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Wake Forest’s mini-dominance over FSU a distant memory

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Perhaps no ACC opponent best exemplified how far the Florida State football program had fallen than the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. From 2006-08, the Seminoles went 0-3 against Wake Forest. Two of those losses came at Doak Campbell Stadium, including a 30-0 shellacking in 2006 that sent the alumni and boosters into a frenzy. It was the first shutout at home in Bobby Bowden’s long career in Tallahassee. While giving Wake proper props, Florida State simply does not lose like…

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Bobby Bowden offers FAMU a foundation-building idea from 1981

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Florida A&M’s 36-0 loss to South Carolina State on Thursday again exposed a few realities. At the top of the list is a gap in talent between the Rattlers and their first three opponents. To be successful, the level of talent does not need to equal that of FAMU legends like Bob Hayes, Willie Gallimore, Ken Riley, Glen Edwards or Hewritt Dixon. In the era of ESPN and today’s integrated universities, players of that caliber receive offers from elite Division…

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2nd weekend of college football by the numbers

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Saturday’s action brought some significant numbers both large and small. They represent happenings both good and bad. 752 – Yards of total offense surrendered by Florida A&M against Samford in a disappointing 58-21 loss to the Bulldogs. Such heights were never reached when Jimbo Fisher or Bobby Bowden played there. 266 – Rushing yards by Florida State’s Dalvin Cook in Saturday’s win over South Florida. Cook’s outburst is the second highest by an FSU running back and the most since…

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FSU Old School Club celebrates charitable giving this week with auction, golf tournament

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In a festive celebration of charity, Seminole Nation supporters will get a chance to play golf with legendary Florida State University Coach Bobby Bowden, or enjoy a one-week stay at Jimmy Buffet’s home in Key West. FSU’s Old School Club Society Foundation is holding the fifth annual Napleton Infiniti Old School Open with three days of activities on September 10 through 13. The event kicks Thursday off with a wine dinner, charity auction and concert in downtown Tallahassee’s Kleman Plaza.…

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Myron Rolle defends Jameis Winston, says Bobby Bowden wrong to criticize QB

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Former Florida State star Myron Rolle says Bobby Bowden was wrong to say Seminoles supporters believe Jameis Winston was an embarrassment to the school. Rolle won a Rhodes Scholarship while playing for Bowden at Florida State and has known Winston since the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was in high school. The 85-year-old Bowden said last week during an interview on “The Paul Finebaum Show” that he thought it is a “consensus among Florida State fans and boosters that (Winston) was an…

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Continuing coverage of Bobby Bowden’s retirement, final game at the Gator Bowl

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Bobby Bowden’s legendary coaching career at Florida State University is retiring. Bowden announced his resignation by way of a statement released Tuesday. As part of his retirement, Bowden is expected to be offered a non-coaching position at FSU for an unspecified amount of time. In addition to any settlement compensation that may be negotiated as part of his retirement, Bowden is also entitled to $1 million upon his retirement as part of a clause in his coaching contract that was…

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Jim King is cancer free — just in time to be the next prez of FSU

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Sen. Jim King, who recently underwent a lengthy surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his pancreas, is “CANCER FREE,” he just notified friends and supporters in a lengthy letter — the first direct comments he has made since announcing news of his cancer through family spokespeople last month. This is great news, not just for Senator King, but for all of us who believe he would be the next great president of Florida State University. Great news! A recent…

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