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Senate bill could curb stadium projects

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Professional sports franchises would be prohibited from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land under a measure introduced Tuesday in the Florida Senate.

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USF Bulls seek to avenge last year’s loss to Temple

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For the second straight week, the University of South Florida Bulls will play at home in prime time on ESPN. Last Friday featured a 47-23 blowout of Illinois while this week brings American Athletic Conference rival Temple (2-1) to Raymond James Stadium to open league play for both teams. The 3-0 Bulls, ranked 21st in the AP Top 25 and 17th in the Amway Coaches Poll, will be looking to avenge last year’s 46-30 loss to the Owls in Philadelphia. It…

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House bill takes aim at stadium projects

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A Miami-Dade County Republican will again try to pass legislation that would prohibit sports franchises from being able to build or renovate stadiums on publicly owned land.

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Aviat helping host cities prepare for NFL love, Super Bowls in 2020-21

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While kickoff of the 2017 NFL season is still months away, Florida is already looking toward the Super Bowl — in 2020 and 2021. The biggest game in professional sports will be back-to-back in Miami Gardens in 2020 and Tampa in 2021 — thanks to a construction delay in Los Angeles — and no matter which Florida team you support, the Sunshine State is getting some major NFL love. For running a successful Super Bowl, preparations must start years in…

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Tampa Bay will host Super Bowl LV in 2021

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The NFL has awarded Super Bowl LV to Tampa Bay after stadium construction delays in Los Angeles required the league to move back their opportunity by one year. The league’s owners voted unanimously for the move to Raymond James Stadium. “From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We were fortunate that Tampa had a very competitive presentation when they bid on the Super Bowl earlier (in 2016). So this was…

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House Speaker: ‘Zero’ chance Bucs get state money for stadium

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn’t hold their breath for any state subsidy to renovate Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. House Speaker Richard Corcoran told WTSP’s Noah Pransky in an interview there was “zero” chance his chamber will fund the pro football team’s $10 million subsidy request – and didn’t think the Senate would go along either. The Bucs “applied under a statutory scheme put in place” that may be eliminated, he said. The team is the only professional team seeking money…

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Tide-Tigers II: The matchups that will decide the national title

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Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama‘s O.J. Howard with the caption “Know where 88 is at all times.” For the second straight season, the Tigers and Crimson Tide will meet for the College Football Playoff championship. Howard is the talented tight end who came into last season’s title game with 33 catches for 394 yards and no touchdowns. He then went off for 208…

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