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Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin has broken the record for most wins in NCAA history.

Martin got his 1,976th victory on Saturday night when outfielder Steven Wells blasted a solo home run in the top of the 13th inning and the Seminoles held on to beat the Clemson Tigers 3-2.

That gave Martin one more win than the legendary Augie Garrido.

Baseball coach Mike Martin, celebrating a win last season, has led the Seminoles for 39 years.

Martin, who is in his 39th season as the Seminoles’ manager, has a 1,976-708-4 record. His .736 win percentage is tops among active coaches.

“To say it hasn’t been on my mind is a bunch of bull. Everyone wants to accomplish something like that,” Martin said in a postgame television interview. “It’s exciting for us. Now that this part is over with, we have to position ourselves for postseason play.”

Martin has won 18 conference titles and has made the trip to Omaha for the College World Series 16 times, but he has never won the title.

While Garrido’s 1,975 victories came at five schools — San Francisco State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Illinois and Texas — all of Martin’s have come at his alma mater. Garrido died on March 15 after suffering a stroke.

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Ohio State fan favorite Ryan Shazier visited the spring game Saturday and stood without assistance to cheers from the crowd at his alma mater.

The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is recovering from a devastating spinal injury suffered in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals.

Former Ohio State Buckeye and current Steelers' linebacker Ryan Shazier acknowledges the fans during the Ohio State's Spring Game.

Shazier, an honorary captain of one of the squads, drove a golf cart to midfield and climbed out to stand briefly to fire up the crowd. He then embraced the other honorary captain, former Ohio State cornerback and current Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.

“Every day I’m getting a lot better and I’m able to move around more,” Shazier told ESPN’s Marty Smith. “I’m doing a thousand times better than I was in December.”

Shazier said he is grateful for the outpouring of support from people “from Pittsburgh to California to Ohio to Italy, all over the country, all over the world,” who have reached out to him and prayed for him.

The love and support “really helps me push even harder every day,” Shazier said.

He also spoke to the team before the game. He told reporters that “I am feeling a lot better than I was.”

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The Michigan Wolverines have canceled a home-and-home series with the Virginia Tech Hokies as part of several scheduling adjustments for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The Wolverines will pay a $375,000 cancellation fee to Virginia Tech for the games. The series was announced in May 2013, and the games would have marked the first regular-season meetings between the schools.

Michigan moved its game with Washington up one week in 2021, as the Wolverines now will host the Huskies on Sept. 11. Washington will host Michigan to open the 2020 season.

In 2016, Michigan canceled a series with Arkansas, set for 2018 and 2019, so it could resume its series with Notre Dame. The cancellation drew criticism from Arkansas officials. The Wolverines open the 2018 season at Notre Dame Sept. 1 and will host the Fighting Irish in 2019.

Michigan is replacing the 2021 Virginia Tech game with Arkansas State, which will visit Ann Arbor on Sept. 19 for the schools’ first meeting.

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Clemson's Mark Fields (2) tries to intercept a pass intended for Wake Forest's Steven Claude (81) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

When ESPN released its post-National Signing Day “Way Too Early” rankings, defending national champion Alabama was not No. 1.

The team defeated by the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal took the top spot — the Clemson Tigers.

In fact, the Tigers are expected to open the 2018 season as the No. 1 team in the nation in rankings by The Associated Press and the coaches.

The reason for the ultra-high expectations can be placed on one side of the ball — the defense, a unit which returns eight starters off last year’s squad that finished No. 2 in scoring defense and No. 4 in total defense. Six of the front seven (defensive line and linebackers) are back for 2018.

While defensive coordinator Brent Venables is obviously excited about the defense he has coming back, the secondary has him concerned.

“Real pleased with our ability to go out and execute,” Venables said. “We’ve got a lot of bodies that have played a lot of football. We’re a little shorthanded at safety and corner, but we’ve got a bunch of guys who know what to do at all three levels, so that’s encouraging. It’s good.”

Gone from the secondary are staring cornerback Ryan Carter and safety Van Smith, along with reserve cornerback Marcus Edmond — meaning the Tigers will be forced to rely on reserve cornerbacks Mark Fields, Trayvon Mullen and K’Von Wallace, along with Brian Dawkins Jr. and former four-star recruit LeAnthony Williams.

“I don’t feel great about our depth there at all,” Venables said. Some new players are going to have to be ready.

Joining the secondary in the fall are a pair of four-star cornerbacks in Kyler McMichael and Mario Goodrich.

The Tigers are hoping one player in particular can make a jump and push for one of the starting jobs, former four-star and rising senior Mark Fields.

Fields entered the Tigers’ program three years ago with all of the hype that a big-time cornerback can bring — especially after spurning the South Carolina Gamecocks to join the Tigers. But his career has not lived up to the potential.

In his first three years, Fields has amassed only 36 tackles, five tackles for loss, a sack, a quarterback pressure, an interception and seven pass breakups in 36 games. Last season began with promise for Fields, starting four games, before an injury caused him to miss six straight games.

Venables is hoping a now-healthy Fields can put everything together to have a great senior season.

“Yeah, he’s healed. He missed a lot of football, but Mark’s very talented and probably our best speed and transitional movement of anybody we got,” Venables said. “Got to learn the details and become a technician and play within the framework of the defense and that’s all in front of him. So hopefully he’ll come out and have a great senior year.”

With the Tigers leaning on a hodgepodge of cornerbacks heading into the fifth practice of the spring, Venables is not letting up on coaching the defense as hard as he ever has.

“They all need to be coached and coaching is nonstop,” Venables said. “They understand the toughness it takes, the mindset it takes, the accountability and I think it’s, as much as anything, they know when they screw up and are willing to own up to and do a great job with leading all the other guys and showing them how to work. We never stop coaching these guys.”

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Bree Fornis (15). Auburn softball vs St. Francis on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Auburn, Ala.  Dakota Sumpter/Auburn Athletics

No. 12 Auburn softball will travel to the west coast for a midweek game vs. Cal State Northridge on Wednesday before taking part in the Mary Nutter Classic Thursday-Saturday in Cathedral City, Calif.

The Tigers are slated to play Notre Dame and Wisconsin on Thursday at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively, and will play San Jose State at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Auburn will then finish up with another doubleheader on Saturday against Oregon State at 2:30 p.m. and Long Beach State at 9:30 p.m. All times Central.

The Mary Nutter Classic features 34 teams, including fellow SEC teams LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Missouri. Other teams slated to play at Big League Dreams are No. 1 Washington, No. 3 UCLA, No. 5 Oregon, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 13 Arizona.

The Tigers are coming off another sweep at the Tiger Invitational, defeating Delaware, Saint Francis (2x), Maryland (2x) and Georgia State to improve to 13-0 for the fourth time in program history. Auburn is one of just 11 teams that remain undefeated in 2018.

AN AUBURN WIN WOULD…
A win by Auburn would give the Tigers their 14th-straight win to open the season, longest stretch since winning 15-straight in 2011 and 2012.

VEACH CONTINUES TO STRETCH IT OUT
Four of Kendall Veach’s six hits this season have gone for extra bases (1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR). For her career, 30 of the sophomore’s 48 hits (62.5 percent) have been extra-base hits (11 2B, 5 3B, 14 HR). Veach led the team with four triples and 12 home runs last season as a freshman.

FAST START…
Auburn, who has outscored opponents 92-5, has started a season 13-0 for the fourth time in program history and for the first time since opening 2015 13-0. The best starts in program history came in 2011 and 2012 when the Tigers started 15-0.

DAZZLIN’ DRAPER…
Victoria Draper leads the nation with 13 stolen bases this season (13-of-15). Her 1.00 stolen bases per game ranks ninth in the nation. The senior was 18-of-20 in her career prior to this season with a previous career-high nine steals on 10 attempts last season. Her 31 steals currently rank 5th in program history.

1. 73 – Shannon Anderson (2002-04)
2. 42 – Ashley Griffin (2003-06)
3. 34 – Lauren Walton (2004-07)
4. 32 – Lauren Guzman (2009-12)
5. 31 – Victoria Draper (2014-18)

Draper has hit safely in nine of 13 games this season and has reached base safely in 14 straight games dating back to the final game last season. She leads the team with 12 walks, 14 runs scored, and a .667 OBP.

STOLEN BASES…
As a team, Auburn is 28-of-34 on stolen bases this season, matching the Tigers’ mark of stolen bases from all of last season (61 games). The Tigers currently lead the SEC and rank 23rd nationally in stolen bases per game.

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3 Players The Alabama Crimson Tide Can Still Sign In The 2018 Recruiting Class

The Alabama Crimson Tide had a successful Early Signing Period, signing 14 of their 18 commitments to secure their place as a top-five recruiting class in the country. However, recruiting the 2018 class isn’t done with traditional signing day on Feb. 7 still looming. Four players (OLB Quay Walker, DT Bobby Brown, ATH Vernon Jackson, TE Michael Parker) are all currently committed and have yet to sign, but here are three other currently uncommitted prospects they can still sign:

3) CB Tyson Campbell – 5 percent chance to sign

The first of two cornerbacks on this list – both from American Heritage High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL – Campbell is the No. 2 cornerback in the country and No. 25 overall player. He has great size (6-foot-3, 180-pounds) and can play both on the outside and nickel because of his speed and quickness. Georgia and Miami are thought to be ahead of Alabama in his recruitment with the Bulldogs being the favorite, but the Tide are still in the mix.

2) OT Nicholas Petit-Frere – 35 percent chance to sign

Petit-Frere is the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country and would help sure up Alabama’s offensive line long-term. He’s a great athlete with excellent strength and good feet, along with being effective both pass blocking and run blocking. Florida is the current favorite for the Tampa native, and he is also considering Notre Dame along with the Tide.

1) CB Patrick Surtain Jr. – 10 percent chance to sign

Alabama has made Surtain, the top cornerback and No. 6 overall prospect in the class, their top priority prior to Feb. 7, and it is believed that they have made up some ground on frontrunner LSU during his official visit. That being said, the Tigers are still the heavy favorite for him. Surtain has great technique, tremendous speed, and can shut down an entire side of the field with his tackling ability.