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December 27, 2017 College Sports in Florida

3Wednesday, 4 a.m. I like Christmas over birthdays. I like turkey over ham. I like opening presents on Christmas morning over Christmas Eve. I like staying the course over blowing up the Bucs. I like Peyton Barber over Doug Martin. I liked Lamar Jackson over Baker Mayfield for the Heisman. I like going for it […]

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Temple overwhelms FIU in Gasparilla

December 22, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 3:30 a.m. For Florida International, the Gasparilla Bowl ended early. It was still in the first quarter, in fact, when starting quarterback Alex McGough was knockd out of the game with a broken collarbone. After that, the Panthers’ offense struggled in a 28-3 loss to Temple. Temple won four of its last five games. […]

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Banks scores 23 to lead Bulls to victory

December 19, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 2 a.m. The USF Bulls fought their way back to .500 Monday night by pulling away from Northern Arizona. The Bulls, 6-6, got 23 points from Payton Banks in the win. Banks led the Bulls to a strong finish in the first half,  and USF cruised to a 70-56 victory. Helping Banks was Stephan […]

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USF’s Laksa erupts for 40 in victory

December 15, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 1 a.m. USF’s Katija Laksa did everything to pop the corn Friday night. She might even have salted it. Laksa had one of the most dominant nights in USF history, leading the Bulls to a 108-48 victory over Southern. USF is now 8-2 on the season, trailing UConn by two games and tied with […]

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Jiggetts leads USF past Bethune-Cookman

December 15, 2017 Basketball

Friday, 1 a.m. For Stephan Jiggetts, the goal was a big number. For the USF Bulls, it was a small one. The Bulls won their fifth game of the season (against six losses) Thursday night, pulling away from Bethune-Cookman for an 83-63 victory. In the victory, Jiggetts passed the 1,000-point margin for the Bulls. He […]

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Random Thoughts: The Bucs as a dynasty?

December 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. 49ers’ general manager John Lynch says that if the Bucs had a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, he’d have five rings. Let’s assume he’s correct. Who would have been the dynastic offensive coordinator: Mike Shula, Les Steckel or Clyde Christiansen? – For all the plays in all the parks, did Derek Jeter just […]

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Yes, Taggart is good enough for the FSU job

December 6, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 3 a.m. At the time, it seemed like a good question. Heck, at the time, it seemed like the only question. “Willie, are you good enough for this job?” I asked. For once, I wasn’t trying to be a wise guy. Given what we had just seen, it was the question on everyone’s mind. […]

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Miami squashed by Clemson in ACC title game

December 3, 2017 Clemson

Sunday, 2 a.m. Yay. They got a field goal. For the Miami Hurricanes, that was at least something. After all, the Hurricanes kicked their field goal with 3:29 to play, and it brought them back to within five touchdowns in a 38-3 loss to Clemson. Miami felt it had a puncher’s chance coming into the […]

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Ask Gary: Flowers’ big night improved his status

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

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The Predictions: Clemson should handle Miami

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. It’s a bowl game. It’s a big deal, really? Come on, guys. It’ll be fun. Really. They’ll give us watches! They’ll feed us steaks! You can understand, of course, if the prospect of the 36th straight bowl game has lost a little luster for the FSU Seminoles. After all, the Seminoles have […]

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