We’ve been told by NFL Draft experts that Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will be selected in the first round of next week’s draft, maybe even in the top five. And that safety Matt Elam could go late in the first round or definitely in the second round. But how about UF’s other draft eligible players? Here is ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s take from a recent teleconference: “Jonathan Bostic I think is a guy you’re going to… Read More »
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New York Times statistician Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog has bumped up Florida’s chances of winning it all in the NCAA tournament. The Gators now have the second-best odds of winning it all behind Louisville, which is given a 32.4 percent chance. Silver has increased UF’s chances from 13.2 percent at the start to 21.3 percent, noting its margin of victory in earlier games and its “awfully favorable matchup” with Florida Gulf Coast University in the Sweet 16.
Tim Tebow has canceled an April appearance at a Baptist church in Dallas whose pastor has made controversial statements about other faiths, homosexuality and President Obama. His plan to speak there had drawn criticism around the country from many who – like the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi – urged the popular quarterback not to tie himself to the “hateful” Pastor Robert Jeffress. Tebow announced his change of plans on Twitter with a string of tweets that seemed to indicate he… Read More »
Coach Will Muschamp’s transformation of the Florida football program from a 7-6 team in his first year to an 11-1 club that finished the regular season ranked No. 3 in the BCS standings in a year’s time has been amazing. To wit: Florida, which played the nation’s toughest schedule per the NCAA, was 4-1 against BCS top-12 teams, 4-1 against teams that were ranked at the time of the game and 7-1 against teams which will play in bowl games.… Read More »
Former Florida pitcher Steven Rodriguez made great use of his time in the minor leagues this summer, making his way to “The Show” just 81 days after appearing in his last collegiate game.… Read More »
Mike Zunino doesn’t just appear to be on a fast track to the big leagues. The former Florida Gators catcher is hitting his way through hyperspace.… Read More »
With a gold medal and his Olympic effort complete, former Florida standout Conor Dwyer is back on the junk food. On Tuesday, Dwyer teamed up with fellow Gator Ryan Lochte and U.S. teammate Ricky Berens to help American swimming sensation Michael Phelps to an Olympic record 19th medal when their relay team won gold in the 4×200-meter relay at the 2012 London Games. Afterward, Dwyer once again teamed up with Berens to take down a giant tray of the free… Read More »
Who would have thought that Matt Bonner, a former UF basketball standout, had these kind of extreme fans? Bonner has always been a productive player in the NBA. Good to see he has fans who admire his play on the court and his success in the classroom while at UF.
Former Gator quarterback and current Jets backup Tim Tebow made Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, who is also on the list, wrote the blurb on Tebow.… Read More »
The Florida men’s basketball program is a win away from an impressive show of consistency under coach Billy Donovan. The Gators (19-4) would reach the 20-win mark this week with a victory at Kentucky on Tuesday or at home against Tennessee on Saturday for the 14th consecutive season, the longest such streak in the SEC and the fifth-longest in the nation (Kansas 22, Duke and Syracuse (including this season) 15 and Gonzaga 14). Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim have the… Read More »