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Florida to Add Another College Football Team

Florida to Add Another College Football Team

Florida State will play for the BCS title. Central Florida has earned a bid to a BCS bowl game. Bethune-Cookman advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Florida has won BCS championships, as has Miami...
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What To Watch: Auburn's Magic Beans

What To Watch: Auburn's Magic Beans

So we have made it to Championship Weekend and there is one question still out there: Does Auburn have enough magic to do it again? Against its last two opponents, Gus Malzahn has pulled out the pixie dust and miracles occurred...
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What To Watch: The Best Of Rivalry Weekend

What To Watch: The Best Of Rivalry Weekend

It is an old adage in sports that in a rivalry game, throw the teams’ records out the window because anything can happen.   That window seems to be closed this year. Well, maybe open enough to get a cool breeze inside at night...
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What To Watch: Oxford An Important Football City

What To Watch: Oxford An Important Football City

I keep up regularly with one friend from my college days at Ole Miss. Caron and I were both Florida kids in a small town called Oxford in north Mississippi. We had common ground. I dated her best friend...
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What To Watch: Florida Swamped

What To Watch: Florida Swamped

Attention: The following paragraph does not have an error in it, it just seems the two teams are reversed. Central Florida is in the hunt for a BCS Bowl bid. Florida is hoping for any kind of bowl bid. That's right...
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A Stroke Of Football Luck

A Stroke Of Football Luck

My best friend suffered a stroke recently. The good news is that he has since been discharged from the hospital and entered a rehabilitation facility where he continues to improve dramatically...
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Weekend Preview: Cocktail Of Meds, Not Party

Weekend Preview: Cocktail Of Meds, Not Party

This is the easiest prediction I have made all season — the absolute best game in the American Athletic Conference on Saturday will be Temple at Rutgers. Not that I am going out on a limb to make that pick...
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Round And Round In The Pac-12

Round And Round In The Pac-12

The Pac-12 round robin continues. UCLA faces Oregon this week seven days after the Bruins fell to Stanford. Stanford had fallen the week before at Utah to give the Cardinal and UCLA a conference loss...
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Don't Forget The 'D' In Death Valley

Don't Forget The 'D' In Death Valley

Finally, the game of the season, again. By my count, Florida State's visit to Clemson on Saturday is the second "game of the season." In the first 'GOTS,' Alabama beat Texas A&M. This one has been built as a battle of the offenses...
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Southern Miss-fire

Southern Miss-fire

Last week could have been the bright spot on the Southern Mississippi schedule for the 2013 season — it was a bye. The Golden Eagles are 0-5 on the year with two losses coming against Texas State and Florida International...
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