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Morning Miller On Sports - April 12, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 12, 2012

 Jacksonville Giants Basketball – The ABA Jacksonville Giants face the San Diego SOL tonight in St. Petersburg, FL.  This game will determine which of these two teams will face-off against the South Carolina Warriors in the ABA National Basketball Championship starting Friday night..  Good luck Giants!

You Should Know – The NCAA placed Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday because of impermissible phone calls and text messages.  All of the penalties against both the men’s and women’s basketball programs were proposed by the school.  The violations were announced less than one week after the Baylor Lady Bears won the national championship and went 40-0.  The NCAA reviewed nearly 900,000 phone calls and 738 texts.  Along with the probation, men’s coach Scott Drew failed to monitor his program and is suspended for the first two games of the Big 12 schedule. 

Morning Miller On Sports - April 11, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 11, 2012

Jacksonville Giants – The ABA Jacksonville Giants basketball team won Game 1 of the Final Four Monday night against the San Diego SOL.  Tuesday, they lost against their toughest foe, the South Carolina Warriors 126-119.  Thursday they will face the San Diego SOL.  The winner of Thursday’s game will face the South Carolina Warriors in the ABA National Championship.

Jaguars Bite of the Day – From the Florida Times-Union, Terrance Knighton’s agent said the Jaguars defensive tackle was injured while trying to break up a fight early Sunday morning.  Knighton’s agent, Tony Fleming, said Knighton did not throw punches nor did he threaten to shoot anyone.  He suffered a cut to his eye, which required surgery on Sunday morning.  The injury is serious, but is not thought to be career-threatening.

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.