Miami spent the last two bowl seasons watching from home, waiting for the day when it could begin trying to climb back to prominence.
Natasha Howard tied a career high with 26 points on Saturday and No. 22 Florida State defeated Tennessee-Martin 76-53.
Louisville and Miami will be playing for more than a trophy in Saturday’s Russell Athletic Bowl. The match-up will also provide both teams with a glimpse of what’s ahead.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will have to find a little more room on his trophy shelf. The Associated Press has named him national player of the year.
The Florida State Seminoles are back at work for the first of 15 scheduled practices ahead of the BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers on January 6.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden led the football team through the wilderness of NCAA sanctions and to an undefeated record through seven games this season. Wednesday, his accomplishments this season were recognized with the Lombardi Award for Excellence in Coaching.
Are the two best teams in the country right now scheduled to collide in Pasadena, California? It would be difficult to prove otherwise.
The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons. For No. 1 Florida State, it was a breeze. For Auburn, it took the unexpected.
Much of the talk over the last few days in college football has been the hypothetical question of whether Auburn or Missouri as a one-loss SEC Champion should jump an undefeated Ohio State in the rankings.
Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper were among five finalists named Monday for the Broyles Award, which honors the nation’s top assistant college football coach.