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Griffin Foll

Hello! I am a sophomore at UF studying journalism sports & media. I help contribute radio and website content for ESPN Gainesville. Additionally, I am a sports writer for The Independent Florida Alligator and help cover the UF women's basketball team. I am also the UF softball beat reporter for ChompTalk.com.

Trevor Bauer Becomes First Reds Pitcher to Win NL Cy Young

Cincinnati Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night. The Cincinnati pitcher received 27 of 30 first-place votes. Bauer beat out Yu Darvish and two-time reigning Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom. History in the Making As Bauer becomes the first player in Reds …

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Billy Donovan Ready for Chicago Challenge

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UF men’s basketball coaching legend Billy Donovan signed a four-year, $24 million contract to become the Chicago Bulls new head coach last month. Early Career Over the last five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Donovan accumulated a 243-157 record. Donovan now looks to lead the Bulls to their first playoff …

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NBA Players Use Voice to Urge Voting

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NBA Social Justice Response In light of the ongoing social justice movement, the NBA is doing everything possible to help the cause. In the Orlando bubble, the NBA allowed its players to replace the last name on their jerseys with a social justice message. These included statements such as “Black …

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UF Players and Coaching Staff Confident Defense Will Improve After Lackluster Season-Opener

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Opening Game After allowing 35 points to Ole Miss last Saturday, questions circle around Florida’s defense. The defense failed to meet expectations in the season-opener, especially considering the Gators ranked top-10 in points allowed per game (15.5) last season. Florida lost several key defensive starters to the draft including cornerback …

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