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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
That’s because the NCAA has canceled all of its spring and winter championships in every sport, the governing body of college athletics announced Thursday due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Lacrosse: No. 8 Florida breezes past No. 19 Navy,17-9, at Dizney Stadium.
Softball, lacrosse teams in action Tuesday
Tennis teams lose Sunday
UF leads women's tourney; Gators lacrosse team picks up home win
Florida and Auburn take the field for game two of the series Saturday at 6 p.m.
UF women's basketball team to play in SEC Tournament on Thursday
The UF women secured two silver medals and 45 points to place seventh in the SEC.
Teams play again at 1 p.m. Saturday