CollectionsFlorida Gators
IN THE NEWS

Florida Gators

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
May 6, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Urban Meyer was coaching at the University of Florida, the Gators showed no interest in Archbishop Wood standout Colin Thompson. That changed when Will Muschamp replaced Meyer and brought in Charlie Weis, formerly the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, to run a pro-style attack and hired others with NFL coaching experience. "It was definitely a factor in my decision," said Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end who committed to Florida on Thursday in a news conference at Wood.
SPORTS
November 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Freshman Matt Walsh found new ways to shine for the No. 8 Florida Gators. The Germantown Academy product had 20 points, nine assists, six rebounds and five steals to lift Florida (2-0) over visiting Eastern Illinois last night in the Preseason NIT. After his latest success, he conceded that passing wasn't really his forte in high school. "But now that I've got guys to pass to, they make it easy," said Walsh, who scored 26 in his debut Tuesday against Louisiana Tech. The Gators will travel to New York to face Stanford on Wednesday in the semifinals.
SPORTS
March 14, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Germantown Academy star Matt Walsh scored 26 points, including consecutive three-pointers that sparked a stunning 21-2 run, leading the Florida Gators to a 70-53 rout of fourth-ranked Kentucky yesterday in Atlanta and their first Southeastern Conference Tournament championship. Florida (23-7) beat the Wildcats (25-5) for the second time in 8 days, effectively knocking them out of contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Gators also defied history, winning their first tournament title on their 40th try against the team that has defined success in this event.
SPORTS
March 31, 1994 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dametri Hill is one of the mysteries of nature. He looks more like the Michelin Man than the skilled power forward he has become. The Florida sophomore tips the scales at 286 pounds these days, a lot less than he weighed a year ago, yet he moves with the agility of a dancer. Hill's girth allows him to rumble with the toughest of players beneath the basket, yet his shot is expertly soft. He is one of those odd components that have helped the Florida Gators make their surprising debut as a Final Four team.
SPORTS
December 28, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Free-agent centerfielder Willy Taveras agreed to a two-year contract yesterday with the Cincinnati Reds. Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately known. Taveras spent two seasons in Colorado but became a free agent this month when the Rockies were unable to trade him at the winter meetings. In 2008, Taveras hit .251 and led the big leagues with 68 steals and a .907 stolen-base percentage. Pro basketball Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng could miss up to a week with a sprained left ankle suffered Friday night at Miami.
SPORTS
November 18, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
It was Taurean Green's turn to lead the Florida Gators. The sophomore guard almost doubled his career high with 23 points, and Florida beat No. 19 Wake Forest, 77-72, last night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports College Hoop Classic. The Gators (3-0) advanced to tonight's championship game against No. 16 Syracuse. Green, whose previous best was 13 points as a freshman against Providence, hit a three-pointer in the 8-1 run that gave Florida a 72-62 lead with 2:06 to play.
SPORTS
February 4, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Top offensive line prospect Jonathan Colon was apparently so torn between the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes that he decided to sign with both schools. The 6-7, 300-pound youngster's indecision had both schools claiming Colon as theirs yesterday. Colon, a tackle from Miami Central, announced Wednesday that he had signed a national letter of intent with the Gators. But Colon also signed hours earlier with Miami, Hurricanes coach Butch Davis said. Because the Hurricanes were first, Davis said, the Gators are out of luck.
SPORTS
March 25, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Alex Tyus is like most of these Florida Gators - good at a lot of things, but lacking one dominant skill. On the biggest stage of his career, though, the senior's impact was obvious. Tyus had 19 points and 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU, 83-74, in overtime last night, chasing a bloodied Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA Tournament. Now the Gators will be playing for a spot in the Final Four for the first time since 2007 - ascending back into the nation's elite after a hiatus from the spotlight following back-to-back national championships in 2006 and '07. "It's been so rewarding for me to see them make the journey they've made to this point now," coach Billy Donovan said.
SPORTS
September 11, 2002 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Temple football coach Bobby Wallace and athletic director Bill Bradshaw paid a get-to-know-you visit to Mayor Street yesterday morning, they presented him with a Temple hat and a T-shirt that had the word Coach stenciled on it. "I told him he could wear it and coach the team on Saturday," said Wallace, who was meeting the mayor, a Temple alumnus, for the first time. For the record, Street did not accept the offer. And who could blame him? Street's mandate to fix all the problems in the city is nothing when compared with the challenge that Wallace faces Saturday.
SPORTS
January 3, 1996 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a game that had all the drama of an actual Super Bowl, Nebraska last night flicked aside the Florida Gators, 62-24, to claim the national championship and its place alongside the great dynasties of college football. Florida coach Steve Spurrier, the latest of this game's offensive geniuses, a man whose Gators had never scored less than four touchdowns in going undefeated in the regular season, could only stand there at Sun Devil Stadium and shake his head and pick at his nails.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE BRACKETS have been passed around (for amusement purposes only, of course) and most of us have made our selections for the NCAA Tournament. Players are no different. Like many others, they keep an eye on March Madness mostly with their attention focused on the colleges they attended. "I really don't care who's going to win it," said guard Darius Johnson-Odom. "Since Marquette isn't in it, I really don't have any interest. I don't know. I guess I'll go with North Carolina State [citing an acquaintance for his reasoning]
SPORTS
May 9, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's too early to judge new Temple football coach Matt Rhule as an in-game tactician. But as a recruiter, Rhule is stocking the Owls with Big Ten- and Atlantic Coast Conference-caliber talent. Case in point: Rhule scored a major recruiting coup last month when Imhotep Charter offensive tackle Aaron Ruff committed to the Owls. Ruff is perhaps the biggest commitment thus far to Temple's Class of 2014. The chiseled 6-foot-4, 290-pound junior has received scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech after committing to the Owls on April 25. Stanford recently requested the A student's transcripts.
SPORTS
April 27, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Sharrif Floyd, who first made his name playing football for a high school on Bustleton Avenue - George Washington High, in the Philadelphia Public League - was picked 23d overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. The surprise was that Floyd didn't go a lot higher. A massive defensive tackle with a sprinter's burst, the former Florida Gators star left after his junior year after his college coaches told him he would be a first-round draft choice.
SPORTS
April 5, 2013 | By KIM SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE DREXEL Dragons have done it again. After claiming their first-ever SEC victory against Auburn last Saturday, the Drexel women knocked off another big-time SEC program, defeating the Florida Gators, 67-57, in the Women's National Invitational Tournament semifinals Wednesday night at a lively Daskalakis Athletic Center. "We feel the CAA is owed a little bit more respect," said head coach Denise Dillon, who is in her 10th year with the program. "I think we have shown that the CAA is better than they may be given credit.
SPORTS
January 13, 2012
Free advice to Temple University. Put this quote on a billboard: "He's got the best leadership qualities of any coach we have on the team. He can inspire, motivate, and drive people like not many people I've been around. "   - Tim Tebow on Steve Addazio Tebow said those words about Temple's head coach after the pair had been part of two Florida Gators national championship teams, Tebow as quarterback and Addazio as an assistant coach. Now that it's Tim Tebow Week in America as Tebow's Denver Broncos visit the New England Patriots at 8 p.m. Saturday in the AFC divisional round, Addazio is the obvious local witness.
SPORTS
May 6, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Urban Meyer was coaching at the University of Florida, the Gators showed no interest in Archbishop Wood standout Colin Thompson. That changed when Will Muschamp replaced Meyer and brought in Charlie Weis, formerly the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, to run a pro-style attack and hired others with NFL coaching experience. "It was definitely a factor in my decision," said Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end who committed to Florida on Thursday in a news conference at Wood.
SPORTS
March 25, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Alex Tyus is like most of these Florida Gators - good at a lot of things, but lacking one dominant skill. On the biggest stage of his career, though, the senior's impact was obvious. Tyus had 19 points and 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU, 83-74, in overtime last night, chasing a bloodied Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA Tournament. Now the Gators will be playing for a spot in the Final Four for the first time since 2007 - ascending back into the nation's elite after a hiatus from the spotlight following back-to-back national championships in 2006 and '07. "It's been so rewarding for me to see them make the journey they've made to this point now," coach Billy Donovan said.
SPORTS
September 27, 2009 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
What you'll be exposed to at Lincoln Financial Field today isn't just the start of another chapter of Michael Vick's career. It's also the future of the NFL. Vick isn't going to be running the Wildcat offense that you saw last week against the New Orleans Saints or Monday night when the Miami Dolphins controlled the ball for more than 45 minutes before losing to Indianapolis. "When Michael Vick is at quarterback, I don't think it's the Wildcat," said former NFL coach Jon Gruden, who now works as an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football.
SPORTS
December 28, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Free-agent centerfielder Willy Taveras agreed to a two-year contract yesterday with the Cincinnati Reds. Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately known. Taveras spent two seasons in Colorado but became a free agent this month when the Rockies were unable to trade him at the winter meetings. In 2008, Taveras hit .251 and led the big leagues with 68 steals and a .907 stolen-base percentage. Pro basketball Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng could miss up to a week with a sprained left ankle suffered Friday night at Miami.
SPORTS
October 13, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Etan Thomas was recovering from open heart surgery yesterday, and the doctor who performed the operation didn't rule out the possibility of the Washington Wizards center returning to play in the NBA this season. Dr. Hartzell Schaff, a cardiovascular surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said most patients recover from the operation in 4 to 8 weeks, but the physical nature of basketball will require a longer rehabilitation for Thomas. The biggest hurdle will be the healing of Thomas' sternum, which had to be broken in order to perform the surgery.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|