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How Minnesota finally breaks through

Silver linings are great, but Minnesota is tired of finding the positive in the progress the program has made. Now it's time for the Gophers to reach their goals instead of just coming close.

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Report: Beckham, Canes to talk joint arena

David Beckham will meet with University of Miami president Donna Shalala on Friday about a possible deal for building a new stadium.

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Mel Kiper's too-early 2016 Big Board

Mel Kiper provides an early look at the 2016 NFL draft class, the ranking of the 25 best NFL prospects in college football, as well as a dozen more names to watch.

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Having fun with ACC division realignment

If schools won't agree to go to a nine-game conference schedule it will be difficult to work out schedule inequities.

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Key 2014 moments that will impact 2015

The suspension of Georgia's Todd Gurley and the ankle injury suffered by Ohio State's J.T. Barrett opened the door for Nick Chubb and Cardale Jones to become stars.


RB Ford says he'll transfer to Texas A&M

Keith Ford, the former Oklahoma RB, told 24/7 Sports he will transfer to Texas A&M after taking an unofficial visit Thursday: "I'm going to Aggieland. It feels great. When I went up there today, you could really tell how much time they put into their players' futures. They care about you getting your degree as much as your success on the field."

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Not sure why Harden ever gave up the ball. Seemed to immediately regret it. Not like defenders were leaving him.

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The quickness of the release and the oh-so-minuscule space Steph Curry needs to splash…just sick. What a ballplayer.

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My first time in an a restaurant in Alabama, and it took about 20 minutes before series of "Roll Tide" outbursts broke out in the place

Houston lands big recruit

Five-star DT Edward Oliver (No. 6 in the ESPN 300 for 2016) verbally committed to Houston, staying in his hometown. Oliver also had offers from Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas. ESPN 300 rankings

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

Worth noting re: Ed Oliver. His former HC @ Westfield HS, Corby Meekins, is Houston’s TE/FB coach. Tom Herman hired him Jan. 5.