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In Remembrance: John A. ‘Jack’ Hughes, Jan 21st, 1947 — Jan 23rd, 2014

NASC - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:20

The NASC is very sorry to announce the death of Jack Hughes, past chairman of the NASC Board of Directors. Jack was an integral leader in the sports tourism industry and will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know and work with him.

After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Jack passed away in his sleep on January 23, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida with his loving and dedicated wife Janice at his bedside. Please keep his family in your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

A Memorial Service will be at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 10am on Saturday, January 25th.

Jack’s wish was to send your support to the Gainesville Fisher House, in lieu of flowers:

Gainesville Fisher House
5106 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
352-514-9761

The NASC Executive Committee and Staff at Columbus Blue Jackets game in January 2006. Front row (l to r): Lori Gamble, Beth Hecquet, and Linda Logan. Back row (l to r): Bill Hanson, Rick Hatcher, Jack Hughes, and Don Schumacher.


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ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:46
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Seahawks' Thurmond blasts Welker for hit

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 09:40
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Gomes says Red Sox beards are coming off

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 09:39
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Wawrinka tops Berdych in Aussie semifinal

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 06:28
Stanislas Wawrinka beat Tomas Berdych after a fourth-set tiebreak Thursday in an Australian Open semifinal to reach his first Grand Slam final.
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Li, Cibulkova to meet in Aussie Open final

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 02:59
Li Na has reached the Australian Open final for the third time in four years with a 6-2, 6-4 win over 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
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Tanaka says Yankees wanted him most

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 02:46
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League deems Welker hit on Pats' Talib legal

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:27
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Durant keeps rolling as OKC tops Spurs again

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 22:31
Durant scores 36, Thunder beat Spurs 111-105
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Sources: USA hoops pool to feature new names

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 20:47
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Source: RB Peterson to have groin surgery

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:38
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has opted to have surgery on his groin in the near future, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.
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Sources: Browns down to 2; Pettine favorite

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:58
The Cleveland Browns' head-coaching search is down to two finalists, and the team is expected to meet with each Thursday before selecting its hire, league sources told ESPN.
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Red Sox sign OF Sizemore to one-year deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:48
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Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:59
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter in deadly 2012 crash.
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Tiger still driven to win as new season dawns

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:55
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Sherman: I'm the furthest thing from a thug

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:50
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday that his postgame comments Sunday were ''misdirected and immature" but he is not a villain or a thug.
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Cheerleaders bring lawsuit against Raiders

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:24
The Oakland Raiders are being sued by current and former cheerleaders claiming wage theft and other unfair employment practices.
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Clippers' Paul eyes return for All-Star Game

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:00
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who has been sidelined since Jan. 3 with a separated right shoulder, said he hopes to be back on the court in time for the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 16 and would like to play in the game.
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Sources: FSU QB Coker likely going to Tide

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:59
Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker has been given release from his scholarship and is free to transfer to another program. He is on course to graduate this spring, whereupon he's expected to enroll at Alabama, sources told ESPN.
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Course change: White will not compete at X Games Aspen

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:58
Following his arrival in Aspen, Colo., Shaun White has decided to not compete at X Games.
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