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FSU, Willie Taggart face unforgiving ACC slate in 2018

FSU, Willie Taggart face unforgiving ACC slate in 2018

By the looks of the ACC football schedules released Wednesday, Willie Taggart's first season in the league will seem more like an initiation than an introduction.Taggart makes his debut as FSU coach on Labor Day evening (Sept. 3) at home against Virg...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida Gators’ Scott Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee

Florida Gators’ Scott Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee

Florida Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin is one of the new members of the College Football Playoff selection committee.Stricklin will serve a three-year term on the committee, which decides the four teams who will compete in the playoff.The o...
Updated: 3 hours ago
How Urban Meyer helped J.T. Barrett prepare for the NFL draft

How Urban Meyer helped J.T. Barrett prepare for the NFL draft

ST. PETERSBURG – Quarterback J.T. Barrett is one of the most accomplished players preparing for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.He's the only three-time captain in Ohio State history, and he set at least 37 school/Big Ten re...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Baseball in the rear-view mirror for Redskins assistant James Rowe III

Baseball in the rear-view mirror for Redskins assistant James Rowe III

ST. PETERSBURG — The East-West Shrine Game is loaded with long shots, small-school standouts and unlikely stars trying to find their way to the NFL.It's only fitting that James Rowe III is coaching them this week.Even when he was still on a bas...
Published: 01/16/18
Former Armwood, UCF star Aaron Evans feeling ‘amazing’ after surgery

Former Armwood, UCF star Aaron Evans feeling ‘amazing’ after surgery

Even in a magical season devoid of defeat, UCF senior LT Aaron Evans still experienced agony.Which might be too mild a word. At times, the Armwood High alumnus said, the back pain he experienced this past fall reached "excruciating" levels."Some game...
Published: 01/16/18
Quinton Flowers the punt returner?

Quinton Flowers the punt returner?

ST. PETERSBURG – Former USF quarterback Quinton Flowers is still getting looks at quarterback during practice for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.Just not exclusively.Flowers fielded punts during Tuesday morning's East team ...
Published: 01/16/18
D’Ernest Johnson hopes to showcase versatility at East-West Shrine Game

D’Ernest Johnson hopes to showcase versatility at East-West Shrine Game

On a cloudless, brisk St. Petersburg afternoon, D'Ernest Johnson lined up deep in the backfield, darted to the right flat and snagged a short Riley Ferguson pass.Within a matter of minutes, he snagged another. Suddenly, it was 2016 all over again for...
Published: 01/16/18
Options aplenty for the NFL team that lands Minkah Fitzpatrick

Options aplenty for the NFL team that lands Minkah Fitzpatrick

Derrick Ansley does not know what exact position Minkah Fitzpatrick will play in the NFL.That depends on the specific needs of the Bucs or whatever other team uses a high first-round pick to draft the former Alabama defensive back in April.Fitzpatric...
Published: 01/15/18
Former Wharton star Chase Litton declares for NFL draft

Former Wharton star Chase Litton declares for NFL draft

Former Wharton High QB Chase Litton, who has thrown for more than 8,000 yards in three seasons as Marshall's starter, announced via Twitter this afternoon he is declaring for the NFL Draft.He joins a congested list of underclassmen at his position to...
Published: 01/14/18
Back-stage pass: What it’s like covering a wild national title game

Back-stage pass: What it’s like covering a wild national title game

The intensity starts to rise two hours before kickoff.Players get ready in the locker room. Coach Nick Saban takes a lap around the field. Fans in crimson and red trickle in.It starts to feel like a College Football Playoff national championship.Alab...
Published: 01/12/18