This Week in JU Athletics (Nov. 22-28)
JU men’s basketball player Ayron Hardy was tabbed as the Community First Credit Union “Athlete of the Week” to kick off another edition of This Week in JU Athletics.

This Week in JU Athletics is a weekly feature to give fans the top five items of the week and a full list of all the athletic events so they can cheer the Dolphins on to victory.

Community First Credit Union "Athlete of the Week" - Ayron Hardy:Senior Ayron Hardy earned Community First Credit Union "Athlete of the Week" honors after hitting near triple doubles for the JU men’s basketball team in wins against Savannah State (Nov. 16) and Florida Tech (Nov. 20). He tallied 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists against the Tigers before adding 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists vs. the Panthers to end the week.
Men’s basketball hits the state of Alabama for Thanksgiving week - The Dolphins will spend their Thanksgiving week in Alabama for two games during the break. They will play at Samford on Wednesday before taking on Auburn on Saturday. Both contests will tip off at 8 p.m. JU enters the week after home wins against Savannah State and Florida Tech.
Women’s basketball hosts Howard on Tuesday - The campus will not be too quiet on Tuesday as the women’s team hosts Howard in Swisher Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The Dolphins look to continue their home momentum after downing FAU and Georgia Southern at Swisher Gym last week.
Women’s basketball takes a rare road trip on Saturday - After the Howard contest, the Dolphins will hit the road as JU travels to Virginia on Saturday to play Hampton at 2 p.m. The road game will be only the second of three the Dolphins will take in the first 11 games and the only contest outside of the state of Florida.

Salute to Football - Despite not making the FCS Playoffs, the football team still had one great season on the gridiron this year. The Dolphins finished with a 10-1 record, including a nine-game winning streak, to secure their second PFL title in the last three seasons. They had the highest-rated offense in the nation and ranked in the top 20 in rushing defense, while finishing top five in turnover margin. JU finished ranked No. 19 in the coaches’ national poll and No. 18 in the media poll – both highest in school history. Overall, it was a great season and we are already looking forward to 2011.

Teams/Events Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Nov. 28
JU Events        
Men’s Basketball at Samford, 8 p.m. (Birmingham, Ala.) at Auburn, 8 p.m. (Auburn, Ala.)
Women’s Basketball vs. Howard, 7 p.m. (Swisher Gymnasium) at Hampton, 2 p.m. (Hampton, Va.)