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Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 76-66 loss at Kentucky

Some observations following UF’s 76-66 loss to Kentucky at Rupp Arena: — Florida hoisted some ill-advised shots on Saturday at Kentucky. Kasey Hill and Devin Robinson went a combined 5 of 23, with some wild drives. For as well at KeVaughn Allen played offensively, even he took some rushed, off-balance shots down the stretch when Florida was trying to make it a two-possession...

1 decision made, but other competition remains at OL as Gators ready for spring ball

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The only position on the field that has received more scrutiny for Florida the last couple years aside from quarterback is the group protecting the passer. Both have struggled and received ample share of the blame for the Gators’ lackluster offensive production through coach Jim McElwain’s first two seasons. McElwain addressed this directly when he declared after...
Via SEC Country
2 hours ago

Seven things to know: Kentucky runs past Florida in second half

No. 13 Florida Gators basketball (23-6, 13-3 SEC) simply could not keep up with the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats (24-5, 14-2 SEC) on Saturday as a tremendous foul disparity made it nearly impossible for Florida to pull off a win at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The Gators’ impressive win streak ends at nine games, as the Wildcats won 76-66 to take their sixth straight while appearing...
Via Only Gators
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida basketball: Recap, box score from Gators’ 76-66 loss at Kentucky

It took an absolutely sublime shooting performance from one of college basketball’s most exciting players, but Florida’s winning streak and momentum came to a halt a Saturday at Kentucky. Freshman guard Malik Monk scored 30 of his game-high 33 points after halftime for the Wildcats while simply taking over in the teams’ much-anticipated, high-stakes rematch. The No. 11 Wildcats...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

WATCH: Florida Gymnastics: Alex McMurtry Perfect 10 Floor 2-24-17

Perfection again for Alex McMurtry! This time McMurtry's 10.0 was on the floor exercise! #GoGators
Via Florida Gators Athletics
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida baseball: Alex Faedo exceptional in opener of rivalry series with Miami

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When junior ace Alex Faedo stumbled a bit in his first start of the season, coach Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan said simply that the right-handed would “obviously be much, much better” the next time. And indeed he was. Faedo was simply terrific Friday night in the opener of Florida’s three-game series with in-state rival Miami, leading the Gators to...
Via SEC Country
23 hours ago

Florida baseball: Gators look to continue recent dominance over Miami

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has been in control of its always anticipated annual rivalry series with Miami in recent years, and the Gators will look to make another early season splash against the Hurricanes this weekend. Florida won the past two regular-season series by 2-1 margins and defeated the Hurricanes twice in College World Series play in 2015. The Gators come into this...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Podcast: New faces — and responsibilities — for Florida in front 7

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and UF broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. Florida must replace six players in the front seven of its defense, and there’s two new coaching responsibilities on the staff. UF defensive line coach Chris Rumph has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator, and Tim Skipper is now the linebackers...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

25 best NCAA Tournament teams of all time

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament around the corner, Gonzaga has an opportunity to go undefeated for the season and join some of the greatest tournament teams of all time. That list includes some of John Wooden's best UCLA squads, Bob Knight's undefeated Hoosiers and more.
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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball hosts three-game series with Miami

The rival ‘Canes come to town this weekend. Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at @AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. Florida baseball hosts Miami for weekend...
Via Alligator Army
1 day ago

No. 13 Florida, No. 11 Kentucky game could decide SEC race

Here are a few things to watch in the Southeastern Conference this week: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 13 Florida at No. 11 Kentucky: The winner of Saturday's showdown at Rupp Arena takes over sole possession of first place in the SEC. They enter the game with identical 23-5 overall records and 13-2 conference marks. Florida has won nine straight games, including an 88-66 victory over...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jim McElwain discusses Florida entering 2017 spring practice

Florida’s coach touched on injuries, position changes, expectations at quarterback, and much more. Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain met with media members on Thursday, ahead of the Gators’ opening of spring practice on February 28. Notable takeaways from a first listen: Players out for spring practice: Quarterback Luke Del Rio, wide receiver Freddie Swain, offensive lineman...
Via Alligator Army
2 days ago

Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball cancels second game against Jacksonville due to weather

The Gators will work to reschedule last night’s game. Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at @AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. Florida baseball game rained out...
Via Alligator Army
2 days ago

Watch: Florida announces selection of firm for design of stand-alone football facility

Get a glimpse at some of the concepts for the Gators’ new digs. Florida’s University Athletic Association announced today that they had selected an engineering firm to design the proposed $60 million stand-alone football facility that was part of UF’s $100 athletic facility upgrades initiative. Florida chose Kansas City-based HOK, a global architecture and engineering firm...
Via Alligator Army
3 days ago

Florida Gators hire design firm, release sneak peak at standalone football facility

Taking the next step in making a standalone football complex come to life, the Florida Gators announced Wednesday that the program has chosen HOK, a firm based in Kansas City, to design the new building being constructed as part of a $100 million facility upgrade being made by the University Athletic Association. “We are excited to partner with HOK to design our football operations...
Via Only Gators
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 81-66 win over South Carolina

Some observations following Florida’s 81-66 win over South Carolina at the O’Connell Center — For the second straight game, Florida was able to win the battle of the boards without starting center John Egbunu. The Gators outrebounded the Gamecocks 34-30, though South Carolina had the slight edge on second-chance points (8-6). It was a collective effort, led by seven rebounds...

Allen scores 26 as Florida tops South Carolina

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- KeVaughn Allen scored 26 points, a considerably better performance than his last game against South Carolina, and No. 13 Florida beat the Gamecocks 81-66 on Tuesday night. Devin Robinson added 14 points for Florida, which won its ninth consecutive game and locked up one of the top four seeds in the upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament. Chris Chiozza...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators pound South Carolina, take step closer to winning SEC

Florida learned a valuable lesson about ball movement after their loss to South Carolina last month. They learned an even […]
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
3 days ago

Allen scores 26, No. 13 Florida tops South Carolina 81-66

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) KeVaughn Allen scored 26 points, a considerably better performance than his last game against South Carolina, and No. 13 Florida beat the Gamecocks 81-66 on Tuesday night. Devin Robinson added 14 points for Florida, which won its ninth consecutive game and locked up one of the top four seeds in the upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament. Chris Chiozza...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A hire years in the making, Ja’Juan Seider ready to make an impact at Florida

Don’t tell Mick Jagger, but you can get what you want and sometimes get exactly what you need, too … as long as you’re willing to show patience. Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain proved that recently when he swiped star recruiter and running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider away from West Virginia to fill a vacant spot on his coaching staff, though if McElwain had his way...
Via Only Gators
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida holds on against Mississippi State, runs win streak to 8

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Chris Chiozza scored 14 points, KeVaughn Allen added 11 and No. 15 Florida held on to beat Mississippi State 57-52 on Saturday. Florida (22-5, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games, which is the longest under second-year coach Mike White. The Gators also won their first game since starting center John Egbunu suffered a...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 Florida holds on to beat Mississippi State 57-52

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Chris Chiozza scored 14 points, KeVaughn Allen added 11 and No. 15 Florida held on to beat Mississippi State 57-52 on Saturday. Florida (22-5, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games, which is the longest under second-year coach Mike White. The Gators also won their first game since starting center John Egbunu suffered a...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brutal blow for Gators as C John Egbunu lost for season with torn ACL

Just as No. 15 Florida Gators basketball was picking up steam, it has been dealt a mighty blow. The program announced Wednesday that redshirt junior starting center John Egbunu has been lost for the season with a torn ACL after injuring his knee during Tuesday’s game at Auburn. Egbunu, a dominant force in the paint who made strides in his game during his second year of active competition...
Via Only Gators
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Gymnastics: 2017 Georgia Highlight Video

Highlights from Florida's thrilling victory over rival Georgia! The Gators scored a 197.975, the second highest score in the nation this season, and Alex McMurtry recored a perfect 10.0 on the uneven bars! #GoGators Song used: That's My Girl (Fifth Harmony)
Via Florida Gators Athletics
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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