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02/22/2019 05:40 PM
Bubble Watch: Gators regroup, bolster hopes for NCAA Tournament bid

RALEIGH, N.C. — Florida coach Mike White spent the first three months of the season watching his Gators burn through just about any cushion they had in building a viable NCAA Tournament resume.

Now, with roughly three weeks until Selection Sunday, his team is coming off a big win positioned to...

02/20/2019 10:35 PM
Gators rally for signature 82-77 road win over No. 13 LSU in OT

When Florida's KeVaughn Allen pulled up for an open 3 early in the second half at LSU, he'd been limited to just three shots and had not scored a point.

Allen's fourth shot went down — a moment LSU coach Will Wade called “the biggest play of the game.”

“He saw the first one go in and it was over...

02/19/2019 04:50 PM
UF point guard Andrew Nembhard helps lead Gators' desperate postseason push

Not only was Andrew Nembhard’s shooting perfect this past weekend at Alabama, so was the freshman point guard’s timing.

Nembhard’s 9-for-9 performance from the field carried the Florida Gators to a win critical to their tenuous NCAA Tournament aspirations.

“It was a big win for us because opportunities...

02/16/2019 06:20 PM
Andrew Nembhard scores 21, leads Gators to 71-53 win at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Andrew Nembhard couldn't miss and for a while Alabama couldn't hit.

Florida's freshman star Nembhard scored a career-high 21 points without missing a shot and the Gators pounded the Crimson Tide 71-53 on Saturday in easily their most lopsided road win of the year.

The Gators...

02/14/2019 07:45 PM
UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan expects talented, young Gators to face growing pains

The common theme around the Florida baseball program is turnover.

Players tend to only stay in Gainesville for a few seasons before departing via the MLB draft, which is why coach Kevin O’Sullivan will be starting more freshmen (three) than seniors (two) Friday night.

The Gators open the regular...

02/14/2019 06:30 PM
Freshman Keyontae Johnson lifts Gators to 66-57 win over Vanderbilt

GAINESVILLE — Through an inconsistent season, Florida coach Mike White has been searching for his team to make winning plays down the stretch.

Freshman guard Keyontae Johnson and the rest of the Gators delivered against reeling Vanderbilt.

Johnson had 15 points, nine rebounds and came up with a...

02/11/2019 07:50 PM
Gators' spring game set for 1 p.m. April 13 in the Swamp

The Florida Gators’ second spring game under coach Dan Mullen is set for 1 p.m. April 13 in the Swamp.

The Gators are poised to have a big turnout following their surprising turnaround season in 2018.

A crowd of 53,015 showed up last April for the Orange and Blue Debut, but the excitement around...

02/09/2019 07:00 PM
Gators can't keep up with No. 1 Tennessee, fall 73-61

Tennessee's players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame “Gator chomp” after their latest victory over Florida.

The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead.

Grant Williams scored 16 points as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated Florida 73-61 on Saturday...

02/08/2019 12:35 PM
Struggling Gators head to Tennessee to face top-ranked Vols

The Florida Gators have not beaten the nation’s No. 1 team in basketball since the 2007 national-title game against Ohio State.

To simply make next month’s NCAA Tournament, coach Mike White’s struggling squad will need a major reversal of fortune.

A win at top-ranked Tennessee Saturday certainly...

02/07/2019 02:00 PM
Gators' defensive makeover taking shape after strong signing day

The Florida Gators’ defense entered the offseason facing a significant makeover.

The team was left to replace sack leader Jachai Polite, leading tackler Vosean Joseph, team leader CeCe Jefferson and do-everything defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson following an MVP performance in the Peach...

02/06/2019 10:20 PM
Gators land first top-10 recruiting class since 2014

Take a closer look at the Florida Gators' first top-10 recruiting class since 2014.

Impact players

CB Chris Steele, St. John Bosco (Los Angeles): Steele signed during the final moments of the early period but did not announce his intentions. The Southern California product then enrolled in January,...

02/06/2019 02:45 PM
Gators defeat SEC powers Alabama, Georgia on recruiting trail

The Florida Gators — and the rest of the SEC — lag behind Alabama and Georgia on the football field.

But the Gators made some nice inroads on the recruiting trail on National Signing Day.

Dan Mullen and his staff landed a big-time recruit at the expense of each of the SEC heavyweights.

The Gators’...

02/06/2019 11:55 AM
Florida Gators land cornerback Kaiir Elam, beat out Georgia for top-50 prospect

The Florida Gators ended National Signing Day in style, signing top cornerback Kaiir Elam.

The 6-foot-1, 182-pound Elam is the nation’s No. 48 overall prospect, and No. 6 cornerback, according to 247Sports.

The nephew of former Gators’ All-America safety Matt Elam, Kaiir Elam was a versatile, two-way...

02/06/2019 08:05 AM
Gators lure away DE Khris Bogle of Fort Lauderdale from Alabama

The Florida Gators kicked off National Signing Day with a statement, luring away defensive end Khris Bogle of Fort Lauderdale from Alabama.

Bogle announced his decision Wednesday morning at Cardinal Gibbons High School, where he laid out hats from UF, Alabama and Miami on a table before choosing...

02/06/2019 07:00 AM
Gators look to end National Signing Day with top 10 class

The Florida Gators enter National Signing Day ranked No. 11 nationally.

By day’s end, coach Dan Mullen’s second class could be ranked inside the top 10 — the first time for UF since 2014.

Only a few players remain in play for the Gators. But there should be plenty of drama.

South Florida is the...

02/06/2019 11:55 AM
Elite athlete Mark Antony-Richards chooses Auburn over Gators

Elite athlete Mark Antony-Richards chose the Auburn Tiger Gators over the Florida Gators Wednesday, robbing Dan Mullen another big-time recruit on National Signing Day.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's 2018 Player of the Year, Richards is ranked the nation’s No. 4 “athlete,” according to 247Sports.


02/02/2019 06:50 PM
Gators stall late against No. 7 Kentucky’s defense, fall to Wildcats

The Rowdy Reptiles — the Florida Gators’ loyal and loud student section — camped out Friday night and filled their seats two hours prior to Saturday’s tipoff.

Anticipation was sky high for a visit from the Wildcats, the nation’s seventh-ranked team and the SEC’s gold standard.

Coach John Calipari...

02/01/2019 03:30 PM
Gators seek much-needed statement win Saturday vs. No. 7 Kentucky

The madness in college basketball is still a month away.

The Florida Gators are ahead of schedule.

The postseason push for coach Mike White’s team effectively begins with the start of February, beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday when No. 7 Kentucky visits a sold-out O’Connell Center.

Too little offense...

02/02/2019 10:20 AM
Former UF roommates Chris Chiozza, Devin Robinson wait for shot in NBA G League

Notwithstanding school-age children waving thunder sticks, the buzz was muted as Chris Chiozza drove toward the basket.

The former University of Florida guard was playing in the state for the first time since no NBA team drafted him last June. A guard with the Capital City Go-Go, the Washington...

02/01/2019 10:10 AM
SEC revenue distribution rises to $43.1 million per school

The rich get richer.

The SEC announced Friday it will distribute $43.1 million in revenue to each of its 14 schools school, up 5.4 percent from a year earlier.

Every dollar counts these days as the cost of business keeps going up.

At UF, for example, head football coach Dan Mullen receives $6.1...

01/30/2019 10:00 PM
Gators rally for dramatic win over Ole Miss in OT

With a flick of the wrist and the game on the line, senior guard KeVaughn Allen turned an off night into one to remember for him and the Florida Gators.

Allen was 0-of-6 shooting from 3-point range when he pulled up in front of his team’s bench and drained his first 3 of the night with 2.5 seconds...

01/26/2019 05:25 PM
Florida falls 55-50 at TCU during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

TCU never trailed after Kouat Noi scored the game's first seven points. When Florida got even in the second half after a horrendous start and bad shooting day all around, the lanky forward for the Horned Frogs put them ahead to stay.

Noi finished with 22 points, outscoring the Gators all by himself...

01/23/2019 08:45 AM
Gators hold off Texas A&M during 81-72 home win

It took clutch guard play and strong defense down the stretch for the Gators to put away the Aggies in the second half Tuesday night.

Florida (11-7, 3-3 SEC) held off Texas A&M (7-10, 1-5 SEC) to win 81-72 on the shoulders of KeVaughn Allen and Noah Locke.

The Gators went 17 games this season without...

01/21/2019 06:05 PM
Former UF assistant Torrian Gray returns to coach Gators' cornerbacks

UF coach Dan Mullen wasted little time replacing cornerbacks coach Charlton Warren.

Two days after Warren bolted for Georgia, Mullen hired former Gators assistant Torrian Gray to replace him.

A native of Lakeland, Gray has 19 seasons of coaching experience. This includes the 2016 season at UF,...

01/21/2019 02:05 PM
UF coach Mike White leaning on a trio of freshmen as Gators enter critical stretch

UF coach Mike White enters a make-or-break stretch for the Gators leaning increasingly on a trio of teenagers with barely 50 games of college experience.

During this past Saturday’s 62-52 win at Georgia, the Gators started three freshmen for the first time in 20 years. White expects to stick with...

2019 Football Schedule

8/31 Miami (Orl) TBD
9/07 UT Martin TBD
9/28 Towson TBD
10/12 @LSU TBD
10/19 @ SO CAR TBD
11/30 FSU TBD

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