Wednesday, July 18 - Three FSU players on all-ACC team
2017 All-ACC Preseason Football Team
WR – Deon Cain, Jr., Clemson
WR – Ahmmon Richards, So., Miami
WR – Cam Phillips, Sr., Virginia Tech
TE – Cam Serigne, Sr.-r, Wake Forest
AP – Jaylen Samuels, Sr., NC State
OT – Mitch Hyatt, Jr., Clemson
OT – Brian O’Neill, Jr.-r, Pitt
OG – Tyrone Crowder, Sr.-r, Clemson
OG – Wyatt Teller, Sr.-r, Virginia Tech
C – Alec Eberle, Jr.-r, Florida State
QB – Lamar Jackson, Jr., Louisville
RB – Mark Walton, Jr., Miami
RB – Dedrick Mills, So., Georgia Tech
DE – Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College
DE – Bradley Chubb, Sr., NC State
DT – Dexter Lawrence, So., Clemson
DT – Christian Wilkins, Jr., Clemson
LB – Micah Kiser, Sr.-r, Virginia
LB – Shaquille Quarterman, So., Miami
LB – Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech
CB – Tarvarus McFadden, Jr., Florida State
CB – Jaire Alexander, Jr., Louisville
S – Derwin James, So.-r, Florida State
S – Quin Blanding, Sr., Virginia
PK – Michael Badgley, Jr., Miami
P – A.J. Cole III, Jr., NC State
SP – Quadree Henderson, Jr., Pitt
Thursday, July 13 - DB Marcus Lewis to transfer
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher disclosed during Thursday's ACC Media Kickoff that junior defensive back Marcus Lewis will transfer. The former Rivals100 member appeared in eight games last season and started five. He missed the final five games of 2017 after suffering an injury. He finished last season with 21 tackles, two PBUs, one TFL, an interception and a fumble recovery.
With Lewis' departure, FSU is exactly at 85 scholarships entering the 2017 season, the maximum allowed by the NCAA.
Saturday, July 1 - Rundown of newly enrolled freshmen jersey numbers
Here's a look at the jersey numbers for the newly enrolled members of Florida State's 2017 recruiting class. A full roster and a class-by-class eligibility chart can be found here.
#1 - QB James Blackman
#4 - RB Khalan Laborn
#15 - WR Tamorrion Terry
#21 - DT Marvin Wilson
#23 - DB Hamsah Nasirildeen
#26 - DeCalon Brooks
#27 - RB Zaquandre White
#27 - DB Ontaria Wilson
#29 - WR D.J. Matthews
#31 - RB Deonte Sheffield
#35 - LB Leonard Warner
#59 - Brady Scott
#80 - TE Alex Marshall
#92 - DT Cory Durden
#93 - DT Ja'len Parks
#98 - DE Tre Lawson
Tuesday, June 27 - Francois and James to represent FSU at ACC Football Kickoff
The ACC announced on Tuesday that Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois and defensive back Derwin James will represent the school at the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff, July 13-14 in Charlotte, N.C..
Quaterback Deondre Francois, a 6-2, 205 redshirt Sophomore, threw for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns last season as a redshirt freshman. He would go on to be named the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year. He is one of the top returning quarterbacks in the conference for 2017.
Defensive back Derwin James, a 6-3, 211, redshirt Sophomore, missed most of last season recovering from a knee injury sustained in the second game. Prior to his injury, many considered James the top defender in college football. In 2015, the former five-star recruit earned freshman All-American honors finishing his rookie season with 91 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks and five pass break-ups.
Monday, June 19 - Four-star WR Warren Thompson commits to Oregon
In a bit of a surprise, four-star wide receiver Warren Thompson committed to Oregon on Monday via Twitter. At one time, FSU was felt to be the leader for the Armwood (Seffner, FL) standout. Other schools that offered scholarships include Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Talk about this surprising development on the Warchant Recruiting Message Board
Sunday, June 18 - FSU's Brooks Koepka wins the 2017 U.S Open
Florida State star Brooks Koepka wins the 2017 U.S. Open! His 16-under par score ties lowest score to par in U.S. Open history. He becomes the fourth Seminole to win a major golf championship.
Koepka attended Florida State and was a star on the golf team from 2009-12. During his time as a Seminole, he was a two-time All-American in 2010 and 2012.
6/12 -- Seminoles will open College World Series on Saturday night
The Florida State baseball team will open play in the College World Series on Saturday night against LSU. The Seminoles and Tigers will square off at 8 p.m. ET, in a game to be featured on ESPN.
If FSU wins that game, it will play the winner of Cal State Fullerton-Oregon State on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. If the Seminoles lose the opener, they will play in an elimination game at 2 p.m. ET on Monday.
Here is the complete College World Series bracket.
6/11 - A couple more players no longer part of football team
Warchant.com confirmed with a source inside the football program that Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane is no longer part of the team. His departure had been rumored for several days. The redshirt sophomore linebacker missed last season when he was declared academically ineligible. He played in a total of four games off the bench and recorded four tackles.
In addition, tight end Jeremy Kerr will also not be a member of the team this fall. The redshirt senior will be receiving a medical hardship. Kerr missed spring practice following shoulder surgery. The St. Petersburg, Fla. native will be best known for his touchdown reception against Florida on a fourth-and-goal play in 2015.
Last week, Warchant reported that Keith Bryant had been off the team for a while.
6/7 - Keith Bryant no longer a member of football team
A university source confirmed with Warchant.com that reserve defensive lineman Keith Bryant has been off the football team for some time. His departure from the program was well prior to a Tuesday arrest for a traffic violation.
The redshirt senior appeared in three games during his FSU career. He missed all of the 2016 season with an injury.
6/7 - William Floyd, Tony Thomas headline new FSU Hall of Fame class
Florida State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame will induct eight new members on Friday, Sept. 8, including former FSU and NFL running back William Floyd and 2007 college baseball player of the year Tony Thomas.
Floyd was one of the team leaders on the Seminoles’ first football national championship team that defeated Nebraska in the Orange Bowl following the 1993 season, while Thomas’ junior season at FSU was one of the finest in the storied history of the program. Also joining the 2017 class will be NCAA Champion triple jumper Teresa Bundy, four-year track and field All-American Rafeeq Curry, men’s basketball star Greg Grady, former men’s basketball head coach Pat Kennedy, FSU’s first soccer All-American India Trotter and Moore-Stone Award winner Larry Strom.
The 2017 class will be inducted at the annual ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Florida State’s University Center Club the night before the Seminoles' first home football game against Louisiana Monroe. A limited number of tickets to the event are available to the public for $75 via email at email@example.com or by calling the FSU Varsity Club at 850-644-1123.
Former FSU star Buckley makes College Football Hall of Fame ballot
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced on Thursday the names on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 98 players and 31 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Among that group of FBS candidates is former Florida State star Terrell Buckley, who was a 1991 unanimous First-Team All-American and winner of the Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. Buckley led the nation in interceptions (12) and return yards (501) during his final season at FSU. He is the Seminoles’ all-time leader in career interceptions (21); he returned four interceptions and three punts for touchdowns in his career.
5/11 -- Future FSU-Notre Dame games part of new ACC agreement with Irish
Florida State will face Notre Dame in future games over an 11-year span starting 2026, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday.
The ACC and Notre Dame agreed upon a new deal which will see the Fighting Irish play games against five conference opponents every season from 2026 to 2037, according to a release.
FSU and Notre Dame will play in 2026, 2029, 2030, 2032 and 2036. The Seminoles, who are 6-2 all time against the Fighting Irish, will host games in the 2026 and 2029 seasons.
FSU already is scheduled to play Notre Dame in 2018, 2021 and 2024.
4/14 - NCAA adopts new rules for football
On Friday, the NCAA Division I football council released some new rules. Here's a quick summary of the major changes:
1. Schools will be able to hire a 10th assistant coach starting on Jan. 9, 2018. Jimbo Fisher spoke about this in an interview with the media on Tuesday
2. There is now an early signing period for football on Dec. 1, which will be in addition to the traditional early February signing day (1st Wednesday). This is same period previously reserved for mid-year junior-college transfers.
3. Schools may no longer hire people close to a prospective student-athlete for a two-year period before and after the student’s anticipated and actual enrollment at the school. The exception is if the hire is for a full-time salaried assistant coach.
4. Football camps must take place on a school’s campus or in facilities regularly used by the school for practice or competition. No more satellite camps.
5. Official visits may now start as early as April 1 of a recruit's junior year.
6. Schools may now only sign 25 recruits per class.
7. The NCAA effectively eliminated two-a-day practices. After a normal practice, all that is permitted in the same day is a walk-through (no contact, no conditioning).