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4th Annual Tomahawk Nation Tourney pick 'em

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2011-12 FSU Basketball Preview: Part 1

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With pre-season basketball set to kick-off tomorrow (6 pm – the Jam with Coach Ham), FSU season previews have been coming out from a variety of sources. Several common threads in recent previews...

Inside the Numbers: FSU Hoops

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You'll find the Noles basketball season preview right here at TN on Thursday. For now, some numbers that are jumping out at me.

FSU lands JUCO PF Robert Gilchrist

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Originally from England, plays at Polk CC. Chose FSU over Baylor and Marquette. 6'9 defensive specialist with long arms and a great feel for the defensive game. Raw offensively, but has a decent shot out past 3-pt range.

Montay Brandon commits to the Seminoles

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Montay Brandon, a highly rated perimeter player out of North Carolina, committed to the Seminoles today while on his official visit. This was completely expected and would have been concerning had...

Yahoo Interviews Mike Snaer

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MS: I feel like we have more respect as a team. Everyone knows we have rich football tradition, and now everyone knows we're on the verge of creating a new and exciting basketball tradition. We've already been creating a reputation for ourselves, and now at this point, I feel people expect a little more from us now. That's where you want to get to. Top-notch programs, people expect you to contend in the ACC or get to the Sweet 16 or further than that now. Hopefully our fans don't think it was a one-year thing. People should expect us to do better next year because we will.

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FSU Lands 2012 Combo Guard Out of Alaska

According to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, 6'2" combo guard Devon Bookert has committed to the Noles. He was the player of the year in Alaska, and recently re-classed from 2011 to 2012 rather than...

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Schedule News, and it's not stupid.

If you followed FSU basketball at Tomahawk Nation in recent years then you know that FSU is absolutely terrible at scheduling, and our failure to schedule smartly has not only cost us seeding in...

Is Bernard James the next big thing?

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High school dropout finds direction and purpose in the military, gets new lease on life with chance to play junior college basketball, and then parlays that opportunity into starting position in the storied Atlantic Coast Conference. The stories practically told themselves. Now, James appears ready to write a new chapter.

5 burning questions: Oklahoma Sooners

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b) Travis Lewis... How much does this one hurt? It will hurt Sept. 17 when OU goes to Florida State. The Sooners will need all of the experience and leadership they can muster to get out of Doak Campbell Stadium with a win. Losing Lewis will be a problem, especially if the Seminoles hurt OU with an early big play, whip their crowd into a frenzy and give new quarterback E.J. Manuel some confidence. Otherwise, I think the Sooners can manage just fine until Lewis is able to return around the Texas game.

2011-12 ACC Basketball: Florida State

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There will be a complete season preview coming right here at Tomahawk Nation in October, but for now, here's a quick look at where the Noles should finish this season, and a few details about what to expect.

How dumb was FSU's schedule?

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Turns out that even in a conference filled with terrible basketball schedules, FSU managed to stand out.

SG Aaron Thomas Not Part of 2011 Class

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Aaron Thomas, perhaps the most gifted of the incoming basketball recruits, did not qualify for Florida State and is instead enrolling for a post-graduate year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire,...

Chris Singleton goes #18 to the Washington Wizards

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Chris Singleton became the 10th Seminole in history to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. He was taken 18th by Washington. It was rumored that Singleton would be drafted anywhere from...

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Arkansas hoops transfer to visit FSU this weekend

According to Jeff Goodman (CBS), who's one of the extremely reliable basketball writers out there, Arkansas transfer Jeff Peterson will be visiting FSU this weekend. He'd have one year of...

Ngonidzashe Makusha (FSU) sets collegiate 100 meter record at NCAA Finals

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Ngonidzashe Makusha (FSU) sets collegiate 100 meter record at NCAA Finals

FSU @ Mich St in the 2011 ACC/Big 10 Challenge

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Should be a good matchup. State loses guards Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers who played 83% and 73% of their teams minutes, respectively, but they pick up combo guard Brandon Wood as a transfer from Valpo - who is an excellent player. Mich St is somewhat limited on the interior, but are bringing in 5* forward Branden Dawson who is a matchup nightmare due to his strength, effort and athleticism.

Gary Williams, Dalonte Hill, and the End of an Era

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But now Williams is gone, and in his place is Mark Turgeon, a competent X’s and O’s teacher whose lack of personality limits him as a recruiter. And Turgeon recognizes his limitations and so has spent his first days as the head man at Maryland attempting to compensate for them – he retained Gary Williams’ best recruiting assistant, and then went in search of a great recruiter to add to his staff. And so his eyes turned to Manhattan, Kansas, and focused on a man who had leapt a few years earlier from fringe mid-major bench guy to the highest paid assistant coach in the country precisely because of his relationship with one AAU program – the DC Assault.

Evaluating Mark Turgeon to Maryland

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"Overall, this is the best of the four coaching hires this off-season. Unless, of course, you look at it in context. Miami is a low profile program, Georgia Tech has no money, and NC State is shackled by Deborah Yow. Maryland, meanwhile, is the 3rd best job in a prestigious conference and they ended up striking out on all of their top targets."

Ranking the Lost ACC Talent - Early Entries Edition

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Singleton is another early entry who missed time due to an injury (6 games after he broke his foot) . Singleton had his best offensive season, though he was still only 4th on the team in offensive rating, and this on a very offensively challenged squad. But as we’ve discussed many time, Singleton is the best defensive player in the conference, and perhaps the country. He’s simply a disruptive force that cannot be replaced, and Coach Hamilton will have to perform a miracle next year for FSU to lead the country in defense for a 3rd straight season.

Gary Williams retires after 22 years at Maryland

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Leonard Hamilton now 2nd longest tenured ACC head coach

New Faces: FSU's 2011 Recruiting Class

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The Seminole basketball team reached a new level of popularity during the regular season in 2010-11, finishing 3rd in the ACC and seeing one of the top-5 attendance jumps in the country. Then they...

Empty Seats: Attendance in the ACC

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In 2010-11 8 of 12 schools had an attendance lower than their 5-year running average, led by Wake Forest and Georgia Tech which lost over 2,000 fans apiece. Duke’s didn’t gain or lose because they’ve sold out every game in that time period. Florida State had the largest gain, and their difference from 2009-10 to this year was 5th best in the country.

Seminole Slant: Evaluating Jim Larranaga to Miami

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Shortly after being named the new Athletic Director at the University of Miami, Sean Eichorst has just made his first major move by luring head coach Jim Larranaga away from George Mason. Much has...

A Familiar Face Returns to FSU Basketball

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Dennis Gates, a graduate assistant at FSU while Al Thornton was here, has returned to the Seminole program as a replacement for Andy Enfield. After Enfield moved on to his head coaching position at...

Your ACC Holiday Tournament Guide

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An FSU/UConn matchup should erase and replace everyone’s horrible memories of the ugly National Championship game.

Evaluating an Assistant: FSU's Andy Enfield

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Was his reputation as a shooting coach justified?

Will Miami stem the exodus of black head basketball coaches from the ACC?

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The ACC currently has 1 black head coach, compared to the NCAA average of 21%.

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