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06/27/2017 10:45 PM
Gators knock off LSU, win first baseball national title

A controversial call, a throw home, a sliding catch, an unexpected star and a championship.

It was quite a Tuesday night for the Florida Gators, who earned their first baseball national title with a 6-1 win against Louisiana State. The Gators (52-19) swept the College World Series final and become...

06/26/2017 11:00 PM
UF defeats LSU 4-3 in CWS, Gators one win away from national title

The formula still works.

Great pitching and just enough offense Monday led Florida to a 4-3 win against Louisiana State in Game 1 of the College World Series Final. If the Gators (51-19) win tonight’s Game 2, they’ll claim their first national championship.

Sophomore Brady Singer, a Eustis High...

06/25/2017 05:50 PM
Despite flaws, Florida confident in CWS matchup with LSU for national title

Before every game, Florida’s JJ Schwarz finds a moment to pray. Often that moment comes in the locker room or a hallway, away from the view.

Saturday was different.

Following the national anthem prior to Florida’s 3-0 win against TCU, most of the Gators left the first base line to return to the...

06/23/2017 11:25 PM
UF falls to TCU, Gators to face Horned Frogs in elimination game Saturday

It was a sterling start but a tarnished finish.

Texas Christian broke through against the previously untouchable Florida pitching staff Friday in a 9-2 win in the College World Series. The same teams play today with the winner advancing to the final while the loser is eliminated.

Florida (49-19)...

06/22/2017 05:35 PM
Gator Nelson Maldonado shows toughness while battling CWS injuries

Perhaps nobody in Florida’s lineup needed a couple days off more than Nelson Maldonado.

The area around third base has dropped the sophomore right fielder the past few days at the College World Series, but no doubt he’ll be in the lineup Friday when the Gators (49-18) take on the winner of the...

06/20/2017 10:25 PM
UF gets surge at plate, rolls past Louisville in CWS

Expected power on the mound, unexpected power at the plate.

Each factored into Florida’s 5-1 win against Louisville Tuesday at the College World Series. The Gators (49-18) are off until Friday when they’ll face either Texas Christian (48-17) or Louisville (53-11) — the two teams they’ve beaten...

06/18/2017 09:55 PM
UF pitcher Alex Faedo leads Gators to win over TCU in CWS opener

A whole lot of pitching and a little bit of offense. That’s been Florida’s path to success all season and the formula worked again Sunday during a 3-0 win against Texas Christian at the College World Series.

The Gators, in the CWS for the sixth time in eight years, will face Louisville (53-10)...

06/20/2017 11:25 AM
Notre Dame QB transfer Malik Zaire officially joins Gators

Quarterback graduate transfer Malik Zaire officially has joined the Florida Gators, confirming Tuesday what many have expected for weeks.

Zaire posted on his Instagram account the following: Official! I couldn’t be happier to be part of something special!!! Time to get to work!!! #Gators

The 22-year-old...

06/16/2017 11:00 AM
UF coaches Mike White, Jim McElwain rewarded with raises, extensions

UF will reward coaches Mike White and Jim McElwain for strong seasons with salary raises, one-year contract extensions and, in McElwain’s case, significant performance bonus increases, the school announced Friday.

Following the Gators’ surprising Elite Eight run in men’s basketball, White will...

06/12/2017 09:35 PM
Gators knock out Wake Forest amid soggy conditions, advance to College World Series

The Florida Gators road to Omaha was more like a river during their Gainesville Super Regional matchup with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

The Gators had to overcome torrential rains and long weather delays totaling nearly 10 hours during three days to oust the Demon Deacons, clinching a trip to...

06/12/2017 04:50 PM
UAA approves $128.2 million budget for Gators

The cost of running Florida Gators’ athletics continues to rise at a rapid rate.

The University Athletic Association approved a $6 million budget increase on Monday, raising the budget for Gators’ sports to $128.2 million in the first year of new athletics director Scott Stricklin.

In 2013-14,...

06/12/2017 02:30 PM
Gators fall 8-6 to Wake Forest in extra innings, forcing Game 3 in Super Regional

The nation’s top home-running hitting team got the best of the nation’s top closer to force Game 3 of the Gainesville Super Regional.

A walk-off, two-run home run by Wake Forest catcher Ben Breazeale off UF relief pitcher Michael Byrne led the Demon Deacons’ to an 8-6 victory in Game 2 of the Gainesville...

06/11/2017 08:10 PM
UF versus Wake Forest Gainesville Super Regional game suspended, rescheduled

Heavy rains suspended the Florida Gators’ Game 2 matchup with Wake Forest during the Gainesville Super Regional, with the Gators trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

UF won the opening game in the best-of-three series 2-1 in 11 innings Saturday after a weather delay suspended play nearly...

06/10/2017 10:25 PM
Gators slip by Wake Forest 2-1 in extra innings

When UF All-American closer Michael Byrne enters a game it has been game over for Gators’ opponents.

On Saturday against Wake Forest, Byrne’s appearance began a stunning turn of events during a marathon game that lasted more than seven hours but ended in a 2-1 Gators’ win.

Byrne replaced Brady...

06/10/2017 09:05 AM
Gators' track and field team defends national title

The remarkable run of UF track and field coach Mike Holloway’s program continued Friday night, with the Gators defending their national championship.

The Gators’ road to their fourth outdoor title in six seasons included four individual championships. But UF needed every point it could muster to...

06/12/2017 03:25 PM
UF versus Wake Forest is elite matchup in Gainesville Super Regional

The latest: Gators fall 8-6 to Wake Forest in extra innings, forcing Game 3 in Super Regional »

This weekend in Gainesville — or better known these days as “Rainsville” — coach Kevin O’Sullivan has no idea what the weather will bring or how many delays could be in his team’s immediate future.


06/05/2017 07:25 PM
Gators advance to Super Regional behind freshman Austin Langworthy

The Florida Gators took another step toward making their third consecutive College World Series appearance Monday night.

It was not the cakewalk everyone expected for the SEC champions.

Top-seeded UF needed an extra day to eliminate feisty No. 3 seed Bethune-Cookman during the Gainesville Regional...

06/04/2017 03:40 PM
Bethune-Cookman hands Gators historic loss during Gainesville Regional

Bethune-Cookman baseball coach Jason Beverlin knew it had been awhile since his school had beaten the Florida Gators.

Beverlin, the Wildcats’ coach since 2012, just did not realize it had been forever.

Bethune-Cookman pulled off a historic 6-2 win Sunday night at UF’s McKethan Stadium, forcing...

06/04/2017 12:00 AM
UF baseball survives extra innings scare from USF, Gators advance in regional

Florida Gators infielder Blake Reese didn’t make an appearance at the plate on Saturday night until he slid across it in the top of the 12th inning.

After Reese entered the game to pinch run for Christian Hicks, Bulls pitcher Andrew Perez attempted to catch the sophomore drifting from first base.


06/02/2017 10:35 PM
Florida Gators hold off Marist, win Gainesville Regional opener

With his team leading by a single run in the bottom of the eighth, Florida Gators catcher JJ Schwarz stepped into the batter’s box.

Facing a 3-1 count with runners on first and second, Schwarz took a pitch by Wildcats reliever Tony Romanelli and drilled it into the bleachers beyond the left field...

06/02/2017 05:50 PM
UF AD Scott Stricklin involved in Antonio Callaway discipline

UF athletics director Scott Stricklin said he and football coach Jim McElwain are engaged in a dialogue about how to discipline star receiver Antonio Callaway.

What is said will remain between Stricklin and McElwain, but Callaway’s status for the Sept. 2 opener against Michigan will be among the...

06/01/2017 07:45 PM
Florida Gators baseball copes with injuries ahead of Gainesville Regional

When a wild pitch by Florida Gators closer Michael Byrne hit the dirt and ricocheted into catcher Mike Rivera’s left hand during the ninth inning of UF’s SEC Tournament battle with Auburn on May 24, one thought raced through Rivera’s mind.

Not again.

Rivera, who was sidelined for 22 games after...

06/03/2017 10:50 AM
Tim Tebow shines beyond athletic prowess and limitations

The military veterans line up along the third base line, maybe 30 or so deep. Some are with their families. Some are pushed along in wheelchairs. Some are fathers with little ones in tow. They acknowledge the cheers from the crowd, framing a patriotic snapshot of a sunny Memorial Day afternoon.


05/31/2017 08:15 PM
Auburn angles for move to SEC East

DESTIN — Florida and Auburn first played each other in football in 1912.

The two schools met every year from 1927 to 2002, other than during World War II.

These days, the Gators and the Tigers rarely cross paths on the gridiron at all. Their last meeting was in 2011 and the next is in 2019 — and...

05/31/2017 07:10 PM
SEC coaches not fans of new early signing period in football

To succeed in the Southeastern Conference, a school needs players.

To get them, a school need high school coaches.

Will Muschamp thinks college football decision-makers have lost sight of this, based on the decision to add an early signing period.

“My brother is a high school coach,” Muschamp said...

2017 Football Schedule

9/02 MICHIGAN(TX) 3:30pm
9/16 TENNESSEE 3:30pm
10/07 LSU TBD
10/28 GEORGIA (JAX) 3:30pm
11/18 UAB TBD
12/2 SECC Game TBD

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