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Florida State close to new policy on sexual assault

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Florida State University has almost completed a more detailed policy on sexual conduct and sexual harassment while coming into compliance with federal Title IX standards. The university’s Board of Trustees on Friday received an update on the school’s Title IX policy and approved amendments to regulations dealing with violations due to sexual misconduct. Florida State has increased its efforts to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevention since a former student filed a Title IX lawsuit in which she said…

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Best foot forward: Could kicker Roberto Aguayo go in second round?

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Roberto Aguayo has tried not to buy into the speculation that he might be the first kicker in 11 years to be selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. But with the draft less than two weeks away, everything is lining up well for the former Florida State kicker. Because of rules changes the past two years and many considering Aguayo to be the most complete kicker to be in the draft in a while, it was…

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Florida State secondary a confident unit that will be “fine”

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Things are quieter without Jalen Ramsey patrolling the Florida State secondary. That doesn’t mean the unit doesn’t still have plenty of confidence without last season’s boisterous leader. Even with the loss of Ramsey, who is expected to be a top 10 pick in next month’s NFL draft, most of the secondary returns. Last season Florida State was 21st in the nation against the pass, allowing just 191.6 yards per game. “He was one of those guys who let you know…

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Florida State beats Boston College to open ACC tournament

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Devon Bookert had 15 points for Florida State, and Boston College wrapped up the first 0-19 season in ACC men’s basketball history as the Seminoles won 88-66 in the first round of the conference tournament Tuesday. This was not a rout from the start and actually was relatively close at halftime, with FSU ahead 39-30. But the 11th-seeded Seminoles (19-12) scored the first six of the second half and never really were threatened again. Eli Carter had 21 points for…

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Florida State G Dwayne Bacon regains confidence after slump

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Dwayne Bacon is regaining his confidence and it comes at a good time for the Florida State Seminoles. Bacon heads into Saturday’s matchup against Wake Forest with back-to-back games of 20 points or more. In wins over Clemson and North Carolina State, the 6-foot-7 freshman guard was 16 of 32 from the field. Bacon is averaging 16.4 points per game, second on the team and third among Atlantic Coast Conference freshmen. “I’m more comfortable. I’m letting the game come to…

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Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey declares for NFL draft

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Jalen Ramsey, considered by many to be a top-five pick, announced Tuesday he’ll skip his senior season at Florida State to enter the NFL draft. Ramsey, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound junior, started all 13 games at cornerback this season for the Seminoles (10-3) and finished with 52 tackles, including 3½ for loss and a team-high 10 pass breakups. “I arrived at Florida State as a boy, but now because of your unconditional love and support, I am leaving a man, a…

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Jimbo Fisher thinks Florida State’s best still ahead after 10-3 season

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After two seasons as one of the nation’s top teams, Florida State was largely out of the spotlight in 2015. The 10-3 record was what most expected but the ninth-ranked Seminoles did surprise many by making a New Year’s Six bowl game. Despite Thursday’s 38-24 loss to No. 13 Houston in the Peach Bowl, Jimbo Fisher felt like his team was able to make progress in each game. “I’m very happy for what they’ve been able to accomplish and the…

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