Florida State University

Looking Back at college football’s weekend

October 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Here’s a stunner. College football really doesn’t change from one season to the next. Take last year’s four playoff teams: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma. They’re all undefeated and ranked in the top seven nationally. Next year, I’ll wager that they’re all firmly in the top 10, too. And the […]

Read the full article →

Looking back on the college football weekend

September 27, 2018 College Sports in Florida

5 Observations 1. Bully for the Bulls, being 4-0 and all. But, frankly, it was easier to think bad of them than ever as they squeaked past East Carolina. No, ECU will not have a good year. South Florida has work to do in its week off. 2. At FSU, there is no fish that […]

Read the full article →

Looking back on the weekend’s college games

September 12, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 2 a.m. 5 Observations 1. All of USF’s problems on defense Saturday weren’t because of Georgia Tech’s offense. There were plays that made it look like USF had never seen a simple pitch before. The Bulls are fast, and they can score. But will every game go to the final reel? 2. It’s hard […]

Read the full article →

One swing, and Choi turns defeat into victory

September 11, 2018 Florida State University

Tuesday, 3 a.m. As home runs go, it only felt as if it was out of this world. After all, it started halfway around it. And as designated hitters go, well, Ji-Man is the man. One out from having their record streak snapped, Ji-Man Choi launched a two-run homer off of Cleveland’s Brad Hand to […]

Read the full article →

State roundup: What has happened to Florida?

September 9, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. Samford? No, not Stanford. Samford. Yep, the raging Bulldogs, a 33-point underdog, played FSU to the last heartbeat Saturday night before losing, 36-26. It was the latest of a series of games that shows that football isn’t what it used to be in this state. Yeah, Samford (and hold the “…and son” […]

Read the full article →

Predictions: Bucs lose opener to New Orleans

September 8, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. The odds are that Jameis Winston, watching at home, reaches for the potato chips before he reaches for the chicken wings. The odds are that Drew Brees hits his first eight passes before the Bucs force an incompletion, although that might be conservative. The odds are that Gerald McCoy records his first […]

Read the full article →

Remembering Burt, and that wonderful interview

September 7, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 3 a.m. When the interview was over, when his tears had stopped and his laughter, I came to this conclusion about Burt Reynolds. The thing that made him a star, I thought, was that he didn’t act like one. He was Burt. He was the old FSU running back. He was the guy who […]

Read the full article →

Looking back at the weekend’s college football

September 5, 2018 College Sports in Florida

5 Observations 1. Give Florida the weekend victory. They weren’t as ambitious in their scheduling as Miami or FSU, but they did everything they were supposed to do in their victory over Charleston Southern. They should have won big, and they won big. We still don’t know how it will transfer to the big boys, […]

Read the full article →

Ask Gary: Has the Super Bowl hype calmed down?

February 3, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

Read the full article →

Yes, Taggart is good enough for the FSU job

December 6, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 3 a.m. At the time, it seemed like a good question. Heck, at the time, it seemed like the only question. “Willie, are you good enough for this job?” I asked. For once, I wasn’t trying to be a wise guy. Given what we had just seen, it was the question on everyone’s mind. […]

Read the full article →