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Mar 16, 2021

Brian Out Loud

All too often decisions made by the Florida High School Athletic Association make little sense.
This time, the state did the right thing.

It was announced Monday that the FHSAA has officially wrapped up the reclassification process, and it did so in sprinter-like fashion.


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Mar 9, 2021

Brian Out Loud

To the parents, I understand your frustration with the school board and the schools themselves over the quarantine rules in place.

To the athletes, I know how tough it can be on you to miss practices and games because of the quarantine.


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Mar 2, 2021

Brian Out Loud

I watched a lot of bad basketball four years ago during Abby Fogg’s first season as the head coach.

Don’t get me wrong. The Raiders competed hard that season. They just didn’t win very often. They won only seven times to be exact.


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Feb 22, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Name that bridge. It just sounds more fun than name that tune doesn’t it?

I think so. I hope you do as well.


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Feb 16, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Ian Lockwood has been gone for 10 years, but the former Navarre Raider’s legacy remains alive and well.

I personally didn’t know Ian. I wasn’t working here when he was going through his difficult but brave battle with brain cancer.


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Feb 9, 2021

Brian Out Loud

The names change and the accomplishments vary but what has remained consistent through it all is a run of success that is seemingly unbreakable.

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team is headed to state this weekend. Again. Those words have become as much of a guarantee as death and taxes.


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Feb 2, 2021

Brian Out Loud

It’s been a little over 20 years, but I still remember the buzz inside the press box at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh the night North Carolina State played Georgia Tech.

All the excitement on a warm night in mid-September centered around some freshman quarterback named Phillip Rivers.


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Jan 27, 2021

Brian Out Loud

I swear the Jacksonville Jaguars have raised Vince Lombardi from the dead and hired him as their next head football coach.

Never mind. It’s just Urban Meyer.


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Jan 19, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Reclassification is expected to take place for high school sports at some point in February.

I hope the Florida High School Athletic Association makes good decisions when it comes to the reclassifying process.


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Jan 12, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Opting out has become a hot topic in a crazy college football season that has been played amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

So hot, in fact, that it has fueled comments on social media that cannot be printed in a newspaper.

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