Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel

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Recent articles by Chris:

Siena gives FSU taste of high energy in ESPN tourney opener

Florida State men's basketball loses to Siena 80-63 in the ESPN Events Invitational. → Read More

FSU can make up for rough start at Thanksgiving basketball tournament

The Seminoles open play in the ESPN Events Invitational against Siena on Thursday at 11 a.m. → Read More

College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams — potentially as soon as 2024 season

The College Football Playoff will expand from four teams to 12 no later than the 2026 season and potentially as soon as 2024. → Read More

Boone receiver Aidan Mizell commits to Florida Gators

Aidan Mizell scored 18 touchdowns on 47 catches last season, and his stock quickly rose among football scouts. → Read More

Osceola DE Derrick LeBlanc picks Oklahoma over Florida, Penn State

Derrick LeBlanc, a defensive end ranked No. 5 in the Orlando Sentinel's Super60 for 2023, bypassed on Penn State and Florida. → Read More

Osceola CB Ja’Keem Jackson chooses Gators over Alabama, Georgia

New Gators cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond, who developed elite players at the position at LSU, was key to luring Ja'Keem Jackson. → Read More

Osceola 4-star DL John Walker becomes highest-ranked commit to UCF football

The Knights haven't signed multiple consensus 4-star prospects in the same class in the modern era, but that is on the verge of changing. → Read More

Lifelong Gators’ fan Darren ‘Goldie’ Lawrence flips loyalties, commits to FSU

Sanford Seminole star receiver Darren ‘Goldie’ Lawrence had 1,022 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns over the past two seasons. → Read More

Boone OL Leyton Nelson endures recruiting process, settles on Vandy

Nelson was supposed to officially commit to UCF during the early signing period in December, but his comfort level caused him pause. → Read More

Osceola 2023 CB-WR Jakeem Jackson impressing college scouts with athleticism

Osceola ATH Jakeem Jackson has 3 scholarship offers → Read More

Florida hires former Apopka, Oklahoma standout Ty Darlington

Ty Darlington joins Billy Napier's staff at Florida → Read More

Sanford Seminole’s Henderson twins sign with UCF; Kam Moore will follow

Seminole twins Damari and Ja'Cari Henderson sign with UCF → Read More

Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend thrilled to be AFC special teams player of the month

Tammy Townsend named special teams player of the month → Read More

Private schools continue bringing God to the football field

Orlando Christian Prep will play in Friday’s Class 2A football region final playoff game against Zephyrhills Christian. → Read More

Orlando area recruits not jumping ship just yet after Gators fire Dan Mullen

Some key members of recruiting classes react to Florida firing Dan Mullen after Saturday's overtime loss to Missouri. → Read More

Panthers cut former UF, Apopka OT Martez Ivey; Patriots waive former UCF WR Tre Nixon

Martez Ivey of Florid fails to make NFL cut with Panthers; former UCF star Tre Nixon cut by Patriots → Read More

Jalen Suggs shines for Magic at summer league, but others struggle

Beyond first-round draft pick Jalen Suggs, there were not many shining moments for the Orlando Magic during summer league play. Here’s a breakdown of the Magic’s roster players during the week-long competition. → Read More

Magic PG Cole Anthony working on his game during NBA Summer League

Cole Anthony did not play particularly well in the team’s first three games, but with Jalen Suggs and R.J. Hampton on the sideline Sunday night against Houston, Anthony took charge as the Magic toppled the Rockets 89-76. → Read More

Orlando two-way player Ignas Brazdeikis loved by his Magic teammates

Forward Ignas Brazdeikis signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic earlier this week, but don’t think for a second that the 6-foot-6 forward is treated any differently than as a full-time Magic roster player by his teammates. → Read More

Edgewater latest COVID-19 victim; Eagles shut down for 2 weeks; Seminole game canceled

CIVUD-19 shuts down Edgewater practice until Aug. 23 → Read More