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Back to school: After Irma, Florida classes begin resuming

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Windy Dees told her sport administration students at the University of Miami that they likely wouldn’t see each other for a few days after Hurricane Irma hit. Their separation has lasted two weeks, and counting.

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4 Florida top-30 college baseball teams push toward post season

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Heading into the final weekend of regular season play, four Florida teams are ranked among the top 30 in college baseball. The Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) is one of the tools used to choose the 64-team NCAA Tournament field and barring any disasters, Florida, Florida State, South Florida and Central Florida should hear their names called on selection day in less than two weeks. In an unusual occurrence, Florida State fans must realize they have seen their team play at…

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NFL Draft: second and third round good for state collegians

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The second and third rounds of of the NFL Draft on Friday night saw plenty of action for players from Florida universities. It took two rounds and 41 picks, but Dalvin Cook has finally found an NFL home. The Minnesota Vikings traded up with the Cincinnati Bengals to acquire Florida State’s all-time leading rusher. “We started making some calls once we knew he was sliding into the second day,” said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. “We felt he was just…

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FIU picks up second straight win, beats UTEP 35-21

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Ron Cooper has a perfect record as Head Coach of the Florida International Panthers. Saturday’s 35-21 win over the Texas-El Paso Miners in west Texas gave Cooper his second win since becoming the interim coach. Saturday’s win followed last week’s 33-31 squeaker over Florida Atlantic. Cooper took over when Ron Turner was fired on September 25. The Panthers dominated the game, piling up 500 yards of total offense, while the Miners could manage only 330. FIU ran the ball better…

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Florida’s diversity includes loyalties to sports teams

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According to a recent poll, a plurality of Floridians back U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Not his candidacy for president, but his allegiance to the University of Florida Gators. Rubio made headlines when he jokingly categorized Florida State as a fallback school for those not gaining entry into UF. Florida State backers, including President John Thrasher, were quick to respond. The PPP Poll revealed that 23 percent of those responding are loyal to the Gators, while 18 percent identified the Seminoles…

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New survey shows Floridians support Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana and same-sex marriage

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With a Republican governor and overwhelmingly GOP-led Legislature, Florida is being well served by its legislators in Tallahassee, right? Not exactly. A new Public Policy Polling survey released on Thursday shows that 58 percent of Floridians want Medicaid expansion. Independents support it by 57 percent, while there is a 12-point difference among Republicans (33-45). Despite those numbers, the Florida House remains obstinate in refusing to try to work with the state Senate on a hybrid expansion plan. Such a program…

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