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Florida State University Football Head Coach Willie Taggart has been fired effective immediately.

Young man in a football helmet and jersey looks toward the camera in confusion. His team is behind him.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Once NCAA champions, The FSU Seminoles can’t seem to win this year. The most recent loss was to Wake Forest. But as FSU struggles, less than a mile away, the Florida A&M University Rattler's are triumphing this season, becoming top in their division.

football players in red t-shirts hold their pads and look out over a field
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BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (AP) — When the boys clad in red and white charged onto Bowles Field on Friday nights, the townsfolk packing the bleachers at Blountstown High could set aside the week's travails and cheer on the home team Tigers.

 

Lynne Sladky / AP Photo

Deondre Francois, former starting quarterback for Florida State University football, was released from the team over the weekend. Seminoles Head Coach Willie Taggart made the announcement after a video surfaced online that allegedly has audio of Francois in a domestic violence altercation with a woman.

The Seminoles' home field displays a banner honoring their 2014 National Championship win.
Nell Clark / WFSU-FM

The FSU women’s soccer team is heading to the semifinal round of the College Cup this week. If the Noles win Friday, they’ll play on Sunday for the National Championship title.  

Actor, FSU Alum Burt Reynolds (left) has died at the age of 82.
Seminoles.com

Actor Burt Reynolds has died. His death was confirmed by his agent, who did not have any further details. Reynolds was not only a well-known actor, he was also an alumnus of Florida State University.

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The Florida State University football team suffered a crushing loss to open the season at home against Virginia Tech. The Hokies upended the ‘Noles 24-3 during Willie Taggart’s coaching debut.

FSU Men's Basketball coach Leonard Hamilton talks to players (2/21/18).
Florida State University / Athletics

After an impressive run in the NCAA Tournament, The Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team will not be heading to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

Nick Evans

Florida State University introduced Willie Taggart Wednesday as the school’s new football coach.  The school is paying $30 million dollars over six years to lure Taggart away from the University of Oregon.

LHatter / WFSU News

When it comes to softball, Tallahassee’s higher education institutions are on a roll. Florida A&M, Florida State and Tallahassee Community College’s women’s teams are all heading to playoffs, giving the Capital City something to cheer about.