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SEC announces return for athletes

SEC fans have been waiting for an announcement on the return of sports since March 12, when the conference suspended all in-person athletic events. Earlier today, that announcement finally came. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said that universities can open for voluntary activities, starting June 8. “At this time, we are …

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UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity Hopeful About Sports Returning

University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity is hopeful that athletic activities will resume during the Fall semester. He expressed his expectations after being asked about a meeting scheduled for Friday that will decide the fate of athletic activities going forward. The mentioned meeting refers to the gathering between SEC …

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Former Gator Major Wright Releases New Book

From 2007 to 2009, Major Wright roamed the Gators’ secondary as a hard-hitting safety. The Chicago Bears drafted him in 2010, but he is remembered first for his massive hit on a receiver in the 2009 BCS National Championship game. He can make another huge impact with his new book, …

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Former Gator Pitcher Michael Byrne Waiting Out Covid 19

Michael Byrne, former Florida Gator pitcher, joined the Steve Russell on Sportscene Show recently to reflect on his time at Florida and discuss his experience with the Cincinnati Reds organization thus far. Byrne’s career as a Gator In 2016, Byrne joined Florida’s baseball program. His role was limited as a …

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Former Gator David Ross Talks MLB Season Hopes as New Cubs Manager

On October 24, 2019, the Chicago Cubs hired former Florida Gator David Ross as their manager. Ross replaced skipper Joe Maddon and signed him to a three-year contract. Hopes for a Return to the Diamond Ross’s first year taking on a managerial role has come to a halt due to …

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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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NCAA Extends Dead Period for Recruiting

The NCAA announced today that the dead recruiting period will be extended until May 31. In light of the Coronavirus, the NCAA had initially made the recruiting dead period until April 15th after winter and spring college sports had been suspended. Division I, Division II extends their recruiting dead periods: …

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Pete Alonso Making the Most Out of Extra Time

With the offseason going into extra innings, former Gator and Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso is making the most out of his added time. Opening Day was originally on Thursday.  However, the coronavirus outbreak has postponed the return of baseball.  Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gave an update on …

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Harrison Bader on his time as a Gator and beyond

Harrison Bader - St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals center-fielder and Florida Gator baseball alum Harrison Bader has put together three great seasons with St. Louis. The Cardinals were in the NLCS last year but were eliminated by the Nationals. Bader and the Cardinals will look to take the next step this year, get to the World Series …

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Former Gators look to shine in Indianapolis

Eight former Gators will be making the trip up to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this week to participate in the NFL combine. Running back Lamichael Perine, wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland, Van Jefferson and Freddie Swain received invites from the offensive side of the ball. On the defensive side, the …

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