By: Brittany Defran & Alec Chessari
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 baseball coach Mike Martin met with reporters to discuss his team during fall practice.
Baseball America has named Florida State baseball’s recent recruiting class as the eighth-best in the country and second among Atlantic Coast Conference teams. The Seminoles have brought in 14 newcomers for the 2017 season.
The 14 newcomers include three junior college transfers and 11 freshman. Among the newcomers, Drew Mendoza, a freshman from Minneola, Fla., was ranked the No. 10 prospect by Baseball America and is the highest-rated player to attend college this season.
Credit: Tallahassee Community College Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 29, 2016) – Tallahassee Community College head men’s basketball coach Mark White has announced his 2016 signing class.
White, who is entering his second season as the Eagles’ head coach, signed 12 players who will join rising sophomore returnees Deion Bute (C/6’8”/Phillipsburg, St. Maarten) and David Simmons (G/6’3”/Henderson, Ky.)
The class features nine guards and three forwards and and the players are from six different states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and North Carolina,) as well as Canada.
“This is a great bunch of kids,” said White. “They are a very skilled group and have a lot of versatility. They are very coachable.”
By Max Fay
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (franchisesportsonline.net) – Godby took care of business against Florida High in their first playoff game, coming away with an 83-53 victory. Godby’s frontcourt was just too much for the Seminoles to handle. Cougar big man Londell King finished the night with 23 points and forward Jaylin Stewart added 14 points.
Florida High (5-19) came out in a 2-3 zone defense in an attempt to keep Godby’s long athletic bigs from getting easy baskets down low. The strategy worked to start the game. The Cougars (27-0) struggled to find their rhythm early on, and Florida High took advantage of some sloppy ball handling, recording five steals in the first six minutes of the game.
Broderick Simpson’s three-pointer gave the Seminoles a 12-11 lead, but unfortunately that would be their last of the night. Godby responded with a 26-0 run capped off by a reverse layup from Stewart. During that eight-minute stretch, Godby held the Seminoles to 0-for-14 from the field and forced five turnovers.
“We started off a little slow,” said Godby coach Andrew Colville. “We started the game shooting too many outside shots instead of taking advantage of our post presence, but we’re going to get everyone’s best shot. We just have to come out and make sure every night we bring it.”
It was Godby’s transition offense that had Florida High on their heels in the first half. The Cougars converted 16 fast break points in the first half alone and took a 43-17 lead into halftime.
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By Brenden Martin, TCC Sports Information – @brendenmartin28
TAMPA, Fla. (November 1, 2013) – The Tallahassee Community College Eagles started the season off on the right foot as they defeated the Hillsborough Community College Hawks 72-61 in NJCAA women’s basketball action.
Friday’s season opener marked the beginning of the Franqua “Q” Bedell era at Tallahassee Community College.
Tallahassee came into tonight’s game ranked No. 5 in the FCSAA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Poll while Hillsborough was ranked No. 9. It was the first of three meetings between the two teams this season.
The Eagles played very well, leading by as many as 25 points before Hillsborough made a late charge to close the final margin.
Four players scored in double-figures for the Eagles. Tallahassee native Tyeshia Guinnie was the leading scorer with 21 points. Right behind her was Addesha Collins with 15 points.
Credit: Florida State Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s rivalry weekend for the third-ranked Florida State soccer team as the Seminoles (2-0-0) travel to play No. 8 Florida (2-0-0) in Gainesville on Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. before returning home to face No. 17 UCF (2-0-0) on Sunday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. Friday night’s match will air live on SunSports.
This weekend will mark the first two ranked opponents the Seminoles will face in 2013. Florida State faced the Gators (No. 22) and the Knights (No. 9) last year with both teams ranked in the top 25 at the time of the meeting. FSU was victorious in both matches by identical 1-0 scores. The Seminoles went on to finish the 2012 campaign 11-3-0 against ranked foes and 4-2-0 against teams ranked in the top 10. Under head coach Mark Krikorian, Florida State is 62-33-8 all-time against ranked opponents.
Against Florida, Florida State has won nine of the last 15 games in the series, including two in a row – the Seminoles longest win streak in the series since 2005 and 2006. The last seven matches have been decided by one goal including two of the last four in overtime.
A total of 15 student-athletes in seven sports earned degrees at summer commencement.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Fifteen Florida State student-athletes, including United States Olympian and Seminole All-American Maurice Mitchell, earned degrees during summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 11 at the Donald L. Tucker Center on campus. Mitchell, along with three members of the nationally-ranked Seminole football team and one member of the ACC Champion men’s basketball team, completed their degree requirements and put an exclamation point on the 2011-12 academic year.
Mitchell, who advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meter run on Aug, 8 at London’s Olympic Stadium, earned his degree in interdisciplinary social sciences. The two-time NCAA outdoor champion in the 200 meters and 11 -time ACC champion left quite a legacy at Florida State. He can now add college graduate to his resume.