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Mike White talks Gak, defense, culture

Florida Gators coach Mike White addressed the media on center Gorjok Gak, defense and culture on Thursday. Here’s what White had to say as the Gators’ season opener approaches. Gak is Out White announced Gak suffered a dislocated left shoulder during practice. Gak’s timetable to return is unknown. White talked …

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Gators Women’s Basketball Hoping to Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

After stringing together three consecutive wins, Florida women’s basketball has dropped three straight games. The Gators (3-9) lost all of their matchups during their road trip against Ohio State, Utah and UNLV. On Sunday, the team will be back at home, where they have won their only games of the season. …

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Gator Volleyball Final Four Bound After Five-Set Thriller

As students at the University of Florida crammed for finals on their Saturday afternoon, they may have taken a break and tuned in to see their volleyball team play. If they tuned into the wrong time, they could have seen a team at the end of their season desperately holding …

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Gator Men’s Basketball Routs Arkansas-Little Rock In Home Opener

Santa came early for the Florida men’s basketball team this year. With the first game at the newly renovated Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center being played Wednesday night in Gainesville, Florida came away with a 94-71 win over Arkansas Little Rock. Florida improves to 9-3 on the …

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O’Dome Prep Comes Down to Wire

The Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center is nearing completion after nearly nine months of renovations.  Crews are still hard at work trying to finish in time for Fall Commencement on Friday and Saturday. Exactech Arena renovation almost complete, prepping for @UF commencement. Also, @GatorsMBK finally back in …

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Gator Women’s Basketball Preps For Season-Opener In Jacksonville

With Friday quickly approaching, that means the countdown for the return of basketball season has reached single digits. Gator women’s basketball returns to the hardwood on Friday at 5 p.m. to take on the South Alabama. Florida’s hardwood is still under construction, so these Gators will play in Jacksonville, at …

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O’Connell Center Demolition Underway

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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UF Women’s Hoops Slides Past Auburn in Regular Season Finale

The Gator women’s basketball team (22-7, 10-6 SEC) won its final game of the regular season at the O’Connell Center on Sunday afternoon after it defeated the Auburn Tigers (18-11, 8-8 SEC), 56-49. The Tigers did their best to spoil Senior Day for the UF veterans after they rebounded from …

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UF Women’s Basketball Hosts Troy Tonight

The Florida women’s basketball team returns to Gainesville to host the Troy University Trojans tonight.  The last meeting between these teams was way back in 1979. Florida is returning from a four game road trip over the past two weeks.  On the trip they compiled a record of 2-2 beating out N.C. State and …

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