Jackson Reyes says goodbye to the Alligator after five semesters at the paper. He was the Fall 2023 Sports Editor. He also served as the Summer 2023 Digital Managing Editor, and covered Florida Gators football, men's basketball and soccer.
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Brandon Hernandez says goodbye to the Alligator after five semesters. He served on the Sports desk as the Fall 2023 Enterprise reporter. He also held positions covering Gators men's basketball and the Summer 2023 Assistant Sports Editor.
Although Florida lost by more than 20 points to the Bulldogs for the third season in a row, UF head coach Billy Napier is working to close the gap where it matters the most — recruiting.
Two historic programs in college football will meet once again along the Saint Johns River at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Oct. 28. The Florida Gators and the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs have been playing this cross-state football rivalry game for more than 100 years. However, what if it wasn’t the Gators against the Bulldogs? What if it was a gator against a bulldog?
The Florida Gators (5-2, 3-1 SEC) escaped the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-4, 1-3 SEC) 41-39 in a high-flying conference clash. Mertz led two touchdown drives in the final nine minutes, and he threw the game-winning touchdown pass to senior receiver Ricky Pearsall with 47 seconds left in the game.
Intramural sports are offered for students to participate in competition during the heart of the semester. Summer B offers sports such as sand volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and spike ball for anyone taking classes at UF.
Florida head coach Todd Golden and his squad’s chances of snatching a bid to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament hang in the balance. The Florida Gators (13-10, 6-4 SEC) have eight games left in their season.
The 2021 Georgia defense was one of the best squads of all time. The 2020 Florida offense could’ve been in the history books if a few things go differently on the other side of the ball. If these two units went at each other head-to-head, who would come out on top?
To just say Richardson delivered would almost be disrespectful. He had a career night. The redshirt sophomore totaled 274 yards through the air and ground and recorded a career high of three rushing touchdowns. Every play was a highlight waiting to happen.
Many Florida fans became wary of new head coach Billy Napier after what appeared to be a slow start to the recruiting process. However, Napier has since proven patience is a virtue many need to learn.
The last time UF brought a new football and men’s basketball coach in the same year, neither lived up to expectations. As the Fall semester looms, Gator nation finds itself at a similar watershed.
As Red (Taylor’s Version) continued to play through my ears, I thought about how it perfectly sums up the bittersweet goodbye I wanted to convey in this final article.