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Gator basketball to open season at Navy in Veterans’ Classic

Last season, the Florida Gators’ basketball team experienced their worst season since Billy Donovan’s first year. Obviously, the mission is to erase last season from memory with a bounce-back 2015-16 season, and now we know where that mission will begin. The Gators … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Is “Amazed” By Florida Forward Chris Walker’s Decision To Enter The NBA Draft

Chris Walker’s entry into the NBA Draft is pretty confusing, at least at first glance. Walker, once one of the nation’s top recruits, missed much of his freshman season due to eligibility issues, and averaged just 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.6 minutes for the Gators as a sophomore. According to Jeff Goodman, Walker’s departure wasn’t his own choice, but that hasn...
Via College Spun
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Gators

Before the days grow too much longer and hotter, it seems like a good time to have a little fun and rank the Gators — players and by position — coming out of spring football practice. So, here we go: Position rankings Secondary — this is a no-brainer, isn’t it. This group is loaded with talent and depth, led by All-America corner Vernon Hargreaves III. Even with J.C. Jackson...

Falcons Could Try To Trade Up For Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler?

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that the Falcons will consider trading up to for Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. in this year’s draft. Ledbetter points out that new Falcons HC Dan Quinn recruited Fowler to Florida, where he coached the defensive end for two seasons. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has made a trade in all seven ... The post Falcons Could...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Running Back Robert Washington Commits To Florida

Four-star running back Robert Washington has offers from just about every relevant college football program, but today he announced that he will suit up for the Florida Gators. The 2016 product from Huntersville, NC chose Gators the over Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Syracuse, and TCU. The announcement was first made in a video on Bleacher Report. B/R VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: 4-star...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Donovan Will Take Thunder Job If Offered

Billy Donovan's coaching future is a hot topic...will he stay with the Florida Gators or go to the NBA?
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patric Young Pokes Fun At Former Florida Teammate Chris Walker On Twitter

Earlier this week, Florida sophomore Chris Walker, who was one of the highest-rated recruits in the entire 2013 class, left the program after just two years, despite averaging just 4.7 points per game this past season. Walker, who seems to have worn out his welcome in Gainesville, is not expected to be taken in this June’s NBA Draft. This apparently amuses his former teammate,...
Via College Spun
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Walker May Not Return To Florida For Junior Season

Chris Walker may not return to the Florida Gators for his junior season, according to reports circulating the web.
Via Gamedayr
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
12 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
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
18 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
18 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
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