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07/11/2018 11:10 AM
Tim Tebow elected to Gators' Ring of Honor

Tim Tebow already has a statue outside the Swamp. The Florida Gators’ legendary quarterback soon will have a spot in the Ring of Honor.

The school announced Wednesday Tebow would become the sixth member of the exclusive club of legends on Oct. 6 when the Gators host LSU.

"I am so humbled and thankful...

07/10/2018 07:35 AM
Steve Spurrier: If Shaquem Griffin somehow gets cut by Seahawks, he'll be first draft pick of Orlando's new pro football team

Steve Spurrier — the new Head Ball Coach of Orlando’s new professional team in the Alliance of American Football — says he doesn’t think former UCF star Shaquem Griffin will get cut by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, but if it happens Spurrier says, Griffin would likely be his team’s first draft pick.


07/06/2018 02:35 PM
Chase Elliott captures the pole at Coke Zero Sugar 400

A bad wheel was not going to cost Chase Elliott the pole position at Daytona International Speedway.

Despite nursing a right-ankle sprain, Elliott and his Chevrolet Camaro were uncatchable Friday evening during qualifying for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. His time of 46.381 was nearly .25...

07/05/2018 06:20 PM
Austin Dillon reflects on life-changing win at Daytona 500

The scene from Austin Dillon’s rear-view mirror was a thing of beauty.

The sight in front of the 27-year-old — one of Daytona 500 victory — was even sweeter.

“It’s kind of like a dream,” Dillon recalled Thursday, two days prior to Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. “You come to the checkered...

07/05/2018 06:10 PM
NASCAR's rising stars under pressure to produce wins

Darrell Wallace Jr. will share the responsibility for the decline in NASCAR’s popularity.

But the driver more commonly known as “Bubba” also is not going to take all of the blame.

“It’s a group effort,” Wallace said Thursday.

The 24-year-old African-American seemed poised to become one of the sport’s...

07/04/2018 12:05 PM
Kansas City Royals sign UF pitcher Brady Singer, team's first-round pick

Former UF pitcher Brady Singer is well known for his competitive nature. The Kansas City Royals are, in part, banking on that side of the Eustis native going forward.

Singer officially joined the Royals organization on Tuesday, signing for $4.25 million, according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, above...

07/04/2018 10:45 AM
UF's Jonathan India, Michael Byrne sign with Cincinnati Reds

Jonathan India has gone from the orange and blue of UF to the red of Cincinnati. And that’s just fine with him.

The former Gators third baseman began his transition into professional baseball by signing his first contract Tuesday with the team that selected him fifth overall in last month’s amateur...

07/01/2018 01:20 PM
Mount Dora Christian LB Jesiah Pierre commits to Florida

Mount Dora Christian 2019 linebacker Jesiah Pierre, who had been committed to Miami for nearly two years but decommitted in May, has turned his attention to Florida and pledged to the Gators on Sunday.

“It’s close to home, great atmosphere, exciting environment and family-based culture … just the...

06/22/2018 11:15 PM
Gators suffer season-ending loss to Arkansas at CWS

Brady Singer leaves Florida with one nagging question: What was the deal with Arkansas?

Singer again struggled Friday against the No. 5 Razorbacks during a 5-2 loss at the College World Series. Florida closes the season with a 49-21 record, while Arkansas improves to 47-19 and advances to the CWS...

06/22/2018 12:10 AM
Gators earn 9-6 win over Texas Tech, extend run in CWS

lorida’s offense was filled with pop-ups early Thursday. Starting pitcher Jack Leftwich was giving up hits. Second baseman Blake Reese missed a ground ball hit right at him. Late in the game, the bullpen couldn’t throw strikes.

No problem.

The No. 1 Gators shook off a slow start, and a shaky finish,...

06/20/2018 06:25 PM
UF to rely on young pitchers as they work to extend their CWS run

And now the hard part.

Florida’s pitching situation at the College World Series is muddled, much like the weather. Coach Kevin O’Sullivan has relied on first-round picks Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar for much of season, but now must turn to two freshmen.

Jack Leftwich (4-5, 4.32 ERA) will likely...

06/19/2018 07:30 PM
UF earns 6-1 win over Texas, stays alive in CWS

The feeling of dread lingered for much of Tuesday in Omaha, either among those watching the radar or Florida fans hoping to extend their stay.

The Gators finally broke through, and pitcher Jackson Kowar had a career day, in Florida’s 6-1 win against Texas at the College World Series. Texas (42-23)...

06/18/2018 06:00 PM
Gators brace for must-win matchup against Texas in CWS

Nick Horvath knows the end is near, though he’s trying his hardest not to think about it.

Horvath and the No. 1 Florida Gators (47-20) will play Texas at 2 p.m. Tuesday in an elimination game at the College World Series.

Horvath, a senior center fielder, is known for getting a great jump fly balls....

06/18/2018 01:35 AM
Gators struggle early, fall to Texas Tech in CWS opener

Brady Singer is beatable.

In perhaps his last start as a Gator, the National Player of the Year struggled late Sunday in No. 1 Florida’s 6-3 loss to Texas Tech in the College World Series. The Gators (47-20) face elimination Tuesday against Texas at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

The Red Raiders...

06/17/2018 06:26 PM
UF's Brady Singer named winner of Dick Howser Trophy

Florida pitcher Brady Singer has been honored with the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's player of the year.

Singer, who received the award Friday, carries a 12-1 record and 2.30 ERA into the College World Series. The native of Eustis, Florida, was the No. 18 overall pick in the Major League...

06/16/2018 07:05 PM
JJ Schwarz could return to bolster Gators during CWS

JJ Schwarz hit three home runs Friday. All came in batting practice at TD Ameritrade Park, so they counted for nothing, but they were significant news for the injured Florida senior as the No. 1 Gators (47-19) prepared for their opening College World Series game Sunday against Texas Tech (44-18).


06/11/2018 11:00 PM
Gators earn return trip to CWS on wild walk-off home run

Auburn robbed Austin Langworthy twice.

The third time, the Florida Gators' sophomore wanted to leave nothing to chance.

A walk-off home run by Langworthy in the 11th inning delivered the Florida Gators a 3-2 win against Auburn and returned them to the College World Series.

After two diving catches...

06/12/2018 12:03 AM
UF vs. Auburn in Gainesville Super Regional

Austin Langworthy's wild walk-off home run sends UF back to the College World Series after a memorable Game 3 victory over Auburn in Gainesville Super Regional.

06/10/2018 01:00 PM
Gators fall 3-2 to Auburn to force Game 3 for trip to College World Series

The Florida Gators will have to take the long way to Omaha.

A dramatic 3-2 loss to Auburn sealed in the ninth inning Sunday forced a third game Monday night to decide whether the Gators or Tigers will advance to the College World Series.

A walk-off double by Auburn second baseman Luke Jarvis off...

06/09/2018 01:30 PM
UF downs Auburn 8-2 as Brady Singer outduels Casey Mize

UF pitcher Brady Singer received a standing ovation. Auburn’s Casey Mize earned an early exit.

The much-anticipated duel between first-round picks turned out to be a bit of a dud, at least for the Tigers during a 8-2 loss to the Gators in the first game of the NCAA Super Regionals.

Singer fell...

06/08/2018 02:10 PM
Pitching duel between Gators' Brady Singer, Auburn's Casey Mize among top Super Regional storylines to watch

The Florida Gators next step in the defense of their national title could be the most challenging.

After slipping by FAU to reach the Gainesville Super Regional, the Gators (45-18) now host the surging Auburn Tigers (42-21) beginning at noon Saturday. The first game will air on ESPN. The winner...

06/06/2018 05:30 PM
UF track and field coach Mike Holloway has Gator men, women on cusp of NCAA titles

It was coming down to the wire. There was still a chance.

UF track and field coach Mike Holloway was feeling the pressure, big time.

“I’ve never been so nervous in my life,” he says now. “Never.”

Winning championships at a remarkable clip has been an all-consuming process where success breeds success.


06/06/2018 01:45 PM
UF softball coach Tim Walton agrees to 10-year contract extension

When UF coach Tim Walton arrived in Gainesville in 2006, the Gators’ softball program was an afterthought.

Thirteen years later, Walton’s program is a two-time national champion, an SEC heavyweight and a Women’s College World Series regular.

The run of success is unlikely to end anytime soon now...

06/05/2018 02:55 PM
Former Auburn AD Jay Jacobs joins UF's staff

At the SEC Spring Meetings a year, Jay Jacobs pushed the idea of Auburn moving to the league’s East Division.

While the Tigers have stayed put, Jacobs himself is now a member of the division as the Florida Gators’ new executive associate athletic director, UF announced Tuesday.

Jacobs will replace...

06/05/2018 12:15 AM
Gators slip by FAU 5-2, advance to NCAA Super Regional

It took 12 hours, two games and enough shaky moments to put the Florida Gators’ season in doubt. But the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament rallied late Monday night to slip by the FAU Owls 5-2 during the Gainesville Regional.

UF’s come-from-behind win would ease into early Tuesday morning...

2018 Football Schedule

9/08 KENTUCKY 7:30pm
9/15 COLORADO ST. 4pm
10/06 LSU TBD
10/27 GEORGIA (JAX) 3:30pm
12/1 SECC Game TBD

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