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Ito Smith, Southern Miss’ spark plug, feeling no pressure as a senior

It was December 17, 2016, and Southern Miss had just won the New Orleans Bowl. Nick Mullens, the face of the Golden Eagles since 2013, polished off his decorated career in the Black and Gold in vintage fashion. The quarterback threw for 346 yards and a…

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Bryan Stork won a BCS title, Super Bowl before he was 25. So why is he coaching 2 years later?

Bryan Stork was the best center in the country in 2014. It was then, with him snapping footballs to Jameis Winston, Florida State won the national championship. Thirteen months later, he was a rookie with the New England Patriots, celebrating a Super B…

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Sutton: Saints, Falcons will need to improve defense in 2017

The first preseason NFL game of 2017 — the Hall of Fame Game between the Cardinals and Cowboys — is set for Aug. 3. That means we have less than four weeks before pro football returns. Last week, this column listed off some of the best, most memorable moments and stories of the 2016 season. This week

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Sutton: Looking back at 2016-17 NFL season’s memorable moments

As of this writing, the NFL offseason has hit a milestone. Preseason camps haven’t begun yet, and there’s little to be done until then besides roster moves. But July marks the beginning of the last month of 2017 without football. I don’t know about all of you, but August couldn’t come

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Alford staying upbeat despite injury days after MLB debut

Almost as soon as Anthony Alford reached the summit of his professional baseball career, his journey was put on hold again. On May 23, four days after making his Major League Baseball debut and just minutes after recording his the first hit of his Toro…

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Mullens, former Eagles undaunted by undrafted status

The odds are not with Nick Mullens. They’re not on Dylan Bradley’s side either. Nor are they with Cameron Tom and Wil Freeman. The former Southern Miss star football players’ pursuit of a roster spot with their respective NFL franchises — the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans

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