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ENTRY - 1/12 @ 11:00 a.m.
LB Phillips no longer on football team
Junior college transfer Lorenzo Phillips is no longer part of the Florida State football team. According to an FSU spokesman, Phillips has "exhausted his eligibility" and his career with the Seminoles is over.
Phillips played in 12 games during his one season as a Seminole and recorded 11 tackles, mostly on special teams.
ENTRY - 1/12 @ 7:00 a.m.
FSU ranked No. 14 in final AP poll
The Florida State football team fell from No. 9 to No. 14 in the final AP Top 25 poll, which was released early Tuesday morning after the national championship game.
Three ACC teams made the final AP poll: Clemson (14-1) at No. 2, FSU (10-3) at No. 14 and North Carolina (11-3) at No. 15. Florida (10-4) finished at No. 25.
Houston, which knocked off the 'Noles in the Peach Bowl to conclude a 13-1 season, ended at No. 8. Here is the final AP Top 25 of the 2015 season.
ENTRY - 1/7 @ 5:00 p.m.
Lawrence-Stample, Smith selected for East-West Game
Redshirt senior defensive end Nile Lawrence-Stample and redshirt senior linebacker Terrance Smith will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The game will be televised on the NFL Network at 4 p.m. from Tropicana Field.
Lawrence-Stample, a first-team ACC selection, started 12 of the team's 13 games and finished with 36 tackles.
Smith, a three-year starter, was fourth on the team in tackles with 66.
ENTRY - 1/7 @ 4:00 p.m.
Forward Cofer lost for season
Sophomore forward Phil Cofer, who has been hampered recently by injury, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery. FSU coach Leonard Hamilton confirmed the news Thursday.
Cofer, who had started three games this season, was averaging 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds. Hamilton said he didn't yet know whether Cofer will qualify for a medical hardship, but the school will seek one.
The Seminoles' depleted frontcourt already was without senior center Michael Ojo, who is recovering from a knee injury. Hamilton said Ojo is still not close to returning to action.
FSU (10-4, 0-2 ACC) returns to action Saturday at 5 p.m. at Miami.
ENTRY - 1/7 @ 12:00 p.m.
Walker decision coming Friday
Junior defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who led Florida State this season with 10.5 sacks, says he will announce on Friday whether he is returning for his senior season or declaring for the NFL Draft.
Walker announced his plan on Twitter:
Decision will be made tomorrow- DeMarcus Walker (@livinglegend_44) January 7, 2016
FSU already has lost two juniors to the draft -- defensive back Jalen Ramsey and placekicker Roberto Aguayo.
ENTRY - 1/6 @ 10:15 a.m.
Aguayo declares for NFL Draft
FSU placekicker Roberto Aguayo on Wednesday became the second Seminole underclassman to declare for the NFL Draft. One day earlier, defensive back Jalen Ramsey announced he was leaving early as well.
Aguayo, who won the Lou Groza Award in 2013 as the nation's top placekicker, finished his Florida State career with 405 career points. He converted on all 198 extra-point chances and 69 of 78 field goal.
"After giving this decision careful thought and meeting with my family and Coach Fisher, I have decided to enter the NFL Draft," Aguayo said in a statement. "These last four years have been nothing short of incredible on and off the field. I have made memories that I will always treasure. One goal when I got here was to graduate, and I'm thankful I was able to earn my degree in Criminology this fall. Ever since I was a kid, I have bled Garnet and Gold. When I received a scholarship to play football at FSU from Coach Fisher it was a dream come true and a blessing."
Aguayo leaves Florida State as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history with a .9673 conversion rate (267-of-276) surpassing the previous record of .9667 set by Nebraska's Alex Henery (261-of-270).
"I'm very happy for Roberto and his family," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He was phenomenal for us here at Florida State. He's arguably one of the best kickers not only in Florida State history, but in NCAA history. I wish him nothing but the best. He was a great player, but also a great leader for our team and a great ambassador for our university. We're very excited for him and we will look forward to watching him compete in the NFL for years to come."
ENTRY - 12/21 @ 2:15 p.m.
Bacon named ACC Rookie of Week
FSU freshman Dwayne Bacon has been named ACC Rookie of the Week following his performances again Mississippi State and FAU.
Bacon averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in leading Florida State to a victory over MSU and a come-from-behind win over FAU in the Orange Bowl Classic. He shot .593 from the field (16-for-27) and .733 (11-for-15) from the foul line for the Seminoles (8-2).
The Lakeland, Fla., freshman scored 20 points against Mississippi State and 23 against FAU. Bacon, who was named the MVP of Orange Bowl Classic, enters Monday's game against Charleston Southern averaging 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and shooting .520 from the field. He has scored at least 20 points in five of the first 10 games of his career.
ENTRY - 12/17 @ 5:55 p.m.
Ramsey named Consensus All-American
Florida State junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey was officially named a consensus All-American on Thursday by the NCAA.
Ramsey becomes the 36th Seminole to capture the honor and the eighth FSU defensive back, joining Deion Sanders (1987-88), LeRoy Butler (1989), Terrell Buckley (1991), Corey Sawyer (1993), Clifton Abraham (1994), Tay Cody (2000) and Lamarcus Joyner (2013).
"It's a huge honor and I have to thank God, my teammates and coaches," Ramsey said. "They've helped me through so much. I get the honor, but I have to give kudos to my teammates and thank my coaches, as well. It's definitely an honor to be mentioned with guys like Deion Sanders, Terrell Buckley and Lamarcus Joyner. This is "DBU" here at Florida State and it feels great to keep the legacy going strong."
Ramsey, who nabbed first-team All-America honors from the AFCA and Walter Camp Foundation, totaled 43 tackles, 10 pass breakups and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
ENTRY - 12/16 @ 10:19 a.m.
AFCA names Ramsey first-team All-American
Florida State junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey became the 32nd player in school history to become an American Football Coaches Association All-American, the school said Wednesday.
Ramsey has been showered with numerous All-American honors since the end of the regular season. He was named to the Football Writers Association of America second All-American team on Monday.
It's also the 36th time a FSU player was named to the AFCA All-American first team, according to the school.
Ramsey becomes the sixth consecutive Seminole named to the AFCA All-American first team.
ENTRY - 12/14 @ 2:30 p.m.
FWAA names Cook 1st team A.A., Ramsey 2nd team
The Football Writers Association of America released its All-America team on Monday, and two Seminoles were recognized. RB Dalvin Cook was named a first-team All-American, and DB Jalen Ramsey earned second-team honors.
Here is the complete FWAA All-America Team.
ENTRY - 12/13 @ 2:25 p.m.
Cook, Ramsey named Associated Press second team All-Americans
Florida State sophomore tailback Dalvin Cook and junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey on Sunday were named second team Associated Press All-Americans.
Cook and Ramsey were the only Seminoles named to any one of three All-American teams produced by The AP.
Ramsey was named a first-team All-American on Thursday night by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Cook was named to the second team.
Here is the complete Associated Press All-American team.
ENTRY - 12/10 @ 11:00 p.m.
Ramsey named to Walter Camp All-America first team
FSU cornerback Jalen Ramsey was named a first-team All-American on Thursday night by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook was named to the second team.
The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 129 FBS schools. This is the 126th edition of the Walter Camp All-America team - it is the nation's oldest All-America team. The 2015 Walter Camp All-America team members will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at the Yale Commons in New Haven, Conn.
Here is the complete Walter Camp All-America team.
ENTRY - 12/10 @ 1:50 p.m.
Cook earns first-team All-American honors from Sports Illustrated
Sophomore tailback Dalvin Cook was named a first-team running back on Sports Illustrated's All-America college football team, which was released Thursday. He shares the backfield with Alabama running back Derrick Henry.
FSU cornerback Jalen Ramsey earned a spot on the second team, and three Seminoles were named Honorable Mention: Offensive tackle Rod Johnson, safety Derwin James and kicker Roberto Aguayo.
Here is the complete S.I. All-America team.
ENTRY - 12/9 @ 11:15 a.m.
Five FSU players named to All-ACC Coaches First Team
Dalvin Cook and Jalen Ramsey were among the five Florida State players selected to the All-ACC Coaches First Team released Wednesday.
Sophomore tailback Dalvin Cook, sophomore offensive lineman Roderick Johnson and redshirt junior kicker Roberto Aguayo were named to the first-team offense.
Redshirt senior defensive lineman Nile Lawrence-Stample and junior defensive back Jalen Ramsey are the first-team defense members.
Junior receiver Kermit Whitfield and senior linebacker Reggie Northrup were named to the second team.
Whitfield captured a third team spot as a returner. He was joined by junior defensive end DeMarcus Walker.
Sophomore receiver Travis Rudolph and redshirt junior offensive lineman Kareem Are were honorable mention selections.
Here is the complete All-ACC Coaches Team.
ENTRY - 12/8 @ 12:25 a.m.
Johnson, Ramsey, Aguayo named 2nd-team All-Americans
Three Florida State Seminoles were named second-team All-Americans by USA Today on Tuesday: cornerback Jalen Ramsey, offensive tackle Rod Johnson and placekicker Roberto Aguayo.
Running back Dalvin Cook was left off the list. The first-team tailbacks were Alabama's Derrick Henry and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, and the second-teamers were Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott and LSU's Leonard Fournette.
ENTRY - 12/7 @ 6:30 p.m.
FSU's Dalvin Cook not among three Heisman finalists
Florida State star sophomore tailback Dalvin Cook was not one of the three Heisman Trophy finalists announced Monday.
Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson were selected as finalists.
The winner will be announced Saturday in New York City.
Cook led FSU to an 11-2 record in a year when he was one of two returning offensive starters.
The former five-star prospect rushed for 1,658 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Seminoles this season.
ENTRY - 12/6 @ 11:50 a.m.
FSU moves up to 8th in Coaches Poll; No. 9 in AP poll
The Florida State football team moved up one spot in both the Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll despite not even playing this weekend.
FSU moved up to eighth in the Coaches Poll and ninth in the AP Poll.
The Seminoles moved ahead of North Carolina in both rankings. UNC lost to No. 1 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
Here is the complete AP Top 25.
Here is the the complete Coaches Poll.
ENTRY - 12/4 @ 5:40 p.m.
Dalvin Cook wins Jim Brown Award
Florida State sophomore running back Dalvin Cook was named the winner of the 2015 Jim Brown Award as the nation's top running back, the Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) announced on Friday.
Cook ranks second in the nation in rushing yards per game (150.7) and leads all Power 5 running backs with 7.9 yards per carry. For the season, the Miami native has an FSU-record 1,658 rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns, and joins Reggie Bush (2005) as the only Power 5 running backs with 1,600 rushing yards and a 7.9 yards per carry average in the last 35 years.
The prestigious Jim Brown Award will be presented during the 61st touchdown Club of Columbus on Awards on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Downtown Columbus. For additional information concerning the TDC and their 61-year history, visit www.tdccolumbus.com.
ENTRY - 11/30 @ 3:30 p.m.
FSU has four All ACC First Team members; Cook unanimous choice
Florida State had numerous selections to the all-ACC team released Monday with star sophomore tailback Dalvin Cook being a unanimous first team choice.
Cook was joined by OL Roderick Johnson, who was named the conference's top blocker on Sunday, CB Jalen Ramsey and K Roberto Aguayo on the first team. WR Travis Rudolph, WR Kermit Whitfield, DE DeMarcus Walker, DT Nile Lawrence-Stample and LB Reggie Northrup were second-team selections.
OL Kareem Are, DT Derrick Nnadi and true freshman DB Derwin James were named to the third team. OL Chad Mavety, LB Terrance Smith, DB Lamarcus Brutus and P Cason Beatty were honorable mentions. Whitfield was also selected as a third-team member for his special teams contributions.
Clemson captured the most with 17 followed by its ACC Championship opponent North Carolina which also had 14.
ENTRY - 11/29 @ 2:07 p.m.
FSU ninth in Coaches Poll; 10th in AP Poll
Beating in-state rival Florida resulted in Florida State returning to the Top 10 in both the Coaches Poll and The Associated Press Poll
The Seminoles were ninth in the Coaches Poll. Hours later, they were awarded the No. 10 spot after their 27-2 win over the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
FSU is one of three ACC teams ranked in the Top 10 of both polls. Clemson was the consensus No. 1 while their ACC Championship game opponent North Carolina is also eighth in both rankings.
ENTRY - 11/29 @ 1:12 p.m.
Florida State's Roderick Johnson named ACC's top blocker
Florida State sophomore offensive left tackle Roderick Johnson won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the ACC's top blocker, according to a release issued by the school Sunday.
He becomes the third consecutive Seminole to win the award and the seventh to claim the award for the 11 time, the school said.
"I'm extremely happy for Rod," Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said in the release. "He is an outstanding young man who deserves everything he gets. He stands for what's right about college football.
"He is a great person, a great student and a tremendous player for us, as well as a team leader. I'm ecstatic for him. It's a very well-deserved honor."
Johnson will receive his award Friday in the build up to the ACC Championship game in North Carolina.
ENTRY - 11/26 @ 3:00 p.m.
Florida State Injury Report vs. Florida- Nov. 26, 2015
Out For Game:
DE Chris Casher (foot)
DT Derrick Mitchell Jr. (back)
RB Mario Pender (pneumothorax)
TE Mavin Saunders (back)
Out For Season: OL Abdul Bello (knee), DB Ryan Green (shoulder), OL Derrick Kelly (knee), LB Tyrell Lyons (knee), DB Trey Marshall (arm), OL Cole Minshew (ankle), TE Jalen Wilkerson (shoulder)
ENTRY - 11/25 @ 3:40 p.m.
Kelly nominated for Broyles Award
Florida State defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is one of 34 nominees for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach. The complete list of nominations can be found here.
The five finalists will be announced on Nov. 30, and the winner will be named on Dec. 8.
ENTRY - 11/24 @ 8:50 p.m.
FSU moves up to No. 13 in CFP rankings
Florida State moved up one spot to No. 13 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday evening. Clemson remains No. 1 overall, while rival Florida fell this week to No. 12. Here is the complete CFP top 25.
ENTRY - 11/22 @ 12:20 p.m.
FSU moves up to No. 14 in AP, coaches' polls
After rolling to a 52-13 victory Saturday against Chattanooga, the Florida State football team moved up two spots to No. 14 in both major polls -- the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches' Poll. Here is the AP Top 25, and here is the complete coaches' poll.
ENTRY - 11/18 @ 11:14 a.m.
FSU's Cook named Doak Walker semifinalist
Florida State star sophomore tailback Dalvin Cook is one of 11 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award for the nation's top running back, the school said in a release Wednesday.
Cook has rushed for 1,369 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He recently set the school's single-season rushing record in a 34-17 win over North Carolina State.
Three finalists will be named Nov. 24 and the winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards show on Dec. 10.
ENTRY - 11/17 @ 10:00 p.m.
FSU moves up to No. 14 in CFP rankings
The Florida State football team moved up two spots to No. 14 in the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night.
Clemson remains No. 1 in the rankings, which can be found in their entirety here.
ENTRY - 11/16 @ 5:05 p.m.
FSU finalizes 2016 non-conference schedule
Florida State has confirmed that Charleston Southern will be its fourth and final non-conference opponent for the 2016 football season.
The Seminoles will open the season against Ole Miss on Labor Day night in Orlando, and then face Charleston Southern the following Saturday at home. FSU also will face USF in Tampa and Florida at home.
ENTRY - 11/15 @ 12:58 p.m.
Florida State-Florida game set for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
The Sunshine State Showdown between Florida State and Florida will be played at 7:30 p.m. and televised by ESPN, according to a release issued by the ACC on Monday.
FSU travels to Florida on Nov. 28 for its last regular season game.
The Seminoles have won four of their last five games against the Gators with Florida's most recent win coming in 2012.
ENTRY - 11/15 @ 7:45 a.m.
Maguire now officially FSU's starting quarterback
After coming off the bench to rally Florida State to a 34-17 victory Saturday against N.C. State, Sean Maguire is the Seminoles' starting quarterback going forward.
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed the decision during his weekly interview Monday morning with Warchant Radio.
After Everett Golson committed three early turnovers, leaving FSU in an early 17-7 deficit, Maguire helped the Seminoles score 27 consecutive points to earn the win. The junior completed 18 of 28 passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Check out Fisher's full interview at WarchantRadio.com.
ENTRY - 11/15 @ 2:06 p.m.
FSU moves to 16th in AP Poll and Coaches Poll
Florida State moved up two spots to 16th in the Amway Coaches Poll released noon Sunday. The Seminoles were also 16th in The Associated Press Poll released at 2 p.m.
The Seminoles' rise came after their 34-17 win over North Carolina State on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Clemson was No. 1 in both polls and is followed by Ohio State and Alabama. Oklahoma State is fourth while Notre Dame rounds out the Top 5. Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan State and Baylor make up the rest of the Top 10. North Carolina is 12th in both rankings.