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|Florida State Seminoles|
|University||Florida State University|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||David Coburn|
|Varsity teams||20 (9 men's, 11 women's)|
|Football stadium||Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Donald L. Tucker Civic Center|
|Baseball stadium||Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium|
|Softball stadium||JoAnne Graf Field|
|Soccer stadium||Seminole Soccer Complex|
|Other arenas|| Apalachee Regional Park |
Don Veller Seminole Golf Course
Mike Long Track
|Symbol||Osceola and Renegade|
|Fight song||Florida State University Fight Song|
|Colors||Garnet and Gold |
The Florida State Seminoles are the athletic teams representing Florida State University located in Tallahassee, Florida. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1991–92 season; within the Atlantic Division in any sports split into a divisional format since the 2005–06 season.
Florida State University is a public space-grant and sea-grant research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.
Tallahassee is the capital city of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2018, the population was 193,551, making it the 7th-largest city in the U.S state of Florida, and the 126th-largest city in the United States. The population of the Tallahassee metropolitan area was 385,145 as of 2018. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Florida Big Bend and Florida Panhandle region, and the main center for trade and agriculture in the Florida Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a cartel organization that regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Seminoles' athletic department fields 20 teams. They have collectively won 19 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles.
A national championship(s) is the top achievement for any sport or contest within a league of a particular nation or nation state. The title is usually awarded by contests, ranking systems, stature, ability, etc. This determines the best team, individual in a particular nation and in a particular field. Often, the use of the term cup or championship is just a choice of words.
Florida State Athletics began in 1902 when the then Florida State College football teams played three seasons.The 1905 Buckman Act reorganized the existing seven Florida colleges into three institutions, segregated by race and gender. As a result of this reorganization, the coeducational Florida State College was renamed the Florida State College for Women. The Florida State University became a co-ed institution in 1947 with most of the newly enrolled male students back from service in World War II. The "Seminoles" name, chosen by students in a 1947 vote, alludes to Florida's Seminole people who in the early nineteenth century resisted efforts of the United States government to remove them from Florida. Since 1978 the teams have been represented by the symbols Osceola and Renegade. The symbol represents an actual historical figure, Seminole war leader Osceola, whose clothing represents appropriate period dress. The athletic logo, in use since the early 1970s, shows a profile of a shouting Seminole warrior in circle. The model for the logo was Florida State music faculty member Thomas Wright, composer of the Florida State University Fight Song and Victory Song. The use of names and images associated with Seminole history is officially sanctioned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Athletic programs resumed and Florida State fielded its first football team in 43 years with FSU facing Stetson on October 18, 1947.
Racial segregation is the systemic separation of people into racial or other ethnic groups in daily life. Segregation can involve spatial separation of the races, and mandatory use of different institutions, such as schools and hospitals by people of different races. Specifically, it may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school, going to the movies, riding on a bus, or in the rental or purchase of a home or of hotel rooms. In addition, segregation often allowed close contact in hierarchical situations, such as allowing a person of one race to work as a servant for a member of another race.
The Seminole are a Native American people originally from Florida. Today, they principally live in Oklahoma with a minority in Florida, and comprise three federally recognized tribes: the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, as well as independent groups. The Seminole nation emerged in a process of ethnogenesis from various Native American groups who settled in Florida in the 18th century, most significantly northern Muscogee (Creeks) from what is now Georgia and Alabama. The word "Seminole" is derived from the Muscogee word simanó-li, which may itself be derived from the Spanish word cimarrón, meaning "runaway" or "wild one".
Osceola and Renegade are the official mascots of the Florida State University Seminoles. Osceola, representing the historical Seminole leader Osceola, and his Appaloosa horse Renegade introduce home football games by riding to midfield with a burning spear and planting it in the turf.
Florida State was a founding member of the Dixie Conference, in 1948, when other southern institutions seeking to create a "purely amateur" athletic conference based on the principle of complete amateurism, with no athletic scholarships. Three years later, FSU left the conference to become an independent, having won ten conference titles including three in football and two in men's track and field.
In 1976, Florida State joined the Metro Conference in all sports except football, which remained independent. For fifteen years FSU competed and won sixty-eight conference titles as well as five national titles including two in softball, two in women's track and field, and one in women's golf.
The Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference, popularly known as the Metro Conference, was an NCAA Division I athletics conference, so named because its six charter members were all in urban metropolitan areas, though its later members did not follow that pattern. The conference was centered in the Upper South with some strength in the Deep South. The conference never sponsored football, although most of its members throughout its history had Division I-A football programs. In 1995, it merged with the Great Midwest Conference to form Conference USA. The merger was driven mainly by football, as several Metro Conference members had been successfully lured to larger conferences that sponsored the sport.
Since 1991, Florida State has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Since joining the conference, FSU has won ninety-six ACC titles and nine national titles including three in football, three in men's track and field, two in soccer, and one in softball. After the 2005 conference expansion was complete, FSU was placed in the newly formed Atlantic Division.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.
Florida State's school colors of garnet and gold are a merging of the university's past. In 1904 and 1905, the Florida State College won football championships wearing purple and gold uniforms. When FSC became Florida State College for Women in 1905, the FSCW student body selected crimson as the official school color. The administration in 1905 took crimson and combined it with the recognizable purple of the championship football teams to achieve the color garnet. The garnet and gold colors were first used on an FSU uniform in a 14–6 loss to Stetson on October 18, 1947.
On April 11, 2014, as part of the university's 'Ignition Tradition' rebranding of the program, white and black were added to the official school colors. The addition of the two colors is to better represent the colors present on the flag of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Florida State maintains two traditional rivals in all sports with the Florida Gators and the Miami Hurricanes. Florida State University is the only school in the State of Florida to play both Florida and Miami year in and year out in all sports. Most notably is the football rivalry with the Gators who hold a 35–26–2 all-time lead against the Seminoles. The series began with Florida dominating for the first few years, but it has since become more balanced. In the past forty meetings, FSU has gone 23-17-1. The rivalry with Miami dates back to 1951, when the Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 35–13 in their inaugural meeting. The schools have played uninterrupted since 1966, with Miami holding the all-time advantage, 33–30. Florida State holds a 10–5 advantage since the Hurricanes became a conference foe in 2004.
Florida State developed a rivalry with Clemson after being placed in the same division of the conference after the 2004 season. Florida State leads the all-time series 20–12. In addition to their in-state rivals, Florida State enjoys baseball rivalries, primarily with Georgia Tech.
Florida State University was founded with money donated by Francis Eppes VII, a grandson of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and founder of the University of Virginia. As a result, both teams play for the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy in football. With the recent realignment of the divisions, the Seminoles found themselves in one division and the Cavaliers in another.
Florida State has had 16 athletic directors in its history.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Cross country||Cross country|
|Swimming and diving||Softball|
|Tennis||Swimming and diving|
|Track and field †||Tennis|
|Track and field †|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
Florida State University sponsors teams in nine men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports.Florida State competes as a member of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association in beach volleyball.
|J. D. Drew||1997|
Florida State's baseball program is one of the most successful in collegiate sports, having been to twenty-three College World Series in fifty-seven Tournament appearances, and having appeared in the national championship final on three occasions (falling to the USC Trojans in 1970, the Arizona Wildcats in 1986, and the Miami Hurricanes in 1999).
Under the command of Head Coach No. 11 Mike Martin (FSU 1966) for forty years, Florida State is the second-winningest program in the history of college baseball. Since 1990, FSU has had more 50 win seasons, been to more NCAA Tournaments and finished in the top 10 more than any other team in the country. Since 2000, FSU is the winningest program in college baseball with more victories and a higher winning percentage in the regular season than any other school. Despite their success, Florida State is still chasing their first CWS Championship, and has the most appearances in the CWS of any program yet to win a national championship.
|NCAA CWS appearances||1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970. 1975, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019|
|ACC Tournament Champions||1995, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012|
|ACC Atlantic Division Champions||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
Florida State's basketball program has enjoyed modest success since their first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 1968. Since then, the Seminoles have made seventeen tournament appearances, played for the national title in the NCAA championship game in 1972, advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round in 1992, 2011 and 2019, the Elite Eight round in 1993 and 2018, and won the ACC title in 2012.
A total of 44 Seminoles have been selected in the NBA Draft with nine first round picks. Among those first round selections are Dave Cowens, and George McCloud, the first lottery selection in school history. There are currently five Seminoles on NBA rosters.
|NCAA Tournament appearances||1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|NIT appearances||1984, 1987, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|ACC Tournament Champions||2012|
The women's basketball program has made eighteen tournament appearances. In the 2006–07 season, Florida State advanced to its first NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen in school history. The Seminoles won the ACC regular season titles in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, the Seminoles made it to the Elite Eight round, the deepest advance in the tournament in program history, matching that run in 2015 and again in 2017.
|NCAA Tournament appearances||1983, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|WNIT appearances||1982, 2003, 2004|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||2009, 2010|
In 1902, the Florida State College in Tallahassee fielded its first varsity football team. The FSC program posted a record of 7–6–1 over the next three seasons, including a record of 3–1 against their rivals from the old University of Florida (formerly known as Florida Agricultural College) in Lake City. In 1904, the Florida State College football team became the first-ever state champions of Florida after beating both the University of Florida and Stetson University. In 1905, however, the Florida Legislature reorganized the state's higher education system by abolishing the existing state-supported colleges, and creating the new University of the State of Florida in Gainesville, and the new Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee. Many former Florida State College male students transferred to the new University of the State of Florida (renamed the University of Florida in 1909).
Following World War II, Florida State College for Women became coeducational and was renamed Florida State University in 1947, and the school once again started a football team. After its first season, FSU joined the Dixie Conference, which it won in each of the three years it was a member. It withdrew from the conference in 1951 and competed as an independent team for the next forty years.
Under head coach Bobby Bowden, the football team became one of the nation's most competitive football teams, greatly expanding the tradition of football at Florida State.The Seminoles played in five national championship games between 1993 and 2001, and have claimed the championship three times, in 1993, 1999, and 2013. The FSU football team was the most successful team in college football during the 1990s, boasting an 89% winning percentage. FSU also set an NCAA record for most consecutive Top 5 finishes in the AP football poll – receiving placement fourteen years in a row, from 1987 to 2000. The Seminoles were the first college football team in history to go wire-to-wire (ranked first place from preseason to postseason) since the AP began releasing preseason rankings in 1936. FSU also owns the record for most consecutive bowl game victories with 11 between 1985 and 1996 and made a post-season appearance for thirty-six straight seasons from 1982-2017. The Seminole football team has also won eighteen conference championships in the Dixie and Atlantic Coast.
Florida State's football program has produced many players who went on to NFL careers, including Fred Biletnikoff, Deion Sanders, Terrell Buckley, Derrick Brooks, Sebastian Janikowski, Walter Jones, Corey Simon, Anquan Boldin, Javon Walker, Warrick Dunn, Peter Boulware, Laveranues Coles, Brad Johnson, Samari Rolle, Christian Ponder, Peter Warrick, Jalen Ramsey, Dalvin Cook, Jameis Winston, Darnell Dockett, Dustin Hopkins, Kelvin Benjamin, Graham Gano, Rodney Hudson, Burt Reynolds, and Lee Corso as well as many others.
|National Champions||1993, 1999, 2013|
|ACC Champions||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 1999, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|ACC Atlantic Division Champions||2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Bowl victories||1950 Cigar Bowl, 1965 Gator Bowl, 1977 Tangerine Bowl, 1982 Gator Bowl, 1983 Peach Bowl, 1985 Gator Bowl, 1986 All-American Bowl, 1988 Fiesta Bowl, 1989 Sugar Bowl, 1990 Fiesta Bowl, 1990 Blockbuster Bowl, 1992 Cotton Bowl, 1993 Orange Bowl, 1994 Orange Bowl, 1995 Sugar Bowl, 1996 Orange Bowl, 1998 Sugar Bowl, 2000 Sugar Bowl, 2002 Gator Bowl, 2005 Gator Bowl, 2006 Emerald Bowl, 2008 Champs Sports Bowl, 2010 Gator Bowl, 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl, 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, 2013 Orange Bowl, 2014 BCS National Championship, 2016 Orange Bowl, 2017 Independence Bowl|
The Florida State cheerleaders cheer at all football games as well as home basketball and volleyball games. The Seminoles won the National Cheerleaders Association championship in 1997 and finished in third place at the Universal Cheerleaders Association finals in 2019. The dance team that performs at football and basketball games is known as the Golden Girls.
The Seminoles have made thirty-five NCAA tournament appearances including twenty-four national championship appearances and seventeen regionals. Florida State has won thirteen conference championships. The Seminoles have appeared in twelve straight NCAA tournaments and were the top seed in the 2015 tournament, a year in which they won a school record four straight in-season tournaments.
The Seminoles have made eight AIWA tournament appearances, twenty-five NCAA tournament appearances including eleven national championship appearances and twenty-two regionals. Florida State has won three conference championships.
|Mark Krikorian||15th Season|
Since adding soccer as a sport, Florida State has made twenty appearances in the NCAA tournament and ten appearances in the College Cup. The Seminoles won national championships in 2014 and 2018.
|NCAA Champions||2014, 2018|
|NCAA College Cup appearances||2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018|
|NCAA Tournament appearances||2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|ACC Tournament Champions||2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||2009, 2012, 2014|
The softball team plays at the Seminole Softball Complex; the field is named for JoAnne Graf, the winningest coach in softball history.An 8–1 victory over Jacksonville on February 22, 2006, made her only the second coach in NCAA history to record 1,100 NCAA fast-pitch wins. In 1999, Florida State received a softball complex, which also houses the soccer stadium.
|Lonni Alameda||12th Season|
|Jessica van der Linden||2004|
Florida State's accomplishments include two AIAW national championships, one NCAA national championship, ten trips to the Women's College World Series, thirty-two NCAA Tournaments, thirty-four All-Americans, and seventeen conference titles, and thirty-six forty win seasons.
For over two decades, FSU has been one of the most dominant softball programs in the history of collegiate softball. Only five teams in the history of the NCAA have been to more WCWS than Florida State and no school east of Arizona has been to more NCAA Tournaments than the Seminoles. Florida State has made a regional appearance every year since 2000.
In 2015, Lacey Waldrop and Maddie O'Brien became the first players from the school to be drafted into the National Pro Fastpitch league and Jessica Burroughs became the school's first number one overall pick in 2017.
|AIAW Champions||1981, 1982|
|NCAA WCWS appearances||1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018|
|ACC Tournament Champions||1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|ACC Atlantic Division Champions||2018, 2019|
The men's track and field team has won consecutive NCAA national championships and ACC championships. In 2006, the team had individual champions in the 200 m (Walter Dix), the triple jump (Rafeeq Curry), and the shot put (Garrett Johnson). In 2007, Dix became the first person to hold the individual title in the 100 m, 200 m, and 4*100 m Relay at the same time.
The Florida State Rugby Football Club was founded in 1970, and plays Division 1 college rugby in the South Independent Rugby Conference. The Seminoles won the conference championship in 2012, defeating the University of Central Florida. With this conference championship, FSU qualified for the national playoffs and finished the spring 2012 regular season ranked 22nd in the country. In the national playoffs, Florida State defeated in-state rivals Florida 34-12 in the Sweet 16, before losing to Tennessee 45-27 in the quarterfinals. FSU is led by head coach Michael Gomez.
Florida State Athletics has made great strides in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) standings in the last twenty years. Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, FSU has been ranked among the top fifty NCAA Division I athletic programs in the country. From the 2006–2007 through 2014–2015 academic years, Florida State cracked the top 15 every year, including two top 5 finishes in 2009–2010 and 2011–2012, and four top 10 finishes in 2010–2011, 2014–2015, 2017–2018, and 2018–2019.
NACDA All-Sports Rankings
Florida State has won nineteen national team championships (including nine sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), three by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), two by the Bowl Championship Series, and one by the Bowl Coalition), and its individual athletes have numerous individual NCAA national championships.
Florida State University has won 9 NCAA team national championships:
Below are the 10 national team titles that were bestowed by other college athletics entities:
Florida State has also been national runners-up twenty times in eight sports: baseball (3), men's basketball (1), beach volleyball (2), men's cross country (1), women's cross country (2), football (2), women's golf (1), women's soccer (2), men's indoor track and field (2), men's outdoor track and field (2), and women's outdoor track and field (2).
|Sport||Conference||Championship years||Number of championships|
|Baseball||Atlantic Coast Conference||1995, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018||8|
|Baseball||Metro Conference||1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991||12|
|Baseball||Florida Intercollegiate||1956, 1957||2|
|Baseball, Regular Season||Metro Conference||1986, 1989, 1990, 1991||4|
|Baseball, Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012||8|
|Basketball (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2012||1|
|Basketball (Men)||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Basketball (Men)||Florida Intercollegiate||1955||1|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Dixie Conference||1951||1|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Florida Intercollegiate||1955||1|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Metro Conference||1978, 1989||2|
|Basketball (Women)||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Basketball (Women), Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||2009, 2010||2|
|Basketball (Women), Regular Season||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Beach Volleyball, Regular Season||Coastal Collegiate Sports Association||2016, 2017, 2018, 2019||4|
|Beach Volleyball||Coastal Collegiate Sports Association||2016, 2017, 2018, 2019||4|
|Cross Country (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2010||1|
|Cross Country (Men)||Metro Conference||1978, 1979, 1982||3|
|Cross Country (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013||7|
|Football||Atlantic Coast Conference||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014||15|
|Football||Dixie Conference||1948, 1949, 1950||3|
|Golf (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2008||1|
|Golf (Men)||Metro Conference||1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990||13|
|Golf (Men)||Dixie Conference||1950||1|
|Golf (Women)||Metro Conference||1988, 1989, 1991||3|
|Indoor Track and Field (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||1994, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019||13|
|Indoor Track and Field (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2009, 2014, 2018||3|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018||13|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2000, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2019||5|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Metro Conference||1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991||15|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Southeastern Independent||1972, 1973, 1974||3|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Dixie Conference||1950, 1951||2|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Women)||Metro Conference||1989, 1990, 1991||3|
|Soccer (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018||6|
|Soccer (Women), Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||2009, 2012, 2014||3|
|Softball||Atlantic Coast Conference||1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019||17|
|Softball, Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018||17|
|Swimming and Diving (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2007||1|
|Swimming and Diving (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2006||1|
|Swimming and Diving (Women)||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Tennis (Men)||Metro Conference||1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988||5|
|Tennis (Men)||Dixie Conference||1949, 1950, 1951||3|
|Tennis (Women)||Metro Conference||1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991||5|
|Volleyball||Atlantic Coast Conference||1998, 2009, 2011, 2012||4|
|Volleyball||Metro Conference||1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989||6|
|Sport||Division||Championship years||Number of championships|
|Baseball||ACC Atlantic||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014||8|
|Football||ACC Atlantic||2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014||6|
|Softball||ACC Atlantic||2018, 2019||2|
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Florida State University has invested and continues to invest largely in the athletic centers and facilities around campus. The most visible stadium is Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium which is surrounded by the University Center, which houses the university administration, several colleges and departments.
Coyle E. Moore Athletics Center
Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility
Bill Harkins Field at the Manley R. Whitcomb Band Complex
Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
Donald L. Tucker Center
Seminole Basketball Training Center
Don Veller Seminole Golf Course
JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex
Lucy McDaniel Volleyball Court at Tully Gymnasium
Florida State University Beach Volleyball Courts
Mcintosh Track and Field Building at Mike Long Track
Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium
Morcom Aquatics Center
Scott Speicher Tennis Center at the Donald Loucks Courts
Indoor Tennis Facility
Seminole Soccer Complex
Apalachee Regional Park
Apalachee Regional Park is the home course for the Florida State Seminoles men's and women's cross country teams.
A number of FSU alumni have found success in professional sports, with 123 active alumni competing in sports including basketball, football, baseball and golf.
The first hall of fame class was inducted in 1977.
FSU alums have competed at the Olympic Games, winning twelve medals: four golds, four silvers, and four bronzes. Florida State has competed at consecutive Olympics since the [[1972 Summer Olympics, sending a school-record 21 Olympians in 2016.
|Katherine Rawls||United States||1932 Summer Olympics, 1936 Summer Olympics|
|Rafael A. Lecuona||Cuba||1948 Summer Olympics, 1952 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics|
|Bill Roetzheim||United States||1948 Summer Olympics, 1952 Summer Olympics|
|Don Holder||United States||1952 Summer Olympics|
|Margaret Coomber||Great Britain||1972 Summer Olympics|
|Danny Smith||Bahamas||1972 Summer Olympics, 1976 Summer Olympics|
|Phil Boggs||United States||1976 Summer Olympics|
|Wendy Fuller||Canada||1980 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Bradley Cooper||Bahamas||1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Orvill Dwyer-Brown||Jamaica||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Brenda Cliette||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Esmeralda Garcia||Brazil||1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Randy Givens||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Walter McCoy||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Marita Payne||Canada||1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Angela Wright-Scott||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Arthur Blake||United States||1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics|
|Michelle Finn-Burrell||United States||1992 Summer Olympics|
|Tom Reither||Chile||1992 Summer Olympics|
|Keam Ang||Malaysia||1996 Summer Olympics|
|Kim Batten||United States||1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics|
|Rob Braknis||Canada||1996 Summer Olympics|
|Brandon Dedekind||South Africa||1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics|
|Nelson Mora||Venezuela||1996 Summer Olympics|
|Julio Santos||Ecuador||1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Samantha George||Canada||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Iain Harnden||Zimbabwe||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Jayson Jones||Belize||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Doug Mientkiewicz||United States||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Wickus Neinaber||Swaziland||2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Stephen Parry||Great Britain||2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Brett Peterson||South Africa||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Tal Stricker||Israel||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Brian Dzingai||Zimbabwe||2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Golda Marcus||El Salvador||2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Chris Vythoulkas||Bahamas||2004 Summer Olympics|
|Kimberly Walker||Trinidad & Tobago||2004 Summer Olympics|
|Yuruby Alicart||Venezuela||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Gonzalo Barroilhet||Chile||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Jonathan Borlée||Belgium||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Kevin Borlée||Belgium||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Ricardo Chambers||Jamaica||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Rafeeq Curry||United States||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Walter Dix||United States||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Tom Lancashire||Great Britain||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Andrew Lemoncello||Great Britain||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Ngoni Makusha||Zimbabwe||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Barbara Parker||Great Britain||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kaleigh Rafter||Canada||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Ariel Rittenhouse||United States||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Dorian Scott||Jamaica||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Mateo de Angulo||Colombia||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Hannah England||Great Britain||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kemar Hyman||Cayman Islands||2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Lacy Janson||United States||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Maurice Mitchell||United States||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Ciaran O'Lionaird||Ireland||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kimberly Williams||Jamaica||2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Anne Zagre||Belgium||2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Katrina Young||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Alonzo Russell||Bahamas||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Stephen Newbold||Bahamas||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Shaquania Dorsett||Bahamas||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Stefan Brits||South Africa||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Kellion Knibb||Jamaica||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Violah Lagat||Kenya||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Marvin Bracy||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Colleen Quigley||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Pavel Sankovich||Belarus||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Nick Lucena||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Linden Hall||Australia||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Susan Kuijken||Netherlands||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Leticia Romero||Spain||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Leonor Rodriguez||Spain||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Meme Jean||Haiti||2016 Summer Olympics|
The athletic department emerged in January 2010 from NCAA sanctions resulting from the discovery of academic cheating by athletes in 2006–2007. This discovery involved athletes in ten sports programs who were taking an online course in music history. An NCAA investigation resulted in scholarship limits and negation of wins involving compromised athletes.Florida State appealed parts of the decision. The penalties removed fourteen football wins from the career total of Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden, yet the coach temporarily claimed the all-time record for Division 1 football wins in 2012 when a far larger number of victories was deducted from the career total of Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno's wins were later reinstated, however, following an appeal from the Penn State Board of Trustees in January 2015., leaving Coach Bowden with the 2nd all-time winningest record in Division 1 football.
Additionally, FSU vacated 22 wins in men's basketball, a NCAA post season baseball victory, one national championship in men's track and field, a NCAA tournament victory in women's basketball, as well as other wins in these and several other men's and women's sports.
The Florida Gators are the athletic teams that represent the University of Florida. The University of Florida, its athletic program, its alumni and its sports fans are often collectively referred to as the "Gator Nation." The Gators compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and are consistently ranked among the top college sports programs in the United States. The University of Florida currently fields teams in nine men's sports and twelve women's sports.
Doak S. Campbell Stadium, popularly known as "Doak", is a football stadium on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the home field of the Florida State Seminoles football team of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The Houston Cougars are the athletic teams representing the University of Houston. Informally, the Houston Cougars have also been referred to as the Coogs, UH, or simply Houston. Houston's nickname was created by early physical education instructor of the university and former head football coach of the Washington State Cougars John R. Bender, as he had grown fond of the name during his time there. The teams compete in the NCAA's Division I and the Football Bowl Subdivision as members of the American Athletic Conference.
The Tulane Green Wave are the athletic teams that represent Tulane University, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane competes in NCAA Division I as a member of the American Athletic Conference. There are 17 Green Wave intercollegiate programs.
The Iowa State Cyclones are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Iowa State University, located in Ames. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference and competes in NCAA Division I, fielding 16 varsity teams in 12 sports.
The LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers are the athletic teams representing Louisiana State University (LSU), a public four-year coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Based on winning percentage, the university's athletics program is consistently one of the best in the nation.
The San Diego State Aztecs are the athletic teams that represent San Diego State University (SDSU). San Diego State currently sponsors six men's and thirteen women's sports at the varsity level.
The Florida State Seminoles football team represents Florida State University in the sport of American football. The Seminoles compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team is known for its storied history, distinctive helmet, fight song and colors as well as the many traditions associated with the school.
The South Florida Bulls are the athletic teams that represent the University of South Florida. The university competes in NCAA Division I of the NCAA, and as a member of the American Athletic Conference. The university currently sponsors varsity sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, football, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's track, volleyball, sailing.
The UCF Knights are the athletic teams that represent the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. The Knights participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
The Elon Phoenix is the name given to several sports teams of Elon University, located in Elon, North Carolina. The university is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, fielding 17 varsity teams in 11 sports.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are the athletic teams that represent California State University, Fresno. The university is a member of NCAA Division I's Mountain West Conference. It was a member of the Western Athletic Conference from 1992 until 2012, when it left for the Mountain West alongside fellow WAC member Nevada.
The California Vulcans are the intercollegiate sports teams and players that represent California University of Pennsylvania, which is located in California, Pennsylvania. The Vulcans participate in the NCAA Division II in all sports and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in most sports. The school colors are Red and Black. The mascot of California is Blaze the Vulcan.
The Lamar Cardinals and Lady Cardinals refers to the college athletics teams of Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas. The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals teams compete in all seventeen NCAA Division I sports sponsored by the Southland Conference.
The Liberty Flames and Lady Flames are the athletics teams of Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. They are a member of the NCAA Division I level in 20 sports. LU is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports. Two sports that are not sponsored by the ASUN are housed elsewhere. Women's swimming competes in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. The field hockey team was a member of the Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference before that league's demise after the 2014 season. After playing the 2015 season as an independent, the team joined the Big East Conference in 2016. In football, Liberty participates in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as an independent. The mascot, Sparky, is frequently seen at events. Liberty University is the second youngest school in NCAA Division I, founded in 1971. As a member of the Big South Conference, Liberty regularly competed for the Sasser Cup, which is the trophy for the university which has the best sports program among the member institutions. Liberty won the Sasser Cup 10 times, the most in Big South Conference history.
The Nicholls Colonels are the 15 teams representing Nicholls State University, a university in Louisiana, in intercollegiate athletics. The Colonels compete in the NCAA Division I and the Colonels football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Colonels sports teams are members of the Southland Conference.
The North Florida Ospreys are the athletic teams of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. The Ospreys compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference in NCAA Division I. UNF became a full-fledged member of Division I in 2009; previously, the Ospreys were members of the Sunshine State Conference and Peach Belt Conference in NCAA Division II. UNF fields teams in seven men's sports and ten women's sports.
The Indianapolis Greyhounds are the athletic teams that represent the University of Indianapolis, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Greyhounds compete as members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference for 22 of 23 varsity sports. Indianapolis has been part of the GLVC since 1978.
The Valdosta State Blazers are the athletic programs of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Valdosta State is a NCAA Division II member institution and has been a member of the Gulf South Conference since 1981.
The FIU Panthers are the athletic teams representing Florida International University, an American public university located in Miami. The Panthers currently compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics as members of Conference USA.