The Washington Times - January 17, 2009, 12:19PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – I’ve given an honest assessment of the atmosphere at Florida State home games throughout the week.

I’ve got to say it’s better today than in three previous trips.

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While the lower bowl isn’t packed, there’s only a couple bare patches. There is a rather lively crowd. And as much as anything, some of the students right behind me are heckling refereeJamie Luckie by name.

A good test for whether you’re a real college hoops junkie is whether you can name the three refs working a game within a minute of turning on a game. A couple of these guys are already pleading with Luckie with consistency,

So count me entertained. And much more impressed than in the past.

– Patrick Stevens