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Share Your Seminole Story: When and How Did You Become a FSU Fan?

In this week’s edition of “Share Your Seminole Story”, we asked our readers and social media followers when and how they first became Florida State fans. From the Staff No one in my family had ever been to college, so I wasn’t raised in a family with ties to any particular university, but my dad was for whatever reason, a Florida State fan. I watched my first game in 1992...
Via Noled Out
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Vote for the Sunshine State's greatest college quarterback

Who is the best quarterback to ever play for a Florida university? Seminoles fans have spoken. After three rounds, we've dwindled the field of 16 down to two -- and they both hail from Florida State University. The championship battle pits old school (Charlie Ward) vs. new school (Jameis Winston). In many ways, the two are similar. Both led FSU to a national championship. Both...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Semifinals: Vote for the Sunshine State's greatest college quarterback

Who is the best quarterback to ever play for a Florida university? In a quarterfinal stunner, top-seeded Tim Tebow fell to eighth-seeded Daunte Culpepper as UCF fans -- and perhaps a few Tebow detractors -- came out strong for the former Golden Knights quarterback. But there is one Gators quarterback moving on as second-seeded Danny Wuerffel got by No. 7 seed Vinny Testaverde ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten years ago today, a writing career was born

On January 5th, 2005, a couple of college seniors at Purdue were chatting on AOL Instant Messenger, and the topic invariably turned to sports, and in this case college football and the BCS. Those two seniors, in case you hadn’t figured it out, were myself and Steve Pallotto. Towards the tail end of the conversation, I had this brilliant thought [sic]:  “i think we could start...
Via The Rhino and Compass
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football: Top 5 Orange Bowl Games Of All Time

I was there in 1994. I saw the Seminoles win their first national title on the 22-yard field goal to win 18-16. I saw the tears of joy in the players’ eyes and the elation of Bobby Bowden, winning his first championship at the school he put on the map.The Orange Bowl has been played annually since January 1, 1935 and celebrated its 75th playing on January 1, 2009. The Orange Bowl...
Via Football Nation
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: Top 5 Sugar Bowl Games Of All Time

Not every bowl game goes as planned. Some are blowouts and some are upsets no one saw coming. Then there are the games that are the stuff of legend.I was at the 1997 Sugar Bowl, which pitted a rematch of the FSU/Florida game from November.The 63rd edition to the annual Sugar Bowl game and served as the Bowl Alliance's designated national championship game. It featured the top-ranked...
Via Football Nation
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman Trophy Winners: 10 Recent NFL Flops

The Heisman Trophy is one of the biggest honor you can get in college football. The first Heisman Trophy was given out in 1935. It’s one of the longest running awards given out to any player, in any sport. There have been a lot of big name players that have won the award of year such as; Roger Staubach, O.J Simpson, Jim Plunkett, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen, Bo Jackson...
Via Football Nation
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota and the Heisman jinx: what’s his upside as a pro?

You deserve a standing O-vation: Marcus Mariota talks to the media before the Heisman Trophy presentation. Oregon’s all-time greatest quarterback stands ready to claim his fifth major post-season award, but his greatest moments are ahead of him (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports photo). The Heisman jinx was born shortly after the award. University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman Forecast: Will Mariota's win reach historic levels?

Marcus Mariota is going to make history on Saturday night in New York City, it's just a matter of how long a shadow his stiff-armed post is going to cast. Oregon quarterback is set to become the 80th Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him his school's first recipient and the only Hawaii-born player to join the bronze fraternity. But what will truly be worth watching is how sizable...
Via Fox Sports South
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rule that has to Change in Major League Soccer

In Major League Soccer, it is way too easy to receive a suspension. Referees hand out yellow cards like candy on Halloween. Today’s New York Red Bulls versus New England Revolution Eastern Conference Finals match was a great example; 10, count ‘em 10 yellow cards were distributed. It only takes two post-season yellow cards to receive a one-game suspension, meaning it is very...
Via Standing O Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame at FSU: Five Things to Know About This Game

This isn’t 1993. This isn’t about Charlie Ward or a stinging defense or Matt Frier crying after the game – begging pollsters to give the Seminoles one more chance at a national title. This isn’t about South Bend or Lou Holtz or changing history or losing the following week to Boston College.This is 2014. This is about FSU trying to remain undefeated. This is about Everette...
Via Football Nation
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Bowden: Jameis Winston Needs to Grow Up (Video)

Jameis Winston is no Charlie Ward Dadgummit. Florida State coaching legend Bobby Bowden stopped by ESPN to talk about Jameis Winston and the Noles.  Bowden’s message was similar to everyone else. Grow up! Jameis has got to grow up. He does things that kids in grammar school would do, or kids in junior high would do, you know it? I think once he draws the line, and says ‘I’m...
Via Thacover2
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State-Notre Dame: ‘Noles-Irish Has Implications Similar To 1993

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Ferguson is the editor of Bloguin’s Florida State site, Noled Out. This piece is re-posted from Noled Out. Find much more Notre Dame-Florida State coverage from Noled Out and Bloguin’s Notre Dame site, Subway Domer. * On November 13, 1993, Florida State and Notre Dame played in a contest dubbed, “The Game of the Century.” Behind Heisman Trophy-winning...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Start your day off with this ridiculous Knicks fact

Sometimes in life, you have to find the silver linings to get by. And as a Celtic fan, I know one thing that helps me get through the day is knowing that things could be a lot worse.Featured above is the 1993 Heisman trophy winner, Charlie Ward. Why is he relevant to the conversation? Well, as pointed out by Jared Dubin, he's the last first round pick the Knicks have re-signed. That...
Via Celtics Life
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles-Fighting Irish matchup brings back memories of 1993

The Florida State Seminoles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are two of college football's most prestigious programs. Although governing the college football landscape for decades, on Saturday, they'll meet for just the eighth time. Steeped in tradition and accustomed to success, the Seminoles and Irish claim a combined 16 national championships and 10 Heisman Trophy winners. All...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Noles, Irish Has Implications Similar to ’93

On November 13th, 1993, Florida State and Notre Dame played in a contest dubbed, “The Game of the Century”. Behind Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Charlie Ward, the top-ranked Seminoles trailed #2 Notre Dame 24-7 early, but rallied to pull within seven. On the final play, Ward’s pass into the end zone was knocked down as the Fighting Irish escaped with a 31-24 victory. Notre...
Via Noled Out
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-Florida State: The Game Of The Century

It was billed as "The Game Of The Century".2 programs lurking for titles. NFL talent on both sides of the ball.Attention for both football teams again this season with a title in sight for both.The Seminoles entered South Bend as the #1 team in the country.The Irish were ranked #2.The game never let up from kick off to the final play of the game. Charlie Ward, who would win the Heisman...
Via Football Nation
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

For Bobby Bowden, greatest coaching high and low happened at West Virginia

October arrives as the leaves turn a golden hue across West Virginia. The same colorful vibrant sheen of helmets worn by Bobby Bowden's Mountaineers four decades ago. Long before he created Chief Osceola's flaming spear and Seminoles fans were thrilled to football greats the caliber of Ron Simmons, Deion Sanders, Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke in Doak, it was in Morgantown -- not...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman Forecast: Winston faces new reality; SEC stars rising

Jameis Winston took the Heisman Trophy to uncharted territory a year ago, becoming the youngest player to win the award and the first freshman recipient to claim it and a national title in the same season. The Florida State quarterback has once again done something no winner has ever done before, and it should all but deny him a second trophy. His suspension for last weekend's 23...
Via Fox Sports South
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Citadel at Florida State: 5 Things to Know

I want to apologize to The Citadel. This is not your fault. You happened to play the Seminoles on a weekend where they are still smarting from a 37-31 narrow win against Oklahoma State. My only explanation for what is about to happen is, you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.Welcome to Doak Campbell Stadium and forgive us for the butt whipping you are about to take.There are...
Via Football Nation
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Catch the stars of tomorrow in the Battle of the Borders

Saturday evening in Atlanta, the Georgia Dome will be packed as the Alabama Crimson Tide kick off their season against West Virginia. A comfy, 72 degree setting awaits, accented by a raucous atmosphere, charged with the passion and energy of 71,228 fans. And on the field, laboratory-like indoor conditions promise warp speed football waged on a carpet by these SEC and Big 12 squads...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Help us decide the greatest player in ACC history

Who is the greatest football player in ACC history? Over the next 13 weeks, you can help us decide. FOXSportsSouth.com's ACC Gridiron LIVE Greatest Player Tournament pits 64 of the conference's legends -- a field that includes 32 offensive and 32 defensive players -- in an NCAA tourney-style format. Put together by our writers, it's now in the hands of the fans. • CLICK HERE TO...
Via Fox Sports South
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Five Worst Heisman Trophy Winners Ever

The Heisman Trophy is without a doubt the greatest individual award in college football, but it's winners are not all created equal. This list is about the five worst winners ever, at least in the opinion of this writer.A few things to get off of my chest about this list right off the bat: all five of the selections on my list are quarterbacks, which makes sense not only because...
Via Football Nation
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Better Florida State QB: Charlie Ward or Jameis Winston?

One of the greatest things about writing about the Seminoles is the debate that usually ensues when it comes to FSU and comparisons of the 1993 Championship team and the 2013 Championship team. I throw out the 1999 from this discussion – although the program’s dominance that season (coupled with birth of my son Bennett) was one of those football seasons you remember like it was...
Via Football Nation
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida State Installs Its Jameis Winston Heisman Display

There have been three Heisman Trophy winners in Florida State’s history: Charlie Ward in 1993, Chris Weinke in 2000, and most recently, Jameis Winston last year. Until today, Winston was the only one of that trio who did not have a Heisman display. However, according to a picture posted on the official Instagram account of the FSU recruiting office, Winston’s display has been...
Via College Spun
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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