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Florida State football, recruiting news: New standalone football facility to be announced

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Plus, the takeaways from FSU’s Tuesday practice and first scrimmage of the year.

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Football:

Reports have indicated that FSU is expected to announce plans for a new, standalone football facility. The entire project is expected to cost 100 million dollars, with the facility’s cost valued at 60 million.

With less than 2 weeks to go before their Labor Day matchup against Virginia Tech, the ’Noles continue to improve on offense, defense, and special teams.

Tomahawk Nation’s report will keep you up-to-date on everything that we observed from Tuesday’s practice.

The latest episode of The Nolecast goes over what happened at FSU’s first scrimmage and if it means anything for the upcoming season.

Florida State checked in at No. 17 on SI.com’s preseason power rankings. That is 2 spots higher than where the Seminoles debuted on the first preseason AP poll.

One of the most important players on FSU’s defense made ESPN’s preseason All-America team.

Vegas released odds on the players most likely to win the Doak Walker and Biletnikoff Awards this season, and there was a ’Nole on each list.

Play No. 13 on our Top 100 countdown recaps one of the most famous (made) kicks in Florida State football history.

Recruiting:

Check out some of these highlights from Tribe 19 quarterback commitment Sam Howell:

One of the top linebacker prospects in the 2019 recruiting class, Nakobe Dean, is deciding between going to either Florida State or Texas A&M for his 5th official visit.

Yesterday, former A&M linebacker Santino Marchiol accused the Aggie football program of committing some pretty serious NCAA violations. It is unclear at this time if these allegations have affected Dean’s decision.

Alumni:

The Seattle Seahawks waived kicker Jason Myers on Monday, which means that they will be going with former Seminole Sebastian Janikowski as their starting kicker for the 2018 season.

FSU women’s basketball star Natasha Howard was named as the WNBA’s Most Improved Player.