Gov. DeSantis ratchets up fight with College Board, hints at getting rid of AP courses in Florida
As a feud over an African American studies course continues between Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and the College Board, the governor said Monday that Florida will “look to re-evaluate” its relationship with the organization.
‘A different journey’ lands Florida in the Women’s College World Series for 11th time
Of the eight teams to make it to the Womens' College World Series, the Florida Gators have the most all-time appearances there--11. But in the previous 10, Florida hosted their Super Regional. This year, they had to go on the road and win 2 of three in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. Thursday evening, they'll begin their world series run against Oregon State.
Controversial ‘viewpoint’ survey sent to Florida’s colleges draws criticism from faculty
The survey is in response to HB 233 signed into law in 2021 by Governor DeSantis, who, at the time, claimed universities were prone to suppressing certain political viewpoints, though he did not cite any specific examples or elaborate on which viewpoints were being suppressed.
Cinderella Dolphins await assignment in NCAA baseball regionals
In the history of Jacksonville sports, there are a few teams who wore the title of Cinderella particularly well. The 1970 Jacksonville University basketball team. The 1996 Jaguars. And now, you can add the 2021 JU baseball team to the list.
Best basketball season in Flagler history ends in Final Four blowout
The Flagler College men's basketball team reached the NCAA Division II Final Four for the first time this season. The best season in Flagler College men’s basketball history came to an end on Thursday night. The Saints never led and couldn’t slow down heavyweight Northwest Missouri State in a 77-46 loss in the NCAA Division II national semifinals. Third-seeded Flagler (18-3) had never been to the national tournament since it made the move from the NAIA to Division II in 2009. 2 in the tournament, have won Division II national championships in 2017 and ’19, and will play for their third on Saturday afternoon against top-seeded West Texas A&M.
Flagler basketball enjoying best season ever, heading to Elite Eight
Flagler men's basketball, led by head coach Chad Warner (center) will play in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history after beating Alabama-Huntsville Tuesday night. For the first time in school history, Flagler is going to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight after an 89-75 win over Alabama-Huntsville. Flager is 17-2 on the season and has won 15 straight games heading into the Elite Eight in Evansville. They wound up adding six games against Division I teams, including regular-season games against Florida International, Central Michigan and UNF. He had led a similar transition at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and he knows what it would take to win at Flagler.
College students head back to campus at three major Jacksonville campuses
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. On campus classes are starting again at University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, and Edward Waters College this morning. UNF is requiring masks at all times for students, including outdoors. University officials are also requiring students use a daily self-screening tool. RELATED: Pandemic protocols: College students under new process for move-in dayAt Jacksonville University, students and staff are sticking to three commonly cited guidelines to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus. Keep 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and othersWear face coveringsWash your hands frequentlyEd Waters College established protocols for students living on campus who test positive for the virus.
Pandemic protocols: College students under new process for move-in day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of North Florida is welcoming faculty, staff, and students back to campus today. To limit the potential spread of COVID-19 there is now a process and a timeline for move-in for the fall 2020 semester. Students now must have scheduled move-in appointments before arriving on campus and that is just the beginning of what is new. Students, and any other individuals assisting with move-in, must wear a face covering or mask and gloves at all times while on campus. Most notably, the course informs students how to report others who aren’t social distancing or people who are congregating in large numbers.