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Athletic, deep Florida State upsets Xavier to earn Sweet 16 matchup with Gonzaga

A surprise obstacle is in Gonzaga’s path to the Elite Eight. Florida State staged a late rally to knock off top-seeded Xavier 75-70 on Sunday, setting up Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup against No. 4 Gonzaga (32-4) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tip time is approximately 7:07 and the game will be televised by TBS.

Xavier suspects Florida State wants revenge in NCAA rematch

Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier Rathan-Mayes all are gone, the first two drafted into the NBA. Florida State has only one starter back from a year ago when the Seminoles’ expected run through the NCAA Tournament came to a stunning and ugly end so much earlier than expected.

Florida State topples Missouri

Ninth-seeded Florida State has lots of guys who can score, and the Seminoles used that depth to win their fourth straight NCAA Tournament opener.

Willie Taggart reaches goal of returning home to lead Florida State

Willie Taggart will earn $30 million over six years as Florida State’s head football coach. The university released the letter of understanding signed by Taggart after he was announced as the Seminoles’ new coach on Wednesday. Taggart replaces Jimbo Fisher, who resigned to accept become the football coach at Texas A&M.

No. 10 Florida State cancels game against Louisiana-Monroe

No. 10 Florida State canceled its home game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday because of impending Hurricane Irma. The cancellation came after Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered all state colleges and universities closed through Monday in order to support shelter and emergency relief efforts.

Division I highlights: No. 1 Alabama has little trouble with No. 3 Florida State

Damien Harris ran for a touchdown and blocked a punt, and Jalen Hurts chipped in with a scoring pass on a night that basically required the sophomore quarterback to make no major mistakes, leading Alabama to a 24-7 beatdown of No. 3 Florida State on Saturday at Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Florida State in an epic opener

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Florida State feels like a postseason game even though the College Football Playoff is still four months away. It’s the first time ever that two teams in the top three of the AP’s preseason rankings have met in a season opener. It will be the first college game held at Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will be the site of this season’s national championship game.

Florida State women bring their defense to eliminate Oregon State

Ivey Slaughter jumped into the passing lane on Oregon State’s first possession of the second half and swiped the ball away, then drove the length of the floor in one of those timely defensive moments that has defined her final season at Florida State.

No.3 Florida State defeats No. 11 FGCU 86-80

Dwayne Bacon scored 25 points and Jonathan Isaac added 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the third-seeded Florida State Seminoles hold off No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast 86-80 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament late Thursday night.

No. 22 Notre Dame beats No. 16 Florida St to reach ACC final

Steve Vasturia and Bonzie Colson each scored 18 points as No. 22 Notre Dame knocked off No. 16 Florida State 77-73 to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference finals. The third-seeded Fighting Irish (25-8) will face fifth-seeded and No. 14 Duke on Saturday night for ACC Tournament championship at Barclays Center.

Seminoles’ Derwin James back on the field after knee injury

Florida State defensive back Derwin James is fully participating in workouts during the first week of spring football practices. James tore the meniscus in his left knee during the Seminoles’ second game last season and missed the remaining 11 games. James is not wearing a knee brace and is taking part in all team drills. He is also getting some snaps at punt returner.