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02/09/2016 11:42 PM
Late Kasey Hill shot helps seal Gators' win over Ole Miss

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators could not buy a shot as Stefan Moody and the Ole Miss Rebels closed for the upset.

UF needed someone, anyone, to step up and make a basket as the Gators clung to a 67-66 lead Tuesday night in the O’Connell Center.

Leave it to Kasey Hill, the Gators’ most unlikely...


02/08/2016 07:23 PM
Gators return home, look to bounce back against Ole Miss after beat-down at Kentucky

GAINESVILLE — UF coach Mike White knows exactly what he's getting on Tuesday night at home against Ole Miss.

Energy, enthusiasm and effort from his Gators — three things missing during Saturday's no-show at Kentucky.

The unknown is what worries White.

The Gators are a different animal in the O'Connell...


02/06/2016 09:15 PM
Jamal Murray lights up Gators as Kentucky rolls to win

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Jamal Murray put on a show for his very special cheering section.

Murray scored a career-high 35 points, and No. 20 Kentucky beat Florida 80-61 on Saturday.

Murray, a freshman guard from Canada, said having his parents in the stands provided a boost.

"It was good to have them...


02/06/2016 08:57 AM
UF quarterback Treon Harris moving to receiver for Gators?

Treon Harris' future at quarterback is cloudy - that much is clear.

But what it will mean to Harris and the Florida Gators still remains to be seen.

Harris reportedly has worked some with the team's wide receivers this offseason and could move to that position. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound rising junior...


02/05/2016 06:03 PM
Surging Gators seek signature road win at Kentucky's Rupp Arena

GAINESVILLE — UF coach Mike White knows wins at Kentucky's Rupp Arena are rare, rare things.

Since his one and only win at Rupp, in 1998 as a junior point guard at Ole Miss, White has been married, had five kids and is now on his fourth job.

White, 38, now seeks his first win as a coach when the...


02/04/2016 06:45 PM
Gators hire Virginia Tech's Torrian Gray to coach secondary
Gray, 41, is a native of Bartow expected to help UF land more in-state talent

02/03/2016 09:37 PM
Gators use late free throws to slip past Arkansas

GAINESVILLE — After Florida’s Chris Chiozza put back a pair of free throws late Wednesday against Arkansas, Dorian Finney-Smith talked to his teammate at halfcourt while they waited for play to resume.

The two ended their brief conversation with a laugh.

It’s only fitting as the duo — coupled with...


02/03/2016 04:19 PM
Gators' Jim McElwain takes issue with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema
Bielema calls UF the 'new Ole Miss'

02/03/2016 08:45 PM
Gators stumble to a sluggish finish on National Signing Day

The Florida Gators stumbled a bit on National Signing Day, but 12 strong early enrollees helped soften the blow.

Take a closer look at UF's recruiting class:

Impact players

•Tyrie Cleveland, WR, 6-2, 194, Houston / Westfield: The nation's No. 4 WR's Signing Day decision gives the Gators the game-breaker...


01/30/2016 06:40 PM
Bludgeoning of No. 9 West Virginia gives new Gators coach some credibility in post-Donovan era

GAINESVILLE — Ron Zook had it tough following Steve Spurrier.

Will Muschamp had it tough following Urban Meyer.

But make no mistake about it, Mike White has the toughest job in University of Florida history following Billy Donovan.

This is why Gator historians need to mark down this date as the...


01/30/2016 04:45 PM
Hot-shooting Gators rout No. 9 West Virginia, beef up NCAA résumé

GAINESVILLE — Facing one of the nation's toughest schedules, point guard Chris Chiozza and the Florida Gators have kept it close with pretty much everyone they have faced.

On Saturday, the Gators finally closed the deal against one of the nation's best.

UF's resounding 88-71 win against No. 9 West...


01/29/2016 08:39 PM
UF aims to deliver best performance against tough West Virginia

GAINESVILLE — In his first year at the University of Florida, men's basketball coach Mike White has no qualms pointing to other teams' success as he continues to build the foundation for his own team.

He has drawn on his own experience coaching at Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech, Mike Krzyzewski's...


01/29/2016 08:16 PM
Gators count on record number of early enrollees to fill holes

GAINESVILLE — Before he arrived at UF, Tim Tebow was an uncommon leader as quarterback at St. Augustine Nease.

When Tebow joined the Gators just a month removed winning the 2005 Class 4A state championship, he found himself at the forefront of a trend that would change college football.

Finishing...


01/27/2016 07:25 PM
Gators golf phenom Sam Horsfield eager to refine impressive game

GAINESVILLE — UF golfer Sam Horsfield can hit every club in the bag, has never seen a 20-footer he does not expect to make and can go low — really low.

Having a clean pair of socks, an ironed shirt or a tidy schedule is where things get trickier for the Gators' freshman phenom.

Rather than follow...


01/25/2016 02:10 PM
Surging, hot-shooting Gators face demanding two-game stretch
Tuesday's visit to Vanderbilt, Saturday's home date with West Virginia offer measuring stick

01/24/2016 12:33 PM
Shaq surprises Gainesville officer, teens during pick-up basketball game
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal inspired by GPD Officer Bobby White's handling of noise complaint

01/23/2016 10:56 PM
Dorian Finney-Smith leads blistering Gators offense past Tigers

GAINESVILLE — Red-hot Dorian Finney-Smith hit his first seven shots, finally missing one when it no longer mattered.

By then UF's senior forward had scored 20 points, his team led by 27 points and nothing was going to derail the Gators with 13:57 to remaining Saturday night against Auburn.

Finishing...


01/23/2016 08:13 PM
How Cam Newton mysteriously leaving Gators impacted Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, SEC, NFL

Leaving the Florida Gators was the best decision Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ever made and perhaps the worst development in modern UF football history.

As Newton prepares to lead his team against the Arizona Cardinals in today's NFC Championship Game, his shady past at UF is just a...


01/19/2016 10:03 PM
Late free throws help Gators hold off Mississippi State

GAINESVILLE — Based on percentages, center John Egbunu is last guy the Florida Gators would want on the free-throw line.

But give Egbunu the ball with the game on the line and the 6-foot-11, 255-pound sophomore is as clutch as they come.

For the second consecutive home game, Egbunu came through...


01/18/2016 11:49 PM
NCAA forecast improving for Gators entering second half of season

GAINESVILLE — The weather in Gainesville could be shaping up to be warm or chilly, rainy or partly cloudy. These days, UF coach Mike White would have no earthly idea.

White is focused on the forecast for the Gators two months from now.

White hopes to lead Florida back to the NCAA Tournament and get...


01/15/2016 08:21 PM
Gators basketball coach Mike White braces to face alma mater Ole Miss

GAINESVILLE -- First-year Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White still has fond memories of Oxford, Mississippi.

It’s where his basketball career started, a four-year starter at point guard for Ole Miss from 1995-1999 and seven years as an assistant coach.

It’s where he and his wife, Kira, met...


01/15/2016 03:23 PM
Gators part ways with defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan

GAINESVILLE -- Defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan, who just completed his first year as an assistant coach at UF, will not return next season, the school announced Friday.

UF first-year head coach Jim McElwain hired Callahan in January to be part of his inaugural staff. Callahan previously served...


01/15/2016 07:47 PM
UF women's basketball surging thanks to talent infusion

GAINESVILLE — Amanda Butler has gone through her share of trials and tribulations as the head coach of the Florida women's basketball team.

In her first eight years coaching at her alma mater, Butler and the Gators have never advanced further than the second round of the NCAA Tournament and never...


01/09/2016 06:07 PM
Gators get back on track, hold off LSU phenom Ben Simmons during 68-62 win

GAINESVILLE — It was not exactly how Mike White planned it, but UF's first-year coach and his players sure will take it.

They certainly needed Saturday's 68-62 win against LSU before an announced crowd of 11,350 in the O'Connell Center.

To hold off freshman sensation Ben Simmons and bounce back...


01/08/2016 05:52 PM
Struggling Gators brace for LSU freshman phenom Ben Simmons

GAINESVILLE — On the heels of an inexplicable no-show at Tennessee, first-year coach Mike White's Florida Gators are in dire need of a confidence boost and, of course, a win.

Instead, White's team gets Ben Simmons.

The LSU freshman phenom arrives on the struggling Gators' schedule like a cruel...




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