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How Winston Sex Investigation Went Bad

Walt Bogdanich, New York Times

Bowden Triangle Defines College Football

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News

UConn Cruises as Gators Shoot Blanks

John Feinstein, Washington Post

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was in the process of driving the Seminoles 80 yards in 1:06 to win a national championship, and Ashley Witherspoon, class of '91, was g...(full article)

Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a po...(full article)

Kerryon Johnson didn't know it, but when the Madison Academy running back narrowed his college choices to Alabama, Auburn and Florida State - before committing Tuesday to th...(full article)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Casey Prather's eyes were red, and it wasn't the allergies that were bothering him. Scottie Wilbekin was sniffling, and he didn't have a cold. The Florida lock...(full article)

ARLINGTON, Tex. — For almost 11 minutes on Saturday night, it looked as if Florida’s inexorable march to a national championship was going to continue with very little suspense...(full article)

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