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Glenn Wilkes takes well-deserved victory tour to Hall of Fame as legendary coach of the Stetson Hatters basketball team

orlandosentinel.com — Glenn Wilkes' legacy is defined by his failures, heartbreaks and hardships. A failed tryout at the University of Kentucky, when legendary basketball coach Adolph Rupp sent him back home on a train in 1945. The heartbreak of missing out on a yearly $7,000 contract from the Syracuse franchise of the NBA because he was called into service by his country in 1950.

Willl Muschamp would be perfect fit with Steve Spurrier at South Carolina as defensive coordinator

orlandosentinel.com — Steve Spurrier may throw a lifeline at Will Muschamp. A job, to be more specific. How about defensive coordinator of the South Carolina Gamecocks? I understand everybody is playing the Speculation Game at the moment, with all sorts of rumors about who is going where now that Muschamp is gone after this season at the University of Florida.

Kevin Harvick wins Sprint Cup title, Tony Stewart joins in celebration

latimes.com — Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick used a risky call by crew chief Rodney Childers for four tires during the final pit stop to drive through the field and grab the win that capped his dream first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.

Unexpected foursome to race Sunday for NASCAR's Sprint Cup title

latimes.com — NASCAR's chaotic merry-go-round is about to take its last ride at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where four contestants will take a spin Sunday trying to become the 2014 Sprint Cup champion. The new rules of engagement do have a bit of a game-show feel, with three elimination rounds that began with 16 drivers.

Kurt Busch will race in Homestead despite domestic violence allegations

orlandosentinel.com — NASCAR officials are feeling the political squeeze for allowing Kurt Busch to race this weekend despite allegations of domestic abuse. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif) requested that Busch not compete in Sunday's Sprint Cup race until his case is resolved.

Winless Newman found his own path to Chase finale - Roanoke Times: Nascar

roanoke.com — Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman prepares to drive at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Larry Papke ) FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Ryan Newman laughs while waiting for a media interview after a practice session for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

Ryan Newman advances to the Chase final in Homestead despite not winning a race

orlandosentinel.com — Ryan Newman hit the NASCAR lottery. He hasn't won a race this season, yet is in the Final Four mix to race for a title this Sunday in Homestead. Oops. NASCAR officials blew up the championship format this season, putting a premium on winning.

Keselowski, NASCAR’s bad boy, is good for business

stltoday.com — Brad Keselowski and NASCAR are partners in crime. It is a wink-wink arrangement. Don't ask, don't tell. Some things are better left unsaid. Keselowski is playing the role of "Bluto," as NASCAR races devolve into "Animal House'' high jinks. Who is going to end up with pie in the face Sunday in Phoenix?

Brad Keselowski, NASCAR's Bad Boy, is good for business

orlandosentinel.com — Brad Keselowski and NASCAR are partners in crime. It is a wink-wink arrangement. Don't ask, don't tell. Some things are better left unsaid. Keselowski is playing the role of "Bluto," as NASCAR races devolve into Animal House hijinks. Who is going to end up with pie in the face next Sunday in Phoenix?

Logano Deals With Stress Of Driving At The Top

courant.com — Joey Logano lives precariously. It's not so much the super-fast turns and the firesuit that amps up his blood pressure. It's the rules of engagement. The new NASCAR championship format does not allow anyone to lollygag. Winning is the thing, most importantly, but you also can't risk a bad day at the track.
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Nov 22, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the family of respected #nascar pr executive Denny Darrell. .a pros pro #rip

Nov 22, 2014

Congrats to FSU on remaining undefeated vs. weak team at home. Perhaps fans should be grateful for that instead of whining about ranking

Nov 21, 2014

Breaking news: House Republicans sue Obama because he declared today " Friday "

Nov 21, 2014

Iconic basketball coach Glenn Wilkes takes well deserved victory lap into Hall of Fame...orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-stet…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @orlandosentinel: #FSU President: "FSU's a strong school. ... That being said, it's a tough day. A tough day." thesent.nl/1qzQqV7 pic.twitter.com/rjzh5zIS8m

Nov 19, 2014

RT @BHSN: Mobile: Is the @CFBPlayoff committee overlooking #FSU? @georgediaz & @Aborgesn debated w/ @Ry_Bass on #PressBox: http://t.co/ak7O…

Nov 19, 2014

Will Muschamp would be perfect fit with Steve Spurrier at South Carolina...orlandosentinel.com/sports/george-…

Nov 19, 2014

Kevin Harvick finds strength in family, friends during championship run #NASAR...orlandosentinel.com/sports/nascar/…

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