Courtesy: Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
Tyson Gay and Darvis Patton wore high-tech, aerodynamically engineered bodysuits to run the finals of the men’s 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic track trials on Sunday.
Walter Dix of Coral Springs wore a Florida State singlet.
Clearly, it wasn’t the clothes that made the man — or made him fast.
Dix, the NCAA champion at 200 meters, went down in distance but stepped up a notch to finish second to Gay in one of the fastest races in history. Shrugging off a hamstring injury that plagued him most of the season, Dix found the drive and power to run a wind-aided 9.80 seconds and grab a berth on the Beijing Olympic team.
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Greg Carr, Antone Smith and Drew Weatherford were each placed on the watch list for the 72nd Maxwell Award.
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell. Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced in early November and the three finalists for each award will be announced November 25th. The winners of the 2008 Maxwell Award wikk be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December.
Florida State Hall of Fame member Charlie Ward is the only Florida State Football player to win the Maxwell Award. Ward won literally every award he was eligible for as a senior signal caller. After the 1993 season Ward won the Davey O’Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, The Maxwell Award and the Heisman Trophy.
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June 25th – 4:27pm
Now fans with Microsoft Outlook on their computers can download and install the 2007-08 Seminoles’ schedule into their calendar! To download the file, just click on the sport below and choose the “Save to Disk” Option.
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June 23th – 4:53pm
The Seminole Student Boosters, in conjunction with Florida State University and Seminole Athletics, launched the 2008 TRUE Seminole campaign this week. The 2008 TRUE Seminole Official Game Day T-Shirt is available for the first time on Seminoles.com. The department of athletics at Florida State University is donating all profits from the sale of this years shirt back to Seminole Boosters, Inc. to fund a scholarship for a deserving Florida State student.
The TRUE Seminole Campaign is a student initiated movement to unite the Seminole Community and harness what is best about FSU: our Unconqured spirit and our sense of core values.
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Geno Hayes has officially made the leap from college to pro football inking a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hayes is the third member of the Buc’s seven-man 2008 draft class to sign a deal.
Hayes was the sixth-round pick of the Buccaneers in last years draft. In 35 games at FSU, he recorded 156 tackles, eight sacks, 29.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven passes defended. He scored two touchdowns, one on an interception return and one on a blocked punt recovery.
Hayes will be able to learn from two great former Seminole football players now with the Buc’s, Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn.
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It had been thirteen years since Sam Cassell last hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy with the Houston Rockets, but that all changed Tuesday night as Cassell and the Boston Celtics were crowned the 2008 NBA Champions.
Cassell joined the Celtics earlier this season after leaving the Los Angeles Clippers. Having the opportunity to play with former teamates Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen was part of the reason Cassell joined the Celtics on a quest for their first NBA title since 1986.
Cassell is a member of the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired earlier this season. Many Florida State fans remember how Cassell thrived under pressure and routinely came through in the clutch for the Seminoles.
Cassell was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. Cassell split time in the back-court with Kenny Smith and was an integral part of the back-to-back championships won by Houston in 1994-1995.
Photo Courtesy: Stan Grossfeld / Boston Globe
Since opening the new track and field building at the Mike Long Track the coaches and student-athletes have been looking to add some personal touches to the building. They already may be running short on trophy cases as Head Coach Bob Braman was named the USTFCCA National Coach of the Year Tuesday for the third straight year.
What’s even more impressive is that this award brings Braman’s total to 19 national coaching awards since 2005.
This award comes on the heels of the Seminoles’ third-straight national track and field championship which they captured this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. The Noles already have their sights set on next season and a 4th straight title. If they can win again next year the Noles would join elite company with Arkansas, USC and UTEP as the only programs to win four in a row.
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Celebrate FSU Track & Field’s 2008 NCAA Track & Field National Championship, making them Track & Field National Champions for three years running, with this Champs tee!
This Ash T-Shirt is available now in the official online shop for Florida State Athletics.
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The schedule for the 2008 Bobby Bowden Call-In show was released Tuesday. On Thursday evenings, Seminole fans know that the Seminole Radio Network is THE source for information on Seminole Athletics. Check our radio affiliate list to find the station nearest you.
Coach Bowden’s Call-In Show is presented by Ashley Furniture and is an hour-long broadcast beginning at 7:00 p.m. The show features Bobby Bowden and Gene Deckerhoff talking directly with fans from across the country, touching on game insights, trivia and random Seminole banter.
The show can also be seen locally via television on WTXL ABC 27 or listened to via the statewide Seminole Radio Network. The Bobby Bowden Call-In Show is also streamed live on Seminoles.com.
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Former FSU football star Warrick Dunn is scheduled to be inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame June 24 in Boise, Idaho.
The organization honors three athletes annually for their exceptional community service work.
Dunn, a 10-year veteran of the NFL, is the founder of the Warrick Dunn Foundation and Homes for the Holidays.
He will join Vlade Divac (NBA) and Jimmie Heuga (US Olympic Skiing / 1964) in this year’s class.
Other NFL players to have been honored by this organization include Drew Bledsoe, Mel Blount, Tom Landry, Steve Largent and Steve Young.
This is the second award that Dunn has received this year. In January Dunn was recognized as the inaugural Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP as part of Super Bowl Week festivities.