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01/20/2017 06:15 PM
No. 19 Gators look to regain their shooting touch against Vanderbilt

UF coach Mike White hopes the Gators’ abysmal shooting night at South Carolina was a “one-time thing.”

Once was more than enough.

Wednesday’s brick-fest was a flashback to last season when too many times shooting woes cost UF games.

Those days appeared to be behind White’s squad. But facing one...

01/18/2017 10:29 PM
Florida's offense fizzles as South Carolina defense smothers Gators

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sindarius Thornwell waited to play a game like this his entire career. The South Carolina senior wasn't going to let the opportunity pass him by.

Thornwell scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half as the 24th-ranked Gamecocks' defense smothered high-scoring No. 19 Florida...

01/17/2017 07:10 PM
Streaking Gators face stiff challenge Wednesday at South Carolina

The last time the surging Florida Gators were on a similar roll in men’s basketball, it did not end for 30 games and in the Final Four.

While the long-term goals remain similar, coach Mike White is eager to see if the No. 19 Gators (14-3, 5-0 SEC) can keep their modest seven-game winning streak...

01/14/2017 05:05 PM
UF O-line coach Mike Summers leaves Gators for Louisville

The Florida Gators' much-maligned offensive line will have a new coach in 2017.

Mike Summers is leaving UF to join the staff at Louisville and reunite with Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino, Louisville announced Saturday.

The 60-year-old Summers was the lone holdover from former coach Will Muschamp's...

01/14/2017 09:15 PM
Canyon Barry lifts Gators past Bulldogs in OT

Canyon Barry was bumped, but the shot had already left his hands.

As he fell to the court and as the referee blew the whistle, Barry’s 3-pointer fell through the net to tie the game and send Florida's bench into a frenzy.

On a day when No. 23 UF saw little offensive production from most of its...

01/12/2017 11:00 PM
Deep Gators lean on variety of playmakers

UF coach Mike White is never quite sure which team is going to show up.

So far, it always has been a pretty good one. The pieces are just a little bit different each time out.

This past Tuesday at Alabama, redshirt freshman Keith Stone stole the show. A week ago against Tennessee, senior Justin...

01/09/2017 08:39 AM
Coach Steve Spurrier elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Steve Spurrier's success as a both player and coach for the Florida Gators never will be duplicated.

On Monday, the College Football Hall of Fame recognized Spurrier's singular achievement at the school by making him just the fourth person elected to the Hall as both a player and coach.


01/07/2017 08:32 PM
KeVaughn Allen's season-high 23 points lifts Gators to win over Volunteers

The Florida Gators arrived wearing black, looking sleek, stylish and a bit sinister.

For much Saturday night's visit from Tennessee, the Gators' new uniforms looked better suited for a more somber occasion.

But No. 24 UF eventually would come alive behind sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen to pull...

01/06/2017 09:38 AM
Randy Shannon named Gators' defensive coordinator

Randy Shannon's promotion to defensive coordinator for the Outback Bowl has become permanent for the Florida Gators.

Coach Jim McElwain announced the much-anticipated move on Friday.

After coaching linebackers and serving as associate head coach the past two season, Shannon will replace Geoff Collins....

01/04/2017 12:36 PM
Gators' QB race takes centerstage entering offseason

UF offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier entered last offseason in uncharted waters.

He had twice as many quarterbacks available than a season earlier, but none had played a snap for the 2015 Gators.

“It's interesting,” Nussmeier said last weekend at Outback Bowl practices. “Other than Luke [Del...

01/05/2017 07:39 AM
UF CB Jalen Tabor declares for NFL draft

UF's All-SEC cornerback Jalen Tabor announced his inevitable decision Thursday and will be leaving school for the NFL draft.

A possible top-10 pick and surefire first-rounder, Tabor declared early entry for April's draft during a heartfelt letter to Gator fans on the Players Tribune Web site.


01/03/2017 09:15 PM
Canyon Barry sparks No. 24 Gators' win over Ole Miss

UF graduate transfer Canyon Barry snapped out a mild slump in a big way, leading the No. 24 Gators to a 70-63 win over Ole Miss.

The senior wing tied his season-high with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and ignited an early run as the Gators (11-3, 2-0 SEC) established control against the Rebels...

01/03/2017 03:30 PM
Jim McElwain says Gators' O-line must get more physical in 2017

This time, the Florida Gators finished the right way — with focus, energy and, above all, a win.

A one-sided, 30-3 Outback Bowl romp against Iowa was a welcome reversal of last season's Citrus Bowl rout at the hands of Michigan.

"No one ever wants to start a new year with a loss," safety Marcell...

01/02/2017 01:09 PM
Three things we learned during Gators' 30-3 win against Iowa

Three things we learned during Gators' 30-3 win against Iowa:

1. There is hope for the future on defense.

UF coach Jim McElwain said he will speak Tuesday with draft-eligible juniors about their NFL futures. Soon, the Gators' 2017 D will begin to take shape.

UF could have to replace up to eight...

01/02/2017 06:37 PM
Gators stomp Iowa, earn most important bowl win since 2008 national title

Never has a second-tier bowl game named after a chain steakhouse meant so much.

Never has the meat been so sweet.

Never has Outback tasted so good for Coach Jim McElwain and his Florida Gators.

The Gators put the chocolate thunder back in their down under on Monday.

They put the bone back in their...

01/02/2017 07:01 PM
Big plays propel Gators to easy Outback Bowl win

TAMPA — Moments before kickoff during Monday’s Outback Bowl, UF linebackers Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone strode to midfield wearing sweat pants for the coin toss with Iowa.

It was not a good look for an injury-ravaged defense, nor did it bode well for the Gators’ chances against a bruising Big...

01/02/2017 07:25 PM
Gators' Mark Thompson sets record during Outback win

Mark Thompson cut to the left.

He saw Iowa defenders, several Florida blockers and, 85 yards down the field, the end zone.

But after the UF running back juked two would-be tacklers and sidestepped to the sideline, there was nothing but open field.

"He's had his ups and downs," UF quarterback Austin...

01/03/2017 12:16 AM
Gators' key first-half plays help crush Iowa in Outback Bowl

Iowa defensive back Joshua Jackson was optimistic early in the Outback Bowl.

The Hawkeyes’ defense picked off Florida quarterback Austin Appleby twice in the first quarter alone in front of loyal Iowa fans.

The strong defensive start, however, didn’t last.

No. 17 Florida delivered key stops of...

01/02/2017 05:28 PM
Blog rewind: Gators blowout Hawkeyes in Outback Bowl
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01/01/2017 02:44 PM
Gators use 2016 Citrus Bowl no-show as motivation to top Iowa in Outback Bowl

A year ago, the Florida Gators' best player had his worst game at a bad time.

UF All-American cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III struggled during a Citrus Bowl beat-down by Michigan.

UF coach Jim McElwain hopes the humbling 41-7 loss taught his current players what happens when their focus is elsewhere.


12/31/2016 06:33 PM
UF's Doug Nussmeier upbeat about future of Gators' struggling offense

It was 11 p.m. on a school night when UF quarterback Austin Appleby ended a long night of film study.

After he walked past the Gators' football offices, Appleby did not to turn off the lights when he reached the exit. Doug Nussmeier was just getting his second wind.

In his quest to fix UF's struggling...

12/30/2016 06:29 PM
UF freshman LB Vosean Joseph gets his chance to help injury-riddled Gators

Florida fans have gotten just a glimpse of Vosean Joseph this season.

The UF freshman linebacker made sure to leave quite an impression. Joseph now will get a chance to make a more lasting one.

Joseph is expected to make his first college start Monday against Iowa in the Outback Bowl. Coach Jim...

12/29/2016 04:55 PM
Gators’ Antonio Callaway ready to turn page on 2016

TAMPA - Happy New Year, Antonio Callaway.

2017 cannot come soon enough for Florida’s star receiver.

Last year began with the first career touchdown pass from the Gators’ multi-faceted freshman during a Citrus Bowl loss to Michigan. But 2016 went downhill from there.

UF suspended Callaway amid sexual...

12/28/2016 09:16 PM
Gators' clutch kicker Eddy Pineiro to play in Outback Bowl despite injury report

UF coach Jim McElwain confirmed the Gators will have one of their top scorers at the Outback Bowl despite a reported injury.

Kicker Eddy Pineiro was hospitalized briefly during the holiday break due to a heart condition, according to a GatorBait.net.

McElwain, however, said Wednesday he expects...

12/22/2016 01:36 PM
Plans for Gators' $60 million stand-alone football facility released

The Florida Gators' much-anticipated stand-alone football facility is beginning to take shape.

But it is going to be awhile until the school's new 135,920-square foot, $60 million facility is completed.

Plans released Monday on UF's Web site said the school hopes to break ground on the project...

2016 Football Schedule

9/10 KENTUCKY W 45-7
9/17 NORTH TEXAS W 32-0
9/24 @ TENNESSEE L 28-38
10/01 @ VANDERBILT W 13-6
10/08 LSU Rescheduled
10/15 MISSOURI W 40-14
10/29 GEORGIA (JAX) W 24-10
11/5 @ ARKANSAS L 10-31
11/12 S.CAROLINA W 20-7
11/19 @ LSU W 16-10
11/26 @ FLORIDA STATE L 13-31
12/3 SECC Game (Ala) L 16-54

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