It’s been just under two weeks since the Florida volleyball team took the court for a meaningful game. After the cancellation of last weekend’s Active Ankle Invitational, the No. 3 Gators will return to the O’Connell Center to host a group of nonconference opponents.
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It was a clean sweep for the Gators as they visited Puerto Rico to take part in the SEC-ACC Challenge. Over the weekend, Florida easily took down its two opponents, unranked N.C. State and then-No. 16 North Carolina, in sweeping fashion, as the team did not lose a single set in its two matches.
It was a dominant night for the Gators as they handily swept NC State 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22).
Rachael Kramer stood in front of reporters on Wednesday coming off Florida’s strong start to the season. Despite winning multiple honors this week, including the American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week, she remained modest by crediting her teammates.
For the first time in program history, the Florida Gators beat two top-five opponents in back-to-back nights after defeating No. 1 Texas in four sets Friday and No. 5 Nebraska in a five-set thriller on Saturday.
As they jogged out of the tunnel, the Gators were met with a tenacious roar from their fans. At the end of the game, the same roar erupted as the Gators finished their upset of No. 1 Texas.
It's been 630 days since the Gators played their last game in the O’Connell Center, a thrilling 3-1 victory in the NCAA Tournament against Florida State in 2015.
Shainah Joseph took a leap and sent a spike down the baseline for the first point of the game. From there, the Gators would go on to beat Coastal Carolina in a friendly exhibition against the school from the Big South conference.
He found his love for the sport while watching the Masters at 5 years old. He grew up learning to play golf with a deodorant ball, plastic bag and a charcoal grill tool that barely resembled a putter.
An individual SEC champion, five team wins and four more top-five finishes. The Florida men’s golf team had all of the keys it needed to have a successful 2016-17 campaign.
Going into the final round of the NCAA Regional, Florida's men's golf team was in prime position to advance to the national championship. But after Wednesday’s performance, the Gators will head back to Gainesville empty-handed, as their season ended with a combined 24-over in the final round, putting their total score at 27-over in the tournament.
The No. 5 Florida men’s golf team sat in fifth place in the NCAA Regional at the end of round one on Monday. Today, the Gators bounced back and gained two positions in the leaderboard, moving into third place at the end of two rounds at Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Indiana.
With high expectations and the No. 1 seed in the region, all eyes were on the Gators as they began round one of the NCAA Regional at Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Indiana. When Monday’s action concluded, Florida sat in a tie for fifth place after shooting a combined 4-over par.
Gordon Neale stepped up to a 25-foot putt on the 18th hole.
Florida was trailing Alabama going into the final round on Saturday night. But on Sunday, the Gators rolled past the Tide to win the Mason Rudolph Championship by one stroke.
After two straight finishes outside of the top three, Florida bounced back and stole a win at the Schenkel tournament on March 19. Now, coach J.C. Deacon says the team is closer than ever to its top form.
Last year, Sam Horsfield claimed his third title of the season and Gordon Neale shot 5 under to finish two shots back in second place at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
At the end of the Schenkel Invitational’s second round, UF coach J.C. Deacon said something special would need to happen for the team to get the job done. With three holes to go, Florida was in a three-way tie for first place.
Ryan Orr strutted onto the first tee at Mark Bostick Golf Course with his golf bag on his shoulder and stared down the first fairway.
When coach JC Deacon walked into his press conference on Monday after a disappointing trip to Las Vegas, he didn’t mince words.