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Former Gator Coach Carolyn Peck Reminisces About Pat Summitt; Takes New Coaching Job at Vandy

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A former Florida Gator women’s basketball head coach recently accepted a job at her alma mater to get back into the coaching ranks. Carolyn Peck, started her basketball career at Vanderbilt University in 1985 and she is returning to her alma mater as an assistant coach after a stint working as an analyst for ESPN. Peck …

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A Full-Court Press On Gator Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amanda Butler

Coach Amanda Butler - 2016 vs. Aggies

GAINESVILLE, Fla—The half-time buzzer sounds off. She looks up at the scoreboard one more time, walks towards the tunnel as she high-fives Gator fans of all ages who are eagerly leaning over the rails screaming, “Go Gators” and then she’s headed to coach up her team for second-half play. This …

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O’Connell Center Demolition Underway

Courtesy of Tim Casey / UAA Communications.

The arena that served as a stage to two consecutive men’s basketball national championships, (’06, ’07) and three consecutive gymnastics national championships (’13, ’14, ’15) won’t house a show again until December 2016. Demolition and renovation of the 36 year-old O’Connell Center is finally underway. The $64.5 million project is …

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NCAAW Tourney Preview: Florida Meets Albany In First Round Play

Mar 4, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Amanda Butler talks to her team during a timeout in the third quarter during the women's SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. Kentucky won 92-69. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Today when the clock strikes noon Florida will tip-off the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Albany. The Gator women’s basketball team is making a comeback to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. Since there’s a first time for everything, these two teams will meet on the hardwood for the …

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We’re Talking About Practice, The Men Behind the Scenes of Gator Women’s Basketball

(From left) Barrett Swartz, Daniel Mumford and Remy Phillips at Southwest Rec. The three UF students are just a few of the men who practice with the Gators women's basketball team.

Contributing Writer, Alex Maminakis Carlie Needles sizes up Daniel Mumford, preparing to defend him. Needles, a fifth-year Florida Gators guard, turns to an assistant coach, “Is he playing 11 or 15 right now?” she asks, referring to Daniel’s jersey number. The coach replies, “15.” “Lefty,” Needles says to herself, remembering the …

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UF Women’s Hoops: Gator Seniors Looking to Make Their NCAA Tournament Experience Memorable

Gator Women's Basketball celebration - 2016 vs. Aggies

The Gator women’s basketball team earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday after having not been invited to the big dance since 2014. The Gators currently have five seniors on their roster, (guard Carlie Needles, guard January Miller, guard Cassie Peoples, guard Carla Batchelor, center Viktorija Dimaite) many …

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