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Rowdies keep winning formula going with third straight win

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To sum up, ditto. For the third straight game, the Tampa Bay Rowdies got a goal from Georgi Hristov. For the third straight game, the Rowdies got a clean sheet from Akira Fitzgerald. And for the third straight game, the Rowdies won a game at Al Lang Stadium. This time, the Rowdies stopped  the Ottawa Fury FC in a 1-0 game. The Rowdies have now collected nine points in their three home games to key one of their fastest starts. “You…

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Rowdies open first USL season with 1-0 victory over Orlando City B

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Now, that’s the way a team should begin a journey. The stadium was packed. The evening was perfect. And the team – the Tampa Bay Rowdies, in this case – dispatched a brand new rival in a new league with a 1-0 victory. Playing in front of 7,710 fans, the Rowdies beat the Orlando City team of the USL. Georgi Hristov scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute for the only goal to lead his team to the…

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Mississippi State beats Miami on PAT block in St. Petersburg Bowl

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It might not have been one of the premier bowl games of the season, but the St. Petersburg Bowl delivered on drama Monday afternoon. Nelson Adams blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by Miami of Ohio’s Nick Dowd, preserving a 17-16 victory by Mississippi State. It ended a six-game winning streak by Miami and left the Redhawks 6-7 on the season. Mississippi State finished 6-7 as well, making it a rare bowl game where both teams left with losing records.…

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Records aside, St. Petersburg Bowl is big for Miami, Mississippi State

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Sometimes, to enjoy a bowl game, you have look beyond a team’s record. Like, for instance, this year’s St. Petersburg Bowl. Mississippi State is 5-7. Miami (Ohio) is 6-6. Which makes it possible that both teams will leave the field with losing records. But there are interesting things about both teams. Miami, for instance, started the season 0-6, then went on a six-game winning streak. That’s never been done before. In October, Mississippi State was 2-5 before getting into a…

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