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The Morning Miller On Sports For March 5, 2012
The Morning Miller On Sports For March 5, 2012

Jacksonville Giants It is official, the ABA Jacksonville Giants will host the 2012 ABA Southeastern Regional Playoff games March 17th and 18th.  The final round will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday March 18th. 

You Should Know – Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will meet with NFL investigators today.  Williams admitted to and apologized for running a bounty program while with New Orleans.  Payoffs were set for knocking targeted opponent(s) out of games.  The NFL investigation will include teams that have previously employed Williams.  Along with New Orleans, he’s coached for Tennessee, Buffalo, Washington and Jacksonville.  In January, Williams was hired by new St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher to be the defensive coordinator.

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Today is the last day teams can designate a player with the franchise tag.  Jacksonville kicker Josh Scobee seems to be the frontrunner to receive it.  He’s coming off a year in which he made 23 of 25 field goals and had a career-high 39 touchbacks.  The 29-year-old Scobee has been with the Jaguars since he was drafted in the fifth round of 2004.  In a report from Big Cat Country, defensive end Jeremy Mincey could also be in play for the tag.  Mincey, in 40 games with the Jags, has 15.0 sacks and four forced fumbles. 

College Football Nugget – Syracuse will have receiver Marcus Sales back for the 2012 season, following a year-long suspension for an arrest on drug charges.  According to Orange coach Doug Marrone, Sales is currently enrolled in school.  The suspension was the result of drug charges stemming from a July 2011 traffic stop.  From, those charges were dropped in October “when a grand jury failed to find enough evidence with which to charge him.”

Broadcasting Note – After Friday night’s game versus New Jersey, Mickael Pietrus said the Boston Celtics would win the NBA championship in this strike-shortened season.

Strange Thought(s) of the Day – Does placing a bounty on an opponent make NFL players compete differently?

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @SethDavisHoops (Seth Davis, college basketball reporter for Sports Illustrated) “My prediction: Kentucky wins this game and loses the SEC tournament.  And you know ALL my predictions come true.”

Stat(s) of the Day – Late Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks completed a deal with running back Marshawn Lynch.  The four-year contract is worth $31 million with $18 million guaranteed.  Lynch, 25, is coming off his best statistical season – 15 starts, 1,204 rushing yards and 13 total touchdowns.

Link of the Day – The Knicks and Celtics battled on Sunday.  Boston guard Rajon Rondo, whose name has come up in trade talks recently, impressed with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists.

Video of the Day – On Senior Day, the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team won on a buzzer beater.  The final score was 57-56.

Question of the Day – Is Tiger Woods close to being back?

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