The Seminoles and Gators have a fierce rivalry regardless of the sport, and basketball is no different. The two Florida schools have been battling on the court since 1951 and have played at least once each year since 1978. There are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two meet, so don’t miss it when the Gators come to town.
Florida State vs Miami
Rival Team: Miami Hurricanes
Florida State-Miami is one of the best ACC football rivalries, and the two schools have an intense basketball rivalry as well. While the basketball matchups between the Seminoles and Hurricanes may not be as memorable, the matchups between these two on the hardwood are still must-see events for fans of the two teams.
Florida State Seminoles Stadium Guide
You’ll find an electric atmosphere inside the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center when attending a big matchup between Florida State and one of the top teams in the ACC. FSU fans have an incredible amount of pride and passion for their school and athletic teams regardless of the sport. Typically the football team gets the majority of the attention in Tallahassee. However, when the basketball team is rolling, and a big team comes to town, you’ll be able to experience one hell of an atmosphere at a Seminoles basketball game.
The cheer teams and pep squads do an excellent job of creating a fantastic in-game atmosphere. The music from the pep band, the cheers of the cheerleaders, and the dance routines all come together to create a fun big time college basketball atmosphere that you won’t forget.
You’ll also get to experience one of the best college towns in the nation when visiting Tallahassee. The town is full of many great bars, and restaurants including Voodoo Dog, Bullwinkle’s, and much more so take some time to explore the area and enjoy all that Tallahassee has to offer.
Tallahassee is a great college town, and the Florida State fans have a lot of passion for their team, so you’ll have an excellent time attending a Seminoles basketball game.
Hanging from the rafters of the arena are banners celebrating the Seminoles retired and honored numbers as well as the team’s 1972 Final Four appearance. Take a minute to check out the banners and remember all of your favorite Seminoles from the past including Sam Cassell and Ron King.
The Florida State pep band sets the mood at Seminoles basketball games with their unique musical stylings. The band is a big part of any collegiate sporting event, so enjoy their tunes when attending a Florida State basketball game.
The FSU cheerleaders will get everyone up and cheering throughout the game. They perform a variety of fun routines and are one of the main components of a Seminoles basketball game, so join in on the cheers to show your support for the ‘Noles.
High over towering pines our voices swell,
Praising those Gothic spires,
we love so well.
Here sons and daughters stand,
faithful and true,
Hailing our alma mater,
Hymn to the Garnet and Gold
Garnet and gold,
And may we ever loyal be;
As in days of old,
Thy daughters bore the torches three.
Sons and daughters all,
Will know that at the top we’ll stand;
And Florida State will be,
The very best in all the land.
Seminole War Chant
The Seminole War Chant can be heard all throughout Tallahassee as it is the rallying cry of the team and fans. 14,000 Seminole fans waving their hands back and forth as they cheer on their team is quite the sight to behold as well as a great way for the fans to get in their opponent's head. Join in the Seminole War Chant for the chance to experience one of the most famous traditions in college sports.