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Former Gators’ Assistant Coach Matt McCall’s Journey Through College Hoops

After starting as a student manager, Matt McCall worked his way up to becoming the Gator basketball assistant coach for head coach Billy Donovan. University of Florida During the 2002-03 season, McCall began his journey as a student manager at the University of Florida. Many years later, the Ocala native …

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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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Kim Mulkey and Tamika Catchings are Inductees for the Naismith Hall of Fame

The 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Saturday. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Tamika Catchings, Barbara Stevens and Patrick Baumann make up the list. Kim Mulkey Kim Mulkey is one of the most well-known basketball coaches of the decade. Mulkey was …

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Former Gator Al Horford donates $500,000 in COVID-19 relief

A Gator great doing greater things Former Florida Gator basketball sensation Al Horford made an enormous contribution to the community to aid coronavirus relief efforts. The global pandemic that has put the world on pause these last few months has affected millions worldwide. While using Horford’s assistance, he made a …

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Iowa State AD Cuts Coaches’ Salaries

Iowa State is scrambling from what is already lost and what could be lost. The 15-year Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard plans to cut coaches’ salaries. To avoid layoffs, budget cuts are being made. Pollard explained his reasoning and the specifics of the cuts in his letter to Iowa …

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NCAA Extends “Dead Period” for Recruiting

The COVID-19 pandemic is indefinitely forcing upon a number of different changes upon all sports across the world. Collegiate sports stand no different at the moment. Committees representing Divisions I and II of the NCAA declared that its current recruiting dead period will be extended past May 31. At first, the …

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13 Years Ago, Gators Went Back-to-Back

13 years ago to the day, Florida was atop the college basketball world again. The Gators beat Ohio State 84-75 in the Georgia Dome, making them back-to-back champions, after winning the tournament in 2006. No team has gone back-to-back since those two Billy Donovan squads led by future pros Al …

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NCAA approves another year of eligibility for spring athletes

The NCAA Council approved an extra year of eligibility for all Division I spring athletes due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Council met on Monday to finalize their decision. DI Council grants waiver to allow additional eligibility for spring sport athletes whose seasons were impacted by COVID-19: https://t.co/v1zriEBDvR pic.twitter.com/g9BbOkmnt0 — …

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CBS will pay freelancers who were set to work NCAA Tournament

Hundreds of sports technicians were set to work the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, Final Four Weekend, and both Division II and Division III National Championship games in March. But they were all affected by the decision to end all play at any level due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, CBS …

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