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Revamped Seminoles locker room to features statues of FSU greats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State will renovate the football team's locker room, coaches' offices and meeting rooms this summer, the school announced Wednesday. The locker room will feature wall graphics as well as statues of former Seminole greats who have had their numbers retired. One idea under consideration, said senior associate athletics director Monk Bonasorte, is...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force football recruiting class

Here is the Air Force recruiting class as pieced together by The Gazette. The academy is not allowed to release a list of players who have committed (they don’t technically sign on “Signing Day”), so this is cobbled together from various recruting sites like Rivals, Scout and 247sports as well as social media and other sources. Some video links may require a subscription ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Four-star QB Treon Harris flips from Florida State to Gators

The early hours of National Signing Day have not given too many surprises, but this is certainly a notable exception. Treon Harris, originally committed to Florida State, announced Wednesday morning he will join the Florida Gators. Harris is a four-star prospect according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. Perhaps the success of Jameis Winston in 2013 helped sway Harris to...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Four-star QB Treon Harris flips from Florida State to Gators

The early hours of National Signing Day have not given too many surprises, but this is certainly a notable exception. Treon Harris, originally committed to Florida State, announced Wednesday morning he will join the Florida Gators. Harris is a four-star prospect according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. Perhaps the success of Jameis Winston in 2013 helped sway Harris to...
Via Crystal Ball Run
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Florida State Heisman winner returning closer to home to coach

Former Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward has added a new title to his profile. Ward has been named the head coach of Booker T. Washington High School’s football team in Pensacola, Florida according to FootballScoop.com. The Pensacola New Journal was among the first to report the news. Ward previously was the head coach of Westbury Christian School, where he was named head coach...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Ward... High School Football Head Coach...???

((HT: pnj.com/Blakeney))Charlie Ward could be the next head football coach at Washington High in the Pensacola, Florida area. He was one of 49 candidates and is reported to be one of the four finalists as well as a local Pensacola coach.Ward resigned last month from his head coaching position at Westbury Christian School in Houston to find a job closer to his family in Florida and...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who did it best? Comparing FSU's championship teams

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- National championships are like children. No one will admit that one is the favorite. Florida State now has three national titles after rallying to defeat Auburn 34-31 in the BCS championship game on Monday night. They are all unique and remarkable in their own way. Florida State's 14-0 season raises the question: Was this the best of the championship...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Ward reminisces on first Florida St title

Twenty years before Florida State faced Auburn searching for its third national title, the Seminoles won their first behind the play of Heisman-winning quarterback Charlie Ward. The program has another Heisman winner in Jameis Winston in 2013 and Ward reminisced on how life changed. Ward explained, ''It was big for everybody. Sometimes you don't fully understand it...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Five major cultural contributions of Florida State football

You could call this post “Five things you should know about Florida State football but probably don’t.” Or maybe “Five under the radar contributions of Florida State football .” Or Five things about Florida State football that transcend college football. Either way, here’s to hoping they end the SEC Reign of Terror tomorrow night, America wishes you Godspeed Seminoles...
Via The Sports Bank
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston steered toward FSU by now Auburn coach Dameyune Craig

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Florida State coaches built close relationships with Jameis Winston during his high school career in Bessemer, Ala. Football coach Jimbo Fisher and his friend, Florida State baseball assistant Mike Martin Jr., were key in assuring Winston that he would be able to realize his dream of playing both sports at the college level. But Winston also developed a close...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why FSU Will Beat Auburn in BCS National Championship

2014 VIZIO BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPJANUARY 6, 20137:30 P.M. (CT)ROSE BOWL STADIUMPASADENA, CALIFJAMEIS WINSTONLet’s just get the obvious out of the way.At 19 years and 342 days, Winston became the youngest to become a Heisman Trophy winner. Florida State is blessed; he almost became a Texas Ranger.But the football gods smiled upon him and the Seminoles particularly this season...
Via Football Nation
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

15 College Football Bowl Stats you didn’t know

According to the ESPN commercial, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get your college football pick’ em pools ready, but don’t put too much time and thought into it. No matter how much time you invest picking the games, it won’t matter. Some girl who has no clue what color a football is will win it, anyway. Here are 15 college football bowl game stats to get the Bowl...
Via Bacon Sports
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll Shows 50% Are Rooting for an Auburn Title

The latest edition of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is out. A third of college football fans would rather have a national title than to give out presents. I'm going to assume that a lot of those were Auburn and Florida State fans. This isn't a bad strategy. If your team wins the title, next Christmas (or whatever holiday is appropriate) you could give out championship rings...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida State returns to practice for championship game after break

Florida State returned to the practice field Wednesday with the first of 15 scheduled sessions before playing Auburn for the national championship in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 6. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the top-ranked Seminoles were eager to get back to football after a week full of winning awards, various trips, exams and an appearance on the ''Late Show with David Letterman...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida St returns to practice after break

Florida State returned to the practice field Wednesday with the first of 15 scheduled sessions before playing Auburn for the national championship in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 6. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the top-ranked Seminoles were eager to get back to football after a week full of winning awards, various trips, exams and an appearance on the ''Late Show with David Letterman...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU’s trio of Heisman Trophy winners: Winston, Ward and Weinke

Introducing Florida State's trio of Heisman Trophy winners: Jameis Winston (2013), Charlie Ward (1993), and Chris Weinke (2000).
Via Gamedayr
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy

Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college football's most prestigious individual award with a performance so spectacular and dominant that even a criminal investigation couldn't derail his candidacy. ''I cannot explain...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Wins 2013 Heisman Trophy, 3rd FSU QB To Win Award

It has been a certain unknown for weeks now, but tonight it’s officially real. Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston is the 79th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy.  Winston led his Seminoles to a 13-0 regular season record. He completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,820 yards, 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.  Winston also ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns...
Via Thacover2
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU QB Jameis Winston wins Walter Camp player of the year award

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected as the Walter Camp player of the year. The redshirt freshman is the second player from Florida State to win the award, joining quarterback Charlie Ward in 1993. Winston also is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. The other finalists were Texas quarterback Johnny Manziel, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Heisman dream in reach for FSU QB Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston envisioned winning the Heisman Trophy well before he signed with Florida State. He'll find out whether his dream becomes a reality on Saturday night. The redshirt freshman quarterback is one of six finalists up for the most prestigious individual award in college football. Winston and his high school coach Matt Scott were in Tuscaloosa on a recruiting trip at...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Winston wins Walter Camp player of the year award

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected as the Walter Camp player of the year. The redshirt freshman is the second player from Florida State to win the award, joining quarterback Charlie Ward in 1993. Winston also is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. The other finalists were Texas quarterback Johnny Manziel, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU Football: Comparisons of 2013 to a Champion 20 Years Ago.

In 1993, I was a junior at Florida State University, a Criminal Justice major and a fan of the what was then the best offense college football had ever seen. While other have surpassed it over the last 20 years, the Seminoles owned other teams.Twenty years later, as a sports writer and alum of my beloved college, I am seeing a little bit of history right before my eyes. Jameis Winston...
Via Football Nation
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll: Florida State Seminoles Fans Remembering Heisman Trophy winners

According to the latest Discover Fan Loyalty Poll, 56% of  fans would go back to relive one day of their college career. Florida State Seminoles fans might not have to look back at the glory days of when the Heisman Trophy winner was on the field for their team. QB Jameis Winston has led the Florida State program back to prominence this season, currently ranked number two in the...
Via thepigskinreport.com
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Was 1993 FSU-ND college football's best game ever?

(Eds: With AP Interactive, Photos. ) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Exactly 20 years after one, the very idea of a ''Game of the Century'' sounds so, well, last century now. Maybe because these days, it's seems like there's one on TV every week. And maybe it's not all hype. By any measure, college football has never been bigger: the number of fans, teams...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Goes to The Doak: 3 Things You Need to Know

This is the type of game that has me excited and mad at the same time. But I still cannot wait until Saturday.I am old school when it comes to the Seminoles and the Canes. I’d wear t-shirts that would represent the good (the Noles), the bad (the Gators), and of course, the ugly (the Canes). I am also a part of the era where I saw Charlie Ward and Warrick Dunn, Marvin Jones and...
Via Football Nation
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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