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AP Top 25 takeaways: Buckeyes still have playoff path

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Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. Just when it looked like the college football weekend was going to be filled with more of the same, Penn State pulled off the biggest upset of the season. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 8. 1. As No. 2 Ohio State picks up the pieces from a surprising loss at Happy Valley, the most important thing to know is this: If the…

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Week 8 preview: A&M vs. ‘Bama; Ducks’ coach under pressure

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As the college football season makes the turn into the back half of the season, we’re due for a startling upset. The first week of the season, two teams ranked in the top 10 lost to unranked teams. No. 5 LSU fell to Wisconsin and No. 10 Notre Dame lost to Texas . Since then we have learned Notre Dame is not all that good and Wisconsin really is. Only one top 10 team has lost to an unranked team…

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5 things for week 7 in college football

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Road games are hard. So when the top two teams in the nation are playing top-10 opponents away from home that sounds like a recipe for a major shake-up at the top of the rankings. No. 1 Alabama goes to No. 9 Tennessee on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State faces No. 8 Wisconsin in Madison at night, highlighting Week 7 of the college football season. Here are five things to know as the 2016 campaign reaches its midway point.…

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Blake Dowling: Expert advice on navigating the Social Media universe

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Who remembers the short-lived site, Friendster? Six years ago I was asked to sit on a panel at a conference to give “expert advice” on social media use at work. I wish someone had shot some video footage; in the lifetime of social media, six years is an eternity. Just think … in 2008, Myspace peaked. Myspace was the most visited social networking site in the world, attracting during that time 75.9 million unique visitors a month. Now, in 2016,…

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Gators, ‘Canes on the way up, FSU headed down in AP Top 25

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The top two teams in the AP Top 25 football poll remained the same this week, but Florida teams were on the move. Only two of those teams are moving in the right direction. Alabama and Ohio State kept their No. 1 and No. 2 positions, respectively, but entering the Top 10 are the Miami Hurricanes. Miami climbed four spots from last week after their impressive win at Georgia Tech. The Florida Gators, despite a less-than-awe-inspiring win over Vanderbilt, claimed the No.…

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Uber, AT&T to give Orlando football fans free rides this weekend

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Ride-sharing service Uber is delivering football fever to Orlando this weekend. In celebration of the start of college football season, Uber and AT&T have teamed up to provide free rides for sports fans in Orlando this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, riders can open the Uber app and request an exclusive “football” option. This unlocks access to AT&T enabled cars, each equipped with AT&T LTE-enabled tablets. Fans will…

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Grand Opening: College football begins with marquee games

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Now this is the way to start the college football season. The usual steady stream of games from Thursday through Monday night this year includes four matchups of ranked teams and six more ranked teams facing Power Five opposition, four of those away from home. In some cases, regardless of the quality of the competition, the names alone scream big-time college football game. Alabama vs. USC. Texas vs. Notre Dame. Since the NFL moved the start of its season to…

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