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Despite horrible weekend, ACC still basketball’s best league

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ACC fans, or supporters of schools outside of the SEC, often grumble about the “best conference by far” tag often given to the SEC by football pundits. Each time an SEC team loses a bowl game or a head-to-head matchup with one of the outsiders, the derision often follows. Conversely, SEC basketball fans, or supporters of other power conferences outside of the ACC, are equally uncertain that conference is that much better than the others. The ACC put eight teams…

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Donald Trump’s voter fraud expert registered in 3 states

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A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned. Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was tweeted by the president, was listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi, according to voting records and election officials in those states. He voted only in Alabama in November, records show.…

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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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Clemson scores with one second left to dethrone Alabama

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Deshaun Watson, it seems, had grown weary of the background. No. 3 in the Heisman voting, 2015. No. 2 in the Heisman voting, 2016. No. 2 in the national championship playoffs, 2015. For most of Monday night’s game against favored Alabama, it seemed that Watson might finish short of the finish line again. Instead, he led Clemson on a 68-yard drive in the last 127 seconds, throwing a two-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow to pull out a 35-31 victory…

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5 players who could decide tonight’s national title game

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Forget the hype. Don’t watch the celebrities. Pay no attention to the talking heads. This is about players. Football always is. So which players could change tonight’s game? A handful of possibilities for each team: Clemson 1. Deshaun Watson, quarterback: Watson is the key figure to the game for both teams. If he gets loose – he had 405 yards and four touchdowns last year – then he can lead Clemson to a surprisingly easy win. If Alabama can contain…

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Steve Sarkisian: Time away showed me I loved coaching football

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Steve Sarkisian has been cramming for a final exam he didn’t know he’d have to take. The newly elevated Alabama offensive coordinator had all of a week after his earlier-than-expected promotion to prepare and implement the game plan for Monday night’s national championship game with No. 3 Clemson. Not to mention getting better acquainted with players, most notably quarterback Jalen Hurts, and adapting to a very different job description. “I’m embracing this more than anything,” Sarkisian said Saturday. “I would…

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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney thinks only Clemson can beat Alabama

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According to Dabo Swinney, there is one team in college football that can beat the Alabama Crimson Tide. Fortunately for Swinney, it’s the Clemson team he brought to Tampa to compete in Monday night’s National Championship game. “To be honest with you, I don’t think there’s another team out there that’s capable of beating Alabama,” Swinney said. “I think we’re probably the only team that has a chance. You know, that’s – and we do, we’ve got a solid chance.…

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