Found April 17, 2012 on The Bull Gator:
As a sophomore during the 2011-12 Florida Gators men’s basketball season, Will Yeguete contributed more than anyone ever could have imagined. Coming off of a freshman season in which he averaged 7.1 minutes per game, Yeguete was expected to see more time on the court, but just how much was anyone’s guess. What the Gators got was their hardest worker from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Despite Florida’s march to the Elite Eight – which could be considered a successful season by many – injuries cut into Yeguete’s season. He played his last game on February 21 in a win over Auburn. At that point in the season, the Gators were 22-6. Even with three wins in the NCAA Tournament, Florida would go 4-5 with Yeguete done for the season. His absence left the Gators without a gritty forward not afraid to do the dirty work. Yeguete’s role will only expand as he enters his junior season. He’ll be part of a rotation that will include Patric Young, Erik Murphy and up-and-comer Casey Prather. ...

Gators No. 5 In Baseball America Top 25; Florida Rises 2 Spots

Fresh off of a 3-1 week with a win over the nation’s No. 1 team, the Florida Gators rejoined the top five of the Baseball America Top 25. Up two spots from No. 7, the Gators come in at No. 5 this week. Florida is joined in the top five by instate rival Florida State (who the Gators swept this season), future conference rival Texas A&M, and current SEC members Kentucky and LSU...

Dwayne Schintzius Dies At 43

Former Florida Gators basketball great Dwayne Schintzius has died at the age of 43. Schintzius – who also played in the NBA for eight seasons – died on Sunday from respiratory failure following his more than two-year battle with leukemia. He has received a bone marrow transplant as part of the treatment for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, but had battled complications recently...

Billy Donovan To Coach Under-18 Team At 2012 FIBA Americas Championship

Florida Gators men’s basketball head coach Billy Donovan has been named the head coach of the United States Under-18 team that will participate in the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship. Donovan will be joined by one of his former assistants – VCU’s Shaka Smart – and Gonzaga’s Mark Few on the staff. Donovan is excited about the opportunity to represent the United States in...

No. 3/4 Softball Completes Sweep of Auburn

Florida defeated Auburn 5-2 on Sunday for their 7th consecutive SEC series win. Sophomore righty for the Gators Hannah Rodgers pitched 6 scoreless innings for her 19th complete game of the season, giving up 2 runs, 6 hits and fanning 5. The Gators improved to 38-5 (18-2 SEC) on the season, with Sundays win coming in front of 1,129 fans on a hot Sunday afternoon at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

Gators Brian Johnson Named SEC Player Of The Week

Being a good pitcher and being reliable at the plate has its advantages. For the Florida Gators Brian Johnson, it meant being named SEC Player of the Week. Johnson was a key member of a Florida squad that beat No. 1 Florida State and took two of three from conference rival Tennessee. Johnson had a great all-around week, both batting and on the mound. He went 8-for-17 and led the...

Baseball Recap: Florida 8 – Georgia Southern 2; Brian Johnson Leads Gators To Win

Designated hitter Brian Johnson powered the No. 1/5 Florida Gators to a victory on Tuesday night. The reigning SEC Player of the Week drove in five runs to lead the Gators to an 8-2 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles. Johnson matched a career high with the five RBI and may have just put himself in a position to contend for back-to-back SEC honors. He went 2-for-5 on the night while...

Will Muschamp, The 2012 Football Season, And A Broken Program

I recently had a chance to sit down with Sam Scott of The Ineligible Receiver and do one of my favorite things – talk about the Florida Gators football program. (By sit down, I of course mean send a series of emails back and forth.) Sam and I discussed a number of things, but mostly looked ahead to the 2012 season. He asked me about the recent revelation that Urban Meyer broke...

Baseball Preview: Florida Gators Vs. Georgia Southern Eagles – April 17, 2012

The Florida Gators made some upward movements in the rankings this week by reclaiming the No. 1 spot in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll and returning to the top five at No. 5 in the Baseball America Top 25. (Sorry for all the fives.) Before taking on SEC rival Georgia in a three-game series starting Friday, the Gators host the Georgia Southern Eagles on Tuesday night. The Facts...

Jenkins denies report of continued drug usage

North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins was dismissed from the University of Florida football program after three arrests: two possession of marijuana charges and another stemming from a bar fight. However, Jenkins was emphatic in denying a report that he allegedly kept using marijuana after enrolling at North Alabama where he was subject to a zero-tolerance policy.

Brent Pease Needs Gators Offense To Find Consistency

We’d all love the Florida Gators offense to return to the explosive outputs of the past. In year one under offensive coordinator Brent Pease, that probably isn’t a realistic expectation. What’s more in line of where we should all be – and by all, I mean fans, coaches and players – is hoping the offense finds consistency. Pease is pleased with what he’s seen so far and...

Baseball Recap: Florida 8 – Tennessee 1; Gators Rebound To Take Series

The No. 7 Florida Gators baseball team rebounded from Saturday’s loss to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers 8-1 on Sunday. Six Gators pitchers combined to hold the Vols to the one run and only seven hits. Florida pushed their record to 28-8 (9-6 SEC) with the win. Brian Johnson, Greg Larson, Daniel Gibson, Ryan Harris, Bobby Poyner and Keenan Kish were the six that shut down the Vols...

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