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05/24/2017 06:50 PM
Florida Gators aim for redemption in Super Regional

Nearly a year later, Florida Gators softball player Amanda Lorenz still remembers the shock of the jarring loss.

“I came [to Florida] because I wanted to win a national championship,” the sophomore outfielder said.

Last season — Lorenz’s first with the team — they didn’t.

After consecutive losses...

05/21/2017 04:05 PM
Florida tops Oklahoma State, Gators advance to Super Regional

Florida Gators softball player Nicole DeWitt raised her hands almost as soon as the ball left her bat. As the ball flew deep over the right field fence, it took any chance Oklahoma State had at advancing to the NCAA Super Regional round with it.

DeWitt’s two-run homer in the first inning gave UF...

05/20/2017 06:00 PM
Gators claim SEC regular-season title with win over Kentucky

Holding onto a 3-2 lead with runners on first and second, Florida Gators right fielder Nelson Maldonado stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Maldonado, who drilled a three-run home run off Kentucky starter Justin Lewis an inning earlier, stared down the Wildcats’ Chris Machamer,...

05/21/2017 07:40 PM
Gators top Oklahoma State, close in on Gainesville Regional title

The No. 1 national seed Florida Gators continued to dominate in NCAA Regional play, earning a 2-0 win over No. 2 seed Oklahoma State. Kelly Barnhill struck out 15 in the one-hit shutout for UF.

The Gators have now shut out their past 12 regional opponents dating back to 2013 when South Florida...

05/19/2017 10:00 PM
UF softball rolls past FAMU to open NCAA Regional play

The Florida Gators softball team got off to a hot start to open NCAA Tournament play.

National No. 1 seed UF rolled to a 9-0 win over Florida A&M in five innings. Delanie Gourley delivered a no-hitter and was supported by an explosive offensive attack.

“Our bats were good, very consistent, very...

05/19/2017 05:20 PM
Gators must suspend Callaway for Michigan game after being arrested while hanging out with 40-year-old career criminal

Running off at the typewriter …

Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain needs to start by suspending star wide receiver Antonio Callaway for the monumental season opener against Michigan and then see how he responds.

Callaway is literally and figuratively traveling down a bad road, and it’s time for...

05/18/2017 09:30 AM
Gators' star WR Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession

UF star receiver Antonio Callaway is in trouble again during the offseason.

Callaway was cited for marijuana possession (fewer than 20 grams) early Saturday morning in Gainesville, according to court documents.

Callaway is scheduled to appear in court June 6 to face the first-degree misdemeanor...

05/18/2017 07:10 PM
Versatile Gator Aleshia Ocasio embraces variety of roles for No. 1 UF softball

As Florida Gators softball player Aleshia Ocasio sprints onto the tightly mown field at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium at the start of practice, she takes her gloves with her.

All six of them.

With her wild dark brown hair pulled back, the 5-foot-9 junior first makes her way to the outfield, where...

05/10/2017 04:40 PM
Florida Gators 800 runner Andres Arroyo excels at demanding race

With 200 meters to go, Andres Arroyo’s lungs burn, his quads tighten, his mind races.

This is the UF senior’s comfort zone.

Here, Arroyo finds his second wind, establishes his edge and validates his decision to run the 800, the most taxing event in track and field.

“The 800, for lack of a better...

05/09/2017 11:30 AM
Former St. Thomas Aquinas star QB Jake Allen enrolls at UF, joins the Gators

The Florida Gators future at quarterback may have arrived on Monday.

Jake Allen, a former standout at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, enrolled for UF’s Summer A session. He immediately will join the mix at quarterback during play-run practices and begin to learn coach Jim McElwain’s offense.


05/08/2017 01:55 PM
ESPN, Tim Tebow reach multiyear extension

ESPN and Tim Tebow have agreed to a multiyear contract extension the network announced on Monday.

Tebow will continue as an analyst on SEC Network’s college football pre-game show “SEC Nation.”

The former Florida quarterback and Heisman trophy winner will also be available to provide commentary...

05/04/2017 11:30 AM
UF closer Michael Byrne plays key role for Gators

It’s 10 in the morning, and the air is hot and heavy before baseball practice at McKethan Stadium.

The maintenance crew jostles up and down the field, arduously dragging tarps over the pitcher’s mound and watering the sun-baked infield clay as players begin to wander into the stadium for an early...

04/25/2017 07:55 PM
Jim McElwain sees bright future for Gators’ offense

Of all the places you might expect to find Jim McElwain, an art gallery would probably not be high on that list.

“This is pretty cool,” the Florida Gators coach said moments before stepping in front of a sold-out crowd at the Orlando Art Museum Tuesday night for a Central Florida Gator Club function....

04/22/2017 04:15 PM
Gators’ Quincy Wilson emerges as top cornerback prospect in NFL draft

Quincy Wilson was stumped.

The Florida cornerback’s performances in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle and 3-cone drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in March were of no use to him now.

Cincinnati Bengals general manager Mike Brown had tripped up the 20-year-old.

“'If you have 37 cents in my pocket...

04/21/2017 06:50 AM
Aaron Hernandez suicide isn't cause for celebration

Aaron Hernandez killed himself. Hip-hip hooray.

It’s all the rage on social media, where people were celebrating with high-fives, party favors and memes.

“Hey Aaron whatca doin? Oh, nothing, just hanging around.”

“His attorney told him to just hang in there.”

“Life Sentence. Hang in there Aaron.”


04/20/2017 12:55 PM
Aaron Hernandez was seedy underbelly of Urban Meyer's Gators; Tim Tebow was the smiling face

One of Aaron Hernandez’s first official acts as a freshman football player for the Florida Gators was to sucker punch an employee at a Gainesville bar so hard that he ruptured the poor guy’s ear drum.

Tim Tebow, who then was a sophomore quarterback, intervened in the dispute and tried to make everything...

04/19/2017 08:55 AM
Aaron Hernandez: No sympathy for the devil

The news is shocking but hardly surprising. Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning.

After a minute, you should have realized a murderer murdering himself was the perfectly tragic ending for a perfectly tragic story.

The analysis and psychoanalysis immediately kicked...

04/19/2017 08:00 AM
Aaron Hernandez suicide: Signs of trouble began with Gators in Gainesville

Aaron Hernandez reached the height of college football during his three seasons with the Florida Gators.

But signs of trouble also swirled around the team’s star tight end early on during his time in Gainesville.

No one could have imagined where it all one day would lead.

Convicted of murder and...

04/19/2017 05:35 AM
Former UF tight end Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison

BOSTON — Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bed sheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself.

In a maximum-security prison...

04/12/2017 10:55 AM
Gators QB Kyle Trask undergoes knee surgery

UF backup quarterback Kyle Trask will have to wait to resume the race to become the Gators’ starter next season.

Five days after he struggled during Friday’s spring game, Trask underwent knee surgery to repair a meniscus tear. The procedure was first reported by Nick de la Torre of GatorCountry.com.


04/07/2017 10:50 PM
Three things we learned during Gators spring game

Check out the top three things we learned from the Gators’ spring game Friday night.

1. Kadarius Toney needs to touch the ball.

All the talk has been about UF’s two redshirt freshman quarterbacks — Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask — but it was first-year freshman quarterback Kadarius Toney who made...

04/07/2017 01:50 PM
Pair of Gators shine early on defense during Florida's spring game

As Florida looks to find suitable replacements for departing playermakers like Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone in the middle of the defense, one name that fans could be hearing a lot more of this season is Jeremiah Moon.

The redshirt freshman linebacker was very active on the defensive side of the...

04/07/2017 01:50 PM
Feleipe Franks seizes lead in QB race during Gators' spring game

UF coach Jim McElwain said six weeks ago it was too close to call.

Entering spring practices Feb. 28, McElwain estimated “a half-inch difference” existed between redshirt freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask.

Since then the gap slowly grew in the Gators’ much-anticipated quarterback race, with...

04/07/2017 08:15 PM
Gators spring game foreshadows crucial season for Jim McElwain

This was more than just another boring, snoring, run-of-the-mill spring game for the Florida Gators.

This was, in fact, a precursor to the most important season of Jim McElwain’s head coaching career.

This is the season he solidifies himself as one of the best coaches in the Southeastern Conference...

04/06/2017 04:30 PM
QB Feleipe Franks' development among five things to watch during Gators' spring game

A lot has happened since the Florida Gators’ convincing 30-3 Outback Bowl win against Iowa on New Year’s Day. Friday night’s spring game will be the first chance for fans to see how the changes might play out next season.

UF coach Jim McElwain has a new quarterback, three new assistant coaches...

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