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Florida schools’ in-state bowl wins will only help recruiting

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We are less than three weeks from National Signing Day for college football. Florida’s power schools will, of course, do well, while South Florida is a finalist for the biggest remaining prize. Florida, Florida State and Miami each posted impressive bowl game victories in their home state, something that can perhaps sway an undecided star player. Better yet, it can impress an in-state junior or sophomore enough to put your school on the list for a future signing day. The…

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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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Keyna Cory named to Florida Sports Hall of Fame leadership role

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Two longtime public relations and sports administration veterans have been named to leadership positions with the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Collegiate athletics administrator and public relations specialist Wayne Hogan will serve as Executive Director while Tallahassee-based consultant Keyna Cory is the newest member of the 22-person board of directors. Hall of Fame Board President Barry Smith announced the changes in a statement Friday. Hogan is owner and CEO of Mango Media, a public relations consulting firm in St. Petersburg,…

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Clemson hopes to hang onto ball against Sooners in semifinal

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The top-ranked Clemson Tigers are undefeated, and they’ve even beaten the law of averages. That adage about winning the turnover battle to win the game? It doesn’t apply where the Tigers are concerned. They’re a minus-two in turnover differential heading into Thursday night’s Orange Bowl national semifinal game against No. 4 Oklahoma. No national championship team in at least 20 seasons has had a negative turnover differential, according to STATS. But Clemson (13-0) has had more turnovers than the opposition…

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Oklahoma, Clemson took different paths to playoff

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From a protest in the spring to travel woes in the fall, Oklahoma coped with plenty of distractions on its way to the Orange Bowl. Clemson might ask for a few pointers. The top-ranked Tigers (13-0) were dealing with the suspension of three players for violating unspecified team rules as they prepared to face the No. 4 Sooners (11-1) in the national semifinal game. While none were starters, it was still an unwanted annoyance on the eve of Thursday’s contest…

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Sometimes, the best coach is the coach you’ve got

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Sometimes, the best coach is the one you’ve already got. Take Oklahoma. The Sooners wisely stuck with Bob Stoops, even when many in this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world questioned whether he was the guy to lead them back to the promised land. Well, look where the Sooners are now. Two victories away from a national championship. It’s a lesson other schools would do well to heed. Hey, Nebraska, any regrets about firing Frank Solich? Hey, Tennessee, think y’all were a little too…

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Bowl Guide: Best of the season’s record 41 bowl games

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College football has a record number of bowls, a whopping 41 from Hawaii to the Bronx. That’s great news if you’re a college football fan. No need to even leave the house during the next three weeks. If you’re not a college football fan, well, it’s probably a little overkill, especially with those 5-7 teams in the mix. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, there’s certainly going to be plenty of action, with great games, star players and four…

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