January 3, 2012 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground. "I had a lot of frustrations, man," Howard said. "Urban brought it out in me today. " Urban Meyer's future team got a good look at his former team, and the Buckeyes learned just how fast the Gators can be. Florida's defense and special teams came up big in the Gator Bowl, recording six sacks and scoring twice as the Gators beat Ohio State yesterday, 24-17.
December 29, 1998 |
Florida, hampered all season by injuries to its defense, lost two key players yesterday when defensive end Tim Beauchamp and cornerback Dock Pollard were suspended for the Orange Bowl. Coach Steve Spurrier said the players were disciplined for breaking school rules, but didn't elaborate. "Tim Beauchamp and Dock Pollard broke a university rule that prohibits them from playing in the game," Spurrier said. "That's really all I'm allowed to say. " Phone messages left for athletic director Jeremy Foley were not immediately returned.
November 6, 1993 |
Collingswood won its fifth football game in a row last night, using its powerful defense to stop Gateway, 29-6. The Panthers, still hoping for a Group 2 playoff berth, raised their record to 6-1 overall and 6-1 in the Colonial Conference. Collingswood had been scored on in only one previous game, a 30-13 loss to Paulsboro on Oct. 1. Gateway fell to 4-3. The Gators' three losses have been to Collingswood, Paulsboro and Sterling - a trio with a combined record of 18-1. Wes Durham's 29-yard field goal got the scoring started, and quarterback Glen Ambrosius was 6 of 8 for 82 yards in the first half, when the Panthers put the game away.
March 26, 1994 |
If you had told Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun he could have junior forward Donyell Marshall on the foul line for two shots with 3.4 seconds left in regulation of a tie game, do you think he'd take his chances? Is Bob Knight arrogant? Unfortunately for Calhoun, that's precisely the situation his Huskies found themselves in last night at the Miami Arena. We say "unfortunately" because Marshall - a 75 percent free throw shooter who will finish second to Purdue's Glenn Robinson in the Player of the Year voting - missed both tries.
February 8, 2007 |
The Florida Gators love to go on the road. They relish the chance to snuff out any hopes of an upset, to silence all those heckling fans. Corey Brewer scored 18 points, Al Horford added 17 and the top-ranked Gators extended their winning streak to 15 games last night with a 71-61 victory at Georgia, which led early, but never really had a chance. Florida (22-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) took control in the first half and pulled away in the second. It wasn't the Gators' best performance, but it was easily good enough to extend their best start ever in the SEC. Four of those wins have come on the road.
February 8, 2012 |
DORON LAMB struggled to explain why top-ranked Kentucky could roll so easily over No. 8 Florida. It's much easier for the Wildcats to talk about their goal. "I told somebody we were going to blow them out today. I just felt it coming," said Lamb, who finished with 18 points in a 78-58 home victory last night. "I knew it was coming for some reason. I don't know why. " Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Kentucky easily passed its toughest Southeastern Conference test to date.
October 16, 1997 |
Everybody says it's the system at Florida, not the quarterback. We'll get a chance to find out Saturday. Sophomore Doug Johnson was suspended for the crucial matchup against No. 6 Auburn because of a curfew violation and true freshman Jesse Palmer will start for the No. 7 Gators. Florida hasn't lost two straight games since 1992. The defending national champion Gators (5-1) lost their No. 1 ranking last week after losing at Louisiana State, 28-21. Auburn (6-0) beat Florida in 1993 and '94. A year ago, the Gators beat the Tigers at home, 51-10.
March 18, 2000 |
There was an 83 percent chance that Florida's Mike Miller wouldn't get the opportunity to make a game-winning basket. All that was needed for Butler to upset fifth-seeded Florida was for LaVall Jordan to make two free throws with 8.1 seconds left in overtime yesterday. That would have given Butler a three-point lead and forced Florida to make a three-pointer just to send the game to a second extra period. Instead, Jordan - an 83 percent foul shooter - missed both free throws and Florida, trailing by only one point, was free to send Miller down the lane.
July 26, 2001 |
Incoming Florida freshman Eraste Autin died of complications related to heat stroke yesterday, six days after collapsing and falling into a coma following a workout with teammates. Autin fell unconscious just outside Florida Field last Thursday while jogging to the locker room after participating in a voluntary summer conditioning session. Friends of the family said he had a major heart attack, that his fever rose to 108 degrees, and that he slipped into a coma soon after he was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. A 6-2, 250-pound fullback from Lafayette, La., Autin was widely considered one of the country's top high school players at his position last season.
November 23, 1990 |
Vernon Maxwell is no longer the all-time leading basketball scorer at the University of Florida. By decision of athletic director Bill Arnsparger, he is now No. 21. Arnsparger decided to delete Maxwell's junior and senior seasons from the Gators record book. The NCAA, which imposed two years of sanctions against the Gators program in September, had ruled Maxwell ineligible for the 1987 and 1988 NCAA tournaments because he had an agent. That move cost Maxwell 118 points and six assists, but still left him as the school's all-time scoring and assist leader.