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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Miami moves to No. 8 in poll, its best ranking in four years

Miami moves to No. 8 in poll, its best ranking in four years

Thanks to a 5-0 start, the Miami Hurricanes are back in the top 10 of the latest AP Top 25 poll at No. 8, their highest ranking since midway through the 2013 season.USF and UCF continued its rise. The Bulls jumped two spots to No. 16 after beating Ci...
Published: 10/15/17
East Lake alum Daniel LaCamera cool under pressure for Aggies

East Lake alum Daniel LaCamera cool under pressure for Aggies

GAINESVILLE — Daniel LaCamera had been looking forward to playing Florida since the game was first put on the schedule. On Saturday night, the Tarpon Springs native made the game even more memorable when he kicked his first game-winning field goal fr...
Published: 10/14/17
Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Texas A&M

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Texas A&M

1. Florida continues to put together nice opening drives, then stalling. It started Saturday’s game with a 13-play, 63-yard drive that ended in a field goal. The next five: three and out, three and out, interception, three and out, three and out.2. W...
Published: 10/14/17
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder (or recruit)

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder (or recruit)

GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Jim McElwain didn’t need to see his team’s swamp green alternate uniforms in action Saturday night to know that they served their purpose.No, they were not universally beloved; McElwain said his hate mail tripled before Sa...
Published: 10/14/17
Pressure’s on Jim McElwain after Florida’s latest loss

Pressure’s on Jim McElwain after Florida’s latest loss

GAINESVILLE — It took a month, but Jim McElwain’s house of cards has started to fall.The crumbling continued Saturday with Florida’s 19-17 home loss to Texas A&M.UF (3-3, 3-2 SEC) surrendered a fourth-quarter lead by giving up three late field goals ...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/14/17
Big underdog Syracuse upsets No. 2 Clemson

Big underdog Syracuse upsets No. 2 Clemson

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse, a 221/2-point underdog, stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers’...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/14/17
College football week 7: Times staff picks

College football week 7: Times staff picks

The Times’ college football coverage team makes its picks for week 7 of the college football season:gametimeMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTraci Johnson, @TBHomeTeamMatt Bbaker, @MBakerTBTimesMike Sherman, @mikeshermanTom Jones, @tomwjonesJoey Knight, @...
Published: 10/12/17
Why are college football coaches’ buyouts so big?

Why are college football coaches’ buyouts so big?

As the temperature rises on hot seats in the SEC and across the country, one number has become as important as a coach’s record.His buyout.If Texas A&M wanted to fire coach Kevin Sumlin — whose Aggies play at Florida on Saturday — the school must pay...
Published: 10/11/17
U-G-L-Y, these uniforms ain’t got no alibi

U-G-L-Y, these uniforms ain’t got no alibi

After Florida unveiled this week’s new alternate Gators-like uniforms Monday night, the Twitter reaction was swift — and not very kind. While recruits might like them (and maybe they look better in person), we’re not fans. That got us wondering: What...
Published: 10/10/17
Gators, Nike unveil uniform that looks like alligator skin

Gators, Nike unveil uniform that looks like alligator skin

GAINESVILLE — The Gators will actually look the part when they host Texas A&M on Saturday night. The Gators and Nike unveiled an alternate uniform Monday night that literally looks like alligator skin. The camouflage-styled jerseys will be paired wit...
Published: 10/09/17