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Back to work: Florida State prepares for long grind

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is glad to get back to a normal game-week schedule after Hurricane Irma forced the 12th-ranked Seminoles to take two weeks off. They are facing an upcoming stretch that is becoming quite familiar.

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Alabama, SEC trying to climb back to college football summit

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Alabama and the Southeastern Conference are trying to climb back atop the college football mountain.

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Shakayla Thomas leads No. 5 FSU women past Wake Forest

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Shakayla Thomas scored a season-high 23 points and fifth-ranked Florida State cruised to a 102-60 victory over Wake Forest on Thursday night. The Seminoles reached the century mark for only the fourth time in Atlantic Coast Conference game. The last time was Jan. 25, 2015, also against Wake Forest. Thomas, who has five 20-point games this season, scored seven of the Seminoles’ first 11 points and had 11 in the first quarter. They were up 22-9 after the first 10…

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Florida State’s newest recruiting weapon — honey fried chicken

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Friday was honey fried chicken day in the Figg Family Dining Hall at Florida State University, but the dish has been gaining a lot of attention since Wednesday. #HoneyFriedChickenFriday pic.twitter.com/N9RLmU7KZM — FSU Football (@FSU_Football) February 3, 2017 During an interview on ESPN before making his announcement, defensive tackle Marvin Wilson raved about the chicken. “I was like that sounds suspect, so I grabbed one piece. I finished that one piece of chicken. I went grabbed the whole pan, and put…

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Florida State running back Dalvin Cook declares for NFL draft

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Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has announced he will enter the NFL draft, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles defeated Michigan in the Orange Bowl. Cook, who is expected to be a first-round pick, made the announcement Saturday via video on Instagram. He says he made the decision after much consideration but was doing it after discussions with his family. The Miami native wrapped up his collegiate career by being named Orange Bowl MVP after rushing for 145…

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Florida St. O-line has experience but wants consistency

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Offensive line coach Rick Trickett has a bounty of linemen to work with as Florida State goes through preseason practices. Finding the right combination for the Sept. 5 opener in Orlando against Mississippi might be a tougher task. “It is going to be the five guys that work the best together. It won’t always be the five most talented,” Trickett said. “They’re all good guys. I don’t have a problem with any of them. Just are they ready yet?” Besides…

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ACC, ESPN to launch ACC Network in 2019

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The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said ESPN and the ACC also will start a digital channel next month that will be available online. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the network has not been formally announced by ESPN or the ACC. The launch of the network will be discussed this week when the ACC holds its preseason…

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