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Buccaneers, Jameis Winston ready for training camp

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The Buccaneers’ training camp is only a week away. Like all teams, there is plenty of optimism in July, but the Bucs do have some reason to be positive. Perhaps the biggest upgrade from last season are the increased weapons available to quarterback Jameis Winston. The team signed deep threat free agent wide-receiver DeSean Jackson from the Washington Redskins.

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Despite win, ‘Noles slip while Gators tumble in AP Top 25

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Despite pulling out a 24-20 victory on the road at North Carolina State, the Florida State Seminoles dropped a position in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. The Florida Gators fell much further after their 31-10 loss at Arkansas. The Seminoles come in at No. 20 this week after starting the week 19th. They have taken some significant drops after losses, but this is the first time they lost ground after a win. LSU, who fell from 15th to 19th…

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Texas A&M passes Washington to get into top four in playoff ranking

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Texas A&M? Really? College football released its its first playoff rankings Tuesday, and the surprise was that the Aggies beat out undefeated Washington for the final slot. Alabama, Clemson and Michigan are the other three teams. Most observers had thought that the top four were a slam dunk. However, A&M made it with wins over four winning teams behind quarterback Trevor Knight. Washington has only two. Washington was fifth, followed by Ohio State, Louisville, Wisconsin, Auburn and Nebraska. Florida is…

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Bucs WR Mike Evans aims to redeem himself against Cowboys

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Mike Evans grew up in Texas, but was never much of a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. So when Tampa Bay’s second-year receiver faces “America’s Team” for the first time Sunday, it’ll be special for him in a different way. He’s eager to make the most of an opportunity to atone for a sloppy performance the former Texas A&M star feels cost the Buccaneers (3-5) a victory last week. Evans matched a personal best with eight receptions for 152 yards,…

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Criticism heats up after Miami falls to No. 6 Clemson, 58-0

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The loudest cheers from the Miami fans came in the second quarter, many of them even thinking the moment merited a standing ovation. It was for a punt to the 1-yard line. That was the reality Saturday, in what became the worst loss in the program’s 90-year history. Quarterback Brad Kaaya departed in the second quarter with what was likely a concussion and No. 6 Clemson wound up embarrassing Miami 58-0 in a game that could doom whatever chance embattled…

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SEC to ‘substantially’ increase fines for rushing fields

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The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004. Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up. Way up. The league plans to “substantially” increase fines for teams that violate its on-field policy. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive indicated that the new starting point would be around $50,000 – 10 times more than the previous fine for first-time offenders. “You’re in the range,” Slive said Wednesday. “As far as I’m concerned, that’s real…

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