Florida State University football is college football. The Seminoles are legendary with a tradition of excellence and a record of dominance that is unprecedented in college football history. In 2000, after finishing in the top five of the AP Poll for 14 straight years, the NCAA declared FSU a “dynasty”. Along with the two National Championships, FSU has produced two Heisman Trophy winners and produces more NFL talent than most teams, more award winners than most, and is setting records every year for top finishes and Bowl Game wins. 2011 brings a fresh new start as Florida State University comes in with the #1 freshman recruiting class in the country. For tickets online, go to the Florida State University online ticket office.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida. Football at Florida A&M University began in 1899 at the intramural level, reaching varsity status in 1906. It eventually blossomed into a veritable gridiron superpower which would win over 500 games, bringing back 12 national championships and 35 conference crowns to Tallahassee. More than 100 Rattler football players have captured All-American honors. Most of them advanced to play in the various professional football leagues in the United States and Canada.
Ranking high among the many proud traditions of Florida A&M University is the highly acclaimed Marching “100” Band. The first band at this institution, formerly named A&M College, was organized in 1892 under the tutelage of P.A. Van Weller. From a meager store of 16 instruments, the Marching “100” has grown to over 420 members. This organization has been polished and refined to perfection for the past 104 years under the guidance of its directors. FAMU’s marching band has been credited for not less than 30 innovative techniques which have become standard operating procedures for many high school and collegiate marching band programs throughout the nation. Penchant for precision demonstrated in every aspect of its performance is a key to the success of the “100.”
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