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A guide to the 2015-16 college hoops season

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The blue bloods have reloaded. New contenders are rising. More talented freshmen are ready to shine. The college basketball season is upon us and this one, as always seems to be the case, is loaded with intrigue. To get you ready, we’ve got a rundown of the top teams and players, best games and a whole lot more: — TOP TEAMS Maryland. Melo Trimble and the loaded Terps are eyeing Maryland’s first NCAA title since 2002. Kentucky. Another year, another…

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Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama atop first playoff rankings

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Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season. Notre Dame was fifth and Baylor was sixth. Clemson, LSU and Ohio State are among 11 unbeaten teams in FBS, nearly quadruple the number there was last season when the committee started ranking teams. Alabama and Notre Dame each have one loss. Memphis was the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference at No. 13…

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Gators make up-close comparison between Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook

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The hard part about determining the nation’s best running back is that the University of Florida has to stop them both. Leonard Fournette of LSU? Or Dalvin Cook of FSU? For the Gators, who have the 12th-ranked run defense in the country, it’s a matter of picking your poison. Saturday, they have Fournette, who leads the nation in rushing with 204.4 yards per game. Later in the season, they play against Cook, who is second with 158.4 yards yards per…

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Battle over solar power heats up as proponents fend off attacks from Americans for Prosperity

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The drive to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot next year that would allow Floridians more choice about using solar power has enjoyed quick success, and furious push-back from their opponents. On Saturday, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, one of the groups pushing for a constitutional amendment in 2016 on solar, blasted the group Americans for Prosperity for what they claim are inaccurate talking points that the group has been issuing.. “AFP frequently mentions the subsidies for solar, but fails to…

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