UF has witnessed a trend of athletic budgets increasing at a comparatively faster rate than the budgets allocated toward its colleges. The University Athletic Association, the department in charge of collegiate sports at UF, requested a $19 million budget increase for the 2022-23 school year.
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“There’s no Rams without the Florida Gators,” Taylor said. Taylor, 22, walked on to the Florida football team in Summer 2019. He never saw any game time, but his determination and resilience proved to be his biggest asset. Taylor became the LA Rams social media and design specialist in June 2021 by having a knack for finding closed doors, knocking on them and getting an answer.
As the cheers of 10,000 Florida men’s basketball fans crescendo into a deafening roar, the quiet insight from their team manager rings loudest through the players’ heads. From the locker room bathrooms, Ju-Ray Kuo, an applied physiology and kinesiology masters student at UF, has become the unofficial barber of the Florida Gators men's basketball team — every returning player on the 15-player team has received a haircut from Kuo at least once.
“I don’t know what it is going to take for you to truly consider this something as real and dangerous,” B.B. Staples, the mother of former women’s basketball player Corey Staples wrote to Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin.
The head coach is accused of making racist remarks, throwing basketballs at players during practices, and verbally abusing the team, assistant coaches and trainers.
When the name, image and likeness legislation goes into effect July 1, 2021, it could serve as the most monumental change college athletics has ever seen, but what exactly is going to change?
Off the field, though, Toney is a poet and a musician. As “Yung Joka,” his rap alias, he allows his creativity and emotions to run as wild and free as he does between the endzones. While questions circulate around his loyalty to the game, it’s clear Toney’s football fidelity is undeniable.
UF soccer player Izzy Kadzban's Rapa Nui roots paved the way for a decorated international soccer career prior to her college play.
Nervous. That’s how I felt the first time I interviewed Joe Pagdin.
When people are asked to describe a close friend in a word, it’s common to find them gazing at the distance as their brain scrambles to find the appropriate response. The momentary lapse for thought, varying from Joy from Inside Out-like efficiency or workers in SpongeBob’s brain office scrambling through burning ruins, leads to mixed responses.
Shannon Snell used to make pancakes on the gridiron, but now, he does a different kind of cooking: barbecuing.
In 1989, 7-year-old Ben Troupe donned his helmet and pads for the first time and ran onto the field for practice at the Swainsboro Recreation Department's football league in Swainsboro, Georgia.