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  • Ex-Florida WR Dionte Marks announces transfer to Ole Miss instead of UCF

    Saturday Down South "Last Friday, former Florida wide receiver Dionte Marks announced he was bound for the University of Central Florida; however, on Wednesday evening, he pulled a 180 and announced his intention to transfer to Ole Miss to join Lane Kiffin’s program. “First and foremost,..." July 23

  • Florida lands commitment from 4-star in-state receiver Marcus Burke

    Saturday Down South "Dan Mullen’s program has just added another four-star prospect to the team’s current recruiting class as one of the top receivers from the state of Florida just announced his commitment to the Gators. Four-star Trinity Christian Academy standout Marcus Burke announced his..." July 20

  • ESPN 300 CB Clinton Burton Jr. flips from Florida to Boston College

    Alligator Army "Clinton Burton Jr. entered Friday as one of the longest-tenured commits in the Florida Gators 2021 recruiting class. He left it as a Boston College Eagles player to be.   " July 19

  • Urban Meyer’s daughter starts campaign to get father in Florida’s Ring of Honor

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer led the Florida Gators to two national championships during his six seasons as the team’s head coach, so he may seem like an obvious choice for the program’s Ring of Honor. Hid daughter Nicki thinks so, but will others agree? On Monday, Nicki Meyer started a..." July 14

  • Florida, NC State announce future home-and-home series

    College Football Talk "Florida and NC State have given us a bit of Power Five scheduling news on which to chew. Both the ACC and SEC programs announced Thursday that they have agreed to a future home-and-home series.  Florida will travel to Raleigh in 2026 to face NC State in the first of the two..." July 09

  • 5 college football transfers who will have a big impact in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The transfer portal has become an increasingly vital part of college sports in recent years. College football teams use transfers to become quick contenders, and in the case of some schools, remain contenders despite high-profile departures. Oklahoma has essentially made it standard practice to..." July 01

  • Univ. Of Florida 'Gator Bait' Chant Creator Slams Decision To Ban Cheer

    TMZ "Lawrence Wright -- the former Univ. of Florida football star who created the famous "Gator Bait" chant -- is urging school officials to reconsider the cheer's ban ... telling TMZ Sports it's not racist. Back after the 1996 season, fresh off a national..." June 25

  • 2022 QB feels UF is recruiting him hardest

    247 Sports "Valdosta (GA) Lowndes 2022 quarterback Jacurri Brown is already a wanted man on the recruiting front.  " June 22

  • Four-star DB Kamar Wilcoxson commits to Gators for third time

    CBS Sports "Four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson has committed to the Florida Gators, spurning Tennessee, which he had been committed to since April 27. The commitment on Friday marks the third time the Class of 2021 standout has offered his pledge to the..." June 21

  • Florida band to stop using ‘Gator Bait’ chant due to ‘historic racist imagery’

    Larry Brown Sports "The University of Florida is doing away from one of its most popular chants at sporting events. In a Thursday letter to the UF community that was titled “Another Step Toward Positive Change Against Racism,” University of Florida president W. Kent Fuchs outlined a number of..." June 18

  • Kash Daniel comments on infamous Kyle Trask incident

    Yardbarker "Kash Daniel apologized during a podcast interview for his infamous incident with Kyle Trask and explained what led to his actions. Daniel was shown on video grabbing the Florida quarterback’s foot and twisting itduring his Wildcats’ 29-21 loss to the Gators in..." June 07

  • Dan Mullen expects Florida to go undefeated this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Dan Mullen is entering the 2020 college football season with the right attitude. The Florida head coach joined “The Pat McAfee Show” on Wednesday and was set up by the host, who said that he assumed Mullen’s team would go undefeated. Mullen said that is the..." June 03

  • Florida Gators Land 2021 QB Jalen Kitna, Son of Former NFL QB

    SI "With the 2021 recruiting class continuing to grow for the Florida Gators, the team has added another quarterback to the class in Burleson (Texas) QB Jalen Kitna. Kitna announced his intentions to commit to the Gators via a Twitter post earlier today. According to the 247Sports..." May 26

  • Florida AD: School is open to hosting pro games

    ESPN "The University of Florida is open to hosting events involving professional sports teams looking for a way to play during the coronavirus pandemic, athletic director Scott Stricklin said in a statement Thursday. After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Wednesday all professional sports..." May 14

  • Florida four-star OT Issiah Walker Jr. transferring to Miami (FL) after just five months with the Gators

    247 Sports "Just days after announcing his plans to transfer from the University of Florida after enrolling in January, four-star offensive tackle Issiah Walker Jr. has found a new home. Walker announced that he will transfer to Miami on his Twitter account on Saturday..." May 11

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • 5 college football documentaries we'd love to see

    The Score "With ESPN's "The Last Dance" whetting the appetite of folks desperate for any sort of sports content, theScore editors joined together to look back at some of the most captivating narratives that might deserve similar treatment earned by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls..." April 28

  • Former Florida DE Justus Reed commits to ACC school for as rare 7th-year grad transfer

    Saturday Down South "When a college football player signs with an FBS program, he’s expected to be on campus for 3-5 years depending on redshirting or entering the NFL Draft (though the transfer portal has changed that…). Former Clearwater (Florida) Central Catholic defensive end committed to UF on..." April 18

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Florida working on contract extension with Dan Mullen

    College Football Talk "Football at Florida is on hiatus for the moment. Well, on the field at least. Off the field? Business is still moving forward. According to the Gainesville Sun, the school is in the process of negotiating a new contract with head coach Dan..." March 21

  • QB Kyle Trask, improved Gators set sights on College Football Playoff as spring practice nears

    ESPN "A week before spring practice opens in Gainesville, Florida, Kyle Trask made it clear what the Gators are shooting for this season. Florida's soon-to-be redshirt senior quarterback, who didn't begin last season as the starter, greeted the media Monday at a pre-spring..." March 10

  • Commitment breakdown: Marc Britt chooses Ole Miss

    Rivals "THE COMMITMENT: Longtime Florida commit Marc Britt announced his intentions to sign with Ole Miss on Thursday night, signifying a change of heart for the four-star athlete and some good news for Lane Kiffin’s program. Below, Rivals.com has a look at what the news means for..." February 21

  • Florida, Cal announce home-and-home series

    Tampa Bay Times "The Florida Gators have added another Power Five opponent to their future schedules, announcing a home-and-home series with Cal. UF will host Cal on Sept. 19, 2026 and travel to Berkeley on Sept. 4, 2027. The Gators have played only twice before and not since 1980, when UF..." February 07