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FSU overwhelming favorites to win ACC, reach national title playoff
Quarterback Jameis Winston of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates on stage after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 45-7 in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 7, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C. FSU is expected to be the top team in the Atlantic Coast Conference again this year and to compete in the four-team playoff for the national championship.

Updated: 11:56 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher doesn’t want his football players trying to retrace the steps they took last year. He wants them trying to move like Joe Montana, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.“One championship wasn’t enough,” Fisher said. “They had that attitude of domination.”If his FSU team ...

Bobby Petrino eager to make good on latest chance to redeem himself
Atlantic Coast Conference football coaches pose for a group photo during the ACC Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, July 21, 2014. The coaches are, back row from left: Wake Forest's Dave Clawson, North Carolina State's Dave Doeren, Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Boston College's Steve Addazio, Duke's David Cutcliffe, Miami's Al Golden, Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst, and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer. Front row, from left are: Syracuse's Scott Shafer, Louisville's Bobby Petrino, Clemson's Dabo Swinney, Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson, North Carolina's Larry Fedora, and Virginia's Mike London.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Updated: 9:09 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Coaches who lose 30 games in nine college seasons usually face very little criticism. Bobby Petrino is different that way. Louisville’s new coach, in his second stint at a program making its ACC debut this season, said Monday at the conference’s season-kickoff event that he needs to “prove to myself ...

LB Denzel Perryman thinks Miami Hurricanes’ defense can be in top 10
Miami Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perryman (No. 52). (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)

Updated: 12:02 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman thinks the Hurricanes can have a top-10 defense this season.Not in the ACC – in the nation.Perryman, who skipped the NFL draft and returned for his senior season, will be the rock of a beleaguered unit that finished 90th in yards allowed, 92nd in passing yards ...

University of Miami catching up in race to better sports facilities
A look at recent upgrades the University of Miami has made to its athletic facilities.(Christopher Smith/Staff)Sources: University of Miami Athletics; Staff research

Updated: 7:25 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thirty years ago, when former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Steve Walsh visited UM as a recruit, he didn’t think too hard about the football facilities.There was a weight room, a practice field and some meeting rooms. Aside from that, what else was needed?“I was at a high school where they said ...

Top-rated defensive end recruit Josh Sweat impressed with Seminoles
Palm Beach Gardens LB Tevon Coney, who many thought was headed to play at Florida, recently expressed a strong interest in Louisville.

3:58 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014

Florida State’s recruiting class doesn’t look overly impressive today — most of FSU’s 13 commits are three-star prospects — but the defending national champs aren’t worried. The Seminoles have had the No. 1 recruiting class in the ACC (per Rivals.com) for the last six years. They know they can close. ...

Hurricanes’ Duke Johnson ‘bigger, faster, stronger’ after injury
Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) bobbles a kick return in the first quarter at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida on November 2, 2013. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

6:12 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Those who haven’t seen Duke Johnson since last year will notice the change. His arms are thicker. His shoulders are broader. His legs are more powerful. Entering his junior season, he looks like a 5-foot-9, 205-pound future pro. For his team, his transformation could not have come at a better ...

The Opening 2014: Florida, Miami and Florida State targets shine

5:36 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014

You are a top football recruit. How about an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Oregon, oodles of customized Nike gear, coaching from current and former college and pro stars and face time on ESPN?Talk about an easy sell.That’s the winning formula for The Opening, held last weekend at sponsor Nike’s campus ...

Two highly-rated Aquinas players commit to UM

10:06 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Miami picked up a pair of four-star commits in running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Sam Bruce, who gave their pledges to the Hurricanes on Tuesday.Scarlett announced his decision at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., while participating in The Opening summer combine. His decision was broadcast on ESPNU.“I decided ...

UM dismisses linebackers Alex Figueroa, JaWand Blue after sexual battery arrests
Alex Figueroa

Updated: 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The University of Miami dismissed linebackers JaWand Blue and Alex Figueroa after both admitted to police they drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl last weekend. Blue, 20, and Figueroa, who turned 20 on Tuesday, were arrested early Tuesday morning by Coral Gables police on charges of sexual battery on a ...

Highly-rated WR Sam Bruce could pick Miami or FSU Tuesday

Updated: 9:55 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014

Just as Florida State and Miami fans never stop bickering, the recruiters at both programs never stop battling for top talent. The latest jockeying between the Hurricanes and Seminoles is over Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Sam Bruce, who will announce his commitment at 9 p.m. Tuesday on 560 WQAM’s ...

Miami clears former baseball strength coach of wrongdoing

6:27 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014

After a report connected him to the Biogenesis scandal, Jimmy Goins was fired by the University of Miami.After a lengthy investigation, Goins was cleared Monday by Miami, where Goins was employed for nine years as a strength and conditioning coach for the Hurricanes baseball and track and field teams. UM ...

FSU has early lead in state recruiting battles; FAU makes smart hire

Updated: 8:25 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014

So much can and will change in the eight-plus months until signing day, so let’s take a snapshot of the in-state recruiting battle right now. ESPN’s latest rankings update, June 18, had Florida State at No. 7, Miami No. 12 and Florida No. 14. (Rivals has the schools in the ...

Quarterback Jake Heaps hopes football odyssey ends happily in Miami
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 02:  Jake Heaps #9 of the Kansas Jayhawks drops back to pass against the Texas Longhorns during a game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Texas won the game 35-13.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

7:13 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jake Heaps won’t arrive in Miami with much baggage.“It’ll be me and my suitcase,” he said. “I’ll be living out of it July and August.”He will have little to wear but his team-issued workout clothes, little to do but bond with teammates and work out, little to read but the ...

Hurricanes add quarterback who has played at BYU and Kansas

Updated: 8:40 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Hurricanes are turning to a college football journeyman — if there can be such a thing — for help at quarterback.UM on Sunday added to its roster fifth-year player Jake Heaps, who played last season at Kansas and before that at Brigham Young.Heaps, who turns 23 on Thursday, will ...

Jury convicts 2nd suspect in trial for death of ex-Canes, NFL star Sean Taylor

7:36 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A man identified by prosecutors as the greedy organizer of a bungled 2007 Miami-area burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was convicted Tuesday of murder and burglary, and immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole. A 12-person jury deliberated nearly four hours ...

County’s top prospects drafted, opt for college

9:05 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014

After capping off a memorable career at Palm Beach Gardens this year, JJ Schwarz knew he had a tough decision in front of him. “It’s really hard to make a decision because there are two good options in front of you and you have to decide which one is best ...

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