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  1. 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
  2. Wilbekin suspension juggles UF lineup

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan's decision to suspend PG Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely means the job of directing the Gators' offense will fall to senior Kenny Boynton. Boynton has run the point in spurts through the past three se...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  3. Gators can weather Beal's departure

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan was upbeat on Friday during the news conference announcing Bradley Beal's decision to enter the NBA Draft. He is obviously sad to see Beal leave, but Donovan shouldn't be devastated for two reasons:...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  4. Florida-Marquette: 5 things to watch

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here are five things to watch for in tonight's Florida-Marquette matchup in the Sweet 16 (10:17 p.m. ET on TBS) in Phoenix, Ariz. Who wins the 3-point line? Florida was terrible from long range in its victory over Virginia (4-...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  5. Boynton, Walker struggling in March

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The first couple of weeks of March haven't gone well for Florida guards Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker. The Gators' starting backcourt has had trouble offensively in UF's three games so far this month. Boynton averages 16....

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  6. Pride, not perfection, motivated Wildcats

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Top-ranked Kentucky's 74-59 victory over Florida wasn't about going 16-0 in the Southeastern Conference. It wasn't about setting a school record for the most regular-season victories. Or solidifying its claim to the overall...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 74, Florida 59

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Kentucky, once again, is perfect. The top-ranked Wildcats capped off their third 16-0 season in Southeastern Conference play on Sunday afternoon with a rout over 13th-ranked Florida at the O'Connell Center. Kentucky (30-1) als...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  8. Florida hoping for help from Larson

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Replacing Florida forward Will Yeguete, who is out for the rest of the season with a broken bone in his left foot, will have to be a concerted group effort, coach Billy Donovan said Friday. Some of the burden will fall to Case...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  9. Yeguete out with broken foot

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's Will Yeguete limped off the court, sat down on the bench, and took the sneaker off his left foot. He pointed to a spot below his ankle on the outside of his foot for Florida trainer Duke Werner to examine. Moments la...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  10. Gators a mess in frontcourt

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan said Saturday night that the Gators were not a hardened team because they haven't gone through much adversity. Looks like the Gators are packing a season's worth in the next week. Florida will be...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  11. Billy Donovan criticizes his Florida Gators for being soft, immat...

    Michael DiRocco

    After back-to-back losses, after losing at home to break a 19-game winning streak, Florida coach Billy Donovan calls out his team for being soft and immature.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2012
  12. Grading the Florida Gators at the SEC halfway mark

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida sits in second place in the Southeastern Conference with a 7-2 record midway through the regular season. Michael DiRocco has a closer look.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  13. UF frontcourt makes statement this week

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Patric Young, Erik Murphy and Will Yeguete have heard the talk. No. 13 Florida has four impact guards and a big hole in the middle. Every week, critics wonder whether the Gators have enough size, enough scoring, enough bodies ...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  14. Instant analysis: Florida 69, Miss. State 57

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida doesn't have to play for five more days. After what the Gators have gone through the past three, they certainly need the time off. After rallying for a road victory at Ole Miss on Thursday night, Florida survived anoth...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  15. Walker slowly adjusting to new role

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan has talked all season about Patric Young, Will Yeguete and Erik Murphy being in new roles and needing time to adjust. Young and Murphy are starters for the first time, and Yeguete is playing considerab...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  16. Instant analysis: Florida 76, LSU 64

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Erving Walker scored 12 points -- including eight of Florida's final 10 -- and Erik Murphy scored a team-high 15 to lead the Gators to their 16th consecutive home victory on Saturday evening. No. 14 Florida (15-4, 3-1 Southeas...

    Blog | January 21, 2012