Jackets’ problems: If it’s not one thing, it’s another

Pitino talks ban, future on Mike and Mike

Rick Pitino says he'd coach for free if Louisville could play in 2016 NCAA Tournament

Louisville basketball scandal latest broadside to ACC's image

Angel Rodriguez tip-in rescues Miami Hurricanes in 65-63 win against Pitt

UNC rallies for win at Boston College after Williams collapses and leaves game

UNC's Williams thankful, doing OK after vertigo attack

Analysis: Road win could mean special season for Notre Dame men

Red-hot 'Hoos cruise past Hokies for seventh straight win

Mike Tobey’s dunk was one of eight that Virginia had in a convincing 67-49 victory over Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday night.

Perrantes' 3-point prowess a plus for 'Hoos

Virginia defense returns to form

Virginia Tech Runs into a Buzzsaw at UVA

Wake Forest looks to get on track at Georgia Tech

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

American Athletic Conference debuts 2016 football schedule

NCAA Manual a guide that keeps you guessing

Who Are the Most Valuable Offensive Coordinators in College Football?

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SEC wants NCAA to stop Michigan's Florida trip

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UH football to appear on 4 nationally-televised games in 2016

How Jim Harbaugh provoked another rules reaction

USF's 2016 football schedule is now set

USF’s home schedule is highlighted by games against presumably-ranked FSU, Navy, Northern Illinois and its homecoming game against UConn.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

NCAA tournament bracketology: Projecting the field of 68

This is the year seniors took back college basketball

5 toughest active places to win at in college basketball

Watson's 32 leads Creighton to 70-56 upset of No. 5 Xavier

Florida escapes with 77-72 win over Ole Miss

No. 8 Spartans fall short in 82-81 OT loss to No. 18 Purdue

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo liked the way his team fought back Tuesday night.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

NFL storylines for next season

Earl Morrall’s son: Father’s final years suffering with CTE ‘horrific’

Dungy picks former teammate to present him at Hall of Fame

Tony Dungy has chosen former Steelers safety Donnie Shell to be his presenter Aug. 6 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio

Everson Walls: Why Tom Landry was my toughest coach and Bill Parcells was like Jackie Gleason

Cam Newton explains why he didn't dive for Super Bowl fumble

Cam Newton: No regrets on Super Bowl news conference

NBA Scoreboard

'Not a worse way to go into the break' for Mavs than overtime loss to Jazz

Heat to retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 next season

NASCAR charter system will cut Cup field from 43 to 40 cars

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Swinney Named #5 Recruiter in the Nation by Rivals.com

Clemson Wide receivers coach helped assemble the 2006 class ranked in the top 15

Blue Devils have benefited from favorable officiating calls

Duke 'bias' a product of popularity

NCAA approves instant replay; coaches allowed one challenge

Mack Brown gets raise of $390,000

February 9, 2016 2:03 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State athletes must attend life-skills course

Florida State athletes to start mandatory class designed after last year’s off-field incidents

Jimbo Fisher has signed 21 five star recruits

Florida State inked arguably the best group of offensive linemen in program history

FSU’s Baveon Johnson could add stability to center position

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss down to 3 scholarship QBs for 2016 after Buchanan's departure

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Leonard Hamilton TV Show

What Will It Take For FSU To Make The NCAA Tournament?

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminole Women’s Golf Team Plays Host To Florida State Match-Up

FSU Women’s Tennis Finish with Top 15 Recruiting Class

Florida State Predicted To Win 2016 ACC Championship

FSU softball: Young Seminoles ready to begin season

Seminole Trio Named All-ACC Academic Team

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Tough night for Gano in Super Bowl loss

https://bills.buffalonews.com/2016/02/07/nix-still-believes-in-manuel/
Buddy Nix believes in Manuel: 'EJ will be successful somewhere, some time'

Deion Sanders lights up Cam Newton: 'You can't do that'

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU faces possible violation

Bush Faces Blame if FSU Scolded

FSU faces slumping Georgia Tech

No TV home cookin' for 'Noles basketball

Games broadcast on Fox Sports Florida, ESPNU aren't seen in capital city.

'Nole Zone' has room to grow

FSU basketball interest still lukewarm among students

Tigers Welcome #6 Florida State To Plainsman Park For Weekend Series

Trip is Seminoles' first to the Plains since 1983

Browning hangs on as third starter

Taking great leaps and bounds

FSU track and field continues to claim top rankings

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Ballards donate $1.1 million building to FSU

Ballards donate building for FSU's new Jim Moran Entrepreneurship School

Thrasher's work deserves recognition

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Clemson defenders headline top early enrollees in ACC

Malik Henry, QB, Florida State

Duke thinking championships after unprecedented class

Pitt's football spring game will return to Heinz Field

The Panthers hope a return to the team’s regular home venue will generate more interest and bigger attendance figures.

Pitt AD eyes record season-ticket sales for 2016 football season.

Syracuse football quarterback Terrel Hunt's NCAA appeal for sixth year denied

The Cavaliers and Old Dominion have agreed to a three-game series, starting in 2018.

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ACC ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Virginia’s Brogdon, Duke’s Kennard are recognized

ACC Teleconference

ACC revises tournament bracket in wake of Louisville's postseason ban

Clemson Falls to Surging Notre Dame, 89-83

Duke holds off Louisville for 72-65 win

With the outcome in doubt late in the second half, Duke found a way to win. The Blue Devils went 10-for-12 from the free-throw line in the final 3:13 to pull out the 72-65 win over No. 13 Louisville.

WATCH: Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player, gets flagrant foul

With win over Louisville, Duke turns corner on short rest

Brian Gregory - ACC Teleconference

U of L's late-game struggles return at Duke

Analysis | Duke 72, Louisville 65

Cards no longer eligible for coaches' poll

Fairness hard to find with NCAA

Hurricanes men's hoops team back in top 15 of AP poll

'Road Dawgs' return as Notre Dame men grab ACC win

Robinson could be key in Pitt's game at Miami

Syracuse remains unloved in AP college basketball poll

Jim Boeheim on Louisville's 'difficult' postseason situation: 'It was tough for us last year'

Virginia leaps over North Carolina in latest poll

Cavaliers have found their way since loss to Hokies

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson looks to settle pitching rotation after turnover

No. 1 UVa ready for early season test against No. 9 UCLA

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

USC, Oklahoma lead the way with toughest 2016 nonconference schedules

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SEC Football: Early Odds for Each Team to Make the 2016-17 Playoff

SEC unphased by oversigning rule

LSU coach Les Miles to USA Today: 'We're going to apply a little more elbow grease in the passing game'

Steve Spurrier accepts ambassador’s role at USC

Spurrier says he should have retired in 2014

Tennessee self-reports four football violations to NCAA

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Temple trustees vote to pursue new on-campus football stadium

I'm surprised at the quantum leap Longhorns' 2016 class made, but it's not all about getting the most stars

Candidates to replace Haden as Trojans AD

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 14

ESPN Bracketology

12 Florida St

Bracketology:

8 Florida State

Gators wary of Moody in first game of homestand

Bracketology: Louisville's postseason ban opens up spot for Gonzaga

Buddy Hield hits game-winner to lift Sooners over Texas 63-60

Villanova is No. 1 for the first time in school history

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

111.9 million viewers watch Super Bowl, down from last year

Oddsmakers don't expect Denver or Carolina to win next year's Super Bowl

Why Wade Phillips has had more success with Broncos than he did with the Cowboys

Super Bore 50! Big game may have thrilled Denver, but it let the rest of us down

The game stunk and so did the two quarterbacks. How’s that for starters?

Did Cam Newton walk out of Super Bowl news conference because of a Broncos player’s comment?

Record $132.5 million bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

Super Bowl: Die, Puppy Monkey Baby, die!

Eagles release ex-UF wide receiver Riley Cooper after 6 seasons

Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

NBA Scoreboard

Chandler Parson's hot hand gives Mavs reason to be optimistic as All-Star break nears

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

30 years ago: Dallas native, Wilmer-Hutchins grad Spud Webb wowed Reunion Arena crowd in the 1986 dunk contest

Rays offer ticket deals, other promotions, to get fans in the stands

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Dennis Erickson returns as head coach of Idaho

Michaels Out at 'Monday Night Football'

Do you believe in switching networks? Yes! Al Michaels appears headed to NBC after ESPN hired former quarterback Joe Theismann, Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser and Mike Tirico as its Monday night
broadcast crew.

February 8, 2016 7:01 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Dalvin Cook accepts Jim Brown Award

Expectations for FSU's 2016 Football Season

The Week in Review of Nole Sports

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FSU BASKETBALL:

#FSUWBB Ties ACC Win Streak Mark in Victory vs. Clemson

FSU women tie best start in ACC play

After having a week off between games, Florida State started off slowly on Sunday against Clemson before getting into a rhythm in the second half.

FSU Women Down Clemson For Their 30th Straight Home Victory

Seminoles chop through 'selfish' Wake Forest

Inside the box score: FSU 91, Wake Forest 71

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FSU BASEBALL:
https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/seminoles-shake-up-infield-in-quest-for-stronger-defense
Seminoles shake up infield in quest for stronger defense

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Did Jameis Winston Deserve the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award Over Todd Gurley?

Koepka's defense officially history after 74

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Thornton shows he's one of ACC's best

Thornton Won't Rule Out NBA Draft

FSU recruit to play in Jordan Classic

Florida State signee Jon Kreft has been selected to play in the Jordan All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden on April 22.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Syracuse football recruiting: JUCO DE Justin Stewart could provide immediate help

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ACC BASKETBALL:

The questions facing every ACC team entering the stretch run

ACC power rankings: Virginia is No. 1; setting the record straight on Cat Barber’s All-ACC candidacy

Toughest stretch of Duke’s season starts on short rest

5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 17 Miami

Pitino defends Ramsey: 'The system is broken'

Cards stacked against Louisville basketball players

Why are the players the ones who always have to take the brunt of the punishment in these situations?

Preview | Louisville-Duke TV info, storylines

McClellan, Newton lead No. 17 Miami past Georgia Tech 75-68

With Miami clinging to a three-point lead and the shot clock running down, Ja'Quan Newton had no choice except to throw up a towering shot from the corner with a Georgia Tech player right in his face.

Time for Notre Dame to turn page after North Carolina upset

Preview: Notre Dame at Clemson

Third-straight ACC title in reach for UVa

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

7 reasons Week 1 is going to be great

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Offensive line coach, running game coordinator Dave Christensen won't return to Texas A&M next season

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Even now, the 1946 Army-Navy game worth remembering

Michigan and Notre Dame could be rekindling their football series

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Auburn suspends top scorer Canty indefinitely

Gators seek a return of previous defensive performance

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Denver's defense dominates Carolina to win Super Bowl 50

Von Miller and the Broncos's defense sacked NFL MVP Cam Newton seven times and forced four turnovers in a 24-10 win.

Defense rules: Broncos top Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game as the Broncos won 24-10.

Broncos' Phillips shows how it's done in Super Bowl 50

Wade Phillips didn’t have a job last year. Now, he’ll have himself a Super Bowl ring he more than earned Sunday night.

Record-Breaking Punt Return Helps Broncos Extend Lead

Super Bowl 50 quarter-by-quarter analysis

Panthers fell victim to NFL's infamous catch rule

Broncos' bests/worsts vs. Panthers: Von Miller, Aqib Talib

Super Bowl Report Card: Grade the Denver Broncos' performance vs. the Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers report card

Broncos demolish Panthers' offense, say Cam 'tapped out'

The superstar known as Superman had a choice to make, and on paper, it seemed like a super simple one:

WATCH: Peyton Manning Says He’s Going to Drink Budweiser

John Elway factor underpins the Broncos’ success

Broncos Super Bowl Champions: The Celebration Pictures You Need to See

Lady Gaga nailed the national anthem at Super Bowl

Coldplay proves lukewarm headliner for Super Bowl 50

$8 'Vegan Dog' is most hated snack at Super Bowl 50

Cam Newton Briefly Talks Loss to Broncos in Super Bowl 50, Walks Out of Presser

Cam Newton, a Man of Many Talents, Falls Short on Leadership

The best memes from the Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Super spots: Denver ad executives rate the top Super Bowl ads

Advertisers for Super Bowl 50 paid a record $5 million per 30-second spot. The cost has increased by an astounding 75 percent over the past decade.

Imagining the NFL 50 years from now

NBA Scoreboard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Foul-up puts refs on notice

After reprimand, officiating Duke games becomes a tougher task

How bad was Super Bowl XL?

Refs in a stupor? Game isn't Super
Only a rout could have made it a worse Super Bowl. And, well, maybe an offshore casino paying a sumo wrestler to streak the full length of Ford Field.

NFL defends Super Bowl officiating; Montana says he was at basketball game

Rolling Stones: Super Bowl censorship was ``absolutely ridiculous''

NHL may be facing gambling scandal

Gretzky's Wife Cited in Gambling Ring

February 7, 2016 1:09 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

A detailed look at the No. 1 recruiting class

Becker's hatred of airports led him to FSU

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss QB Ryan Buchanan opts to quit football

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Defeat Deacs as Bookert Hits Career Milestone

FSU buries Wake for 4th consecutive win

FSU seniors stepping up during streak

Florida State steps up on defense in rout of Wake Forest

Noles roll Wake Forest to win fourth straight

FSU Pulls Away From Wake Forest 91-71

Wake Forest offers little fight against Florida State

Observations from Florida State basketball's win over Wake Forest

Box score

No. 10 #FSUWBB Faces Clemson

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former Nole Boldin Named Walter Payton Man Of The Year

NFL Honors show to throw spotlight on Anquan Boldin, 49ers

Anquan Boldin talks about being a Walter Payton Man Of The Year Finalist

‘I’ll be back’ — Super Bowl star Graham Gano would put Arbroath on celebration tour if Carolina Panthers win

Buffalo Bills HC Rex Ryan: I'm not done with EJ Manuel

Deion Sanders says Johnny Manziel’s girlfriend is a problem

Winston Voted NFL Rookie Of The Year

Brooks Koepka: You can't take golf too seriously

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

ACC suspends officials for bad call

"I think I just have to let the ACC's actions speak for itself," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said on the league's weekly teleconference.

ACC benches official crew

League says FSU's Johnson did not deserve technical vs. Blue Devils
The Atlantic Coast Conference acknowledged the phantom technical against Alexander Johnson, suspending the officiating crew that worked Florida State's overtime loss at No. 2 Duke on Saturday

ACC suspends crew for call in Duke-Florida State game

The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended the officiating crew of Ed Corbett, Ray Natili and Mike Eades for one game after their performance in Saturday's game between Florida State and Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Britany Miller Earns ACC Co-Rookie Of The Week Honors

The freshman from Tallapoosa has earned ACC honors three times thisseason.

Veterans help FSU baseball

Shane Robinson and Ryne Malone have difficult acts to follow.

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

Thrasher: The 100 million dollar man

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football To Host Central Michigan Instead of Richmond In 2017

Pitt star RB James Conner expected to play in 2016 after cancer diagnosis

Hokies get jump on 2017 class with in-state commitment from four-star DE TyJuan Garbutt

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Clemson falls despite Nnoko’s efforts

Duke holds off Barber and NC State for 88-80 win

After returning to the sideline, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski details health issues

No. 19 Louisville rolls past Boston College 79-47

Louisville players rally after postseason ban

ACC regular-season title now a U of L goal

For Louisville, ACC title is no consolation prize

Ramsey and Louisville needed to put more cards on the table

'Ramsey is a Coward' banner placed outside downtown Louisville restaurant

Pitino defends Ramsey: 'The system is broken'

UNC searching for toughness after 80-76 loss at Notre Dame

No. 2 UNC Blows 15-Point Lead, Loses to Notre Dame

NC State’s Barber impresses Krzyzewski in loss

Notre Dame stuns North Carolina

For the eighth time in school history at home, the Irish beat a top-ranked team following an 80-76 comeback victory Saturday over North Carolina at Purcell Pavilion.

Notre Dame has its way with ACC hierarchy again

No. 9 Virginia stifles Pitt, 64-50

Pitt had a sold out Petersen Events Center, a loud and rowdy “blackout” crowd and a chance to make a huge statement.

Only thing Pitt basketball has proven is that it's not what it used to be

Odds to win NCAA Tournament: Syracuse basketball still a long shot, but odds improving

Syracuse, Louisville chose same punishment; but shenanigans were vastly different

How Louisville's postseason ban helps Syracuse basketball

Virginia pounds Pittsburgh for sixth straight win

No. 9 Virginia dominates 2nd half to win at Pitt

Another impressive road rout for surging Cavaliers

Since Wake, UVa has gone into two of the most difficult dens in college basketball and left with big wins in its back pocket.

Virginia Tech ends 5-game skid with win over Clemson

The Hokies have five ACC wins for the first time in five years.

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

Several top 2017 QBs already committed

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Which Auburn recruits can contribute early in 2016?

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UAB approves funding for $15 million football facility

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA Scoreboard

Has parity arrived in college hoops?

2016 Barnes Bracketology – Feb. 6

AT-LARGE (27): Dayton, Baylor, Kentucky, Purdue, Duke, Utah, Notre Dame, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, USC, Florida, Pittsburgh, Colorado, California, Michigan, Washington, UConn, FSU, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Butler …

Gators doomed by slow start at Kentucky

Top-ranked Sooners upset at Kansas State

Sooners fall at Kansas State for fourth year in a row

20! USC knocks off No. 8 Aggies for landmark win

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Super Bowl 50: How the Panthers and Broncos match up

Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers’ ground game could be key to Super Bowl

Carolina gets the edge in three of six categories

Five reasons the Carolina Panthers will win big

Cam Newton wins NFL Most Valuable Player award

Panthers QB Newton wins MVP in landslide

Is Luke Kuechly the best to ever come out of Boston College?

Denver Broncos at a glance

What the Denver Broncos have to do to win Super Bowl 50

Miller, 2 other Broncos fined $23K

Archie Manning: Peyton 'knows' he won't be with the Broncos in 2016

Broncos fan spends $21,000: 'Don't tell my wife'

Super Bowl 50 predictions: Picks, score, MVP forecast

Super Busts: The best teams to not win the Super Bowl

Former Bucs, Colts coach Tony Dungy elected to Hall of Fame

Brett Favre headlines 2016 Hall of Fame class

Terrell Owens denied in first shot at Hall of Fame

NFL Rookie of the Year 2015-16: Award Winners, Voting Results, Twitter Reaction

NBA SCORES

Think you got a good Super Bowl party planned? Wait until you see what Mark Cuban is doing before the big game

Warriors hold off Thunder for latest statement win

History: Teen snowboarder lands back-to-back 1080s

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Napier Named Clemson Assistant Football Coach

Napier helped South Carolina State to a 9-2 record in 2005

Coker hires Hurtt, Palermo

Longtime Wisconsin assistant John Palermo and former Canes defensive tackle Clint Hurtt joined UM's coaching staff.

New No. 1: UF baseball

Florida gets No. 1 ranking in baseball for the first time in almost 10 years. The Gators open their season on Friday against Cincinnati.

Ralph Sampson pleads not guilty to federal charges

Former University of Virginia and NBA star Ralph Sampson Jr. pleaded not guilty this morning to federal perjury and false-claim chrarges.

Super Bowl watched in second-most homes behind final episode of `M-A-S-H'

Brown jumps from Fox to CBS

As expected, James Brown left his job as Fox's NFL studio host after 12 years and accepted the same position at CBS on Monday, causing a domino effect of changes.

February 6, 2016 12:04 PM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU's recruiting success shows no need for Jimbo Fisher to get into social media

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher eschews gimmicks en route to No. 1 class

FSU president John Thrasher confident coach Jimbo Fisher will stay

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher on what ‘closing’ really means

Jimbo Fisher proves himself one of best closers on recruiting trail

Florida State recruiting: Class of 2016 superlatives

Florida State football recruiting: 2017 class needs

Florida State president John Thrasher ‘moved on’ from Jameis Winston

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UP NEXT:

Two Ole Miss signees named Parade All-Americans

Ole Miss signing class 2016: Rebels continue to recruit bigger running backs

Low: All access with Ole Miss on signing day

From the highs of seeing five-star signatures roll in to the lows of losing a top target to Mississippi State, here's an inside look at how Hugh Freeze and the Rebels landed a top-five class.

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Noles Shooting For Fourth Straight Win

Wake Forest vs. Florida State Preview: Q&A w/ Tomahawk Nation

Florida State G Dwayne Bacon regains confidence after slump

How Louisville Postseason Ban Affects FSU

FSU commit Jon Isaac will explore entering NBA draft from prep school

5-Star Recruit Jon Isaac to Try Declaring for 2016 NBA Draft Out of High School

FSU signee in district finals

The outcome of the game was what most people probably expected, the Tiger winning 85-62 behind the play of senior Florida State signee Trent Forrest.

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FSU BASEBALL:

Seminole Baseball Fan Day Set for February 13th

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Sadeiko's Finishing Flurry Nets Strong Season Pentathlon Debut

Noles Continue to Grow in 4-3 Loss at No. 3 Texas A&M

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Aguayo, Ramsey Shine at All-Star Football Challenge

Former ’Nole WR Benjamin remains upbeat at Super Bowl

Kelvin Benjamin's loss has no impact on Panthers

NFL Honors show to throw spotlight on Anquan Boldin, 49ers

Derrick Brooks talks Super Bowl LBs

Oakland Raiders NEWS: Mario Edwards Jr. Neck Injury Could Be Genetic

Carolina Panthers star Graham Gano reveals his Hampden Park dream ahead of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 halftime act Coldplay supporting Graham Gano's Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl's most clutch kicker has some advice for McManus and Gano

Giants mailbag: Bobby Hart's chances to be a starter in 2016

Is Xavier Rhodes a Shutdown Corner?

Deion Sanders says there's no argument Tom Brady is superior to Peyton Manning

Life after football for Kamerion Wimbley

Kamerion Wimbley: Raiders Fans ‘Know How To Make Team Feel Welcome’

Buccaneers' Jameis Winston wins fans' top rookie honor

Fans award Winston Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors

Jameis Winston talks Buccaneers season

Watch Jameis Winston hit fallen target 4 out of 5 times

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Spring enrollees ready to roll for the ?Noles

A staggering six athletes have already enrolled in classes as part of FSU football's 2006 recruiting class

Statement win proving elusive for Seminoles

FSU will attempt to climb back to .500 against Georgia Tech

No. 8 FSU Baseball Completes Sweep Of CSU With 15-8 Win In Finale

Malone and Gildea each record three RBIs and Hyde picks up the win in relief.

Former 'Noles: Weldon will be success at NFC

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football: Eagles Add Paul Pasqualoni, Rich Gunnel To Coaching Staff

Dabo Swinney brings fun back to recruiting

Duke announces hiring of Boston College's Ben Albert as DL coach

Petrino hires son, plus staffer as assistants

Miami Hurricanes set spring football game for April 16 at Lockhart Stadium

UM will open second scrimmage to public on April 9 in West Palm Beach

New Miami Hurricanes offensive assistants inherit talented group

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Grantham, Tigers look to 'play angry' at Virginia Tech

Louisville's ban could help Clemson's cause

Schedule in Clemson’s favor for return to NCAA Tournament

U of L imposing postseason hoops ban

Videos | U of L self-imposes postseason ban

VIDEO: Full statement from U of L president James Ramsey on basketball postseason ban

Sanctions may signal more bad news

Louisville's ban means worst is still to come

Louisville's Lewis on ban: 'We don't deserve this'

Ali tells U of L hoops, 'I've got your back'

Social media reaction swift to U of L news

National writers weigh in on U of L hoops news

Louisville’s ‘sledgehammer’ could affect more than just ACC standings

ACC commissioner: U of L's move 'proactive'

Louisville postseason ban reminds Roy Williams of same experience at Kansas, UNC's own NCAA woes

Self inflicted wound hits U of L players and fanbase

Louisville, in trying to minimize damage, makes players pay the price

Preview: Boston College at Louisville

UNC's Williams talks about preparing for Notre Dame

Preview: North Carolina State at Duke

3-Point Shot: Cat Barber for ACC POY

Time for Notre Dame men to answer massive hoops challenge

Test of wills and patience likely today as Pitt faces Virginia

Pitt catches Virginia when the No. 9 Cavaliers are playing their best basketball this season.

Cavaliers face tough road test at Pittsburgh

No doubt, Pitt — which has a 220-33 record in its 14 years at The Petersen Events Center — will present a stiffer challenge than BC did.

Cavs where they need to be

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ACC BASEBALL:

Boston College Baseball: How Do The Eagles Make The ACC Tournament?

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

PD’S POSTULATIONS: FLORIDA GATORS RECRUITING MIRTH AND MYTHOLOGY

Jim McElwain's first two recruiting classes more Al Golden than Urban Meyer

Jim McElwain Has a Blue Chip Recruiting Problem

Gators losing Florida?

UF QB Harris to move to wide receiver

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Michigan-ND football series appears to be gaining momentum

Haden to step down as USC AD on June 30

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

Gators basketball on scoring surge, winning five of last six games

Gators recognize Kentucky is hungry for win after dropping 2 straight

UK unveils new basketball, football uniforms

Yale's Sherrod hits 27th straight shot to set mark

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Dallas police investigating domestic violence claim against quarterback Johnny Manziel

Former Broncos RB Montee Ball arrested in domestic case

Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was jailed early Friday on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Panthers-Broncos Super Bowl 50 Preview, Part I: Peyton Manning's bad 2015 doesn't mean much

Super Bowl 50 On Paper preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos

Super Bowl 50: Pre-Game Rituals and Superstitions of the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos

Why the Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl 50

Could a Panthers Super Bowl Win Breathe Life Into Wall Street?

5 fun facts about the Panthers

Kid Shula vs. Son of Bum could be faceoff that decides Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl Match-Up: Luke Kuechly charged with helping stop Denver running game

How the Denver Broncos Built a Super Bowl Contender

Denver Broncos’ Gary Kubiak deserves more credit for how he handled tricky quarterback situation ahead of Super Bowl 2016

Denver Broncos finish week of practice at Stanford on another high note

What the L? Super Bowl simply isn’t the same without Roman numerals

Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

Breaking down Roger Goodell's State of the NFL

Goodell glosses over the big issues once again

Dolphins offensive line needs yet another upgrade

Former Miami Dolphins QB Earl Morrall had brain disease CTE

Family of Earl Morrall told New York Times the former QB had stage 4 CTE when he died in 2014

Ex-Bucs coach Dungy learns Hall of Fame fate on Saturday

Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists for 2016

NBA Scoreboard

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Steelers Win Fifth Super Bowl Title

Roethlisberger's 'Off Day' Still a Winner

Ward's drop a prelude to MVP performance

Bettis leaves as a champion

February 5, 2016 7:02 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

NSD Notebook: Personal Touch Pays Off For Noles

Podcast: National Signing Day Recap

FSU Meets Needs Without Sacrificing Talent

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/florida-state-closes-out-2016-recruiting-class-with-a-flourish
Seminoles' super close on Signing Day was months in the making

Video: FSU QB Sean Maguire Trolls Florida With “TBT” Instagram Post Of Breakthrough TD

Florida State freshman QB Malik Henry has 'tremendous chance' to start

Meet FSU center signee Baveon Johnson

Staying grounded: Carlos Becker's hatred of airports put FSU over OSU

Shavar Manuel planned to flip from Florida to Florida State for weeks

FSU coach helped plan orchestrated recruit “flip” from Gators

How FSU recruits other schools' oral commitments

Jimbo Fisher weighs in on FSU's linebacker future after 2016's National Signing Day

FSU's Ten Most Wanted Recruits For 2017

Ten 2017 recruits Florida State fans should know

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UP NEXT:

Mississippi State wanted him, Ole Miss wanted him more

Ole Miss signee Metcalf ready to fully join Rebels

Ole Miss signing class 2016: The D-line is just fine, even without Simmons and Kongbo

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss keep proving skeptics wrong (and they like it)

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Florida State finding their mojo in ACC play

Trent Forrest nominated to play in 2016 McDonald's All-American games

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FSU BASEBALL:

TV schedule for FSU Baseball released

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Seminoles Face Tough Match at No. 3 Texas A&M

Seminoles Come Up Short vs. Third-Ranked Gators

Beach Volleyball Earns Top 10 Preseason Ranking

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Former ’Nole Gano on football’s biggest stage

Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano hopes to return to Scotland a Super Bowl winner

Graham Gano: if I win the Super Bowl I'll go home to Arbroath

Mariucci Picks Winston for Rookie of the Year

Listen to a first tee announcer totally butcher Brooks Koepka's name

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Edged By No. 2 Duke In Overtime Thriller, 97-96

Devils down 'Noles behind Redick's 36

Eighth-Ranked Seminoles Cruise To 12-2 Win Over Buccanneers

Robinson and Thomas spark the offense and Chambliss wins in his second ever start

Warrick Is Hoping to Return in a Big Way

Boulware a reluctant star

Former NFC QB Weldon returns to coach Eagles

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football Recruiting: A House of Cards

Breaking down Clemson’s signing class: Stars, sleepers and more

Jayson Hopper takes signing day risk with Clemson

Veneables named National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals

Clemson defensive coordinator also named ACC Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com

Jurich wants to extend Petrino's contract

U of L updates stadium expansion efforts

Jurich hopes Louisville stadium expansion, other improvements, will be ready by 2019 opener

With 11 wins and no NCAA concern, North Carolina turning recruiting corner

Syracuse football defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard, Amir Ealey dismissed from program

Syracuse football coach Dino Babers: 'We need to have more quarterbacks'

Mendenhell expects freshmen to 'hit the ground running full speed'

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Pitino: Damion Lee hurt, hopes to play vs. BC

UNC’s Johnson only ACC player among Malone Award finalists

Wolfpack won’t rush Terry Henderson’s return from ankle injury

Pitt takes different tack when it comes to setting the pace

Paschal Chukwu: Syracuse center tackles learning curve, 'is progressing great'

BC win doesn't tell us much

Here’s what my ledger looked like following No. 9 Virginia’s 61-47 win over Boston College on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.

Brogdon's tear through the ACC continues

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

Breaking down 2016's top 10 recruiting classes

Committee to consider expanding replay in targeting calls

College football's targeting rule could become more stringent
The NCAA football rules committee will consider allowing replay officials to call targeting penalties that are missed by on-field officials.

NCAA mulls changes to graduate transfer rules

Big 12 unlikely to have football title game in '16

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-football-fans/9691/
2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans

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2016 National Signing Day: Winners and losers from the SEC

Georgia's Smart: Pressure is on me, not QB Eason

Mizzou commit can't sign because he's in jail

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Florida schools should worry about recruiting push from Michigan

How Michigan's Jim Harbaugh makes his own rules

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

NCAA bracketology: Projecting the field of 68

Late-game etiquette rules in college basketball

Memphis collapses, Josh Pastner on hot seat after 77-57 loss to UConn

Connecticut beat Memphis 77-57 on Thursday, which dropped the Tigers to 0-6 against top-60 RPI teams this season. Josh Pastner's team is now 13-9 with four home losses.

Southern California sweeps stumbling UCLA for the first time since 2010

More amazing? This is just the third time in 65 years that UCLA starts 4-6 or worse in league play.

Vandy upsets No. 8, SEC-leading Texas A&M

Shocking development

Wichita State stumbled out to a 2-4 start this season, but the Shockers have turned things around and are one of the hottest teams in the nation.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers: Super Bowl 50 keys and who will win

Super Bowl Match-Up: Can Michael Oher stop Demarcus Ware?

Carolina Panthers receivers motivated by doubters

Cam, Kuechly aside, Panthers loaded with veterans

Turnover Battle Favors the Panthers

Panthers go through 'Omaha!' training at Thursday's practice

Broncos back at full strength for Super Bowl 50

How the Broncos can stifle Cam

Kubiak: Peyton looked at his best at practice

20 years later, David Cutcliffe, Peyton Manning still a team

Irsay asked Broncos’ Manning to retire as a Colt

Broncos' backs are willing to carry the load in Super Bowl

Denver Broncos linebackers feel overshadowed by Carolina Panthers

On field or front office, John Elway has winning touch

Broncos take a chance, and it pays off with Kubiak

Talib has matured from Bucs burden to Broncos blessing

Aqib Talib’s startling journey from troublemaker to playmaker has vaulted the former Buccaneers cornerback to the pinnacle of his profession.

Shoppers rush to upgrade TVs in time for the Super Bowl

TV deal means Las Vegas fans won't miss Super Bowl after all

Raiders likely to play a '16 game in Mexico City?

NBA Scoreboard

Deron Williams: Dirk Nowitzki's game not one-dimensional at all

Charles Barkley: Kareem has 'a point' calling Dirk a 'one-trick pony'

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban still not over 2006 Finals loss to Heat -- 'the worst officiated Finals' in history

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Steelers just too good to lose

Defense will propel Steelers

The last stop

Jerome Bettis - the Steelers' beloved 'Bus' - is excited to be playing the Super Bowl in his hometown Detroit. With his career coming to a close, he would like to go out with a title

Team unity will propel Seahawks

Holmgren: It's 'neat to be here again'

Detroit prepares for winter storm on the eve of Super Bowl

February 4, 2016 7:19 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Florida State gets its first signature on National Signing Day from Levonta Taylor

Florida State adds defensive end Brian Burns on National Signing Day

Signing Day 2016: Receiver Keith Gavin signed, sealed, delivered for Florida State

Wakulla’s Keith Gavin signs with FSU

Florida State linebacker recruit Keion Joyner has amazing potential

Florida State fills big need by getting linebacker Dontavious Jackson on National Signing Day

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/noles-reel-in-a-big-one-with-lb-dontavious-jackson
Noles reel in a big one with 4-star LB Dontavious Jackson

Watch Dontavious Jackson commit to FSU over Texas

VIDEO: Watch Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher React to Big Commitment

Amir Rasul, speedy Florida State running back commit

FSU recruiting 4-star RB Amir Rasul gets emotional while committing

Shavar Manuel flips from UF to FSU

Persistent FSU gets DL Manuel to flip from Florida

Noles in know on Shavar Manuel's flip from Gators, coach boasts

Miami Norland's Emmett Rice signs with FSU

Florida State linebacker recruit Emmett Rice will remind you of Telvin Smith

Florida State Football loses three-star commit Clifford Chattman to Texas A&M

Nixa All-American makes it official with Florida State

Jauan Williams to FSU: Seminoles Land 4-Star OT Prospect

Florida State's strong National Signing Day continues with Landon Dickerson's commitment

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/fsu-strikes-gold-again-at-ol-as-dickerson-commits
FSU strikes gold again on the OL as 4-star Dickerson commits

Florida State signs top offensive line recruiting class in the nation

300-pound offensive lineman signs with FSU, then puts his leg behind his head

FSU honors high school player who died in crash

#Tribe16 Full Bios

#Tribe16: Highlight Reels

Fisher, Noles Enjoy Big Finish On National Signing Day

Florida State Lands Top Ranked Signing Class

Another one: FSU reels in top-five recruiting class

FSU finishes signing day with top-rated class

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/seminoles-2016-signing-class-ranked-no-1-in-country-for-now
Seminoles' 2016 signing class ranked No. 1 in country ... for now

FSU finishes with No. 1 recruiting haul in 2016

Florida State football signing class 2016 closes strong on National Signing Day

Jimbo Fisher, FSU Make Statement with Impressive 2016 National Signing Day

Florida State and Jimbo Fisher were able to fill a variety of needs across the board, but the Seminoles' biggest gains were on lines

Jimbo Fisher National Signing Day Press Conference

Fisher Calls Top-Rated Recruiting Class ‘A Tremendous Haul’

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher took a step toward getting his team back on top Wednesday with a strong showing on national signing day

Just like old times for FSU

Florida State recruiting: National Signing Day by the numbers

A look at the signing day superlatives for FSU's 2016 class.

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss continued to raise program bar

Ole Miss among hottest programs after NSD

Despite blows, Rebels land best class in team history

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/3-things-every-ole-miss-fan-needs-to-know-today-24
3 things every Ole Miss fan needs to know today

Lineman Tunsil eligible, Ole Miss still under NCAA scrutiny

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Malik Beasley shining in first year at FSU

FSU basketball NCAA tournament bubble watch

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Burroughs Named To USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List

Noles Look for Upset Against No. 3 Florida on Thursday

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Graham Gano preparing for ‘just another game’

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What Jameis Winston needs in 2016

Homer History: Shane Robinson's postseason blast no one saw coming

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Won't be ready for the opener

Koepka hopes to keep winning ways going at WMPO

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Alexander Johnson keeps it simple

FSU's center is big inside presence

Seminoles And Bucs Delayed In The Seventh With FSU Leading 6-2

Lightning disrupts FSU
Five different Seminoles record RBIs through the first six innings on opening day.

Seminole Soccer Inks Two Of America's Top High Schoolers

After College Cup appearance, Coach Krikorian strengthens an already strong squad.

Hey, remember me? Peter Warrick - a big star at FSU - is stuck on sidelines in Seattle.

Paul Wilson, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, thinks he is on track to play this. "

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC football recruiting team capsules

Grading the recruiting classes: ACC

MEET THE NEWEST CLASS OF EAGLES

18 freshmen and three graduate transfers join the BC ranks

Boston College Coaches Celebrate Landing Recruit by Running Off on the Plug

Announcing Clemson Football's 2016 signing class...

Talent keeps coming for Clemson

Clemson reloads with three new defensive backs

Top prospect, Trayvon Mullen, commits to Clemson

Duke Football 2016 Signing Day Central

Scott Bracey top player in Duke football’s 2016 signing class

Georgia Tech football head coach Paul Johnson unveiled the Yellow Jackets' 2016 signing class Wednesday

Cards Ink 23 Student-Athletes During National Signing Day

Prized QB Pass 'didn't play games' with U of L

JUCO RB signing with Louisville

MIAMI 2016 SIGNING CLASS

Late additions boost Miami Hurricanes on National Signing Day despite key defections

Canes’ big catch: Miami lands WR Ahmmon Richards over Alabama, Auburn

Oxbridge’s Travis Homer never wavered in Miami commitment despite new coach

Tar Heels Ink Nineteen On National Signing Day

UNC's Fedora likes the balance, depth of the largest recruiting class

Fedora names Chris Kapilovic as UNC offensive coordinator

Late additions Camp, Weaver add to 'great class' for Panthers

Coach Pat Narduzzi dubbed the 25-player recruiting class “a big building block” toward his ultimate goals at Pitt.

Pitt pass-rusher Price granted 6th year by NCAA

ORANGE FOOTBALL SIGNEES

2016 Virginia Football Signees

Cavs will have to earn their way under Mendenhall

Virginia coaches recruited “like kids in a candy store,” Bronco says

Tech announces 2016 football recruiting class

Nine prospects hail from the state of Virginia

Virginia Tech football coach Fuente pleased with first recruiting class

Wake Forest Adds 22 Newcomers in Football

Head coach Dave Clawson announced the addition of 12 offensive players, nine defensive players and one specialist.

Deacons play the long game for football recruiting success

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ACC BASKETBALL:

ESPN's 'Green Room' feature receives backlash from ACC coaches

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski back in the office Wednesday

The Blue Devils coach missed his first game since the 1994-95 season Tuesday night

No. 17 Miami takes care of Notre Dame, 79-70

Anthony Lawrence Jr.'s breakout game for Miami caught Notre Dame off guard.

ACC men's basketball road suddenly unkind to Notre Dame men

Pitt faces Virginia team that has seen best and worst of the road

The Panthers are still searching for a signature win, but that won’t be easy to come by Saturday at home against the ninth-ranked Cavaliers.

Gimme a break: Syracuse basketball looking forward to some much-needed time off

UVa men's hoops impressive against Boston College

While the opponent wasn’t exactly fearsome, there were continuing signs Wednesday night that the Virginia men's basketball team's stifling defense is in the midst of a resurgence.

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OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
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OTHER FOOTBALL:
https://n.rivals.com/team_rankings/2016
2016 Team Rankings
2. Florida State

National signing day 2016: Key numbers from Stats & Info

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/02/03/national-signing-day-the-early-winners-and-losers/
National Signing Day: The early winners and losers
3. Florida State:

Winners and losers on National Signing Day

4. Florida State:

Coaching, not talent, real key to successful college football programs

Signing day highlights flaws in football recruiting

TVs, laser tag and miniature golf: Colleges spare no expense in football facilities

Schools spend millions of dollars on lavish amenities to try to top their rivals in a battle for high-profile recruits.

Is Big 12 Network on the horizon as athletic directors, presidents meet this week?

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Alabama surges late for elite recruiting class

Tampa Catholic's Craig-Myers sticks with Auburn

Gus Malzahn thinks ahead, calls nearly 50 juniors on National Signing Day

Florida Gators add fuel to offense with recruiting Class of 2016

Gators have up-and-down finish to recruiting

UF notebook: Gators get DB coach on signing day

Torrian Gray leaving Hokies to become Florida's DBs coach

Florida Gators 2016 recruiting class player bios

With the spotlight on, Florida's fax machine shines

Gators' Jim McElwain takes issue with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema

Steve Spurrier ready for life's next chapter

Kentucky's 2016 class has a backyard feel

New hope: Mullen resurrects recruiting momentum on NSD

Muschamp picks up late commitments

Watch: Will Muschamp photobombs reporter

Miami Southwest's Christopher McWilliams announces he will attend UF on National Signing Day

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Art Briles: 'This might be the best class in Baylor history'

Michigan lands No. 1-ranked prospect, DT Gary

Notre Dame Football is pleased to announce that the following student-athletes are officially members of the Class of 2016.

Podcast: Brian Kelly breaks down Notre Dame's 2016 class

Autry Denson makes immediate splash recruiting for Notre Dame

Taggart: Rising USF lands another solid recruiting class

Texas finishes "Strong" with top Big XII recruiting class

Good drama gives Texas another top Big 12 recruiting class

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

NCAA bracketology: Projecting the field of 68

11. Florida State

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/forde-minutes--trying-to-predict-the-unpredictable-054638121-ncaab.html
Why the NCAA tournament could look wide open

10 Big-Name Teams That Are Hovering Around The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bubble

The 22 Best College Basketball Freshmen In America

Malik Beasley, SG, Florida State; Dwayne Bacon, G-F, Florida State

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

50 things about Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50: The most expensive sporting event ever in the U.S.

Tickets for the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers are selling for an average price of $4,957.

Rodney Harrison Says He Would 'Try to Hurt' Cam Newton in Super Bowl

Stage fright may be Panthers' biggest problem

Ted Ginn Jr.’s return to Carolina has been nothing short of 'super'

Ron Rivera would 'dread' a Panthers recreation of Super Bowl Shuffle

Super Bowl 50: Broncos passing vs Carolina secondary

Manning reveals he'll likely need hip replacement

Manning clarifies 'last rodeo' talk with Belichick

Broncos more banged up after bus crash than first thought

Super deal? $5K to watch game at player's digs

Super Bowl 50 prop bets: What color will Beyonce's shoes be among ridiculous wagers

Check Out This Crazy Big Game Prop Bet That Has To Do With Beyonce’s Chest!

$2,500 hat and other outrageous Super Bowl 50 souvenirs

Tampa Bay Bucs boost ticket prices

Five teams desperate enough to sign Manziel

NBA Scoreboard

In a difficult season, Mavs don't make things any easier on themselves in loss to Heat

Mark Cuban on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's criticism of Dirk: 'Ask him how many games he’s watched'

Mark Cuban invests in new pro sports league

Warriors’ Stephen Curry: 51 points, 11 3s in win

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Completely objective Super Bowl XL analysis

Pittsburgh steel stinks, Seattle reigns

Colts QB Manning named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

White, Aikman likely to be elected to Hall of Fame

Pizza makers are big winners on Super Bowl Sunday

February 3, 2016 7:06 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

National Signing Day HQ

FSU football recruiting: 2016 signing day updates

Four of FSU’s recruiting targets will make their college announcements live on ESPNU Wednesday.

Florida State Seminoles Signing Day Tracker

How will Florida State's 2016 recruiting class look after National Signing Day?

National Signing Day 2016: FSU Seminoles recruiting class

Florida State Football: National Signing Day 2016 Primer

Seminoles could land seven 4-star prospects

Florida State Football: 5 must-have 2016 recruits

Florida State Recruiting: National Signing Day Predictions 2016

FSU National Signing Day recruit announcement schedule

FSU QB tells recruits to 'make the right choice' with tweet of a pool

FSU DB Tells Recruits To “Go To Florida State,” Posts Photo Of Rings, Watches From Bowl Games

Shavar Manuel’s recruitment keeping FSU, UF fans on edge

Down to two? Shavar Manuel split between Florida and FSU

4-Star Florida DE Commit Shavar Manuel Now Says “It's 50-50? Following FSU Visit

Profiling Logan Tyler, Florida State punter recruit

Meet FSU defensive tackle Cedric Wood

Meet FSU QB Malik Henry

Meet FSU outside linebacker Josh Brown

Meet FSU defensive end Janarius Robinson

Meet FSU defensive tackle Walvenski Aimé

Meet FSU offensive guard Andrew Boselli

Family still seeking justice 12 years after FSU football player dies

Devaughn Darling died following morning football practice

Darling family still waiting for $1.8 million settlement

Former NFL, FSU players lobby for payment in Devaughn Darling's death

FSU President shows what he cares about

Mitch Albom's comments on Winston rape accuser draws fire

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss close to landing its best recruiting class

Two sleepers in Ole Miss' 2016 recruiting class

Another Top QB Has Eyes On Ole Miss

Four-star tight end Octavious Cooley is fully expected to sign with Ole Miss on Wednesday

Ole Miss football recruiting: Predicting the final 2016 signing class

For Ole Miss, winning and recruiting go hand-in-hand

What to know about Ole Miss football's NCAA situation, which isn't as bad as it sounds

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Leonard Hamilton TV Show: February 1

Freshman Malik Beasley is the secret to success for FSU

Baseline breakdown: Observations from FSU basketball's win over NC State

Inside the box score: FSU 77, NCSU 73

FSU basketball NCAA tournament bubble watch: February 2

Courtney Ward Named 2016 ACC Women's Basketball Legend

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FSU BASEBALL:

Noles Ranked 14th in NCBWA Preseason Poll

Letter: Beer doesn't belong at college baseball games

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Florida State produces NFL draft picks

Aguayo, Ramsey to Compete in All-Star Football Challenge

Raiders' McKenzie still uncertain about Mario Edwards' future

FREEMAN TO PLAY BERRY IN MADDEN BOWL XXII

FSU’s Johnson reflects, relishes Super Bowl win

Lawrence Timmons: Steelers will look to restructure ILB Timmons

Ward keynote speaker for Boys & Girls Clubs annual dinner

Fever, Lynx Trade Natasha Howard, Devereaux Peters

Could Stephen Drew start at shortstop for the Washington Nationals?

Jonas Blixt: Blixt's adjustment at address yields top 10

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU loads up in the trenches

'Noles must stop Redick

FSU aims to contain better-than-ever star

'Buzz' suits Noles well

Florida State, ranked in the top 10 in the three major polls, will take on visiting Charleston Southern today.

FSU star's challenge: Surpass a superb '05

Centerfielder Shane Robinson is ready for the pressure after a "mind-boggling" year.

FSU boasts formidable staff

Florida State Softball Tops In Preseason ACC Coach's Poll For Ninth-Straight Season

Ex-'Nole has fallen a long way

By now, Peter Warrick was supposed to be a star. Wasn't he?

P.K. Sam : Signed by Cincinnati

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OTHER FSU NEWS:

FSU Day at the Capitol

FSU Day at the Capitol: A celebration of Seminole success

Thrasher promotes academics, athletics at FSU Day at the Capitol

JOHN THRASHER ADDRESSES THE FAITHFUL AT FSU DAY

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

First signing classes crucial for ACC's new coaches

Clemson could wind up with top two players in the nation

No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary has final two: Clemson and Michigan

The first big day of Mark Richt’s Miami career arrives

Miami Hurricanes lose top CB commit Tyler Byrd, gain talented safety Romeo Finley

First Academy OT Tre Johnson will sign with dream school Miami

Signing day preview: Full year to scout benefits Narduzzi, Pitt

Pitt heads into signing day with 22 players verbally committed to sign their national letters of intent.

Syracuse football recruiting: 5 things to know heading into national signing day

8 Syracuse football commits who could contribute as true freshmen

A new era of college football recruiting begins in Virginia

Hokies offensive lineman Austin Clark giving up football to focus on academics

Which targets are left for the Hokies on the eve of signing day?

Fuente adds four to Hokies' football support staff

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Three ACC players among Jerry West Award finalists

Clemson dominates 2nd half to win at Wake Forest 76-62

Jaron Blossomgame had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help Clemson beat Wake Forest 76-62 on Tuesday night.

Ill Krzyzewski misses Georgia Tech game

Georgia Tech falls short against Duke

UM basketball team braces for Notre Dame following ugly loss at N.C. State

NC State’s Cat Barber has case for ACC player of the year

Syracuse stages late comeback, wins OT thriller against Virginia Tech

Best and worst from Syracuse basketball vs. Virginia Tech

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/virginia-basketball-has-reason-to-believe-again-in-the-acc-race/2016/02/02/5a2b5768-c9e6-11e5-88ff-e2d1b4289c2f_story.html
Virginia basketball has reason to believe again in the ACC race

Another dismal loss for Wake Forest

My Take on Wake: Groundhog Day at Joel Coliseum

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ACC BASEBALL:

5 things to know about Georgia Tech’s baseball preseason

The numbers point to big things for Virginia

Virginia trying not to overlook struggling Boston College

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

College football’s most important day is upon us

Signing day's 10 most important things

5 names to know for national signing day

5 schools that can finish strong on National Signing Day

The optimism is surging in Tallahassee with the Seminoles talking about having the top recruiting class in the country.

It's time to reform recruiting

Blow up the fax machines and the letters of intent. Adjust the signing periods. Stop the decommitments and the marathon signing-day shenanigans. Time to fix all that's broken in recruiting.

Signing Day needs to go away

Recruiting experts hope sleepovers left in rearview mirror

Forecasting the College Football Playoff? Check the recruiting rankings

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How the biggest decisions from last year's signing day affected the SEC

Late rally could give Alabama nation's top recruiting class

Could Nate Craig-Myers be latest Tampa Bay star headed to Auburn?

Gators enter National Signing Day awaiting some key decisions

The Gators hope to keep Shavar Manuel, Antonneous Clayton, land Brian Burns, Tyrie Cleveland

Gators hoping to build championship chemistry

UF has had success with three-star recruits

A rundown of Georgia's targets to watch on signing day Wednesday

Spurrier question stumps Jeopardy contestants

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Meyer watching Harbaugh's recruiting 'at all times'

Ohio State's 2013 signing class established a new standard for success

OU's Darlington Accepts Bobby Bowden FCA Award In OKC

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

College Basketball Bubble Watch

Florida State [15-7 (5-5), RPI: 38, SOS: 64]

Auburn's Pearl: Bowers to return against LSU

Gators aiming to avoid letdown against Arkansas following big win

Tennessee rallies from 21 down to stun Kentucky

Calipari calls for 'soul searching' after loss

Instant Analysis | Tennessee 84, Kentucky 77

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OTHER BASEBALL:

2016 College Preseason All-America Team

Shawaryn Named Preseason All-American

The 2016 season begins on Friday, Feb. 19 when the Seminoles host Rhode Island for the first of a three-game set that is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Quarterback battle in Super Bowl will be one for the ages

Bettors bank on Newton to win Super Bowl MVP

Practice squad receiver helped Manning get to Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl Match-Up: Broncos trying to slow Carolina TE Greg Olsen

Super Bowl Insider: Feasting on turnovers key for Carolina's defense

Wade Phillips gets best from Broncos defense

One memorable fact from alll 49 Super Bowls

'What If' moments that defined Super Bowl legacies

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Bucs miss deadline to qualify for state stadium money

Browns will cut Johnny Manziel March 9th

Browns tired of Johnny Manziel's antics, point to release

Browns say Johnny Manziel undermining 'teammates and the reputation of our organization'

Johnny Manziel leaves Cleveland with one title: Most over-hyped athlete in pro sports

Cowboys great Tony Dorsett places jerseys, awards up for auction, but not 'my major, major stuff'

NBA Scoreboard

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Dirk Nowitzki would've gotten more credit for his career if he wasn't a 'one-trick pony'

Frustrated with Mavs' defense, Wesley Matthews says Dallas needs to prioritize becoming a 'stops' team

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

1st RPI shows ACC in a slide

Only 4 from league among the top 40 in NCAA's ratings

NCAA stands firm on Indian mascot ban

Yeah, that's why they had to cave on FSU and others

February 2, 2016 7:04 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Why I Chose FSU

Video: Current Seminoles look back on signing with Florida State

Florida State braces for a 'different kind of National Signing Day'

FSU poised for top-five football recruiting finish

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/while-others-use-recruiting-gimmicks-fsu-plays-it-straight
Florida State succeeds in recruiting without using gimmicks

Malik Henry is 'either going to be horrible or great' at FSU?

Naseir Upshur promises ‘big news’ for Florida State after final visits

2016 Florida State recruit profile: Kyle Meyers, cornerback

Florida State defensive tackle recruit Cedric Wood is really good and underrated

Four-star CB Trayvon Mullen 'torn' between FSU, LSU, Clemson

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UP NEXT:

For Ole Miss, winning and recruiting go hand-in-hand

Ole Miss may add transfer from Memphis

Tigers linebacker Avery reportedly hopes to transfer to Ole Miss

https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/4-things-every-ole-miss-fan-needs-to-know-today-17
4 things every Ole Miss fan needs to know today

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Bacon's 20 Leads Florida State Past NC State 77-73

FSU escapes N.C. State’s second-half tear with 77-73 victory

The Florida State men’s basketball team has hit its stride in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Florida State basketball holds on for 77-73 win over NC State

Florida State’s inexperienced squad showed signs of growth against NC State to earn its third consecutive win in ACC play.

Bacon scores 20 to lead Florida State over N.C. State 77-73

With Florida State holding on to a two-point lead late in Monday's game against North Carolina State, coach Leonard Hamilton had one message to his team during a timeout - get the ball in the hands of Dwayne Bacon.

Noles survive to top NC State 77-73

FSU basketball won ugly and kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive.

FSU Basketball Hangs on for Wild Win over Wolfpack

https://floridastate.n.rivals.com/news/bacon-comes-up-big-leads-fsu-to-77-73-win-over-n-c-state
Bacon comes up big, leads FSU to 77-73 win over N.C. State

Barber's 31 not enough as NC State falls at Florida State 77-73

Seminoles starting to find a way

It had the makings of the Pitt game all over again.

Gottfried unhappy with officiating inconsistencies

Early-season emphasis on eliminating contact already forgotten

Box score

Bacon Named ACC Rookie Of The Week For School Record 4th Time

HOME TO DWAYNE BACON AS WELL AS THE BACON BOYS, FLORIDA STATE ENJOYS A FREE BACON DAY DURING HOME GAME

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Poole, FSU Volleyball Sustaining Success in Professional Ranks

Seminoles Finish Second At Florida Challenge

One-on-One with Megan Connolly

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Kelvin Benjamin: I’m going to be biggest cheerleader for Panthers at Super Bowl

49ers free agents 2016: Projecting a contract for Anquan Boldin

Rookie wall was real for Ronald Darby

Panthers’ Graham Gano welcomes Super Bowl spotlight, pressure

Carolina’s kicker has booted two game winners this season

Steelers Off-Season: Inside linebackers -- Timmons' unshakable bond with Tomlin could be a cap casualty

Noles In The NFL: Winston, Freeman Shine In Pro Bowl

Former FSU QB Jameis Winston throws 53-yard touchdown strike in Pro Bowl

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU Football Signs One of Nation's Top Classes

The class of 31 includes six players who enrolled in January.

Dragons' Rose Chooses 'Noles

Jefferson offensive lineman Daron Rose wants to become a lawyer, but his ability to keep a secret could lead to a successful CIA career.

Piurowski cements choices: football, FSU

After his juggling act, Parker picks FSU

Seminoles Top Clemson 69-59

Thornton scores 15 points in the win.

Tigers no match for 'Noles

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton loathes zone defense and rarely presses

New Team - Same Goal

FSU Baseball Looks to Reach College World Series for First Time Since 2000

Trotter Called Back For US National Team Camp In February

FSU plans Daytona Beach medical school

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Early look at best conference games for 2016

Clemson adds pair of offensive linemen for 2017

4-star WR recommits to Louisville

What to know about U of L's recruiting class

Recruiting: Meet the Miami Hurricanes' 2016 commits

NC State moves football season-opener two days earlier

Wolfpack’s game against William & Mary will be played Thursday, Sept. 1 instead of Saturday, Sept. 3

Pitt linebacker Bradley has surgery, may miss spring practice

Central Catholic’s Hamlin staying close to home, commits to Pitt

The defensive back had dozens of scholarship offers from colleges, and his other finalists were Penn State and Ohio State.

Clairton's Mathews shuns Penn State for Pitt

Mathews is listed as a three-star athlete on Rivals.com.

WR Winfree no longer committed to Pitt

Winfree, rated as a four-star prospect on Rivals.com, is a junior college product out of Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.

The ACC mixes up tradition for Syracuse football’s 2016 schedule

Looking back at Syracuse football 2012 recruiting class

First Mendenhall class mostly a London production

Looking back at the Hokies' 2011 recruiting class five years later

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ACC BASKETBALL:

At ACC basketball midseason, a look at surprises, all-conference candidates and what’s to come

Tigers set to start second half of ACC schedule

Brownell ‘not completely surprised’ with ACC start, but Tigers face another road game

Duke falls out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2007

7 ways the world was different the last time Duke wasn't in the AP top 25

Capsule: Duke, now unranked, heads to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech’s mental strength ‘has to get better’

Louisville gets the big win it wanted vs. UNC

Lee lets it fly for Louisville

UNC goes cold in 71-65 loss at Louisville

The North Carolina Tar Heels played their poorest first half of the season and then faded during the final 10 minutes to fall to the Louisville Cardinals 71-65.

NC State's Barber named ACC PoW for third time this season

Panthers' February schedule won't be easy

Wake Forest to host Clemson with hopes of salvaging season

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

12 reasons college football dominates the NFL

National Signing Day: State recruiting outlook

Here’s a look at the verbal commits and outlooks for the state football programs ahead of National Signing Day:

Projecting Where Every 5-Star Recruit Will Sign

Before National Signing Day, here's a look back at previous No. 1-ranked high school football recruits

Is a football early signing period any closer to reality?

Coaches wonder why no early signing period

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Re-grading the SEC's 2012 recruiting classes

https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/nations-no-1-overall-player-wont-play-college-football-for-sec-team
Nation’s No. 1 overall player won’t play college football for SEC team

No. 36 Knott commits to Alabama in online video

Auburn's best, worst case scenarios on 2016 National Signing Day

Trio of Gators commits set to announce final college decisions on signing day

What to know about UK's recruiting class

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After visit to BYU, Notre Dame's Tyler Luatua makes transfer official

Recruiting expert: If Texas were to pull off a top-10 class, calling it a 'coup' would be an understatement

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 13

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

SEC honors UF's KeVaughn Allen

Gators proved they're capable of big wins

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Law student demands lifetime supply of Kit Kat bars or she will sue because her chocolate did not have wafer inside

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Super Bowl storylines to watch

Super Bowl Match-Up: Can Josh Norman contain Demaryius Thomas?

Peyton Manning's imprint on the NFL

Madden simulator predicts Panthers will beat Broncos in Super Bowl

The 50 greatest players in Super Bowl history

Pharrell, Metallica part of Super Bowl concerts lineup

‘Thursday Night Football’ to air on CBS, NBC

Raiders negotiating to stay in Oakland for 2016

Raiders DE Tuck retires following 11-year career

NFL Hall of Fame should embrace The Snake

Four-legged fur balls take to the field in Kitten Bowl III

NBA Scoreboard

Mavs continue to tread water in the West, again fail to get past six games above .500

Suns fire Hornacek as scapegoat for woes

Suns name Earl Watson interim coach

Snedeker watches, waits, wins Farmers

Brandt Snedeker didn’t hit a shot Monday, but his stunning play Sunday was good enough to win the Farmers Insurance Open.

Jordan Spieth vows to never again attempt such an ambitious globetrotting tour

NCAA board votes to extend Mark Emmert's contact through 2020

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

A touch of class

National signing day brought a No. 1-rated class to Florida, a strong but mixed-review group to Florida State and a solid but receiver-weak crew to Miami.

February 1, 2016 7:11 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU says Friday night football its best option this season

The decision was based on timing, venue and the opportunity to honor military veterans.

FSU aiming for nation’s No. 1 recruiting class

FSU’s Tim Brewster Says ‘Noles Are Looking To “Get That #1 Class”

Florida State coaches "Dab" with top recruits

Florida State commitment Emmett Rice said he has a "really tough" decision after a visit to Louisville this weekend

https://www.seccountry.com/florida/shavar-manuels-teammate-comments-on-his-recruitment
Shavar Manuel’s teammate comments on his recruitment
Florida State is aiming to flip one of Florida’s top commitments for 2016, but one of his teammates likes the Gators’ chances of keeping their prized pledge.

Landon Dickerson Leads List Of 3 Top 2016 Football Recruits Florida State Can Still Land

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UP NEXT:

Recruiting analysis: Ole Miss running backs

Patterson WR Mykel Jones skips Ole Miss visit, heads to Oklahoma, report says

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Versatile Bookert Gives FSU Men A Spark

Short turnaround for FSU men

Dominant defensive effort for FSU men

FSU Basketball Baseline Observations: Seminoles take down Clemson

Inside the box score: FSU 76, Clemson 65

Preview: North Carolina State at Florida State

Thomas Sparks No. 11 #FSUWBB with 22 in Win over Hokies

Defense comes through for Seminoles in win over Va. Tech

FSU Women Get Their 29th Straight Home Victory

Hokies fall to No. 11/11 Florida State, 68-50

Hicks tallies 11 points, six assists, five steals and four rebounds

Video: Sue Semrau recaps FSU's win over Va. Tech

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Noles Stay Undefeated at Home with 4-1 Win Over Troy

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano ready for Super Bowl spotlight

FSU's Jameis Winston, Devonta Freeman score TDs in Pro Bowl

Jameis Winston helps Devonta Freeman celebrate in endzone

See top-10 plays of Jameis Winston's rookie season as he follows Tucker Frederickson, Cam Newton to Pro Bowl

Blixt's minor tweaks lead to major rise up leaderboard at Torrey Pines

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

FSU holds breath for signees

Locals could save 'Noles' signing class

Over the past three months alone, Florida State's recruiting efforts have taken members of the coaching staff as far north as New Jersey and as far west as the Los Angeles metro area.

Warren picks 'Noles

Two recruits may help FSU close strong

Linebacker Marcus Ball's announcement Tuesday that he will sign with Florida State could be the beginning of another strong finish to the recruiting season for the Seminoles.

Broward top performers of the week

JON KREFT, Douglas -- The senior center had 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 8 points and 6 blocks in a win over Monarch

Monday's press conference: Michael Boulware

Bucs' Brooks Would Restructure To Stay

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Set to decide, Fitzpatrick impressed by Cards

QB Cross becomes first UVa commitment in Mendenhall era

Fuente poised for recruiting success, just maybe not this year

In his two months on the job, Justin Fuente learned quickly just how much weight the Virginia Tech logo on his jacket carries.

Last recruiting weekend yields commitment from Florida DT Jarrod Hewitt for Hokies

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ACC BASKETBALL:

At ACC basketball midseason, a look at surprises, all-conference candidates and what’s to come

Good surprises include Clemson, Virginia Tech; not-so good surprises include Duke

Duke’s defense needs to improve by March

Look back through Ken Pomeroy’s annual statistics, and a trend emerges.

Recapping Georgia Tech’s loss to Syracuse

Preview | Louisville-UNC TV info, storylines

UNC’s wait is over: most challenging part of schedule is here

Capsule: Marquee ACC game for North Carolina as it heads to Louisville

UNC remains steady in power rankings, Roy is right on ‘green room’ promo

Wolfpack hopes to build on Miami win

N.C. State makes the turn in ACC play with a trip to Florida State

N.C. State to take on FSU on the road

Abdul-Malik Abu doesn’t know if Saturday’s upset of No. 15 Miami will propel N.C. State to a season-changing run. He does know the Wolfpack (12-10, 2-7 ACC) is not ready to give up.

Jeter shines in rare start, Pitt tops Virginia Tech 90-71

Sheldon Jeter scored a career-high 23 points in his first start of the season and Pittsburgh pulled away from Virginia Tech in the second half of a 90-71 victory on Sunday night.

Howard's passing impresses teammates, Boeheim

Jim Boeheim likes fouling when up 3; but it's not a 'cut-and-dried' decision

UVa win feels like a turning point

Cold-shooting Wake Forest clobbered on the road by Notre Dame

Away from home, Wake Forest is worst in the league

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

Recruits: Beware coaching moves

Solomon: Today's recruits might dream of celebrating a bowl victory with a beloved coach in a few years but they should know that coach will likely be gone by then.

State of Florida recruiting classes trending upward

Why is the Big 12 getting its 'butt handed to it' on the recruiting trail? From realignment to the Longhorns' decline, and more

Top early enrollees to watch this college football season

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UF commit will have 2 hats on the table on NSD

LSU could land best class in modern era of college football recruiting, ESPN expert says

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Baylor faces accusations of failure to investigate sexual assaults adequately, ignoring alleged victims

USF wins, Willie Taggart contract extension boost Bulls' recruiting class

9-year-old battling brain tumor signs a letter of intent to UCLA

9-year-old Cade Spinello, who has battled a brain tumor for four years, signed a letter of intent with the UCLA Bruins.

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAAM Basketball Scoreboard

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/kryzyzewski-knight-coached-at-army-no-ncaa-tournament-teams-have-played-there/2016/01/31/70a5dc50-c7ae-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_story.html?tid=pm_sports_pop_b
Kryzyzewski, Knight coached at Army. No NCAA tournament teams have played there.

Michigan State makes 17 3-pointers in 96-62 win over Rutgers

No. 22 Wichita State passes toughest remaining test at Evansville

The road to another undefeated Missouri Valley season is on in earnest for No. 22 Wichita State.

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Panthers open as favorites over Broncos in Super Bowl

How the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers Stack Up

NFL's top defense set to put stop to Newton

Don't be surprised if Broncos LB Von Miller is Super Bowl 50's breakout star

10 surprising facts about Super Bowl 50 matchup

With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later

Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds could read the nerves all over Roger Craig.

Patriots, Bucs shine in fourth decade of Super Bowl showdowns

Why are Super Bowl halftime shows so bad?

Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

Why is it Super Bowl 50 and not Super Bowl L?

Report: Calvin Johnson told Lions he planned to retire

Leave it to Lions to lose Calvin Johnson

Lions add former Maryland coach Edsall to staff

NBA Scoreboard

Does Dirk Nowitzki want to go to the All-Star game? Based off this Mark Cuban anecdote, probably not

Six late birdies not enough for Jordan Spieth as he finishes second at Singapore Open

Which Players Will Score Their First PGA Tour Victory in 2016?

Athletic Immunity

There are a variety of perks held by nationally ranked college athletes. They are given a godlike status by their peers, regularly appear on national television and are cheered on by fans across the country.

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Coaches exercise thumbs to recruit

Text messaging fits through loophole in NCAA rules

'Florida has the No. 1 class no matter what'

Colangelo has U.S. pointed toward hoops' gold

Hall of Famer Jerry Colangelo wants to change all that. Off the court, the managing director of the U.S. men's senior national team has already succeeded.

UI appeals Illiniwek decision to NCAA

ABC says its final farewell at Super Bowl

Hornets to play most of 06-07 in OK City

January 31, 2016 11:55 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

FSU recruiting rewind: A look back at signing day decisions, best classes

Seminole Scrapbook: QB Lee knows importance of signing day

Where do the experts think FSU’s remaining targets land?

A year after National Signing Day recruiting misses, Florida State poised to close

Why is FSU’s Malik Henry not a 5-star QB?

Keith Gavin hoping to add more talent to class after recommitting to Florida State

Levonta Taylor Leads List Of Top Prospects In Florida State's 2016 Recruiting Class

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UP NEXT:

Ole Miss AD says NCAA allegations related to previous football staff, Laremy Tunsil inquiry

Most Ole Miss charges predate Freeze

Ole Miss' Bjork discusses Notice of Allegations

Bjork Issues Second Statement On NCAA

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Bacon's 21 Points Lead Seminoles Past Clemson 76-65

A big win for the Seminoles

Florida State smothers Clemson in 76-65 win

Florida State cools off Clemson to split season series behind Bacon, Beasley

Dwayne Bacon gets cooking to lead FSU to win over Clemson

Bacon, Bacon Everywhere on Dwayne Bacon Day For FSU Basketball

FSU Stifles Clemson for a 76-65 Victory

Florida State gets revenge, knocks off Clemson 76-65

Stellar second-half pushes FSU to win over Clemson

Bacon, Seminoles cool off Clemson

Bacon sizzled. Clemson fizzled.

FSU players recap win over Clemson

Box score

Malik Beasley Thunderous Alley-Oop Dunk vs. Clemson

Clemson Basketball: Jaron Blossomgame Massive Alley-Oop Dunk vs. FSU

Big Promotions Highlight #FSUWBB vs. Virginia Tech on Sunday

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FSU BASEBALL:

FSU to sell beer at baseball games this season

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Jean Hurdles Onto National Stage; Noles Close Strong

Noles Post a Pair of Wins Against SC State, North Florida

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Nigel Bradham: Bills unlikely to offer Bradham big money

Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Is first rookie quarterback in Bucs history to earn Pro Bowl berth

Jameis Winston: Top 10 Plays of 2015

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles Honored at Football Awards Dinner

Brodrick Bunkley, Willie Reid and Chris Davis were named MVP's.

Warren sticks with Florida State

South Aiken?s Watson says he connects with FSU

The moment that Florida State, his favorite team since ?before I can remember? offered him a football scholarship, DeKoda Watson had to stop himself.

FSU has good shot at making tourney

Leonard Hamilton only had to look to his right to know it can be done.
There is a place in the NCAA tournament for a football school.

Thornton?s knee only bruised

An MRI on Monday didn?t reveal any damage to Al Thornton?s left knee.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

Boston College Football Recruiting: 2016 TE Korab Idrizi Commits To The Eagles

The Latest in Clemson Recruiting: Countdown to Signing Day

RB has Cards No. 1, eager to prove himself

Top recruits Sam Bruce and Michael Irvin II ready to make an impact in Miami Hurricanes’ passing game

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Louisville's first chance to prove itself goes horribly wrong

In arguably its biggest test of the season, No. 16 Louisville was woeful on offense, committing 18 turnovers in a blowout loss to ACC rival Virginia.

Pitino on UVA rout: 'I saw this day coming'

Adel's play a silver lining in U of L's loss

Barber, NC State control 2nd half to beat No. 15 Miami 85-69

UM loses rebounding battle and game at North Carolina State

Hurricanes outrebounded 41-23 in ugly road loss, launch 26 three-pointers.

UNC ‘plays to get better’ in 89-62 victory against Boston College

Paige, Tar Heels breathe easier after shots start to fall against Boston College

NC State answers call, at least for one game

Notre Dame PF Zach Auguste strives to be better around bucket

Pitt has a must-win home game

Pitt (16-4, 5-3 ACC) plays host to Virginia Tech (12-9, 4-4) tonight in a nationally televised “Sunday Night Hoops” affair.

Pitt's frontcourt deficiencies exact a heavy toll, open a door for Ryan Luther

Sophomore Ryan Luther is playing more often for Pitt after improving his defense.

Syracuse basketball gets by Georgia Tech; back at .500 in ACC play

Malachi Richardson's big 2nd half saves Syracuse basketball against Georgia Tech

Jim Boeheim on Syracuse basketball's defense: 'It's not some freaking magic trick'

Best and worst from Syracuse basketball's win vs. Georgia Tech

Virginia throttles Louisville for fourth straight win

Cavaliers find their winning formula

Tony Bennett studied more game film of Louisville than any other opponent his Virginia team has faced this season and it showed as the Cavaliers handed the Cardinals their worst home loss in the six-year history of the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday.

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

The 10 most intense recruiting battles heading into NSD

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Nussmeier staying with Gators

Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is staying in Gainesville after being considered a candidate to fill the head coach vacancy at Southern Miss.

Sending out the Gamecock signal: Muschamp bringing the buzz back in USC recruiting

Texas A&M joins college sports' financial elite

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Navy football earns prestigious Lambert Trophy

Analysis: Ara knows the challenges ahead for Notre Dame's Brian Kelly

Southern Mississippi hires Jay Hopson as football coach

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

NCAA Scoreboard

Jump shot innovator Sailors dies at age 95

Arizona's Miller rips into team after loss to Ducks

Auburn's Cinmeon Bowers suspended for Oklahoma State game

Gators knock off No. 9 West Virginia

Emotional game for UF's Francis-Ramirez

Gators get tough in win over Mountaineers

Gators get a literal bump in their tournament resume

Bludgeoning of No. 9 West Virginia gives new Gators coach some credibility in post-Donovan era

Kansas outlasts Kentucky 90-84 in overtime

Wayne Selden scores career-best 33 for the Jayhawks, who trailed by six at halftime

Kentucky, Kansas are best of college hoops and should play every year

Late-game heroics from Isaiah Cousins and Khadeem Lattin lift Sooners over LSU; Buddy Hield outshines Ben Simmons

What they're saying about Buddy Hield after the Sooners' win over LSU

Texas A&M scores defining win over Iowa State

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

Fort Worth police responded to 'possible assault' regarding Johnny Manziel and ex-girlfriend, searched for him with helicopter

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

Right time, right place: How Ron Rivera found a home with Carolina Panthers

Believe it or not, Panthers WRs will give Broncos defense a hard time

Super Bowl 50 Golden Team

Players skipping Pro Bowl en masse; game’s future in doubt

It has been more than three years since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sounded the two-minute warning on the Pro Bowl.

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January 30, 2016 9:58 AM

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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
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FSU FOOTBALL:

Wilson Bell Selected to Represent ACC on NCAA Autonomy Committee

Versatile kicker Logan Tyler could give Florida State an edge

Scheduling conflict: Will Florida State lose before Clemson?

FSU football, buoyed by South Florida talent, poised for another impressive recruiting class

Stars like Kongbo, Burns expected on campus for official visits

Three FSU targets to announce on ESPN; Jauan Williams has made decision

FSU Commit Upshur Ready to Compete for Playing Time, Championships

Florida State 2016 recruiting: Andrew Boselli, offensive line

Ole Miss looks to sway Carlos Becker III from favorites FSU, Ohio State

Wakulla's Keith Gavin rejoins FSU's 2016 recruiting class

Wakulla WR Keith Gavin recommits to FSU

After FSU in-home, Gavin back in the fold

Florida State lands top receiver target as Keith Gavin recommits

He was down to FSU and Alabama before coming back to the Seminoles.

Scout 300 ATH Keith Gavin Recommits to Jimbo Fisher and Florida State

National Signing Day is still nearly a week away, but for Keith Gavin, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior and Scout 300 athlete that will be playing wide receiver on the collegiate level, he simply found no reason to wait and revealed his decision late Friday evening.

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UP NEXT:

NCAA formally charges Mississippi with rules violations

Only a few of NCAA's 'roughly 30' Ole Miss allegations concern football, per sources

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FSU BASKETBALL:

Seminoles Play Host To Clemson On Saturday At Noon

Seminoles set for rematch with Clemson

Leonard Hamilton One-on-One

Video: FSU's Leonard Hamilton previews Clemson game

Preview: FSU Looks for Revenge Against Clemson

Clemson Basketball preview vs. FSU

Clemson at Florida State Basketball Preview: Q&A with Tomahawk Nation

Preview: Clemson at Florida State

Healthy Bookert key to improved Florida St. perimeter game

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Tigers prepare for road rematch against FSU

FSU to give away 10K strips of bacon vs. Clemson

Florida State University to give out bacon before basketball game in honor of freshman guard Dwayne Bacon

Brown, teammates stepping up during FSU’s hot streak

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FSU BASEBALL:

Martin, Noles Back In Action As Preseason Practice Begins

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FSU SOCCER/TRACK/GOLF/VOLLEYBALL:

Field Events Carry Noles On Opening Day At Razorback Invitational

Noles Roll Tide 6-1

Women’s Tennis Hits Road for Saturday Double-Header

Noles Fall at Auburn

In its final meet of the 2015-16 regular season, both Florida State swimming and diving teams fell to No. 7/11 Auburn and No. 17/17 Wisconsin at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on Friday.

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'NOLES IN THE PROS:

Injured receiver Kelvin Benjamin says balance the key to Panthers success

Derrick Brooks surprises flag football kids with visit

Legal expert: Jameis Winston lawsuit could last into 2018

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10 YEARS AGO FSU IN THE CHOP:

Seminoles pick up speed before big day

By all accounts, Florida State made the most of its last chance to impress 12 recruits over the weekend.

FSU selects Bunkley as defensive MVP

++Spiller down to three after FSU visit

Hurricanes Top Seminoles In Overtime, 84-78

FSU forces the extra period on an Alexander Johnson layup with 0.1 second left in regulation

Injury sidelines Thornton

Florida State power forward Al Thornton gave his aching left knee one last try with 8:09 remaining in regulation Sunday against Miami

After mostly watching in '05, Guinn gets chance to shine

Dennis Guinn didn't have much of a chance to introduce himself to Florida State fans last season. He appeared in just 16 games with 11 at-bats and no hits.

Q & A: Walter Dix

FSU sprinter is at the top of his game

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
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ACC FOOTBALL:

ACC's best games of 2015, most compelling of 2016: No. 1

Cutcliffe pulling for Manning’s Broncos, former Duke players in Super Bowl 50

Former Duke players on the Broncos’ squad are Juwan Thompson, Kenny Anunike

What's left for U of L football recruiting?

Syracuse football QB Rex Culpepper full go for spring practice after tearing ACL

How Dino Babers overhauled Syracuse football's 2016 recruiting class (analysis)

Syracuse football hosting 3-star ATH Adrian Killins, DE Josh White on official visits

Who will step up at cornerback in 2016 and where might the Hokies look for a punter?

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ACC BASKETBALL:

Why the ACC schedule is backloaded, and what it means for Tobacco Road elite

Capsule: Boston College at North Carolina

Boston College at No. 2 North Carolina

Louisville ready for 'fun weekend,' big games

Preview | U of L-Virginia TV info, storylines

Pitino unsure if Johnson will play vs. UVA

No. 2 Tar Heels know things about to get tougher in ACC

Roy Williams on ESPN green room talk: The most ridiculous freakin’ thing I’ve ever seen

ACC basketball schedule “more weird, more ridiculous” than ever, Roy Williams says

UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell suspended for 2 games

Hatchell suspended for one game by UNC and for one game by the NCAA

Capsule: Miami at NC State

Gottfried shows frustration with Wolfpack

Numbers tell the tale of NC State’s woes

Slow starts, shoddy defense doom Pitt

In two of their past three games, the Panthers have fallen into deficits that have proven insurmountable.

Syracuse basketball vs. Georgia Tech: 5 things to watch

Cavaliers hope to build more momentum at Louisville

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ACC BASEBALL:

Clemson hits diamond under new coach

Monte Lee talks expectations, goals as practice begins

Cavaliers' championship rings await at 'Step Up to the Plate'

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

Football recruiting is unstable, as Jim Harbaugh shows, even when unintended

Jim Harbaugh's recruiting tactics irk only those unrealistic about college football

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly agrees to contract through 2021 season

Whittingham signs extension with Utah through 2020

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OTHER BASKETBALL:

College coaches use zone as a second language

Recent rule changes have prompted some college basketball coaches to adjust their defensive philosophies.

Gators, SEC looking to make most of shot against Big 12

Gators brace for 'Press' Virginia

Florida is preparing for havoc in front of a sellout crowd Saturday when it hosts No. 9 West Virginia at the O’Connell Center in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

Florida likely without starter Justin Leon vs No. 9 WVU

Trip to Kansas will test new-look Kentucky

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OTHER BASEBALL:

USC baseball notebook: Plenty of position battles to be decided in scrimmages

Holbrook has 14 position players battling for 9 starting spots

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SPORTS IN THE COURTS:

NCAA in no-win situation in ex-player's lawsuit against FanDuel, DraftKings

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MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:

No. 1 vs. No. 2: Super Bowl 50 features top two draft picks from 2011

Super Bowl 50: Five season-defining moments for the Panthers

CBS' Jim Nantz: Carolina Panthers would be called all-time great team if they played in big market

How the Carolina Panthers became a Super Bowl team

How Ted Ginn Jr. Went from Draft Bust to Potential Super Bowl 50 X-Factor

Carolina Panthers: Injury report for Super Bowl lists 7 players as questionable

Denver Broncos are better prepared for the Super Bowl under Gary Kubiak

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning channels Bill Belichick in response to retirement talk

DeMarcus Ware provides emotional fuel to Broncos' run

Three Denver Broncos listed questionable for Super Bowl 50

The gang's all here: Broncos on injured reserve will travel with teammates on team plane Sunday

Bucs G.M. not interested in trading Mike Glennon

Jaguars say they've 'turned the corner' at State of the Franchise meeting

Chargers to stay in San Diego for now, but have L.A. deal

Raiders talking with Las Vegas about sharing new UNLV stadium

The billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials said Thursday.

Barry Switzer on how he cost the Cowboys a chance to win in 1994 NFC title-game loss to 49ers

Barry Switzer on what he had to do to get out of paying a $28,000 bill for a party after Cowboys' Super Bowl XXX win

Mavericks start month-long stretch full of home games with drubbing of the Nets

Rick Carlisle: 'My hat's off' to Zaza Pachulia for already emerging as veteran leader for the Mavs

Michael Phelps anchors 'Curtain of Destraction' in Sun Devils' rout

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10 YEARS AGO IN THE CHOP:

Woods Survives Playoff to Win at Torrey

A new decade for Tiger Woods brought back some familiar images.
Stalking the 18th green at Torrey Pines, he sized up the 8 feet of grass between his ball and the cup, a putt he simply had to make to get into a playoff Sunday.