#MarchMadness If you think they're student-athletes, you're a fool

Did you know the NCAA will grant you 5 years of 'eligibility' if you start work on your masters? Yep. And how does one have enough time to study for your MBA while playing high level college basketball? Exactly. Phil Mushnick sums up:Saturday, early in the Florida-Connecticut game, Nantz, calling the Final Four for CBS on TBS, said: “Kromah has checked in for the Huskies...
Via Bob's Blitz
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Good things have come to Florida's Patric Young, who waited

Florida assistant Matt McCall recently posed a question to Patric Young: If he could come back for a fifth year along with fellow seniors Casey Prather, Will Yeguete and Scottie Wilbekin, would he return to Gainesville next season? "I love this place so much," Young answered, "I probably would." We're in an age where some players are considered failures...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Yeguete Crushes Florida Letterman Awards Night With Dazzlers

Will Yeguete cleaned up at The Florida Letterman Awards, including crushing on the Florida Gators Dazzlers again.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wilbekin and Yeguete talk UCLA

Florida continues their ride in the NCAA tournament on Thursday when they play 4th-seed UCLA in Memphis in the Sweet-16. The Gators and Bruins have matched up three other times in the tournament and Florida has come away with the win every time. Florida senior guard Scottie Wilbekin and senior forward Will Yeguete talk about the matchup in front of the national media on Wednesday.
Via florida.scout.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Yeguete 'impacts winning' for Sweet 16-bound Gators

Center Patric Young likes to call them the Core Four. The Florida Gators' four seniors have been the backbone of a record-setting team that heads into this week's Sweet 16 hoping to join the iconic '04s of Joakim Noah and Al Horford as national champions. Collectively, the winningest senior class in school history has proven to be greater than the sum of its parts....
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Yeguete doing 'dirty work' for top-seeded Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Will Yeguete is one valuable player for top-seeded Florida. You just have to dig a little deeper than statistics and box scores to see how much he means to the Gators.
Via FOXSports.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Yeguete turns in headline-worthy performance as Gators move on

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The way Will Yeguete plays has fallen under many descriptions in his four seasons at UF. He's been called a role player, a glue guy, a grinder, blue collar, a fan favorite, coachable, and the list goes on. Gators coach Billy Donovan knows what Yeguete is not. "He's not a headline guy." Donovan said that of Yeguete on Saturday after the No. 1-ranked...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Yeguete thrives on hustle plays

The work of forward Will Yeguete goes underappreciated throughout the course of the season. But when the senior has a game like he did on Saturday against Pittsburgh, his impact is tough to miss. Yeguete was all over the floor, diving for loose balls and starting fast breaks, as the Florida senior class clinched its fourth straight appearance in the Sweet 16.
Via florida.scout.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Winning is fun for Yeguete

The Gators start off the NCAA Tournament Thursday as they take on 16-seed Albany. Florida forwards Will Yeguete and Chris Walker share their thoughts heading into the match-up right here.
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

South Regional breakdown: No. 1 overall seed Florida seems poised for big things

The No. 1-ranked Florida Gators won't need to board a plane for their first stop in the NCAA Tournament. For the second time in four years, the Gators open the tournament in the Sunshine State. The No. 1 overall seed and top seed in the South Region, the Gators face the winner of Tuesday's play-in game between Albany and Mount St. Mary's on Thursday at the Amway Center...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Will Yeguete Snaps Selfie with Florida Cheerleaders

Not a bad day for Florida’s Will Yeguete: SEC Tournament Champs after Kentucky win, getting the No.1 overall seed in NCAA Tournament, and this selfie pic with some cute Florida cheerleaders. [@Jennifer_UF] The post Florida’s Will Yeguete Snaps Selfie with Florida Cheerleaders appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Yeguete Snaps SEC Championship Selfie With Dazzlers

Will Yeguete snapped an SEC Championship selfie with the University of Florida Dazzlers following the big win over Kentucky.
Via Gamedayr
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitters: No. 1 Florida nips 'Cats, caps perfect SEC sweep

ATLANTA -- Here are seven quick thoughts off No. 1 Florida's 61-60 victory over Kentucky in Sunday's thrilling SEC final, clinching the Gators' unblemished run as both regular-season and conference tournament champions (21-0). 1. It's weird how being the "No. 1 overall seed" for the NCAA tournament doesn't really bolster that team's chances of...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitters: No. 1 Florida nips 'Cats, caps perfect SEC sweep

ATLANTA -- Here are seven quick thoughts off No. 1 Florida's 61-60 victory over Kentucky in Sunday's thrilling SEC final, clinching the Gators' unblemished run as both regular-season and conference tournament champions (21-0). 1. It's weird how being the "No. 1 overall seed" for the NCAA tournament doesn't really bolster that team's chances of...
Via Fox Sports South
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yet again, Scottie Wilbekin comes up clutch to help Gators thrive

ATLANTA -- In his first game since being named SEC Player of the Year, Scottie Wilbekin showed everyone why. Wilbekin's importance to the Gators was on clear display in each half of Florida's 72-49 victory over Missouri on Friday in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. If not for Wilbekin's perfection from 3-point range in the first half -- Wilbekin made all three of his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitters: No. 1 Florida routs Mizzou in SEC quarters

ATLANTA -- Here are seven quick things we gleaned from No. 1 Florida's 72-49 thumping of 8-seeded Missouri at the Georgia Dome, the first of four quarterfinal matches at the SEC hoops tournament. 1. It's a little disconcerting that Missouri's perimeter players could easily get to the rim in the first half, particularly on baseline drives. As a result, the Tigers converted...
Via Fox Sports South
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida turns it on late, beats Mizzou 72-49

ATLANTA -- Scottie Wilbekin scored 15 points and No. 1 Florida remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference, using one of its customary spurts to rout Missouri 72-49 in the quarterfinals of the league tournament Friday. The game was tied 29-29 at halftime, and the Tigers were still in it with about 10 minutes to go. That's when Wilbekin and the Gators (30-2) suddenly took...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The under-appreciated Will Yeguete

Gators fans understand the importance that Will Yeguete has to the basketball program at Florida. Never a stat buster, Yeguete does a lot of dirty work Dennis Rodman style. The always hustling and energetic Yeguete was sorely missed in years past when he missed action on the court from being injured. We bring you a pictorial tribute to Yeguete and just a tiny bot of what he has done on the court.
Via florida.scout.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators defeat Kentucky 84-65, finish SEC schedule undefeated

A sign in the “Rowdy Reptiles” section said it all. “Hey Kentucky, this is what Senior Day looks like.” Truly. No. 1 Florida, supercharged and senior-laden, eviscerated a tumbling Kentucky team 84-65 on Saturday afternoon, putting a perfect finish on the regular season. Anchored by a special group of four seniors — Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather, Patric Young and Will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators seniors respond en masse to complete perfect SEC schedule

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Seriously, how fitting was it all? The Kentucky Wildcats had sliced a 22-point lead to just six with 12 minutes to go. The top-ranked Florida Gators, trying to keep their appointment with destiny, had inched the lead back out to 10, but all those among one of the liveliest crowds ever to pack the O'Connell Center were a little uneasy, just waiting for a reason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida Gators finish perfect 18-0 SEC season, but still have more to go

The Florida Gators capped off a perfect, 18-0 SEC schedule against Kentucky. But, as Will Yeguete shows with this sign, there is still more to go.
Via Gamedayr
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Touching photo of Will Yeguete and cancer survivor for Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated's upcoming piece on Florida basketball features this touching photo of Will Yeguete and a young cancer survivor.
Via Gamedayr
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Patric Young, Will Yeguete share special bond with young boy

Florida superstars' Will Yeguete and Patric Young have formed a special bond with 4-year-old Kaedyn Ballew, who is battling cancer.
Via Gamedayr
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Will Yeguete moonlights as a Ninja Turtle

While Will Yeguete isn't helping lead the Gators to victory on the hardwood, he's fighting off the bad guys as a member of the Ninja Turtles.
Via Gamedayr
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Will Yeguete’s fan club is strong

Will Yeguete and this Florida Gators team has played their way into the hearts of Gator Nation.
Via Gamedayr
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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