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Despite end of six-game grind, FSU still faces daunting schedule

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The six-game grinder in the Florida State men’s basketball schedule is now complete. No ACC team in 24 years faced the challenge of so many consecutive games against top 25 teams. It says a great deal that FSU was able to win five of those games. With Saturday’s wire-to-wire 73-68 win over No. 12 Louisville, the level of competition diminishes somewhat. At least on paper. While the next three games are against teams outside the top 25, all three are…

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TBX Yes leader says his group is needed to combat misinformation about the controversial project

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On Thursday, the Tampa City Council (acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency), voted 4-1 to remove the controversial Tampa Bay Express toll lanes project from its five-year priority list of projects. It was a reflection of the persuasive arguments that critics of the Florida Department of Transportation-led project have making over the last year, and marks the second time that the council has voiced its opposition to the proposal. The move also follows the admission from Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller earlier this…

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Best foot forward: Could kicker Roberto Aguayo go in second round?

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Roberto Aguayo has tried not to buy into the speculation that he might be the first kicker in 11 years to be selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. But with the draft less than two weeks away, everything is lining up well for the former Florida State kicker. Because of rules changes the past two years and many considering Aguayo to be the most complete kicker to be in the draft in a while, it was…

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Florida State senior Devon Bookert emerges as team leader

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Devon Bookert has developed into one of the best long-distance shooters in Florida State basketball history. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said the 6-foot-3 guard has come a long way, and he wasn’t referring to the 4,613 miles Bookert’s has traveled to get to Tucker Center from his high school gym at Anchorage West. “He has gotten tougher and more determined. He wasn’t always that way,” Hamilton said. “Part of it is physical, but a lot of it is emotional.”…

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Jimbo Fisher: No. 14 Florida State, No. 10 Florida very similar

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As Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher prepares for Saturday’s game against No. 10 Florida, he sees a mirror image of his own squad. “It’s funny how that evolves. That wasn’t planned, I promise you, by either one of us,” Fisher said on Monday. “One of the key roles as a coach is identifying who you are and what each team is. And (Florida coach Jim McElwain has) done a great job of that. “It’s ironic that we are very similar,…

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College Roundup: Gators have to go to overtime to beat FAU

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The quarterbacking wasn’t very good. The placekicking was worse. But the defense was pretty good, and for the University of Florida, that was enough. Barely. The Gators held on to beat Florida Atlantic, 20-14 in overtime, on an unsatisfying afternoon in Gainesville Saturday. Florida, which had its second straight poor afternoon offensively, won the game when Treon Harris found tight end Jake McGee for a touchdown in overtime. But it was a rare bright spot for Florida on Saturday, who…

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Return TDs show why long field-goal tries remain risky

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The improbable finish to the Georgia Tech-Florida State game has turned into a teaching moment at practice fields across the country. And it provides yet another lesson that the risks of attempting long field goals go beyond the likelihood of a miss. FSU lined up to try a 56-yard field goal with just seconds left on Saturday. Instead, the Yellow Jackets’ Lance Austin returned the blocked kick 78 yards to beat the Seminoles, 22-16. That same evening, Texas State’s Brandon…

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