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  • Gators roll past Tide, win national championship in softball

    Gators roll past Tide, win national championship in softball
    The Florida Gators won the school's first national championship in softball on Tuesday night with a 6-3 win against Alabama. After a 5-0 shutout of the Tide a day earlier in the best two-of-three series, UF's win against the 2012 national champions...
  • Billy Donovan: The Magic 'hit two home runs' selecting Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton

    Billy Donovan: The Magic 'hit two home runs' selecting Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton
    Aaron Gordon first heard of Elfrid Payton a year ago, when a group of 26 players assembled in Colorado Springs, Colo., to try out for USA Basketball's Under-19 team. Gordon glanced at the list of invitees and recognized one well-known player after...
  • With VCU's 2011 Final Four run leading way, Rams athletics on rise

     With VCU's 2011 Final Four run leading way, Rams athletics on rise
    RICHMOND — Matt Ball has been connected to VCU for 30 years, and given the duration and diversity of his affiliation — student-athlete, graduate, coach — few can better appreciate and assess the exponential growth of the Rams' sports...
  • Flip Saunders reportedly returning to coach Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Minnesota Timberwolves scoured the pro and college ranks for their next coach before coming back to the man who helped lead the search: Flip Saunders. Saunders will return to coach the team he guided to the playoffs eight times, including the 2004...
  • Report: Calipari rejected $60M deal from Cavs

    Report: Calipari rejected $60M deal from Cavs
    Kentucky coach John Calipari and the Cleveland Cavaliers discussed a seven-year, $60 million-plus contract, according to Yahoo Sports. The proposed deal would have made Calipari the president and coach, giving him having final say on roster moves over...
  • UF's Donovan says quick SEC, NCAA tournament turnaround a concern for Gators

    UF's Donovan says quick SEC, NCAA tournament turnaround a concern for Gators
    With a win during Sunday's SEC tournament title game, the Florida Gators should arrive to Orlando's subregional next week as the top seed in the NCAA tournament. But coach Billy Donovan believes his team will be at an immediate disadvantage as it...
  • Damontre Harris leaving Gators' basketball team

    Damontre Harris leaving Gators' basketball team
    The Damonte Harris saga has officially ended, with the 6-foot-10 power forward never playing at minute for the Florida Gators. UF has confirmed Harris is leaving the program, confirming a reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, who cited multiple...
  • Billy Donovan, Casey Prather up for national awards

    Billy Donovan, Casey Prather up for national awards
    The success of the top-ranked Florida Gators has coach Billy Donovan and leading scorer Casey Prather in the running for national awards given by the United States Basketball Writers. Donovan is one of 10 finalists for Henry Iba Award for the nation's...
  • Gators hold on to top Kentucky, win SEC Tournament title

    Gators hold on to top Kentucky, win SEC Tournament title
    ATLANTA — The Florida Gators overcame shaky free-throw shooting and a late charge by the Kentucky Wildcats to capture the school’s first SEC Tournament title since 2007. The Gators led 54-39 following a dunk by Patric Young with 11:03...
  • UF freshman Hill sparks Gators off the bench again

    UF freshman Hill sparks Gators off the bench again
    UF senior Scottie Wilbekin has not taken a backseat to any point guard during the Gators' run to another Elite Eight. But Wilbekin has been more than happy to share the ride with freshman back-up Kasey Hill. The 6-foot-2 Wilbekin is the Gators' leader...
  • Billy Donovan has spoken to NBA teams, expects to remain with Gators

     Billy Donovan has spoken to NBA teams, expects to remain with Gators
    GAINESVILLE — UF coach Billy Donovan said he is not going anywhere, even though NBA teams reached out to him recently about their coaching vacancies. Donovan said he has received a few phone calls and engaged in a couple of brief conversations...
  • What does Gators shooting guard Michael Frazier II do for an encore?

    What does Gators shooting guard Michael Frazier II do for an encore?
    What can Michael Frazier II do for an encore after his record-setting 3-point shooting performance at South Carolina? Coach Billy Donovan hopes the sophomore shooting guard does not try too much for the top-ranked Gators on Saturday at home against...