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Analysis: Which new college football coaches might succeed?

Success for a college football coach is best determined over an extended period of time. Impatient Florida State fans might not want to hear that these days. Willie Taggart will enter Season 2 as Seminoles coach trying to rebound from maybe the worst debut of any of last season’s first-year FBS coaches. Florida State (5-7) missed a bowl game for ...

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Swofford: August launch of ACC TV channel ‘on schedule’

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says “everything is on schedule” for the August launch of the league’s TV channel. Speaking Monday at a regional Associated Press Sports Editors meeting, Swofford says a focus now is getting more distribution deals for TV providers to carry the ACC Network. He said the channel has “hit every mark” ...

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Michigan football team visits prison Mandela spent 18 years

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Michigan’s football team visited Robben Island , where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. The Wolverines took a tour of the prison Sunday as part of their trip to South Africa after completing the semester. The Jim Harbaugh-led program went to France and Italy the previous two years. ...

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Georgia plans to name Sanford Stadium field for Vince Dooley

Vince Dooley braced for big news — good or bad — when University of Georgia President Jere Morehead and athletic director Greg McGarity interrupted his gardening for a surprise visit Thursday morning. “I was hoping it was something positive and not something negative,” Dooley said. The positive surprise from Morehead and McGarity was the announcement Georgia plans to name the ...

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Ex-Texas A&M football player gets life in prison for murder

DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas A&M football player was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the slaying of a Dallas jogger who was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. A Dallas County jury had found Thomas Johnson guilty of murder Tuesday for the seemingly random killing of David Stevens. The former wide receiver pleaded not guilty, ...

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Ex-TCU receiver Turpin pleads guilty in girlfriend’s assault

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a story April 29 about former TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge’s category and sentencing range. The charge was a Class A misdemeanor with a possible sentencing range of up to one year in jail, not a third-degree felony with a ...

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Ex-Texas A&M football player found guilty of murder

DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015 has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Thomas Johnson’s trial in the killing of David Stevens after the former wide receiver’s legal defense declined to call a single witness. ...

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Ex-TCU receiver Turpin pleads guilty in girlfriend’s assault

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin has been granted probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend last October. A judge in Fort Worth sentenced Turpin on Monday to two years of deferred adjudication probation and ordered him to complete a 27-week Partner Abuse Intervention Program. If Turpin satisfies the terms of his probation, ...

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