The preseason ranking is the highest for the Seminoles since 2008.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team will open the 2012 season with high expectations not only from within the walls of the locker room at the Seminole Soccer Complex, but from the watchful eyes of those across the nation as well. FSU ranks No. 4 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Preseason Rankings. The preseason top 25 was announced today by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The preseason ranking is the highest for the Seminoles since 2008 when the Garnet & Gold opened the season at No. 4. The ranking also marks the sixth straight year FSU has earned a spot in the top 10 of the NSCAA’s preseason poll.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The fifth day of track & field competition at London’s Olympic Stadium produced the first recorded Tomahawk Chop of the XXXth Olympiad, courtesy Florida State star Maurice Mitchell.
Mitchell made his Olympic debut Tuesday in the 200-meter dash a special occasion, winning the third heat of the opening round – from lane 9, nonetheless – in a comfortable time of 20.54. The victory secured the two-time NCAA champion and 13-time All-American a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State indoor volleyball team begins preseason camp with a different feel this season as it comes off a record-breaking year that has been the tipping point for the program’s recent success.
On Wednesday, Aug. 8, the Seminoles regrouped for another fall season in what is the first official day of practice. FSU will put together several two-a-days at Tully Gym in an effort to build a unit that returns many key pieces from last year’s NCAA Final Four squad while bringing in seven newcomers.
“Our staff is very excited about the 2012 season,” head coach Chris Poole said. “We have a great core returning from our NCAA Final Four run. We have the No. 3 best recruiting class in 2012 ready to push for playing time and we will again have one of the top non-conference schedules in the nation. Our goal early will be to find replacements for the three young ladies that earned All-America status at Florida State during their career. Those three seniors were instrumental last season in leading our team.”
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s been a few years since the Florida State football slogan was Carpe Diem – Seize the Day – but Jimbo Fisher did exactly that Tuesday, when he saw a break in the weather.
After Monday’s camp-opening practice was wiped out by foul weather, Fisher was anxious to see the Seminoles get their preparation for the 2012 campaign started. A short time after a mid-day thunderstorm buffeted the campus, the sun popped through and the Seminoles hit the field, about an hour ahead of their scheduled practice time.
The Tallahassee RollerGirls continue their climb, move up one more spot in the regional rankings and make their first WFTDA Regional Playoff bid!
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (August 7) – The Tallahassee RollerGirls have qualified for a spot in the WFTDA South Central Regional Playoff being held in Lincoln, NE October 5-7, 2012.
TRG not only earned their bid to the Regional Tournament, but also move up one spot to #9 in the South Central rankings. Capital Punishment start off their Regional play by facing the #8 Omaha Roller Girls in the first bracket of play on Friday, October 5th.
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THERE MAY BE MORE LOCAL PLAYERS STARTING THIS YEAR. FAMU HEAD COACH JOE TAYLOR SAYS HE WANTS AS MANY LOCAL PLAYERS ON THE FIELD AS POSSIBLE. TAYLOR SAYS LOCAL PLAYERS WHO WIN THEIR STARTING ROLES IN TWO-A-DAYS IS A WIN-WIN FOR THE TEAM. HE ALSO SAYS THERE ARE AS MANY AS 9 PLAYERS FROM THE AREA WHO COULD BE STARTERS THIS YEAR.