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By Adam Caparell - March 04, 2008

You can file this one under ironic. Florida State received an award from the National Consortium for Academics & Sports at the orgainzation's conference last week.

Seems the group wanted to honor the Seminoles after they donated game tickets to 156,750 children around Tallahassee along with having FSU student-athletes serve well over 5,000 community volunteer hours.

Their generosity is certainly worth applauding, but you'd have to guess the organization decided to give the school the award prior to the three-dozen or so suspensions that were handed down before Florida State played Kentucky in the Music City Bowl because of revelations of widepread academic fraud and cheating.

Thursday Night Football: Thursday has become college football's Monday night and the national television schedule for this fall's mid-week showcase games are out. After a so-so beginning to the slate, it picks up starting in late September. The best dates are Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 23 and Nov. 27.

Aug. 28 - N.C. State at South Carolina & Oregon State at Stanford
Sept. 4 - South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Sept. 11 - North Carolina at Rutgers
Sept. 18 - West Virginia at Colorado
Sept. 25 - USC at Oregon State
Oct. 2 - Pittsburgh at USF
Oct. 9 - Clemson at Wake Forest
Oct. 16 - Florida State at N.C. State
Oct. 23 - Auburn at West Virginia
Oct. 30 - USF at Cincinnati
Nov. 6 - Maryland at Virginia Tech
Nov. 13 - Virginia Tech at Miami
Nov. 20 - Miami at Georgia Tech
Nov. 27 - Texas A&M at Texas (Thanksgiving)
Dec. 4 - Louisville at Rutgers

Courtesy of NFF

Posted by Adam Caparell at 12:55 PM on March 04, 2008

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