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Michael Frazier II
Virginia Tech Hokies
Between injuries, illnesses and suspensions, Florida coach Billy Donovan doesn't know what to make of his team right now.
Well, he does have one thought.
''We're not even remotely close to being No. 10 in the country,'' Donovan said.
The ranked Gators already are dealing with adversity - and they're still more than four months away from March Madness. The program that has come up short in a regional final each of the last three years could have nearly as many scholarship players sidelined as suited up when the season opens next Friday against North Florida.
''When you looked on paper at the guys that were supposed to be on our team, we looked like a very optimistic, promising team,'' Donovan said. ''Right now, we're not a very good team. ... We're not the same team. If everybody looked it at on paper before the season started, each guy is healthy, each guy is here, what our team would look like. Our team is not that tea...
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The list of college basketball players facing suspension just keeps growing and growing. Today, Florida head coach Billy Donovan, announced that Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris have been added to that list citing an unspecified violation of team rules. Both players have been suspended for an indefinite amount of time. They will join a long list of players that will...
No. 10 Florida will start the season with three players suspended.
Coach Billy Donovan says big men Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris have been suspended indefinitely, joining point guard Scottie Wilbekin on the sideline.
All three players are being punished for an undisclosed violation of team rules. They won't play in Friday's exhibition game against Florida Southern...
Casey Prather scored 23 points, 15 in the second half, and No. 10 Florida beat Florida Southern 110-88 in an exhibition game Friday night.
Patric Young added 19 points, and highly touted freshman Kasey Hill chipped in 17 for the Gators, who had just nine players available - only seven on scholarship - and finished with seven scoring in double figures.
Will Yeguete had 12 points...
Florida coach Billy Donovan has reinstated forward Dorian Finney-Smith, although he's unlikely to play Saturday against Arkansas-Little Rock because of an illness.
Donovan made the announcement Friday, adding that point guard Scottie Wilbekin and center Damontre Harris remain suspended indefinitely.
Donovan adds Harris is no longer practicing with the team because he's...
Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan announced that forward Dorian Finney-Smith and forward/center Damontre Harris have been suspended indefinitely.
Florida will play its exhibition game on Friday night against Florida Southern with only six scholarship players. The laundry list of injuries combined with three suspensions left head coach Billy Donovan without an expected starting lineup on Thursday. The Gators aren’t sure how many players they’ll have for the season opener on November 8.
The Florida Gators continued their string of losses with their third in a row Saturday. This time at the hands of hated rival Georgia. The Gators looked dead in the water falling behind 17-0, but rallied from a 23-3 deficit at halftime to trail just 23-20 at the start of the fourth quarter.
Cody Riggs spent all but one play of the Missouri game sitting alone in the Florida locker room. After being ejected for a targeting penalty on the first play of the game, Riggs sat in the locker room while watching the game on a laptop. With family members that traveled all the way from Florida to Missouri to watch the game, the targeting penalty was especially frustrating to Riggs.
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The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to take on the Florida Gators on Saturday in a match-up of two SEC schools whose seasons have not gone the way they had planned.
Georgia (4-3) saw any chances of National Championship dreams dashed weeks ago as injuries mounted, while Florida (4-3) has been playing out the season seemingly since it began...
The Florida Gators are putting together an extremely talented 2014 recruiting class and players like Quincy Wilson are a big reason why. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School of Nova S. has a lot to offer as a prospect and a player.
The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party could be the final hope for Georgia and Florida’s SEC East title hopes.South Carolina’s...
Head coach Will Muschamp and the rest of the Florida Gators coaching staff have put together a very impressive recruiting class as it stands today. The Gators have 14 verbal commitments as the final countdown is upon the college football world. With just over three months until National Signing Day the intensity begins.
As Florida and Georgia take the field in Jacksonville Saturday, both teams are feeling the sting of injuries throughout their teams. Florida was hit hard in the backfield losing starting quarterback Jeff Driskel and starting running back Matt Jones, while backup QB Tyler Murphy is also injured. CBS color analyst Gary Danielson will call the game and says the Gators are being protective.
Saturday means more to Solomon Patton than most of the other players on the team. The Gators have plenty of motivation. They’ve lost two straight games to Georgia, and both teams remain in the SEC East race heading into Saturday. For Patton, the motivation is different. The Georgia game was when he broke his arm and saw his season end last fall.
Check out a photo gallery of the Georgia Bulldogs' 23-20 win over the Florida Gators in the World's Largest Cocktail Party.