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Florida AG: I'm Investigating 'Unprecedented' Football Snub

State Attorney General Ashley Moody probing decision to leave FSU out of playoffs

(Newser) - The Florida State Seminoles went 13-0 this season, winning their conference. That wasn't enough to land them a place in the top four, as decided by the College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee. On Tuesday, Florida's top prosecutor wrote on X that she's investigating the "unprecedented...

Cops: FSU Library Security Chief Stole $500K in Comics

Todd Peak is accused of lifting rare titles from Strozier Library throughout the pandemic

(Newser) - As head of security of Florida State University's Strozier Library, Todd Peak held one of four keys to access a $500,000 collection of prized science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic book titles. He also apparently held little appreciation for his job, even after being deemed an essential worker...

Fan's Racist Slam of Coach Costs Him a Job

Man posted image of FSU's Willie Taggart being lynched

(Newser) - A fan of Florida State football is out of a job over a racist post he made about the team's coach. The unidentified fan superimposed the face of coach Willie Taggart onto an old photo of a black man being lynched, reports ESPN . Taggart is the school's first...

FSU President Suspends All Fraternities, Sororities

Freshman Andrew Coffey died the morning after a party

(Newser) - Following the death of a student at a party this past weekend, Florida State University has indefinitely banned all fraternities and sororities. Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old civil engineering student and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge, was found unresponsive Friday, the morning after a chapter party, and pronounced dead at the...

2013 College Football Champs Accused of Academic Fraud

Florida State may have given preferential treatment to six of its players

(Newser) - Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of academic fraud involving its football program, the AP reports. The New York Times on Friday reported that six players on the 2013 National Championship team received special treatment in online courses. The university said in an email to the Associated...

Football Star Sees Autistic Kid Eating Alone, Swoops in

Feel all the feels, thanks to FSU's Travis Rudolph

(Newser) - When Leah Paske got a message from a friend Tuesday that said, "Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son," accompanied by a now-viral photo of her son chowing down in his Florida middle school with a young man, her first response was: "Who?" That response soon...

FSU Pays QB Winston Accuser $250K

She says school dismissed her allegations so he could play football

(Newser) - Florida State University is shelling out $250,000 to a former student who says the school shrugged off her accusations that star QB Jameis Winston raped her, reports the AP . The woman's lawyers will get another $700,000, making this the biggest Title IX settlement in a case involving...

Another FSU Player Charged With Punching a Woman

Dalvin Cook suspended from the team amid investigation

(Newser) - This is unfortunately not a repeat of an earlier story : A football player for Florida State University faces charges of punching a woman in the face at a bar. This time it's Dalvin Cook, a 19-year-old sophomore running back, reports the Tallahassee Democrat . Police say he punched the woman...

FSU Shooter Feared Government, Mind Control

Myron May said to have sent 8 packages before the shooting

(Newser) - Myron May believed he was being watched by the government when he opened fire at Florida State University's library, police say. Three weeks before, the 31-year-old FSU alum had returned to the area from New Mexico where he worked as a rookie prosecutor and was well-liked. He planned...

FSU Student: My Books Stopped Bullet

Jason Derfuss posts photos on Facebook

(Newser) - A good book can change your life, but a couple of well-placed ones can save it, apparently. A Florida State University student says the books in his backpack stopped a bullet last night during the campus shooting , reports the Tallahassee Democrat . In a Facebook post complete with photos, Jason Derfuss,...

Gunman Killed After Opening Fire in FSU Library

3 wounded in library shooting

(Newser) - Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early today in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside fled or took cover in panic. According to university newspaper FS View , the gunman opened fire around 12:30am on the first floor of...

At Fla. State, Burden of Rape Cases Falls on Accusers: NYT

Women who don't firmly tell cops to proceed are deemed 'uncooperative,' files show

(Newser) - The New York Times reveals it has uncovered "a pattern to the handling of sexual assault complaints by Florida State [University] students"—namely, that unless an accuser directly asks police to continue the investigation (even after she has already filed a police report and been examined by medical...

Professor Murdered in Broad Daylight Likely Knew Killer: Cops

Dan Markel shot in the head at close range at his home

(Newser) - Police are seeking information on a "vehicle of interest" following the brazen murder of a professor in broad daylight. Dan Markel, a Harvard Law School grad who taught criminal law at Florida State University, was shot at close range in the side of the head at his Tallahassee home...

Heisman Winner Accused of Shoplifting Seafood

FSU's Jameis Winston says he forgot to pay

(Newser) - Florida State's Jameis Winston became the youngest-ever winner of the Heisman last year, but the 20-year-old has headlines of a different sort to contend with today. Police say the 20-year-old walked off with $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a Tallahassee supermarket, reports CNN . A store employee...

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...

Swarthmore, UVa. Top College Value List
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 Top College Value List 

Swarthmore, UVa. Top College Value List

Princeton Review list weighs affordability, academic quality

(Newser) - The Princeton Review's annual list of the best college values takes into account price—cheap tuition or generous financial aid get a thumbs up—and weighs that against the academic quality of a school based on surveys, professor-to-student ratios, and the like. USA Today takes a look at the list....

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...

FSU Glams Up Hoops Stars, Sparks Uproar
 FSU Glams Up 
 Hoops Stars, 
 Sparks Uproar 

FSU Glams Up Hoops Stars, Sparks Uproar

Marketing Florida State players smacks of homophobia

(Newser) - Female basketball stars' three-pointers, hook shots, muscles, and agility don't score with Florida State University officials. They've also got to look good in the slinky gowns they had to don for the team's website. Now women are crying foul. Each member of the team, some provocatively clutching basketballs, wears a...

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