Florida State's Mike Martin and Miami's Jim Morris (Aaron Fitt)


FSU-Miami Rivalry Takes On New Stakes

Weekend Spotlight

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Mike Martin can remember his first game as Florida State’s coach, even though it was a couple of generations ago … in 1980.

“Go ahead,” Martin dared the reporter on the other end of the phone. “Ask me anything about that series.”

Martin, 73, wasn’t kidding.

He remembers losing to the Miami Hurricanes and ace pitcher Neal Heaton, 10-0, in that first game. Heaton was the first overall pick in the 1979 draft,[…]