Teen survivor of stabbing attack in Ponte Vedra throws first pitch at UNF game to bring awareness to domestic violence
The teen survivor of an attempted murder-suicide stabbing attack outside a Ponte Vedra restaurant in July delivered the first pitch at the UNF softball game Sunday afternoon to raise awareness for domestic violence.
Resilient Jacksonville: Mayor launches 50-year strategy for city’s infrastructure to confront extreme weather, flooding
On Friday, Mayor Donna Deegan will launch "Resilient Jacksonville,” a 50-year strategy to ensure the River City's infrastructure is strong enough and adaptable enough to confront flooding and extreme heat.
Jaguars president pushes back after reports suggest team would leave city without $1B in public funding for stadium
Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping was asked a hypothetical question Thursday about the possibility of putting the question of who should fund $2 billion in renovations to the team’s stadium on the ballot.
Down on the farm: Tracking area players in minor league baseball in 2023
It’s a new season in Major League Baseball and it’s a new season in the minors. News4JAX will chart how local players are doing in affiliate minor league baseball. The updated statistical list will be published weekly on Thursdays beginning April 13.
Armada beats Miami United in penalty kicks to advance to second round in U.S. Open Cup
It came down to the goalkeepers in penalty kicks and Jacksonville's Nick Rulle got the better of Miami United's Peterson Occenat to give the Armada the win in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup Thursday at UNF's Hodges Stadium.
Students, faculty, alumni blast Gov. DeSantis’ collection of ‘gender dysphoria services’ info from public universities
Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, has collected information from the state’s public universities about the number and ages of individuals who have received or even sought gender-affirming care over the past five years.
Move from Raines to UNF will help take Bob Hayes track meet to ‘next level’
Calling it a tough and emotional decision but the right one for right now, Greg Coleman said the decision to move the area’s most iconic track and field meet from Raines High School to UNF was necessary to take it to the next level and beyond.
Adderbury Ensemble returns to Jacksonville
As part of a music exchange with the San Marco Chamber Music Society, the Adderbury Ensemble came to Jacksonville six years ago to showcase their music styles to the local community. They have returned to play multiple shows as well as conduct a master training class with UNF students. Rance met up with the group to find out what people can expect from the performances this time. They perform at Friday Musicale tonight, host a training class for UNF students tomorrow (which is open to the public) before finishing their run at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Sunday. All performances are free. Find out more information at www.sanmarcochambermusic.org .
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.
Chip by Robbie Higgins on final hole helps UNF win The Hayt golf tournament
Robbie Higgins chipped out of the rough to the right of the green, getting it to within a foot and tapping in for birdie to give the University of North Florida men’s golf team a one-stroke win over Charlotte in the annual Hayt at Sawgrass Country Club on Monday afternoon. The Ospreys and 49ers were tied through the first two rounds and just about needed a playoff to determine a champ.
Local country musician Jordan Fletcher returns from Nashville to perform in his hometown
Jordan Fletcher was born and raised in Jacksonville. He spent some quality time at UNF before deciding to take a leap of faith and follow his passion for music to Nashville. He returns this weekend to share his new EP with Jacksonville and his family at Bulls, Bands and Barrels this Saturday at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Rance spoke with him about the stories his music shares and what it’s like to come back home to showcase his musical growth.
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.
UNF poll finds voters hopeful for Jaguars’ future despite waning faith in front office
A UNF poll released Thursday morning revealed faith in the Jaguars' front office is shaken but those polled still see some bright spots for the Jaguars’ future with a new coach and young quarterback to lead the way.
UNF’s Rhetta Moore among female athletes experiencing recognition through NIL
University of North Florida women’s basketball star Rhetta Moore knew about name, image and likeness legislation. But when a local company, The Bailey Group, approached Moore about an opportunity for that, she was flattered and a bit overwhelmed.
Arena improvements will bolster more than just basketball at UNF
The first step in a very broad plan to enhance the athletic experience across campus came into focus on Wednesday as the school announced a series of improvements that will begin in the UNF Arena and gradually touch numerous parts of the university.
Exposition of History, Art and Culture of Puerto Rico | River City Live
October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Jacksonville’s Latino community has grown significantly in the past few years. There have been multiple events recently to showcase the many different cultures and tomorrow, the Puerto Rican culture gets some love. The Exposition of History, Art and Culture of Puerto Rico launches tomorrow at UNF’s Adams Center from 10am - 4pm. It’s a free event that will show attendees the history and more of PR. Rance spoke with event founder Arlene Ortiz to get the inside scoop.
UNF president leaving to head university’s MedNexus startup
After three years as president of the University of North Florida, David Szymanski transition next month to lead UNF MedNexus, a collaborative effort he created to expand educational programs and enhance medical research created last year with $6 million in funding from the Florida Legislature.
Felix, Holloway among track stars shining at Duval County Challenge
Less than three weeks away from the start of the Olympic trials for track and field, some of the best track and field athletes geared up for the trials Monday at the Duval County Challenge, part of the American Track League. The meet held at UNF on one of the best tracks in the country.
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.