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Social media reacts to resignation of Gators athletics director Jeremy Foley

After nearly 40 years at the University of Florida, athletics director Jeremy Foley announced his retirement, effective Oct. 1, on Monday. The Associated Press first reported his resignation. “You always want to leave an organization in good shape,” Foley said in a release. “Right now, we obviously have a great group of coaches, we have had a good year and we’ve got things moving in the right direction. I just think that makes it a good time to transition.” In… Read More »

Former Gators QB Tim Tebow announces follow-up to best-selling memoir

Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has had success on the field, in the studio and as an author. And in October, he’ll be continuing one of these endeavors. According to the Associated Press, WaterBrook publishing will release Tebow’s  “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms”. Tebow writing book about disappointment (and success). | https://t.co/6edi5mCdZG pic.twitter.com/MkNokTuCtr — Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) May 19, 2016   According to WaterBrook, a a Christian imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Tebow… Read More »

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio wants statue of Tim Tebow in U.S. Capitol

If Marco Rubio had it his way, former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow would have a statue in the U.S. Capitol building. According to the Palm Beach Post, the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall is in need of a new statue to replace Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith as one of Florida’s two representatives. Rubio suggested on Twitter that Tebow, a two-time national champion with the Florida Gators, deserved to be enshrined. Here’s suggestion for #Florida which looking 4 help… Read More »

Document: Wambach admitted trying cocaine, marijuana in past

An eventful week for former University of Florida soccer standout Abby Wambach. It’s admirable she is dealing with this public issue head on. She has a book coming out later this year that should be an interesting read. What are your thoughts on Wambach in light of the following story by The Associated Press? Wambach admitted to once trying cocaine and smoking marijuana some 10 years ago, according to court documents connected to her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of… Read More »

Grier family shows Gators QB support with ‘Free Willy’ shirts

Florida quarterback Will Grier now has shirts supporting his NCAA appeal. Grier’s father, Chad Grier, posted a picture on social media Monday sporting a ‘Free Willy’ T-shirt. Grier’s stepmother and five other women also posed with their own Free Willy shirts. The group is standing on a beach with the ocean behind them, an ode to the 1993 movie of the same name. Grier and his lawyers reportedly had a conference call Monday with the NCAA regarding his appeal. Grier… Read More »