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Seminoles advance to Omaha with record-setting rout; Gators game suspended

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There was no drama in Game 2 of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Sunday. A day after Florida State ended the first game with a walk-off win over Sam Houston State, the Seminoles throttled the Bearkats 19-0 to earn a spot in the College World Series. While Florida State never led on Saturday until the last batter of the game, on Sunday they led after the first batter. Taylor Walls hit the third pitch of the game for an opposite…

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Bethune-Cookman shocks Gators in NCAAs; Seminoles force deciding game

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College baseball’s June Madness came to Gainesville on Sunday night as the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats shocked the Florida Gators 6-2 to force a deciding game in the Gainesville Regional. BCU made it to the championship round by eliminating the South Florida Bulls 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. After Bethune-Cookman starter Donte Lindsay gave way to T.J. Densmore one out into the second inning and two runs across, the Wildcats bullpen was stingy for the rest of the night. Densmore and Anthony Maldonado…

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Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face. As Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops looked on, Mixon spoke at a news conference Friday afternoon, more than two years after he assaulted Amelia Molitor and broke her jaw and cheekbone. Mixon said he wanted to address the issue earlier, but his legal team advised him not to. “I’m here to apologize to Miss Molitor,” he…

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Video of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon punching woman released

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A video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press on Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the release last week of a video that the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters sued to obtain. The Associated Press acquired videos showing two angles of the incident. One, which shows the altercation, is the video the OAB sued for. The other shows another angle of the incident. The video shows Amelia Molitor shove Mixon, and…

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Miami seeks to end long bowl losing streak in Russell Athletic Bowl

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The Russell Athletic Bowl, one of three to be played in Orlando, features two well-known football programs. The five-time national champion Miami Hurricanes of the ACC, will face the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12, ranked 14th in the number of all-time victories in major college football. The 2016 Hurricanes can be entertaining, but do not resemble the speedy – and brash – teams that won five titles between 1983 and 2001. Miami fans will swear to this day…

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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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Five AP voters think FSU is the best team in the country

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Five guys. If they were fingers, you could make a fist. Five. A quintet. A basketball team. A rock and roll band. Five. That’s how many voters think FSU is the best team in the country. Oh, it isn’t enough. Alabama got 33 No. 1 votes, and Clemson got 16. Oklahoma got four, even though it did have enough to take the No. 3 spot in the poll ahead of Jimbo Fisher‘s Seminoles. Still, five people believe. It’s a start. Five…

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