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Courtesy of the ACC:
GREENSBORO, N.C.--A fourth straight appearance in prime time for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game and 11 national exposures in the first three weeks of the season, including six national TV appearances on the opening weekend of the year, headline the Atlantic Coast Conference early season TV football schedule announced Thursday by the ACC.
The schedule includes all of the ACC's games for the first three weeks of the season, with the exception of a few road non-conference games which are controlled by the host teams' conferences, as well as four of five Thursday night contests which will be nationally televised by ESPN.
The 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, which will be played for the fourth consecutive year in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, and will have a nationally televised kickoff time of either 7:45 p.m. (on ESPN) or 8 p.m. ET (on ABC).
The first of five ACC appearances on ESPN's Thursday night package opens the 2013 football season when North Carolina faces South Carolina at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m.
That game is followed by Miami hosting Florida International (8 pm) on Friday, Aug. 30 on ESPNU and three national appearances on Saturday, Aug. 31; Virginia hosting BYU on ESPNU (3:30 pm); Virginia Tech facing defending national champion Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on ESPN (5:30 p.m.); and Clemson hosting Georgia on ABC (8 p.m.).
Florida State and Pittsburgh complete the opening weekend meeting on Labor Day Monday night (8 p.m.) on ESPN at Heinz Field in the Panthers' first ACC football game. The game marks the ACC's 10th consecutive game on Labor Day Monday night, a streak which began in 2004. Pittsburgh, which, along with Syracuse, officially joins the ACC on July 1, will make its initial appearance on Labor Day Monday night in its inaugural league game, while the Seminoles are appearing for the sixth time in the nationally televised showcase.
Other national TV exposures during the first three weeks include Wake Forest at Boston College on Friday, Sept. 6 (ESPN2, 8 p.m.); Florida at Miami on Saturday, Sept. 7 (ESPN, noon); Oregon at Virginia also on Saturday, Sept. 7 (3:30 p.m. regionally on ABC, to the rest of the nation on ESPN2); Nevada at Florida State on Sept. 14 (ESPN or ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.); and Georgia Tech at Duke (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.).
In all, seven of the Top 10 teams in the final 2012 USA Today poll will be in action in ACC games on the season's first two weekends in Alabama (No. 1), Oregon (No. 2), Georgia (No. 4), South Carolina (No. 7), Florida State (No. 8), Clemson (No. 9) and Florida (No. 10).
Gametimes were also announced for three of the other four Thursday night games for the ACC which will be televised nationally on ESPN with each one having a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Clemson at NC State (Sept. 19); Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (Sept. 26); and Georgia Tech at Clemson (Nov. 14). The kickoff time for the Miami at North Carolina game, set for Thursday, Oct. 17, is still to be determined.
Combined with the three Friday night games, the ACC has already announced a total of 17 national TV exposures. When ESPN3 games are included
A total eight games will also be available nationally on ESPN3 beginning with Presbyterian at Wake Forest on Thursday, Aug. 29 (6:30 p.m.) and continuing with Villanova at Boston College (Aug. 31, Noon); Elon at Georgia Tech (Aug. 31, noon) and North Carolina Central at Duke (Aug. 31, 4 p.m.).
The ACC's ESPN3 schedule also includes Western Carolina at Virginia Tech (Sept. 7, 1:30 p.m.); Old Dominion at Maryland (Sept. 7, 4 p.m.); Richmond at NC State (Sept. 7, 4 p.m.) and Wagner at Syracuse (Sept. 14, 4 p.m.).
The ACC will again have two syndicated packages produced by the ACC Network this fall: The ACC Network and the Regional Sports Networks (RSN).
The ACC Network will make its 2013 debut, syndicating in 95 markets nationally and more than 62 million TV households with three games, each with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff: Louisiana Tech at NC State (Aug. 31); Middle Tennessee at North Carolina (Sept. 7); and New Mexico at Pittsburgh (Sept. 14).
In addition, ACC Network games are also available digitally on ESPN3 (outside of the ACC footprint) and on theACC.com and on the ACC App for IPhones, IPads and Droid mobile devices.
The ACC will also feature a weekly football game which will air each week on the Regional Sports Networks (RSN) of Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Florida or Sun Sports, Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic, New England Sports Network (NESN), the YES Network or MSG Network in New York and Root Sports in Pennsylvania, in addition to several other RSNs nationally.
The RSN package will have a 12:30 p.m. kickoff for the first three weeks of the season. The RSN ACC package begins with Maryland hosting Florida International (Aug.31) and continues with Clemson hosting South Carolina State (Sept. 7) and Wake Forest hosting Louisiana-Monroe (Sept. 14). The RSN package games are also available outside of their coverage areas on ESPN3.
Since its launch September 7, 1979 in 1.4 million homes, ESPN has become synonymous with sports media in America. The original television network, now seen in approximately 100 million homes, is America's #1 source for sports programming, airing Monday Night Football, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, college football including the Bowl Championship Series, men's and women's college basketball including the entire NCAA Women's Tournament, three of golf's majors (Masters, U.S. Open and British Open), IndyCar, an extensive soccer schedule including the FIFA World Cup, the WNBA, the X Games and Winter X Games and The ESPYs.
Its programming philosophy is to present a wide variety of exclusive, high-quality, innovative and in-depth sports events; sports news studio shows, most notably the Emmy Award-winning SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and sport-specific shows such as Sunday NFL Countdown and College Football GameDay; plus original programming, such as the highly acclaimed "30 for 30" documentary series.
Launched in 1993 to 10 million homes, ESPN2 is the second largest 24-hour sports network (behind ESPN), seen in approximately 100 million homes with a wide variety of major event and studio programming. Its high-quality schedule includes college football and basketball, tennis including all four Grand Slam events, NASCAR's Nationwide Series, NBA and much more. Studio shows include the popular weekday morning duo of Mike and Mike in the Morning (a simulcast of the ESPN Radio program) and ESPN First Take, weekday afternoon's Sports Nation and shows devoted to college football, NBA and NASCAR.
The 24-hour college sports television network airs more than 650 live events annually and offers over 1,000 original studio shows. ESPNU has seen a steady increase since its inception on March 4, 2005 and is now in 75 million households. The brand is also available in high definition on ESPNUHD, now in over 20 million homes. The network has long-term carriage agreements with all 10 of the top multichannel TV providers - Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 208), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. It is currently available to more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
NEW YORK CITY - The Rimington Trophy committee has released its 2013 Spring Watch List.
The list includes 17 returning players from the 2012 Watch List. In all, there are 44 players on the Watch List. The SEC leads the way with nine players while the PAC-12 and the Mountain West Conference check in with five players each.
The following is a list of those named to the 2013 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.
* American Football Coaches Association
* Walter Camp Foundation
* Sporting News
* Football Writers Association of America
The Center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the Center with most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.
The winner will be honored at Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 11, 2014.
|About the Rimington Trophy|
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The fourteen-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised nearly $100 million for CF Research.
Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.
For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit www.rimingtontrophy.com
About the NCFAA
The Rimington Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, ncfaa.org.
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Lamarcus Joyner body slam dot gif:
Kelvin Benjamin is big dot gif:
Happy Roberto Aguayo dot gif:
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Jameis Winston - 8-of-15, 129 yards, INT
Clint Trickett 17-of-28, 195 yards, 2 TDs
Jacob Coker 10-of-17, 162 yards, INT
Sean Maguire 8-of-15, 102 yards, TD
James Wilder Jr.: 13 carries, 69 yards, TD
Chad Abram: 5 carries, 24 yards, TD
Mario Pender: 6 carries, 20 yards
Jameis Winston: 2 carries, 16 yards, TD
Kenny Shaw 11 catches, 115 yards, TD
Kelvin Benjamin 6 catches, 131 yards
Willie Haulstead - 5 catches, 51 yards
Christian Green 7 catches, 130 yards
Rashad Greene 2 catches, 63 yards
Chad Abram: 3 catches, 31 yards
James Wilder, Jr.: 1 catch, 40 yards
Mario Edwards Jr.: 6 tackles, TFL
Nile Lawrence-Stample: 6 tackles
Lamarcus Joyner: 9 tackles
PJ Williams: 8 tackles, TFL
Karlos Williams: 8 tackls, TFL
Colin Blake: 6 tackles
Eddie Goldman: 4 tackles, 3 TFL
Girogio Newberry: 3 tackles, 2 TFL
Here's a look at the official statistics from the team's first scrimmage of the spring.
Clint Trickett - 10-of-20, 142 yards, 1 TD
Jacob Coker - 9-of-17, 97 yards
Jameis Winston - 11-of-18, 239 yards, 1 TD
Sean Maguire - 10-of-19, 214 yards, 1 TD
Dorsey Moore - 2-of-4, 31 yards
Rashad Greene - 6 catches, 144 yards, 2 TDs
Greg Dent - 6 catches, 95 yards
Willie Haulstead - 5 catches, 97 yards
Kenny Shaw - 3 catches, 56 yards
Kelvin Benjamin - 6 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD
Nick O'Leary - 2 catches, 14 yards
Christo Kourtzidis - 2 catches, 29 yards
Kevin Haplea - 2 catches, 7 yards
Telvin Smith - 12 tackles, 2 TFL
Ukeme Eligwe - 8 tackles
PJ Williams - 7 tackles
Terrence Brooks - 6 tackles
Reggie Northrup - 6 tackles, 1 TFL
Lamarcus Joyner - 5 tackles
Mario Edwards, Jr. - 5 tackles, 1.5 TFL
Christian Jones - 4 tackles, 1 TFL
Giovanny Alfonzo: My Life Be Like by Grits f/ Toby Mac
Kyle Bird: Spaceman Carnage Festival Trap Remix by Hardwell
Jose Brizuela: Hustlin' by Rick Ross
Kenny Burkhead: Hall of Fame by The Script
Robbie Coles: You Ain't Seen Country Yet by Josh Thompson
Marcus Davis: I Run This by Birdman f/ Lil Wayne
Josh Delph: Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Evan Geist: Springsteen by Eric Church
Justin Gonzalez: All the Above by Maino
JJ Could: I'm Goin In by Lil Wayne
Bryant Holtmann: Neva End by Future
Lee Howard: Doing My Thing by Khristian B
Brandon Johnson: Superstar by Lupe Fiasco
Hayden Jordan: Snow by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Brett Knief: Feels So Good by Mase
Brandon Leibrandt: Sunshine by Matisyahu
Stephen McGee: Safe and Sound (Zion-I Remix) by Rebelution
Peter Miller: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Seth Miller: The Only Way to Know by Jason Aldean
Ladson Montgomery: Betta Ask Somebody by G-Unit
John Nogowski: Baba O'Reily by The Who
John Sansone: Youngin' on His Grind by Wiz Khalifa
Dylan Silva: Levels by Avicii
Scott Sitz: Real American by Rick Derringer
Casey Smit: My Moment by 2 Chainz
Gage Smith: Stayin' Alive Remix by Teddybears (not on Spotify)
DJ Stewart: Go DJ by Lil Wayne
Billy Strode: Let There be Cowgirls by Chris Cagle
Alvin Swoope: God's Gift by J.Cole
Ryan Valdes: I Knew You Trouble by Taylor Swift (not on Spotify)
Luke Weaver: I'm Blue by Eiffel 65
Jameis Winston: I'm Different by 2 Chainz
Expected Participant List
DE Tank Carradine
LB Cory Cox
DT Everett Dawkins
LS Dax Dellenbach
OL Daniel Glauser
K Dustin Hopkins
DE Brandon Jenkins
TE Jonathan Johnson
QB EJ Manuel
DT Anthony McCloud
LB Nick Moody
DB Xavier Pryce
FB Lonnie Pryor
LS/H Chris Revell
CB Xavier Rhodes
RB Debrale Smiley
WR Rodney Smith
DE Toshmon Stevens
LB Sean Tidmus
RB Chris Thompson
OL Menelik Watson
DE Bjoern Werner
LB Vince Williams
OL Alex Barron
CB Avis Commack
DB Jajuan Harley
DL Travis Johnson
CB Greg Reid
TE Beau Reliford
DB Terrance Parks
RB Jermaine Thomas
You coached a lot of players over the years and many of those guys have gained a lot of weight after football, which some believe shortens life spans. Would you comment?
Bowden: Most athletes after they quit playing and performing do gain weight because they are used to eating what they want and they don't burn the calories off like they used to. As linemen, Joe and Henry were big to begin with so it's natural that they would get even larger after they quit playing
Do you think Joe and Henry are good examples for America and for former athletes alike?
Bowden: I hope Joe wins the Biggest Loser. He and his brother Henry have both lost over 100 pounds. They are setting a good example for America and for our former Athletes and that is what people need to see. If Joe and Henry can do it so can you.
They say that former football players die younger than they should because of the weight they carry. Have you seen that?
Bowden: So many of our former athletes do die earlier and its usually because of obesity and its usually because they stop exercising something they did all the time. I see our former players who go off to the NFL coming back 30, 40 50 pounds bigger. America can learn from what Joe and Henry are doing, especially you athletes need to pay attention.
You were diagnosed as a type-two diabetic and dealt with weight loss. What did you do?
Bowden: I lost 20 pounds after I quit coaching because I knew I like to eat and knew I wouldn't be as active as I was when I was coaching. I get out and play golf, hit balls, when I am not out speaking. I like to eat so I am careful of what I eat and I do exercise. I'd like to lose five more.
Former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel is set to appear on an episode of FOX Sports South's "The Panel," which is a 30-minute series of shows that features a prominent college football player on the verge of the NFL Draft.
Manuel recently completed taping of his episode with multiple air dates scheduled throughout the month of April. In the episode, Manuel goes in front of a panel of former NFL players Tim Couch, Takeo Spikes, Ovie Mughelli and Dorsey Levens.
Here are the dates and times that Manuel's episode of "The Panel" will air throughout the country:
FOX College Sports Atlantic Mon - 03/18/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Delay
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 03/18/2013 09:00 PM Central Delay
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 03/25/2013 08:30 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Sun - 03/31/2013 12:30 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Tue - 04/02/2013 04:00 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 04/15/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 04/22/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Mon - 03/18/2013 10:30 PM Central Delay
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 03/19/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 03/19/2013 05:30 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 04/23/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 04/23/2013 04:00 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Wed - 04/24/2013 03:00 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO Tue - 03/19/2013 05:30 PM Pacific Delay
FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO Fri - 03/29/2013 06:00 AM Pacific Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Mon - 03/18/2013 12:00 AM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Mon - 03/18/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Delay
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Wed - 03/20/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Sat - 03/23/2013 06:30 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Tue - 03/26/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Fri - 03/29/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Sat - 03/30/2013 09:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH (Non-Predators 1) Mon - 03/25/2013 07:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS WEST Tue - 03/26/2013 10:30 PM Pacific Delay
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Mon - 03/18/2013 12:00 AM Central Delay
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Wed - 03/20/2013 08:30 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Thu - 03/21/2013 04:30 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Mon - 03/25/2013 08:30 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Tue - 04/23/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 03/19/2013 07:00 PM Eastern Delay
SPORTSOUTH Sun - 03/24/2013 08:30 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 03/26/2013 11:30 AM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 03/26/2013 06:30 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Fri - 03/29/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Repeat
SUN SPORTS Mon - 04/01/2013 02:00 PM Eastern Repeat
SUN SPORTS Tue - 04/09/2013 06:00 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Mon - 04/15/2013 10:30 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 04/23/2013 10:00 AM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Thur - 04/25/2013 9:30 AM Eastern Repeat
Courtesy of Kidz 1st Fund:
Tallahassee, FL - Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi presented the second Kidz1stFund check in only 19 months to Dr. John Wagner, M.D. and Dr. Margaret L. MacMillan, M.D. co-directors of the Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Clinic at the University of Minnesota Monday evening at a reception at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Kidz1stFund's donations to date toward Fanconi anemia research total $1 million.
"FA is our opponent and we will do everything we can to fight this disease head on," said Jimbo Fisher. "Candi and I knew from the beginning we could make a difference by helping to raise awareness and fund research. Through the generous donors of Kidz1stFund, these million dollars will make a significant difference in the lives of FA patients."
The Fishers created Kidz1stFund after their 7-year old son, Ethan, was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder in 2011. Fanconi anemia is a genetic disease which causes possible birth defects, bone marrow failure and eventually leads to cancer years earlier than the general population. Currently, there is no cure for FA, and yet the Fishers are tirelessly working to help find that cure.
"The world's first successful cord blood transplant was with an FA patient, and now there have been over 23,000 cord blood transplant performed for a variety of diseases to date," said Dr. MacMillan. "FA families like the Fishers continue to push for better treatments for this terrible disease, and we hope to one day be able to find that elusive cure for Ethan and the others with FA."
Kidz1stFund, under the direction of chairwoman, Candi Fisher, made its first pledge of $500,000 in March of 2012 to the University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's Hospital, doubling the university's research budget for Fanconi anemia.
"We chose the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital because it treats more Fanconi anemia patients needing blood and marrow transplantation than all other hospitals in the country combined," said Candi Fisher. "And because, most importantly, their team of doctors gave us hope that a cure would be found."
Kidz1stFund: Jimbo & Candi Fisher's Kidz1stFund is dedicated to raising awareness and research dollars for Fanconi anemia, the rare disease that affects their younger son, Ethan. Dollars raised through generous donations, online contributions, merchandise, and during special events go toward finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for this life threatening disease.
To learn more about the fund and donate to the cause, please visit www.Kidz1stFund.com.
"Our conference, schools and fans are delighted that Notre Dame will join the ACC on July 1, 2013. The addition of Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse, followed by Louisville in 2014, positions us extremely well with an outstanding collection of 15 member institutions."
"As was previously announced, our annual five games against Notre Dame in football will begin with the 2014 season. This not only will enhance our league's already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement."
"From a basketball perspective, the level of competition will be second to none. As we look towards the future, there's no denying that ACC Basketball will continue to set even higher standards of excitement and excellence. The competition will be brutal, which is a great thing for our league and fans."
"Notre Dame now looks forward with great anticipation to becoming a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. We are thrilled to join a great group of institutions who share our commitment to the integration of athletics into the academic mission of the university. Our coaches and student-athletes across our athletic programs are truly excited about the new challenges ahead."
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Official 4.65 40-yard dash time for EJ Manuel, per the NFL. That's 2nd fastest among QBs behind Geno Smith. Good, stock-raising number. #FSU-- Brandon Mellor (@BrandonMellor) February 24, 2013
"That kid I think is a starting left tackle in the league, Menelik Watson." -Mike Mayock. Watson ran 5.22 40-yard dash in 2nd attempt. #FSU-- Brandon Mellor (@BrandonMellor) February 23, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today acquired forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, guard Toney Douglas and cash considerations from the Houston Rockets in exchange for forwards Francisco Garcia, Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.
"We are excited about the addition of Patrick, Toney and Cole," said Petrie. "They will add skill and depth along with the potential for a different look to our roster. We all want to thank Francisco, Thomas and Tyler for their efforts and contributions."
In Patterson, the Kings receive the 14th overall selection of the 2010 NBA Draft (Kentucky) who averaged 11.6 points (.519 FGs, .365 3FGs, .755 FTs), 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in 47 outings with the Rockets this season (started 38). The 6-9, 235-pound forward has posted career numbers of 8.4 points (.495 FGs, .347 3FGs, .723 FTs), 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 163 contests with Houston (started 45).
Aldrich is a 6-11, 240-pound center selected by Oklahoma City with the 11th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft (Kansas) and is averaging 1.7 points (.530 FGs, .704 FTs) and 1.9 rebounds in 74 career games with both the Thunder and Rockets.
Douglas is a third-year pro who tallied 8.1 points (.395 FGs, .377 3FGs, .882 FTs), 1.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.8 steals in 49 games with the Rockets this season. The 6-2, 185-pound guard was drafted by the New York Knicks out of Florida State and has notched career averages of 8.8 points (.406 FGs, .357 3FGs, .825 FTs), 2.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 224 career contests.
Garcia, whose years with the Kings (8th season) made him the longest-tenured player on the roster, was selected by the Sacramento as an early entry candidate out of Louisville with the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and is averaging 5.2 points (.376 FGs, .367 3FGs, .857 FTs), 1.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.8 minutes per game in 40 contests (started 15) this season. He has amassed career averages of 8.3 points (.433 FGs, .360 3FGs, .809 FTs), 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 22.2 minutes per game in 460 outings (started 128).
Robinson is averaging 4.8 points (.424 FGs, .577 FTs), 4.7 rebounds and 15.9 minutes per game in 51 contests as a rookie this season. He has scored in double-figures in seven games and grabbed 10 or more rebounds on five occasions. Robinson was selected by the Kings as an undergraduate (junior) out of Kansas with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Honeycutt, currently in his second NBA season, is averaging 0.9 points (.273 FGs, 0-2 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), 1.1 rebounds and 3.6 minutes per game in nine contests off the bench for Sacramento. He has recorded career averages of 1.2 points (.314 FGs, .200 3FGs, .714 FTs), 1.0 rebounds and 5.0 minutes per game in 24 outings. Honeycutt was selected by the Kings as a sophomore out of UCLA with the 35th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
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Courtesy of Seminole Productions, take a look back at all the best moments from the 2012 Florida State Football season:
And here is a sneak peak at the FSU football behind-the-scenes show that will air on Sun Sports HD on Feb. 2:
Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel and kicker Dustin Hopkins are set to compete in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. The event will air Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. on ESPN2 and will then re-air on ESPN2 Sunday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. and at noon Feb. 17. ESPN will also carry an encore at 4 p.m. on April 14.
Here is a list of all the competitors:
Quicken Loans QB Accuracy
EJ Manuel - FSU
Ryan Nassib - Syracuse
Mike Glennon - NC State
Jordan Rodgers - Vanderbilt
Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
Giovani Bernard - RB - UNC
TJ McDonald - S - USC
Khaseem Greene - LB - Rutgers
Skechers GoRun Hands Competition
Matt Elam - S - Florida
Kenny Vaccaro - S - Texas
Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee
Robert Woods - WR - USC
Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Sylvester Williams - DT - UNC
Sam Montgomery - DT - LSU
Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
Alex Okafor - DE - Texas
Dustin Hopkins - FSU
Caleb Sturgis - Florida
Brett Maher - Nebraska
Brett Baer - Louisiana-Lafayette
June 9-11 Youth Camp ages 8 - 8th grade
June 12 -14 High School Camp 1
June 15 Team Camp Linemen & 7 on 7
July 17-19 High School Camp 2
Bonus - Here's the game-winning call synced over top of game broadcast:
- James Coley: FSU offensive coordinator to Miami offensive coordinator
- Eddie Gran: FSU running backs/special teams coach to Cincinnati offensive coordinator
- Dameyune Craig: FSU quarterbacks coach/recruiting coordinator to Auburn co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach
- Mark Stoops: FSU defensive coordinator/secondary coach to Kentucky head coach
- D.J. Eliot: FSU defensive ends coach to Kentucky defensive coordinator/linebackers coach
- Greg Hudson: FSU linebackers coach to Purdue defensive coordinator
Courtesy of the University of Miami:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - James Coley, who served the last three seasons as offensive coordinator at Florida State, has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami, head coachAl Golden announced Thursday.
Coley spent the last five seasons in Tallahassee on Jimbo Fisher's staff - all five as tight ends coach and the last three as the offensive coordinator. As the recruiting coordinator at Florida State in 2008 and 2009, he was instrumental in the Seminoles landing back-to-back Top 10 signing classes and was also named the ACC's top recruiter in 2010 by ESPN.com.
"We're excited about adding James Coley's leadership, expertise and passion to our staff and Miami Hurricane Football," Golden said. "I've been an admirer of his offenses output and execution, his commitment to student-athlete development as well as his relentless approach to recruiting Dade and Broward counties.
"Coach Coley will be a great asset to the University of Miami and we welcome him, his wife Kenia and their two children back to South Florida," Golden said.
Prior to Florida State, Coley spent one season in his hometown of Miami as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at FIU. He completed overhauled the Golden Panthers offense and established new standards for rushing yardage, as the unit doubled its production over the second half of the season.
He spent two seasons as an offensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban. While with the Dolphins, Coley worked with running backs Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown when the duo boasted the NFL's seventh-best rushing attack. In 2006, he worked with the Dolphins' receivers, including All-Pro Chris Chambers and Wes Welker, and was responsible for breaking down opposing defenses and self-scouting as the quality control coach.
Coley's college coaching career began as a graduate assistant at LSU on then-offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher's staff in 2003 and 2004. The Tigers won the 2003 SEC and National Championships and played in the 2004 Capital One Bowl.
Coley spent six years as a high school football coach in Miami from 1997-2002, first as quarterbacks coach from 1997-99 at Miami Senior HS, where he worked with former Hurricanes stars and current NFL standouts Andre Johnson and Roscoe Parrish. He then spent 2000-02 as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator at Miami Norland HS, where he coached future college stars Dwayne Bowe (LSU), Kareem Brown (Miami), Alexander Bostic III (FIU) and Antwan Barnes (FIU). Coley's high school coaching career concluded with Miami Norland winning the 6A state title in 2002.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State in 1997 and his master's degree from LSU in 2004. Coley and his wife Kenia have two children - Madison and Brady. The Coleys own a home in Coconut Grove and both of their extended families reside in South Florida.
From the Florida State Athletic Training Staff on the status of Mike Compton:
Sophomore right hander Mike Compton is out indefinitely as he is receiving treatment for a right elbow sprain . He will be reevaluated in two weeks at which time we hope to have more information on his status.
Florida State will host numerous military families and personnel this Thursday night for the Florida State vs. Clemson men's basketball game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Below is a list of the groups and individuals that will be recognized during the game.
Staff Sergeant Cody Chism, who served in the Army as a Combat Medic for 10 years in Germany and in Operation Iraqi Freedom 07/09, and was medically retired from the army do to combat related injuries.
A large group of student veterans will also be recognized.
Leon and Gadsden Country Troops, who recently returned home:
Florida Army National Guard troops from the 869th Engineer Company returned home from Afghanistan earlier this month. The 56 guardsmen, coming mainly from Gadsden and Leon counties, returned home to the National Guard Armory in Quincy after being away since February 2012. The company performed engineering operations for the United States Central Command's Material Recovery Effort.
*FSU Joint Air Force ROTC will present the colors.
Tiffany McCarty became the highest draft selection in Florida State women's soccer history Friday morning when she was taken second overall by the Washington Spirit in the first round of the National Women's Soccer League Draft.
But that's not the only history the former FSU star made.
According to FSU baseball/soccer sports information director Jason Leturmy, McCarty becomes just the third Seminoles student-athlete from any varsity sport to be selected by a professional team in the first two picks of that squad's league draft. She's the second player to ever go No. 2 overall, joining former baseball star J.D. Drew who was taken second in the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The only other 'Noles player to go higher was Paul Wilson when the former standout baseball player was taken first overall by the New York Mets in 1994. Wilson is the highest drafted Florida State student-athlete in school history.
The highest football selection in FSU history is Andre Wadsworth, who was taken No. 3 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1998 NFL Draft. Former 'Noles defensive end Bjoern Werner could match or top that in this April's draft as he is widely viewed as a consensus top-10 pick.
McCarty was joined Friday by teammates Casey Short and Taylor Vancil, who were both taken fifth and 17th overall in the NWSL Draft, respectively.
Courtesy of the ACC:
Greensboro, N.C.--The Atlantic Coast Conference Friday announced the football conference opponents and sites for the 2013 season incorporating new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse into the 14-team league. As the conference did in its previous expansion in 2005, this year's schedule of league football opponents is entirely a new scheduling model that is not based off the previous schedule.
complete 2013 ACC Football Schedule, including specific dates, is expected to
be announced in early February.
ACC team will play eight conference games in football (four home and four
away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games
(one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division. In
2013, all Atlantic Division members will host their primary crossover opponent
while Coastal Division members will host a rotating crossover opponent.
school's primary crossover opponent does not change, while its rotating
crossover opponent will change each year. With the exception of Pittsburgh and
Syracuse, all schools will be playing their rotating crossover opponent for the
first time since 2009. Pittsburgh joins the Coastal Division while Syracuse
will compete in the Atlantic Division and the two schools will play each other annually
as primary crossovers. The other primary crossovers will stay consistent. The
primary crossovers are:
Atlantic Division.................. Coastal Division
Boston College..................... Virginia Tech
Clemson............................. Georgia Tech
Florida State........................ Miami
NC State............................. North Carolina
Wake Forest........................ Duke
as in 2005, the new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site
games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into
account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat site
games, all limited to the 2013 football season.
The games with opponents traveling
to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami
at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia
Tech at Miami.
the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this
schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the
are the 2013 conference football opponents for each ACC school. The games are
listed with divisional games first in alphabetical order, followed by primary
crossover (pc) and then rotating crossover (rc) games:
Boston College Clemson Florida State Maryland
at Clemson Boston College at Boston College Boston College
Florida State Florida State at Clemson Clemson
at Maryland at Maryland Maryland at Florida State
NC State at NC State NC State at NC State
at Syracuse at Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse
Wake Forest Wake Forest at Wake Forest at Wake Forest
Virginia Tech (pc) Georgia Tech (pc) Miami (pc) Virginia (pc)
at North Carolina (rc) at Virginia (rc) at Pittsburgh (rc) at Virginia Tech (rc)
NC State Syracuse Wake Forest
at Boston College Boston College at Boston College
Clemson Clemson at Clemson
at Florida State at Florida State Florida State
Maryland at Maryland Maryland
Syracuse at NC State NC State
at Wake Forest Wake Forest at Syracuse
North Carolina (pc) Pittsburgh (pc) Duke (pc)
at Duke (rc) at Georgia Tech (rc) at Miami (rc)
Duke Georgia Tech Miami North Carolina
Georgia Tech at Duke at Duke Duke
Miami at Miami Georgia Tech at Georgia Tech
at North Carolina North Carolina at North Carolina Miami
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
at Virginia at Virginia Virginia Virginia
at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech at Virginia Tech
at Wake Forest (pc) at Clemson (pc) at Florida State (pc) at NC State (pc)
NC State (rc) Syracuse (rc) Wake Forest (rc) Boston College (rc)
Pittsburgh Virginia Virginia Tech
at Duke Duke Duke
at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech at Georgia Tech
Miami at Miami at Miami
North Carolina at North Carolina North Carolina
Virginia at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech at Virginia
at Syracuse (pc) at Maryland (pc) at Boston College (pc)
Florida State (rc) Clemson (rc) Maryland (rc)
|2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM|
|QB||Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M||6-1||200||Kerrville, Texas|
|RB||• Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech||6-0||215||Strong, Ark.|
|RB||• Todd Gurley, Georgia||6-1||218||Tarboro, N.C.|
|WR||Davante Adams, Fresno State||6-2||200||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|WR||• Amari Cooper, Alabama||6-1||198||Miami, Fla.|
|WR||J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State||5-10||185||Phenix City, Ala.|
|TE||• Devin Funchess, Michigan||6-5||229||Farmington Hills, Mich.|
|OL||Jack Allen, Michigan State||6-1||295||Hinsdale, Ill.|
|OL||Austin Blythe, Iowa||6-3||275||Williamsburg, Iowa|
|OL||Jake Brendel, UCLA||6-4||295||Plano, Texas|
|OL||Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech||6-5||303||Rockdale, Texas|
|OL||Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati||6-7||290||Rockford, Mich.|
|OL||Tyler Johnstone, Oregon||6-6||292||Chandler, Ariz.|
|DL||Deion Barnes, Penn State||6-4||246||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|DL||• Devonte Fields, TCU||6-4||240||Arlington, Texas|
|DL||Samuel Ukwuachu, Boise State||6-4||222||Pearland, Texas|
|DL||• Leonard Wllliams, USC||6-5||270||Daytona Beach, Fla.|
|LB||Kyler Fackrell, Utah State||6-5||236||Mesa, Ariz.|
|LB||Cory James, Colorado State||6-0||235||Del Rio, Texas|
|LB||Tyler Matakevich, Temple||6-1||220||Stratford, Conn.|
|LB||Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss||5-11||203||Loganville, Ga.|
|DB||Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee||5-11||229||Lithonia, Ga.|
|DB||• Ronald Darby, Florida State||5-11||189||Oxon Hill, Md.|
|DB||• KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame||5-11||182||Everett, Wash.|
|DB||• Trevon Stewart, Houston||5-9||183||Patterson, La.|
|P||• Tyler Williams, Marshall||6-0||195||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|K||• Austin Lopez, San Jose State||6-0||170||Euless, Texas|
|PR||• Jaime Wilson, Western Michigan||5-11||196||Belle Glade, Fla.|
|KR||• Duke Johnson, Miami||5-9||188||Miami, Fla.|
|AP||• Stefon Diggs, Maryland||6-1||185||Gaithersburg, Md.|
|Urban Meyer, Ohio State|
|• Denotes true freshman|
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at email@example.com or 972-713-6198.
|2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA COMMITTEE|
|Marc Anderson||Las Vegas Review Journal||Mountain West|
|Andrew Gribble||Alabama Meda Group||SEC|
|Mike Griffith||MLive.com||Big Ten|
|Rich Hammond||Orange County Register||Pac-12|
|Tommy Hicks||Mobile Press-Register||Sun Belt|
|Blair Kerkhoff||Kansas City Star||Big 12|
|Tom Luicci||Newark Star-Ledger||Big East|
|Brian Murphy||Idaho Statesman||WAC|
|Phil Stukenborg||Memphis Commercial Appeal||Conference USA|
|John Wagner||Toledo Blade||MAC|
Courtesy of ESPN:
ESPN's Discover Orange Bowl telecast, No. 12 Florida State defeating No. 15 Northern Illinois 31-10, was the most-viewed program of the night - broadcast or cable - with an average of 10,562,000 viewers and a 7.1 coverage rating (6.1 US rating). The 2013 game showed viewership and ratings increases of 47 percent (vs. 7,174,000 ) and 34 percent (5.3 coverage rating) over the 2012 Orange Bowl, a 70-33 victory of No. 23 West Virginia over No. 15 Clemson.