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FSU Football Team Leaves For California [GALLERY]

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By: Lanetra Bennett
December 31, 2013, 6:00pm

The FSU football team is officially on its way to Pasadena for the BCS National Championship Game.

There was a delay in the team's flight this morning, but supporters still sent them off in style.

Fans cheered as the players and coaches loaded the buses taking them to the airport.

Some fans, like 10-year-old Jordan Givens who begged his mom to get up early, were there as the team starting arriving at Doak Campbell Stadium around 6 a.m.

"I asked her please a few times, and then she finally said yes!" said young Givens.

Before loading time, the parking lot was already a sea of Garnet and Gold.

"I wish I could be going out there on the plane with them right now, to be in that nice big stadium out there in California. But I'm here to support them and see them off," said Greg Bruce, an FSU fan.

The Newman family drove almost three hours to be there.

"We just came out because the kids wanted to come out and watch the players leave. So, we just came out. We came in from Fort Benning," says Lorine Newman.

While some fans wish they were riding alongside Quarterback Jameis Winston, many will be taking a later flight to cheer from the stands in California.

"I just wanted to come out and support the team before they head out to Pasadena, before I head out to Pasadena," says Matthew Roberts.


By: Lanetra Bennett
December 31, 2013, 12:50pm

The plane is in the air! The FSU football team took off at approximately 12:50pm (EST) this afternoon.

Click on the link under "Related Links" to track their progress and landing.


By: Lanetra Bennett
December 31, 2013, 10:30am

The Florida State football team is boarding their plane now.

They are scheduled to depart at 12:40pm (EST), and their estimate time of arrival is 1:50pm (PST).


By: Lanetra Bennett
December 31, 2013, 9:50am

The Florida State football team has left for the airport to fly to Pasadena for the BCS National Championship Game.


By: Lanetra Bennett
December 31, 2013, 8am

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Fans gathered this morning at Doak Campbell Stadium to send the Florida State football team to the national championship game in Pasadena, Ca.

But the road to a possible national championship title for FSU has been delayed.

Airport officials say that the the team will not be arriving at the airport until 9:45am for a 1:30pm departure.


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