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02/20/2018 04:05 PM
Jim McElwain to Michigan should worry Wolverines

Two Februarys ago, Jim Harbaugh brought in wrestling legend Ric Flair to fire up the Michigan faithful.

This past weekend, he brought in Jim McElwain.

The only people yelling “Woo!” now are Ohio State fans.

McElwain spent the past three years in Gainesville auditioning for the title of “College...

02/17/2018 10:28 PM
Florida squanders late lead, falls 71-68 to host Vanderbilt

With just under 14 minutes left, things didn't look good for Vanderbilt. The Commodores were down by 11 points and Florida seemed poised for a road win. But then the Memorial Magic energized Vanderbilt again as the Commodores rallied to their fifth straight home win with a 71-68 victory over the...

02/14/2018 11:30 PM
Gators suffer gut-wrenching 72-69 overtime loss to Georgia

UF senior shooting guard Egor Koulechov called it the toughest loss of the season.

Mike White cannot recall a more gut-wrenching ending to a game during his coaching career.

All the Gators needed in order to beat Georgia Wednesday night was to execute an inbounds play or defend Georgia big man...

02/14/2018 06:00 PM
UF right-hander Tyler Dyson's meteoric rise a boon for top-ranked Gators

During his many years coming up in baseball, Tyler Dyson did not picture himself a pitcher.

Dyson started T-ball at age 2 in Massachusetts with his older brother, Ryan, and would spend the next 15 years — his later ones in Bradenton — evolving into a skilled infielder with a dependable bat.


02/13/2018 05:50 PM
Gators look to build on two-game winning streak against Georgia

The reasons for the Florida Gators’ recent surge do not matter now.

Coach Mike White just hopes the transformation of his team continues when Georgia visits the O’Connell Center Wednesday night.

The Gators ended a three-game losing with hard-nosed wins against LSU and South Carolina that showcased...

02/13/2018 05:00 PM
New UF coaches Todd Grantham, Sal Sunseri use NFL experience to energize Gators

In the vast world of coaching, incoming UF assistants Todd Grantham and Sal Sunseri certainly have been around, including to the place every Gator wants to get.

Grantham and Sunseri plan to use their NFL experiences to develop, motivate and re-energize a group of defensive players coming off a...

02/10/2018 04:25 PM
Gator golfer Sierra Brooks endures winding, difficult road to reach UF

Outside it is a Chamber of Commerce day in Gainesville, where a cloudless, brilliant sky illuminates the undulating terrain and stately live oaks at Mark Bostick Golf Course.

Inside the Florida Gators golf complex, Sierra Brooks’ smile lights up the room. The look is born from a sense of belonging,...

02/08/2018 10:15 AM
UF coach Dan Mullen plans to keep helicopter recruiting for Gators

UF coach Dan Mullen is well aware a little flash can be good for business.

Wearing the latest Jordan Brand sneakers, Mullen has a strong “shoe game” — something recruits are sure to notice.

Out on the trail, Mullen recently made claim amid coaching circles to the title of “His Airness,” showing...

02/07/2018 08:15 PM
Gators snap three-game SEC skid with 73-64 win against LSU

The reeling Florida Gators shook off a slow start and averted another second-half collapse to snap a three-game SEC losing streak with a 73-64 win against LSU.

UF outscored LSU 13-3 during the final minutes behind junior shooting guards Jalen Hudson and KeVaughn Allen to get back on track as the...

02/07/2018 05:40 PM
Gators coach Dan Mullen finishes first National Signing Day ranked No. 14

UF closed well on National Signing Day to give new coach Dan Mullen a solid, successful first recruiting class with the Gators.


Jacob Copeland, WR, 6-0, 192: Copeland finished his career with 114 catches for 2,261 yards (19.8 average per catch) and 30 total touchdowns, including...

02/07/2018 02:45 PM
Pensacola star WR Jacob Copeland chooses Gators over Alabama, Tennessee

New UF coach Dan Mullen’s first recruiting class received a much-needed Signing Day boost. Jacob Copeland, a four-star wide receiver from Pensacola, chose the Gators over SEC East rival Tennessee and reigning national champion Alabama.

Ranked the No. 69 overall player by 247Sports, the 6-foot-1,...

02/06/2018 12:30 PM
Former UF great Shane Matthews sentenced to three months in prison

Record-setting former Florida Gators’ quarterback Shane Matthews has been sentenced to serve three months in federal prison for his role in a healthcare fraud conspiracy.

Matthews became entangled in a scheme with former UF linebacker Monty Grow to receive kickbacks on prescription medications,...

02/05/2018 02:10 PM
Sense of urgency reaches peak for reeling Gators

Coach Mike White sees no point in stating the obvious for his reeling Florida Gators.

In fact, it might only exacerbate things — and they already are bad enough for White’s team.

The Gators enter Wednesday night’s visit from LSU on a three-game losing streak in SEC play, have plummeted out of the...

02/05/2018 09:30 AM
Swamp overhaul key to UF AD Scott Stricklin's long-term vision

The Swamp remains one of college football most iconic stadiums.

UF athletic director Scott Stricklin also realizes the building also has become outdated and is in need a facelift and, perhaps, a nip and tuck he said to “potentially” would reduce capacity from 91,916.

Such a move would not be made...

02/05/2018 08:50 AM
UF coach Dan Mullen to appear in Orlando Feb. 28

Looking to create excitement prior to spring practices in March, new UF coach Dan Mullen will appear at four speaking events this month, including Feb. 28 in Orlando.

The school announced Mullen’s first speaking event will be Wednesday in Gainesville to wrap up National Signing Day.

Mullen will...

02/03/2018 03:45 PM
UF AD Stricklin on Dan Mullen's promise of Gators' national title: 'That's Dan.'

UF athletic director Scott Stricklin had heard it before, so he did not give it much thought.

No one paid much attention when coach Dan Mullen predicted a national football title when he and Stricklin were at Mississippi State.

When Mullen did it a week ago during a UF basketball game, it created...

02/02/2018 11:00 PM
No. 23 Gators collapse during second half of 68-50 home loss to Alabama

UF coach Mike White knew it in November, discussed it during December and harped on it throughout the month of January.

Now here it is February and White is at a loss for why his players remain unwilling or unable to buy in and sell out on the defensive end of the floor.

The Gators’ struggles there...

02/02/2018 04:15 PM
UF versus Alabama matchup pits star point guards Chris Chiozza, Collin Sexton

In this corner, wearing orange and blue and coming in at 6-feet, 175 pounds, UF point guard and SEC Player of the Year candidate Chris Chioooozaaaa.

In the other corner, wearing crimson and white and standing 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, Alabama point guard and freshman sensation Collin Sexxxtonnn.


01/27/2018 02:30 PM
New UF football coach Dan Mullen promises national championship for Gators

UF football coach Dan Mullen’s bold words stole the show during the Gators’ blowout win against Baylor in men’s basketball.

To the delight of an announced crowd of 10,623 Saturday at the O’Connell Center, Mullen promised to deliver another national title during a speech to fans.

Mullen played a...

01/27/2018 04:05 PM
UF guard Chris Chiozza helps Gators thrash Baylor

UF point guard Chris Chiozza was feeling it, so he went with the flow.

A pass-first point guard by nature, Chiozza decided to stay aggressive as a scorer and see what happened.

The Gators were glad he did.

Chiozza ended the Gators’ 81-60 rout of Baylor Saturday with a game-high 20 points, including...

01/26/2018 08:10 AM
UF coach Dan Mullen adds Larry Scott to Gators' staff

New UF tight ends coach Larry Scott is returning home and looking to help the Gators get more production from a struggling position.

Scott inherits a position group that managed just two touchdowns a season ago and seven during the past two seasons under former coach Jim McElwain.

Scott, a native...

01/25/2018 07:20 PM
Senior Bowl: Gators CB Duke Dawson impresses after bout with strep throat

Duke Dawson was a little lethargic to start the day during Wednesday’s practice session at the Senior Bowl. It was understandable since the UF cornerback missed the first day of workouts while recovering from a bout with strep throat.

“I was really disappointed. I was down on myself a little bit,...

01/25/2018 12:21 AM
Inconsistent Gators follow Kentucky upset with loss to South Carolina

The No. 20 Florida Gators got some unlikely help off the bench, but the Gators lost a back-and-forth 77-72 game against South Carolina Wednesday night in the O’Connell Center.

Egor Koulechov entered Wednesday’s revenge game following a poor shooting performance against Kentucky Saturday night in...

01/24/2018 05:25 PM
Senior Bowl: Gators punter Johnny Townsend looks to impress NFL scouts

Johnny Townsend and JK Scott have a bit of a rivalry going. It’s been going on since both began to show their prowess as two of the best punters in college football.

Townsend thrived at Florida and Scott shined at Alabama. It became a rivalry on paper, a battle of numbers. The two punters are clearly...

01/23/2018 05:00 PM
Aaron Hernandez mystery stumped James Patterson

What made Aaron Hernandez kill – and kill himself?

Millions of people have pondered the question. Now the world’s most accomplished mystery writer has tried to answer it.

James Patterson’s “All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row”...

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