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USF climbs the national recruiting rankings with strong finish

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The USF Bulls are closing strong on signing day. Maybe, just maybe, that’s because of new coach Charlie Strong. The Bulls, No. 119 in the country a day earlier, surged to No. 77 in the 247sports.com rankings Thursday with more work to do. Perhaps it was surprise signings, like Armwood defensive end Jabreel Stephens, and perhaps the website was skeptical if the Bulls could get all of their commits to sign. Can USF move further up the rankings? With another…

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Former FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson won’t play football this season

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Former FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson will attend East Mississippi Community College, but he will not play football. Head coach Buddy Stepens says that Johnson, who was dismissed from FSU after punching a woman in a bar fight, will attend class and “mandated counseling” sessions at the school. However, he won’t play the game. “He is coming here and enrolling in school,” Stephens told The Columbus Dispatch. “He will not participate in football … he is giving up football, something he…

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Lightning draft six forwards out of nine picks in NHL draft

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The sure things were all gone. What the Tampa Bay Lightning was left with was maybes. This player could grow into some one. This player could surprise some people. This person had a particular skill. This guy has certain something. This player, you could imagine developing. At the end of the draft, this is what remained for Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman. Bargains and flyers, interesting guys and prospects. The Lighting drafted 10 players in this weekend’s NHL draft.…

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