Seminoles Try to Block Rival Gambling Proposals
After nailing down a deal that gave it control over sports betting in the state, the Seminole Tribe is trying to clinch its status as Florida’s “800-pound” gambling gorilla by squashing two proposed constitutional amendments backed by potential competitors.
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
Online gambling will not be part of latest Florida bill
Lawmakers drew closer Monday to approving a proposed 30-year gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida after leaders agreed to strip a controversial provision that could have opened the state to online gaming under the control of the tribe.
Florida State cold from deep, outlasts UNCG in NCAA tourney
Florida State defeated UNC-Greensboro 64-54. 4 seed Florida State began what it hopes will be another deep NCAA Tournament run under coach Leonard Hamilton, holding off 13th-seeded UNC Greensboro 64-54 in the East Region on Saturday. Florida State went 0 for 9 from 3-point range, winning a game without a made 3 for the first time since February 2018. The Spartans closed within 51-50 with 4:52 remaining, but Florida State held them scoreless for nearly four minutes after that. Langley's 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second half tied the game at 29, but Florida State responded with a 12-0 run.
Florida State vs. UNCG: How to watch, stream, listen
4 seed Florida State Seminoles will play against the No. 13 seed UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. This is the 18th time Florida State has made the NCAA Tournament. M.J. Walker leads the way for Florida State. The winner of FSU vs. UNCG will play against the winner of Georgetown vs. Colorado on March 22.
Seminole High School head coach reflects on team’s first state title since 2008
Throughout the 2020 season, Seminole High School football coach Eric Lodge would tell his players, “You get what you deserve.”After overcoming the challenges related to COVID-19, gritty opponents and unexpected heartbreaks and hardships off the field, the Seminoles got what they deserved last month: the Class 8A state championship. It was Seminole High’s first title since 2008 and the ultimate end to an undefeated season. Last week, Lodge was named the Florida Dairy Farmer’s Coach of the Year. Lodge looked back on the season with WKMG Sports Director Jamie Seh. Watch his remarks in the video player above.
Corbin, Travis help Florida St. end 3-game skid
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State was shorthanded due to injuries, opt outs and transfers. “It’s been a long time since we had an opportunity to compete in a game,” Florida State coach Mike Norvell said. Travis had a 27-yard TD run and Corbin added a 3-yard TD run as Florida State pulled away. He now has 559 rushing yards, the most by a quarterback in a season in Florida State history. Florida State: Play at Wake Forest next Saturday___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Duke vs. Florida State: How to watch, stream, listen
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Duke and Florida State went winless in November. The Blue Devils (2-8, 1-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) suffered double-digit losses to North Carolina and Georgia Tech in November. “That’s probably been one of the toughest things of the past month,” Florida State coach Mike Norvell said. Both the Blue Devils and Florida State have dropped three straight games. Florida State will also lean on tailbacks Jashaun Corbin (65 carries, 340 yards, two TDs) and Lawrance Toafili (30 carries 239 yards, 1 TD).
Florida State vs. Virginia postponed due to COVID-19 cases
The Florida State vs. Virginia football game has been postponed due to coronavirus cases, according to the Atlantic Coast Conference. [TRENDING: Video reveals huge hammerhead shark circling clueless swimmer in Florida | Florida reports latest coronavirus numbers | ‘Disturbing’ video sent to Seminole students]The rescheduled date and time have not been announced at this time. ACC officials said the decision was made after positive tests, quarantining, and contact tracing with the FSU football team. [RELATED: Florida State football game against Clemson postponed]Conference officials said through games on Nov. 21, 69 of the 78 scheduled games have been played. FSU vs. Clemson did not take place after medical personnel from both universities could not agree on playing the game.
Florida State vs. Clemson: How to watch, stream, listen
***ORIGINAL***Florida State will play against one of the best teams in the country as the Seminoles play against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium at noon on Saturday. Clemson is a 35.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 63.5. FSU is 2-6 and Clemson is the No. Notre Dame defeated the Tigers last week while Clemson was without Lawrence.
Hockman’s 4 TDs help NC State beat Florida St. 38-22
It came against his former team, as Hockman threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score as the Wolfpack defeated Florida State 38-22 on Saturday night. The guys played great.”Hockman, who began his collegiate career in 2017 at Florida State, was 24-for-34 passing for 265 yards and an interception. Freshman Chubba Purdy got his first career start for Florida State, completing 15 of 23 passes for 181 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns. “We’re making too many mistakes when it comes to what’s necessary to win a college football game,” Florida State coach Mike Norvell said. Travis had scored at least one rushing touchdown in five consecutive games – a program record for a Florida State quarterback.
Florida State vs. NC State: How to watch, stream, listen
Florida State will head to North Carolina this weekend as the Seminoles play against NC State at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. NC State is a 7-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? FSU is 2-5 this year and NC State is 4-3 this season. The Seminoles lead the all-time series against NC State 27-13. Florida State has lost three of its last four games the team has played in.
Pickett returns to help Pitt snap skid, defeat Florida St.
But he also had a recovery plan and intended to be back in time to face Florida State. Nick Patti had two touchdown runs, Pickett added a 10-yard TD run and the Panthers capitalized on short fields to defeat Florida State 41-17 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. Pitt’s defensive pressure coupled with the turnovers forced Florida State coach Mike Norvell to go for it on fourth down, with the Seminoles converting just 1 of 3 chances. Florida State had been averaging 197 yards rushing per game but couldn’t get a ground game going against one of the nation’s top-5 rush defenses. Florida State will play at NC State on Saturday.
Florida State vs. Pitt: How to watch, stream, listen
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles will host the Pittsburgh Panthers at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Lericia HarrisWhich team is favored to win the game? FSU is 2-4 on the year and Pitt is 3-4 this season. The bright spot of the season for the Panthers was a 23-20 win against No. The peak of the season for FSU was a victory against No.
Florida State vs. Louisville: How to watch, stream, listen
Florida State will head to Kentucky this weekend to play against Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at noon on Saturday. Louisville is a 5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? [TRENDING: Woman on Delta flight punches attendant over mask | Disneyland blasts state’s guidance over closure]Florida State leads the series against Louisville 16-4. FSU likes to open the game and the third quarter with a score, Florida State has scored in seven of its 10 opening drives this year. Florida State offensive leaders:Jordan Travis has thrown for 617 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptionsTravis has rushed for 342 yards and 4 touchdownsTamorrion Terry has caught 21 passes for 275 yards and one touchdownLouisville offensive leaders:
Florida State vs. UNC: How to watch, stream, listen
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles will host No. Despite losing, FSU quarterback Jordan Travis played well. Travis threw for 204 yards, ran for 96 yards, threw for one touchdown, and rushed for a TD. UNC’s quarterback is having a great year, Sam Howell has thrown for 777 yards, 6 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShayWhich team is favored to win the game?
Williams, Crawford lead No. 5 Notre Dame past Florida State
5 Fighting Irish beat Florida State 42-26 on Saturday night. I just kept that mindset after I fumbled.”“We just reminded (Kyren) about ball security,” said Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, whose team lost several workouts due to the pandemic. Notre Dame: The Irish offense was often lethal, especially once it stopped hurting its own cause. Notre Dame had five touchdowns and 365 yards in the first half and finished with 554 yards. Notre Dame is home for the fourth straight game to start the season when Louisville visits Oct. 17.
Travis comes off bench to guide Florida State rally
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State was struggling on offense and turned to a new quarterback for a spark. Jordan Travis came off the bench to lead Florida State to touchdowns on five straight drives as the Seminoles rallied to knock off FCS program Jacksonville State 41-24 on Saturday. Travis had transferred to Florida State from Louisville before the 2019 season, and he had been critical to a win at Boston College last November with a pair of long touchdown runs. Lawrance Toafili ran for 99 yards and a touchdown for Florida State, which finished with 263 rushing yards on 53 carries. Florida State plays at Notre Dame next Saturday.
Florida State vs. Jacksonville State: How to watch, stream, listen
All rights reserved)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State is still looking for the first win of the 2020 season as the Seminoles play against Jacksonville State at 4 p.m. on Saturday. FSU has started the season 0-2 and this will be the first game of the year for Jacksonville State. This will be the only FSU home game against a non-conference opponent this season. Tom Werme, James Bates, Lyndsay RowleyWhich team is favored to win the game? FSU is a 26.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?
Florida State vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – Florida State will play against the University of Miami at Hard Rock Stadium in the team’s second game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Seminoles lost to Georgia Tech in the season opener and Miami started the year 2-0. FSU head coach Mike Norvell tested positive for coronavirus on Sept. 19. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria TaylorWhich team is favored to win the game? Miami is an 11-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?
FSU head coach Mike Norvell tests positive for coronavirus
Florida State University’s head football coach, Mike Norvell announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. “In our most recent round of COVID testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week,” Norvell stated in an FSU news release. FSU football’s @Coach_Norvell announced he tested positive for COVID-19 but is feeling fine. Deputy Head Coach Chris Thomsen will take over in the interim. “Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle in-person head coaching duties until I am able to return.
Florida State fires head football coach after less than two seasons
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) - Florida State University fired head football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, one day after the struggling Seminoles lost 27-10 to its in-state rival, the University of Miami. "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," said Florida State athletics director David Coburn. He was head coach there from 2010-2012 after serving as an assistant from 1999-2006. Florida State had only two full-time coaches from 1976 to 2017 -- Fisher from 2010 to 2019, and legendary coach Bobby Bowden, who served 37 years as head coach. Defensive line coach Odell Haggins, a 26-year veteran of the FSU coaching staff, will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of 2019.
As Florida lawmakers look to change state gambling laws, they'll have to deal with an amendment passed by voters
Ron DeSantis this spring were unable to seal a deal between the Seminoles and the state aimed at resolving a protracted legal battle over controversial designated player card games operated by many Florida pari-mutuels. If were not getting revenue, theres no reason to provide exclusivity (to operate banked card games). Those decisions previously had largely been in the hands of legislators.The constitutional amendment requires a vote by citizens initiative for casino gambling to be authorized in Florida. Casino gambling is defined as any of the type of games typically found in casinos and that are defined as Class III gaming under federal law. If you cannot do that, then I think what the president is saying, find another way to get those resources.orlandoweekly.com
Gene Deckerhoff calling 500th FSU game Saturday
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Radio play-by-play announcer Gene Deckerhoff will be calling his 500th Florida State football game Saturday. Florida State vs. NC State: How to watch, listen, streamThis is Deckerhoff's 41st season with Florida State. He also announces Florida State basketball and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers games. FSU is a 6.5-point Las Vegas favoriteNC State is 3-1 and will be playing in the team's first conference game of the year. Akers has 499 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Florida State vs. Boise State: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida State University will start the 2019 college football season against a team the school has never played against. The Seminoles will take on Boise State University at 7 p.m. Saturday at Jacksonville's TIAA Bank Field. Florida State University is a 4.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? Las Vegas oddsmakers have set the total for points scored between both teams in the game at 51.5. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.