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Tennessee adds another Heisman winner in Tide’s Derrick Henry

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That settles it. The Tennessee Titans are collecting Heisman Trophies. Tennessee took Alabama running back Derrick Henry in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, marking the second straight year the team has picked the Heisman Trophy winner. A year ago, the Titans picked Marcus Mariota. Henry fell in the draft, practically because running backs have been devalued in the NFL draft. But Henry lacked the burst of, say, Ezekiel Elliott, who went to Dallas with the fourth pick.

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Darryl Paulson: It’s time to let more felons vote in Florida

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Few things divide voters more than giving criminals the right to vote, even if they are former criminals. The issue will likely receive additional attention with the decision by Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use his executive power to extend voting rights to all 206,000 felons in his state. Even murderers, rapists and other violent felons will have their voting rights restored. Critics raise several objections. First, they say the governor, acting alone, does not have the authority to…

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FSU’s Jalen Ramsey thinks he’s the guy for Tennessee in draft

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Don’t take him because he’s local. Take him because he’s the best. Such was the message from Jalen Ramsey of FSU to the Tennessee Titans when it comes to the upcoming NFL draft. “I would love for them to draft me,” Ramsey told the team’s official website. “But I don’t want them to draft me because I am a hometown kid. I don’t want them to draft me because I’m a kid from Tennessee. I want them to draft mebecause…

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Who are the 3 winners of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot?

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If they’re wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax law, financial planning, privacy, security and other safeguards before they become known around the planet. The lucky trio did not immediately identify themselves, but they bought their tickets in the small working-class town of Munford, Tennessee; in the modest Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills; and at a supermarket in affluent Melbourne Beach, on Florida’s Space Coast. They overcame…

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Graduate transfers making impact in ACC

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Nathan Peterman noticed when Russell Wilson bolted N.C. State for Wisconsin in 2011 as a graduate transfer, but only in a “hey, isn’t that interesting” kind of way. At the time, Peterman was a senior in high school and prepping for a career at Tennessee. He spent three sometimes frustrating years with the Volunteers, where his accomplishments in the classroom far outpaced his opportunities on the field. By December, 2014 Peterman had already earned a degree in communications and the…

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Jaguars unveil new gold uniforms

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Gold, Jaguars! Gold! The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled their new Nike uniforms Thursday night, one week before they wore them for a prime-time game against Tennessee. The all-gold combo drew mixed reviews. Here’s what they look like: Yeah, that’s a lot of gold. Or is it mustard? Or brownish? The new digs are officially called “bold rush.”  Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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Scout teams served as feeder system for NFL

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In his locker room speech following his successful debut as Miami’s interim head coach, Dan Campbell credited his practice squad players for helping propel the Dolphins to their big win at Tennessee. “Don’t forget those guys,” he implored his team. Those guys getting the props were the same ones quarterback Ryan Tannehill had mocked two weeks earlier, when he criticized them for being overly aggressive during a usually low-key workout and told them to enjoy their “scout team trophy” after…

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