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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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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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Florida, Florida State falling in final day “Bracketology”

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When the field of 68 NCAA tournament teams is announced on Sunday there is certain to be a surprise and a snub or two. What does the “Bracketology,” say about which bubble teams will make it and who will remain at home? We know the names of the four Florida teams that will be called, but where will they go to open the tournament and what seed will they receive? If Joe Lunardi, the foremost expert in tournament projections is…

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Florida State tries to stay in hunt to host regional

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As college baseball’s regular season winds to a close this weekend, the state of Florida will play host to two important series beginning Thursday. Four of the nation’s top 12 teams will meet in a pair of three-game series. Third-ranked Miami is in Tallahassee to take on No. 12 Florida State while top-ranked Florida hosts No. 8 LSU. Florida State carries the greatest risk of harm based upon their success, or lack thereof, this weekend. The possibility actually exists that…

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Teams begin final push leading to Selection Sunday

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Selection Sunday is less than three weeks away. As the teams begin the stretch run leading toward March Madness, who is looking forward to a high seed, just making the 68-team tournament or making NIT plans? The AP Top 25 poll announced on Monday has Villanova in the top spot for the second straight week. Kansas came in the second spot, while the ACC’s Virginia Cavaliers tied with Oklahoma for third. Xavier moved up three spots to claim the fifth…

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FSU set to defend women’s soccer title

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On Friday, the Florida State women’s soccer team will begin their quest for a second consecutive national championship when they host the Evansville Purple Aces. The Seminoles, 14-2-4 and Atlantic Coast Conference Champions, begin NCAA Tournament play as the No. 1 overall national seed in the tournament. Should FSU make it the College Cup Finals, they could face the Florida Gators, who are the second seed in the Stanford Regional. The Gators, 17-3-1 and Southeastern Conference Champions, welcome the Western…

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