Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Florida State Seminoles put four on preseason All-ACC football team; Florida Gator basketball to play on USS Bataan in Jacksonville

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Florida State, North Carolina and defending league champion Clemson each placed four players on the preseason All-ACC first team as voted by the media.

The Seminoles selected: senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins, junior safety Lamarcus Joyner, senior kicker Dustin Hopkins and senior cornerback Greg Reid, who made the team as the punt and kickoff returner. Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins was player of the year (Full team, 2C).

Gators on carrier: The Florida basketball team's Nov. 9 opener against Georgetown will be played on the USS Bataan at Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown announced. The Bataan, an amphibious assault carrier, will serve as the host ship for the Navy/Marine Corps Classic between the Gators and Hoyas.

Baseball: Demolition work on Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., from 1950 to 2010, has begun. Officials say the work to make way for a zoo expansion will take six months. City officials agreed to build the newer TD Ameritrade Park in order to secure a 25-year agreement with the NCAA to keep the CWS.

Time staff writer Antonya English contributed to this report.

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