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Video: Florida Mascot Albert The Alligator Releases Mini Hype Video For 2016

After winning the SEC East last season, the Florida Gators are looking to keep control of their side of the conference in 2016. While experts are leaning Tennessee’s direction, UF’s mascot Albert knows it’ll be decided on the football field.  On Thursday, he explained that he only has 99 problems – the days until that first kickoff. He also posted this mini hype video for...
Via College Spun
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

DT Jordon Scott commits to Florida

Jim McElwain just got a big one. Literally. Defensive tackle Jordon Scott (Largo, FL) has announced his intentions to become commitment number six for the Gators’ class of 2017. He stands 6’1, 345 pounds, and becomes Florida’s first DT commitment in … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Callaway, Treon Harris yet to return to Gators

Back in January, Florida Gators quarterback-turned-wide receiver Treon Harris and wide receiver Antonio Callaway were suspended for undisclosed reasons. They have yet to return to the team and now many questions are being raised about their status in Gainesville. Head coach Jim McElwain spoke with reporters and said that both players are currently “status-quo.” This likely means...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 2016 Season Preview: Game Three, North Texas Mean Green

Previously previewing:   Game One, Massachusetts Minutemen Game Two, Kentucky Wildcats Assuming Florida takes care of business in its first two games of the year against teams they’ll be favored to beat by at least 50 points combined, they’ll be sitting pretty at … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida-Georgia rivalry, softball style: Gators advance to Super Regional Showdown with Dawgs

Call it the World’s Second Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Florida, as you may have heard, has a damned good softball team, one that breezed through the Gainesville Regional this weekend by a combined score of 24-0 to advance to the Super … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Gators Softball Player Steals Home While Pitcher Isn't Looking

Stealing home is one of the hardest feats to accomplish in sports. The catcher is literally right there, and all he or she has to do is alert the pitcher for the ball. Stealing home requires incredible speed and courage. But Florida Gators senior Kelsey Stewart made stealing home look as easy as apple pie in the fourth inning of the Gainesville Regional final on Sunday against...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida softball player steals home while pitcher isn't looking

The Florida Gators advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals with an 8-0 win over UCF Sunday, so while this amazing play to score two runs on a walk didn't make a huge difference in the game, it still serves as a good lesson for every pitcher. With the bases loaded and three balls in the count, UCF pitcher Jamie Ujvari walked in a run with a high pitch. The UCF catcher tossed the ball...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Florida softball player scores from second on walk

Twitter There are few things I enjoy more than a heads up play in sports.  Florida Gators second basewoman Kelsey Stewart pulled off a very heads-up play against Central Florida during the NCAA Softball Regionals Sunday afternoon.  Gators outfielder Kirsti Merritt drew a bases-loaded walk with Stewart the base runner on second. Coyly, Stewart jogged toward third and acted as...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After picking Tennessee to win the SEC East, Kirk Herbstreit was hearing it from Florida fans on Twitter

As we are getting closer to the start of the college football season, many analyst have started to give out their prediction for certain teams. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit did just that on Saturday when he tweeted that the he thinks the Tennessee Volunteers are the team to beat in the SEC East. Well that didn’t sit to well with the fans of the current champion, the Florida Gators...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators quarterback situation still up for grabs

NEW YORK (AP) -- How Florida's quarterbacks lead the team throughout the offseason, when the players are spending most of their time working out without the coaches, will go a long way toward determining who will start for the Gators in September.Before speaking to a Florida alumni group in Manhattan on Tuesday, Gators coach Jim McElwain told reporters that even though Luke Del Rio...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN to air NCAA Division I softball championship regionals

The 2016 NCAA Division I softball championship begins on May 19 with the top-ranked Florida Gators looking for a third straight national championship. ESPN will begin that coverage across their family of networks beginning with the regional round of the tournament featuring 84 games from 12 campus sites across the country. This is the second year in a row ESPN has televised the Regional...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida releases “The Swamp Is Back” hype video

The Florida Gators enter the 2016 college football season as the defending SEC East champions. After such a successful campaign a year ago, Jim McElwain’s team is hoping to build off of that success and finally get over the hump to reclaim the SEC crown. In anticipation of another big year, the official Florida Gators Twitter account released a hype video titled,“The Swamp Is...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Releases “The Swamp Is Back” Hype Video

Florida went undefeated at home in SEC play last season on the way to an East Division title.  What will the 2016 season have in store for the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium? Another season like 2015, Florida hopes.  The Gators released a “The Swamp Is Back” hype video on Monday as a promotion for season tickets being on-sale.  Check it out: #TheSwampisBack pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reche Caldwell opens up about how terrible of a criminal he is

Reche Caldwell did not exactly have a successful NFL career. The former Florida Gators star is best known for being the guy who may have cost Tom Brady another Super Bowl ring by dropping a couple of key passes in the 2006 AFC Championship Game. What you may not know about Caldwell is that he was sentenced to prison time after his playing days ended. Twice. After his disappointing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Sousa makes decision to transfer from Florida

The Florida Gators are looking to repeat as SEC East champions in 2016. However, they will be without a piece of their depth chart after Ryan Sousa decided to transfer out of Gainesville. Sousa, who redshirted his true freshman year in 2014, has been a small part of the Gators’ team over the last two years. After spring practices wrapped up, it looked like he would be a the bottom...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators schedule satellite camp in Jacksonville

The Florida Gators are set to join in on the satellite camp fun, but they will not be heading to enemy territory to do so. Instead, the Gators will be hosting a satellite camp at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville on June 8. Trinity hosting another Satellite Camp with the @GatorsFB and @CoachMcElwain June 8th #TC pic.twitter.com/ipmFWm1xWd — Pro Impact Sports (@ProImpactJax7v7...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 2016 Season Preview: Game One, Massachusetts Minutemen

With the season four months away, I figured now is as good a time as any to begin rolling out my annual game by game projections. The thirst for football never dies in some people, so without further ado, let’s get … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators pick up critical series win over Tennessee

Nick Horvath’s three run homer to bury Tennessee in Sunday’s rubber match gave Florida a series win that certainly could be described as crucial, or huge, or any such adjective. But maybe not for the reason some may think. It’s not because … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jalen Tabor Begs Jim McElwain On Twitter To Let Him Be The Gators’ Punt Returner

Florida’s Jalen Tabor should be one of the best cornerbacks in college football this fall, but there’s another position the Gators’ junior would like to play: punt returner.  Tabor took to Twitter this afternoon and basically begged his head coach, Jim McElwain, to let him return a punt in a game.  “Just let me get one,” he says.  Coach Mac pls let me play punt return...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida K nails 64-yard field goal easily

Florida’s struggles in the kicking game have been a painful realization as of late, but that could all come to an end this season with the addition of kicker Eddy Pineiro. Rated as the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 recruiting class, the Gators landed a good one.  On Tuesday, Pineiro showed off his leg, posting this video to Twitter of him putting a 64-yarder through the uprights...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Republican Party eyeing Tim Tebow for Florida congress run

Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow admitted in late March to being intrigued by the idea of a political career, and now it appears the Republican party of Florida wants him to act on his flirtations. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner is reporting following the unexpected retirement announcement of Republican congressman Ander Crenshaw, Republican strategists are looking...
Via Awful Announcing
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida's Jim McElwain becomes high-paid coach in SEC East

Florida’s Jim McElwain led the Gators to the SEC title game during his first season as the head coach in Gainesville. It was their first appearance since 2009.  On Friday, McElwain was rewarded by earning a $750,000 raise, according to Tampa Bay Times’ Matt Baker, boosting his annual salary to $4.25 million a year, making him the highest-paid coach in the SEC East and the fifth...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Will Grier, father pushed for guaranteed starting job after suspension

Battle lines were drawn in Gainesville between former Florida quarterback Will Grier and Gators head coach Jim McElwain. Grier wanted a guarantee he would return as Florida’s starter once his suspension was up. There would be no guarantees from Florida’s staff though, and that forced Grier to pursue other opportunities. “(Grier and his father) wanted guarantees. The father...
Via The Comeback
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA forces Florida Gators to drink their Gatorade out of Powerade bottles

With March Madness officially underway, teams are subject to NCAA sponsorship rules they would otherwise not be. For most schools, this is at worst a minor inconvenience. But in the case of the Florida Gators women’s basketball team, it results in a hilarious conflict of interest. Due to NCAA sponsorships, Florida has had to place an asterisk on Powerade bottles that actually...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida adds beer and wine sales for premium seats

Where do you turn when you’ve maximized advertising and ticket sales profits? Alcohol, of course. At least that seems to be the trend in college athletic facilities as of late, and the Florida Gators are going to become the latest team to start offering beer and wine sales at its football and basketball venues for the 2016 season. However, don’t you folks in the not-so-cheap...
Via The Comeback
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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