Florida Rumors & News

  • Florida gives 1-year extensions to McElwain, White

    ESPN "The Florida Gators have rewarded football coach Jim McElwain and men's basketball coach Mike White with one-year extensions, the school announced Friday. The extensions also include a raise as well as a significant performance-bonus increase. "Both Coach Mac and Coach White have done a..." June 17

  • Florida's John Egbunu returning for senior season

    SEC Country "Mike White and the Florida Gators received good news on Friday when center John Egbunu announced he will return for his senior season in Gainesville. “I’m a Florida Gator in my heart, so I wanted another chance to come back and be a Gator,” Egbunu said. “I’ve graduated from here, and I love..." May 19

  • Florida's Robinson pens goodbye letter after reportedly signing with agent

    Jacksonville Times-Union "University of Florida junior forward Devin Robinson has tested enough of the water. The 6-foot-8 Virginia native announced on his Instagram account on Friday that he will hire an agent and give up the year remaining of his college eligibility to enter the NBA draft. He had previously announced..." April 15

  • South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin listens to only one type of music -- Frank Sinatra's. So, it was fitting that Sinatra's "New York, New York" was blaring at Madison Square Garden while Martin was cutting down the nets after South Carolina's 77-70 win over Florida in the East..." March 26

  • Florida beats Wisconsin on Chiozza's 3-pointer at OT buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It was Chris Chiozza's breakneck speed leading to his 3-point buzzer-beater that impressed his coach in Florida's dramatic 84-83 overtime win over Wisconsin in the NCAA East Regional semifinal on Friday night in Madison Square Garden. The junior guard raced three-quarters of the..." March 25

  • Florida puts clamps on Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Leon and Devin Robinson hit big shot after big shot to help Florida find cracks in the top scoring defense in the country. The Gators then turned on their own stifling defense to earn a trip to the Sweet 16. Playing maybe its most complete game of the season,..." March 19

  • Robinson-led Florida stymies East Tennessee State

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida forward Devin Robinson threw down two dunks before halftime and nailed a couple of 3-pointers after it. His big day was enough to stave off an East Tennessee State team that provided plenty of trouble in between. Robinson scored a game-high 24 points and added..." March 16

  • Vanderbilt stifles Florida for SEC tourney upset

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the season's first three months, to say that Vanderbilt's defense was substandard might have been kind. Now it's carrying the Commodores to victories in the Southeastern Conference tournament. A night after holding Texas A&M to 41 points, Vanderbilt held No. 17..." March 10

  • Vandy stuns No. 12 Florida again

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before the season, Vanderbilt pinned its NCAA Tournament hopes on center Luke Kornet. Nearly four months later, the senior center might have led the Commodores there with a 24-point, 10-rebound, two-block performance as Vanderbilt upset No. 12 Florida 73-71 at Memorial..." March 04

  • No. 12 Florida continues hot run with win vs. Arkansas

    The Sports Xchange "Canyon Barry's right ankle is nearing full health and he once again appears like the best player on the Florida roster. But coach Mike White takes it a step further when talking about the player who hasn't started a single game all season. "He's the sixth man of the year in this..." March 01

  • No 11 Kentucky wins showdown vs. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 11 Kentucky took control of the Southeastern Conference race on Saturday with a 76-66 win over No. 13 Florida at Rupp Arena. Kentucky (24-5, 14-2 SEC) now holds a one-game lead over Florida (23-6, 13-3) with two games to play. If the Wildcats beat Vanderbilt on Tuesday..." February 25

  • No. 13 Florida tops South Carolina for ninth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "KeVaughn Allen experienced a miserable contest the first time Florida played South Carolina this season, scoring one measly point. Things went much better for the sophomore guard in Tuesday night's rematch. Allen contributed 26 points and a career-best seven rebounds as No. 13 Florida..." February 21

  • No. 15 Florida survives Mississippi State upset bid

    The Sports Xchange "Kevarrius Hayes has a new increased role and he performed it well on Saturday. The sophomore is Florida's new starting center and he scored the decisive points and followed that with a crucial defensive play to help the No. 15 Gators escape with a 57-52 victory over Mississippi State on..." February 18

  • No. 15 Florida roars past Auburn 114-95

    The Sports Xchange "Scoring points against Auburn hasn't been tough to do this season. But No. 15 Florida took it to a new level by setting a school record for most points in an SEC game. Senior guard Canyon Barry played the leading role and scored a season-best 30 points to help the Gators post a..." February 14

  • No. 17 Florida runs winning streak to 6

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Justin Leon scored 18 points and made a career-high four 3-pointers to help No. 17 Florida post a 71-62 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday in SEC play at Gainesville, Fla. Senior reserve guard Canyon Barry added 12 points to help the Gators (20-5, 10-2 SEC) record their sixth..." February 11

  • Chiozza guides No. 17 Florida into tie for SEC lead

    The Sports Xchange "No. 17 Florida is the hottest team in the Southeastern Conference heading the final stretch of league play. Junior guard Chris Chiozza scored 15 points, and the Gators moved into a first-place tie in the SEC with a 72-60 win over Georgia on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga...." February 07

  • No. 24 Florida trounces No. 8 Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 24 Florida shot 68 percent in the second half and outrebounded Kentucky 54-29 to hand No. 8 Kentucky its worst loss of the season, 88-64 on Saturday night. "I told the guys, 'Hey, beating Kentucky is great. They're one of the best teams in the country,'" Florida..." February 04

  • Chiozza's triple-double propels No. 24 Florida past Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "Chris Chiozza knew what was at stake as Florida neared the finish of a total beat down of Missouri. First he lobbied coach Mike White to let him re-enter the game. Then he surveyed which teammates were on the floor with him before delivering the message. "Three more buckets," Chiozza..." February 02

  • Hayes leads No. 25 Florida to rout of Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Even in building a solid start to its season, Florida has had plenty of issues. The No. 25 Gators have struggled to succeed on the defensive boards and suffered from lapses early in second halves that cost them wins. Those two struggles were answered emphatically in a..." January 28

  • Hot-shooting Florida blows past LSU

    The Sports Xchange "LSU's long losing streak got even longer. The Gators made a school-record 19 3-pointers (in 33 attempts) as they rebounded from back-to-back losses to rout the Tigers 106-71 in an SEC game against LSU on Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. The..." January 26

  • Fisher-Davis, Vanderbilt derail No. 19 Florida

    The Sports Xchange "Matthew Fisher-Davis was in coach Bryce Drew's doghouse earlier this week for the second time this season. He temporarily escaped after helping Vanderbilt deliver its most impressive win of the season. The junior guard scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:22 remaining, as..." January 21

  • No. 24 South Carolina tops No. 19 Florida behind Thornwell

    The Sports Xchange "Frank Martin said it was a major point of emphasis not to let Florida's 3-point shooting become a factor. But the South Carolina coach never considered his club would snap an impressive 25-year shooting streak. Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 20 points and the No. 24 Gamecocks..." January 18

  • No. 23 Florida outlasts Georgia in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Florida coach Mike White had a premonition and it wasn't the type a coach likes to have before a game. The Gators haven't been clicking on all cylinders despite not losing in more than a month and he feared the team's good fortune was about to turn. "We had our worst practice yesterday..." January 14

  • Stone guides No. 23 Florida past Alabama

    The Sports Xchange "Keith Stone picked a good time for the third double-digit scoring night of his young career. The freshman forward scored 14 points and drained all three of his 3-point attempts to help No. 23 Florida post an 80-67 victory over Alabama on Tuesday in Southeastern Conference play at Tuscaloosa,..." January 11

  • No. 24 Florida surges past Tennessee in second half

    The Sports Xchange "It wasn't the start Florida coach Mike White was hoping for, but he'll take the finish. Senior forward Justin Leon scored a career-high 19 points and sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen fueled a hot-shooting second half as No. 24 Florida fought off a gritty effort from Tennessee in an 83-70 win..." January 07

  • No. 24 Florida tops Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "Canyon Barry's family lineage hints that he might be good at shooting a basketball. The senior guard lived up to expectations on Tuesday when he matched his season high of 20 points to lead No. 24 Florida to a 70-63 victory over Mississippi in SEC play at Gainesville, Fla. Barry, the..." January 03

  • No. 25 Florida defeats Arkansas in SEC opener

    The Sports Xchange "Florida sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen, a native of Little Rock, Ark., expected to be greeted by boos when he took the floor against Arkansas on Thursday night. He got what he expected, but didn't get rattled and instead reminded Razorback fans what they missed when he elected to sign with the..." December 30