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Bud Light Draft Party on Thursday, April 28 at SUITE

Bud Light Draft Party on Thursday, April 28 at SUITE

Join the Jacksonville Jaguars as they host the 17th Annual Bud Light Draft Party presented by PRI Productions at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at The Markets at Town Center, between SUITE and Whisky River. Admission is free for an evening of football and festivities. 

No NFL Season, Would AFL Be Enough Football?

No NFL Season, Would AFL Be Enough Football?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wearing face paint and giving the news a fake name is a good way to remain incognito.

And that's probably the best course of action one Jacksonville Sharks fan could have taken after his strong words about the Jaguars.

"There are so many more fans at the Sharks games because the Jaguars suck, let's put it that way," said the fan, who only said his name is Tag.

Tempering his emotion a bit was another rabid Sharks fan who says while the games are fun, this can't match the Jags.

"For the time being this will take care of my need for football," said Tom O'Donnell. "But in the long term no, the Jags are the bomb, but the Sharks are a good fun game."

So tell us what you think, you can comment on this story at the bottom of the page or you can click here and tell us on our Facebook page.

Bob Hayes Invitational Draws Thousands

Bob Hayes Invitational Draws Thousands

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the past four decades, the Bob Hayes Invitational has been the premier expo for young athletes in Florida.

It's T'Nayah Mitchelles second year in the competition. "Last year I did hurdles, and I came in 5th place. This year I came in first," she said.

With 5,000 competitors at the meet, Mitchelle says the environment at the Hayes Invitational pushes her to succeed.

"Usually we just go against teams from Orange Park, and now it's teams from Jacksonville, Miami. It's real competitive," she said.

Head Northwestern Track Coach Carter Williams agrees. "It's the bread and butter of this entire community," he said of the meet.

Watching his students get so excited about this meet, Williams says he's also nervous this could be the last year it's around.

Two JU Football Players Arrested, Suspended from Team

Two JU Football Players Arrested, Suspended from Team

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two Jacksonville University football players have been arrested and now their future with the team is in question.

Bradley Burns, 22, and Jordan Dewhirst, 19, are both charged with felony battery after police said they beat up a classmate following an incident in the parking lot at Club Rain.

According to the police report, the victim, Daniel Meyer, reportedly bumped into Dewhirst in that parking lot, and the men exchanged words. 

Meyer told officers he knew Dewhirst was on the school's football team, and got into his car and drove away after other players began to approach him.

When he got back to campus, Meyer told school security officers he was worried that the young men would follow him home, and the report shows that they did just that.

Sharks Free Pre-Season Game Feeds Thousands

The Jacksonville Sharks, in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank and MoveForHunger.org, proudly announce over 8,000 pounds of food was collected Monday, February 28, 2011. The food collected as donations to the free Sharks pre-season game will provide nearly 60,000 meals in North Florida.

N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1.  This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March.

Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia county line to the Florida-Georgia border and in Gulf of Mexico waters north of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway, which is about 1.17 miles south of the Pinellas/Pasco county line, to the Florida-Alabama border.  This one-month closure helps maintain spotted seatrout abundance.

FWC Proposes Catch-and-Release Only for Bonefish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed draft rules on Wednesday that would allow only catch-and-release fishing for bonefish, a premier saltwater game fish in Florida.  The proposed rules would also establish new provisions regarding the possession of bonefish by anglers and the possession and transport of bonefish during bonefish fishing tournaments.