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Morning Miller On Sports - April 9, 2012

 

Jacksonville Giants Basketball – The ABA Jacksonville Giants (Jacksonville’s Professional Basketball team) left Sunday to compete in the ABA National Final Four to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The first game will be played Saturday.  Go Giants!

Morning Miller On Sports - April 5, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 5, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – After experiencing trouble resting, sleeping and eating without getting nauseous, Jaguars linebacker Clint Session needed proactive treatment.  The reason…three concussions suffered last season.  A recommendation by his agent had Session enrolling in a concussion treatment program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He visited the center three times during the offseason.  And Session felt well enough to lift twice on Monday, the day the Jaguars’ offseason conditioning program began.  “They (UPMC) were able to get me back to being a normal human,” said Session.

http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-04-05/story/jaguars-linebacker-clint-sessions-finds-rest-and-relief

Morning Miller On Sports - April 4, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 4, 2012

You Should Know – The University of North Florida baseball team upset the top-ranked Florida Gators on Tuesday night, 10-5.  In front of a crowd of 2,144 on Dusty Rhodes Field at Harmon Stadium, the Ospreys recorded 13 hits and scored 10 runs, the most allowed by the Gators all year.  Florida opened the game with back-to-back singles and went up 1-0 after an Ospreys’ fielding error.  UNF responded with a four-run second inning.  With arguably the program’s most impressive win, the Ospreys tied the all-time series at 5-all.  UNF travels to Johnson City, Tennessee, for a three-game series, which starts tomorrow, against East Tennessee State.

          http://www.unfospreys.com/news/2012/4/3/BB_0403123653.aspx?path=baseball

Morning Miller On Sports - April 3, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 3, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – In a one-hour interview with the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert said he has grown since his rookie year.  “I know I’m going to improve this year.  I’ve already improved immensely from our last game [against the Indianapolis Colts], just having the chance to review every pass play, every run play, all the checks [at the line of scrimmage] that I had to make.”  On the pressure of being a starting NFL quarterback, Gabbert made it clear: “Winning cures everything.  It makes everything more fun, makes life a lot easier.”

Morning Miller On Sports - April 2, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 2, 2012

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @LaurentRobinson (Laurent Robinson, newest Jaguars wide receiver) “Headed to my new city.  Got work to do starting in the morning. #JAGS”

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Beginning today, NFL teams are permitted to conduct conditioning drills four days a week.  Except for the strength and conditioning staff, the Jaguars coaches are only allowed to do classroom work the next two weeks.  The quarterbacks can throw to wide receivers, but coaches cannot watch.  Jaguars.com reported that punter Spencer Lanning was the first player at team facilities for off-season workouts.

Morning Miller On Sports - March 29, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - March 29, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman feels confident about his health.  The 11-year NFL veteran is still recovering from a 2010 torn ACL.  Kampman played three games in 2011.  With five games left on the schedule last season, the Jags placed him on injured reserve.  In December, Kampman had cleanup surgery on his right knee and then spent six weeks on crutches.  Kampman, who turns 33 in November, commented on last year: “I was never close to what I consider my level of play.”

Morning Miller On Sports - March 29, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - March 29, 2012

ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball – Jacksonville’s only professional basketball team left by charter bus this morning to travel to Chicago, Illinois.  They will be competing in the ABA Final 8 tournament and hope to beat the Chicago Steam to move on to the Final Four to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, in April. 

 You Should Know – At the NFL owners’ meetings in Palm Beach, Florida, much is getting accomplished.  The owners, by a vote of 30-2, approved the playoff overtime rule for the regular season.  “All games that go to overtime now can’t end on a field goal on the first possession.”  The opposing team must then receive one series.  If another field goal is kicked, the overtime continues.  Owners also will allow the replay official to review turnovers just like he does for all scoring plays.