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Billy D trusts O’Dome renovation will get done

Florida coach Billy Donovan did not sound disheartened that renovations for the O’Connell Center have been pushed back a year. Asked for his reaction about the delay of the project, Donovan said: “I think that’s really between the school and the athletic department. They’re making all those decisions. I totally trust them with whatever is going on” Florida announced Wednesday...

Photo: Florida Gave James Franco A Personalized Gators’ Football Jersey

The Florida Gators now have a fan in James Franco.  The actor visited Florida on Wednesday, speaking to hundreds of Gators’ students and faculty at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Franco, 36, gave a sponsored talk that touched on a number of topics, including his book, Palo Alto, his friendship with Seth Rogen and his most-recent movie, The Interview.  Following his talk...
Via College Spun
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gators reinstate junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been reinstated to the Florida basketball team after serving a three-game suspension for violating team rules. Finney-Smith, the team's second-leading scorer and top rebounder, will be on the floor Saturday when the Gators (13-15, 6-9) take on Tennessee (14-13, 6-9) at the O'Connell Center, as coach Billy Donovan goes for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida reinstates suspended forward Finney-Smith

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida will have second-leading scorer Dorian Finney-Smith back against Tennessee on Saturday. Coach Billy Donovan reinstated Finney-Smith on Friday after the junior forward missed three games for an unspecified violation of team rules. The Gators (13-15, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) went 1-2 without the player voted the league's sixth man of the year last...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Reinstates Junior F Dorian Finney-Smith, Will Play vs. Tennessee Saturday

Florida junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been reinstated onto the Gators’ team, the program announced this afternoon.  Finney-Smith, who is averaging 12.9 points and 5.8 rebounds a game, was suspended by Billy Donovan on Feb. 18 for violating team rules. He missed three games. Florida went 1-2 in those contests, beating Vanderbilt but losing to LSU and Missouri.  The 6...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Franco Shows Off His Florida Gators Jersey

James Franco shows off his sweet, customized Florida Gators jersey.
Via Gamedayr
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Gators Are Bragging On Twitter To The Rest Of The SEC

The Florida Gators are using Twitter to brag about Gainesville's weather compared to the rest of the SEC.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Franco Gives The Florida Gators Some Love

James Franco gave the Florida Gators some love on Wednesday night, even snapping a giant selfie with the crowd.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Gators Loss To Mizzou Was Baaaaaaad

The Florida Gators loss to Mizzou was really bad, like the worst in five years.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida's Devin Robinson Posterizes Missouri Forward Keanau Post With One-Handed Slam

The Florida Gators have not had the best of seasons this year, but with an overall record of 13-14 heading in to Tuesday night's game against the Missouri Tigers there was still plenty to play for. No team likes to end the season with a winning record and with some tough games coming up against Texas A&M and Kentucky they need to win now if they are going to have a chance of...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou’s ‘Blackout’ Against Florida Is Not Going According To Plan

Mizzou is hosting a "blackout" against the Florida Gators, and it's not going according to plan.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators will wear new Nike uniforms for Tennessee game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida basketball team hasn't strayed from its standard uniform combinations in well over a year. Nike is set to change that. The Gators are one of eight college hoops programs Nike has tabbed to wear its specially crafted Hyper Elite Disruption uniforms for an upcoming rivalry game. Florida will don the sleek and unique look Feb. 28 when the Gators face...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA To Release Details Of Florida Football Infractions At 1 PM

Friday afternoon, the NCAA will officially release details regarding infractions that the Florida Gators football program committed this past June relating to a former assistant coach. The organization will also have a call to discuss those infractions, and, according to the school, this will be a final resolution to the matter. Translation? The NCAA is most likely going to punish...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devin Robinson Dunk Puts Florida Back in the Win Column Again

The Florida Gators have been going through a tough stretch of late losing their last four and the last two by a single point each. Vanderbilt's Riley Chance made a jumper with 43 seconds left to put the Commodores up 47-46, but the Gators were not done yet. Robinson missed a three with seven seconds left, but was wide open next to the basket for Kasey Hill to dish the ball off to...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Official Twitter Account Is Celebrating CeCe Jefferson’s Signed LOI With Some Fantastic GIFs

Monday morning, Florida finally received a signed National Letter of Intent from five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson, who originally committed to play for the Gators last Wednesday on National Signing Day. If you’re wondering whether the program is relieved – check out the celebratory GIFs that UF posted after the news became official. They’re pretty funny. And with that...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain Officially Welcomes CeCe Jefferson To The Gators

The long, arduous recruitment of CeCe Jefferson appears to be over. This morning, Jefferson announced that he would send in his letter of intent to Florida, and Gators head coach Jim McElwain confirmed that the five star defensive end is officially a member of the program. Want to officially welcome @cecejeferson7 to the Gator Family! #ChompChomp — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Luck be a Gator

Billy Donovan was distraught. His point guard, Chris Chiozza, passed the ball to fellow freshman Devin Robinson, but just before doing so he dragged his feet at the top of the key. The whistle blew. Travelling violation, Florida’s fifth turnover of the half. It wasn’t much of a teaching moment—it’s the kind of pre-dribble shuffle you see called a lot nowadays—but Donovan...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star QB Lamar Jackson Picks Louisville Over Florida

The Louisville Cardinal football program received some great news shortly before noon on national signing day. Lamar Jackson, a 4-star quarterback from Boynton Beach, FL., has decided to stick with his original commitment and will sign with Louisville. Jackson has been committed to Louisville since August of 2014, but after having a sensational senior season at Boynton Beach Community...
Via The Cardinal Connect
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Top OT Ivey commits to home state Florida over Auburn

Highly touted prospect Martez Ivey committed to the Florida Gators in a Wednesday morning news conference. Ivey, out of Apopka High School in Florida, was ranked No. 3 by Scout.com. He was Scout's highest prospect who had yet to commit to a school. Ivey visited Florida, Auburn and LSU since October of 2014 and had offers from several programs. Ivey, a 6-foot-6, 271-pound offensive...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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