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How the Seminoles can still make a Bowl Game

Jason Merry, Correspondent (@JasonMerryFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State University football team has gotten out to an abysmal 3-6 start to their season and a 3-5 start in conference play.  At this point in the season most players, coaches and fans would think this is just a lost season and there isn’t much to play for besides pride.  Even after this terrible start, the Seminoles can play for more than pride as they can still reach bowl eligibility at six wins.

The Seminoles have three games left and if they can win all three they will be sitting at 6-6 and surely make a bowl due to their eligibility and name. Recently Florida State rescheduled one of there games, that was not played due to Hurricane Irma at the beginning of the season, for December 2nd against Louisiana Monroe.

The three teams the Seminoles have left to play are Delaware State, Florida, and Louisiana Monroe in that order.  All of these games are winnable games, especially Delaware State and Louisiana Monroe two none “Power 5” teams. Florida will be the game that the Seminoles need to play their best.

The Gators also have a record of 3-6 but will be ready to play Florida State hard in their rivalry game.  

Florida State Home Opener Preview

Jordan Giorgio, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State welcomes Charleston Southern for the 2016 home opener at Doak Campbell Stadium.

FSU is coming off the largest comeback in school history after defeating Ole Miss 35-44 in their first game of the season.

Charleston Southern took 4-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State to overtime before falling 24-17 in their season opener last week.

FSU vs. Ole Miss Preview

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher came out optimistic and excited for the new football season in his opening weekly presser – as he should be.

“It’s that time again, isn’t it?” Fisher said. “I’m glad it’s that time. Getting ready to kick off this season. Very excited. Looking forward to playing somebody else, our guys I think are getting tired of playing each other.”

Florida State opens the season ranked fourth in both the AP and Coaches poll. The Seminoles are kicking off their season with one of the bigger openers this year, and in the past few seasons, playing the 11th ranked Ole Miss Rebels in Orlando. The Rebels, who are 4-0 in season openers under their head coach Hugh Freeze, finished 10-3 last season in the SEC, beating LSU, Auburn, and Alabama. Ole Miss lost a lot of players to the draft but is bringing back their most important star, quarterback Chad Kelly.

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FSU Soccer Update

The National Champion Florida State soccer team started its preseason camp this week, adding eight freshmen to the 2015 roster.

The Seminoles will open their season on August 21 in the Lobo Invitational, taking on New Mexico and Southern Cal in Albuquerque, N.M.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the Seminoles’ as the No. 1 ranked team in the country, the highest preseason ranking in school history.

Fisher Announces Suspensions as ‘Noles Wrap Up Bethune-Cookman Preparation

FSU will be without three defensive starters Saturday.

Credit: Florida State Sports Information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State put in its final preparation Thursday for its home game against Bethune-Cookman. The Seminoles welcome the Wildcats on Military Appreciation Day.

“Good Thursday,” said Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. “(I) liked it. We got a lot done, (looked) very sharp I thought. Glad we’re getting our focus, which we always worry about at the end of the week. But, good week of practice, a good hard week. Focus was good, concentration was good and execution was good on both sides of the ball. Got a lot done this week and I’m anxious to play. We have a great opponent. Bethune-Cookman is going to be ready to play. We need to bring our ‘A’ game and be ready to play.”

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher announced after Thursday’s practice senior linebacker Christian Jones and sophomore defensive lineman Edddie Goldman have been suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules. In their place, redshirt sophomore linebacker Terrance Smith is expected to make his first career start while veteran defensive lineman redshirt senior Demonte McAllister will start for the first time this season.

“There are going to be two guys suspended for this game for violation of team rules,” said Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. “Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman. Those guys will not be playing this week for us. It’s all correctable, it’s all done, but we have to abide by a certain set of guidelines.” Continue reading Fisher Announces Suspensions as ‘Noles Wrap Up Bethune-Cookman Preparation

FSU Smith Sets Sights on USA Baseball Once Again

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Rising senior outfielder Loren Smith of the Florida State softball team made her summer even more enjoyable after receiving word that she was one of 36 players chosen to compete at the U.S. Women’s Baseball National Team Trials.

Smith will head to Salt Lake City, Utah, on the University of Utah campus to compete for a spot on the United States Women’s Baseball National Team from July 28-Aug. 1. The Land O’ Lakes, Fla., native will look to be one of the final 20 members named to the national team and begin training with the squad starting on Aug. 2.

In her first season with FSU in 2012, Smith played in 26 games and started six primarily as an outfielder. She recorded her first home run as a Seminole on Feb. 25 against Marshall, hitting a three-run shot to put FSU ahead for good against the Thundering Herd.

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FSU finishes practice number 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Spring practice No. 3 for the Florida State Seminoles saw the Seminoles strap on shoulder pads Thursday afternoon as FSU eases closer to its first full-pad practice on Saturday. On another high 80 degree day at the Al Dunlap Practice Fields, Florida State worked through another 2 ½ hour session continuing fundamental work. Continue reading FSU finishes practice number 3

FSU Makes History Saturday Against Iowa State

The Florida State University indoor volleyball team defeated fourth-seeded Iowa State in Minneapolis Saturday evening to advance to the school’s first ever NCAA Final Four.

FSU defeated Iowa State 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11).

The Lady Noles trailed in set No. 5 by a 4-1 margin before head coach Chris Poole called a timeout to settle his team down.

“The girls just kept hanging in there, kept playing hard,” head coach Chris Poole told reporters. “I think the sets that we won, our block did pretty well. Our sets that we lost, our block didn’t do as well. So that was kind of the story of it, which we felt like coming up here that would make a difference if we could get our block going. You just have to give credit to our team first for the way they kept fighting, and certainly Iowa State didn’t back down and kept fighting to try to make us have to work even harder. I’m very proud of the girls for the work that they’ve put in over the past year to get to this point.”

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Nebraska Steals Win Against Florida State – (66-63)

Reporter:Marcus Joseph

The (3-3) Florida State Seminoles took on the undefeated (5-0) Nebraska Cornhuskers Sunday afternoon in the Donald Tucker Center, for an ACC, Big Ten face-off.

Today’s game made the second meeting between both schools. FSU defeated Nebraska, 100-84, on Dec. 31, 1982 at the Hurricane New Year’s Classic in Miami, Fla.

Florida State is coming off a home lost to Louisville on Friday night, 85-76. Senior post Cierra Bravard scored a career-best 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 11-of-11 at the line, but it would not be enough to take down the Big East powerhouse.

Nebraska defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers Friday night, 72-64 in the Al Lawson Center.

The Seminoles lead for the entire first half, and up until the 6:00 minute mark of the second half. Nebraska was able to tie the game for the first time of the afternoon at 52-52. The Cornhuskiers took the lead at 5:56 with a three-pointer by Brandi Jeffery to make it 52-55 Nebraska.

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FSU Football: E.J.Manuel 1-On-1 (Photo Gallery)

By Ariel Bedford



In preview of our upcoming exclusive interview with FSU’s E.J. Manuel, we put together photos of the star QB on campus hanging with Franchise Sports Online Reporter Ariel Bedford. Check ’em out!











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