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Haeger one homer away from school, conference record

As Lauren Haeger’s time at Florida enters its final months, the UF softball standout is on the verge rewriting school and conference record books. Haeger has already had a decorated career, and she’s one home run away from making it even more impressive. “I can’t believe that I’m a senior and it’s already here,” she said. Haeger was named SEC co-pitcher of the week Monday and improved her record to 19-0 later that night with a two-hit shutout as the… Read More »

Former Gators react to Hernandez verdict

Former New England Patriots tight end and Florida Gators standout Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez, 25, will receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. He was also found guilty on all weapons charges. Several former Gators reacted to the news on Twitter. I just can't wrap my head around this. For the first time, it's real. That's not the kid I knew. I just can't… Read More »

VIDEO: Schwarz talks school-record four home runs

Florida’s JJ Schwarz made history Tuesday at McKethan Stadium. The freshman set a school record with four home runs in UF’s 22-2 win over Stetson. Schwarz hit homers in his first three at-bats and finished 5-for-6 with a career-high 10 RBIs, one shy of the school record. He talked about his historic night after the game.

Muschamp responds to McElwain’s roster remarks

It doesn’t sound like Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain will be having brunch in Gainesville this offseason. The two coaches traded jabs this past week over Florida’s depth issues, specifically at offensive line. In his first news conference with the media following his firing at UF last November, Muschamp told the media his successor couldn’t complain about the inherited roster. “Don’t let that new guy tell you he ain’t got no good players,” he said. “Tell you that right now.… Read More »

McElwain talks spring practice

Florida coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the start of spring practice. Opening statement: “It’s a big time. Getting ready as we head into spring practice. A lot of things to be accomplished. First and foremost, I want to say I’ve been really happy with the enthusiasm in which our guys have kind of attacked what we’re asking them to do. We’ve got some hungry Gators out there, some guys that have really… Read More »

Gruden praises McElwain’s offensive system

Jim McElwain’s track record of producing offenses at a championship level was one of the primary reasons Florida hired him as its next head coach. McElwain’s rushing offenses at Alabama (2008-2011) ranked top 10 nationally in all four of his years as offensive coordinator, which included a pair of national titles, and Coloardo State’s passing offense this past season ranked eighth best in the country. Garrett Grayson, McElwain’s QB at CSU, is one of five signal callers in this year’s… Read More »

McElwain talks recruiting

Florida football coach  Jim McElwain discusses his first recruiting class (Quotes provided by ASAP Sports): COACH McELWAIN:  How’s everybody doing, all right?  You have a wonderful signing day like everybody else did in the country?  It’s a whole lot of fun out there. But guys, for the first signing class and our first signing class, first and foremost, the momentum that we’ve gained has been fantastic.  The doors that we’ve opened in this short period of time back in the… Read More »

Robinson’s meeting with Collins will be key

This week could go a long way in determining the future of Florida defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. The man known as ‘T-Rob’ is in his fourth year with the Gators, but reports suggest the former Auburn player is expected to follow Will Muschamp to the Tigers. Sources told the Sun on Saturday that Robinson had yet to make a job decision and still needs to consider several factors. One of those is who new UF coach Jim McElwain hires… Read More »

McElwain news conference

Quotes from Saturday’s news conference at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the Florida campus introducing the Gators’ new head football coach, Jim McElwain. An interview with: University President DR. BERNIE MACHEN Florida Athletics Director JEREMY FOLEY Florida Head Coach JIM McELWAIN DR. BERNIE MACHEN:  Good morning, everyone.  We’re glad that you came to Gainesville today as we open the next chapter in Gator football. This is an important event for the whole university because intercollegiate athletics at the University of… Read More »