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AREA COLLEGE PLAYERS DRAFTED FOURTH ROUND LB ANTONIO MORRISON, INDIANAPOLIS Morrison, who played at Florida, went to the Colts at No. 125. The Colts were in need of pass rushing help but opted to go with Morrison, a 3-4 inside linebacker. He had 294 tackles in 47 games for the Gators, including seasons of 101 and 103 in 2013-14. WR DEMARCUS ROBINSON, KANSAS CITY read more
Via Ultimate Jaguars
1 day ago

WATCH: former Gators DL Carlos Dunlap graduates from UF… at the NFL Draft

Allow me to present your daily dose of Gators zen. The NFL Draft allows current and former players to walk onstage and announce second-seventh round picks on behalf of their teams. Yet what you’re about to see crosses the line … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators CB Vernon Hargreaves selected 11th by Buccaneers

Hargreaves Island will be moving back home to Tampa. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Vernon Hargreaves with the 11th pick in the NFL Draft. Hargreaves becomes the 49th Gator to be drafted in the first round, and the 14th since 2007. Hargreaves is … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Citrus Bowl gets new name, will host Gators-Hurricanes in 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida and Miami will renew their rivalry in Orlando.The Gators and Hurricanes have agreed to open the 2019 season at Camping World Stadium, the new name of the Citrus Bowl. It will be their first meeting since 2013.The in-state rivals have a storied history, with the teams first playing in 1938 in Gainesville. Miami leads the series 29-26, including wins...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida, Miami agree to renew football rivalry in 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida and Miami will renew their rivalry in Orlando. The Gators and Hurricanes have agreed to open the 2019 season at Camping World Stadium, the new name of the Citrus Bowl. It will be their first meeting since 2013. The in-state rivals have a storied history, with the teams first playing in 1938 in Gainesville. Miami leads the series 29-26, including...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators atop latest baseball Top 25 rankings

The Florida Gators are one of the best baseball teams in the country this year and they have not fallen out of the top three all season long. They have made their way back to the top spot in the country after a big series win over SEC rival Georgia this past weekend. The Gators had fallen out of the top spot for the last two weeks with the Miami Hurricanes holding that distinction...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida shirt at Baton Rouge strip club leads to armed vehicle chase

What started out as a nice, innocent, night at The Penthouse Club, a Baton Rouge strip joint, quickly devolved into a dangerous armed car chase. What happened proved that football rivalries are very much alive in the SEC. At around, 2:15 in the morning, Everett L. Beauchamp IV was seen repping his Florida Gators shirt at the club which sparked the interest of a six-man bachelor...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Comment about a man’s Florida Gator shirt at Baton Rouge Strip club leads to car chase on I-10

There are a lot of regions around the U.S. that take college football seriously, but I don’t think no can compare to the fans in the south. SEC fans in particular are the most passionate fans, but will go psycho on you if you disrespect their team. For example, a 32-year-old man is under arrested for assault by drive-by shooting, one count of aggravated criminal damage to property...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Remark About Man’s Florida Shirt At Baton Rouge Strip Club Leads To Armed Car Chase

LSU Florida Trash Talk File this one away in the “You can’t make this stuff up” category. According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, 32-year-old Everett L. Beauchamp IV engaged in a drunken, armed car chase after taking exception to a remark made about his orange Florida Gators t-shirt in a Baton Rouge strip club. Per police reports obtained by the Advocate, Beauchamp was at The...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees and Florida Gators steal home in span of minutes

When you struggle to score runs, you might as well steal home. Jacoby Ellsbury pulled off one of the more rare plays baseball has to offer; a straight steal of home. Ellsbury was sitting on third base after a balk by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore, who was having a rough inning already. After being able to take a substantial lead off third base, Ellsbury took off sprinting down...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida produces most NFL Draft busts

The Florida Gators may put a lot of players into the NFL every year, but it also seems that they produce the most busts each year. USA TODAY Sports’ For The Win compiled a list of schools with the most busts in the NFL the last 15 years and it was pretty telling for the Gators. The numbers they compiled did not include the players to bust from the 2015 NFL Draft as many of them...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Has Been Producing More NFL Draft Busts Than Anybody Else Over Last 15 Years

With the NFL Draft coming up fast, USA Today Sports’ For The Win took time out to unveil the college football programs that – in their mind – have produced the most NFL Draft busts over the last 15 years, as well as the programs they believe to produce the least number of busts in that same time span. Not including the most recent 2015 NFL Draft, For The Win found that the...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida's Devin Robinson out 4-6 months after foot surgery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida forward Devin Robinson will be sidelined at least four months following foot surgery. The 6-foot-9 Robinson had surgery Wednesday to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, the team announced Thursday. The Gators expect his recovery to take between four and six months, meaning he should be ready for the start of next season if he returns. A sophomore...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida Football’s Instagram Account Wished Steve Spurrier Happy Birthday

Today is legendary coach Steve Spurrier’s 71st birthday, and Spurrier’s former program, Florida, made sure to wish the Head Ball Coach a happy birthday on Instagram. The Gators used a pretty awesome throwback photo of Spurrier on the sideline shaking hands with 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel.    Happy Birthday Coach! #Gators A photo posted by Florida...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Gator Deiondre Porter arrested for armed robbery

Ex-Florida Gators cornerback Deiondre Porter was arrested last night in Hillsborough County on charges related to an armed robbery case, according to Matt Barker of The Tampa Bay Times. Little details surrounding the arrest have been released, but this is not the first time that Porter has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested back in October for firing a gun near his then...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida DL Caleb Brantley throws shade at Tennessee

The Florida-Tennessee college football rivalry is heating up and it’s only spring. There’s plenty of history between these two programs, and current SEC East projections are only adding fuel to the fire. Despite losing the last 11 games against the Gators, it’s the Volunteers that are favorites to win the division. But Florida’s players aren’t ready to hand over the crown...
Via College Spun
14 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from the Gators’ spring game

Florida’s Orange And Blue Debut went about how you’d expect a spring game that pitted the starters against the backups to go; the starters won big. But that really wasn’t what people were looking for on Friday night. Rather, fans … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida fans charged with raiding Gators locker room, stealing jerseys

Every so often, hardcore fandom goes a bit too far. A trio of Florida Gators fans learned that the hard way when on Friday, just a few hours before the Gators’ spring game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, they were arrested and charged with “felony-level burglary and theft” after breaking into the locker room and stealing jerseys valued at $200 apiece. News of the arrests was reported...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Del Rio, defense star in Gators’ spring game

Believe Jim McElwain’s uncertain tones about his quarterback situation to fool you at your own peril. The Gators look like they have a clear cut starter. The teams weren’t divided up particularly evenly. In fact, the spring game directly pitted the starters … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Gator QB Will Grier transferring to West Virginia

Looks like one of the wildest stories in recent memory has reached its conclusion. Former Gators QB Will Grier is set to transfer to West Virginia. The announcement comes six months after he was suspended for failing a drug test, … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
25 days ago  |  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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