LSU tops No. 1 Wake Forest 5-2 to set up a rematch for a spot in the College World Series finals
Cade Beloso hit a go-ahead three-run homer, freshman Griffin Herring pitched 4 2/3 innings of shutout relief in his longest outing, and LSU defeated No. 1 national seed Wake Forest 5-2 to stay alive in the College World Series.
Kentucky rallies past No. 10 Florida 20-13 in SEC showdown
Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter, Chris Rodriguez Jr. added a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off No. 10 Florida 20-13.
QB debate continues as No. 13 Florida routs USF 42-20
No. 13 Florida tuned up for the start of Southeastern Conference play with a 42-20 rout of overmatched South Florida that did little to answer the question of whether starter Emory Jones or backup Anthony Richardson is best suited to run the Gators offense.
Sweet 16 bound: No. 15 seed Oral Roberts stuns Florida 81-78
Oral Roberts won 81-78. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – Dunk City, say hello to Max Abmas and the Golden Eagles of soaring Oral Roberts. Oral Roberts joins Florida Gulf Coast — those guys from “Dunk City” — as the only No. The Oral Roberts fans inside Indiana Famers Coliseum chanted “Cinderella” during a wild celebration after the victory. SMART FOULOne of the biggest decisions of the game came with 3:11 left after Oral Roberts pulled within 76-75.
Short-handed Florida outlasts Virginia Tech in NCAA opener
10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a first-round game on Friday. He finished with 30 points and scored the final 12 of regulation for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech hit 5 of its first 10 3-point attempts, but made just two the rest of the way. Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said he considered keeping Aluma on the bench to start overtime. AdHINKLE'S LIGHTThe first NCAA Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 81 years was rife with history, nostalgia and ... sunlight.
Florida beats No. 11 WVU in Big 12-SEC Challenge 85-80
11 West Virginia 85-80 on Saturday in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. Derek Culver led West Virginia (11-5) with a career-high 28 points, but he was bottled up in the second half. NICHOLS BACKFlorida assistant coach Darris Nichols faced West Virginia coach Bob Huggins for the third time. The Gators beat West Virginia in the 2016 Big 12/SEC Challenge in Gainesville, Florida, and at the 2018 Jimmy V Classic. 10 Texas Tech last Monday, Saturday's loss could prevent West Virginia from moving into the top 10 of the AP poll.
Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49
Florida guard Tre Mann (1) and Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines (0) compete for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49 on Tuesday night. Guard Scottie Lewis (COVID-19 protocols) and forward Colin Castleton (ankle) missed the game. But forward Omar Payne, starting for the first time in nearly a year, finished with nine points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for Florida (7-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference).
AP source: Florida fires 2 assistants after defensive fiasco
Florida coach Dan Mullen, center, watches play against Oklahoma during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida coach Dan Mullen wasted little time identifying problem areas following his team's worst defensive season in more than a hundred years. The Sooners racked up a whopping 684 yards — the most any team has ever gained against Florida — in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night. The Gators played without three defensive starters in the Cotton Bowl. Even with those give guys, Florida’s defense was mostly a debacle.
Florida's Johnson rejoins team, works as coach amid recovery
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is back with the team and working as a coach in practice, coach Mike White said Monday. Johnson was released from the hospital last week, 10 days after collapsing on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention. “Our guys are ready to move forward, not move on from Keyontae, but move forward with him," White said. Witnesses said Johnson was standing near midcourt and suddenly fell forward and landed on his face. White said Johnson already has mentioned that he's “ready to roll” and wants to practice, but doctors will decide when and if that happens this season.
Cotton Bowl: Big 12 champ Oklahoma vs SEC runner-up Florida
ARLINGTON, Texas – Oklahoma is going right back to the stadium where the Sooners just won their sixth Big 12 championship in a row to play SEC runner-up Florida in the Cotton Bowl. During a Gators team meeting on Zoom to discuss their bowl destination, one of the first questions players asked Mullen was where the Cotton Bowl was played. Oklahoma is in the Cotton Bowl for only the third time, its first since a 41-13 loss to Texas A&M on Jan. 4, 2013. The Cotton Bowl will be played two days before Alabama faces No. Pitts announced is turning pro and won't play in the Cotton Bowl.
Harris scores 5 TDs, No. 1 Bama escapes No. 11 Florida 52-46
11 Florida in a 52-46 shootout for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday night. “The resiliency this team has shown this season to win 11 games is pretty phenomenal.”After falling behind 35-17 by halftime, Florida (8-3, No. Alabama had won every game in the pandemic-affected season by at least 15 points until Florida gave the Tide a scare. Florida: The Gators might’ve pulled off the upset if not for some crucial mistakes in the first half. But Florida also had two silly penalties on apparent third-down stops, extending a pair of drives that turned into touchdowns.
Swamp stunner: L-S-Shoe tops No. 6 Florida on 57-yard FG
6 Florida 37-34 on a cool and foggy Saturday night in the Swamp. Florida didn’t help itself with three turnovers in the first half that led to 10 points and a 24-17 deficit. He fumbled trying to scramble with 10 seconds to play in the half, essentially handing LSU a field goal. Florida had first-and-10 at the LSU 15-yard line when Trask tried to connect with Kadarius Toney near the sideline. Florida: The Gators have all kinds of issues heading into the title game.
Florida's Johnson hospitalized after collapsing on court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida standout forward Keyontae Johnson, the Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State and needed emergency medical attention. Johnson was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial for evaluation. Johnson had just dunked in transition before he fell to the floor as the team broke its huddle. Several Gators were in tears and a couple buried their faces in towels as coach Mike White gathered his team to say a prayer. Johnson, a 6-foot-5 junior from Norfolk, Virginia, averaged a team-high 14 points last season to go along with 7.1 rebounds.
No. 6 Florida runs past Tennessee 31-19
Kyle Trask threw for 433 yards and four touchdowns, and the Gators beat Tennessee 31-19 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the SEC championship game. “It felt like they threw on every snap.”Playing with a depleted roster, Tennessee (2-6) dropped its sixth consecutive game. Florida stretched a 10-point halftime advantage to 24-7 with a 75-yard drive capped by an 8-yard pass from Trask to Trevon Grimes. “I think they did a great job — Tennessee — throughout the game of giving us some different looks," Trask said. The Tennessee defense stiffened and forced the Gators into a field goal attempt from 53 yards.
Heisman front-runner? Trask, No. 6 Florida thump Hogs 63-35
Trask repeatedly torched the Razorbacks (3-4), who were without coach Sam Pittman and without much of a chance by halftime. It was the second time this season Trask tossed six TDs in a game. “I think I did a great job of executing and being efficient,” said Trask, who now has an SEC-record 28 TD passes and just three interceptions in six games. He became the third player in school history with at least 25 touchdown passes in multiple years, joining Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel. Florida: The Gators have the offense to beat anyone and the defense to keep everyone in games.
Trask, Florida upend Georgia 44-28 in 'Cocktail Party'
8 Florida beat fifth-ranked and undermanned Georgia 44-28 on Saturday. The Bulldogs (4-2), who entered the game as 3½-point favorites, were likely eliminated from College Football Playoff consideration and probably have a quarterback competition moving forward. Trask and the Gators took advantage, burning Georgia repeatedly with wheel routes while overcoming a 14-0 deficit. POLL IMPLICATIONSGeorgia likely will fall out of top 10 of T he Associated Press' college football poll for the first time this season. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
The Latest: No. 8 Florida reports no new COVID-19 positives
8 Florida reported no new COVID-19 positives in the past week, the first time since September the team’s coronavirus numbers have remained steady. The Southeastern Conference postponed two of Florida’s game following a COVID-19 outbreak that included coach Dan Mullen, at least two assistants and more than 30 players. The reserve/COVID-19 list is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person. ___German soccer club Hertha Berlin says defender Jordan Torunarigha has tested positive for the coronavirus. Schalke said an unnamed player had also tested positive ahead of its German Cup game against Schweinfurt on Tuesday.
Toney, Trask shine as No. 10 Florida tops, fights Missouri
10 Florida returned from a three-week layoff to handle Missouri 41-17 on Saturday night in the Swamp. It could be costly for Florida (3-1), which plays rival and fifth-ranked Georgia next week in nearby Jacksonville. The referee huddled Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz and Mullen near the goal line and then announced the ejections. Missouri defensive lineman Tre Williams, Florida defensive end Zach Carter and Florida linebacker Antwuan Powell were tossed. Florida plays Georgia in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, which will be limited to about 18,000 fans.
The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. ___The NFL and its players' union say eight players and 11 other personnel tested positive in the latest round of screening for COVID-19. Coach Dan Mullen, at least two assistants and more than two dozen players tested positive following a road trip to Texas A&M earlier this month. FIU has seen more than 30 players miss time this season because of positive coronavirus tests or a need to quarantine after potential exposure. Last Sunday’s game between Lens and Nantes was postponed after 11 Lens players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week
Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mullen was given several more chances Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, to walk back bizarre comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Dan Mullen, one of more than two dozen Gators who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, sounded congested as he said the team had a new positive Wednesday. '”Mullen suggested Florida would look at potentially changing its road routine, especially in regards to the size of visiting locker rooms around the league.
The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros
___The Italian swim team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are in crisis with 10 more athletes testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini was already at home in isolation after testing positive last week. The federation says all of the swimmers are asymptomatic and that no staff members have tested positive. ___The Mountain West football game between New Mexico and Colorado State has been canceled due to COVID-19. Overall contenders Simon Yates and Steven Kruijswijk had already been withdrawn from the race after testing positive.
Virus wreaking havoc on SEC with Saban now testing positive
10 Florida's game against defending national champion LSU was postponed Wednesday to tentatively Dec. 12 after the SEC postponed Missouri-Vanderbilt on Monday. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is going through a similar situation. To play, the SEC requires at least 53 on game days. Timing is critical depending on the day of the week a positive test or tracing result returns. “Every time you’re taking a test," Mason said, “you're crossing your fingers ... you don't have anybody in harm's way."
Gators halt football activities following COVID-19 outbreak
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida has shut down football activities following a COVID-19 outbreak among the team on the school’s Gainesville campus. Florida’s athletic director released a statement saying the team has experienced a spike in positive coronavirus cases among players this week, and for that, team activities are being paused. The statement read:“The University of Florida football team has experienced an increased in positive COVID tests among players this week. Out of an abundance of caution, team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon. After the game, Gators head coach Dan Mullen said he wanted to pack the swamp for the LSU game, saying he wanted 90,000 fans to be allowed into the stadium.
Spiller helps No. 21 A&M upset No. 4 Florida 41-38
21 Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Florida 41-38 on Seth Small's 26-yard field goal as time expired Saturday. Kellen Mond threw a 51-yard pass to Caleb Chapman for a tying TD with about 4½ minutes to go. Florida led 28-24 early in the fourth when Spiller struck again, running 19 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-2 play. Spiller bounced off several defenders before waltzing into the end zone and then hitting the Florida fan section with a Gator chomp. Trask’s second TD pass came on the next drive when he found Toney for an 11-yard grab.
Trask, Pitts help No. 3 Florida top South Carolina 38-24
Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts hooked up for two more touchdowns, continuing their hot start and leading Florida to a 38-24 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. But the Gators had their way with South Carolina for three quarters in front of 15,120 socially distant fans in the Swamp. BRIGHT SPOTHarris was one of the few bright spots for South Carolina. "I just did what I had to do.”DROPPED PASSESA big reason South Carolina couldn’t keep up was dropped passes. Florida takes its “Kyle to Kyle Show” to Kyle Field to play Texas A&M next Saturday.
No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin's debut
– Kyle Pitts caught four of Kyle Trask's six touchdown passes and No. 5 Florida spoiled the head coaching debut of Mississippi’s Lane Kiffin with a 51-35 victory Saturday. Trask completed 30 of 42 passes for 416 yards including touchdown passes of 1, 16, 71 and 17 yards to Pitts. Ole Miss (0-1) tied it at 14 midway through the second quarter before yielding to the Trask-led Florida outburst. “As members of the Florida and Ole Miss football teams, we recognize the impact of our personal platforms and are choosing to amplify the issues that directly impact us.
University of Florida dropping ‘Gator Bait’ cheer
MIAMI – University of Florida football games will sound a little different moving forward. The school has decided to drop the “Gator Bait” cheer. The President of the school Kent Fuchs said it was because of “historic racist imagery associated with the phrase.”Fuchs said the school’s athletics and the band will discontinue the cheer.
Perine, Gators cap 11-win season against Virginia in Orange Bowl
6 Florida defeat Virginia 36-28 in Monday night’s Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium. 9 College Football Playoff) capped their first 11-win season since 2012 and improved to 4-0 all-time at the Orange Bowl. “That’s pretty incredible.”Dan Mullen, whose Mississippi State team was upset by Georgia Tech in the 2014 Orange Bowl, improved to 7-2 in bowl games as a head coach. Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen reacts to a call against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half at the Orange Bowl, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Getty Images)That includes Steve Spurrier, who coached his final game as a Gator in the 2002 Orange Bowl and took part in the pregame coin toss.
Mullen has Gators on right track headed into Orange Bowl
6 Florida’s game against Virginia in the Orange Bowl. Virginia Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall and Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen pose for a photograph during a news conference for the Orange Bowl, Dec. 29, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (AP Photo)Under Mullen, Florida has quickly surpassed Florida State and Miami to become the premiere program in the Sunshine State. (AP Photo)Florida hasn’t played in a true Orange Bowl game since Steve Spurrier coached his final game as a Gator to conclude the 2001 season. “The Orange Bowl is the first bowl game that I was ever a part of as a grad assistant at Syracuse,” Mullen recalled.
Gators fall to Utah State at Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sam Merrill scored 21 points Saturday and Utah State held Florida without a field goal for six minutes down the stretch to win 65-62 in the Orange Bowl Classic. Utah State won despite losing hard-luck center Neemias Queta to an injury in the first half. The Gators missed their first 14 shots, and missed seven in a row in the final minutes after taking a 55-54 lead. The Gators outrebounded the tallest team in the nation 41-33 but shot only 32 percent, including 4 for 17 from 3-point range. Justin Bean had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Utah State.
BOWL SELECTION ROUNDUP: Hurricanes headed to Shreveport, Gators to Orange Bowl
The Miami Hurricanes will get one more chance to finish their season on a high note. The Hurricanes will face Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl on December 26th in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Canes finished at 6-6, including disappointing losses to FIU (at Marlins Park) and Duke to close out the season. The Orange Bowl will bring an in-state team to Hard Rock Stadium. The Gators are 3-0 in the Orange Bowl, including a win in their last appearance following the 2001 season.
Gators to face Virginia in Orange Bowl
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – For the first time since Steve Spurrier coached his final game at Florida, the Gators are headed back to the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl announced Sunday that No. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings) will face Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division champion Virginia (No. Florida hasn’t played in the Orange Bowl since the Gators defeated Maryland 56-23 to conclude the 2001 season. The Cavaliers (9-4) will make their first-ever appearance in the Orange Bowl.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Not even lore of old Orange Bowl can save Miami from FIU upset
Bethune-Cookman knocks off Florida A&M againThe 40th annual Florida Classic was indeed a classic on Saturday, as an announced crowd of more than 55,000 fans saw Bethune-Cookman continue its dominance of Florida A&M. It was the highest-attended Florida Classic game since 2011. The Wildcats earned a 31-27 win over Florida A&M, the ninth straight win for Bethune-Cookman in the series. Florida ended a five-year losing streak to Florida State last year with a 41-14 win in Tallahassee. Apopka (11-1) will host Lutz Steinbrenner in a semifinal on Friday, while Seminole (11-1) suffered its only loss of the season.
Hamilton leads FSU to upset win over No. 6 Gators 63-51
Head coach Leonard Hamilton of the Florida State Seminoles reacts during the second round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 23, 2019. GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Devin Vassell scored 13 points, M.J. Walker added 12 and Florida State upset No. Florida State had little to worry about down the stretch, a common occurrence against Florida in recent years. The Gators lost to FSU by 17 points in 2017 and by 21 in the season opener last year. Florida: The Gators probably were overrated to begin the season because of the addition of Blackshear, the country's most high-profile transfer.
Blackshear gets double-double in No. 6 Florida debut
Florida forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. looks to pass around North Florida forward Wajid Aminu during the second half, Nov. 5, 2019, in Gainesville, Florida. GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Kerry Blackshear Jr.'s Florida debut came in front of his mom and several other family members. 6 Florida opened its most anticipated season in more than a decade with a 74-59 victory over North Florida on Tuesday night. Blackshear and Florida should get a better test against rival Florida State on Sunday. When you have those three things, you can do really, really special things for your team."
Gators ranked No. 6 in preseason top 25 poll
6 in The Associated Press top 25 preseason poll released Monday. It is the highest preseason ranking for Florida in the Mike White era and matches the second-highest preseason ranking in program history. The Gators are the second-highest ranked team in the Southeastern Conference behind No. Virginia, which won its first national title in program history last season, is ranked No. Florida will face at least five teams ranked in the preseason poll.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Is it too early for 0-16 talk with Dolphins?
Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins celebrates with Daniel Kilgore #67 during the game against the Washington Redskins. The 0-16 watchThere still are 11 games left, but it might be time to start fully gauging if the Dolphins could really go winless this season. After all, if the Dolphins couldnt beat the previously winless Redskins at home, who can they beat? Down the road, a game at the Giants and a home contest against the Bengals, the leagues other winless team, might offer the best chances to avoid an 0-16 season. Win those two games, and the Gators will be favored in their last three regular-season games against Vanderbilt, Missouri and Florida State.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 7
The Gators and Seminoles may be rivals, but they've got something in common this weekend -- they're both playing the underdog roles. For the second consecutive weekend, Florida has to prove its worth in a Southeastern Conference battle of undefeated teams. Meanwhile, unranked Florida State will have a tall task at the other "Death Valley" against No. The group was unanimous in picking the Tigers (as in, the Tigers of LSU and of Clemson) to beat the Sunshine State teams. But the majority of the group still seems high on Miami, despite a sloppy performance at home last weekend.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 6 results
It was a rough weekend for the college football prognosticators. The entire group underestimated Florida, overestimated Miami and disregarded Cincinnati in a weekend of upsets. Miami was probably the biggest disappointment, failing to capitalize after rallying from a 28-point deficit against Virginia Tech. The Hurricanes (2-3) are off to their worst start since Al Golden's first season in 2011. Ian Margol slipped to three games behind after a 5-4 weekend that included a woeful vote of confidence in UMass.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 6
The college football prognosticators are unanimously picking seventh-ranked Auburn to beat No. The group is all in on the Wolverines, although Ian said he'd favor the Hawkeyes if they were playing at home. Ian and Liane are picking one-win UMass, led by former Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell, to beat the Panthers at Riccardo Silva Stadium. But Will and Clay are believers in Butch Davis' Panthers, at least for this weekend. The Huskies are just 1-3 this season and have lost each of their last three games.
Trask, No. 9 Florida handle Towson at home, 38-0
Florida's Keon Zipperer celebrates a touchdown with Kyle Pitts (84) and teammates during the fourth quarter of a game against Towson. GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Kyle Trask threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, helping No. 9 Florida beat lower-division Towson 38-0 Saturday and extend its winning streak to nine. Although Florida won the game and covered the 35 1/2-point spread, it also struggled to run the ball early. Tom Flacco, a younger brother of Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, threw interceptions on his first two drives of the third quarter.
Tipoff times set for Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
Florida State's Anthony Polite and Florida's Andrew Nembhard are among the returning players from last year's Orange Bowl Basketball Classic at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. SUNRISE, Fla. - Tipoff times have been set for the doubleheader at this year's Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida State and Florida will return to the BB&T Center in Sunrise for the Dec. 21 games. It will be the 11th time since 1999 that the Seminoles, 8-2 all-time in Sunrise, will participate in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 21st overall.
Tipoff times set for Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
SUNRISE, Fla. – Tipoff times have been set for the doubleheader at this year's Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida State and Florida will return to the BB&T Center in Sunrise for the Dec. 21 games. It will be the 11th time since 1999 that the Seminoles, 8-2 all-time in Sunrise, will participate in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 21st overall. Both teams were victorious last December, with the Gators beating Florida Gulf Coast 77-56 and the Seminoles defeating St. Louis 81-59.
Tip-off times set for Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
Florida State's Anthony Polite and Florida's Andrew Nembhard are among the returning players from last year's Orange Bowl Basketball Classic at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. SUNRISE, Fla. - Tip-off times have been set for the doubleheader at this year's Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida State and Florida will return to the BB&T Center in Sunrise for the Dec. 21 games. It will be the 11th time since 1999 that the Seminoles, 8-2 all-time in Sunrise, will participate in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 21st overall.
Alligator was pulled from a pond behind Michigan junior high school
CNNTEMPERANCE, Michigan (CNN) - The teams at Bedford Junior High School in Temperance, Michigan, call themselves the Broncos. They may need to change their name to the Gators after one was found living in a pond behind the school. The school had posted multiple notices urging students and staffers to steer clear of the pond until the alligator was safely removed. The body of water is called the Biology Pond and is used by both junior and senior high school classes for academic study, the school said. "It got loose or somebody let it loose -- one or the other," Indian Park Zoo owner Joe Garverick told WTVG.
MONDAY HUDDLE: What's next for Gators after Franks injury?
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Whats next for Gators after Franks injury? Franks was carted off of the field with a dislocated ankle, which likely is a season-ending injury. While Franks health off of the field is the most important thing, the Gators do need to forge ahead on the field. Backup quarterback Kyle Trask took over and helped the Gators rally for a 29-21 win after they trailed 21-10 when Franks was hurt. Big night for Oviedo running backIt was a record-setting night on Friday for Keonte Coffie, a senior running back for Oviedo High School.
No. 11 Florida loses Toney, Henderson in win over UT Martin
11 Florida might have lost its top two players in a 45-0 victory over lower-division Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night. Elusive receiver Kadarius Toney and speedy cornerback CJ Henderson left the game in the first half and did not return -- a potentially significant setback considering the Gators (2-0) open Southeastern Conference play next week at Kentucky. Florida barely missed either of them against the Skyhawks (1-1), who fell to 0-10 against SEC teams and failed to cover the 44 1/2-point spread. Feleipe Franks completed 25 of 27 passes, including 15 straight to start the game, for 270 yards and two touchdowns. Florida led 38-0 early in the fourth -- and had emptied its bench -- when quarterback John Bachus scampered for 48 yards and gave UT Martin its best scoring opportunity.
College football games altered by storms through the years
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - With Hurricane Dorian on a potential path toward Florida, this Saturday's season opener between Florida State and Boise State is very much in doubt. 2004Florida State at MiamiRobert Laberge/Getty Images Miami Hurricanes running back Frank Gore runs with the football as Florida State Seminoles linebacker A.J. Gore scored the winning touchdown in overtime as Miami won 16-10 at the Orange Bowl, Sept. 10, 2004. To accommodate the makeup game, Florida had to drop its previously scheduled non-conference game against Presbyterian, leaving the Gators with just five home games. As a result, Florida State had a 21-day layoff (the longest in school history) between games.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 0
Local10.com has once again gathered its college football-minded panel of experts to predict the winners of the most compelling games of each week throughout the 2019 season. They'll test their wits against one another each week as they choose from games involving the seven Florida Football Bowl Subdivision-playing schools, top 25 opponents and other games of national intrigue. The records will be tallied and added to each subsequent week to determine the eventual winner. Check back each week to see who's in the lead and how your picks compare. Not so fast (to borrow a line from Miami native and Florida State graduate Lee Corso), Ian and Liane warn.
Florida, Miami to play home-and-home series in 2024, 2025
Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel is tackled by Miami Hurricanes defenders during their last meeting, Sept. 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Saturday night's game between Florida and Miami won't be the last meeting between these one-time annual rivals. The schools announced Tuesday that the Gators and Hurricanes will play a home-and-home series in 2024 and 2025. Miami will travel to Gainesville on Aug. 31, 2024 and host the Gators on Sept. 20, 2025. "Florida and Miami playing periodically is good for college football in general, but especially in the state of Florida," Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said.
Manny Diaz wants Florida, FSU, Miami to play each other every year
"We used to say whoever won the state championship usually had the inside track for the national championship," Manny Diaz said of the rivalries between Florida, Florida State and Miami. "Not just the fact that it's Miami, but the fact that it's Miami and Florida -- two of the big three schools in the state of Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel is sacked in a 21-16 loss to the Miami Hurricanes, Sept. 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Diaz, who graduated from Florida State and got his coaching start as a defensive assistant under Bobby Bowden, knows the importance of Miami's rivalry with the Seminoles each year and believe the round-robin scheduling between Florida, Florida State and Miami is good for college football. I'm sure Dan Mullen and [Florida State coach] Willie Taggart feel the same way, and I know we do here."
Florida vs. Miami: On-again, off-again relationship
Quick StatsFirst meeting: Miami 19, Florida 7, Oct. 15, 1938All-time series: Miami Hurricanes 29, Florida Gators 26Longest win streak: Florida Gators, 1971-77Largest margin of victory: 40 points (Florida 46, Miami 6), Nov. 16, 1940Removed from schedule:Sept. 5, 1992: GainesvilleSept. 4, 1993: MiamiSept. 7, 1996: GainesvilleSept. 6, 1997: MiamiNo. 6 Florida (1-0) 16Sept. 7, 2002Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida FieldGainesville, FloridaAP Photo/Chris O'Meara Miami Hurricanes quarterback Ken Dorsey rolls out during his team's 41-16 rout of the Florida Gators, Sept. 7, 2002, in Gainesville, Florida. 5 Florida (1-0) 26, Miami (1-0) 3Sept. 6, 2008Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida FieldGainesville, FloridaAP Photo/Reinhold Matay Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow avoids a pair of Miami defenders on the way to a 26-3 victory against the Hurricanes, Sept. 6, 2008, in Gainesville, Florida. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, was 21-of-35 for 256 passing yards and two touchdowns. 12 Florida (1-0) 16Sept. 7, 2013Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FloridaMike Ehrmann/Getty Images Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel is sacked in a 21-16 loss to the Miami Hurricanes, Sept. 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Local10.com reveals Gators, Hurricanes, Seminoles all-time teams
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - It wasn't easy, but Local10.com reviewed the rosters of the greatest Florida, Florida State and Miami teams to determine the schools' all-time teams in honor of the 150th anniversary of college football. AP Photo/Hans Deryk Florida Gators head coach Steve Spurrier yells instructions from the sideline during a timeout in the third quarter of a game against Florida State, Nov. 30, 1996, in Tallahassee, Florida. AP Photo/Tracy Wilcox Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy in 2007. Florida State SeminolesThere is no Florida State coach greater than Bobby Bowden, an obvious choice to lead the all-time team. LIST: Florida State All-Time Football TeamOne of his favorite targets was tight end Nick O'Leary, who won the 2014 Mackey Award.
Florida, Miami in talks for home-and-home series?
Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel is tackled by Miami Hurricanes defenders during their last meeting, Sept. 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - When Florida and Miami take the field at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Aug. 24, it will be the last scheduled meeting between the once-annual rivals. According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, the schools are in discussions about a home-and-home series. Miami and Florida played annually from 1944 until 1987, but the schools have only met six times since. Miami leads the all-time series 29-26 and has won seven of the last eight meetings dating to 1986.
Gators, Seminoles to appear in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
Florida State's Anthony Polite and Florida's Andrew Nembhard are among the returning players from last year's Orange Bowl Basketball Classic at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. SUNRISE, Fla. - Fans of the Gators and Seminoles won't have to travel far from home to see their teams on the hardwood this year. Florida and Florida State will return to Sunrise in December for the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, the schools announced Wednesday. Florida is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 21st overall. Florida State's game against USF will be the eighth consecutive appearance and 11th time since 1999 that the Seminoles will appear in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.
Gators, Seminoles to appear in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
SUNRISE, Fla. – Fans of the Gators and Seminoles won't have to travel far from home to see their teams on the hardwood this year. Florida and Florida State will return to Sunrise in December for the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, the schools announced Wednesday. Florida is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 21st overall. Florida State's game against USF will be the eighth consecutive appearance and 11th time since 1999 that the Seminoles will appear in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Both teams were victorious last December, with the Gators beating Florida Gulf Coast 77-56 and the Seminoles defeating St. Louis 81-59.
Gators, Hurricanes to participate in 2019 Charleston Classic
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Florida and Miami will participate in the Charleston Classic next season, the schools announced Thursday. Joining the Gators and Hurricanes will be Connecticut, Missouri State, Penn State, Saint Joseph's, Towson and Xavier. The Hurricanes won the 2014 tournament the last time they traveled to Charleston. Previous tournament winners include Temple last year, Villanova in 2016 and Virginia in 2015. Fans can save up to $25 on discounted tickets by signing up on the tournament's website between now and Nov. 25.
Gators, Seminoles return to Sunrise for Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida and Florida State will once again participate in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic this season. The Orange Bowl Committee announced Tuesday that the Gators and the Seminoles will return to the BB&T Center in Sunrise for a basketball doubleheader Dec. 22. Florida Gulf Coast will face Florida in a rematch of a 2013 NCAA tournament game that the Gators won 62-50. The Gators will make their 10th consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 20th overall, including a 71-69 loss to Clemson last year. Florida State, which advanced to the "Elite Eight" last season, is making its seventh consecutive appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 10th overall.
No. 12 Florida Gators beat Arkansas 78-65 on Senior night
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Canyon Barry scored 14 points, his best game since injuring an ankle two weeks ago, and No. 12 Florida handled Arkansas 78-65 on Wednesday night. Kasey Hill, KeVaughn Allen and Chris Chiozza added 12 points apiece for the Gators, who bounced back from their first loss in 10 games and clinched the No. Arkansas (22-8, 11-6) made it close midway through the second half, cutting the lead to 51-45 on Trey Thompson's straightaway jumper. But the Gators responded with clutch shot after clutch shot to make it a 14-point game again.