Florida State AD rips playoff decision to exclude ‘Noles from semis: ‘committee failed college football’
Michael Alford, Florida State’s vice president and athletics director, spared no words by ripping the College Football Playoff committee’s decision to leave the Seminoles out of the national semifinals.
Know your draft picks: Jalen Camp
The Jaguars' final selection in the draft is the kind of player you look for in the sixth round. One with impressive physical traits who wasn't utilized to his full potential in college. The Jaguars are hoping they found a diamond in the rough in Georgia Tech wide receiver Jalen Camp.
Florida State beats Colorado, reaches 3rd straight Sweet 16
4 seed Florida State pulled away in the second half to beat Colorado 71-53 Monday night and advance to the Sweet 16 for the third straight NCAA Tournament. Florida State (18-6) advanced to face East region No. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton — recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon — again wore a boot as he walked the sideline. Calhoun broke away for a fast-break dunk, then Scottie Barnes drained a contested runner to push Florida State's lead back to seven. Balsa Koprivica dunked, was fouled and made the free throw to put Florida State up nine.
Florida State cold from deep, outlasts UNCG in NCAA tourney
4 seed Florida State began what it hopes will be another deep NCAA Tournament run under coach Leonard Hamilton, holding off 13th-seeded UNC Greensboro 64-54 in the East Region on Saturday. We didn’t want to settle for jump shots.”The Spartans closed within 51-50 with 4:52 remaining, but Florida State held them scoreless for nearly four minutes after that. Socially distanced Florida State fans saluted players with the tomahawk chop as they left the court. AdLangley's 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second half tied the game at 29, but Florida State responded with a 12-0 run. STAT LINESGreensboro wasn’t much better than Florida State from 3-point range.
Coach Norvell, Florida State set for opener vs Georgia Tech
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mike Norvell has waited nine months to coach his first game at Florida State. After the coronavirus-disrupted offseason, Norvell believes the Seminoles are ready to play their first game Saturday when Georgia Tech visits Doak Campbell Stadium. He has some impressive performances as a true freshman in 2017, coach Jimbo Fisher’s final season with Florida State, and again last year. “The main thing that coach Norvell hit on every day was just responding,” Blackman said. “I’m super excited going into my final year at Florida State,” Wilson said.
NCAA says athletes may profit from name, image and likeness
(CNN) - The NCAA Board of Governors on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness once its three divisions decide on rules for such opportunities. "We must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," said Michael Drake, chair of the board for the NCAA, which governs major college athletics. The board's action was based on recommendations from the NCAA Board of Governors Federal and State Legislation Working Group, which includes presidents, commissioners, athletics directors, administrators and student-athletes. The NCAA said new rules should continue to make compensation for play impermissible and that athletes are not employees of the universities. The NCAA has three divisions for athletics -- Division I, Division II and Division III.
Florida State, Syracuse both need a win in ACC matchup
(Photo byTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State and Syracuse are in similar spots: Both desperately need a victory. In what has been a disappointing season for both programs, Florida State and Syracuse look to keep their bowl hopes alive on the final week of October. "We're going to do whatever we've always done or we will change and do some things that we've never done to try to find a way to find that first (ACC) win,'' Babers said. "I think we're all trying to find a way to get back in the win column,'' Taggart said of the situation that Florida State and Syracuse are in. "We're just going to come out and try to play our best game of the season,'' Hofrichter said as he prepared for Florida State.
Florida State, Wake Forest look to bounce back from losses
Tamorrion Terry #15 of the Florida State Seminoles is tackled by teammates Chad Smith #43 and A.J. (Photo by StreeterWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Coach Dave Clawson wants to see how Wake Forest bounces back from a loss. Florida State has had to do that all too often lately. "It's all about how fast you get up and how fast we can recover and face adversity and just keep pushing,'' Wake Forest defensive lineman Suilaman Kamara said. Quick OctoberThe Demon Deacons will need to beat Florida State to avoid going 0-for-October.