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Football’s decline has some high schools disbanding teams

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On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys’ cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their after-school run.

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Florida State, Lamar Jackson earn ACC preseason honors

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Florida State is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville is the preseason player of the year. The ACC announced voting results Monday following a poll of 167 media members who attended last week’s media days in Charlotte.

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Florida State RB Dalvin Cook entices Vikes to ‘take a swing’

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After sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn’t want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was still available, the kind of dynamic running back Minnesota drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. The Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick Friday night and snagged Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions. They sent one of their fourth-round selections to Cincinnati to move ahead in the second…

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Day 3 dandies: Jake Butt, Samaje Perine provide late-round draft value

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Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around. Remember, Dak Prescott was selected last season in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys. These picks are plenty important and here are some players who could provide some second-day value on Saturday. Jake Butt, TE, 6-foot-5, 246 lbs., Michigan Butt probably would have been picked in the first two days of the draft, but he blew out his knee in the Orange Bowl against…

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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says his football team lacks leadership

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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says his team needs leadership. Soon would be good. After the Seminoles first scrimmage of the spring, Fisher talked about the lack of leadership from his squad. “We need more of it,” Fisher said. “I’m not mad about it. It’s just kind of the personality of this team. It’s needs more of that. We’ve got a bunch of good guys. They’re good kids. They really are. They need to be more exuberant and dominant personalities and…

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FSU defensive end Josh Sweat has learned his lesson for Seminoles

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For Josh Sweat, there wasn’t enough sweat. Sweat, the defensive end of the FSU Seminoles, looks back at a year ago and remembers being called out for loafing in a loss to North Carolina. He seems determined that it will not happen again. “Everyone knows I had that one bad game,” Sweat told the Tallahassee Democrat. “I’m not going to let it bother me anymore. I felt like my last six games after that, I definitely turned it around. I’m…

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FSU’s Derrick Nnadi assumes leadership role for Seminole team

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It’s a transitory thing, leadership. One day, you’re looking around the huddle, and other guys are pointing out the direction. The next day, the rest of the huddle is looking at you, and it’s up to you to plot the course. In college football, where the faces change so often, it’s especially true. And so has learned Derrick Nnadi, leader of the FSU Seminoles. “I’ve probably said this a lot before,” Nnadi told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m not one who’s…

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