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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.”

http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-1/Gaining-ground/302284f7-8b1e-4766-95af-efe138e2c0ea

Strange Thought of the Day – Could Jaguars general manager Gene Smith be thinking about trading up in the first round?

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @APMarkLong (Mark Long, covers the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars for the Associated Press) “Jaguars will hold a 3-day minicamp (mandatory) that will be open to the public.  June 12-14.”

College Nugget – Florida tight end A.C. Leonard has been reinstated to practice following his six-week suspension.  Gators coach Will Muschamp said he’s allowing Leonard, who is from Jacksonville, to practice, but “he still has a lot of things to work through before his status for the fall is addressed.”  Since a February 15 arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery against his girlfriend, Leonard has been suspended from participating in practice and off-season conditioning. 

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/gatorbytes/2012/03/28/florida-te-a-c-leonard-reinstated-to-practice-with-team-after-suspension/

ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball – Jacksonville’s only professional basketball team arrived in  Chicago, Illinois, yesterday afternoon.  They will be competing in the ABA Final 8 tournament and hope to beat the Chicago Steam to move on to the ABA Final Four to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, in April. 

You Should Know – The University of North Carolina said Thursday that underclassmen Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will be entering the NBA Draft.  The announcement made no mention of the three hiring agents yet.  Coach Roy Williams stated, “It’s a great day for three youngsters who are taking another step toward their ultimate goal of playing professional basketball.”  The Tar Heels (32-6) were the preseason No. 1 and won their second straight ACC regular-season title.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/basketball/ncaa/03/29/UNC.Draft.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp

Broadcasting Note – Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is appearing in a new ad campaign for Weight Watchers.  For it, Barkley, an NBA analyst for TNT, wore a black dress, wig, jewelry and high heels.  The program has helped him to lose 42 pounds.  The commercial will air beginning April 8.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/18136532/video-charles-barkley-dressed-in-drag-for-weight-watchers-commercial

Stat(s) of the Day – The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday that long-time NBA head coach Don Nelson will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Nelson, a three-time coach of the year, spent time with Milwaukee, Golden State, New York and Dallas.  Named one of the top-10 coaches in NBA history, Nelson holds the all-time wins record with 1,335.

Link of the Day – At CBS Sports.com, they have a ranking of the top-30 players in this year’s Final Four.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/18108766/top-30-players-starstudded-kentucky-leads-list-of-final-fours-best

Video of the Day – Three NFL players currently star in an adult diaper commercial.  Clay Matthews, Wes Welker and DeMarcus Ware promote the new “Real Fit for Men” diaper, from Depends.  The company is running a campaign in support of the Jimmy V Foundation.

http://larrybrownsports.com/everything-else/wes-welker-demarcus-ware-clay-matthews-diaper-commercial-video/126575

Question of the Day – Can Florida State make a legitimate run at the BCS National Championship this season?

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