Tuesday FSU Ramblings
Posted by William Kristoph
I’ll be honest. I’ve hit that wall that I hit every year. I’ve hit the wall to the point that I don’t have very many coherent thoughts regarding anything FSU. I’ve also hit the wall with photography at the games. It’s really, really nice to just go and watch the game instead of watching it through the camera the whole time.
Anyway, here are a few of the highlights:
- Rumor on the internet message boards is that new FSU President Eric Barron sent an email to faculty encouraging them to take attendance and have tests on March 17, National Binge Drinking Day, St. Patrick’s Day. The small college kid voice in my head thinks that sucks. The 30 year old man in me likes the test idea, but not the attendance idea. Does FSU actually have a president that cares about academics now? Amazing.
- The FSU Baseball team is pretty darn good. RaysNNoles over at Tomahawk Nation has an interesting article on the #5 Seminoles, and why it’s still a bit too early to punch a ticket to Omaha. I’m always cautious when it comes to the baseball team.
- Warchant.com has a Q&A with Andy Miller, CEO of Seminole Boosters. What I find interesting is that we are paying people (“full time representatives”) in other areas of the state to recruit new boosters. I’m not sure how I feel about that, even if one of them is one of my all time favorite Noles, Drew Weatherford.
- FSU Softball is off to it’s best start since 1993, with 20 wins and 2 losses on the season. What do we know? The hitting has improved, and the pitching is solid as always. What we don’t know yet, and we will find out this weekend against UNC, is can FSU play this well against some better competition?
- I don’t follow basketball, but it’s obvious to me that Sue Semrau is the best coach at FSU right now. Why? She’s built a program from basically nothing, continues to cater to fans and was the only coach that had to speak about the result of the FSU Cheating Scandal. You know, because certain athletic directors were nowhere to be found to comment on it.
- Congrats to the FSU Men’s Basketball team for finishing strong enough that they’ll be in the NCAA Tournament (presumably) for the 2nd year in a row.