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Despite horrible weekend, ACC still basketball’s best league

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ACC fans, or supporters of schools outside of the SEC, often grumble about the “best conference by far” tag often given to the SEC by football pundits. Each time an SEC team loses a bowl game or a head-to-head matchup with one of the outsiders, the derision often follows. Conversely, SEC basketball fans, or supporters of other power conferences outside of the ACC, are equally uncertain that conference is that much better than the others. The ACC put eight teams…

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FSU/UF rise while Miami joins AP Top 25

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Both Florida and Florida State moved up in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Gators earned the 12th position, up from 13th last week, while the Seminoles climbed four spots to claim the No. 15 ranking. Florida moved up despite a loss at No. 9 Kentucky on Saturday. While they played the Wildcats tough in the 76-66 loss on the road, the Gators were impressive in their 81-66 takedown of a good South Carolina team. The Seminoles’ rise…

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Gators rewarded, Seminoles dissed in AP Top 25 poll

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For those paying attention to polls, Florida Gators fans should be glad while Florida State Seminoles followers should be mad. The Gators surged to the No. 17 position in the AP Top 25 poll, while Florida State moved up one spot to the 14th position. Both teams won their two games since the last poll, but only one appears to have impressed poll voters. The Gators had two huge wins over the week. A 39-point win over Missouri and a…

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FSU Seminoles face difficult football schedule in 2017

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The FSU Seminoles have a good returning class. They seem primed for a good recruiting class. Only one thing could get in the way of FSU. The schedule. Coach Jimbo Fisher has his work cut out for him. The Seminoles play one of the nation’s toughest schedules in 2017, which was confirmed Wednesday as the ACC announced it schedules. FSU plays both teams that were in the national championship game – Clemson and Alabama. The Seminoles also play rivals Miami…

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The road for Deshaun Watson started with help from Warrick Dunn

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Think of it as Warrick Dunn helping with a few more memories. Dunn has given away homes to single parents for years as part of the legacy of his mother, an off-duty policewoman who was slain while escorting a businesswoman to the bank to make a deposit when Dunn was only 11 years old. In all, Dunn has given away 152 homes. Turns out, one of those who benefitted from Dunn’s generosity was Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who grew up…

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Clemson scores with one second left to dethrone Alabama

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Deshaun Watson, it seems, had grown weary of the background. No. 3 in the Heisman voting, 2015. No. 2 in the Heisman voting, 2016. No. 2 in the national championship playoffs, 2015. For most of Monday night’s game against favored Alabama, it seemed that Watson might finish short of the finish line again. Instead, he led Clemson on a 68-yard drive in the last 127 seconds, throwing a two-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow to pull out a 35-31 victory…

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5 players who could decide tonight’s national title game

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Forget the hype. Don’t watch the celebrities. Pay no attention to the talking heads. This is about players. Football always is. So which players could change tonight’s game? A handful of possibilities for each team: Clemson 1. Deshaun Watson, quarterback: Watson is the key figure to the game for both teams. If he gets loose – he had 405 yards and four touchdowns last year – then he can lead Clemson to a surprisingly easy win. If Alabama can contain…

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