Florida St. takes game 1 of series, Seminoles one win away from softball championship
Florida State opened the best-of-three championship round at the Women's College World Series with a resounding win over No. 1 Oklahoma, leaving the Seminoles one win away from the school's second NCAA softball championship.
Florida State cold from deep, outlasts UNCG in NCAA tourney
Florida State defeated UNC-Greensboro 64-54. 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.
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.
Gators, Seminoles going dancing in March Madness
(AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)Florida and Florida State are going dancing. 7 seed in the South Region in the men’s basketball tournament and will open against 10th-seeded Virginia Tech (15-6) on Friday. Florida State (16-6) earned a No. The Seminoles lost to Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game last Saturday. The Gators are in a packed South Region with No.
No. 11 Seminoles extends Hamilton’s contract through 2025
Florida State's head coach Leonard Hamilton talks up his bench in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game with Boston College Saturday, March 7 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 80-62. 11 Florida State has extended coach Leonard Hamilton’s contract through the 2024-25 season. Hamilton, 72, is the winningest coach in program history in his 19-year run with FSU and a three-time ACC coach of the year. That included last season, when the Seminoles won the league regular-season title for the first time and were declared tournament champions after the league called off the remaining rounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Florida State, which also won the ACC Tournament in 2012, is atop the league standings again entering the final week of the regular season.
Calhoun leads No. 11 Seminoles over Miami
11 Florida State coasted to an 88-71 win over Miami on Wednesday night. In addition to sweeping the regular season series, Florida State set an all-time mark with its seventh consecutive win. The defeat against Florida State was Miami’s third straight by double figures. UP NEXT:Florida State: the Seminoles will seek another regular season sweep and conclude a three-game road trip Saturday at North Carolina. Florida State defeated the Tar Heels 82-75 Jan. 16 in Tallahassee.
Opener against Notre Dame, finale against Florida headline FSU schedule
A general view of a Florida State Seminoles Helmet on the field before the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on December 2, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)Florida State is opening the season at home against Notre Dame and closing the year with a rivalry football game against Florida as the Atlantic Coast Conference segues back into a normalcy in 2021. The conference is back to two divisions — with no Notre Dame — and plans to open the season over five days beginning Labor Day weekend. The Seminoles will play eight ACC games this season and four nonconference opponents, highlighted by a Sept. 5 game in Tallahassee against Notre Dame. Florida State 2021 football scheduleDate, OpponentSept. 5, Notre Dame (Sunday)Sept. 11, Jacksonville StateSept. 18, at Wake ForestSept. 25, LouisvilleOct. 2, SyracuseOct. 9, at North CarolinaOct. 23, UMassOct. 30, at ClemsonNov. 6, NC StateNov. 13, MiamiNov. 20, at Boston CollegeNov. 27, at Florida
Florida, Florida State baseball game in Jacksonville off until 2022
Before the 2020 season was wiped out by COVID-19, Florida and Florida State had played a neutral site game in Jacksonville every year since 2007. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Sunshine Showdown baseball game in Jacksonville between Florida and Florida State is off. But we appreciate the cooperation with Florida and Florida State. Now, he’ll have to wait until the Gator Bowl football game to get his first experience as the man in charge. Catlett is retiring after 29 years of leading Gator Bowl Sports and serving in various capacities with the JaxSports Council and Gator Bowl Charities.
FSU’s final game of the season canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)Florida State’s up and mostly down football season is officially over. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Friday that the Seminoles’ regular season finale against Wake Forest had been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns on the FSU roster. Florida State will finish its season at 3-6 in coach Mike Norvell’s first year in Tallahassee. Florida State had two other games this season canceled due to coronavirus concerns, Clemson and Virginia.
No. 4 Clemson’s game at Florida State postponed
4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the postponement, although it did not detail whether the game at Florida State was called off because of coronavirus issues. The person said Clemson officials told Florida State that the Tigers player had taken part in practice and meetings throughout the week while showing symptoms. No makeup date was announced, but Florida State coach Mike Norvell said he hoped it would be in December. It is the 81st on the season since schedules were set in late August and believed to be the first game postponed on the day of the game.
Bobby Bowden continues improving after COVID-19 battle
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bobby Bowden continues to recover from a positive test for COVID-19 and Wednesday, he released a statement on his health that included endorsements of President Donald Trump. In a letter posted to social media and emailed elsewhere, Bowden said that he was treated for COVID-19 with Remdesivir, one of the same drugs used to treat the President’s COVID-19. I just went through a battle with Covid-19 and God just want' ready to take me Home yet to be with Him. But thanks to the help of Dr. Michael Forsthoefel and the support of Ann and my children, I beat it. Bowden will turn 91 on Nov. 8, five days after election day.
FSU coaching legend Bobby Bowden has COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has tested positive for COVID-19, he told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday morning. The iconic Bowden, 90, said that he was the only person in his household who tested positive for the virus. “I don’t feel bad yet, I guess I can loaf around the rest of the week,” Bowden told the newspaper. Bowden retired after the 2009 season and a 33-21 win in the Gator Bowl over West Virginia. Bowden coached for 40 years in major college football, first at Samford, then West Virginia and finally at Florida State.
Travis comes off bench to guide Florida State rally
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State was struggling on offense and turned to a new quarterback for a spark. Jordan Travis came off the bench to lead Florida State to touchdowns on five straight drives as the Seminoles rallied to knock off FCS program Jacksonville State 41-24 on Saturday. Travis had transferred to Florida State from Louisville before the 2019 season, and he had been critical to a win at Boston College last November with a pair of long touchdown runs. Lawrance Toafili ran for 99 yards and a touchdown for Florida State, which finished with 263 rushing yards on 53 carries. Florida State plays at Notre Dame next Saturday.
FSU’s Mike Norvell to miss game after testing positive for COVID-19
Florida State coach Mike Norvell will miss an upcoming game against Miami after testing positive for COVID-19, the school announced on Saturday. Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle head coaching duties in Norvell’s absence. “In our most recent round of Covid testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week. Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle in-person head coaching duties until I am able to return. At this point, based on our testing this week, we have no reason to believe that the Miami game is in jeopardy.”
Georgia Tech edges Florida State 16-13
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – True freshman Jeff Sims, who was once a Florida State commitment, threw for 277 yards and a touchdown as Georgia Tech defeated the Seminoles 16-13 in both teams' season opener on Saturday night. Cornerback Asante Samuel had two interceptions and two pass break-ups for Florida State. A NEW-LOOK OFFENSEJeff Sims’ 24 completions are the most by a Georgia Tech quarterback since Reggie Ball had 27 vs. Duke on Nov. 8, 2003. Florida State officials had expected between 19,000-20,000, roughly 25 percent of the capacity at Doak Campbell Stadium. Georgia Tech plays host to UCF on Saturday.
COVID-19 caseload growth slows, but Florida surpasses 650,000
Duval County had 68 new cases added to FDOH data released Tuesday -- about 10% of the daily number of cases reported for a few days in early and mid-July. To date, the state has recorded more than 650,092 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic first showed up in Flordia on March 1. There were three additional deaths reported in Northeast Florida counties Tuesday: a 93-year-old woman in St. Johns County, an 81-year-old woman in Nassau County and a 73-year-old man in Flagler County. Daily cases reported in Florida and Duval County since MarchState officials said there were more than 3,000 people in hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, while more than 40,000 have been hospitalized in Florida so far. On Tuesday, Florida State University reported that 839 students and 14 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last month.
FSU wont allow tailgating for its home opener next Saturday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Tailgating wont be allowed for fans at Florida State for the Seminoles home opener next Saturday. The school announced that decision Friday afternoon. Florida State hosts Georgia Tech on Sept. 12 in the opening game of the season. The school didnt expand on if that restriction would stretch past its first home game. Given what is going on throughout the country and the number of COVID cases in Leon County, we have determined that for the safety of all involved we will not allow tailgating for the Georgia Tech game, said FSU athletic director David Coburn.
Gators Breakdown: Lorenzo Lingard eligible | 2020 Opponent Whiparound - Part 2
One of the biggest areas for improvement for the Gators in 2020 is the running game and that position received some great news as transfer Lorenzo Lingard has been granted immediate eligibility from the NCAA. Join David Waters and Will Miles (ReadandReaction.com) as they break down the running game with Lingard now on the depth chart. Also, David wraps up the 2020 opponent whiparound coverage with quick previews of Georgia, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Florida State. LISTEN: Catch up on previous episodes of Gators BreakdownFollow David Waters on Twitter @GatorDave_SEC to stay plugged in, or click one of the following to tune in:Megaphone | Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Google Play | Stitcher
Williams, Gray lead No. 8 Florida State past North Carolina
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While many eyes were on North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony, it was Florida State freshman Patrick Williams who had one of his best performances. 8 Florida State beat North Carolina 65-59 on Monday night. Florida State has won 19 straight home games — 11 this season and the last eight in 2018-19. North Carolina went 0 for 17 during a long stretch of the second half and Florida State was able to build a comfortable lead. North Carolina shot 21 of 68 (30.9%) from the field.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Not even lore of old Orange Bowl can save Miami from FIU upset
Bethune-Cookman knocks off Florida A&M againThe 40th annual Florida Classic was indeed a classic on Saturday, as an announced crowd of more than 55,000 fans saw Bethune-Cookman continue its dominance of Florida A&M. It was the highest-attended Florida Classic game since 2011. The Wildcats earned a 31-27 win over Florida A&M, the ninth straight win for Bethune-Cookman in the series. Florida ended a five-year losing streak to Florida State last year with a 41-14 win in Tallahassee. Apopka (11-1) will host Lutz Steinbrenner in a semifinal on Friday, while Seminole (11-1) suffered its only loss of the season.
Willie Taggart will receive a large payday, but AD says FSU did the math
"We had no choice but to make a change,'' Florida State University President John Thrasher said. Haggins was 2-0 as the interim in 2017, after Jimbo Fisher left Florida State for Texas A&M in December. "We still have a lot of faith,'' Florida State linebacker Emmett Rice said Saturday. He will receive a large payday as Florida State owes him a $17 million buyout as part of the letter of agreement he signed in Dec. 2017. "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State,'' Taggart said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Costly move for FSU to get rid of Willie Taggart
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The sum is staggering, more than an estimated $20 million to not coach anymore. When Florida State cut ties with coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, it triggered the buyout clause in his contract. That amount really meant that the Seminoles didn't think that Taggart was the right guy to lead the program. Factor in what the Seminoles also had to pay to hire Taggart and that number climbs above $20 million. An ESPN report by Mark Schlabach said that boosters raised $20 million to cover Taggart's buyout, although Florida State has denied that.
Florida State fires head football coach after less than two seasons
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) - Florida State University fired head football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, one day after the struggling Seminoles lost 27-10 to its in-state rival, the University of Miami. "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," said Florida State athletics director David Coburn. He was head coach there from 2010-2012 after serving as an assistant from 1999-2006. Florida State had only two full-time coaches from 1976 to 2017 -- Fisher from 2010 to 2019, and legendary coach Bobby Bowden, who served 37 years as head coach. Defensive line coach Odell Haggins, a 26-year veteran of the FSU coaching staff, will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of 2019.