The 28th annual leadoff dinner will be held at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum. Jan. 28, 2013 Registration Form for 2013 FSU Baseball Leadoff Dinner TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State baseball leadoff dinner is set for Thursday, February 14 at the Duesenberg Banquet Hall at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum. Festivities begin with a social [...]
Lady Rattlers Fall 2-0 To UCF Knights Tennis Release: Monday 01/28/2013 (ET) by Florida A&M Sports Information By FAMU Sports Information Intern Deke Olagbegi TALLAHASSEE,Fla. (Jan.27) - The FAMU Lady Rattler Women’s tennis team played their second match of the season this weekend. While facing the University of Central Florida in Orlando, they were unable to pull off a win. [...]
Lady Rattlers Roll In 67-54 Win Over UMES Hawks Release: Saturday 01/26/2013 (ET) by Florida A&M Sports Information By FAMU Sports Information Intern Marvyn Joseph TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 26) – The Florida A&M Lady Rattler basketball team won their fifth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season as they defeated the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 67-54 here today [...]
By Tallahassee Community College Sports Information TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 29, 2012) – FCSAA No. 10 Tallahassee Community College used a 50-point second half to rally for an 83-71 win over Gordon (Ga.) State College on Saturday evening in the final day of play at the Comfort Inn Holiday Classic. With the victory, Tallahassee (12-4) [...]
Jan. 28, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State baseball leadoff dinner is set for Thursday, February 14 at the Duesenberg Banquet Hall at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum. Festivities begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
This annual event, which is in its 28th year, represents the official start of the Seminole baseball season. Head coach Mike Martin will take the stage to introduce this year’s ball club as well as share his thoughts on the upcoming season.
Seating for the dinner is limited. General admission seating is $30.00 per person. VIP Patron seating is also available at $150.00 which includes dinner for two with team members. Additional patron seating is $75.00 per person. A family of four (including two adults and two children – high school and younger) is also available for $100.00. Fans interested in attending the dinner should contact Sarah Reed (850-645-8296; firstname.lastname@example.org) to register for the event. RSVP for the event by February 1.
Be sure to treat your loved one to special night with the Seminole Baseball team on Valentine’s Day. Reserve your seats today.
The Seminoles will open the 2013 season at home with a three-game weekend series against Rhode Island beginning Friday, February 15. First pitch on opening day is set for 4:00 p.m.
Fans can always receive updates on the Florida State Baseball team on Twitter @FSU_Baseball. Also, do not forget to like the Seminole Baseball team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FSUBaseball.
by Florida A&M Sports Information
By FAMU Sports Information Intern Deke Olagbegi
TALLAHASSEE,Fla. (Jan.27) - The FAMU Lady Rattler Women’s tennis team played their second match of the season this weekend. While facing the University of Central Florida in Orlando, they were unable to pull off a win. Although they are 0-2 on the season each match has garnered improvements as well as more experience.
Head Coach Rochelle “Nikki” Goldthreate has a fairly young team this season with four freshmen, two sophomores, one junior and one senior. She says the team is learning and improving with every match they approach.
“The consistency has gotten better between the points, and things that can be improved on are closing the points when up in the game and becoming more consistent,” says Goldthreate.
All singles matches were lost in straight sets to the Knights, as well as doubles. Junior Shani Williams picked up the most games by losing at No. 5, (6-2, 7-5) and Stephanie Miller following her with a score of (6-2, 6-2) playing No. 7 singles. The rest of the team’s scores were not quite as successful.
The Lady Rattlers have had two tough opponents for the start of their season, but are steadily readying themselves and not discouraged by their competition.
“We have a lot to look forward to, there is nothing but improvements that can be made from here,” says sophomore Stephanie Miller.
Goldthreate is looking for more consistency and more returns in play. These strategies are a part of the structured program that Coach Goldthreate is teaching the Lady Rattlers. She looks for the team to adapt more to that style of play as the season goes on.
Their next match will be against Alabama State at 1:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, FL February 8th.
by Florida A&M Sports Information
By FAMU Sports Information Intern Marvyn Joseph
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 26) – The Florida A&M Lady Rattler basketball team won their fifth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season as they defeated the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 67-54 here today at the Al Lawson Center.
FAMU (8-11, 5-1 MEAC) had a pair of Lady Rattlers to score in double figures as Jasmine Grice led the way with a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. Jaleesa Blue added a spark off the bench as she had 12 points and seven rebounds.
UMES (5-10, 1-3 MEAC) had only one player to score in double figures as Ashleigh Claybrooks finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
FAMU dominated the game from the beginning, shooting 38-percent (25-65) from the field and controlled the boards, outrebounding the Lady Hawks 45-35. The rebounding played a major role as it helped the Lady Rattlers in the second chance point’s column, 14-9.
The Lady Hawks struggled throughout the game as their team leader in points, 15.1 points average for the season, Karona Roach, went scoreless until the second half and scored only one point. UMES shot 38-percent (21-55) from the field but only attempted eight free throws.
FAMU remained in control as their largest lead was 21 with 5:02 left in the game.
Coach LeDawn Gibson was satisfied with the team’s effort in the first half, but was not pleased by the team’s second half performance.
“I thought we came out the gate pretty good but the second half, I was disappointed as the team felt relaxed with the lead,” said Gibson. She was extremely happy with the performance of Jaleesa Blue. Leading into the game, Blue scored only seven points for the season. ”I was glad to see Blue finally come out and show what she can do,” said Gibson.
Blue had two knee surgeries prior to the season, but admitted that she’s starting to get comfortable and should be expected to see more of the same performance tonight for the rest of the season.
“Coach told me that I need to get more aggressive so I brought that into the game. I’m beginning to get more comfortable with my knee… and sitting on the bench is not me because I know I can play, so I wanted to prove that I can play,” said Blue.
The Lady Rattlers return to action on Monday as they face the Hornets of Delaware State in a 5:30 p.m. start in the Lawson Center.
By Tallahassee Community College Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 29, 2012) – FCSAA No. 10 Tallahassee Community College used a 50-point second half to rally for an 83-71 win over Gordon (Ga.) State College on Saturday evening in the final day of play at the Comfort Inn Holiday Classic.
With the victory, Tallahassee (12-4) will carry a four-game winning streak into its Panhandle Conference opener at NJCAA No. 3/FCSAA No. 1 Chipola College.
The host Eagles trailed for much of the first half and went to the locker room looking at a 35-33 deficit. Murray State signee Jarvis Williams (15 points) and Marquis Barnes (14 points) did the majority of the damage for the Highlanders, combining for 29 first-half points.
By Tallahassee Community College Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 29, 2012) – After falling to Georgia Perimeter College on Friday evening, NJCAA No. 22/FCSAA No. 4 Tallahassee Community College needed to bounce back quickly if it wanted to carry any momentum its January 5 Panhandle Conference opener.
Behind a record-breaking performance from its defense, Tallahassee got back on the winning track in a big way, defeating the College of Central Florida, 75-29, on Saturday in the final night of action at the Comfort Inn Holiday Classic.
Tallahassee established a new single-game record for fewest points allowed in the win. The previous mark was set in the Lady Eagles’ 45-30 win over Daytona State College on December 5, 1998 – Teresa Atkinson’s second season as head coach.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Junior Terrance Shannon scored a career-high 16 points off the bench Saturday to help Florida State beat Tulsa 82-63 in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.
Michael Snaer scored 19 points and was chosen the game’s most valuable player.
Florida State (8-4) extended its winning streak to four games and remained unbeaten in four games against Tulsa (7-6).
Tulsa’s Scott Haralson scored 17 points, all in the second half. Tulsa junior Pat Swilling Jr. had a career-high 19 points and five assists, but he scored only two points in the second half.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Alexa Deluzio tallied her first career double-double on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center to lead the No. 21-ranked Florida State women’s basketball team to a 76-70 ACC-opening victory over Boston College.
In the Seminoles’ last meeting against the Eagles, Deluzio carried FSU to a 68-59 victory in Chestnut Hill on Jan. 19, 2012 by scoring a career-best 28 points and making six three pointers.
On Sunday, Deluzio didn’t hit a three, but instead did her damage in the paint, ripping down a career-best 12 rebounds to go along with 25 points. She also dished six assists in a dominating effort.
By Florida A&M Sports Information
ATHENS, Ga. (Dec. 29) – Muhammad Abdul-Aleem recorded a double-double and two other Rattlers scored in double figures as the Florida A&M Men’s Basketball Team dropped a 82-73 contest to the University of Georgia, here Saturday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum.
Abdul-Aleem scored a team-high 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Rattlers, while Jamie Adams added 12 and Markee Teal finished with 10. D’Andre Bullard dished out four assists in his first game back with the squad.
By Florida A&M Sports Information
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 29) – Jasmine Grice recorded her third double-double of the season as the Florida A&M Women’s Basketball team dropped a 100-75 decision to the University of South Florida, here Saturday afternoon at the USF Sun Dome.
Grice, paced the Lady Rattlers with 30 points and 11 rebounds as she scored 19 of her 30 points in the second half. Kimberly Sparkman added 22 points to round out the duo of Lady Rattlers to score in double figures. Andreya Lacy dished out a team high six assists.
Former Tennessee defensive coordinator will coach FSU in the Discover Orange Bowl.
By Florida State Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher continued to fill in his staff Thursday when he announced the hiring of veteran defensive coach Sal Sunseri. Sunseri has a long history of success coaching in the SEC and the NFL over the course of a 28-year span. He has been a defensive coordinator, assistant head coach at Alabama for Nick Saban and a seven-year defensive line coach for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Sunseri will join Fisher’s staff in time to coach in the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl.
“He’ll be our defensive ends coach,” said Fisher when asked about the Sunseri hire. “Another great recruiter. Another great guy that’s coached in the NFL, coached tons of first-round picks at linebacker and defensive end. A lot of knowledge. He and I have been together for a long time. He and I have known each other for a long time. He used to send his son to my camp. I used to coach his son in camp for many years and got to develop him early — Tino. And we coached together at LSU during those times. We have been friends for a long time. He brings a lot to the table. And that’s another guy in the system who also knows that system. So you’ve got a front-end guy to help bridge that gap.