Saturday, February 24, 2018

Florida Gators

Florida manhandled in paint by Ole Miss for first SEC loss

OXFORD, Miss. — Florida came into its matchup focused on stopping a talented group of Ole Miss guards.But it was the play of the frontcourt that did in the Gators on Saturday afternoon.Bruce Stevens scored 22, Deandre Burnett added 20 and Mississippi...
Updated one month ago
South Carolina gives Will Muschamp new $28 million deal

South Carolina gives Will Muschamp new $28 million deal

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp received a new six-year, $28.2 million contract after a nine-win season that culminated with a victory over Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Muschamp’s contract was approved Friday by the school’s boar...
Updated one month ago
Sick Gators well enough to topple Mississippi State

Sick Gators well enough to topple Mississippi State

GAINESVILLE — Jalen Hudson had one thing left to do after Florida’s sixth consecutive victory. "We got to wipe down everything with some Clorox and bleach," Hudson said. It might have helped more a few weeks ago. Egor Koulechov scored 23, including U...
Updated: 2 months ago
Was this Nick Saban’s finest moment?

Was this Nick Saban’s finest moment?

ATLANTA —Technically, Alabama coach Nick Saban only tied the legendary Bear Bryant when he earned his sixth career national championship early Tuesday morning.But that’s not quite right. When backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit receiver DeVonta Smi...
Updated: 2 months ago
Roll with it: Alabama wins in overtime

Roll with it: Alabama wins in overtime

ATLANTA — For one of the first times in the Nick Saban era, Alabama was reeling. Georgia had shut out Saban’s Crimson Tide in the first half of Monday’s College Football Playoff national championship. The Bulldogs’ offense was starting to click, whil...
Updated: 2 months ago
UM fights off FSU comeback

UM fights off FSU comeback

CORAL GABLES — Not even a smack in the nose could stop 5-foot-7 Miami guard Chris Lykes against Florida State. The freshman dynamo scored a season-high 18 and shook off an accidental blow to the face, helping the No. 15 Hurricanes withstand a late ra...
Updated: 2 months ago
Alabama-Georgia CFP title game journal: Nick Saban looking Bear-like

Alabama-Georgia CFP title game journal: Nick Saban looking Bear-like

ATLANTA — Tonight’s national championship game will be peak Nick Saban.Not just because an Alabama victory will give the coach a sixth national title, tying him with the legendary Bear Bryant for the most in college football history.Not just because ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Alabama’s Jeremy Pruitt juggles CFP title game vs. Georgia and new job with Vols

Alabama’s Jeremy Pruitt juggles CFP title game vs. Georgia and new job with Vols

ATLANTA — No matter what Jeremy Pruitt has been doing for the past month, he has felt a little guilty.Maybe he was studying College Football Playoff film as Alabama’s defensive coordinator. Then he wasn’t focused on his other job — rebuilding and rep...
Updated: 2 months ago
Chris Chiozza’s steal, layup lifts Florida to SEC road win over Missouri

Chris Chiozza’s steal, layup lifts Florida to SEC road win over Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — On the game’s decisive play, Florida’s Chris Chiozza was assigned to guard Jordan Barnett, who was standing in front of the Missouri bench. But when a soft pass from the opposite wing was directed toward Kassius Robertson at the top o...
Updated: 2 months ago
College Football Playoff: Why Georgia, not Florida? Here’s six reasons

College Football Playoff: Why Georgia, not Florida? Here’s six reasons

ATLANTA — When Georgia hired Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs were taking a calculated risk.Smart had never been a head coach before, at any level. But he knew the school. He knew the league. And after watching Nick Saban run his famed Process as Alabama’s ...
Updated: 2 months ago