Basketball

  • May Sports Listing

    May 1 Jacksonville Icemen vs. Florida Everblades VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jacksonvilleicemen.com Note:  Jacksonville Icemen May dates TBD pending playoff results   …

  • April Sports Listing

    April 6  Jacksonville Sharks vs. Bay Area Panthers VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jaxsharks.com   Wine and Chocolate Run San Marco Square 1stplacesports.com   Captai…

  • March Madness Predictions

      Words by Mallorie Aldrich Ah, March, the month of its almost-spring or what the ancient Romans liked to call the month of war. March is also known for some pretty …

  • Hoops and Dreams: Jacksonville – A Football Town or Basketball Town?

    The 95ers want you to start thinking about basketball again in Jacksonville  Words by Folio Staff and Malorie Aldrich Basketball has been the sport of hoops and dreams si…

  • December Sports Listing

    Dec. 1 Light Up the House 5K and Family Day Ronald McDonald House 1stplacesports.com   Dec. 2 Girls on the Run 5K University of North Florida gotrnefl.org   Fes…

May Sports Listing

May 1 Jacksonville Icemen vs. Florida Everblades VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jacksonvilleicemen.com Note:  Jacksonville Icemen May dates TBD pending playoff results     May 1-5 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Wilkes Barre Rail Riders 121 Financial Ballpark milb.com/jacksonville      May 4 Clay County Young Life “Hula Hustle” 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 455 Park Ave, Orange Park 1stplacesports.com   May 4 The Run Home 5K Root Realty 1stplacesports.com     May 11 DONNA Mother’s Day 5K Friday Musicale 1stplacesports.com   May 11 Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Global Soccer Pathways University of North Florida–Hodges Stadium jacksonvillearmada.com   May 14-19 Jacksonville Jumbo …

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April Sports Listing

April 6  Jacksonville Sharks vs. Bay Area Panthers VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jaxsharks.com   Wine and Chocolate Run San Marco Square 1stplacesports.com   Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run 10K and 5K NAS JAX 1stplacesports.com   April 9-14 Jacksonville Suns vs. Charlotte Knights    121 Financial Ballpark milb.com/jacksonville      April 11  Jacksonville 95ers vs. Raleigh Firebirds Jacksonville University–Swisher Gym jacksonville95ers.com   April 12  Jacksonville Icemen vs. Savannah Ghost Pirates   VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jacksonvilleicemen.com   Jacksonville 95ers vs.Coastal Georgia Buccaneers   Jacksonville University–Swisher Gym jacksonville95ers.com   April 13 First Coast Parkinson’s Run Riverside Park 1stplacesports.com   April 13-14  Atlanta Gladiators VyStar Veterans Memorial …

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March Madness Predictions

  Words by Mallorie Aldrich Ah, March, the month of its almost-spring or what the ancient Romans liked to call the month of war. March is also known for some pretty big sports events, first the PGA tournament Jacksonville knows and loves, The Players Championship, and the next one is the NCAA’s biggest tournament and biggest money maker for the collegiate sport governing body, the March Madness Basketball tournaments. It’s that time of year again for college basketball’s biggest dance, and with the tournaments only a few short weeks away here are some predictions on who will be a part …

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Hoops and Dreams: Jacksonville – A Football Town or Basketball Town?

The 95ers want you to start thinking about basketball again in Jacksonville  Words by Folio Staff and Malorie Aldrich Basketball has been the sport of hoops and dreams since its origins and those dreams are returning to Jacksonville. The sport has evolved immensely since educator James Naismith invented it back in 1891 to keep his students active during the winter. Back then, there was no net — a person had to retrieve the ball from a peach basket each time a successful shot was made.              The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was the most …

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December Sports Listing

Dec. 1 Light Up the House 5K and Family Day Ronald McDonald House 1stplacesports.com   Dec. 2 Girls on the Run 5K University of North Florida gotrnefl.org   Festival of Lights 5K San Marco Square 1stplacesports.com   Race to ENDALZ 103rd Street Sports Complex procupkarting.com   Dec. 3 Guana 50K and 12K Trail Races Guana Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra 1stplacesports.com   JAMfest Jacksonville Classic 2023 Cheerleading Competition University of North Florida–University Center cheertheory.com   Dec. 4 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals EverBank Stadium jaguars.com   Dec. 9 Run Like the Dickens Main Beach Park, Fernandina Beach runsignup.com   Santa Suits …

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The Dreadful ‘Dead Season’

Words by Carson Rich   Once a year comes the time when every sports fan’s worst nightmare comes back to haunt them … the dead season. This dreadful time is when most of the major sports have come to an end, and it seems as if life has no meaning anymore. The dead season also takes a toll on local bars and restaurants who rely on games to bring in customers   Owning and operating a local sports bar is a massive risk for business owners looking to get into the food industry. The money coming in during the season …

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September Sports Listing

Sept. 1-3 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp v. Charlotte Knights  121 Financial Ball Park milb.com/jacksonville   Sept. 2-3 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jaxevents.com   Sept. 4 RunJAX Labor Day 5K 1st Place Sports–Baymeadows 1stplacesports.com   Sept. 8 Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena jaxevents.com   Sept. 12-17 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp v. Gwinnett Stripers 121 Financial Ball Park milb.com/jacksonville   Sept. 16 Riverfest 2023 Mulberry Cove Marina navymwrjacksonville.com   Sept. 17 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs EverBank Stadium jaguars.com   Sept. 23 Dreams Come True 5K University of North Florida 1stplacesports.com   …

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UF’s Alex Fudge and FAU’s Johnell Davis Declare for NBA Draft

Words by Carson Rich   The 2023 NBA season is coming to a close, and with the draft date quickly approaching on June 22,  many collegiate-level players are looking to make their mark on the professional level. UF’s Alex Fudge and FAU’s Johnell Davis are two stars that recently declared themselves eligible for this next step in their career.   Alex Fudge is a forward from the University of Florida, who has made a strong impression during his time in the NCAA. After transferring from LSU to Florida, Fudge goes into June as a serious contender for a pick in …

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June Sports Listing

June 2-4 Raise The Woof Basketball Tournament Sports Edge thesportsedge.com   June 3 United Elite Wrestling: Reloaded  8200 Cypress Plaza Drive, Ste. 202 facebook.com/unitetheelite   June 6-11 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Nashville Sounds 121 Financial Ballpark milb.com/jacksonville   June 10 WakeSurf Competition WW Motocross Park wakesurflaw.com   Jacksonville Sharks vs. Fayetteville Mustangs Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena jaxsharks.com   Tyreek Hill Youth Football and Speed Camp University of North Florida thespeedacademysr.com/camps   June 10-11 RiverCity Wrestling Con MMXXIII Jacksonville Fairgrounds rivercitywrestlingcon.com   June 13-18  Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Memphis Redbirds 121 Financial Ballpark milb.com/jacksonville   June 14 Jacksonville Armada FC vs. …

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Jazz Bond makes history, becomes first ever UNF basketball player drafted

Clayton Tinkle NFL Draft talk dominated the Bold City’s sports landscape for most of the spring with the Jacksonville Jaguars holding the much anticipated first overall pick. On April 11, that all changed as University of North Florida senior forward Jazz Bond swooped in to take over the headlines on the First Coast. Bond became the first player in the university’s history to be selected in the WNBA Draft when she was picked in the third round, 31st overall, by the Dallas Wings. Bond is no stranger to being first. After transferring from the University of South Florida, the redshirt …

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