Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

TALLAHASSEE — Willie Simmons was named football coach at Florida A&M on Monday. The Tallahassee native will be introduced today. Simmons, 37, has been the coach at Prairie View A&M the past three seasons (21-11, including 6-5 this season). He played ...
Published: 12/11/17
FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball

FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball

Published: 12/10/17
Chiozza, Gators stop Cincy, end 3-game skid

Chiozza, Gators stop Cincy, end 3-game skid

NEWARK, N.J. — Chris Chiozza scored the final six points of the game and No. 5 Florida snapped a three-game losing streak with a 66-60 victory over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center. Chiozza p...
Published: 12/09/17
Baker: In my Heisman Trophy vote, talent is the only consideration

Baker: In my Heisman Trophy vote, talent is the only consideration

There’s a disconnect between what the Heisman Trophy is and what it claims to be.The words on the ballot say the Heisman is "awarded to the outstanding college football player in the United States," as long as he’s eligible.By that criteria, the vote...
Published: 12/09/17
Winners and losers on college football’s coaching carousel

Winners and losers on college football’s coaching carousel

The music has just about stopped. Just about every college football program in the country has a coach now.But it was the craziest coaching musical chairs ever. Think of all the major programs that will have new coaches next season, including Florida...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17
No. 5 Florida Gators lose stunner at home to Loyola-Chicago

No. 5 Florida Gators lose stunner at home to Loyola-Chicago

GAINESVILLE — Aundre Jackson scored 23, Cameron Krutwig added 14 and Loyola-Chicago stunned No. 5 Florida 63-59 Wednesday, handing the Gators a third consecutive loss. Less than 48 hours after Florida coach Mike White said his team’s performance agai...
Published: 12/06/17
Willie Taggart’s FSU decision more emotional than avaricious

Willie Taggart’s FSU decision more emotional than avaricious

TALLAHASSEE — Before making one of the most agonizing decisions of his 41-year-old existence, Willie Taggart turned to his most valued consiglieres.Close friend (and former boss) Jim Harbaugh got a call. So did Derrick Brooks and Deion Sanders, two o...
Published: 12/06/17
Expect a simpler, faster FSU game plan under Willie Taggart

Expect a simpler, faster FSU game plan under Willie Taggart

TALLAHASSEE — New Florida State coach Willie Taggart established himself as one of the game’s rising stars through his ability to turn three programs around (Western Kentucky, USF and Oregon).Whether he succeeds at his fourth stop hinges on how he at...
Published: 12/06/17
Rick and Tom podcast: Which Florida school would you rather be?

Rick and Tom podcast: Which Florida school would you rather be?

With new coaches at Florida, Florida State and UCF and relatively new coaches at USF and Miami, which Florida school would you rather be going forward?In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones discuss this, as Willie Taggart is the new FSU c...
Published: 12/06/17
Offensive guru Heupel is named UCF coach

Offensive guru Heupel is named UCF coach

UCF hired Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel as football coach.Heupel quickly hired former UF interim coach Randy Shannon as defensive coordinator.Heupel, 39, was a consensus All-American quarterback who led Oklahoma to the 2000 national titl...
Published: 12/05/17
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