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Florida State basketball, football, recruiting news: FSU and Gonzaga face off for the second year in a row

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What kind of team are the Bulldogs, and which players will be available for Leonard Hamilton?

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-West Regional-Florida State vs Gonzaga Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball:

The men’s basketball team has a difficult task in the Sweet 16, as the Seminoles face the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday night. The ’Noles already know they will be without Phil Cofer, but will David Nichols be available for the game?

Speaking of Cofer, here’s how you can donate to the Go Fund Me page that was set up to help cover the medical and funeral expenses from the passing of his father, Michael Cofer.

Check out our Q&A with the Gonzaga SB Nation site The Slipper Still Fits. They answer a variety of our questions about Florida State’s next opponent in the NCAA Tournament.

Football:

Head coach Willie Taggart went through his major observations from the first half of spring practices on the Willie Taggart Talk Show that aired on Monday night.

Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers reportedly suffered a major knee injury during Monday’s practice.

Recruiting:

2020 offensive tackle, and current Kentucky commit, Gerald Mincey picked up an offer from Florida State yesterday. Mincey plays for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

4-star wide receiver E. J. Williams will be visiting Tallhassee today. Williams plays for Central High School in Phenix City, AL and is a member of the 2020 recruiting class.

Alumni:

Alec Eberle is using his pro day workout as an opportunity to help raise money for Uplifting Athletes, which is a charity that assists people suffering from rare blood diseases.

Dwayne Bacon finished with a career-high 24 points in the Hornets’ overtime victory against the San Antonio Spurs.

Charlotte head coach James Borrego had some great things to say about Bacon after the game.

Malik Beasley is going to be a dad!

Baseball:

The FSU baseball team’s losing streak against the University of Florida now stands at 10 games.