Most talked about Florida Times-Union stories

Jax-reared Teletubby nabbed in ice-box heist

members.jacksonville.com — A Jacksonville man is facing charges after breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food.Dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the BBC children's series, Terez S. Owens Jr., 20 - a student at Lehigh University from Jacksonville - damaged a door early Sunday in Bethlehem, according to police.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @_FloridaMan: Florida Man Breaks Into Friend's House While Dressed as Teletubby, Dumps Leftover Chinese Food Into 'Man Purse' | members.jacksonville.com/news/crime/201…

Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Jaguars notebook: Luke Joeckel (concussion) expects to play vs. Bengals on Sunday

members.jacksonville.com — Cleared for individual practice work Thursday, Jaguars left tackle Luke Joeckel (concussion) hopes to play Sunday at Cincinnati."That's the plan," he said. "I have to go through the protocol, but I anticipate being back."Joeckel has a few more hurdles to clear: He must be symptom-free after the individual on-field workout and then he'll advance to a full practice Friday afternoon and, finally, a series of final tests before the Jaguars leave town on Saturday.
Oct 31, 2014

#Jaguars notes -- Joeckel takes another step toward playing, George preps for debut, etc. bit.ly/1paSPoL

Jaguars have new plan for London trip, will leave Sunday night from Cincinnati

members.jacksonville.com — The West Coast team playing on the East Coast at 1 p.m. is supposed to be the flat team.That wasn't the case last season when San Diego dominated the Jaguars 24-6 on Oct. 20 at EverBank Field.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @HaysCarlyon #Jaguars change prep for London trip, hoping for better results starting Sunday at Cincinnati. ow.ly/DCp75

Gene Frenette: Expect the unexpected in Florida-Georgia

members.jacksonville.com — There's no way the Florida football team people have seen for most of the 2014 season should resurface Saturday at EverBank Field against Georgia.If the players have any pride about their craft, or truly take personally all the chatter about coach Will Muschamp being on the brink of unemployment, then this is the one game the Gators must show a fierce desire to rise above mediocrity.
Oct 31, 2014

If #Gators care about program, saving Muschamp's job as much as they claim, then UF delivers its best vs. Georgia. members.jacksonville.com/sports/columni…

Oct 31, 2014

My column on #Gators needing to care enough about program, Muschamp's job status to at least show a pulse vs. Georgia.members.jacksonville.com/sports/columni…

Crist faces questions on taking strip-club campaign donations in Florida race for governor

members.jacksonville.com — Republican candidates have long suffered from the "gender gap" between male and female voters, something Democrats have tried to exploit in recent years with discussion of a GOP "war on women."In fact, a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found that former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Democrat, has a 14-point lead over Republican Gov.
Oct 30, 2014

New Story: Crist faces questions on taking strip-club campaign donations in Florida race for governor bit.ly/1whX16G

Iconic tree at Stadium Course sixth tee removed because of disease, old age

members.jacksonville.com — The tree that forced PGA Tour players to hit a line drive off the tee at The Players Championship instead of a graceful, parabolic arc has succumbed to disease and old age.The Live Oak tree with a huge branch overhanging the sixth tee of the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course was removed this week because a huge crack had developed that became a safety concern to resort players.
Oct 30, 2014

Iconic tree at Stadium Course sixth tee removed because of disease, old age | members.jacksonville.com - jaxne.ws/1rEji8p via @jaxdotcom

Maple Street Biscuit Co. to open in Julington Creek

members.jacksonville.com — Just two years after opening its first restaurant, Maple Street Biscuit Co. is opening its fifth. Scott Moore, one of the two owners, said he's planning to open the restaurant the first week of December in the former Applebee's at 1627 Race Track Road in north St.

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel plans on playing Sunday

members.jacksonville.com — Cleared for individual work during practice today, Jaguars left tackle Luke Joeckel said he hopes to play Sunday at Cincinnati after sustaining a concussion against Miami."That's the plan," he said before practice. "I have to go through the protocol but I anticipate being back."Joeckel said he was concussed on a Jaguars' field goal attempt when he got a "knee or thigh to the top my head.
Oct 30, 2014

#Jaguars blog -- LT Luke Joeckel plans on playing Sunday after concussion. bit.ly/10C1OUQ

Florida-Georgia: 50 years ago, Vince Dooley, Steve Spurrier made their debuts in the big game

members.jacksonville.com — Perhaps two of the most dominant personalities in the history of the Florida-Georgia rivalry both debuted in the game 50 years ago in 1964. It wasn't that notable a start for either one as the Bulldogs won 14-7 on one of the most bizarre touchdowns in the history of the series.
Oct 30, 2014

Tip of cap to @gsmitter for work on Florida-Georgia special section in today's T-U. Pick up copy. Here's a sample. members.jacksonville.com/sports/college…

Gene Frenette: In SEC pressure-cooker, Georgia's Mark Richt remains constant

members.jacksonville.com — It took a few restless hours for Mark Richt to come to his senses on that December night in 2000. Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley had offered him the type of dream job he always coveted, and it caught Richt off guard.He had interviewed for the Georgia post the day before, but wasn't expecting a call back for several days.
Oct 30, 2014

My column on longevity, success of Georgia coach Mark Richt pushing him toward legendary SEC status. #Bulldogs members.jacksonville.com/sports/college…

Jaguars secondary starting to move in right direction

members.jacksonville.com — Starting four second-year players in the secondary and having a backup safety serve as the third cornerback? That's nothing compared to last year, when the Jaguars started three rookie defensive backs for nearly the entire season.That was tough. The current predicament is a challenge, but Jaguars defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker feels his players are ready for Sunday at Cincinnati.
Oct 30, 2014

Constant churn in #Jaguars secondary has second-year players "having to grow up fast." bit.ly/1sK0HrM

Florida State has enough P.R. problems without creating more

members.jacksonville.com — In the category of "you can't make this stuff up," Florida State's football program is easily ranked No. 1 in the nation.The latest: On Wednesday, while going through a walk-through at a riverfront public park in Louisville near their hotel in preparation for their game against the Cardinals Thursday night, Seminole support personnel had this funny idea of the law.

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel still possible for Sunday

members.jacksonville.com — The Jaguars' injury report after today's practice:DID NOT PRACTICECB Will Blackmon (finger). Out indefinitely. He had surgery on Tuesday.DE Andre Branch (groin). Out for Sunday.LT Luke Joeckel (concussion). He has been cleared for a non-contact practice on Thursday so it remains possible he could play Sunday against Cincinnati.LIMITED PRACTICECB Aaron Colvin (knee).
Oct 29, 2014

#Jaguars blog -- Wednesday injury report includes positive news about Joeckel. bit.ly/1wLWJGM