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Uber’s final frontier: Upstate New York

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Brian Cook‘s trip to Buffalo to cheer on Princeton’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament was, for him, a journey back to a simpler time, when hailing a ride meant standing on a corner and waving your hands to flag down a taxi. “For a 19-year-old, that’s unknown,” said Cook, who flew in from Chicago to see his brother play in Princeton’s first-round game against Notre Dame. “I take Uber everywhere, always.” Upstate New York, essentially everything outside of the…

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Will Saturday’s loss to Syracuse lead to jumps from FSU bandwagon?

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The Florida State bandwagon is becoming lighter today. After Saturday’s demoralizing 82-72 loss to an average Syracuse team, some within Seminole Nation will look toward Wednesday’s National Signing Day for football. It is certainly not every year that No. 6 Florida State has an 18-4 record and is a lock for the NCAA Tournament. That information stays in the background as the newest basketball supporters are certain to become the first to jump ship. Good teams lose two games in…

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Despite end of six-game grind, FSU still faces daunting schedule

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The six-game grinder in the Florida State men’s basketball schedule is now complete. No ACC team in 24 years faced the challenge of so many consecutive games against top 25 teams. It says a great deal that FSU was able to win five of those games. With Saturday’s wire-to-wire 73-68 win over No. 12 Louisville, the level of competition diminishes somewhat. At least on paper. While the next three games are against teams outside the top 25, all three are…

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Gators vault to 13th in AP Top 25; Seminoles up to 15th

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Voters in the Associated Press Top 25 poll were impressed by Florida’s unexpected win at LSU on Saturday. The Gators’ 16-10 victory fueled their surge from the 21st position to No. 13 in this week’s poll. The Gators climbed over four teams who won on Saturday, including Florida State. The Seminoles moved up from the 17th to the 15th slot following their impressive 45-14 win at Syracuse. Florida will travel to Tallahassee Saturday to face the Seminoles. Alabama was again a unanimous selection…

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FSU swarms Syracuse behind huge afternoon by Dalvin Cook

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FSU running back Dalvin Cook appears intent on finishing out his junior season with style. Cook rushed for 225 yards and four touchdowns Saturday in a 45-14 victory over Syracuse. FSU, ranked 17th in the nation, improved its record to 8-3. Cook shattered Warrick Dunn’s school rushing record and became the fourth ACC player to rush for 4,000 yards. He was the first to do it in three seasons. It was the fourth time that Cook had rushed for more…

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Five things to wonder about in the FSU-Syracuse game

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Five things to wonder about the FSU-Syracuse game on Sunday: Does Syracuse stand a chance? It wouldn’t appear so. The Orangemen have struggled defensively all season, and with Deondre Francois and Dalvin Cook coming to town, things don’t get easier. Cook is the seventh-leading rusher in the nation. Francois is the 25th-ranked passer, and the top-rated freshman passer, in the country. Syracuse has stayed even with some teams on its way to a 4-6 record, but quarterback Eric Dungey (the…

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After slow start, USF blows away Syracuse in 45-20 rout

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For a quarter, USF wasn’t such a high-powered football team, after all. Fifteen minutes in, and the Bulls trailed Syracuse, 17-0. Quarterback Quinton Flowers had thrown for only six yards. The Bulls had only 64 yards of offense. And then they awoke. From that point on, the Bulls moved the ball easily, taking a 45-20 victory. The Bulls outscored Syracuse 45-3 after the first period. The thing I liked about our guys is nobody flinched on the sideline (when the…

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