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The Morning Miller On Sports For March 21, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 21, 2012

 

Jaguars Bite of the Day – From Jacksonville’s Daily Record, here is a profile of Peter Racine, the President of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.  The foundation “provides grants and assistance for programs that support local economically and socially disadvantaged youth.”

          http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=535971

College Nugget – The Florida Gators baseball team moved their record to 20-1 last night.  Florida, the nation’s top-ranked team, beat Stamford in Gainesville, 5-3.  It’s the Gators’ best start in school history.  They are an impressive 7-1 against top-25 opponents.  On Thursday, the Gators travel to Columbia, South Carolina for a three-game series against the Gamecocks. 

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 20, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 20, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins last night.  Cut by Jacksonville prior to the start of last season, he’ll compete with Matt Moore for the starting job this season.  Having fully recovered from back surgery, Garrard said the team told him bringing in another quarterback was still an option.  Miami failed in its attempt to land free agent Peyton Manning.  The Dolphins have also hosted quarterbacks Matt Flynn, who signed with Seattle recently, and Alex Smith.  Since Denver is willing to trade Tim Tebow, Miami could be an interested organization.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2012/03/report-david-garrard-to-join-miami-dolphins/1#.T2gFx8WPU_c

Meet The ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team

Meet The ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team

Final Round of the ABA Southeast Regional Playoffs Sunday At 5:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

The ABA's Southeast Regional Playoffs got underway yesterday in Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Giants and Gulf Coast Flash facing off against their Wild Card opponents.  Both the Giants and the Flash dominated from the beginning and cruised to easy victories, setting up a rematch of last season’s Final Four semi-finals matchup.  The Gulf Coast Flash defeated the North Carolina Jaguars 166-96 and the Jacksonville Giants defeated the Fayetteville Flight 178-89, to advance.  

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 15, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 15, 2012

You Should Know – The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their first unrestricted free agent this season, wide receiver Laurent Robinson.  He visited team facilities Wednesday.  It was believed Robinson was leaving Jacksonville without a contract.  The former Dallas Cowboy agreed to five years and $32.5 million.  The guarantees are in the range of $14 million.  Robinson, at 6-foot-2, will give second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert a big target.  Last season, he caught a career-best 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Vikings On Your Mark, Get Ready, Set, Go!

Vikings On Your Mark, Get Ready, Set, Go!

Vikings On Your Mark, Get Ready, Set, Go!
 
 
This week the 11th thru the 17th of March 2012 Moments
will take place in our continuing William M. Raines American
Track & Field History! Because, this Friday & Saturday
culminates the 48th Annual Running of The BOB HAYES
INVITATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD MEET held within our
Earl Kitchings Sr. Stadium on our freshly bestowed
Jimmie Johnson Parkway.

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 14, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 14, 2012

The ABA Southeastern Regional Playoffs will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, the weekend of March 17th and 18th.  The ABA Jacksonville Giants basketball team will host the event.  The first two games will be held at Jacksonville's newest high school, Atlantic Coast High School.  Its 1700 seat gym will accommodate many fans.  The final game will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  Its 12,000 seat capacity will ensure that everyone has a great seat to witness the action.  The teams competing in the Playoffs include the Jacksonville Giants, Gulf Coast Flash, Athens Razors, and the North Carolina Jaguars.  The first game Saturday will begin at 3:00 p.m. The Jacksonville Giants are schedule for Saturday 5:30 p.m.

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 13, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 13, 2012

 

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Free agency begins today at 4 p.m.  This year’s salary cap figure is set at $120.6 million.  The Jaguars are one of the league’s top five teams in terms of cap room availability.  Jacksonville has between $35 and $40 million to spend.  How much control does owner Shahid Khan have over the Jags’ free agent decisions?  Jacksonville needs to put offensive weapons around quarterback Blaine Gabbert.  Also, let’s see if they keep free agents Jeremy Mincey and Dwight Lowery.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/400617/gene-frenette/2012-03-12/gene-frenette-shahid-khan-must-back-words-dollars-free

Question of the Day – How active will the Jaguars be in free agency?