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WE GOT BASEBALL

After weeks and weeks of back-and-forth, it looks like there will be baseball. Both sides were able to come to an agreement and a re-modified 2020 baseball season is underway. What’s this new season going to look like? Will all the players return? When will the first pitch be on …

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Lawrence Wright on Gator Bait Chant

The debate over the Gator Bait chant continues since UF President Kent Fuchs announced its retirement on Thursday. President Fuchs listed this decision under the topic of moves to better reflect the university’s values. While some students, fans and alumni embraced the decision, others made their displeasure heard. Those who …

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Former Gator Den Dekker hired at Charleston Southern

Former Gator and major leaguer Matt Den Dekker has taken a job on the Charleston Southern coaching staff for 2021. Den Dekker was an integral part of the Florida Gators from 2007-10, helping the program reach the College World Series in 2010. Playing Career Den Dekker came to UF and …

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Urban Meyer talks Coaching, Dan Mullen and More!

Urban Meyer is a household name to college football fans. The father of three served as Florida football’s head coach and has coached several other teams and worked with many people including current Gator coach Dan Mullen. Meyer and Mullen Urban Meyer’s relationship with Dan Mullen dates back to the …

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Long Time Bucs Play by Play Man Gene Deckerhoff Talks Tom Brady

Radio play-by-play announcer of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and FSU Gene Deckerhoff joined Steve Russell on Sportscene recently to chat about Tampa’s acquistiion of quarterback om Brady and Florida State’s new head football coach. Deckerhoff has been the voice of the Buccaneers since 1989 and the Florida State Seminoles …

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Alachua County schools open for summer workouts and practices

With fall sports season still in question, Alachua County high schools have decided to allow voluntary practices, conditioning, and any other team exercises starting June 8. Alachua County Curriculum Supervisor and Athletic Director Charley Wise, spoke with Steve Russell on Sportscene regarding summer athletics. Alachua Athletics Wise revealed that schools …

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Former Gator baseball coach Andy Lopez looks back on his time at Florida

Florida’s beloved McKethan stadium is getting a whole new makeover. The new stadium will house the Gator baseball team starting the 2021 season.  While fans and players are excited about the new facility, many former players and coaches look back on McKethan stadium with plenty of fond moments. Steve Russell …

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Former Florida coach Jay Bergman looks back on his time with the Gators

McKethan Stadium, Perry Field, the long time home of Gator baseball, will be torn down in the next few weeks as the Gators move into a new stadium.  There have been a lot of great accomplishments and fine coaches who have led the Orange and Blue baseball squads, and one …

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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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