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Mayor Alvin Brown demonstrated Thursday how seriously he takes the goal of bringing more big sporting events to Jacksonville.

Nikolai Vitti, bikini bars, and Florida CONNECT are in the headlines today.

Operation Déjà vu, the National Transportation Safety Board, and cancer research are in the headlines today.

University of Florida

The University of Florida  men's basketball team is still moving forward in the big dance. Cole Pepper joined Karen Feagins on First Coast Connect to talk March Madness and more in our weekly sports wrap.

One Spark, pension reform, and the Florida Gators are in the headlines today.

The Southbank Riverwalk, Keith Haring's Ghost, and Stand Your Ground are in the headlines today.

University of Florida

It's March, and sports fans know what follows can only be madness. Cole Pepper took a look ahead at the tourney and gave an update on the Jaguars recent off-season moves in his weekly sports wrap.

Unemployment numbers, flight MH370, and Obamacare are in the headlines today.

Duval County Public Schools

The Duval County School Board is divided over Superintendent Nikolai Vitti’s call for open enrollment.

Food trucks, David Frencl, and Nikolai Vitti are in the headlines today.

David Jolly, Rick Scott, and Charlotte's Web are in the headlines today.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert will be traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 6th round draft pick.

The Florida State Legislature, Jim Overton, and Michael Dunn are in the headlines today.

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As the Jacksonville Sharks begin their season, the Jaguars are weighing the options as some key offensive players are about to become free agents. Cole Pepper gave us the scoop in his weekly sports wrap.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Medicaid expansion are in the headlines today.

The Mathews Bridge, food trucks, and public funding for sports stadiums are in the headlines today.

The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, teacher scores, and Rick Scott are in the headlines today.

International Olympic Committee

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in the books and the UF Gators set to top the AP college hoops poll, Cole Pepper broke down the week in sports on our weekly First Coast sports wrap.

Pension reform, University of Florida, and tourism are in the headlines today.

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Highland dancing, athletic feats, and bagpipe bands—it’s all part of the Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival, which returns to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs on Saturday.

Jacksonville Armada Football Club

The North American Soccer League team will be called the Jacksonville Armada Football Club, giving recognition to the area’s rich Hispanic heritage and strong military connection.

At a press conference at the Jacksonville Landing Tuesday morning, team President Steve Livingstone said he and his partners wanted to bring a professional team here because there's a strong soccer community on the First Coast.

Jacksonville's new professional soccer team is getting ready to unveil it's name and logo. Melissa Ross asked Cole Pepper about it in our weekly First Coast sports wrap.

The University of Missouri

The NFL could be about to draft it's first openly gay player and the Olympics are in full swing. Karen Feagins spoke with Cole Pepper about these and other sports stories in our weekly sports wrap.

Michael Dunn, Pop Tarts, and lethal injection are in the headlines today.

David Beckham's career in American soccer isn't over, despite his recent retirement from the field. Beckham confirmed Wednesday that he will create a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami. Details about the team's stadium and start date are still being worked out.

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The NFL season is over, but the concern over sports concussions is as alive as ever.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and president Mark Lamping showed off some updated renderings of the pending renovations coming to EverBank Field during a pre-Super Bowl luncheon on Sunday.

Survival Straps

Jacksonville will be making an appearance at this year’s Olympics in a big way. Every member of Team USA, about 800 athletes, will be receiving products from Jacksonville-based Survival Straps.

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It was a rout in New Jersey last night as the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Dever Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8.

Medical marijuana, snow, and Gov. Rick Scott are in the headlines today.