Friday, December 15, 2017
Colleges

Florida State Seminoles to pay Idaho nearly $1 million for 2013 game

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State will host Idaho on Nov. 23 at Doak Campbell Stadium, paying nearly $1 million to the Vandals.

FSU released its game contract in response to a public records request filed by the Orlando Sentinel and other news agencies.

Idaho will receive $950,000 from FSU, according to the document. The contract also states that if either party cancels, it owes the other $2 million. The buyout fees has been important for FSU in the past year after West Virginia, in January, canceled the Seminoles' 2012 and 2013 meetings. The schools ultimately settled on $500,000 in damages to be paid to FSU.

BOISE STATE STATUS: Boise State, scheduled to join the Big East next season, is talking to the Mountain West about possibly staying put, espn.com reported.

At the same time, cbssports.com reported that the Mountain West and CBS renegotiated their TV contract. The Big East's TV deal for football expires after the 2013 season and the league doesn't have a deal for 2014 and beyond.

ESPN reported that the MWC was not talking to San Diego State about staying. The Aztecs have also announced they are heading to the Big East, which has released a football schedule for 2013 with both Boise State and SDSU in it. Both schools are slated to join for football only. The Big East, which includes USF and is adding UCF among other schools in all sports, is losing its guaranteed spot in a major bowl after next season when the BCS gives way to a four-team playoff.

ALABAMA: Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley's Robert Foster, rated the nation's No. 2 receiver by ESPN and No. 10 by Rivals, has orally committed.

Baylor: Running back Lache Seastrunk, finishing up his first season of college ball, is staking claim to next year's Heisman Trophy. "I'm going to win the Heisman. I'm going to win it in 2013," he told the Sporting News. In his first seven games this season, the redshirt sophomore averaged fewer than 26 yards a game but emerged as a star in November. In his final five games, he averaged 138.6 yards and ran for five TDs, three against Oklahoma.

STANFORD: Defensive lineman Terrence Stephens is ineligible for the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin because of a secondary violation of NCAA rules related to his rental of off-campus housing.

WISCONSIN: Gary Andersen was introduced as coach and said he will be more of a "fly on the wall" in the Rose Bowl. His boss, athletic director Barry Alvarez, is handling the coaching duties for the bowl game.

Baseball: The SEC is adding two teams and a fifth day to the conference's postseason tournament.

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