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Ainslie Lee

Ainslie is a journalism major at the University of Florida where she specializes in Sports Media. Her main passion is college football as it was a huge part of her childhood. Ainslie serves as a current correspondent for the Ocala Star-Banner, a newspaper for the Ocala, Florida area. She currently covers Marion County high school sports.

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw Steps Down

After 33 years, there will be a new coach pacing the sideline for Notre Dame women’s basketball. Muffet McGraw, 64, announced on Wednesday that she would be stepping down from the helm of the Fighting Irish’s successful program. https://twitter.com/FightingIrish/status/1253027729924067329?s=20 McGraw’s announcement came out of thin air — shocking the sports …

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NFL Draft: Kiper Locks in his Mock

This year’s NFL Draft, which gets underway on Thursday night, won’t be the same as years prior. There won’t be a stage to walk across and the coveted green room will be virtual — as will the rest of the draft.  In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to …

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COVID-19: Fluidity challenges NCAA athletics, says UNCC’s AD Mike Hill

Cough, fever, fatigue and shortness of breath are all symptoms of COVID-19 from the eyes of doctors. However, from the eyes of sports administrators, fluidity is another issue all on its own.  University of North Carolina-Charlotte athletic director Mike Hill is someone who can attest to the changing ebbs and …

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NBA determined to crown champion

If you ask the Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey, the NBA season is far from over. In fact, he and his team are actively prepping for a series against the Denver Nuggets.  However, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to ramp up, not everyone is as optimistic as Morey.  Jeff …

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COVID-19: Yankees to leave Tampa

Despite initially voting to stay in Tampa and continue on with Spring Training, the New York Yankees will head home. In a meeting with the team on Friday, the players voted to stay in Florida and use Steinbrenner Field’s facilities. Meanwhile, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, spring training exhibitions had …

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Adams, Lindaman help Gators over Penn

Between innings, Florida’s second baseman Hannah Adams and her shortstop counterpart Sophia Reynoso soft-tossed balls of clay at each other, while the other tried kicking them into the air.  “Today was the first day we’ve ever done that. Sophia probably (is better at kicking the balls of clay), I missed …

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Gators host Quakers in Tuesday matinee

There’s a first time for everything. And Tuesday afternoon’s matchup between No. 7-ranked Florida and Pennsylvania marks the first time in history that the two softball teams will share the same dirt. Continuing on with their homestand, the Gators are seeking their 22nd win of 2020 — and their 13th …

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Gators’ lineup, Trlicek lift UF to sweep of AU

Like the wheels on the bus, Florida’s batters went round and round. Now, those same bus wheels are pounding I-75 pavement as the Auburn Tigers ride back to Auburn, Alabama, empty-handed after getting swept by the No. 7-ranked Florida softball team.  Wins one and two were nice for the Gators …

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