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Will this be the year that Miami finally beats FSU?

October 5, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 2 a.m. How much does it matter who a team has played? Answer that, and perhaps you can guess who will win Saturday’s game between Miami and FSU. Miami, for intance, is 3-0. But it’s 3-0 while playing Bethune-Cookman, Toledo and Duke. It would be a huge story if the Hurricanes had lost to […]

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Blackman’s late touchdown pass lifts Seminoles

October 1, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 1 a.m. The FSU Seminoles are winners again. Finally. Closely. Homely. But they won. James Blackman, the freshman quarterback of the Seminoles, threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Auden Tate with only 53 seconds to playfor a 26-19 victory. Blackman, starting his second game, struggled for much of the day, but made the winning […]

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Random Thoughts: Exporting the Jags is cruel

September 24, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday 4 a.m. I love Great Britain, which gave us the Beatles, Shakespeare, James Bond, King Arthur, Robin Hood, the Rolling Stones and Ms. Peel, among others. So why are we giving them back the Jaguars in return? Hey, this isn’t North Korea. – I haven’t been paying attention. Tell me: When did Butch Jones […]

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College roundup: FSU falls in Blackman’s debut

September 23, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 7 p.m. A season that started with great expectations has turned to disappointment already. The FSU Seminoles fell to 0-2 Saturday with a 27-21 loss to North Carolina State at Doak Campbell Stadium. If you want, you can call it the final casualty of Hurricane Irma; the Seminoles played after a 21-day layoff. The […]

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Which team could have used a game the most?

September 8, 2017 College football

Friday, 3 a.m. As far as a football team goes, they all needed to play. Really, they did. You should have no problem, however, with the series of cancellations in which Miami, Florida, USF and then FSU all pulled the plug on what probably would have been a series of easy victories for this weekend. […]

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FSU reeling from loss of quarterback Francois

September 4, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Monday, 2 a.m. They lost a game. They lost their rankings. And worst of all, they lost their quarterback. For the Florida State Seminoles, Saturdays don’t come more costly than last week’s. It was bad enough to lose to Alabama, but Alabama remains the program that matters most in America. It was bad enough that, […]

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FSU’s special teams lead to defeat against Alabama

September 3, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2:30 a.m. Against a team as strong as the University of Alabama, the little things can kill a team. Just ask Jimbo Fisher. Special teams were the downfall of Fisher and his FSU Seminoles Saturday night. In a 14-minute span, the Seminoles had a punt blocked, a field goal block and a kickoff return […]

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The picks: FSU has a shot at upsetting Alabama

September 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. In college football, the question is always who happens to be No. 2. No. 1, of course, is the University of Alabama. Talking about the preseason rankings? Talking about the recruiting rankings? Talking about the coaching rankings? It doesn’t matter. Alabama seems to rule them all. And to beat them, you pretty […]

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Sports has given us a century’s worth of memories

July 17, 2017 College Sports in Florida

eMonday, 4 a.m. Joe Montana, leading his team to a comeback in Super Bowl XXIII…Reggie Jackson, exploding at the plate in the ’77 World Series. Michael Phelps, splashing his way to another gold medal…Michael Jordan, his tongue hanging out, hitting from the top of the key to claim another NBA title…Serena Williams, stuffing her trophy […]

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Here’s to those who would doubt Dalvin

March 8, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 4 a.m. No offense to Dalvin Cook, but I hope scouts look at his surgically repaired shoulder and shake their heads. I hope they look at his 40-times, where six backs were better, and come to the conclusion that he is Pee-Wee Herman in cleats. I hope they look at his vertical jump and […]

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