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Craven Cottage, the stadium Fulham Football Club calls home.
Sunshine Matters website / Visit Florida

Florida’s tourism agency is inking an extension on its deal with the Fulham Football club in England.

Lil Wayne
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New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne will represent Florida State football player Reggie Northrup as he pursues a career in the NFL.  Northrup inked a marketing deal with Young Money Sports.

Florida State University

Two Democratic lawmakers are pitching a claims bill for a former Florida State University football player who died 15 years ago. Tampa Senator Arthenia Joyner and Jacksonville Representative Mia Jones say it’s time to pass a claims bill for Devaughn Darling’s family.

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A Bay County advocate is calling attention to the health risks of football.

seminoles.com / Florida State University

During last weekend’s annual NFL draft nearly a dozen Florida State football players were snapped up by pro teams. With a couple FAMU players also getting a shot, Tallahassee schools could get more representation in the NFL.

Donald DeBevoise

Florida A&M University announced Wednesday the hiring of NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. as the university’s next athletic director. Winslow believes he has the qualifications to revive FAMU’s athletic department.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum was among university officials announcing Winslow's appointment.

Twitter Reacts To Winston Announcement

Dec 5, 2013

Accuser's changing story leads State Attorney to decline charges.

The Politics Of PEDs

Aug 9, 2013
R.Benk / WFSU-News

After the Miami Herald connected a South Florida steroid clinic with a number of high school athletes, some in the high school athletic world began wondering if it’s a growing problem or an isolated incident. The governing body for high school sports in Florida weighed in this week, but if the recommendations are any indication, FHSAA leaders clearly have not been juicing.

Florida State University

Florida State University football player Gregory Dent is facing up to 15 years in prison after being charged with rape over the weekend.  Dent was released Monday on $15 thousand dollars bail.

According to court documents, the victim and Dent have been friends since high school. Saturday, she, Dent, and others went to a nightclub.  When they returned to Dent’s apartment, the victim says she fell asleep on Dent’s bed.

She then alleges she awoke to Dent kissing her, and tried to push him away.  But the victim alleges he continued trying to force himself upon her.

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Authorities in Leon County have issued an arrest warrant for Florida State running back James Wilder Jr.

The 20-year-old sophomore running back is wanted for violating the terms of his probation from an incident in February when he was charged with resisting arrest without violence.

Attorney Tim Jansen said Wilder turned himself in Friday afternoon and is being held without bond.

 "He'll sit there until we get him into court next week," he said.