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06/25/2016 05:52 PM
UF swimmer Caeleb Dressel eager to make most of Olympic trials opportunity

GAINESVILLE — Caeleb Dressel describes his first Olympic swimming trials showing as "horrible." But at just 15 years old, he really never stood a chance.

Four years later, Dressel is the man to beat.

Dressel, a 19-year-old UF sophomore, enters the trials this week in Omaha, Neb., as the United...

06/23/2016 11:25 PM
UF forward Dorian Finney-Smith goes undrafted

The drought continues for the Florida Gators during the NBA draft.

Versatile UF forward Dorian Finney-Smith was not selected on Thursday night to make it three years without a Gators player selected.

Finney-Smith had hoped to become the first UF player drafted since the Chicago Bulls used the 49th...

06/21/2016 11:39 PM
Tim Tebow visits former teammate wounded during Pulse shooting

Tim Tebow recently visited former high school teammate Rodney Sumter, who was wounded during the Pulse nightclub shooting and is recovering at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Tebow and Sumter played together at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High.

A post on Sumter's Instagram account Tuesday featuring...

06/21/2016 09:32 PM
No. 1 Florida falls to Texas Tech, Gators eliminated from CWS

OMAHA — A staggering catch, an interference call, an error-filled play and a single turned into an out combined to end Florida's baseball season.

The Gators' lofty expectations crashed Tuesday with a 3-2 loss to Texas Tech in the College World Series. The Gators, top seed in the tournament, were...

06/19/2016 11:48 PM
Gators suffer stunning loss to Coastal Carolina in CWS opener

OMAHA — Three hit batters, two extra-base hits inches from not being hits and one pitcher with a dizzying delivery and an impromptu curveball. All highlighted Florida’s stunning loss Sunday.

Coastal Carolina, playing in its first College World Series, upset the Gators 2-1 at TD Ameritrade Park....

06/15/2016 05:32 PM
Gators grateful to have Peter Alonso's hot bat back in lineup

GAINESVILLE — Peter Alonso's career as a Gator almost came to an abrupt end on May 13. The junior first baseman and second-round pick by the Mets in this year's MLB Draft broke his left hand in an at-bat against Vanderbilt, and he wasn't sure what it meant for the remainder of his season.


06/14/2016 12:32 AM
Florida surges past FSU, claims spot in College World Series

GAINESVILLE - The Gators’ dugout erupted onto the field in the fifth inning as JJ Schwarz launched a ball into the left field bleachers. Grand slam. The celebration was on. 

Florida advanced to the College World Series on Monday night, defeating Florida State 7-0 in game three of the Gainesville...

06/13/2016 08:33 AM
Florida Gators athletics director Jeremy Foley retiring after 25 years

A wide-eyed 23-year-old from the Northeast, Jeremy Foley arrived at the University of Florida in August of 1976 to embark on a career in athletics.

Little did Foley or anyone else realize it would begin one of the most remarkable runs in the history of college sports administration.

Foley handled...

06/12/2016 11:59 PM
UF's Logan Shore pitches Gators past FSU to force deciding game in Super Regional

UF pitcher Logan Shore saved his best for last.

Shore’s final performance at McKethan Stadium was one of the most dominant of his decorated career at UF. It came when the Gators needed him most.

A day after the Florida State Seminoles stunned UF 3-0 during Game 1 of the Gainesville Super Regional,...

06/11/2016 05:08 PM
UF track and field captures national title, extends Gators' streak

The Florida Gators extended their national title streak to seven years - this time courtesy of an unlikely source.

The men's track & field team struggled to a sixth-place showing during last month's SEC Championships. But this week, everything came together for the Gators at Oregon's historic Hayward...

06/11/2016 09:32 PM
Drew Carlton leads FSU to win over rival UF in Gainesville Super Regional

GAINESVILLE - The Florida Gators might have the best pitching staff in America.

But the best pitcher Saturday night was Florida State’s Drew Carlton as the Seminoles stunned the top-seeded Gators 3-0 during the first game of the Gainesville Super Regional.

With Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher...

06/10/2016 04:50 PM
Top-seeded Gators, red-hot rival Seminoles battle for trip to CWS

GAINESVILLE — Members of the UF baseball team are not taking it one game at a time and are not just happy to be here.

These Gators know they are good — too good to spout clichés or temper expectations.

Florida fully expects to dispense of Florida State during this weekend's Gainesville Super Regional...

06/09/2016 03:20 PM
UF to name football field after Steve Spurrier

GAINESVILLE — No one person has a bigger presence at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium than Steve Spurrier.

Spurrier's imprint on Florida Gators football just got even bigger.

UF has decided to name the field after the school's winningest football coach and the Gators' first Heisman Trophy winner. The official...

06/08/2016 12:11 PM
UF pitcher A.J. Puk said being No. 1 pick has 'always been a dream'

If UF pitcher A.J. Puk ends up the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s baseball draft, it would realize a lifelong dream.

In Puk’s case, it also would fulfill his destiny.

When he arrived in Gainesville, it was obvious to everyone Puk – a 6-foot-7, 230-pound lefthander with a blazing fastball - had the makings...

06/08/2016 12:12 PM
UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan on Texas rumors: 'I don't deal with it'

UF baseball coach Kevin O'Sullivan had little to say about rumors national power Texas might target him to to be its next head coach.

O'Sullivan said he ignores job rumors and is focused soley on the Gators upcoming NCAA Super Regional matchup with Florida State.

"I don't deal with it," O'Sullivan...

06/07/2016 10:37 AM
Suspended Gators receiver Antonio Callaway returns to UF campus

Suspended UF wide receiver Antonio Callaway seems to be moving closer to a return to the Gators.

Callaway remains suspended from the team but can return to classes and is allowed to use the team's facilities to work out, Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson said in a statement.

"We are working...

06/06/2016 09:05 AM
UF coach Jim McElwain has mixed feelings on quarterback transfers

UF coach Jim McElwain watched quarterback Will Grier transfer in December and likely will turn to another transfer to line up under center for the Gators in 2016.

Quarterbacks changing schools is nothing new in college football - and certainly not at UF. Six quarterbacks (Grier, Jacoby Brissett,...

06/04/2016 02:18 AM
Gators offer Apopka 2018 OT William Barnes after camp showing

Apopka offensive tackle William Barnes' incredible offseason continued Friday at the University of Florida Big Man Camp, where he dominated opposing defenders in front of members of the UF coaching staff.

Barnes was given an opportunity to seize the moment with UF offensive line coach Mike Summers...

06/05/2016 11:00 PM
Florida Gators thrash Georgia Tech, advance to super regional

GAINESVILLE — No. 1 Florida was firing on all cylinders on Sunday.

The Gators defeated No. 2 seed Georgia Tech 10-1 in the Gainesville Regional finale at McKethan Stadium to advance to the eighth super regional in program history. UF (50-13) finished the weekend 3-0 and outscored its regional opponents...

06/04/2016 09:59 PM
Gators hold on for win over UConn, near clinching regional title

GAINESVILLE – Jonathan India watched the ball sail into the left field bleachers as he rounded first base. In a back-and-forth game, the freshman put Florida back on top with one swing in the top of the eighth, this time for good. 

The No. 1 Gators defeated No. 3-seed UConn 6-5 on Saturday night...

06/05/2016 02:00 AM
SEC will one day poach best of ACC, Big 12 as football money gap grows

IRVING, Texas — The SEC should just dispense with the formalities, move forward with its master plan of world domination and go ahead and bankrupt the Big 12 and ACC by buying FSU, Clemson, Texas and Oklahoma.

One of the most powerful men in the SEC — Florida Gators athletics director Jeremy Foley...

06/03/2016 11:00 PM
UF opens Gainesville Regional with win over Bethune-Cookman

GAINESVILLE – Peter Alonso returned to Florida’s starting lineup on Friday night for the first time since breaking his left hand on May 13. He didn’t miss a beat.

Alonso hit two deep home runs in his return – one in his first at-bat – to lead the No. 1 Gators to a 9-3 win over No. 4 seed Bethune-Cookman...

06/03/2016 02:22 PM
UF AD Jeremy Foley uses Baylor misdeeds to remind coaches of their duty

DESTIN – Even though it happened 1,000 miles away and in another conference, Baylor University’s fall from grace hit home with UF athletics director Jeremy Foley.

On Thursday, Foley e-mailed his coaches to remind them of their duties when sexual assault/harassment claims are reported to them.


06/03/2016 02:00 AM
UF, UM headline in-state teams set for NCAA Regionals

Six state of Florida baseball teams are poised to open NCAA Regionals, with each group chasing a coveted spot in the College World Series.

The favorites are No. 1 national seed Florida and No. 3 Miami, but Florida State, FAU, Bethune-Cookman and Stetson are eager to pull off their own postseason...

06/02/2016 02:46 PM
Former UF coach Will Muschamp looks forward to Nov. 12 return to the Swamp

Will Muschamp has been there three times before and never lost — with LSU twice and Auburn once.

The next time he stands on the opposing sideline in the Swamp, as South Carolina head coach, the vibe will be totally different for Muschamp and Gator Nation.

Since those three trips to Gainesville...

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10/08 LSU TBD
10/29 GEORGIA (JAX) 3:30p
12/3 SECC Game TBD
TBD Bowl Game TBD

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