Sports & Recreation

Jacksonville Suns Announce 2011 Manager and Field Staff

Coming off Back-2-Back Southern League Championships in 2009 and 2010, the Jacksonville Suns have announced that Andrew Barkett will join the Florida Marlins organization to manage the Suns in 2011. Returning to the Suns are Hitting Coach Corey Hart and Pitching Coach John Duffy along with Athletic Trainer Dustin Luepker.

Gate River Run Entry Forms Now Available

The official Gate River Run entry forms and training schedules are now available for the 34th running of Jacksonville’s premier running tradition on Saturday, March 12, 2011, announced Race Director Doug Alred.  More than 20,000 people annually take to the streets in Jacksonville’s largest participatory sporting event, which includes four popular races through some of Jacksonville’s most scenic neighborhoods.  Gate River Run is the largest 15K in the country.

Fed-Up Fans Call for Del Rio to be Fired

Fans who are looking for a change at the head coaching position next year have launched a website to petititon Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver to fire Jack Del Rio.

Boating Fatalities Up 24% From This Time Last Year

With just a few weeks remaining in the year, 2010 has proved to be a tragic one for boating accidents. So far, there have been 76 boating fatalities, a 24-percent increase from this time last year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants Florida boaters to reverse this trend.

Jags Announce Playoffs Plan Season-ticket Holders Get First Shot

The Jaguars have announced that the team could host a postseason game in January based on the outcome of the remaining regular season games. The team may have an opportunity to host either a Wild Card or Divisional playoff game, as well as the AFC Championship game. 

Atlantic Snook Harvest Closes Dec. 15; Catch and Release Still OK

The recreational harvest of snook will close in all Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, beginning on Dec. 15.  The annual winter harvest season closure of snook in these areas, which normally ends on Feb. 1, has been extended until Sept. 1, 2011, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) due to the prolonged cold weather that impacted snook in Florida earlier this year.

Moes Southwest Grill Sunshine Classic Lacrosse 2011

On Sale:           Tuesday, December 14, 2010; 10 a.m.

Show Date:       Sunday, February 20, 2011

                        Gate 1 - 12 PM Jacksonville University vs. Georgetown

                        Gate 2 - 3pm Duke vs. Notre Dame – Rematch of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship!