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Travis helps Florida State beat No. 5 North Carolina 31-28

Oct. 18, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State team looking to get back to respectability in the ACC made a striking statement. The Seminoles now have a confidence-building victory, momentum that could carry them in Mike Norvell's first year on campus. Jordan Travis ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring...

Bobby Bowden leaves hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Oct. 15, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden was released from a hospital Thursday after being treated for COVID-19. Bowden family friend Kim Shiff said the 90-year-old college Hall of Famer was back home after a weeklong stay at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He was hospitalized Oct. 6, three days after...

Louisville tight end Marshon Ford (83) celebrates with teammates after he scored a touchdown against Georgia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ACC teams struggling early following postseason berths

Oct. 14, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

Several Atlantic Coast Conference schools that reached the postseason in 2019 have work to do if they hope to return this year. Since beating Duke in the opener, defending Coastal Division champion Virginia (1-2) has lost to No. 1 Clemson and North Carolina State by double digits. Louisville (1-3, 0-3 ACC),...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, retired Florida State NCAA college football coach Bobby Bowden applauds following a Rotary Club luncheon in Omaha, Neb. Bowden, hospitalized last week after contracting COVID-19,  says he is feeling better and hopes to go home soon. Bowden, 90, told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020,

Bowden says he is improving after contracting COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, hospitalized last week after contracting COVID-19, says he is feeling better and hopes to go home soon. Bowden, 90, told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday, "I am doing good. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts, I really...

2 years after Michael, Florida Panhandle recovery goes on

Oct. 9, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Much of the blue tarps that covered the battered homes across Florida's Panhandle are gone, as the scars from Hurricane Michael two years ago begin to fade. Homes and businesses have been repaired or rebuilt. But the psychological and emotional toll wrought from the Category 5...

Ramiro Saez, left, helps his son Lucas Saez, 22, fill out a voter registration form, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state's voter registration deadline after heavy traffic crashed the state's online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month's presidential election. Saez attempted to register to vote six times the night before without any luck. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Judge denies motion to extend Florida's voter registration

Oct. 9, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a motion to extend voter registration in Florida even though a computer meltdown on the final day of registration might have prevented thousands of potential voters from taking part in November’s presidential election. In a 29-page ruling on...

Lucas Saez, foreground, 22, fills out his voter registration form as his father Ramiro Saez, center rear, looks on, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state's voter registration deadline after heavy traffic crashed the state's online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month's presidential election. Saez attempted to register to vote six times the night before without any luck. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Server configuration caused Florida voter registration crash

Oct. 7, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's chief information officer said Wednesday that misconfigured computer servers — not a cyberattack — were to blame for the crash of the state's voter registration system as the deadline approached for enrolling to cast ballots in next month's presidential...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Doral, Fla. DeSantis is extending the state’s voter registration deadline that expired Monday, Oct. 5 until 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 6 after heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

Oct. 6, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after he said heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election. Several...

FILE - This is a Jan. 10, 2018, file photo showing former Florida State NCAA college football head coach Bobby Bowden at a Rotary Club luncheon in Omaha, Neb. Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has tested positive for COVID-19 and was home monitoring his symptoms. Family friend and Bowden's former publicist Kim Shiff says the 90-year-old Bowden had been hospitalized in Tallahassee, Florida, for about two weeks. He returned home late last week and was informed he had tested positive. Bowden told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, he had not exhibited symptoms of the virus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Former Florida State coach Bowden hospitalized with COVID-19

Oct. 6, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of COVID-19. Family friend Kim Shiff, Bowden’s former publicist, told the AP in a text message that the 90-year-old college football Hall of Famer was “very fatigued,” but had no other symptoms. Bowden was being...

FSU president tests positive for virus, isolating at home

Oct. 6, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The president of Florida State University has become the latest high-profile figure linked to the school to test positive for the coronavirus, and he is isolating at home with his wife who also has tested positive. John Thrasher received his test result Tuesday after his wife,...