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Seven bold predictions about the 2017 college football season

Seven bold predictions about the 2017 college football season

All the orange and blue confetti has been swept up at Raymond James Stadium and the Clemson Tigers are back home with the College Football Championship trophy. So now it’s time to look ahead to the 2017 college football season: Three preseason title contenders Alabama. Five or six first-round draft picks gone, and it won’t matter Ohio State. 11-2, playoff-bound with one of the least experienced...
FSU, ex-Cardinal Newman star Travis Rudolph officially in NFL draft

FSU, ex-Cardinal Newman star Travis Rudolph officially in NFL draft

Travis Rudolph, Florida State’s leading receiver in 2016 and a former Cardinal Newman star, seemed to confirm Thursday on social media that he was going to enter the upcoming NFL draft. On Friday he finally confirmed his intentions and said why he chose to forgo his senior season. Rudolph led FSU in receptions (56), receiving yards (840) and receiving touchdowns (seven) in 2016 as a junior....
Dave George: What a great game! Wish I had seen it!

Dave George: What a great game! Wish I had seen it!

How jealous can one man be? So many of you were up and hyperventilating Monday night at the exact moment Dabo Swinney decided to reject the safer field-goal route into overtime and go for the win against Alabama instead. It must have been glow-in-the-dark magic. In my case, however, the dreaded sofa monster was making all the decisions, drooping and finally slamming eyelids down long before midnight...
Bobby Bowden sparks controversy with comments about fatherless players

Bobby Bowden sparks controversy with comments about fatherless players

Former coach Bobby Bowden being honored at a Florida State game in 2013. (Melina Vastola-USA TODAY ) Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden made some controversial statements during an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” show on Wednesday morning.
‘Future looks good’ for Seminoles

‘Future looks good’ for Seminoles

Players were swirling through the victorious locker room, some carrying oranges like edible trophies, all wearing smiles of varying widths. Tarvarus McFadden stopped in front of his stall to soak it in. “Next year, we open up with (gosh darn) Alabama,” he said to a nearby teammate, slipping him five. They broke the handshake, and McFadden corrected himself. “Hold up,” he said...
Dave George: Satisfying Orange Bowl win for Jimbo Fisher, Seminoles

Dave George: Satisfying Orange Bowl win for Jimbo Fisher, Seminoles

It took Florida State all of six plays to score six points Friday night, so enough with the jokes about Renegade the noble Seminoles warhorse taking an ignoble tumble to the turf during Orange Bowl pregame festivities. By the time this Orange Bowl was finished, lifting and dashing the spirits of both fan bases so many times, the pratfalls were long forgotten and the heroic moments stored away pretty...
Florida State rallies for scintillating Orange Bowl victory

Florida State rallies for scintillating Orange Bowl victory

In a game that was defined by twists and turns, the biggest twist would be if Florida State’s extraordinary running back Dalvin Cook ever wore a Seminoles uniform again. The Seminoles’ career rushing leader and the Orange Bowl’s Most Outstanding player insists he hasn’t made up his mind about the NFL draft, but the only shock would be if Cook isn’t in the NFL next season...
Orange Bowl pits two teams looking for signature win to end season

Orange Bowl pits two teams looking for signature win to end season

Florida State’s season was teetering. The Seminoles lost for the second time and the calendar had just flipped to October. It had been five seasons since FSU had three losses it its first five games. “People ask us at the beginning of the year when we were 3-2, what do you have to play for?” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “This is what you have to play for. … Sometimes your...
Strong, Kiffin add to impressive list of Florida college coaches

Strong, Kiffin add to impressive list of Florida college coaches

When Mark Richt started his coaching career, Miami, Florida, and Florida State were the only options for Florida recruits hoping to play big-time ball close to home. He’s hoping that will be the case by the time he ends it. Florida’s mid-major football programs, steadily rising over the past two decades, are hotter than ever. With all four hiring talented, well-known coaches, they&rsquo...
Lane Kiffin signs former FSU QB De’Andre Johnson at FAU

Lane Kiffin signs former FSU QB De’Andre Johnson at FAU

De’Andre Johnson #14 of the Gold team runs for yards against the Garnet team during Florida State’s Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Lamar Jackson’s Heisman adds to county’s football lore

Lamar Jackson’s Heisman adds to county’s football lore

Was Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy-winning moment Saturday night the greatest achievement by a former Palm Beach County high school football player — the crowning moment in the area’s illustrious high school football history? The fact that the question can be asked shows the amount of big-time players who have worn the colors of county high schools through the decades and the monumental...
Jim Harbaugh hopes to use Orange Bowl as recruiting trip

Jim Harbaugh hopes to use Orange Bowl as recruiting trip

From poolside at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, the sunny image of 21st-century hedonism, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took his listeners Wednesday to a time of wooden ships and gory battles off the coast of 16th-century England. “Fight on, my men, Sir Andrew said,” Harbaugh began. “I am hurt, but I am not slain. I’ll lay me down and bleed a while, and then I’ll rise and...

Florida State, Michigan in rare matchup in Orange Bowl

Florida State will be heading back to South Florida for the bowl season. The Seminoles (9-3) will face Michigan (10-2) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m., in Miami Gardens. This will be FSU’s 10th trip to the Orange Bowl, including the Seminoles’ first national title in 1993. And it’s a rare matchup as FSU and Michigan have not played since 1991. “Two brand-name schools...
Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher not headed to LSU — again

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher not headed to LSU — again

After a week of chatter and reports, Jimbo Fisher appears to be staying at Florida State. Fisher won a national title as LSU’s offensive coordinator and was reportedly on the school’s short list to replace Les Miles. But LSU promoted interim head coach Ed Orgeron to be the Tigers’ permanent head coach on Saturday afternoon. Orgeron went 5-2 as the interim coach after Miles opened...

FSU’s freshman QB performing beyond Fisher’s expectations

Deondre Francois is just 10 passing yards shy of 3,000 in his first season as Florida State’s starter. Unfortunately, the redshirt freshman’s view of success has often been while looking up from the grass. Francois has been sacked 32 times and pressured 31.7 percent of the time he has dropped back, according to Pro Football Focus. But he leads all FBS freshman quarterbacks nationally by...

Florida State tops Florida: Live game coverage

Follow along with our intrepid reporters as the Florida Gators travels to Tallahassee to face off against the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles.
Dalvin Cook leads Seminoles to rout of Syracuse

Dalvin Cook leads Seminoles to rout of Syracuse

Dalvin Cook ran for 225 yards and four touchdowns to become Florida State’s career rushing leader, and the 17th-ranked Seminoles beat Syracuse 45-14 on Saturday. Cook entered the game needing 19 yards to break Warrick Dunn’s 20-year old school record for rushing (3,959) and did so with a 41-yarder in the first quarter. He finished the first half with 104 yards to become just the sixth...
Defense has keyed Seminoles’ turnaround

Defense has keyed Seminoles’ turnaround

Florida State’s defensive players were frustrated. Five games into the season, the Seminoles had allowed 35.4 points per game. The defense was supposed to be a strength of a team that had playoff aspirations. And instead it was the main reason for a 3-2 start that left the Seminoles on the brink of sliding out of the top 25. But the defensive turnaround in the Past five games has been remarkable...
Seminoles coast past Boston College

Seminoles coast past Boston College

Dalvin Cook ran for 108 yards and Deondre Francois tied a season high with three touchdown passes to help No. 20 Florida State rout Boston College 45-7 on Friday night. Cook became only the second Seminoles back to go over 100 yards in 15 meetings against the Eagles and the first since Ricky Williams had 109 yards in 1980. The junior, who also had a touchdown on 18 carries, moved within 19 yards of...
Big tests for Hurricanes, Gators and Seminoles

Big tests for Hurricanes, Gators and Seminoles

The first College Football Playoff rankings for 2016 are coming out Tuesday night. Are you as pumped as usual to see the opening draft and where the nation’s power programs fit? Probably not if Florida’s big-name teams are paramount to the discussion. The Florida Gators are the only one with a potential route to the four-team playoff field and that trip can only be completed with a few...

Former Cardinal Newman star Rudolph leads Seminoles’ victory

Travis Rudolph has had some big games before at Florida State. But none that were quite like Saturday’s 17-6 win over Wake Forest. The former Cardinal Newman star set career highs in receptions (13) and receiving yards (238) against the Demon Deacons. And while he didn’t score a touchdowns, Rudolph helped FSU move the ball down the field and had a part in every FSU scoring drive. Rudolph&rsquo...
Richt deserved overtime to beat Seminoles but missed PAT doomed Canes

Richt deserved overtime to beat Seminoles but missed PAT doomed Canes

The garbage started flying onto the field around the 5:00 mark in response to what Miami fans considered a garbage call. When the crucial play of the game went cockeyed a few minutes later, however, there was nothing left to throw. Nothing left to say. Nothing to separate Miami and Florida State but a missed PAT, which is as cruel as any wide and wobbly ending this mind-numbing rivalry has ever seen...
Surging Hurricanes better beware Jimbo Fisher effect vs. Seminoles

Surging Hurricanes better beware Jimbo Fisher effect vs. Seminoles

Miami in the AP Top Ten and Florida State scrambling to catch up is just plain weird. This is not how we’ve come to know this red-eyed rivalry in recent years. FSU, a national championship team just three years ago and No. 2 in the national rankings last month, has a six-game win streak going against the Hurricanes. It would be a mistake, however, to flip the switch mentally before Saturday...

Seminoles fail to finish drives, score in loss to Tar Heels

Florida State was able to start and build drives on Saturday. The problem, at least early on, was finishing those drives and putting points on the board. Penalties and third-down failures led to drives stalling in North Carolina territory. And then Ricky Aguayo missed three field-goal attempts. Before FSU could recover, UNC led 21-0 midway through the second quarter. Deondre Francois had been in this...
Dalvin Cook’s huge day -- in FSU's 55-35 win over USF -- should silence critics

Dalvin Cook’s huge day -- in FSU's 55-35 win over USF -- should silence critics

For the past week, the question was “What’s wrong with Dalvin Cook?” The Florida State running back provided his answer on Saturday. Cook ran for a career-best 267 rushing yards and two touchdowns and the Seminoles ran for 478 yards – one shy of a school record – as No. 13 FSU bounced back with a 55-35 win over South Florida. “I don’t know why it was a question...

Poll: Miami is Florida's fourth most popular college football team; Dolphins top pro list

A new poll has some fascinating results regarding the popularity of Florida’s sports teams, both college and professional, among Floridians. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, looks at the popularity of political candidates and issues among Floridians, but it also includes polling information about the Florida sports scene. Specifically, the poll considers college sports loyalties...

First impressions: Comparing the debuts of Jameis Winston and Deondre Francois

When a Florida State quarterback impresses in his debut the way that Deondre Francois did on Monday night against Ole Miss in Orlando, comparisons to Jameis Winston are inevitable. It may be unfair to compare Francois to a player that won his first 26 starts, became the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy, led the Seminoles to a National Championship and created a body of work that resulted...

FSU's Travis Rudolph reunited with lunchmate, gives him jersey and tickets

American playwright Tennessee Williams once said that “time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” On Monday morning in Orlando, just hours before Florida State and star receiver Travis Rudolph were set to open their season against Ole Miss, that adage was proven true. Rudolph, who is a West Palm native and Cardinal Newman alum, made headlines earlier in the week...

The rise and fall of the Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl Classic, first played in 1935, has hosted some of college football’s greatest players and most important games.
Picking an all-time Orange Bowl team

Picking an all-time Orange Bowl team

The Orange Bowl has seen some of college football's great teams and moments. Who are the greatest players from the game's history?

Travis Rudolph welcomes leadership role with Seminoles

Florida State junior receiver Travis Rudolph led the Seminoles in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions last season. His goal this season is simple: Become more of a leader. Rudolph has always been the lead-by-example type. His voice rarely rises above the conversational tone. “I just realized that’s the role I have to play,” Rudolph said. “I feel like I definitely...

Jimbo Fisher immersive

Jimbo Fisher

Former Atlantic star, FSU DE Bryant out for season with foot injury

Florida State defensive end Keith Bryant likely will require season-ending foot surgery, coach Jimbo Fisher said on his weekly call-in show Wednesday night. The former Delray Beach Atlantic star suffered the injury in the last three days, Fisher said. Bryant had foot surgery in the offseason and missed all of spring drills, but he returned in August and was practicing well. Fisher said Bryant would...

West Palm native, Cardinal Newman alum Travis Rudolph praised for kind act

Travis Rudolph might be the most widely respected Florida State player entering Hard Rock Stadium when the Hurricanes host the Seminoles on Oct. 8, and the respect he’s earned has nothing to do with his football career. Rudolph, who is entering his junior season as a wide receiver on FSU’s football team, made headlines Wednesday after a random act of kindness was caught on camera and shared...

Star FSU athlete visits middle school, eats lunch with boy with autism

A Florida State University football player's kind actions went viral after visiting a Tallahassee middle school and eating lunch with an autistic boy who was sitting alone.  Also a West Palm Beach resident, Travis Rudolph visited the middle school with other FSU players on Tuesday when he came accross sixth-grader Bo Paske, who often eats by himself at lunchtime. Rudolph attended Cardinal...

Wins, Playoff — not Heisman — priorities for Florida State’s Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook broke one of Warrick Dunn’s records last year when he set a Florida State single-season rushing record with 1,691 yards. In just 25 games, Cook has accumulated 2,699 rushing yards and is already in fifth place on FSU’s all-time rushing list. And he’s within reach of Dunn’s career record (3,959 yards). Cook has made a few things very clear this offseason. The Heisman...

Maguire’s foot surgery likely makes Francois FSU’s starting quarterback

Florida State’s quarterback competition took a surprising turn on Saturday night as coach Jimbo Fisher announced that redshirt senior quarterback Sean Maguire will have surgery to insert a screw in his right foot. Maguire suffered the injury in practice on Wednesday and will miss about four weeks, including FSU’s opener against Ole Miss on Sept. 5. Fisher said Maguire will have the surgery...
Video: Florida State No. 3 in SI’s preseason college football rankings

Video: Florida State No. 3 in SI’s preseason college football rankings

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate. Led by running back Dalvin Cook, Florida State checks into SI’s preseason rankings at No.

Sean Maguire, Deondre Francois QB battle key for Florida State

Florida State opens preseason camp on Tuesday afternoon. The Seminoles return 17 starters but there are plenty of position battles to watch, notably ones at quarterback, right tackle and cornerback. Let’s take a look at seven storylines to watch over the next four weeks as FSU prepares for the season opener against Ole Miss on Sept. 5 in Orlando. •Quarterbacks on display: Redshirt senior...
Video: FSU coach Jimbo Fisher talks opener, QB depth

Video: FSU coach Jimbo Fisher talks opener, QB depth

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Florida State head coach Jim Fisher is amped up for the season opener against Ole Miss in Orlando and likes his four quarterbacks although he wouldn’t name a starter at ACC Media Days on Friday.
Former FSU RB Warrick Dunn responds to shootings in native Baton Rouge

Former FSU RB Warrick Dunn responds to shootings in native Baton Rouge

Former Florida State running back Warrick Dunn was 18 years old when his mother, Betty Smothers, a Baton Rouge, La.

Rising recruit Max Johnson has blood ties to Seminoles and Hurricanes

Max Johnson had to get loose before one of the drills at Mark Richt’s football camp Friday. So he picked up a football and started throwing … to a former 15-year NFL quarterback who won a Super Bowl and also happens to be his dad. But Max Johnson’s football lineage doesn’t stop with his dad, Brad, who played at Florida State from 1987-91. Richt, the man running the camp and...
Former Florida star Dante Fowler calls out Florida State blog

Former Florida star Dante Fowler calls out Florida State blog

Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators gestures toward fans in the closing seconds of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Florida defeated Tennessee 10-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) During these slow days of the college football season, many Web sites are trying to create content someway somehow to keep eyeballs until...

University of Florida makes Jameis Winston joke from Pokemon Go tweet

Pokémon Go is all anyone can talk about, and the craze also allows for yet another jab by a college rival at Jameis Winston, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida State. Fox Sports reports the University of Florida Public Safety account on Twitter retweeted a photo from the Pokémon Go account, which showed an image of crabs, with the caption, “Can anyone confirm...
Brett Heggie grew up a Seminole, but FSU legacy is Florida bound

Brett Heggie grew up a Seminole, but FSU legacy is Florida bound

From left to right, Florida coach Jim McElwain, Brett Heggie, offensive line coach Mike Summers and defensive coordinator Geoff Collins. (Photo courtesy of Heggie) MOUNT DORA, Fla. — Bruce Heggie lost to the Gators in all four games during his playing career at Florida State. He finally won last summer in Gainesville, Fla., but so did the University of Florida. Heggie came to Florida&rsquo...
Report: Shavar Manuel fails to meet enrollment requirements at Florida State

Report: Shavar Manuel fails to meet enrollment requirements at Florida State

Shavar Manuel was committed to the Florida Gators for about a month before de-committing and pledging to Florida State on National Signing Day. According to a source close to the Florida program, Manuel would have had trouble meeting the academic requirements for UF enrollment. It turns out he’s run into the same problem with the Seminoles. College football insider Phil Steele tweeted...
Video: Picking Florida State’s football Mount Rushmore

Video: Picking Florida State’s football Mount Rushmore

Who are the four faces of Florida State University football? Chip Patterson joins Nick Kostos to break down the CBS Sports Mount Rushmore for the Seminoles. Quarterback Charlie Ward #17 of the Florida State Seminoles calls out the play during an NCAA game against the Clemson Tigers on September 11, 1993 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Flroida. The Seminoles defeated the Tigers 57-0. (Photo...
JJ Schwarz powers Gators to College World Series

JJ Schwarz powers Gators to College World Series

Florida third base coach Craig Bell congratulates JJ Schwarz (22) after Schwarz hit a grand slam against Florida State in Game 3 of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, June 13, 2016. Florida won 7-0. (AP Photo/Ronald Irby) GAINESVILLE — JJ Schwarz took a moment to clear his mind when he stepped into the batter’s box in the fifth inning. Florida...

Dominant pitching leads FSU over top-rated Gators in Super Regional

GAINESVILLE — Florida is billed as having one of the top pitching staffs in the country. But on Saturday night, it was Florida State that had the better pitcher. Behind a dominant complete game shutout from Drew Carlton and stellar defensive play, the Seminoles took Game 1 of the Gainesville Super Regional 3-0 over the top-ranked Gators. FSU (41-20) is one game away from reaching the College...

After struggling as a freshman, FSU’s Taylor Walls enjoys breakout year

There already was pressure on Taylor Walls entering his freshmen season in 2015. Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin had selected Walls to start at shortstop, and he was expected to hit for average and use his speed to steal a few bases. Walls, already a perfectionist, had a difficult adjustment to college baseball. “I’ve had to tell him before, ‘Stop being mean to my shortstop...

Freshmen key for Gators entering super regional

There’s been a quiet confidence among the freshmen on Florida’s baseball team all season long. You won’t see them making a lot of noise whenever they’re off the field, but once they step onto the field, and especially in the batter’s box, it’s hard not to hear them. The quartet of Jonathan India, Deacon Liput, Nelson Maldonado and Danny Reyes had a huge impact in...

Florida State advances to Super Regional with rout of South Alabama

Florida State hit six home runs – including three in a seven-run third inning – as the Seminoles routed South Alabama 18-6 on Sunday night to win the Tallahassee Regional. FSU won its 40th game of the season and wrapped up a dominating weekend, routing all three teams in the regional: Alabama State (18-6), Southern Miss (7-2) and then South Alabama. The Seminoles will play the Florida-Georgia...

Canes win ACC title as Miami, Florida State split DH

Miami hadn’t found much success against Florida State the past six years on the baseball diamond. But on Saturday in Tallahassee, the Hurricanes won their first series against the Seminoles since 2009 — and they also secured the ACC’s regular-season title. Zack Collins went 3 for 4 with a solo home run and three RBIs as Miami won the first game of a doubleheader 8-5, clinching the...

FAU falls, Florida, Florida St. win in NCAA softball regional openers

Florida Atlantic ace Kylee Hanson struck out 10 Central Florida batters Friday, but one mistake cost the former Jupiter High standout as the Knights edged the No. 22 Owls 1-0 in an NCAA softball regional matchup in Gainesville Center fielder Jasmine Acevedo’s solo home run in the top of the fifth helped UCF escape with the victory and snap FAU’s school-record 21-game winning streak. Acevedo...

Exclusive: Jimbo Fisher has had ‘decently serious’ offers from NFL teams

Jimbo Fisher has been contacted by a handful of NFL teams the last two years, including offers he characterized as “decently serious.” But the Florida State coach said he thought about them for about “half an hour” before realizing he is where he wants to be. “I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football as an assistant coach and as a coordinator and I&rsquo...

ACC will have NFL-style video replay in 2016

While the most pressing issue the ACC faces remains unsettled, significant changes will take place this fall regarding officiating. Wrapping up the conference’s four-day spring meetings at Amelia Island, ACC Commissioner John Swofford did not provide an update on the creation of a standalone network with TV partner ESPN, saying only that the sides “continue to have very significant discussions...

ACC football, basketball coaches looking to help early entrants

Of the 107 underclassmen who forfeited their final year of college football eligibility to enter last month’s NFL Draft, 30 were not selected. That number will be even greater following next month’s NBA Draft. The league received 117 letters from players wishing to enter the draft before their college eligibility expired. Yet, the draft consists of two rounds — 60 selections &mdash...

ACC coaches hope for replay improvement

Not surprisingly, Duke coach David Cutcliffe is among those who would like to boost the ACC’s video review capabilities. Cutcliffe was heated after Miami’s thrilling upset of his Blue Devils last Oct. 31 — a result that the conference determined should not have counted. At the league’s spring meetings, football coaches voted Wednesday in favor of creating a centralized office...

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher not a fan of college football satellite camps

For Jimbo Fisher, it’s a matter of keeping up with the competition. Satellite camps have become a hot-button topic in college football and at the ACC spring meetings. Coaches are all over the board, some still evaluating whether to jump aboard, others deciding not to participate and others already scheduling camps. “Do I think it’s crazy? Yes I do,” Fisher said. A month ago...