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The Daily Nole — Sept. 9, 2016: Charleston Southern Decimated by Suspensions

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Lead Story

When Charleston Southern arrives at Doak Campbell Stadium to take on No. 3 Florida State on Saturday, it could be without about half of its team. According to reports, more than 30 Buccaneers’ players were suspended for using textbook money to buy extra things like pencils and pens from the school bookstore.

QUICK TAKE: Losing more than 30 scholarship players will serve as a huge blow to the FCS power as it comes to Doak Campbell Stadium for its home opener. With the Seminoles being on short rest and facing a triple-option team, some thought this one could stay interesting for a half. With several key players out, that probably isn’t going to happen.

Between the Lines

Florida State’s volleyball and soccer teams each bounced back from their first loss of the season to win their home openers on Thursday. The FSU volleyball team beat Baylor in five sets, 18-25, 25-15, 25-13, 19-25, 15-13. Melanie Keil led the team with 10 kills while Madison Sullivan led FSU with 12 digs.

FSU’s soccer program blanked Connecticut 3-0 after falling to South Alabama earlier in the week. Deyna Castellanos, Kaycie Tillman and Macayla Edwards all scored goals for the Seminoles. Elin Jensen had two assists in the victory while goalkeeper Cassie Miller picked up her fourth shutout in five macthes this season.

On the Agenda

Florida State’s men’s tennis team is participating in the Puerto Rico Invitational. FSU volleyball will play two matches on Friday against Florida A&M and Arkansas-Little Rock.

News and Notes

Florida State had three players earn national awards for their performance against Ole Miss. Two of the three appeared in their first career game on Monday.

Former Florida State quarterback Wyatt Sexton was arrested on charges of domestic assault Thursday. Sexton made a handful of starts for FSU in 2004 before having his career derailed by Lyme disease.

Two FSU sophomore football players will miss the 2016 season.

Three Florida State basketball targets will be at Saturday’s football game with Charleston Southern, including one current commitment.

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