Florida State University is known for being a top 100 national university and for being incredibly competitive with their various sports teams. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a public institution located in Tallahassee, the Florida state capital. In recent years, the Seminoles have been known for crushing the competition on the football field.
The Seminoles are a part of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and pride themselves in being the most successful team in the ACC. In 1950, the Seminoles took their games from Centennial Field and moved over to Doak Campbell Stadium where they currently still play all home games. This stadium seats 82,300 screaming fans every fall. The first game played at this stadium was won 40-7 by the Seminoles, earning its right as now the largest stadium in the ACC.
In 2014, the Seminoles earned yet another accolade, winning their third national championship! This game brought anxious fans across the country a true reason to celebrate as they scored the game winning touchdown in the last 13 seconds. Perhaps unconventionally, Florida State University began as an all women’s college until it became a coed university. In 1947 the team we know and love today was birthed, however, football was always loved at the school as Intramural football games were played before the school switched to coed!
Being located in a state where football rules supreme, it is no surprise that the Seminoles have a long list of rivals that include other Florida teams. The Seminoles rivals include Clemson, Virginia, Florida, and Miami. One of the trophies that the Seminoles compete for is the Florida Cup, which is awarded to either Florida State University, the University of Florida, or the University of Miami for winning a round-robin against the other two teams in the same season. However, above all else, the Seminoles main rivals will always be the Florida Gators. Tensions run deep between students, alumni, and other fans alike throughout the year, but these feelings are especially prominent during football season!
The Seminoles can be recognized across the nation for their marching band’s war chant, their fight song, and the sea of fans decked out in garnet and gold at every game day. Standing out when everyone is wearing the same colors seems daunting. That’s why we have styles that will allow you to rock garnet and gold in a trendy way that is totally you!