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Gators suspend star cornerback Jalen Tabor for opening game

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The University of Florida will enter the 2016 season without the player who may be the Gators’ best. The Gators have suspended cornerback Jalen Tabor, along with tight end C’yontai Lewis, after the two had an altercation at a Florida practice. “Both C’yontai and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable,” coach Jim McElwain told the Gainesville Sun. “By no means are these bad guys, and yet consequences have been handed…

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Defensive stars have always led the way for the Miami Hurricanes best teams

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Some dynasties are built on quarterbacks. Some are built on coaches. This one was built on defense. The University of Miami‘s greatest success has always been because of strong defensive tackles, fierce linebackers and relentless safeties. Those guys usually made the day unbearable for the opposition. But who are the best? Here in the week of the defender at the Saint PetersBlog, we ask who the top 10 defenders of UM history are: 10. Bennie Blades (1988-1987): Blades was a…

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Under Al Golden, Miami still trying to recapture its glory years

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The memories are still vivid at the University of Miami. Excellence does not seem that long ago, championships and Heismans, swagger and smack. It seems like a blink of an eye since Jerome Brown and Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin and Bennie Blades, Vinny Testaverde and Ray Lewis. In truth, it has been an eternity. It is not correct to say that Miami is chasing who it used to be. Rather, it is that the Hurricanes are still chasing who they…

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Session is over: Supreme Court rules against Senate Ds

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The Supreme Court of Florida on Friday refused to grant a writ of mandamus to Senate Democrats who were seeking to compel the Florida House to return to Tallahassee to finish the 2015 regular legislative session. But five of the seven justices opined that the House’s actions violated the state Constitution as the Democrats argued. In a unanimous ruling, the court denied the write of mandamus because Democrats failed to show that the issuance of the writ of mandamus “would…

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