Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) makes a reception during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium.
One play after Carolina takes the lead, Evans strikes for a 75-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield.
The safety has a sack and game-sealing interception as Tampa Bay snaps a two-game losing streak and stays in the hunt for a division title.
John Romano | Florida State was snubbed by the College Football Playoff selection committee despite checking every conceivable box.
ACC commissioner Jim Phillips: “Florida State deserved better. College football deserved better.”


  1. Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) celebrates a tackle for loss during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium.
  2. 2 hours ago• Florida State Seminoles
    Florida State running back Lawrance Toafili, center, receives the most valuable player of the game award after the team's win over Louisville in the ACC title game Saturday night.
  3. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) completes a 75-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium.
  4. Lou Piniella was on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the third time in seven years. He could have another chance in December 2026.
  5. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) makes a reception during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium.
  6. FSU football star Braden Fiske tried to lift the Florida State Seminoles into the College Football Playoff.
  7. The College Football Playoff committee's rationale for leaving Florida State out of the playoff picture? The season-ending  injury to quarterback Jordan Travis.
  8. USF head coach Alex Golesh will lead his team into a Dec. 21 clash against Syracuse in the Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium.
  9. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates with the puck against Stars defenseman Jani Hakanpaa (2) and center Sam Steel (18) during the second period of Saturday's game in Dallas.
  10. Michigan defensive back Mike Sainristil (0) celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh after the Big Ten championship against Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, in Indianapolis.
  11. Florida State football star Renardo Green and the FSU Seminoles were in the top four of our AP Top 25 ballot.
  12. FSU football coach Mike Norvell thinks the Florida State Seminoles belong in the College Football Playoff.
  13. The Lightning need stars like right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) to continue carrying the load in December, but also cut down on the dumb mistakes.
  14. Florida State running back Lawrance Toafili (9) celebrates after a third-quarter touchdown against Louisville in the ACC Championship on Saturday night.
  15. FSU football might be down to its third quarterback, Brock Glenn, when the Florida State Seminoles play Louisville in Saturday's ACC championship.
  16. Longtime Jesuit High boys basketball coach Neal Goldman celebrates with his players after collecting career win No. 700 with a 69-33 win Saturday at Carrollwood Day.
  17. Stars center Wyatt Johnston (53) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) attack against Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period Saturday afternoon in Dallas.
  18. Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) gets sandwiched by Bears defenders back in a September game at Raymond James Stadium.
  19. Todd Bowles says he doesn't feel any more pressure to win this week than any other week in this league.
  20. Florida State football coach Mike Norvell addressed reporters Friday during a news conference before the ACC championship.
  21. Erik Neander, baseball operations president, left, with manager Kevin Cash, says the Rays "have to be prepared for everything" this time of year when it comes to potentially dealing players.
  22. The Rays have embraced their St. Petersburg home (along with their mascot Raymond) but that does not mean the team does not need the region-wide support indicated by the Tampa Bay moniker.
  23. Clearwater Central Catholic quarterback Jershaun Newton rips off a late, dodging, sprinting, spinning 45-yard run during Marauders' 39-32 victory over Jacksonville Trinity Christian on Friday night.
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