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  1. Gators hustle to fourth straight Sweet 16

    Mark Schlabach

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The last time Florida coach Billy Donovan reached college basketball's mountaintop, his roster was littered with future NBA draft picks. The Gators squads that won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007 featured thre...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  2. Unselfish play marks Florida's comeback

    Mark Schlabach

    ATLANTA -- If Florida's basketball team was ever going to become a threat in the NCAA tournament again, coach Billy Donovan knew the Gators would have to get back to the principles of "Billy Ball." Most importantly, Donovan wanted his players to s...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  3. Rapid Reaction: Florida 85, Tennessee 74

    Mark Schlabach

    ATLANTA -- Maybe this Florida team really is different from the last few teams coach Billy Donovan has put on the floor. After three straight early-round exits in the previous three SEC tournaments, Florida defeated Tennessee 85-74 in Friday night...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  4. At last, an SEC title for the Florida seniors

    Mark Schlabach

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Chandler Parsons arrived at Florida four years ago, he figured the Gators would be winning championships and rings every season, just like they'd done the previous two years. "My freshman season was a reality check," Pars...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  5. Florida shows some fortitude in 2-OT win

    Mark Schlabach

    ATHENS, Ga. -- When Florida had a chance to put Georgia away for good on Tuesday night, Gators guard Erving Walker missed two foul shots in the final 36 seconds of regulation. When the Bulldogs missed a shot on the final play of regulation, the Ga...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  6. Live from Athens, Ga.: Gators go down

    Mark Schlabach

    If Florida misses the NCAA tournament for the third season in a row, the Gators can once again blame nobody but themselves. Four days after upsetting Tennessee at home, the Gators lost to Georgia 78-76 at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday. With an RPI...

    Blog | February 27, 2010
  7. Mark Schlabach: Florida Gators hope additions, experience pay off...

    Mark Schlabach

    Florida was on top of the world in 2006 and 2007 when it won consecutive national championships. Rebuilding certainly hasn't been easy for the Gators, but there's reason for optimism this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2009
  8. Donovan irked that Baby Gators lack excitement, commitment

    Mark Schlabach

    Billy Donovan knew this season would be tough. But after Florida lost to Alabama in the SEC tourney, the coach ripped his young players for their lack of commitment, energy and excitement. And it doesn't look to be getting any better, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2008
  9. Florida requests, receives OK to speak with Grant

    Mark Schlabach

    The search for Billy Donovan's successor is underway, starting with former assistant Anthony Grant.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  10. Florida will speak with VCU's Grant on Saturday about coaching jo...

    Mark Schlabach

    The search for Billy Donovan's successor is underway, starting with former assistant Anthony Grant.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  11. UF had hoped to announce the new deal soon

    Mark Schlabach

    Even if Florida had completed the new Donovan contract, it likely wouldn't have kept the coach in Gainesville anyway.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2007
  12. Donovan would earn roughly $3.5 million per season

    Mark Schlabach

    Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan, who led the Gators to back-to-back national championships this past season and then turned down a lucrative offer to become Kentucky's coach, is close to signing a seven-year contract extension with the Gators that

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2007
  13. Marshall reportedly interested in Florida assistant

    Mark Schlabach

    Florida associate head coach Donnie Jones is expected to be a leading candidate at Marshall, several sources say.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2007
  14. Sources: Kentucky to make offer next week

    Mark Schlabach

    Kentucky officials are prepared to offer Florida coach Billy Donovan an annual raise of more than $1 million when they offer him their coaching job next week.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2007
  15. Gators show bite in shutting down Ohio State

    Mark Schlabach

    In what Florida hopes is a prelude to the BCS title game, the Gators shut down Ohio State and its star, Greg Oden, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2006