Kevin Brockway

  • Playing on the Washington Wizards summer league squad worked out well for both former Florida forward Devin Robinson and former Gator point guard Chris Chiozza.

    The 6-foot-9 Robinson was among the top scorers […]

  • Florida is going to honor its 2008 national championship team during the Oct. 6 game against LSU in The Swamp.

    More than 100 members of that team are being invited back to Florida to celebrate the 10-year […]

  • The former All-American was at the bar at Ironwood Golf Course, spinning stories.

    Nearing 70, former Florida standout Steve Tannen can weave stories ranging from blocking a punt in the Gator Bowl to hanging […]

    • Good article especially for those of us who were lucky enough to watch Tannen and be a part of this era of Gator Football.

    • What a fascinating and well done article, Kevin. Thank you!

    • Great article!

    • I remember Gator football as pretty much holding its own thru the 50’s, not great but not bad, and my Dad being fanatic anyway as though they were the best of the best. And I became a fanatic too in 1960 when Ray Graves came aboard and I was finally old enough to understand what was going on–really going on–save for the obvious fact that down there on the field were the biggest men I had ever seen in my life. I’ll never forget meeting Bob Wehking on the field after the Ga-Fla game….a giant at probably 250 lbs…compared to Larry Libatore soaking wet at 138 pounds. Or Vic Miranda, Bob Hoover, Bobby Dodd Jr….

      Some good years in the 60’s and 70’s….and the 80’s too for the most part……loved every minute of it even when overseas…..but Gator football didn’t really come into its own until the second coming of SOS. That changed everything from A to Z. Then we went sour with Zook, resurrected with Myer, and couldn’t quite find our way back with Muschamp and Mac. Until now. This is surely the 3rd Gator dynasty, all the signs are in place, and once it gets rolling all we have to do is be smart, play fair, and win-win-win. Is this a great time to be a Gator, or what? I only wish my old man could still be around to see it.

    • Larry “Long Gone” Dupree. About as finer of a Gator as you’ll ever want to meet. Quite a memory, Salty.

  • Former Gators Chris Chiozza and Devin Robinson are back playing together in summer league for the Washington Wizards.

    And in the words of Peaches and Herb, reunited never felt so good.

    Robinson had a […]

  • I don’t think I paint a rosy picture, bf, I report the facts as they are, good or bad.

  • It’s never too early to discuss recruiting. Especially when it comes to Florida basketball.

    Florida coach Mike White and his staff brought in a breakthrough class in 2018, which included his first five-star […]

  • I see Steve Tannen is back living in Gainesville

  • Thanks Carlos but the list is for players who played in a UF uniform from the year 2000 on.

  • Florida has earned the name DBU for a reason. Since 2000, the Gators have sent 22 defensive backs to the NFL, with several going on to long, productive careers.

    Here’s a look at the five best defensive backs t […]

    • Hard to imagine that it’s been that long since these guys played in the Swamp and terrorized teams at other SEC stadiums. Seems like just yesterday, at least in this Gator’s memory. Thanks, Kevin….

    • I’m with Gator-6, time is flying by. But man, it’s time to pick it up Gators! Real Gators Football this year, please! And Reggie Nelson, in today’s college football rule book, would get thrown-out for his ”boo-ya hits” he so often inflicted on opposing receivers.
      One thing I don’t like now, C.T.E.’s or not, the refs let the D.B.s hang ALL OVER THE W.R.’s running their routes, without throwing a flag. But then they throw a flag, and go to video replay for every hard hit by a D.B. in college football today. Way too inconsistent, in my opinion.

      • GI good point. Hard to get separation when you have 190 plus lbs hanging on you. A friend of mine that played in the leather helmet days says hits wouldn’t be as bad if they took away the helmets. Of course he was missing a few teeth, and his nose was crooked.

    • Wow, I was am trying to get my head to separate the seasons these guys played. Seems the older I get the more compressed the seasons. It seems like some of those guys were just in Orange and Blue and they are already retired form football. Remember when you couldn’t wait to grow up, drivers license, first legal drink, getting into the adult world? Then you wake up one day and go WTF. The time wanting to be older seemed slow and to take for ever. The time after is/has gone by in the blink of an eye.

    • Thanks Carlos but the list is for players who played in a UF uniform from the year 2000 on.

    • Tampa, I hear there is another Neal in HS

    • I was at a lot of the games he played in. I thought the same thing. Great athlete maybe not some much of a football mind.

    • I see Steve Tannen is back living in Gainesville

    • Steve Tannen is an absolute must addition to this list. a Super Gator at this position. All American Plus!

  • Former Florida assistant coach Dusty May learned he had plenty to sell when he took over as Florida Atlantic’s head basketball coach last March.

    Granted, FAU’s basketball history has produced just one NCAA Tou […]

  • Former Florida catcher Todd Johannes, known as a hard worker and good teammate, died two weeks ago of natural causes in Guatemala at 41 years old.

    Johannes played at Florida from 1996-99 under former Gator […]

  • After spending eight years as Florida’s sideline reporter for radio broadcasts, former UF running back Brady Ackerman has decided to return to coaching.

    Ackerman accepted an offensive analyst position at J […]

    • Coach ’em up, Brady, Hogtown style! And thanks for the great call-in shows. As I was a big fan of yours and Shane Matthews’ show. Hope you can work your way up and back to the Orange & Blue one day.

    • Both to Brady for all the memories…..and Leland for always keeping it real here on Gatorsports!

  • Agree but don’t downgrade the talent for a second. Corey Brewer posted the first triple-double in UF history. Brewer, Horford and Noah were lottery picks for a reason. Horford has gone on to be a four-time All-Star. Noah a two-time All-Star and NBA defensive player of the year. Brewer scored more than 50 points in an NBA game. Al three have lasted…[Read more]

  • Corey Brewer found comfort being reunited in the NBA with his former Florida coach, Billy Donovan, in Oklahoma City.

    So much so that Brewer wouldn’t mind re-signing with the Thunder for this upcoming s […]

    • That team was one of the best “teams” I have ever seen in college basketball the past 50+ years. There were more talented ones , for sure, but these guys were a real team in every sense of the word. Everyone was a like a piece to a puzzle that looked awesome once you completed it.Their skills complimented each other. Fun to watch. I hope Jo gets his head together and makes a comeback.

      • Agree but don’t downgrade the talent for a second. Corey Brewer posted the first triple-double in UF history. Brewer, Horford and Noah were lottery picks for a reason. Horford has gone on to be a four-time All-Star. Noah a two-time All-Star and NBA defensive player of the year. Brewer scored more than 50 points in an NBA game. Al three have lasted 11 years in the NBA. Look back at the film. All three were RELENTLESS competitors, crashed the boards constantly, defended, played with max effort. It’s the best college basketball frontcourt in the past 20 years. The fact that all three were selfless enhanced their ability to make of the most of their talent and win championships together in college.

  • Finding the right quarterback is essential in college football. It’s a vexing task.

    Florida took a chance in the grad transfer market last season with former Notre Dame signal-caller Malik Zaire and it didn’t […]

    • Exactly what I was fixin’ to say, Steve, but you beat me to it. Any discussion of QB play in the last few year has to include: OL, OL, and then OL.

  • Former Florida forward Egor Koulechov has accepted a NBA summer league invite with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    The 6-foot-5 Koulechov was second on the Gators in scoring (13.8 ppg) and led UF in rebounding (6.4 […]

  • Florida’s fourth straight College World Series appearance ended short of the ultimate goal, repeating as national champions.

    The Gators still accomplished plenty during the 2018 season. Florida won an SEC r […]

  • Florida sophomore track standout Grant Holloway announced this week that he intends to return for his junior season.

    Holloway wrote an open letter to Gator fans through UF’s athletic website explaining his d […]

  • Former Florida point guard Chris Chiozza has accepted a NBA summer league invite with the Washington Wizards.

    Chiozza, UF’s all-time leader in assists with 571, will be reunited with former Gator teammate Devin […]

    • For Chiozza, this is make it or break it time. Foreign leagues are an option, but remember most foreign teams only get 2 or 3 foreign players on their roster. Egor doesn;t have that problem ’cause he can go right to an Israeli league and make about $300-500K per year. /But it will ever be NBA money. I wish Chiozza well. I, too, was a 6-foot point guard looking that NBA 40 YEARS AGO, AND it didn’t look good for me then. Good luck guys.’

  • With its season still on the line, Florida will get a second chance to knock off Texas Tech at the College World Series.

    The Gators (48-20) are hoping for a different result when they face the Red Raiders […]

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