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Bob Sparks is President of Ramos and Sparks Group, a Tallahassee-based business and political consulting firm. During his career, he has directed media relations and managed events for professional baseball, served as chief spokesperson for the Republican Party of Florida as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Attorney General of Florida. After serving as Executive Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Charlie Crist, he returned to the private sector working with clients including the Republican National Committee and political candidates in Japan. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Sue and can be reached at Bob@ramos-sparks.com.

American Athletic Conference football schedules still a work in progress

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Football schedules for major college teams are often set years in advance. This year, they are works in progress with some schools. With the for-more-important human havoc Hurricane Irma caused, it also created chaos with football programs such as the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida. When both schools were unable to play conference games last week, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) got to work with its member schools to ensure fairness and balance in the…

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Familiar faces on Illinois sideline will try to trip up USF

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On Friday, Illinois (2-0) will make its first-ever trip to Tampa to face the 22nd-ranked USF Bulls. While the two teams will be meeting for the first time ever, the Illini coaching staff will have no trouble finding their way around Raymond James Stadium or finding the visitors’ locker room. No fewer than six Illinois coaches are familiar to Tampa Bay NFL fans. They have either played with the Bucs or served as coaches.

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Irma not stopping Saturday’s Gators vs. Vols rivalry game

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With the welcome news that I-75 north of Gainesville will not close due to the flooding of the Santa Fe River, returning evacuees will now have a clearer path home. Traveling Tennessee Volunteer fans and some Florida Gator fans will also have an easier time getting to The Swamp for Saturday’s game between the two rivals. With U.S. Highways 41 and 27 still closed, a nightmarish detour was averted.

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Bucs/Dolphins game postponed to November 19

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On Wednesday, the Bucs and Miami Dolphins announced the season opener scheduled for Sunday in Miami, will instead be played on November 19, the scheduled bye week for both teams. That means Tampa Bay will open the season against the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium next Sunday.

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Corey Dickerson leads Rays to 11-4 rout of Twins

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Corey Dickerson hit his 26th home run and also doubled twice, powering the Tampa Bay Rays past the Minnesota Twins 11-4 Monday night to tighten the AL wild-card race. The Twins’ lead for the second wild-card spot was trimmed to a half-game by the Angels.

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Seminoles lose Francois for the season

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Florida State sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois has been lost for the season after suffering an injury near the end of Saturday night’s 24-7 loss to Alabama. The Tallahassee Democrat reports Francois tore the patella tendon in his left knee and will undergo surgery as early as Tuesday. Seminoles players, coaches and fans feared the worst after Francois was carted off the field late in the game after being sacked from behind. He was clutching his knee and left the field…

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USF Bulls 2-0, but need to get better

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The good news is the University of South Florida Bulls are 2-0 to start the 2017 season. The better news is they can play much better. Saturday’s 31-17 win at Raymond James Stadium over unheralded Stony Brook was not a thing of beauty, but early in the season a win is a win. Whether it was a matter of taking the Seawolves lightly, or the opponent came to play, or both, the 19th-ranked Bulls will need to engage upcoming opponents…

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