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Football:

Spring Ball has arrived - don’t forget to check out the inaugural 2019 practice report. Sophomore quarterback James Blackman took first-team reps. But how did the offensive line do? Also, some defensive backs appear to have new positions this year.

Head Coach Willie Taggart spoke to the media yesterday and provided an update regarding the NCAA’s ruling on Coach Kelly’s off-field waiver:

FSU is still waiting to hear from the NCAA about transfer quarterback Jordan Travis’ waiver.

Junior defensive tackle Marvin Wilson also spoke to the media before practice. So did James Blackman.

Jaiden Lars-Woodbey switched numbers and the newcomers to the team got theirs.

Former four-star Under Armour All-American and new Seminole Travis Jay will try to double-up on state titles today:

Recruiting:

Speaking of Under Armour All-Americans, Bud Elliot wrote everything you need to know about the prospects who showed up to Under Armour’s Los Angeles camp.

Texas A&M transfer quarterback Nicholas Starkel won’t visit Florida State as he’s already chosen where he’ll play next:

Other Sports:

Your No. 14 Men’s basketball team tips off against No. 15 Virginia Tech at 7pm tonight. Both the Seminoles and the Hokies are vying for positioning for a 4th-seed in the tournament. Who else losing could help the ’Noles? Check out the daily rooting guide.

It’s also FSU’s last home game of the season. As you look back, take a moment to appreciate all that Terance Mann has done:

That wasn’t the only piece on Mann. He also reflected on what he called, ‘The best four years of my life.’ But Mann isn’t the only Senior. It’s also Senior Day for Phil Cofer, P.J. Savoy, Christ Koumadje, and David Nichols.

The Women’s basketball team clinched the sixth seed in the ACC tournament, and beat out their preseason projections.

The No. 1 Florida State Softball team swept the UCF Invitational and are now 22-0.

Senior FSU golfer Bennett Baker shot a 5-under 66 yesterday in the second round of the Cabo Collegiate at Querencia.

For the second year in a row Florida State’s Brandon Hon was selected the South Region Women’s Assistant Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year.

The Men’s Swimming and Diving team took silver and a come-from-behind gold medal at the 2019 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.

Certainly not to be outdone, the Women’s Swimming and Diving team took a silver medal and ACC Diver of the Meet MVP awards home.

The 21st-ranked Men’s tennis team dropped their second match in a row, this time to Oklahoma. Meanwhile, the Women’s tennis team went undefeated this weekend, finishing with beating Pitt 6-1.

Your No. 5 Beach volleyball team went 4-0 at the Beach Burrow Bash.

Alumni:

Former FSU defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan looks like he might be joining some teammates:

Jernigan, Lamarcus Joyner, Terrance Brooks, Ronald Darby, Bobby Hart, and Mario Edwards, Jr. all appear to be heading towards NFL free agency this offseason.