Florida State Rumors & News

  • Florida State Star Derwin James Confirmed Out For Clemson Game

    The Spun "Derwin James injury update: Florida State’s star safety has been out since tearing a meniscus against Charleston Southern. He’s out for Saturday’s pivotal game against Clemson. There was some hope that James, one of the best players on FSU’s athletic defense, would be back in time to face..." October 27

  • Bucs' Winston says he second-guesses choice of FSU over Stanford

    Tampa Bay Times "On a conference call with San Francisco bay area writers Wednesday, Winston indicated he still second-guesses his decision to choose Florida State over Stanford when he was recruited by both out of high school. Winston's regret still exists despite him winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy and..." October 20

  • Sluggish Florida State stifles Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State expended a lot of energy during last week's emotionally charged, come-from-behind victory against rival Miami. And it showed Saturday. The No. 14 Seminoles looked sluggish in their second home ACC game of the season, but got the job done with a ho-hum..." October 15

  • No. 23 Florida State edges No. 10 Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Think extra points are pretty much automatic in college football? Miami doesn't. Not after Florida State's DeMarcus Walker got a paw up to block a kick by Miami's Michael Badgley with 1:38 left and allow the No. 23 Seminoles to escape with a 20-19 victory over..." October 09

  • Miami fans throw trash on field after targeting penalty

    Larry Brown Sports "Miami Hurricanes fans were furious about a targeting call in the fourth quarter of their game Saturday against Florida State and responded by littering the field with debris. Jamal Carter was called for targeting on a third down play that extended FSU’s drive in the fourth quarter, resulting in..." October 09

  • State law enforcement will not be available for FSU vs. Miami

    Sportsnaut "The state of Florida is currently being hammered by Hurricane Matthew, but that won’t stop Florida State and Miami from hitting the gridiron at Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night. One thing that will be missing is a state police presence, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office made clear, via Gary..." October 07

  • Weiler's kick helps North Carolina stun No. 12 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Six years ago, North Carolina came into Doak Campbell Stadium and stunned Florida State, 37-35, on a game-winning field goal. Can anyone say deja vu? North Carolina senior kicker Nick Weiler booted a career-long 54-yard game-winning field goal Saturday night as the..." October 01

  • Cook, No. 14 Florida St. run roughshod over So. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- All Florida State running back Dalvin Cook needed to get back in the Heisman race was another game against the South Florida Bulls. Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 14 Florida State to a 55-35 win against South Florida on Saturday at..." September 24

  • Florida State QB Malik Henry returns to practice

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State quarterback Malik Henry has returned to practice per multiple reports. TomahawkNation first reported the news. Henry was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules on August 20th, and had not been at practice until Monday. Prior to his suspension he was competing for the..." September 21

  • Jackson fuels No. 10 Louisville past No. 2 Florida St.

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quarterback Lamar Jackson has established himself as the clear favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Jackson, however, is far from the only reason why No. 10 Louisville has to be considered a legitimate national championship contender. Dominating both sides of the..." September 17

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • FSU's Derwin James to miss 5-7 weeks after meniscus surgery

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James had successful surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, Jimbo Fisher said after Tuesday’s practice. James is expected to miss anywhere from 5-7 weeks, Fisher estimated. “They sowed it, which is really good for him because they saved every..." September 14

  • FSU's Derwin James undergoes surgery for torn cartilage in left knee

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James is expected to miss some time with torn cartilage in left knee, Jimbo Fisher said on Monday. Fisher said James had surgery on Monday, and expressed there was no serious damage suffered. Fisher did not have a timetable for James' recovery or how many games..." September 12

  • No. 3 Florida State routs Charleston Southern 52-8

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A short week of rest coming off an emotional Labor Day night game on Monday could've meant bad news No. 3 Florida State on Saturday. Instead, it was all good in the Seminoles' 2016 home opener. Quarterback Deondre Francois threw three touchdowns, Heisman hopeful..." September 10

  • Derwin James, an NFL talent stuck in college, suffers knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "One of the worst things about college football is seeing a player who’s good enough that he could be playing on Sundays get hurt on a Saturday, especially if that player is stuck playing for free in the NCAA because he’s not yet eligible for the NFL draft. Such an injury occurred today." September 10

  • No. 4 Seminoles rally past No. 11 Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Think the epic Sunday night duel between Notre Dame and Texas couldn't be topped? Think again. Fourth-ranked Florida State pulled off the biggest comeback win in school history Monday night in front when it rallied from 22 points down to defeat 11th-ranked Ole Miss..." September 06

  • FSU's Vic Viloria shared drinks with Showtime crew on night of DUI arrest

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State University strength and conditioning coach Vic Viloria was drinking with members of Showtime’s film crew on the night he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Viloria was given a bottle of whiskey from members of the crew to celebrate the end of preseason camp..." September 01

  • A middle schooler was lonely at lunch, so an FSU WR came to the rescue

    ESPN "This is your daily reminder of the good in the world. Bo Paske is an autistic student at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sitting alone at lunch, and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph took notice. His mom told the story on Facebook. I was just a kid not too..." August 31

  • Florida State names Deondre Francois starting QB for Ole Miss game

    SEC Country "The Ole Miss Rebels now know which Florida State quarterback they will face on Sept. 5. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher has named redshirt freshman Deondre Francois as the team’s starting quarterback. He beat out senior Sean Maguire, who suffered a foot injury earlier in camp and only returned to..." August 28

  • FSU strength coach Vic Viloria charged with DUI

    Tallahassee Democrat "At 5:06 a.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Police found Florida State head strength and conditioning coach Victor Viloria asleep at the wheel of his truck on the I-10 off-ramp on North Monroe Street. His truck was still in drive and Viloria’s foot was on the brake pedal. Officers tried to wake him up..." August 27

  • Florida State may be down two QBs for Ole Miss with blue-chip freshman suspended

    CBS Sports "Florida State's depth at quarterback has taken a hit each of the last two weekends. Sean Maguire's foot injury, expected to keep him out of the lineup until at least the third or fourth game of the season, has likely promoted redshirt freshman Deondre Francois to the starter's role for the..." August 20

  • How Florida State could make college football history in 2016

    Fox Sports "A touted redshirt freshman quarterback. Three proven receivers. An experienced offensive line that’s gone through the rough patches together. A scary defensive line. An All-America caliber safety. All of those things would have appeared on a preseason scouting report of Florida State’s 2013..." August 18

  • Florida State QB Sean Maguire out several weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State will be without presumptive starting quarterback Sean Maguire when the season begins. Maguire showed up at FSU’s practice Saturday with a boot on his right foot, and Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters following practice that Maguire, a fifth-year senior, needs..." August 14

  • Mobile's Chris Casher, former 5-star recruit, no longer on team at Florida State

    Alabama "Mobile native Chris Casher has left the football team at Florida State, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Fisher did not give a reason for Casher's departure, but a source indicated to AL.com that the decision was related to academics. It was not immediately clear where, if anywhere,..." July 23

  • Khalan Laborn commits to Florida State with assistance from Lamborghini

    Larry Brown Sports "Grandiose announcements by prep athletes to commit to universities has become a preferred method in recent years. Khalan Laborn continued the trend on Friday. Laborn is currently listed as the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country by Rivals for the class of 2017. On Friday, he made it..." July 09

  • Florida State awarded its players ‘state championship rings’

    Palm Beach Post "Can you be a state champion if you’re the only team competing for the honor? Florida State, looking to honor a team that went 10-3 and lost to Houston in the Peach Bowl, awarded its players rings to commemorate a mythical state championship. Forget the fact the state’s three major football..." June 27

  • 4-star athlete recruit Justin Watkins commits to Florida State

    Tomahawk Nation "The good news continued on the recruiting trail for Florida State as Justin Watkins gave his verbal commitment to the Seminoles. Watkins is one of the best athletes in the country in the class of 2018. Out of Citra (Fla.) North Marion High School, Watkins holds more than 30 scholarship offers...." June 18

  • FSU LB Tyrell Lyons transferring from school

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Florida State football team will lose a promising prospect at linebacker next season. But the Seminoles also have to make way for their incoming No. 1 recruiting class. Redshirt junior Tyrell Lyons, who suffered a torn ACL injury last season, announced his intentions to transfer from the..." May 19

  • FSU running back commit James Cook, Dalvin Cook's brother, reclassifies to Class of 2018

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State may not have to wait long to find a version of Dalvin Cook 2.0. Cook’s younger brother, James Cook, reportedly reclassified to the Class of 2018. The Miami Central standout originally pledged to FSU in March as a member of the 2019 recruiting class. Now James Cook, according to a..." May 16

  • FSU's Mario Pender dismissed from team after being charged with domestic battery by strangulation

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State dismissed running back Mario Pender after he was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and resisting an officer without violence. Pender, 23, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department and placed in Leon County Jail, according to county..." May 07

  • Florida State bans Native American headdresses at athletic events

    The Score "Florida State's student government voted to ban all Native American headdresses at sporting events, according to Perry Kostidakis of FSUNews.com. Headdresses are popular among both fans and FSU entertainers who wish to represent the spirit of the Seminoles. However, the long, feathered style..." May 03

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