Monday, January 22, 2018
Colleges

FSU gives baseball coach Mike Martin a one-year extension

TALLAHASSEE— Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin agreed to a one-year extension Tuesday that will take him through the 2018 season.

Martin just completed his 37th season as manager, with FSU eliminated from the Gainesville Super Region in a 7-0 loss to Florida on Monday night that sent UF to the College World Series, and is two wins shy of becoming the second baseball coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 1,900 career victories. He will go into next season as the active wins leader in college baseball.

If Martin, 72, manages for two more years, he could pass Augie Garrido for most wins. Garrido, who stepped down at Texas on May 30, has 1,975.

The Seminoles have been to the College World Series 15 times with Martin in charge but have never won the title. FSU has been eliminated in the Gainesville Super Region for two straight seasons.

"We hope, and pray, we never have to come down here again for a Super Regional,'' Martin said.

Former Tampa Plant standout Peter Alonso had a solo home run for UF. His postseason numbers: 13-for-25, 10 runs, four doubles, four home runs, 11 RBIs and two walks.

The Gators, still seeking their first baseball national title, open their 10th CWS against Coastal Carolina at 8 p.m. Sunday in Omaha, Neb.

USF DISMISSES WOMEN'S GOLF COACH: USF women's golf coach Marci Kornegay, who couldn't build momentum in the program after a Big East title four years ago, was dismissed after nine seasons. The Bulls have finished no higher than third at the American Athletic Conference tournament the last three years. "After a very deliberate evaluation, I made the decision that our women's golf program needs new leadership," athletic director Mark Harlan said in a school news release. "We expect to achieve excellence in all of our sports, which includes competing for conference and national championships."

BASKETBALL: Notre Dame hired former Fighting Irish guard Ryan Ayers as an assistant coach. Ayers was a captain on the 2008-09 team that finished 21-15 and ranks fourth on the school's all-time list for career 3-point shooting percentage (.424). He was an assistant coach at Bucknell the past two seasons.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.

Comments
Florida wins big SEC showdown with Kentucky

Florida wins big SEC showdown with Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayes contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as Florida rallied to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 Saturday night. "We were able to win it jus...
Published: 01/20/18
Gary Trent, Duke rally past Miami with 18-0 run

Gary Trent, Duke rally past Miami with 18-0 run

CORAL GABLES — Gary Trent scored a season-high 30 and No. 5 Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night. The Blue Devils scored 15 in six po...
Published: 01/15/18

Shrine Game journal: Homecoming for Utah OL Salesi Uhatafe; Quinton Flowers works on snaps

ST. PETERSBURG — Salesi Uhatafe is back in his hometown, and though he moved to Texas when he was still a baby, it’s very much a homecoming as the former Utah offensive lineman plays in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field."I’ll probab...
Published: 01/15/18
Iowa State’s two-way star Joel Lanning practicing at linebacker for East-West Shrine Game

Iowa State’s two-way star Joel Lanning practicing at linebacker for East-West Shrine Game

ST. PETERSBURG — Joel Lanning has the unique distinction of being listed as an "LB/QB" on the West roster for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.And while the former Iowa State star spent the entire practice at middle linebacker Mond...
Published: 01/15/18
Keith Jackson, leading college football broadcaster, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, leading college football broadcaster, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football who for decades weaved backwoods wit through Saturday afternoon ABC broadcasts, died Friday night. He was 89.In a 52-year broadcasting career, Mr. Jackson covered a wide variety of sports for radio ...
Published: 01/13/18
No. 24 FSU outlasts Syracuse in double overtime

No. 24 FSU outlasts Syracuse in double overtime

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State squandered a double-digit halftime lead for the second straight game. This time, it was able to overcome that.The 23rd-ranked Seminoles scored the first six in the second overtime to propel them to a 101-90 victory over Sy...
Published: 01/13/18

Florida manhandled in paint by Ole Miss for first SEC loss

OXFORD, Miss. — Florida came into its matchup focused on stopping a talented group of Ole Miss guards.But it was the play of the frontcourt that did in the Gators on Saturday afternoon.Bruce Stevens scored 22, Deandre Burnett added 20 and Mississippi...
Published: 01/13/18
South Carolina gives Will Muschamp new $28 million deal

South Carolina gives Will Muschamp new $28 million deal

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp received a new six-year, $28.2 million contract after a nine-win season that culminated with a victory over Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Muschamp’s contract was approved Friday by the school’s boar...
Published: 01/12/18
Jones: March Madness is weeks away. What’s up with college basketball?

Jones: March Madness is weeks away. What’s up with college basketball?

We’ve been a little busy lately.What with Dirk Koetter staying and Evan Longoria going. We’ve been distracted by UCF and amazed by Alabama. There has been Jon Gruden news and what is shaping up to be a very special season for the Lightning.With all t...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Bobby Bowden: Dadgum it, UCF has a gripe

Bobby Bowden: Dadgum it, UCF has a gripe

Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is 88 and still keeps a busy schedule of speaking engagements. On Wednesday he was in Omaha, Neb. — his fourth city in a week — to receive the Tom Osborne Legacy Award for his contributions to college football ...
Published: 01/11/18