College football

Lessons from college’s first weekend

September 5, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Monday, 6 a.m. Oh, the things we learned… We learned that Les Miles not only eats grass, he may be smoking it. Four quarters in, and we’re right back at where we were in LSU, with influential boosters looking for a closet where they can keep Miles safe away from the play-calling. We learned that […]

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Like many others, Briles leaves coaching in shame

June 1, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 6 a.m. And so Art Briles is tossed out of the fort. He walks away in shame, chased away by the very school he made matter. There is stain to his legacy. He is a man who defended sexual abuse, who shaped realities to where they did not happen. Fortunately, he worked for a […]

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Bulls record a huge upset over Temple

November 14, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 12:06 a.m. More and more, Willie Taggart invites you to believe. More and more, he asks you to join in the growth. Taggart won the biggest game of his career Saturday night, upsetting a ranked team for the first time in a stunning 44-23 victory over previously 21st-ranked Temple. It was the fifth win […]

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Could FSU-Florida be a great game once again?

November 5, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 6 a.m. There is a little business to take care of first, of course. FSU has this bothersome little rivalry with Clemson. It has to make a decision on a quarterback. It has a season-long of sputtering to stop on offense. Florida has to wrap up the SEC East. It has to get its […]

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Blocked field goal leads to FSU’s first defeat

October 24, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 11:06 p.m. One of college football’s most memorable plays will be one of FSU’s most forgettable. A blocked kick returned 78  yards for the winning touchdown on the final play of the game doomed the Seminoles to a 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech Saturday night and put FSU on the outside of the college […]

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Is Gators’ McElwain Coach of the Year?

October 23, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 6 a.m. The program feels healthy again, vibrant. It feels like it matters. It feels like the University of Florida has a grip on the future. Again. And that, more than anything, is what new Florida coach Jim McElwain has accomplished in his first season. The sorrowful days, the days of wondering where it […]

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Can college football, and all its flavors, get here?

July 24, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 6:15 a.m. Every now and then, college football beats you up. Jimbo Fisher sits the front of the room, talking about his school’s athletes and their problems with violence against women.Not long ago, Nevin Shapiro was making another headline in Miami. Teams quibble over the subjectivity of who gets in the playoffs and who […]

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