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IMG Academy OG Curtis Dunlap has pro-Florida family

As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest UF recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Dunlap drawn to UF Curtis Dunlap is one of those rare recruits at IMG Academy who’s from...
Via SEC Country
8 hours 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
12 hours 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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida selects HOK to design stand-alone football complex

Special to SEC Country GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has selected HOK to design a new three-story, 130,000-sq.-ft. football operations project and a dining hall for all of the university’s student-athletes. The facility will be located adjacent to the existing Sanders Football Practice Fields, creating a hub of activity for student-athletes.  “This football...
Via SEC Country
14 hours ago

Podcast: Florida Gators return 95 percent of receiving production from 2016

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and UF broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. Florida will have a lot of familiar faces at wide receiver and tight end this spring. The Gators return 95 percent of their receiving production from the 2016 season. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Abolverdi and Cardozo preview the UF receiving...
Via SEC Country
15 hours ago

Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball falls to Jacksonville

The Gators and Dolphins play again tonight, this time in Gainesville. 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 drops game...
Via Alligator Army
18 hours ago

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
1 day 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
1 day ago

Florida 81, South Carolina 66: Gators roast Gamecocks in second half

Barbecue chicken. For the second straight game, the Florida Gators men’s basketball team let a significant first-half lead evaporate — this time, doing so in the first half. And for the second straight game, the Gators made up for it, this time with their most convincing half of play since losing John Egbunu to injury. At the end of the second half, and the game, Florida had...
Via Alligator Army
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elite 11 coach evaluates Florida’s QB targets

As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest UF recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Coach’s corner The Florida Gators are targeting two of the standout quarterbacks from Sunday’s...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Florida baseball: Freshman Austin Langworthy making an immediate impact for Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida baseball freshman Austin Langworthy pretty much did it all in his collegiate debut last weekend. Langworthy hit his first home run, picked up 4 hits in 9 at-bats and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief while helping the Gators to a e-game sweep of William & Mary. If there will be alearning curve in making the transition from high school...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Ian Scott rejoins Florida Gators football as staffer

More than a decade after leaving the Florida Gators and beginning an NFL career that would span seven seasons, defensive tackle Ian Scott is returning to Gainesville, Florida, as a defensive graduate assistant with the team. “We are excited to have Ian back home in Gainesville,” said head coach Jim McElwain in a school release. “His understanding of what it means to be a Gator...
Via Only Gators
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s 2017 coaching staff hires show Jim McElwain emphasizing recruiting

Jim McElwain lost three coaches and hired three coaches. Seeing those new coaches as upgrades largely depends on their recruiting acumen. The flurry of action by the Florida Gators in early February was not limited to the work put into fashioning a marvelous National Signing Day, it turns out. In the three days immediately following Signing Day, Florida reportedly and officially...
Via Alligator Army
1 day ago

Bracketology: Florida Gators basketball moves up to No. 13 in AP Top 25

The Florida Gators returned to the AP Top 25 in late November after nearly two years out of the college basketball rankings, and now they are focused on the upcoming 2017 NCAA Tournament. At 22-5 and riding an eight-game winning streak with an average margin of victory of 21.6 points, Florida has jumped to a season-best No. 13 in the rankings with 530 votes. The Gators will face...
Via Only Gators
2 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida center Egbunu out for season with knee injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida center John Egbunu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Auburn. Egbunu, a 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Nigeria, injured his knee in the first half of No. 15 Florida's seventh straight victory Tuesday night. Tests Wednesday revealed the extent of the injury. Florida says his recovery...
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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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