High school football grabs hold of the spotlight throughout Florida every Friday night from here on out until mid-December. The 24 teams of Volusia, Flagler and St. Johns counties will hit the field for preseason kickoff classics this week. Games counting toward the standings, and the Florida High School Athletic Association's playoff races,...
IMG Academy (FL) 2023 faceoff midfielder Mac Upton of Team 91 Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Denison University. High school: IMG Academy, FL (of Denver, CO) Grad year: 2023. Position: Faceoff. College committed to: Denison University. Club team: Team 91 Lacrosse Boys, Tri-State. Expected...
Sports betting in Florida: Has it been legalized, how to bet online, where to get picks, solid promos
Florida sports betting was briefly permitted, but a challenge to the 30-year exclusive rights compact granted to the Seminole Tribe temporarily shut down the Florida sports books that were operating. Instead, the Florida mobile sports betting case will have to go through the United States Court of Appeals before the industry is back up and running and the ability to bet on sports in Florida becomes a reality. The docket for the rest of 2022 has already been set and the Florida sports betting appeal isn't scheduled to be heard.
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The NFL's first openly gay active player, Carl Nassib, is rejoining the Bucs.Why it matters: It's a big win for LGBTQ Floridians as the community fights the governor and the legislature over school policies and health care.Flashback: This will be Nassib's second stint in Tampa Bay. He played two seasons with the Bucs prior to joining the Las Vegas Raiders for two seasons in 2020. He was voted by teammates as one of six team captains with the Bucs in 2019.As part of his coming out last June, he donated $100,000 to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. The NFL matched his contribution.A day after he came out, his jersey became the top-selling jersey in the league.Context: LGBTQ representation in sports has also been a battle in Florida, as transgender women and girls are banned from women and girl's sports.The Rays' Pride night in June drew attention to players who chose not to wear rainbow attire because they didn't want to encourage the "lifestyle" of those in the LGBTQ+ community.
He is a legend of sorts in Florida high school athletics – and in a way, he got his start in Gulfport. Earl Garcia is being inducted into the Florida Athletics Coaches Association Hall of Fame this year. He is the winningest football coach in the history of the Tampa Bay region with 283 victories going into his season opener Friday night at Clearwater, where he will lead Hillsborough High onto the field for the 30th consecutive season as head coach.
Sam Bennett’s run at the U.S Amateur will continue into at least Thursday after he defeated North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik in 19 holes during a back-and-forth match on Wednesday morning. Bennett never trailed during the match but was certainly tested as momentum went back-and-forth between the two golfers...
Some games are so anticipated, so intense that they cross over from athletic contest to can't-miss event. That's certainly the case on Friday nights in Florida. Here are some of the biggest high school football games around the state this season. Jon Santucci:Miami, Florida, UCF among top programs recruiting Florida...
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — It's never too late to be a champion!. The Florida Senior Games is an Olympic-style sports festival for athletes ages 50 and over. This year's games will be held from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11 with a roster of 22 sports, according to a news release.
A Class of 2023 wide receiver who visited Tennessee in June after getting an offer from the Vols in May says he's hoping to return to Knoxville this season.
Since Zion Turner first picked up a football in his home state of Florida, he's been ready to compete against anyone who stood in his way. "I always played quarterback all of my life, so I was always motivated to be the best, so my team could be the best," Turner said.
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Fort Myers at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at Daytona, 7:05 p.m. Bradenton at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Fort Myers at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Dunedin, 6:30...
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