Miami will play a home-and-home series against Appalachian State, the Mountaineers announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Hurricanes will travel to Boone, N.C. next season for a Sept. 17, 2016 game against the Sun Belt Conference team, perhaps best known for its 34-32 upset win over Michigan in 2007....
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had some very positive things to say about USF in his weekly news conference Monday.
Fisher wasn't asked about USF directly, but he brought up the Bulls after being asked about his offense's progression.
"South Florida, as we're finding out, wasn't a bad football team," Fisher said. "I knew that coming in.
"I knew South Florida was fixin' to get really good. They may win and go to their conference championship game now. They've beat really good teams..."...
GAINESVILLE — As No. 10 Florida prepares to face No. 14 Florida State, Gators coach Jim McElwain is gushing about star RB Dalvin Cook.
"That guy is special now," McElwain said Monday. "Somebody told me he was committed here or something. Wonder how he ended up there."
The more interesting question heading into Saturday's game in Gainesville is this: What would the rivalry game look like if Cook had signed with the Gators instead of the Seminoles?...
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher declined to comment Monday about speculation that he could be LSU's top target if the Tigers dismiss Les Miles.
"I have no comment on that," Fisher said at his weekly news conference in Tallahassee. "I have a policy, I don't speak about (other) jobs. It's unfair to the players there, the players that are here, the coaches here and there. And there's no job opening, so I have no comment on that." ...
No. 10 Florida will likely be shorthanded when it faces rival No. 14 Florida State this week.
The Gators will be without DE Alex McCalister for the second game in a row and will also probably be without star DL Jon Bullard, coach Jim McElwain said Monday. DE Jordan Sherit (Hillsborough High) is also unlikely to play, while DL Joey Ivie (Pasco High) is questionable.
UF's depleted defensive line forced OL Antonio Riles to play his old position on the defensive line last week. Riles will likely have to do the same again against the Seminoles, McElwain said....
11/22/15 Auto racing
HOMESTEAD — The accolades began pouring in for Jeff Gordon long before the green flag dropped.
Former president Bill Clinton sent him a tweet. Racing legend Mario Andretti wanted a photo. Fans from all over the country wrote hundreds of messages on his pit stall.
That support is why Gordon wouldn't let himself be too upset after his legendary career ended Sunday — not with a championship but with a sixth-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 400....
11/22/15 Auto racing
HOMESTEAD — As Kyle Busch celebrated the biggest victory of his life, he tried to reflect on the turbulent road that made him a NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion.
The years of immaturity that made him one of the sport's most polarizing figures. The wreck in February that could have derailed his career. The scorching summer stretch that reestablished him as a contender.
And finally, Sunday's 267 dominant laps over the three other title contenders — including his boyhood hero — that ended in a victory in the Ford EcoBoost 400 and his first Cup championship....
Florida's overtime win over Florida Atlantic didn't help the Gators in the rankings.
An attorney for Jameis Winston's accuser has responded to the latest development in the ongoing legal feud.
On Friday, one of Winston's attorneys threatened legal action against CNN if it airs The Hunting Ground, a film on campus rape that includes the Winston case. ...
One of Jameis Winston's attorneys is threatening legal action against CNN if it airs The Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus rape.
Attorneys for the Bucs' rookie quarterback questioned the film's "complete disregard for journalistic standards" in an email sent to CNN, which is scheduled to air the documentary at 8 p.m. Sunday. Attorney John A. Boudet pointed to correspondence between one of the film's producers and Patricia Carroll, an attorney who was representing Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman, who accused Winston of rape while both were at Florida State. ...
Florida quarterback Will Grier will serve a yearlong suspension after the NCAA denied his appeal, the school said Friday.
Grier was issued the punishment last month for violating the NCAA's performance-enhancing drug policy. The redshirt freshman said he failed a drug test because he didn't check with the school's staff about taking an over-the-counter substance he hasn't identified.
UF helped Grier appeal the decision. ...
Florida quarterback Will Grier will serve a year-long suspension after the NCAA denied his appeal, the Gators confirmed late Friday evening.
Grier was issued the punishment last month after failing the NCAA's performance-enhancing drug policy. The redshirt freshman blamed the failed drug test on a failure to check with the school's staff about taking over-the-counter substance....
One of Jameis Winston's attorneys is threatening legal action against CNN if it airs The Hunting Ground, a documentary on campus rape.
Attorneys for the Bucs quarterback questioned the film's "complete disregard for journalistic standards" in an email sent to CNN and obtained Friday by the Tampa Bay Times. One of Winston's attorneys, Orlando-based John A. Boudet, pointed to correspondence between one of the film's producers and Patricia Carroll, an attorney who was representing Winston's accuser. The producer wrote that the film was "in the corner of advocacy for victims" rather than impartial....
11/20/15 Auto racing
NASCAR's previous 35 races have narrowed the championship contenders down to four. The finalist who crosses the finish line first at today's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway earns the title of Sprint Cup series champion. • In the final race of his final season, Jeff Gordon is trying to drive off as a champion by claiming his fifth series title. Kevin Harvick is the defending race (and series) champ and is vying to become the fifth driver since 1980 to win back-to-back Cup titles. • Kyle Busch can shake his reputation as perhaps the series' best driver without a title, and Martin Truex is looking to take his one-car Furniture Row Racing team to an unexpected series crown. • "I think we have four great storylines and four great competitors all deserving to be here," said Steve Letarte, a former Cup crew chief and current NBC Sports analyst. "It would really shock me if it doesn't take a win to win this championship." • Here's a breakdown of NASCAR's final four:...
Florida's game against Florida Atlantic features 53 former teammates from 16 different high schools. Some notable ones:
Hillsborough: UF DL Jordan Sherit, FAU LB Azeez Al-Shaair
Chamberlain: UF K Neil MacInnes, FAU CB Ronnie Scott
Apopka: UF OL Martez Ivey, FAU DE Trey Hendrickson
Miami Booker T. Washington: UF WR Antonio Callaway, FAU DB Ocie Rose...