Morning Miller On Sports - April 3, 2012 | HS Sports
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.”
Jacksonville’s Director of Sports and Entertainment – Jacksonville University’s Athletic Director Alan Verlander has been appointed by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown as the new Director of Sports and Entertainment.
You Should Know – The Kentucky Wildcats held off a late push from Kansas to win the school’s eighth national championship. In the 67-59 Wildcats’ win, sophomore Doron Lamb led Kentucky with 22 points and back-to-back 3-pointers in the second half. Kansas cut the deficit to five points with 1:37 left in the game. All-American Anthony Davis finished with six points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and three steals. He became the fourth freshman to win the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player award. The Wildcats, who led by as many as 18 points, give head coach John Calipari his first national championship.
College Nugget – The state of Florida has three college teams in Baseball America’s top-25 poll. They are Florida (first), Florida State (second) and Central Florida (15th). The Gators play the University of North Florida tonight at Harmon Stadium in Jacksonville. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Broadcasting Note – Jim Nantz closed last night’s broadcast of the championship game with: “And the Kentucky coronation is complete, champions 2012!”
Strange Thought of the Day – I’d say Kentucky is the best men’s college basketball champion of, at least, the last 10 years.
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @VijaySinghGolf (Vijay Singh, professional golfer) “It was really hot at Augusta today…The heat and the hills make for one hell of a workout.”
Stat(s) of the Day – On Monday, Joey Votto signed a contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds for 10 years and $225 million. The new deal begins in 2014. Votto, 27, made his debut with the Reds in 2007. He has averaged 27 homeruns per season.
Link of the Day – Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle on Sunday night and was taken to the hospital for his injuries. His family released a statement through the school saying he was in “stable condition” Monday. Petrino’s accident report will be released in two to three days.
Video of the Day – At Jimmy Buffett’s Final Four concert in New Orleans, Buffett showed his support for Saints coach Sean Payton. He was Buffett’s guest. He, kind of, played the bongos.
Question of the Day – If they stuck together, how many more national championships could this young Kentucky team win?
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