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Florida's Chris Walker leaves school early for NBA draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida forward/center Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the second player to leave coach Billy Donovan's program in the last month. Walker joins shooting guard Michael Frazier II in leaving school early for the draft. The 6-foot-10 Walker averaged 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds as a sophomore this season, proving to be one of the biggest...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Walker’s decision to move onto the NBA “wasn’t his own choice”

On Friday, former five star recruit and Florida power forward, Chris Walker, surprisingly declared for the NBA Draft, instead of transferring or playing overseas. Apparently, Billy Donovan and the Gators wanted to move in a different direction with Walker having his fair share of issues. Chris Walker was not going back to school at Florida — and that wasn't his own choice. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Walker’s Decision To Leave Florida “Wasn’t His Own Choice”

Chris Walker will not be returning to Florida next season. The Gators announced Friday that the sophomore forward has declared for the NBA Draft.  On the surface, it’s a surprising decision. Walker averaged less than five points a game in 2014-15 and most analysts do not believe he will be selected in the June NBA Draft.  However, Walker’s time in Gainesville was troubled and...
Via College Spun
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rhonda Faehn Leaving Gators For USA Gymnastics

Head coach Rhonda Faehn is leaving the Florida Gators to take on a role with Team USA Gymnastics.
Via Gamedayr
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, & Lions

Draft Florida LB Neiron Ball has visited with the Patriots, Buccaneers, Broncos, and Texans while working out for the Falcons, Texans, Rams, Steelers, and Cardinals. (Aaron Wilson) Cowboys According to Tony Pauline, the Cowboys are working out Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney on Friday. Eagles Tony Pauline reports that the Eagles are working out UConn players CB Byron...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Walker Will Not Return to Florida Gators

As the Florida Gators look towards the 2015-2016 campaign, the team will be doing so without a former top-ten recruit. Per a report from Scout.com, forward Chris Walker is “unlikely” to return to the team next season. After riding the pine on Florida’s Final Four team as a freshman, Walker saw his minutes rise from 4.8 to 14.6 per game as a sophomore. Still, he struggled to...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Walker Not Expected to Return to Florida Gators

Sophomore big man Chris Walker has decided not to return to the Florida Gators next season, according to a report by Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. It is reportedly still up in the air as to whether he will transfer or simply declare for the NBA Draft. Walker is not currently projected to be drafted, though he […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators DB J.C. Jackson Released From Jail

Florida Gators DB J.C. Jackson has been released from Jail but will have a hard time finding legal representation.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Memo to Gator Nation: McElwain deserves two years of leeway

Being the head coach of the Florida Gators’ football team is quite a unique job. In the program’s 110 year history, 24 different men held that title before Jim McElwain; three of them held it on only an interim basis. It’s a coveted … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators’ ‘Home Swamp Home’ Video Is A Power Blast Of Nostalgia

The Florida Gators released a "Home Swamp Home" video that will certainly strike a strong chord of nostalgia with fans.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators release ‘Home Swamp Home’ hype video

If you are a fan of the Florida Gators, there is plenty of excitement to look forward to with a new era about to begin under head coach Jim McElwain in 2015. In a video released by the Florida Gators football program, a number of Florida alums can be seen discussing the future of the program and the time that they had when they played in “The Swamp.” The comments from former...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim McElwain Addresses JC Jackson’s Arrest

Florida Gators freshman cornerback J.C. Jackson was arrested for armed robbery late last night, and first-year head coach Jim McElwain has come forward with a statement, per Richard Johnson of Jacksonville.com Jim McElwain statement on #Gators corner JC Jackson: pic.twitter.com/KuBhrh2E6T — Richard Johnson (@RagjUF) April 19, 2015 According to Chip Patterson of CBS Sports, Jackson...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators’ J.C. Jackson Arrested Saturday Afternoon

This sure won't help Jim McElwain's efforts to get the program off in the right direction only four months into his tenure.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s JC Jackson arrested after armed robbery

Florida Gators redshirt freshman cornerback JC Jackson had his latest brush with the law and guns on Saturday night. According to the Gainesville Police Department, Jackson was involved in an armed robbery with two other men. The men allegedly entered a home, before taking cash, marijuana and an Xbox from the occupants at gunpoint. Jackson, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner, was the...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gymnastics Brings Home Third Straight National Title

The Florida Gators gymnastics team brought home their third straight national championship on Saturday.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal: Billy Donovan will ‘definitely’ leave Florida for NBA

Billy Donovan has been linked t0 a few NBA teams. But will he actually leave Florida? His former player Bradley Beal seems to think so. Your browser does not support iframes. Beal on Dan Patrick Show: I agree with the rumors. I think he’ll definitely leave. He won’t pass up that opportunity too many times Donovan’s... The post Bradley Beal: Billy Donovan will ‘definitely’...
Via The Garbage Time
7 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Noles Use Relief Pitching, Long Ball to End Losing Streak

Florida State first baseman Quincy Nieporte just stood and watched Tuesday night as his towering shot soared over the left-center field wall to give the Seminoles a 4-3, 12-inning walk-off victory at Dick Howser Stadium. The win not only snapped a 4-game losing streak, but gave the ‘Noles the season series over rival Florida. Florida State was unable to solve many of the problems...
Via Noled Out
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida OL Rod Johnson forced to retire, is getting tribute tat

Some sad news out of Florida today, as Gators offensive lineman Roderick Johnson’s career has been cut short due to a congenital spinal condition. Johnson’s issue was discovered after he suffered a stinger during an April 3 scrimmage.  It’s a devastating blow for the young lineman, but it seems he is handling the situation well. Johnson announced he’s got a special tribute...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Signee CeCe Jefferson Took A Bunch Of Photos With Fans At Florida’s Spring Game

As a heralded, five-star recruit who stayed home, Florida defensive end signee CeCe Jefferson is already a popular player among the Gator faithful. That popularity was evident at the program’s spring game today. Jefferson seems to be embracing his status with the UF fanbase, as he spent a nice chunk of his day in Gainesville taking pictures with supporters of the orange and blue...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Gators Freshman JJ Schwarz Makes History With Four Home Runs in a Single Game

It doesn't happen everyday, but it is far from unusual to see a player hit a home run. It doesn't happen often, but from time to time players have been known to hit two home runs in a game. It is pretty rare, but players have hit three home runs in a game before, but Tuesday night freshman catcher JJ Schwartz made Florida Gators history.The youngster hit four home runs in a single...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators freshman catcher gets silent treatment after blasting fourth home run of game

Before smashing four longballs in a rout Tuesday night over Stetson, Florida Gators freshman catcher JJ Schwarz had never before hit two longballs in a game. Per Gatorzone.com, here's how the Palm Beach Gardens native (and 15th-round selection by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014) reacted to his own offensive onslaught: “After my second one, I was really excited,’’ he said. After...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Governor Of Florida Wrote CeCe Jefferson A Letter Congratulating Him For Staying Home

Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County H.S. defensive end CeCe Jefferson was one of the top players in Florida and top defensive ends in the 2015 class. He ranked as the seventh-rated prospect overall in 247Sports’ national Composite Rankings.  When Jefferson committed to and signed with Florida in February, it was a major coup for new Gators’ head coach Jim McElwain and his staff...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 2015 Spring Football Preview

For the second time since 2011, Florida enters a season with a new leader at the helm of its once pristine football powerhouse. Jim McElwain...
Via Athlon Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Releases Video Recapping Week 1 Of The Gators’ Spring Practices

For most of the country, it’s NCAA Tournament time, but in Gainesville, Fla., it’s all about the gridiron.  The Jim McElwain era at Florida is underway, as the Gators have been practicing for roughly a week. The team began its spring practice session on Monday. What’s been going on at practice? Florida’s video production team is here to let you know. Check out this video...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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