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NFL: 30-year survey of best receivers entering Season 3

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FSU's Jimbo Fisher turning to Jordan, Montana for inspiration

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- When Jimbo Fisher returned as LSU's defensive coordinator for the 2004 season, the Tigers program was faced with many of the same challenges that now face his Florida State team. After capturing the '03 BCS title, LSU, then coached by Nick Saban, was searching for a way to stay on top. It didn't happen for the Tigers -- they finished the season 9-3...
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ACC Media Days: Winston, Florida State steal the show

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Winston circus brings drama to typically low-key ACC media days

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference is used to dealing with some of the best basketball players and coaches the sport has ever seen, but never before has the conference seen the likes of Jameis Winston on the football side of things. Winston's type of celebrity and infamy caused conference officials to alter the normal setup at the annual ACC Kickoff preseason media...
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Boston College confident in rushing attack without Williams

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The most popular Boston College player at the ACC Kickoff is one that did not make an appearance at the Grandover Resort, and one that will not be putting on an Eagles uniform this fall. He'll be wearing Giants jersey instead. The loss of running back Andre Williams, a Heisman finalist after leading the nation with 2,177 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns, will...
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'Bama dominates preseason team, individual voting with SEC media

HOOVER, Ala. -- The SEC announced its individual and team choices for preseason media awards on Thursday, with representatives from Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia receiving the lion's share of accolades. And to no one's surprise, the Crimson Tide were tabbed as the clear favorite to win the SEC West title and subsequent conference championship. For divisional...
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Five storylines to ponder for Day 4 of SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. -- Here are five things to ponder for Day 4 of SEC Media Days, as this four-day festival of over-the-top media banter and cautious coaching quips winds down with Georgia, Ole Miss, Kentucky and Alabama taking center stage. 1. It'll be interesting to see if Alabama coach Nick Saban embraces the 'history repeating' angle of questions from the media In 2008...
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Two NC State assistants pull young woman from overturned vehicle

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State assistant coaches Frisman Jackson (wide receivers) and Dave Huxtable (defensive coordinator) teach young people lessons about life all the time. But they taught an unexpected life lesson on Tuesday night on their way home -- this one to a young girl. Jackson tweeted that he and Huxtable pulled a young lady from her car which had overturned on the side of...
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ACC Countdown: No. 8 Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh did quite well in its inaugural ACC season, beating the teams it should beat more often than not while losing to the teams it should lose to more often than not, too. All that ultimately resulted in a 7-6 record and a bowl game win over Bowling Green. There's a lot of change on this year's roster at important spots, like quarterback and defensive tackle (without...
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Stephenson signing pushes Hornets toward East's upper echelon

Having Michael Jordan for an owner finally paid dividends for the Charlotte Hornets, as it was his personal face-to-face meeting late Tuesday that enabled his team to land one of the top free agents on the market: shooting guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson and the Hornets reached a deal that will pay him $27 million over three years. His former team, the Indiana Pacers, had offered...
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ACC Breakout Players: Defense

Every year, a player who's been good -- but not great -- or perhaps one the public has barely heard of comes out of nowhere and has a great season. There are plenty of candidates in the ACC on both sides of the ball, but even on some very good defenses, there are some players that could emerge and have huge seasons. Here's a look at 10 candidates: COASTAL DIVISION Duke: Breon...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurrier entertains SEC media with Saban, Clemson, Davy Crockett talk

HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier brought his proverbial A-game to SEC Media Days on Tuesday, offering a wide-range of spontaneous quips and colorful stories to the large contingent of SEC journalists. Here's a sampling of Spurrier hightlights from his morning session in the so-called Big Room of the Hyatt-Wynfrey hotel: On the excitement level of SEC Media...
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Hornets limited to quiet moves in free agency

After losing out on their top two priorities -- re-sign forward Josh McRoberts and snag restricted free agent Gordon Hayward -- the Charlotte Hornets have finally landed some free agents, though they're not the big splash owner Michael Jordan had been hoping for. On Sunday, the Hornets signed little-known free agent Brian Roberts, a point guard that played last season with in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Slive: SEC taking the lead on reshaping college sports in 21st century

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Slive has always been a patient man, whether running one of the most powerful and lucrative entities in sports ... or simply waiting for the darkness to pass before holding court at a large media gathering.   On Monday, the commissioner opened the SEC Media Days without a lot of pomp and circumstance -- minus the wait for the lights to return at the Hyatt-Wynfrey...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five storylines to ponder for Day 1 of SEC Media Days

Here are five potential storylines to monitor for Day 1 of the SEC Media Days, as the conference trumpets podium visits from SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, three head coaches (Auburn's Gus Malzahn, Florida's Will Muschamp, Vanderbilt's Derek Mason) and the launch of the SEC Network. 1. The ever-expanding legion of SEC journalists and broadcasters will have to dig for major...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-year review: Ranking the current SEC head coaches

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Jazz match Hayward's max-contract offer sheet with Hornets

Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah after all. The Jazz on Saturday matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer for the restricted free agent. Hayward posted to Twitter: "Officially back with the @utahjazz!!!! Wanna thank them and all of #jazznation for believing in me! Lots of work ahead..." The Jazz had until late Sunday to match the Hornets' maximum offer...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC football: 20 breakout stars to watch for 2014 season

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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes GM Francis faces difficult decision on goalie Cam Ward

When Jim Rutherford was hired earlier this month as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, following a 20-year stint in the same position with the Hurricanes/Whalers, he was asked why he thought his former franchise had not earned a playoff berth since 2009. His answer: mostly injuries at the goaltender position. In inheriting the roster, new general manager Ron Francis also...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB's 15 best starting rotations right now

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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets owner Jordan looking to attract 'superstars' to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE -- It's amazing to think that just two short years ago, the then-Charlotte Bobcats were coming off a season where they had just put together the worst winning percentage in NBA history. Now, the rebranded Charlotte Hornets are fresh off a season with a winning record and a trip to the playoffs, while season ticket sales are far exceeding expectations and are expected...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia forces Game 3 vs. Maryland

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Kenny Towns had three hits, Artie Lewicki pitched 3 1/3 innings of solid relief and Virginia beat Maryland 7-3 Sunday to force a deciding Game 3 of the NCAA Charlottesville super regional. The Cavaliers (48-14) had 17 hits, including four in a decisive seventh inning as they sent eight batters to the plate and scored three runs. Towns, Derek Fisher and Brandon...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

20 greatest single-game performances in NBA Finals history

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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the 33 drivers in this year's Indianapolis 500

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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers take DE Ealy, OG Turner on Day 2 of draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers went for the best player available rather than need on the second day of the NFL draft. The Panthers ignored more pressing needs at offensive tackle and cornerback, instead selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri in the second round and guard Trai Turner from LSU in the third round. "You just can't pass up good football players...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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