Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Florida State Seminoles put four on preseason All-ACC football team; Florida Gator basketball to play on USS Bataan in Jacksonville

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Florida State, North Carolina and defending league champion Clemson each placed four players on the preseason All-ACC first team as voted by the media.

The Seminoles selected: senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins, junior safety Lamarcus Joyner, senior kicker Dustin Hopkins and senior cornerback Greg Reid, who made the team as the punt and kickoff returner. Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins was player of the year (Full team, 2C).

Gators on carrier: The Florida basketball team's Nov. 9 opener against Georgetown will be played on the USS Bataan at Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown announced. The Bataan, an amphibious assault carrier, will serve as the host ship for the Navy/Marine Corps Classic between the Gators and Hoyas.

Baseball: Demolition work on Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., from 1950 to 2010, has begun. Officials say the work to make way for a zoo expansion will take six months. City officials agreed to build the newer TD Ameritrade Park in order to secure a 25-year agreement with the NCAA to keep the CWS.

Time staff writer Antonya English contributed to this report.

Florida State Seminoles put four on preseason All-ACC football team; Florida Gator basketball to play on USS Bataan in Jacksonville 07/25/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Luke Del Rio regains UF starting job, for now

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Luke Del Rio is once again the starting quarterback for No. 21 Florida.

    Luke Del Rio provided a needed spark when he replaced starter Feleipe Franks and rallied Florida past Kentucky.
  2. Four questions the Lightning still has to answer

    Lightning Strikes

    FORT LAUDERDALE — The Lightning made its biggest round of cuts Monday, with some of the big-named prospects heading out.

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) looks on from the bench during a shift change at Lightning hockey training camp in Brandon on Monday (09/18/17). In background on right is Nikita Kucherov (86). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  3. Nine Florida football players, 62 felony complaints in fraud scandal

    College

    GAINESVILLE — The fraud scandal that has engulfed the University of Florida's nationally ranked football team for weeks exploded Monday with the first detailed accounts of criminal accusations that threaten to derail the Gators' season.

    Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) runs the ball during the Outback Bowl in January at Raymond James Stadium. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]
  4. Where Rays shortstop Matt Duffy's lost season leads

    The Heater

    BRADENTON — In a perfect world Matt Duffy would have been in New York on Monday with his Rays teammates enjoying the final off day of the year. Instead, he was on Field 4 at Pirate City on a sweltering afternoon, trying to restart his season.

    Rays shortstop Matt Duffy plays in his first game (since rehab was aborted) with the club's instructional league on Monday at the Pirate City baseball field and spring training complex in Bradenton [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  5. Vinny Lecavalier's jersey retirement will be another classic Vinny moment

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — He was the face of the franchise. He was taken first overall in the 1998 NHL Draft by a franchise at the bottom. Art Williams, the nutty Tampa Bay Lightning owner at the time, proclaimed the 18-year-old from Ile Bizard, a Montreal borough, "the Michael Jordan of hockey."

    Vincent Lecavalier makes a break for the net while playing an exhibition game on Sunday (9/24/17) with the 2017 U.S. Women???‚??„?s National Team at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Lecavalier was the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2000???‚??€œ2001 season and between the 2008???‚??€œ2013 and spent his first 14 NHL seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning before signing with the Philadelphia Flyers.