The Legend Returns

This weekend marks the return of legendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden to well, the house that HE built. The #2 ranked Seminoles take on NC State  Saturday at 3:30, but the Bowden festivities kick off well before that. On Friday alone, there’s a golf tournament, dinner, fan celebration and much more going on all the way up to Saturday’s pregame ceremony. Coach Bowden will be honored in front of 83,000+ and more than 300 of his former players. If you are heading up to Tally this weekend to welcome back the man who started it all, here’s a quick rundown of the events that will taking place at FSU honoring the man, the myth, the legend – The Bowden.


Friday, October 25

The Legend Returns Golf Tournament Presented by Kraft Nissan
7:30 a.m. Registration, 8:00 a.m. Pictures with Coach Bowden, 8:30 a.m. Tee Off

An Evening with Coach Bowden at the Donald L. Tucker Center

Join Coach Bowden, hundreds of his former players and special guests at the Donald L Tucker Center for a night of fun and reflection, as we welcome home our legendary coach. You will hear from many former players, as well as Coach Bowden during the evening. VIP reception starting at 5:00pm, general admission seating area opening at 6:00pm with the main program begininning at 7:00pm.

Friday Night Block Party at Kleman Plaza
6:00-11:00 p.m.- Blackberry Smoke with special guest Drake White

Saturday, October 26

3:30 – Florida State vs. NC State – Coach Bowden will be honored with a special pregame ceremony.

Bowden’s Return Brings Back Memories For Players


ACC All-Access Tribute to Bobby Bowden From 2009


The Legend Returns