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Morning Miller On Sports - April 13, 2012
Morning Miller On Sports - April 13, 2012

Jacksonville Giants Professional Basketball – The ABA Jacksonville Giants moved to the final two teams in the ABA National Championship after defeating the San Diego SOL.  

The remaining two teams in the Championship Series are the Jacksonville Giants and the South Carolina Warriors.  The three game elimination format will begin tonight at 7:00  p.m. with Game One. Game Two will be played on Sunday.  If one team does not win both Game One and Game Two, Game Three held Monday night.

This will be a tough road for the Giants.  They have never defeated the Warriors.

Jaguars Bite of the Day – “For me, there’s no weight issue,” Jaguars left tackle Eugene Monroe stated Thursday.  The fourth-year starter said the talk last year of him being too light became a little much.  Monroe, who reported to the 2011 training camp at about 290, has no ideal weight and will come in well-conditioned no matter what the scale reads.

http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-Notebook/A-non-weighty-issue/0f0db93d-40a5-4c47-acd3-d0f93f3d5986

College Nugget – Jacksonville University named Joel Lamp as the school’s interim athletic director on Thursday.  Lamp, who will replace Alan Verlander in early May, is currently serving as the associate athletic director for external operations.  “Joel has been an invaluable member of the athletics department and brings the skill set we need to continue moving our programs forward on an interim basis,” said JU President Kerry Romesburg.  “Joel knows our coaches, he knows our student-athletes, he knows the university and he knows where we want our programs to go.”  Lamp came to JU in 2005.  He will be a candidate for the full-time position. 

http://jacksonville.com/sports/college/2012-04-12/story/jacksonville-university-names-interim-athletic-director

You Should Know – In a battle of the top two Eastern Conference teams last night, the Chicago Bulls topped the Miami Heat in overtime, 96-86.  It went into the extra period when Chicago’s C.J. Watson hit the game-tying three-pointer.  What’s impressive is that the Bulls were able to win without any major contribution from their star, Derrick Rose.  Last year’s MVP scored two points on 1-for-13 shooting.  LeBron James led all scorers with 30.  Miami has lost six of its last 11 games.  The Bulls and Heat meet one more time at Miami on April 19.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boozer-scores-19-bulls-beat-032149881--nba.html;_ylt=AscG5OhzIes8kBNHFDJZLvQ5nYcB

Broadcasting Note – From Awful Announcing, here are The Masters’ television ratings since 2000.  This year’s tournament saw a 22 percent overnight decrease.  It proves that golf, at the very least, needs Tiger Woods to draw a solid TV audience.

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-articles/april/an-in-depth-look-at-masters-ratings.html

Strange Thought of the Day – Forget about college football for one second.  Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has probably damaged his family life beyond repair.

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @dan_bernstein (Dan Bernstein, senior columnist for CBSChicago.com) “Rust is a kind way of saying ‘Derrick Rose is hurt.’”

Stat(s) of the Day – Twenty-six players will attend the NFL Draft later this month.  They represent 16 different schools.  Understandably so, the projected top-two picks will attend – Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.  Alabama will have five players at the draft.  They are: safety Mark Barron, running back Trent Richardson, linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont’a Hightower and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7807331/2012-nfl-draft-andrew-luck-robert-griffin-iii-26-players-invited-draft

Link of the Day – Oklahoma State football will try and build upon its impressive 2011 campaign.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/stewart_mandel/04/12/oklahoma-state-spring/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_wr_a3

Video of the Day – As somewhat of a reward for a long spring, Navy’s football team celebrated with a new stretch routine.  For your information, it involved lots of dancing. 

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/04/12/navy-football-players-had-a-dance-party/

Question of the Day – Did Bobby Petrino not learn from the Tiger Woods scandal of a few years ago?

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