Gators basketball great Neal Walk dies at 67

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Neal Walk and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar forever will be linked. Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) won three NCAA championships at UCLA, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1969 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and went on to win six league titles (one with the Bucks, five later alongside Magic Johnson with the Los Angeles Lakers) and six MVP awards. Walk, the most decorated...
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Could Grant return to UF?

With Alabama announcing Sunday night that it fired former Florida assistant Anthony Grant, the inevitable questions have been raised if Grant would consider returning to Gainesville. Grant was as an assistant under Donovan at both Marshall and Florida from 1994-2006. As a recruiter, Grant was instrumental in helping land Udonis Haslem and Corey Brewer, two building blocks that helped...
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March 16, 2015

When Was The Last Time Florida Won The NCAA Tournament?

Has any school been more successful than Florida in men’s basketball and football over the last decade? The answer is no. The Gators’ top two programs–revenue wise–have combined to win four national championships since 2006.  The Florida Gators men’s basketball team last won a national championship in 2007. It was their second championship in two years.  Led by Joakim...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Four Lookahead

Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and coach Bo Ryan had never been. Connecticut wasn't allowed to play in the NCAA tournament a year ago, and Kentucky supposedly had no shot at getting to North Texas after a midseason swoon. Unlike the past few years, there will be no upstarts or Cinderella in the...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Florida tops Georgia, sets mark with 25th straight home win

Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points and No. 7 Florida handled Georgia 72-50 on Tuesday night, setting a school record for consecutive home wins. The undermanned Gators won their 25th straight at the O'Connell Center, topping the previous mark set between March 2006 and November 2007. Two-time national champions Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and Joakim Noah...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Frazier scores career-high as Florida throttles Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Breaking the school record for consecutive home wins should be something to celebrate. Not for No. 7 Florida, which has fallen one step short of the Final Four the last three years. Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points and the Gators handled Georgia 72-50 on Tuesday night, notching their 25th straight at the O'Connell Center. Undermanned Florida...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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