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Dalvin Cook among four Seminoles named to AP All-ACC first team

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Florida State placed four players on the Associated Press All-ACC football first team on Thursday, including unanimous choice Dalvin Cook at running back.

Cook, a sophomore, earned three votes as the top offensive player, the only one to receive votes aside from winner Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for No. 1 Clemson (11 votes).

Two other offensive players for the No. 9 Seminoles, sophomore tackle Rodrick Johnson and junior kicker Roberto Aguayo, also made the first team. (See 3C for a full All-ACC list).

Miami kicker Michael Badgley tied Aguayo for first place, making him the only Hurricane on the first team.

Safety Jalen Ramsey was the only 'Nole named first-team on defense.

Clemson lineman Shaq Lawson was defensive player of the year and Dabo Swinney was coach of the year.

Tigers sophomore receiver and former East Lake High star Artavis Scott made the second team, as did FSU defensive linemen DeMarcus Walker and Nile Lawrence-Stample and Miami cornerback Artie Burns.

UF ticket hike: Gator tickets are going up. The University Athletic Association approved a 33 percent increase for student season tickets and a 10 percent jump for booster season tickets. Student season-ticket prices rise from $105 to $140 for the seven-game home schedule, while booster tickets go from $300 to $330. The contribution boosters make that lets them buy those tickets won't rise in the third year of a planned three-year "freeze."

Gamecock shot: South Carolina defensive end Shameik Blackshear is expected to be okay after being shot multiple times Wednesday night, the State newspaper reported. The freshman was shot outside an apartment building near campus.

No. 7 Ohio St.: Defensive lineman Tommy Schutt hurt his foot in practice; he's uncertain for the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl against No. 8 Notre Dame.

Texas A&M: The Aggies lost another quarterback as freshman Kyler Murray left the team and was granted a release to transfer. Kyle Allen was granted his release Dec. 10. Jake Hubenak, a junior college transfer who played sparingly this season, is the only scholarship quarterback left for the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 against Louisville. Also, receiver Speedy Noll was suspended for the bowl, 247.com reported.

Missouri: Josh Heupel was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He is finishing his first season in the same posts (plus assistant head coach) at Utah State and will join the Tigers staff after Tuesday's Idaho Potato Bowl.

Michigan: Kareem Walker, a senior at Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic ranked the No. 1 running back by multiple recruiting services, committed to the Wolverines.

Men's basketball

No. 18 SMU 105, Hampton 72: Jordan Tolbert had 20 points and 19 rebounds as the host Mustangs (9-0) kept up their best start since the 1997-98 team opened 10-0.

No. 20 W. Va. 86, Marshall 68: Jevon Carter scored 15 to lead the visiting Mountaineers (9-1), who had a 16-1 run early in the second half.

Women's basketball

No. 13 Duke 79, Liberty 41: Rebecca Greenwell had a career-high 26 points including four 3-pointers for the host Blue Devils (8-2).

No. 4 Baylor 97, Oral Roberts 39: Nina Davis had 26 points in 23 minutes and Niya Johnson had 18 assists for the host Bears (11-0).

Eckerd 80, Albany St. (Ga.) 72: Four players scored in double figures for the host Tritons (6-3)

Findlay (Ohio) 68, Saint Leo 61: Chachi Guzman led the Lions (3-6) in points (23) and assists (four) and co-led in rebounds (11); Saint Leo was outscored 42-30 in the second half.

Volleyball

Longhorns win: No. 3 seed Texas (30-2) beat No. 2 Minnesota in four games to reach Saturday's Division I tournament final in Omaha, Neb.

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