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Noles News: FSU looking to snap six-game losing streak to Clemson

The odds in Florida State vs. Clemson Tigers has shifted again

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Florida State Recruiting Class of 2023

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Class of 2023 football commits

RUNNING BACK: 4 star Samuel Singleton Jr. (FL)

WIDE RECEIVER: 5 star Hykeem Williams (FL)

WIDE RECEIVER: 3 star Darren “Goldie” Lawrence (FL)

WIDE RECEIVER: 3 star Vandrevius Jacobs (FL)

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Lucas Simmons (FL)

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Roderick Kearney (FL)

DEFENSIVE END: 4 star Lamont “Boots” Green, Jr. (FL)

DEFENSIVE END: 3 star JUCO Jaden Jones (AL)

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Tavion Gadson (GA)

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Keldric Faulk (AL)

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Keith Sampson, Jr. (NC)

LINEBACKER: 4 star Blake Nichelson (CA)

LINEBACKER: 3 star DeMarco Ward (GA)

DEFENSIVE BACK/ATHLETE: 3 star Quindarrius Jones (MS)

DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Ja’Bril Rawls (FL)

DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Kenton “KJ” Kirkland (FL)


The line in Florida State vs. the Clemson Tigers has shifted again, with the Seminoles now a 3.5-point underdog to the Tigers, according to DraftKings.

On Tuesday, head coach Mike Norvell, offensive lineman Maurice Smith and defensive end Jared Verse met with the media to offer insight into the season so far and preview the Seminoles’ matchup vs. Clemson.



Florida State Seminoles goalie Cristina Roque was named the ACC CO-Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after logging a shutout in a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Virginia last week.

From FSU Sports Info:

Roque recorded a career-high 10 saves in her 23rd career shutout victor and fourth of the season. With the win, Roque improved to 32-0-8 and is still unbeaten through the first 40 starts of her career. On the season she has a 0.429 Goals Against Average (eighth in the country) and a 0.885 save percentage (eighth in the country.) Roque also has a career 0.51 Goals Against Average, making her the NCAA’s active leader.

The first of the school’s Paint it Pink games is set to take place on Thursday, when soccer hosts the Duke Blue Devils in Tallahassee. It’s the eighth year of the event, which sees the women’s athletics teams of Florida State don pink jerseys that are later auctioned to raise money for breast cancer research, treatment and prevention. You can also donate any amount towards the cause at the events — in eight years, the campaign has raised over $60,000.



Gwyn Rhodes is back with another entry in her FSU softball preview series, this week tackling the redshirt sophomores on the squad.

Other entries so far:

Super Seniors


Junior & Redshirt Sophomores Part 1

Allison Royalty & Katie Dack transfers

All Sports

The No. 14 Florida State Seminoles men’s golf team advanced to championship play at the Jackson Stephens Cup in Tallahassee — shooting a combined 8-under to total 23-under par to earn a second place finish in stroke play and a spot in championship play.

From FSU Sports Info:

Junior Brett Roberts earned a third-place individual finish totaling 11-under par (69-68-68). It marks his tenth top-10 finish and his second-lowest scoring total.

Roberts was at the top of the leaderboard and led the Seminoles in par 4 scoring, averaging a 3.83 (-5), as well as carding the most pars with 35 for the tournament. His three consecutive scores in the 60s this week marks his ninth time shooting par or better this season.

Junior Frederik Kjettrup secured his best finish of the season with a 5-under total (69-69-73) that placed him tied for tenth. Although his final round came with some struggle, Kjettrup was still the lead scorer in birdies for the Seminoles, capturing 16 in the three rounds, as well as the low scorer for par 5’s, averaging a 4.25 (-9).

Redshirt Junior Cole Anderson moved three spots up the leaderboard with a final round of 1-under that placed him tied for 13th, totaling 3-under for the tournament (70-72-71). Anderson’s third round was consistent and smooth, shooting even-par on the front-nine and 1-under on the back-nine with an eagle on No. 14 – a 510-yard par 5. This marks his tenth time this season shooting par or better.

Freshman Luke Clanton tied his lowest finish of the season, tying for 17th after shooting his best round of the tournament with a 2-under par 70. His 2-under total (73-71-70) earned him his top performance as a Seminole, with this being his first time totaling an under-par final score. Clanton carded his most birdies in the final round, capturing five which included two back-to-back on No. 14 and No. 15.

Sophomore Patrick McCann shot his lowest score of the tournament, carding a 1-under par 71 to total 2-over (74-73-71) for the Jackson T. Stephens Cup. He tied for 23rd.

The Florida State women’s golf team also finished No. 2 in stroke play in its competition, but went an impressive 5-0 in match play on the final day of the Ivy Intercollegiate at the Baltusrol Golf Club. Senior Amelia Williamson, juniors Charlotte Heath and Alice Hodge, and freshmen Jacqui Putrino and Lottie Woad all logged wins, with Woad earning her first career victory as she finished as the co-champion in the individual standings along with North Carolina’s Krista Junkkari.

Florida State freshman cross country runner Jane Eiselstein was chosen as the ACC Women’s Freshman of the Week after placing 27th behind a personal best of 18:20.3 in the 5K at the Apalachee Regional Park on October 7th.

Florida State men’s swimming and diving swept the ACC Performers of the Week on Tuesday as Peter Varjasi was named the ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week, while Jesco Helling was given the ACC Men’s Diver of the Week. Varjasi set two meet records at the TYR Classic in Miami over the weekend, winning the 100 and 200 free. Helling made it a perfect sweep of the springboards, winning 1-meter (295.95) on Saturday after taking 3-meter on Friday (339.90).

Researchers from FSU’s Department of Biological Science have received more than $5 million from the National Institutes of Health that will be used, in concert with additional university funding, to construct the Southeastern Center for Microscopy of MacroMolecular Machines, or the SECM4, at Florida State University.

From FSU:

Cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, allows scientists to reconstruct protein complexes, like viruses and antibodies, in three dimensions at nearly atomic-level resolutions. These reconstructions — which let scientists pinpoint the positions of individual atoms in a protein — can be used to understand the basis of diseases and design treatments to fight them.

Florida State University has been a key player in this specialized research since the field’s early days, and the university is now set to enhance the capabilities available both on campus and throughout the Southeast with construction of a new cryo-EM research center.