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FSU to play Michigan in Orange Bowl; Florida meets Iowa in Outback

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Jimbo Fisher vs. Jim Harbaugh. As explosive as these two are, a bomb squad may have to officiate this year’s Orange Bowl. The bowl schedule was announced Sunday afternoon, including a meeting between Harbaugh’s Michigan team against Fisher’s FSU team to be played on Dec. 30. Both Fisher and Harbaugh were fined for criticizing officials this season. Other bowl games including Florida teams include Florida vs. Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2, Miami vs. West Virginia in the…

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Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

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Hillary Clinton’s aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes — just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states. The former Democratic presidential candidate and her close aides see the recount drive largely as a waste of resources, according to people close to Clinton. The effort is being fueled by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who’s formed an organization to try to force recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan…

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Experts ask Hillary Clinton to seek recount in 3 battleground states

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A group of election lawyers and data experts have asked Hillary Clinton‘s campaign to call for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — to ensure that a cyberattack was not committed to manipulate the totals. There is no evidence that the results were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised. The Clinton campaign on Wednesday did not respond to a request for comment as to whether it would petition for…

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Top 25 takeaways: after 3 unbeatens go down, what now?

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The announcement was made in Husky Stadium and the sellout crowd at the Washington-USC game roared. Pittsburgh 43, Clemson 42. It is safe to say that never before has an ACC score made a Seattle crowd so excited. Then Washington went out and lost, too. And Michigan followed up with a loss at Iowa and just like that there were three College Football Playoff-shaking results on a Saturday when all the top contenders were big favorites. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways…

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Idle Florida teams move up in AP Top 25

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Florida State and Florida are the two state schools still standing in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Both teams were idle over the weekend, but moved ahead one spot each to 12th and 14th, respectively. Miami fell out of the top 25 following their big loss at Virginia Tech on Thursday, their third straight. The Hokies earned enough support to be ranked 25th, one week after falling out of the poll because of an embarrassing loss to Syracuse. South…

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Gators, ‘Canes on the way up, FSU headed down in AP Top 25

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The top two teams in the AP Top 25 football poll remained the same this week, but Florida teams were on the move. Only two of those teams are moving in the right direction. Alabama and Ohio State kept their No. 1 and No. 2 positions, respectively, but entering the Top 10 are the Miami Hurricanes. Miami climbed four spots from last week after their impressive win at Georgia Tech. The Florida Gators, despite a less-than-awe-inspiring win over Vanderbilt, claimed the No.…

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Two huge college football showdowns on tap Saturday

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Saturday’s college football schedule is short on marquee matchups and high-stakes showdowns. Of course, the Florida teams have important games on Saturday, but outside of the state, only two games are generating national interest. Even casual fans are pointing toward the huge showdown at Clemson between the fifth-ranked Tigers and the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals. This is the ABC prime-time game for good reason. Not that long ago, the winner of the FSU-Clemson game was a virtual lock for representing the…

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