Jeff Rolson to Apopka, Wes Allen to Hagerty as football coaching hires

Apopka and Hagerty landed big names this week while closing the book on searches for new head football coaches. Apopka opted for familiarity, choosing former Blue Darters assistant Jeff Rolson as the replacement for Rick Darlington, who left the program last week for a six-figure payday at Enterprise… Source: sports

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Green Wave, Ragin' Cajuns set for Bayou Battle in Orlando's Cure Bowl

The college football bowl season will kick off with a Bayou Battle in Central Florida. Two teams separated by about 135 miles of Interstate 10 in Louisiana will square off Saturday in Orlando at the AutoNation Cure Bowl. The matchup between the Tulane Green Wave and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns… Source: sports

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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus cherishes time with grandson at Father-Son Challenge

Jack Nicklaus couldn’t help but have a little fun of his own after answering questions following Friday’s pro-am round at the PNC Father-Son Challenge. The golf legend turned the tables on his teenage grandson and playing partner, Gary “GT” Nicklaus Jr., taking on the role of reporter for his own… Source: sports

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Pending free agent right tackle Ja'Wuan James is guarded about future with Dolphins

Ja’Wuan James has become quite guarded this season, literally and figuratively. The Miami Dolphins’ starting right tackle for the past five seasons has been utilized more this season on pulling plays, which is a role typically assigned to guards, than any time ever in his football career. James,… Source: sports

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Football coaches move to maintain rivalries following FHSAA reclassification

One of the area’s most grueling high school football leagues, Class 8A, District 4, has been revamped in the Florida High School Athletic Association’s statewide reclassification process for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Wekiva, which went 11-2 and finished No. 1 in the Sentinel Super 16 rankings… Source: sports

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Nikola Vucevic leads Magic to 97-91 win over Bulls in Mexico City

ORLANDO — The Bulls had the fans, but Nikola Vucevic and the Magic got the win. Vucevic scored 26 points, including a tiebreaking jumper with 28 seconds remaining, and Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over Chicago on Thursday night in its first of two games in Mexico. … Source: sports

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AutoNation Cure Bowl provides Tulane, Louisiana with 'unique perspective'

The avenues of life and football can meet in a number of ways, but the AutoNation Cure Bowl offers a perspective not found anywhere else. It didn’t take this year’s participants – the Tulane Green Wave or Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns – long to see that. “This has been a unique opportunity,” first-year… Source: sports

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UCF uses additional practices to focus on football, form and Fiesta Bowl

There’s nothing like a few extra days off when it comes to rejuvenating not only the body, but the soul. It’s been a long season for the UCF football team, during which the Knights managed extend their unbeaten streak to 25 consecutive games and earn another trip to a New Year’s Six Access Bowl. … […]

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