It’s time to stop being surprised by FSU Hoops

After Wednesday’s 54-50 win over Virginia, Florida State is now 15-2 on the season overall and 5-1 in the ACC. The ninth-ranked Seminoles are one of the biggest surprises of the season in college basketball. FSU had to replace six of its top eight scorers off last year’s Sweet 16 team that accounted for 51 …

Foles Gold: How the Jaguars blew it again

Iron Pyrite has fooled prospectors at first sight for centuries. Its metallic sparkle and light brass-yellow hue give it the same appearance as gold at first look. But pyrite is not gold. In fact it’s the most common of the sulfide minerals according to Wikipedia, so you know it’s true. That’s why it has earned …

Minshew Magic is just what the doctor ordered

Because Jaguars. That’s really the only way to sum up the first two weeks of the 2019 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 1 the new franchise quarterback, Nick Foles, delivered the most crisp pass in many moons for the Jaguars on a 35-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Chark, only to break his collar …

BBQ Bucket List: Berlin

I’ll go just about anywhere for barbecue. If I’m on vacation and have heard about a local spot, I’ll usually find a way to work it into the itinerary. Yet ahead of my first trip to Europe last month, I did no research on the local barbecue scene. It never even occurred to me actually. …

Golf’s next youth wave is here

In 2003 the NBA was in desperate need of new young stars. Which is just what that historic draft delivered. LeBron James was the No. 1 overall pick, Carmelo Anthony was third, Chris Bosh was fourth and Dwayne Wade was fifth. Even before James, Bosh and Wade teamed up in Miami the quartet helped flip …

The Premier Lacrosse League is must-watch TV

I don’t know what the future holds for the Premier Lacrosse League. What I do know, is that after four weeks it has become appointment viewing television for me. I played lacrosse in high school and for a club team in Tallahassee after that. I was also lucky enough to cover the Georgia Swarm of …

The Braves have a championship caliber lineup

I’ve tried to temper my excitement for this year’s Atlanta Braves team. But here we are on June 22 and they’re 5.5 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies for first place in the National League East after erasing a four-run deficient in a 13-9 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. So I can no …