Jan. 18, 2002
Tallahassee, Fla. –
Florida State released the 13-game regular season 2002 football schedule on Friday. The Seminoles will open the season on August 24 with Iowa State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City in the Eddie Robinson Classic. Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden will begin the season tied with Bear Bryant for second place all-time with 323 career victories. FSU will play two Thursday night ESPN prime time games starting at Louisville on September 26 and at home against Clemson the following week on October 3. The Florida game will be played on November 30 in Tallahassee.
Season and single game tickets are available for sale immediately on the official Florida State athletics website www.seminoles.com. Printed season ticket renewal forms will be mailed next month. Phone orders are not currently being accepted for 2002 football tickets.
2002 Florida State Football Schedule Date Opponent Site Aug. 24 Iowa State Kansas City, MO Aug. 31 VIRGINIA* TALLAHASSEE, FL Sept. 14 at Maryland College Park, MD Sept. 21 DUKE** TALLAHASSEE, FL Sept. 26 at Louisville Louisville, KY Oct. 3 CLEMSON TALLAHASSEE, FL Oct. 12 at Miami Miami, FL Oct. 26 NOTRE DAME TALLAHASSEE, FL Nov. 2 at Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC Nov. 9 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA Nov. 16 NORTH CAROLINA*** TALLAHASSEE, FL Nov. 23 at NC State Raleigh, NC Nov. 30 FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE, FL * Varsity Weekend/ Youth Day ** Parents' Weekend *** Homecoming
“Our 2002 football schedule is challenging, unique and exciting,” said FSU athletics director Dave Hart. “We will play 13 games, which includes a very attractive home slate. National television exposure for our program in 2002 could be even better than what we’ve enjoyed in recent years.”
In addition, Florida State released the off-season workout dates and the spring football practice dates for the Seminole football team. The off-season conditioning drills will consist of 10 sessions between February 7 and February 28.
“Our medical staff, strength staff, and assistant coaches make suggestions and changes in the
off-season program every year,” said Bobby Bowden. “We will make a few changes this year as we continue to work toward our goal of properly conditioning our athletes.”
In anticipation of the forthcoming construction of the new Communications Building in the north end of Doak Campbell Stadium, the off-season drills will be held at Tully Gymnasium on campus.
The first spring practice will be held on Monday, March 4, and will conclude with the annual Garnet and Gold Game on April 6 at 2:00 p.m.