Saturday, December 16, 2017

Florida Gators

Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is very little these days that can dampen the mood of Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise, whose Gators knocked off reigning national champion Stanford in Thursday’s NCAA semifinals and face Nebraska tonight for the title. Not...
Published: 12/15/17
Gators crash volleyball power party, play national semifinal Thursday

Gators crash volleyball power party, play national semifinal Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s difficult to call a volleyball program that has been to the Final Four eight times an underdog, especially the way Florida rallied to beat Southern California and punch its latest ticket. Yet of the four schools descending on ...
Published: 12/13/17
Early signing period, coaching vacancies made for high drama

Early signing period, coaching vacancies made for high drama

Florida State president John Thrasher lost his national championship-winning coach, Jimbo Fisher, to Texas A&M on a Friday.Thrasher spent that weekend considering possible replacements and flew across the country to woo Willie Taggart on Monday. By W...
Published: 12/13/17
Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

TALLAHASSEE — Willie Simmons was named football coach at Florida A&M on Monday. The Tallahassee native will be introduced today. Simmons, 37, has been the coach at Prairie View A&M the past three seasons (21-11, including 6-5 this season). He played ...
Published: 12/11/17
FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball

FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball

Published: 12/10/17
Chiozza, Gators stop Cincy, end 3-game skid

Chiozza, Gators stop Cincy, end 3-game skid

NEWARK, N.J. — Chris Chiozza scored the final six points of the game and No. 5 Florida snapped a three-game losing streak with a 66-60 victory over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center. Chiozza p...
Published: 12/09/17
Baker: In my Heisman Trophy vote, talent is the only consideration

Baker: In my Heisman Trophy vote, talent is the only consideration

There’s a disconnect between what the Heisman Trophy is and what it claims to be.The words on the ballot say the Heisman is "awarded to the outstanding college football player in the United States," as long as he’s eligible.By that criteria, the vote...
Published: 12/09/17
Resurgent Army enters Navy game with confidence

Resurgent Army enters Navy game with confidence

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Monken’s second season at Army in 2015 ended with 10 losses and a record 14th straight defeat to Navy. But Monken was confident a West Point turnaround was imminent thanks to successful recruiting and the number of close losses, a...
Published: 12/08/17
Winners and losers on college football’s coaching carousel

Winners and losers on college football’s coaching carousel

The music has just about stopped. Just about every college football program in the country has a coach now.But it was the craziest coaching musical chairs ever. Think of all the major programs that will have new coaches next season, including Florida...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17

Gasparilla Bowl journal: Temple’s Collins speaks highly of former boss, new Gator Mullen

ST. PETE BEACH — If anyone has an accurate read on how new coach Dan Mullen will fare at Florida, it’s Temple’s Geoff Collins.Collins worked under Mullen as a Mississippi State assistant from 2011-14. He jumped from there to Gainesville, where he spe...
Published: 12/07/17