Wednesday 6 p.m. Sportscast 3/15/17
The Pensacola Sports Awards Banquet is being headlined by the Human Highlight Film. Former NBA star Dominique Wilkins is the guest speaker.
Wilkins, was a nine time all-star, mostly playing for the Atlanta Hawks. The guy was a dunk machine in his heyday and incredible to watch.
The human highlight film can't throw it down like the old days, but he brings a strong message about succeeding over the long haul.
A few weeks ago people were talking about Florida as a possible final four pick, but now that the tournament is starting not so much.
In fact East Tennessee State is a trendy first round upset pick over the Gators.
That said, Florida is favorited by 10 points.
The doubt of course coming after the Gators lost three of their last four games.
The injury loss of center John Egbunju seems to be having an impact, but flipping things around, two of the losses against Vanderbilt who can be a hard match up, and the other at eighth ranked Kentucky.
The outlook may be not as bleak as it seems.
It wasn't a stretch to think the return of Coach Rod Aldoff might lead to some former players coming back to the Ice Flyers, and you can chalk one up.
Stephen Buco has rejoined the team.
The forward started the season in Pensacola, but left in November to go back home for family reasons.
Buco was a key guy in last seasons championship run. In 46 games he had 16 goals, 23 assists and added three goals in the playoffs.
The Flyers play at Mississippi on Friday, then back on the home ice Saturday and Sunday.