Florida AD Sends Message To Other Power 5 Programs

first_imgFlorida football players celebrating a touchdown.ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 29: Lamical Perine #22 of the Florida Gators is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a fourth quarter rushing touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)With an annual rivalry game against Florida State, and upcoming series with Utah, Miami, Colorado, and Texas, Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin has some solid football games in place. Today, he publicly made it known that he wants to add to future schedules soon.Typically, teams schedule games outside of the public eye. Reports may leak out about things that schools are planning, and the occasional FOIA request will show the games that may have been in the works.Stricklin brought the process into the public today. He took to Twitter to call on any Power Five programs that want to ink the Gators to an upcoming home-and-home series.Attention ADs from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12 … @GatorsFB is looking to add additional Home-and-Home series against P5 opponents. Let’s connect and schedule quality games the fans want to see! #GoGators— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) October 22, 2019 This seems to signal in a new era of Florida scheduling, as well.The Colorado series, which features a scheduled 2028 game in Boulder, is set to be the first true out of state non-conference road game since the Gators lost at Syracuse in 1991.We’ll see if Stricklin is truly willing for a trip that far again, but games at Utah and Colorado are promising, and they definitely liven up a schedule that has never really ventured out of SEC territory to this point.So far, the responses are…maybe a bit less exciting than Stricklin had hoped: pic.twitter.com/g0nVod0NsQ— Troy Dannen (@Tulane_AD) October 22, 2019Tulane is having a breakout year, and there are certainly worse things than a trip to New Orleans, but we’re excited to see a ramp up in the Gators, and other SEC powers, scheduling, as the tide has turned toward potential College Football Playoff contenders beefing up their future slates.As of now, here is what Florida has coming up in the non-conference:2020: vs. Eastern Washington, vs. South Alabama, vs. New Mexico State, at FSU 2021: vs. FAU, at USF, vs. FSU, vs. Samford 2022: vs. USF, at FSU, vs. Utah 2023: vs. Charlotte, vs. FSU, at Utah 2024: vs. Miami, at FSU 2025: vs. USF, at Miami, vs. FSU 2026: at FSU 2027: vs. FSU 2028: vs. Colorado, at FSU 2029: at Colorado, vs. FSU 2030: vs. Texas, at FSU 2031: at Texas, vs. FSUThe Florida State series continues on through 2037, alternating between Tallahassee and Gainesville.last_img read more

Members Of Gayle Cricket Team Give Back

“Over the years, we have won the St. Mary parish phase of the competition several times, and each year, 15 per cent of those prize monies went to a project focused on the improvement of a school within the community,” Captain of the Gayle Cricket Team, Sheldon Pryce, told JIS News. Members of the Gayle Cricket Team, winners of the 2019 Social Development Commission (SDC)/Wray & Nephew National Community T/20 Cricket Competition, have given back some of their prize money to the parish. Story Highlights “We have long wanted to complete this project and now we have the opportunity, thanks to a percentage of the prize money we received from the SDC/Wray & Nephew National Community T/20 Cricket finals,” he added. Members of the Gayle Cricket Team, winners of the 2019 Social Development Commission (SDC)/Wray & Nephew National Community T/20 Cricket Competition, have given back some of their prize money to the parish.“Over the years, we have won the St. Mary parish phase of the competition several times, and each year, 15 per cent of those prize monies went to a project focused on the improvement of a school within the community,” Captain of the Gayle Cricket Team, Sheldon Pryce, told JIS News.“We have long wanted to complete this project and now we have the opportunity, thanks to a percentage of the prize money we received from the SDC/Wray & Nephew National Community T/20 Cricket finals,” he added.The team emerged winners on Sunday, August 25, when they defeated the Orange Hill Cricket Club from Westmoreland. The final of the competition was held at the Noranda Bauxite Company Port Rhoades Sports Complex in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. The first prize was worth $1.2 million.“Cricket to the SDC means more than just participating in the sport. As a community development agency, it is mandatory that all teams wishing to participate be affiliated with a civil society organisation in the community. As part of assisting with the development of their community, it is mandatory that each team earning from prize money at any stage of the competition implement a project to benefit the community with a minimum of 15 per cent of such earnings,” explained SDC Senior Programmes Coordinator, Terrence Richards.The Gayle Cricket Club/Team chose to renovate the Physical Education and Sports Department at the Tacky High School in Gayle, St. Mary.“Presently, there are five students of the Tacky High School who are members of the Gayle Cricket Club. Also, there are other players who are past students and members of staff at the institution, so we are aware of the need for repair and upgrade of the Physical Education Department building,” Mr. Pryce said.“This building has played a major role in the positive upliftment of many members of the Gayle community and continues to be a central meeting space for community members to meet and plan for sporting and other community activities,” he noted.On Sunday, September 29, members of the Gayle Cricket Club and volunteers will gather at Tacky High School to carry out renovation works, including the installation of new windows, bulbs and doors, as well as the painting of the walls of the Physical Education Department. read more