Larson lifts Gators to Super Regional win over Wake Forest

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Florida senior outfielder Ryan Larson remembered the advice from his coach shortly before coming up to the plate Saturday night with the bases loaded and the game on the line. “Watching a game in the locker room a few days...

Jefferson sets mark; UF finishes 5th

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The Florida women's outdoor track and field team finished in fifth place with 39 points at the NCAA meet Saturday. Oregon won the title at 64 points, followed by Georgia (62.2), Southern Cal (43) and Kentucky (40). Kyra Jefferson set...

Gainesville Super Regional resumes at 8:08 p.m.

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The Gainesville Super Regional at McKethan Stadium resumed at 8:08 p.m. after a three hour and 49-minute weather/lightning delay with No. 3 national seed Florida holding a 1-0 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning. The game will...

UF’s Vucenovic takes second at NCAA Outdoors

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EUGENE, Ore. - Senior javelin thrower Marija Vucenovic finished second on Day 2 of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which saw the women take center stage, and the Gators score 10 points and qualified four of their six preliminary entries...

UF men repeat as NCAA Outdoor Track and Field champions

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Special to Gatorsports.com EUGENE, Ore. — Florida's men repeated as NCAA Outdoor Track and Field champions Friday at Hayward Field to capture the trophy for the fourth time in six years. The Gators scored 61.5 points to take the team title....

Florida’s Woolcock named Honda Sport Award winner for tennis

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Special to Gatorsports.com Florida senior Belinda Woolcock was named the Honda Sport Award winner for Tennis, Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards announced. Woolcock becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the...

Byrne, UF’s Closer to a T

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By Pat Dooley Sun sports columnist It started out as a joke, just for laughs. OK, so it also brought attention to a kid who doesn't seek any. That was simply a side benefit. Rita Byrne heard from a friend who had heard...

UF’s Bates, Holloway top long jump at NCAA track and field

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Special to Gatorsports.com EUGENE, Ore. - Junior KeAndre Bates won his second long jump national title of the year, and freshman Grant Holloway finished right behind him, tallying 18 points Wednesday night for No. 2-ranked Florida to open the NCAA...

UF close to fielding full roster

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Florida was able to overcome an inconsistent weekend at the plate to get through the Gainesville Regional. The Gators are hopeful the return of their leadoff hitter will provide a spark to their offense heading into their...

Tyson Alexander returns to U.S. Open

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By Pat Dooley Sun sports columnist When he qualified for the United States Open golf tournament in 2009, Tyson Alexander figured it was the norm for him. He was still an amateur with a bright future. The former Gator golfer and current...

Updated: Catching up with Mike Zunino

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Special to Gatorsports.com (UPDATED, June 8) SEATTLE — After a brief demotion to the minor leagues, Mike Zunino appears to have regained his hitting stroke - and then some. The Seattle catcher and former standout at the University of Florida hit...

Gators vying for team, individual titles at NCAA Outdoors

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Special to Gatorsports.com EUGENE, Ore. - Florida boasts 26 entries - 13 apiece for the men's and women's teams - for this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships, beginning today and concluding Saturday at Historic Hayward Field. Men's events are held days one...

Oklahoma beats Florida 5-4 to win the NCAA softball championship

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma won its second consecutive national softball championship Tuesday by defeating top seed Florida 5-4 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. It is the Sooners' third national championship in five seasons. The Sooners (61-9) also...

Gainesville Super Regional starts Saturday against Wake Forest

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Special to Gatorsports.com No. 3 national seed Florida will host Wake Forest for the Gainesville Super Regional starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, the NCAA announced. Sunday's Game 2 is also scheduled for 3 p.m. The if-necessary Game 3 will be scheduled...

Oklahoma leads championship series over Florida in 17 innings

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY - It took an epic game to decide the opener of the Women's College World Series championship round between two softball programs that have split the past four national titles. Oklahoma took a huge step toward...

Gators survive, advance to NCAA Super Regional vs. Wake Forest

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Florida is headed to the Super Regionals for the third consecutive year and seventh time in the last nine seasons. But the Gators may not have gotten there if not for a freshman stepping up and a...

UF loss to Bethune-Cookman forces deciding game: Update

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer UPDATED AT 11:24 a.m. Florida had reasons to feel confident heading into its NCAA regional matchup against Bethune-Cookman on Sunday night. Hard-throwing sophomore righty Brady Singer was on the mound for the Gators, and the Wildcats had...

Florida will play for national title after defeating Washington

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY -- Top-seeded Florida followed the same script Sunday it brought to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium to advance to the championship series - unhittable pitching and plenty of offense in its 5-2 semifinal win over...

Florida proving hard to beat at Women’s College World Series

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Florida coach Tim Walton has a simple mentality when it comes to winning games — if the other team doesn't score, his team can't lose. "I know it sounds silly, but it's obvious," Walton said....

Florida advances thanks to solid pitching in 5-1 win over USF in 12

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer With its bats silent for most of the game, Florida needed to find any way it could to score on Saturday night against USF. Courtesy of freshman Blake Reese and a gutty effort from sophomore righty reliever...