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Gators in the NFL Draft

Thursday, April 27 marks the day that college football players from around the nation will be finding new homes… the 2017 NFL Draft is upon us. Florida prospects have proven to have a lot to offer the NFL, especially coming from the defensive side of the ball.  Eight Gators participated …

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Moving Into Day 2 of the Masters

The wind tricked some players more than others on the first day of the 2017 Masters in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday.  For the first round, only 11 players broke par.   And, the number one player in the world, Dustin Johnson, scratched late after a back injury from a fall at his …

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Can 2017 Be a Bounce Back Year For Tampa Bay Rays?

The Tampa Bay Rays haven’t had a winning season for four years straight…ending last season with an ugly 68-94 record.  They haven’t won a playoff series since 2008.  Is 2017 the season where Tampa Bay finally bounces back? According to Sports Nation, the scouts don’t quite think so.  “They’re not going to score …

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Indiana Fires Tom Crean

After nine seasons with Indiana, head basketball coach Tom Crean won two Big Ten titles and qualified for four NCAA tournaments in the past six seasons, advancing to three Sweet 16s.  But to Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass, that just isn’t enough. Glass announced Thursday that Indiana needs a “change …

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Former FSU Running Back Dalvin Cook Takes on the NFL Combine

Regardless of a deep class of running backs at the NFL Combine, former FSU running back Dalvin Cook says he believes he’s the most complete running back there.  Cook’s stats from FSU would attest to that argument.  Over his three years at FSU, Cook broke Florida State’s single-season rushing yards record with 1,691 yards, broke …

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Several Area Boy’s High School Basketball Teams Advance In Regionals

Several area high school boy’s basketball teams picked up victories Thursday night to advance in regional play. Hawthorne vs. Hamilton County Hawthorne had a big  56-43 win against rival Hamilton County Thursday night sending them to the regional final.   The teams previously split their last four games with all the wins …

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SEC Distributes $40 million Plus To Member Schools

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday that league schools will receive an average of over $40 million in revenue from the 2015-2016 fiscal year…all of this money just for being a part of the conference.  The revenue does not include bowl money that is retained by each school. The $584.2 million …

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Santa Fe College Baseball Back on the Diamond

In 2016, the Santa Fe College Saints had a tremendous baseball season; a school record 42 wins, a Mid-Florida Conference championship, a State/Region 8 championship and a trip to the Junior College World Series.  So there’s a lot of expectations for the 2017 season. The Saints will have a full season-opening weekend with …

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FEATURE: Should College Athletes be Paid?

Some college athletes’ names are among the superstars.  They bring in millions for their schools as well as contribute to other industries such as media and marketing.  If they are making money for others without being compensated, are they being taken advantage of? Should this industry still be considered “amateur”? How would …

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