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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 or the Nov. 8 season opener against North Florida.
Donovan gave no timetable for their return, meaning they also could be spectators when the Gators play at No. 20 Wisconsin on Nov. 12.
Making Florida even thinner, guard Michael Frazier II is out indefinitely with mononucleosis. And forward Will Yeguete (knee surgery) and guard Eli Carter (broken leg) are still recovering from injuries and likely will play limited minutes early in the season.
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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...
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Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan announced that forward Dorian Finney-Smith and forward/center Damontre Harris have been suspended indefinitely.
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...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators starting left tackle D.J. Humphries is expected to miss two to four weeks with a left knee sprain.
Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday during the SEC media teleconference that Humphries suffered a sprained MCL at Monday's practice.
"He's a quick-recovery guy," Muschamp said. "We're hoping just two weeks and get...
Florida left tackle D.J. Humphries will miss Saturday's game against Georgia and could be sidelined four weeks with a knee injury.
Coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that Humphries sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in practice Monday. He sustained the same injury in his left knee during fall practice.
Muschamp says Humphries is a "quick recovery...
Devin Robinson, a consensus 2014 five-star recruit, committed to the Florida Gators over Indiana, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
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.
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The Gators have built a dominant defense over the last two years because of their ability to stop the run. In the last two games, that has taken a step back. Florida was gashed for 175 rushing yards by LSU and 205 rushing yards by Missouri. With a bye week to fix the holes in the middle of the defense, Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin is confident it will improve on Saturday.
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.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp spoke during his weekly SEC teleconference slot and the Gators have another big injury to report. He led off the speaking engagement telling us starting left tackle D.J. Humphries is out with injury. Most of the other injury news was better and Muschamp talked about his team preparing for Georgia.
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.
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Tough times in a season and with a football squad call for the leaders to stand up and take control, get the team together, and be united in what they do. For Florida’s junior quarterback Tyler Murphy, this means corralling a roster full of players that are lacking real leaders and having a calming influence and one that can stable a rocking boat.