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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FSU loses to Clemson; USF beats East Carolina

November 7, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 11:49 p.m. A stopped fourth-and-one play with 6:30 to go spurred the No. 3 ranked Clemson Tigers to a victory over FSU Saturday night. The Seminoles were tied with Clemson at 13 at the time, but Shaq Lawson stopped Dalvin Cook on the biggest play of the game. From there, Clemson drove for the go-ahead field goal and […]

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Ask Gary: Are Dykstra’s accusations believable?

October 31, 2015 Baseball

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, 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 or be […]

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Random Thoughts: Does Golden have a chance?

October 25, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 6 a.m. Hi. I’m Al Golden, and what pressure? A lot of Miami alumni want to adjust my necktie. One even bought me this one that looks … like a rope. Ack. – Now Nick Saban wants Alabama fans to be more like Texas A&M. So they can’t buy the dress they want, and […]

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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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Random Thoughts: Is Golden still the UM coach?

October 11, 2015 Baseball

Sunday, 6 a.m. Hello, I’m Al Golden, and I have a question. How did they get an airplane to pull a banner over this column? – USA Today ranks Sunday’s Tampa Bay-Jacksonville game as the NFL’s least-watchable game of the weekend, which is particularly harsh on a weekend when Cleveland plays Baltimore and Buffalo plays […]

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FSU’s Cook limps his way past the Hurricanes

October 11, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 12:35 a.m. Turns out, one leg is plenty for Dalvin Cook. Two would just be running up the score. Cook, questioned all week because the health of his left leg, passed all tests Saturday night as he ran past the University of Miami. The Seminoles sputtered at times, and they trailed in the fourth […]

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Bucs, Smith give each other what they need

September 21, 2015 general

After a while, a man gets used to his path being blocked. One team after another would look at Jacquies Smith, and one team after another would shake its head. He wasn’t big enough. He wasn’t strong enough. He wasn’t special enough. After a while, then, Smith’s story was written on pink slips, defined by […]

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Miami’s Kaaya continues to lead state QBs

September 21, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Quarterbacks are the reason that the powerhouse teams of the state are unbeaten. And quarterbacks are the reason each team has a chance to remain that way. A brief look, then, at the state’s quarterbacks after Week Three. 1. Brad Kaaya, Miami: Kaaya’s value was never more apparent that in Saturday’s overtime victory against Nebraska. […]

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Ranking the state’s quarterbacks after week 2

September 14, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Monday, 9:30 a.m. Two weeks in the shallow end of the pool. Most teams haven’t given themselves a chance to lose yet. By the same token, most teams haven’t given their quarterback a chance to fail yet. A brief glance at the top quarterbacks in the state: 1. Brad Kaaya, Miami: Kaaya is like an […]

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