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UF Apparently Targeting Dan Mullen As New Football Coach

A source has told ESPN Gainesville that the University of Florida is targeting former Gator assistant and current Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen to be its next football coach.  Another source said current UCF coach Scott Frost was approached about the Florida job but the source said he declined …

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Gator Baseball Takes Over First Place, Softball NCAA Top Seed; Tennis Teams Advance In NCAA Play

A number of Gator athletic teams are still competing either for regular season or postseason championships after activity over the weekend. ** The Gator baseball team is now in sole possession of first place in the SEC with three games to go in the season after sweeping Alabama over the …

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NBA Draft Complete; Simmons Goes Number One, Magic Trade Oladipo

The 2016 NBA Draft is not over and there were relatively few surprises.   As expected, former LSU star Ben Simmons was the first player selected, by the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Los Angeles Lakers chose second and selected forward Brandon Ingram from Duke.   Boston selected Jaylen Brown with the third pick. …

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NBA Draft Tonight

The NBA Draft will take place tonight and it is expected that former LSU star Ben Simmons will be the first player taken by the Philadelphia 76ers.   Numerous media reports say the Sixers have as much as told Simmons he would be the guy they would select tonight. The LA …

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UF AD Jeremy Foley to Retire

In a shocking announcement made today, University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley has announced his retirement. Foley told his staff and coaches in a meeting this morning about his decision; there is a press conference scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m.  He will continue to be Florida’s AD until October …

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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium To Bear Steve Spurrier’s Name; O’Dome Gets Sponsor Too

The UF Board of Trustees today officially approved a name change to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.  The new stadium name will be Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.  Many fans have called for the field to be named in some way after the former Gator player and head …

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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74 after a short hospital stay in Arizona.   He had been hospitalized just a few days ago for reported respiratory problems. “The Greatest” was not in good health over the past few years, as Ali suffered increasingly from the …

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