Cross Country

UF's men's and women's cross country teams opened their 2018 campaigns with a bang on Friday, bringing home impressive finishes at the UNF Invitational in Jacksonville.

The UF cross country team is coming off a disappointing 2017 season and is looking to surprise the SEC and the NCAA South Region in 2018.

Golf

Opening days for fall tournaments have been a mixed bag for the Gators. A miserable first day at the Carpet Capital Collegiate set the tone for a disappointing 13th-place finish. John Axelsen’s 64 on the opening round at last week’s Trinity Forest Invitational sparked a fourth-place finish f…

The Gators weren’t satisfied. They came into the final day of the Trinity Forest Invitational trailing five other squads. But Florida’s performance Tuesday perhaps gave the team something to build off of as it climbed up the leaderboard to finish fourth.

Lacrosse

A historic season for the Gators lacrosse team came to an end on Saturday, as a late run wasn’t enough to topple No. 4 James Madison. Florida was held to single-digit goals for the first time this season as they fell to the Dukes 11-8 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

It had been 1,101 days since UF last won an NCAA Tournament game, and early in its second-round game against Colorado at Donald R. Dizney Stadium, it appeared that drought would continue for another 360-some-odd days. But behind an eight-goal run and seven combined goals from the Pirreca sis…

Swimming

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A broken record highlighted Florida's two wins at the LSU Natatorium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Friday. The men's team edged out the Tigers 164.5-129.5 to improve to 2-0, while the women are now 4-0 after a 196-104 decision over LSU.

The UF swimming and diving teams will be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this evening, competing against the LSU Tigers, starting at 5 p.m. The dual meet, which will take place at the LSU Natatorium, was originally scheduled for yesterday but was moved due to Hurricane Michael. This will be Florid…

The UF women's swimming and diving team built upon the momentum it received from the season-opening triumph over FAU Thursday, taking it out on the Miami Hurricanes in Coral Gables on Friday.

Tennis

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The NCAA is known for producing elite, homegrown American athletes. They grow up in America, play for American colleges, get drafted by American teams and become national icons for other Americans. Some may even get the opportunity to represent the United States at the international level.

Oliver Crawford and Andy Andrade were in position to move on to the finals of the men’s main doubles draw Sunday afternoon. The duo swept through their first three rounds at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, setting up a matchup with Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig of Ohio State.

The UF women’s tennis team suffered a loss in both the singles and doubles draws in the ITA All-American Championships qualifying rounds Wednesday, as it was bounced from the tournament hosted at Pepperdine University.

Track

There were 12 University of Florida athletics teams that finished in the top five nationally in their respective sports during the 2017-18 season. This statistic, a program record, begged the question, who is the best coach among this crop of talented teams? Sports writers Alanis Thames, And…