FSU gives USF a reality check in football

September 25, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 4 a.m. Promising program, USF. It has possibilities. It has a pretty good team. It can make the numbers climb on the scoreboard. On a late September afternoon, why, they’re capable of putting up 35 against a good FSU team. Excellent program, FSU. It has realities. It has a terrific team. It can run […]

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FSU comes back behind freshman Francois

September 6, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 6 a.m. He is 19 years old. What does he know about lore? He has played one game. What does he know about the voices of old men as they retell the great moments of a college program. Later. Later, when the years have passed and the trophies have been collected, Deondre Francois may […]

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Is Florida on its way to ruling college football again?

June 24, 2016 College football

Friday, 6 a.m. It was Sept. 23, 2006, for all of you keeping score at home. That’s when Paul Finebaum officially ran out of guests. Finebaum, the king of Alabama sports, has become a media star as of late. Always opinionated, always acerbic, he took his sharp wit and observations about college football to be […]

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FSU wins as Winston does a little ‘coaching’

March 8, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 11:46 p.m. FSU’s baseball team didn’t have much of a test from USF, but Bulls’ freshman David Villar had a good night in the loss. Villar went three for five with three RBI in the Bulls’ 12-4 defeat to the 11th-ranked Seminoles. “I saw a player that was ready for the stage,” head coach […]

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FSU’s offensive line recruits bear watching

February 4, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 6 a.m. Right now, keep in mind that they are only mounds of clay to be molded. They are seeds. They are colts. They are apprentices. On the other hand, man, are they promising. That’s the thing about recruiting. Everyone pays attention to the quarterbacks, and they’re mesmerized by the speed of the receivers, […]

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Only four plays separated FSU from Florida

November 29, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 12:54 a.m. If you were a highly ranked athlete in Florida, where would you go after watching FSU beat Florida Saturday night. Depends. Where were you going to go before the game? There have been FSU-Florida games that affected the recruiting race. This wasn’t one of them. Both teams finished with two losses. Both […]

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What can LSU offer to FSU’s Fisher?

November 25, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 6 a.m. LSU wants Jimbo Fisher. Of course it does. If a school is looking for a new coach, and LSU may be one of them, why wouldn’t it want Jimbo? He’s one of the finest coaches working today, and Urban Meyer and Nick Saban seem to be on their way to being legends […]

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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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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: Has the NBA considered Tampa Bay?

November 7, 2015 Baseball

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com 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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