Former Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight is on a mission to make an NFL roster, and he's hoping the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football will help him get there.,Other league venues will be Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field) for the Legends, Legion Field for the Iron, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for the Express, Spectrum Stadium (University of Central Florida) for the Apollos, Rice-Eccles Stadium (University of Utah) for the Stallions, the Alamodome (University Texas-San Antonio) for the Commanders and SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium) for the Fleet.,The AAF features several well-known coaches, including Steve Spurrier (Orlando), Mike Singletary (Memphis), Dennis Erickson (Salt Lake), Mike Riley (San Antonio) and Mike Martz (San Diego), in addition to Neuheisel.,Despite an impressive showing at the NFL Combine two years ago � where he finished first among quarterbacks in the vertical jump (35.5 inches), broad jump (10 feet, 5 inches) and the 40-yard dash (4.54 seconds) � Knight was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.,In addition to local stations, TNT will broadcast two games per season (one regular season and a playoff game) and the NFL Network will air two weekly games.

On January 12, investigators say the body of 65-year-old Michael Redlick was discovered inside the Winter Park home that he shared with his wife, 45-year-old Danielle Justin Redlick.,On the same day that the investigation into Michael Redlick's death had begun, police learned that Danielle Redlick violated a probation rquirement that she abstain from alcohol.,According to a police report, Danielle Redlick first told authorities that her husband may have had a fatal heart attack, but she later told them he had stabbed himself.,Police say she also admitted that she and her husband were the only two people at their home at the reported time of her husband's death.,Court records show that Danielle Redlick filed for divorce from her husband last March, but she later withdrew and they never got divorced.

Seminole officials announced this week that the county last year saw revenues from its hotel bed tax jump by nearly 10 percent — to $5.8 million — from 2017.,The facility, off East Lake Mary Boulevard, hosted 64 tournaments last year that brought in about 146,000 visitors — including athletes, coaches and spectators — and generated 17,000 hotel room night stays and $21 million for the local economy, according to county data.,This weekend, for example, more than 5,000 visitors from out of state are expected to come into Seminole for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association tournament at the county’s sports complex.,Before the sports complex was built, most people staying at Seminole’s major hotels along the International Parkway and Lake Mary areas were business travelers, county officials said.,Mary Sue Weinaug, owner of Wekiva Island, estimates that more than half the people that visit her attraction in west Seminole County come from outside the area and are looking to explore a different side of Florida than the theme parks.

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Two days after a quiet neighborhood in Winter Park was stunned by a man's suspicious death, police identified the man as 65-year-old Michael Redlick.,First responders were called to a home along Temple Drive in Winter Park around 9:30 a.m Saturday where they found Redlick's body.,Police have remained tight-lipped about the circumstances surround Redlick's death, saying those details are still under investigation.,What started as a medical emergency turned into a suspicious death investigation, police said.,Winter Park police investigated the home for about 10 hours Saturday.

The Professional Disc Golf Association recently announced the 2020 amateur world championships — a five-day competition — will be held at nine courses in Orlando, Clermont and DeBary.,Landing the event is a payoff for investments Orange and Lake counties and other jurisdictions have made to add tournament-caliber courses in parks used for the increasingly popular sport, in which Frisbee-like discs are flung into chain-link baskets.,Champions Pointe is part of the Lake County Disc Golf Trail — six courses with locations in Mount Dora and upcoming sites in Eustis, Umatilla and Leesburg.,Orlando Disc Golf organized the bid with local officials and is hosting the international championship event — a feat that has been in the works for over a decade, according to president Mark Janssen.,The other event sites — Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in Orlando and River City Nature Park in DeBary — will be spruced up in time before the estimated 800 amateur players arrive for the tournaments.

The Professional Disc Golf Association recently announced the 2020 amateur world championships — a five-day competition — will be held at nine courses in Orlando, Clermont and DeBary.,Landing the event is a payoff for investments Orange and Lake counties and other jurisdictions have made to add tournament-caliber courses in parks used for the increasingly popular sport, in which Frisbee-like discs are flung into chain-link baskets.,Champions Pointe is part of the Lake County Disc Golf Trail — six courses with locations in Mount Dora and upcoming sites in Eustis, Umatilla and Leesburg.,Orlando Disc Golf organized the bid with local officials and is hosting the international championship event — a feat that has been in the works for over a decade, according to president Mark Janssen.,The other event sites — Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in Orlando and River City Nature Park in DeBary — will be spruced up in time before the estimated 800 amateur players arrive for the tournaments.

For the first time in years, Central Florida won’t be the home base for a U.S. Senator.,But now, as Central Florida and the I-4 Corridor grows stronger in importance in both state and national elections, it will lose its local presence in the upper chamber as Southwest Floridian Rick Scott joins U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Miami on Tuesday.,While a number of lawmakers and officials played a hand in its location and its funding, including U.S. Rep. John Mica, as a Republican Senator from Central Florida, “I was in a unique place and time to nudge [President Bush’s] Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jim Nicholson.,Rubio, who also has an office in Orlando, visited Central Florida six times in 2018, including attending the Republican Party meeting at the Rosen Centre in January, discussing Puerto Rico issues in April and September in Kissimmee and meeting with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission in December about Orlando’s World Cup bid.,Democrat Linda Chapin, who preceded Martinez as mayor, said the region’s congressional delegation will also play an increased role – especially as its three Democratic sophomore representatives, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, and U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Orlando, are now in the majority.

Does it matter to most residents of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado whether their states' major college football programs match those in Alabama or Ohio dollar for dollar and victory for victory?,OK, more links: The O’s James Crepea takes a deep dive into Oregon’s 7-6 victory over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl, the good, the bad, the encouraging and the discouraging.,Vince Grippi for the Spokesman-Review: Washington’s loss shows the Pac-12 just doesn’t measure up against college football’s elite level.,Joey Kaufman of the Los Angeles Daily News: Washington’s loss to Ohio State is one more Pac-12 disappointment.,Washington wilts in a Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State, leaving the Huskies with bigger questions.

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The facility was designed and built by Team Pain Skate Parks, a Winter Springs company founded by skateboarding guru Tim Payne, whose resume includes more than 200 custom skate parks — including those in Lake Mary, Oviedo, Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach — and designing ramps for ESPN’s X-Games.,Several Central Florida cities in recent years have built skate parks to meet a recreational demand from young people who aren’t interested in traditional sports such as baseball, football and soccer.,In 2003, daredevil skateboarders and BMX riders took part in the Central Florida Extreme Festival to mark the opening of the 26,000-square-foot Orlando Skate Park at Festival Way and Livingston Street.,Some Central Florida facilities have gone by the wayside, including Vans Skatepark Orlando, a 61,000-square-foot indoor facility on International Drive that closed in 2012, and the Badlands Skate Park in Altamonte Springs, built by Team Pain, which shuttered in 1999.,In Eustis, skateboarding has surged thanks to the new skate park, which was the culmination of a presentation made by a group of young people two years ago to city commissioners about the need for such a facility in the Lake County city of 21,000.