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The Daily Nole — Aug. 9, 2021: Legendary Bowden Dies at 91

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Lead Story

The Florida State community said goodbye to a legend on Sunday morning as former head coach Bobby Bowden died at the age of 91 following a bout with pancreatic cancer.

Known as a legendary coach and perhaps a better person, Bowden served as head coach at FSU for 34 years from 1976 to 2009. Over that time, Bowden led the Seminoles to two national championships, 12 ACC titles and numerous top-10 finishes.

From 1987 to 2000, FSU finished in the AP top 5 every season. Since 2004, the field where FSU plays its home games has been named in Bowden’s honor. A statue of the legend stands outside the stadium.

Over Bowden’s final 33 seasons, FSU finished with a winning record every year. At the time of his retirement following the 2009 season, FSU had appeared in 28 straight bowl games.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Sunday.

On the Agenda

There are no FSU athletic events scheduled for Monday.

News and Notes

Funeral times and services have been set for legendary Bobby Bowden.

Former FSU hoops guard Scottie Barnes finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in his NBA Summer League debut as the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks, 89-79.

Helpful Links

Fifth Quarter: Remembering Bobby Bowden: A Compilation From Former Players — Part I
The Daily Nole: Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Football Regains Top Class in ACC
The Osceola: Players reflect on coach Bowden’s impact on their lives

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

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