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Seminoles advance to Omaha with record-setting rout; Gators game suspended

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There was no drama in Game 2 of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Sunday. A day after Florida State ended the first game with a walk-off win over Sam Houston State, the Seminoles throttled the Bearkats 19-0 to earn a spot in the College World Series. While Florida State never led on Saturday until the last batter of the game, on Sunday they led after the first batter. Taylor Walls hit the third pitch of the game for an opposite…

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Florida, Florida State on the winning end of baseball’s June Madness

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The NCAA College Baseball Tournament is not likely to come anywhere near the broad popularity enjoyed by the basketball tournament known as March Madness. At the same time, referring to this year’s baseball extravaganza as June Madness would not be overstating what has taken place so far. Both Florida and Florida State have provided significant contributions to this year’s mayhem, which saw nearly half of the 16 seeded teams and regional hosts go down to defeat. Number two national seed…

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FSU, UF to host NCAA regionals; other Florida schools will earn bids

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Two weeks ago, the Florida State baseball team lost their regular season home finale to Wake Forest, 10-9. That left them 12-14 in ACC conference play with three games at then-No. 2 Louisville coming up, followed by the ACC Tournament in the same place. There was some concern whether FSU would even make the NCAA Tournament. Coach Mike Martin uttered his complete frustration after that game. “This one could have been really, really great for the resume,” he said while…

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Saturday college sports action features high stakes matchups

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Plenty of Florida college sports is on tap throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Many of the games come with high stakes. The Florida Gators will play in the SEC semi-finals on Saturday against Arkansas. The top-seeded Gators will face the fourth-seeded Razorbacks in the second game of the day in Hoover, Ala. Second seed LSU meets 11th-seeded South Carolina in the first game at 1:00 p.m. Florida reached the semi-finals after an incredible rally against Mississippi State. The Gators trailed…

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4 Florida top-30 college baseball teams push toward post season

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Heading into the final weekend of regular season play, four Florida teams are ranked among the top 30 in college baseball. The Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) is one of the tools used to choose the 64-team NCAA Tournament field and barring any disasters, Florida, Florida State, South Florida and Central Florida should hear their names called on selection day in less than two weeks. In an unusual occurrence, Florida State fans must realize they have seen their team play at…

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Turnovers hurt FSU, but performances still lead to victory

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The points didn’t seem to match the performances for FSU Saturday night. Thanks to four turnovers, the Seminoles had to settle for a ho-hum 17-6 victory over Wake Forest. Still, there was a lot to remember to the FSU victory, which improved the team’s record to 4-2. Quarterback Deondre Francois threw for 319 yards, wide receiver Travis Rudolph caught 13 passes for 258 yards, and running back Dalvin Cook ran for 115 yards in the victory. In all, FSU had 442…

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Jimbo Fisher: No. 14 Florida State, No. 10 Florida very similar

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As Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher prepares for Saturday’s game against No. 10 Florida, he sees a mirror image of his own squad. “It’s funny how that evolves. That wasn’t planned, I promise you, by either one of us,” Fisher said on Monday. “One of the key roles as a coach is identifying who you are and what each team is. And (Florida coach Jim McElwain has) done a great job of that. “It’s ironic that we are very similar,…

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