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Noles News: 55 days until FSU opens season vs. LSU

DraftKings currently has the Tigers as 2.5-point favorites over Seminoles, with the over/under set at 55.5 points.

University of North Carolina Tar Heels vs Florida State Seminoles Photo by Jim Gund/Allsport/Getty Images


FSU has the No. 13 class in the country, with 15 total commits (1 five-star, 10 four-stars and four three-stars) averaging a 90.30 rating.

You can catch up on all the latest Florida State football recruiting news and pick the brains of our recruiting staff in the latest edition of our recruiting thread.

Florida State 2024 recruiting class

QUARTERBACK: 4 star Luke Kromenhoek (GA)

RUNNING BACK: 4 star Kam Davis (GA)

WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Camdon Frier (FL)

WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Tawaski “TJ” Abrams (FL)

WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Lawayne McCoy (FL)

WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star BJ Gibson (GA)

WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Elijah Moore (MD)

TIGHT END: 5 star Landen Thomas (GA)


DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Jamorie Flagg (FL)

LINEBACKER: 3 star Jayden Parrish (FL)

DEFENSIVE BACK: 4 star Ricky Knight III

DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star CJ Heard (GA)

DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Rydarrius “Red” Morgan (AL)

KICKER: 3 star Jake Weinberg (FL)


We’re just 55 days out from FSU taking on LSU in Orlando to kickoff the 2023 college football season. DraftKings currently has the Tigers as 2.5-point favorites, with the over/under set at 55.5 points.

The sportsbook also currently has FSU with the 7th-best odds to win the 2023 national championship and second to win the ACC Championship (+160, behind Clemson at +155).

It has Florida State’s win total set at 10 wins, with +1800 odds to win the national championship and +165 to win the ACC Championship. Meanwhile, ESPN’s SP+ rankings have the Seminoles ranked No. 10, with the No. 19 offense and No. 14 defense — additionally, its simulations project the Seminoles’ average record as 9.3-6.4. Its FPI rankings, which have Florida State at No. 14, give FSU a 0.3% chance at winning the national championship (1.1% of making it), a 4.4% chance at making the playoffs, a 98.5% chance of reaching six wins, and a predicted finish of 8.7 - 3.5.


Florida State Seminoles basketball has announced the indefinite suspension of sophomore guard Chandler Jackson.


Florida State Seminoles sophomore pitcher Jackson Baumeister was selected with the 63rd overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles in this year’s MLB Draft:

You can keep up with all the latest off-season movements and shakings in our Florida State baseball off-season news thread.

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Florida State Seminole athletics had 290 student-athletes named to the 2022-23 ACC Academic Honor Roll:

The Seminoles had 28 student-athletes who earned the honor at least four times in their career. Two members of that group in fifth-year athletes Valencia Myers (women’s basketball) and Madeleine McDonald (swimming and diving) have been selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll five times in their FSU careers.

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lea Nienhaus has been named a 2023 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation:

Award recipients must have demonstrated an active commitment to education in addition to their cutting-edge research, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and education. Awardees earn $100,000 in unrestricted research funds, which are usually used over a five-year period.

Nienhaus becomes the third-ever recipient of the award from the FSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the first since 1989. The late Marie Krafft earned the award in 1989, and George Levy earned it in 1976.

This is the third early career award Nienhaus has received within the past six months, and it marks the second recognizing her efforts in mentorship and education. She was recently named a recipient of the Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society, granted to young faculty who have made significant contributions to experimental or theoretical photochemistry, as well as a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the organization’s most prestigious award supporting up-and-coming researchers serving as academic and research-related role models.

Nienhaus, who came to FSU in 2018, investigates the interfaces between inorganic and organic semiconductors and pushes the boundaries of optical spectroscopy. The work is applicable in transforming infrared light that currently cannot be used by solar cells into visible light that can be absorbed by standard silicon solar cells, improving their efficiency in turning sunlight into usable energy.