2 killed, 3 hurt in fiery crash on SR-46 in Lake County, troopers say
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida State troopers and Lake County deputies responded to a deadly crash Saturday afternoon. WATCH: 3 men caught on camera carrying homicide victim from house, deputies ask public for helpTroopers said a two-vehicle crash happened around 5:39 p.m. near State Road 46 and Wekiva River Road. Two people were killed in the crash and three people were taken to a hospital for treatment, troopers said. Troopers said one of the people hurt in the crash was flown to a hospital in a helicopter. READ: Pedestrian hit and killed on Florida Turnpike, troopers sayDeputies said the crash also sparked a fire.wftv.com
Missouri turns to Cleveland State's Dennis Gates as coach
Missouri Gates Basketball FILE - Florida State assistant coach Dennis Gates directs his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Winthrop in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Missouri is hiring wildly successful Cleveland State coach Dennis Gates to help rebuild a long-floundering program that has churned through seven head and interim coaches since Norm Stewart prowled the sidelines in Columbia. Gates spent time at Florida State and Marquette as a graduate assistant before stints on the bench at California, Northern Illinois, Nevada and alongside Leonard Hamilton at Florida State. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File) (Phil Sears)Missouri has hired wildly successful Cleveland State coach Dennis Gates to help rebuild its long-floundering basketball program, which has churned through seven head and interim coaches since Norm Stewart prowled the sidelines. He spent time at Florida State and Marquette as a graduate assistant before stints on the bench at California, Northern Illinois, Nevada and alongside Leonard Hamilton at Florida State.wftv.com
Syracuse star Boeheim appears to hit opponent in ACC game
Syracuse star Buddy Boeheim appeared to punch Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach during the first half of the Orange’s second-round game in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Boeheim was not called for a foul after he appeared to swing his right hand into Wilkes’ midsection as he turned to run back to the defensive end, following a made basket by Syracuse. Syracuse led 49-26 at halftime.news.yahoo.com
Driver killed after being ejected in early morning crash, troopers say
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that shut down Interstate 4 for hours early Saturday morning. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. on I-4 eastbound near the Central Florida Parkway exit. According to FHP, a driver of a car traveling westbound on I-4 lost control of the vehicle, hitting the guardrail and traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-4. Troopers said the driver and the passenger of that car were ejected from the vehicle. The driver was then run over by two other vehicles traveling eastbound.wftv.com
Premium seating, coaching offices: How UCF’s football stadium might grow
ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal. The University of Central Florida has revealed more details on how its 44,206-seat football stadium may add seating and more. To make up for that reduction, the university proposes adding 5,000 seats in the north end zone, for a net gain of 1,450 seats. Click here to read Ryan Lynch’s story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website. Read: UCF, Florida State among universities to research aviation for NASA©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Next generation of space tech being designed by UCF researchers
Next generation of space tech being designed by UCF researchersORLANDO, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working to design the next generation of space technology. From advanced propulsion systems to lunar landing pads, this technology could help expand our knowledge of the solar system and beyond. WATCH: Orlando, UCF leaders celebrate opening of new innovation hub downtownSome of the projects include improvements for interplanetary travel and better landing capabilities on extraterrestrial bodies. Space technology being developed could be used on planned mission to the moon, Mars and beyond. UCF jet engine scientists found outMore information about UCF’s space technology research can be found here.wftv.com
Butler's block seals Florida State's OT win over No. 6 Duke
Duke Florida St Basketball Florida State forward Malik Osborne (10) and forward John Butler (22) celebrate beating Duke 79-78 in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022. Butler scored 14 points, and Naheem McLeod had a season-best nine points and seven rebounds for the Seminoles. Moore scored 13 points. Florida State: The Seminoles had nine steals as they picked up their 14th win over a ranked opponent in the last four seasons. Florida State: Hosts North Florida on Thursday.wftv.com
UCF 2021-22 Offseason: Who's Coming, Who's Leaving? — KnightNews.com
Just a week into the 2021-22 offseason, UCF has already lost a few significant pieces of its roster to the NCAA transfer portal. Three weeks later, Gabriel announced on Twitter that he was committed to continue his collegiate career at UCLA. Bethune led UCF in total tackles (108), as well as solo tackles (60) this past season. Newcomers2022 recruit classThe Knights’ 2022 recruit class consists of 16 players, which includes one four-star recruit and 15 three-star recruits. Sophomore LB, KD McDanielMcDaniel, a former three-star recruit from Tifton, GA, announced on Twitter that he would be transferring to UCF.knightnews.com
Top recruit spurns Florida St to play for Prime, Jackson St
1 high school football recruit in the country pulled a signing day shocker Wednesday, deciding to attend Jackson State and play for coach Deion Sanders after being verbally committed to Florida State for months. Sanders is a former Florida State star and Pro Football Hall of Famer who is in his second year coaching Jackson State, a historically black college in Jackson, Mississippi. Top 100 players rarely sign outside the traditional college football power programs that play in the strongest conferences such as the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten. A longtime member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Jackson State won its first SWAC title since 2007 last month. "That’s going to be our focus.”___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.appodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.wftv.com
UCF to Play Florida in 2021 Gasparilla Bowl — KnightNews.com
The UCF Knights (8-4) have officially been granted the opportunity to face in-state foe, the University of Florida (6-6), in a matchup that has been in the making for several years. AdvertisementFlorida vs. UCF in @UnionHomeMtg @GasparillaBowl, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. This is easily best regional matchup of bowl season & could result in bowl’s 1st selloutLive updates of every bowl matchup. This past offseason, the two programs agreed to a future 2-for-1 series that is set to begin in 2024 in Gainesville. Anticipation for a matchup between UCF and Florida began in 2018, when UF Director of Athletic Scott Stricklin expressed interest in a 2-for-1 series against the Knights.knightnews.com
Florida GOP limits vaccine mandates, flouting White House
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) (Rebecca Blackwell)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — (AP) — Florida Republicans approved a sweeping bill Wednesday to hobble coronavirus vaccine mandates in businesses, rejecting claims that they were sacrificing public health to hand Gov. "That’s the entire purpose of this bill, trusting Floridians and allowing us to make that choice for ourselves.”DeSantis, a Republican, called the special legislative session on vaccine mandates as he wages a legal and media campaign against vaccine mandates pushed by Democratic President Joe Biden. The state health department, which is led by Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, who opposes mandates, will be tasked with defining standards for the exemptions. Additionally, it bars schools and governments in the state from having vaccine mandates and allows parents to sue schools with masking requirements. Separately, lawmakers passed a bill to stop the state health officer from being able to mandate vaccines during public health emergency.wftv.com
FSU determines 3 professors guilty of sexual misconduct
Disciplinary records show Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students.
Florida beats rival FSU 71-55 to end 7-game skid in series
20 Florida State 71-55 on Sunday to end a seven-game losing streak in the series. Florida (2-0) won its first game against its biggest in-state rival since 2013 and took a huge step forward in coach Mike White’s seventh season. The last meeting was marred by Florida forward Keyontae Johnson’s collapse on the court in Tallahassee. POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida State might fall out of the next AP college basketball poll, which gets released Monday. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Another close one: Miami rallies, beats Georgia Tech 33-30
Tyler Van Dyke threw three touchdown passes, Charleston Rambo had 210 receiving yards to nearly break the Miami single-game record and the Hurricanes continued their second-half surge with a 33-30 win over Georgia Tech. Van Dyke completed 22 of 34 passes for 389 yards.
AP sources: $5M insurance payout awaits Florida's Johnson
Florida Johnson Collapses Basketball FILE - Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) dribbles around Tennessee guard/forward Yves Pons (35) during an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore filed a claim on a $1.7 million disability insurance policy he took out in college. Former Florida defensive tackle Ed Chester was one of the first college players to benefit from an insurance policy. Johnson told the Orlando Sentinel during the event that it had not been determined if a heart malfunction triggered his collapse. They just don’t know,” Johnson told the paper.wftv.com
Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett's Heisman chance
UCLA Washington Football UCLA head coach Chip Kelly runs on the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team. Syracuse comes to Blacksburg on Saturday with the Virginia Tech trying to avoid a third straight loss at Lane Stadium. ______Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.appodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Jacksonville State's Hail Mary delivers latest FCS-FBS upset
But the Gamecocks athletic director and longtime staffer has never seen anything quite as big as that walk-off Hail Mary to beat Florida State 20-17 last Saturday night. I think that probably in my mind is probably the biggest win in Jacksonville State football history,” Seitz said. “But I think you have seen some FCS wins over FBS and some of them really good FCS teams played some bad FBS teams. Sometimes I think FBS teams overlook FCS teams." Jacksonville State provided not only a huge upset of a three-time national champion, but a fantastic finish.wftv.com
Masks ordered for most Florida students, defying DeSantis
A majority of school board members in Orange County told the superintendent on Tuesday to require most students to wear masks, and agreed with her recommendation to keep the mandate through Oct. 30. At least 10 school boards making up some of the largest districts in Florida are now defying the governor's attempt to ban local mandates on masks in schools. State officials have threatened to withhold funding equal to school board salaries if a district doesn’t comply. “We will not be pressured by the governor or the state Board of Education when the safety and health of our students is involved. We have a constitutional duty to protect our students,” said Miami-Dade school board member Lucia Baez-Geller.wftv.com
Bobby Bowden remembered for faith, family and football
(AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser) (Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — (AP) — Bobby Bowden lived life with three guiding principles: faith, family and football. “Coach Bowden saw something in me that no one else saw,” said Dunn, who played at Florida State from 1993-96. He had three 1,000-yard seasons at Florida State and went on to play in the NFL from 1997-2008. “Little did I know coach Bowden had my mom on speakerphone,” Brooks recalled to laughter from the crowd. It all comes down to the leadership of coach Bowden.wftv.com
Bobby Bowden, folksy coach of Florida St dynasty, dies at 91
Obit Bobby Bowden Football FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2010, file photo, Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden is carried on the shoulders of his players after their 33-21 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who built Florida State into an unprecedented college football dynasty, has died. Still, only Penn State's Joe Paterno is credited with winning more games (409) as a major college football coach. “Bobby Bowden has meant everything to Florida State athletics and so much to college football in general,” Florida State athletic director David Coburn said. In 1993, despite a late slip at Notre Dame, Florida State won its first national title after nearly getting there in 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1992. Services were scheduled for Saturday at the Donald L Tucker Center, Florida State's basketball arena.wftv.com
Bowden remembered as coaching legend on and off the field
The Hall of Fame college football coach Bobby Bowden has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today, we lost a legend,” tweeted former Ohio State and Florida coach Urban Meyer, now the head coach of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. I also was fortunate to be raised by a football coach who had a reputation for coaching the right way his entire career. The two-time All-America cornerback, who went on to have a Hall of Fame NFL career, tweeted " God bless the Bowden Family, Friends & Loved ones. "FAITH, FAMILY & FOOTBALL- nobody did it better than Coach Bowden.wftv.com
Bobby Bowden, led Florida State football dynasty, dies at 91
Football Obit Bobby Bowden FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2007, file photo, Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden, right, squeezes into his seat for a team photo during media day activities in Tallahassee, Fla. The Hall of Fame college football coach Bobby Bowden has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Exuding charm and wit, Bowden led Florida State to two national championships and a record of 315-98-4 during his 34 seasons with the Seminoles. “Florida State University has lost a legend in the passing of Bobby Bowden," university President John Thrasher said in a statement. “Bobby Bowden has meant everything to Florida State athletics and so much to college football in general,” Florida State athletic director David Coburn said.wftv.com
Legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden dies at 91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who won more than 350 games and built Florida State into one of college football’s great dynasties with two national championships has died. Rest In Peace Coach Bowden pic.twitter.com/f7pQpUPqbJ — FSU Football (@FSUFootball) August 8, 2021Bobby’s son, Terry, confirmed to The Associated Press that his father died at home surrounded by his family early Sunday morning. Florida State also announced the news on social media. READ: Florida reports record COVID-19 cases, virus hospitalizations on SaturdayWith charm and wit, Bowden piled up 357 wins during his 40 years as a major college coach, from tiny Samford — his alma mater, then known as Howard College — to West Virginia and finally at Florida State, where he went 315-98-4. The Seminoles were a force during his 34 seasons as coach, winning 12 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and national titles in 1993 and 1999.wftv.com
Legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden dies at 91
Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who won more than 350 games and built Florida State into one of college football’s great dynasties with two national championships has died. Florida State also announced the news on social media. Bobby Bowden announced on July 21 he had a terminal illness that his family later said was pancreatic cancer. With charm and wit, Bowden piled up 357 wins during his 40 years as a major college coach, from tiny Samford — his alma mater, then known as Howard College — to West Virginia and finally at Florida State, where he went 315-98-4. The Seminoles were a force during his 34 seasons as coach, winning 12 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and national titles in 1993 and 1999.wftv.com
Ex-FSU receiver Tamorrion Terry among 11 indicted in 2018 Georgia nightclub killing
A grand jury in Georgia last week indicted former Florida State wide receiver Tamorrion Terry and 10 others on charges they killed a 21-year-old woman in a 2018 gang-related mass shooting, according to court records obtained by the Miami Herald.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25 Podcast: Home or bowl? Tweaking CFP expansion plan
Playoff Expansion Football FILE - Alabama's Ronnie Harrison (15) breaks up a pass intended for Clemson's Artavis Scott during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Glendale, Ariz., in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) (Ross D. Franklin)Home games or bowl games? The College Football Playoff expansion plan includes a few games played on campus, while also incorporating the major bowls. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Rece Davis, host of ESPN's "College GameDay," joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the proposed plan for a 12-team playoff. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://APpodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title
Oklahoma won Game 2 6-2 behind Juarez, who went 5-0 at the World Series and was named Most Outstanding Player. But Oklahoma beat James Madison twice in the semifinal round, then recovered from a loss to Florida State in the championship series opener. Florida State (49-13-1) was seeking its second national championship in the past three World Series under coach Lonni Alameda. Florida State freshman Kaley Mudge set the record for most hits in a Women’s College World Series with 14. Florida State scored in the third when Oklahoma’s Tiare Jennings lost a popup in the sun, allowing Kalei Harding to score.wftv.com
Sooners top Florida State 6-2, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS
WCWS Oklahoma Florida St Softball Oklahoma's Giselle Juarez pitches in the third inning of the second game of the NCAA Women's College World Series softball championship series against Florida State, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) — Jocelyn Alo hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and Oklahoma beat Florida State 6-2 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 3 for the Women's College World Series title. Florida State (49-12-1) is trying for its second title in four years. The homer gave the Sooners the Division I single-season record for home runs with 159, breaking the mark Hawaii set in 2010. Florida State's Elizabeth Mason hit a two-run homer in the first, giving the Seminoles an early lead.wftv.com
Oklahoma, Florida State advance to WCWS championship series
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) — Kaley Mudge went 5 for 5, and Florida State beat Alabama 8-5 on Monday night to advance to the Women’s College World Series final. The Sooners beat Odicci Alexander and James Madison 7-1 in the other semifinal on Monday. Both teams lost their World Series openers this year before winning four consecutive elimination games. Behind Alexander's pitching, unseeded James Madison surprised Oklahoma on the opening day of the tournament Thursday. It was the first World Series appearance for James Madison (41-4), the Colonial Athletic Association champion.wftv.com
Virginia out off ACC basketball semifinal after positive COVID-19 test
The Atlantic Coast Conference has canceled its tournament semifinal game between No. 16 Virginia and Georgia Tech due to a positive COVID-19 test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Cavaliers program. The league called off its second tournament game in two days on Friday morning, less than 12 hours before the Yellow Jackets and Seminoles were set to play the first of two semifinal games. It's unclear exactly how this could impact Virginia going forward into the NCAA Tournament. The tournament protocols include requiring each member of a team's travel party to complete seven negative COVID-19 tests before leaving for Indianapolis.cbsnews.com
UCF men's basketball upsets No. 15 FSU on the road — KnightNews.com
The UCF men’s basketball team traveled to Tallahassee and beat No. After the game, UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins credited the Knights’ leveled concentration and composure throughout the matchup. The UCF men’s basketball team knocked off No. The UCF men’s basketball team knocked off No. The UCF men’s basketball team knocked off No.knightnews.com
Election 2020: Democrat Anna Eskamani wins re-election for Florida House District 47
click to enlarge Photo via Anna V. Eskamani campaignState Rep. Anna V. Eskamaniclick to enlarge Photo by Lego Explore OrlandoOnward with Anna! Florida State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, has been re-elected to her District 47 seat for a second term, handily besting Republican challenger Jeremy Sisson.Eskamani captured 59 percent of the vote, racking up 58,502 votes with 45 of 47 precincts reporting.A proud progressive voice in the state legislature, Eskamani will continue to represent Florida House District 47, which encompasses part of Orange County including east Orlando, Winter Park, Edgewood and Belle Isle. Eskamani has been an outspoken hero for the LGBTQ community in the Florida House and her decisive re-election in a district she flipped just two years ago is cause for celebration. Equality Florida Action PAC has proudly stood by Anna from the beginning and fought hard to send one of our true champions back to Tallahassee. Congratulations to Representative Anna V. Eskamani on this well-deserved victory.”orlandoweekly.com
How Gators should handle improving Seminoles
Just a few weeks ago, Florida State looked like a sure win on the Florida schedule, maybe even a comfortable blowout for the Gators in The Swamp. Whats not known is whether the Gators start fast because they havent for most of the season. The longer the Seminoles stay in the game, the harder its going to be to vanquish them. If the number rises much above that, the Gators are going to have a hard time getting off the field and preventing the Seminoles from putting up enough points to pull the upset. When the protection isnt there and it certainly wont be at times Trask needs to take care of the football.dailycommercial.com
MONDAY HUDDLE: Will FSU change its mind on Urban Meyer stance?
Rumors are rampant that Meyer is going to be pursued heavily by USC when Clay Helton likely gets let go, so FSU would have to win a bidding war if it changes course on its Meyer stance. Even if Meyer is not considered, theres enormous pressure now on the FSU administration. This is a critical moment in the course of a once-proud FSU football program that needs this next hire to be right. It sure looked like it in a 27-10 win over Florida State. Miami freshman quarterback Jarren Williams continued to show he is getting better rapidly, throwing for 313 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Willie Taggart fired by Florida State
The Willie Taggart era is over at Florida State before his second season even ended. Taggart was fired as Florida State's head football coach on Sunday, a day after a 27-10 home loss to Miami, the school announced in a release. Taggart was 9-12 in his brief tenure for the Seminoles after being hired from Oregon to replace Jimbo Fisher. Florida State athletic director David Coburn said a national search will begin immediately to find Taggart's replacement. "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright at Florida State," Taggart said.
Williams, defense guide Miami to 27-10 win over Florida St.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Freshman Jarren Williams threw for a season-best 313 yards and two touchdowns as Miami won its third straight game against Florida State, 27-10 on Saturday. Williams connected with Dee Wiggins on a 56-yard touchdown and Jeff Thomas on a 39-yard score. Miami has had an up-and-down season but secured a confidence-building win for Manny Diaz in his first year as head coach. Florida State coach Willie Taggart falls to 0-5 in rivalry games, losing four of them by double digits. Florida State plays at Boston College on Saturday.
Akers' 4 TDs leads Florida State rout of Syracuse, 35-17
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Cam Akers ran for 144 yards and tied a school record with four touchdown runs as Florida State routed Syracuse 35-17 on homecoming on Saturday. Akers also took some snaps out of the wildcat formation and completed two passes for 26 yards. Abdul Adams and Moe Neal had touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for the Orange, who have yet to earn a win over a Power 5 team. UP NEXTSyracuse plays host to Boston College on Saturday. Florida State plays host to Miami on Saturday.
Editorial: Universities' prestige bodes well for economy
Florida State climbed to No. Even more striking is that the magazine ranked Floridas university system as the No. 1 state system overall in the nation. Two years ago, UF announced it would hire 500 more faculty; more than half of those are in place, the university reports. Ron DeSantis this year is proposing that state universities get a $30 million boost in performance funding, to $620 million.dailycommercial.com
No. 2 Clemson pounds Florida St 45-14 for 21st straight win
CLEMSON, S.C. - Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes, two to Justyn Ross, and No. 2 Clemson answered any lingering questions from its close call at North Carolina, winning its 21st straight game by pounding Florida State 45-14 on Saturday. Clemson (4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) started 6-0 for a fifth straight year and beat the Seminoles (3-3, 2-2) for the fifth straight year, also a program best. Moments later when Clemson got the ball back on Chad Smith's interception with 40 seconds before the half and up 28-0, Lawrence threw twice into the end zone before B.T. He had gained just 47 total yards vs. Clemson the past two games and ended with 34 yards on nine carries here.
Florida State, RB Akers seek to end No. 2 Clemson's streak
Akers is seeing things turn around for Florida State under second-year coach Willie Taggart. Some other things to know when Florida State plays No. 2 Clemson:'ROY' BUS BACKThe Clemson coach dusted off his "ROY" bus metaphor where "ROY" stands for "Rest Of Y'all." DUAL QUARTERBACKSFlorida State coach Willie Taggart said both James Blackman and Alex Hornibrook will play quarterback against Clemson. FAST STARTERSBoth Clemson and Florida State have gotten off to fast starts this season.dailycommercial.com
MONDAY HUDDLE: Can Gators slow down LSU star Joe Burrow?
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators celebrates after a game against the Auburn Tigers. Now, Florida will turn its attention to another group of Tigers, the LSU Tigers, this week in what will be an even bigger challenge. Those are video gamelike numbers, but on the flip side, Florida will be by far the best defense Burrow has faced thus far. Much was made about how Central Florida was upset by losing 27-24 at Cincinnati last Friday, which seems odd. Florida State seems overmatched, but it also isnt the same dominant Clemson team as last year.
Bucs vs. Saints: How to watch, stream, listen
Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off one of the most surprising wins of the year after the Bucs defeated the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams 55-40. The Bucs will play the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday. Winston is heading into Week 5 with 1,167 passing yards, this ranks fifth in the NFL. The Saints are at the top of the NFC South with a record of 3-2. New Orleans is a 3.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?