After starring in high school at Newport Catholic High in his hometown of Newport, Kentucky, Cowens played his collegiate basketball at Florida State University from 1967 to 1970. He scored 1,479 points in 78 games at Florida State, at 19.0 points per game, and ranks among Florida State’s top 10 all-time scoring leaders.
He is the all-time Florida State leading rebounder with 1,340 rebounds (17.2 rebounds per game). He holds the team record for the best seasonal rebound average (17.5 in the 1968–1969 season). He once grabbed 31 rebounds (second-best all-time) against LSU in the 1968–69 season.
He was named The Sporting News All-America second team in 1970. His number now hangs in the rafters of the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The 2013 Florida State Seminoles football team, variously Florida State or FSU, represented Florida State University in the sport of American football during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. Florida State competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Seminoles were led by fourth-year head coach Jimbo Fisher and played their home games at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and played in the Atlantic Division. It was the Seminoles’ 22nd season as a member of the ACC and its ninth in the ACC Atlantic Division.
Led by eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, Florida State finished the season with a school-record fourteen wins and completed the school’s third undefeated season. The Seminoles captured their seventeenth conference title and third national championship, earning the Grantland Rice Award, the MacArthur Trophy, the Associated Press Trophy, and the AFCA National Championship Trophy.
In addition to the Heisman, Jameis Winston won the Walter Camp Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, and the Manning Award as well as being a finalist for the Maxwell Award and honored as the AP Player of the Year. Roberto Aguayo won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best placekicker, Bryan Stork won the Rimington Trophy awarded to the nation’s top center. Ten players were named All-Americans, with three earning consensus honors. For their accomplishments, Lamarcus Joyner was a finalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Nagurski Trophy, and Coach Fisher was named the AFCA Coach of the Year and was a semifinalist for Maxwell Coach of the Year.
The Seminoles compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1991 – 1992 season; within the Atlantic Division in any sports split into a divisional format since the 2005 – 2006 season.
The Seminoles’ athletic department fields 20 teams. They have collectively won 19 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles.
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Florida State University
1973 – Present / NCAA Division 1
1915 – 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1991 – Present / ACC Conference
1976 – 1991 / Metro Conference
1951 – 1976 / Independent
1948 – 1951 / Dixie Conference
Seminoles – The nickname “Seminoles” has been in place at Florida State since 1947 and the tradition of Osceola, the rider, and Renegade, the horse, dates to 1978 when a student on horseback led the football team out of the tunnel before a game against Oklahoma State. While other universities changed, Florida State stuck with the nickname.
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