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  1. Week in review: Rankings, decommitment

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A quick look back at the week that was at GatorNation: Last week was Rankings Week, and GatorNation ranked UF's 2013 schedule, the top offensive and defensive players the Gators will face in 2013, the top 10 freshman contribut...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  2. Week in review: SEC spring wrapup

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Still somewhat of a busy week, despite the fact that Florida has finished the spring semester and there's a break before the first summer semester begins. ESPN provided a wrapup of spring practices around the SEC. Here's the b...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  3. Second UF hoops player transferring

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida basketball program has lost another player. Coach Billy Donovan announced Monday that freshman guard/forward DeVon Walker has been granted his release and will be transferring. "DeVon has a bright future, and we ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  4. UF's Ogbueze opts to transfer

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One day after gaining a player, the Florida basketball program lost one. UF coach Billy Donovan announced Wednesday that freshman point guard Braxton Ogbueze will transfer. Ogbueze played in only 23 games and scored only 19 po...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  5. Week in review: Thin OL, Purifoy back to D

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Another week of spring football practice is in the books and the basketball team rolled through the second and third rounds of the NCAA tournament, so there's a lot to recap. On the football front, the Gators got some bad news ...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  6. NCAA tournament - Florida Gators need the good Mike Rosario to sh...

    Michael DiRocco

    There are two distinct sides to Florida's Mike Rosario. For the Gators to advance in the NCAA tournament, they'll need the good Mike to show up.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  7. Gator D gets early test in NCAA tournament

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's defense is going to be tested immediately in the NCAA tournament. The Gators earned a No. 3 seed in the South region and will play its tournament opener against No. 14 seed Northwestern State, which entered the weeke...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  8. UF's Harris arrested for missing court date

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida basketball player Damontre Harris was arrested early Wednesday morning on a warrant for failing to make a scheduled court appearance. Gainesville Police Department spokesman Ben Tobias said officers stopped a car that ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Military trip resonates with Gators

    Michael DiRocco

    ABOARD THE USS BATAAN -- Erik Murphy sat with his Florida basketball teammates in a hotel meeting room last Thursday night and listened to one of the most horrifying and uplifting stories he had ever heard. Army veteran Andrew Coughlan described s...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. Donovan signs elite 2013 class for UF

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Signing two of the best players in the state has given Florida coach Billy Donovan one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. And it could get even better. The Gators signed PG Kasey Hill (Eustis, Fla./Montverde Acad...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  11. Gators solve scholarship problem

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's basketball scholarship problem resolved itself over the summer after coach Billy Donovan decided not to renew redshirt sophomore Cody Larson's scholarship because Larson failed to meet requirements that Donovan set thro...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  12. UF's Patric Young recovering from mono

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida center Patric Young is suffering from mononucleosis but is expected to be fine when the Gators begin practice Oct. 12. Florida coach Billy Donovan said Young, who averaged 10.2 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds last ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  13. Aircraft carrier game put together in month

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's 2012-2013 basketball schedule was finished. And it was a good one, too. The Gators were playing home games against Wisconsin, Marquette and Central Florida and road games at Arizona, Yale and Florida State. There als...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  14. UF's Butler gets two-year extension

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida women's basketball coach Amanda Butler has gotten a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, the school announced Wednesday. Butler's contract was set to expire after the 2014-15 season. "I like the d...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  15. PF Damontre Harris headed to Florida

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former South Carolina forward Damontre Harris has decided to transfer to Florida, according to Dave Telep, ESPN's senior national basketball recruiting analyst. The 6-foot-9 Harris chose the Gators over Kansas. He will have to...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  16. Donovan to lead USA Jr. National Team

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan has been named the head coach of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championships. "It's always an honor to be selected to represent your country...

    Blog | April 17, 2012