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The Gators hit the practice field at 5:45 on Friday morning. The goal is to give players extra time off their feet before Saturday’s scrimmage, but it also gives the Florida coaches a chance to see how the players respond to that scenario. It’s early in the morning and cold on the practice field. Despite the elements Florida head coach Will Muschamp was happy with his team’s attitude on Friday.
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Browsing your bracket (assuming you haven't burned it already) you may have noticed that the Florida Gators drew a double-digit seed in the third round second round of the NCAA tournament. That might feel familiar, and if it does, it's because it is.
The Gators began the 2006 tourney as a 3-seed, and played the obligatory 14-seed in the opener. Across from them, UW-Milwaukee...
Who would have thought the Gators could beat Northwestern State by 32 and not be the most famous Florida-based team of the NCAA tournament?
Of course, the new Cinderella darling is Florida Gulf Coach University, the fast-paced 15-seed that upset Georgetown in its first-ever tournament appearance.
Things were a lot more predictable in Austin, where Billy Donovan's Florida squad...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. When Will Muschamp was hired to replace Urban Meyer and started assembling his inaugural Gators coaching staff, he heard a lot of promising reports on a young assistant in his first season on Meyer's staff.
Seemed whomever Muschamp called to ask about D.J. Durkin, the response remained the same.
"Everyone I talked to said he is one of the bright young...
The Florida Gators' entrance into an empty Frank Erwin Center for their game against Northwestern State in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament was awkward, to say the least.
AUSTIN, Texas -- They were aware of what happened late Thursday night when Harvard, the No. 14 seed in the West Region, knocked off No. 3-seed New Mexico. By the time the Gators took the court Friday night, they were aware that No. 13-seed LaSalle upset No. 4-seed Kansas State, a team Florida lost to in the regular season, earlier in the day.
And as the Gators opened a huge lead...
Florida will face a familiar style of team on Friday night to open the NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas. It’s the same tempo and speed the Gators see every day in practice. No. 14 seed Northwestern State wants to push the pace of the game and run the ball up the floor, but that isn’t a shock for Florida. The Gators will be trying to do the same thing.
The Florida Gators overcame a flurry of energy from the Northwestern State Demons to cruise to a 79-47 victory in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Gators advance to the third round where they’ll face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, March 24 at 6:10 PM.
The Demons gave the Gators all they had for the first 20 minutes, but it wouldn’t be nearly enough...
The Northwestern Demons came into the NCAA Basketball Tournament matchup with Florida as the highest scoring team in the nation averaging 81 points per game for the season. The Demons started off at a hectic pace that seemed to favor them especially in the early portion of the first half. The Gators found some order to the madness and things changed.
Florida head coach Billy Donovan talks to the national media as his Gators prepare for their first game of the NCAA Tournament against northwestern State. The third seeded Gators are coming off of two straight Elite-Eight appearances and his squad may have something to prove after a very good season but rough finish to the regular season and SEC tournament.
There’s no one inside the Florida football program that was happy with the production under first-year offensive coordinator Brent Pease. This spring is aimed at finding answers. The early days of the spring have the coaches optimistic, but Pease expects improvement in multiple areas. The Gators expect to be more comfortable on offense in 2013, but it all starts with this spring.
Before the Gators pace the gridiron on game day, Dominique Easley’s famed staple rests tucked under his arm in the form of his beloved “Chucky” doll. This year, Easley’s motivation is actually just a bit bigger than Chucky — for now. The rising senior and defensive end says his drive this season lies with his 4-month-old baby boy: Dominique Earl Easley II.