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Game 8 Preview: Clemson Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles

Samuel Profeta, Correspondent 

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (FranchiseSportsOnline.net) – This week is a big week for the No. 12 ranked Florida State Seminoles as they face a tough match against currently ranked No. 3, the Clemson Tigers. The Seminoles will attempt to end the Tiger’s hopes of reaching the playoffs and in return create a huge leap for themselves in the polls. This is arguably one of the most anticipated games on the schedule for Coach Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles as this is their ACC division rival and not to mention that Clemson is standing strong at the top of the division with a 7-0 record.

When asked about facing Clemson’s talented defense, this is what Coach Fisher had to say:

“What I’m saying, there’s no lay-ups and things you can just — you’ll have a chance to get, and they make you execute and play tight coverage in the secondary.”

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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.

Seminoles’ Simulate Game In Final Major Preseason Scrimmage

 Manuel earns solid marks, while defense also steps up production.

By Florida State Sports Information 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In virtually every aspect – except the lack of tackling – Thursday’s Florida State football scrimmage was as close to a game situation scenario as possible.

The Seminoles punted when three downs failed to yield a first down, kicked off after scores and even mixed in a few field goal attempts when warranted, mixed with a heavy dose of situational work.  In short, it was just what the ‘Noles needed with the Sept. 1 season-opener against Murray State just nine days away.

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No.3 FSU Battles No.9 UCF in Orlando

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 3 Florida State (1-0-0) wraps up its season opening three-game road swing at No. 9 UCF (2-0-0) on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m.

The two schools reunite after a one-year hiatus in 2011 that saw FSU advance to the College Cup and UCF make a run to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history.

Friday’s match marks the 12th all-time meeting between the Seminoles and the Knights with FSU leading the overall series 8-3-1, but the Seminoles are just 3-2-1 in Orlando. Florida State has won four of the last six meetings against UCF outscoring the Knights 16-5, while UCF is 1-0-1 against FSU in the last two meetings played on the Knights’ home turf.

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Lady Seminoles Adds 2011 Florida Standout Morgan Jones

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State head women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau announced the addition of Northwestern transfer Morgan Jones on Wednesday.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Jones will have to sit out the 2012-13 season, but will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Garnet and Gold.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Morgan to our Seminole family,” Semrau said. “She is a true game changer. Morgan is one of the most versatile players I have ever seen. The minute she steps on the floor, she will have the ability to be one of the top players in the ACC. Her return to the state of Florida will be a catalyst for other great players to also join the Garnet and Gold, and once again propel us to the top of the conference.”

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FSU Men’s Golf Advances To National Championships


NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State men’s golf team finished in a tie for third place in the NCAA Southwest Regional Championships and advanced to the NCAA Championships May 29-June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. It marks the second time in the last three seasons the Seminoles have advanced to the championship round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Florida State finished in third place in the final standings of the National Championships in 2009.

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Gonzalez Named ACC Player of the Week

The junior shortstop slugged 1.111, while posting an on-base percentage of .545 with seven RBI in leading FSU to three wins last week.

May 7, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Justin Gonzalez was named ACC Player of the Week for the first time in his career after leading the Seminoles to a 3-0 week including two wins over Maryland to help the Seminoles secure their eighth ACC series victory of the season.

After missing three games with a sore right hamstring, Gonzalez returned to the starting line-up in a mid-week match-up at Jacksonville. The junior shortstop recorded a single and scored a run against the Dolphins while playing phenomenal defense assisting on six putouts including on a ball up the middle in the bottom of the ninth with a runner on which he got to and threw over to first for the out.

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Offensive Tackle Sanders joins Teammate Bradham in Buffalo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders became the second Seminole selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft when he was taken with the 144th pick Saturday. Sanders joined fellow teammate linebacker Nigel Bradham who was chosen in the fourth round with the 105thselection.

“Zebrie’s a guy that’s very intelligent, very conscientious, does the right things, stands for the right things and believes in team,” FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher said. “He was a great student-athlete at Florida State in and out of the classroom. I’m extremely happy for him and his family as he continues his playing career at the next level.”

After having taken only five Seminole players ever in the draft, the Bills picked up two with the additions of Sanders and Bradham now bringing the total to seven Seminoles selected by the organization.

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FSU Hires Former Texas Assistant Coach Ronald Hughey

April 24, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla.-Florida State Women’s Basketball head coach Sue Semrau brings along former Texas assistant coach Ronald Hughey in hopes of immediate improvements.

In two years with the Longhorns, Hughey helped Texas advance to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. He has also gained a reputation for being one of the nation’s top recruiters and post developers.

This past fall, he helped Texas sign the No. 13 recruiting class according to ESPN Hoopgurlz, including McDonald’s All-American Imani Stafford. In 2011, he helped sign the nation’s No. 10 class.

“We are very excited to welcome Ron to our Florida State family,” Semrau said. “Coach Hughey is a great fit for our staff.

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FSU WR Haulstead Happy to be Back Out on the Field

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Redshirt junior wide receiver Willie Haulstead sat out the 2011 season with a concussion sustained in practice before the season began, but his return this spring has added to a very deep receiving corps. 

“I had a smile from ear-to-ear, knowing I’m out there playing football, the game that I love,” Haulstead said about being back on the practice field.

Haulstead finished the 2010 season as the Seminoles third leading receiver with 38 receptions, but he led the team in touchdown catches (6) and yards per catch (15.4) and ranked second in receiving yards (587). Fisher referred to him as the team’s top receiver heading into the 2011 season. He did return for some late season practice during Champs Sports Bowl preparation, but did not play against Notre Dame.

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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