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The Daily Nole — Sept. 14, 2016: Derwin James Out 5-7 Weeks

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Miss anything throughout the Florida State athletic realm? We got you covered. Below is a list of everything of note that happened around the Seminole world. This post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

It was announced by Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday afternoon that star safety Derwin James will miss 5-7 weeks after surgery with what was reported Monday to be a cartilage tear in his left knee.

James sustained the injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s 52-8 victory over Charleston Southern in the Seminoles’ home-opener. James was named the ACC’s Defensive Back of the Week the week prior after totaling eight tackles and an interception in a win over Ole Miss to kickoff the 2016 season.

James could return for FSU’s highly-anticipated contest against Clemson on Oct. 29. FSU visits Louisville on Saturday.

Between the Lines

There were no Florida State athletic events on Tuesday.

On the Agenda

Florida State volleyball will play host to rival Florida at Tully Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The match begins at 6 p.m. and can be seen on ACC Network Extra.

News and Notes

In addition to the injury to Derwin James, sophomore wide receiver Nyqwan Murray was reported to be walking in a boot on Tuesday and fullback Freddie Stevenson was out. On a positive note, starting guards Kareem Are and Wilson Bell both practiced after missing the game against Charleston Southern.

Five FSU golfers will partake in the World Amateur Championships in Mexico.

Florida State’s women’s tennis schedule was also unveiled on Tuesday.

FSU volleyball senior middle blocker Mara Green took a knee during the National Anthem before one of FSU’s two matches on Friday.

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1. Now a member of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Winston tossed four touchdown passes in a 31-24 season-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher awarded scholarships to a pair of walk-ons this week. Offensive lineman Keith Weeks was seen getting his scholarship on Showtime’s “A Season With”. Wide receiver Bryan LaCivita also becomes a scholarship player.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has decided to move neutral-site conference championship games out of the state of North Carolina. The decision comes after a state house bill prohibited transgenders from using the bathroom of their choice.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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