Doak Campbell Stadium also known as “The House that Bobby Built” witnessed plenty of success as its main tenant, Florida State Seminoles has played their games there since their first win in 1950.
The venue undergone many refurbishments and expansions and can now hold over 82000 spectators. The stadium is known for its great and intimidating atmosphere making purchase of Florida State Seminoles tickets an easy task.
If you are more into college hoops, then the Seminoles will welcome you inside of the Donald L.Tucker Civic Center, an arena that can take over 13000 fans on a game day making your day a good one in the venue that opened in 1981.
Florida State Seminoles first football appearance occurred in 1947, the same season as basketball. They are placed in Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA Division I, Atlantic Division.
The college’s colours are one of the better known among the fans and are garnet and gold and the university’s mascot is Seminola leader, Osceola riding his horse Renegade.
The main rivals of the Seminoles are Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Tigers.
The Seminoles had plenty of success with their football program through the years. They had won three national titles, with further five that the university didn’t claim. They have also been three more times the finalists and had won 18 conference titles, with 6 division championships and 44 Bowl games to their name that resulted in 26 wins, 16 losses and 2 ties.
The Seminoles had also recorded three undefeated seasons and had gone unbeaten through the conference play twelve times. The university is also a current holder of the longest active streak of appearances in Bowl games with 34.
The program produced three Heisman Trophy winners, all of them playing quarterback position. The most recent winner was James Winston who had been drafted 1st overall in 2015 draft by the Buccaneers. He was named the Rookie of the year by the Pepsi and Pro Football Focus along with nomination to Pro Bowl and becoming the Buccaneers franchise rookie record setter in passing yards and touchdowns at the end of his rookie campaign.
Their most recognisable player among the NFL is Deion Sanders, who besides football also played baseball and is the only player to hit a home run in major league and score a touchdown in NFL in the same week. He’s also the lone player to play in the World Series as well as in the Super Bowl.
Basketball Seminoles lived in the shadow of the football program’s success for most of the time with some years where they were getting motte attention due to their successes.
To date they appeared in the NCAA final game and final four once, twice in the Elite Eight and have overall 14 trips to NCAA tournaments in their history as well as three conference tournament championships and three conference regular season titles.
There have been over 40 Seminoles that made it through the NBA draft with most notable player such as Sam Cassell, three time NBA champion with the Houston Rockets twice and the Celtics one. He also was named to All-NBA Second Team and NBA All- Star in 2004. He is currently a coach assistant for the Clippers.
The Seminoles don’t look like they are going to disappear from the pro leagues with football and basketball programs going so strong despite their relatively short existences compared to some other well known universities.