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Florida State sees ticket sales boost following BCS title


To the surprise of perhaps nobody, Florida State is seeing more people decide to buy football tickets for the upcoming season. That is what happens when a team wins a championship.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida State has sold about 5,000 more season ticket packages to fans than they did a year ago. Florida State sold approximately 3,000 season tickets around this time a year ago. That number is up to 8,000 season ticket orders according to the report.

“Everyone is pretty much keeping what they have or increasing, which is what we’ve seen,” Florida state director of ticket operations Jack Chatham told Orlando Sentinel. “Most people that are increasing are maxing out what they can get at their booster level or they’re upping their booster level to get more tickets. It seems like people are ordering adding two, three, four tickets each. So it’s been very, very brisk.”

Chatham believes fans are jumping at the opportunity to lock up season tickets now, instead of waiting until later in the summer to do so as they have tended to do in past seasons. That is probably a wise decision considering the home schedule lined up for the Seminoles in 2014.

Florida State will host Clemson, Notre Dame and Florida. All three will be spotlight games for the defending ACC and BCS champions and helps make one of the more attractive home schedules for Florida State in a few years.

Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

Associated Press

Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

Dabo Swinney
Associated Press

Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.