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Top Steve Spurrier Quotes

With the announcement of legendary coach Steve Spurrier’s retirement, many of the coaches quotes have been circulating the web. To celebrate Spurrier’s legacy at UF and his contribution to the SEC and college football, alike, here is a list of Spurrier’s top quotes from his final seasons at the The University of South Carolina and, of course, the University of …

Gators Spring Into New Era

McElwain Makes His Coaching Debut During Annual Spring Scrimmage By Mike Capshaw, Photos by Tim Casey/UAA Communications An estimated 21,000 Florida fans ushered in the Jim McElwain Era during the annual Orange & Blue Debut on April 13. The Gators won. Orange 31, Blue 6. It was the lowest announced attendance for any

Florida Grad Gives Athletes A Jump on Competition

You’ve heard of apps that count your calories, your steps and your heart beats per minute. But did you know that there’s a new way for athletes to monitor even more? By Elizabeth Putfark VERT is a cutting-edge device worn to measure the height and frequency of an athlete’s jumps. Data is displayed on the VERT and can be transmitted instantly to a smart …

A Perfect Goal

Gators Focused on National Title after Rolling Unbeaten through Preseason Play By Mike Capshaw Photos by Jim Burgess   Perfection.      It’s not as much about the pursuit as the end result for Florida’s softball team. The defending national champs posted a 27-0 mark in preseason play, beating the then No. 2 and No. 3 teams along the way. …

Say Arrgggh! Pirate and Princess Fun Run

Tiaras, tutus and pirate hats went on parade on the last day of February for the annual Pirate & Princess Fun Run presented by Kids4Kids Charities. The 1.5 mile run/walk meandered up and around the North Florida duck pond before depositing lords, ladies and scallywags back at the O2B Kids backyard. After the race,

Tailgating With Kids in Tow

Becoming a parent doesn’t have to mean the end of tailgating fun! While it’s true that many tailgate events might not be the type of fun your family is looking for, there are ways to enjoy this treasured tradition with your kids in tow – you just have to adjust a few expectations and make a few extra plans. Read …