Jana tries out for the JU Sand Volleyball team
The Jacksonville University Beach Volleyball Team welcomes our River City Live host on to the court to dust the rust off and take a swing at the sand game. The Dolphins just wrapped up their season with Head Coach Dylan Hough at helm and are now off for a few weeks for a well deserve summer break. During our visit, Coach Hough shared with us not only the differences in the indoor vs outdoor game, but also a big step the JU athletic department took last year in dividing the coaching staff. This allows coaches and players to focus on the nuances and skills of their individual game and further elevate their level of play! Hough holds his athletes to high standards on and off the court with the team posting a 3.65 GPA this academic year.
Eichel after loss to Sabres: 'They must just be booing me because they wish I was still here.'
The Buffalo Sabres defeated their former captain Jack Eichel and the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Thursday night. It was Eichel's first return to KeyBank Center since being traded in the offseason.news.yahoo.com
Bellarmine wins ASUN, hands NCAA bid to Jacksonville State
CJ Fleming scored a career-high 27 points, Dylan Penn added 22 and Division I newcomer Bellarmine defeated Jacksonville 77-72 in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, handing the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament to regular-season champion Jacksonville State.
Runaway Rumble: JU dominates UNF for season sweep, 71-39
For the first time since 1971, Jacksonville University completed an undefeated home season, and they did it with an impressive 71-39 win over cross-town rivals UNF to complete a sweep in the River City Rumble Wednesday night at a packed Swisher Gymnasium.
'More lighthearted' Super Bowl ads in 2022
Super Bowl advertisers this year want Americans to forget about pandemic woes and focus on the future: of electric vehicles, mind reading Alexas, robots and cryptocurrency - or harken back to the nostalgic past: of '90 movies like “Austin Powers” and “The Cable Guy.” (Feb. 11)news.yahoo.com
Country on high alert one month before Winter Olympics
Around 20 million people are restricted due to coronavirus measures in China, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases just one month before the Winter Olympics will be hosted in Beijing. But as Elizabeth Palmer reports, the fast-spreading Omicron variant is bringing the safety of the Games into question.news.yahoo.com
College football championship and the start of NFL playoffs
The NFL is gearing up for the start of its playoff season. Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide for their first college football championship title since 1980. CBS News special correspondent James Brown, host of "The NFL Today" and "Inside the NFL," joins CBSN to discuss the latest headlines in sports.news.yahoo.com
Analysis: NFL loaded with mediocre teams 6 weeks into season
Six weeks into the NFL season and each conference has only six teams with a winning record. Five clubs have one win, the Lions are winless and four division races are all but over, barring major injuries to the first-place teams. Detroit (0-6) is the front-runner, but Houston, Miami, Jacksonville, the Giants and Jets each have a real shot with only one win.news.yahoo.com
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.
Jordan Mincy the ‘right person’ to help rebuild JU basketball brand
Jordan Mincy was introduced as the new men's basketball coach at JU on Friday. Mincy vowed to JU players on Friday that they would win and be a part of a program that they’re proud to call their own. And he wants former JU players to be a part of the new era coming in. Gilmore led JU to the 1970 national championship game and later became an NBA hall of famer. And there’s a lot of good coaches, but it’s about finding the right person for your place, and Jordan’s that.”
JU fills basketball vacancy with Gators assistant Jordan Mincy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University is filling its basketball vacancy with a coach from just down the road in Gainesville. Jordan Mincy, an assistant at the University of Florida, is the Dolphins new head basketball coach, the school announced on Thursday. Mincy, 34, spent the past six seasons as an assistant on Mike White’s coaching staff at Florida. “I can’t wait to get to work as we start writing the next chapter in Jacksonville basketball history,” Mincy said in a release. Jasick was hired in 2014 to replace Cliff Warren, the most successful coach in JU history.
Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home
The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The prize is much different this year, though, because the Super Bowl will be played in front of a far smaller crowd than usual. The first Super Bowl in 1967 was played in front of 61,946 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Eagles backup Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, a sign of things to come in the Super Bowl against New England.
NFL races go down to the wire in AFC South and NFC East
“We win this game, find a way to win, win the division. He's assured of repeating as NFL rushing champ, the first since Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006-07. Henry has a career-high 1,777 yards rushing and ran for 212 yards in his most recent game against the Texans. Ezekiel Elliott, despite a mediocre performance in 2020, needs 63 yards rushing for 1,000 this season, his fourth such output in five seasons. Baltimore (10-5) at Cincinnati (4-10-1)During their four-game winning streak, the Ravens have averaged 37 points and 233.3 yards rushing per game.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
A bonus for NFL fans in Week 16: 4 straight days of games
They do have a sack in an NFL-record 71 straight games and have sacked Philip Rivers 15 times during seven games while he played for the Chargers. Rivers has had two or more TD passes in five straight games. He had career bests of 10 catches for 163 yards last week, and Ridley's seven 100-yard games lead the NFL. The 19 straight seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent is an NFL record. The Jaguars have allowed at least 24 points in each of those 13 games, an NFL record.
Mark Brunell: More of the same in another forgettable loss
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Another bad loss and more of the same in how it looked. Asking a young offense to go up and down the field and swap touchdown for touchdown isn’t fair. But now, he’s four games into his NFL career and he’s been sacked 14 times in three games. This offense is still young and evolving and Gardner Minshew II isn’t quite there yet as a fully developed quarterback. The past two week’s he’s been jumpy in the pocket and not really settled back there.
The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT)___8:35 p.m.Carson Wentz has thrown his NFL-worst seventh interception of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. ___7:05 p.m.Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s 1-yard sneak that gave Buffalo a 23-16 lead over Las Vegas early in the fourth quarter. ___7:20 p.m.Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is back guiding the Bills offense after injuring his left shoulder late in the first half at Las Vegas. ___6:40 p.m.Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen headed to the locker room after falling on his left wrist. The high-scoring start to the 2020 NFL season continued Sunday with several games featuring lots of points and very little defense.
Injuries hurting Jaguars: Kicker Lambo goes to IR; knee injury shelves Linder
Kicker Josh Lambo will miss Thursday night’s primetime game against the Dolphins and will be placed on injured reserve with a hip injury. Lambo will miss at least three weeks due to the injury designation. Starting center Brandon Linder will also miss the Miami game, coach Doug Marrone said on Wednesday. At TIAA Bank Field, Lambo has been automatic. He is 74 for 78 in his career with the Jaguars, including a career-long of 57 yards in 2018.
Teams sending QBs packing in final cuts despite pandemic
The theory that NFL teams would go with three quarterbacks to start the pandemic-impacted season took a hit Saturday. Lots of third-stringers were sent packing as the 32 teams got down to the 53-man limit. "The most important thing is to kind of move forward and not look back, Dolphins coach Brian Flores said. Georgia linebacker Tae Crowder, the final player taken in April's draft, is on the roster. As a child growing up in Georgia, it was always my dream to play in the NFL, Watson wrote on social media.
Jacksonville University discontinues football program
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In a stunning Tuesday morning announcement, Jacksonville University said that it will no longer play football and will discontinue its Division I program, effective immediately. JU’s football program debuted in 1998 and participated in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League. The university will offer full-tuition scholarships to every football student-athlete who chooses to stay at JU until graduation and will honor the employment agreements for all football coaches. And we are offering them a full-tuition scholarship, which not one football player currently has today because we don’t play scholarship football," Cost said. “It would have just been shocking.”Some JU football players have already received calls from other schools about joining their teams.
MONDAY HUDDLE: 5 takeaways from this weekend's football scene around the state
Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Here are five takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state. Rough start for pro teamsIt couldnt have been an uglier start to the season for the three NFL teams in the state. Florida State managed to win its first game of the season on Saturday but not in the manner many were expecting. After the game, Florida head coach Dan Mullen insinuated that the injury could be serious.
Mark Brunell: Josh Allen looks like a star; offense needs more reps
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some thoughts from the Jaguars' Thursday night preseason game, a 22-7 loss to Miami. That's what they are supposed to do and that's exactly what we can expect from Allen in 2019. As this preseason progresses, it's hard to think of any NFL team that has a better defensive front than the Jaguars. You can expect that, once again, none of the starters will play the final preseason game. And I hope, regardless of game reps, that the Jaguars will be ready Week 1 against the Chiefs.
Mark Brunell: Josh Allen looks like a star; offense needs more reps
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some thoughts from the Jaguars' Thursday night preseason game, a 22-7 loss to Miami. Thats what they are supposed to do and thats exactly what we can expect from Allen in 2019. As this preseason progresses, its hard to think of any NFL team that has a better defensive front than the Jaguars. You can expect that, once again, none of the starters will play the final preseason game. And I hope, regardless of game reps, that the Jaguars will be ready Week 1 against the Chiefs.