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Catching Up with Tay Cody: All-American Working to Prepare Kids for College

Growing up about 80 miles from Tallahassee in Blakely, Georgia, Coronta “Tay” Cody watched cornerbacks like Deion Sanders and Terrell Buckley go on to win the Jim Thorpe Award and have All-American careers. After spending five years at Florida State and helping the Seminoles reach three straight national championships, his name was among them. “Coach (Bobby) Bowden was a big...
Via Noled Out
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seminole Stand-off: Graham Gano vs. Dustin Hopkins

The previous edition of Seminole Stand-off was a special three-player match-up that included the three greatest quarterbacks in Florida State history. Charlie Ward, Chris Weinke, and Jameis Winston were all put under the microscope to see which one had the best case for a selection. While we concluded that Charlie Ward was the most deserving, Noled Out readers had a different idea...
Via Noled Out
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seminole Stand-Off: Charlie Ward vs. Chris Weinke vs. Jameis Winston

Last week’s Seminole Stand-Off put two electrifying running backs on the scale to determine which would be selected for an FSU All-Time team. Amp Lee was chosen over Greg Jones for his almost unreal ability to find the end zone in all types of ways, though no one would deny both left unique legacies at Florida State. Readers also gave Lee in the nod with 68 percent of the vote...
Via Noled Out
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaaya Named on Maxwell Preseason Watch List

Atlantic Coast Conference Places 14 Players on Preseason  Bednarik Watch List; 11 on Maxwell Watch List Total of 25 Honorees Ties for Second-Highest Among All Conferences             GREENSBORO, N.C.—A total of 14 Atlantic Coast Conference defensive players have been selected to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s...
Via CaneInsider
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Seminoles Named to Preseason Watch Lists

Total of 25 Honorees Ties for Second-Highest Among All Conferences GREENSBORO, N.C.—A total of 14 Atlantic Coast Conference defensive players have been selected to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top defensive player, while 11 ACC players have been chosen to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is presented...
Via Noled Out
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up With De’Cody Fagg: Former FSU Receiver Making a Difference in His Hometown

At 6’3″ and 210 pounds, wide receiver De’Cody Fagg had the ability to make the tough grab over the middle, but was also fast enough to make plays after the catch during his time at Florida State. In four years at FSU, Fagg had more than 1,600 yards receiving and seven career touchdowns while helping lead the Seminoles to a pair of bowl victories and the 2005 ACC championship...
Via Noled Out
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jones to Have FSU Jersey Retired

Former Florida State linebacker Marvin Jones’ No. 55 will be retired, the school announced Monday. Jones starred for the Seminoles from 1990 to 1992, winning the Butkus and Lombardi Award in his final season at FSU while finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Jones was a 3-time All-American including a first-team and Consensus All-American in each of his final two seasons...
Via Noled Out
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nine star athletes who successfully ran for office

For college sports fans, it’s a bit of a dead period. The College World Series will be here soon, but the Final Four has long passed and the start of the 2015 college football season is still months away. Politics have been in the news lately with a number of candidates announcing their decisions to run for president in 2016. Rarely do sports and politics mix very well, but...
Via The Student Section
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nine Star Athletes Who Successfully Ran for Office

For college sports fans, it’s a bit of a dead period. The College World Series will be here soon, but the Final Four has long passed and the start of the 2015 college football season is still months away. Politics have been in the news lately with a number of candidates announcing their decisions to run for president in 2016. Rarely do sports and politics mix very well, but for...
Via Bloguin Best
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Seminole Sound-off: All-Time Favorite FSU Bowl Game

In this week’s edition of Seminole Sound-off, we asked our readers and followers what their all-time favorite Florida State bowl game was. From the Staff Fortunately for myself, I have had the luxury of watching a number of great Florida State bowl games and most have been victories. My wife recently bought me a DVD of the 2014 BCS National Championship game for my birthday, but...
Via Noled Out
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Jameis Winston's support system

Jameis Winston's NFL career is off and running with Tampa's rookie minicamp. Fortunately for Winston, his move from college to the NFL won't be one that he has to do alone, as he has one impressive support system, according to Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports."Some of the names on Winston's support team are iconic:—Winston texts regularly with former Bucs quarterback and Super Bowl...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh my god, you guys, Isiah Thomas has been named President of the New York Liberty

Sources: Isiah Thomas has been named President of the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Thomas will also have part ownership of the team. Source: Chris Broussard, ESPNFor reasons that I think should be apparent, I've never spent a lot of time considering how unqualified one could be for a job as the President of a WNBA Team. But you'd be hard pressed to find someone who's worse than...
Via Celtics Life
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Heisman curse for Quarterbacks’ is REAL

All of last year, I had an ideal to write about the curse of the Heisman for quarterbacks once they turn pro. For the most part of my life I remember if a quarterback won the award there was an 80-90 percent chance that they weren’t going to be very good in the NFL. So, I decided to do some research from 1980 forward to see if my theory was true. See below will be all of the Quarterbacks...
Via The Front Office News
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 06, 2015  |  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

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...
Via The Duck Stops Here
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

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...
Via Bloguin Best
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
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