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FAMU head baseball coach Jamey Shouppe talks NCAA tournament and recruiting

Florida A&M head baseball coach Jamey Shouppe believes experience will continue to be a valuable tool for getting his team back to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament for a second straight title, and hungry to play better in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Two seasons ago, Shouppe and his team played in their first MEAC tournament. They didn’t win it, but the experience the players gained was what sparked the Rattlers to coming back this season to win their first MEAC Conference title in 21 years.

“The experience we gained will make our guys not satisfied with just going there showing up,” Shouppe said. “We are going to be hunger this year, and coach to win. And play to win every game we play.”

The FAMU baseball team has won 49 games over the last two seasons, while tallying their most conference wins in a two-year stretch. The Rattlers will be returning over a dozen seniors, who will go into next year’s season ready to be more competitive.

“We have to continue doing what we have done,” Shouppe said. “We have to refine the process. As we continue to set our own bar higher. We have to continue working harder and smarter.”

Shouppe will enter his third season as the Rattlers’ head coach in the upcoming season. He is working on recruiting talent that will be better, and overall improving his baseball program. He will be looking for players that can do the job in the classroom, but also be competitive on the baseball field.

“Pitching. You always have to recruit for pitching,” Shouppe said. “You are not going to win if you do not have pitching. We saw that in the post season. We will continue to look to bring in better arms.”

“We just have to recruit well to continue to build,” he added.

Shoupe was also able to gain experience this past season, which will help moving into next season.

“Obviously, when you play good teams, you see good players,” Shoupe said. “We saw the type player it takes to make it, and win the regional tournament. And, to move on in the NCAA tournament. We saw our strengths, and the guys who get exposed.”

FSU Kassey Kallman Prepares for the U-20 World Cup in Japan

By: Ryan Syrkus


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Every athlete dreams of representing their country in international competition. That dream has become a reality for Florida State junior Kassey Kallman. The twenty-year-old was selected to compete with the USA U-20 team as they travel to Japan for the World Cup which runs August 19-September 8.

“This is my first time playing for the U.S. so putting on that jersey was just incredible being able to represent your country,” said Kallman. “Everyone has the same goal in mind that they want to win a World Cup.”

Even with the bigger stage ahead of her, Kallman hopes to use her past experiences at FSU to her advantage looking forward.

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Gage Smith Post-Game Seminoles 2012 Tallahassee Regional Champions

Tallahassee, Florida native and former North Florida Christian Eagle Gage Smith talks about how good FSU is playing currently, his teammate James Ramsey being honored as Tourney MVP and returning to give the squad the boost it has now, and how far Florida State can go in the NCAA Tournament…

James Ramsey Post-Game Seminoles 2012 Tallahassee Regional Champions

    By Ariel Bedford Web Editor/Blitz Series Producer

Alpharetta, Georgia native and 2012 Tallahassee Regional Tournament MVP James Ramsey comments on the cohesiveness of the Seminoles after the ACC Tournament, the chemistry the team has that is helping them excel in the NCAA Tournament, and his focus while being among the top prospects in the upcoming MLB Draft…

FSU Men’s Tennis Falls to Georgia in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

The Seminoles wrap up the 2012 season with a 19-10 record

ATHENS, Ga. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State men’s tennis team’s season came to an end on Sunday at Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts, as the Seminoles dropped a hard-fought match to national No. 2-seed Georgia, 4-1, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Florida State caps the season with a record of 19-10.

“We were a very young team this year, but we showed a lot of improvement,” Florida State head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “We played three freshmen every day and they certainly improved. Our older players also showed improvement from previous seasons, increasing their win-loss percentages. This was a very deep team that had eight guys contribute day-in and day-out.

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FSU Men’s Tennis Opens NCAA Regionals

May 11, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State men’s tennis team will open its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance against Boise State on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Seminoles (18-9) will face the Broncos (26-6) for the second time in three years. FSU defeated Boise State, 4-0, in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Regionals.

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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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Lady Noles Add More to their List of Accomplishments

By: Marcus Joseph

The sixth seeded Florida State added more accomplishments to their 2011 season, Friday night. As the lady Noles defeated second-seeded Virginia, in the second semifinal of the league championship at WakeMed Park. The win marked the Seminoles’ first victory over the Cavaliers in school history.

The win for Florida State was its fifth straight, while the Seminoles improved to 7-6 against ranked foes in 2011 including 5-4 on the road.

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“Jam with Ham” on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

The Florida State men’s basketball team will host their annual “Jam with Ham” at Seminole Madness on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at the Donald L. Tucker which will serve as the first practice of the season for the Seminoles.

The annual celebration of the first day of practice which tips off one of the most anticipated seasons in school history is set to begin at 6 p.m. This year’s version of the “Jam with Ham” at Seminole Madness will introduce the Seminole men’s team to the public for the first time since their breathtaking trek to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament – the farthest the team has advanced in world’s most popular tournament since 1993, according to seminole.com.

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