Florida Basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-15 season

Over his illustrious 15-year career as the Florida basketball coach, Billy Donovan has built a system that works year after year. While there are a multitude of factors that go into producing a winning team, perhaps the most essential to the process for Donovan is recruiting. He has a formula that has produced stars not only at the college level but also professionally. After a season...
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Can Florida Gators Coach Billy Donovan Win His Third NCAA Title?

Billy Donovan whom is easily the best coach in the history of the Florida Gators since taking over the team in 1996 at 30 years old. This is the Gators’ fifth final four appearance and the forth under Donovan overall. The Gators have the seventh seeded and East Region qualifier, the UCONN Huskies in the national semi-final and that tips off at 6:09pm on Saturday evening. With Billy...
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Florida Basketball: Gators’ loss to UConn this year is being overhyped

On Saturday night, Billy Donovan will take the Florida basketball team to the NCAA final four for the fourth time in his coaching career.  His last trip was in 2007 against UCLA. Before that game, Donovan gave his team a quick, simple pep talk in the locker room. He had no idea that the message he shared with his players would still rings true for the Gators six years later. ...
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Gators heed advice of coach Donovan, put aside Final Four distractions

Billy Donovan has been to the Final Four as a player, assistant and head coach. Florida’s sideline savant is well aware of the Texas twister awaiting his top-seeded Gators. However, his team — winners of 30 games in a row and two victories shy from capping one of the greatest college basketball seasons ever — has no idea of the firestorm it’s about to walk into. “It’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan preps Gators for onslaught of Final Four distractions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If you were a gallon of ice cream, what flavor would you want to be? Welcome to the Super Bowl of college basketball. OK, let's hope for the sake of the Florida Gators -- along with the teams from Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky -- the questions aren't that absurd, but UF coach Billy Donovan has spent the last two days preparing his players for the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the odds for the Final Four teams?

Florida opened the 2014 NCAA Tournament as the title favorite, according to LVH SuperBook, and with four teams remaining in the field, that has not changed. The Gators are now the even-money favorite to win the national championship after reaching the Final Four following an Elite Eight victory against Dayton.  Billy Donovan’s squad, which had 4-to-1 odds to win it all on Selection...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Donovan gets Gatorade bath in locker room

Following Florida's victory over the Dayton, the Final Four bound Gators bathed coach Billy Donovan with a celebratory Gatorade shower.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators lock up Billy Donovan with three-year extension, raise

Florida coach Billy Donovan has signed a three-year contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million over the next six years. Donovan signed the extension in February, before the Gators became the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in the regular season. Florida also won the SEC tournament and earned the NCAA tournament's overall top seed...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan is 'baffled' by Florida's game against Albany

Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan was very frustrated following the game against Albany, stating that he was "baffled."
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida offers spot to one-handed player

Zach Hodskins nails threes at 60% clip despite only having one hand, and now Billy Donovan is offering a chance for him to walk-on with the Gators. 

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