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FLORIDA ST. ATHLETIC PROFILE

FLORIDA ST. ATHLETIC PROFILE

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Nickname: Seminoles.School colors: Garnet and gold.

Football stadium: Doak Campbell Stadium ... Named for the first president of the university ... Capacity, 60,519 ... Largest crowd, 62,711 (Auburn, 1989) ... Steel structure painted garnet and gold, the school colors ... Stadium surface is Bermuda grass turf ... Total attendance last year, a record 368,186, averaging 61,365 for six games ... Five of top 10 all-time crowds in 1989 and eight of top 20 the last two seasons ... The ``crowd' that watched FSU beat Randolph-Macon 40-6 in the first game at the stadium in 1950 filled 9,676 of the 15,000 seats ... Enlarged by 20,000 seats since 1976, marking the last of seven expansions ... A long-range plan will encase the stadium in a classroom office building with skyboxes overlooking the field and the end zones bowled ... Beside a state-of-the-art scoreboard, there is a traditional neon Seminole spear that registers crowd noise.

Basketball arena: Leon County Civic Center. Capacity, 12,500.

Mascot: Chief Osceola, a student dressed as a Seminole warrior, rides his Appaloosa horse, Renegade, on the field and plants a spear in the turf at midfield after the coin toss. The spectacle is accompanied by the ``Scalp 'em' cheer from FSU cheerleaders and fans in unison with the beat of Big Sam, the Seminole victory drum.

Varsity sports programs: 18, including 9 for men (football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track), 9 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track).

Athletic scholarships: 240. Scholarship athletes, 279. Student-athletes, 350.

Leading celebrity athlete-alumnus: Running back Burt Reynolds (Class of '54).

All-time football record: 272-170-16.

Football All-Americans: Fred Biletnikoff, receiver, 1964; Ron Sellers, receiver, 1967; Gary Huff, QB, 1972; Ron Simmons, nose guard, 1979; Greg Allen, running back, 1984; Deion Sanders, cornerback, 1987-88).

Football record holders: Most passing records are shared by three in a long line of fine quarterbacks at FSU. They are Gary Huff (1970-72), Bill Cappleman (1966-68) and Peter Tom Willis (1986-89). Ron Sellers (1966-68) holds most receiving records. Rushing leaders have been Larry Key (1974-77), Greg Allen (1981-84) and Sammie Smith (1985-89). The top scorer and place-kicker was Derek Schmidt (1984-86). The most prominent name in the defensive record book is nose guard Ron Simmons (1977-80), who now is one-half of ``Doom,' the National Wrestling Alliance world championship tag team.

NFL stars: Biletnikoff (Oakland Raiders, 1965-78); J.T. Thomas, cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Rohn Stark, punter (Baltimore-Indianapolis Colts, 1982-90). 21 players now on NFL rosters.

Highest final AP national football ranking: second, 1987.

Most notable coaches: Tom Nugent, 1953-58 (34-28-1); Bill Peterson, 1960-70 (62-42-11); Bobby Bowden, 1976-present (124-40-3).

Series records: vs. Clemson, 3-2; Duke, 0-0; Georgia Tech, 0-7-1; Maryland, 2-0; North Carolina, 2-0-1; N.C. State, 8-4; Virginia, 0-0; Wake Forest, 7-2-1. TOTAL, 22-15-3. All-time basketball record: 674-467.

NCAA tournament appearances: 5 (1968, '72, '76, '80, '86, '89). 6-6 record. Reached finals in '72 after beating North Carolina 79-75 in semifinals.

Basketball All-Americans: Dave Cowens, center, 1970.

NBA stars: Cowens (Boston Celtics, 1971-80).

Most notable coaches: J.K. ``Bud' Kennedy (1949-66); Hugh Durham (1967-78); Joe Williams (1979-86); Pat Kennedy (1987-Present).

Series records: vs. Clemson, 5-6; Duke, 0-1; Georgia Tech, 15-9; Maryland, 0-0; North Carolina, 1-11; N.C. State, 2-3; Virginia, 0-0; Wake Forest, 1-1.

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