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Florida softball gets pep talk from Billy Donovan

The Florida softball team got a special surprise ahead of their first game in the Women’s College World Series. CollegeSpun reports that OKC Thunder coach–and former UF men’s hoops coach–Billy Donovan was present to give the ladies a pre-series pep talk on Wednesday night. Which has apparently already started working its magic, since the Gators tallied a 7-2 victory over...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Thanks Gator Nation With Full-Page Ad

Billy Donovan took out a full-page ad in the Gainesville Sun on Sunday to thank the Florida Gators and their fans for a wonderful run.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan says goodbye to Florida in touching newspaper ad

Billy Donovan was perhaps the best coach in Florida Basketball history. He spent 20 seasons guiding the Florida Basketball team before parting ways with the Gators to join Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. The legendary coach led the Gators to four SEC tournament championships and two back-to-back national championships. Donovan’s players that he’s recruited...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Gives Fans Heartfelt Goodbye

Any Florida Gators fans who are still feeling upset about longtime coach Billy Donovan leaving for the NBA can now take consolation in one reality. It’s not as though Donovan and his family aren’t taking the upcoming move hard as well. In a post by Adam Silverstein of the Florida fan site OnlyGators, the goodbye that the Donovans gave to the fans via an ad in The Gainesville...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

Florida meant a lot to Billy Donovan, that is very clear.  The 49-year-old coach, prior to becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder’s head coach, spent 20 seasons leading the Gators’ program. He won two national championships, went to four Final Fours and won the SEC Tournament four times.  Donovan has been OKC’s head coach for nearly a month. In today’s Gainesville Sun, Donovan...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Eli come back?

Florida received some good news on Monday when incoming freshman shooting guard KeVaughn Allen told the coaching staff he intends to honor his Letter of Intent and play for the Gators. For new UF coach Michael White to hold on to three of four signees from the 2015 freshman class in the transition from departed coach Billy Donovan is a big first step for his tenure. With Allen (54th...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
14 days ago

KeVaughn Allen Will Remain With Florida Gators

Four-star recruit KeVaughn Allen will not seek a release and remain with the Florida Gators. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the update on Allen’s status. Florida signee KeVaughn Allen has informed the new staff that he will stick with the Gators, sources told ESPN. HUGE news for Mike White. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 18, 2015 KeVaughn Allen's father confirmed to ESPN...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Hoops Signee KeVaughn Allen Will Stick With Gators, New Staff

Nearly two weeks after news broke he was seeking his release from Florida following the departure of head coach Billy Donovan, four-star shooting guard KeVaughn Allen will remain a Gator, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Florida signee KeVaughn Allen has informed the new staff that he will stick with the Gators, sources told ESPN. HUGE news for Mike White. — Jeff Goodman...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star Forwards Assure Gators They’re Still On Board

The loss of Billy Donovan might have cost the Gators two top recruits, but Michael White is working hard to keep the others.
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Sean Miller Officially Named Head Coach Of USA’s U19 World Championship Team

Sean Miller will be taking over for Billy Donovan – with USA Basketball.  The Arizona men’s basketball coach has been named the head coach of USA’s U19 World Championship Team, a role that was previously held by Donovan while he was at Florida.  The team is set to play for a world championship this summer in Greece. .@UACoachMiller has officially been named head coach of...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 4-Star PF Noah Dickerson Has Asked Florida For A Release From His Letter Of Intent

New Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Michael White was the right hire for Florida Basketball

The University of Florida has hired Louisiana Tech’s Michael White as the men’s basketball head coach, Jeremy Foley, Florida’s athletic director announced this past Thursday. White replaces Billy Donovan, who coached the Gators for nearly two decades guiding them to four SEC tournament championships, six SEC regular-season titles and two back-to-back national championships...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike White Was Jeremy Foley’s First Choice To Replace Billy Donovan

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wasted no time in landing his replacement for Billy Donovan. Just three days after saying that the coaching search might last into June, Florida surprised the college basketball world with the swift hiring of Louisiana Tech’s Mike White. There’s a good explanation for why this process was so brief: according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida hires LA Tech's Michael White to replace Billy Donovan

Florida AD Jeremy Foley has hired former Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White as the next men's basketball head coach at Florida.
Via Gamedayr
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Hires Michael White to Replace Billy Donovan

Just two days after University of Florida AD Jeremy Foley said that longtime coach Billy Donovan’s replacement wouldn’t be hired until June, the Gators have a new hardwood general. According to Chris Harry of Gatorzone.com, the school has tabbed Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White as Donovan’s successor. Born in Dunedin, Florida, White has gone 101-40 in four seasons with...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Hires Mike White As Head Coach

Florida has hired Mike White to replace Billy Donovan as head coach. "I have an incredible amount of respect for the University of Florida, and I am so excited to be a Gator," White said in a statement. "Not only is Florida home for me, but the tradition and success that the Gators have built make this an incredible opportunity." White agreed in principle to a six-year deal worth...
Via RealGM
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisiana Tech’s Michael White The Leading Candidate To Replace Donovan At Florida

A 38-year-old Florida native has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Billy Donovan on the Gators’ bench, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde.  Michael White, who’s been Louisiana Tech’s head coach since 2011, is the “leading candidate” to take over for Donovan at Florida, Forde reports.  White, from Dunedin, Fla., has compiled a 101-40 record through four seasons...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star SG May Ask For LOI Release From Florida Gators

With the loss of Billy Donovan to the NBA, one of the Gators' four-star recruits may ask for a release from his letter of intent.
Via Gamedayr
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida close to scheduling basketball series with Michigan State

Just because Billy Donovan is gone doesn’t mean the Florida basketball program will shy away from tough competition. Numerous reports have come out that Florida and Michigan State are close to coming to an agreement to play a home and … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Xavier’s Chris Mack At Top Of Florida’s Coaching List

Xavier coach Chris Mack is reportedly at the top of Florida's coaching list to replace Billy Donovan.
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Gives Endorsement For Potential Florida Coaching Candidates

Billy Donovan gave an endorsement to two assistant coaches who are potential candidates in the Florida coaching search.
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Dismisses Rumors Of Displeasure For Reason He Left Florida

Billy Donovan was quick to dismisses rumors of displeasure for the reason he left Florida during his farewell press conference.
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball Recruits Reevaluate Future with Gators

With the announcement of Billy Donovan’s departure, top Florida recruits face an uncertain future. Four-star forward Noah Dickerson and Three-star forward Kevarrius Hayes will both stay the course with the Gators, according to reports. Another Four-star recruit, Keith Stone, is unphased by the departure. “I trust in the AD to find the right guy,” he said. That’s three out...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Foley Releases Statement On Billy Donovan’s Departure

Jeremy Foley released a touching statement regarding Billy Donovan's departure from the Florida Gators program.
Via Gamedayr
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida’s Video Thanking Billy Donovan Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

Florida's video thanking Billy Donovan for his time as a Gator will tug hard at your heartstrings.
Via Gamedayr
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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