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Will FSU go from 'Dallas to Dallas'?
Florida State starts its 2014 football season in Dallas -- well, Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State in August. And where will the national championship game be? Also Dallas (well, also Arlington). That's why reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, speaking to the Metroplex press Monday while on a break from the FSU baseball team, said his team's slogan is a simple one: "From Dallas to Dallas." Will the Seminoles live up to the words and repeat as champs?
A practical change to ward off injuries? Or a devious plan to slow down tricky offenses? That's the debate raging after the NCAA proposed an anti-up-tempo rule backed by, among others, Nick Saban. The rule was tabled Wednesday after much backlash, but that doesn't mean it's dead forever. If ever enacted, it would penalize offenses for snapping before the play clock hit 29 seconds, thus allowing defenses to substitute on any play -- not just ones on which the offense itself substituted (except in the final two minutes of each half).
Do you follow football recruiting?
Wednesday is a virtual holiday in some circles: It's national signing day, where long-anticipated college football classes are confirmed and a few top-level recruits finally make their picks (full coverage here). Do you celebrate it? Do you like it when teenagers televise their decisions? Cast your votes below!
A union for college athletes?
Though its football team has found respectability under Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern is more known for academics than athletics. Now certain current and former Wildcats are seeking to become the first members of a union in the history of college sports. Kain Colter testified Tuesday in the first day of an NLRB hearing that will determine whether the group can unionize. How do you feel about the issue?