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  • Divide growing between Florida governor, other Republicans

    03/06/2016 10:04:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2016 9:03 AM EST | Gary Fineout
    Gov. Rick Scott is getting handed a string of defeats this year that could render his final 2½ years in office nearly irrelevant. Republican legislators have already rejected Scott's pitch for steep tax cuts and $250 million for business incentives. They are poised to scuttle a major gambling deal he negotiated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and may reject his hand-picked leader for the state's health department. And there is growing talk that if Scott vetoes parts of this year's budget, lawmakers will override him. ...
  • Florida State players had their cars keyed and tires slashed

    01/03/2015 7:26:36 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    fan sided ^ | 1-3-15 | Mike Dyce
    Florida State Seminoles players returned from the Rose Bowl to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. The Florida State Seminoles carried a 29-game win streak into the Rose Bowl match up against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The game serving as a semi-final match up for the first ever College Football Playoff. The defending national champion Seminoles felt disprespected to be seeded despite and undefeated 2014 regular season. That ranking looked fair after Oregon handily defeated the Seminoles in the Rose Bowl, 59-20. It was an embarrassing loss for the Seminoles, but an impressive victory for...
  • Florida State suspends QB Winston for full game (Gasp! The Whole Game!)

    09/20/2014 2:39:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.
  • Sheriff’s Office: Winston Issued Citation For Shoplifting $32 Worth Of Crab Legs

    04/30/2014 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | April 30, 2014 2:10 PM | Staff
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended from the university’s baseball team after being issued a citation for stealing crab legs. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Winston was caught shoplifting at a Tallahassee Publix Monday night and was issued a citation. Major Michael Wood said during a press conference that Winston told authorities that he just forgot to pay the $32 for the crab legs and other seafood items. “Jameis Winston has not been arrested for any crime. He was issued a civil citation,” Wood said. Wood added that...
  • Liberal "Nation" Magazine Freaking Over 'Racist' Seminole Mascot Winning BCS

    01/08/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-8-2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Sports offers teachable insights into the leftist mindset, and even cursory observations verify that everything is political with these folks. This is unavoidable, I suppose, when your power is derived from electoral or public relation successes of the grievance industry. Thus, we know for sure liberals could not simply enjoy Monday's BCS Title Game the way normal folks did. Having been dealt one setback after another in their quest to force the NFL's Washington Redskins to change their moniker, one of the nations leading liberal sports journalists (aren't they all?) has made it official: Florida State is now the cause...
  • The Florida State Seminoles: The Champions of Racist Mascots

    01/08/2014 5:49:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 7, 2014 | David Zirin
    It’s easy to oppose the name of the Washington Redskins and call for owner Dan Snyder to change his beloved bigoted brand. After all, it’s a dictionary-defined slur bestowed on the NFL franchise by their arch-segregationist, minstrel-loving founder. When you have Native American organizations, leading sportswriters, Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress and even the president say the time has come to change the name, it is not exactly difficult to get on board. But what about the Florida State Seminoles, whose football team on Monday night won the Vizio/Dow Chemical/Blackwater/Vivid Video BCS National Championship Game? The NCAA, since...
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • College Game Day Thread

    12/01/2012 10:04:52 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies
    fr football chat thread | freeatlanta
    TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV 12:00 PM No. 11 Oklahoma at TCU 12:00 PM No. 23 Oklahoma State at Baylor FX 12:00 PM UCF at Tulsa 2:30 PM Nicholls State at No. 15 Oregon State Pac-12 Network 2:30 PM Kansas at West Virginia 3:00 PM Middle Tennessee at Arkansas State 3:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida Atlantic 3:30 PM No. 20 Boise State at Nevada 3:30 PM Cincinnati at Connecticut 4:00 PM No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia* CBS 4:00 PM New Mexico State at Texas State 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at South Florida 8:00 PM No. 18 Texas at No. 6...
  • Florida Supreme Court Overturns Indian Gaming Deal

    07/03/2008 9:51:35 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 16 replies · 147+ views ^ | July 3, 2008 | CBS News Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
    Florida Supreme Court Overturns Indian Gaming Deal The Tribe Has Already Given The State $50-Million As Part Of The Negotiations TALLAHASSEE (CBS4); The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday has overturned an agreement Gov. Charlie Crist signed with the Seminole Tribe to expand gambling at its casinos. The court ruled that the governor doesn't have the constitutional authority to enter into the agreement that allows Las Vegas-style slot machines, black jack and other card games at facilities like the Hard Rock Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood. Attorney's for the Florida House of Representatives made their case before the Supreme Court earlier...
  • Sun-Sentinel Again Neglects Party Label in Imprisoned Sheriff Story

    12/21/2007 5:32:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 165+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 21, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    In what seems to be an almost comical pattern among South Florida newspapers, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has once again failed to apply the political party label to disgraced and imprisoned former Broward county sheriff Ken Jenne. Can you guess the political party to which Jenne belongs? I'll give you a hint. It is the big D. If Jenne had been a Republican, you can bet this fact would have been made known in the first paragraph of the Sun-Sentinel story yesterday about the former sheriff, convicted on corruption charges, being transferred to a more comfy prison. One feels like the late great...
  • Team preview: Florida State (ESPN Preview)

    07/20/2007 3:31:23 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 22 replies · 343+ views ^ | 20 July 2007 | Unattributed
    Bobby Bowden enters his 32nd fall as Florida State's head coach, and it's not stretching the truth to say he looks forward to this season as much as he has any in the last decade. How strange it is, then, that the theme of this season is change. First, this will be the 77-year-old coach's first season as a Hall of Fame coach. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December in a class that included his first Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Charlie Ward. The class was supposed to include his comrade in longevity, Penn State's...
  • Seminole Tribe of Fla. buying Hard Rock

    12/07/2006 6:48:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/07/06 | ROBERT BARR
    The Seminole Tribe of Florida is buying the Hard Rock business, including its massive collection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, in a $965 million deal with British casino and hotel company Rank Group PLC, the tribe announced Thursday. The Hard Rock business includes 124 Hard Rock Cafes, four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Casino Hotels, two Hard Rock Live! concert venues, and stakes in three unbranded hotels. With it, the tribe acquires what is said to be the world's largest collection of rock memorabilia, some 70,000 pieces including Jimi Hendrix's Flying V guitar, one of Madonna's bustiers, a pair...
  • Conference Championship Saturday! (Live Thread)

    12/03/2005 10:09:45 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 364 replies · 3,247+ views
    Are you ready for some football? My predictions Texas by 30 USC by 3 Virginia Tech to be upset
  • Psychological group urges end of Indian mascots

    10/18/2005 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 49 replies · 876+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/18/05 | AP
    The American Psychological Association wants to eliminate the use of American Indian mascots, contending they create stereotypes and damage self-esteem. "American Indian mascots are harmful not only because they are often negative, but because they remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them," Stephanie Fryberg said in a statement. "This in turn restricts the number of ways American Indians can see themselves."
  • Play With Our Name (Seminole Tribe)

    08/26/2005 10:07:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 922+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 27, 2005 | JIM SHORE
    EARLIER this week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association reversed its recent decision that would have forced Florida State University to drop the use of the "Seminole" name and related symbols. But it continued to ban the use of Native American mascots and nicknames in postseason N.C.A.A. tournaments, a decision that affects 17 other universities. As a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, I believe the N.C.A.A. should encourage those colleges that have Indian mascots and nicknames to build better relations with the Native American community. Perhaps each university could establish a relationship with a reservation, involving programs like internships,...
  • Florida State Can Keep Its Seminoles

    08/23/2005 9:37:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,153+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2005 | ROBERT ANDREW POWELL
    There was never any doubt where the Seminole Tribe of Florida stood on Florida State University's nickname. The tribe helped university boosters create the costume for the Chief Osceola mascot, approving the face paint, flaming spear and Appaloosa horse that have no connection to Seminole history. Yesterday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed with the 3,100-member tribe and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, which had also endorsed the nickname. The N.C.A.A. removed Florida State from the list of universities banned from using what it called "hostile and abusive" mascots and nicknames during postseason play. "The N.C.A.A. executive committee continues to...
  • NCAA removes FSU from banned list of nicknames

    08/23/2005 5:56:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies · 864+ views ^ | Posted on Tue, Aug. 23, 2005 | BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN
    Seminoles they will stay. The Florida State University athletic department celebrated a major victory on Tuesday when the NCAA announced it had removed FSU from its list of universities subject to restrictions on the use of Native American mascots and nicknames. Earlier this month, the NCAA told FSU and 17 other schools that their use of a Native American mascot and nickname was inappropriate, and that mascots deemed ''hostile or abusive'' would be prohibited from appearing on team uniforms during NCAA-sanctioned tournaments beginning in February 2006. FSU president T.K. Wetherell threatened legal action. The school appealed the NCAA ruling on...
  • NCAA removes Seminoles from hostile list

    08/23/2005 12:40:46 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 111 replies · 2,185+ views
    AP ^ | 8/23/05
    The NCAA removed the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday from a list of 18 college and university nicknames subjected to restrictions because of their hostility to American Indians. The NCAA said it was recognizing the relationship Florida State has long enjoyed with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which assists the university with its pageantry and celebration of its culture and supports the school's use of its name. "The staff review committee noted the unique relationship between the university and the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a significant factor," the NCAA said Tuesday. "The decision of a namesake sovereign tribe, regarding...
  • NCAA: Tribe's support a factor. NCAA committee could review matter next week.

    08/20/2005 7:52:29 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 22 replies · 460+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 8/20/05 | Steve Ellis
    Florida State was here just two weeks ago - seemingly on the cusp of a favorable decision by the NCAA regarding its Seminoles nickname and imagery. The NCAA said Friday that approval from a "namesake" tribe will be considered a primary factor when the review process begins next week for schools appealing the use of American Indian nicknames and symbols. That should be a positive development for FSU, one of 18 schools that the NCAA Executive Committee ruled on Aug.5 to have "hostile or abusive" nicknames, symbols or imagery. "We're very encouraged by (the NCAA) using the word 'namesake' tribe,"...
  • Jeb Bush blasts NCAA

    08/19/2005 5:10:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 1,094+ views
    MICHELLE KAUFMAN ^ | Wed, Aug. 10, 2005
    Count Gov. Jeb Bush among the Floridians outraged at the NCAA's recent announcement that it is banning the use of 18 Indian mascots and nicknames -- including the Florida State Seminoles -- during NCAA-sanctioned events beginning next February. ''I think it's offensive to Native Americans . . . the Seminole Indian tribe who support the traditions of FSU,'' Bush said Tuesday. 'I think they insult those people by telling them, `No, no, you're not smart enough to understand this. You should be feeling really horrible about this.' It's ridiculous. How politically correct can we get? The folks that make these...