Sports & Recreation

Two JU teams to take part June 19-22 in all-woman 2012 Air Race Classic

Two JU teams to take part June 19-22 in all-woman 2012 Air Race Classic

JU has not one but two teams taking part in the 2012 Air Race Classic, the only all-woman transcontinental air race, which traces its history to 1929.

Brumos Racing undeterred despite tough weekend

Brumos Racing undeterred despite tough weekend

Editor's Note: Brumos Racing, which is located on Lee Road near Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport, provided this story.

As the GRAND-AM Rolex Series headed to Detroit’s Belle Isle for their first race, Brumos was aware of the challenges ahead. In a weekend shared with IndyCars, the schedule allowed little practice time for Andrew Davis and Leh Keen to get familiar with a track neither had ever driven. Torrential rain cut the sessions even shorter, but another strong qualifying performance by Davis put the Brumos Porsche 911 GT3 in 3rd place for the next day’s start.

Race day brought sunshine and Davis drove a strong opening stint, bringing the Brumos #59 in under the race’s first yellow for the driver change to Leh Keen. As Keen took off, it became apparent that there was a problem with the left rear wheel. It worked loose, bringing Keen limping back to the pits and putting the #59 down 4 laps in the process.

No excuses; Get Outdoors Florida!

 

School is out! All across Florida, students looking for summer activities. No wonder so many national programs highlight the fun of getting outdoors. June has the most daylight hours and the longest day of the year, providing plenty of opportunity for families and friends to enjoy nature and each other.

FWC reminds boaters to boat smart, safely

 

Because Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely.

FCAT PEP Rally At ARE

FCAT PEP Rally At ARE

by William Jackson, M.Ed. School Technology Contact
and Regina Thomas, M.Ed. Math Coach

JU Sporting, Skeet & Trap team third in Division III ACUI Clay Target championships

JU Sporting, Skeet & Trap team third in Division III ACUI Clay Target championships

A young Jacksonville University team competing for the last time in Division III placed among the elite at the recent ACUI Clay Target Collegiate National Championships.

The JU Sporting, Skeet & Trap Team, up against 58 other teams at the 44th annual event in San Antonio, placed third overall in Division III, third in American Skeet and third in International Skeet. The team moves up to Division II next year.

Most JU nominations yet in AP Broadcasters College Contest

Most JU nominations yet in AP Broadcasters College Contest

This year’s nominee list in the Associated Press Broadcasters College Contest includes a bumper crop from Jacksonville University, with four student pieces named finalists -- the most yet for the school.

First-place winners in the contest, which is overseen by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Board, will be announced Saturday, April 21, in Orlando.