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05/28/2016 11:00 PM
Gators defeat LSU, advance to SEC title game

Scott Moss pitched six scoreless innings and Florida advanced to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 1-0 victory over LSU on Saturday.

The defending SEC champion Gators (47-12) face Texas A&M Sunday for the title. The only run came in the sixth when Dalton Guthrie reached...

05/27/2016 08:17 PM
No. 1 UF softball falls to Georgia, ending Gators' three-peat bid

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators walked off the field, stunned. Across the diamond, Georgia players dumped Powerade on head coach Lu Harris-Champer's head.

Down goes Goliath.

The Bulldogs were down to their final strike in the bottom of the seventh inning, trailing No. 1, two-time defending national...

05/27/2016 02:00 AM
UF falls to Georgia in Super Regional opener

GAINESVILLE — The two-time defending national champions are one loss away from postseason elimination.

The No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs (44-18) arrived in Gainesville for the NCAA Super Regionals and pulled off the upset of No. 1 Florida (56-6) on Thursday night, beating the Gators 3-0 in game one of...

05/25/2016 07:25 PM
Jim McElwain might just match Year 2 Gators success of Urban Meyer, Steve Spurrier

If Jim McElwain can take the Florida Gators back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game in Year 1 of his coaching tenure, then what rarefied air and implausible altitude might he elevate them to in Year 2?

Could he conceivably and unbelievably take them back to the future, where the two greatest...

05/23/2016 02:00 AM
UF eliminates UCF, advances to super regional

GAINESVILLE — For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the Florida Gators softball team has advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.

The No. 1 overall seed Gators (56-5) defeated UCF 8-0 in five innings on Sunday afternoon at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville. The Knights' season came...

05/21/2016 04:59 PM
UF coaches Tim Walton, Kevin O'Sullivan key to dominant softball, baseball programs

GAINESVILLE — One was pitcher, one a catcher.

One is from Southern California, the other grew up in South Florida.

Both inherited programs at the University of Florida with pockets of success and turned them into national powers.

Along the way, softball coach Tim Walton and baseball coach Kevin...

05/20/2016 11:43 PM
NCAA Softball Report UCF, FSU, UF earn wins

One swing of the bat was all it took to win Friday's pitching duel between UCF and FAU in the Gainesville NCAA Softball Regional.

A fifth-inning home run by Knights redshirt junior Jasmine Acevedo broke the scoreless tie and gave UCF senior pitcher Shelby Turnier a 1-0 lead to work with. That was...

05/19/2016 10:08 PM
UF, FSU, UCF among state teams set to open NCAA softball regionals

The Florida Gators and FSU Seminoles are aiming to extend dominant softball seasons, while four other in-state schools are aiming to pull off major upsets during the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Gainesville Regional features the host Gators (53-5), UCF (36-20), FAU (50-7) and Alabama...

05/22/2016 10:52 AM
Gators, Knights, Seminoles reach NCAA softball regional finals

GAINESVILLE — The No.1 overall seed Florida Gators continued their dominance in the Gainesville Regional on Saturday, but with less ease against the UCF Knights.

Florida defeated UCF 5-0 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium behind a dominant pitching performance from junior Delanie Gourley — a complete...

05/16/2016 02:00 AM
UF, FSU claim coveted NCAA softball national seeds

The Florida Gators (53-5) are the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA softball tournament despite failing to reach the SEC tournament title game.

Florida State (48-8), which won the ACC title, earned a No. 8 national seed.

The two programs headline an NCAA Tournament field that was announced late Sunday...

05/13/2016 11:14 PM
No. 1 UF softball falls in SEC Tournament
For the second consecutive year, surging Florida fell short of winning an SEC softball title.    The Tigers (48-9) held on for a 2-1 win Friday over the No. 1 Gators (53-5), who are the defending national champions and still expected to be among the top NCAA Tournament seeds.   Orlando Pine Castle...

05/13/2016 09:17 PM
Like Donovan, Magic to keep Skiles sidelined

Scott Skiles might not ever coach again in the NBA after resigning in Orlando. Then again, he might.

What's certain is that he won't be coaching in the league for awhile, perhaps for as long as the next two seasons under a non-compete agreement with the Magic.

The Magic saddled former Florida Gators...

05/11/2016 05:37 PM
Guard Jalen Hudson transferring to join Gators

Dorian Finney-Smith left Virginia Tech for UF and became a key player for the Gators the past three seasons.

Coach Mike White hopes Jalen Hudson has a similar impact on the Gators' program.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Hudson averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 35 games (24 starts) last season for...

05/09/2016 07:31 PM
Gators receiver Ryan Sousa of Lake Nona to transfer from UF

Receiver Ryan Sousa’s success at Lake Nona High never translated during his two years with the Florida Gators.

On Monday, Sousa, a redshirt sophomore who appeared in two games at UF, announced on Twitter he would be leaving to find a school where he could contribute.

“Alright UF It was fun but...

05/09/2016 10:51 AM
Gators land high-scoring hoops transfer Canyon Barry

Coach Mike White added some much-needed scoring punch to his second Gators team Monday with College of Charleston graudate transfer Canyon Barry.

A 6-foot-6 wing player, Barry is the youngest of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry's five sons and averaged 19.7 points in the 13 games before suffering a...

05/05/2016 09:42 AM
Freeze: Ole Miss working aggressively to resolve Laremy Tunsil ordeal

Coach Hugh Freeze said Ole Miss is working aggressively to resolve the issues surrounding former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.

"I'm told we've made a lot of progress," Freeze said. "But the facts are always more important than speed or our public response, which is difficult for me sometimes...

05/05/2016 09:10 AM
Gators coach Jim McElwain talks QB development

UF coach Jim McElwain likes the talent level and attitude of his stable of Gators' quarterbacks, but each has room to improve.

During a Wednesday teleconference of SEC East coaches, McElwain highlighted one area he would like to see each of his quarterbacks - Luke Del Rio, Austin Appleby, Feliepe...

05/04/2016 10:14 AM
McElwain: Gators will participate in satellite camps

Gators coach Jim McElwain has plans in place to capitalize on the NCAA's recent decision to lift the ban on satellite football camps.

McElwain did not offer specifics, but he indicated he would serve as a guest coach at camps outside of Gainesville. The camps, previously blocked by the SEC, will...

04/29/2016 07:27 PM
Bianchi: Dolphins pick Laremy Tunsil is why Gators didn't pursue Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze

Running off at the typewriter. …

The swirling controversy surrounding Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, the Miami Dolphins' first-round draft pick, is essentially why the Florida Gators never considered hiring Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.

Remember when the Gators fired Will Muschamp...

04/30/2016 01:19 PM
Gators Morrison, Robinson go back-to-back in fourth round of NFL draft

Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison and receiver Demarcus Robinson each entered the NFL draft with as many questions as answers.

Morrison's toughness and production level were offset by his injury history. Robinson's talent was undermined by his four suspensions and admission at the NFL Scouting...

04/26/2016 05:08 PM
Gators and Canes will play at Camping World Stadium, but it'll always be Citrus Bowl in our minds

The name change is now official, but you can't change our minds and our memories.

Even though it was announced earlier this week that our venerable, old Citrus Bowl is now the newly named Camping World Stadium and will host the renewal of the Florida Gators. vs. Miami Hurricanes rivalry in a couple...

08/04/2015 10:54 AM
UF corner Hargreaves sports new look, attitude entering what likely will be final season with Gators

GAINESVILLE — The shutdown corner has opened up.

Unusually reserved for a star at one of football's flashiest positions, UF cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III let his play do the talking during two All-SEC seasons in Gainesville.

Last month at SEC Media Days, Hargreaves showed some swagger, unveiling...

12/08/2015 01:05 PM
Jon Bullard, Vernon Hargreaves III, Jalen Tabor earn first-team All-SEC honors for Gators
Bullard has 17.5 tackles for loss during his final season

04/29/2016 09:00 PM
Gators defensive lineman Jon Bullard waits, lands with Chicago Bears at No. 72

Jon Bullard waited an extra year to live his NFL dream.

Friday night, the Gators defensive lineman had to wait again.

Bullard had hoped to slip into the first round of the NFL draft after a spectacular senior season. Instead, he slipped all the way into the third round until the Chicago Bears selected...

04/28/2016 11:48 AM
Gators DBs Vernon Hargreaves III, Keanu Neal selected in first round of NFL draft

It was a good night for DBU.

The Florida Gators backed up its claim to the fictional title of Defensive Back University.

UF cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and safety Keanu Neal each were selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft Thursday night in Chicago.

Hargreaves landed with his hometown...

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