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The Daily Nole — Feb. 18, 2021: ACC Scheduling Change Sends FSU to Pittsburgh

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Lead Story

Florida State basketball’s top-20 showdown against Virginia Tech at the Donald L. Tucker Center set for Saturday is off. The Seminoles however, will still be in action on Saturday.

With the Hokies off due to COVID-19 protocols, FSU will instead head to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers. The contest will begin at 4 p.m. ET and air on Regional Sports Networks.

No. 16 FSU is 12-3 for the season, 8-2 in ACC play and coming off an impressive 81-60 win over No. 7 Virginia. Led by the ACC’s leading scorer and rebounder Justin Champagnie, Pitt is 9-8 overall and has lost six of seven. The teams split a pair of meetings last season with the Panthers winning 63-61 at home in the season opener.

Between the Lines

FSU swimming and diving began the ACC Championships on Wednesday. The FSU women are in fourth place.

On the Agenda

FSU swimming and diving will continue the ACC Championships on Thursday. FSU softball will take on Georgia Tech in a doubleheader in Atlanta. The first contest will begin at 2 p.m. ET and air on ACC Network. The second will stream on ACC Network Extra. FSU women’s basketball will host Georgia Tech. That contest begins at 6 p.m. ET and airs on ACC Network.

News and Notes

FSU volleyball senior middle blocker Taryn Knuth was named AVCA National Player of the Week.

FSU track and field athletes Isaac Grimes and Ruta Lasmane earned the Men’s and Women’s ACC Field Performer of the Week honors while Maudie Skyring was named Women’s Track Performer of the Week.

The NCAA is extending the recruiting dead period through May 31.

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

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