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Florida State Stuns Auburn for BCS Title

Seminoles snatch victory in final seconds

(Newser) - Florida State fans shouted and danced in raucous celebration after their top-ranked team roared back in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to beat Auburn in the BCS championship game. Many pumped fists gleefully, hugged, and slapped high fives in Tallahassee, after Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass... More »

Ex-Footballer Faces Caning, Fraud Charges in Singapore

After overstaying visa, former FSU player in more legal trouble

(Newser) - An American citizen who faces caning in Singapore after overstaying his tourist visa has also been charged with fraud, the AP reports. The former Florida State football player was already at risk of being the first American to be caned in Singapore since 1994. Now he’s been slapped with... More »

We Hate Vuvuzelas, But Condone Tomahawk Chop?

Sports spectators should apply their outrage elsewhere

(Newser) - The constant drone of vuvuzelas is annoying for people watching the World Cup, but Derrick Z. Jackson thinks American spectators should apply their "outrage to more serious sports matters." Specifically, the stereotypes about American Indians that still abound. Consider the tomahawk chop at Atlanta Braves and Florida State... More »

Rolle Looks to Cash In on Rhodes Scholar Jaunt

But everyone's wondering if year off will hurt his NFL career

(Newser) - Myron Rolle thinks he can make up the roughly $8 million he passed up by putting off the NFL for a year to be a Rhodes scholar with endorsement deals from companies enticed by his mix of brains and brawn. Rolle’s agents are working the phones, and have already... More »

Florida State Coach Bowden Plans to Retire

34-year tenure turned Seminoles into national football powerhouse

(Newser) - Bobby Bowden will announce his retirement tomorrow as Florida State University’s football coach, ending a 34-year tenure during which he built the Seminoles into a national powerhouse. The 80-year-old Bowden met with school officials today, sources tell the Tallahassee Democrat , and was given the option of staying in a... More »

FSU Slams No. 1 Tar Heels

(Newser) - North Carolina can start focusing on a national championship, the AP reports. The nation’s top-ranked team was denied a shot at its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference title. Toney Douglas scored 27 points, including the go-ahead free throws, and No. 22 Florida State held on for a 73-70 victory... More »

FSU Must Give Up Wins in Academic Scam: NCAA

(Newser) - An academic-misconduct scandal that reached into all corners of Florida State University’s athletic department could cost the school victories in a number of sports, the St. Petersburg Times reports—including in football, where coach Bobby Bowden is second on the all-time list. An NCAA probe found that the Seminoles... More »

Rhodes Scholar Rolle Picks Oxford Over NFL

Puts pro career on hold until 2010

(Newser) - Former Florida State star safety Myron Rolle is skipping the NFL to head instead to England's prestigious Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, reports the New York Times. Rolle, who hails from New Jersey, is the most prominent college athlete since Bill Bradley in 1965 to win a Rhodes scholarship.... More »

FSU Safety Nabs Rhodes Scholarship

Florida State safety is the first major footballer to nab the honor in a generation

(Newser) - Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship, making him the first Division I football player in a generation to win the nation's most prestigious post-grad award, reports the New York Times. Rolle will do a one-year masters degree in medical anthropology at the University of... More »

Oklahoma State is OK After Sneaking Past FSU

Third-seeded Cowgirls move on to the round of 16.

(Newser) - Andrea Riley's free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining gave Oklahoma State a 73-72 see-saw victory over Florida State to advance to the regional semifinals in the women's NCAA tournament, only two years removed from an 0-16 Big 12 season. Riley got to the line after being fouled by FSU's... More »

No. 1 Tar Heels Clip Seminoles

Elsewhere, Duke defeats Georgia Tech while Texas outlasts Oklahoma State

(Newser) - All-American Tyler Hansbrough scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as North Carolina sent Florida State packing, 82-70, in the ACC quarterfinals. The Tar Heels got back to their game in the second half: working inside, drawing contact and attempting 21 free throws, reports the Charlotte Observer.... More »

Back at No. 1, UNC Routs Florida State

Tar Heels set to meet No. 6 Duke on Saturday for ACC season title

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina celebrated its return to the top of the national rankings by drubbing Florida State 90-77. Tyler Hansbrough shot 10-of-11 from the line, scored 20 points, and grabbed 9 rebounds as No.1 UNC cruised to victory. The win ensures that the Tar Heels’ Saturday meeting... More »

Tar Heels Stave Off 'Noles in OT

Hansbrough has 22 points, 21 boards in No. 4 UNC's 84-73 win

(Newser) - After the Seminoles' Ryan Reid forced overtime with his first career three-pointer, Tyler Hansbrough and No. 4 North Carolina put away pesky Florida State, outscoring them 17-6 after regulation to win 84-73. Hansbrough's 21 rebounds were a career high, but he also failed to hit from the field in the... More »

No. 7 Duke Hangs On to Beat FSU

UMass clips No. 14 Dayton's wings, Temple upsets No. 20 Xavier

(Newser) - The No. 7 Duke Blue Devils almost blew a 17-point lead to Florida State but hit eight consecutive free throws in the final 1:34 to seal the game and escaped with a 70-57 victory. FSU’s Jason Rich led the Seminoles attempted comeback by scoring all of his 18... More »

Ole Miss Starts Hot, Defeats Limping LSU

Arizona wins at Houston while Clemson tops Florida State in 2OT

(Newser) - Mississippi bounced back from a tough loss at Tennessee Wednesday, and held off feisty LSU 74-71. The Rebels had a 14-point halftime lead and extended that to 22 before an 18-2 run by the Tigers, who played without two starters. Eniel Polynice and Chris Warren each had 15 points for... More »

Seminoles Face the Music

Cheating scandal leaves Florida short

(Newser) - Kentucky won a second straight Music City Bowl yesterday, beating the Seminoles 35-28 and handing coach Bobby Bowden his first December bowl loss. Andre Woodson threw four TD passes against a severely depleted Seminoles defense. Florida State was playing three dozen players short due to injuries and suspensions stemming from... More »

Auburn Grills Clemson in Chick-Fil-A Bowl 23-20

Oklahoma also grabs win in late bowl action

(Newser) - Auburn's rookie signal-caller Kodi Burns made the most of limited touches in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, throwing for one touchdown and running for another—the game-winner in overtime—to deny Clemson its first 10-win season since 1990. "He'll go in as No. 1," said coach Tommy Tuberville of Burns,... More »

23 FSU Players Suspended for Bowl Game

Footballers will miss Music City Bowl for suspected cheating

(Newser) - Twenty-three Florida State football players suspected of receiving help with an online exam are expected to be suspended for the Seminoles bowl game against Kentucky. Coach Bobby Bowden did not explicitly mention the issue in a press conference, but did admit that some players will not be traveling to the... More »

65-51 Upset by FSU Snaps Florida's Streak

No. 6 Louisville and No. 14 Gonzaga also toppled unexpectedly

(Newser) - The Florida State Seminoles easily subdued the young but powerful Florida Gators, breaking the No. 25 team's 15-game win streak with a 65-51 beating.  The more experienced Seminoles raced to an early lead to score 36 points in the paint and 15 on fast breaks, the AP reports. Other... More »

Florida State Picks off BC's BCS Hopes

Field is soggy, Eagles sloppy in first loss, 27-17 to Seminoles

(Newser) - Second-ranked Boston College fell to the Florida State Seminoles last night, the 27-17 defeat breaking their home win streak and dashing hopes of a national title, reports the Boston Herald. Quarterback Matt Ryan hurt his Heisman chances by throwing three devastating interceptions and failing to lead his team to the... More »

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