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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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Two new high school football coaches are welcomed to Gainesville

Two schools will have different head coaches heading into the 2020-21 football season — Gainesville High School and Eastside High School. From Gator to Hurricane Former Florida Gator DB Dock Pollard was named the new coach of Gainesville in January after six seasons at Santa Fe (head coach last two …

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Drake Group Advocates Changing College Athletics

The operation of college athletics is under constant scrutiny. Topics ranging from “pay for play” and coaches’ salaries have been dissected and debated. Despite this, no real change has been made. One organization hopes this changes soon. The Drake Group is an organization, consisting of primarily college faculty, that strives …

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No. 1 Gator Men’s Tennis Host No. 2 Texas

Gator Tennis

It’s a clash of the tennis titans. The No. 1 Florida Gator men’s tennis team welcomes the second ranked Texas Longhorns to Gainesville in a non-conference clash. Florida has come out of the gates strong. The Gators started the season with two dominant performances against Furman and Florida Atlantic, respectively. …

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Gainesville hosts Vanguard in High School Football opener

The Gainesville Hurricanes open the season with a tough test. They host the Vanguard Knights on Thursday in one of the marquee matchups of the week. How last year went The Hurricanes finished their season 7-4 and an early exit in the playoffs. They were undefeated at home last season …

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Lee Corso Previews the Gators and the Upcoming College Football Season

WRUF’s Steve Russell recently talked with ESPN’s Lee Corso about the upcoming college football season. Corso, for lack of a better word, is a college football legend. Sports fans may remember him for his knowledgeable and opinionated analyses on Saturday mornings on the Emmy-Award winning College Gameday – and his head …

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Bruins Take Aggressive Game One in Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins overcame a slow start Monday night to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. A Boston Comeback St. Louis pounced early on a well-rested Boston squad by taking a two-goal lead in 22 minutes. Winger-turned-center Braden Schenn scored halfway through …

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Condoleezza Rice Committee On NCAA

On Wednesday, American political scientist, Condoleezza Rice, and her committee were tasked with a difficult task. The main goal for Rice and her team was to address the many issues that involve the NCAA. The Takeaway Media members, such as The Athletic’s Seth Davis, believe the most important issues in …

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Steve Spurrier Announced As First Head Coach for Alliance of American Football


Steve Spurrier just can’t stay away from the sidelines even if he tried! The announcment of Florida Gator football legend Steve Spurrier landing another head coaching job came about this past Saturday. The rumors about the Alliance of American Football League, or the AAFL, choosing Spurrier as their first official …

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Melrose Shares His Thoughts On Upcoming NHL Playoffs

With the NHL regular season winding down, NHL Analyst Barry Melrose joined Sportscene with Steve Russell to talk some hockey. Melrose’s discussion ranged from talking about the team he believes will make a surprise run at the Stanley Cup to the importance of a solid goalie in the postseason. Anything …

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