Some coaches of North Florida high school baseball teams are wondering how the rules might be changing on drug testing – specifically, testing for performance enhancing drugs. WUFT News spoke with some local coaches about their thoughts on new rules being considered by the agency overseeing high school sports in Florida in the wake of Major League Baseball’s latest drug scandal.
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The LSU Tigers defeated the Gators 79-61, making this the team’s second straight loss. The Tigers had three players who scored in double-digits. Florida is now 3-2 in SEC play, and 10-8 overall.
With a 75-55 blowout victory over the Auburn Tigers, the Gators move to 3-0 in SEC play, and now have an overall record of 10-6. Dorian Finney-Smith lead the charge against the Tigers, scoring a team-high 14 points.
The Birmingham Bowl was no easy victory for the Florida Gators, as they battled Eastern Carolina down to the final minutes of the game, winning by a score of 28-20.
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Between 1.6 and 3.8 million Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are diagnosed each year in the United States, most of which are concussions. Football is the leading cause of TBIs according to the CDC. Some area high schools are using technology to help battle brain trauma on the field.