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Harrison Smajovits

Harrison is a sports coordinator at ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF. He served as a beat writer for Florida Gators football in 2019 and contributes to WRUF's Trending Now segments. Harrison has been a content writer for WRUF since Jan. 2019.

Joel Embiid Returning to Play

Despite his concerns, Philadelphia 76ers Center Joel Embiid will return to play in Orlando. This decision came as he made a very mixed stance on the idea of returning. Embiid feels he can’t trust other players to be responsible and follow all the protocols. He claims to follow all the …

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Ivy League Says No Sports in Fall

Yes, even football. The Ivy League announced it won’t be playing any sports in the fall. They have yet to make a decision on winter and spring sports. The Ivy League said as well it will no consider bringing back sports until Jan. 1. ESPN senior writer Heather Dinich said …

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Pete Alonso is Ready to Play

While many opt-out, former Gator and Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is here to play. Last week, MLB summer camp got underway. Alonso and the Mets prepare to compete in the National League East in 2020 and get back in the postseason. There are few players as excited to get …

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Gators Women’s Tennis Prepares for Future

Gators Women’s Tennis Roland Thornqvist joined WRUF’s “Sportscene” to discuss a variety of topics. As we approach the fall, most of the talk has been dedicated to what might happen to college football. Meanwhile, other sports hang in the balance as well. One of those is tennis. The topics discussed …

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MLB Reports to Summer Camp

Or Spring Training 2.0. Whatever you wish to call it. The MLB season is less than three weeks away, and players are reporting back to get ready for play. While many players return enthusiastically, some won’t return in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic remains an issue as baseball attempts to have …

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Gators’ Langworthy Signs with Tigers

We got a Gator going pro. Gators baseball outfielder Austin Langworthy signed with the Detroit Tigers as an undrafted free agent. Langworthy opted to go pro despite the extra year of eligibility. When on WRUF’s the Sportscene, Langworthy had not heard from the Tigers at all until he received an …

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NBA COVID Troubles as Return Starts

The good news: the NBA is on track to start the season on July 30. The bad news: the COVID-19 is still an issue. While there are no protocols to stop the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted that COVID-19 is problematic. Decisions going forward could be tricky. This return …

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Florida Greats Join NBA Teams

Two former Florida Gators will see action in the NBA’s return. Joakim Noah signed to stay with the Clippers and Corey Brewer is staying Sacramento. Both players were coasting on 10-day contracts as of late, especially Brewer, before getting contracts that last until the end of the season. Both get …

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