Jacob Stanko lives a passionate life. He loves nature — it’s his chief escape from stress. He loves athletics, so he pours his energy into throwing each offseason. He loves God, and his faith keeps him grounded. But COVID-19 took sports from him, straining his motivation.
Despite dropping its last three games, UF’s football team has plenty to look back on — and to look forward to.
Florida picked the wrong time for its worst shooting performance of the season in a 76-58 loss to Kentucky on Saturday.
Fortunately for Florida, its subsequent game against the blue-blooded Kentucky Wildcats Saturday is an uncharacteristically easy matchup.
With several 2020 starters unsure to return, Florida shored up the defensive interior with a graduate transfer from the Big Ten.
The second level of Florida’s defense suffered a blow Wednesday when James Houston, who has amassed more than 100 tackles in his career, announced he’s entering the transfer portal.
In one of the least contentious decisions of the night, Pitts was awarded the Mackey following a 770 yard, 12 touchdown campaign in 2020.
The Gators struggled and were ultimately overwhelmed by the size and physicality of the Crimson Tide, losing 86-71 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
And as the scoreboard’s digits changed, the Aggies’ lead grew from 11 to 20 to 30, eventually ending at 25.
Florida is 2-0 after returning to the court following star junior forward Keyontae Johnson’s collapse during an 83-71 loss against FSU Dec. 12.