Dallas Colleges: Florida State

Brittney Griner caps home career in style

March, 27, 2013

Baylor senior Brittney Griner had 33 points and a career-high 22 rebounds to go with her three dunks to lead the defending champion Bears to an 85-47 win over Florida State on Tuesday to advance to the NCAA round of 16.

Griner played her final home game in front of 9,652 fans at the Ferrell Center -- including former president George W. Bush. You can read more about observations from the game here.

  • Griner reflects on her final game at home after a dominating performance in the Bears' win over Florida State. Watch here.

  • Beth Mowins and Stephanie White break down Baylor's dominant win over Florida State and look ahead to the Sweet 16 matchup with Louisville. Watch here.

  • Kara Lawson, Carolyn Peck and Kevin Negandhi explore the impact Griner and Delle Donne have had on the tourney so far and what's ahead. Watch here.
  • Is Miami also interested in moving to Big 12?

    May, 23, 2012
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    Expansion talk is really heating up for the Big 12 with reports that Florida State is knocking on the door, as is ACC partner Clemson.

    Ivan Maisel and Beano Cook discuss big news happening in the Big 12, including possible expansion.

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    On Wednesday morning in Lubbock, TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte clued in, perhaps rather inadvertently, about 200 Red Raiders fans at a breakfast event called Committee for Champions, that Miami might also be up to some relocation reconnaissance with an eye on the Big 12. Of course, TCU and West Virginia join the league this year to keep it at 10 teams with the departures of Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC.

    This bit of news came via Chris Level, a talk radio show host in Lubbock who tweeted Del Conte's comments this morning. The Frogs' AD said that the Big 12 -- which not too long ago was on life support -- now has schools like FSU, Clemson and Miami trying to get in.

    A TCU spokesman said the context of Del Conte's comments were in reference to the recent rumor-mill activity and that this time around teams are not wanting to depart the league but rather join it. The spokesman said in no way was Del Conte confirming any such interest from any particular school or schools.

    The Big 12 added clout to its name in recent days when it dropped a blockbuster on the college football scene with the announcement of a partnership with the SEC for the two conference's football champs to play in an annual bowl game starting after the 2014 when a four-team playoff is expected to replace the current BCS.

    Conference power brokers such as Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds have remained consistent in suggesting the preference is to remain a 10-team conference (all the fewer schools to share the TV money pie). Incoming commissioner Bob Bowlsby has said that he will remain vigilant when it comes to expansion but won't rush it.

    It certainly does appear that the Big 12, twice left for dead, is back in a power position and could soon have difficult choices to make as to the size of their league and the members they want.

    Video: Herbstreit breaks down Oklahoma-FSU

    September, 16, 2011
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    College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit breaks down the keys to Saturday's matchup as No. 1 Oklahoma visits No. 5 Florida State.

    2010 Flashback: Landry Jones, OU rout FSU

    September, 13, 2011
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    Landry Jones throws for 380 yards and four touchdowns as No. 10 Oklahoma routed No. 17 Florida State, 47-17. The rematch is this Saturday night in Tallahassee on ABC.

    Texas A&M rides pitching into Super Regional

    June, 10, 2011
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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Texas A&M lost ace right-hander John Stilson to a season-ending shoulder injury at the end of the regular season. Coach Rob Childress jokes that he wakes up two or three times a night crying about that injury.

    But losing Stilson hasn't slowed down the Aggies (45-19) in the postseason because of their deep pitching staff. Texas A&M won four straight games to capture the Big 12 championship. Then they won three of four games in the NCAA regional to advance to play Florida State (45-17) in a best-of-three Super Regional that starts on Saturday.

    "They've rallied around the fact that they've lost their No. 1 guy," said Florida State coach Mike Martin. "They have really been impressive."

    For the series opener, both teams will be starting pitchers with impressive seasons as Texas A&M right-hander Ross Stripling faces Seminoles left-hander Sean Gilmartin.

    Although Stripling wasn't the Aggies' top pitcher in the regular season, he has pitched like one. Stripling, a ninth-round pick by the Colorado Rockies, has a 2.28 ERA and is tied for first in the nation with 13 wins.

    Gilmartin, selected in the first round by the Atlanta Braves, is just a win behind Stripling at 12-1 with a 1.83 ERA. He's pitched at least six innings in all 16 of his starts.

    "Gilmartin is as good as there is in the country," said Texas A&M's Childress.

    Of additional concern to Florida State's pitchers and catcher Rafael Lopez is that the Aggies have 104 stolen bases -- 15th best in Division I this season.

    "That is part of our offense," Childress said. "We're going to have to put pressure on people and try to create a run."