This week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Feb. 5, 2007


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Are you having football withdraws? Don't fret, because there will be plenty of games on the JU campus this week that will help you get over the loss of football.


Men's Basketball

JU has won seven straight games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena after downing crosstown rival North Florida, 75-61, on Feb. 3.

The crowd of 4,196 saw five Dolphins score in double figures, led by Lehmon Colbert's 12. Tyrone Curnell picked up the first double-double of his career, getting 11 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

This week, JU hosts East Tennssee State at the Arena on Thursday at 7 p.m. before finishing with Kennesaw State at Swisher Gymnasium on Saturday.

Women's Basketball

With a 12-point deficit staring them in the face with 15 minutes left, the Dolphins came together behind a career-high 23 points by sophomore guard Virginia Gregoire to defeat Campbell, 63-59, on Feb. 3 in Buies Creek, N.C.

JU fell earlier in the week to Gardner-Webb, 75-64, in their only telvision appearance of the season.

On Saturday, the Dolphins will travel over to North Florida for another installment of the year-long SunTrust River City Rumble. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.


JU kicked the season off with a 6-3 win over Florida A&M on Jan. 30 and took two out of three games from in-state rival Bethune-Cookman at Alexander Brest Field.

The Dolphins were led by seniors Mike McCallister and Ryan McArdle.

McArdle opened the season by going 8-for-16 with seven RBI, three doubles and one home run. McCallister added seven hits in the first four games , while also picking up three doubles and one home run.

Women's Tennis

JU split a pair of matches last week in their second week of action.

They fell to North Florida on Friday, 5-2, before defeating Georgia Southern the next day in Statesboro, Ga.

Emese Sulyos took both of her singles matches over the weekend to lead JU.

The Dolphins are back in action on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. against UCF at 10 a.m. They wrap up the week at USF on Sunday, with first serve at noon.

Men's Tennis

After a week off, the Dolphins host crosstown rival North Florida on Friday at 2 p.m. for another round of the second annual SunTrust River City Rumble. They finish the week with Florida A&M on Saturday at 10 a.m.


The Dolphins will kick off their first year under head coach Amanda Lehotak by hosting the JU Tournament at the JU Softball Complex this weekend.

On Friday, JU will play Minnesota at 5 p.m. before finishing the night with Southern Illinois.

The Dolphins will take on the Golden Gophers again on Saturday at noon and wrap up the day with the Salukis at 2 p.m.

They will finish the tournament on Sunday at noon against UNG-Greensboro.