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On My Mind Monday: How Did FSU Fare Against Florida and Miami Across All Sports?

Kathy Hitchcock/FSU athletics

It’s July, Florida State fans and it won’t be long before football talk heats up.

While football tends to dominate the conversation for sports fans in the Sunshine State, a number of athletic departments tend to do well across the sports spectrum. One of those is FSU, which finished seventh in the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup.

When it comes to rivals Florida and Miami, bragging rights usually come from what happens on the gridiron. Still, we looked into how FSU fared against its two biggest rivals across the sports spectrum during the 2018-19 athletic year:

What happened on the gridiron really stings as Florida State blew a 20-point lead in a 28-27 loss to Miami and watched its 5-game winning streak over rival Florida expire with an embarrassing 41-14 loss at Doak Campbell Stadium. Across the board, FSU played just .500 against the Hurricanes and went just 5-11 against Florida.

While the 5-11 mark doesn’t look great, if one views the respective sports just in terms of the season series, the Seminoles managed to do slightly better, going 4-6-1. Conversely, FSU goes just 3-4-1 against Miami using the same rationale.

FSU failed to get the better of Florida last athletic year in any sport where there were multiple meetings. The Seminoles swept the season series against the Hurricanes on the men’s hardwood.

Of the three programs, FSU and Florida each claimed one national championship this past year. The Gators repeated as men’s indoor track and field champions. FSU soccer defeated North Carolina, 1-0, to win its second national title in five years.

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