Posted March 20, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Omarius Hines
TEAMS: Florida Gators
The depth at running back isn’t pretty. The Florida coaches have been forced to get creative this spring, including getting some reps in the backfield for Omarius Hines and Chris Johnson, to make sure there are enough capable bodies in the fall. After only one day of practice in pads, Florida head coach Will Muschamp is optimistic about the position changes.

Baylor women rout UCSB, will take on Florida next

With her team up by 40 late in its NCAA tournament opener, Baylor's Lindsay Palmer chased down a loose ball near midcourt, took a couple steps forward and heaved the ball toward the basket to beat the shot clock. It went in, and her teammates on the sideline could barely contain themselves. ''Lindsay's 3 was amazing,'' Lady Bears star Brittney Griner said...

Muschamp Happy to Have Roberson Practicing

When Will Muschamp got the news about Marcus Roberson’s neck injury last fall, the Florida head coach wasn’t sure if Roberson would be able to play football again. The uncertainty around the neck injury was erased, as the sophomore cornerback is now a non-contact participant in spring practice. He needs to improve before the season starts, but Muschamp is just happy he is back on the field.

Florida 69, No. 16 Ohio St. 65

Jennifer George had 16 points and six rebounds to lead ninth-seeded Florida to a 70-65 win over eighth-seeded Ohio State in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday. The Gators (20-12) scored the game's first nine points and held on in front of a crowd packed with fans of the in-state Buckeyes (25-7). Tayler Hill scored 23 points for Ohio State, including two late baskets to pull...

Florida's Beal heeds request, steps up game

Bradley Beal needed a nudge. Florida coach Billy Donovan's prized recruit spent most of the season playing in the shadow of upperclassmen Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton. Beal was content to let his fellow guards handle almost everything, including clutch shots, pep talks and anything in between. It wasn't good enough for Donovan. Donovan sat Beal down a few weeks ago...

Defense powers Gators to Sweet 16

OMAHA, Neb. – Everyone knows the Florida Gators can score, but in their first two games of 2012 NCAA Tournament play it was the defense that stole the spotlight. Florida absolutely stifled potential Cinderella Norfolk State, en route to Phoenix and the Sweet 16.

Florida 70, No. 16 Ohio St. 65

Ohio State coach Jim Foster took a few steps out onto the court with his arms folded while his players came over for a media timeout. The Buckeyes were down by 10 early, and suddenly their seeding was the least of Foster's troubles. Quick on the perimeter and relentless on the boards, Lanita Bartley, Jennifer George and the rest of the Florida Gators were a step ahead of Ohio...

Gallery: Gators Smack the Spartans 84 - 50

The Florida Gators have cruised in their first two games in the 2012 NCAA tournament and the latest victim was up-start Norfolk State who took an 84 - 50 beating to a hot shooting Florida team. The gators will head to phoenix to play Marquette next week in the Sweet 16 and have two good experiences to take away form this weekend. Here is a photo gallery from the game.

Getting Inside: Florida

For the second straight season, Florida is back in the Sweet 16. The Gators advanced with a convincing 84-50 win over 15-seed Norfolk State and will face Marquette on March 22 in the West Region quarterfinals in Phoenix. "I'm proud of this group," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "I think they've done a great job. It's been frustrating at times, as a coach ...

Beal, Boynton, and Walker Talk Blowout Win

The Florida Gators faced a much taller but not as explosive team in Norfolk State and ended up taking their game right to the up-start Spartans. After an 84-50 dismantling of the 15th seeded Spartans, Florida freshman Brad Beal, junior Kenny Boynton, and senior Erving Walker hit the stage to answer questions for the media. We have that here in print and on video for you.

Sweet Victory for Florida

OMAHA, Neb. - No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for surprising Norfolk State. Florida shot the lights out for the second straight game and got on track with their three-point shooting making 10 baskets from behind the arc in the contest. The Gators will now head to Phoenix in a week to take on Marquette in the 2012 NCAA tournament's version of the Sweet-16.

Florida-Baylor Preview

Brittney Griner is one of a kind in college basketball, a 6-foot-8 star who has helped Baylor become a juggernaut and the top seed in the NCAA tournament. Florida's Azania Stewart doesn't sound intimidated. In fact, she says she's faced players like Griner before. ''I've played overseas against Olympians who are just as big and just as skilled as her,'...
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