The Back Nine: Real change is mandatory

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The Back Nine comes at you after our cities burned and people suffered and reporters were terrorized. And we were without sports. This was not a good weekend for America. I did not expect COVID-19 to be shoved...

UF leadership addresses racial crisis

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University of Florida head and assistant coaches from various sports teams have taken to social media with statements after days of protests against police brutality on people of color around the nation. UF president Kent Fuchs issued a statement on...

Florida’s APR scores strong again

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Fourteen Florida teams exceeded or equaled its sport's national average.

Roundup: 5 UF teams receive NCAA APR recognition

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TV show will highlight unique Gators content, including a recap of the shortened 2019-20 season

Gators earn degrees

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23 members of the 2020 spring graduation class were part of a national and/or conference championship team during their Gator careers. 46 earned Academic All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Florida’s Thomas is SEC Gymnast of Year and Rowland voted Coach of Year

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Joining Thomas, a sophomore, on the All-SEC team are teammates Rachel Gowey, a senior, and sophomore Savannah Schoenherr thanks to a vote of the league coaches.

Tebow headlines UF Athletic Hall of Fame class

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This year's nine-member class is comprised of eight Gator Greats and an Honorary Letterwinner.

Front-line defenders: Former UF athletes now battle deadly virus

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Hudson, a University of Florida soccer player from 2004 to 2007, is at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, volunteered to work a four-week stint as a nurse in the ICU of a Manhattan hospital.

Gators swimmers clean up with SEC awards

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Florida sophomore Kieran Smith was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Year and coach Anthony Nesty is Coach of Year

The Back Nine: Finally, some good news

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The Back Nine comes at you after another week of quarantine that included the end of March ... thankfully. As months go, it was about as bad as it gets. Let’s hope April isn’t worse. Florida certainty received...

SEC extends suspension of in-person athletics activities

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Virtual film review extended to four hours per week

Florida baseball, softball rosters in flux

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In the other spring sport played with bats and balls, coach Kevin O’Sullivan is trying to figure things out because -- while he has two starters who are seniors and could come back -- he has the Major League draft to worry about.

Gators place 11 teams in final top-25 rankings

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Despite a perfect 10-0 record on the mat and several perfect 10s from Trinity Thomas, the UF gymnastics team settled for No. 2 behind Oklahoma as the Big 12 powerhouse narrowly edged the Gators by scoring a 198.4 this season to Florida’s 198.375. 

NCAA will allow spring sports seniors another chance in 2021

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Winter sports were not included in the decision. Council members declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or much of their regular seasons were completed.

UF/Team USA track and field coach Holloway thinking big picture with Olympics postponed

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One of just five coaches in Division I history to win at least eight men’s team NCAA Championships, Holloway was named head coach of the United States Track and Field team for the Olympics in October 2019 – a potential once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and one that would have seen Holloway work throughout the summer almost immediately after presumably another championship bid. 

UF avoiding red ink on financial ledger caused by cancellations due to virus

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 Of UF’s 21 overall sports, only two showed a profit in the 2019 fiscal year -- football and men’s basketball. Football generated a profit of $47,950,819, while basketball brought in $2,455,291. UF’s 19 other programs finished the year $33,528,175 in the red.

All Power 5 conferences scrap spring competition

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In addition, all spring football games are cancelled and there will be no pro days conducted by SEC institutions.

UF athletic activities on hold, point to April 15

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All of the school’s spring sports, including spring football, and the facilities used by those sports, are being shut down until at least April 15 as part of an SEC mandate announced by the conference Friday.

SEC suspends all athletic activities until at least April 15

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SEC athletics programs will cease practices, individual and team workouts effective the end of the day today. Team meetings shall conclude no later than 5 p.m. local time on Monday.

Gators react on social media to NCAA cancellations

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The decision, while not made lightly by any means, was tough to swallow for many Gators, especially those set to compete for postseason or conference championships