Nervous. That’s how I felt the first time I interviewed Joe Pagdin.
Florida’s offense looked rusty and lifeless for most of the first half against Missouri on Saturday. It looked like a team that had barely practiced, let alone played a game, in three weeks.
Playing football at night on Halloween with about 15% of your roster unavailable against an in-conference foe is frightening.
Junior Haley Warner didn’t see the court on Friday night when the Gators defeated Alabama 3-0. Coach Mary Wise called her name late in the first set on Saturday with Florida nursing a narrow 20-19 lead.
Florida coach Mary Wise said after practice on Wednesday that the one-two combo of outside hitters Thayer Hall and T’ara Ceasar could, in time, prove to be a deadly one.
After coming to Florida’s rescue many times this season, goal-keeper Susi Espinoza footed much of the blame on Friday night, as her costly 27th minute error led to the opening goal in UF’s 2-1 loss to Tennessee.
The first meet of the season ended in tough losses for both Florida swimming and diving programs against Georgia.
What most would consider a difficult season came to an end for Florida as the SEC Championships, the fourth and final meet of the season, took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Friday.
The last time Florida's Anthony Duruji played a meaningful basketball game was March 14, 2019.
On the heels of a 4-2 drubbing at the hands of South Carolina, Florida will play at Donald R. Dizney stadium for the final time this season Friday against a Tennessee program in similarly dire straits.
There were multiple instances in the past few months that Florida coach Mary Wise didn’t think Florida’s home opener on Friday against Alabama would happen.
The Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will both hit the pool deck for the first time this season on Friday at Georgia’s Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens.
The Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to compete in the SEC Championships at the LSU Cross Country Course Friday morning. This is the fourth time that LSU will host the championship meet.
The Gators men’s golf team tied for fourth place in its second tournament of the fall, the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate.
The Gators men’s golf team recorded a season-low round Monday, shooting a collective 11-under-par. Still, they shot up four spots on the leaderboard to fourth place, sitting 14 strokes behind the leaders Vanderbilt.
The Gators women’s golf team completed the first round of the East Lake Cup Monday, shooting a collective 5-over-par. The team is currently in third place, trailing the leader Ole Miss by 10 strokes.
The Gators have returned to practice following their team-wide COVID-19 outbreak that included 31 positive cases in the month of October. Florida has five days to prepare for Missouri after athletic activities have been at a standstill since Oct. 13.