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How Michigan, Florida Lost Their Mojo

Ben Kercheval, Bleacher Report

Seminoles Learned They Are Survivors

Chuck Culpepper, Washington Post

Jags Are Now Bortles' Team

George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel

Jameis Winston has spent the past year embarrassing Florida State, but that's a big school. Big football program. Big donors. Big fan base. It's hard for one person to embarrass ...(full article)

In 2006, there was a debate over whether Michigan or Florida should play Ohio State in the BCS championship game, even though the Wolverines were just coming off a loss to the Buck...(full article)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Put it this way: How many times do you see a team greet a 19th consecutive win by scrambling across the field to the corner of the stadium into a pile like a ...(full article)

It is his team now. Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be locked at the hip, presumably for a decade or so, hoping the partnership is fruitful. Jacksonville coach Gus ...(full article)

If you go to EverBank Field, walk to the last parking area, the one almost pushed into the St. Johns River. You'll know you're in the right place when you see a man in a Tony Brack...(full article)

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