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    Noles News Now: FSU Seminoles sports latest

    Noles News Now: FSU Seminoles sports latest

    Hello everyone, happy Monday, and welcome to Noles News Now presented by Tomahawk Nation— I’m Perry Kostidakis, and here’s the latest in Florida State athletics.
    A hard weekend out on the diamond all-around for Florida State — on the softball side, the No. 2 national seed Seminoles went undefeated in opening play of the Tallahassee Regional before faltering in the final to underdog Mississippi State.
    Florida State didn’t look at all like the world-beaters they had this season - in game one, they were shutout for just the second time this year, falling 5-0 and registering just two hits. That bad juju was seemingly erased in the beginning of a winner-take-all game two, with Sydney Sherill smacked a two-run homer that put the Seminoles up 2-zip, while a Kaley Mudge RBI in the bottom of the second put them up 3-1.
    That was the last time FSU would score — the Bulldogs used a strong fifth inning to take back the lead, never relinquishing it en route to a Tallahassee Regional title. It’s the first time since 2012 that the Seminoles won’t be heading to the Super Regional state — it’s a hard ending to a great season, in addition to an ACC title secured last week, FSU’s 49-5 record in the regular season was the highest winning percentage in a regular season in school history.

    Seminoles season ends in back-to-back losses to Mississippi State

    FSU Softball: Danielle Watson drafted to Women’s Professional Fastpitch


    It wasn’t much better for FSU baseball in its regular season finale — the Seminoles started off its series against UNC with a walk-off loss and ended it by being blown out 11-0. FSU was picked to finish first in the ACC, and now head into the ACC Tournament as the No. 9 seed. It’s a disappointing result for a team that seemingly had gathered the talent to support a pitching room that was supposed to be amongst the nation’s elite. While it’s not curtains on the season for the Seminoles, there’s a major need for a strong showing in the conference tournament for both seeding and momentum purposes.
    Three up, three down: UNC sweeps FSU

    As for other FSU sports — Women’s golf advanced to the final round of stroke play at the NCAA Division I championship and are in 6th place as a team after the third. The Seminoles must finish in the top eight of the team standings following Monday’s round of 18 holes to advance to the three rounds of match play which will determine the national championship team beginning Tuesday. Teams five through 12 (including Florida State in sixth place) are separated by a total of nine strokes.
    Florida State women’s tennis athlete Petra Hule, who is the No. 3 seeded singles player in the NCAA Tournament, begins her quest for an individual national championship today at 7 p.m. vs. Kylie Collins of the University of Texas — on the doubles side, Hule and Anna Arkadianou kick off their title run on Tuesday.
    On the men’s side, Louis Pourry kicks off his own championship journey by taking on Hamish Stewart from the University of Georgia — that match set to kick off at 11:30 from Illinois.
    That’s it from this weekend --- thanks for listening and supporting the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. Please drop us a rating, let us know how we’re doing, and subscribe if you haven’t. Thanks again, and we’ll see you on Wednesday.


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    • 4 min
    Jimbo Fisher goes in on Nick Saban, FSU softball NCAA regionals, Seminoles baseball, football, recruiting

    Jimbo Fisher goes in on Nick Saban, FSU softball NCAA regionals, Seminoles baseball, football, recruiting

    Thanks for listening to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things Florida State here on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I’m your host Brian Pellerin here on this Friday morning May 20th. If you’re not following already, it’s a pretty good weekend to plug into the FSU softball and baseball teams. One getting set to host a regional to start its journey to the College World Series. The other trying to make a statement and put themselves firmly in the hosting position themselves.
    We’ll get you prepared for both those teams coming up in a few but we start with the college football beef dominating sports headlines as three of the game’s most prominent coaches go to battle over NIL and recruiting and yeah FSU has some ties to it all. It actually started on Wednesday night when Nick Saban while speaking with boosters in Alabama named specific schools — those being Texas A&M, Jackson St, and Miami — that he felt were playing outside the rules in recruiting players.
    That back and forth ended with some public reprimands from the SEC Commissioner to basically shut up. Meanwhile, the rest of the sport sitting back to see what, if any, action the NCAA takes in looking into Saban’s claims. Could that mean an investigation into Hunter’s recruitment, Cristobal’s rising recruiting efforts in Coral Gables and A&M’s ascension to the greatest recruiting class ever constructed? Time will tell.
    All that’s left is time — probably just a few hours by the time you listen to this — from the start of the NCAA Softball Tournament Tallahassee Regional. The Noles are the No. 2 overall seed in the tourney and No. 1 seed in this regional. They’ll open competition tonight on ESPN+ against Howard at approximately 8:30. The timing on that is dependent on the finish of Game 1 tonight between Mississippi State and USF. In case you need a refresher, regional play is a double-elimination style tournament with one team advancing to the Super Regionals. The Noles would host the winner of the Missouri regional in that Super Regional if they advance. If you’re looking for a deep dive into the other teams competing this weekend, check out Gwyn Rhodes’s preview on Tomahawk Nation dot com or listen to this week’s Seminole Wrap podcast that breaks down the threat each team may pose to Florida State’s chances of moving on. Hopefully, Monday we’ll have a Super Regional to preview for you.
    For the baseball team, the goal remains piling up wins to try and secure a top 16 seed in the men’s tournament. D-1 baseball moved FSU into one of those positions in their tournament projections after last weekend’s series win against Miami, but the midweek loss to Florida leaves little room for error as the Noles headed to Chapel Hill face UNC in a Thursday-Friday-Saturday series. But early on, it was the Heels who took off. Four first-inning runs. Not how you draw it up. It would remain that way into the fourth before Florida State’s freshman came to the rescue. Jaime Ferrer and James Tibbs would lead big chargeback including an 8th inning two-run bomb from Tibbs off the UNC closer that gave FSU the 5-4 lead. That duo combined for 2 HRs, 4 runs, and 3 RBIs. The Noles held that lead into the bottom of the ninth, but they couldn’t hold it. For the second consecutive game, the Florida State bullpen allowed a walk-off homer. This one a three-run shot from Alberto Osuna, his second three-run homer of the game. He drove in 6 by himself. Noles lose 7-5. For all the ins and outs, check out the 3 up, 3 down article on our website.
    Tomorrow’s matchup is expected to be a matchup on lefties with Parker Messick and Brandon Schaeffer figuring to go for the Noles and Heels.
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    • 7 min
    Noles News Now: FSU football primetime games, softball in NCAA, Seminoles baseball vs. UF

    Noles News Now: FSU football primetime games, softball in NCAA, Seminoles baseball vs. UF

    Thanks for listening to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things Florida State here on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin here on this Wednesday morning May 18th.
    We start with the FSU football team... just 101 days away from the start of the season against Duquesne. Time and network remain TBD... but we do now know the start time and network for two of their higher-profile contests this season. Of course, I'm talking about the 2 against their SEC opponents.
    The first of those is the Labor Day weekend, Allstate Louisiana Kickoff against LSU. That game was already set for Sunday, Sept. 4th, but Tuesday the schools announced it will kick off at 7:30 ET on ABC. That's a second straight season with a Labor Day Sunday ABC primetime contest for the Noles after last year's thrilling OT loss to Notre Dame at Doak. This one is in LSU's backyard though -- New Orleans at the Caesar's Superdome. The other primetime contest comes on Thanksgiving weekend as the Noles host Florida on Black Friday.
    That contest on November 25th also at 7:30. Hopefully, the Noles are playing for bowl positioning instead of bowl positioning like a year ago. The guys on the roster taking a step forward will play a big role in that happening. Our team at Tomahawk Nation has taken a close look at how some of those potential stars performed in the spring. This week, the fifth and final installment looked at the secondary specifically AZ Thomas and Sam McCall. Head to TomahawkNation.com to see Kevin Little's film breakdown of their tape to see what could be coming this fall. If you missed the other breakdowns, that article has links to those for Mycah Pittman, Jared Verse, Trey Benson, and Bless Harris.
    On the baseball diamond, the Seminoles traveled down the road to Gainesville for their final midweek contest of the season to face the Gators. It opened with a flurry of offense from each team. The teams alternated scoring in each of the first four innings before the bullpens really stepped up and posted zeros until the 9th. The Gators and Noles were knotted at 5 at that point... but in the bottom of the inning, the Gators untied it. A two-out knock brought up lefty Sterlin Thompson, pushing Mike Martin Jr. to turn to a lefty of his own in Andrew Armstrong. But a hanging breaking ball ended up way over the right field wall for a 7-5 final. The Gators claim the game and the season series. For a full breakdown of the game, check out our Three Up, Three Down article posted now on TomahawkNation.com. The Noles now turn their attention to the close of ACC regular-season play in Chapel Hill against UNC this weekend.
    That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. We'll be back on Friday with more of the headlines you don't want to miss so be sure to follow or subscribe so you don't miss a thing. And if you like what you're hearing, please rate and leave a review. Until then, you can find everything you need on our website.
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    • 4 min
    FSU football report card: Are AZ Thomas and Sam McCall the real deal?

    FSU football report card: Are AZ Thomas and Sam McCall the real deal?

    This is the fifth and final installment of our spring report card series. You can find other breakdowns of Mycah Pittman, Jared Verse, Trey Benson, and Bless Harris in the links on their names. Let us know in the comments below if you would like to continue the series with any suggested players.One of the most fun parts of any football season is seeing those arbitrary star rankings by recruit’s names translate to play on the field. Luckily for Florida State football fans, the two highest-ranked players in the 2022 class play a position that can contribute early.
    Azareyeh Thomas and Sam McCall are both high upside cornerbacks competing for playing time come fall. Their athletic tools are evident at first sight. Thomas’s length is reminiscent of Jalen Ramsey and McCall’s agility and fluidity make him an exciting prospect, but athletic tools aren’t all it takes to make a player effective.
    That’s why we go to the film to answer the tough questions. The guys from the Triple Option are here to break down every play the duo played in the spring game to decide if these players are ready to make an impact early or if they’re merely clay in need of molding.
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    • 29 min
    FSU Seminoles softball wins ACC title: NCAA Regionals Preview

    FSU Seminoles softball wins ACC title: NCAA Regionals Preview

    The Florida State Seminoles softball team is firmly entrenched in the national title hunt after claiming the ACC Tournament crown with a come-from-behind victory over the Clemson Tigers and earning the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
    Next up, they’ll host the Tallahassee Regional starting Friday with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the USF Bulls and the Howard Bison heading to town to fight for the Super Regional berth. Each team will present a unique challenge to the Noles team as they take the first step on the return to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series.
    Host Brian Pellerin and softball beat writer Gwyn Rhodes break down each team’s strengths and weaknesses and how they stack up against Florida State in this week’s episode of Seminole Wrap as well as take a look back at the ACC Tournament run.
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    • 31 min
    Noles News Now: Seminoles beat Miami, softball dominates, golf wins ACC title

    Noles News Now: Seminoles beat Miami, softball dominates, golf wins ACC title

    Happy Monday... Thanks for getting your week started with Noles News Now. I'm your host Brian Pellerin, getting you caught up on the weekend that was for the Florida State Seminoles sports teams. And really the story of the weekend goes to the stickball teams as they both answered the bell against their rivals for huge wins.
    We start with the Florida State softball team who claimed the program's 18th ACC tournament title this weekend, putting a stamp on an already impressive year and entrenching themselves in the national title picture. FSU put up impressive victories over Virginia and Duke in the quarter and semi-finals of the tournament. Then, they needed a 6th inning comeback to put away Clemson in the title game. That win Saturday pushed FSU up from their No. 3 ranking to grab the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, starting this weekend. The Noles will host the Tallahassee Regional that will include Mississippi State, USF, and Howard. If you want an in-depth look at that ACC tournament run and a scouting report of the three teams heading to Tally this weekend as well as the tournament at large, listen to this week's Seminole Wrap podcast as myself and Gwyn Rhodes broke it all down for you in an easy 30 minute listen. You can find the link to that in this article or in this podcast feed.
    Elsewhere, the FSU baseball team battled back from a game one loss to No. 6 Miami to take the final two games and the series. Not a bad way to end the regular season at Howser. The Noles rode the back of Jaime Ferrer to Sunday's win as he hit an early 2-run homer and added another RBI later in the game in route to a 6-4 win. Ross
    Dunn was spectacular in relief as well. Could be a huge series victory for FSU's hopes in hosting a regional of their own in a few weeks. For now, they'll focus on
    Tuesday's contest in Gainesville before their regular season-ending series in Chapel Hill against UNC this weekend.
    On the football field, the action actually continues to be off the field as we remain in the doldrums of the offseason, but the fallout from Mike Norvell's tampering accusations remains the top story. If you missed it, the Noles head coach said last week on the Packer and Durham show that players on the roster that aren't currently in the transfer portal and discussing their contact with other teams and their boosters with the coaching staff. Obviously, those actions are not okay in the pros, but there isn't much to prevent it in the NCAA as the lack of leadership from the top of that organization continues to stain the sport. Previous reports from Baton Rouge pointed to former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher's Texas A&M program as one of the teams trying to poach players from the LSU roster. No word on the teams Norvell is referring to as contact his guys.
    I mentioned the tampering rules in the NFL. Those apply to guys on other teams... but there's no limit to the praise you can place on your own guys as Giants coach
    Brian Daboll is showing during rookie camp when he discusses undrafted signing Jashaun Corbin. The former Nole describe as athletic and having that quick twitch...sounds like exactly what FSU fans know about Corbin from his time in Tallahassee. The beat writers in the Big Apple expect to see Jashaun as a factor in the backfield this fall for the New York Football Giants.
    That'll do it for today's episode of Noles News Now. I'll be back with you on Wednesday to get you caught up on the latest happenings in Noles Nation so be sure to follow, rate, and review the show so you don't miss the next episode. Until then, be sure to check Tomahawk Nation for the headlines you don't want to miss.
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    • 4 min

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Love the show fellas. In The Triple Option you guys have found something that no other media outlet does, and it has been lacking for at least a decade.

The Nolecast was born on Tomahak Nation and is the Standard. I enjoy most of the other media that cover this team and OTB is certainly one of the most notable.

You Boys are following in the path of the Standard. Another great reason to support Tomahawk Nation.

Thank you for the great content.

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With takes hotter than Ingram smiths Louisiana hot sauce singed anus, Trey Rowland brings the heat. Coach AB adds a lot of great insight as well too. Can’t get enough Noles content so this is a great supplement to the other Noles pods I’m sure you listen too. I still think Trey needs to stop interrupting people at times with laughs or jocular comments but he’s come a long way to clean up the rough edges on the rowlcast which I did like

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