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CFB roundup: Winston suspended for a half

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Florida State suspended Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene phrase in the campus student union.

FSU interim president Dr. Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox denounced Winston’s “offensive and vulgar” behavior in a statement Wednesday to announce the punishment. The statement also said Winston would undergo “internal discipline.”

Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday “screaming” the phrase which uses graphic sexual language. The obscenity is a gag rooted in an Internet meme that has gone viral on college campuses.

—Michigan and Texas will play a home-and-home football series beginning in 2024.

Michigan, the all-time leader in victories with 912, lost to Texas in the 2005 Rose Bowl, 38-37, the only previous meeting between the programs. Texas visits Michigan Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024 and Michigan goes to Austin Sept. 4, 2027.

— Michigan State had a week off to lick its wounds after a 46-27 loss at Oregon, and the task now will be to regain focus with a less-than-stellar opponent coming to town.

The Spartans get back at it this week against Eastern Michigan, a program struggling to rebuild and coming off two one-sided losses to Florida and Old Dominion. But coach Mark Dantonio isn’t about to let a 45-point spread dictate how his team approaches the game.


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