The Daily Chop Apr 1, 2010
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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
By demanding consistency in effort and execution, Jimbo Fisher has set the tone this spring that mediocrity is not an option for the Florida State football program.
FSU needs brains, brawn: Coach Fisher pushes 'situation-smart' football
Jimbo Fisher has FSU's new defense on the fast track
Fisher switches it up on his players
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher talks after an "erratic" practice
Fisher has a plan to bring Florida State back
Jimbo Fisher "comfortable and in charge'' at Florida State
Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel ahead of schedule in rehab from shoulder surgery
Healthy Williams Ready To Make Impact for FSU
Captains will draft players for annual spring game
Live Florida State chat
Local d-lineman picks FSU
Because he is from Lake Butler, Lonnie Gosha was thought to be strongly considering UF. Instead he was waiting on the Seminoles and gave his verbal commitment to FSU on Tuesday night.
++Is Loveladay 100 percent committed to FSU?
++NIKE MVP Greene talks about FSU
FSU Women's Basketball; Season to Remember
'Noles live and learn in loss to UConn
Seminoles' finish best year in school history
FSU coach Semrau ready to reload
ALS Awareness Game
The Seminole Baseball team in conjunction with the Florida State University Department of Athletics and the ALS Association Florida Chapter is hosting ALS Awareness Night at the ball park on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m., when FSU takes on Charleston Southern inside Dick Howser Stadium.
FSU Takes On WF, NC State
The Seminoles look to extend their ACC streak against two more opponents this weekend.
Catching up with the Florida State men's golf team.
Women's Golf At Bryan National
The No. 25 Florida State women's golf team, which won the team championship at the Pinehurst Challenge last week, looks to continue its stellar play as it travels to play in the 2010 Bryan National Collegiate at the Players Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center in Greensboro, N.C. April 2-4, 2010.
FSU-UF Now A Doubleheader
Seminoles and Gators will now square off in a two-game showdown on JoAnne Graf Field on April 14.
'NOLES IN THE PROS:
Walker defends himself
Report: Javon Walker offered to refund Al Davis
Javon Walker would play for the minimum
Jets' Washington in no rush to sign tender
Storm: Weatherford wins back QB spot
Douglas plays better in blowout loss
Diaz on part-time role: Not a problem
The Braves' Matt Diaz is no fool; praises Jason Heyward's ascension
Respecting J.D. Drew
Buster Posey's improvement pleases team brass, but the young catcher might start
OTHER FSU NEWS:
FSU-PC needs new college
NSF Grants $1.1M to FSU for Maize Epigenetics
ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
ACC's lunchtime links
Tech QB Sims pushing for playing time
Pack signee in trouble again
Time for change
The Hokies must replace several starters on defense.
ACC goes for rare feat in NCAA and NIT
Replacements line up for BC
Bill Coen, Chris Mooney next up for BC
Gene DeFilippo interviews candidates
'Change is good sometimes,' says BC athletic director
Noreen named Mr. Basketball; still going to BC?
Duke gives ACC a lift
Who invited these guys to Final Four?
Party poopers Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski spoiled a fun and likeable Final Four group.
Duke’s Jon Scheyer makes a strong point
Singler hopes final masterpiece includes another title for Duke
Duke lacking low-post threat
Freshman may be Duke's 'X' factor
Rebounding key to West Virginia-Duke matchup
Duke's Smith always mindful of his dad
Nolan Smith had just turned 8 years old when his father died of a heart attack while the family was on a cruise ship in August of 1996.
Sticking Together: Plumlee brothers finding their comfort level with Blue Devils
Brotherly love has taken root at Duke this season.
UM freshman guard Antoine Allen will transfer
UNC goes for NIT title tonight
Sign says 'NIT Fever,' but where's the fire?
The sign board outside the Blue Horn Lounge on Franklin Street was the only indicator of any impending celebration.
Heels' effort shows
Delaney will work out for NBA teams
6-9 sophomore is expected to enter NBA Draft in June
Al-Farouq Aminu will enter the NBA Draft, Coach Dino Gaudio of Wake Forest said last night.
Tigers fall in 11 to Chanticleers
’Canes end mid-week woes against FAU
No. 1 Cavaliers crush Tigers
Top-ranked Virginia registered a season-best four triples and pounded out 16 hits during a 17-4 rout of Towson.
OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
Colleges add stadium seats with 'sports mortgages'
Notes: Tide vs. Texas Tech in 2012? 'I guess it's a possibility,' Saban says
Julio Jones at safety? 'Maybe he was just pulling your chain,' star WR says of Saban
ASU tight end Coyle could revitalize position
Auburn practice: Time closing in on narrowing quarterback race
UC football a top program
University of Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones tells Bill Koch he views his program as one of the biggest in the country - and he's recruiting with that goal in mind.
Gator running backs starting to impress during spring drills
New Florida receivers coach likes what he sees so far
Gators trying huge lineman at tight end
UF's Hill ready to assume leadership role with Gators
Florida Gators football news: WR Carl Moore away from team for personal reasons
Former teammate Andre Caldwell says Tebow should be a late second round pick
Harlem middle schoolers visit Florida Gators spring practice, use Tim Tebow's promise as motivation
Zook: Some closed practices so staff, players can try 'different things'
Spring football practice kicked off Tuesday at Illinois for head coach Ron Zook and new coordinators Paul Petrino (offense) and Vic Koenning (defense), but there are more questions than answers.
Joker takes charge in first practice
Concussions force UK's Lentz to quit football
Notre Dame football: Irish not up to Kelly's liking yet
New coach excited about Bulls defense
Buford sophomore talks about Tennessee commitment
McCoy perfect in workout with scouts
Running backs are making a spring practice impression at UAB
UCF Football News: O’Leary close to naming a starting quarterback
UCLA football: five things to watch
Chickillo withdraws from Alonso
To which school is he headed? "He did not put it on the withdrawal form," Meitzler said. "The address he gave looked like it was in the Plant district."
Fresh factoids about Final Four foes
Quiz: Do You Know Your Final Four?
Once upon a time in the Final Four
Bracketologists don't look so smart now
NCAA puts expansion on docket
Butler's Howard 'earns' reputation as accomplished flopper
Butler's Gordon Hayward is 'matchup problem'
Butler coach Brad Stevens' unlikely path - including a Thad Matta stop - to the Final Four
For Butler’s President, Excellence Is Expected
Bobby Fong, the Butler president, has discovered how a winning basketball team can move a university into a national spotlight.
Despite concerns, Butler may give city economy boost
Butler recruits enjoy the ride, too
Dot on Tom Izzo's résumé: Seven weeks in Oklahoma
"It was so dark. Sirens were going off. This big storm is coming. I had called the office and yelled, 'What do I do?'... I was praying for a snowstorm."
Coaching genius behind Izzo's humility
Michigan State has been to six Final Fours in 12 seasons for a reason. The Spartans coach is a master at having his team ready at NCAA tournament time.
Tom Izzo says MSU assistants deserve credit, too
Roe embodies MSU's perseverance
Check out how Michigan State preps for Final Four
Butler's best defender awaits MSU's Lucious in Indy
Huggins' tough love works with players
Defense has carried W.Va. to Final Four
Butler: Bring it, doubters
Despite all the love, WVU thrives in underdog role
New Pride of West Virginia
Ebanks epitomizes tough WVU defense
Will the Final Four help WVU gain students?
WVU Final Four balls to benefit Make-A-Wish
'One day they will lose': Baylor eyes upset over mighty UConn in Final Four
UConn's mystique hovers over women's Final Four
Theus up in coach search
Reggie Theus has made no secret of his interest in the DePaul coaching job. And Theus, who played for the Bulls and coached in the NBA and college, will get a chance to claim the position.
Brandon Knight talks recruiting, Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators
Brandon Knight's 3-pointer wins McDonald's All-American Game
Former Florida State assistant Tim Welsh reportedly to land at Hofstra
Weber says players must come back strong
Looking back at the recently completed season, Illinois coach Bruce Weber said his team ''was exciting at times and inconsistent at times, but at the end, it added up to be a little disappointing with a bright future.''
Hawkeye basketball: Fran McCaffery expects all players to return
One and well done to Cats
Orton to test stock in NBA Draft
Kentucky reserve big man Daniel Orton will enter the NBA Draft, his father, Larry, said Wednesday. His son will not hire an agent so he can retain the option of returning to UK next season, the elder Orton said.
Calipari, Wall to receive Rupp Awards on Thursday
Pitino's contract extended through 2017
Oklahoma basketball confirms internal probe
A walk to the Ducks would be a shock
The latest hot rumored destination for Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith is Oregon, but it's hard to see it happening.
Pitt's Dixon get's two-year extension
Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday through the 2017-18 season, putting an end to weeks of growing speculation that the coach might leave for Oregon.
Junior college wing Poland has USF in final 3
Steve Lavin: NCAAs realistic in 1st St. John’s season
Lavin Prepares for His Close-Up at St. John’s
ASU baseball gets boost from pitching coach
JU baseball defeats Florida A&M
WKU's pitching parade stops UK
Going into Wednesday night’s nonconference game with Binghamton University, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri wanted to use the opportunity to get sophomore Grant Dozar a few more at-bats.
Mende's toughness has inspired USF teammates
You could say however Sam Mende goes, that's the way the University of South Florida baseball team goes.
Here's how to help the Horns hit
UAB beats Alabama, 6-4, in a non-conference baseball game
SPORTS IN THE COURTS:
Duke settles with ex-lacrosse coach
Duke University has settled a lawsuit with Mike Pressler, the man at the helm of the men's lacrosse program when a stripper brought false rape accusations against three team members.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Santonio Holmes faces civil lawsuit in Florida
Dr. J's golf course in foreclosure
MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:
Dolphins release 2010 preseason opponents
State bragging rights on the line - again
Jaguars will play host to Dolphins, Falcons in preseason
Mavericks rally, give Memphis blues with 106-102 OT win
The Mavericks pulled out their 50th victory of the season Wednesday night, and they did it in spite of themselves. Dallas, behind Dirk Nowitzki, rallied from a big-fourth quarter deficit to defeat Memphis, 106-102, in overtime.
Experts agree: Magic's Dwight Howard has made great strides on offense
Perhaps the lowest point of Dwight Howard's season came on Jan. 5 at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus on track to face Mavs on Thursday
Beasley, Wright move forward, pushing Heat past Pistons 98-81
Heat wins 6th in a row
After getting fouled, Paul Pierce goes down like lightning while being surrounded by the Thunder in the first half.
Twins' Span hits mom with foul ball; she's OK
Of course Denard Span's mom forgives him for the errant hit to her collarbone. Even so, ouch!
Shell Houston Open a fitting warm-up for Masters
Does anyone want to play with Tiger Woods?
Couples says he'll play practice round with Woods
Phil Mickelson will play Colonial, but is unsure about Nelson
Vanity Fair: Tiger Woods led to ruin by Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley
Fred Couples, Greg Norman to lead Presidents Cup teams
Michelle Wie cools off by turning up the (oven) heat
When she's upset, Wie turns to baking and sewing.
Jimmie Johnson's domination fueled in part by mind games
Bill From Tampa
FSU's seal should be Vires, Artes, Mores, Dadgummit!!!
GO NOLES!!! FSU 1993 & 1999 National Football Champions
2006, 2007, AND 2008 NCAA Track Champions/2008 ACC Golf Champions
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