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Sarasota Millionaires to take 2015 season off; Plan to return in 2016

(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota Millionaires minor league football team released an announcement Wednesday that it will not play in the 2015 season. The team, which had been part of the Florida Football Alliance last year, plans to resume play in 2016. The following announcement was posted on the team’s Facebook page:

The Sarasota Millionaires Organization has decided to take the year off from “Football”. All other operations will continue (ex. community activities, mentoring, voluntary work outs, etc.)

Co owner of the Millionaires Calvin Williams has accepted the role of Commissioner for the Florida Football Alliance this upcoming 2015 season.

As for the role of commissioner and team co owner, it was decided and best for both roles not to be involved within one person.

“I am happy about spending more time with my family. I am motivated to enhancing minor league football with my new position as the commissioner of Florida Football Alliance. I am excited about the direction of new ownership for the program. (details to follow) The Sarasota Millionaires has been proven to be one of the greater organizations in the state of Florida and will continue to be even greater in the near future”, said Calvin Williams.

To all the players, fans, and supporters Thank You for All the awesome memories!

This is only a pause and not a fold… SARASOTA MILLIONAIRES FOR LIFE!!!

The Millionaires will return to all their football operations for the 2016 season under new ownership.

For those still interested in playing football this season, please feel free to visit our cross-town rivals The Southwest Florida Gladiators in Bradenton. (Formerly known as the Bradenton Gladiators) http://www.southwestfloridagladiators.org.

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Local School Orchestras To Perform At McKechnie Field On Saturday, November 15

(Bradenton, FL) The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will present “Concert in the Park” at McKechnie Field on Saturday, November 15. Orchestras from Braden River High School, Lakewood Ranch High School, Manatee High School, Palmetto High School, and Southeast High School will participate. Middle school orchestras from Braden River Middle School, Buffalo Creek Middle School, Haile Middle School, King Middle School, Lee Middle School, and Nolan Middle School will participate as well. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the music will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for “Concert in the Park” at McKechnie Field cost $10 per family. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at any of the participating schools. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Manatee County Schools’ Orchestra Program.
“It’s a great opportunity for all of the schools to hear everyone else perform,” David Pope, Manatee High School director of orchestras, said. “It’s a great collaborative effort where all the middle schools can hear each other perform, and hear how the high schools perform and can aspire to that.”

Nearly 600 students will be performing among the 11 orchestras. The money raised will help purchase new music, cover the cost of acquiring and maintaining instruments, and create extra musical opportunities for students. In addition to traditional orchestral pieces, performances will include renditions of such famous songs as “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones, Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”, and “Viva la Vida” from Coldplay, as well as music from the hit movies Madagascar and Pirates of the Caribbean.

For more information about “Concert in the Park”, please contact David Pope at 941-714-7300, ext. 2186.

For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com.

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Football Friday10/17/14: North Port Bobcats vs. Sarasota Sailors District Game Broadcast

(Sarasota, FL) Football Friday tonight. Doug Miles Media will broadcast the North Port Bobcats vs. Sarasota Sailors 7A-10 District football game tonight from Sarasota High School. The live broadcast is available on Ustream.TV and dougmilesmedia.com beginning at 7:30 PM. I’ll also be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network announce 2014-15 College Hoops Schedule

(New York, NY) CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network hit the hardwood for the 2014-15 college basketball season with its most extensive schedule ever, featuring 252 total games, including five men’s Conference Championships. The Networks’ schedules showcase top teams and match-ups from 18 different conferences.

CBS Sports enters its 34th consecutive season of college basketball coverage, beginning Saturday, Dec. 6 (12:30 PM, ET) with an intrastate rivalry between 2014 Final Four participant Wisconsin vs. Marquette. CBS Sports broadcasts 39 games, including four Conference Championships and the inaugural CBS Sports Classic on December 20 with North Carolina vs. Ohio State and UCLA vs. Kentucky.

CBS Sports Network televises 213 games, the most ever by the Network, with coverage tipping off on Friday, Nov. 14 (6:30 PM, ET) with the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy featuring Tennessee vs. VCU (6:30 PM, ET) and Michigan State vs. Navy (9:00 PM, ET).

Featuring top conference and non-conference games, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network will showcase action from conferences including the American Athletic Conference, Big East, Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12, Pac 12, Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Patriot League, Ohio Valley Conference, as well as NCAA Division II.

Schedule Highlights:

Key Conference Contests on CBS:
Duke at North Carolina State – Sunday, Jan. 11
Kansas at Texas – Saturday, Jan. 24
Indiana at Ohio State – Sunday, Jan. 25
Michigan at Michigan State – Sunday, Feb. 1
Notre Dame at Duke – Saturday, Feb. 7
Georgetown at St. John’s – Saturday, Feb. 28
SMU at Connecticut – Sunday, March 1
Florida at Kentucky – Saturday, March 7
Stanford at Arizona – Saturday, March 7

Key Conference Contests on CBS Sports Network:
New Mexico at San Diego State – Tuesday, Jan. 6
UConn at Tulsa – Tuesday, Jan. 13
SMU at Temple – Wednesday, Jan. 14
UNLV at San Diego State – Saturday, Jan. 17
George Washington at VCU – Tuesday, Jan. 27
Providence at Georgetown – Wednesday, Feb. 4
Villanova at Butler – Saturday, Feb. 14
St. Louis at VCU – Tuesday, Feb. 17
UNLV at New Mexico – Saturday, Feb. 21

Key Non-Conference Games on CBS:
North Carolina at Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 13
North Carolina vs. Ohio State – Saturday, Dec. 20 (CBS Sports Classic)
UCLA vs. Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 20 (CBS Sports Classic)
Connecticut at Florida – Saturday, Jan. 3
UNLV at Kansas – Sunday, Jan. 4

Key Non-Conference Games on CBS Sports Network:
Tennessee vs. VCU – Friday, Nov. 14 (Veterans Classic)
Michigan State vs. Navy – Friday, Nov. 14 (Veterans Classic)
Bucknell at Villanova – Thursday, Nov. 20
USC at New Mexico – Sunday, Nov. 30
Temple at St. Joseph’s – Wednesday, Dec. 3
Villanova at LaSalle – Wednesday, Dec. 3
Penn State at Marshall – Saturday, Dec. 6
Alabama at Xavier – Saturday, Dec. 6
Oklahoma at Tulsa – Saturday, Dec. 13
Arizona at UNLV – Tuesday, Dec. 23
Ole Miss at Dayton – Tuesday, Dec. 30

Coverage Highlights:

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Championship Weekend on CBS Sports on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015, features the Big Ten (including the semi-final games), Mountain West and Atlantic 10 crowning their conference tournament champions and earning automatic bids to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
CBS Sports also broadcasts the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game on Sunday, March 8.
CBS will televise three Big Ten Wildcard games, featuring the top match-up from the Big Ten Conference on February 22, March 1 and March 8.

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Patriot League Men’s Conference Championship on Wednesday, March 11, and Women’s Conference Championship on Saturday, March 14, with winners earning automatic bids to the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championships.
Mountain West Men’s quarterfinals on Thursday, March 12 and semifinals on Friday, March 13
Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Semifinals on March 13 and Women’s Championship on March 14
Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinals on March 15

Defending NCAA Men’s Champion Connecticut makes six appearances on CBS Sports Network, and will play on CBS January 3 against Florida and March 1 against SMU.

CBS Sports Network also televises a number of early season tournaments including the Paradise Jam, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout, Corpus Christi Challenge and Emerald Coast Classic. Among the teams participating, include Clemson, LSU, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Washington State.

CBS Sports Network televises 31 women’s basketball games from American Athletic Conference, Big East, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League and Southland Conferences, as well as NCAA Division II, highlighted by two appearances by defending NCAA Women’s Champion Connecticut.

CBS Sports streams select games from the entire 2014-15 college basketball schedule live on CBSSports.com. The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

CBS Sports’ announce team is led by play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Greg Anthony. Mark Wolff serves as Coordinating Producer, College Basketball, and Bob Fishman is the lead director. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Steve Karasik is Vice President, Remote Production, CBS Sports.

CBS Sports broadcasts the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the 34th consecutive year, including a partnership since 2011 with Turner Sports to provide exclusive live coverage of every game in its entirety across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

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Baltimore Orioles to host Select-A Seat event and ALCS Game 5 watch party on Wednesday

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles announced today (Monday) that they will host a Select-A-Seat event at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. The event will feature refreshments in the Third Base Lounge for fans to enjoy as they watch Game 5 of the American League Championship Series between the Orioles and Kansas City Royals broadcast on the centerfield video board.

The event is free for all fans. Complimentary parking is available in the East Lot and gates open at 3:30 p.m. First pitch of Game 5 of the ALCS from Kansas City is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET.

Fans are invited to learn more about season ticket options, including available seat inventory and try out seats in person before making a commitment. Orioles representatives will be on hand to answer questions about ticket packages, group sales, and pre-game party opportunities. Fans are encouraged to call 941-893-6300 for additional information.

The Kansas City Royals lead the ALCS 2 games to none over Baltimore.

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