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Gators Pulled Away in 72-49 Win Over Missouri
Tigers went toe-to-toe with the nation's No. 1 team for 30 minutes
before the Florida Gators pulled away to post a 72-49 win in the
quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.
From Will Muschamp's Signing Day
a great day here at the University of Florida, a lot of hard work put
in by our staff. I don't think people realize the contribution it takes
from everybody. It's a total team effort on campus, professors, our
administration, our academic people do a fantastic job."
Upset No. 6 Kentucky
Jaterra Bonds scored a game-high 23 points, freshman Ronni Williams
posted her third double-double and Florida knocked off No. 6 Kentucky,
83-73, at Memorial Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
Responds at Night, Breaks Two School Records on Day 2 of Ohio State
the second day of competition at the Ohio State Invitational, the
Florida Swimming and Diving teams entered the finals session hungry
after an under-par morning session. Using a total team effort, the
Gators responded with a pair of individual school records, eight NCAA
‘A’ cuts and six meet records.
Spoils Florida's Homecoming Game 34-17
completed 30 of 46 passes and became the first UF quarterback since
John Brantley in 2011 against Furman to throw for 300 yards. Murphy's
30 completions were the most for a UF quarterback since Tim Tebow's 31
in the 2010 Sugar Bowl, his final game with the Gators.
Volleyball Stays Perfect in SEC with 3-0 Sweep of Georgia
Fla. -- The No. 2 University of Florida volleyball team used a
well-balanced offensive attack to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs 3-0...
scoring gives No. 8 Gator soccer a 3-0 win over Auburn
goals by three different players gave the No. 8 Florida soccer team a
3-0 win over Auburn at the James G. Pressly Stadium.
Florida scored first off a corner kick collision at 15:07. The ball
sent in by Christen Westphal was headed to the near post...
24 - Wildcats 7
Head Coach Will Muschamp
Opening statement …
“Very proud of our football team, it’s been a long week for us,
psychologically and mentally as much as anything."
Volleyball Tops Florida State
Fla. - The No. 4 University of Florida volleyball team swept in-state
foe No. 17 Florida State, 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-23), in a thrilling
match at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The Gators were bolstered by
double-digit kill outputs by senior middle blocker Chloe Mann and
sophomore outside hitter Živa Recek, who both had 12 kills.
(2-0) 21, FLORIDA (1-1) 16
HEAD COACH WILL MUSCHAMP Post Game Remarks
I think we gave them way too much momentum early in the game
defensively. The first drive we just got out of sorts of our
substitution and communication. We settleddown as the game went on,
gave them a big play.
Team Effort Aids No. 8 Gators in Sweep of UTSA
No. 8 Florida volleyball team stayed perfect on the season, sweeping
host University of Texas-San Antonio in three sets (25-18, 25-17,
25-20) Thursday afternoon to continue their undefeated start to 2013.
21 UCF defeats No. 9 Florida Soccer in Exhibition Match
Fla. - The No. 21 UCF women's soccer team made quite a statement in an
exhibition 2-0 win over No. 9 Florida. For the first time since 1982,
the Knights topped the Gators on their home field.
Gator soccer opens practice for 2013 season
the 2012 season, Florida turned in a record of 19-5-1 and won both the
Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament titles. Florida
will start the 2013 season ranked one spot below the rank it held on
the BennettRank at the end of the 2012 season - No. 5.
David Triassi Named Academic All-District IV First Team
thrower David Triassi (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been honored on the
Academic All-District IV First Team by the Capital One Academic
All-America® program, presented by CoSIDA (College Sports Information
Directors of America)
Primed for NCAA East Preliminary Round
No. 1 Florida men and No. 5 UF women have hit the ground running in
Greensboro, preparing for the upcoming NCAA East Preliminary Round,
hosted by North Carolina A&T State University.
Champions: Florida Softball Sweeps SEC Regular Season and Tournament
Titles with 10-4 Victory Over Mizzou
extra-base hits, including three bombs, helped lead the No. 2/3 Gator
softball squad to a 10-4 victory over Missouri for the 2013 SEC
Tournament Championship Saturday, as the Orange and Blue swept both the
regular-season and SEC Tournament titles for the third time in Florida
1 Florida Gymnastics Wins SEC Championship
No. 1 University of Florida gymnastics team (15-2, 6-1 SEC) claimed its
second consecutive Southeastern Conference title Saturday evening in
front of 5,395 at the Verizon Arena. It is the ninth overall title for
12 Men's Tennis Wins Opener Against Miami, 5-2, in Coach Shelton's Debut
No. 12 Florida men’s tennis team beat Miami, 5-2, on Saturday at Linder
Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex, giving new head coach Bryan Shelton a
win in his Gator debut. UF took the doubles point and had singles wins
from the top four positions to earn the victory.
Hands Gators 33-23 Defeat in Sugar Bowl
ORLEANS – Louisville ended Florida's magical season on a sour note,
pouncing on the Gators early and delivering a 33-23 loss in the Sugar
Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Wednesday night.
Runs Away With SEC Tournament Championship 3-0 Over Auburn
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - The Auburn soccer team's run to a second straight
Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship came up just short as
it fell, 3-0, to No. 10 and top-seeded Florida on Sunday afternoon.
Lauren Embree Wins Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Championship
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – University of Florida senior Lauren Embree
(Marco Island, Fla.) won the first national singles title of her
illustrious career by gutting out a classic three-setter in the final
of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships at the Riviera Tennis on
Gators Set to Compete at Pre-Qualifying Draw of Riviera/ITA Women’s
Tennis All-American Championships
LOS ANGELES – The University of Florida’s Danielle Collins (St.
Petersburg, Fla.) and Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) compete in the
prequalifying singles draw of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American
Championships beginning Saturday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
Caps Opening Weekend with Doubles Title at Wolverine Invitational
ANN ARBOR Mich. – UF freshman Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
and junior Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) were crowned doubles
champions at the Univ. of Michigan Women’s Tennis Wolverine
Invitational on Sunday at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Key Stout Defensive Effort
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Kentucky broke the huddle in the second
quarter and stacked two wideouts on both sides of the field, Jaylen
Watkins knew what was coming.
“Even before the play, I was thinking, if he throws this, it’s a
touchdown,” Watkins said.
As in a touchdown for the Florida defense, that is.
Spoils Texas A&M's SEC Debut
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- There were two distinctly SEC elements to
Florida's 20-17 victory over Texas A&M on this historic
deep in the heart of Texas.
The atmosphere, passion and pageantry were off-the-charts good. We're
talking Baton Rouge, La., good; Tuscaloosa, Ala., good; and Athens,
The Aggies are going to fit right in.
Win As Search for Answers Continues
CARTER GatorZone.com Senior Writer
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – You knew Saturday at The Swamp was going to be
interesting as soon as sophomore quarterbacks Jeff Driskel and Jacoby
Brissett both ran onto the field for Florida’s first offensive play of
Brissett lined up at quarterback and Driskel at receiver. That’s one
way to solve a quarterback battle. Move one guy to a new position.
Great Lisa Raymond Named to U.S. Olympic Tennis Team
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida great Lisa Raymond was named
to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team, the USTA announced
Eliminated from College World Series
Neb. - Kent State (47-19) worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth
inning to edge Florida (47-20), 5-4, and eliminate the Gators from the
2012 NCAA College World Series on Monday at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Gators Selected for NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships
Fla. - Three members of the University of Florida women's tennis team
and two Gator doubles pairs were selected to compete in the 2012 NCAA
Division I Singles and Doubles Championships
Women Win SEC Tennis Championship
Miss. – Top-seeded Florida was pushed to the limit but showed its
toughness and defeated third-seeded and seventh-ranked Georgia 4-1 to
win the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Sunday held at
Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
Women’s Tennis Plays Tennessee in SEC Women’s Tennis Tournament
Miss. – Top-seeded Florida begins its run toward a third consecutive
Southeastern Conference Tournament title on Friday when the Gators play
eighth-seeded Tennessee in the quarterfinals at Palmer/Salloum Tennis
Center on the Ole Miss campus.
Women’s Tennis Earns No. 1 Seed in SEC Tournament
Ala. – The 2012 Southeastern Conference champion Florida women’s tennis
team will be the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament that begins Thu.,
April 19 at Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center/Galtney Courts in Oxford,
Miss., hosted by Ole Miss.
Women’s Tennis Captures SEC Regular Season Title Outright
S.C. – The University of Florida women’s tennis team captured the
Southeastern Conference overall championship outright with a 4-1
victory against South Carolina at Carolina Tennis Center Saturday
afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams.
2 Florida Women’s Tennis Sweeps Arkansas, Maintains SEC Lead
Fla. – The No. 2-ranked Florida women’s tennis team swept Arkansas,
7-0, on what became a windy and chilly Friday evening at Linder Stadium
at Ring Tennis Complex, as the Gators maintained their overall lead in
the Southeastern Conference standings with two matches remaining.
Track and Field Makes a Statement on Day One of Florida Relays
Fla. - The University of Florida track and field team earned six
victories on the opening day of the 68th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays,
setting the Gators up for a strong day of relays on Saturday. It was a
well-rounded group representing the Gators on Friday, as jumpers,
sprinters, throwers and distance runners were all part of the winning
2 Florida Women’s Tennis Sweeps No. 13 Alabama for First Place in SEC
Ala. – The second-ranked University of Florida blanked Alabama, 7-0, on
Sunday and became the lone remaining undefeated team remaining in
Southeastern Conference action with three conference matches left on
the 2011-12 regular-season schedule.
SEC Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis Schedules Released for
Fla. – The Southeastern Conference has announced its 14-team conference
scheduled for the sports of baseball, softball and men’s and women’s
tennis for the 2012-13 season.
Softball Sweeps South Carolina, 7-3
Fla. - Seven Gators collaborated for 10 hits Sunday, as the No. 4
Florida softball team completed its eighth straight series sweep over
South Carolina with a 7-3 finale at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
1 Florida Completes Sweep Of Vanderbilt, 8-2, Boosts Winning Streak To
Fla. – Sophomore Jonathon Crawford (Okeechobee, Fla.) (2-1) tossed five
shutout frames in his SEC debut and No. 1 Florida (19-1/3-0 SEC)
matched its season high with three home runs in an 8-2 win over
Vanderbilt (7-13/0-3 SEC) that completed a weekend sweep on Sunday
afternoon at McKethan Stadium. The Gators stretched their winning
streak to 17 games and have started league action 3-0 for the fourth
time in five seasons under Kevin O’Sullivan.
Prather lead Gators to 71-45 win over Cavs
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- So much for Virginia's vaunted defense shutting
down Florida's up-tempo offense.
on a day when the Gators couldn't find the basket with their
3-pointers, they had no trouble beating the Cavaliers 71-45 Friday in
the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Wins Men’s NCAA Indoor Championship
Idaho – The No. 1 University of Florida men’s track and field team
captured its third consecutive NCAA Indoor Championship on Saturday
evening at Jacksons Indoor Track to become just the third different
program in NCAA history to win three men’s indoor national crowns in a
row. The Gators join Arkansas and UTEP as the only programs to
accomplish that feat.
1 Florida Rallies For Five Runs In Ninth To Sweep No. 8 Miami,
GABLES, Fla. – Trailing 5-3 in the ninth inning and down to its final
two outs, No. 1 Florida (10-1) erupted for five runs to hand No. 8
Miami (8-3) an 8-5 setback on Sunday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park
at Mark Light Field.
2 Florida Gymnastics Take Win at No. 17 Auburn with Nation’s Sixth
Ala. –The No. 2 Florida gymnastics team (8-1, 4-1 SEC) used the
nation’s sixth-highest score of the season to finish its Southeastern
Conference road schedule with a win at No. 17 Auburn (3-9, 0-5 SEC)
Friday in front of an Auburn Arena crowd of 4,626. The Gators posted a
197.50 while the Tigers turned in a season-best 196.875.
Caroline Hitimana Wins Singles Tennis Title at Freeman Memorial
VEGAS – The University of Florida’s Caroline Hitimana (Waterloo,
Belgium) defeated Duke’s Ester Goldfeld and captured the 10th annual
Freeman Memorial Championships consolation singles title on Sunday
afternoon at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.
Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 1 in ITA Preseason Listing
Fla. – On the strength of returning all seven letterwinners who
participated in the 2011 NCAA Championship match, the University of
Florida women’s tennis team was ranked first in the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association Preseason Rankings.
Fall To Seminoles on Senior Night, 21-7
senior night at the Swamp, the University of Florida had little to
celebrate. Florida State took advantage of short fields and costly
turnovers to defeat Florida at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the first
time since 2003, taking a 21-7 decision.
Lauren Embree Selected to U.S. Tennis Team for Master’U PNB Paribas
Fla. – The USTA announced today the top American collegians, including
the University of Florida’s Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.),
selected to represent the United States in the sixth annual Master’U
BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition held December
8-11 in Rouen, France. The event features eight teams
college and university players from around the world.
3 Ohio State 81 (2-0), No. 7 Florida 74 (1-1)
Billy Donovan, Florida head coach
On the game...
thought we got off to a good start and then it went back and forth. The
difference was that our defense in the first half was really good. We
let (Jared) Sullinger get to the line too much but we did a good job on
him as a team. Shots weren’t going in for us as a team. We were trying
to fight to get back in, but couldn’t hit enough shots and make enough
stops to win.”
4 Seed Florida 2, No. 8 Seed Alabama 0
Coach Becky Burleigh
“I am really, really happy to get to the final, especially with how we
finished the regular season. We
needed a little bit of a boost going forward and I think we’ve gotten
that in those two games.”
Tournament Play Lands Embree in USTA/ITA Finals Match Set
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Following impressive performances the past two
days, top seeded Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) advanced to the
USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Singles Championship scheduled for Monday
at 10 a.m. ET at the Ring Tennis Complex at the University of Florida.
Embree will match up against the fourth seed, Chelsey Gullickson of the
University of Georgia.
Fall To Auburn, 17-6
The University of Florida football team will head into its bye week in
search of answers, rest and healthy bodies after dropping its third
consecutive game, 17-6, vs. No. 24 Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium
Allie Will Wins Singles Title at Riviera/ITA All-American Tennis
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – University of Florida junior Allie Will
(Boca Raton) captured the first collegiate singles grand slam title of
her career, winning the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships held at
the Riviera Tennis Club
Joanna Mather Advances to Third Round of Qualifying at Riviera/ITA
All-American Tennis Championships
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – University of Florida senior Joanna Mather
(Duluth, Ga.) rallied for a gutsy three-plus hour singles victory to
highlight an otherwise tough day of qualifying action at the 2011
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday at the Riviera Tennis
Coach Thornqvist Previewed Upcoming Riviera/ITA All-American
Thornqvist said that after training for four weeks, he is ready to see
how the team performs against good competition at the ITA All-American
Championships in California. Thornqvist also discussed the improvement
from the freshman to sophomore year-jump of Olivia Janowicz, Alex
Cercone and Sofie Oyen. He also said that even though the team won a
national title last year, it is looking forward to this year with new
goals and making sure it doesn't get satisfied with what it did last
Tennis Great Lisa Raymond in U.S. Open Women’s Doubles Final
Fla. – Gator great Lisa Raymond goes for her 10th career professional
grand slam title on Sunday, when she plays in the final of the 2011
U.S. Open Championships in Flushing, N.Y.
UF Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida
F Club and Gator Boosters, Inc., have announced eight Gators as 2012 UF
Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, including UF women’s tennis standout
Stephanie Nickitas (Tampa, Fla./Saddlebrook Academy). The 2012 Hall of
Fame class will feature seven Gator Greats and one Distinguished
Letterwinner that will join the 367 existing UF Hall of Famers next
Lauren Embree Talked About Returning to Campus
and her teammates were back on campus together for the first time since
capturing the 2011 NCAA Team Championship in a 4-3 thriller against
Stanford on the Cardinal home courts.
Embree rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the third set and provided the
clinching singles win that helped Florida win the fifth national title
in program history.
Brantley helps prepare new-look Florida Gators for spring football game
GAINESVILLE — Florida senior quarterback John Brantley has spent the
past month trying to learn a new offensive system, hold onto his
starting job and keep a team-first mentality as he helps mentor young
quarterbacks Jeff Driskel and Tyler Murphy.
It's not the situation he envisioned for himself when he took over the
starting role last season, but one Brantley has embraced.
baseball sets out on 8-game road trip
No. 4 Florida looks to create some separation atop the SEC baseball
standings when the Gators visit Mississippi State for a weekend series.
At 7-2 in the league, UF (24-6) is in a four-way log-jam on top of the
SEC standings with No. 1 Vanderbilt (27-3), No. 3 South Carolina (23-5)
and No. 24 Alabama (21-10).
Florida begins an eight-game road trip today with the opener of a
weekend series against Mississippi State (20-9, 4-5 SEC). It’s the
Gators’ first visit to Dudy Noble Field since May 5-6, 2006, when the
Bulldogs claimed two of the three games.
Brissett chooses Florida over Miami despite mom’s objections
Jacoby Brissett will sign a letter of intent with the Florida Gators on
Monday despite his mother’s preference that he attend the University of
Miami. Brissett will go to Florida as a quarterback and also mentioned
he may play some college basketball for Florida and head coach Billy
Gators feel pain now, will feel pride later
NEW ORLEANS — The lasting image will be of a ball bouncing, harmlessly
and repeatedly, like the seconds ticking away from a basketball season.
Thirty seconds to go, and Erving Walker crouched at midcourt, dribbling
the ball, taking his time, as nonchalant as a shopper comparing
peaches. The score was tied at 60, and the clock was winding down, and
Walker … well, Walker bounced the ball.
nabs another commitment out of Stone Mtn.’s Stephenson High
tackle Jafar Mann on Friday became the second player from his school to
commit to the Florida Gators. And if he has anything to do with it he
won’t be the last.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound rising senior joined running back teammate Mike
Davis in pledging Florida.
lacrosse: Florida pulls away for win against Miami
STUART — For the
first time that anybody could remember, a major college sporting event
was held in Martin County Saturday afternoon, when the University of
Florida and the University of Miami squared off in a lacrosse match at
Martin County High School.
Gators, Seminoles fans ever appreciate basketball?
NEW ORLEANS –
Running off at the typewriter. …
Do you believe Florida coach Billy Donovan's contention that he
actually likes Coach Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State Seminoles'
surprising success in this year's NCAA Tournament? Said Donovan when I
asked him the question Friday: "I think the more publicity there is for
the State of Florida is always a positive.
Brian Johnson, Preston Tucker honored
Brian Johnson of Cocoa Beach and junior Preston Tucker of Tampa were
named All-Americans by Baseball America.
Tucker had previously been chosen to Preseason All-America teams by
Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate
Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Rainey to play RB and WR in new offense
GAINESVILLE — Although Florida is switching from a spread offense to a
pro-style one under Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Charlie
Weis, expect to see one familiar quirk to the Gators' offense this fall.
Chris Rainey, who saw time at running back and wide receiver last
season, will be used in a similar role this year.