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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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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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Pros & Cons: Should Miami Heat Trade for Chris Paul?

Pros & Cons: Should Miami Heat Trade for Chris Paul?, Chris Paul and Bradley Beal, Clippers at Wizards

The idea that the will ultimately trade for Chris Paul this season has been circulating for a while now, with some sources going so far as to call the deal a sure thing. As of now, no actual trade has materialized, but it’s hard to recall a situation when there seemed to be such universal agreement that an eventual deal was likely. The question is whether or not this is a good idea for a Miami team that looks ready to compete in 2019-20 – but which likely isn’t good enough to get back to title contention. We’re taking a look …

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NBA Roster Projections: Thin at Guard, Miami Heat Look to Young Wings to Contribute

Thin at Guard, Miami Heat Look to Young Wings to Contribute, Miami Heat NBA Roster Projections, Duncan Robinson

Miami Heat NBA Roster Projections Earlier, gave you a preview of the projected final roster for the Orlando Magic. We’ll take a trip to South Beach this time around and Join Jimmy Buckets Butler in Miami as Dwayne Wade hangs them up. Who is going to have to get along with Butler this season, you ask? Look no further.  https://folioweekly.com/2019/08/02/in-wide-open-eastern-conference-magic-rely-on-youth/ The Miami Heat did not finish the 2018-19 season the way they wanted to. Sure, a tie for second-place in the division is nice. But sitting at 39-43 and having your playoff chances ruined by a division rival certainly leaves …

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NBA Roster Projections: In Wide-Open NBA Eastern Conference, Orlando Magic Rely on Youth

In Wide-Open NBA Eastern Conference, Orlando Magic Rely on Youth, Orlando Magic NBA Roster Projections, Jonathan Isaac

Orlando Magic NBA Roster Projections This offseason has been one to remember. With many of the league’s top stars changing teams, it seemed like everyone was getting in on the action. Everyone except the , that is.  Sure, the Magic didn’t make any flashy moves, but that doesn’t mean that free agency has been a loss. All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and sharp-shooting guard Terrance Ross both re-signed with the team to multi-year contracts. Newcomer Al-Farouq Aminu signed a 3-year, $29 million-dollar deal to join the squad from Portland. With Summer League over for Orlando, how does the roster look, and …

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Orlando Magic Venture to Vegas, NBA Summer League Spotlight on Mo Bamba

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NBA Spotlight: Orlando Magic’s Mohamed Bamba The NBA Summer League has become a destination event for elitists and fans alike. It gives newly drafted players their first taste of NBA action. Not to be outdone, sophomores looking to avoid the slump lace them up to show they have made improvements from their rookie season. Even undrafted players get a look and attempt to impress the NBA’s brass in hopes of scoring a roster spot. Summer League for the Orlando Magic faithful isn’t nearly as exciting this time around as it has been in recent years, with all eyes on the …

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