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Have we reached the point of ticket scalping for FSU basketball?

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It is January, when the Florida State faithful like to talk about the impending National Signing Day for football or spring practice, which is nearly three months away. We have breaking news. People are actually talking about basketball in the state capital. The FSU men’s basketball team has the attention of Seminole Nation. It took a top ten ranking (No. 9), a packed house and a spanking of seventh-ranked Duke, but the FSU bandwagon is now fully loaded. Going into…

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USF tries to recapture momentum after bad loss to Temple

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Days ago, they had the world on a string. They were on the edge of the Top 25. Fans were talking about their three-headed offense. Some were concerned Bulls Coach Willie Taggart might leave. Then came a loss to Temple in which the Bulls were pushed around, and everything changed. Suddenly, USF has to regain what slipped away against the Owls. “We’re ticked off,” Taggart said. “After any loss, you’re ticked off. We’re 6-2, only one loss in the conference. We still…

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USF Bulls overpowered by Temple as defense exposed

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A suspect defense caught up to the USF Bulls Saturday night, as Temple marched through the Bulls on their way to a surprisingly easy victory. Temple beat the Bulls, 46-30, as it exposed the Bulls’ defense, which came into the game rated No. 70 in the nation. That defense had been overshadowed by the usually potent USF offense, but Temple pretty much held that in check, too. Perhaps USF should have seen it coming. The Bulls have given up 20…

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Tampa’s Phillip Ely leads to Toledo to victory in Boca Raton Bowl

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The Toledo Rockets took over a close game in the fourth period to win the Boca Raton Bowl Thursday night. The Rockets led 12-9 going in the final period but scored 20 in the final period to win a 32-17 victory over Temple and enable Jason Candle to win his first game as head coach. It was Temple’s fourth loss in seven games after starting the season 7-0. The Rockets finished 10-2 and hope to crack the Top 25 for…

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College roundup: Houston follows Greg Ward past Temple

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The Houston Cougars ran their record to 12-1 and captured the American Athletic Conference championship with an easy 24-13 victory over the Temple Owls. Quarterback Greg Ward II could not be corralled by the Owls. He threw for only 88 yards, but he ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns. The Cougars will represent the Group of Five in a bowl game and play in either the Peach or the Fiesta. Houston led 17-0 and 24-3, Quarterback P.J. Walker threw…

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Temple beats UConn to eliminate USF from AAC division race

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The USF trophy case will remain empty. The Bulls’ last chance at the AAC East title slipped away Saturday night as Temple took a 27-3 victory over UConn. USF had hoped over its last two games to catch the Owls, who they beat 44-23 in Tampa. But Temple didn’t blink in wins over Memphis and UConn. Temple got 109 yards rushing from Jahad Thomas while holding the Huskies to only nine yards on the ground on 26 carries. UConn only…

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Temple beats Memphis, hurting the USF Bulls’ title chances

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All that USF wanted was a little help. It didn’t get any at all. Temple pulled away from Memphis late in a 31-12 win, hurting USF’s chances of pulling out the American Athletic East Division title. After beating Temple a week ago, Willie Taggart’s USF team remained one game behind the Owls. Their only chance of a victory now is if they beat winless UCF Friday night and UConn upsets Temple on Saturday. Temple led Memphis only 14-12 going into…

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