Florida State officially announced the addition of transfer portal defensive lineman Braden Fiske on Tuesday, the latest transfer talent to join the Seminoles (who hold the No. 1 transfer class, according to 247Sports).
“I’m fired up to have Braden joining our program,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “He has been an extremely productive playmaker with his relentless style of play and versatility along the defensive line. As we went through the evaluation and recruitment of Braden, it was obvious that he was the right fit for Florida State on and off the field. We are excited to have him as part of the Seminole Family.”
A productive playmaker and the nation's No. 1 transfer defensive lineman is headed to Tallahassee! Help us welcome @bradenfiske55 to #Tribe23— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 27, 2022
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We’re just one day away from Florida State’s Cheez-It Bowl matchup vs. the Oklahoma Sooners — according to DraftKings, FSU is currently a 9.5-point favorite over the Sooners with the over/under set at 66.
The Seminoles spent Tuesday at Fun Spot in Orlando after practice, getting the chance to make lifelong memories for local kids from the West Lakes community:
The Fast and the Cheeziest! pic.twitter.com/mJz3VXAMuH— Cheez-It Bowl (@CheezItBowl) December 27, 2022
What are the coaches taking about?— Cheez-It Bowl (@CheezItBowl) December 27, 2022
Wrong answers only. pic.twitter.com/xtDlErVXfz
(sorry not sorry for the self-promo)
REMINDER: All stadium parking lots are sold out. We highly encourage fans without parking passes coming to the games to park downtown and utilize the FREE game day shuttle to the stadium.— Cheez-It Bowl (@CheezItBowl) December 27, 2022
FULL DETAILS: https://t.co/sQ0pbjIggy pic.twitter.com/2qh3VCMBXL
FSU vs. Oklahoma is set for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff on December 29 from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, with the Cheez-It Bowl to be broadcast on ESPN.
Don't forget that the Official #CheezItBowl Pep Rally starts tomorrow at 4 p.m. Head to @PointeOrlando where the head coaches, bands, cheerleaders and mascots will get you ready for game day.— Cheez-It Bowl (@CheezItBowl) December 27, 2022
OU - 4 p.m.
FSU - 4:45 p.m. https://t.co/YRHRsGxPpk
Chargers CB duo of Asante Samuel Jr & Michael Davis has played really well this year. Making a ton of plays on the ball.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) December 27, 2022
For the seventh straight week, Florida State women’s basketball freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson has earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors after putting up 21 points and six assists against the Miami Hurricanes to open ACC play.
From FSU Sports Info:
She is the only player in the country who ranks in the Top 3 in total points (third; 350), free throws made (second; 105) and field goals made (third; 242).
Ranking in the Top 3 in the nation in all three categories raises the conversation that as just a freshman, Latson might be the most versatile scorer in the country. Despite her high volume of shots from the floor (242 total attempts), Latson is shooting 50.4 percent overall and 40.4 percent from 3-point range.
She continues to lead the ACC in scoring at 25.0 points per game while igniting the Seminoles to their best start at 12-2 overall since the 2019-20 season. Latson’s scoring has been a big part in FSU showing a near +18.0 points per game improvement in scoring (87.9 from 70.0) from its first 14 games in 2021-22.
Men’s hoops also got in on the Rookie of the Week action, with Cam Corhen getting tabbed after logging a career-high 18 points as well as two assists and seven rebounds in last week’s win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Florida State soccer got some major news Tuesday night, with 2024 forward Taylor Suarez flipping her commitment from North Carolina to Florida State:
change of plans!!— Taylor Suarez (@TaylorSuarez24) December 28, 2022
i am super grateful to announce my verbal commitment to Florida State University. i could not be more excited for my new home and the opportunity to be a seminole :) #gonoles pic.twitter.com/kivVeXAa6w
Suaraz, a starting forward on the US Women’s U17 National Soccer Team, was named 2021 Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year as a sophomore.
From the Charlotte Post:
The brightest star currently in the Charlotte sports galaxy right now is so far away – 8,497 miles away to be exact – that it’s a safe bet most don’t even know her name.
Taylor Suarez, a junior at Ardrey Kell High who also plays for the Charlotte Soccer Academy, was a starting forward for the U.S. Women’s U17 National Soccer Team against hosts India at the FIFA U17 World Cup in their first match on Tuesday.
She played all 90 minutes at Kahlinga Stadium, a cricket ground in Bhubaneswar, a city similar in size to Charlotte on the northern part of India’s east coast, and scored on a penalty kick in the USA’s 8-0 win.
Coming into the World Cup, Suarez had earned nine national team caps, starting four matches, scoring twice and assisting six times.
Lightning quick with darting moves, Suarez, who played as a freshman at Charlotte Christian, scored 18 goals and recorded 12 assists last season even though she missed eight games due to national team duties. Still, she helped Ardrey Kell to a 25-2-1 record and a 4A state runner-up finish to Cardinal Gibbons on penalty kicks. Suarez recorded five goals and six assists in six playoff games.