Florida Rumors & News

  • Chris Leak accuser decides not to press charges

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It appears former Florida quarterback Chris Leak won't face charges related to sexual misconduct. The 16-year-old girl who accused Leak of inappropriate contact with her at Edgewater High School has chosen not to file charges, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The 31-year-old Leak was..." October 18

  • Florida's Jarrad Davis suffers ankle spain

    Tampa Bay Times "Star linebacker Jarrad Davis sustained a severe ankle sprain, and the Florida Gators do not know when he will return, the school announced Sunday. UF is off this week before playing rival Georgia on Oct. 29 in Jacksonville. The Gators control their destiny in the SEC East. Davis injured..." October 17

  • Florida season-ticket holders offered discount for relocated LSU game

    ESPN "Florida season-ticket holders will be reimbursed for the two games that won't be played in Gainesville and are being offered half-price tickets for the Gators' game against LSU that will now be played on the road in Baton Rouge. These details were revealed in a letter emailed Sunday and signed..." October 17

  • No. 18 Florida shuts down Missouri, 40-14

    The Sports Xchange "No. 18 Florida got its starting quarterback back, but the Gators' defense remains the story in Gainesville. Florida returned two interceptions for touchdowns and shut down the SEC's leading passing attack in a 40-14 homecoming victory over Missouri on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin..." October 15

  • LSU, Florida to make up game Nov. 19, buy out previous opponents

    ESPN "LSU and Florida will play this season after all. After a heated debate over what to do after Hurricane Matthew forced last Saturday's game to be postponed, the schools reached an agreement with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey to move the game from Florida to LSU and to play Nov. 19 at Tiger..." October 13

  • Ex-Florida QB Will Grier says Jim McElwain pushed him to transfer after suspension

    Alabama "Today marks the one-year anniversary of former Florida quarterback Will Grier's one-year NCAA suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The cause and aftermath of that suspension, including Grier's decision to transfer to West Virginia, has been the subject of widespread..." October 13

  • Miami-Florida State game is on; teams will donate to Hurricane Matthew relief

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Miami Hurricanes’ football game against Florida State will kick off as scheduled on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, the University of Miami announced on Friday. While Hurricane Matthew has ripped through much of the state of Florida — it caused the SEC game between LSU and..." October 07

  • Are the options to reschedule the Florida-LSU game realistic?

    ESPN "With the Thursday announcement that No. 18 Florida’s home game with LSU has been indefinitely postponed because of Hurricane Matthew, the scramble to figure out if these two teams can play again in 2016 is on. Opinions -- and rage -- have proliferated when it comes to the late decision on..." October 07

  • Florida-LSU postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

    USA Today "Saturday's college football game between the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators has been postponed as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the schools announced on Thursday. Both programs and the Southeastern Conference are expected to decide on a rescheduled date — for the 2016 season — at a later time...." October 06

  • Ex-Gators Chris Leak Resigns as HS HC; Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year Old Girl in Training Room

    Black Sports Online "A disturbing story coming out of Florida where Ex-Gators QB Chris Leak is being accused of sexually assaulting a High School girl in a training room. Leak who was just hired as the Edgewater High School Football coach resigned once the allegations were made public. Here are the..." October 06

  • Florida injury woes continue along the defensive line but QB Luke Del Rio could return to face LSU

    College Football Talk "Florida is dealing with a rash of injuries along their defensive line but may be getting some good news on the offensive side of the ball this week ahead of their rivalry clash against LSU. Specifically that comes in the form of their starting quarterback possibly being ready to play against..." October 04

  • No. 23 Florida sputters on offense but edges Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Florida's offense wasn't pretty, according to its coach or the stat sheet. But it was just efficient enough for a 13-6 win over Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The No. 23 Gators gained just 236 of total offense, but 171 of that came on their three..." October 01

  • Tennessee halts 11-game skid against Florida

    The Sports Xchange "For No. 14 Tennessee, the second half on Saturday ranged somewhere between catharsis and exorcism. Breaking an unfathomable 11-year losing streak to Southeastern Conference East rival Florida, the Volunteers scored 38 straight points to erase a 21-0 second-quarter deficit and post a 38-28..." September 24

  • No. 23 Florida rolls; QB Del Rio injured

    The Sports Xchange "No. 23 Florida's defense is ready for the heart of its SEC schedule, but is the Gators' offense -- especially if starting quarterback Luke Del Rio misses time? Del Rio left Saturday night's 32-0 win over North Texas in Gainesville, Fla., late in the third quarter. On a drop-back pass, Del..." September 18

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • Florida makes it 30 straight over Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "Florida's defense forced four turnovers, quarterback Luke Del Rio threw four touchdown passes and the Gators beat Kentucky for the 30th time in a row, winning 45-7 in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday. The 30 consecutive victories mark the longest current streak in the country for teams that..." September 10

  • Del Rio shines in debut, leads Florida past UMass

    The Sports Xchange "Florida won its 27th straight season opener, but it wasn't the performance coach Jim McElwain was hoping to see out of his Gators. Luke Del Rio threw two touchdowns in his Florida debut, and the Gators relied on their defense to survive a scare from Massachusetts in a 24-7 victory Saturday..." September 04

  • 4-Star Adarius Lemons Announces Decommitment From Florida

    College Spun "Adarius Lemons, a four-star running back from Clearwater, Florida, has decommitted from the Florida Gators. Lemons made the announcement on Monday evening via Twitter. This is the second program from which Lemons has decommitted during this recruiting cycle. He was originally committed to..." August 23

  • Florida's Del Rio after winning QB job: 'I earned it'

    Orlando Sentinel "Luke Del Rio had to go to three schools and endure four preseason camps to finally to get his shot to be a starting quarterback. Del Rio called his chance to lead the Gators a "long time coming," a day after Jim McElwain tabbed him the starter for the team's Sept. 3 opener against UMass. "I..." August 20

  • Florida names Luke Del Rio its starting quarterback

    SEC Country "The wait is over for Florida fans. They will know who the starting quarterback will be for the 2016 season opener against UMass. The school announced that Oregon State transfer Luke Del Rio will start the season opener. Del Rio, a redshirt sophomore, beat out Austin Appleby, who transferred..." August 18

  • Florida suspends Jalen Tabor, C'yontai Lewis

    247 Sports "Florida has suspended two players from the team, including All-American cornerback Jalen Tabor, coach Jim McElwain announced via the team website Wednesday. "Both C'yontai (Lewis) and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable," McElwain said...." August 17

  • Florida's best receiver gets cleared in Title IX sexual assault case

    Fox Sports "Florida's best receiver, Antonio Callaway, has been found not responsible in a Title IX sexual assault investigation and is expected to be able to play in the Gators' opener against UMass on Sept. 3. The accuser and her witnesses opted to boycott the hearing because the university had appointed..." August 12

  • Florida G Antonio Riles will miss season with injury

    Gridiron Now "Florida’s offensive line already was the weakest position unit on the team, and the group took a further hit with news that projected starting guard Antonio Riles will miss the season with a knee injury. GN has confirmed that Riles will miss the 2016 campaign because of a knee injury suffered..." August 10

  • Florida's Jalen Tabor changes given name to Teez

    College Spun "Jalen Tabor is no longer on the roster. Instead, you’ll see a “Teez.” Now, the UF communications office and media recognize the star corner by his childhood nickname. Although his family and friends began using the nickname as a joke, the star now prefers it to his given name." August 04

  • Treon Harris the latest quarterback to transfer from Florida

    CBS Sports "Florida's quarterback battle just became a little less congested. Quarterback Treon Harris -- expected to move to wide receiver this season -- has been granted his release from the school and is planning to transfer. Harris appeared in 12 games for the Gators last season, throwing for 1,676..." July 25

  • Gators land Florida’s No. 1 RB, Adarius Lemons

    SEC Country "Florida’s recruiting momentum continued Sunday with another verbal commitment for the Gators. Adarius Lemons, a 4-star running back from Clearwater, Fla., flipped from North Carolina to UF. He attended Friday Night Lights and told SEC Country the Gators were pushing for his No. 1 spot." July 25

  • Gators LB Cristian Garcia helps stop sexual assault behind bar

    ESPN "A University of Florida football player assisted in stopping a rape that was happening behind a Gainesville restaurant early Thursday morning, according to police reports. Cristian Garcia, a junior linebacker for the Florida Gators who played in one game last season, said he was working..." July 23

  • Florida's Jim McElwain confirms Treon Harris has moved to WR

    Yahoo! Sports "After months of speculation, we now know what position Treon Harris will play when Florida begins preseason camp in a few weeks. Months after it was first reported, Gators head coach Jim McElwain confirmed on ESPN writer Ivan Maisel’s podcast that Harris has made the move from quarterback to..." July 21

  • Florida WRs Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells Arrested for Allegedly Shooting BB Guns in Dorm

    The Big Lead "Florida freshman wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells were arrested Sunday for allegedly firing BB guns and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage on campus. Cleveland and Wells, both 18, were charged with criminal mischief for damaging property of more than $1,000 – a third-degree..." July 18

  • Report: Florida WR Alvin Bailey decides to transfer

    The Gainesville Sun "Florida redshirt junior wide receiver Alvin Bailey is transferring to another school, the university confirmed to The Sun on Monday. A four-star recruit in the 2013 class out of Seffner, Bailey contributed minimally during his three seasons at Florida. After redshirting his freshman season, he..." June 28

  • Florida AD Jeremy Foley retiring effective Oct. 1

    ESPN "Longtime Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is stepping down after 25 years of overseeing the Gators' athletic department. Foley announced his plans to Florida coaches and staff members early Monday morning." June 13

  • UF to name football field after Steve Spurrier

    Orlando Sentinel "No one person has a bigger presence at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium than Steve Spurrier. Spurrier's imprint on Florida Gators football just got even bigger. UF has decided to name the field after the school's winningest football coach and the Gators' first Heisman Trophy winner. The official..." June 09

  • Suspension of Florida Gators WR Antonio Callaway altered so he can go to class, more details

    Only Gators "Florida Gators sophomore wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been away from the team for more than four months, and it’s been three since head coach Jim McElwain officially confirmed that Callaway and junior Treon Harris were suspended. While there is no end necessarily in sight for Callaway’s..." June 07

  • Florida AD uses Baylor scandal to remind coaches of their roles

    Orlando Sentinel "Even though it happened 1,000 miles away and in another conference, Baylor University’s fall from grace hit home with UF athletics director Jeremy Foley. On Thursday, Foley e-mailed his coaches to remind them of their duties when sexual assault/harassment claims are reported to them. In the..." June 04

  • Florida AD Jeremy Foley suggests no long-term revival of Gators-Hurricanes

    College Football Talk "The Florida Gators play Florida State every year, and that appears to be the only school from the ACC Florida will continue to play annually. Sorry, Miami. Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley was a guest on WRUF in Gainesville, where he was on to discuss a number of various Florida sports..." May 30

  • West Virginia's Holgorsen anticipates Grier being eligible to start 2017

    The Score "Will Grier must sit out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, plus the six weeks remaining on his one-year drug suspension, but it appears the latter could be wiped out. In a statement Friday, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said he "fully anticipates" the quarterback being..." May 21

  • Ryan Sousa to transfer from Florida Gators

    Alligator Army "Redshirt freshman wide receiver Ryan Sousa will not become redshirt sophomore wide receiver at Florida this fall, he announced via Twitter Monday evening. Sousa got well wishes from several now-former teammates, and his transfer isn't a surprise or a major blow to the Gators. Sousa was seen..." May 12

  • Gators earn commitment from Alabama QB Kadarius Toney

    Orlando Sentinel "The Florida Gators picked up their fifth commitment to the 2017 recruiting class with the addition of Eight Mile (Ala.) Blount High dual-threat quarterback Kadarius Toney. Toney told Ben Thomas of AL.com he relayed the news to UF running backs coach Tim Skipper and also talked to head coach Jim..." May 05

  • Florida-Miami rivalry to be renewed in 2019 season opener

    The Score "A rivalry renewed. After not playing since 2013, Miami and Florida are set to square off to open the 2019 campaign. "We are pleased to have partnered with Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events to kick off the 2019 season against Miami,'' Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. "Orlando..." April 26

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