Education

School Opens New $2.5 Million Sports Facility

The Out-of-Door Academy recently opened Fox Field House, a new 12,300-square-foot practice and competition space for the school's student athletes.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Shaq Attaq

Shaq Kicks Off Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Lecture Series

The four-time NBA champion, businessman and doctor of education (yep, he has an Ed.D) was the first speaker in the lecture series' 39th season.

01/17/2019 By Megan McDonald

Sports

Baseball Team Looking to Hire

The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding two job fairs at which they will hire staff for the team's spring training season and for the season of their minor league team.

01/08/2019 By Staff

Round two

With the NFL Playoffs Looming, a Former Venice High Football Star Hopes for More Super Bowl Magic

Last year's Super Bowl turned Trey Burton into a star. Now he's preparing for another playoff run, with a different team.

01/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sports

Air Conditioning Company Buys Naming Rights to New Braves Ballpark

CoolToday recently purchased the naming rights to the Atlanta Braves' new spring training facility in North Port.

12/05/2018 By Staff

The Shaper

Expert Surfboard Maker Juan Rodriguez Shapes a Living and a Life From Catching Waves

“People in general want to be a part of something. Surfing is tribal.”

11/30/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sports

IMG Academy Hires Former Tennis Pro as New Director of Player Development

Longtime pro Jimmy Arias was one of the original tennis students at IMG Academy, then the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, when it opened in 1978.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Sporting Goods Store Opens

Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened in the University Town Center area.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Powerboat Race Economic Impact at $21.9 Million

That's down from last year's event, which generated $36.2 million in economic impact.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Date of First Game in New Spring Training Facility

The Atlanta Braves will play their first spring training game in their new North Port stadium on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

08/30/2018 By Staff

What I've Learned

At 74, Tony Jacklin Has Never Been Happier

Jacklin still swings the sticks, but now devotes more of his time to artistic woodworking, as well as to designing and renovating golf courses and co-writing his first novel, Bad Lies, published this summer.

08/29/2018 By David Hackett

Nonprofits

Attorney Joins Women's Sports Museum Board

Attorney Katharine Vestal was recently elected to the board of directors of the nonprofit working to build a Women's Sports Museum in Sarasota.

08/09/2018 By Staff

Sports

College Athletic Director Named to National Committee

Matt Ennis of State College of Florida recently joined the executive committee of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators.

08/03/2018 By Staff

In the Rough

What's Going on with the Bobby Jones Golf Complex?

The City Commission is expected to vote late this summer on whether to fund improvements to the neglected facility.

07/26/2018 By David Hackett

Media

Networks to Air Footage From Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

This week, Fox Sports and CBS Sports are beginning to broadcast footage from this year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Sports

Builders of New Spring Training Facility to Celebrate Milestone

The team building the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port is holding a topping off ceremony this Friday, July 20.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Female Factor

A Lifelong Passion for Sports Led Beth Green to Help Build the Women's Sports Museum

The museum will celebrate women's roles in athletics—and help girls and boys see the struggles women have faced.

06/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Kick it

Keep Up with the World Cup at The Shamrock

Soccer enthusiasts in Sarasota can watch every match at The Shamrock while winning raffle prizes.

06/14/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season Tickets Go on Sale Saturday

The Braves' new North Port stadium, now under construction, will host the team's final game of its 2019 season, before opening fully in 2020.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Sports

Ranking Puts Florida at No. 17 for Producing Pro Athletes

Both IMG Academy in Bradenton and Sarasota High School were recognized as top high schools for young athletes.

05/30/2018 By Staff