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It’s the largest Historical Black College and University (HBCU) sports and entertainment event in the state! The Florida Blue Florida Classic is a weekend where college friends reunite, families come together and fans show out for an O-town showdown to witness the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers and the Bethune Cookman University (BCU) Wildcats battle it out on the gridiron for a chance to advance in their respective conference.

Jamaican track athlete Daeshon Gordon, a 22-year-old university student in the United States, died last month. Gordon, an undergraduate at Northwestern State (NSU) whose parents Miranda and Deron Gordon live in Pompano Beach, Florida, died Oct. 21.

Stafanie Taylor will captain a 15-member West Indies squad to contest the ICC Twenty20 World Cup this month in the Caribbean. The squad includes members of the 2016 championship side, like Merissa Aguilleira, Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews, plus uncapped 20-year-old Sheneta Grimmond and recalled Chinelle Henry and Britney Cooper.

Former West Indies fast bowling great Sir Andy Roberts, left, lends his support to promote the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, which bowls off in the Caribbean this month.

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