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Magic Drop Season Opener 108-96 to Heat

NBA: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

  Orlando, Fla. — The Orlando Magic dropped their season opener to the visiting Miami Heat 96-108 on Wednesday night. Through two quarters the Magic looked clunky but effective, leading at the half by three, but they would be outscored 16-30 in the third period. Both the offense and defense struggled, as bad misses led […]

Orlando Magic 2016-2017 Season Preview

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic

With the start of the NBA season Magic fans are wondering if this will be their magic moment. During the offseason the Magic franchise made crucial changes to compete in a much-improved eastern division, home of the reigning NBA champion’s the Cleveland Cavaliers. New Year, New Magic After a disappointing season, the Orlando Magic welcomed […]

Football Championship Schedule Announced


  GAINESVILLE, FLA. – The Florida High School Athletic Association, the Central Florida Sports Commission, and the City of Orlando jointly announced the schedule and kickoff times for the 2016 Florida High School Football State Championships on Tuesday. Tickets for all eight games will go on sale at and at the Amway Center Box Office. […]

Magic Finish Preseason With Win Over Pelicans

NBA: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

Orlando, Fla. –The Orlando Magic finished off their preseason schedule on a high note, securing an overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 114 to 111. The Magic’s defensive play improved as the game went on, culminating in a 16-3 run at the end of regulation. In overtime, the Magic defense […]

Happy Anniversary from, Colorado

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa, Fla. —  A night that started with fanfare for the home team ended with a dud. Tonight marked the 20th anniversary of the first NHL hockey game ever played at Amalie Arena (originally known as the Ice Palace.)  The Lightning beat the NY Rangers on October 20th, 1996 5-3 with Lightning goals by Brian Bradley, […]

Ray Preston


Former SU Captain and All-American (1975) Ray Preston still gets in his exercise but now its on a golf tee.  Preston, a line backer, was an 11th round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1976 and played in the NFL for nine seasons.  Preston shown here on the practice tee at Dunedin Country Club in […]

Willie Taggart on Bryant Coach of Year Watch List


TAMPA, FLA —The USF Football Head Coach Willie Taggart has been named to the watch list for the 31st Annual American Heart Association Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate football head coach. Taggart has USF off to a program-best 6-1 start with the nation’s No. 8-ranked scoring offense. The USF […]

Bolts fight through Shootout Controversy

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Tampa, Fla. — It was a special night at Amalie Arena, as Jeff Vinik and the Tampa Bay Lightning honored #4 former Captain Vincent Lecavalier. Vinny and two of his children were center ice to drop the puck to now Captain Steven Stamkos. Vinny was a great player, leader and teammate according to virtually everyone he […]

No BIG 12 Expansion

usf-uconn-rocky-the-bull-54-of-69 Travis Failey Photo

TAMPA, FLA. — Earlier today, the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors decided not to expand conference membership at this time. The University of South Florida will remain a member of the American Athletic Conference. “On behalf of the entire USF System and Tampa Bay community, I would like to extend our thanks to Big […]

Spirit Showdown Nominations Open


GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Nominations for the fourth annual Florida High School Athletic Association Sunshine State Spirit Showdown are currently being accepted, the organization announced Monday. The competition, which determines the best student section in the state, began in 2013 as a way of promoting sportsmanship and celebrating school spirit among FHSAA member schools. All FHSAA schools […]