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Florida's basketball team will be different this year. The starting front court trio of vernon macklin, Alex Tyus, and Chandler parsons have moved on and now the team will lean heavily on the backcourt in 2011-2012. Sophomore point guard Scottie Wilbekin played well in his freshman season, but says he is much improved and is looking to make a bigger impact on the squad this season.
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It is all about not being satisfied. Florida junior guard Kenny Boynton was happy to get to the Elite Eight a season ago, but not happy for his season to end there. The Gators have been working to make this a better season in 2011-2012 and Boynton himself has been putting in the work to try to make that happen. He talked to the media at Media Day last week and we have some of that right here.
It took until his senior season, but the Florida roster is built this year so that Erving Walker doesn’t have to carry the scoring load. Head coach Billy Donovan doesn’t want him to. Walker starts his final season in Gainesville with plenty of talent around him and a new goal on the court. The point guard wants to lead the SEC in assists.
FN Contributor Shawn Kopf recaps the Tigers 17-6 win over the Florida Gators Saturday and provides five things we learned from the SEC matchup.
Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson was charged with underage drinking after a September incident on campus, the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday.
The 19-year-old freshman was arrested outside a residence hall Sept. 14 after he was spotted with a can of Four Loko, the Sentinel reported. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of alcohol by a person under age 21.
Florida coach Will Muschamp said the team is optimistic that QB John Brantley will be able to play next week against Georgia. During the bye week, Brantley will do some throwing and could be practicing full-time by Monday.
Brantley suffered a high right ankle sprain against Alabama on Oct. 1 and has not played since. The Gators have been using true freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Jeff...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Gators football coach Will Muschamp isn't about to get all emotional over Florida's three-game losing streak the first real pothole of his young head-coaching career.
He'll leave that to fans and talk-radio hosts and armchair quarterbacks.
The day after the Gators' 17-6 loss to Auburn on Saturday night, Muschamp was in the office watching film...
Kwon Alexander was on hand to see the Auburn defense stand up in the victory over the Florida Gators. He discusses the visit and his rehab.
Two former Florida Gators got into the end zone for their NFL team over the weekend. Aaron Hernandez caught a go-ahead touchdown with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots a win, while defensive end Carlos Dunlap returned a fumble for a touchdown in a win for the Bengals. There were 26 former Florida players active this week and 16 recorded a start.
The University Police Department arrested CB Marcus Roberson for allegedly drinking on campus last month, making him the seventh Florida player arrested under coach Will Muschamp.
The UPD arrested Roberson, 19, on Sept. 14, three days before Florida hosted Tennessee. He is charged with a misdemeanor count of underage possession of alcohol and pleaded not guilty Sept. 28, according...
The Gators aren’t even a week into the practice schedule, but head coach Billy Donovan has seen progress from the two newcomers. Guard Brad Beal and forward Walter Pitchford are going through the normal ups and downs that freshmen have. The rigors of a college practice haven’t stopped them. As they begin the find their roles on the team, Donovan expects to see them improve.
The Gators start the bye week with an added question at quarterback. Head coach Will Muschamp said Monday afternoon that senior quarterback John Brantley could be healthy enough to start when Florida faces Georgia on October 29. Brantley will be held out of practice this week, allowing the two freshmen to split reps again, but the senior could return to practice next Monday.
Justin Shanks visited Auburn Saturday and he saw the Tigers take down the Florida Gators. This FSU commitment is still committed, but the Tigers still have a chance.
Yaaawwwnnn… another day, news of another member of the Florida Gators football program being arrested has surfaced. According to Rachel George of the Orlando Sentinel, UF cornerback Marcus Roberson was arrested Sept. 14 and charged with (gasp!!!) underage drinking. The charge is, obviously, a misdemeanor. Roberson was arrested in the parking lot of an on-campus…
The Gators took Tuesday off from scrimmaging to allow most of the draft eligible pitchers to see the mound Wednesday afternoon with 30-35 MLB scouts in attendance. The offense was slowed by the dominant pitching staff until the later innings.