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FSU finishes its recruiting by signing another Top 10 player

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A good day got even better for the FSU Seminoles Wednesday. The Seminoles signed highly regarded defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. Wilson had been rated as the No. 6 player in the country and the No.1 defensive tackle. His signing improved FSU’s standings to fourth in the ESPN rankings, although the Seminoles were still sixth in the 247sports.com rankings. Wilson’s signing gives FSU three players in the top 10. No other team had more than two.

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Falcons follow quarterback Matt Ryan to big win over Seattle

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If your vote isn’t in for Matt Ryan as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, it might be time to buy a stamp. Ryan, the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons who threw 38 touchdowns in the regular season, was stellar Saturday night as the Falcons beat Seattle 36-20 to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The Falcons will play against either Dallas or Green Bay next week. Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the vaunted Seattle secondary. In…

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Football flashback: When FSU overcame Russell Wilson’s greatness

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The season was disappointing. A lot like this one. The opposing quarterback was terrific. A lot like the Seminoles have played this season. And the outcome was perfect. Whether FSU can repeat it this week against North Carolina State remains to be seen. It was in 2009, and FSU pulled out a 45-42 victory over the Wolfpack, always a tough opponent, in one of the wildest games in memory. For one thing, the Seminoles had to survive the play of…

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Gators’ defense returns two interceptions for scores in big win

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You can talk about quarterbacks all you want, and about running backs and about receivers. The strength of the Florida Gators, as everyone knows, is on defense. The Gators, ranked second in the country defensively, flexed its muscles in a 40-14 victory over Missouri Saturday. Florida’s secondary was all over Tigers’ starting quarterback Drew Lock, holding him to four completions in 18 attempts and returning two interceptions to the end zone for scores. Galen Tabor returned one interception 39 yards for a…

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Seahawks survive Wild Card game when Vikings miss field goal

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Blair Walsh was a gimme putt away. A layup. A bunt. And he missed. Walsh hooked a last-second, 27-yard field goal, leaving the Minnesota Vikings one point shy of the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game. It would have been Walsh’s fourth field goal of the game. It allowed Seattle to win with a 10-point fourth quarter, which led Seattle to advance to Carolina next week. Sunday’s game was the third-coldest game in NFL playoff history, with temperatures…

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Seattle hopes to even its record in Monday night game against Lions

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The Seattle Seahawks have gotten off to a slow start this season. The Detroit Lions, however, seemed to be stopped. Both teams try to take a step toward recovery against the other on Monday night football. The 1-2 Seahawks play host to the 0-3 Lions tonight. Detroit is trying to avoid its first 0-4 start since 2010, but it won’t be easy. Seattle has been in the last two Super Bowls and has won seven games in a row at…

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Bucs place injured C.J. Wilson on reserve/retired list

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There will be no medical miracle, at least not in the immediate future. Cornerback C.J. Wilson, who lost two fingers in a fireworks’ accident earlier this month, has been placed on the reserved/retired list by the Tampa Bay Bucs. “We know this process has been difficult for C.J. and respect his decision to step away from football,” Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said. “We are grateful for the contributions he has made to the Bucs and wish him the…

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