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Bucs have prime-time games against Patriots, Falcons in 2017

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They are coming up on their 10th year without a playoff game. Still, the Tampa Bay Bucs have to feel as if they’ll be playing with the big boys in 2017. The Bucs play a prime-time Thursday night game this year against the world-champion New England Patriots (Oct. 5), then later play a Monday night game against the Atlanta Falcons (Dec. 18). The Bucs also play two games against the Carolina Panthers, the Super Bowl runners-up of two seasons ago.…

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FSU has tough schedule to contend with in 2017 football season

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If FSU is indeed going back to the college football playoffs this season, it will have to walk across broken glass to get there. According to Bleacherreport.com, the Seminoles will play the fifth-toughest schedule in America in 2017, including an opening game against Alabama in Atlanta. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles also play Miami, at Clemson, Florida and Louisville (with Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.) Even with 16 returning starters and quarterback Deondre Francois, that’s tough duty. Florida isn’t far behind. The…

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USF will host former Bucs’ coach Lovie Smith on September 15

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The first season of new USF coach Charlie Strong will feature a familiar face. Former Bucs’ coach Lovie Smith, now in charge of Illinois of the Big 19, vists USF on Friday, Sept. 15, in a prime-time ESPN game. The Bulls announced their schedule Thursday, which starts with an opening game at San Diego State. The Bulls also have defending AAC champion Temple (Sept. 21), 2015 champion Houston on Nov. 4 and Tulsa, which was second in the AAC West…

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FSU Seminoles face difficult football schedule in 2017

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The FSU Seminoles have a good returning class. They seem primed for a good recruiting class. Only one thing could get in the way of FSU. The schedule. Coach Jimbo Fisher has his work cut out for him. The Seminoles play one of the nation’s toughest schedules in 2017, which was confirmed Wednesday as the ACC announced it schedules. FSU plays both teams that were in the national championship game – Clemson and Alabama. The Seminoles also play rivals Miami…

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Oakland Raiders take up residence in Tampa Bay

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It appears the Oakland Raiders will be moving from their home on the east side of San Francisco Bay in the not-too-distant future. While Las Vegas is the final destination, pending NFL approval, the Raiders are establishing a temporary residence in the Tampa Bay area this week. After Oakland’s 33-16 romp over the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Coach Jack Del Rio and his team flew to Sarasota instead of home to Oakland to spend the week. With a game on Sunday…

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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher opposes new ACC schedule tweak

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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is standing up for the little guy … and it isn’t just because he wants a game. Fisher addressed the ACC’s consideration of either an eight-game schedule (with two other games against a Power Five conference) or a nine-game schedule with one. Fisher opposes the idea, saying eliminating games against FCS conferences would take money away from smaller programs. “How do they make their budget?” Fisher said to the Tallahassee Democrat. “Playing a big school. How…

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Looking for the state of Florida’s top 10 college football games

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To go forward, the college football teams of Florida will have to travel in a lot of directions. South, as when FSU hosts Charleston Southern. North, as in when Florida hosts North Texas. Farther north, as in when USF hosts Northern Illinois. Yeah, yeah. There are some soft touches on the team’s schedules. Florida plays Umass and Presbyterian. USF plays Towson State. Miami plays Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic and Appalachian State. Even FSU has Syracuse. But there are keeper games, too. Games you…

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