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Lwmakers approved a bill that would restrict investigations by the FHSAA and expand the ability of student athletes to transfer schools.
National Basketball Association center Jason Collins has drawn praise for becoming the first openly gay athlete active in a major U.S. sport.
Gainesville Sun
It is way past the two-minute warning for the Florida Legislature to vote on possible subsidies for the renovation of Sun Life Stadium.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and others plan to bid on the 2016 college football championship game, as they should.
Tampa Tribune
Legislation being considered in Tallahassee would limit the FHSAA’s ability to investigate student athletes accused of shopping around for schools.
Tampa Tribune
FGCU players say they are ready to embrace Joe Dooley, who brings the bonus skill of being a good recruiter to their basketball program.
Naples Daily News
The baseball star sent waves of progress through the nation.
Florida Times-Union
The terrifying explosions occurred during one of the world's most famous marathons, in one of the USs' most historic cities, on Patriots' Day.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Make some room on the local trophy mantel for the President’s Cup, the Pensacola Ice Flyers are the area’s latest champions.
Pensacola News-Journal
A deal was struck by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez with the Miami Dolphins to modernize the stadium with a canopy and more seats.
Miami Herald
Legislators are taking another run at gutting the organization that governs high school sports in Florida.
Orlando Sentinel
Daytona State hired Ryan Ridder as its new men's head basketball coach.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Rutgers athletic department fired head basketball coach, Mike Rice, for yelling, pushing and throwing basketballs at the team during a practice.
USF Oracle
Legislation in the House would open the door even more to the sleazy, all-too-familiar practice of openly recruiting these students across boundaries
Tampa Bay Times
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are scheduled to start their second season tonight with a home opener against the Tennessee Smokies.
Pensacola News-Journal
We wish Andy Enfield the best of luck as the new coach of the University of Southern California men’s basketball team.
Fort Myers News-Press
When FGCU made its magical run these past two weeks in the NCAA tournament, suddenly enthusiastic students jumped on board, proud to be Eagles.
The Observer Group

Op Ed

For everyone, it means a world in which girls and boys get to compete on a level playing field. And sometimes, as in the case of Erin DiMeglio, it...

Ocala Star Banner


Orlando Sentinel

In light of the attention given to an incident that occurred at a recent high school football game, we thought this would be a great opportunity...

Naples Daily News

The Rattler family needed this game and all of the positives that came with it.

Tallahassee Democrat

The grind of preseason practice is over and regular-season games are beginning for thousands of high-school athletes across Florida.

Tallahassee Democrat

Florida swimmer Ryan Lochte became the first American to win a gold medal in these games.
Lochte went head-to-head with swimming phenomena...

Tallahassee Democrat

Letter To The Editor

My group of four was fortunate to get tickets for the game a month ago in Kyle Field in the A&M alumni section in the west stands. After about...

Gainesville Sun

The grind of pre-season practice is over and regular season games are beginning for thousands of high school athletes across Florida. Those of us...

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Between the ages of 10 and 15, I had accomplished everything there was to accomplish in the sport of amateur archery except one thing. Archery was...

Daytona Beach News-Journal